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Monday, 23 June 2014

The TVweek: Saturday 28th June - Friday 4th July 2014

Saturday 
7.30pm The Cube: Celebrity Special ITV - Mollie King from The Saturday's is one of the celebrities to play the tense game for their chosen charity.
Sunday
8.00pm The Quest for Bannockburn BBC2 - First of a two-part documentary in which Neil Oliver and Tony Pollard attempt to solve the mystery of one of the defining moments in Scotland's history.
Monday
9.00pm The World's Best Diet Channel 4 - Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton explore some of the world's most varied diets. They travel around the globe, examining the dietary habits of countries, tribal people and communities, revealing how eating habits across the planet have changed radically over the last 50 years, and how this has affected our health. Leading dietary experts help Jimmy and Kate rank 50 of the world's diets, from the worst to the best. On their journey, Jimmy and Kate explore the differences in our eating habits and the surprising similarities between countries thousands of miles apart. What can their discoveries reveal about what we should be eating and how we can improve our health and quality of life?
Tuesday
Continuing Series: The Auction House, 9pm Channel 4
                            Penny Dreadful, 9pm, Sky Living
Wednesday
9.00pm The Betrayers ITV - Documentary telling the stories of the victims who have suffered betrayal at the hands of someone known to them, whom they trust and even love. From fake identities to terminal illnesses, the programme examines how otherwise intelligent and sensible people have fallen for a web of deceit and lies.
10.35pm The White Widow: Searching for Samantha BBC1 - Samantha Lewthwaite is one of the world's most wanted terrorists. The widow of Jermaine Lindsay, one of the 7/7 bombers, she claimed ignorance of her husband's lethal intentions. She said she was a victim too. But now she's on the run, somewhere in Africa, charged with conspiracy to cause explosions. For three years British, American, and Kenyan security services have been after the so-called White Widow. But what strange journey has this former sixth form schoolgirl from a quiet home counties market town taken? How did she end up as the friend and confidante of some of the top echelons of al-Qaeda? Filmmaker Adam Wishart has spent a year tracking down the real story of Samantha Lewthwaite - for the first time revealing her path to radicalisation and the hate preacher who inspired her.
Thursday
8.00pm Traffic Cops BBC1
9.00pm The Honourable Woman BBC2 - Drama in which one woman struggles to right her father's wrongs in a world of conspiracy and espionage. Powerful businesswoman Nessa Stein is thrown head-first into a game of political cat-and-mouse when a Palestinian businessman with close connections to her family's empire is killed. Written by The Shadow Line's Hugo Blick.
9.00pm Inside Asprey: Luxury by Royal Appointment ITV - Asprey is a British institution which stands on one of London's most prestigious thoroughfares, New Bond Street, and has been trading in luxury goods for over 230 years. It is popular with high net worth customers, whose desire for the finest quality coupled with personalised service means that they are prepared to pay a premium. This documentary follows the work of the staff, the store and the customers over the course of one summer. In the workshop above the emporium are the highly-skilled silversmiths, who craft much of the merchandise by hand. Founded as a silk-printing business by William Asprey in 1781, the company soon became a byword for elegance. Early clients included J Pierpont Morgan, the Maharaja of Patiala and Queen Mary, and the store still carries a royal warrant from the Prince of Wales. This documentary reveals the ups and downs of the business and gives a glimpse of a fascinating world.
10.00pm The Secret Life of Students Channel 4 - This brand new documentary series presents all the drama, gossip and goings-on from 12 students embarking on their first year at Leicester University. And it's not just their grades that are being examined. Their texts, tweets, pictures, videos and status updates pop up on screen alongside their on-campus shenanigans. From neknominations to 3000-student strong bar crawls, getting 'smashed and dashed' and gossip spreading like wildfire, how do the students cope in their first term?
Friday
8.00pm James Corden Does Deal or No Deal Channel 4 - The Dream Factory opens its doors to another well-known face as actor and comedian James Corden goes head to head with the meanest man on telly... the Banker. In the game show hosted by Noel Edmonds, James takes on the infamous boxes with the help of friends and family in the wings - and a good luck message from superstar boy band One Direction. Playing for the Terrence Higgins Trust and Save the Children, James hopes for a true Banker spanking in order to win big for his chosen charities. Will comedy triumph over evil as the Banker attempts to thwart James's efforts to raise a life-changing sum for charity?


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