TV picks of the week: 5 November - 11 November

TV picks of the week: 5 November - 11 November

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(Credit: BBC/Renegade Pictures/Peter Marley)
(Credit: BBC/Renegade Pictures/Peter Marley)

From dramatic reconstructions to celebrating heroes of the past and present, here's our TV picks for the week.

Doing Money

Monday: BBC Two, 9.00pm

A one-off dramatic reconstruction of the kidnapping of a young woman from the streets of London.

Ana (Anca Dumitra) is abducted by a Romanian crime gang and trafficked to Ireland to be forced to become a sex slave.

Enduring rape and beatings from her kidnappers, Ana’s courage and strength contributes to the passing of a new law against slavery in the UK.

Based on true events, this harrowing docudrama highlights how slavery still exists in modern Britain.

 

The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards

Tuesday: ITV1, 8.00pm


Carol Vorderman (Credit: ITV)

Hosted at the Grosvenor House in Park Lane, Carol Vorderman leads the annual celebration of Britain’s unsung heroes.

Among the winners include an eleven-year-old girl who survived forty operations and now assists other unwell youngsters, and the British divers involved in the Thai cave rescue.

Joining the celebrations are famous faces including HRH The Prince of Wales, astronaut Major Tim Peake, Sir David Jason and Diversity’s Ashley Banjo, who also brings a special surprise for one of this year’s winners.

 

Grand Designs: House of the Year

Wednesday: Channel 4, 9.00pm


Kevin McCloud (Credit: Channel 4)

The housing series returns for a fourth series with Kevin McCloud, Damion Burrows and Michelle Ogundehin examining cutting-edge contemporary homes for the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year.

Focusing on the ‘Dare to be Different’ category, the team examine five houses that range from a cutting-edge glass modernist building in Henley to a townhouse in North London that is filled with Nicaraguan mahogany.

 

The Russell Howard Hour

Thursday: Sky One, 10.00pm


Russell Howard (Credit: Sky)

Russell Howard returns to share his comedic take on current affairs.

Joined by guest stand-ups and musicians, each episode centres on an interview with a serious interlocutor.

This week Howard discusses the rise of Isis with New York Times journalist and Islamic terrorism expert Rukmini Callimachi.

The series will see the return of Playground politics, the segment where children express their opinions on issues of the day, as well as the introduction of the new bit Live Forever, where himself and a fellow comic test a new health fad.

 

The Heist

Friday: Sky One, 9.00pm

From the team that brought you the Hunted on Channel 4, The Heist is a new grand scale game show that follows five pairs of contestants who are tasked with robbing a quarter of a million pounds from a security van.

However, the challenge doesn’t end there, as the contestants are pursued by a team of ex-coppers and must hide out for a fortnight to win their cut of the robbery.

 

Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2018

Saturday: BBC One, 8.30pm


(Credit: BBC)

Commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, Huw Edwards presents coverage of the tribute concert from the Royal Albert Hall.

With Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the royal family in attendance, the concert also celebrates 100 years of the Royal Air Forces and will mark The Zeebrugge Raid of 1918 with a musical display.

The show will feature star performances from Sir Tom Jones, Sheridan Smith, Sir Bryn Terfel, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones.

Accompanying the stars will be the Kingdom Choir and the RAF Squadronaires, the Band of HM Royal Marines and the Central Band of The Royal Air Force.

 

 

Dynasties

Sunday: BBC One, 8.30pm

Sir David Attenborough returns with a new series focusing on five of the world’s most endangered species.

Beginning with a group of chimpanzees in Senegal, Attenborough narrates their struggle to preserve their social group.

After ruling unchallenged for three years, the Alpha of the troop faces new challenges for leadership with little support from the other apes.

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From dramatic reconstructions to celebrating heroes of the past and present, here's our TV picks for the week.