Friday, 20 June 2008
The TV week – what's new June 28-July 4
4.15pm/9.30pm/midnight Glastonbury 2008 BBC2 – Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Phill Jupitus present coverage including Amy Winehouse at 9.30pm.
6.15pm The Weakest Link: Holby City and Casualty Special BBC17.00pm/8.45pm/10.30pm/12.30am Glastonbury 2008 BBC3 – Zane Lowe and Edith Bowman present Duffy, Elbow, Hot Chip and Jay-Z.
7.30pm All New You've Been Framed! ITV1 – Return of the hidden camera clip show narrated by Harry Hill.
8.00pm Who Dares, Sings! ITV1 – Karaoke singing talent show presented by Ben Shephard and Denise Van Outen in which contestants are called on to sing a variety of songs.8.00pm The Boyz Are Back In Town Sky One – Documentary about the comeback of boyband Boyzone, including interviews, footage of their reunion talks with former manager Louis Walsh and film of the group spending time with their families.
9.00pm Boyzone Live Sky One – The concert at Manchester's MEN Arena as part of the group's Back Again - No Matter What comeback tour.
9.00pm Strictly Courtroom BBC4 – Documentary narrated by Martin Shaw looking at how trials have been portrayed on film from 12 Angry Men to Michael Clayton. With contributions by Geoffrey Robertson QC, OJ Simpson's defence lawyer Alan Dershowitz, author and advocate Scott Turow and death row campaigner Clive Stafford Smith.10.30pm Glastonbury 2008 BBC4 – Mark Radcliffe presents Buddy Guy, Ethiopiques Live and Joan Armatrading.
5.00pm/11.00pmGlastonbury 2008 BBC2 – Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Phill Jupitus present coverage including Neil Diamond and The Verve.
6.55pm UEFA Euro 2008 Match of the Day Live BBC1
7.00pm/10.00pm/12.30am Glastonbury 2008 BBC3 – Zane Lowe and Edith Bowman present Mark Ronson, The Pigeon Detectives and the finalé.
8.00pm Sinking A Destroyer National Geographic
9.00pm Glastonbury 2008 BBC4 – Mark Radcliffe presents coverage from the Jazz World stage including Eddy Grant.
9.00pm Top 50 Showbiz Comebacks Sky One – Christopher Biggins presents a countdown of the stars and shows that have managed to bounce back.
9.00pm The Pussycat Dolls: E! True Hollywood Story E!
g Guest list
• The Zutons Live at the IndigO2 ITV2, Saturday
• Craig David, Five O'Clock Heroes featuring Agyness Deyn, Gnarls Barkley and The Rascals on The Green Room, Channel 4, Sunday
• Boyzone on The Sunday Night Project Channel 4, Sunday
• Catherine Tate, The Kooks on The Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday
• Meryl Streep, Chris Addison, Adrian Lester, Last of the Shadow Puppets on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday
• Sheryl Crow, Hard-Fi and Diana Krall on Live from Abbey Road More4, Friday
2.00pm Good Bid, Good Buy ITV1 – Daytime property auction series presented by experts Michael Holmes and Clare Reid.
3.00pm Daily Cooks Challenge ITV1 – A second series of the programme hosted by Antony Worrall Thompson in which two UK chefs battle it out to win the praise of a celebrity guest.
7.00pm Glastonbury 2008: The Best Bits BBC38.00pm La Traviata at La Scala Sky Arts
8.30pm On the Fiddle? BBC1 – Series following the work of benefit fraud investigators.9.00pm Criminal Justice BBC1 – Five-part drama, running all week, starring Ben Whishaw as a 21-year-old man who claims he has been wrongly imprisoned for murder. Whishaw plays Ben Coulter, who wakes to find that a woman he has just slept with has been stabbed to death and he is unable to remember what happened. With Pete Postlethwaite and David Harewood as fellow prisoners Hooch and Graham, Bill Paterson as the investigating policeman DCI Box, Con O'Neil as solicitor Stone, Lindsay Duncan as the defence barrister, Frances Kapoor, Ian Peck, Ruth Negga, David Westhead, Juliet Aubrey, Sam Alexander, Holly Atkins and Johann Myers. Written by former barrister Peter Moffat (credits include Hawking, Cambridge Spies, North Square).
9.00pm Kids, Knives and Broken Lives Channel 4 – Investigation into why so many young people in Britain carry guns and knives.
9.00pm Police, Camera, Action: Ultimate Bad Drivers ITV19.00pm Samuel Johnson Prize 2008: The Contenders BBC4 – Build-up to the prestigious non-fiction literary prize.
9.00pm Jess: My New Face BBC3 – The story of 17-year-old Jess, who was born with a facial disfigurement and undergoes major surgery.
9.00pm Holy Warriors: Richard The Lionheart & Saladin History Channel10.00pm Inside... America's Toughest Jail Sky One – Documentary going behind bars in America's most controversial prison, Maricopa in Arizona.
11.35pm The Truth About Street Weapons Channel 4 – Four-part series of discussions, airing on consecutive nights, chaired by Cherie Booth, with contributors includinf Ian Levy, whose son was killed in a knife attack, and the former West Midlands chief constable Lord Geoffrey Dear.
12.10am Independents Day Channel 4 – Four-part series following a mix of artists including Charlatans, Editors, Maximo Park, Futureheads, Jay Sean and Feeder as they record an album of classic indie covers.
8.00pm Concrete Canvas Sky Arts – Series following street artist Julian Beever as creates chalk drawings around the world.
8.00pm Crash Scene Investigators ITV1 – Series following Devon and Cornwall police's team of accident investigators
8.00pm Was Crippen Innocent?: Revealed Five
9.00pm Bannatyne Takes On Big Tobacco BBC2 – Duncan Bannatyne of Dragons' Den fame travels to Africa to investigate the tobacco industry's power in getting more children to smoke.
9.00pm Britain's Missing Top Model BBC3 – Five-part series in which eight women with disabilities compete to become a mainstream fashion model, mentored by industry veteran Jonathan Phang.
9.00pm Long Way Down National Geographic – Rerun of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's motorcycle adventure.
8.00pm Britain's Closest Encounters Five – Documentary series examining UFO stories from around the UK.
8.00pm Celebrity MasterChef BBC1 – Cookery contest hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Continues Thursday, Friday
9.00pm Marco’s Best Ever British Meal ITV1 – Series in which chef Marco Pierre White shoots, fishes and forages for food around the UK before creating his own dishes.
9.00pm Personal Services Required Channel 4 – Four-part reality series in which families are given a chance to road test candidates to become housekeepers, personal assistants, au pairs or companions.
9.00pm Drama Trails ITV3 – A 10-parter tracing connections between classic ITV dramas, narrated by James Nesbitt. The opener concentrates on Coronation Street.
10.00pm 100 Men Own My Breasts Virgin 1 – Documentary about women who advertise on the net for male benefactors to sponsor their breast enlargement surgery.
10.40pm The Visit BBC1 – Terrestrial airing of the BBC3 prison sitcom starring John Henshaw, Naomi Radcliffe, Steve Edge and Beatrice Kelley.
Thursday9.00pm Abba: The Mamma Mia! Story ITV1 – Documentary about hit Abba musical turned movie Mamma Mia! featuring interviews with the film's stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters, plus Abba members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.
9.00pm Sunday Schools: Reading, Writing and Redemption BBC4 – Documentary investigating the impact Sunday schools had on British society. Contributors include Patricia Routledge, Roy Hattersley and Anne Widdecombe. Narrated by Huw Edwards.
9.30pm Celebrity Rehab: The Reunion Fiver
10.00pm Fallout Channel 4 – Single drama by Roy Williams starring Lennie James as Joe, a policeman returning to an estate he grew up on to investigate the murder of black teenager Kwame (Lanre Malaolu). With Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jerome Holder. Based on a play staged at London's Royal Court theatre.
9.30pm Nick Cave Night BBC4
10.00pm Real World Awards 2008 MTV One – Ceremony celebrating the best moments from the reality TV series featuring a group of American youngsters sharing an apartment.
11.35pm Classic Albums – Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt BBC2
g Subject list
• How TV Changed Britain Teenagers. Channel 4, Saturday
• Panorama Young Gunmen. BBC1, Monday
• Dispatches The Truth About Street Weapons. Channel 4, Monday• What Happened Next? The Lawyer. BBC4, Tuesday
• The Culture Show DJ Bishi and the London Symphony Orchestra, tightrope walker Phillippe Petit, The Raconteurs, and George Orwell's 1984 reviewed by ex-Big Brother contestants. BBC2, Tuesday
• Imagine Werner Herzog. BBC1, Tuesday
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