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Saturday, 24 July 2010

The TV WEEK Saturday 24th - Friday 30th July 2010

Saturday
9.50pm John Bishop's Britain BBC1 - Liverpudlian comedian John Bishop presents viewers with a mix of stand-up, sketches and real-life stories from members of the Great British public. Featuring James Corden discussing the topic of love and marriage.
Sunday
7.00pm All the Queen's Men with Alan Titchmarsh ITV - Alan Titchmarsh takes a look behind the scenes at the preparations for the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Royal Tattoo at Windsor Castle. He boards a brand new naval destroyer, hitches a ride with the RAF and risks being run over by a one-and-a-half ton gun carriage when he rides with the Army's King's Troop as they practise their famous Musical Drive. Alan also talks to Prince Edward, who describes visiting British troops in Afghanistan, and even bumps into the Queen herself.
7.00pm Orchestra United Channel 4 - Four-part series exploring the powerful effect of classical music, Orchestra United charts the creation of the Hallé Harmony Youth Orchestra, which brings together a cross-section of young people from Manchester's vast cultural and ethnic community. Episode one follows the young, charismatic conductor James Lowe, as he holds auditions to find 75 aspiring musicians aged 11 to 18 to form a new youth orchestra under the auspices of the world famous Hallé Orchestra.
7.30pm Last of the Summer Wine BBC1 - Final series of the comedy.
9.00pm Sherlock BBC1 - First of three contemporary crime dramas, based on the novels by Arthur Conan Doyle. A war hero, invalided home from Afghanistan, meets a strange but charismatic genius who is looking for a flatmate; it is London, 2010, and Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes are meeting for the first time. A string of impossible suicides has Scotland Yard baffled - and only one man can help. Starring Bennidict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
9.00pm Coast BBC2
9.00pm Young, Dumb & Living off Mum BBC3 - Nine young adults who've been waited on hand and foot their whole lives must live together in a house and fend for themselves. They compete against each other in tough work challenges set by their parents, designed to force them to become more independent. This week, as well as fending for themselves for the very first time, the contestants must complete a hard day's graft working as florists.
Monday
5.00pm Ten Mile Menu ITV - Series in which two teams are challenged to source and serve a three-course meal using only produce from within a ten mile radius. Each team is made up of a professional chef and a celebrity cooking novice, and together they have to win over a group of uncompromising local judges.
9.00pm Dragons' Den - The Series moves to a new Monday slot.
9.00pm The Hospital Channel 4 - Second series of the series which examines how Britain's health service will be affected by the lifestyle choices of the nation's youth.
11.20pm Hammond Meets Moss BBC2 - Richard Hammond and Sir Stirling Moss share the same life-altering experience - they had their lives changed forever by terrible car accidents. The pair recovered quickly from their physical injuries, but the acquired brain injuries meant their minds took longer to heal. First shown on BBC4
Tuesday
8.00pm Ship Rescue: The Devon Disaster Five - Documentary exploring the attempts of the emergency services to rescue MSC Napoli, a 53,000-tonne container ship that ran aground on the Devon coastline in 2007, spilling its cargo into the hands of looters.
8.30pm Baby Beauty Queens BBC3 - Documentary series about children's beauty pageants. Amber is seven and lives in Farnborough. She has never entered a pageant before, but she is serious about fashion and won't be told what to wear by anyone, not even her mum Sally. Eden is six and has been brought up on catwalks, as her mum Fathom owns a bespoke dress shop in Southend. She has won talent competitions with her singing before, so she's expecting to do well this time.
Wednesday
9.00pm Cutting Edge: The Man who Jumps off Buildings Channel 4 - Dan Witchalls and Ian Richardson are addicted to the world's most deadly adrenaline sport: base jumping. Cutting Edge follows one of Britain's most prolific base jumpers and his right-hand man, as they leap from the top of some of the country's most famous landmarks, escaping death by pulling their parachute cord just seconds from impact.
9.00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent Five - 7th series of the US crime drama
9.00pm The Great Outdoors BBC4 - Comedy which follows the hikes, heartaches, friendships and rivalries of a misfit rambling club. Club organiser Bob begins a titanic battle of wills with the newest member, Christine, for the heart and soul of his treasured walking group. Bob's teenage daughter Hazel is mortified at the arrival of geeky Victor from her school and married businesswoman Sophie is looking for a way out from her freeloading husband Joe. Starring Mark Heap, Ruth Jones, Steve Edge & Katherine Parkinson
Thursday
9.00pm The Secret Tourist BBC1 - Consumer travel series in which Matt Allwright re-creates popular scams on unsuspecting tourists abroad. Here, he demonstrates a hotel room theft and a fake day trip con. Plus a family of Secret Tourists investigate a package holiday in the Dominican Republic, making some shocking revelations about the health, hygiene and safety at the resort. And Carole Machin investigates doctors on the Spanish island of Tenerife after reports of over-treating and over-charging tourists.
9.00pm Five that Changed Britain BBC2 - Behind-the-scenes story of five days in May when the UK's political leaders haggled over who should form the next government. In exclusive interviews, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and other key players tell the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson how the coalition government was created.
9.00pm Police, Camera, Action! ITV - Revamped series looking at dangerous driving on Britain's roads. With new host Gethin Jones
9.00pm Alice & her Six Dads BBC3 - During Alice's life there have been six different men that she's thought of as being her dad - some meant more to her than others. But there's one of these men Alice has no memory of - her biological dad. In this film Alice sets off on a journey to meet these different men from her childhood, and in the process work out what it really means to be a dad.
10.30pm The Real Hustle: Celebrity Scammers BBC3 - Ex-Busted frontman Matt Willis goes undercover as a security engineer in the most audacious Real Hustle scam to date: he joins the hustlers as they pull off The Jewellery Store Heist right under the nose of the shop's manager.
10.35pm Steeling Shakespeare BBC1 - The remarkable story of how a 53-year-old rare book dealer from the North East of England became the centre of a mystery surrounding the disappearance of a long lost Shakespeare First Folio.

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