TV picks of the week: 22 October - 28 October

TV picks of the week: 22 October - 28 October

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Monday, 22nd October 2018
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith (Credit: BBC)
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith (Credit: BBC)

From infamous serial killers to teenage witches, here's what's on this week.

A Woman Captured: Storyville

Monday: BBC Four, 10.00pm

Marish (Credit: BBC)

Film-maker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter tells a harrowing story of modern slavery through one woman’s nightmare. Marish is 52, works 12-hour days in a Hungarian factor and has been a domestic slave for ten years.

Consistently abused and forced to live off scraps Marish eventually gathers the courage to plan an escape.


Inside the Tower of London

Tuesday: Channel 5, 9.15pm

Tower of London (Credit: Christine Matthews)

William the Conqueror's fortress houses the Crown Jewels and has had many famous residents over the years, including Guy Fawkes.

This Channel 5 documentary introduces the Tower’s current residents – the 37 Yeoman Warders, and delves into daily life at the Tower, as well as bloody tales from the site’s long history.


Trevor McDonald and the Killer Nurse

Wednesday: ITV 9.00pm

Trevor McDonald (Credit: ITV)

Trevor McDonald investigates the chilling case of Beverley Allitt – a young nurse who killed four children in her care at Grantham Hospital in Lincolnshire in the 1990s.

As part of his Crime and Punishment series, McDonald takes a deeper look into the serial killer’s motives, as well as meeting the relatives of some of her victims.



Thursday: Sky Atlantic 10.00pm

Sally4Ever (Credit: Sky)

Julia Davis’ latest comedy, a Sky original co-produced with HBO, stars Catherine Shepherd who plays leading lady Sally, as she reluctantly agrees to marry David (Alex McQueen), before embarking on an affair with a mysterious and charming musician Emma (Davis). Sally finds herself breaking out of her mundane suburban life as Emma moves in and rearranges everything from her furniture to her daily life. 

The series also stars Julian Barratt, Joanna Scanlan and Mark Gatiss.


Stand up to Cancer

Friday: Channel 4, 7.00pm

(Credit: Channel 4)

The RTS award-winning national fundraising campaign returns for a live special with entertainers from sport, music and comedy coming together to raise money for life-saving research. 

Maya Jama (The Circle), Alan Carr (Chatty Man) and Adam Hills (The Last Leg) will present this year’s live extravaganza which will include a variety of comedy sketches as well as a myraid of tearful moments. 


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Friday: Netflix


This American supernatural series will premiere this Friday on Netflix. Based on the Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), the series follows a half-human, half-witch teenager as she tries to survive high school and the evil forces that threaten humanity.

The cast also includes Michelle Gomez and Jaz Sinclair.


Black Hollywood: ‘They’ve Gotta Have Us’

Saturday: BBC Two, 9.00pm

Jussie Smollett (Credit: Simon Frederick)

The final episode in the new series exploring race and Hollywood features actors John Boyega, David Harewood and Jesse Williams.

In the wake of successful films such as Black Panther, Moonlight and Get Out, this 60-minute documentary asks how far the industry has progressed and the rise of “bankable black British stars to Hollywood.”


Inside No. 9 Live

Sunday: BBC Two, 10.00pm

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith (Credit: BBC)

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith return with a live Halloween-special of Inside No. 9 and will be joined by guest star Stephanie Cole.

The episode focuses on Arthur Flitwick (Steve Pemberton) as he finds an old mobile phone in a graveyard – a phone linked to dark forces that leads Flitwick down a nightmarish past.

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From infamous serial killers to teenage witches, here's what's on this week.