Saturday 17th July – Friday 23rd July 2010

by | Jul 17, 2010 | All, TV Week

7.15pm Odd One In ITV – Bradley Walsh hosts a brand new comedy gameshow in which celebrity teams have to spot the person with a secret, a skill or a special story to tell in a series of peculiar line-ups. Each week home team Peter Andre and Jason Manford take on a different star pair as they try to work out who is the odd one in. First guests are Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Corrie’s Katherine Kelly.
8.00pm Tonight’s the Night
BBC1 – John Barrowman hosts a night of surprises and magical moments as he makes dreams come true for some special people. A young lad from Walsall dreams of dancing with world-famous dance crew Diversity, and together they deliver an amazing studio performance; a mum of three, who has done plenty for charity, duets with her idol, superstar Dionne Warwick
8.00pm Magic Numbers ITV – Stephen Mulhern presents a brand new gameshow in which viewers at home can compete for a massive cash prize based on their telephone number. Star guests compete in hilarious games which generate six numbers. Viewers who have any two of those digits in their phone number could be chosen to play for the 250,000 pound pot. This week, Holly Willoughby and boyband JLS will be helping to find the lucky winner.
9.00pm 30 Years of An Audience with ITV – Five-part series celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of entertainment show An Audience With…, featuring clips and memorable moments from the programme as well as interviews with some of the stars who took to the stage and members of the celebrity audience. This edition looks back at unforgettable appearances by Dame Edna Everage, the Spice Girls, Joe Pasquale, Bob Monkhouse and Donny Osmond and features chats with Dame Edna, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Joe Pasquale. Narrated by Chris Tarrant.
7.00pm Don’t Stop Believing Five – Emma Bunton rallies the nation in a search for Britain’s best new all-dancing, all-singing group. The contenders will be judged and mentored by a panel comprising global superstar Anastacia, Tamzin Outhwaite, Duncan James and Charles ‘Chucky’ Klapow. The public at home will have a chance to vote on which act makes it to the grand final.
8.00pm Heartbeat ITV – 20th and Final series of the popular sixties drama. A local woman is murdered and Joe finds his professional judgement questioned.
9.00pm Taggart ITV – New episode of the Scottish crime drama. When troubled gambler Nick Williams is murdered at a greyhound track it seems at first that his huge debts cost him his life. The team delve deeper and find an embittered wife, a disgruntled local ruffian and a greyhound handler with secrets of his own.
8.30pm On Hannibal’s trail BBC4 – Three Australian brothers – Danny, Ben and Sam Wood – set out cycling on the trail of Hannibal, the warrior who marched from Spain to Rome at the head of an invading army accompanied by elephants. The brothers cycle along the east coast of Spain, passing through the palms of Elche, Benidorm’s beaches and Valencia’s zoo before arriving at Sagunto, where Hannibal’s war against the Romans began. On the way, they meet Australian cycling champ Matthew Lloyd and talk to the elephants.
9.00pm Who Do You Think You Are? BBC1 – 8th series of the family tree series featuring nine brand new celebrity journeys beginning with Bruce Forsyth
9.00pm On the Frontline: Life with the Green Howards – BBC2 – This programme follows A Company, 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment before, during, and after their tour in Sangin, probably the most dangerous place in Afghanistan.
10.35pm My Child’s Big Fat Birthday Party BBC1 – Documentary following the mums and dads who believe that their child’s birthday party is the most important day of the year. These lavish events take months to plan, are exhausting to pull off and cost a fortune, but they can also cause tension amongst the other parents who struggle to keep up with these sophisticated shindigs.
8.30pm Underage and Pregnant BBC3 – Series discovering what it is like to be underage and pregnant. Courtnay is only 14 and five months pregnant and Megan from Portsmouth is 14 and five months pregnant, and thinks she’s ready to be a mum. She lives with her mum Helen who is on benefits and already worrying about how to financially support Megan’s baby.
8.30pm Britain By Bike BBC4 – Clare Balding attempts to re-discover Britain from the saddle of a touring cycle, following in the wheeltracks of compulsive cyclist and author Harold Briercliffe, whose evocative guide books of the late 1940s lovingly describe by-passed Britain.
9.00pm Danielle Lineker: My New Step Family BBC3 – When Danielle Lineker married Gary in 2009, she became stepmum to his four teenage sons. With her oldest stepson George only 12 years younger than her, Danielle is finding her new role a challenge. What is the secret to a successful stepfamily? How should she behave to avoid being the wicked stepmother? This documentary follows Danielle on her journey to understand stepfamilies, the fastest growing family type in Britain. On the way, she learns some home truths about herself and her new family.
10.35pm Ladette to Lady ITV – Another series of the Australian version of the series that turns to Laddetes into well ladies.. hence the title.
8.00pm Celebrity Masterchef BBC1 – The fifth series of the celebrity cooking contest starts with five celebrities trying to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Actor Neil Stuke, athlete Tessa Sanderson, Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Richard Farleigh, Brookside actress Alex Fletcher and Radio 1 DJ Nihal Arthanayake are put through a series of gruelling cooking challenges.
8.00pm Emergency Bikers Five – Documentary series following the work of emergency bike crews. The bikers rush to help a child after a traffic accident, deal with the effects of an addict’s heroin overdose and uncover a cannabis stash.
9.00pm Cutting Edge: My Wired and Wonderful Family Channel 4 – Ten years ago, gay British millionaires Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow hit the headlines when their two children, Saffron and Aspen, were born to a surrogate mother in the US, using donor eggs and the couple’s sperm. The pair were accused by some of “going against nature” and “shopping for the ultimate gay accessory”. Brother Orlando was born four years later, using a frozen embryo. A decade on, award-winning documentary film-maker Daisy Asquith films the family for Cutting Edge over the course of a year, as Tony and Barrie try for more babies.
9.00pm The Blind Me BBC3 – This documentary follows four young blind people on the rollercoaster ride to adulthood as they try to work out what they want from their lives. 18-year-old Dwight is looking for love and independence, Karen dreams of a career designing jewellery and blind couple Katy and Scott are facing dilemmas about their future together.
9.00pm It Shouldn’t Happen at a Vets BBC1 – Filming undercover in one of Britain’s largest veterinary chains, Panorama reveals evidence of questionable bills, animals poorly treated, and an unrepentant vet struck off for dishonesty. Pet owners who take best practice on trust are in for a shock.
9.00pm The Hotel Inspector Five – New series of the show in which award-winning hotelier Alex Polizzi strives to transform the fortunes of struggling guesthouses across Britain. Alex turns her attention to the Astor Hotel in Plymouth, but finds herself in conflict with the establishment’s headstrong owner.
10.35pm Would I Lie to You?BBC1 – Rob Brydon returns to the host’s chair for the fourth series of the comedy panel show, with lightning-quick team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack. Over the course of the show, celebrity guests reveal amazing stories about themselves, some of which are true and some of which are not; the aim of the game is to fool the opposition into mistaking fact for fiction and fiction for fact. David’s teammates are Fern Britton and Richard E Grant, while Lee is joined by Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE and Martin Clunes.

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