Thursday, 17 February 2011
7.00pm Let's Dance for Comic Relief BBC1 - Dance competition to race money for Comic Relief Hosted by Steve Jones and Alex Jones and featuring the stars of Waterloo Road, Katie Price, Colin & Justin, Rebbecca Front, Ed Byrne with contributions from Graham Norton and Frank Skinner and musical performances from JLS and and Taio Cruz featuring former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt.
9.00pm South Riding BBC1 - Drama charting the story of Sarah Burton's homecoming to Yorkshire in 1934 after twenty years teaching in London and the Empire. Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissery, Peter Firth, John Henshaw and Douglas Henshall.
11.00am Wreck or Ready BBC1 - Property experts Jonnie Irwin and Jane Farnham hunt for run-down renovation projects and ready-to-move-into homes.
6.30pm My Life in Books BBC2 - Chatshow fronted by Anne Robinson in which she invites well-known personalities to discuss the books they most love and why. Anne talks to best selling crime novelist PD James and presenter Richard Bacon about the books that have shaped their lives.
8.30pm Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets BBC2 - Chef Raymond Blanc welcomes the cameras back into his working Oxfordshire kitchen to share the culinary secrets he has collected and cherished over the past 35 years. The programme features a variety of recipes for cooks of all abilities that are inspiring and achievable. In this episode Raymond shares his love of seafood, celebrating the best of British shellfish
9.00pm When Teenage Meets Old Age BBC2 - 4-part series that sees four young people who have little or no contact with the elderly volunteer to work as carers in a retirement village. It's the start of an inspirational and emotional journey of discovery for both sides of the generation gap.
9.00pm When God Spoke English: The Making of the King James Bible BBC4 - Documentary telling the unexpected story of how arguably the greatest work of English prose ever written, the King James Bible, came into being. Author Adam Nicolson reveals why the making of this powerful book shares much in common with his experience of a very different national project - the Millennium Dome.
9.00pm Ross Kemp's Extreme World Sky1 - Ross Kemp reports from the most dangerous places on Earth. In this first fix, he heads to Chicago to expose a drugs epidemic.
10.30pm The Chris Rock Show Sky Atlantic - Comedian Chris Rock talks to famed lawyer Johnnie Cochran, best known for his celebrity clients such as OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson and Sean Combs, in this lighthearted chat show.
10.35pm Mrs. Brown's Boys BBC1 - Comedy series about a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch, whose favourite pastime is meddling in the lives of her children. Starring Brendan O'Caroll as Mrs. Brown.
9.00pm Silk BBC1 - Six-part law drama starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Maxine Peake. Having just won an important case, Martha is given two new cases for the next day, with a chance of getting a good reference for her Silk application. Under huge time pressure, Martha has to prepare overnight. But will she be able to satisfy both the personal and the professional demands placed on her? Or will she be forced to sacrifice one case in order to win the other?
9.00pm Heston's Mission Impossible Channel 4 - Heston Blumenthal attempts to help four of Britain's biggest brands dramatically transform their food production, and maybe improve their profit margins too. In each episode, Heston uses his maverick culinary genius to tackle the unique dilemmas that British Airways, the NHS, the Royal Navy and Cineworld Cinemas face in their kitchens.
9.00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in their Hands BBC3 - Documentary series following seven newly-qualified doctors as they begin work on the wards of two of Newcastle's busiest hospitals.
9.00pm The Real King's Speech Channel 4 - The BAFTA and Oscar-nominated film The King's Speech has brought to the fore the inspiring story of King George VI's struggle to overcome his crippling stammer. With access to letters between his Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue and the King, and interviews with former patients of Logue, the film provides insight into the working relationship between the therapist and his royal patient, and looks at the methods and techniques Logue employed to 'cure' his patients
10.00pm The Model Agency Channel 4 - Reality series following the going's on of the agency founded by Carole White and her brother Chris Owen, the world-famous Premier Model Management are leaders in their field.
9.00pm A Dangerous Place to Meet My Family BBC3 - 21-year-old Dean Whitney was born in Sheffield to a British dad and Yemeni mum. He has always dreamt of travelling to Yemen to meet his extended family and get in touch with his Muslim and Yemeni identity.
9.00pm The Hidden Treasures of Art BBC2 - Griff Rhys Jones sets off on a series of adventures to find out what extraordinary treasure is still being created in far-off places by the indigenous people of today. In a rapidly changing world can traditional art survive? What meaning does it still have? In this first programme, Griff crosses the globe to the remote Torres Strait Islands between Australia and Papua New Guinea to explore what remains of an unusually creative and warlike culture.
9.00pm Benidorm ITV - Fourth series of thesitcom set in the Spainish Holiday resort.
10.00pm Friday Night Dinner Channel 4 - six-part comedy sitcom written and produced by Robert Popper, starring Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter Simon Bird and comedy newcomer Tom Rosenthal, plus special guest star Mark Heap. Friday Night Dinner is a truly original series about the Goodmans, a family who have made an art form of their eccentricities
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