The TVWeek July 4th – July 10th

by | Jun 26, 2009 | All, TV Week

7.25pm Total Wipeout BBC1 – Return of the game show presented by Richard Hammond in which 20 Brits undertake an obstacle course in Argentina.
9.00pm Madonna Sticky and Sweet: Live from Buenos Aires Sky1
9.00pm Pretty Dangerous Crime & Investigation – Series about women who have used their seduction skills to commit crimes.
9.00pm Britney Spears Saved My Life BBC3 – Oscar-winning film maker Vikram Jayanti examines how Britney Spears has maintained her pop icon status ands follows fans to BBC TV Centre in London where they perform in a mass dance tribute
9.00pm Being Neil Armstrong BBC4 – Documentary in which author Andrew Smith tries to discover the real Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.
11.00am To Buy or Not to Buy BBC1 – Return of the property series.
5.00pm Wigan’s Perfect Recall Channel 4 – Return of the quiz show hosted by Sir Terry Wogan.
7.00pm One & Other Sky Arts – Documentary about the project masterminded by Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley in which 2,400 people will each spend an hour on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth.
8.00pm Teenagers Fighting Cancer Channel 4
8.00pm Space Dogs BBC4 – Documentary about Russia’s dog cosmonauts.
8.30pm What To Eat Now BBC2 – Series two of Valentine Warner’s guide to seasonal cooking and eating.
8.45pm For All Mankind BBC4 – Documentary about the space race.
9.00pm The Hotel Inspector Five – Return of the series in which failing hotels across the UK are transformed by expert Alex Polizzi.
9.00pm Torchwood – Children Of Earth BBC1 – Five-part scifi series, showing over consecutive nights, featuring Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen (Eve Myles) and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd). With Cush Jumbo, Kai Owen, Peter Capaldi, Paul Copley, Liz May Brice, Lucy Cohu, Nicholas Farrell and Susan Brown. An ordinary day becomes one of terror, as every single child in the world stops. Written by Russell T Davies, John Fay and James Moran.
9.00pm One Tree Hill E4 – Series six of the US teen drama.
9.00pm Four Weddings LivingTV – Reality show in which four brides compete for an all-expenses paid honeymoon.
9.00pm Sea Patrol UK National Geographic – Series following the men and women who patrol the English Channel.
9.00pm K-Ville Five USA – Shortlived US crime drama series, starring Anthony Anderson, Blake Shields and Tawny Cypress, set in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, where criminals roam the streets.
10.00pm Apollo Wives BBC4 – The stories of astronauts’ wives.
10.00pm My Breasts Could Kill Me Sky1 – Two-part documentary examining breast cancer, fronted by Dawn Porter.
4.35pm Clash BBC1 – Six-part series fronted by BBC Radio 1 DJs Bobby Friction and Nihal who lead groups of children as they turn two classical music pieces into pop tracks.
10.00pm You Have Been Watching Channel 4 – Eight-part series in which Charlie Brooker looks at the week’s TV highs and lows.
8.00pm Embarrassing Teenage Bodies Channel 4 – Four-part health advice series.
9.00pm Taking The Flak BBC2 – Seven-part comedy drama following a group of journalists who are embedded with the army in an African war zone. Stars Martin Jarvis as senior BBC foreign correspondent David Bradburn, Bruce Mackinnon as local stringer Harry, Doon Mackichan as Jane Thomason, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Joyful Sifuri, Joanna Brookes as the World Service’s Margaret Hollis and Lloyd Owen as Jack with guest stars including Mackenzie Crook, Ruby Wax and BBC journalists Bill Turnbull, Sian Williams and George Alagiah.
9.00pm Theatre Live!: Mind Away Sky Arts – Sandi Toksvig presents the live dramatisation of Jackie Kay’s play about dementia, starring Raza Jaffrey and Siobhan Redmond.
9.00pm The Grandparent Diaries BBC4 – Three-part series observing the relationships between three different sets of grandparents and their grandchildren
9.00pm Outlaw Bikers National Geographic – Series investigating America’s biker gangs.
9.00pm Britain’s Embarrassing Emissions BBC3 – Rebecca Wilcox investigates carbon dioxide emissions.
10.00pm Jo Brand’s Getting On BBC4 – Comedy starring Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine and Ricky Grover about the care of the elderly. Devised, written and performed by the cast and directed by Peter Capaldi
10.35pm Richard Dimbleby Lecture BBC1 – Delivered by the Prince of Wales at St James’s Palace, dealing with challenges the world faces.
9.00pm Mock The Week BBC2 – A 12-week run of the topical comedy panel game hosted by Dara O’Briain with regulars Andy Parsons, Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard and Frankie Boyle.
9.00pm My Best Friend’s Murder BBC3 – Documentary about the death of 15-year-old Stephen Lewis, the first UK teenager to die from knife crime in 2009.
9.00pm The Naked Office Virgin 1 – Business guru David Taylor sets team-building exercises for a small Newcastle marketing agency, climaxing in the staff coming to work nude.
8.00pm T In The Park 2009 BBC3/BBC2 – Coverage of the three-day music festival in Balado, Scotland, presented by Edith Bowman, Reggie Yates , Nick Grimshaw and Matt Edmondson. The line-up includes The Killers, Blur, Snow Patrol, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, Keane, The View, Manic Street Preachers and Pet Shop Boys.
8.00pm Toscanini in his Own Words BBC4 – Dramatised documentary about the legendary maestro Arturo Toscanini, starring Barry Jackson, Joseph Long and Carolina Giammetta.

Guest list
Dawn French, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer on
Alan Carr Chatty Man Channel 4, Sunday
Vivienne Westwood and Paolo Nutini on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday

Subject list
Panorama:What Ever Happened to People Power? BBC1, MondayReal Crime: Hannah’s Killer – Nowhere to Hide. ITV1, Monday

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