TV Picks of the week: 28 January to 3 February

TV Picks of the week: 28 January to 3 February

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Monday, 28th January 2019
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From architectural history to a new Australian drama, here's whats on TV this week. 

Steph and Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son?

Monday: Channel 4, 9.00pm

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Gogglebox couple Steph and Dom Parker open their family home and share their daily battle for their 18-year-old son Max, who suffers from severe epilepsy.

The documentary follows the couple as they try to access possible life saving medical marijuana and discover just how effective it could be for Max.



Tuesday: BBC2, 8.00pm

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Michaela Strachan, Gillian Burke and Iolo Williams venture into the Cairngorms National Park and settle into a lodge on the edge of Abernathy Caledonian Pine forest. 

The team will showcase the region’s wildlife and explore the numerous projects working to conserve it.


Phil Spencer’s History of Britain in 100 Homes

Wednesday: More4, 9.00pm

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Property expert Phil Spencer will trace the nation’s architectural ancestry through 100 British homes starting in 11,000 BC, from caves and simple huts to stately homes and castles.

With every home and new historical innovation, such as chimney’s and indoor toilets, Spencer will look at how we used to live and why, and meet the building’s current occupants.


Fred and Rose West: The Real Story with Trevor McDonald

Thursday: ITV, 9.00pm


Journalist Sir Trevor McDonald revisits the dark story of Fred and Rose West’s crimes, in which they murdered young women and girls and buried them underneath their home in Gloucester.

McDonald attempts to unpick the dynamic between the West couple and conducts interviews with people who have never spoken about the events before, including a former neighbour and a West family member.


Russian Doll

Friday: Netflix


Orange Is The New Black’s Natasha Lyonne stars in new series Russian Doll, co-created by Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Leslye Headland (Heathers).

The dramedy follows Nadia (Natasha Lyonne), a young woman who dies on the way home from her birthday party and finds herself back at the party only to die again in a different way.


Safe Harbour

Saturday: BBC Four, 9.00pm


Australian drama Safe Harbour stars Ewen Leslie (The Cry) as one of six friends on a yachting holiday to Indonesia who come across a broken-down ship with asylum seekers on board.

The group decide to help and tow the refugees, but disaster soon strikes, and their lives are changed forever.


Africa with Ade Adepitan

Sunday: BBC Two, 9.00pm

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Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan travels across Africa in new four-part series Africa with Ade Adepitan to explore the rapidly changing continent.

From booming new tech hubs to areas of conflict, the documentary aims to find out how the future of African countries will affect the world.

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From architectural history to a new Australian drama, here's whats on TV this week.