The TV Week Sunday 7th November – Friday 12th November 2010

by | Nov 7, 2010 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Stephen Fry and the Great Oil Spil BBC2 – Four months after the BP oil spill, dubbed the worst ecological disaster in the history of America, Stephen Fry returns to the Deep South together with zoologist Mark Carwardine, to see what the impact has been on the people, the vast wetlands and the species that live there.

9.00pm The First World War from Above BBC1 – The story of the Great War told from a unique new aerial perspective. Featuring two remarkable historical finds, including a piece of archive footage filmed from an airship in summer 1919, capturing the trenches and battlefields in a way that’s rarely been seen before. And aerial photographs taken by First World War pilots presented by Fergal Keane.

9.30pm Mark Lawson Talks To.. BBC4 – Interview with actress Alison Steadman

10.30pm Abigai’s Party BBC4 – Classic drama starring Alison Steadman


9.15am Remembrance Week BBC1 – Former paratrooper Rav Wilding is on the front line with British troops in Afghanistan. In a special week of programmes to commemorate Remembrance.

5.00pm Be a Star on Neighbours Five – The first of a special two-part documentary telling the story of an exclusive competition which offered one lucky Brit girl the chance to join the cast of Neighbours.

5.30pm Celebrity Coach Trip Channel 4

8.30pm Masterchef The Profesionals – Michel’s Classics BBC2 – Following the third series of Professional MasterChef, Michel Roux Jnr cooks up some of the classic dishes which were merely highlighted on the show.

9.00pm Giles & Sue Live the Good Life BBC2 – Thirty-five years after sitcom the Good Life first aired, writer Giles Coren and comedian Sue Perkins step back to 1975 to try to learn some self-sufficient skills and techniques. Although not living the life round the clock, the duo throw themselves in to recreating a distinctly Tom and Barbara lifestyle.

9.00pm Gods & Monsters – Homer’s Oddyessy BBC4 – Virginia Woolf said Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey was ‘alive to every tremor and gleam of existence’. Following the magical and strange adventures of warrior king Odysseus, inventor of the idea of the Trojan Horse, the poem can claim to be the greatest story ever told.

9.00pm Ghosthunting with The Saturdays ITV2 – Yvette Fielding takes top girl band The Saturdays on a terrifying trip into the unknown. The group head to three spooky locations deep in the Welsh mountains where Yvette serves up a nerve-wracking night of horror

10.00pm On the Streets BBC4 – Filmmaker Penny Woolcock spent eight months in the world of London’s homeless, befriending people and finding out where they eat, sleep and socialise. While making her film, she realised that their very real problems have little to do with the lack of a roof over their heads or a bed to sleep in.

10.30pm How Not to Live your Life BBC3 – Third series of the sitcom about desperate 20-something lothario Don.


8.00pm Alan Titchmarsh’s Garden Secrets BBC2 – Alan Titchmarsh reveals the amazing secrets behind Britain’s great gardens. Alan visits Hatfield House to look at the key design features of the gardens of this 17th-century stately home.

8.00pm The Zoo ITV1 – First of three programmes. For the first time in ten years the Zoological Society of London have invited cameras into their two zoos – London Zoo in Regent’s Park and their country home at Whipsnade. After a cold and financially grim winter, the zoos face many problems, but they have big plans too.

8.00pm Mad About the House BBC3 – Second series of the programme that sees one half a couple completley remodeling their house without the other having say begins with DJ Adam in control of the house he shares with girlfriend Hannah.

9.00pm BP: $30 Billion Blowout BBC2 – The Money Programme team presents an inside account of the BP oil spill. Features a host of interviews with key industry insiders, including world exclusives with Bob Dudley, the new Head of BP and Tony Hayward, his predecessor.9.00pm Four Weddings LivingTV – Living’s exclusive wedding eavesdrop show returns with four more brides competing for an all-expenses paid honeymoon. British bride Lynsey takes on rivals from Spain, Germany and America.

10.00pm Teens that tie the Knot LivingTV – Documentary that follows the romantic fortunes of three young couples about to wed. The programme follows the couples through their wedding days and explores how they cope with married life once the honeymoons are over.

10.00pm Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work More4 – The True Stories strand, which showcases the best international feature documentaries, presents a short season of autobiographical films, beginning with director Ricki Stern and co-director Anne Sundberg’s intimate portrait of American comedian Joan Rivers. Shot over a year when Rivers both staged an autobiographical play in London as well as appearing on America’s Celebrity Apprentice, it also follows her gruelling schedule of one night gigs. But the film also gets beneath the self-admittedly surgically altered skin of the comedian.


7.30pm Farewell Jack ITV – As Bill Tarmey prepares to bid farewell to Coronation Street after three decades playing Jack Duckworth, this special programme pays tribute to both the actor and the character.

8.00pm Edwardian Farm BBC2 -Archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and historian Ruth attempt to bring Morwellham Quay in Devon back to life as it was in its Edwardian heyday.

8.00pm The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards ITV – Carol Vorderman hosts the annual gala celebrating the achievements of the nation’s most amazing unsung heroes. Prince Charles and David Cameron join a glittering line-up of stars, including Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Julie Walters, Bruce Forsyth, Ray Winstone, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith, Ant and Dec, Russell Brand and Michael McIntyre, to honour the winners.

8.00pm Tour of Duty Five – Two-part documentary that asks what happens when a group of modern-day teenagers experiences the harsh realities of life on the front line of a World War II battle. Concludes Thursday.

9.00pm Ancient Worlds BBC2 – Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles explores the roots of one of the most profound innovations in the human story – civilisation – in the first episode of an epic series that runs from the creation of the first cities in Mesopotamia some 6,000 years ago, to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

9.00pm Some Dogs Bite BBC3 – Drama of three brothers – 18-year-old H, unemployed and into petty crime; innocent, warm-hearted 15-year-old Casey; and 10-month-old Severino. Social services split the family up after the death of their mother, so Casey takes his baby brother and goes on the run in search of his estranged father in Inverness.

9.00pm The Royle Family: Behind the Sofa UKTVGOLD – Exclusive documentary featuring brand new interviews with the cast and crew of the 90’s sitcom.


8.00pm EastEnders: The Greatest Weddings BBC3 – The opening part counts down from 50 to 21. Narrated by David Walliams and featuring contributions from past and present stars including Shane Richie, June Brown, Martine McCutcheon, Tamzin Outhwaite, Pam St Clement and Patsy Palmer.

9.00pm Don’t Call me Stupid BBC3 – Actress Kara Tointon confronts how dyslexia is defining her and how different her condition makes her life from those of her friends and family. As she sets out to be tested and undergo specialist help, she asks whether she can ever stop dyslexia holding her back.

9.00pm Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Channel 4 – Film maker Martin Durkin explains the full extent of the financial mess we are in: an estimated £4.8 trillion of national debt and counting.

10.00pm Misfits E4 – Second series of the teen comedy drama about a posse of social outcasts who have acquired superpowers during a freak storm. With Kelly, Curtis, Alisha and Simon still mourning the apparent death of Nathan, a mysterious masked man leads the gang to Nathan’s grave.

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