The TVweek: Sunday 23rd – Thursday 27th June 2019

by | Jun 17, 2019 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure ITV – Part one of two. The broadcaster explores India in luxury train the Maharajas’ Express, which recaptures the heritage of the country’s kings, and discovers how the country has changed since he was a foreign correspondent 30 years ago. The first part of the journey takes him to Mumbai and New Delhi, and he witnesses the contrasting nature of a growing economic superpower which still has high levels of poverty.

Notable Continuing Series:  Gentleman Jack, 9.00pm, BBC1
                                            The Handmaid’s Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4                                                                                      What We Do in the Shadows, 9.45pm, BBC2

9.00pm Beecham House ITV – Period drama, set in 18th century Delhi, years before the territory fell under British colonial rule. John Beecham (Tom Bateman), a former soldier for the East India Company, buys a mansion in the area in the hope of starting a new life. His shadowy past is soon the talk of the household, particularly since he arrives accompanied by a mysterious child of unknown parentage. Continues Tomorrow.


9.00pm The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files BBC2 – David Olusoga opens previously unseen government files to argue that the Windrush scandal and the so-called hostile environment for black British immigrants has been 70 years in the making. The film features Sarah O’Connor, Anthony Bryan and Judy Griffith. Settled in the UK legally since childhood, they were re-classified as illegal immigrants by new regulations. Unable to show proof of their nationality status, they lost jobs, savings and their health, facing deportation back to countries they could barely remember.

9.00pm A Year to Save My Life: George McGavin and Melanoma BBC4 – Documentary following the biologist and broadcaster as he undergoes treatment for cancer, using drugs approved for use by the NHS only weeks before his diagnosis with a rare form of malignant melanoma. George also meets some of the most highly regarded scientists in the field of cancer research in his quest to understand not just his disease but what the future holds as a whole for treatment of it.

Notable Continuing Series:  Big Little Lies 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
                                                Year of the Rabbit, 10.00pm, Channel 4


9.00pm Caught on Camera: Car Crime ITV

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Drag SOS Channel 4 – Makeover show following the Family Gorgeous – one of the UK’s most famous drag collectives – as they travel across the country transforming a wide range of people into bigger, bolder and braver drag-enhanced versions of themselves, hoping to unlock their long-lost confidence and inspire them to change their lives in ways that they’ve never dreamed of.


9.00pm Martina: Trans Women Athletes Debate BBC1 – The former Grand Slam-winning tennis star looks into the issue of transgender women athletes competing alongside females, meeting trans women, scientists and sporting officials in an effort to open up the debate and answer some of her own questions. She meets Naomi, a trans woman who is at the beginning of her transition and wants to be able to continue to play football. She talks about the difficulties she has experienced, and how important sport is to her. Martina then visits Loughborough University to speak to sports scientists who are about to embark on unprecedented research into the performance of trans women athletes before, during and after transition.

10.00pm Caught on Camera: Holiday’s from Hell Channel 4 – Cameras reveal what can go wrong when a dream holiday turns into a nightmare. Footage includes sunbed dashes, ski crashes, Brits behaving badly and locals behaving madly, all told by the people who were there. Psychologists and industry experts also reflect on the anxieties and situations that many can experience during a break.


Notable Continuing Series:  Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Psychopath with Piers Morgan ITV – In 2007, when Paris Bennett was 13 years old, stabbed his four-year-old sister to death, a crime for which he has been behind bars ever since. Now 25 and in his first interview on British television, he tells Piers Morgan how this was no impulsive fit of rage but rather a cold, deliberate act planned as an act of revenge against his mother Charity – who is watching the interview unfold in a nearby room. She has stood by him even though she fears that when he gets out, he could still harbour violent intentions towards her – or even worse, towards his younger brother.

10.00pm Liam v Noel: Brothers at War Five – On the eve of Liam Gallagher’s headlining performance at Glastonbury, this documentary looks back at the singer’s tempestuous relationship with his brother Noel, from their time together in Oasis to their more recent solo careers. With contributions from Alan McGee and Tim Abbott from Creation Records and Shaun Ryder, the film attempts to uncover why the siblings’ rivalry is so intense and ponders the biggest question of all – what would it take for them to re-form?

Luke Knowles

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