TVWeek: Saturday 11th – Thursday 16th May 2013

by | May 8, 2013 | All, TV Week


9.00pm The Many Faces of Robbie Coltrane BBC2 – Programme tracing the extraordinary career of one of Britain’s finest actors in comedy and drama. Robbie Coltrane talks candidly about his career as well as featuring exclusive interviews with JK Rowling, Jimmy McGovern, Keith Allen, Peter Richardson, Mike Newell, John Sessions, Rupert Grint and Gerladine Somerville. The multi-award winning actor has gone from edgy alternative comedian to performing in one of the most well-known roles in the Harry Potter films. Showing the funniest and finest moments of Robbie’s career, this is a rollercoaster ride through the career of one of our most loved and respected performers.


8.00pm The BAFTA Television Awards 2013 BBC1 – The 2013 ceremony hosted by Graham Norton. Read the list of nominations HERE

8.00pm The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher ITV – After leaving the Metropolitan Police, Whicher saves a respectable country lady from a violent robbery in a dangerous quarter of London. Susan Spencer is desperately hunting for her vulnerable niece Mary, who came to London in search of Stephen Gann, the young man who had made her pregnant. Susan commissions Jack Whicher as a private inquiry agent to find her niece and the young man. Soon, Whicher is irresistibly drawn into a disturbing and puzzling murder case, bringing him up against wealthy and powerful figures and throwing him into conflict with his former colleagues in the Metropolitan police.  Paddy Considine and Olivia Colman star.


8.00pm Auction Hero BBC2 – Antiques dealer Andrew Lamberty uses his expertise to buy and sell a range of fascinating objects and donates all the profits to these small struggling charities. Concludes Tomorrow.

8.00pm The Dales ITV – Adrian Edmondson is back for a third series with more stories of a summer in the lives of the people who live and work in the Yorkshire Dales. In the first episode in this series he revisits Ravenseat Farm in Swaledale where sheep farmers Clive and Amanda Owen and their six children have faced a harsh winter.

8.30pm Only Connect BBC4 – Return of the gameshow fronted by Victoria Coren Mitchell.

9.00pm The Prisoners BBC1 – Third postponed episode of the documentary series.

9.00pm The Fall BBC2 – Five-part crime drama starring Gillian Anderson.  When a murder in Belfast remains unsolved after 28 days, DSI Stella Gibson is called in to review the case.

9.00pm Skint Channel 4 – Three-part observational documentary series that tells provocative and revealing stories from the inside out about how people survive without work. The series focuses on the lives of a group of people who are either in long-term unemployment, have never worked, or are growing up without any expectation of working. With access over nine months in Scunthorpe, Skint follows a father and stepfather of nine, who used to work at the steelworks, and his friends and neighbours, many of whom live on an estate in one of the most deprived areas of the town. At its height the steelworks employed 27,000 people. It now employs a sixth of that number. With work continuing to be hard to find, the people featured in this series are thrown back on their own resources.


8.00pm Eurovision Song Contest 2013: Semi-final 1 BBC3 – Scott Mills and Scissor Sisters’ Ana Matronic get the party started for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest as they present the first semi-final live from Malmo in Sweden.

9.00pm Frankie BBC1 – Six-part drama set in the world of nursing starring Eve Myles. Frankie wants to do the best for her patients, but sometimes that means sacrificing the important things in her personal life… When she finds herself caught in the middle of a medical emergency, she makes a decision that could cost her everything.


8.00pm How to win Eurovision BBC3 – Greg James and Russell Kane present an entertaining look at all the ingredients needed to become a Eurovision winner, adding a strong gimmick to what not to wear and throwing in a pinch of out-of-tune singing for good measure.

9.00pm Bankers BBC2 – Documentary series telling the inside story of the banking industry. With first-hand accounts from banking insiders, regulators and politicians, this film tells the story of two recent multi-billion pound trading disasters that rocked the City.


8.00pm Eurovision: Semi-Final 2 BBC3

9.00pm BBC2 – The Tube: An Underground History BBC2 – Following on from BBC2’s The Tube series, this programme tells the story of the underground through the eyes of the people who work for it. Farringdon station supervisor Iain MacPherson reveals why his station – the original terminus – was constructed in the 1860s, and recalls the dark days of Kings Cross in the 1980s. Piccadilly line driver Dylan Glenister explains why every Edwardian station on his line has its own unique tiling pattern and how, in the 1930s, the construction of new stations expanded the borders of London. With privileged access to disused stations and rare archive footage, this is the tube’s hidden history, revealing why it was first built and how it has shaped London ever since.

9.00pm Cutting Edge: The Murder Workers Channel 4 – Documentary that follows the members of Victim Support’s National Homicide Team as they work closely with families who have been bereaved by murder or manslaughter. The murder workers offer practical and emotional support for families at different stages of bereavement, from the initial shock to starting to rebuild their lives.

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