The TV WEEK – Saturday July 11 – Friday July 17

by | Jul 3, 2009 | All, TV Week

7.00pm Harry Potter: Behind the Magic ITV1 – With Ben Shephard
8.00pm The National Lottery – Guesstimation BBC1 – Game show presented by Nick Knowles in which two families compete in a guessing game.
8.00pm Terror! Robespierre And The French Revolution BBC2 – Documentary combining drama, archive and interviews to examine Maximilien Robespierre’s year in charge of the state machine at the heart of Revolutionary France.
9.00pm Katie Price Exclusive – with Piers Morgan ITV1
10.00pm Sean Lock: Stand Up Channel 4 – Live show, at the Hammersmith Apollo.
4.00pm Heartland E4 – Drama series about a family that runs a ranch for neglected horses in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.
7.00pm The Royal ITV1 – Return of the nostalgic medical series starring Linda Armstrong, Robert Daws, Amy Robbins and Wendy Craig.
9.00pm Michael Jackson’s Last Days: What Really Happened? Channel 4 – Investigation by Jacques Perreti.
9.00pm Liz Smith’s Summer Cruise BBC4 – Documentary made by Daisy Asquith following actress Liz Smith on her first overseas holiday, a luxury 10-day Adriatic cruise to Venice.
10.00pm Mark Lawson Talks to Liz Smith BBC4
5.00pm The Fuse ITV1 – Game show hosted by Austin Healey.
7.30pm The Great London Jump: Robbie Maddison Five – Daredevil stunt in London.
8.00pm Make Me A Supermodel LivingTV – Return of the series presented by Tyson Beckford searching for new catwalk stars.
8.30pm Only Connect BBC4 – Return of the quiz show presented by Victoria Coren.
9.00pm The Street BBC1 – Series three of Jimmy McGovern’s drama about people who live on the same street in north-west England. The six-parter stars Timothy Spall, Bob Hoskins, Frances Barber, Anna Friel, Daniel Mays, Jonas Armstrong, Joseph Mawle, Stephen Graham and Ruth Jones.
9.00pm Monday Monday ITV1 – Seven-part comedy drama set in the head office of a struggling supermarket chain. Stars Peter Wight as the under-threat chief executive, Fay Ripley, Jenny Agutter, Holly Aird, Neil Stuke, Morven Christie, Laura Haddock, Tom Ellis and Saikat Ahamed.
9.00pm Wallander BBC4 – The original Swedish TV adaptation of Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander detective series. Stars Krister Henriksson.
9.00pm The Real Full Monty Sky1 – Documentary following jobless men who join a troupe of strippers.
9.00pm Storyville – The Time Of Their Lives BBC4 – Documentary about three of the oldest residents in a home for the active elderly in north London.
10.00pm How Not to Live Your Life BBC2 – Terrestrial airing of the sitcom starring Dan Clark as a man with bad luck and even worse instincts.
8.00pm Coast BBC2 – A six-part return of the series journeying around the British Isles and, for the first time, European shorelines. Presented by Neil Oliver with Alice Roberts, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Mark Horton and Nick Crane.
9.00pm Freefall BBC2 – Drama set in the troubled world of finance made by director Dominic Savage. Stars Aidan Gillen as Gus, a wealthy City worker with no scruples, Dominic Cooper as ruthless mortgage seller Dave, Rosamund Pike as Anna, Gus’s lover and colleague who does have a conscience, Anna Maxwell Martin and Joseph Mawle as Mandy and Jim, a couple taken in by old friend Dave’s sales technique, Olive Supple-Still as Amelia, Gus’s teenage daughter, Riz Ahmed as Gus’s colleague, Gary, Emer Kenny as Dave’s girlfriend, Kate, Peter McNeil O’Connor as Jim’s boss and Sarah Harding.
9.00pm What’s Really in our Food? BBC1 – Investigation by Tom Heap and Simon Boazman.
9.00pm How To Be Old BBC4 – Nigel Planer’s alter-ego Nicholas Craig examines the intricacies and pitfalls of being old.
8.00pm Home for Life BBC2 – Home design series.
9.00pm Who Do You Think You Are? BBC1 – Return of the genealogy series. Features Davina McCall in the opener, David Mitchell, Kate Humble, Martin Freeman, Kim Cattrall and Chris Moyles.
9.00pm Dragon’s Den BBC2 – Return of the series in which entrepreneurs seek backing for their ideas.
9.00pm The Roman Invasion of Britain History Channel – Documentary examining life under Roman rule and their lasting legacy in Britain.
9.00pm Theatre Live!: Four Ordinary Women Sky Arts – Penelope Beaumont, Gabrielle Lloyd, Sian Thomas and Eleanor Tomlinson star in Kate Mosse’s play about four friends who are divided by a tragic occurrence.
9.00pm Real 999 Calls ITV1
10.35pm Mission to the Moon – News from 1969 ITV1 – Short bulletins telling the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon with John Suchet.
11.05am Veronica Mars E4 – Beginning a rerun of the US drama about a high school student who helps her detective father.
9.00pm New Tricks BBC1 – A sixth, eight-part series of the crime drama starring Amanda Redman as Superintendent Sandra Pullman, and Dennis Waterman, Alun Armstrong and James Bolam as her team of old fashioned detectives.
9.00pm Pregnancy: My Big Decision BBC3 – Documentary series following pregnant teenage girls
9.00pm Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special ITV1
9.00pm A Killer On Campus Crime & Investigation – Documentary about the killing rampage at Virginia Tech university.
10.00 Entourage ITV2 – Return of the US comedy-drama series starring Adrian Grenier as Hollywood star Vince Chase. With Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara.
7.30pm Farrah’s Story Channel 4 – Documentary about actress Farah Fawcett’s unsuccessful fight against cancer.
8.00pm First Night Of The Proms BBC2
8.30pm As Seen On TV BBC1 – Eight-part celebrity panel quiz show about TV hosted by Steve Jones with regular team captains Fern Britton and Jason Manford. Guests on the opener are James Martin, Peter Serafinowicz, Michelle Collins and Debra Stephenson.
10.00pm True Blood FX – US vampire drama made by HBO, based on the popular series of novels by Charlaine Harris. Stars . Starring Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress, Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, a 173-year-old vampire, and Sam Trammel as Sam Merlotte, the owner of Merlotte’s, the bar in the town of Bon Temps where Sookie works.

Guest list
Kanye West, Fern Britton and Sarah Harding on Alan Carr: Chatty Man Channel 4, Sunday
Bono, Dame Edna and Anjelica Huston on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday

Subject List
Dispatches: The Children of Brtiain Betrayed Channel 4, Monday
Panorama: Licence to Torture BBC1, Monday

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