The TV Week – Saturday 12th February – Friday 18th 2011

by | Feb 11, 2011 | All, TV Week


7.20pm Ant & Dec’s Push the Button ITV1 – Second series of the family gameshow. Now shown Live.

8.00pm The National Lottery: Secret Fortune BBC1 – High-tension quiz show hosted by Nick Knowles.


9.00pm The Orange British Film Acdemy Awards BBC1 – Hosted by Jonathan Ross

9.00pm The Toughest Place to be a.. BBC2 – Series in which British workers are challenged to do their job under some of the toughest conditions in the world. Angie Dymott, a paramedic from Cardiff, arrives in Guatemala City – a place with one of the highest violent crime rates in the world, where large areas are ruled by vicious street gangs. Over two weeks, she lives and works with the ambulance workers answering regular calls to the scenes of gangland killings and drive-by shootings.


5.30pm Coach Trip Channel 4 – Coach Trip returns for a sixth series. The latest brand new tour starts in Milan, where Brendan – everyone’s favourite ‘international’ tour guide – picks up 14 fresh-faced tourists for another six week road trip.

6.25pm OK! TV Five – Kate Walsh and Matt Johnson present a lively mix of celebrity gossip, big name interviews and features from the worlds of fame, music and fashion.

8.00pm The Gadget Show Five

9.00pm Steven Segal v Justin Lee Collins Five – One-off documentary in which Justin Lee Collins goes head to head with Steven Seagal. With unparalleled access into the life and mind of the producer, director, martial artist, Buddhist, Zen teacher, healer, philanthropist, actor, environmentalist and musician, JLC gets to know the man behind the many myths.

9.00pm The World’s Worst Place to be Gay BBC3 – Radio 1’s Scott Mills travels to Uganda to find out what it’s like to live in a society which persecutes people like him and meets those who are leading the hate campaign.

9.00pm For Crying Out Loud BBC4 – Documentary in which Jo Brand gets to the bottom of crying – why we do it, who does it, whether we’ve always done it and, as a reluctant weeper, whether she can actually make a handkerchief soggy too. She talks to friends Phill Jupitus, Shappi Khorsandi and Richard E Grant; interviews crying historians, psychologists and biochemists; visits Moorfields Eye Hospital to check her tear ducts are in good working order; joins a class of crying drama students; discovers the world’s weirdest crybabies at the Loss Club; and opens up to Princess Diana’s psychotherapist, Susie Orbach.


8.00pm The Brit Awards 2011 ITV1 – James Corden hosts this year’s awards from the O2 Arena in London, featuring live performances from Take That, Rihanna, Plan B, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Tinie Tempah and Arcade Fire.

9.00pm The Big Truth about Low Fat Foods BBC3 – For four weeks, Zoe Salmon lives on nothing but pre-packaged, processed foods that are labelled either low or lower in fat. She finds out what’s in them and how they affect her moods, nutritional levels and her weight, and meets the low-calorie converts who say that eating this way isn’t just a diet but a way of life.

10.35pm The Richard Dimbelby Lecture BBC1 – Michael Morpurgo explores the issue of children’s rights and investigates the wrongs that young people have to endure in the 35th Richard Dimbleby Lecture.

11.20pm Nuns Aloud BBC1 – Documentary following record executives Oliver Harrop and Tom Lewis as they travel the world in search of the finest singing nuns, with the aim of signing them up and taking them to number one in the charts.


7.30pm UEFA Champions League ITV – Arsenal and Barcelona

7.30pm Starlight: For the Children Five – Documentary series celebrating 25 years of the Starlight Children’s Foundation – the charity that brightens the lives of sick and terminally ill children by granting them once-in-a-lifetime wishes. Sick Becky meets her idols Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton for a pampering day.

9.00pm Masterchef BBC1 – ohn Torode and Gregg Wallace search for the country’s best amateur cook. In this tough audition show, hopefuls plucked from their home kitchens arrive in London from across Britain. One by one, they each have just 45 minutes to prepare one dish for the judges. The hopefuls then have a further 10 minutes to plate up in front of John and Gregg before they hear their fate. Continues tomorrow

9.00pm The Elephant: Life After Death Channel 4 – Documentary showing what happens when an wild Elephant dies.

10.00pm The Grammy Awards 2011 ITV2


9.00pm The Spice Trail BBC2 – Kate Humble retraces the steps of 15th century explorers as she sets out on a spice trail to India and Sri Lanka. Kate begins her travels on India’s ‘Spice Coast’ uncovering the story of pepper, once known as black gold and now the most consumed spice in the world.

Custard TV Staff

Custard TV Staff


All the latest TV news and TV listings from the staff of the site.


Follow us:

Our Latest Posts:

Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building.

Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building.

The first season of Only Murders in the Building was one of the best shows of last year. Funny, warm and with a new take on the mystery genre it was unpredictable and...


Submit a Comment