The TV week – Monday October 19th – Friday 23rd October

Monday
9.00pm Murderland ITV1 – Three-part crime drama telling the emotional story of a young woman’s quest to discover the truth about her mother’s death. The story is told in two timeframes and from three different points of view. Stars Robbie Coltrane and Sharon Small.
9.00pm Age 8 and wanting a Sex Change Channel 4 – Documentary following a number of children in the US who told their parents they were born in the wrong body and are undergoing treatment to ‘block’ the onset of puberty.
Tuesday
9.00pm 7 Days on the Breadline ITV1 – Three-part series in which four celebrities live for a week on a council estate in Leeds. Mel B takes over from a single mother on benefits who looks after five children. Rugby star Austin Healey takes the place of a stepfather with a wayward 19-year-old son and his 15-year-old brother. Fashion guru Trinny Woodall replaces a carer looking after a 69-year-old woman with mobility issues. And actor Keith Allen takes over the role of a lone parent on benefits with six children between the ages of eight and 16.
10.35pm My Supermodel Baby BBC1 – A behind-the-scenes look at baby-modelling, an industry worth billions. Proud parents Jamie and Kelly believe their eight-month-old son Frankie is a double for Brad Pitt and cannot possibly fail to land himself a top TV job. In Huddersfield, unemployed dad Matt hopes that his nine-month-old triplets could earn their family a fortune.
Wednesday
7.30pm Jimmy’s Food Factory BBC1 – Science series in which farmer Jimmy Doherty asks what really goes into supermarket food. He makes his own versions of supermarket food, knocking together make-shift factory production lines to see what they are really doing to our food.
9.00pm Defying Gravity BBC2 – American Sc-fi drama f0llowing a team of eight astronauts, embarking on a six year journey to explore Venus and other planets in the solar system, find their lives and destinies intertwined and carefully directed, not only by Mission Control officials on Earth, but also by an unseen force. Episode 2 airs after the first
9.00pm Who Made Me Fat? BBC3 Becca Wilcox looks into the causes of Britain’s obesity epidemic.
9.00pm The Secret Millionaire Changed my Life Channel 4
Thursday
9.00pm Cutting Edge: The Bigamist Bride My Five Husbands Channel 4
10.30pm Rusell Howard’s Good News BBC3 – Topical news show hosted by comedian Russell Howard, who offers his unique perspective on the big stories dominating the media across TV, online and in print, as well as picking up on those sometimes overlooked things that make him smile.
Friday
7.00pm Liz Smith’s Summer Cruise BBC2 – Wonderful documentary origianlly shown on BBC4 following Actress Liz Smith from the Royle Family as she boards her first cruise.

9.00pm NCIS: Los Angeles Sky1 – Spin-off of the popular American crime drama starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J

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