TV Guide 09.10.2017 |

TV Guide

Tuesday 10th October

NEW SERIES: Our Girl, 9pm, BBC One

Georgie and 2 Section are sent to Nepal following a devastating earthquake, where she quickly discovers that disaster brings out the worst as well as the best in people.


Celebrity Hunted, 9:15pm, Channel 4

The real-life thriller returns with a celebrity special for Stand Up to Cancer, with Anneka Rice, Jamie Laing, Spencer Matthews, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, and Steph and Dom Parker from Gogglebox.


Alaska: A Year in the Wild, 9pm, Channel 5

Autumn draws in and animals prepare for the hard winter ahead. Humpback whales return to feeding grounds on the south east coast, having completed one of the longest migrations of any species, while brown bears compete for the best spots to catch salmon before their winter hibernation.


FILM PREMIERE: I Origins, 11:25pm, Film4

A biologist researching the evolution of eyes uncovers shocking evidence that suggests people are reincarnations of the dead – a fact that could have far-reaching consequences for the human race. Drama, starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Archie Panjabi.


Wednesday 11th October

Grand Designs, 9pm, Channel 4

Kevin McCloud visits a house belonging to an engineer that resembles a giant snake. The building was inspired by an ammonite shell and has a scaly, curving structure that spirals over two levels and combines natural materials with the latest modern technology. However, completing the project within the 12-month schedule may not be possible.


FINAL EPISODE: Back, 10pm, Channel 4

Andrew has completed transforming the John Barleycorn into a huge success with a brilliant new look and a talented French chef. Feeling defeated and depressed, Stephen turns to alcohol to drown his sorrows. Later, Andrew's backstory is questioned when other former foster children turn up for Laurie's birthday memorial. Stephen throws every ounce of his manic energy into finding out the truth about Andrew's past, and when he finally does, it’s a revelation that looks like it could change everything.


Norskov, 10:35pm, Channel 4

Raw, brooding crime drama in which police detective Tom Noack returns home to Norskov, an industrial port in northern Denmark, after 20 years away to clean up the town's all-consuming drug problem.



Friday 13th October

Unreported World, 7:30pm, Channel 4

In mid-August torrential rain triggered a huge mudslide that destroyed the small town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. It’s estimated that over 1,000 died, but the difficulties in recovering bodies means that the true figure may never be known. Seyi Rhodes travelled to the country days after the mudslide, witnessing the devastation. His report provides a moving, first-hand perspective from the people whose families and homes have been torn apart.


The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm, BBC One

Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell join Graham on the sofa, alongside actress and activist Jane Fonda and actor-comedian Matt Lucas. Plus, Niall Horan performs his latest single Too Much to Ask.


Saturday 14th October


FILM: Wild, 9pm, Film4

Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behaviour, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again, by setting off alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail – one of the country's longest and toughest through-trails.


Sunday 15th October

Secrets of China's Forbidden City, 7pm, Channel 4

With unique access to the Forbidden City, this documentary reveals the spectacular history of the world's largest palace and the secrets of its astonishing design.


Louis Theroux: Dark States – Trafficking Sex, 9pm, BBC Two

Louis explores the sex trade in Houston, examining how the city has become a major centre for people trafficking, with one in five victims in the US being transported there.


Leave to Remain, 11:20pm, BBC Two

Drama, starring Noof Ousellam, Toby Jones, Yasmin Mwanza and Masieh Zarrien, about an Afghan teenager living in Britain, who awaits the decision over whether he can claim refugee status. When the arrival of a boy from back home threatens to change everything, he faces a difficult choice between telling the truth to officials or inventing a story he hopes they will believe.


Warning: This Drug May Kill You, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

Documentary, directed by Perri Peltz, that takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by situations that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.


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