The TV week Saturday 20th March – Friday 26th March

by | Mar 17, 2010 | All, TV Week

7.15pm Six Nation Rugby Union BBC1 – France v England
8.30pm Power to the People BBC2 – Michael Portillo sets outs on a journey to find how we could all be given more of a say on the issues which matter to us – from directly elected mayors, to enabling parents to set up their own schools, to residents taking over the village shop, to electing our own police chiefs.
8.30pm Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Bruce Forsyth ITV1
8.30pm Boyzone: A Tribute to Stephen Gately ITV1 – Boyzone are joined by some very special guests to celebrate the life of their friend and band-mate Stephen Gately in a very special evening. They are joined by an array of stars including Mika, Girls Aloud, Nadine Coyle, Paul O’Grady, Bono, Robbie Williams, Sharon Osbourne and Bertie Ahern.
9.00pm The Restoration Man Channel 4 – Eight-part series that sees George Clarke travelling the British Isles meeting the stubborn romantics who want to breathe new life into the architectural treasures he unearths on his journey. His mission is to help them transform these undervalued gems into brand new homes fit for 21st century living.
10:00pm Boyzone: Life after Stephen ITV2 – Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch open up about how they are coping with the tragic loss of their ‘brother’ Stephen. Moving from the day of Stephen’s star-studded memorial to the band’s first performance with only four members.
3.00pm Auction Party ITV – Brand new series which invites people to hold an auction in their very own home with the possibility of turning in a big profit. There are risks though, with no guarantee that the host will make their money back.
7.30pm Children’s Hospital ITV1 – A documentary series set in the brand new Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, now the largest hospital for children in the UK.
8.00pm Grow Your Own Drugs BBC2 – Second series of the cookery series fronted by Ethnobotanist James Wong
8.30pm The Dellicious Miss Dahl BBC2 – Sophie Dahl revels in the joy of cooking for one on a purely selfish day. Her day begins at breakfast with her take on an omelette Arnold Bennett and the preparation of peanut butter fudge.
8.00pm Supersize v Superskinny Channel 4 – Presented by Dr Christian Jessen and Anna Richardson, the magazine show which tackles the dangerous effects of extreme dieting, morbid obesity and eating disorders returns for a new, third series.
9.00pm Women, Weddings, War & Me BBC3 – Documentary about 21-year-old Nel, who has lived in Britain since she was six after her family fled war in Afghanistan, as she returns to the country of her birth. In Kabul, she sees the modern face of the country through her cousin – one of only a few female university lecturers.
10.35pm The Man Who Cycled the Americas BBC1 – Mark Beaumont, who broke the record for pedalling around the world, is back on the road attempts to journey Alaska, USA to Ushuaia, in southern Argentina; cycling the length of the Rockies and Andes, 13,000 miles through 12 countries.
9.00pm Chocolate: The Bitter Truth BBC1 – Panorama reporter Paul Kenyon goes undercover as a cocoa trader in West Africa and discovers children as young as seven working long hours on cocoa farms.
9.00pm Bread BBC4 – Tom Baker narrates a film telling the story of the rise of the popular loaf and how it has shaped the way we eat.
9.00pm Inside the Perfect Predator BBC1 – Documentary revealing the inner alchemy that gives four extraordinary hunters the edge – from the moment they detect their prey through to the vital kill. Amongst the hunters profiled, the fastest animal on the planet, the peregrine falcon; the world’s largest predatory fish, the great white shark; the fastest land animal, the cheetah.
9.00pm Total Recall: The Toyota Story BBC2 – Special edition of the Money Programme investigating Toyota’s recall of millions of cars. How did this happen to a company synonymous with reliability and customer satisfaction? Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK as the crisis unfolded, this is the remarkable inside story.
9.00pm Cutting Edge: The Air Hospital Channel 4 – The C-17 Globemaster is one of the world’s largest military transport aircraft, capable of carrying anything from tanks and helicopters to troops and supplies. But when the emergency call comes the plane is transformed into a hospital with everything needed to bring often terribly wounded service personnel home to their families in less than 36 hours from the point of injury. Flying from Brize Norton, the RAF’s Critical Care in the Air Support Team has given this Cutting Edge documentary exclusive access to film missions as their elite medical staff and pilots bring injured service men and women back from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
9.00pm Girls on the Frontline BBC3 – Documentary about four British girls in their twenties who are pushed to their limits during a gruelling six-month tour with the army in Afghanistan.
10.30pm Russell Howard’s Good News BBC3 – Return of the Topical comedy show hosted by Russell Howard, who offers his unique perspective on the big stories dominating the media across TV, online and in print, as well as picking up on those sometimes overlooked things that make him smile.
8.00pm Liza & Huey’s Pet Nation Sky1 – Animal related entertainment series.
9.00pm Over the Rainbow BBC1 – Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is back, with a new search for a West End leading lady, and this time he’s looking for the nation’s Dorothy to take the starring role in The Wizard of Oz. Hosted by Graham Norton with judges John Partridge, Charlotte Church and Sheila Hancock.
9.00pm Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford ITV1 – One-off comedy and music special featuring Jo Brand, star of the Royal Variety Performance Paul Zerdin, Joe Pasquale and musical performances from Pixie Lott and Scouting for Girls.

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