The TVweek: Sunday 2nd – Friday 7th October 2016

by | Sep 26, 2016 | All, TV Week


Notable Continuing Series: The X-Factor 7.00pm ITV
                                                 Poldark 9.00pm BBC1
                                                 Victoria 9.00pm  ITV
                                                 Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls 9.00pm Channel 4

9.00pm Louis Theroux: Saville BBC2 – In light of the unmasking of Jimmy Savile as a predatory sex offender, and 15 years on from the BBC documentary When Louis Met Jimmy, Louis Theroux sets out to understand how a man who was at the centre of British entertainment and charitable fundraising for decades was able to get away with a long litany of crimes.


8.30pm Diabetes: The Hidden Killer BBC1

9.00pm Raw Recruits: Squaddies at 16 Five – Teenagers from across the country begin basic army training. Junior soldier Laura experiences a crisis of confidence on a 1.5 mile run, then her fear of heights means that trusting her teammates on a 40ft-high rope course is a struggle too far.

Notable Continuing Series: Ripper Street, 9.00pm, BBC2
                                            Cold Feet, 9.00pm, ITV

9.00pm I’ve Got Something to Tell You W – Amanda Holden hosts the reality series in which ordinary people make extraordinary confessions.


9.00pm The Forgotten Children ITV – Documentary telling the stories of refugee orphans. Around 88,000 refugee children are now stranded in Europe. Many have faced violence and police brutality, and hundreds have been imprisoned in detention centres and police cells.

9.00pm Westworld Sky Atlantic – Anthony Hopkins stars in HBO’s new drama about a futuristic amusement park that allows visitors to live our their fantasties becomes a deathtrap when the androids and computer systems that run it go awry and their dreams adventures turn nasty…will they be able to escape in time?

Notable Continuing Series: Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                             National Treasure, 9.00pm Channel 4 

                                                Dammed, 10.00pm, Channel 4 

10.00pm Empire E4 – The compelling US drama set in the hip hop world following a music industry mogul and his family returns for a third series. Hakeem has been left at the altar, while a rooftop fight between Anika and Rhonda results in a tragic fall. Lucious uses his streaming service to pursue his music legacy and clashes with Tariq, who leads a federal task force to investigate him.


Notable Continuing Series: The Great British Bake Off, 8.00pm, BBC1
                                             Our Girl, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm A World Without Down’s Syndrome? BBC2 – Documentary about Down’s syndrome and the ethics of pregnancy screening, fronted by Sally Phillips. This film explores the science and thinking around the proposed new screening test for Down’s syndrome and its possible availability on the NHS. Driven by the experience of raising her son Olly, who has Down’s syndrome, Sally explores some of the ethical implications of our national screening policy.


9.00pm The Apprentice BBC1 – Having invested millions in five successful start-up companies, Lord Sugar is on the hunt for his next investment. Punishing tasks and testing challenges, all under the watchful eyes of Baroness Brady and Claude Littner make this the toughest Apprentice yet.

Notable Continuing Series: The Fall, 9.00pm, BBC2

                                            Hunted, 9.00pm Channel 4
                                            Red Dwarf, 9.00pm Dave 

10.00pm The Apprentice: You’re Fired BBC2 – The Apprentice: You’re Fired returns with new host Rhod Gilbert as this year’s crop of candidates begin the competition for Lord Sugar’s ú250,000 investment. Rhod is joined this week by Radio One’s Matt Edmondson and Bargain Hunt expert Anita Manning, as they take an entertaining and insightful inside look at this year’s business hopefuls and meet the first candidate to be fired.


9.00pm Have I Got News For You? BBC1 – The satirical news quiz returns.

9.30pm Still Game BBC1 – Sitcom featuring characters from the comedy series Chewin’ the Fat. Spirited pensioners Jack and Victor discover that gadgets make life anything but easier.

10.00pm The Last Leg Channel 4 – Fresh from their hugely successful run at The Paralympics in Rio, the award-winning show returns live to Friday with its unique brand of irreverent satire for its ninth series.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm Channel 4

                                               The Graham Norton Show, 10.35pm, BBC1

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