The TVWEEK: Monday 30th April – Friday 4th May 2012

by | Apr 25, 2012 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Foxes Live: Wild in the City Channel 4 – 3-part interactive natural history event carrying out the biggest ever nationwide study into urban foxes in the UK. Using cutting-edge technology, this ambitious project will assemble footage from state-of-the-art tracking technology, camera rigs and user-generated content to provide a fox-eye view of our cities. Every move will be followed with the help of CCTV cameras, GPS tags and mini fox cams that will follow the foxes’ movements; from under garden sheds where they sleep to the industrial estates where they mate. No one knows for sure how many foxes live in the UK or whether the population is growing.

9.00pm Escape from the World’s Most Dangerous Place BBC3  Scarlett Johansson tells the story of 21-year-old model Samira, returning to Somalia for the first time since her family fled the country’s brutal civil war. In a life-changing journey, with danger never far away, Samira discovers the harsh realities of the homeland she never knew and sees how different her life would have been if she’d stayed behind. 


8.00pm William & Kate: The First Year ITV – To celebrate the first wedding anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this documentary tells the story of their wedding and looks back at the last 12 months. 

9.00pm The Hunt for Bin Laden ITV – Documentary about the mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden, which was completed when he was killed in a raid by US Special Forces in May 2011.  


8.00pm Traffic Cops BBC1

8.00pm The British Soap Awards 2012 ITV

9.00pm The Tallest Tower: Building the Shard Channel 4 – The story of The Shard: the colossal glass skyscraper that has transformed London’s skyline. Built against a backdrop of massive public opposition and one of the worst recessions in history, this feat of architectural engineering in the heart of the capital will stand at over 1000 feet: the tallest tower in Western Europe. 

10.00pm The Killing Channel 4 – Series 2 of the US remake of the Danish crime drama.


8.00pm The World’s Largest Snake Channel 4 – In 2009, a group of passionate scientists stumbled upon the fossils of the Titanoboa: the biggest snake of all time. At 48 feet long and weighing well over a tonne, the snake is one of the greatest discoveries since the T-Rex. The animal is a relative of modern boa constrictors and lived in the rainforest of north-east Colombia 58-60 million years ago.  

9.00pm Shakespeare BBC2 – Nowhere fired Shakespeare’s imagination like Italy, but as Francesco da Mosto argues in a new two-part series, Italian cities meant far more to our greatest author than just a sunlit setting. For the young playwright Italy offered a treasure trove of history and legend, while to find his own voice he eagerly plundered its rich theatrical traditions. 

9.00pm The Hoarder Next Door Channel 4 – 4-part series about Britain’s growing number of extreme hoarders and their quest to cure themselves with the help of friends and family. In each episode cameras follow the hoarders as they embark upon a unique six week treatment programme with psychotherapist Stelios Kiosses and his team of expert de-clutterers. The first episode features 55-year-old Nigel Jennings in Liverpool, whose only place to sit at home is his mattress – and even that isn’t completely safe. Living in the midst of the most extreme hoarding that psychotherapist Stelios Kiosses has ever seen, Nigel hasn’t been inside some of his rooms for over seven years.  

9.00pm The Restaurant Inspector Five – Series 2 of the series that comes to the aid of struggling restaurant owners.


10.00pm QI BBC2 – Episode originally pushed back due to issues with Jeremy Clarkson.

10.00pm Awake Sky Atlantic – Pilot of a US drama starring Jason Issacs as a man who lives between  two worlds. One where is son has been killed in a car accident and another where his wife has died. Unsure of which is reality.

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