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The TV Week – 9-15 May 2009



Saturday
7.00pm American Greed Crime & Investigation – US series about scams and cons.
8.00pm Kasabian At Radio 1's Big Weekend BBC3 – Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates present performance by Kasabian and Doves at Swindon's Lydiard Park.
8.00pm The Birth Of British Music BBC2 – Four-part series in which conductor Charles Hazlewood explores the development of British music through the lives and music of Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn.
9.00pm Bring Back Star Trek Channel 4 – Comic Justin Lee Collins tries to persuade the stars of the sci-fi series to attend a reunion.
9.40pm Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra BBC2 – The comedian joins with Anne Dudley and the BBC Concert Orchestra to explain how the orchestra works.
9.40pm Mark Lawson Talks to Ian Hislop BBC4

Sunday
7.00pm The Big Art Project Channel 4 – Series looking at C4's funding of new public art projects around the UK, in Beckton, Belfast, Burnley, Cardigan, the Isle of Mull, Sheffield and St Helens.
8.30pm South Pacific BBC2 – Six-part exploration of the ocean containing 20,000 islands.
9.00pm Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened Gold – Documentary looking at John Cleese's 1970s sitcom, featuring contributions by Cleese, Connie Booth, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, John Howard Davies, Bernard Cribbins, Una Stubbs and Geoffrey Palmer.
9.00pm OJ Simpson Biography
9.30pm Incredible Human Journey BBC2 – Five-parter in which Dr Alice Roberts examines how our ancestors colonised the planet.
10.00pm Madeleine Was Here More4 – Documentary about Kate and Gerry McCann, parents of missing child Madeleine.
10.00pm Phil Spector Biography
10.45pm The Prodigy And Franz Ferdinand At Radio 1's Big Weekend
BBC3 – Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates present performance by The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen and Gossip at Swindon's Lydiard Park.

Guest list
James DeGale on Beat the Star, ITV1, Sunday
• New York Dolls, Morrissey, Little Boots, Lisa Hannigan, Asher Roth on Later Live ... With Jools Holland BBC2, Tuesday, Friday
McFly on The Justin Lee Collins Show ITV2, Thursday
• Willem Dafoe and Lily Allen on The Graham Norton Show. BBC2, Thursday
• Rolf Harris, Andy Hamilton and Julia Hartley-Brewer on Have I Got News for You BBC1, Friday
• Ben Stiller, Ewan McGregor and Eminem on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday

Monday
11.00am The Unsellables BBC1 – Series in which couples are helped to sell their homes.
11.30am Battlefront
Channel 4 – Series following 20 young people as they attempt to change the world they live in.
1.00pm Tabatha's Salon Takeover
Sky1 – US reality series in which stylist Tabatha Coffey transforms struggling salons.
3.25pm Tronji
BBC1 – Children's entertainment set in a parallel world.
4.30pm Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is BBC2 – A 23-part series in which TV chefs are tested on their ability to make money.
6.00pm Rookies Crime & Investigation – Series following new police officers in New Orleans.
7.00pm NASCAR: America's Great Race National Geographic
7.30pm The Nude Sky Arts – Series in which Tim Marlow explores the importance of nudity in art.
8.00pm Propertywatch BBC2 – Four-parter in which Kate Silverton, Justin Rowlatt and Andrew Verity look at the state of the housing market in the UK.
9.00pm Find Me a Family Channel 4 – Three-part documentary, fronted by adoption campaigner David Akinsanya, following three households of would-be adopters as they get hands-on experience,
9.00pm Pompeii: The Last Day History Channel
10.30pm Ideal BBC3 – Six-part series five of the sitcom starring Johnny Vegas as lazy drug dealer Moz. With Mick Miller as Moz's dad, Keith, and Sinead Matthews plays Jenny. Written by Graham Duff.


Tuesday
7.00pm Snow Patrol At Radio 1's Big Weekend BBC3
8.00pm Eurovision Semi-Final BBC3 – Paddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood co-host coverage live from Moscow.
8.00pm Helicopter Warfare Five – Documentary series examining historic helicopter operations.
8.00pm A Place in the Wild ITV1 –Two-parter following two young Englishmen battling to conserve and save wild animals in one of Kenya's newest wildlife reserves.
9.00pm Holiday Showdown ITV1 – Return of the holiday-share reality series.
9.00pm 10 Things You Need to Know About Sleep BBC1
9.00pm Ballroom High Sky1 – Two-parter in which Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag train 12 teenage ballroom dancing novices.
10.00pm Sons of Anarchy Bravo – US drama series about a close-knit motorcycle club operating in Charming, northern California. Stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal; created by Kurt Sutter, a former producer of The Shield.
10.30pm Flight Of The Conchords BBC4 – Series two of the comedy about New Zealand's top digi-folk stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie who are trying to make it big in New York. With Rhys Darby as Murray, Kristen Schaal as Mel and Arj Barker as Dave. Preceded by Flight of the Conchords: On Air, a behind-the-scenes look at the comedy series.

Wednesday
8.00pm The British Soap Awards 2009 ITV1 – Presented by Phillip Schofield.

10.00pm The British Soap Awards 2009: After Party ITV2 – With Michael Underwood, Angelica Bell and Joe Swash.

Thursday
7.00pm Lily Allen At Radio 1's Big Weekend BBC3
8.00pm Eurovision Semi-Final
BBC3 – Paddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood co-host coverage live from Moscow.
8.00pm Knight Rider SciFi – A shortlived revival of the US drama series starring Justin Bruening as Michael Knight, with Val Kilmer providing the voice of his talking car KITT.
10.00pm Lie To Me
Sky1 – US drama starring Tim Roth created by Samuel Baum inspired by the scientific discoveries of Dr Paul Ekman, the professor of psychology at the University of California, who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice in criminal investigations. Roth plays Dr Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert, with Kelli Williams as psychologist Gillian Foster, Brendan Hines and Monica Raymond.

Friday
8.05pm Dido and Aeneas from the Royal Opera House BBC4
9.10pm So Hard to Beat
BBC4 – The story of Northern Ireland's rock and pop music featuring contributions by Van Morrison, Snow Patrol, Gary Moore, Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Ash, Therapy?, David Holmes, Neil Hannon and Clannad.
12.15am Album Chart Show: Akon Special
Channel 4

Subject list
The South Bank Show Out of Nigeria. Sunday, ITV1
• Dispatches
Children in care. Channel 4, Monday

• Panorama BBC1, Monday
Storyville Up For Debate: Team Qatar, BBC4, Monday
Horizon How Violent Are You? BBC2, Tuesday
True Stories Surfing in Israel. More4, Tuesday
Extraordinary People Growing Up without a Face Man. Five, Wednesday
Cutting Edge Britain's Forgotten Children: The Homecoming. Channel 4, Thursday
Unreported World Brazil: The Killables. Channel 4, Friday

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