The TVweek: Sunday 6th – Friday 11th June 2021

by | Jun 1, 2021 | All, TV Week


8.00pm British Academy Television Awards BBC One – Richard Ayoade hosts the annual ceremony celebrating the best of British and international TV programmes and talent, with the programme coming from the BBC’s Television Centre in White City, west London.

9.00pm Time BBC One – Three-part drama from Cracker’s Jimmy McGovern. Set in prison and starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. A newly arrived prisoner has to adapt quickly to his dangerous new surroundings, while reflecting on the crime that brought him here. He finds himself sharing a cell with a troubled young man who murdered his father and is suffering panic attacks. Meanwhile, an officer encounters a threat against his son, who is serving time in a different prison.

9.00pm Monster Preacher Sky Crime – Documentary about the self-proclaimed pastor who kidnapped, tortured and raped six women in 1986, killing two. Two of his victims speak out about the horror they experienced.


9.00pm Our Cops in the North BBC One – Return of the fly on the wall series that follows the work of police officers.

9.00pm Manhunt: Fred & Rose West Channel 5 – Two-part documentary examining the crimes of the couple, revealing the true horror of what took place behind closed doors at 25 Cromwell Street and other addresses in Gloucester over the course of many years. The programme looks at recent police efforts to find the body of Mary Bastholm and tells her story, as well those of the 12 other young women known to have been murdered by Fred and Rose West. Concludes Tomorrow at 9.00pm

Notable Continuing Series: Motherland, 9.00pm, BBC Two

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

                                        Wellington Paranormal, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

                       Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 9.30pm, Sky Comedy

                                 Inside No.9, 9.30pm, BBC Two

9.00pm Smother Alibi – Val Ahern’s husband Denis is found dead at the foot of a cliff close to their home the morning after a family party. She begins to investigate the truth behind his relationships with his nearest and dearest to find out who might have been responsible for his brutal death and uncovers an intricate web of lies Thriller, starring Dervla Kirwan.

10.00pm Big Zuu’s Big Eats Dave – Big Zuu is back on the road and this time he’s heading west to Bristol, the hometown of TV presenter and social media queen Maya Jama.

10.45pm Dinosaur BBC One – Pilot episode for a sitcom about an undiagnosed autistic woman who is determined to have a date to take to her older sister’s wedding. She throws herself into the dating scene, but finds herself struggling to cope with a world of unfamiliar social rules, where white lies, false pretences, and confusing games are considered normal. Starring Ashley Storrie.

11.05pm Walter Presents: Box 21 Channel 4 – First episode of the Swedish crime thriller, following two interlinked stories. A woman smuggled from Romania to Sweden by sex traffickers steals from her clients in the hope of funding an escape plan. Elsewhere, two police officers expecting their first child face violent reprisals when an attempt to bring a notorious criminal to justice fails. In Swedish, Romanian and English.


9.00pm 999: What’s Your Emergency? Channel 4 – Return of the documentary series going on the frontline with police in South Yorkshire, revealing what happens when people decide to take revenge on each other. On a Saturday night in Sheffield, police respond when a man reports that he’s being attacked by his partner after she found him with a prostitute. A woman is under siege from a neighbour who claims he is sorting out neighbourhood problems by smashing cars with a hammer. And on the outskirts of Doncaster, there’s a brawl outside a supermarket as three men attack someone they suspect of causing their family harm.

10.00pm Intelligence Sky One – Second series of the comedy starring Nick Mohammed and David Schwimmer. 


9.00pm Prodigal Son Sky One – Second season of the US crime drama starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen.

9.00pm One Captain Sky Atlantic – Biographical drama series that chronicles the final days of Italian footballer Francesco Totti’s playing career. Using archive footage mixed into the contemporary drama, the series captures the dramatic moments, on and off the pitch, building up to Totti’s emotional retirement. Starring Pietro Castellitto. In Italian.

10.00pm In the Footsteps of Killers Channel 4 – Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson, one of Britain’s leading criminologists, investigate famous unsolved murder cases. Thirteen-year-old David Spencer and 11-year-old Patrick Warren went missing in Birmingham on Boxing Day in 1996. To this day, no one has been charged with the double disappearance and murder of the two friends, and their bodies have never been found despite two major police investigations and a missing persons campaign that featured the boys’ pictures on milk cartons. But now, Emilia and David discover new evidence leading to a prime suspect.

10.45pm Krept and Konan: We Are England BBC One -Documentary following the rap duo as they set out to make the England anthem for the Euro 2020 tournament. Along the way they get to know the squad, meeting players including Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings and West Ham’s Declan Rice, and ask manager Gareth Southgate which ingredients he would like in the final song. They also seek advice from fellow artists Aitch and Big Zuu.


9.00pm The Statue Wars: One Summer in Bristol BBC Two – On Sunday, June 7, 2020, protestors marching to support the Black Lives Matter movement tore down the statue of slave trader Edward Colston and threw it in Bristol’s harbour. Caught in the eye of this storm was Bristol’s mayor Marvin Rees, the first directly elected mayor of Black African heritage of a major European city. Born and bred in Bristol and himself a descendant of enslaved people, how would he hold the city together in the face of rising tensions that threaten to explode into violent confrontation?

9.00pm Billion Pound Bond Street ITV – Documentary looking at how the lucrative region has survived during the pandemic.

9.00pm The Hotel Inspector Channel 5 – In Dorset, Alex Polizzi helps James and Yvonne, the owners of the Coach and Horses. They are struggling to attract business, despite it being the only pub in the village. Alex is instantly shocked at the first impression of the Coach, its rooms and also its owners, but can she get their business back on track?


Notable Continuing Series: Celebrity Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Great Paintings of the World with Andrew Marr Channel 5 – The broadcaster and journalist returns to examine more famous works of art, beginning by looking at Claude Monet’s Water Lilies series. Andrew travels to Paris to explore the remarkable story behind the cycle of huge flower paintings, a tale of personal tragedy, a brutal war and a man tormented by an unrelenting obsession.

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