The TVWEEK: Saturday 8th – Friday 14th October 2011

by | Oct 5, 2011 | All, TV Week


7.00pm Harry Hill’s TV Burp ITV – Return of the comic look at this week’s TV.

9.45pm Mixed Race Season: How The World Got Mixed Up BBC2 – Documentary that explores the historical and contemporary social, sexual and political attitudes to race mixing.


10.55am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Channel 4 – Relcoation and Location, Location presenter Phil Spencer fronts a brand new daytime aimed at getting the UK’s housing market back on track.

4.00pm Deal or No Deal Live Channel 4 – The gameshow goes live for the first time ever.

5.00pm Celebrity Coach Trip Channel 4 – Brendan Sheerin is back with his trusty clipboard for two weeks of fun travelling across Europe with 10 celebrity tourists. Joining Brendan for the start of the tour are Big Brother buddies Brian Belo and Spencer Smith, showbiz partners Gary Cockerill and Phil Turner, former WAG Lizzie Cundy and model Emma B, TV presenter Michael Barrymore and his friend Maurice Leonard, and ex-WAG Alex Best and former MP Lembit Opik.

5,30pm Celebrity Come Dine With Me Channel 4 – Celebrities organize their dinner parties including Pete Burns, Big Brother’s Chantelle Houghton, comedienne and actress Cleo Rocos and dancer and Pineapple Dance Studio’s Andrew Stone.

9.00pm Twincredibles BBC2 – Documentary Telling the surprising story of the  genetic phenomenon of twins where one is black and one is white as part ofof BBC Two’s Mixed Race Season. It explores the life experiences of five sets of black and white twins, from babies and teenagers through to brothers nearing 30, who are similar in so many other ways but lead very different lives because of the colour of their skin. The programme hears from teenagers James and Daniel, who grew up in South East London, where it was the whiter-looking twin Daniel who suffered racial abuse; 11-year-old Glaswegian twins Ebony and Moesha who are very different in character; and new mum Shirley who has just given birth to twins Hope and Leo.

9.00pm Sam & Evan: From Girls to Men BBC3 – 17-year-old Sam and 20-year-old Evan describe themselves as a gay male couple – but underneath their clothes they have female bodies. What makes this story so exceptional is that they are both in the process of changing their genders from female to male, at the same time. This film follows their gender-changing journey and the prejudice they encounter along the way – including the humiliation and fear they suffer of having eggs thrown at them as they walk to the bus stop.

9.00pm Ceramics: A Fragile History BBC4 -Part of an ambitious year-long BBC Four partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum called Handmade In Britain – the most wide-ranging and ambitious exploration of decorative arts ever on British television. The first programme in this opening series looks at the history of domestic pottery in Britain from the Tudor period onwards, tracing the evolution of the different techniques and styles involved in the art of pottery and examining what British pots can reveal in intimate detail about how preceding generations lived and saw themselves.

9.00pm Signed by Katie Price SkyLiving – Series that follows Katie Price as she launches her Model Agency.

10.35pm Exposure: Heart Hospital ITV – Documentary that follows three patients at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital as they take the long and uncertain road towards a life-saving operation. The programme also includes a rare opportunity to witness extraordinary heart transplant surgery.


8.00pm High Stakes ITV – Jeremy Kyle hosts a new game show in which the players use clues to guide them across a grid containing cash prizes ranging from £1,000 to £500,000. But if they stand on a trap, the whole grid descends and the game is over for them.

9.00pm The Vampire Diaries ITV2 – New series of US Supernatural drama.

9.00pm The Specksavers Crime Thriller Awards ITV3 – Marcus Brigstocke hosts the awards show from London’s Grosvenor House Hotel

10.00pm Models,Misifits & Mayhem ITV2 – Documentary series following students and staff at the London School of Modelling. Principal Debbie and the teachers try to turn 15 students into models in just four days. With casting agents turning up at the end of the bootcamp, the staff have their work cut out for them. The students are told that they must do a nude photoshoot, but how will they react?

10.35pm Me, My Sex and I BBC1 – Documentary that unlocks the stories of people born neither entirely male nor female. Conditions like these have been known as ‘intersex’ and shrouded in unnecessary shame and secrecy for decades.


8.00pm Midsomer Murders ITV


9.00pm Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey ITV -4-part travelogue from the actress. Joanna explores both the ancient and modern aspects to Greece. Following in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks, she visits some of the most significant sites of the empire, exploring the history, Gods, beliefs, myths and legends which hail from this most significant chapter in European history.

9.00pm Junior Doctors: One Year Check Up BBC3 – Revisiting the newly qualified doctors first profiled in Junior Doctors earlier in the year.


7.30pm Terry Gillam’s Faust BBC4 – Broadcast of The English National Opera’s highly acclaimed new production of Berlioz’s The Damnation Of Faust, directed and introduced by film-maker and former Python Terry Gilliam.

8.00pm Wild Britain with Ray Mears ITV – Ray heads to the Caledonian pine forests of the Scottish heartlands. These ancient forests once spread across thousands of kilometres of the Highlands, but today only a few remnants remain. They are home to rare species including the capercaillie, a turkey-sized grouse.

8.30pm Spy Sky1 – Sitcom about a Father and son who work for MI-5 starring Robert Lyndsay and Darren Boyd.

9.00pm Have I Got News For You? BBC1 – Welcome return of the news panel show with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

9.00pm Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt for Tony Blair Channel 4 – The Comic Strip team return for a special 50s-style ‘fugitive’ film noir spoof. Prime Minister Tony Blair (Stephen Mangan) is wanted for murder and on the run. Escaping from Number 10 and leaving behind his adoring wife Cherie (Catherine Shepherd), Tony vows to clear his name no matter what the consequences. But on a foggy London night, Tony has few friends willing to harbour a wanted man. With front pages demanding his capture, Blair has no choice but to go on the run, with Inspector Hutton (Robbie Coltrane) and his sidekick (James Buckley) hot on his trail. Also starring Nigel Planer, Ford Kiernan, Harry Enfield (as Alastair Campbell), Rik Mayall, Morgana Robinson, John Sessions, Ross Noble, and Jennifer Saunders as Margaret Thatcher.

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