The TVWEEK: Saturday 6th – Friday 12th August 2011

by | Aug 4, 2011 | All, TV Week


9.00pm Ronnie Corbett’s Comedy Britain ITV – 2-part series in which Ronnie Corbett takes a very personal trip through the subject of British comedy, looking back at his extraordinary 60-year career and meeting up with his own favourite comics to share laughs and compare notes about the world of comedy with contributions from John Cleese, David Mitchell and Stephen Merchant,

10.35pm Amy Winehouse Tribute BBC2 – Jools Holland presents a collection of Amy Winehouse’s performances on Later, the Hootenanny and at the Mercury Prize between 2003 and 2007. Continuing with the BBC1 Sessions at 11.35pm


9.00pm Inside Nature’s Giants Channel 4 – The Animal Autopsy series returns with an examination on a Sperm Whale.


12.00pm Let’s Do Lunch With Gino & Mel ITV – Live Daytime chat and cookery show.

9.00pm Horizon BBC2 – The landmark science series returns with a look at how we see the world.  You may think a rose is red, the sky is blue and the grass is green, but it now seems that the colours one sees may not always be the same as the colours seen by someone elses.

9.00pm Hugh’s Big Fish Fight: The Battle Continues Channel 4 – Hugh returns to see whether the efforts he made to stop discard in the fishing industry earlier in the year have been successful.

9.00pm Cherry’s Parenting Dilemmas BBC3 – Cherry goes to meet other mums with very different parenting styles. From a pro-smacking strict parent to a super-liberal single mum, and from a mum who works all hours to buy her kids everything they want to a mother in crisis with her teenage daughter, Cherry finds out what being a mother is all about.

10.00pm Shooting Stars BBC2 – New series of the zany panel show fronted by Reeves & Mortimer with panelists Jack Dee & Urika Johnson and guests including James Martin and Ross Noble.

10.00pm Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90’s Channel 4 – The Absolutely Fabulous star recounts the story of a decade during which she became an international star. Comedy became the new rock ‘n roll, packing out stadiums once reserved for pop stars. ‘Cool Britannia’ was born. She shares anecdotes with Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Vic and Bob, David Baddiel, Paul Whitehouse and her Ab Fab sidekick, Joanna Lumley. Other comedy stars appearing include Adam and Joe, Ardal O’Hanlon, Reece Shearsmith, John Thomson, Arabella Weir, Patrick Marber, and Rebecca Front.


10.00pm Babes in Hollywood More4 – Documentury on pushy showbiz mothers who dream their child will become Hollywood’s next big star.


7.30pm National Treasures Live BBC1 – Dan Snow and Sian Williams present a brand new magazine series celebrating all aspects and eras of British history Live from Dover Castle in Kent.

8.00pm Village SOS BBC1 – 6-part series begins as property expert Sarah Beeny follows a passionate group of locals as they spend a year trying to rescue their community. When the residents of Talgarth near Brecon applied for a grant from the BIG Lottery fund to renovate a derelict mill, they had no idea what was in store.

8.30pm Timothy Spall: Back at Sea BBC4 – Untrained mariner Timothy Spall has spent a fortune on technology for his new challenge – the unpredictable Irish Sea – as he and his wife continue their mini-odyssey around Britain. From Cardiff they head west to Milford Haven at the end of the River Severn and all seems well. However, Captain Spall bungles his departure to Fishguard and ends up going nowhere at full speed due to the turning tides.

9.00pm Who Do You Think You Are? BBC1 – Ninth series of the family tree series starting with EastEnders star June Brown.


8.00pm Monty Hall’s Great Irish Escape BBC2 – Monty Hall returns to his roots as a marine biologist, living on an island near the fishing village of Roundstone and trying to feed himself from the sea and what he can grow in his cottage garden.

8.00pm Carrot or Sitck?: A Horizon Guide to Rasing Children BBC4 – Child psychologist Laverne Antrobus delves into the Horizon archive to find out how science has shaped our approach to parenting and education over the last fifty years.

10.35pm Me, My Sex and I BBC1 –  Sensitive documentary that  unlocks the stories of people born neither entirely male nor female.


9.00pm Chilean Miners: 17 Days Burried Alive BBC2

10.25pm How Hip Hop Changed the World Channel 4 – For four nights Channel 4 takes to the streets; from street dance, urban sport, street art and graffiti to rap, spoken word and hip hop, and featuring an all-star cast, the Street Summer season explores the influences that have shaped contemporary urban cool and showcases the most exciting new talent from the underground. Presented by actor, DJ, MC and lifelong hip hop fan Idris Elba and featuring stars from both sides of the Atlantic – including Snoop Dogg, Mark Ronson, Nas, Rakim, Debbie Harry, Jessie J, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder and N Dubz – the first programme in the season, How Hip Hop Changed the World, counts down the defining moments of a culture that exploded out of the wastelands of 1970s New York and went on to become one of the most dominant global economic, political and social forces of our time

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