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Thursday, 8 January 2009

The TV Week – 17-23 January 2009

6.00pm Don't Forget The Lyrics Sky1 – Series two of the Shane Richie-fronted singalong game show.
7.30pm Noel's HQ Sky1 – Five-part series fronted by Noel Edmonds aiming to inspire viewers to make a difference to their community. Features weekly reports by Ben James Ellis (from Any Dream Will Do) on a music in schools initiative, Keith Chegwin cutting through red tape and a weekly satirical song by stand-up comic Chris Cohen.
9.00pm In Bed with Yvette and Karl LivingTV – An insight into the lives of Most Haunted presenters Yvette Fielding and Karl Beattie.
10.00pm Most Haunted: Top 25 Moments LivingTV

8.00pm John Mortimer Night BBC4 – Featuring Play for Today: Rumpole of the Bailey; John Mortimer: A Life in Words; Mortimer in Tuscany; A Voyage Round My Father and Human Rights, Human Wrongs.
8.00pm Hollywood's Baddest: Boyfriends
E! Entertainment
8.00pm Ben Stiller/Adam Sandler/Sarah Silverman Biography
9.00pm Hunter BBC1 – A two-part spinoff from the drama Five Days starring Hugh Bonneville and Jane McTeer as detectives DSI Iain Barclay and DI Amy Foster investigating the kidnap of two children from very different backgrounds. With Eleanor Matsuura as DI Zoe Larson, Geoffrey Streatfeild as DS Nick Dyer, Nathan Constance as DC Connor, Jonathan Slinger as DC Miles and Anna Koval as DC Mailer. Written by Mick Ford. Continues Monday.
9.00pm Kill It, Cook It, Eat It Changed My Life BBC3

Guest list
• Catherine Tate on The Sunday Night Project, Channel 4, Sunday
• Phill Jupitus, Jo Brand, Hugh Dennis QI BBC1, Friday


7.00pm Liverpool Capital of Culture - A Year in the Life BBC2 – With Lauren Laverne.
9.00pm Big Chef Takes on Little Chef
Channel 4 – Three-part series in which chef Heston Blumenthal attempts to revive the troubled Little Chef chain of roadside restaurants. Continues Tuesday, Wednesday
9.00pm LA Gangs: Kids And Guns National Geographic
10.00pm Fantasy Homes By The Sea UKTV Style – Relocation show fronted by Jenni Falconer.

7.00pm Obama: His Story BBC2
8.00pm BRITs 2009: The Launch Party
ITV2 – Hosted by Fearne Cotton with performances by Scouting for Girls, Gabrielle Cilmi and Florence and the Machine.
8.00pm Supersize Vs Superskinny
Channel 4 – Dr Christian Jessen and Anna Richardson present a second 10-part series of the diet magazine.
8.00pm Fashion Police - Golden Globe Awards 2009 E! Entertainment
9.00pm Battlestar Galactica Sky1 – The second half of the final series of the sci-fi drama.
9.00pm Too Posh to Pay ITV1 – Documentary about crime among the middle classes.
9.00pm Stabbed: The Truth About Knife Crime BBC1
9.00pm Prehistoric Monsters Revealed History Channel
9.00pm Outtakes: US Presidents BBC3
10.00pm Cowards BBC4 – Comedy sketch show observing human frailties. Stars Tom Basden, Lloyd Woolf, Stefan Golaszewski and Tim Key.
10.35pm Bust BBC1 – Documentary from Brian Woods following families struggling to cope with personal debts.
11.05pm The Big Bang Theory Channel 4 – Return of the US sitcom about two nerdy physicists and their gorgeous neighbour.

7.30pm Absolute Rubbish With Jonathan Miller Sky Arts – Series in which the doctor, actor and opera director creates art from rubbish.
9.00pm Stockwell ITV1 – Fact-based drama about the shooting of Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes by police after being mistaken for a suicide bomber. Stars Pavel Douglas, Naomi Capron, Jano Moskorz, Niall Refroy, Antony Edridge and Jamie Kenna.
9.00pm Gossip Girl ITV2 – Series two of the US drama about wealthy New York youngsters. Stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Taylor Momsen.
9.00pm 90210: That Was Then, This is Now E4 – A look at the original Beverly Hills 90201 series and a preview of the remake.
9.00pm Outlaw Bikers National Geographic
10.50pm Dave Gorman In America Unchained Channel 4

8.00pm The True Cost of Cheap Food Channel 4 – With food critic and author Jay Rayner.
8.00pm Nigel Kennedy: Live In Paris Sky Arts
9.00pm Fashion Versus the BBC BBC4 – A discussion about the BBC's coverage of fashion over the years.
10.00pm Skins E4 – A 10-part third series of the youth drama featuring a new cast. Tony's mysterious sister Effy (Kaya Scodelario) is joined by kooky best friend Pandora (Lisa Backwell) twins Katie and Emily, political idealist Naomi, irresponsible Cook (Jack O'Connell), illusionist Jonah Jeremiah 'JJ' Jones, and Thomas, who has recently arrived in the country from the Congo. Features guest appearances by Harry Enfield, Morwenna Banks, Geoffrey Hughes, Scott Mills, Mackenzie Crook and Sally Phillips.
10.00pm Grey's Anatomy
LivingTV – Series five of the US medical drama.
11.20pm RTS Huw Wheldon Lecture 2009 BBC2 – Wit's End? British Comedy at the Crossroads by Sue Perkins.
12.15am 4Music: The Month With Miquita Channel 4 – Miquita Oliver checks out January's releases, with appearances by Lily Allen, The Saturdays, Seann William Scott, Kelly Clarkson, The Ting Tings and Lemar.

7.30pm A Place in the Sun: Home or USA? Channel 4 – Property search series fronted by Jonnie Irwin and Jasmine Harman.
8.30pm/10.00pm Celebrity Big Brother: The Live Final Channel 4
9.00pm Folk America BBC4 – Three-part series about US music, spotlighting the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mississippi John Hurt, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, The Band, The Byrds, Odetta, Harry Belafonte, The Kingston Trio and The Weavers. Accompanied by a concert at London's Barbican featuring music from the series.
10.00pm Folk America At The Barbican BBC4 – The first of two concerts accompanying BBC4's Folk America series. Features Seasick Steve, The Wiyos, Cedric Watson And Bijoux Creole, CW Stoneking, Diana Jones and Allison Williams and Chance McCoy.
10.35pm Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1 – Return of the chat show, with guests Tom Cruise, Stephen Fry, Lee Evans and Franz Ferdinand.
11.00pm LifeSpam: My Child is French BBC3– Spoof of shocking real-life documentaries featuring Alice Lowe, Steve Brody, Margaret Cabourn Smith, Justin Edwards, Simon Farnaby and Richard Glover.

Subject list
Christianity: A History Michael Portillo on the Roman Empire. Channel 4, Sunday
Panorama Barack Obama. BBC1, Monday
Gerry Robinson and the Money Makers Willie Walsh BBC4, Monday
The Culture Show Roberto Saviano, Ed Burns, Armando Iannuci. BBC2, Tuesday
Movie Connections Sliding Doors BBC1, Wednesday
What Really Happened? Dodi al Fayed. Channel 4, Thursday
Natural World Polar Bears & Grizzlies BBC2, Friday

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