TVWeek: Saturday 18th – Thursday 23rd May 2013

by | May 15, 2013 | All, TV Week


8.00pm The Eurovision Song Contest BBC1 – Bonnie Tyler flies the flag for the United Kingdom as the final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest gets underway in Malmo, Sweden, the country who won Eurovision for the fifth time in 2012


8.00pm The British Soap Awards ITV – Phillip Schofield hosts.

8.30pm Case Histories BBC1 – Series 2 of the crime drama starring Jason Issacs. . Jackson helps a young woman find her parents, and in doing so unearths a shocking discovery, one that takes him into the heart of a 35-year-old crime. Meanwhile, a retired policewoman needs Jackson’s help with a little girl.

9.00pm Australia with Simon Reeve BBC2 – Simon Reeve explores Australia. His adventure starts in the ‘red centre’ of the continent and onwards through South Australia via the extraordinary Indian Pacific Railway, until he reaches the west coast city of Perth. On the way, he joins an Aussie rancher in the parched outback and takes part in a spectacular camel round-up – part of an ongoing effort to stop the damaging spread of feral camels across the country.


9.00pm Hillsborough: How They Buried the Truth BBC1 – A Panorama investigation reveals how police, politicians, lawyers and judges all played a part in burying the truth about Britain’s worst football disaster.


9.00pm Towns with Nicholas Crane BBC2 –  Geographer and adventurer Nicholas Crane looks behind the transit-lounge image to find a town with a dramatic past, including a surprising role in the Cold War of the 1960s and a world of adrenalin-fuelled adventure, great seafood, and inspiring scenery.


Continuing Series Include9.00pm – The Apprentice, BBC1

                                       9.00pm – Scott & Bailey, ITV

                                    9.00pm – 24hrs in A&E, Channel 4


8.00pm Fat Family Tree Channel 4 – In a television first, Fat Family Tree sets out to prove that unlocking the secrets of a fat family’s genes can help provide the answer to their lifelong weight problems. Presented by Dr Dawn Harper, Fat Family Tree uses cutting-edge genetics to decode the genes of an overweight family for whom all other attempts to shed the pounds have not worked.

9.00pm Scott & Bailey ITV – The third series comes to an end.

9.00pm The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs Channel 4 – Three years ago Telford police allowed cameras to start filming what was to become one of the biggest child sex abuse cases in the UK. The investigation, Operation Chalice, eventually encompassed over 100 victims, and around 200 suspected perpetrators. Channel 4 Dispatches follows – with unprecedented access – a live police investigation, showing just how difficult it is to secure justice for victims of sexual abuse, especially when some girls were just 11 when they were first abused.

9.00pm Eddie Izzard’s Mandela Marathons Sky1 – Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard pays tribute to Nelson Mandela and his extraordinary story by attempting to complete 27 marathons across South Africa in just 27 days.

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