The TV Week – 7-13 February 2009

by | Jan 29, 2009 | All, TV Week

3.15pm Psych BBC2 – US comic detective drama series starring James Roday, Dule Hill and Corbin Bernsen.
Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling Bravo – Series in which Hulk Hogan teaches celebrities how to wrestle. Features Dennis Rodman, Danny Bonaduce, Todd Bridges, Dustin Diamond, Butterbean, Trishelle Cannatelle, Nikki Ziering, Erin Murphy, Frank Stallone and Tiffany.
9.00pm Iran and the West BBC2 – Three-part documentary series on Iran and its relationship with the western world. Contributors include Jimmy Carter, ex-President Khatami, Madeleine Albright, Warren Christopher, George Shultz, Jack Straw and Walter Mondale.

7.00pm The British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet BBC3 – Presented by Claudia Winkleman.
8.00pm/9.00pm The Orange British Academy Film Awards BBC2/BBC1 – Presented by Jonathan Ross at the Royal Opera House, London.
11.00pm Live From the Red Carpet: The 2009 Grammy Awards
9.00pm Just Read BBC4 – Documentary in which Michael Rosen, the Children’s Laureate, tries to get reluctant young readers to be passionate about books.

Guest listSpectacle: Elvis Costello With… Tony Bennett. Channel 4, Wednesday
Songbook Albert Hammond. Sky Arts, Thursday
• Clive Anderson, Rich Hall, Reginald D Hunter and Alan Davies QI BBC1, Friday• Michael McIntyre, Emily Mortimer, Morrissey onFriday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday
6.00pm Battle of the Brains BBC2 – Return of the quiz show, with new host Nicky Campbell.
9.00pm Toffs and Crims
Channel 4 – A four-part series on the affinity between the upper crust and criminals beginning with The Princess and the Gangster, about Princess Margaret’s association with violent criminal John Bindon.
9.00pm Why Reading Matters BBC4 – Science writer Rita Carter explains how reading unlocks remarkable powers.
9.00pm The Grammy Awards ITV2 – Coverage from Los Angeles.
9.00pm Female Forces Biography – Series following female officers from the Naperville Police Department in Chicago.
Tuesday5.30pm Grandpa In My Pocket CBeebies – A 26-part comedy drama starring James Bolam.
8.00pm Navy Divers
National Geographic – Series following men attempting to become members of the Navy’s elite Clearance Diver Branch.
8.00pm Cheetah Man Five – Documentary exploring the work of conservationist Olivier Houalet.
9.00pm In The Line Of Fire ITV1 – Two-part documentary following the Metropolitan police’s firearms division, CO19.
9.00pm Coleen’s Real Women ITV2 – Series two of Coleen Rooney’s fashion makeover show, narrated by Fearne Cotton.
10.00pm Mad Men BBC4 – Series two of the US drama set in 1960s New York advertising agency Sterling Cooper starring Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm and January Jones.
10.00pm The Dark Ages
History Channel
10.35pm Make Me Smart BBC1
10.50pm Party Animals BBC4 – Beginning a rerun of the drama series about young researchers and advisers in Westminster, starring Andrew Buchan, Patrick Baladi, Shelley Conn, Andrea Riseborough and Matt Smith.
Wednesday9.00pm Nature’s Great Events BBC1 – Six-part series narrated by David Attenborough featuring footage of the planet’s most dramatic wildlife spectacles from the flooding of the Okavango Delta to the summer melt of Arctic ice, the emergence of grizzly bear cubs and the gathering of dolphins and sharks off the coast of South Africa.
9.00pm Rehab LivingTV – Reality series in which former stars get treatment at the Passages rehabilitation clinic in Malibu. Features models Alicia Douvall and Cassie Sumner, ex-Bay City Roller Les McKeown, X Factor contestant Rowetta Satchell, musician Robin Le Mesurier, US soap star Sean Kanan and comic Victoria Sellers.
9.00pm How Reading Made Us Modern BBC4 – English literature professor John Mullan explores the rise in reading in 18th-century Britain.
9.00pm Disorder in the Court Crime & Investigation – Series featuring infamous courtroom calamities.
9.00pm Red Hot Chili Peppers
10.00pm Girls Aloud: Where Did It All Go Right? Five
10.00pm The World’s Biggest Family and Me Channel 4
8.00 Bullet Catchers ITV4 – Documentary about celebrity bodyguards.
8.30pm Alison Krauss: A Hundred Miles or More BBC4
9.00pm The Lost Libraries of Timbuktu BBC4 – The story of Timbuktu’s long hidden legacy of ancient manuscripts.
10.00pm We Need Answers BBC4 – Comedy quiz hosted by Mark Watson, Tim Key and Alex Horne based on a successful show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
10.30pm Paparazzi: Next Generation BBC3

8.10pm Festival!: a Film by Murray Lerner BBC4 – Film about the four Newport Folk Festivals of the 1960s.
10.00pm Free Agents
Channel 4 – Six-part romantic comedy written by Chris Neil, starring Stephen Mangan and Sharon Horgan as Alex and Helen, a couple in an on-but-mostly-off romance who work together as talent agents, with Anthony Head as their boss. Commissioned after a successful pilot on Friday 9 November 2007.
12.10am Album Chart
Channel 4 – Return of the music show hosted by Sara Cox, featuring performances from The Script, The View, Seasick Steve and Lady Gaga.

Subject list Christianity: A History Ann Widdecombe on the Reformation. Channel 4, SundayExplore Istanbul and Anatolia. BBC2, SundayThe South Bank Show The Tempest. ITV1, SundayDispatches Too Old to Work. Channel 4, MondayPanorama Gaza: Out of the Ruins. BBC1, MondayWho Do You Think You Are? Fiona Bruce. BBC1, MondayStoryville punk band Heavy Load. BBC4, MondayHorizon Why Do We Dream? BBC2, Tuesday The Culture Show BBC2, TuesdayMovie Connections Buster. BBC1, WednesdayCutting Edge A Very British Storm Junkie. Channel 4, ThursdayFirst Cut The Seven Ages of Love Channel 4, FridayNatural World Snow Monkeys. BBC2, Friday

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