The TVweek: Sunday 8th – Friday 13th March 2020

by | Mar 3, 2020 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Race Across the World BBC2 – Return of the brilliant reality series that sees teams of family members or friends race each other across the globe.

Notable Continuing Series: Last Tango in Halifax 9.00pm, BBC1

9.00pm Dragons’ Den BBC2 – More entrepreneur’s try their luck against the dragons.

9.00pm The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway Sky Crime – Documentary following a father’s attempt to find his 18-year-old daughter, who disappeared on a trip to Caribbean in 2005. Dave Holloway gets a promising new lead – but he is not sure he can trust the source.


8.00pm First Dates Abroad E4 – Dating show in which singletons meet up with possible partners at a restaurant, hoping to find love. Each person has chosen their date based solely on an internet photograph, and at the end of the meal, they decide whether they want to take things further.

9.00pm Miriam’s Big Fat Adventure BBC2 – Actress Miriam Margolyes travels around the nation to discover why so many people are overweight.

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

                                              Inside No.9, 10.00pm BBC2

                                             This Country, 10.35pm, BBC1


8.00pm The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer Channel 4 – In each episode four celebrities join Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding in the tent, aiming to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills. Only one celebrity in each episode will be awarded with the coveted star baker apron. On your marks, get set, bake for Stand Up To Cancer! The first four famous faces being ushered into the Bake Off tent by presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are broadcaster Louis Theroux, comedians Jenny Eclair and Russell Howard, and athlete Ovie Soko.

9.00pm Joanna Lumley’s Hidden Caribbean: Havana to Haiti ITV – Across two episodes, Joanna will kick off her adventure in the back of a classic car in Havana, outlining her 1500-mile Caribbean adventure.

9.00pm Elizabeth I and II: The Golden Queens Five – Historical documentary examining whether there are similarities between the two monarchs,

9.15pm Five Guys a Week Channel 4 – Dating show that puts the woman in charge. Fast-tracking the ‘getting to know you’ part of the relationship, one single girl invites five guys who are looking for love to move into her home and live with her for a week… all at the same time. Throughout the week, the suitors compete for her affection and go everywhere with her. On each day she eliminates one of them, whittling them down to the last man standing.

Notable Continuing Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy                                                                                    Better Things, 10.00pm, BBC2

                                                 The Trip to Greece, 10.00pm, Sky1 


8.00pm The Heat is On: Sport Relief BBC1 – Documentary following the latest celebrity challenge featuring Samantha Womack, Judge Rinder and Nick Grimshaw.

8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 – Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer return to help house hunters find the perfect home in the perfect location. In the first episode of this new series, they’re helping one family and one pair of first-time buyers navigate the Bristol market. Kirstie’s poker-loving couple, Liz and Ben, want to buy in their beloved Clifton where they’ve been renting.

8.00pm The Big Con? Five – Paul Connolly and Jean Johansson present a consumer show investigating claims made by shops and advertisers.

9.00pm Child of Our Time: Turning 20 BBC2 – In 1999, the groundbreaking BBC series Child Of Our Time began filming a group of babies, from the moment they were born, to explore what would shape their lives in the new millennium. Twenty years on, these children are fully grown and can reflect, in their own words, on growing up during a time of extraordinary social change.Drawing on thousands of hours of archive footage, this Horizon special will focus on three of the children, exploring their childhood as the first generation of 21st century Britain. Eve, Jamie and Rhianna share their feelings on starting school, finding friends and their turbulent teenage years. Alongside the fun of childhood, all have faced challenges. They can now reflect on how rebellion, family tension, and bereavement have played a part in making them the adults they are today.

9.00pm The Undateables Channel 4 – The award-winning dating show returns with more extraordinary singletons looking for love. In a world where first impressions are everything, finding love can be tricky, let alone when you have a disability.

Notable Continuing Series: Home, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Empire Falls Sky Atlantic – Award-winning two-part drama about a group of New England residents linked by ghosts from their pasts. Starring Ed Harris and Philip Seymour Hoffman.


8.00pm How to Beat… Ageing Channel 4 –  Kate and Javid recruit eight volunteers to take part in an experiment to see if making simple lifestyle changes can knock years off their biological ages in just five weeks.

Notable Continuing Series: Hospital, 9.00pm, BBC2

9.00pm The Station: Trouble On The Tracks ITV – Three-part documentary series for ITV goes behind the scenes with railway staff to provide a vivid insight into the variety of situations they face – from flooding to industrial action, irate passengers, parties on the concourse and even nudity on the platforms.

10.00pm Breeders Sky1 – Sitcom following the lives of Paul and Ally as they juggle careers, ageing parents, a mortgage and their young children. Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard.


7.00pm Sport Relief 2020 BBC1 – Gary Lineker, Paddy McGuinness, Alex Scott, Emma Willis, Rylan Clark-Neal, Oti Mabuse and Tom Allen host the first few hours of the telethon.

8.00pm The Truth About Your Gut Channel 4 – Sabrina Grant examines why the gut is so important to a person’s overall wellbeing and how it affects your everyday life.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                               The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

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