The TV WEEK: Saturday 10th – Friday 16th September 2011

by | Sep 7, 2011 | All, TV Week


6.10pm Strictly Come Dancing BBC1 – New series of the celebrity dance competion including Jason Donovan, Robbie Savage, Edwina Curry and hosted by Brucie and Tess.

9.45pm Making QI BBC2 – Behind the scenes documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the quiz.


7.00pm Holding Out for a Hero ITVGethin Jones hosts a brand new quiz show in which contestants play to win money for someone else. Each contender is hoping to win the cash for someone they consider to be a hero, to support that person’s work for charity. Whoever wins the most money will hand the winnings over to their own particular hero, a deserving person with an amazing story who supports a good cause.

8.00pm Rebirth Sky Atlantic – Documentary following five people who were profoundly affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Time-lapse photography also reveals the regeneration of Ground Zero.

9.00pm The Children of 9/11 Channel 4 – Documentary that gives a voice to some of the young people who lost parents on that fateful day, many of whom are speaking out for the first time. Over the course of a year cameras have followed 11 children from six families across America, charting how one day’s events touched children of all ages, religions and backgrounds.


2.15pm Celebrity MasterChef BBC1 . This episode sees the first four celebrities undertake a range of culinary challenges in a bid to prove themselves to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. Amongst the contestants are actress and former model Linda Lusardi, and actor Nick Pickard, best known for playing Hollyoaks’ longest serving character, Tony Hutchinson. Joining them is entrepreneur and founder of lingerie brand Ultimo, Michelle Mone, whilst Olympic sprinting champion Darren Campbell completes the line-up. The first challenge is a basic skills test, as the celebrities are tasked with filleting and cooking a flatfish in less than ten minutes.

8.00pm Little England ITV – Series meeting ex-pats who have settled in France.

9.00pm The Queen’s Palaces BBC1 – Documentary series taking a look at HM the Queen’s three official residences, telling their distinctive stories and examining the architecture and the treasures within.

9.00pm Doc Martin ITV – 8-part Fifth series of comedy drama series set in Cornwall that finds Doctor Martin Ellingham face his biggest challange yet as he becomes a father.

9.00pm Embarrasing Bodies Channel 4 – A brand new run of 5 episodes.

9.00pm Britain’s Youngest Undertaker BBC3

10.00pm Rude Tube Chanel 4 – New series of the web series fronted by Alex Zane.


8.00pm Missing Millions ITV – Paul Heiney and Melanie Sykes present a new four-part series which aims to track down people who are entitled to a share of the 15 billion pounds lying unclaimed in Britain’s bank vaults.

9.00pm The Body Farm BBC1 – Waking the Dead spin-off with Tara Fitzgerlad reprising her role as Forensic Pathologist Dr Eve Lockhart. When Eve gets a call from DI Craig Hale asking for her help to investigate an unusual crime scene, she sees an opportunity to bring much-needed funding to The Body Farm, but her decision to work with the police on real crime scenes will take her team out of their comfort zone.

9.00pm 71 Degrees North ITV – Second series of the celebrity reality series that sees 10 celebrities race from Norway 71 Degrees North. Celebs involved in the second series include Martin Kemp, Nicky Clarke, John Thompson and Brooke Kinsella.

9.00pm The Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels BBC2 – Dave and Si come face to face with the three biggest problems facing Meals on Wheels today – volunteer vacancies, the food and its out-dated, moth-eaten image.

10.35pm The Bomb Squad BBC1 – Documentary series following the work of specialist bomb disposal teams in Afghanistan.

11.05pm True Blood Channel 4 – Third series of the US Vampire Drama. With Bon Temps still reeling from the Maenads’ reign of terror, Sookie begins her desperate quest to find Bill, while her friends face new threats that make their previous problems seem tame by comparison.


7.30pm Waterloo Road BBC1 – Return of the school based drama which sees the induction of new Head Michael Byrne who has  brought in by the education authority to turn the school around. But Michael literally bears the scars of his success following an attack at his previous school by the knife-carrying Wayne. Called to court to hear the verdict, Michael is appalled when his ex-pupil is acquitted of attempted murder, and vows to get revenge.

 8.30pm Planet Dinosaur BBC1 – For the first time on British television, the very latest dinosaur discoveries have been brought together and brought to life in this ground-breaking series. Featuring a cast of new dinosaurs that will feed the nation’s nightmares, the next generation of children aren’t going to be talking about Tyrannosaurus rex – they are about to meet far bigger, badder, more vicious characters that roamed the Earth 95 million years ago. The series starts in North Africa, where two of the world’s biggest predators once battled for supremacy. At 13m and 7 tonnes, Carcharodontosaurus was a huge beast, a gigantic lizard-like carnivore with shark-like teeth more than 6 inches long. It was an efficient hunter that would slash at its prey until it bled to death.

 9.00pm Grand Designs Channel 4 – A brand new series hosted by Kevin McCloud starting with the “longest ever” Grand Design. Back in 2006, Stefan Lepkowsky and Annia Shabowska set out to transform a derelict mill cottage in the beautiful Northumberland countryside into a cutting-edge contemporary home. But this was never going to be a simple build…

10.00pm Best of British Channel 4 – 4-part Documentary series that follows the extraordinary journeys of Paralympians, or those hoping to be, in their sporting and private lives as they aim for selection for the 2012 London games.


9.00pm Billy Connolly’s Route 66 ITV – Four-part documentary that sees the comedian travel the famous 2488 mile long road from Chicago to Santa Monica.

9.00pm Young Soliders BBC3 – Documentary that follows a group of young men from their first day of Basic training all the way to their first day on the front line in Afghanistan.


8.00pm Love Your Garden ITV

9.00pm DCI Banks ITV – Full series following from last year’s pilot of the crime drama starring Stephen Tompkinson comprising of 3 2-part stories. DCI Banks is called to a canal where there has been a fatal fire. The crime is far from straightforward, and as another body is discovered the motive, as well as the intended victim, become increasingly unclear. However, the discovery of what appears to be a Turner landscape suggests that at least one of the victim’s was involved in an art forgery scam

10.30pm Comedy Showcase: The Fun Police Chaannel 4 – Vic Reeves and Rhys Darby star in this larger-than-life sitcom, which follows the trials and tribulations of an incompetent health and safety team.

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