The TV WEEK: Monday 28th February – Friday 4th March 2011

by | Feb 28, 2011 | All, TV Week


9.00pm How to Live with Women BBC3 – Series in which a boyfriend with bad habits and chauvinistic attitudes is sent to live with three different, inspirational women in an attempt to make him into the perfect partner.

9.00pm The Story of Variety with Michael Grade BBC4 – 2-parter about the history of variety theatre.


9.00pm Leah’s Dream ITV – Leah Garfitt looks just like any other little girl, but her body holds a tragic secret. She was born with a cruel genetic disorder and is slowly going senile. Leah was diagnosed with the childhood equivalent of Alzheimer’s – a very rare condition which is always fatal. Leah’s mum Lindsey is recovering from pituitary cancer, but the support of her family is so strong that for Lindsey, caring for Leah means making every day a happy one.

9.00pm The Listener FX – Second series of the US crime drama.

10.35pm Neighbourhood Watched BBC1 – Second series of the documentary that shows the work of the UK’s Housing officers. Ivan Wright from the enforcement team takes on an abusive tenant with a short temper and a string of exotic pets, who believes he is being victimised; and a former asylum seeker faces life in the UK without his family, a job or a home.

11.20pm Girls Behind Bars BBC1 – Documentary series, filmed over a year in Scotland’s only women’s prison, which reveals an intimate and often shocking portrait of jail life.


7.30pm The Boat That Guy Built BBC1 – Guy Martin starts a six week mission to renovate a neglected narrowboat with inventions from the Industrial Revolution.

8.00pm David Attenbourough and the Giant Egg BBC2 – David Attenborough returns to the island of Madagascar on a very personal quest. In 1960 he visited the island to film one of his first ever wildlife series, Zoo Quest. Whilst he was there he acquired a giant egg. It was the egg of an extinct bird known as the ‘elephant bird’ – the largest bird that ever lived

9.00pm Jamie’s Dream School Channel 4 – Nearly half of British children leave education without the qualifications they need to succeed. Jamie Oliver was one of them: he left school at 16 with just two GCSEs. Now he wants to do something about it. So he’s bringing together some of Britain’s most inspirational and expert individuals to try to persuade 20 young people, with just a handful of qualifications between them, to give education a second chance.

9.00pm OMG! with Peaches Geldof ITV2 – The socialite meets people with extraordinary stories alongside  by Radio 1’s Aled Haydn Jones and therapist Emma Kenny.


9.00pm Famous, Rich & in the Slums for Comic Relief BBC1 – Lenny Henry, Samantha Womack, Reggie Yates and Angela Rippon experience unimaginable poverty as they spend a week living it for real in this ground-breaking, two-part documentary for Comic Relief. All four agree to swap their lives of privilege and luxury for life in Kibera, reportedly Africa’s largest slum.

9.00pm Love Thy Neighbour Channel 4 – Reality series where 12 families to compete for the chance to move into their picture perfect lifestyle – and the villagers get to decide who stays.

9.00pm Working Girls BBC3 – Series in which girls with a non-existent work ethic are teamed with successful businesswomen in an attempt to whip them into shape. Unemployed party princess Kaycie Yates follows in the footsteps of her great-great-grandmothers to see if the experience can inspire her to get off benefits.


9.30pm A League of their Own Sky1 – Third series of the sports panel show fronted by James Corden.

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