The TV WEEK: Saturday 4th – Friday 10th June 2011

by | May 31, 2011 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Britain’s Got Talent: The Final ITV – Ant & Dec present the Live Final with the winner announced in a new show at 9.30pm

9.00pm Popstar to Operastar ITV – Mylene Klass presents a preview of the second series of the reality series.


7.00pm The Royal ITV – Return of the period nursing drama.

8.00pm Murray Walker: Life in the Fast Lane BBC2 – The documentary accompanies the indefatigable Walker as he travels to Australia for the opening F1 of the season, relives his tank commander past and rides classic scramble bikes. The programme also delves deep into the archive to bring back to life some of Murray’s most sensational moments in motorsport and beyond. With contributions from Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Jenson Button.

8.00pm Popstar to Operastar ITV – Myleene Klass presents a new series of the singing competition in which eight celebrities from the world of rock and pop take on the challenge of learning how to perform classical songs, helped by mentors Katherine Jenkins and Rolando Villazon. Today, the first four stars make their opera debut, accompanied by a live orchestra. After the performances, viewers have the chance to vote for their favourite contestants to try to keep them in the competition. Plus there will be an exclusive collaboration between a chart-topping pop act and a classical music star. The eight celebrity contestants are Erasure’s Andy Bell, Jocelyn Brown, Claire Richards from Steps, former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, Toploader’s Joseph Washbourn, Midge Ure, Joe McElderry and Cheryl Baker. With a results Show at 10pm

9.00pm Case Histories BBC1 – Drama starring Jason Issacs. An unusual take on the detective genre featuring Jackson Brodie, who has served with the army and the police, and is now a private investigator. Jackson takes on the mysterious case of a girl who went missing 30 years ago, as well as helping a grieving father to find the man who murdered his daughter, all whilst trying to deal with flashbacks to his own traumatic past. Comprises of 3 2-part stories. Continues Tomorrow.

9.00pm Coast BBC2


9.15am Crimewatch Roadshow BBC1

9.00pm Injustice ITV – Five-part crime drama that plays out over five consecutive nights. in After suffering a nervous breakdown, high profile defence barrister William Travers turned his back on the murder cases that made him his name and moved with his family to Suffolk. One day, an old university friend asks Travers to defend him for a murder he swears he did not commit. Old allegiances are tested and his family’s fragile peace is threatened as Travers returns to London and his old chambers. Meanwhile, a body is found on a deserted farm in the Suffolk countryside and Detective Sergeant Mark Wenborn is assigned his biggest case yet. Continues all week and concludes on Friday.

9.00pm Embarassing Fat Bodies Channel 4 – Four-part series from the Embarrasing Bodies Clinic.

10.00pm The Restaurant Inspector Five – Restaurateur Fernando Peire comes to the aid of struggling eateries across Britain. Fernando lends his expertise to Alexandra’s, an outdated Italian establishment in Ramsgate suffering from a severe lack of customers. The decor is incongruous, the service is poor and the food is bad – but Fernando finds his biggest challenge is the restaurant’s stubborn matriarch Maria.

10.30pm World’s Craziest Fools BBC3 – Comedy series in which the A-Team’s Mr T tracks down the world’s craziest fools, from dumb drivers to stupid soldiers, brainless builders to silly sportsmen and bungling burglers to crazy cops. The show is a mix of clips, animation and funny phone calls.


7.30pm Animal Kingdom ITV – Nature documentary series in which British vet Steve Leonard travels to the Erindi Game Reserve in Namibia to join a wildlife team restoring an African wilderness to the wild.

9.00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands BBC1 – Showing of the excellent BBC3 documentary series following a team of Junior Doctors as they take to the wards for the first time.

9.00pm The Fairy Jobmother Channel 4 – Second series of the series where recruitment specialist Hayley Taylor comes to rescue of the unemployed.

10.35pm Poor Kids BBC1 – Documentary telling the stories of some of the 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK. It is one of the worst child poverty rates in the industrialised world, and successive governments continue to struggle to bring it into line. So who are these children, and where are they living? Under-represented, under-nourished and often under the radar, 3.5 million children should be given a voice. And this powerful film does just that. Eight-year-old Courtney, 10-year-old Paige and 11-year-old Sam live in different parts of the UK. Breathtakingly honest and eloquent, they give testament to how having no money affects their lives: lack of food, being bullied and having nowhere to play.

10.40pm Angry Boys BBC3 – New Mockumentary from Chris Lilley (the mind behind We Can Be Heroes and Summer Heights High) in which the Australian comedian plays a host of characters, all confronting various dilemmas facing young men in the 21st century. 17-year-old twins, Daniel and partially deaf Nathan, live on a small farm with their widowed mum, her new boyfriend and their younger siblings. The twins have one ambition – to try and make something of the farm – but they have the usual shiftless adolescent obssessions of cars, girls and hanging out with mates. Gran is a foul-mouthed, but affectionate and well-meaning female prision warder at Garingal Juvenile Justice Centre, who cares for the boys as much as she cares for her collection of guinea pigs. Episode 2 follows at 11.10pm


8.00pm You’ve Been Framed & Famous ITV – Harry Hill showcases some of the best celebrity lookalike clips sent in by viewers. Featuring lookalikes of stars including Tom Cruise, Kylie Minogue and John Barrowman.

8.30pm In With the Flynns BBC1 – Family comedy starring Will Mellor and Warren Clarke. Young parents Liam and Caroline Flynn are working extra shifts to save up for a holiday, but who is looking after the kids? Chloe gets a piercing in her tongue, Steve has a run-in with the school bully, and Mikey eats food left out the back of restaurants. This is all because Liam’s brother Tommy fills the breach, with his own idiosyncratic brand of parenting. Meanwhile, Liam’s dad Jim has met a woman at a car-boot sale. She seems perfect, but Caroline thinks she has met her before, and that Jim’s romantic intentions are doomed to failure.

10.35pm Mugged ITV – Documentary from Bafta-winning filmmaker Brian Hill which explores the experience of mugging from the points of view of both muggers and victims of the crime. Featuring personal stories from the victims of mugging, reconstructions of the incidents they describe, and interviews with two muggers, one of whom is now in prison.


8.00pm Help! My House is Falling Down Channel 4 – Second series of the show where Sarah Beeny comes to rescue of homeowners whose homes are falling apart around them.

9.00pm The Duke at 90 BBC1 – As the Duke of Edinburgh marks his ninetieth birthday, Fiona Bruce explores the contradictions in the life of Prince Philip.

9.00pm Born to Be Different Channel 4 – Return of the documentary profilng the lives of children living with dissabilites. Now in its fifth series, Born to Be Different returns with three films, documenting the children’s lives over the last two years, as they turn nine and 10. Some are searching for the independence that will allow them ultimately to live apart from their parents. Others are facing major choices to undertake major surgery that could change their lives. Others are fighting just to stay alive.

10.00pm Dermot’s Big Fat Comedy Gala Channel 4 – Dermot O’Leary hangs out backstage at the 2011 Comedy Gala at the 02 Arena, shares dressing rooms, lunch and gossip with a host of stars, including Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Alan Carr and Jonathan Ross.


8.00pm Love Your Garden ITV – Alan Titchmarsh presents a brand new series which shows viewers how to get the most from their gardens no matter what the size. In the first programme, he demonstrates how to create a perfect traditional British garden including a dream summerhouse, fabulous flower beds and a way of producing your own honey.

9.00pm Channel 4’s Comedy Gala 2011 Channel 4 – The UK’s biggest stand-up show is back for a second year. Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, returns with a two and a half hour special. Dermot O’Leary opens and closes the show with an all-star line-up including: Alan Carr, Andi Osho, Chris Moyles, Dara O Briain, Jack Dee, Jack Whitehall, Jason Byrne, Jo Brand, John Bishop, Jon Richardson, Jonathan Ross, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans, Mark Watson, Michael McIntyre, Micky Flanagan, Rhod Gilbert, Rich Hall, Sarah Millican, Sean Lock and Shappi Khorsandi. The show features music from N-Dubz and Irish band Dead Cat Bounce, who perform a special tribute to all those taking part. There are exclusive video inserts from Lady Gaga, Russell Brand, Miranda, Whoopi Goldberg, Glee actors Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, along with James Corden and Sir Patrick Stewart. Plus, Rob Brydon’s own unique film of his journey to The Gala – with a helping hand from a few of his chums.

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