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Thursday, 26 March 2009

The TV Week – 4-10 April 2009


Saturday
9.20pm An Inconvenient Truth Channel 4 – Davis Guggenheim's Oscar-winning environmental documentary featuring Al Gore.
11.10pm Brian Clough: In His Own Words More4

Sunday
7.00pm Countryfile BBC1 – The rural magazine moves to a new slot with new presenters, Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker. John Craven remains as a reporter.
7,50pm Yes We Can! ... The Lost Art Of Oratory BBC2 – Alan Yentob traces the power of orators from Aristotle and Cicero to Kennedy, Churchill, Hitler and Obama. With contributions by Bill Clinton, Bob Geldof, Alistair Campbell, William Hague, Charlotte Higgins and Germaine Greer.
9.00pm Five Minutes Of Heaven BBC2 – Drama starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt exploring Northern Ireland's troubled past and the challenges it still faces. Written by Guy Hibbert, the drama begins in 1975 when 17-year-old Alistair Little, a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force, murders a 19-year-old Catholic, Jim Griffin.
9.00pm Andre Previn: All the Right Notes BBC4 – Profile of the celebrated pianist, conductor and composer on his 80th birthday.
9.00pm Guantanamo's Secrets National Geographic – Documentary going inside Guantanamo Bay Prison.
9.00pm The Chessboard Killer: Alexander Pichushkin
Crime & Investigation

Guest list
• Richard Madeley on Piers Morgan Life Stories ITV1, Sunday
Whoopi Goldberg on The Justin Lee Collins Show ITV2, Thursday
• Hugh Dennis on I've Never Seen Star Wars BBC4, Thursday
• Maximo Park, Kid British, The Maccabees, Lady Sovereign and Kelly Clarkson on The Album Chart Show Channel 4, Friday

Monday
5.00pm Bondi Vet Sky One – Series following Dr Chris Brown, one of Sydney's busiest veterinarians.
9.00pm Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant Channel 4 – Four-parter in which Dr David Starkey profiles the king.
9.00pm Roy Walker's TV Bloomers Challenge
9.00pm Two and a Half Men Comedy Central – Series six of the US sitcom about a bachelor who shares his home with his brother and young nephew. Stars Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Holland Taylor.
10.00pm Rules of Engagement Comedy Central – Series three of the US sitcom about a group off friends. Stars Megyn Price, David Spade, Patrick Warburton and Oliver Hudson.
10.00pm The Hoff: When Scott Came To Stay LivingTV – Two-parter in which Radio 1's Scott Mills as he spends four days living with actor/singer David Hasselhoff.
10.35pm The Kindertransport Story BBC1 – Documentary in which Lord Richard Attenborough tells the story of the British mission to save nearly 10,000 children, mostly Jewish, from the Nazis.
11.05pm Inside Sport BBC1 – Return of the Gabby Logan-hosted sports magazine. The opener features Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, Tiger Woods, Colin Montgomerie and Alan Hansen.

Tuesday
7.00pm The Department Store BBC2 – Terrestrial airing of the BBC4 documentary series.
8.00pm The Speaker BBC2 – Eight-part series searching for Britain's best young speaker, judged by comedy star Jo Brand, former basketball star John Amaechi and performance coach Jeremy Stockwell. Acting as mentors are Deborah Meaden, Earl Spencer, Kate Silverton and Alastair Campbell. Continues Wednesday
8.00pm Raising the Bar: Willie's Chocolate Revolution Channel 4 – Three-part series following Willie Harcourt-Cooze as he attempts to create the world's finest, purest chocolate bar. Continues Wednesday, Thursday
9.00pm The Hospital
Channel 4 – Three-part documentary series about the health problems of teenagers, following patients as they are treated within the NHS.
9.00pm Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy BBC2 – The passionate horse-rider and adventurer explores cultures around the world that share a love of the horse.
9.00pm Ancient Megastructures National Geographic – Series looking at some of the world's treasured structures, beginning with St Paul's Cathedral.
10.00pm Later Live ... With Jools Holland
BBC2 – The live music show returns with appearances by Franz Ferdinand, The Specials, Carole King, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Mummers.
10.00pm Addicted To Evil
Sky1 – Documentary about women who fall for imprisoned men responsible for brutal crimes.

Wednesday
8.00pm Oil Riggers Five – Series following life on the oil rigs of west Texas.
9.00pm Eleventh Hour LivingTV – US drama series starring Rufus Sewellas Dr Jacob Hood, a biophysicist who investigates scientific mysteries for the government, with Marley Shelton as FBI agent Rachel Young, who is assigned to protect him.
10.30pm In The Company Of Actors Sky Arts – Behind the scenes of the Sydney Theatre Company's performance of Hedda Gabler in New York, starring Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving.

Thursday
8.00pm Jade: With Love LivingTV – Tribute to reality TV star Jade Goody.
8.00pm Ennio Morricone In Venice
Sky Arts
8.30pm Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast BBC4 – Series in which Julia Bradbury follows Alfred Wainwright guide as she walks across the whole of northern England.
8.30pm DIY SOS BBC1 – Return of the home makeover series.
9.00pm The North-South Divide BBC4 – Documentary in which journalist John Harris examines differences across England.
9.00pm The Truth about Online Anorexia ITV1 – With Fearne Cotton.
9.00pm Panorama Special: Britain's Homecare Scandal BBC1
10.00pm Around the World in 80 Trades Channel 4 – Four-part series in which former economist Conor Woodman travels the world with £25,000, aiming to double his cash.

Friday
8.30pm The Omid Djalili Show BBC1 – Return of the comedy sketch show in a six-part run.
9.00pm Top of the Cops ITV3 – Philip Glenister presents a celebration of TV's 50 greatest detectives.
9.00pm South Park Comedy Central – Series 13 of the US animated comedy.
10.00pm Red Dwarf: Back to Earth Dave – The first of two new episodes of the scifi sitcom mixing old and new material, written by creator Doug Naylor, marking the show's 20th anniversary. Stars the original line-up including Craig Charles.
11.00pm The Sarah Silverman Programme Comedy Central – Series two of the US comedy starring Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Jay Johnston, Laura Silverman and Brian Posehn.

Subject list
Timewatch Henry VIII: Mind Of a Tyrant. BBC2, Saturday
This World Escaping North Korea. BBC2, Monday
Panorama Poverty in Dubai. BBC1, Monday
Dispatches Afghanistan. Channel 4, Monday
True Stories Afghan Star. More4, Tuesday
Extraordinary People The World's Heaviest Man Gets Married. Five, Wednesday
Superhuman World's Tallest Children. ITV1, Wednesday
Cutting Edge The Millionaire and the Murder Mansion. Channel 4, Thursday
Unreported World Haiti: The Island That Ate Itself. Channel 4, Friday

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