The TV Week – 31 May-5 June 2009

by | May 21, 2009 | All, TV Week

6.45pm/9.30pm Britain’s Got Talent – The Final ITV1
7.00pm Motown Night BBC4
9.00pm The Sex Pistols Biography
10.00pm Mumbai Calling ITV1 – Seven-part sitcom set in a Mumbai call centre. Commissioned after a pilot aired on Wednesday 30 May 2007 written by Sanjeev Bhaskar, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Bhaskar, who has written the series with Andrew Collins, plays Kenny Gupta, a British-born Indian sent to run the call centre, alongside Dev (Nitin Ganatra).
Sunday9.00pm House Sky1 – Series five of the US medical drama starring Hugh Laurie as Dr Gregory House. With Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Olivia Wilde and Peter Jacobson.
9.00pm Benidorm ITV1 – One-off special of the sitcom set in the Spanish resort. Stars Sheila Reid, Siobhan Finneran, Christopher Sciueref, Geoffrey Hutchings, Steve Pemberton and Johnny Vegas.
9.00pm Katie Price: The Jordan Years BBC3
10.10pm Big Brother: A Decade in the Headlines Channel 4 – Guardian journalist Grace Dent examines the impact of 10 years of Big Brother. Featuring interviews with Mark Frith, Paul Flynn, Carole Malone, Oona King, Peter Tatchell, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Ian Hyland and Big Brother housemates.
10.30pm Empire Of Cricket BBC2 – Documentary series exploring the sporting and social history of cricket. Contributors include Kevin Pietersen, David Gower, Shane Warne, Steve Waugh, Sir Vivian Richards, Michael Holding, Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev.

Guest list Vernon Kay on Beat the Star, ITV1, Sunday• Ruth Jones, Clive Anderson onHave I Got News for You BBC1, Friday• Dustin Hoffman, Eric Cantona, The Gossip on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday
Crimewatch Roadshow BBC1 – Return of the daytime series with Sophie Raworth joining Rav Wilding as co-presenter on a 20-part run.
7.00pm Everything’s Gone Green Sky Arts – Environmental documentary series narrated by Brad Pitt.
8.00pm Secret World of Rodeos ITV4
9.00pm MTV Movie Awards 2009 MTV – Andy Samberg hosts the ceremony from the Gibson Amphitheatre in California.
9.00pm The Secrets of Stonehenge: A Time Team Special Channel 4
9.00pm Supersize Teens: Can’t Stop Eating ITV1
9.00pm Britain’s Got More Talent: Best & Worst ITV2
10.35pm Dating The Enemy ITV1 – Second series of the reality show which pairs up people with little in common, including a millionaire entrepreneur and a busker, a party animal and a fitness fanatic, a feminist and a chauvinist, an animal rights activist and a hunter and a material girl with a freegan.
10.35pm Medic One – Life and Death in London BBC1 – Documentary following London’s elite trauma team.
Tuesday8.00pm Nature’s Fury ITV1 – Three-parter in which film-maker Chris Terrill captures human experiences during the world’s greatest storms.
9.00pm Mary, Queen Of Charity Shops BBC2 – Three-part series in which the retail expert Mary Portas helps charity shops to improve their fortunes.
9.00pm I’m Running Sainsbury’s Channel 4 – Four-parter in which the supermarket’s chief executive, Justin King, lets four shop floor workers try out their ideas to boost business.
9.00pm Ladette to Lady
ITV1 – Return of the reality series. This time, Australian women are transformed at Eggleston Hall.
9.00pm Meet the British BBC1 – Documentary about government films promoting Britain abroad.
9.00pm Crimewatch BBC1
10.00pm My Monkey Baby Channel 4 – Documentary featuring couples who raise monkeys.
Wednesday8.00pm The Apprentice: The Final 5/The Apprentice BBC1
8.00pm The Chris Isaak Hour
Biography – Live performance and interview series. Guests include Stevie Nicks in the opener, Cat Stevens, Michael Buble and Smashing Pumpkins.
8.00pm River Cottage Channel 4 – Five-parter featuring Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s celebration of food.
9.00pm Kate Adie Returns To Tiananmen BBC2 – The TV viewers reflects on her reporting of the massacre of hundreds of civilians in Beijing on 3 and 4 June 1989.
11.00pm A Shot at Love with Tequila
E4 – US reality show in which the bisexual Tila Tequila seeks a lover.
8.00pm America’s Got Talent ITV2 – Jerry Springer hosts the talent show judged by David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan.
9.00pm Big Brother Launch
Channel 4 – Davina McCall presents the 10th series of the reality show.
9.00pm Calendar Girls: 10 Years On BBC1 – Documentary about the WI who stripped for charity.
9.00pm A World Of Pain: Meera Syal On Self Harm BBC2 – The author, actress and mother examines the rising levels of self harm in the UK.
9.00pm Sir Gawain And The Green Knight BBC4 – Poet Simon Armitage explores the 600-year-old poem whose author is unknown.
9.00pm How to Rob a Bank BBC3 – The story of Lee Barnes, a student who helped himself to £40,000 of bank credit.
9.00pm Britain’s Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie National Geographic
10.30pm Big Brother’s Big Mouth E4 – Return of the debate show, with Davina McCall hosting.
10.35pm Peter Kay – Raider Of The Pop Charts: Part Two Channel 4 – Documentary about the comic’s successes in the pop charts.

6.00pm Big Brother’s Little Brother E4 – Return of the spin-off show, hosted by George Lamb.
8.00pm Mendelssohn In Britain
BBC4 – Charles Hazlewood presents three great performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s works at the BBC Proms.
9.00pm Keep on Running: 50 Years of Island Records BBC4 – Documentary about the record label foudned by Chris Blackwell. Contributors include Grace Jones, Amy Winehouse, Sly and Robbie, U2, Brian Eno, Paul Weller and Keane. Followed by Island at the BBC.
10.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4 – Return of the topical comedy panel show in an eight-part run, hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford.

Subject list The Birth Of British Music Felix Mendelssohn: The Prophet.BBC2, SaturdayDispatches Orphans of Burma’s Cyclone. Channel 4, Monday• Panorama Licence to Torture. BBC1, MondayStoryville The Genius and the Boys BBC4, MondayTrue Stories The Caviar Connection More4, Tuesday
Extraordinary People The World’s Strongest Toddler, Five, Wednesday
My Life In Verse Robert Webb BBC2, Friday

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