The TV week – what’s new June 21-27

by | Jun 13, 2008 | All, TV Week

Identical Triplets: Their Secret World

Euro 2008 coverage this weekSaturday: Quarter-final 7.45pm

Sunday: Quarter-final 7.45pm

Wednesday: Semi-final 7.45pm

Thursday: Semi-final 7.45pm

Saturday 9.00pm House Magazine Parliamentary Awards BBC Parliament – Presented by Nick Robinson.
9.00pm Whitney Houston
Biography
9.05pm British B Movies: Truly, Madly, Cheaply BBC4 – BBC4’s B Movie Week begins with film historian Matthew Sweet reappraising more than half a century of British B movies. Accompanied by showings of The Last Journey (7.00pm), Lazybones (8.00pm) and Psychomania (10.25pm) and more B movies throughout the week.
10.30pm On the Ball: the Story of Sports Commentary BBC1 – Clip show narrated by Adrian Chiles featuring memorable sporting moments and interviews with Kelly Holmes, John Motson, Ian Botham, Barry Davies, Murray Walker and Alistair McGowan. Continues Wednesday, 10.45pm.
11.15pm Legends: Joyce Grenfell BBC2

Sunday
8.00pm The Royal
ITV1 – Series seven of the nostalgic hospital drama starring Amy Robbins, Robert Daws, Wendy Craig, Kari Corbett, Damian O’Hare and Robert Cavanah.
8.00pm Top Gear
BBC2 – Return of the motoring magazine, with guests Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins.
9.00pm Top 50 Celebrity Meltdowns
Sky One – Vanessa Feltz presents a countdown of the world’s most messed-up stars. Features Liam Gallagher, Bjork, George Galloway and Britney Spears.
9.00pm Taggart ITV1
9.00pm Goldie Hawn Biography
11.45pm MeeBOX BBC3 – Comedy show featuring Adam Buxton, Matt Berry, Joanna Bobin, Nigel Buxton, Leah Charles and Tony Law.

g Guest list
• The Enemy Live at the IndigO2 ITV2, Saturday
• The Saturdays, Mystery Jets, Katie Melua and Basshunter on The Green Room, Channel 4, Sunday• Mark Ronson on The Sunday Night Project Channel 4, Sunday• John Malkovich, Alan Davies, Sharleen Spiteri on The Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday• Will Smith, Charlotte Church, Jay-Z, James on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday

Monday
8.00pm Les Dennis’s Home Video Heroes Challenge – The comedian presents classic home video clips in a 60-part show.

8.30pm Snog Marry Avoid? BBC3 – Described as a make-under show, this series fronted by Jenny Frost scrubs down over-styled girls and boys – using the Personal Overhaul Device – to discover their natural beauty.
9.00pm Identical Triplets: Their Secret World
ITV1 – Documentary featuring the stories of four sets of triplets.

9.00pm The Curse Of The Elephant Man History Channel
10.00pm Justin Lee Collins: 180
Sky One – One-off entertainment show following the TV presenter as he aims to become a professional darts player, trained by former world champions Eric Bristow and Keith Deller.

Tuesday
8.00pm Black Market Britain ITV1 – Undercover probe into the international counterfeiting racket.
9.00pm Crimewatch BBC1
11.20pm Russell Brand on the Road BBC2 – Rerun of BBC4’s homage to Jack Kerouac.

Wednesday
8.00pm Billy Bob Thornton Biography
8.00pm Al Gore Meets Clive Anderson Sky Arts
9.00pm Snowdon and Margaret: Inside a Royal Marriage Channel 4 – Documentary about the relationship between Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret.
9.00pm Real Crime: The Fight for Sarah’s Law ITV1
9.00pm Birth Of Life National
Geographic – The story of how life on Earth began.

Thursday8.00pm Gok’s Fashion Fix Channel 4 – Style guru Gok Wan and Alexa Chung celebrate fashion, offer advice, present a weekly catwalk clash between teams representing designer brands and high street retailers, rummage through the wardrobes of celebrities including Joan Collins, Geri Halliwell, Mischa Barton and Kelly Osbourne and host a contest to find the UK’s Most Stylish Person.
8.00pm Weakest Link EastEnders Special BBC1 – Featuring Bobby Davro, Gemma Bissix, Charlie Clements, Joe Swash and Linda Henry.
8.00pm Project Runway Finale
Sky One
10.00pm Empire Sky One – Six-part drama about Roman emperor Augustus starring Jonathan Cake, Emily Blunt, Santiago Cabrera, Dennis Haysbert, Colm Feore, Trudie Styler and Chris Egan.

Friday 4.35pm Sorry I’ve Got No Head BBC1 – Children’s comedy sketch show starring Marcus Brigstocke, Mel Giedroyc, James Bachman, Anna Crilly and David Armand.
7.00pm Glastonbury 2008
BBC3 – Zane Lowe and Edith Bowman present coverage of the music festival. Featuring Editors, The Fratellis, We Are Scientists and Estelle.9.00pm Nelson Mandela: Happy 90th Birthday ITV1 – Coverage from London’s Hyde Park of the concert hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, featuring Razorlight, Keane, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Annie Lennox, Queen, Sugababes and Dame Shirley Bassey. Hosted by Phillip Schofield with Fearne Cotton.

11.00pm Glastonbury 2008 BBC2 – Lauren Laverne and Mark Radcliffe present Kings of Leon, Jimmy Cliff, Dizzee Rascal and Edwyn Collins.11.20pm Live from Abbey Road More4 – Return of the live music series with Mary J Blige, James Blunt and Dashboard Confessional in the opener and Herbie Hancock with Corinne Bailey Rae, Stereophonics, Hard-Fi and Bryan Adams later in the series.

11.20pm Glastonbury 2008 BBC4 – Mark Radcliffe presents Jimmy Cliff.
12.45am Glastonbury The Best Bits
BBC3 – With Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac.

g Subject listHow TV Changed Britain Property programmes. Channel 4, SundayPanorama Primark: On the Rack. BBC1, MondayDispatches The truth about food prices. Channel 4, MondayVictorian Passions Upstairs Downstairs Love. Channel 4, Monday• The Supersizers Go… Regency. BBC2, TuesdayWhat Happened Next? The Rugby Club from 1997. BBC4, Tuesday The Culture Show Nic Roeg, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the Booker Prize, CSS . BBC2, TuesdayImagine Murakami. BBC1, Tuesday

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