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Monday, 9 May 2011

TV WEEK - Saturday 14th - Friday 21st May 2011

Saturday
7.00pm Radio 1's Big Weekend BBC3 - Coverage of the festival featuring performances from Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters and Ellie Goulding.
8.00pm The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 BBC1 - Fronted by Graham Norton.
Sunday
9.00pm Operation Crossbow BBC2 - Heroic tales of World War II are legendary, but Operation Crossbow is a little-known story that deserves to join the hall of fame: how the Allies used 3D photos to thwart the Nazis' weapons of mass destruction before they could obliterate Britain.
Monday
9.00am Fake Britain BBC1 - Fake Britain carries out the largest independent investigation ever undertaken in Britain of one pound coins given out over the counter by the high street banks, and reveals how the banks are giving their customers a shockingly high percentage of fakes.
9.00pm The Street that cut Everything BBC1 - Nick Robinson presents a unique social experiment. He has persuaded one street in Preston to give up all council services for six weeks. Armed with their council tax rebates, the 50 residents must rally round and run their own community themselves. What happens when rubbish is no longer collected, street lights go out and neighbours now depend on each other for their benefits? Will the residents do some things better than the council or, at the end of it all, will they be begging them to come back? Will it galvanise their community, or tear it apart? Concludes at 10.35pm
Tuesday
9.00pm This Green and Pleasent Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting BBC4 - Documentary which takes an eclectic group, including artists, critics and academics, into the countryside to look at how we have depicted our landscape in art, discovering how the genre carried British painting to its highest eminence and won a place in the nation's heart. From Flemish beginnings in the court of Charles I to the digital thumbstrokes of David Hockney's iPad, the paintings reveal as much about the nation's past as they do the patrons and artists who created them.
9.00pm Dating in the Dark Sky Living - New series of the dating program where contestants are plunged into darkness before they meet.
10.00pm Jamie's Food Revolution Hits Hollywood Channel 4 - Jamie is returning to the US to take his food revolution to an even bigger target: Los Angeles, population 11 million, a place where 'it's easier to get a gun, crack or a prostitute in a lot of areas before you can get a tomato'.
Wednesday
8.00pm The British Soap Awards ITV
9.00pm Wonderland: A Hasidic Guide to Love, Marriage & Finding a Bride BBC2 - Wonderland delves into the Hasidic Jewish community of Stamford Hill, north London, where the people live in a unique world divided between 21st-century urban life and 18th-century traditions. For the most part this community is reserved and publicity-shy, but filmmaker Paddy Wivell has spent three months with members of the community who have decided it is time to let the rest of the world inside their personal and religious lives.
Thursday
9.00pm Cutting Edge: Hunting Britain's Most Wanted Channel 4 - The expansion of the EU and open borders in the UK have led to a surge in foreign criminals heading for Britain. The number of requests for wanted fugitives has risen ten-fold over the past five years and now totals more than 4300 a year. Over the course of three months

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