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Sunday, 25 April 2010

The TV WEEK - Sunday 25th April - Friday 30th April

Sunday
9.00pm Five Daughters BBC1 - The story of the five young women murdered in Ipswich in the winter of 2006, dramatised from the testimony of many of those closest to them. This episode focuses on Anneli Alderton, her mother and brother, while also introducing the other women and their families in the weeks leading up to their disappearances and deaths. Continues Monday, Concludes Tuesday.
10.00pm The Tutu Talks BBC4 - Desmond Tutu brings together Africa's leading contemporary thinkers in a series of discussions exploring major issues and changes affecting the future of the continent.
Monday
8.00pm Hidden Houses of Wales BBC2 - Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen visits some of the finest houses in Wales, stepping back in time to uncover their hidden stories.
8.30pm South Africa Walks BBC4 - Julia Bradbury sets out on four walks that explore South Africa's claim to be 'a world in one country'. The southern coastline of Africa is home to the sun-drenched Garden Route. With its beaches, flora and fauna, it is a popular holiday spot. But Julia's walk reveals secrets of the history of the Rainbow Nation and she finds that this abundant spot may have given rise to the modern human race.
9.00pm Mary Queen of Charity Shops Revisited BBC2 - Mary Portas took on a seemingly impossible challenge: dragging the forgotten, unloved charity shop into the 21st Century. After five long months of toil and tears, she achieved a remarkable, lasting transformation, overhauling dismal donations and shocking stock and reinventing their dowdy stores. But she's not finished yet. Six months later, she's returning to add the last piece to the jigsaw.
9.00pm The History of Safari with Richard E. Grant BBC4 - Richard E Grant examines the controversial history of the safari. Exploring the world of the big game hunters and the luxury of today's safaris, he goes on a personal journey to experience how the beauty of the bush made Africa the white man's playground. Using film and photographic archive, the film evokes the spirit of decadence, exploration and adventure of the safari and reveals how it continues to be a barometer of our attitudes to travel, our colonial inheritance and Africa itself.
10.00pm The World's Richest Teenager & Me Channel 4
10:30pm EastEnders: Christian and Syed BBC3 - With exclusive interviews and behind the scenes access, it also looks at the fate of the Masood family and the impact they have made on the Square.
Tuesday
9.00pm South Africa in Pictures BBC4 - British fashion photographer Rankin explores South Africa's rich photographic tradition, discovering how its photographers have captured this complex and turbulent nation through remarkable images and charting the role photography has played in documenting its story.
10:30pm La La Land BBC3 - Comedy series where Mark Wooten stars as three hopeless Hollywood wannabes. Aspiring actor Gary Garner, psychic Shirley Ghostman and documentary filmmaker Brendan Allen arrive in Hollywood from England in pursuit of their dreams.
Thursday
8.30pm The Prime Ministerial Debate BBC1 - For the first time ever the leaders of the three main parties debate live on television. The final prime ministerial debate takes place exactly one week before polling day, and focuses on the issue of the economy, jobs, debt and the recession. Members of the general public will have the chance to put their questions directly to the leaders.
9.00pm Autistic Driving School BBC3 - Documentary following a group of young characters with autism at different stages along the journey towards learning to drive.
Friday
9.00pm Bombay Railway BBC2 - Documentary about Bombay's vast suburban rail network, which serves six-and-a-half million commuters every day.
9.00pm Embarrassing Bodies: Kids Channel 4
9.00pm Whitechapel ITV3 - Repeat of last year's excellent crime drama.

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