2008

The TV Week – 20-26 December 2008

Saturday 4.30pm Britannia High Behind the Scenes ITV1 5.30om Britannia High Finale ITV1 7.00pm Swing Night BBC4 – Featuring Louis Prima - King of the Swingers; Judy, Frank and Dean: Once in a Lifetime; Count Basie and his Orchestra; Pal Joey; Artie Shaw: Quest for...

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The TV Week – 13-19 December 2008

The TV Week – 13-19 December 2008

Sports Personality of the Year, BBC1, Sunday Saturday 7.00pm Iraq: The Legacy Channel 4 – Documentary from political commentator Peter Oborne. 7.00pm The Great Inca Rebellion History Channel 7.10pm Dad's Army Night BBC2 8.00pm Extreme Theatre Sky Arts – Documentary...

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The TV Week – 6-12 December 2008

The TV Week – 6-12 December 2008

Take That Come To Town, ITV1, Sunday Saturday 9.00pm Who is Kurt Wallander? BBC4 – Documentary about the fictional detective created by Swedish writer Henning Mankell and played in the BBC4 drama by Kenneth Branagh.9.15pm The British Comedy Awards ITV1 – Hosted by...

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The TV Week – 22-28 November 2008

Saturday 7.10pm Animals in the Womb: Cats Channel 4 – Documentary capturing the reproductive lives of domestic and wild felines.7.10pm Royal Ballet World Première: Wayne McGregor's Infra BBC2 8.10pm Bear Eats: Born Survivor Channel 4 – A special edition of the...

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The TV Week – 15-21 November 2008

The TV Week – 15-21 November 2008

Clone, BBC3, Monday Saturday 12,55pm 101 Challenges Channel 4 – Series following two brothers, Lindsay and Lee, as they travel around Asia for a year, completing 101 challenges devised by the public and posted on their website.7.00pm Jail Date Channel 4 – Documentary...

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The TV Week –  8-14 November 2008

The TV Week – 8-14 November 2008

Apparitions, BBC1, Thursday Saturday 8.05pm Inside the Saudi Kingdom BBC2 – Documentary featuring Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the secretive Saudi royal family. 9.05pm Festival Of Remembrance BBC1 – The Royal British Legion's annual festival...

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The TV Week – 25-31 October 2008

Saturday 12.30pm Mission Beach USA BBC2 – Eight-part documentary series following eight British teenagers taking part in California's junior lifeguard programme. They are Yasmine, 16, from Swansea; Emma, 17, from Halifax; Georgina, 17, from Portsmouth; Joe, 16, from...

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The TV Week – 18-24 October 2008

The TV Week – 18-24 October 2008

Saturday 1.30pm The Surgery BBC2 – Discussion series presented by Jeff Leach dealing with issues facing teenagers.6.55pm Harry Hill's TV Burp ITV1 – An eighth series of the award-winning comedy show. 10.00pm The Body Trade National Geographic – Documentary on the...

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The TV Week – 11-17 October 2008

The TV Week – 11-17 October 2008

Britain’s Got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice, Channel 4, Sunday Saturday 8.00pm Building Of The Year: RIBA Stirling Prize 2008 Channel 4 – Kevin McCloud hosts live coverage from the BT Convention Centre,...

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The TV Week – 4-10 October 2008

Saturday 9.25am Everybody Loves Lil' Chris Channel 4 – A seven-part entertainment show fronted by Lil' Chris, the pop star discovered on reality show Rock School, following a successful pilot. Guests on the opener are Katy Perry, Jack Osbourne and The Feeling. 9.00pm...

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The TV Week – 20-26 September 2008

Saturday 9.55am/11.25pm Live Music Awards Channel 4 – Hosted by Steve Jones and Juliette Lewis at Brixton Academy in London, with performances by Estelle and The Ting Tings.5.40pm Hole in the Wall BBC1 – Ten-part entertainment show dubbed "human Tetris" presented by...

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What we watched

Totally Calum Best: The Best Is Yet To Come, MTV1 ...which we've reviewed here Dragons' Den, BBC2 Deborah Meaden continues to attract our derision, claiming expertise in all fields yet not stumping up a penny. And Peter Jones turned into a fawning idiot, offering the...

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The TV week – what’s new July 12-18 2008

Harley Street, ITV1, Thursday Saturday 7.00pm/10.00pm T In The Park 2008 BBC3 – Edith Bowman and Jeff Leach present Kaiser Chiefs, The Fratellis, The Kooks, The Raconteurs, The Pigeon Detectives and We Are Scientists. 7.00pm iTunes Festival 2008 ITV2 – Peaches Geldof...

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What we watched

How TV Changed Britain, Channel 4 This series has specialised in spouting nonsense and claiming it is fact, but the focus on property programmes was shoddier and lazier than before. We hated the spurious narration by Stephen Mangan ("Location, Location, Location is...

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