The TVweek: Sunday 24th – Friday 29th January 2021

by | Jan 19, 2021 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Billionaire Cruise Ship: Paradise Island Channel 4 – A look at the day-to-day life on the private island of Ocean Cay – an exclusive, luxurious tropical paradise in the Bahamas. The island is owned by the giant cruise liner company, MSC Cruises, and three times a week a ship carrying over 5,000 expectant holidaymakers arrives, who demand the very best service and facilities.

8.00pm Incredible Journey’s with Simon Reeve BBC Two – Simon Reeve presents highlights of his journeys around the world, and catches up with the people he met, including a Burmese undercover human rights campaigner, a homeless woman living in a Hollywood railway bridge, and a 10 year-old boy he met working in terrible conditions in a glass factory in Bangladesh.

Notable Continuing Series: A Perfect Planet, 8.00pm, BBC One

                                               Finding Alice, 9.00pm, ITV

                                               The Great, 9.00pm, Channel 4     

9.00pm The Trump Show: The Downfall BBC Two – The last months of Donald Trump’s presidency, following his efforts to overthrow the results of the 2020 election and the subsequent violent insurrection against the US Congress. Featuring contributions from advisors and close observers, and a look behind the scenes at the crowded rallies Trump held while the nation was suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic.

10.00pm Lance BBC Two – A personal examination of the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong. The series examines the young Texan cyclist’s rise to fame, his struggle with testicular cancer and subsequent emergence as a global icon with seven consecutive Tour de France titles, and his eventual downfall when he was revealed as being at the centre of one of the biggest doping scandals in sporting history.


8.30pm Katie Price: Harvey & Me BBC One – Model and businesswoman Katie Price’s son Harvey was born with a rare disorder that affects brain function, hormones and vision, and he has a long list of medical and behavioural conditions that mean his future is unpredictable. This documentary follows Katie and Harvey as he turns 18, with the pair exploring the options of further education colleges and meeting other families that contain disabled young adults.

9.00pm Euphoria Sky Atlantic – The second of two feature-length specials of the provocative coming-of-age drama. Jules reflects on the events of the previous year and considers what her future may look like.


8.00pm Secret Safari: Into the Wild Channel 4 – Documentary exploring Kenya’s 90,000-acre wildlife conservancy Ol Pejeta, providing a safe home to a vast range of species including elephants, rhinos, hippos and lions, to hyenas, ostriches and cocktail ants.

9.00pm Celebrity Best Home Cook BBC One – Claudia Winkleman hosts a star-studded version of the culinary contest, which sees Mary Berry, Chris Bavin and Angela Hartnett judging 10 famous cooks. Taking part are Ferne McCann, Gareth Thomas, Desiree Burch, Ed Balls, Karim Zeroual, Ruth Madeley, Tom Read Wilson, Shobna Gulati, Ed Byrne and Rachel Johnson. In this first edition, Mary wants to know what home cooking means to the contestants, so she challenges them to produce their ultimate home-cooked dinner. Continues Tomorrow at 9.00pm

9.00pm This World: 54 Days BBC Two – Part one of a two-part investigation into the initial Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, examining the gulf between what the authorities knew and what was made available to the public. Over the course of 54 days, Chinese officials maintained that the outbreak was under control, with only a few cases linked to a live animal market. However, the infection soon proved to be far more widespread, necessitating stricter lockdown measures.

9.00pm Marcella ITV – Return of the crime drama, starring Anna Friel. Marcella is now based in Belfast, working as an undercover detective. She has taken on a new identity, Keira, and has infiltrated the infamous Maguire crime family. But as she investigates their activities, questions come to the fore about how much she’s embraced the Keira personality and left Marcella behind. Continues with episode 2 at 10.05pm.

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

9.00pm Frankie Drake Mysteries Alibi – Series 4.

10.00pm Dead Pixels E4 – Return of the gaming sitcom. The gang’s beloved game becomes more commercialised and is overrun by younger players, leaving Meg tempted to grow up and move on.


8.00pm Secrets of Your Supermarket Food Channel 5 – This time, Sian Williams and Stefan Gates take a closer look at the food that is grown, reared and produced here in Britain, and the fragility of the country’s food chain. Kicking things off, the Hexts from Somerset are set a daunting challenge of only buying produced here in Britain, which proves to be a difficult task.

9.00pm John Delorean: Back from the Future BBC Two – Documentary charting rise and fall of John Z DeLorean and his doomed attempt to build the sports car of the future in 1980s war-torn Belfast. The programme features rare and unseen footage filmed by Oscar-winning directors DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, offering the first in-depth psychological profile of DeLorean.

Notable Continuing Series: Grand Designs, 9.00pm, Channel 4


9.00pm Resident Alien Sky One – Sci-fi comedy-drama, starring Alan Tudyk. An extraterrestrial takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor and wrestles with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth. Things are just about going okay until he gets roped into solving a local murder, making his assimilation in his new home all the more urgent. 

9.00pm Damien FOX – Drama starring Bradley James. Acclaimed war photographer Damien Thorn starts questioning his life after a strange encounter with a Syrian woman on his 30th birthday. Moreover, people suddenly start dying around him on assignment, prompting the realisation that he is the Antichrist.


Notable Continuing Series: Would I Lie To You?, 9.00pm, BBC One

                                               The Investigation, 9.00pm, BBC Two

                                              It’s a Sin, 9.00pm, Channel 4

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