THE TVweek Sunday 26th – Friday 31st January 2020

by | Jan 22, 2020 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Win the Wilderness: Alaska BBC2 – Six British couples put their survival skills to the test as they compete to win a home miles from the nearest road which was built by its original owners. This first episode sees the couples given a crash course on what to do when they encounter a bear before being sent into the wood to gather material and build shelters.

9.00pm Smiley Face Killers Sky Crime – True-crime documentary. The investigation into six murders, all of which were linked by the victims’ ages, cause of death and the smiley-face graffiti found at most of the crime scenes. Detectives suspected sinister forces were at play when graduate student Dakota James drowned to death in 2017.

11.00pm Stokholm Requiem Channel 4 – New Sweedish drama. After a tragic accident, unconventional and cunning criminologist Fredrika Bergman joins a special investigations team in Stockholm and is assigned to work closely with the celebrated leader of the unit, Alex Recht.


9.00pm The Windemere Children BBC2 – Fact-based drama based around child psychologist Oscar Friedman and his team of counsellors who looked after child survivors of the Holocaust when they were sent to the Lake District to begin their new lives. The drama stars Thomas Kretschmann, Romala Gari, Tim McInnerny and Ian Glen.

Notable Continuing Series: Cold Feet 9.00pm, ITV

Bring Back the Bush: Where Did Our Pubic Hair Go? Channel 4 – Author Chidera Eggerue explores people’s relationship with pubic hair, investigating why so many women remove their pubic hair when even a few decades ago it wasn’t seen as necessary. Along the way, she challenges herself and her peers to grow out their pubic hair and put on an exhibition in which they reveal their naked, natural bodies to the world.

10.30pm The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words BBC4 – The story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere, with first-hand testimonies from some of those who attended. Reflecting on the survivors’ lives after Windermere, the film includes home-movie footage and footage of their annual reunions.


7.30pm The National Television Awards  ITV-  David Walliams hosts the 25th Anniversary of the ceremony with shows competing including Derry Girls, After Life, Gentleman Jack, The Capture and A Confession.

9.00pm Belsen: Our Story BBC2 – Documentary exploring the concentration camp, featuring personal accounts from the few remaining survivors and archive footage shot by the British forces that liberated them.

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

                                               Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

10.35pm Young, Sikh and Proud BBC1 – Journalist Sunny Hundal explores the legacy of his brother Jagraj Singh, who abandoned a Westernised lifestyle in favour of becoming a prominent Sikh leader, whose activism sparked an unprecedented revival of young people returning to the faith.


9.00pm Farage: The Man Who Made Brexit Chanel 4 – Documentary following Nigel Farage over five months as he attempts to built on his historic success in the European Elections in May 2019, unsuccessfully attempts to get Boris Johnson to join a Leaver’s Alliance and sees his party plummet in the polls. The piece also looks at Farage’s influence in changing British politics in the wake of the 2016 EU referendum.

10.35pm Eating with my Ex BBC1- second run of the series where former couples are reunited over dinner to talk about their break-ups.


9.00pm Sam Mendes: Life Cinematic BBC4 – The director of American Beauty, Skyfall and Revolutionary Road talks to Edith Bowman about the movies that have influenced his career. His choices range from Blue Velvet, Taxi Driver and The Godfather II to Lost In Translation. Sam also provides an insight into the making of his most recent film, 1917, and reflects on his early introduction to cinema.


Notable Continuing Series: Would I Lie To You?, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                               Deadwater Fell 9.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm The Last Leg: Countdown to Brexit Channel 4 – Extended edition of the satirical show where Adam, Josh and Alex are joined by Armando Ianucci for a comedic look at Brexit.

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