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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The TVweek: Saturday 28th September - Friday 4th October 2013

Saturday
8.15pm Atlantis BBC1 - 13-part family fantasy drama series. When Jason goes in search of his father, he washes up on the shores of a strange and mysterious land. A world of mythical creatures, soothsaying oracles and palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants; this is the lost city of Atlantis. But it seems the newcomer has chosen the wrong time to arrive in the fabled realm, and Jason soon finds himself at the mercy of a deadly ritual, from which there is no escape.
Sunday
7.30pm The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek BBC2 - Sketch show featuring award-winning comedy trio Graeme Rooney, Paul Charlton and Kevin O'Loughlin. This time seagulls raid a local business, a ventriloquist's puppet has an affair, dancers create revolutionary moves and Braveheart as it has never been seen before. Plus a wolf and a pig go for counselling.
9.00pm Big Fat Quiz of the 90's Channel 4 - Host Jimmy Carr is joined by Jonathan Ross, Jo Brand, Sue Perkins, Lee Mack, Bob Mortimer and Richard Ayoade to play the comedy quiz that goes retro, along with guest question-setters, including Hanson, Melinda Messenger, Andi Peters, Mr Motivator and Goldie.
Monday
6.30pm Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two BBC2 - Zoe Ball is back to give the lowdown on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
9.00pm Broadmoor: The Inside Story Five - Two-part documentary special exploring Broadmoor, home to Britain's most notorious killers. This first episode begins with a portrait of the hospital - and its most famous patients - today. We also take a look at some of its first residents, including Richard Dadd, a famous artist who, believing himself to be controlled by an Egyptian god, killed his father, and Edward Oxford, who tried to assassinate Queen Victoria.
9.00pm The Face Sky Living - Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Erin O'Connor and Caroline Winberg hand-pick teams of aspiring models and go head-to-head in search of the next face of fashion.
10.00pm Porn on the Brain Channel 4 - As part of Channel 4's Campaign for Real Sex, Porn on the Brain is an authored film by journalist Martin Daubney, who walked away from his position as editor of lad's magazine Loaded after becoming a father.
10.00pm Some Girls BBC3 - Second series of the one of the BBC3 comedies of all time!
Tuesday
9.00pm My Big Fat Gypsy Christening Channel 4 - While Gypsies and Travellers celebrate communions and weddings with their own traditions and spectacular style, they are not the only events in the life cycle that are marked and celebrated. This special episode explores the community's unique approach toward birth and death, revealing a world in which pregnancy comes with its own strict rules of conduct, where breast feeding is considered shameful by some and a funeral is an event planned with as much energy as the biggest weddings, drawing crowds of hundreds.
9.00pm The Psychopath Next Door Sky Living - Anna Friel stars in this darkly comic tale, the first of a season of one-off dramas on Sky Living. Three friends' lives are rocked by a new neighbour.
10.35pm Stephen Lawrence Unity Concert BBC1 - Highlights of the concert starring Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Jamie Cullum, Jessie J, Labrinth, Plan B, Rita Ora, Rizzle Kicks, Rudimental, Tinie Tempah, and special guests. Twenty years after the tragic murder which changed race relations in Britain, the event at London's O2 Arena is in support of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and is hosted by Nick Grimshaw and Reggie Yates.
Wednesday
9.00pm The Great British Year BBC1 - Documentary series showing Britain's changing look over the course of a year. Starting on New Years Day, Britain is in the grip of winter. Time-lapses show a magical country shrouded in frost and mist swirling in hollows. Water becomes the enemy as it freezes, and the wildlife must cope. Red squirrels resort to subterfuge, and kites track a farmer ploughing to get at the worms beneath the frost. As winter fades, adders bask in the sun and the woodland floor erupts with snowdrops. On a lake in Wiltshire, new hope is captured in the evocative dance of the great crested grebe.
9.00pm Unsafe Sex in the City BBC3 - Return of the series looking at how staff at clinics in Leeds and Exeter are tackling STIs among young people.
10.35pm Exposure ITV - Current affairs strand presenting new documentary films on a range of powerful and controversial subjects, investigating foreign and domestic topics, and reporting on issues that resonate with our lives.
Thursday
9.00pm Mayhem & Mishaps: Britain Caught on Camera BBC1 - Mark 'Chappers' Chapman catalogues the everyday mishaps and accidents we encounter in our lives. Each category of calamity is illustrated using home video clips and CCTV.
9.00pm Hotel of Mum & Dad BBC3 - Series in which young couples living with their parents or in-laws test drive a place of their own. Sam and Lara live with Sam's nan Jean in a posh house in Islington. With no rent to worry about, they both live the high life. Living at home might help the bank balance, but not the sex life - there's no lock on the bedroom door and Jean isn't one to knock. As they move into their own place, can they rein in their expensive taste and forego pricey nights out, or will they head back to the penthouse at nan's? In South Wales, Jack and Jaseleigh live with Jaseleigh's parents John and Julie. With a small baby, Jack and Jaseleigh live a cosy life, not lifting a finger at home. But now Jack wants to be king of his own home and prove he can provide for his family.
9.00pm Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicine BBC4 - Three-part series in which Dr Michael Mosley tells the story of how scientists learned to use the world around us to heal our bodies and conquer the common afflictions of pain, pus and poison. Pain has a profound effect on our bodies - when we are experiencing it, millions of nerve cells deep within our brains are firing, telling us 'it hurts' - and for centuries the challenge has been to find something that will lessen or even switch off these sensations to bring us relief. Michael discovers just what pain is, why we want to control it and how we ultimately did it when the discovery of morphine, the world's first pharmaceutical, at the beginning of the 19th century led to a 200-year journey of scientific breakthrough, discovery and self experimentation.
9.00pm Lawless Sky Living - Suranne Jones stars as Britain's youngest female judge in this original one-off drama. Lila Pettitt finds the legal world to be a far murkier place than she had imagined.
Friday
9.00pm Have I Got News for You? BBC1 - Paul Merton and Ian Hislop return for a new series.
9.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4 - Host Jimmy Carr returns with a new series of the topical comedy panel game joined by team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who discuss the topical events that set the great British public's chins wagging.
9.30pm Citizen Khan BBC1 - Series 2 of the sitcom following the trials and tribulations of self-appointed Muslim community leader Mr Khan and his long-suffering family

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