The TV Week – 8-14 November 2008

by | Oct 30, 2008 | All, TV Week

Apparitions, BBC1, Thursday


8.05pm Inside the Saudi Kingdom BBC2 – Documentary featuring Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the secretive Saudi royal family.
9.05pm Festival Of Remembrance
BBC1 – The Royal British Legion’s annual festival featuring Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Hayley Westenra and Jonathan Ansell.
9.45pm Comedy Connections BBC2 – A tribute to Geoffrey Perkins, the comedy writer, performer and producer who died earlier this year. Followed by The Catherine Tate Show, Father Ted and The Fast Show.10.00pm Masters of Horror LivingTV – Series of horror films directed by the masters of the genre.
Sunday10.30am The Ceremony Of Remembrance BBC15.45pm Vera Brittain: A Woman In Love and War BBC1 – Jo Brand tells the story of Vera Brittain, a nurse who endured tragedy during World War One. Includes an interview with Vera’s daughter, politician Shirley Williams and recreations starring Katherine Manners, Tristan Beint, Christian Brassington, Jonathan Christie and Brendan Murphy.

6.00pm Last Voices of Wold War One History Channel – Documentary maker Steve Humphries interviews the last remaining first world war veterans.
8.00pm Evolve
History Channel – Documentary series examining evolution.9.00pm Walter’s War BBC4 – Drama written by Kwame Kwei-Armah about Walter Tull, the first black officer to lead British troops during World War One. Stars O-T Fagbenle as Tull, Ewan Stewart as Sgt Fuller, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart as Captain Coombe, Samara MacLaren as Connie and Michael Wildman as Edward Tull.
10.00pm Mark Lawson Talks to Michael Parkinson BBC410.00pm Jack Black Biography
10.30pm The Making of Sharpe’s Peril ITV3
Guest list• Jonas Brothers, Alex James, Alphabeat on Everybody Loves Lil’ Chris Channel 4, Saturday• Stereophonics, Eli Paperboy Reed, Dengue Fever, Carolina Chocolate Drops on Later Live … With Jools Holland BBC2, TuesdayNever Mind the Buzzcocks BBC2, Thursday• Robin Williams on The Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday• Stereophonics, Eli Paperboy Reed, Dengue Fever, Carolina Chocolate Drops on Later… With Jools Holland BBC2, Friday

2.00pm House Guest ITV1 – Series in which couples compete to be the most hospitable hosts.
3.15pm Spin Star
ITV1 – Game show hosted by Bradley Walsh.
6.30pm Zoo Days
Five – Series going behind the scenes at Chester Zoo.
8.00pm Not Forgotten: The Men Who Wouldn’t Fight
Channel 4 – Ian Hislop explores the stories of some of the conscientious objectors during the first world war.8.30pm Indian Food Made Easy BBC2 – Return of the cookery series with Anjum Anand.

9.00pm World War II – Behind Closed Doors BBC2 – Six-part series investigating the story of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s dealings with Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler.
9.00pm The Commander ITV1 – A fifth, three-part, series of Lynda Le Plante’s police drama starring Amanda Burton as Commander Clare Blake with Mark Lewis Jones as DCI Doug James and Paul Brightwell as Brian Hall. Guest stars include Crissy Rock and Jennifer Ellison.
9.00pm The Lost WW1 Bunker: A Time Team Special Channel 49.00pm David Gilmour: Remember That Night- Live At The Royal Albert Hall Sky Arts
9.00pm How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword: Timeshift BBC49.00pm Krystallnacht History Channel10.00pm Underbelly FX – A 13-part Australian television mini-series series, based on the 1995–2004 gangland war in Melbourne.

Tuesday10.00am Live from the Cenotaph – Last Voices of a Generation BBC1
8.00pm Special Forces Heroes Five – Drama-documentary series highlighting the work of Britain’s special forces, beginning with the story of the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege.9.00pm Smallville: The Early Years E4 – Series eight of the US action series.
9.30pm Flight of the Conchords BBC4 – Return of the comedy series about Kiwi folk musicians Bret and Jemaine as they to try to make it big in New York. Stars Jemaine Clement, Bret Mckenzie, Rhys Darby and Kristen Schaal.10.00pm Chris Ryan’s Elite World Cops Bravo – Eight-part series following former SAS legend and military author Chris Ryan as he joins police units in Rio de Janerio, Colombia and Kazakhstan.
10.40pm The Words of War
ITV1 – Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the end of the first world war with letters, diaries, poems and archive images.
10.40pm It’s Nice Up North With John Shuttleworth
Sky Arts – Mockumentary starring Graham Fellows as his dithering alter ego.

Wednesday7.30pm What The Dickens? Sky Arts – Series two of the cultural quiz, hosted by Sandi Toksvig with team captains Chris Addison and Sue Perkins.8.00pm Oceans BBC2 – Eight-part documentary series in which explorer Paul Rose, maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue and marine biologist Tooni Mahto delve into oceans around the globe.

8.30pm Charles At 60: The Passionate Prince BBC1 – A 90-minute documentary filmed over a year looking at the charity work of the prince and the demands placed on him as heir to the throne.

9.00pm The Dangerous Book For Boys Five – A six-part adaptation of the bestselling book, following celebrity fathers such as Martin Kemp, Vic Reeves, Todd Carty and Bradley Walsh as they undertake old-fashioned adventures with their sons.

9.00pm The Last Millionaire BBC3 – Six-part series in which 12 young entrepreneurs compete to see who can create the most profitable businesses in six different cities across the world.10.00pm My Holiday Hostage HellVirgin1 – Six-part documentary featuring the horror stories of British holidaymakers.

10.00pm CCTV Cities Five – Donal MacIntyre presents footage of urban crime.


8.00pm Celebrity Come Dine With Me Channel 4 – A special edition of the dinner party programme featuring Caprice, Jimmy Osmond, Nancy Sorrell and Nicky Clarke.
8.00pm Beat the Bank BBC2 – Duncan Bannatyne helps a couple willing to risk £10,000 pounds of their own money to make their dreams come true.
8.00pm Secrets of Egypt: Screaming Man Five
8.30pm Beeching’s Tracks BBC4 – Series in which Nicholas Crane explores branch lines closed after the Beeching Report in the 1960s.9.00pm Apparitions BBC1 – Six-part supernatural thriller starring Martin Shaw as Father Jacob, a Jesuit priest who battling demons. With Romy Irving as Donna, a 10-year-old girl who is convinced her father is possessed by demons, Luigi Diberti as Monsignor Vincenzo, Shaun Dooley as Liam, Elyes Gabel as Vimal, Rick Warden as Michael, Michelle Joseph as Sister Anne, John Shrapnel as Cardinal Bukovak and Sarah-Jayne Steed as Sarah. Written and directed by Joe Ahearne.9.00pm Walter Tull – Forgotten Hero BBC4 – Former EastEnders star Nick Bailey tells the incredible story of the first black officer to lead British troops during World War One.

9.00pm Rich And Reckless Crime & Investigation – Series about audacious murder, robbery and kidnapping cases.
10.00pm Lead Balloon
BBC2 – Terrestrial airing of Jack Dee’s sitcom.

7.00pm BBC Children In Need 2008 BBC1 – The night of fundraising from Television Centre in London, is hosted by Terry Wogan with Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton and features McFly, the I’d Do Anything cast, Girls Aloud, Take That, Leon Jackson, Boyzone, Escala, Stereophonics, John Barrowman, Il Divo, Jason Donovan, Strictly Come Dancing, Junior Masterchef, Ashes To Ashes, a musical featuring the cast of EastEnders, BBC newsreaders in Mamma Mia!, Taggart, Sugababes, Lee Mead and Denise Van Outen, the cast of Hairspray, Will Young, Sharleen Spiteri, Alesha Dixon, Russell Watson and the stars of Last Choir Standing.9.00pm Barristers BBC2 – Documentary series following students as they train to become barristers in London.
9.00pm Paul Weller Night
9.00pm Space Race
History Channel – Documentary series about the space race and the scientists behind it.
9.00pm Get Me Out of Here – Biggins Goes Back
9.00pm Taggart
9.00pm The Beach Boys: An American Band/Nashville Sounds
Sky Arts
10.00pm QI Children in Need Special BBC2 – With Terry Wogan, David Mitchell, Ronni Ancona and Alan Davies.
10.00pm Churchill’s Pilots
National Geographic

Subject list Panorama Repossessions. BBC1, Monday Storyville Prodigal Sons. BBC4, Monday
Natural World Titus: The Gorilla King BBC2, Tuesday
Horizon How Mad Are You? BBC2, Tuesday
High Society Lady Randy: Churchill’s Mother. Channel 4, Tuesday
Despatches Saving Africa’s Witch Children. Channel 4, Wednesday

• Cutting Edge Rich Kid, Poor Kid Channel 4, Thursday

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