The TV Week – 28 February-6 March 2009

by | Feb 20, 2009 | All, TV Week

8.00pm Timewatch: QE2 – The Final Voyage BBC2
9.00pm Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock
BBC4 – Paul Merton explores Alfred Hitchcock’s early British films. Preceded by The Lady Vanishes; followed by Rebecca.

9.00pm Monty Halls’ Great Escape BBC2 – Series in which marine biologist and diver Monty Halls becomes a beachcomber on the west coast of Scotland.

Guest list• Katy Perry on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway ITV1, Saturday • Sir Richard Branson on Piers Morgan Life Stories ITV1, Sunday • Bucks Fizz Pop Goes the Band, LivingTV, MondaySpectacle: Elvis Costello With… Elton John and Diana Krall. Channel 4, WednesdaySongbook Bernard Sumner Sky Arts, Thursday• Emma Thompson, David Mitchell, John Sessions and Alan Davies. QI BBC1, Friday• James Corden, Michael C Hall, Annie Lennox onFriday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday• Kelly Clarkson, Gary Go on The Album Chart Show Channel 4, Friday

Monday 10.00am Axe the Agent? BBC1 – Property series following homeowners who are selling their home without going through an estate agent, with help from property developer Gary McCausland and former estate agent Jonny Benarr.
8.30pm Grow Your Own Drugs BBC2 – Six-part series in which botanist James Wong give tips on creating remedies for everyday ailments.
9.00pm Why I Ran Crime & Investigation – Series featuring the stories of people involved in police chases.
9.00pm Air Crash Investigation National Geographic – Series seven of the documentary examining high-profile air crashes.
9.00pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green Five – Return of the series in which the actor visits the best fishing destinations around the world.

Tuesday8.00pm Gladstone and Disraeli: Clash of the Titans BBC4 – Presented by Huw Edwards.
8.00pm New Homes from Hell 2009
9.00pm Heston’s Victorian Feast
Channel 4 – Four-parter in which chef Heston Blumenthal creates his own version of the Mad Hatter’s tea party for celebrities including Rageh Omaar, Gemma Redgrave, Dawn Porter, Toby Young and Richard Bacon.
9.00pm Dangerous Love – A Comic Relief Special BBC3 – Model Danielle Lloyd examines violence in teen relationships in the UK.
Wednesday7.30pm Hero Animals Five – Series profiling heroic animals.
8.00pm Orangutan Diary BBC2 – With Steve Leonard and Michaela Strachan.
9.00pm Building The Olympic Dream BBC2 – Three-part documentary following the work going into the London 2012 Olympics.
9.00pm Ford’s Dagenham Dream BBC4 – Documentary about the British love of cars made at Ford in Dagenham in the 1960s and 70s.
9.00pm Ku Klux Klan National Geographic
8.00pm Stylista Five – Reality series in which 11 people compete for an editorial job on Elle magazine.
8.00pm Natalie Cassidy’s Real Britain BBC3 – The actress presents a series of films about young Britons. Subjects include YouTube make-up classes phenomenon Lauren Luke in the opener, and Otto, a 21-year-old with Down’s Syndrome.
8.00pm Jimmy Doherty In Darwin’s Garden BBC2 – Three-parter in which the scientist, farmer and presenter of Jimmy’s Farm recreates some of Charles Darwin’s experiments, mainly in Darwin’s gardens at Down House in Kent.
8.00pm Sadistic Stalker Crime & Investigation – Series about crime cases involving stalkers.
9.00pm Red Riding Channel 4 – Drama trilogy based on novels by David Peace: 1974 directed by Julian Jarrold; 1980 directed by James Marsh, set at the time of the Yorkshire Ripper’s murders; and 1983, directed by Anand Tucker. The cast includes Andrew Garfield as rookie crime reporter Eddie Dunford, Rebecca Hall as young widow Paula Garland, Sean Bean as property magnate John Dawson, Paddy Considine as Assistant Chief Constable Peter Hunter, Lesley Sharp as his wife Joan Hunter, David Morrissey as Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson and Mark Addy as John Piggott.
9.00pm Darwin’s Dangerous Idea BBC2 – Three-parter in which Andrew Marr traces the impact of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
10.00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC2 – Return of the chat show, with guests Sarah Ferguson and Ed Byrne.

7.30pm Debussy and Monet: Partners in Art BBC4
9.00pm Rocket Science BBC2 – Three-part documentary in which science teacher Andy Smith tries to arouse enthusiasm for the subject at a typical comprehensive – Woodchurch High School in the Wirral.
9.00pm Criminal Minds LivingTV – Return of the US drama about the FBI’s behavioural analysis unit. Starring Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, AJ Cook and Kirsten Vangness.
9.00pm Legends: The Andrews Sisters – Queens of the Music Machines
11.35pm Arctic Monkeys at The Apollo
Channel 4

Subject list Christianity: A History Cherie Blair on the future of Christianity. Channel 4, SundayPanorama RBS fall from grace. BBC1, MondayToffs and Crims The Real Pink Panther: Lord Victor Hervey. Channel 4, Monday
Cutting Edge Revenge of the Bin Men. Channel 4, Monday
Who Do You Think You Are? Kevin Whately. BBC1, MondayStoryville Bulletproof Salesman. BBC4, MondayHorizon What’s the Problem with Nudity? BBC2, Tuesday True Stories A Jihad for Love on Islam and homosexuality More4, TuesdayThe Culture Show Viz, Yoko Ono, the mafia. BBC2, TuesdayNature’s Great Events The Great Tide BBC1, WednesdayMoney Programme Cash and Curry. Thursday, BBC2First Cut Soldier Girls. Channel 4, Friday
Natural World Iron Curtain, Ribbon of Life. Friday, BBC2

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