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Friday, 24 April 2009

The TV Week – 2-8 May 2009


Saturday
6.20pm All Star Mr & Mrs ITV1 – Return of the game show fronted by Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton.
8.00pm Blues Night BBC4 – Featuring Blues at the BBC, Bobby Bland, Blues on Later...with Jools Holland, Rock Family Trees: Fleetwood Mac, Long John Baldry and John Mayall: 40 Years of the Blues.
9.00pm Kylie Minogue Biography

Sunday
7.00pm The Car Show BBC2 – Murray Walker looks at the history of television motoring programmes.
8.00pm Baby Mammoth: Frozen In Time
National Geographic
8.30pm Inspector George Gently BBC1 – Four more stories featuring Martin Shaw as the detective working in 1964 Northumberland. With Lee Ingleby as ambitious Detective Sergeant John Bacchus. Adapted by Peter Flannery and Mick Ford from the novels by Alan Hunter.
9.00pm Martin Clunes: Islands of Britain ITV1 – Three-parter following the actor as he visits some of the hundreds of islands around the UK.
9.30pm Cloudspotting BBC4 – Documentary based on the best-selling book showing how different clouds are formed and celebrating their beauty.

Guest list
• Jack Osbourne on Beat the Star, ITV1, Sunday
• Paolo Nutini, Taylor Swift, Grizzly Bear, Geoffrey "Gurrumul" Yunupingu on Later Live ... With Jools Holland BBC2, Tuesday, Friday
The Justin Lee Collins Show ITV2, Thursday
• Duncan Bannatyne and Joan Rivers on The Graham Norton Show. BBC2, Thursday

• Jack Dee, Fred MacAulay and Clare Balding on Have I Got News for You BBC1, Friday
• Coleen Nolan, Carol McGiffin, Jane McDonald, Dizzee Rascal on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday

Monday
7.00pm Johnny Cash: The Last Great American BBC2
8.30pm A Poet's Guide To Britain
BBC4 – Series in which poet and author Owen Sheers explores six great works of poetry about in the British landscape, by William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Lynette Roberts, Sylvia Plath, Louis MacNeice and George Mackay Brown.
9.00pm Compulsion ITV1 – Thriller about a dark and addictive sexual relationship between Cambridge graduate Anjika Indrani and seedy chauffeur Flowers. Starring Parminder Nagra, Ray Winstone, Ben Aldridge, Vincent Ebrahim, James Flood, Veena Sood.
9.00pm Endgame Channel 4 – Feature-length thriller about a meeting of key Afrikaners and ANC exiles in an English country house where they plot to end of apartheid in South Africa. Stars William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Clarke Peters, Derek Jacobi, Timothy West and Mark Strong. Written by Paula Milne based on Robert Harvey’s book The Fall of Apartheid; made by Daybreak Pictures.
9.00pm Beyond a Joke ITV3 – Series exploring how comedy reflected contemporary Britain at the close of the 20th century, narrated by Dave Lamb. Case studies are Rising Damp, Yes Minster and Yes Prime Minister, The News Statesman, To the Manor Born, Only When I Laugh, Duty Free and Hot Metal.
9.00pm Eric Clapton Night BBC4
10.00pm Morrissey Live At Eurockeenes Sky Arts

Tuesday
4.30pm It's Me or The Dog USA Sky1 – Advice series featuring dog expert Victoria Stilwell.
7.00pm Six Degrees of Separation BBC2 – Science documentary.
8.30pm How Britain Got the Gardening Bug BBC2
9.00pm Claire Richards: My Big Fat Wedding BBC3
9.00pm Bridezillas Biography – Series following wedding preparations.
10.35pm Fix My Fat Head BBC1 – Documentary on one woman's dysfunctional relationship with food.

Wednesday
9.00pm
ReGenesis FX – Series three of the Canadian drama about the work of scientists working for NorBAC (The North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission) in Toronto that investigates scientific problems. Starring Peter Outerbridge, Conrad Pla, Ellen Page, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Wendy Crewson, Mayko Nguyen and Greg Bryk.

Thursday
8.00pm The Real A&E Sky1 – Fly-on-the-wall documentary series about Coventry University Hospital.
9.00pm Youth Hostelling: The First 100 Years BBC4 – Documentary about youth hostelling, which was founded in 1909 in Germany and established in Britain in 1930.
9.00pm Keep It in the Family BBC2 – Documentary narrated by Lesley Sharp about a family-owned auction house in Leeds.
9.00pm Crimewatch on the Streets BBC1
9.00pm Taggart ITV1
10.00pm Extreme Male Beauty Channel 4 – Four-part series examining the male beauty industry, including weekly updates on a makeover for journalist Tim Shaw.
10.00pm Californication Fiver – Series two of the US drama starring David Duchovny.

Friday
7.30pm Manon BBC4 – A Royal Ballet performance.
10.00pm Britain's Best Drives BBC4 – Rerun of Richard Wilson's excellent BBC4 series.
12.25am Album Show Special: Maximo Park Channel 4

Subject list
Panorama Sir Allen Stanford BBC1, Monday
True Stories Kenya Murder Mystery. More4, Tuesday
Extraordinary People The Man Who Shared His Liver. Five, Wednesday
Cutting Edge Madeleine McCann. Channel 4, Thursday
Unreported World Papua New Guinea: Bush Knives and Black Magic. Channel 4, Friday

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