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Sunday, 28 March 2010

The TV WEEK - Saturday 3rd April - Friday 9th 2010

Saturday
6.20pm Doctor Who BBC1 - The highly anticipated debut of new doctor Matt Smith. The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. With the TARDIS wrecked, and the sonic screwdriver destroyed, the new Doctor has just 20 minutes to save the whole world - and only Amy Pond to help him.
7.25pm Doctor Who Confidential BBC3 - Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who, capturing all the backstage treats from the opening includes an interview with writer Steven Moffat.
9.15pm Have I Got a Bit More News for You BBC2 - Extended editon hosted by Lee Mack.
9.25pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories Gerri Halliwell ITV
Easter Sunday
7.00pm Got to Dance Sky1 - A follow-up with the winenr of the dance competition
8.00pm Jonathan Creek BBC1 - Brand new episode of the comedy crime drama starring Alan Davies and Sheridan Smith. When a young woman becomes seemingly possessed by the spirit of a Victorian sorceress, illusionist Jonathan Creek and intrepid investigator Joey Ross must fight to prove she is innocent of murder.
8.00pm A Touch of Frost ITV - Final 2-part episode that sees David Jason wave goodbye to the iconic detective. When DI Frost joins forces with RSPCA inspector Christine Moorhead in a raid on a brutal dogfight there are unexpected and deadly consequences. Concludes Easter Monday
8.05pm Great Move Mistakes BBC3 - Robert Webb exposes the cinematic blunders and gaffes that the film studios hoped they had got away with. From sweaty cameramen getting caught in shot to wobbling scenery.
9.35pm Michael Mcintyre Live & Laughing BBC1 - The comic performs live.
Easter Monday
6.00pm Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts 2010 ITV2 - Alex Zane and Laura Whitmore present highlights from a special series of concerts in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. 2010 is the tenth year of gigs supporting this very worthy cause, and there is a terrific line-up of artists appearing over several days at the Royal Albert Hall. The show includes performances by JLS, Noel Gallagher and Arctic Monkeys, as well as a special treat from The Who.
9.00pm An Extras Night In BBC2 - A celebration of Extras which intersperses the first six episodes of the sitcom with observations and insights from creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Aswell as interviews with the cast.
9.00pm Channel 4's Comedy Gala Channel 4 - Alan Carr, Andy Parsons, Bill Bailey, Catherine Tate, Christine Bleakley, David Mitchell, The Fonejacker, Jack Whitehall, Jack Dee, James Corden, Jason Manford, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Jonathan Ross, Kevin Bridges, Kevin Eldon, Lee Evans, Mark Watson, Michael McIntyre, Noel Fielding, Patrick Kielty, Rich Hall, Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sean Lock, and Shappi Khorsandi, Robert Webb, Ricky Gervais, Derren Brown, Kevin Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Gok Wan, Stephen Merchant and Johnny Depp provide additional sketches. In this live show in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
10.15pm The Orphans who survived Concentration camps BBC1 - The story of 300 Jewish orphans who having been captured by the Nazis defied the odds against their survival, and lived to tell the tale in Windermere.
Tuesday
8.00pm Touched by Frost: Goodbye Jack ITV - A celebration of detective series A Touch of Frost. The film takes viewers behind the cameras as David Jason films his emotional final scenes as DI Jack Frost, and looks at how the programme was adapted from the novels of RD Wingfield. With interviews from the cast.
9.00pm Great Ormond Street BBC2 - Cameras follow Great Ormond Street Hospital's doctors as they come face-to-face with the most difficult ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. This episode focuses on the work of the largest children's cardiac unit in the UK. Two of its surgeons - Martin Elliott and Victor Tsang - perform extremely advanced surgery that isn't carried out anywhere else in the country, and the team's success rate for heart transplant is well above the international average.
9.00pm Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast Channel 4 - Second series of Heston's Feasts follows Heston Blumenthal as he sets out on a gastronomic adventure to reinvent famous period and mythical feasts. In each of the seven episodes, he recreates 'lost' recipes, discovering forgotten flavours and ingredients, to then use his unique scientific approach to cooking to assemble his own version of the feast.
9.00pm Ducan Bannatyne's Seaside Rescue Virgin1 - The multi-millionaire mogul is on a mission to save the great British seaside holiday. In Ramsgate, a once-admired children's attraction is in need of some serious attention.
Wednesday
7.30pm Manchester United v Bayren Munich ITV1
8.00pm Waterloo Road BBC1 - Return of the School drama. Rachel's determined to put last term behind her but an incident with a young pupil makes her realise it's not enough to just educate the kids.
8.00pm The Edible Garden BBC2 - Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own, home-grown produce.
8.30pm Cracking Antiques BBC2 - Rebekah Prince from Essex longs for an opulent French bedroom with the wow factor. This rococo style can cost thousands to buy new, so antiques expert Mark Hill and interior designer Kathryn Rayward help her achieve that dream by hunting out French antiques and vintage items to create a glamorous, lavishly appointed boudoir for a lot less money.
9.00pm Beautiful Minds BBC4 - Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell describes how she discovered pulsars, the by-products of supernova explosions which make life in the universe possible in this three-part series about great minds.
10.00pm Bruce Forysth: A Comedy Roast Channel 4 - A grand US tradition, the format of a 'roast', is a simple one: a group of people called 'roasters' gather together in front of a live audience to make fun of a subject and celebrate all that is good about the 'roastee'. While the tone may seem cutting, sarcastic or salacious, at its heart, the 'roast' is in fact a genuine and affectionate celebration of the talent. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, the series features a wealth of comedic talents and showbiz luminaries 'roasting' different aspects of a subject's life, providing outrageous, mischievous and in some case, borderline offensive tributes to their targets. Legendary light-entertainment host and catch-phrase king Bruce Forsyth.
Thursday
9.00pm How the Other Half Live Channel 4 - Second series of the series that sees wealthy British familes providing help to lower income familes. Rebecca Abingdon lives with her dad David, mum Angie and brother George in the chocolate box Cotswold countryside. David is the MD of a marketing business, and a multi-millionaire. As Rebecca says, "poverty happens in London and big cities. I don't think there is much poverty around here though." But just 11 miles away eight-year-old Iris has a very different life.
9.00pm Abbey Clancy's Parent Trip ITV2 - Brand new series in which three celebrities and their parents leave their home comforts behind to embark on the adventure of a lifetime together. In this episode, model and WAG Abbey Clancy goes to the Thar Desert in India with her mum Karen.
9.30pm Outnumbered BBC1 - Third series of the improvised family comedy. Gran takes the Brockman family for a day's sightseeing in London. Karen is unimpressed with modern art, Jake suffers serious trauma when he is unable to text, and one of the family uses a visit to HMS Belfast for a brief re-enactment of World War II.
10.00pm Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast Channel 4 - Second comedy roast with Sharon Osbourne as the target of the jokes.'Roasters' include Jimmy Carr, Louis Walsh, Gok Wan, Alan Carr, Patrick Kielty and Keith Lemon.
Friday
8.00pm Ice Patrol Five - Series following life on board the Royal Navy Antarctic ice patrol ship HMS Endurance. The Endurance shipmates are preparing to leave for Antarctica, but must first pass a gruelling inspection. All seems to be going well until an engine breakdown off the Falklands threatens disaster for the ship and its mission.
8.30pm Outtake TV BBC1 - New set of blunders featuring EastEnders, Blue Peter and Saturday Kitchen. Hosted by Rufus Hound.
10.00pm Chris Tarrant: A Comedy Roast Channel 4 - A final Comedy roast with Chris Tarrant as the subject. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, includes 'roasters' Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Paddy McGuinness, Sally James, Jimmy Carr and a special guest appearance from Sir Terry Wogan.

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