The TVweek: Sunday 4th – Friday 9th November 2018

by | Oct 30, 2018 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Dragons’ Den BBC2 – More businesses face the toughest pitch of their lives.

Notable Continuing Series: Doctor Who, 7.00pm, BBC1
                                          The Little Drummer Girl, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Louis Theroux: Altered States BBC2 – First in a new three-part documentary looking at facets of American culture. The first episode is called Love Without Limits. Louis travels to Portland, Oregon, the heart of a movement seeking to re-write the rulebook on how we experience relationships and family life. Louis embeds himself with families who have made the decision to open up their relationships in a variety of ways – whether inviting others into existing relationships or allowing partners to seek romance elsewhere.

9.00pm Guy Martin: The World’s Fastest Van? Channel 4 – In a brand new challenge, Guy Martin has completely remodelled his beloved transit van to take on one of motorsports’ greatest circuits. Three years ago, Guy crashed his van on the way to work and wrote it off. He was gutted but, rather than sending it to the breaker’s yard, rebuilt his van as a blisteringly fast racing machine, one which reached speeds of 165mph across the Nevada desert. Now Guy wants to break the van lap record at the N³rburgring in Germany – the most demanding and dangerous racing track in the world. It requires a total rebuild of the van, a job Guy undertakes in his shed, taking over his life for five months. He then has to learn the 100-plus corners of the N³rburgring’s 12.9 miles and hope that everything goes according to plan during the single hour he’s been allowed to use the legendary circuit. I

9.30pm Sheridan Smith: Coming Home ITV – For the first time and in her own words, Sheridan Smith talks about her life, addressing personal battles and opening up about her lifelong passion for music with the launch of her brand new album. This special one-off sees the award-winning actress heading back to her hometown of Doncaster for the first time since losing her father where she performs a very special emotional one-off homecoming gig back on the stage where she sang with her parents as a child.

10.00pm Maid in Hell: Why Slavery BBC2 – Documentary about the 2.8 million migrant women who work as maids in the Middle East. They are bound to their employers under a system known as Kafala. Often trapped and abused- this is their story.


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The Hounslow Diaries BBC Three – One-off comedy that stars stars Ambreen Razia, Mandeep Dhillon and Robyn Cara, who play Shaheeda, Tash and Leonie – three loud, excitable, determined Muslim teenage girls living in West London.

Shaheeda’s made it her mission to get them a night out at a fancy West End club with a VIP bar. Only one problem – they have no cash and will definitely need plenty. Luckily an opportunity falls into Shaheeda’s lap thanks to her sister’s never-ending wedding preparation. If Shaheeda can keep a lid on Tash’s kleptomania and Leonie’s nerves, they might just have the best night out ever.

8.00pm Brexit: What the Nation Really Thinks Channel 4 – As the Prime Minster tries to deliver a Brexit that works for the country as whole, we reveal what the British people think of the likely deal on offer. Channel 4 has commissioned the largest independent survey of attitudes across the whole of the UK conducted since the referendum. We asked 20,000 people drawn from every UK constituency for their views and put the results to politicians and those who stand to gain, or lose, most from the outcome; all before a live studio audience in Birmingham. Krishnan Guru-Murthy hosts.

Notable Continuing Series: The Old People’s Home for 4-Year-Olds, 9.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Doing Money BBC2 – Drama telling a shocking true story about sex trafficking and modern slavery in Britain. A young Romanian woman is snatched in broad daylight from a London street, trafficked to Ireland and used as a sex slave in a series of pop-up brothels. Her shocking true story offers a tense and thought-provoking thriller exposing how, in modern Britain, slavery can hide in plain sight.

9.00pm Harry & Meghan: The First Tour ITV – Almost six months on from their wedding at Windsor Castle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex set off on their first official Royal Tour. In this documentary, ITV’s Royal Editor Chris Ship follows Harry and Meghan on their 16-day trip across the South Pacific.


8.00pm The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards ITV – Prince Charles, David Beckham and Simon Cowell are among the stars to salute the nation’s remarkable unsung heroes at the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards 2018. Hosted by Carol Vorderman, more than 100 celebrities including Sir David Jason, astronaut Major Tim Peake, Amanda Holden, Dermot O’Leary, Paddy McGuinness, John Bishop, Rochelle Humes, Olly Murs, Kym Marsh and Ellie Goulding honour the amazing winners at the Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.

8.00pm Lego Masters Channel 4 – The show in which some of the most skilled brick fanatics do battle to be crowned Lego Master. In the first episode, the eight teams must construct a 1.3m-long bridge, with no prior planning, over which host Melvin Odoom will be driving a weighted remote-controlled dumper truck. Which bridges will come crashing down to earth?

9.00pm School BBC2 – Documentary series following the intimately connected experiences of pupils, teachers, parents and school leaders across an academic year, in all their complexity. he series unpicks the connections between key decisions and their human impact, right across the system. It’s a new academic year and budget cuts start to bite at The Castle, the largest school in South Gloucestershire’s Castle School Education Trust. 16-year-old Chloe is struggling to deal with the pressure of her GCSEs, walking out of one of her mock exams after suffering an anxiety attack. 12-year-old Chelsea, one of the brightest students in her year group, is struggling to settle into her first year of secondary school. Angie Browne, newly appointed as interim head teacher, is struggling to maintain the school’s high standards whilst overseeing budget reductions.

10.00pm I’ll Get This BBC2 – Five celebrities meet at a restaurant for a fancy meal. The catch is they have to play games between courses and the loser will have to pay for everyone’s dinner. Featuring Rylan Clark-Neal, Anton Du Beke, Carol Vorderman, Ed Gamble and Ellie Taylor.

10.45pm Mim Shaikh: Finding Dad BBC1 – Broadcaster, actor and spoken word artist Mim Shaikh hasn’t seen his dad since he was a baby. As he goes on a journey to investigate his family’s secrets, he discovers more than he could ever imagine.


Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Grand Designs: House of The Year Channel 4 – Kevin McCloud embarks on a nationwide journey to examine some of the most cutting-edge contemporary homes, all of them in the running for the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year. In each episode, he exclusively reveals which houses the Riba judges have selected for the competition’s final shortlist. The last programme of the series will announce the winner of this prestigious prize.

10.35pm Walter Presents: Killer By the Lake Channel 4 – Walter Presents – which showcases the best foreign language drama series from around the world – continues with this unsettling French crime drama, the sequel to Vanished by the Lake. Three years after Lise and Clovis first met while investigating the disappearance of a teenager in a lakeside town, they are married with a nine-month-old son and their work has taken them to the shores of another lake – Lake Annecy. Lise is a police captain and Clovis a paramilitary police commander. Lise’s mother Marianne, who has Alzheimer’s disease, lives nearby in a care facility. The couple seem happy and harmonious and have many friends, but then they take on a challenging and terrifying new investigation. The corpses of two women are found, one right after the other.


9.00pm Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70 BBC1 – Observational documentary with exclusive access to the Prince of Wales over 12 months, both at work and behind the scenes, at home and abroad, to mark his seventieth birthday. Film-maker John Bridcut speaks to those who know the prince best, including HRH the Duchess of Cornwall and the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex.

10.00pm The Russell Howard Hour Sky1 – Join Russell for his take on the headlines as he mocks the madness of the week’s news and puts the world to rights with a celebrity guest.

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Patriot Prime Video – Second season of the Prime Original. John must make a choice at the train platform – be free from his obligations and adversaries by letting Agathe take the money or pursue her, at great risk to himself, in an effort to protect his brother, father, and country. Meanwhile, his father presents a perilous way out of it all: find and assassinate Cantar Walley in Paris


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The Sinner Netflix – Second season of the crime anthology. Detective Harry Ambrose returns to his New York hometown to investigate a disturbing double murder involving a 13-year-old suspect. Carrie Coon stars.

8.00pm Alone at Home Channel 4 – This brand new series sees four UK families take on a unique and astonishing experience. Across four episodes – featuring a different family each week – parents leave their kids alone at home for four days to look after themselves. Studies show British parents are among the most anxious in Europe. Helicopter parenting can lead to children losing out on the independence they need to grow. So how will the kids cope Alone at Home? Each home is rigged with remotely operated cameras. While the children, aged between eight and 16, are monitored at all times by a production team and independent experts who can respond immediately, there are no adults in the house – leaving the kids to live entirely by their own rules.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                            Would I Lie to You? 9.30pm, BBC1    
                         The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4,
                        The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm

9.00pm The Heist Sky1 – Ten law-abiding people team up to nab f250k. If they can stash it for two weeks, it’s theirs to keep. But can they outwit and outrun a crack team of detectives?

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