The TV Week – what’s new 30 August-5 September

by | Aug 21, 2008 | All, TV Week

Fiona’s Story, BBC1, Sunday


7.00pm In The Name Of Love – Diana Princess Of Wales Biography7.05pm BBC Proms: Vaughan Williams Anniversary BBC2
7.05pm Weakest Link News and Weather Special BBC1
8.00pm The National Lottery – Big 7 BBC1 – Ben Shephard presents a celebration of the National Lottery’s support of good causes, with McFly, Rita Simons, Bill Oddie, Ricky Hatton and Amanda Mealing.
8.00pm Battle 360 History Channel – Series using CGI animation to tell the story of key World War Two battles.
9.10pm The Most Annoying Couples We Love to Hate BBC1 – Clip show.
1.00pm T4 Presents Alicia Keys Channel 4
5.10pm Weakest Link Journalists Special BBC1
7.00pm Proms: Lang Lang BBC4
7.00pm The Sculpture Diaries Channel 4 – Three-parter in which critic Waldemar Januszczak travels to the most spectacular sculptural locations in the world and meets revered contemporary sculptors, including Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, James Turrell and the Chapman Brothers.
7.00pm Hairspray: The School Musical Sky One – Eight-part reality show presented by Denise Van Outen with Emma Bunton in which pupils from Kingsmead Secondary Comprehensive School, Enfield, Middlesex will be challenged to recreate the hit musical with help from vocal coach Zoe Tyler and choreographer Stacey Haynes.8.00pm Gladiators: The Legends Return Sky One

9.00pm Fiona’s Story BBC1 – Drama about a family torn apart when the husband is accused of downloading child pornography. Stars Gina McKee and Jeremy Northam as Fiona and Simon Mortimer with Jimi Mistry, Claire Bloom, Nicholas Farrell and Amanda Root. Written by Kate Gabriel.
9.00pm The Conspiracy Files: Lockerbie BBC211.00pm Metallica: A Culture Show Special BBC2

11.20pm Faith In The Frame ITV1 – Ten-part series in which Melvyn Bragg examines Western art’s religious pictures with panellists including Ekow Eshun, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Sarah Dunant and Rowan Williams.

11.40pm The Incredible Will & Greg Channel 4 – Comedy sketch show special starring Will Andrews and Greg McHugh.
g Guest list* Duncan Bannatyne, Kirsty Gallagher, Denise Welch, Simon Weston on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ITV1, Saturday• Will Young, The Charlatans, Dirty Pretty Things, Iglu & Hartley, Matthew Horne and Dominic Cooper on Transmission, Channel 4, Friday.
• Bryan Adams, Justin Currie and Ben Harper on Live from Abbey Road, More4, Friday


12.00pm What Are You Like? BBC2 – Celebrity panel game hosted by Fiona Bruce with team captains Aled Jones and Simon O’Brien.
12.30pm Loose Women
ITV1 – Return of the talk show.
2.00pm Sixty Minute Makeover ITV1 – Return of the makeover series presented by Terri Dwyer.
3.00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV1 – Return of the chat show.
5.00pm Britain’s Best Dish ITV1 – Return of the cookery series featuring with judges John Burton Race, Jilly Goolden and Ed Baines.6.30pm Animal Rescue Squad Five – Michaela Strachan and Matt Baker follow work going on to save and protect animals in the UK and abroad.
7.30pm BBC Proms: Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra BBC4
8.00pm Fifth Gear Five – Return of the motoring magazine.
9.00pm The Children ITV1 – Three-part thriller following the investigation into the murder of eight-year-old Emily (Sinead Michael), written by Lucy Gannon. Stars Kevin Whately as Cameron, Lesley Sharp as his ex-wife Anne, Geraldine Somerville as his new girlfriend Sue, Ian Puleston-Davies as Sue’s ex-husband Paul and Kate Ashfield as his new partner Natasha.9.00pm Hell’s Kitchen USA ITV2 – Fourth series of the reality show featuring Gordon Ramsay.

9.00pm James Martin’s Brittany UKTV Food – Series in which the chef retraces the journey he made as a student in France.

9.00pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green Five – The actor attempts to land some of the wildest and most elusive sea creatures in the world.

9.00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent Hallmark – Series six of the US crime drama.
9.00pm Ross Kemp On Gangs Sky One – Series four of the documentary series, featuring gangs in Liverpool, Los Angeles, Belize, Kenya and Bulgaria.
9.00pm Profiling Colin Dexter ITV3 – Documentary about the crime writer, accompanied by reruns of Inspector Morse.

10.35pm Britain’s Really Disgusting Foods BBC1 – With anarchist Alex Riley.

Tuesday5.00pm American Gladiators Sky One – US version of the game show hosted by Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali.

8.00pm Driving Mum And Dad Wild BBC3 – Documentary in which Joe Pritchard, a gay hairdresser, and Verity Abrahams, are taught to drive by their parents.

8.00pm Secrets of the Jesus Tomb Five – Documentary about the discovery of a tomb in Jerusalem believed to be that of Jesus and his family.

8.00pm Thames Shipwrecks: A Race Against Time BBC2

8.00pm, 10.00pm Big Brother Eviction Show Channel 4

9.00pm CelebAir ITV2 – Eight-part reality show presented by Angellica Bell in which celebrities run their own airline, working as cabin crew and customer care assistants, with one of them being eliminated each week. The celebrities are Mica Paris, Lisa Scott-Lee, Chico, Tamara Beckwith, Amy Lamé, Neighbours star Dan O’Connor, Kenzie, Johnny Shentall, Lisa Maffia, model Michelle Marsh and actor Phil Cornwell.

10.00pm Prison Break Sky One – Series four of the US drama series starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows, who have fled from prison in Panama and are seeking revenge.

10.00pm Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show ITV2 – Second series of the comedy sketch show.

Wednesday8.00pm High Priced Celebrity Hotness MTV

9.00pm The Riches Virgin 1 – Series two of the US drama series about a family of con artists who take on the identity of a deceased, wealthy family. Stars Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver.

9.00pm God on Trial BBC2 – Drama set on a single day as Auschwitz prisoners put God in the dock for letting the Jewish people suffer. Stars Stellen Starsgard, Stephen Dillane, Rupert Graves, Antony Sher, Jack Shepherd and Dominic Cooper. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce; made by Hat Trick Productions.
9.00pm Lost In Austen
ITV1 – Four-part drama series starring Jemima Rooper as Amanda, who lives in a rented flat in London with boyfriend Michael and is obsessed with author Jane Austen. Amanda ends up in the 19th-century world of Pride & Prejudice, swapping places with fictional character Elizabeth Bennet. With Gemma Arterton as Elizabeth Bennet, Hugh Bonneville and Alex Kingston as Mr and Mrs Bennet, Lindsay Duncan as Darcy’s aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Morven Christie as Jane Bennet, Tom Mison as Mr Bingley, Guy Henry as Mr Collins, Tom Riley as Captain Wickham and Christina Cole as Caroline Bingley. Written by Guy Andrews (credits include Chancer, Prime Suspect and Lewis); made by Mammoth Screen.

9.00pm CIA Experiments: The Secret History National Geographic
10.00pm Desperate Housewives
Channel 4 – A resumption of series four of the US comedy drama.

10.00pm Take Me to the Edge Virgin 1 – Series in which rock climber Leo Houlding takes five people on a global adventure.

10.45pm Medium BBC1 – Return of the supernatural drama starring Patricia Arquette.

Thursday8.00pm Chateau Monty Channel 4 – Six-parter following 39-year-old writer Monty Waldin as he gives up his life in England to take over a small vineyard in the south-west of France.
8.30pm The Great Italian Escape Channel 4 – Six-parter following Richard and Sarah Turnbull who moved to Tuscany six years ago and now help other Brits moving to the area.
9.00pm I Own Britain’s Best Home and Garden Five – Four-part series in which Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen leads a team of experts as they visit 12 of the country’s best gardens.
9.00pm Money For Nothing BBC3 – Rebecca Wilcox offers advice on spending.
9.00pm The Big Bang Machine BBC4 – Documentary on Cern’s Large Hadron Collider.
9.00pm Ghosthunting With… ITV2 – Reality show featuring Paul O’Grady, Natasha Hamilton, Phil Olivier and Jennifer Ellision in spooky locations on the Sicily Isles.
10.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4 – Return of the comedy panel game chaired by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford.
10.35pm When Women Rule The World Channel 4 – Eight-part reality series hosted by Steve Jones in which eight women get to boss a group of 10 men around in a remote Caribbean village. Made by September Films.

Friday 7.30pm The What In The World? Quiz Five – Comedy science and nature quiz presented by Marcus Brigstocke with teams captained by Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland.
8.00pm Mastermind
BBC2 – Return of the quiz hosted by John Humphrys.
8.00pm, 10.00pm Big Brother 9 Finale
Channel 4
9.00pm Ugly Betty
Channel 4 – A resumption of series two of the US comedy drama.
9.00pm Harry and Paul BBC1 – Return of the comedy sketch show starring Harry Enfield are Paul Whitehouse.
9.00pm American Inventor Virgin 1 – Series two of the US reality show.
9.00pm Manchester Night
BBC4 –Featuring They Came From Manchester – The Story Of Mancunian Pop, Rock Family Trees – And God Created Manchester and Factory – From Joy Division To Happy Mondays.
10.35pm Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1 – Return of the chat show. Guests include Kelly Brook, the Mighty Boosh, Team GB’s Olympic heroes and the Streets.
11.05pm 8 Out of 10 Cats: Big Brother Special Channel 4

g Subject list* Despatches Undercover Mosque: The Return. Channel 4, Monday• Panorama How the Economy Got Personal. BBC1, Monday* Natural World Spectacled Bears – Shadows of the Forest. BBC2, WednesdayDrama Trails The Fixer to Trail and Retribution. ITV3, WednesdayWho Do You Think You Are? Esther Rantzen BBC1, WednesdayComedy Connections Little Britain BBC1, Thursday

First Cut Marriage Technique for Beginners. Channel 4, Friday

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