The TV Week – 28 March-3 April 2009

by | Mar 19, 2009 | All, TV Week

5.05pm Walk on the Wild Side BBC1 – Natural history footage accompanied by the voices of Jason Manford and other comics.
6.50pm Robin Hood
BBC1 – A third, 13-part series of the adventure drama starring Jonas Armstrong, Keith Allen and Richard Armitage, plus new cast members David Harewood as Tuck, Joanne Froggatt as Kate, Lara Pulver as Guy’s sister, Isabella and Toby Stephens as Prince John.
7.20pm Primeval
ITV1 –Third series of the fantasy drama starring Douglas Henshall, Andrew-Lee Potts, Lucy Brown, Hannah Spearritt, Juliet Aubrey and Ben Miller.
8.00pm The Brits Who Fought For Spain
History Channel9.15pm Being Human Unearthed BBC3 – Behind-the-scenes documentary about the fantasy drama starring Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey and Lenora Crichlow. Followed by three episodes.
10.20pm BBC One Sessions – Annie Lennox BBC1

7.00pm Blue Whale Odyssey National Geographic
9.00pm Bromance MTV One – US reality show in which Brody Jenner, who gained fame in reality show The Hills, finds a friend to join his entourage.
9.00pm How Britain Got the Gardening Bug BBC4 – Featuring contributions by Penelope Keith, Laurence Llewellyn Bowen, Germaine Greer and Carol Klein.
9.00pm In My Life – Jon Culshaw Biography
9.00pm Nostradamus 2012 History Channel
10.00pm Nitro Circus
MTV One – Series featuring freestyle motocross rider Travis Pastrana.

Guest list
• Ulrika Jonsson on Piers Morgan Life Stories ITV1, Sunday • Shakatak on Pop Goes the Band, LivingTV, MondayThe Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday
• Kirsty Gallacher and Ronan Keating on
The Justin Lee Collins Show ITV2, Thursday• Emily Maitlis on I’ve Never Seen Star Wars BBC4, Thursday• Jonathan Pryce on Genius BBC2, Friday• Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Isaacs, Antony and the Johnsons on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday• Pet Shop Boys on The Album Chart Show Channel 4, Friday
Monday 6.30pm Gone CBBC – A Newsround special exploring bereavement.
6.30pm Great British Menu BBC2 –Return of the culinary challenge.
9.00pm The Sex Education Show Channel 4 – Series two of the programme presented by journalist Anna Richardson, running over four consecutive nights.
9.00pm Young Mums’ Mansion: The Dads Arrive BBC3 – Series in which five single mums and five single dads will live together with their children for four weeks. Runs all this week.
9.00pm Crimewatch BBC1
9.00pm Japan: A Story of Love and Hate BBC4
9.40pm Argumental Dave – Return of the John Sergeant-hosted panel game.
10.00pm Spiral BBC4 – Beginning a rerun of the classy French crime thriller series.
11.20pm The Wire BBC2 – Beginning a daily airing of all five series, comprising 60 episodes, of the acclaimed US crime drama, set in Baltimore, created by David Simon. Stars Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Idris Elba, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce, Domenick Lombardozzi, Andre Royo, Sonya Sohn, Michael K Williams and Wood Harris.
Tuesday1.00pm Top Design Sky1 – US interior design competition.
7.00pm Did Darwin Kill God?
9.00pm All the Small Things BBC1 – Six-part drama series written by Debbie Horsfield following the ups and downs of members of a choir in a northern England town. Stars Sarah Lancashire as the enthusiastic Esther, Neil Pearson as her husband Michael, the inspiring choirmaster, Richard Fleeshman as their musically-gifted son Kyle, Bryan Dick as young curate Jake, Sarah Alexander as glamorous soprano Layla, who destroys the harmony in all sorts of ways, Annette Badland as Ethel Tonks, Clive Rowe as Clifford ‘Shrek’ Beale, Melanie Kilburn as Olive Halsall, Niky Wardley as Louise ‘Lulu’ Pryke and Roy Barraclough as Reverend Barticle.
9.00pm Trawlers, Rigs & Rescue: North Sea Virgin 1 – Series following life working in the North Sea’s stormy waters.
Wednesday8.30pm The Sumo Tokoyama: The Art of Hairdressing for Wrestlers BBC410.45pm Queens Of British Pop BBC1 – Two-parter narrated by Liza Tarbuck celebrating 12 female singers who have influenced British pop music . Features interviews with Sandie Shaw, Suzi Quatro, Siouxsie Sioux, Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, Tom Jones, Lulu, Burt Bacharach, John Lydon, Martha Reeves, Nancy Sinatra, Mark Radcliffe, Henry Winkler, Marc Almond, Peter Gabriel, Claire Grogan, Jarvis Cocker, Kiki Dee and Adele.

8.00pm Caravans: A British Love Affair BBC2 – Rerun of a sweet BBC4 documentary.
8.30pm My Family BBC1 – Return of the sitcom starring Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker.
9.00pm How Woolies Became Wellies: One Woman’s Fight For the High Street BBC1 – Documentary about how the closed down Woolworths store in Dorchester was reborn as Wellworths.
9.00pm The Children of Helen House BBC2 – Documentary about a centre which cares for children with life-shortening conditions.
9.00pm The Truth About Eternal Youth ITV1 – With Coleen Nolan.
10.00pm The Inbetweeners E4 – Series two of the excellent sitcom about four teenagers growing up in suburbia. Stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison.
10.35pm David Lean: In Search of the Perfect Horizon BBC1 – Jonathan Ross profiles the film producer.
11.35pm Reno 911 E4 – American mockumentary comedy about law enforcement officers.

8.00pm Tim Marlow On… Picasso Sky Arts
10.00pm Arena: Cool
BBC4 – Documentary exploring the meaning and history of cool through the American music of the 1940s and 50s.

Subject list Timewatch Pyramid – The Last Secret. BBC2, Saturday Panorama Northern Ireland. BBC1, MondayDispatches Boris Johnson. Channel 4, MondayHorizon Alan Davies And Marcus du Sautoy Go Forth And Multiply BBC2, Tuesday True Stories Who Killed the Electric Car? More4, TuesdayExtraordinary People Freak Show Family. Five, WednesdayCutting Edge Would You Save a Stranger? Channel 4, ThursdayUnreported World Sierra Leone: Insanity of War. Channel 4, Friday

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