TheTVweek: Saturday 21st Friday 27th November 2015

by | Nov 17, 2015 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Catchphrase ITV – Stephen Mulhern asks contestants and audiences to ‘say what they see’ as he hosts the popular game show. Players compete to guess the familiar phrases hidden in animated clues, and one lucky contestant will go through to the Super Catchphrase for the chance to win fifty thousand pounds.

9.00pm The Bridge BBC4 – Double Bill of Scandinavian drama which returns for third series. When a prominent Danish gender campainer is found murdered in Malmo, Swedish detective Saga Noren is assigned a new Danish colleague to help with the investigation, but their relationship does not get off to a good start with feelings still running high about her involvement in sending her previous Danish partner to jail for murder.


Notable Continuing Series: The Hunt, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                             Homeland, 9.00pm, Channel 4


8.00pm The Martin Lewis Money Show ITV – Martin Lewis and Saira Khan return for a new series of the financial advice show. 

9.00pm Tomorrow’s Food BBC1 – Dara O Briain and a team of experts reveal the future of food. Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett tackles sell-by dates with the US military, greengrocer Chris Bavin heads to Australia to see the world’s leading robotic farm, technology expert Shini Somara is in Shanghai, where she’s immersed in the restaurant of the future, and Dara is in Britain’s largest hi-tech farm to see the secret of growing hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fruit and veg – without any soil.

9.00pm Hunting Britain’s Padeophiles: Inside the National Crime Agency Channel 4 – In 2013 the newly created National Crime Agency uncovered one of the biggest online child abuse cases ever seen in the UK. Hundreds of British teenage boys had been duped into sending indecent images of themselves to what they thought was a teenage girl online. Many were blackmailed into sending more and more images, with chilling threats made against them by an unknown abuser. With unprecedented access inside the National Crime Agency, this gripping programme re-tells step-by-step the hunt to find this offender, which would take investigators halfway across the world, and the race against time for social workers to try to locate and protect all the victims, while the numbers keep going up.

9.00pm Sepp Blatter Exposed: The Fall of FIFA Five – Documentary about Sepp Blatter and the FIFA corruption scandal. It looks at how Blatter, a former PR boss for a Swiss tourist board, rose to become one of the most powerful men in the world, courted by presidents, prime ministers and corporations. It examines his transformation from the father of football to a figure of fun, and turns the spotlight on FIFA and how it became the target of a transatlantic investigation. The programme travels from grass roots football in England to the game’s grand headquarters in Zurich, with interviews delivering genuine insight.

9.00pm Young, Trans and Looking for Love BBC3 – Documentary which follows the love lives of several extraordinary transgender teens. Arin Andrews and Katie Hill look like the perfect teenage American couple in love, but their love is one in a million – Arin was born a girl and Katie was born a boy.


8.00pm Emergency! Trains V Weather ITV – Documentary which follows the army of engineers and maintenance teams as they battle against the elements to keep the rail network open and prevent the delays that cause misery to millions of passengers every winter. Using the latest technology and sheer old-fashioned graft, they tackle floods, hurricane force winds and tracks buried under six feet of snow – not to mention the annual blight of leaves on the line. With millions depending on the trains every day, the maintenance teams are the unsung heroes of the rail network.

8.00pm The House of Hypochondriacs Channel 4 –  Dr Christian Jessen puts three of the UK’s biggest self-confessed hypochondriacs on the front line of the NHS in the hope of curing their health anxiety. The rise in hypochondria, or health anxiety as it is now medically known, is linked to the ease of access to Dr Google, leading people to self-diagnose and demand treatment and scans for an array of ailments they don’t actually have. Not only are their lives dominated by their anxiety, but their families are sorely tested too.

9.00pm Capital BBC1 – Toby Jones, Rachel Stirling, Gemma Jones, Lesley Sharp and Adeel Aktar star in this 3-part contemporary drama from Peter Bowker.   To the outside world, the residents of Pepys Road have it all. House prices have rocketed, creating a street of multi-million-pound homes. However, life’s other problems don’t go away just because you’ve won the property lottery. Petunia is growing increasingly worried that her dizzy spells don’t seem to be going away. Roger, banker and supposed family man, is hoping that this year’s bonus might bring him and his wife Arabella happiness. Local shopkeeper Ahmed is hoping that his brothers Shahid and Usman might finally start to take some responsibility and make something of their lives. Quentina, traffic warden and asylum seeker, is just looking to keep her head down – while being abused by the Pepys Road residents she is ticketing. When a mysterious note bearing the words ‘we want what you have’ is dropped through every letterbox, the ripples caused by the note touch every corner of the community.

9.00pm Blindspot Sky Living – Hit US drama. A woman turns up in a bag in NYC, covered in tattoos and with no memory of her past. Mystery crime drama with Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander.

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

                                               Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4

10.00pm The Truth about Child Sex Abuse BBC2 – Professor Tanya Byron and Tazeen Ahmad investigate the shocking findings of the most detailed study of child sexual abuse ever conducted in the UK. 

10.30pm Charli XCX: The F-Word and Me BBC3 – Documentary that follows Singer Charli XCX Charli XCX across one summer, as she takes her raucous show to festivals like Glastonbury and Lollapalooza. She talks to fellow artists about what it’s like to be a woman in the music business, as she finds out what feminism, the real ‘f-word’, means in the 21st century. The charts are full of extraordinary female artists – Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and more. One of the brightest is 23-year-old Charli, who has written tracks for the likes of Iggy Azalea and is fast becoming a global pop star in her own right. It seems like a golden age for female artists, a time when they are finally running the music world – even singers like Beyonce proudly stand in front of a feminist logo. But what is it really like to be a woman caught up in the pop machine today?


8.00pm The Supervet Channel 4 – The fourth series of Channel 4’s popular series The Supervet, following the work of Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team as they treat the hardest-to-cure animals with cutting-edge treatments. In the first episode, Clarissa and Charles bring their blue Russian cat Maya to the surgery, after a dog attack has left her with a shattered jaw. Chris, who is living in a homeless shelter, brings in his much loved best friend Spud, a Labrador cross with a lame back leg. And six-month-old Chihuahua puppy Max is doted on by owner Jackie, who has given up men in favour of her pampered pooch. Can Noel help straighten a deformity in Max’s leg?

Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice. 9.00pm, BBC1

                                             The Affair, Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm

                                             Peep Show, 10.00pm, Channel 4

                                             Nurse Jackie, 10.10pm Sky Atlantic

                                            Toast of London, 10.30pm, Channel 4

10.00pm Suspects Five – 10.00pm Fay Ripley returns for a fourth series of the fly-on-the-wall-style crime drama series focusing on the work of three London detectives. The team investigate a missing persons case when a soldier suffering from PTSD fails to turn up to his mother’s funeral.


8.00pm Alex Polizzi’s Italian Islands Five – Travel documentary series in which Alex Polizzi explores the culture, cuisine and history of some of Italy’s most beautiful islands. 

Notable Continuing Series: The Secret Life of Five Year Olds, Channel 4, 8.00pm

                                               First Dates, Channel 4, 10.00pm

                                               Detectorists, BBC4, 10.00pm

9.00pm The World’s Most Expensive Food Channel 4 – While most of us buy our food in the supermarket and millionaires use the Michelin guide, Britain’s growing number of billionaires use a private network of luxury food suppliers. This programme follows exclusive suppliers who cater to super-rich clients in a world untouched by austerity. High-end caterers Bubble Food present food as entertainment, creating a theatrical spectacle that their demanding clients will remember and talk about for years. 

9.00pm Stoked Up in Stoke: Fighting Men BBC3 – Documentary following two cage fighters from Stoke-on-Trent during the tough eight weeks of training, overcoming injuries and battered egos, as they prepare for fight night. As the countdown plays out we discover that this sometimes brutal sport is helping many young men overcome troubled circumstances such as alcoholism, violent crime, drugs, unemployment and obesity, in order to turn their lives around.


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                           The Returned, 9.00pm, More4

9.30pm Peter Kay’s Car Share BBC1 – Beginning a re-run of Peter Kay’s superb comedy that originally aired in April.

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