TV picks of the week: 15 October – 21 October

TV picks of the week: 15 October – 21 October

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Monday, 15th October 2018
(Credit: Synchronicity Films Ltd/Mark Mainz)
(Credit: Synchronicity Films Ltd/Mark Mainz)

From family cooking to heroic veterans pushing their limits, here's what's on this week.

Family Cooking Showdown

Monday: BBC Two, 7.00pm

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Returning for a brand-new series, Family Cooking Showdown shakes things up with new presenters Celebrity MasterChef 2017 winner Angellica Bell and Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks.

Competing in the first episode of the new series are the Abimbola-Younges from London, the Stones from Dorset, the Penmans from Lincolnshire and the Whites from Hampshire.

All the families will face challenges that will test their cooking skills, but who will be heading home?


Celebrity Hunted SU2C special

Tuesday: Channel 4, 9.15pm

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Raising money for Stand Up 2 Cancer eight stars will go on the run as fugitives for two weeks, but how long can they last with seasoned Hunted investigators on their trail?

The star-studded line-up includes Sky News anchor Kay Burley, comedian Dom Joly, politician Johnny Mercer MP, reality star Vicky Pattison, Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer AJ Pritchard, Olympian Louis Smith and Love Island’s Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes.

The Love Island stars will be the first targets of the hunters when the location of their hideout is exposed.



Wednesday: Dave, 10.00pm

The hit comedy returns for a third series starring James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) as the unwilling Brian Weaver, who can’t catch a break and is captured by maniacal ringleader Feffenhoffer (Steve Coogan), who forces Weaver to perform in a sadistic circus located in the chaotic magical world of Munty.

Will Weaver’s luck turn around?


Child of Mine

Thursday: Channel 4, 10.00pm

A harrowing exploration of stillbirth in the UK, Child of Mine follows three brave couples who each share their experiences living with the trauma of losing a child before birth.

The Channel 4 documentary uncovers the shocking truths around the taboo subject, with the UK having one of the largest rates of neonatal deaths in the developed world.


The Lakes with Paul Rose

Friday: BBC Two, 8.30pm

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Explorer Paul Rose returns for a new series, this time journeying to Windermere in the Lake District. Rose discovers history of the National Park, and even meets a Holocaust survivor who was one of the 300 orphans safely transported to Windermere as part of a mercy mission in 1945 after the Second World War.


Invictus Games

Saturday: BBC One, 5.25pm

Presenting from Australia’s Sydney Opera House, Alex Jones and John James Chalmers (The One Show) go through the highlights of the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games 2018.

Started in 2014, te multi-sport event sees wounded, sick or injured armed forces veterans compete for their country.


The Cry

Sunday: BBC One, 9.00pm

The hit drama concludes on Sunday, with Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (Ewen Leslie) drifting further apart as they attempt to rebuild their lives after the tragedy they have faced.

But a long-forgotten truth resurfaces in Joanna’s memory and the reality of their child’s disappearance is revealed.

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From family cooking to heroic veterans pushing their limits, here's what's on this week.