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Friday, 7 May 2010

The TVWEEK - Saturday 8th May - Friday 14th May

Saturday
9.00pm Have I Got a Bit More Election News For You BBC2 - guest host Jo Brand, and guest panellists Lembit Opik MP and Jon Richardson.
Sunday
7.00pm The Seasons with Alan Titchmarsh ITV - Alan Titchmarsh presents a brand new four-part series in which he looks at the seasons of the year and how they define our lives and our landscape.
8.10pm Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections BBC2 - Richard Hammond investigates Wembley's record-breaking arch to discover the Engineering Connections behind the new high-tech home of English football.
9.00pm When Moyles Met the Radio 1 Breakfast DJ's BBC2 - DJ Chris Moyles looks at how the Radio 1 Breakfast Show has reflected life in Britain over the past 40 years, as he meets his predecessors in the early morning slot. Former hosts Mike Read, Mike Smith, Simon Mayo, Steve Wright, Zoe Ball, and Sara Cox reveal the highs and lows of their reigns on Breakfast, and Tony Blackburn ,who launched Radio 1 in 1967, explains why the Breakfast Show has always kept its finger on the pulse of the nation.
9.00pm The Box that Changed Britain BBC4 - Poet Roger McGough narrates the story of how a simple invention - the shipping container - changed the world forever and forced Britain into the modern era of globalisation. With a blend of archive and modern-day filming, the impact of the box is told through the eyes of dockers, seafarers, ship spotters, factory workers and logisticians.
10.00pm Blood on the Carpet BBC2 - The story of Radio 1 Controller Matthew Bannister and then Breakfast host Chris Evans.
Monday
4.35pm Junior Masterchef BBC1 - Four hopefuls, shortlisted from 2000 aspiring chefs, battle it out to be the best cook in the country. After a Toad in the Hole Masterclass from top chef John Torode, the four cooks try their hand. Whose dish will leave presenters John and Nadia Sawalha jumping for joy?
8.00pm Goodbye Blanche ITV - Friends and Colleagues pay tribute to Coronation Street's Maggie Jones.
9.00pm High Street Dreams BBC1 - 4-part series that sees Jo Malone and Nick Leslau help people with strong products market for the High Street. The Singh family from East London hand-produce their own recipe for chilli sauce within their garden shed. Can Jo and Nick help them get their product on the supermarket shelves?
9.00pm The Grumpy Guide to... BBC2 - The Eighties
9.00pm Wormwood Scrubs ITV - First episode of a new two-part documentary about the life of prisoners and staff at Wormwood Scrubs, one of Europe's largest prisons. This compelling episode focuses on the staff, and the severe conditions they work under. Cameras follow officers in the segregation unit as they attempt to manage one of the country's most disruptive offenders, and show staff trying to keep order in the aftermath of a suicide.
9.00pm Mark Lawson Talks to.. BBC4 - Timothy Spall
10.00pm Derren Brown Investigates Channel 4 - In this brand new series, Derren Brown hits the road to find out if some of the more extraordinary claims from around the world are actually true. He starts off by travelling to Liverpool to investigate the world of Joe Power, a psychic medium who claims he can communicate with the dead. Joe alleges that one of the many people he has made contact with is Liverpool's own John Lennon.
10.30pm Bizarre ER BBC3 - Freema Agyeman narrates a series focusing on the most extraordinary and eye-watering cases to come through the doors of a British A&E department. Featuring a man who accidentally barbecued his own buttocks; a builder impaled through the thigh on a metre-long metal pole; and a footballer wheeled in with his kneecap facing the wrong way
Wednesday
9.00pm The Junior Apprentice BBC1 - Lord Sugar is on the search for his first-ever Junior Apprentice. From over 28,000 applicants, 10 candidates compete for a tailor-made fund worth 25,000 pounds to kick-start a career in business. The teens are set their first business task - to sell 500 pounds worth of cheese at busy London market stalls. Working against the clock to make as many sales possible at the highest price, both teams are desperate to avoid a showdown with Lord Sugar in the boardroom.
Thursday
8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 - Return of the popular property series.
9.00pm All At Sea
ITV - Three-part series in which a group of celebrity landlubbers embarks upon a journey along the south coast of England in a variety of different boats from luxury yachts to fishing trawlers. Richard Madeley, Dawn Porter, Nick Hancock, Rosemary Shrager, Bradley Walsh and Mark Durden-Smith split into two groups of three for their voyage.
9.00pm Autistic Superstars BBC3 - Two-part documentary in which Reggie Yates seeks out a cast of talented young people with autism to perform at a music event he is planning
9.00pm The Big Bang Theory E4 - The Second half of the third series of the American sitcom.

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