The TV week – what’s new July 12-18 2008

by | Jul 3, 2008 | All, TV Week

Harley Street, ITV1, Thursday

Saturday 7.00pm/10.00pm T In The Park 2008 BBC3 – Edith Bowman and Jeff Leach present Kaiser Chiefs, The Fratellis, The Kooks, The Raconteurs, The Pigeon Detectives and We Are Scientists.

7.00pm iTunes Festival 2008 ITV2 – Peaches Geldof and Dave Berry present N*E*R*D, Gabriella Cilmi and The Feeling.

8.00pm Werner Herzog Night BBC4 – Featuring Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, Wrath of God and Imagine… Werner Herzog: Beyond Reason.

10.45pm Kenneth Williams – Fantabulosa! BBC2 – Terrestrial airing of the BBC4 biographical drama about the troubled comedian. Preceded by the films Carry On Camping and Cor, Blimey!; followed by the film Carry On Matron.


4.00pm Alicia Keys In Africa
Channel 4
7.00pm 7/7: The Angels of Edgware Road
Channel 4
7.00pm/11.45pm T In The Park 2008
BBC3 – Edith Bowman and Jeff Leach present The Hoosiers, REM, Kings Of Leon, Amy Winehouse, The Prodigy, The Zutons, Primal Scream and The Charlatans.
8.00pm One Night in Bhutan BBC4 – Featuring Himalaya with Michael Palin, Joanna Lumley in the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, Natural World, Tribe and The Accidental Angler.9.00pm Salma Hayek Biography
9.00pm Son Of Sam: David Berkowitz
Crime & Investigation
11.45pm A Match Made in Heaven ITV1 – Series exploring three of the UK’s most popular religious dating agencies. Narrated by Liz Kershaw.

g Guest list• Barbara Windsor on The Sunday Night Project Channel 4, Sunday
• Billy Joel on The South Bank Show, Sunday, ITV1
* Katie Price and Nigel Kennedy on The Charlotte Church Show Channel 4, Thursday• Panic at the Disco, Suzanne Vega and David Gray on Live from Abbey Road More4, Friday

12.30pm The Class Channel 4 – Shortlived US sitcom featuring Sean Maguire playing a gay character. The series, created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik (writers on Friends and Mad About You), starts with a reunion of old schoolfriends, organised by Ethan Haas (Jason Ritter).
7.30pm Return To… Airport BBC2 – Update on the reality documentary series about Heathrow airport.
7.50pm The Seven Wonders of the Muslim World Channel 4 – Five-part series looking at how Islam is lived and practised. Part of The Wonders of Islam season.

8.00pm The Qur’an Channel 4 – Documentary by Antony Thomas asking what Islam’s holiest book says about issues such as equality, punishment, peace, other faiths and suicide bombing.8.00pm Chris Boardman: The Final Hour ITV4
9.00pm Liz Smith Night BBC4 – Featuring The Royle Family, I Didn’t Know You Cared, Mark Lawson Talks to Liz Smith and Play for Today: Hard Labour.
9.00pm Make Me A Supermodel LivingTV – US reality show presented by Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford.
9.00pm Sasha: Beauty Queen at 11 BBC3
12.10am Shariah TV Channel 4 – Series five of the series exploring Muslim life.

Tuesday8.00pm Send In The Dogs ITV1 – Four-parter following police dogs at work. Narrated by Ken Stott.
8.00pm Hitler’s Secret Bunkers: Revealed
9.00pm Jimmy Doherty’s Farming Heroes
BBC2 – The farmer meets other people involved in agriculture.
10.35pm Olympic Dreams: The Class of 2012
BBC1 – Four-part documentary series showing what it takes for these Olympic hopefuls to make the grade. Features diver Tom Daley; BMX world champion Shanaze Reade; the wheelchair rugby team; heptathlete Jessica Ennis; table tennis players Paul Drinkhall and Darius Knight; Welsh gymnast Venus Romaeo; judo hope Ashley McKenzie; Paralympic dressage champion Lee Pearson; the women’s rowing team; and the men’s rowing coxless four.

9.00pm The Thirties In Colour BBC4 – Four-part series featuring footage from rare, private and commercial film collections and archive photographs.
9.00pm Private Practice LivingTV – A spin-off from the US medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy following neo-natal surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery (Kate Walsh), as she moves from Seattle to Santa Monica, California to start a new practice.
9.00pm The Foreign Legion: Tougher Than the Rest ITV4
9.00pm Cars, Cops and Criminals BBC1 – Three-parter examining car theft.
10.00pm Diet on the Dancefloor LivingTV – Series in which overweight people attempt to lose weight by taking part in a dance contest. Made by Mentorn.

Tribe Season
Current TV – Running over four nights until Sunday, a series of 90-minute documentaries on the tribes in today’s urban environments, focusing on Suicide Chat Rooms in Japan, Knife crime in London, The Neon Clan in Paris, Urban Cougars (wealthy, beautiful women at their sexual peak), Sex offenders in Miami, Sneaker Freakers, Tecktonik break dancing crews in Paris, and South Bank skateboarders in London
8.00pm Redgrave’s Raw Recruits ITV4 – Sir Steve Redgrave attempts to turn a squad of youngsters from inner-city Liverpool into top class rowers.
9.00pm Harley Street ITV1 – Six-part drama series about a team of GPs and specialists who are setting up a new practice in London’s famous medical district. Stars Suranne Jones and Paul Nicholls as private doctors Martha, the daughter of a Harley Street practitioner, and Robert, a working class lad, plus Shaun Parkes as cosmetic surgeon Ekkow. With Oliver Dimsdale as Felix Quinn, Kim Medcalf as practice manager Anne and Cush Jumbo as receptionist Hannah. Guest stars include James Fox, Isabella Calthorpe, Will Mellor and Leslie Phillips. Written by Marston Bloom; made by Carnival Films.

Friday 8.00pm First Night Of The Proms Live BBC2
8.00pm Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Night BBC4 – Featuring Soweto Strings, Sophiatown and Arena: Voices from the Island.
8.00pm Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool ITV410.35pm Comedy Connections – Til Death Us Do Part BBC1
11.35pm T In The Park 2008
BBC2 – Highlights of the music festival.
12.15am Smirnoff Experience
Channel 4 – The Paris concert featuring Duran Duran and Mark Ronson.
12.55am All You Need is Love More4 – Rerun of the 17-part 1970s documentary series telling the story of popular music. Features The Beatles, Duke Ellington, Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, The Bee Gees, Billie Holliday and The Rolling Stones.

g Subject listPanorama China’s Secret War. BBC1, MondayInside Gangs Behind Bars. Sky One, Monday What Happened Next? The Skipper. BBC4, Tuesday* True Stories: Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes. More4, Tuesday The Culture Show David Simon, creator of The Wire; the Sistine Chapel. BBC2, TuesdayDrama Trails Doc Martin to Foyles War. ITV3, Thursday

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