The TV week – what’s new July 19-25

by | Jul 14, 2008 | All, TV Week

7.00pm The Seven Wonders of the Muslim World Channel 47.00pm The Death Of JFK Junior Biography
8.00pm Hadrian July 2008 BBC2 – Documentary in which Dan Snow tells the story of the Roman emperor.
8.00pm London Bus Night BBC4 – Including Sykes, Perpetual Motion, Arena: Little Platform, Big Stage, To the World’s End: Scenes and Characters on a London Bus Route and Open Space: A Day Off the Buses
8.00pm Battle 360 History Channel – Documentary using CGI animation to tell the story of World War Two aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.
9.30pm Comics Britannia BBC2 – Terrestrial airing of Armando Iannucci’s BBC4 series exploring the history of British comic books.
10.00pm Harry Hill in Hooves Paramount


1.50pm T4 on the Beach
Channel 4 – A musical extravaganza from Weston-super-Mare, featuring The Hoosiers, The Feeling, McFly, Kelly Rowland, Five O’Clock Heroes featuring Agyness Deyn and The Ting Tings.
7.30pm Proms On Four – Folk Day
8.00pm Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds Live Sky Arts
9.00pm Long Way Round BBC2 – Following Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s global motorbike journey.
9.00pm Jamelia: Whose Hair Is It Anyway? BBC3 – The singer investigates the hair extension industry.
10.00pm Samuel Johnson Prize 2008 BBC4 – Kirsty Wark presents coverage of the literary prize presentation.
10.00pm Halle Berry Biography

g Guest list• Will Young on The Sunday Night Project Channel 4, Sunday• Jonathan Ross, Adele on The Charlotte Church Show Channel 4, Thursday
• The Black Keys, The Hoosiers and Manu Chao on Live from Abbey Road, More4, Friday

2.15pm Step Up to the Plate BBC1 – Eight-week amateur cookery competition hosted by Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke with judge Loyd Grossman.
4.30pm Eating with the Enemy BBC2 – Amateur cooks compete to impress four food critics.
5.15pm Cash in the Celebrity Attic BBC2 – Series in which “celebrities” give away treasured possessions to raise money for charity. Airs all week, featuring Jenny Seagrove, Michael Winner, Rosemary Conley, Toyah Willcox and Clare Francis.
7.00pm iTunes Festival 2008 ITV2 – Airing all week, Peaches Geldof and Dave Berry present music from London’s Koko.
7.00pm Battle of the Bishops BBC2 – Exploring the gay-hating lobby in the Anglican church.
7.30pm Proms on Four 2008: Messiaen and Saint-Saens BBC4
9.00pm Dragons’ Den BBC2 – Return of the series presented by Evan Davies in which entrepreneurs attempt to win investment from multi-millionaire businesspeople.
9.00pm Can’t Read, Can’t Write Channel 4 – Series in which controversial teacher Phil Beadle, featured in Channel 4’s The Unteachables, tackles Britain’s adult literacy crisis by teaching illiterate adults.
9.00pm Addicted to Boob Jobs BBC3 – Fashion journalist Louise Roe meets women who have had multiple breast enlargement operations.
10.00pm The Wire FX – Series five of the US crime drama. Mayor Carcetti struggles to keep his promises to cute crime as McNulty continues to stake out Marlo’s crew.
12.10am 4Music On The Beach Channel 4 – Featuring Sugababes, Dirty Pretty Things, Five O’Clock Heroes featuring Agyness Deyn and Lightspeed Champion.

Tuesday7.00pm Charles Wheeler: A Tribute BBC2 – Obituary of the BBC journalist. BBC4 airs two of his documentaries, JFK – Legend and Leader and Shadow over Europe, from 9.00pm.
9.00pm The Contender Muay Thai ITV4 – Contest between 16 Muay Thai fighters from around the world.

Burn Up BBC2 – Two-part environmental drama dealing with the conflicting interests of oil company executives, environmental activists and politicians. Stars Rupert Penry-Jones as Tom McConnell, the new head of Arrow Oil, Neve Campbell as his colleague Holly Dernay, who is collaborating with environmentalists, and Bradley Whitford as Tom’s best friend James ‘Mack’ Mackintosh, an unscrupulous oil industry lobbyist. With Marc Warren, San Shella, Ron Cook, Claire Skinner and David Calder. Written by Simon Beaufoy (credits include Full Monty), made by Kudos Film and Television. Concludes Friday

7.00pm Unknown Africa: Central African Republic BBC2
9.00pm The Making Of Me
BBC1 – Three-parter in which celebrities undertake a mission to discover the source of their defining trait, talent or characteristic, beginning with entertainer John Barrowman trying to find out the truth about his sexuality.
9.00pm Travellers’ Century BBC4 – Three-parter in which Benedict Allen celebrates the exploits of three celebrated adventurers.
9.00pm Bunny Boiler & Proud Virgin 1

Friday 9.00pm Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story BBC4 – Featuring interviews with Jesse Jackson, Elvis Costello, Chuck D, Justin Timberlake, Bono and Pete Townshend. Followed by Stax Volt Tour Of Norway 1967 featuring Booker T & The MGs, Arthur Conley, Sam and Dave, Eddie Floyd, the Mar-Keys and Otis Redding.
10.00pm The Kevin Bishop Show Channel 4 – A six-part series of the comedy sketch show, following a successful pilot on the Comedy Showcase strand, spoofing TV, film and popular culture. The opener features Daily Mail DVD giveaways, a US remake of quiz show, Sienna Miller’s new perfume Publicity, Brian Cowell, who runs the fourth largest convenience store in Rotherham, and an appearance by Jodie Marsh. Written by Kevin Bishop and Lee Hupfield.
11.35pm Originals: Dinah Washington – Evil Gal Blues
12.10am Transmission Channel 4 – A nine-part run of the music show hosted by Lauren Laverne and Steve Jones. The opener features The Ting Tings, The Kooks, Santogold and Roots Manuva.

g Subject listDispatches The Jab That Can Stop Cancer. Channel 4, Monday
• Panorama
The third runway at Heathrow. BBC1, Monday
Inside Miami Vice Sky One, Monday
Riddle of the Romanovs, Five, Tuesday The Culture Show Film director Terence Davies, Nigerian drummer Tony Allen.BBC2, TuesdayExtraordinary People The Rainman Twins. Five, Wednesday
Storyville Painter Chuck Connelly. BBC4, Wednesday
Drama Trails Bad Girls to Cold Blood. ITV3, Thursday
Comedy Connections Yes, Minister BBC1, Friday

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