The TV Week – Saturday 16th January – Friday 23rd 2010

by | Jan 15, 2010 | All, TV Week

8.00pm The Legacy of Lawrence of Arabia BBC2 – Harvard Professor Rory Stewart has spent many years living and working in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been fascinated with Lawrence of Arabia since his childhood. In this film, he examines the legacy of Britain’s First World War campaign in the Middle East, and draws parallels with British and American interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan today.
5.35pm Glee Channel 4 – American comedy/drama being raved about. Optimistic secondary school teacher Will Schuester tries to inspire a group of oddball teenagers to realise their potential and reinstate the school’s choir, aka the Glee Club. Schuester begs Prinicipal Figgins for the job as Glee Club teacher when the former one is sacked. Principal Figgins agrees but only if Will can come up with the $60 a month needed to fund the class. Episode 2 airs straight afterwards.
9.00pm Slumdog Secret Millionaire Channel 4 – In this special episode of The Secret Millionaire British Indian entrepreneur Seema Sharma leaves behind her affluent lifestyle in the UK to go undercover in Mumbai, India’s largest city.
11.00pm The Golden Globes Red Carpet Live Sky1 – Hosted by Gethin Jones.
9.15am Heir Hunters BBC1
12.15pm Bargain Hunt BBC1
7.30pm Celebrity Quitters Five – New series following celebrities as they struggle to quit smoking. Those taking part include Linda Robson, John Burton Race, Chloe Madeley, Paul Danan and Derek Acora, n the opening episode, the celebrities meet each other and the support team who reveal the results of their medical tests. Continues all week
8.00pm The Brit Awards 2010 Launch Party ITV2 – The nominees for this years ceromony are annouced alongside performances from Pixie Lott, La Roux and Tinchy Stryder, as well as BRITs Critics’ Choice winner Ellie Goulding.
8.30pm Only Stwpd Cowz Txt n Drive BBC3 – Drama on the dangers of driving distractions. Carefree 17-year-old Cassie Cowan bunks off work with friend Emma to cheer up Jules, who has found herself pregnant and dumped. Their simple car journey becomes a nightmare when distracted Cassie drives into oncoming traffic.
9.00pm Gordon’s Great Escape Channel 4 – Three-part documentary that sees Gordon Ramsay travels to India for the first time to experience the stunning diversity of its culinary traditions, immersing himself in all aspects of Indian culture, no matter how challenging, unfamiliar or extreme. As part of Channel 4’s Indian Season.
9.00pm Glee E4 – Episode 3 of the hit American comedy/drama series.
11.35pm Late Kickoff BBC1 – Brand new series focusing on the fortunes of the 12 Football League clubs in London and the South East.
8.00pm Match of the Day Live BBC1 – Manchester City Vs Manchester United.
8.00pm How To Look Good Naked with a Difference Channel 4 – Three-part special edition of the programme. Gok Van hopes to build the confidence and transform the lives of three disabled women.
9.00pm How The Earth Made Us BBC2 – Professor Iain Stewart tells the epic story of how the planet has shaped our history. With spectacular images and a compelling narrative, the series discovers the central role played in human history by four different planetary forces.
9.00pm I Believe in Ghosts: Jo Swash BBC3 – Ex Enders actor Joe Swash turns ghostbuster and sets out in search of tangible proof that ghosts exist. He meets Britain’s youngest professional psychic.
10.30pm Newswipe with Charlie Brooker BBC4
10.35pm Ali Abbas: Back to Baghdad BBC1 – Ali Abbas became an icon of the Iraq War when he lost his arms after an American missile hit his home during the bombing of Baghdad. Fourteen members of his family died in the attack. . Six years on, 18-year-old Ali returns to Baghdad as Iraqi Forces regain control, to help him decide where his future lies.
7.30pm The National TV Awards 2010 – Host Dermot O’Leary will reveal the award-winners from the O2 Arena of the 15th annual Television Awards. The Backstage afterparty airs at 10pm on ITV2
8.00pm Relocation, Relocaiton, Relocaiton Channel 4 – Kirstie & Phil return to help more hopeless and helpless househunters find two homes.
9.00pm Horzion: Pill Poppers BBC2
9.00pm Shooting the War BBC4 – Series looking at how WW2 was documented by German and British home movie makers. This part features the amateur films of four fighting men: Britons Derek Brown and Leslie Fowler and Germans Paul Kellermann and Klaus Eismann. Brown took his camera into the Burma campaign.
4.35pm Relic: Gaurdians of the Museum BBC1 – Three children from Newcastle are summoned to the British Museum in London to meet the spooky tour guide Agatha. Together they have just one night to uncover the secrets of a relic held inside the museum.
8.00pm My Dream Farm Channel 4 – Monty Don helps six different families realise their dream of returning to the land. This first episode features Dick and Pauline Beijen, who gave up their executive lifestyle and moved from Dick’s native Holland to Devon. In search of a higher quality of life, Dick is also troubled by arthritis, and hopes farming will give him the active lifestyle he needs to keep his joints as pain-free as possible.
9.00pm The Slumdog Children of Mumbai Channel 4 – Dispatches Special reveals the brutal reality of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai, following the daily struggles of four young children to survive.
9.00pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green Five – Third series of the fishing traveloge from Actore Robson Green. The journey begins in southern Africa, where Robson seeks the legendary vundu catfish at Lake Kariba.
9.00pm Cannabis: Britain’s Secret Farms BBC3 – Presenter Rickie Haywood-Williams journeys beyond the scaremongering headlines to find out the true impact of the UK’s skunk-smoking habit and accompanies Avon and Somerset police on raids.
9.30pm Rab C Nesbitt BBC2 – Return of the popular Scottish comedy for a full 2010 series.
10.00pm Bellamy’s People BBC2 – Award-winning radio phone-in host Gary Bellamy has been let out of the studio and given his own TV series in which he travels the length and breadth of Britain to meet the British people. Reuniting Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson and starring Simon Day.
8.00pm Relocation: Phil Down Under Channel 4 – Three-part series that sees Relocation’s Phil Spencer help Britions hoping to move to Australia

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