The TV Week – Saturday 4th December – Friday 10th December 2010

by | Nov 25, 2010 | All, TV Week


10.25pm This is Michael Buble ITV – singer Michael Buble gets out from behind the lights and microphone to explore and celebrate the UK during his latest tour of Great Britain and Ireland. He gets to meet some of his most famous fans, from Peter Kay to Holly Willoughby, and goes behind the scenes at The X Factor, where he performs his new single for the first time.


9.00pm The Nation’s Favourite Abba Song ITV – Abba members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad reveal just what it was like being part of one of pop’s biggest bands of all time, and celebrity fans including Jake Shears, Robin Gibb, Nicole Scherzinger, Chris Tarrant and Sir Terry Wogan explain why the music means so much to them.

10.00pm Kerry Katona: Coming Clean ITV2 – Brand new documentary following former pop star Kerry Katona as she tries to turn her life around. Kerry comes clean about her upbringing, her life with ex Mark Croft, drugs, bankruptcy and trying to become a better mother. She speaks openly and honestly about her old life and reveals some of her current challenges – including taking drug tests as stipulated by her new management team.


8.00pm Kirstie & Phil’s Perfect Christmas Channel 4 – Each episode inspires people to do something different this Christmas. From decorations and presents to food and drink, whether it’s a party for children, a soiree for grown-ups, the actual day itself, or the ultimate New Year’s knees up, Kirstie and Phil have it covered. Phil seeks out the best of Britain’s present, decorations, and food producers, and road tests the top toys and gizmos. Kirstie shares a few crafty tricks of her own, while also learning how to create personalised gifts, traditional decorations, and fantastic Christmas party food from jelly treats to a last-minute Christmas cake.  Continues till Friday at 8pm

9.00pm I’m a Celebrity: Coming Out ITV1 – Charting the going’s on with the celebrities since they left the Jungle.

10.30pm Coronation Street Uncovered ITV2 – Stephen Mulhern brings audiences live and exclusive access to the Street as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations. This programme features unprecedented access to the show and includes immediate reactions to the week’s shocking storylines from cast, crew, viewers and famous fans. Stephen is joined in the studio by Corrie cast members, TV critics and celebrity guests, while viewers can phone in and get direct access to the stars of the soap.

10.35pm The Day John Lennon Died ITV1 – Documentary commemorating the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death on December 8th 1980. The film retraces John’s steps on the day leading up to his murder through interviews with those who came into contact with him, including the fan who was to take the famous photograph of John with his killer, the radio host to whom he gave his last interview and the doctor who battled to save his life.


8.00pm Natural World: Panda Makers BBC2

9.00pm Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments ITV1 – First of two documentaries celebrating the greatest moments in the history of Coronation Street, to mark the show’s 50th birthday from the high emotion of teen mum Sarah-Louise Platt to the hilarity of Ken Barlow trying to teach French to Raquel Wolstenhulme and the national Free The Weatherfield One campaign. Featuring archive clips and interviews with the stars, writers, producers and directors who helped bring the show to the screen. Concludes Thursday.


7.30pm UEFA Champions League – Arsenal v Fk Partizan


8.00pm The Apprentice: The Final Five BBC1 – Programme profiling the remaining five candidates. Revealing the true stories behind their super-confident egos, we discover what really makes these budding business men and women tick. Parents, friends and former bosses, along with Lord Sugar’s trusted aides Nick Hewer and Karren Brady, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the final five personalities.

9.00pm The House that Made Me Channel 4 – Series in which four famous figures take a highly emotional trip back in time. Boy George, Michael Barrymore, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Jamelia each return to their teenage homes to confront the ghosts of their past. Each home serves as a springboard to meticulously recreate their teenage years, through detailed research involving family photos and accounts, social historians and design experts. In the first programme, pop icon, Boy George returns to the two houses in which he spent his adolescence with his large working class Irish Catholic family.

9.00pm The Real Sleeping Beauty BBC3 – Documentary following 16-year-old Louisa Ball, who suffers from the rare sleep disorder Kleine Levin Syndrome, which causes her to sleep for up to two weeks at a time and has no known cure. The film follows Louisa over the most crucial period of her young life – her GCSEs are looming, her birthday is coming up, she’s got a major dance competition and her school prom. Louisa’s father Rick battles to find an answer to his daughter’s condition, which leads him to a leading specialist in France.


9.00pm Strictly Come Dancing The Final Part 1 BBC1 – special Strictly semi-final weekend, with the remaining stars all poised on the brink of glory. Once again, the couples dance for judges’ scores and viewer votes, with the voting lines opening at the end of Saturday’s show.

9.00pm Coronation Street: The Big 50 ITV1 – Cast members and celebrity fans go up against each other to test their knowledge of the most famous street in Britain. There are surprises and treats for Corrie fans along the way, with show-stopping music collaborations and a chance to see some of Weatherfield’s best-loved characters as they have never been seen before.

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