The TVWEEK: Sunday 18th – Friday 23rd March 2012

by | Mar 14, 2012 | All, TV Week


8.00pm The Falkland’s Most Daring Raid Channel 4

8.00pm Don’t Stop Me Now Sky1 – Amanda Byram presents a cheeky twist on the TV talent show, where getting rid of the dross is just as satsifying as stumbling upon someone with star potential.

8.30pm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ITV – Mother’s Day edition of the quiz.


8.30pm The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo BBC2 – Croydon-born cook and food writer Rachel Khoo demonstrates her imaginative flair for the cuisine of8 Paris. From her tiny Parisian kitchen, Rachel proves that simple cooking can produce sensational results. Over six episodes, Rachel demonstrates her contemporary approach to classic French dishes, from light snacks to familiar favourites

9.00pm The Anti-Social Network BBC3 – Broadcaster Richard Bacon has been targeted by an obsessive tirade of anonymous online abuse over the last two years, aimed not just at him but at his wife, motheR and Baby son. Motivated by his own experience, in this documentary Richard attempts to hunt down and confront three online bullies, including his own, only to learn that unmasking these so-called trolls can be a dangerous pursuit.


8.00pm Touch Sky1 – Ambitious new drama starring Keifer Sutherland as a man who discovers his son has a surprising gift.

9.00pm Horizon: The Truth about Fat BBC2 – Surgeon Gabriel Weston discovers the surprising truth about why so many of us are piling on the pounds and how we could fight the fat epidemic.

9.00pm Return for the Falklands ITV – To mark 30 years since the Falklands War, this documentary follows three men back to the islands. For veteran Simon Weston, the journey is an opportunity to experience some of the stunning wildlife on Sea Lion Island. War correspondent Mike Nicholson wants to learn more about how the islands have changed, developed and reinvented themselves.

9.00pm Stand Up for Sport Relief BBC3 – Five of Britain’s top sporting personalities team up with five of the country’s top comedians to try their hand at one of the hardest games there is, stand-up comedy, for Sport Relief. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman, sports stars including Ashes-winning cricketer Michael Vaughan, World Cup-winning rugby player Ben Cohen and BBC sports broadcaster and former Commonwealth gymnast Gabby Logan perform a three-minute comedy set based on their sporting life in front of a live audience at one of the country’s top comedy venues.

9.00pm Talk at the BBC BBC4 – Funny, surreal and extraordinary extracts from interviews broadcast on the BBC from the 1950s to the 1970

10.00pm Hit the Road Jack Channel 4 – Jack Whitehall takes his show on the road visiting a different UK city each week, beginning with the Welsh capital of Cardiff. The set for Jack’s stand-up performance is built in a working men’s club where he is joined by guests Welsh comic actress and writer Ruth Jones and music guest Lethal Bizzle. But before putting on the show Jack shares his experience of Wales, staying with a local Welsh family, joining the father’s male voice choir and acting alongside the aunt in Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm. Jack also goes undercover as a rugby guru to help inspire a local team, and plays the part of Lady Sybourn, an aide to the Queen, as ‘she’ tries to find the next Prince of Wales.

10.35pm My Daughter, Deafness and Me BBC1 – EastEnders actress Rita Simons has five-year old twin daughters, Maiya and Jaimee. Maiya was diagnosed with hearing loss at six-months old. Rita and husband Theo have just had the shocking news that, one day, she will probably lose her hearing completely. Rita and her family need to make life changing decisions for Maiya’s future – should they embrace the deaf world, learn to sign and send her to a specialist school or try and give her hearing with technology, implants and artificial sound or a mixture of the two? Every parent agonises over the choices they make for their children but it is even more difficult when you have to decide on the fate of one of your child’s senses, when they are too young to make a decision for themselves.


8.00pm Four Rooms Channel 4 – Return of the series where dealers are sat in different bidding on items to sell.

9.00pm The Apprentice BBC1 – Series eight of the reality series that sees 16 businessmen and women competing to have Lord Alan Sugar as their business partner. In the first task, the boys compete against the girls. Each team must buy blank goods, add value by printing a design onto them and then sell them from stalls on the streets of London Meet the Candidates HERE

9.00pm Wikileaks: The Secret Life of a Super Power BBC2 – Richard Bilton uncovers a struggle at the heart of US diplomacy between the ideals of freedom and spreading democracy, and the ruthless demands of American security and narrow self-interest. He examines what the Wikileaks cables reveal about America’s conflicted dealings with Egypt’s deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak, and shows how US diplomats in Cairo missed warning signs that revolution in Egypt was coming. And he details the moral tension in US diplomacy brought about by America’s controversial War on Terror. Using the cables, Richard uncovers the moral compromises made by America’s diplomats over the repatriation of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, and he shows the secret US efforts to block investigations into alleged CIA rendition and abuse

10.00pm The Apprentice: You’re Fired! BBC2 – The first to be fired chats to Dara.


8.00pm Get Your House in Order Channel 4 – Series featuring out-of-control consumers whose quality of life is being buried under mounds of excessive, but potentially valuable possessions. On hand to help them transform their lives are two experts: antiques and artefacts dealer Nick Allen, and interior designer Abigail Ahern. The first episode features 25-year-old Amie Ormand. Amie is a self-confessed shopaholic whose compulsive consuming is not only taking over her home, but is threatening her relationship with her fiancé Ali. Can Nick and Amie administer the tough love Amie needs to help her offload her fashion hoard and raise the cash needed to transform her house into a home fit for newly-weds?

9.00pm John Bishop’s Sport Relief of Hell BBC1 – John Bishop takes the word ‘triathlon’ to new heights in an extraordinary physical and mental challenge for Sport Relief. John cycles, rows and runs from Paris to London, accompanied by celebrity supporters like Davina McCall, Chris Moyles, Freddie Flintoff, Dermot O’Leary and Frank Skinner. This intimate and honest documentary captures the laughter and the tears as John battles with intense pain and exhaustion in his determination to succeed.

10.00pm Death Row Stories Channel 4 – Documentary series written and directed by legendary feature filmmaker Werner Herzog, telling the fascinating and controversial story of crime and the death penalty. Over the period of a year, Herzog interviewed inmates in America as they awaited their death – one has now been executed – and uncovered brutal stories of rape and murder. In the opening scene he makes it clear that he believes no human being should be executed


7.00pm Sport Relief 2012 BBC1 – Fundraising event

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