Saturday 1st – Thursday 6th September 2012

by | Aug 29, 2012 | All, TV Week


6.25pm You’ve Been Framed ITV

6.55pm Fool Britannia ITV – Hidden camera show fronted by Dom Jolly.

7.20pm Doctor Who BBC1 – Return of Matt Smith as the Doctor. The first episode is entitled Asylum of the Dalecks. When the Doctor is kidnapped by his oldest foe, he is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter.


9.00pm Strike Back Sky1 – The third series of the full-throttle drama begins. A globe-trotting thriller is triggered when Scott tries to rescue a British diplomat and junior attache.


4.00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham ITV – Series in which Lynda Bellingham goes on a gastronomic road trip around Britain in her trusty campervan Battenberg. She meets the locals and samples many of the local delicacies. She begins her trip in deepest Surrey where she meets the local WI ladies and has a Victoria Sponge head to head with the results judged by the local junior cricket team. Later she visits the UK’s largest single estate vineyard where they make sparkling wine, and learns how to ‘throw’ a pot at a pottery.

8.00pm Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs ITV – Presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady spends seven weeks with the staff and canines at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. His first task is helping deliver a litter of puppies but he is upset when he meets Sparkle, a mistreated and dangerously thin Staffie found in a London park. The clinic staff worry if she will survive. But thanks to some specialist care Sparkle soon starts to put on weight and a few weeks later Paul is able to hand her over to her new family. Paul also helps the Battersea staff vet a potential family for Bonzo – a Jack Russell pup. The family in question is Dr Neil Fox and his kids, but Paul has taken a shine to Bonzo himself, so the interview does not go quite as planned. Then Paul meets the new love of his life – a big white Boxer called Carmine.

9.00pm Horizon: How Small is the Universe BBC2 – Horizon follows the search for the smallest thing in the universe, a journey where things don’t just become smaller but also a whole lot weirder. Scientists hope to catch a glimpse of miniature black holes, multiple dimensions and even parallel universes. As they start to explore this wonderland, where nothing is quite what it seems, they may have to rewrite the fundamental laws of time and space. 

9.00pm A Mother’s Son ITV – 2-part thriller starring Hermione Norris and Martin Clunes. When a teenage schoolgirl is murdered in a quiet coastal town the residents are shocked. They include the newly-merged family of Rosie and her two children Jamie and Livvy, and her new husband Ben and his two teenage children Rob and Jess. Then Rosie finds a pair of trainers stained with what she suspects could be blood. With Jamie and Rob both acting suspiciously, could someone in the family really be involved in a murder? 

Concludes Tomorrow. 

9.00pm Ross Kemp: Extreme World Sky1 – Ross Kemp and his team are caught in cross-fire as they report on the battle for Karachi in Pakistan. 


8.00pm Unforgettable: The Sweeney ITV – Revealing documentary special looking back at the iconic, ground-breaking 70s cop series. Featuring Dennis Waterman, Ray Winstone – star of the new Sweeney movie – and John Thaw’s widow Sheila Hancock. 


8.00pm All Star Mr. & Mrs. ITV – . Phillip Schofield presents a new series of the celebrity quiz show with a chance for couples to win 30,000 pounds for the charity of their choice. The first three couples in this series are EastEnder Patsy Palmer and her husband Richard, former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and his wife Pauline, and Westlife’s Nicky Byrne and his wife Georgina. 

8.00pm Top Dog Model ITV2 – Stacey Solomon presents the search for the nation’s most attractive dog. The country’s cutest canines are put through real modelling assignments and a series of challenges in order to discover who is Britain’s top dog. Proceedings kick-off with the auditions as dogs of all breeds, colours, shapes and sizes must strut their stuff in front of the judges. Joining Stacey on the panel is Hollywood dog agent Addison Witt, top model Lilah Parsons and guest judges Ashleigh and Pudsey. 

9.00pm Mrs Biggs ITV – Five-part drama series about the woman who married Ronnie Biggs. A passionate love affair begins when Charmian Powell meets handsome Ronnie Biggs on a London commuter train, but her father’s disapproval forces the couple to elope to the Dorset coast with money that Ronnie forced Charmian to steal from her employers. After being caught by police following a dramatic chase, Ronnie is imprisoned and Charmian receives a suspended sentence. After his release, Charmian pleads with Ronnie to turn his back on a life of crime. But money worries force Ronnie to ask an old friend for a loan for a deposit on a house. That friend is Bruce Reynolds, who is planning one of the most famous crimes in British history – the Great Train Robbery of August 1963. Stars Sheridan Smith and Daniel Mays.

9.00pm Dallas Five – Revival of the prime time blockbuster soap. As the Ewings gather for the wedding of Bobby’s son Christopher to Rebecca, family quarrels lead to the shock announcement that Bobby is to sell Southfork. Meanwhile, John Ross has struck oil on the land, Christopher’s methane extraction plans hit a major snag, and the bride is landed with the groom’s former fiancee. 


9.00pm Hilary Devey: Women at the Top BBC2 – There is an uncomfortable truth at the heart of British business: the majority of the top jobs are held by men. Now more than ever we need our top companies firing on all cylinders, so Hilary Devey is determined to prove to British business that it needs the female brainpower that is currently being squandered. 

9.00pm The Bletchley Circle ITV – Drama series about a group of former Bletchley Park codebreakers. When Susan Gray spots a hidden pattern in a series of murders, she tries to inform the police. But when they and her husband insist she forget her theory, Susan enlists her wartime friends to try and track down the murderer. Stars Anna Maxwell-Martin and Rachel Stirling.

9.00pm The British Sky Atlantic – Factual series that tells the story of our nation through CGI, re-enactments and interviews with famous faces.

NOTE: Channel 4’s schedules are dominated by paralympic coverage.

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