The TVweek: Sunday 24th – Friday 29th June 2018

by | Jun 18, 2018 | All, TV Week


9.00pm The Fourth Estate: Reporting Trump’s First Year BBC2 – Four-part series about the first year of Trump’s presidency from inside the offices of The New York Times. This episode follows the roller coaster of the first three months of Trump’s presidency as it tests the stamina of the newspaper’s political reporters, who must adapt to a nonstop news cycle, an unpredictable White House and the president calling them ‘the enemy of the people’.

Notable Continuing Series:  The Handmaid’s Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4


7.00pm How the NHS Changed Our World BBC2 – Documentary in which Dr Giles Yeo discovers how doctors and patients at Royal Papworth hospital achieved the seemingly impossible – the first successful heart transplant in the UK. He meets some of the longest-living heart transplant patients, celebrity patient Eddie Large and finds out what the future could hold.

7.30pm Britain’s Best Junior Doctors BBC2 –  Two teams of junior doctors from teaching hospitals around Britain go head to head as they tackle an array of rigorous questions ranging from diagnosing a patient’s symptoms, prioritising cases in a mock A&E department and getting stuck in with their chosen specialism, competing for the highest score of the week in a bid to win a place in Friday’s final. Heat one sees University Hospitals Leicester face Kettering General Hospital.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in Police Custody9.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Inside the American Embassy: Trump’s Man in Britain Channel 4 – Filmed over a nine-month period, with unprecedented access, this series goes behind the closed doors of the American embassy with America’s top-level diplomats to experience, first-hand, diplomacy in the age of Trump.

10.55pm Our Lives BBC1 – Documentary in which Anita Rani recounts the story of a man who has devoted his life to helping the homeless. Randeep Singh started his small Southall charity with just a handful of volunteers but has now transformed it into a sophisticated national task force. As the charity tries to expand to other outposts, it faces obstacles and challenges that test their dedication.


8.00pm NHS at 70: Live BBC2 – In a special live event, Anita Rani and Nick Robinson are at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital to celebrate the NHS at 70 and ask some tough questions about its future.

8.00pm Ocean Rescue Sky Atlantic – Documentary following the Turn the Tide on Plastic team as they conduct scientific research into how polluted our oceans have become while competing in the Volvo Ocean Race.

9.00pm Horizon: Teenagers v Cancer: A User Guide BBC2 – Inspirational film revealing how 11 teenagers and young adults deal with cancer diagnosis and treatment. These moving stories all share a sense of hope and teenage bloody-mindedness.

9.00pm Bear’s Mission with Warwick Davis ITV – Away from the glamour of film locations though, his favourite place in the world is the Lake District, where he’s spent countless family holidays. So, in Bear’s Mission with Warwick Davis, that’s exactly where he’s heading, but led by Bear Grylls, this is anything but a holiday.

9.00pm The Affair Sky Atlantic – The provocative drama starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson returns. Noah struggles to adjust to his new life after moving to LA to be closer to his kids.


8.00pm The Highland Midwife Five – Observational documentary series about the midwives of the Scottish Highlands.

9.00pm The People v The NHS: Who Gets the Drugs? BBC2 – The incredible story of the battle for PrEP on the NHS – a legal fight which saw doctors, activists and AIDS charities come together to overturn a controversial NHS decision. PrEP is a drug that experts believe could end the HIV and AIDS epidemic. But in 2016 the NHS, after 18 months of consultation, made the decision that they could not fund it. One man, Greg Owen, helped stop thousands becoming HIV positive by setting up a website which allowed people to buy generic PrEP from drug manufacturers in India. On the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the film explores the hugely complex decisions facing a cash-strapped, beleaguered health service in one of the most difficult periods in its history. How are decisions about what and what not to fund made? What is the NHS for, and what should it be in 2018?

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

10.00pm Stah Sells Flats Channel 4 – Comedy following incompetent Greek-Cypriot lettings agent Stath, who works for the family business Michael and Eagle. Stath’s hapless sister Sophie dreams of being a professional dancer but holds a candle for the family’s favourite employee, nervous negotiator Al. While Stath wrestles not to be outshone by their top agent, ruthlessly ambitious Carole, the company struggles against the threat of Smethwicks – the slick, high-end estate agents next door.


9.00pm Celebrities on the NHS Frontline BBC1 – At King’s College Hospital, reporter Stacey Dooley, Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock, ex-politician Ann Widdecombe and medical journalist Michael Mosley work alongside hospital staff to find out, from the people who know the NHS best, just what it takes to keep the nation alive.

9.00pm Japan’s Secret Shame BBC2 – The story of Shiori Ito, the woman who shocked Japan with a public allegation of rape in a country where sex crimes are rarely discussed.

9.15pm Good Evening Britain ITV – Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid are joined by some famous faces in this live, late-night version of Good Morning Britain. They will capture the mood of the nation immediately after one of England’s biggest World Cup matches, alongside other news, current affairs and showbiz stories of the day.


Notable Continuing Series: The Bridge, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4 

9.00pm Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know BBC4 – With exclusive access, Duran Duran open up about their extraordinary career and talk candidly about the highs and lows they have endured together over four long decades. This is the band at their most relaxed, intimate and honest. The film spends time with John at his LA home, Simon pays a visit to his former choir master, Roger goes back to where it all started in Birmingham and Nick dusts off some of the 10,000 fashion items that the band have meticulously catalogued and collected over the course of their career. Features fellow singer Boy George, fan and record producer Mark Ronson, friend, fan and supermodel Cindy Crawford and Highlander film director Russell Mulcahy.

11.00pm The Big Narstie Show Channel 4 – Grime legend and social media sensation Big Narstie hosts an hour of anarchic studio entertainment along with his co-host, and the hottest comedian in town, Mo Gilligan. A variety of celebrity guests step inside the kaleidoscopic world of Big Narstie for chat, comedy and music performances like nothing they’ve ever experienced before. Filmed in front of a live studio audience Big Narstie and Mo share their unique and bold takes on everything from dancing to food to world events. Narstie also goes on the road to hang out with some unlikely people and inject some Big Narstie flavour into their lives. And Mo brings his razor-sharp wit and high energy comedy to proceedings as all formalities go out the window.

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