The TVweek: Sunday 28th April – Friday 2nd May

by | Apr 22, 2019 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series: Line Of Duty 9.00pm, BBC1


9.00pm Banged Up: Teens Behind Bars Channel 4 – With Britain’s prison population the largest in Europe, and with youth knife crime up 64% in the past five years, eight British teen tearaways are incarcerated in one of America’s toughest jails in a bid to divert them from a life of crime. In a supersized version of an existing American intervention programme for juvenile delinquents, the teens, six boys and two girls aged 15 to 17, are locked up in Brevard County Jail in central Florida, home to 1600 prisoners charged with crimes ranging from theft and prostitution to multiple murder.

9.00pm Jutland: Draining The Battle Site Five – Documentary that uses CGI to drain the water from the seas to reveals the carnage wrought by the First World War naval battle.

Notable Continuing Series: Travel Man, 8.30pm, Channel 4
                                               Game of Thrones, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm The Curry House Kid Channel 4 – At their height, there were 12,000 curry houses in Britain, the vast majority run by Bangladeshi immigrants. Akram Khan’s father was one of them, and he expected his son to inherit the family business. But Akram had other ideas: he wanted to dance. Now he’s one of the world’s leading dancers and choreographers. This film sees Akram return to the curry houses of his childhood, meeting the chefs who created this culinary institution in the face of hostility and, often, violent racism

10.00pm Code Zero – Officer Under Attack Channel 5 – Documentary series exposing the dangerous situations faced by our police forces in 2019. Called to an old hanging post after a man thought to be drink driving, two officers end up fighting for their lives. A suspect viciously bites a police dog and attacks his handler, and a traffic officer is dragged into a busy road by a violent motorist.


8.00pm Bake Off: The Professionals Channel 4 – Hosted by Liam Charles and Tom Allen, the toughest Bake Off on television welcomes teams from top hotels, restaurants and small businesses to do battle.

Notable Continuing Series: Surgeons: At the Edge of Life, 9.00pm, BBC2


9.00pm Forensics: The Real CSI BBC2 – Three-part documentary that follows the work of forensic pathologists. In a quiet housing estate in Newcastle, shots are fired through a patio window in the dead of night. One of the residents is injured but neither she nor her boyfriend saw anything. With the neighbours too scared to talk, it’s the job of Crime Scene Manager Alan Sayers to gather the vital pieces of forensic evidence which could catch the shooter; “we call it the Harvest: if you don’t get the Harvest, you don’t get the results”. Samples of the broken glass are taken in case they can be forensically linked to any shards of glass found on a suspect’s clothing, the remnants of the shotgun cartridges and taken for specialist analysis by a ballistics expert, and a sweep of the wider area reveals three unspent shotgun cartridges which may have been dropped by someone fleeing from the scene.

9.00pm Planet Child ITV – Three-part documentary series that uses scientific experiments to delve deep into the way children experience life across Britain and the world today.

Notable Continuing Series: Veep, 10.05pm, Sky Atlantic
                                               Barry, 10.40pm, Sky Atlantic

9.00pm Love Connection W – Dating show that features single men and women searching for romance. The contestants then open up about their experiences in front of a live studio audience.


8.00pm Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure BBC1 – Two-part documentary fronted by the Line Of Duty star who forms a choir of dementia sufferers to see if it can slow down their disease.

8.00pm When I Grow Up Channel 4 – Could giving primary school children jobs that they’d never usually dream of change how they see their futures? In a dramatic social experiment, designed with leading experts in social mobility, three company bosses have taken an extraordinary leap of faith: to allow a group of seven- to nine-year-old children to join their business for a week in the hope that their brief experience of adulthood will open their eyes to careers that many of them never knew existed. In this episode, six children from a broad range of backgrounds work at Hello!, one of Britain’s most popular celebrity magazines.

Notable Continuing Series: Ambulance, BBC1

                                             Pose, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                             The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4 
                                              Dead Pixels, 9.30pm, E4 

9.00pm Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit ITV – Return of the series that offers unprecedented fixed rig camera access which follows more pilots as they are put through their paces.

9.00pm There’s Something About Movies Sky1 – Comedy panel show about films fronted by Alan Carr.

10.00pm My Extreme Drugs Diary Five – Documentary series telling the stories of the UK’s hard drug users. The UK has the highest proportion of heroin users in Europe, with more than 330,000 people taking opioids of some kind. As heroin-related deaths rise to their highest level for 20 years, five users give a shocking no-holds-barred view into one of the most controversial drugs of all.

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