The TV Week – 10-16 January 2009

Unforgiven, ITV1, Monday

Saturday
12.20pm Almost Perfect Guide To Life BBC2 – Six-part guide to life for teenagers presented by Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates and student AJ Odudu.
12.45pm Myths BBC2 – Six-part series of five-minute modern interpretations of a selection of Greek myths aimed at teenagers. The stories follows teenagers living in the fictional village of Delphi and features girl band The Saturdays as The Syrens.
12.50pm Trexx And Flipside BBC2 – Sitcom, previously aired on BBC3, about wannabe hip hop stars whose music label – Wu Hah Records – is run by Mr Brilliance, a lover of crooning. Stars Peter Dalton, David Ajala, Rich Fulcher and Ashley Madekwe.
8.00pm Most Haunted Live: The Search for Evil LivingTV – A seven-night search with Yvette Fielding and her team of experts for evil spirits.
8.00pm Doomed to Die? 13 Most Shocking Hollywood Curses E! Entertainment
9.25pm CSI: NY Five – Return of the US crime drama.
10.25pm Law and Order Five – Return of the US crime drama.

Sunday
7.00pm Christianity: A History Channel 4 – Eight-part series featuring alternative views on Christianity. Begins with Howard Jacobson on Jesus’s Jewishness, and also features Michael Portillo on political compromises, Dr Robert Beckford on Christianity in Britain, Rageh Omaar on the Crusades, Ann Widdecombe on the Reformation, Kwame Kwei-Armah on how Christianity was exported, Professor Colin Blakemore on the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment, and Cherie Blair on the future of Christianity.
7.00pm Dancing on Ice
ITV1 – Return of the celebrity skating competition hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Features Todd Carty, Coleen Nolan, Graeme Le Saux, Roxanne Pallett, Jeremy Edwards, Gemma Bissix, Ellery Hanley, Melinda Messenger, Ray Quinn, Zoe Salmon, Jessica Taylor, Donal MacIntyre and Michael Underwood.
8.00pm Maureen Lipman Night
BBC4 – Featuring Re: Joyce!, Mark Lawson Talks to Maureen Lipman, Eskimo Day and Funny Women.
8.00pm Verminators Virgin1 – Documentary series following a team of pest controllers.
8.30pm Wild At Heart ITV1 – Series four of the drama series about a British family in Africa, with Dawn Steele and Juliet Mills joining the cast, which includes Stephen Tompkinson, Lucy-Jo Hudson and Hayley Mills. Amanda Holden has left the show.
9.00pm The Real Sir Alan BBC2 – Fiona Bruce tells the story of the businessman.
11.00pm Live From the Red Carpet: The 2009 Golden Globe Awards E!
11.10pm Golden Globes Red Carpet Live Sky1 – With Andi Peters and Fearne Cotton
12.30am Golden Globes Awards 2009 Sky Movies – Hosted by Hugh Jackman.

Guest list
• James Corden on The Sunday Night Project, Channel 4, Sunday
• Pam Ayres, Sean Lock, Johnny Vegas QI BBC1, Friday
Russell Howard, Jo Brand on Live at the Apollo BBC1, Friday

Monday

3.00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV1
3.25pm Countdown
Channel 4 – Return of the words and numbers game with new presenter Jeff Stelling and maths expert Rachel Riley.
4.15pm Deal Or No Deal
Channel 4 – Return of the game show with Noel Edmonds.
5.00pm Wogan’s Perfect Recall
Channel 4 – A second series of the teatime quiz.
5.30pm Come Dine with Me
Channel 4 – The return of the party-hosting challenge features celebrities Rodney Marsh, Lesley Joseph, Paul Ross, Abi Titmuss and Linda Lusardi.
6.30pm Extreme Dreams: The Ultimate Challenge
BBC2 – Series following Ben Fogle’s South American journey from the Equator to the Tropic of Capricorn.
8.00pm Mum, Dad, Alzheimer’s And Me Channel 4 – Documentary fronted by Fiona Phillips.
8.00pm Golden Globes Highlights 2009 Sky1 – Hosted by Hugh Jackman.
9.00pm Unforgiven ITV1 – Three-part drama starring Suranne Jones as Ruth Slater, who is trying to rebuild her life following a 15-year sentence for the murder of two policemen. With Will Mellor as her new boyfriend Brad, Jack Deam and Matthew McNulty as Kieran and Steve Whelan, the vengeful sons of one of her victims, Peter Davison and Siobhan Finneran as John and Izzie Ingrams, Faye McKeever as Steve’s wife Hannah, Douglas Hodge and Jemma Redgrave as Michael and Rachel Belcombe, and Emily Beecham and Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Lucy and Emily. Written by Sally Wainwright; made by Red Production.
9.00pm Eli Stone Sci-Fi – Series two of the US comic fantasy legal drama starring Jonny Lee Miller as Stone, an ambitious lawyer who suffers from bizarre hallucinations. With Natasha Henstridge, Victor Garber and Loretta Devine.
9.00pm Million Dollar Traders BBC2 – Series in which eight men and women with no experience of working in the City are given thousands of dollars by top hedge funder Lex Van Dam to invest in the world’s stock markets. Part of BBC2’s City Season.
9.00pm 24 Sky1 – Series seven of the US drama starring Kiefer Sutherland. The US government’s security system is breached by a terrorist unit.
10.00pm Medium SciFi – Series four of the US drama.
10.00pm Teen Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses UKTV Style – Amanda Hamilton and her team of experts in holistic health cure try to help five teensegers, suffering from condsitions such as acne and cystitis.
10.00pm Half Ton Son Channel 4
10.30pm Born Survivors BBC3 – Second four-part series of documentaries. Features Kizzy: Sex, Prams And Exams, on teenage pregnancy; Vodka, Homework And Me featuring young people who abuse alcohol; My 22 Stone Dad And Skinny Me exploring anorexia; and My Life On The Game about a girl who works as a prostitute to fund her drug habits.
11.00pm The Corner FX – Six-part US drama focusing on a group of poor black drug addicts. Stars TK Carter, Khandi Alexander and Sean Nelson.

Tuesday
8.00pm Trinny and Susannah Meet Their Match ITV1 – Three-parter in which the style gurus help different groups of women.
9.00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Five – Return of the US crime drama. Warrick is shot in an alleyway.
9.00pm The High Life
BBC4 – Beginning a rerun of the airline sitcom starring Alan Cumming, Forbes Masson, Siobhan Redmond, Patrick Ryecart, David Lyon and John Grieve.
9.00pm Extreme Slimmers
ITV1
9.30pm Early Doors
BBC4 – Beginning a rerun of the pub sitcom starring Craig Cash, John Henshaw, Phil Mealey, Rita May, Joan Kempson and Mark Benton.
10.00pm Derren Brown: Evening of Wonders
Channel 4 – Recording of the psychological illusionist’s show at London’s Garrick Theatre.
10.30pm Grownups
BBC3 – Series three of the sitcom starring Sheridan Smith, Leah MacRae, Steven Meo, Warren Brown and Richard Mylan as troubled twentysomethings.
10.35pm Skint Debt Special
BBC1 – The story of Vernon Burgess, Birmingham’s most famous Big Issue seller.

Wednesday
8.00pm Project Runway Sky1 – Return of the US reality show for fashion designers, fronted by Heidi Klum.
9.00pm The City Uncovered with Evan Davis
BBC2 – Three-parter examining the global finance crisis. Part of BBC2’s City Season.
9.00pm The Secret Life of Elephants
BBC1 – Documentary series narrated by Sarah Parish following the emotional and dramatic lives of elephants in Kenya’s Samburu reserve.
9.00pm Seven Photographs that Changed Fashion BBC4
10.00pm Could You Eat An Elephant Channel 4 – Chefs Fergus Henderson and Jeremy Lee travel the world eating animals considered taboo for consumption in the western world.

Thursday
8.00pm American Idol ITV2 – Return of the US talent show. Judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul are joined by Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi. Continues Friday.
9.00pm All the Young Dudes: Pop and Fashion
BBC4 – Paul Morley on the styles of Slade, Jethro Tull, Human League, Joy Division, Tricky and Jarvis Cocker.
9.00pm Tunnellers History Channel – Series about a group of New York tunnellers.
10.00pm What Really Happened Channel 4 – Return of the series in which journalist Jacques Peretti investigates celebrities, beginning with royal butler Paul Burrell.
10.00pm Flashpoint
ITV3 – A 13-part US crime drama series following an elite group of officers who deal with life-or-death situations. Stars Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon and Amy Jo Johnson.
10.30pm The Undercover Princes
BBC3 – Four-parter in which three bachelor princes – Crown Prince Manvendra, the first Indian royal to come out as gay, Prince Africa Zulu from Zululand, South Africa and Prince Remigius of Jaffna, Sri Lanka – head for the UK in search of true love, taking jobs as a barman, a waiter and a hotel housekeeper and sharing a terraced house in Brighton. Narrated by Dawn Porter.

Friday
8.00pm Karajan or Beauty as I See It BBC4 – Profile of the renowned conductor.

9.00pm The Border FX – Canadian drama series about Immigration and Customs Security agents fighting terrorism and smuggling. Stars James McGowan, Graham Abbey, Catherine Disher and Sofia Milos.

9.00pm Shatner’s Raw Nerve Bio – Chat show hosted by Star Trek legend William Shatner, with comedian Tim Allen guesting on the opener.

Subject list
Gerry Robinson and the Money Makers Ronald Cohen BBC4, Monday
The Culture Show Franz Ferdinand. BBC2, Tuesday

True Stories Metalica. More4, Tuesday
Movie Connections Summer Holiday BBC1, Wednesday
First Cut Shopping the family. Channel 4, Friday
Natural World The Mountains of the Monsoon. BBC2, Friday

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