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Week 37: Freeview news and highlights

Posted September 14, 2012 - Blog Posts

It’s here, folks! It’s the weekend! Hope you’ve had a fantastic week – we certainly have discussing what comebacks you’d most like to see on TV via Twitter and Facebook! What should we talk about next week?

Lots of exciting TV in store next week as always! Can’t wait? Neither can we! Enjoy!

TV highlights   


Break out the sequins and polish the dancing shoes as Strictly Come Dancing (6:30pm, BBC1) sweeps back onto our screens tonight. Find out which celebrity will partner which professional amidst a joke or five from Brucey and something flamboyant from Bruno! Move from the ballroom to the saloon as Doctor Who (7:35pm, BBC1) charges into a Western town tonight – sparks should fly. The search continues on The X Factor (8:10pm, ITV1) this evening – when will they find what they are looking for? Although there will no doubt be unintentional comedy moments there, for something a little more sophisticated check out new series, Comedy World Cup (8:20pm, Channel 4) to The Thick of It (9:55pm, BBC2). Follow that up with a peek at a new series telling the story of former American president, Bill Clinton. The Clintons is on BBC2 at 10:25pm.


Start you afternoon with a new series of Come Dine with Me (4:45pm, Channel 4) as the show goes to Ireland. Another new series starts tonight – Fake or Fortune (6:30pm, BBC1)- one for art enthusiasts perhaps? Later, The X Factor is back again at 8pm on ITV1 and it’s the second and final episode of China on Four Wheels (8pm, BBC2). Then it’s the return, finally, of Downton Abbey (9pm, ITV1) – not to be missed (but free to be recorded). We also say farewell to Inspector George Gently tonight at 8:30 on BBC1 but it’s a big, fat hello to  Big Fat Quiz of the 80s at 9pm on Channel 4.


A lot of options on TV for you this evening – how good is that? Satisfy your taste buds with the last episode of Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food (8:30pm, BBC2), learn some New Tricks (9pm, BBC10) become one of the Masters of Money (9pm, BBC2), enjoy the penultimate episode of Leaving (9pm, ITV1) or finally get to the bottom of J ames May’s Things You Need to Know in the last episode at 10pm on BBC2. You can also enjoy controversial comedy Citizen Khan (10:35pm, BBC1) and find out the Secrets of Poundland (8pm, Channel 4). Thank goodness for Freeview+ and Freeview+ HD recorders – you never have to miss a moment!


The Great British Bake Off continues tonight (8pm, BBC2), it’s the last episode of The Rob Brydon Show (10pm, BBC2) and it’s a big one from the Champions League tonight (7:30pm, ITV1) as Real Madrid take on Manchester CityDarren Brown also presents his award-winning theatre show Svengali (9pm, Channel 4).


See specialist diets specially created in The Food Hospital (8pm, Channel 4) and specialist homes built in Grand Designs immediately after (9pm, Channel 4). Also on tonight is a new series of Antiques to the Rescue (8pm, BBC2) and the second episode of the three-part  Dead Good Job (9pm, BBC2). ITV1 drama Mrs Biggs continues tonight at 9pm as does the remake of Dallas (9pm, Channel 5) and a documentary on controversial author Salman Rushdie,Imagine (10:45pm, BBC1).


Tonight we say ta-ta to Good Cop (9pm, BBc1) and The Betchley Circle (9pm, ITV1). But before your face falls too far, we also say howdy-hi-ho to Heroes of the Skies (8pm, Channel 5), Making Faces (9pm, Channel 5) and Gareth Malone is back with The Choir: Sing While You Work (9pm,BBC2). We also get to see new episodes of The Audience (9pm, Channel 4) and another iterations of One More Every Minute: Plus-size Mums (10pm, Channel 4).


Alas! It had to happen but all the same we are incredibly sad to see the last of Parade’s End at 9pm on BBC tonight. It doesn’t end there though – tonight also sees the end of Miranda (8:30pm, BBC1), In with the Flynns (9pm, BBC1), Mrs Brown’s Boys (9:30pm, BBC1) and  Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads (7pm, Channel 5). Fear not though, a new dating show hosted by Gok Wan, Baggage debuts tonight at 8pm on Channel 4 and so too does behind-the-scenes docu, Being Liverpool (9pm, Channel 5).

And there you have it – happy weekend folks!

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