TV Guide 07.01.19 |

Monday 7th January

How To Lose Weight Well, 8pm, Channel 4

Doctors Xand van Tulleken and Helen Lawal are back for a fourth series, overseeing proceedings as subjects attempt some of the most popular and talked about diets on the market today, while chef Stacie Stewart gives advice about recipes. In the opening edition, Caroline and Charmaine have a week to slim down for a spa day, David and John go on six-week plans to lose weight for a friend's wedding, and Karen and Tracey want to get in shape for a summer holiday in three months' time.

Brexit: The Uncivil War, 9pm, Channel 4

This two-hour political drama by playwright James Graham provides a behind-the-scenes exploration of the 2016 Brexit referendum. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dominic Cummings, the leading strategist and campaign director of Vote Leave, while Rory Kinnear is Craig Oliver – the man who oversaw Remain's communications strategy – as the drama explores the anatomy of a modern data-driven election campaign, and each side's controversial backers.

Tuesday 8th January

Silent Witness, 9pm, BBC1

Fresh from her trip to the States, Nikki (Emelia Redgrave) and the Lyell unit are called in to investigate an attack against a transgender man. A transgender helpline has received a chilling phone call stating an intent to kill, and the call handler, a young, dynamic spokeswoman for the transgender community, helps with the investigation. When two further attacks are reported, one leaving a potential witness, it looks like the team are facing an outbreak of violence against the transgender community. New series.

Catastrophe, 10pm, Channel 4

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney are back for a fourth – and final – series of their hit show Catastrophe. We rejoin the couple in the wake of Rob's secret relapse into alcoholism, which ended in a dramatic car crash and a forced confession to Sharon. A new acquaintance becomes increasingly friendly with Rob, while Sharon dabbles in a new hobby that could also see her on the wrong side of the law. Expect guest appearances from Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar, Chris Noth, Michaela Watkins, David Alan Grier, Nat Faxon, Tobias Menzies and Brian Gleeson. 

Wednesday 9th January

Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start, 8pm, BBC2

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge recruits eight families keen to change their lives for the better. In last week’s first episode, Tom got his gang of ‘Fresh Start’ families cooking more meals from scratch at home. Now it’s step two and he is encouraging his families to be more organised. Tom's pubs have been awarded Michelin stars, a success which owes as much to meticulous planning as it does to amazing food. Can Tom's professional tips transform the gang into menu maestros and kitchen bosses?

Cleaning Up, 9pm, ITV

Sam (Sheridan Smith) is a struggling mum with an online gambling addiction, desperately trying to keep her life together after separating from her husband. With her ex, Dave, threatening to take her daughters away, Sam wants to prove she’s a dependable parent to her two daughters, Alice and Lily. But getting back on track looks impossible for Sam with spiraling debts and having to a work a zero-hour contract on the minimum wage as a cleaner in Canary Wharf. Sam’s life is thrown into disarray when she discovers access to lucrative and illegal stock market information at the office she cleans. Realising this could be the answer to her prayers, Sam starts delving into the high-stakes world of the stock market. Persuading her best friend Jess to come in on the secret, the two cleaners start to navigate dangerous new territory. New series.

Thursday 10th January

Hospital, 9pm, BBC2

Filmed between October and December 2018, as the impact of the collapse of the multinational construction company Carillion is felt across the NHS and other public services, Hospital is the story of the health service in unprecedented times. Now in its fourth series, the award-winning show will for the first time chart the day-to-day life of six NHS Trusts across an entire city – Liverpool – whose hospitals have a catchment area covering more than 2.5m people. Edited and broadcast within weeks of filming, this six-part series captures the everyday realities facing the NHS, bringing audiences closer to the challenges that continually dominate the headlines. 

Friday 11th January

Going Clear, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in Going Clear. Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. The heart of the film is a series of shocking revelations by former insiders, as they describe the systematic history of abuse and betrayal by church officials, including the current leadership of the church. A fascinating watch.

Sunday 13th January

Les Miserables, 9pm, BBC1

Tormented Jean Valjean (Dominic West) is forced by Javert (David Oyelowo) and his own conscience to reveal his true identity. Valjean breaks free from the guards to find Fantine (Lilly Collins) in the infirmary. Valjean makes a vow to her, to find her daughter Cosette, before he is imprisoned once again. Valjean does not forget his duty to Fantine. He makes his way to Montfermeil to find Cosette and manages to take her from the cruel Thenardiers. They flee to Paris, where they begin a new life, but Valjean remains anxious they could be discovered. 

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