The TV Week – 24-30 January 2009

Saturday
9.00pm 1929: The Great Crash BBC2 – Documentary exploring the causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash.

Sunday
8.00pm Destination 2012 Channel 4 – Rob Walker profiles athletes hoping to compete in the London 2012 Olympics.
9.00am The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
BBC2 – Series in which children attend magic school.
2.50pm Smallville
Channel 4 – Series seven of the US adventure drama.
8.30pm Lost on Location
Sky1 – Iain Lee explores the US drama’s set in Hawaii before trying to persuade the and tries to get a walk-on part.
9.00pm A Short Stay In Switzerland
BBC1 – Drama about euthanasia, based on a true story starring Julie Walters as Dr Anne Turner who was diagnosed with a neurological disease. With Stephen Campbell Moore, Lyndsey Marshal, Liz White, Harriet Walter, Patrick Malahide, Will Knightley and Michelle Fairley. Written by Frank McGuinness.
9.00pm Being Human BBC3 – Six-part series about a flatsharing ghost, werewolf and vampire, following a pilot by Toby Whithouse. Stars Russell Tovey, as George, a mild-mannered hospital porter who, for one night a month, becomes a werewolf, Aidan Turner as the laid-back Mitchell who becomes a blood-sucking vampire and Lenora Crichlow as Anna, a talkative ghost who has no self-confidence.
9.00pm Explore: Patagonia to the Pampas BBC2 – Series in which Simon Reeve leads a team through the spectacular landscapes of Argentina.
9.00pm Robert Burns – The People’s Poet
BBC4 – Writer Andrew O’Hagan profiles the Scottish poet to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth.
9.00pm Supernatural
ITV2 – Series four of the US drama starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
9.00pm Lost
Sky1 – Series five of the US fantasy drama. The survivors starting to feel the after effects of the island being moved. Stars Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway and Naveen Andrews.
10.00pm Pete Doherty in 24 Hours MTV1
10.00pm Generation Kill FX – US mini-series created by David Simon and Ed Burns, based on the book by Evan Wright about his experiences as an embedded reporter with the US Marine Corps during the Iraq war in 2003.. Starring Lee Tergesen, as Wright plus Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Stark Sands, Jon Huertas, Jonah Lotan, Rudy Reyes, Billy Lush, Chance Kelly, Eric Nenninger, Michael Kelly, Owain Yeoman and Marc Menchaca.
10.00pm Sex: How to Do Everything Fiver – US advice series with Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey
10.00pm High Altitude BBC2 – Winter sports magazine presented by Ed Leigh and Graham Bell.
10.30pm Mark Lawson Talks to Bill Bryson BBC4
10.50pm Lost: Season Five Revealed Sky1 – Iain Lee talks to the cast and crew of the US drama series.
11.00pm Live From The Red Carpet: The 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards E! Entertainment

Guest list
• Anne Robinson on The Sunday Night Project, Channel 4, Sunday
Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… James Taylor, Channel 4, Wednesday
Judge Judy on Shatner’s Raw Nerve. Biography, Friday
• Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Marcus Brigstocke and Alan Davies QI BBC1, Friday
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday

Monday

8.00am Da Dick and Dom Diaries BBC2
7.00pm The Money Programme: Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World
BBC2
8.00pm Ed Mitchell: What Happened Next ITV1 – Documentary about former ITN newsreader Ed Mitchell, who became a homeless alcoholic.
8.00pm China Power: Art Now – After Mao Sky Arts
8.00pm Beauty Queens Gone Wrong: 15 Shocking Pageant Scandals E!
8.30pm The Book Quiz BBC4 – Return of the Kirsty Wark-fronted literary panel game. Guests are Rosie Boycott, Darren Shan, Julie Myerson and Antony Beevor.
9.00pm Chickens, Hugh and Tesco Too Channel 4 – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall attempts to change the animal welfare policy of Britain’s biggest supermarket, Tesco. Part of the Great British Food Fight season.
9.00pm 90210 E4 – A revival of the US drama series Beverly Hills 90210 about rich youngsters in Los Angeles. Stars Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth. The series focuses on Annie Wilson and her brother Dixon, who enrol at West Beverly Hills High School after their family moves from Kansas.
9.00pm What Darwin Didn’t Know BBC4 – Documentary in which evolutionary biologist Armand Marie Leroi examines the evolution theory put forward by Charles Darwin in 1859.
9.00pm America’s Next Top Model LivingTV – Series 11 of the US modelling show hosted by Tyra Banks.
10.00pm Night Cops Sky1 – Series following British police officers who work the night shift.

Tuesday
9.00pm Naked BBC3 – Series in which psychologist Emma Kenny and image consultant Jonathan Phang launch a radical self-confidence building course with five professionals undertaking challenges designed to help their self-esteem.
9.00pm Gok Wan: Too Fat Too Young Channel 4 – A look at the problem of teenage obesity in the UK.
9.00pm Auf Wiedersehen, Pet ITV4 – Beginning a rerun of the original series of the Dick Clement-Ian La Frenais comedy drama.
9.00pm Crimewatch
BBC1
10.00pm/11/00pm Shameless
Channel 4/E4 – Series six of the drama series featuring the characters of the Chatsworth Estate in 16 episodes. Debbie (Rebecca Ryan) reaches the age of 16, Frank suffers from post natal depression, Monica (Annabel Apsion) redecorates the house, Micky (Ciaran Griffiths) goes to college and enters the world of porn, Liam (Johnny Bennett) is found to be a genius, nurse Maxine (Joanna Higson) seduces Carl (Elliott Tittensor), Mandy (Samantha Siddall) falls for a man called Joe (Ben Batt), Yvonne (Kelli Hollis) gets an unexpected visitor, Karen (Rebecca Atkinson) and Jamie (Aaron McCusker) have marital problems, Ian (Gerard Kearns) contemplates leaving the Chatsworth Estate and Norma (Dystin Johnston) makes a grim discovery at The Jockey.
10.00pm Three Sisters Make One Baby Biography
10.45pm Catching Britain’s Biggest Thieves
BBC1 – Documentary about one family’s 20-year crime spree.
11.25pm Film 2009 with Jonathan Ross
BBC1

Wednesday
8.30pm Tonight in Person: Peter, Paul and Mary BBC4 – A 1965 concert by folk trio.
9.00pm Grand Designs Channel 4 – The 10th anniversary series of Kevin McCloud’s encounters with people who are building their own homes.
9.00pm Taggart
ITV1
10.00pm The World’s Cleverest Child and Me Channel 4 – With comedian Mark Dolan.
10.35pm The South Bank Show Awards ITV1 – Hosted by Melvyn Bragg at London’s Dorchester hotel, with live performances from Razorlight, Nigel Kennedy and Michael Ball.

Thursday
8.00pm A Million Pound Place in the Sun Channel 4 – With former footballer Jason Cundy and his wife Lizzie.
8.00pm Nigel Kennedy: Polish Spirit
Sky Arts
9.00pm Jamie Saves Our Bacon Channel 4 – Jamie Oliver campaigns on behalf of Britain’s pig farmers.
9.00pm Paris Hilton’s New Best Friend ITV2 – Reality show in which the celebrity tests out 20 people in the UK in a bid to find her best British friend.
9.00pm Piers Morgan On… ITV1 – Series on luxurious lifestyles featuring reports from Dubai in the opener followed by Monaco and Los Angeles.
9.00pm Soho Blues Five – Series following police at work in London’s West End.
9.00pm American Dad
FX – Series four of the US animated comedy.
11.20pm Explore: Argentina’s Dirty War BBC2

Friday
9.00pm Gordon’s Great British Nightmare Channel 4 – Chef Gordon Ramsay campaigns to get people to use their localrestaurants.
9.30pm Not Going Out BBC1 – Return of the excellent Lee Mack/Tim Vine sitcom.
10.00pm Pushing Daisies ITV1 – Series two of the US comedy drama a man with the ability to bring dead people back to life starring Lee Pace and Anna Friel.
10.00pm Boston Legal LivingTV – Series five of the US drama series.
11.00pm The Site BBC3 – Sitcom pilot set in a caravan park starring Chris Hannon, Paul Kaye, Danny Kirrane, Colin Prockter, Annette Badland and Clive Russell.

Subject list
Christianity: A History Dr Robert Beckford. Channel 4, Sunday
Panorama Frank Skinner on bad language. BBC1, Monday
Horizon Why Are Thin People Not Fat? BBC2, Monday
What Really Happened? Princes William and Harry. Channel 4, Monday
Movie Connections Trainspotting BBC1, Monday
The Culture Show Robert Burns, theatre director Rupert Goold, Franz Ferdinand. BBC2, Tuesday
First Cut My Dad the Serial Killer. Channel 4, Friday
Natural World Man-eating Tigers of the Sundarbans. BBC2, Friday
Folk America The American folk revival. BBC4, Friday

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