The TVweek: Sunday 28th September – Friday 4th October 2019

by | Sep 23, 2019 | All, TV Week


9.00pm World on Fire BBC1 – Sean Bean and Lesley Manville star in this new seven-part drama following people from all walks of life during the first year of the Second World War, beginning in the run-up to its outbreak. American journalist and broadcaster Nancy Campbell makes a grisly discovery at the Polish-German border, while in Manchester, Lois waits for news of her translator boyfriend Harry as well as juggling her day job at a local factory with taking care of her father Douglas.


8.00pm 999: Britain From Above ITV – As crime rises and budgets are slashed, police are taking to the air to keep one step ahead of the criminals. With access to the National Police Air Service’s operation centre and state-of-the-art helicopters equipped with the latest technology, this programme joins crews as they are dispatched to the country’s most critical incidents, from high-speed car chases to catching criminals in the dead of night.

9.00pm What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day BBC2 – As the nation’s trading relationships face their biggest change in decades, Ed Balls, Ade Adepitan and Cherry Healey explore the science and systems that enable Britain to import and export goods around the world on an unprecedented scale.

Notable Continuing Series: Crime & Punishment, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               Succession, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm The Hunting Five – Australian drama series. Teacher Ray Allum inadvertently discovers a naked image of teenager Amandip on her boyfriend Nassim’s confiscated phone. He resolves to protect his students’ privacy but soon finds that the decision has been taken out of his hands.

10.00pm Plebs ITV2 – Fifth series of the comedy series.


Notable Continuing Series: The Great British Bake-off, 8.00pm, Channel 4

9.15pm Snackmasters Channel 4 – Fred Sirieix challenges top chefs try to crack the secret techniques and recipes behind some of Britain’s best-loved snacks. In the first episode, Daniel Clifford from Cambridge’s Midsummer House and Vivek Singh from Westminster’s Cinnamon Club compete to create a KitKat from scratch, with the results judged by the assembly-line workers and bosses who make the real thing.


9.00pm The Apprentice BBC1 – The business-based reality show returns. A new group of 16 hopeful candidates embark on their first challenge of the competition. The contestants are sent 6,000 miles from London to the capital city of Cape Town in South Africa, where they are tasked to set up and run their own safari and vineyard tours. One team’s brash approach to ticket sales causes commotion, while on the other team premium prices prove problematic.

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

9.00pm Why Can’t I Sleep? Five – The British Sleep Council says that 70 per cent of people in the UK do no get enough sleep. Gaby Roslin and Amir Khan present the first of two programmes in which they aim to put things right, applying the latest science to some of Britain’s worst sleepers.

10.00pm The Apprentice: You’re Fired BBC2 – The companion programme to The Apprentice returns, with Tom Allen talking to the first candidate to be ejected from the competition.


8.00pm The Wonderful World of Crafting Five – Michelle Ackerley and entrepreneur Rosie Wolfenden follow hobby crafters as they get to show their creations at craft fairs for the first time, beginning with three makers taking their items to Clare Priory Craft Fair in Suffolk.

9.00pm The Met – Policing London BBC1 – Third series of the documentary series.

9.00pm Rich House, Poor House Five – The return of the life-swap series sees self-confessed workaholic and diet entrepreneur Terri-Ann Nunns and her family exchange homes, budgets and lives with accident-repair driver Mick Ross, his wife Anne and their children. The Nunns live in a luxury six-bedroom home, complete with hot tub and gym, in west Doncaster, whereas the Rosses rent a three-bedroom council house in the east of the town.

9.00pm Catherine the Great Sky Atlantic – Four-part historical drama following the German-born Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great, towards the end of her reign. Starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke.


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.15pm Behind the Cockpit: The Concorde Crash Five –  The incident from July 2000 when an Air France Concorde crashed shortly after take-off from Charles de Gaulle Airport. All 109 passengers and crew members on board were killed, as well as at least four people on the ground. The entire world reeled in shock as in 24 years of commercial flight, Concorde had an unblemished record and was considered to be one of the safest passenger planes in history. This documentary re-examines the causes of the incident, as revealed by French and British air crash investigators.

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