The TV WEEK – Saturday 13th – Friday 19th November 2010

by | Nov 9, 2010 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Return of the Goodies BBC2 – Using the classic Goodies format, this special programme brings Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden back together to relive some of their finest moments and illustrates the history of their origins in the Cambridge Footlights, right through to the peak of their success. Including the hit single Funky Gibbon and all the classic episodes.

9.30pm Take That: Look Back, Don’t Stare ITV – Documentary that follows the making of the band’s new album reuniting them with Robbie Williams, with interviews and stuido accsess.

10.45pm Olly Murs Revealed ITV2 –  Documentary following 2009 X Factor runner-up Olly Murs on his rollercoaster ride from TV talent competition fame to success as an artist in his own right.


7.00pm Wayne Rooney’s Secret Striker Sky1 –  England striker Wayne Rooney begins the search for street football’s next top talent.

9.00pm Garrow’s Law BBC1 – Second series of the drama set in the late 18th century. Pioneering barrister William Garrow returns to the Old Bailey to champion the rights of prisoners against the power of the State.

9.00pm I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! ITV1 – The reality series returns for its 10th series. Continues all week at on ITV1 with I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here NOW on ITV2.

10.25pm The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson BBC1 – Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson return with a new series of their sketch show, featuring a host of new characters alongside returning favourites like Davina McCall. Jon and Debra take on Katie Price, Steven Gerrard, Derren Brown and Lady Gaga, plus Pat from EastEnders and Ken from Coronation Street as you’ve never imagined them before.


9.15am Rewind to the 60’s BBC1 – Lulu presents a nostalgic look back at the 1960s, the decade that changed her life. Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck joins Lulu in the studio to chat about what he was up to at the beginning of the decade. The first episode focuses on 1960 and 1961.

2.15pm The Indian Doctor BBC1 – Period comedy drama set in 1963 and starring Sanjeev Bhasker. When their local doctor passes away, the residents of a sleepy Welsh mining village are surprised by the arrival of his replacement, Prem Sharma, who has arrived from India. Continues all Week

8.30pm Miranda BBC2 – Second series of the surprise hit comedy starring Mirand Hart.

9.00pm Accused BBC1 – The first in a series of dramas by Jimmy McGovern about ordinary people who find themselves in the dock. Plumber Willy Houlihan has done well by himself and his family, but things go awry on the home and work fronts and it all begins to fall apart. Serendipity appears to offer an escape, but it proves an illusion. As Willy heads back to the courtroom to hear the verdict, the story of his misfortune unfolds. Starring Christopher Eccleston.

10.45pm When Playboys Ruled the World ITV – Using archive footage, this programme tells the story of Formula 1 star James  Hunt and Barry Sheene against the backdrop of the 2010 sporting scandals surrounding Tiger Woods, John Terry and Wayne Rooney. Featuring interviews with Sheene’s wife Stephanie, Hunt’s brother David, motorsport guru Murray Walker and former Formula One chief Max Mosley.


9.00pm The Family Channel 4 – Third series of the popular reality series that puts cameras in a normal family to observe them upclose.

10.35pm Imagine BBC1 – Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. As Ai Weiwei’s latest work is unveiled in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, Alan Yentob reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight for artistic freedom of expression while living under the restrictive shadows of authoritarian rule.

11.05pm The Big Bang Theroy Channel 4 – Fourth series of the US Comedy.


7.00pm BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards 2010 BBC3 – Fearne Cotton and Nick Grimshaw present highlights from the first ever BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Featuring performances from Katy Perry, JLS, The Wanted, Taylor Swift and Professor Green

7.30pm Football: England v France ITV1


8.00pm Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare Channel 4 – Property Ladder’s Sarah Beeney tries to restore a collapsing stateley home. Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories behind some of the most familiar scientific diagrams.

8.30pm The Beauty of Diagrams BBC4 – Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories behind some of the most familiar scientific diagrams.

9.00pm Love Me, Love My Face BBC3 – Documentary about Jono Lancaster who was born with a rare genetic condition, Treacher Collins Syndrome, which affected the way his facial bones developed while he was in his mother’s womb. Now 25, Jono is on a mission to find the parents who gave him up for adoption to show them and the the world that he’s happy just the way he is.

9.00pm Billy Connolly and Aly Bain: Fishing for poetry BBC4 – Fiddle maestro Aly Bain, Billy Connolly and poet and novelist Andrew Greig celebrate MacCaig a hundred years after his birth with a journey from Edinburgh to Assynt and then the long climb to the Loch of the Green Corrie with its elusive trout. Friends and fellow poets – including Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Douglas Dunn and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney – also feature with anecdotes, tributes and readings of some of MacCaig’s finest poems.

9.00pm Raising Hope Sky1 – US family sitcom from the makers of My Name is Earl about man who finds himself raising a baby.


7.00pm Children in Need 2010 BBC1 – Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton are joined by a whole host of stars around the country for a spectacular night of fun and fundraising. Feautring Cheryl Cole, the Hairy Bikers who cook up a sizzling version of Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, and Kylie Minogue performs live in the studio. The Saturdays take on McFly in a special edition of Strictly Come Dancing, and the Doctor and Amy throw a tea party in the TARDIS and serve up a sneak peek at the Doctor Who Christmas special. BBC newsreaders recruit dance supremo Louie Spence to create a headline-grabbing routine, and temperatures rise in a Come Dine With Me Dragons’ Den special. Peter Andre performs a tribute to Michael Jackson, the stars of Loose Women sing their version of a Girls Aloud classic, and Blue Peter adventurer Helen Skelton takes the role of Baby in the hit musical Dirty Dancing. As the night draws to a close, the grand total for 2010 is revealed.

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