The TVweek: Sunday 7th – Thursday 11th July 2019

by | Jul 1, 2019 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Escape to the Chateau Channel 4 – A look back at the transformation of Dick and Angel’s 45-room chateau in France from abandoned ruin to sumptuous family home.

9.00pm War in Blood BBC2 – Documentary following two cancer patients who have volunteered as test subjects for an experimental treatment. CAR T-cell therapy has been described as the first step towards a cure – but 53-year-old Graham and 18-year-old Mahmoud may never reap the benefits, as their role is to allow scientists to monitor the side effects. The film examines the relationship between the patients and the clinical team, and how age and life experience affects their physical and emotional response to the treatment.


9.00pm Dark Mon£y BBC1 – New four-part drama series. Manny and Sam Mensah discover that their son Isaac was sexually abused by Hollywood producer Jotham Starr while he was acting in a film in America. Unable to find any other kind of justice, the parents accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent about the molestation. Drama, starring Babou Ceesay, Jill Halfpenny and Max Fincham. Continues Tomorrow.

9.00pm Extreme Tribes: The Last Pygmies Channel 4 –  Livia Simoka travels to the remote jungles of the Republic of the Congo to live with pygmy tribe the Mbendjele, who are almost entirely cut off from the outside world. In the first edition, Livia finds herself in the middle of two disputing families and finds out about the danger posed by a hostile neighbouring tribe.

Notable Continuing Series:  Big Little Lies 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
                                                Year of the Rabbit, 10.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Divorce Sky Atlantic – Third season of the US comedy starring Sarah Jessica-Parker.


Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Cycle Wars: Britain’s Most Hated Road Users Five – More Brits than ever are jumping on their bikes, but the bike boom has caused a backlash from fed up motorists. Tensions between two and four-wheel drivers have never been higher. Cameras follow London cabbies, crusading cyclists patrolling our highways and byways, and police trying to crack down on motorists misbehaving.


9.00pm 8 Days: To the Moon & Back BBC2 – Drama-documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when man first stepped foot on the Moon. Featuring declassified cockpit audio recorded by the astronauts, cutting-edge digital effects and dramatised performances to tell the story of Apollo 11 as it happened. For the very first time, viewers can step into the Saturn V rocket and hear every word Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins said, from moments of high drama to the constant banter on their long and dangerous journey.

9.00pm When Cruises Go Wrong Channel 4

9.00pm LA’s Finest FOX –  A spin-off of the Bad Boys films, focusing on the affiars of drug enforcement agent Sydney Burnett, now working for the Los Angeles Police Department. When a young boy becomes the target of a powerful cartel, the team must race against the clock to keep him safe. However, when Syd’s personal quest for justice threatens the operation, she and colleague Nancy McKenna must decide whom they really serve and protect. Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union star.

9.00pm Outlander More4 – Return of the time travelling drama, starring Caitriona Balfe. A pregnant Claire tries to adjust to life in 1940s Boston.

10.00pm Generation Porn Channel 4 – Documentary examining the rise of free pornography since the mid-2000s, meeting viewers, stars and producers to ask what impact the increased accessibility is having on society. Cameras follow 19-year-old Gia and her room-mate Gianna, 21, who are both newcomers to the industry and are part of a generation of people that have grown up with porn at their fingertips – a reality at odds with their parents – which has led to problems for both young women. The programme also hears from British parents and their children, who are having frank, awkward and often funny discussions about their opinions and experiences of porn.

10.35pm The Left Behind BBC1 – Factual drama about a young man with no secure job, housing or future drawn into a devastating far-right hate crime. Sion Daniel Young stars as Gethin – barely hanging on to his dead-end job, his life begins to fall apart as one by one the few things he has are taken from him. After becoming radicalised by a far-right hate group, he becomes involved in an ill-conceived revenge attack that soon escalates out of control. From the makers of Killed By My Debt and the Murdered By films.


Notable Continuing Series:  Ambulance, 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Mad Cow Disease: The Great British Beef Scandal BBC2 – The story of one of Britain’s biggest-ever food-related crises, the outbreak of BSE – or mad cow disease – and its human form vCJD, which was first identified in 1996 and has been responsible for around 200 deaths since then. BSE first broke out in the 1980s, spreading rapidly across the country through infected meat-and-bone meal being fed to livestock. It eventually entered the human food chain, leading to the culling of more than four million cows and almost destroyed the British beef industry.

9.00pm Why Can’t We Sleep ITV – An investigation into the problem of sleeplessness in the UK, which regularly affects about one in every three people. It is having a dramatic impact on the nation’s health, with some experts describing it as a public health crisis.

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