The TV Week – what’s new on TV May 31-June 6

by | May 22, 2008 | All, TV Week

Saturday 6.50pm/9.30pm Britain’s Got Talent – The Final ITV1
8.00pm In the Shadow of the Moon
Channel 4 – Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary featuring the stories of the 12 astronauts who walked on the surface of the moon between 1968 and 1972.
8.30pm An Audience With Neil Diamond
ITV1 – The singer/songwriter performs in front of a celebrity audience including Dame Judi Dench, The Zutons, Iain Lee, Alex James, Alison Steadman, Ben Miller, Michelle Collins and Samantha Janus. Asking questions are Tim Rice, Johnny Vegas, Michelle Collins, Michael Aspel, Mica Paris and Rob Brydon.

10.00pm Broken Trail BBC4 – Rerun of the Western starring Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church and Greta Scacchi.10.00pm Sex and the City Top Ten Weekend Paramount
11.05pm Cage Gladiators ITV4 – Cage fighting action.

2.05pm Sugababes Live
Channel 4
3.10pm The Hoosiers Live
Channel 4
4.15pm The Feeling Live
Channel 4
7.00pm Florence Nightingale BBC1 – Drama starring Laura Fraser as Crimean war nurse Florence Nightingale, based on her own words. With Roy Hudd as the leader of a music hall troupe, Michael Pennington, Barbara Marten, Andrew Harrison, Ian Bartholomew and Catherine Tyldesley. Written by Norman Stone.
7.00pm Tony Robinson’s Crime and Punishment Channel 4 – Four-parter investigating the origins of British laws and the history of punishment meted out to those who break them.
8.00pm How TV Changed Britain Channel 4 – Six-part series exploring the impact of TV on British culture. Begins with a look at the demon teenagers in soaps and dramas from Dixon of Dock Green to Skins. Future programmes include a look at the police on TV, quiz shows and property shows.
8.00pm Stonehenge Decoded
National Geographic – With renowned archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson.
9.00pm Lost
Sky One – The two-hour climax of series four. Followed by Lost: The Answers Are Here – celebrity fans put questions to Lost creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
9.00pm The Devil Wears Primark Channel 4 –Documentary presented by Alexa Chung uncovering the conditions in Indian factories that supply the UK’s leading budget clothes retailer, Primark.
9.00pm Lady Chatterley Sky Arts – Rerun of the four-part drama starring Joely Richardson and Sean Bean.
9.00pm TT Centenary Celebration ITV4
10.20pm Match of the Day Live: Trinidad & Tobago v England
10.30pm 45th at Night with Amy Winehouse VH1 – A performance at MTV’s New York studio.

11.00pm The Liverpool Sound BBC2 – Concert starring Sir Paul McCartney at the Anfield Stadium, with Kaiser Chiefs and other special guests.

g Guest list• Robin Gibb, Theo Walcott, Steve Backley on All Star Mr and Mrs, Saturday, ITV1• Feeder, The Young Knives, Gabriella Cilmi and Scooter on The Green Room, Channel 4, Sunday• Martina Navratilova on Beat The Star, ITV1, SundaySusan Sarandon, The Feeling on The Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday• Jeremy Clarkson hosts Have I Got News for You, BBC1, Friday• Robbie Coltrane, Paul Weller, Rachel de Thame on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday

11.30am Trash to Cash BBC1 – Daytime series in which unwanted junk is restored to raise money for good causes. Presented by Lorne Spicer.
7.30pm The New Blues BBC1 – Series following the work of police community support officers.9.00pm MTV Movie Awards 2008 MTV – Mike Myers hosts the ceremony in California, featuring music from Rihanna, Jay-Z and Amy Winehouse.
9.00pm Victorian Passions Channel 4 – A four-part season reassessing the Victorians’ attitudes to life and love. Begins with Queen Victoria’s Men exploring the queen’s complex relationship with men; and also features Victorian Sex Tourist in which Rupert Everett follows in the footsteps of infamous explorer Sir Richard Burton; Upstairs Downstairs Love, the story of a gentleman and his servant lover; and Dickens’ Double Life about the author’s adulterous relationship with a woman 22 years his junior.
9.00pm Crimewatch BBC1
9.00pm Not Cricket 2: The Captain and the Bookmaker BBC4 – Documentary about disgraced South African cricketer Hansie Cronje.
9.00pm The Great British Body ITV1 – Three-parter, running over consecutive nights, in which Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine explore the nation’s body shape after carrying out “the nation’s most comprehensive body census”.
9.00pm Lawless Britain: Hoodie Hell Bravo 9.00pm Journey To 10,000BC History Channel

10.00pm WKD Nuts TV Football Awards VH1 – Highlights from the awards bash.
10.45pm The Apprentice: The Final Five BBC1
Tuesday8.00pm Shopping Is My Life BBC3 – Series in which shopaholics list every item they have bought in the past year and are then forced to give up shopping with help from stylist Faye Sawyer and personal development coach Nick Jankel.
9.00pm SAS Down Under
National Geographic – Series following 50 hopefuls trying out for the New Zealand SAS.
9.00pm Britain’s Got More Talent: Best & Worst ITV2 – Highlights of the talent show. Continues until Thursday.10.00pm The Culture Show BBC2 – Return of the arts magazine presented by Lauren Laverne and Mark Kermode. The opener features Ricky Gervais as he directs his first feature film, This Side Of The Truth; art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon on Gustav Klimt; poet Simon Armitage singing with the Scaremongers; and music from Sparks.

8.00pm Location, Location, Location Channel 4 – Return of the property series, in a seven-part run, fronted by Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer.
8.00pm What Not to Wear Revisit
9.00pm Kirstie and Phil’s Property Guide More 4 – Seven-part advice series with Kirstie Allsop and Phil Spencer.
Was Darwin Wrong?National Geographic

8.00 Property List Five – Series that searches for the best places to live in Britain presented by property expert Melissa Porter and home renovation specialist Ian Blandford.
9.00pm Big Brother
Channel 4 – The ninth series of the reality show, running until Friday 5 September, with Davina McCall hosting the live shows. Accompanied by blanket coverage on E4 including Big Brother’s Little Brother, hosted by George Lamb and Zezi Ifore.
9.00pm A Revolution in Childhood BBC4 – Martha Kearney and a panel of childhood experts examine footage of 22 British children filmed over 48 hours.
9.00pm Taggart ITV1
9.00pm A Global Warning
History Channel
10.30pm Blue Remembered Hills BBC4 – Rerun of Dennis Potter’s play of lost youth and innocence starring Helen Mirren, Colin Welland and Michael Elphick.
10.40pm Big Brother Launch Night Project Channel 4 – A special edition of the entertainment show presented by Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr with appearances by former housemates and a visit to the Big Brother house.
12.05am Bingo Night Live ITV1 – An hour-long late-night daily game show presented by Melinda Messenger and Michael Underwood.

Friday 11.35am Gilmore Girls E4 – Emmy Award-winning American comedy-drama abaout single mother Lorelai Victoria Gilmore and her daughter Lorelai “Rory” Leigh Gilmore in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
7.30pm Big Brother’s Little Brother
E4 – Hosted by George Lamb and Zezi Ifore.
8.30pm The Weakest Link: Apprentice Special BBC1
9.00pm America’s Got Talent ITV2 – Series two of the talent show, presented by Jerry Springer with judges David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne.
9.00pm Alexei Sayle’s Liverpool BBC2 – Series in which the Liverpudlian comic explores the city’s history.g Subject listPanorama The Property Game. BBC1, Monday• The Supersizers Go… Victorian BBC2, TuesdayWhat Happened Next? At the Edge of the Union, a controversial 1985 film about to Northern Ireland politicians. BBC4, Tuesday True Stores on the largest Roma community in the Balkans. More4, TuesdayThe World’s… The World’s Hairiest Person and Me Channel 4, TuesdayImagine Dr Oliver Sacks’s Musicophilia. BBC1, TuesdayStrangelove Married to the Eiffel Tower Five, Wednesday
The Money Programme The Profits Of Gloom. BBC2, Friday

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