The TVWeek Sunday 31st October – Friday 5th November 2021

by | Oct 30, 2021 | All, TV Week


6.25pm Doctor Who BBC One – The first of a new six-part series of the sci-fi classic with all the episodes contributing to one story entitled Flux. This opener introduces John Bishop’s new companion John Lewis, whose life is about to change forever when he meets Jodie Whitaker’s Doctor. 

9.00pm Showtrial BBC One – New crime drama which follows the investigation into the disappearance of a working class student and the arrest of one of her fellow classmates, who is the daughter of one of Britain’s wealthiest families. The drama looks at the case from all angles including following the detectives, the CPS and the duty solicitor who tries to convince her new client to follow her lead. 


9.00pm Joanna Lumley and The Human Swan  ITV – In this new documentary, Lumley follows para-motorist Sacha Dench, AKA the Human Swan, as she flies round Britain encouraging people to tackle the climate crisis. Together they encounter very real threats as well meeting inspirational figures who are trying to make a real difference to the planet. 

Notable Continuing Series: The Outlaws, 9.00pm, BBC One 

                                          24 Hours in Police Custody, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                              Succession, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

                                             Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, 10.00pm, Sky Comedy


9.00pm It Takes a Flood ITV – In a new one-off film, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and his team take the audience into the homes of those seriously affected by the extreme flooding that has hit the country. The subject include the man whose house was flooded up to the gutter following 2020’s Storm Ciara.

10.05pm What We Do in the Shadows BBC2 – The sitcom about vampires living in New York returns for its third season. In this opening episode, the vampires must determine Guillermo’s fate following his actions in the season two finale. 

Notable Continuing Series: 

                                             Impeachment: American Crime Story, 9.10pm BBC Two

                                             Stath Lets Flats, 10.15pm, Channel 4 


9.00pm The World’s Fattest Man: 10 Years On ITV – One-off documentary charting the journey of Paul Mason, who weighed nearly 80 stone and his aim to lose weight over the course of the decade. Cameras followed Paul’s journey as he underwent surgery and turned to therapy to provide an answer to his compulsive eating. 

Notable Continuing Series:  Universe, 9.00pm, BBC Two


8.00pm Sort You Life Out BBC One – Stacy Solomon fronts this new home makeover series in which she is joined by a crack team to help declutter the homes of families who need their help. In this first episode, Stacey challenges members of the Paine family to declutter their home in seven days. 

8.00pm The Pride of Britain Awards ITV – Carol Vorderman and Ashley Banjo hosts this annual event with more than 100 celebrities honouring the nation’s unsung heroes. The celebrities on hand will include HRH Prince Charles Ed Sheeran, KSI, Ant and Dec, Sharon Stone, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley and Westlife. 

9.00pm Dagliesh Channel 5 – Bertie Carvel stars in this new crime drama based on PD James’s best-selling novels. . In January 1975, a student nurse dies during a training demonstration and Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. With poisoning confirmed as the cause of death Dalgliesh questions several of the nurses, and also has a case of blackmail on his hands

Notable Continuing Series:  Guilt, 9.00pm, BBC Two

                                                      Temple, 9.00m, Sky Max 

                                                       The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4 

10.00pm The Act 5Star – Originally airing in 2019, this based-on-real life events gets its first airing on UK television. Patricia Arquette and Joey King star as Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a mother and daughter who have a close bond due to the latter’s medical condition. However, as the story progresses, we learn things are not what they seem. 


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                 The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

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