The TV Week – what’s new 2-8 August

Agatha Christie’s Marple, ITV1, Sunday

Saturday
6.30pm Halle Orchestra: 150th Anniversary BBC2
6.50pm Athletes Do the Funniest Things ITV1
7.05pm Play for Today: Another Flip for Dominick BBC4 – Rerun of a scifi classic by Jeremy Paul and Alan Gibson starring Peter Firth.

7.20pm We Are Together
Channel 4 – Documentary introduced by Jon Snow telling the story of a group of South African orphans who use music to overcome hardship and loss.
8.00pm Dad’s Army Night BBC2 – Ahead of tomorrow’s BBC1 salute to the Home Guard sitcom, BBC2 presents Jimmy Perry’s Favourite Episode, Don’t Panic! The Dad’s Army Story, David Croft’s Favourite Episode and Reputations: Arthur Lowe.
8.30pm Tube Night BBC4 – Featuring Metroland, Arena: The Underground, 40 Minutes, Design Classics and Under Night Streets.
9.00pm Summer Heights High Marathon BBC3 – A chance to catch up on the brilliant Australian satirical comedy series created and starring Chris Lilley.
9.00pm 20 Greatest Celeb Reality Fights
MTV – Clips shows including Flavor of Love, Rock of Love and Hogan Knows Best.

Sunday

7.00pm Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad’s Army BBC1 – Jonathan Ross hosts a 40th anniversary reunion of the surviving cast members – Bill Pertwee, 81, Clive Dunn, 88, Frank Williams, 76, Colin Bean, 82 and Ian Lavender, 62 – from the BBC sitcom, which ran from 1968 to 1977.
7.30pm Proms on Four 2008: Beethoven and Mahler BBC4
8.00pm Agatha Christie’s Marple ITV1 – The penultimate appearance by Geraldine McEwan as Agatha Christie’s detective before Julia Mackenzie takes over the role. Towards Zero sees Miss Marple visiting old school friend, the formidable Lady Tressilian, at her Devon estate, and features guest appearances by Tom Baker, Julia Graham, Paul Nicholls, Julian Sands, Greg Wise, Saffron Burrows, Alan Davies, Zoe Tapper and Eileen Atkins.
9.00pm From G’s to Gents MTV – US reality series in which 15 rowdy young men move into a luxurious mansion and are turned into gentlemen.
9.00pm Willie Nelson Biography
10.00pm The G-Spot Channel 4 – Documentary strand of provocative films investigating issues affecting women, beginning with The WI Guide to Brothels following the Hampshire Women’s Institute’s campaign to reform the prostitution laws.
10.00pm Sprint BBC2 – Documentary following four of Britain’s 100m sprinters aiming to compete in the 2012 Olympics: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Craig Pickering, Simeon Williamson and Wade Bennett-Jackson.

g Guest list
Jimmy Carr The Charlotte Church Show Channel 4, Thursday
Scouting for Girls, Ladyhawke, Guillemots, Bryn Christopher and The Wu Tang Clan on Transmission Channel 4, Friday
• Kate Nash, Herbie Hancock on Live From Abbey Road, More4, Friday

Monday

6.00pm Vets in Action Five – Five-parter following the work of four veterinary practices.
7.00pm The Culture Show Goes To China BBC2 – With Miranda Sawyer and Tom Dyckhoff.
7.30pm Proms on Four 2008: World Music
BBC4
8.00pm The Genius of Charles Darwin Channel 4 – Three-parter in which Richard Dawkins examines Darwin and his theory of evolution by natural selection.
9.00pm I’m Kylie’s Body Double BBC3
9.00pm China’s Forbidden City
History Channel
11.20pm Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World BBC2 – Rerun of the Storyville documentary series.

Tuesday
7.00pm Return To… Health Farm BBC2 – Update on the 1998 docusoap.
7.30pm Highland Emergency
Five – Documentary series following the emergency services in Scotland.
8.00pm Stargate: Ark of Truth Sky One

9.00pm CSI: Miami
Five – Series six of the US crime drama starring David Caruso as Horatio Caine, the cool chief of a forensic investigation team.
9.00pm The Secret Millionaire Channel 4 – Return of the series in a seven-part run, in which wealthy benefactors go undercover and try to change the lives of others, beginning with James Benamor, who is worth more than £70m.

Wednesday
8.00pm Britain’s Strongest Man
Five – Athletes from England, Scotland and Wales compete in a contest presented by Martin Bayfield, with commentary by Nick Halling and Colin Bryce.
8.00pm The Fashionista Diaries Fiver – US reality series following six young hopefuls who move to New York to work for a cosmetics company, a style magazine and fashion public relations firm.
9.00pm Crimewatch Solved BBC1

Thursday
7.00pm Return to… Holiday Reps BBC2 – Update on the 1997 docusoap.
8.00pm A Turtle’s Guide to the Pacific
BBC2
10.00pm Unhitched FX – US comedy series about a group of newly single friends learning the lessons of starting over in their 30s. Stars Craig Bierko as charismatic Gator, Johnny Sneed as thrice-divorced Tommy, Shaun Majumder as surgeon Freddie and Rashida Jones as successful attorney Kate. Created by the Farrelly Brothers.

Friday
12.45pm Olympic Games Opening Ceremony BBC1
10.00pm Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Five – Return of the US drama series about about an elite police team in New York investigating sexual crimes. Stars Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Michelle Hurd and Ice-T.
10.00pm Joan Armatrading/ Manu Chao At Glastonbury 2008
BBC4

g Subject list
• Panorama China. BBC1, Monday
Inside Alaska’s Toughest Prison Sky One, Monday
Generation Next The Thai Bride Channel 4, Monday
Revealed The Ghosts of the Mary Rose. Five, Tuesday
The Culture Show Metallica, Florence, a concert in Jerusalem, Goldfrapp BBC2, Tuesday
Drama Trails Secret Diary of a Call Girl to London’s Burning ITV3, Wednesday
Storyville The Burning Season. BBC4, Wednesday
The Making of Me Vanessa Mae. BBC1, Thursday
• Money Programme Women running businesses. BBC2, Friday
First Cut Time Warp Wives Channel 4, Friday
Comedy Connections Ripping Yarns BBC1, Friday

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