The TV Week – 29 November- 5 December 2008

by | Nov 18, 2008 | All, TV Week

Beehive, E4, Wednesday


7.05pm Crowdie and Cream BBC4 – Three-part period Gaelic drama based on Finlay J MacDonald’s account of 1930s life in the Hebrides.
7.10pm Animals in the Womb: Dogs
Channel 4
8.05pm After Rome – Holy War And Conquest BBC2 – Two-parter in which Boris Johnson travels around the Mediterranean to investigate the early beginnings of the antagonism between Christianity and Islam.10.15pm Hotel California: LA from the Byrds to the Eagles/Guitar Heroes at the BBC BBC2Sunday10.00am Christmas Voices BBC1 – Series of music, inspiration and conversation with soprano Lesley Garrett.
1.35pm Relentless
Channel 4 – A six-part game show in which contestants have to find the answers to 10 questions in 48 hours. Presented by Rick Edwards.
5.00pm Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2008
Sky1 – Hosted by Jon Culshaw.
7.00pm Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker
Sky One – Three-parter in which the England and Manchester United striker searches for the country’s best non-professional footballer.
8.00pm Here Come The Boys
ITV1 – Entertainment special hosted by Holly Willoughby to raise money for testicular cancer charities. Stars Will Young, Scouting for Girls, Boyzone, Seal, Enrique Iglesias and Tom Jones.
9.00pm Wallander
BBC1 – Three-part drama starring Kenneth Branagh as Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, a man in his fifties whose problems include a failed marriage, alcohol, diabetes and a tendancy to break the rules. Based on the novels of Swedish writer Henning Mankell; set in the rural Scandinavian town of Ystad. With Jeany Spark as Linda Wallander, David Warner as Povel Wallander, Sarah Smart as Anne-Britt Hoglund, Sadie Shimmin as Lisa Holgersson, Tom Beard as Svedberg, Richard McCabe as Nyberg and Nicholas Hoult as Stefan Fredman.9.00pm Louis Theroux – Law And Disorder BBC2 – Two-parter in which Louis Theroux goes on patrol with police in Philadelphia and Johannesburg.
10.00pm Randy Couture: Ultimate Fighter Biography

Guest list• Miley Cyrus on The X Factor, TV1, Saturday• Dermot O’Leary, Arlene Phillips, Robert Webb and Keith from We are Scientists on Never Mind the Buzzcocks BBC2, Thursday• Barry Manilow on The Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday• David Mitchell, Andy Hamilton and Sarah Millican on Have I Got News for You BBC1, FridayLive at the Apollo BBC1, Friday

2.30pm Nature’s Top 40 BBC2 – With Chris Packham.
8.00pm The Story of the Costume Drama
ITV3 – A five-part series, running all week, examining the history of costume and period drama, narrated by Keeley Hawes. Featuring interviews with John Hurt, Alex Kingston, Derek Jacobi, Barbara Flynn, Art Malik, Anthony Andrews, Timothy West and Susan Hampshire.
8.00pm Britney: For the Record
Sky1 – A 90-minute documentary following the pop star as she records and promotes her new single Womanizer and album Circus.
8.00pm Parking Wars
Biography – Series following the wardens of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
8.00pm Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme Sky Arts
9.00pm Chaos at the Zoo
Channel 4 – Documentary following former Changing Rooms presenter Anna Ryder-Richardson and husband Colin after they buy a rundown zoo in Wales.
9.00pm Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The 60s Revealed Five – Three-parter examining social, political and cultural changes since 1968. Includes footage of Bernard Braden’s interviews with Peter Cook, Quentin Crisp, Enoch Powell, Tom Jones, Cilla Black, Lulu, Simon Dee and Ossie Clark.10.30pm Filthy Rich and Famous BBC3 – Documentary featuring the stories of the relatives of celebrities, including the brothers of Simon Cowell, Ryan Giggs and Elton John and the sister of Jessie Wallace.

Tuesday8.00pm How to Look Good Naked Channel 4 – The first of four updates to Gok Wak’s makeover shows.
9.00pm The Undercover Boss
Virgin1 – Five-part reality series in which the heads of five companies pose incognito on the shopfloor to see how the business really operates.
9.00pm Time Travel: The Truth National Geographic10.00pm Man Hunters Channel 4 – Two-part documentary following women as they go on holiday to find male companionship, and for some cases, sex. Wednesday7.00pm A Woman in Love and War: Vera Brittain BBC2
9.00pm America’s Prison Nation
National Geographic
10.00pm Ant and Dec: Where Did it All Go Right?
10.00pm From The Basement
Sky Arts – Return of the music series, beginning with Gnarls Barkley, Sparks and The Kills.
10.30pm Beehive
E4 – Five-part all-female comedy sketch show starring Alice Lowe, Sarah Kendall, Barunka O’Shaughnessy and Clare Thomson.Thursday

9.00pm Growing Babies BBC4 – Two-parter in which infant psychologist Laverne Antrobus looks at pregnancy and its role in determining human development and behaviour.
9.00pm How to Rob a Bank
BBC3 – Documentary following student Lee Barnes who took £40,000 of credit from banks and then went on the run.
10.00pm Star Stories
Channel 4 – Third series of the comedy spoofs starring Kevin Bishop, Daisy Beaumont, Harry Peacock, Dolly Wells, Steve Edge and Laura Patch. Begins with Elton John: The Patron Saint of Celebrities and also featuresKate Moss, Bono, Heather Mills and Paul McCartney, and Peter Andre and Katie Price.
10.00 Jungle Marathon
ITV4 – Documentary following British runners taking part in a 200km race.
11.00pm Jack Osbourne’s Mongol Rally

9.00pm Legends – Nana Mouskouri: The White Rose Of Athens BBC4 – Part of Nana Mouskouri night also including Nana Mouskouri at the BBC and a 1976 Nana Mouskouri Show with guests Demis Roussos, The King’s Singers and James Galway.
10.35pm Jimmy Carr Live Channel 4

Subject list This WorldForced to Marry. BBC2, Monday Panorama Coal. BBC1, Monday

Natural World Crocodile Blues. BBC2, TuesdayHorizonDo You Know What Time It Is? BBC2, TuesdayHigh SocietyThe Queen’s Coronation: Behind Palace Doors. Channel 4, TuesdayThe Culture Show Michael Sheen, Tom Jones, poet Mick Imlah, Kanye West, Nick Park BBC2, TuesdayImagine Heavy Metal in Baghdad. BBC1, Tuesday• Comedy Classics The New Statesman. ITV1, TuesdayCutting Edge the Health and Safety Executive. Thursday, Channel 4

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