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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

TVWeek: Saturday 10th - Friday 16th November 2012

Saturday
10.00pm Bomb Girls ITV3 - Six-part World War II drama series, telling the remarkable stories of women who risked their lives in a Canadian munitions factory.
Sunday
9.00pm I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! ITV - Ant and Dec present the brand new twelfth series of the celebrity jungle survival challenge. It's the first day in the Australian jungle for this year's celebrities. They must first face a gruelling but exhilarating journey into camp before finding out who the viewers have chosen to face the first dreaded Bush Tucker Trial. Continues all week.
10.30pm I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now ITV2 - Companion show hosted by Laura Whitmore and Joe Swash.
Monday
2.00pm Crime Stories ITV - Brand new drama series filmed in the style of a documentary crew following two police officers, DI Jane Preston and DS Ben Shaw, as they try to uncover the truth behind crimes. CCTV and interviews are used to help tell the storylines behind the crimes. In this episode, a woman reports that her elderly father has been robbed at the care home where he lives. The prime suspect is his carer who regularly buys items on behalf of the elderly man. But when the team dig a little deeper they discover that there is more to this case than meets the eye. Continues all week.
1001 Things You Should Know Channel 4 - Comedian Sandi Toksvig hosts Channel 4's brand new general knowledge quiz show. It's a quiz full of questions the contestants really should know the answer to. But getting these basic questions right unlocks trickier ones, which earn the contestants cash. The questions are posed by experts in their field and Channel 4 celebrity faces. Today's questioners include Kevin McCloud and Cathy Newman.
9.00pm The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler BBC2 - Adolf Hitler seemed an unlikely leader – fuelled by anger, incapable of forming normal human relationships and unwilling to debate political issues. Such was the depth of his hatred that he would go on to become a war criminal arguably without precedent in history - his hatred would lead to the Holocaust, his desire for conquest would leave much of Europe in ruins, and his determination caused the death of 60 million people. Yet he was once loved by many.
In the first of a three part series, Laurence Rees looks at how this was possible, revealing how Hitler formed a connection with millions of German people and in the process, this seemingly unlikely figure generated a level of charismatic attraction almost without parallel. Dispelling the myth that Hitler somehow hypnotised a nation, this first episode looks at how his alleged ‘charisma’ played a key role in his success as a leader.
9.00pm Ross Kemp: The Invisible Wounded Sky1 - Psychological scars sometimes run the deepest as Ross Kemp explores the subject of post-traumatic stress disorder, which an estimated one in four war veterans is affected by.
10.50pm Full English Channel 4 - Meet the Johnson family in Channel 4's brand new animated satirical sitcom. A quintessentially English family with Dad Edgar, his wife Wendy, and their three kids Dusty, Jason and Eve, and not forgetting Edgar's father-in-law and boss Ken. Eve decides to enter her band, Bloodmonkey, into Britain's Got Talent. They're not very good. But thanks to a misunderstanding, Simon Cowell thinks her parents are dead, and the sympathy vote looks like it might propel her all the way to the final. Meanwhile, Edgar and Wendy go away for their anniversary, but unknown to them their eldest son Dusty has stowed away as a surprise. And Ken attempts to rekindle an old romance with Her Majesty the Queen, invoking the jealousy of his imaginary friend
Tuesday
8.00pm 40 Years on Coronation Street: Deidre and Me ITV - Anne Kirkbride celebrates 40 years of playing the well-loved character of Deirdre in Coronation Street this year. This hour-long documentary special looks at the woman behind those famous glasses, taking the cameras backstage as she discusses everything from her cancer diagnosis to her battle with depression. She also tells of her close relationships with fellow cast members and how she met her future husband on set, and talks us through the highs and lows of her Corrie career, including the storyline which rocked the Street almost 30 years ago when Ken discovered Deirdre's affair with Mike Baldwin. Featuring appearances from cast members past and present, including William Roache, Michelle Keegan, Chris Gascoyne and Johnny Briggs.
10.35pm Panorama: The Mind Reader Between Life and Death BBC1 - Panorama follows a group of severely brain injured patients and reveals the revolutionary efforts made to help them communicate with their families and the outside world. Never before filmed, this Panorama Special spent more than a year with a group of vegetative patients in Britain and Canada. They witness the moment when a patient regarded as vegetative for more than a decade is able to answer a series of questions whilst inside a brain scanner. The findings have profound implications for the patients and their families, as well as ethical consequences for scientists and medical staff.
Wednesday
8.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build for Children in Need BBC1 - The team enlist local tradespeople to come to the aid of a centre in Edinburgh for children with additional needs. The Yard is a unique indoor and outdoor centre that helps 1,500 young people and their families each week. They provide a space where families can gain much-needed respite while their children make friends, develop their confidence and learn vital life skills. Children in Need provide support, but the Yard is housed in a building that is in desperate need of a complete overhaul. There are just ten days to complete the build and make sure these children get the future they so richly deserve.
8.00pm Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not Channel 4
9.00pm The Hour BBC2 - Series 2 of the period drama that goes behind the scenes of a fictional news programme. November 1957. A year has passed since The Hour was unceremoniously taken off air for their controversial interview with Lord Elms and much has changed.
Freddie has been fired and gone travelling, while Bel fought to stay. She has tried to improve the ratings and keep Hector in line, although he has now become a national celebrity and is drawn into the seductive glamour of Soho nightclub El Paradis; Bel’s whole life is her work and she’s becoming increasingly preoccupied with Britain’s growing criminal underworld, chasing a story but without the manpower to tell it. All eyes are on the new Head of News, Randall Brown, as a force for change. El Paradis is run by Raphael Cilenti, charming but ruthless. His most prized possession is lead showgirl, Kiki Delaine. Beautiful, talented and utterly beguiling, Kiki knows exactly how to charm a man and Hector finds her hard to resist.
In the newsroom, nuclear hysteria is growing around the Soviet launch of Sputnik 2. In the midst of a heated team meeting Freddie appears, fresh from his travels. He’s Randall’s new addition, designed to stir up the team - and it works. Bel wrestles with conflicted feelings of disempowerment at not being told of his return, but also joy at getting back the friend she has missed. Hector too is angry when told that Freddie will be a joint frontman. It is also clear that Lix and Randall seem to have a shared past...
Thursday
8.00pm The Big Bang Theory E4 -  In the series premiere, Howard gets caught in an argument between his mum and Bernadette while at the International Space Station. Ray is feeling lonely so Sheldon invites him along to his second anniversary date with Amy.
8.30pm 2 Broke Girls E4 - The second series of this comedy about two girls from different ends of the social spectrum who join forces to set up their own business comes to E4. In the opening episode, Max joins Caroline on her visit to a white-collar prison to see her father, Martin Channing, and he encourages them to purchase a particular keepsake at the Channing estate auction.
9.00pm Everyday Channel 4 -  One-off drama that tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband. The father Ian is in prison. The mother Karen has to bring up a family of four children by herself. Filmed over a period of five years, Everyday uses the repetitions and rhythms of everyday life to explore how a family can survive a prolonged period apart. The story unfolds in a series of visits: first the family visiting the father in prison, later the father visiting the family at home. With each visit the distance between the children and their father becomes harder to bridge. By avoiding the normal cinematic conventions of time passing, Everyday focuses on the small subtle changes as people grow up and grow old while being apart. It is a story of survival and love: a celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life. John Simm stars.
9.30pm Impractical Jokers BBC3 - Hidden camera show where four friends - Joel Dommet, Roisin Conaty, Paul McCaffrey and Marek Larwood - compete to embarrass each other in everyday situations. Pushing each other to the limit, they take it in turns to complete embarrassing challenges. They have got to do or say everything the other jokers tell them via a hidden earpiece, but if they refuse they lose and face a humiliating forfeit.
10.00pm Falcon Sky Atlantic -  Inspector Javier FalcĂ“n is brought to life from Robert Wilson's iconic novels in the first of a gripping four-part thriller.
10.00pm Superstorm Sandy: Caught on Camera BBC3 - Amateur footage of the storm.
Friday
7.30pm Children in Need 2012 BBC1
9.00pm Attenbourough: 60 Years in the Wild BBC2 - Sir David Attenborough looks back at an unparalleled period of change in our planet's history, as seen during his 60 year career. In the first of three personal films, Sir David Attenborough gives his unique perspective on over half a century of innovation in wildlife filmmaking. He revisits key places and events in his filming career, reminisces with his old photos and reflects on memorable wildlife footage - including him catching a komodo dragon and swimming with dolphins. Returning to his old haunts in Borneo he recalls the challenges of filming in a bat cave and shows how with modern technology we can now see in the dark.

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