The TVweek: Tuesday 28th April – Friday 1st May 2015

by | Apr 23, 2015 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Kirstie & Phil’s Love It Or List It? Channel 4 – Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp are back in a brand new show as they help couples who’ve fallen out of love… with their house. But this time Phil and Kirstie go head to head. In each episode the nation’s favourite property pair meet families whose house no longer fits their requirements. It may be that they feel they’ve outgrown it; that the space doesn’t work; or that they’re bored with outdated dÚcor and crave a change. After listening to their issues, and embarking on a fact-finding mission to see how the family use their house, Phil and Kirstie go into battle – as Phil tries to persuade the owners to sell and upgrade on the property market, while Kirstie argues that investing in the home you already own, perhaps by extending or re-designing, is the much better move.

9.00pm 24 Hours in the Past BBC1 – In a new, four part, living history show presented by Fi Glover for six celebrities travel back in time to the relentless graft of Victorian Britain. Their first 24 hours lands them in the filth and grime of the city dump – the dustyard! Alistair McGowan, Ann Widdecombe, Miquita Oliver, Zoe Lucker, Tyger Drew Honey and Colin Jackson have a whole lot of horse manure and human effluent to clean up, ash and rotten bones to sift, very little to eat and the sleeping arrangements are more than a squeeze…when they get chance to sleep! With 3 more days, 3 more workplaces, 3 more episodes to go, who will have the stamina to survive the long hours and relentless grind that was the lot of the Victorian working poor?

9.00pm Wastemen BBC2 – Documentary following workers at a waste processing plant as they try and find uses for as much rubbish as they can.

9.00pm The Queen’s Big Night Out Channel 4 – The remarkable story of the extraordinary night when the future Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret slipped out of Buckingham Palace to party in secret on London’s streets. It was 8 May 1945: VE Day, the end of the war in Europe, and the start of the biggest party in history. For the first time, eyewitnesses who were with Elizabeth and Margaret that night, including the Queen’s cousin and close friend Margaret Rhodes and lady-in-waiting Jean Woodroffe, reveal in detail what happened as the princesses joined the thousands of revellers celebrating the end of the war.

9.00pm Empire E4 – The first season of the compelling new US drama set in the provocative world of hip-hop and following the fictional life of a former street thug turned powerhouse music industry mogul.


8.00pm Inspector George Gently BBC1 – New series of the crime drama starring Martin Shaw set in the 1960’s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.

9.00pm Nick & Margaret: The Trouble with Trains BBC2 – Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford climb on board Britain’s trains to find out whether they offer value for money. On the trail of the billion of fares and a billion of public money that go into the nation’s trains each year, they discover a rail system that is struggling to contend with outdated infrastructure and more passengers than at any time in living memory. Twenty years on from privatisation, Nick and Margaret are in for a bumpy ride as they meet irate commuters, polished train operating company bosses and the head of Network Rail. They unearth some mind-boggling bureaucracy and infuriating inefficiency, but also ask if there are signs of hope that the railway may be getting back on track.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm The Island: The Men’s Island, Channel 4

                                                9.00pm Jane The Virgin, E4                                                                                                                    10.00pm First Dates, Channel 4

9.30pm Car Share BBC1 – Peter Kay stars and directs this new comedy in which two workers are thrown together as part of a company car-share scheme.


9.00pm The Game BBC2 – Six-part drama set in London in 1972. When a defecting KGB officer reveals the existence of a devastating Soviet plot by the name of ‘Operation Glass’, the charismatic head of MI5 must assemble a secret committee to help protect Britain. As the Soviets awaken sleeper agents to carry out the plot, the new team are faced with an unidentified, invisible threat.

The first agent reactivated is a civil servant, bullied and blackmailed into working for the KGB. As MI5 scramble to identify his role in ‘Operation Glass’ Joe Lambe becomes obsessed with the reappearance of his nemesis, the Soviet agent codenamed ‘Odin’.

9.00pm Fraud Squad ITV – A two-part documentary shadowing detectives investigating ‘boiler room’ fraud – a lucrative enterprise in which people are conned into buying worthless shares in fictitious companies.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm, The Women’s Island, Channel 4

                                               9.00pm, The Hotel Inspector, Five.  

                                               9.30pm, Car Share, BBC1                                                                                                                        10.00pm, W1A, BBC2

                                             10.00pm, The Last Leg, Channel 4


Anzac Girls More4 – Australian period drama inspired by real-life experiences in World War I. Based on the historic diaries of five young women, and the letters and photographs they sent to loved ones, Anzac Girls follows the true story of a group of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving near the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front in Europe. Set in 1915, this moving series documents the struggles of the fledgling nurses as they are drafted to the Middle East as part of a secret military campaign and re-creates their lives, loves and losses as they care for their distraught and damaged countrymen brought in from the front line.

Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Have I Got News For You?,BBC1

                                                9.00pm Gogglebox, Channel 4

                                               10:00pm, Alan Carr Chatty ManChannel 4

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