The TVWEEK: Saturday 15th – Friday 21st October 2011

by | Oct 12, 2011 | All, TV Week


8.40pm WW2: The Last Heroes Channel 4 – Veterans of the conflict tell their strories in this 6-part documentary to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.


8.00pm River Cottage Channel 4 – More from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall from River Cottage. The first episode sees Hugh challenge himself to spend the summer as a vegetarian, to see just what simple pleasures are being overlooked.

9.00pm The Secret Millionaire Channel 4 – Return of the reality series that sees millionaires go undercover to help someone less fortunate starting with Forty-year-old celebrity hairdresser Adee Phelan


8.00pm Brave New World with Stephen Hawking Channel 4 – Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century. With the help of some of the world’s leading scientific figures – including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock – this new five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind’s next leap forward.

9.00pm Up for Hire BBC3 – multi-platform, interactive show that tackles the problem of unemployment in the UK today in a series of programmes across the week hosted by Richard Bacon and Tina Daheley, with tips, advice and coaching from industry experts to help get a foot in the door in an increasingly competitive job market Continues all week.

9.30pm Threesome Comedy Central – New British comedy about twenty somethings Alice & Mitch who live with their gay best friend Richie. The three have a strong friendship but at Alice’s 30th Brithday party the theree spend the night together and their lives change forever. Episode 2 airs straight afterwards.

10.00pm Corrie Extra: Just Rosie ITV2 – Spin-off featuring Corrie’s wannabe supermodel Rosie Webster.


10.35pm The Kid’s Speech BBC1 – Documentary following three children as they try to overcome their stammer, revealing their fears and frustrations, and the emotional journey endured by their parents. Bethan, 14, and Reggie and William, both 11, attend the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children, where the Monty Python star reveals how his father suffered from the condition and how it affected his family.


8.00pm Kirstie’s Homemade Britain Channel 4 – Kirstie sets out to see if she can really cut it in the artisan world, travelling the country during the British summer visiting some of the finest county and agricultural fairs. In this first programme Kirstie heads to the Devon County Show, where she enters some of her finest baked goods in the Afternoon Tea competition.

8.00pm Dangerous Drivers’ School Five – Three driving instructors take on the challenge of re-teaching a selection of motorists who have already passed their tests but have picked up bad habits and forgotten the rules of the road. Weymouth bra-fitter Karen McGuinness simply struggles with life behind the wheel, Southampton-based Tara Self is petrified of motorways, while Essex club promoter Lewis Beaty refuses to wear a seatbelt, bumps his car on a regular basis, drives at a snail’s pace and stalls five times a day – usually because he is reading his texts.

9.00pm Britain’s Child Beggars BBC1 – Panorama investigation into the gypsy child beggars who can earn hundreds of pounds a day on London’s streets. Reporter John Sweeney traces them back to luxury homes in Romania, where he confronts the adults exploiting these children to make money.

9.00pm Faster than the Speed of Light? BBC2 – Marcus du Sautoy explores the recent discovery of particles that appear to travel faster than the speed of light, and how the claims could challenge Einstein’s theory of relativity.

9.00pm Paul Merton’s Adventures Five – The comedian turns travel presenter in a range of globetrotting enterprises to learn about some of the most fascinating places on Earth – and meets a few lively characters along the way. He begins by boarding a luxury ocean liner for a cruise of the Caribbean, during which he joins up with the Jamaican dog-sled team, gets lost on a reef in Mexico and has a run-in with a tiger.

9.00pm Peter Andre: My Life ITV2 – New reality series following the pop star.


8.00pm The Great British Bake Off Revisited BBC2

8.00pm Beeney’s Restoration Nightmare Channel 4 – Follow-up to last year’s series which saw the “Village SOS” host transform her property with her Husband. In this new series they face a whole new nightmare as they struggle to restore more of their 97-room Yorkshire home, Rise Hall.


9.00pm Derren Brown: The Assain Channel 4 – Four-part series. Each stand-alone episode asks and answers a single question featuring the usual inventive and jaw-dropping Derren Brown mixture of stunts, magic, illusion, suggestion and thought-provoking entertainment. In The Assassin, the first show in the series, Derren Brown investigates hypnosis and asks if someone could be hypnotised into killing a celebrity.

10.00pm Pete Vs Life Channel 4 – Second series of the comedy starring Rafe Spall. it’s double trouble for Pete when he is accused of kidnapping an old lady’s dog, while pretending to be a heroin addict to try an impress a Polish cleaner.

10.35pm The Graham Norton Show BBC1 – Graham returns with guests Kate Winslet, Rob Brydon and Jamie Bell and music from Noah and the Whale.

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