TVWeek: Sunday 10th – Thursday 14th February 2012

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9.00pm The British Academy Film Awards BBC1 – Stephen Fry presents the British Academy Film Awards, one of the most prestigious events in the film calendar, direct from London’s Royal Opera House.


9.00pm Penguins: Spy in the Huddle BBC1 –  Documentary showing penguins as they have never been seen before. From the freezing Antarctic to the scorching tropics, 50 spy cameras capture unique footage of three extraordinary species

9.00pm My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine Channel 4 – One-off Valentine’s special exploring love and courtship in the Traveller community.

10.00pm Black Mirror Channel 4 – Recent International Emmy winner Black Mirror, written by Charlie Brooker, returns with three more episodes. Each story is in turn, disarming, suspenseful and darkly satirical, and all explore our modern reality. In Be Right Back, Martha and Ash are a young couple who move to a remote cottage. The day after the move, Ash is killed, returning the hire van. At the funeral, Martha’s friend Sarah tells her about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased. By using all his past online communications and social media profiles, a new ‘Ash’ can be created. Martha is disgusted by the concept but then in a confused and lonely state she decides to talk to ‘him’


8.00pm Alex Polizzi: The Fixer BBC2 – Alex Polizzi sets out to wage a one woman campaign to save Britain’s family businesses. Alf Onnie’s interiors shop, specialising in fabric and curtains, has been going in East London since it was set up in 1920. It’s approaching its centenary but the recession and house market slump have hit curtain sales hard.

9.00pm The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track BBC2 – Six-part observational documentary series that shows the going’s on behind the scenes at Kings Cross station.

9.00pm The Year Britain Flooded Channel 4 – In 2012 roads became rivers, rivers swelled to raging torrents and green fields turned into vast, spreading lakes; it was the year Britain flooded.

9.00pm The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music BBC4 – Series looking at the revolution in 20th century music. It begins by examining the shift in the language and sound of music from the melodies and harmonies of giants such as Mozart, Haydn and Brahms into the fragmented, abstract, discordant sound of the most radical composers of the new century – Schoenberg, Webern, Stravinsky and beyond.

10.35pm The Hunt for Britain’s Metal Thieves BBC1 – This documentary shows British Transport Police fighting back and reveals the consequences of metal theft, from the risk of electrocution to thieves, the emotional distress caused to victims and even an explosion.


8.00pm Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners Channel 4 – Six-part series that follows people who – by their own admission – are so obsessed with cleaning they can’t relax if there is a spot on a tap or a rain mark on the windows. Linda Dykes is an obsessive compulsive cleaner from North Wales. She loves cleaning so much she’s set up her own cleaning agency. Linda, 47, believes that compulsive cleaners have a special set of skills and a gift for cleaning that could change the habits of the nation; so she’s recruiting her own army of obsessive cleaners to help clean Britain’s dirty homes and filthy public spaces.

9.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1 – Building an extension to meet the needs of their growing family seemed a straightforward proposition for Neil and Rebecca Smith. But then Neil was made redundant and the couple’s youngest child began to display signs of autism. Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team enlist the aid of the local community to rescue this family. They have just ten days to complete the build.

9.00pm From the Heart ITV – Dermot O’Leary presents a special programme in which stars and comedians pledge their support for, and aim to raise awareness of, organ donation and the NHS Organ Donor Register. The show features comedy and musical entertainment from Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Pixie Lott, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, the cast of Outnumbered, Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, McFly and Alexandra Burke.


8.00pm Britain’s Secret Shoppers Channel 4 – In this brand new series deal maker and entrepreneur Justin Preston takes British shoppers and turns them into savvy hagglers

9.00pm Hugh’s Big Fish Fight Channel 4 – Three-part series that sees Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall embark on a brand new battle to try to Save Our Seas. Two thirds of the planet’s fish stocks are overfished, and a fifth of the world’s stocks have collapsed altogether. But Hugh has a plan: he wants to persuade governments around the world to set up many more marine protected areas, to redress the balance in our seas, and allow consumers to continue to enjoy the benefits of eating fish. Riding the wave of success for his recent campaign to end fish discards, Hugh takes his new campaign to the far corners of the planet including Antarctica, Thailand and the Philippines, as well as all round the UK.

10.00pm Streak! The Man Who Can’t Keep his Clothes On Channel 4 – Mark Roberts from Liverpool is the world’s most prolific streaker. He’s done the Full Monty over 500 times. Mark, who’s 48, is known as ‘The Baredevil’ and has no wife, no job, no money and no clothes. This documentary unearths what has motivated Mark to take his clothes off with such extraordinary regularity for the last 20 years and why he is planning his retirement now.

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