TVWeek: Saturday 25th – Friday 31st May 2013

by | May 22, 2013 | All, TV Week


9.20pm David Bowie – Five Years BBC2 – A documentary exploring five pivotal years in the career of David Bowie from his 1971 creation of Ziggy Stardust through to the global success of ‘Let’s Dance’ in 1983.


8.00pm Britain’s Got Talent ITV – The final auditions show of the series climaxes with the judges picking the 45 acts to go through to the semi-final. The semi-finals will then air every week night, excluding Wednesday, at 7.30pm

10.25pm My Hero: Hugh Dennis on Ronnie Barker BBC1 – Hugh Dennis explores the career of his comedy inspiration, Ronnie Barker. Starting in Ronnie’s childhood home, Hugh follows Ronnie’s path from the London stage to TV stardom. On his journey Hugh unearths original scripts penned by Ronnie himself, meets people who worked with him behind the scenes, and finds a fresh appreciation of one of our most unassuming comedy greats. Featuring seldom-seen footage and Hugh’s favourite performances from The Two Ronnies and Porridge.


9.00pm The Queen: A Passion For Horses BBC1 – Claire Balding fronts this documentary focusing on our Queen’s 65 year career as one of the nation’s top horse breeders.

10.00pm The Story of Now ITV – A nostalgic look at the phenemonen of the Now! That’s What I call Music compilation albums which have now been around for over thirty years.


9.00pm The Apprentice BBC1 –  The reality series moves to Tuesday night for one week only, as the remaining candidates are given a pleasant shock when they’re informed the next task while take place in Dubai. 

10.00pm Shameless Channel 4 – The final ever episode of the long-running drama sees the returns of Anne-Marie Duff, Jodie Latham and Dean Lennox Kelly.

10.35pm Words of… Everest ITV – Using a compilation of letters, memoirs and archive footage, this documentary looks at two expeditions to Everest. The first of these being George Mallory’s doomed 1924 trek and the second being Edmund Hilary’s successful mission in 1956. 


8.00pm Waterloo Road BBC1 – The school drama moves to Wednesday night as Daniella Nardini joins the cast as no-nonsense science teacher Esther while Dynasty has to make a heartbreaking decision. 

9.00pm Frankie BBC1 – The nursing drama moves to Wednesday night as the district nurse’s judgment is called into question so the arrival of a new team administrator is the last thing she needs. 

9.00pm The Iraq War BBC2 – Senior figures involved in the Iraq War explain the rationale behind the decisions they made before, during and after the conflict. 

11.00pm Confessions of a Male Stripper Channel 4 – This one-off documentary follows David Richards, the owner of the largest male stripping agency in the country, as he goes on the hunt for fresh talent. 


8.30pm Up the Women BBC4 – New sitcom centred around a group of Banbury women who decide to start their own suffrage movement. 

9.00pm Human Swarm  Channel 4 – Jimmy Doherty looks at the data trails we leave behind us every day and how organisations use this information to their advantage. 

9.00pm Playhouse Presents: Psychobitches Sky Arts 1 – The sketch show, based around famous women from history visiting a modern day therapist, returns for a full series. 


9.00pm The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England BBC2 – Dr Ian Mortimer presents this three-part guide of what live was really like during the late 16th century.

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