The TV Week – 21-27 March 2009

by | Mar 12, 2009 | All, TV Week

8.00pm Japan In Colour – The Wonderful World Of Albert Kahn BBC4
8.00pm Meryl Streep

6.30pm The Prince in the Rainforest ITV1 – Documentary following Prince Charles as he travels through Brazil’s Amazon basin.
7.00pm In The Womb: Identical Twins
National Geographic
8.00pm 15 Unforgettable Hollywood Tragedies
9.00pm The Secret Millionaire Channel 4 – Return of the series in an eight-part run, in which wealthy benefactors go undercover and try to change the lives of others.
9.00pm Lewis ITV1 – Return of the detective drama starring Kevin Whately with Laurence Fox, Clare Holman and Rebecca Front. Guest stars include Helen Baxendale, Zoe Boyle, Simon Callow, James Fox, David Hayman, Anastasia Hille, Adrian Lukis, Joanna Lumley, Art Malik and Jenny Seagrove.
10.00pm Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night Channel 4 – Eight-part quiz show about the week’s events in which the Radio 1 breakfast show host puts his own possessions up as prizes.
10.00pm John Martyn At The BBC BBC4 – Performances by the singer/songwriter, who died in January aged 60.

Guest listZac Efron, Lily Allen on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway ITV1, Saturday• 911 on Pop Goes the Band, LivingTV, MondaySongbook Duran Duran Sky Arts, Thursday• Zac Efron, David Walliams, Pet Shop Boys on The Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday
• Lionel Richie on The Justin Lee Collins Show, ITV2, Thursday
• Rory McGrath on I’ve Never Seen Star Wars BBC4, Thursday
• Frank Skinner on Genius BBC2, Friday
• Barbara Windsor, Larry Lamb, Rhys Ifans and Doves on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday
• White Lies, Keane and Pet Shop Boys on The Album Chart Show Channel 4, Friday
Monday 12.55pm Wordplay Five – Quiz show hosted by Jenny Powell.
4.30pm A Question of Genius BBC2 – Quiz presented by Kirsty Wark.
9.00pm Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer BBC1
9.00pm The Great Sperm Race Channel 4 – Documentary following the journey from conception to fertilisation using computer graphics and dramatic reconstructions.
9.00pm Fish! A Japanese Obsession BBC4 – Travel writer and fisherman Charles Rangely-Wilson reports on the Japanese love of fish.9.00pm 102 Minutes That Changed America History Channel – Documentary on the 9/11 attacks on America.
10.00pm America’s Toughest Prisons Five – Return of the series looking inside some of America’s most notorious prisons.
10.00pm Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster Sky1

Tuesday8.00pm The Lion Cub from Harrods Five
9.00pm Gary: Young, Psychic and Possessed BBC3
10.10pm Fabulous! The Story Of Queer Cinema Sky Arts
10.50pm Law and Order BBC4 – Rerun of GK Newman’s acclaimed four-part drama series about the British juicidal system. Stars Derek Martin, Alan Ford, Roy Sone, Billy Cornelius, Alex Gladwell and Fred Haggerty.
Wednesday9.00pm The Apprentice BBC1 – Series five of the business reality programme in which businessman Sir Alan Sugar, helped by Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford, searches for a new member of staff.
9.00pm Alan Whicker: Journey of a Lifetime BBC2 – Series in which the documentary maker travels the world, reflecting his varied career, beginning with a trip to Venice.
10.00pm The Apprentice – You’re Fired! BBC2 – Return of the series in which Adrian Chiles interviews the person sacked from The Apprentice.
10.00pm Brit Cops: Zero Tolerance Bravo – Documentary series following the Metropolitan police tackling dangerous and persistent offenders in London.
10.30pm Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe BBC4 – Six-part series in which the Guardian columnist exposes the inner workings of news media. Also features reports by Nick Davis and poems by Tim Key.
10.35pm Clough ITV1 – Documentary presented by Austin Mitchell profiling the football manager Brian Clough, with contributions from Clough’s his family, Martin O’Neill and Geoffrey Boycott.
11.20pm Best of Later with Jools BBC2 – Featuring Fleet Foxes, Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, The Killers, Jimmy Cliff, TV on the Radio, MGMT and Kings of Leon.
12.10am Album Chart Show: White Lies Special Channel 4

8.00pm I Own Britain’s Best Home and Garden Five –Series in which Melissa Porter, Russell Harris and Michael Holmes search for Britain’s best home.9.00pm The Mentalist Five – US crime drama starring Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation.
9.00 The Truth About… Super Skinny Pregnancies ITV1 – Documentary fronted by expectant mother Louise Redknapp.
9.00pm Oil Spill – The Exxon Valdez Disaster BBC2
9.00pm India’s Hospital Train BBC4

8.00pm 1959: A Panorama Guide BBC48.00pm For Peat’s Sake BBC2 – Toby Buckland explores the use of peat and its alternatives in gardening.
8.30pm Don’t Miss a Trick BBC1 – Pilot entertainment show presented by Kate Thornton in which magicians Jessica Clement, Paul Wilson and Alex Conran from BBC3’s the Real Hustle perform for the public.
9.00pm Top Dogs: Adventures in War, Sea and Ice BBC2 – Series in which BBC world affairs editor John Simpson teaches adventurers Ranulph Fiennes and Robin Knox-Johnston how to file news reports from a warzone.
9.00pm Real Swiss Family Robinson BBC1 – Series in which families leave their regular lives behind and sample life on a desert island, beginning with the Dye family on the island of Anariki in Kiribati in the North Pacific.
10.00pm 1959: The Year that Changed Jazz BBC4
10.00pm Dollywood Or Bust Biography – Tim Marlow visits the Dollywood theme park.

Subject list Timewatch WWI Aces Falling. BBC2, Saturday
Panorama Pensions and savings. BBC1, Monday
Dispatches NHS nursing. Channel 4, MondayHorizon Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes? BBC2, Tuesday True Stories Grizzly Man More4, TuesdayThe Culture Show Whitechapel Art gallery, Charlie Kaufman, Will Oldham. BBC2, TuesdayExtraordinary People Tree Man. Five, WednesdayCutting Edge Trophy Kids. Channel 4, Thursday
Natural World Uakari: Secrets of the English Monkey. BBC2, Thursday
Unreported World Turkey: Killing for Honour Channel 4, Friday

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