TV Guide 05.02.18 |
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Monday 5th February

Absentia, Season 1, Amazon Prime

 FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) re-appears after six years missing, with amnesia.

Damnation, Season 1, Netflix

Epic period drama set in 1930s Iowa, which sees Seth Davenport masquerading as a small-town Iowa preacher, in hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo.

FILM: Dazed and Confused, Netflix 

A fresh-faced Matthew McConaughey stars in this seminal coming-of-age comedy about 1970s youth culture.

Coach Snoop, Season 1, Netflix

Fuelled by his own rough upbringing, Snoop Dogg forms a youth football league to keep at-risk kids off the streets and focused on their goals.

FILM: Zoolander 2, Netflix

After living in seclusion for years, Derek and Hansel are lured into modelling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy.


Tuesday 6th February

Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers, Netflix

Former Saturday Night Live cast member and Portlandia star, Fred Armisen, combines two of his biggest loves — comedy and drumming – in his first Netflix standup special.

Queer Eye, Season 1, Netflix

With a new Fab 5 and some very tough missions, the Emmy-winning show is back and ready to make America fabulous again; one makeover at a time.

Elizabeth: Our Queen, 9pm, Channel 5

Documentary looking back at Elizabeth II's life, featuring interviews with some of the prime ministers, close friends, royal household members and special advisors who know her best.


Wednesday 7th February

Eurovision: You Decide, 7:30pm, BBC Two

Mel Giedroyc and Mans Zelmerlow present the first round of the Eurovision Song Contest, where six contenders battle it out to represent the UK.

Peyton and Polizzi's Restaurant Rescue, 9pm, Channel 5

Drawing upon her years’ of expertise in the field, Alex Polizzi, with her brother-in-law Oliver Peyton on hand, help save restaurant dreams that have descended into nightmares.

FILM PREMIERE: The Dressmaker, 9pm, Film4

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia, after forging a successful career in Paris in the 1950s. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the lives of the local women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. Drama based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth.


Thursday 8th February

Winter Olympics: Countdown to the Games, 6:30pm, BBC Two

Clare Balding and guests look ahead to the 23rd staging of the Games, which takes place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, featuring a profile of the some of the medal prospects for Team GB.

James Bulger: A Mother’s Story, 9pm, ITV

The horrific story of the two-year-old killed by two ten-year-olds back in 1993 sent shockwaves through the UK. Now, 25 years on, James’ mother breaks her silence in a new documentary surrounding her son’s tragic death.

FILM PREMIERE: The Diary of a Teenage Girl, 10:45pm, Film4

Set in mid-70s San Francisco, precocious 15-year-old Bel Powley looks for a sense of certainty in a rapidly changing world. She finds solace in an affair with her mother's boyfriend, but also finds a personal refuge in developing her own artistic talents. Drama based on Phoebe Gloeckner's novel, starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard and Kristen Wiig.


Friday 9th February

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

Debra Messing and Eric McCormack join Graham on the sofa to discuss the return of their TV sitcom Will & Grace, while actress Saoirse Ronan chats about her Oscar-nominated film Lady Bird.

The Bold Type: Season 1, Amazon Prime

Dramedy inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George Clooney, Netflix

Legendary chat show host David Letterman sits down for an interview with Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney.

Seeing Allred, Netflix

Documentary exploring the life of women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, who has battled some of the biggest names in politics and business.


Saturday 10th February

The Young Victoria, 10pm, BBC Two

A dramatisation of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert, starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany and Miranda Richardson.

FILM: David Brent: Life on the Road, Netflix

He's been through a breakdown, a Prozac addiction and hours of therapy, but David Brent hasn’t changed one bit. With The Office long in the past, the middling salesman ditches work and goes on tour with his rock band in a disastrous stab at stardom.

Live Winter Olympics, 11:50pm, BBC Two

Radzi Chinyanganya presents coverage of the latest events on day two the Games, held in South Korea, including downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Sunday 11th February

FILM: By the Sea, Netflix

Bleak relationship drama starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, about a couple who try to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

South Korea: Earth's Hidden Wilderness, 8pm, BBC Two

Documentary exploring the wildlife, traditions and landscape in South Korea’s rural areas.

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