The TVweek: Sunday 2nd – Friday 7th April 2017

by | Mar 29, 2017 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Spying on the Royals Channel 4 – In this revelatory new two-part history series, recently declassified documents blow the lid on the most famous royal scandal of the 20th century, and perhaps the most controversial espionage operation in British history.

Notable Continuing Series: Line of Duty, 9.00pm, BBC1


9.00pm Child of Our Time BBC1 – In 2000 the BBC embarked on a project to follow the lives of 25 babies from across the UK. At 16, these children of our time are almost fully grown. They are now free to live by themselves, have sex, get married, pay taxes and even have children of their own. In this episode professor Robert Winston and professor Tanya Byron discover how our teenagers’ changing brains means that what they choose to do at 16, can shape their lives forever.

Notable Continuing Series: Broadchurch, 9.00pm, ITV

                                                24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                Big Little Lies, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.00pm Outcast FOX – In the second season of Outcast, the exploration and mystery of what lies behind the supernatural manifestations and why they are drawn to Kyle Barnes continues.


8.00pm Bake Off Crème de la Crème BBC2 – Angus Deayton hosts the search for Britain’s best team of pastry chefs. The pastry competition returns in a revamped knockout format, as five teams battle to stay in the competition and make it through to the next heat in their half of the draw. The teams are put through two testing challenges in just 36 hours, presided over by returning judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden.

8.00pm Save Money: Good Food ITV – Susanna Reid and chef Matt Tebbutt offer plenty of money-saving tricks and savvy cooking tips as they reveal how to transform monotonous mid-week meals into aspirational, sumptuous feasts without breaking the bank.

9.00pm Child of Our Time BBC1 – Not only are they growing up in times of economic uncertainty and changing family dynamics, but their lives have been revolutionized by an explosion in technology. In this episode Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron follow our teens through their GCSE year to discover how our teenagers are being shaped by these unique times.

9.00pm One Born Every Minute Channel 4 – The documentary series that explores the drama and emotion of a maternity unit from the perspective of the parents-to-be and the maternity ward staff returns for a new run at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Jodie, who’s 19, found out that she was pregnant after she had a ‘friends with benefits’ fling with cheeky chappy Stephen, who’s 22. In spite of their unconventional situation, Stephen’s determined to see his parental responsibilities through, including being at Jodie’s bedside during what turns out to be a long labour. Meanwhile, love was a long time coming for 44-year-old Derroll, who met his wife Maria online. Derroll has become a devoted stepfather to Maria’s four children and she desperately wants him to experience fatherhood for himself, but it’s not without its challenges.

Notable Continuing Series:  American Justice, 9.00pm, BBC2                                                 

                                                  Inside No.9, 10.00pm, BBC2

                                                  Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4                                         

                                                 This is Us, 10.40pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Tattoo Artist of the Year E4 – The battle for E4’s Tattoo Artist of the Year is on! Ten of the country’s most talented tattoo artists go head-to-head as they bid to impress judges Jay Hutton and Rose Hardy. They’ll go against the clock as well as each other as they try to avoid this week’s double elimination. But nothing is straightforward in this competition, as this week they’ll have to take on the judges’ specialist styles.


8.00pm Me & My Dog BBC2 – Chris Packham hosts a physical and mental competition in the Lake District, where eight owners and their dogs compete together in a series of challenges, all in a bid to make it to the grand final. Only one pair can win but experts are on hand to help them all unlock the full potential of their partnerships. Chris unveils the science behind the incredible bond between human and dog. Challenges in this episode are designed to test communication skills between human and canine. The eight pairs are split into two groups, the reds and the yellows. The reds must encourage dogs through a series of gates using three key modes of communication. For the yellows, it’s an uphill scramble through fast-flowing water. The ultimate test of communication is a tethered biking challenge.

8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 – Phil Spencer catches up with two couples who were struggling to find suitable first marital homes. Rupreet and Sundeep had their hearts set on a very specific area in Harrow while Paul and Elly were battling a very hot market in Bristol. Now Phil wants to know if everyone is living happily ever after.

9.00pm The Benefits Cap: Is It Working? BBC1 – Documentary looking at government changes to benefits.

9.00pm Second Chance Summer: Tuscany BBC2 – Ten strangers, all at a crossroads in life, embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Taking over the running of an agriturismo farm in Tuscany boasting a vineyard, olive groves and B&B, they have six weeks to try to turn their Tuscan dreams into reality. Settling into La Banditaccia in the foothills of Mount Amiata, the group meet owner and local farmer Maurizio.

9.00pm Marilyn Monroe: The Auction of a Lifetime Channel 4 – This documentary explores Marilyn Monroe’s short but brilliant life story, told through some of her most personal and glamorous possessions – including the most expensive dress in the world – with exclusive interviews from those who worked with her and knew her well. In November 2016 a show-stopping auction of Marilyn’s last possessions took place in Los Angeles.

9.00pm The 100 E4 – In the first episode of the fourth series of the post-apocalyptic US drama, Clarke and her friends struggle to make a decision on how to proceed after learning about the terrible fate that awaits the world, and the people of Polis mourn their dead.

10.00pm Jack Dee’s Helpdesk BBC2 – Jack Dee’s HelpDesk aims to help our studio audience dispel their first world problems and shed light on the dilemmas and issues relating to their everyday lives. In this special episode, Jack is accompanied by a panel of four guests. Nothing is written or prepared and the panel don’t know what the questions from the audience are until the show begins. Jack’s panel is Katherine Ryan, Jeremy Hardy, Andi Osho and Larry Lamb.


8.00pm Alone with the In-Laws BBC2 – A relationship expert instructs one couple as they draw up a contract that enshrines their expectations of life together. Chris and Stacey from Bristol are getting married in summer 2017. Planning for the big day is one thing, making a success of the years that follow is another. What do they both expect of married life? Reverend Kate Bottley suggests an unusual way to help them find out. Kate wants Chris and Stacey to spend a few days living alone with their respective in-laws-to-be to explore what they can learn about the person they love from the parents who raised them. And what can their in-laws’ marriage tell them about their partner’s expectations of married life?

Notable Continuing Series: The Good Fight 9.00pm, More4

10.00pm Kitchen 999: Emergency Chefs Channel 4 – Documentary that follows rapid-response cooks as they race to troubled restaurants across the UK. Armed only with their knives and culinary skills, the drop in chefs must master unfamiliar menus, handle inexperienced staff and satisfy demanding owners – because in this hire and fire industry, they simply can’t afford to fail. Justine Forrest, descends on a luxury London hotel; chef Leslie Wills rushes to a Devon manor house; and avant-garde chef James Cathcart must put his aspirations on hold as he churns out fast food at a heaving Midlands pub.

10.00pm The Trip to Spain Sky Atlantic – Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon set off on a coast-to-coast road trip through Spain, starting with the picturesque port village of Getaria.


10.35pm The Graham Norton Show BBC1 – On Graham’s sofa are Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, both starring in Going in Style, Jack Whitehall and Gemma Whelan, who are in new BBC drama Decline and Fall, and Take That.

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