Old Post,2009

Being Human BBC3 – A second, eight-part series about a flatsharing ghost, werewolf and vampire, written 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.

All the Small Things (previously listed as The Choir) BBC1 – Six-part drama series written by Debbie Horsfield following the ups and downs of members of a choir in a northern England town. Stars Sarah Lancashire as the enthusiastic Esther, Neil Pearson as her husband Michael, the inspiring choirmaster, Richard Fleeshman as their musically-gifted son Kyle, Bryan Dick as young curate Jake, Sarah Alexander as glamorous soprano Layla, who destroys the harmony in all sorts of ways, Annette Badland as Ethel Tonks, Clive Rowe as Clifford ‘Shrek’ Beale, Melanie Kilburn as Olive Halsall, Niky Wardley as Louise ‘Lulu’ Pryke and Roy Barraclough as Reverend Barticle.

Lark Rise To Candleford BBC1 – A third series of Bill Gallagher’s adaptation of Flora Thompson’s memoir of her Oxfordshire childhood, starring Julia Sawalha, Olivia Hallinan, Jason Merrells, Brendan Coyle, Olivia Grant, Mark Heap and Ruby Bentall.

Five Days BBC1 – A second-series of the crime drama starring Hugh Bonneville and Jane McTeer as detectives DSI Iain Barclay and DI Amy Foster.

Criminal Justice BBC1 – A second series of the drama exploring the criminal justice system from start to finish.

Bromance Sunday 29 March 2009, MTV – US reality show in which Brody Jenner, who gained fame in reality show The Hills, finds a friend to join his entourage.

Coach Trip Channel 4 – Return of the reality show in which tour guide Brendon takes a coach of tourists on a six-week trip around Europe, with passengers voting to remove their fellow tourists from the trip each day.

The Life and Death of a Mobile Phone BBC4 – Documentary about one woman’s relationship with her mobile phone.

Countryfile BBC1 – The rural magazine moves to a Sunday teatime slot with new presenters, Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker. John Craven remains as a reporter.

The Stephen K Amos Show BBC – Pilot sketch comedy show.

The Lucy Montgomery Show BBC – Pilot sketch comedy show.

Taste The Nation Monday 16 March 2009, ITV1 – Series hosted by Nick Hancock in which teams of amateur cooks representing UK regions compete, with a celebrity chef captaining the team.

Dexter Sunday 26 April 2009, FX – Series three of the US crime drama starring Michael C Hall.

The Mentalist Thursday 26 March 209, Five – US crime drama starring Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation.

Don’t Get Screwed BBC3 – Hidden camera show capturing reactions to poor customer service.

The Grown-Up Girls BBC3 – Series in which teenage girls face dilemmas such as abortion, rehab, leaving school, having plastic surgery and losing their virginity.

Diets That Don’t Work BBC3 – Documentary about extreme dieting.

Trust Me, I’m a Dealer BBC2 – Series in which expert Paul Martin invests viewers’ money in buying, restoring and selling objects.

The Seven Ages of Britain BBC1 – Series in which David Dimbleby explores Britain’s art heritage.

Landscape Man Channel 4 – Series presented by the Royal Horticultural Society’s Matthew Wilson in which six families turn their landscape designs into reality.

Electric Dreams BBC4 – Three-part documentary series in which a family’s home is turned into a typical 1970s household, with new gadgets being added each day to make it up to date.

Credit Crunch Monty Sky1 – Programme following a group of unemployed men form a troupe of male strippers.

Legacy BBC2 – Series presented by Gerry Robinson offering advice on wills.

Children’s Emergency BBC1 – Eight-part series following the work of medical staff working for the Children’s Acute Transport Service and Great Ormond Street, St Mary’s and Royal Brompton hospitals.

Skippy BBC – Documentary about the Australian TV show Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

Divided ITV1 – Teatime quiz show in which three strangers have to work together for a share of a cash prize.

The Apprentice Wednesday 25 March 2009, BBC1 – Series five of the business reality programme in which businessman Sir Alan Sugar, helped by Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford, searches for a new member of staff.

The Apprentice – You’re Fired! Wednesday 25 March 2009, BBC2 – Return of the series in which Adrian Chiles interviews the person sacked from The Apprentice.

Design For Life BBC2 – Series in which design guru Philippe Starck chooses 12 British designers to join his design school in Paris, and ones gets a six-month placement at his agency.

102 Minutes That Changed America Monday 23 March 2009, History Channel – Documentary on the 9/11 attacks on America.

18 Pregnant Schoolgirls (previously listed as American Pregnancy Cult) Tuesday 17 March 2009, BBC3 – Documentary investigating whether 18 teenage girls from the same US Catholic school who all became pregnant at the same time made a pact.

I, Samurai Sunday 15 March 2009, BBC4 – Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the art of the Samurai.

Tom Driberg and Me: A Personal Portrait by William G Stewart Thursday 19 March 2009, BBC4 – The TV producer and presenter investigates the allegation that journalist and MP Tom Driberg, who died in 1976, was a KGB spy.

Yellowstone Sunday 15 March 2009, BBC2 – Series looking at the wilidlife in America’s Yellowstone, the most extensive thermal area on Earth.

Genius Friday 20 March 2009, BBC2 – Six-part series in which Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest – Catherine Tate in the opener – discuss daft ideas pitched by members of the public.

The Hottest Place on Earth Thursday 14 March 2009, BBC1 – Documentary about the Danakil desert in northern Ethiopia.

The Big Tackle with Austin Healey Sunday 15 March 2009, ITV4 – Six-part series in which the former England rugby union star attempts to change the fortunes of five struggling clubs.

The Justin Lee Collins Show Thursday 19 March 2009, ITV2 – Chat show featuring celebrity interviews, games with the studio audience and karaoke.

Holloway Tuesday 17 March 2009, ITV1 – Three-part series looking inside Holloway Prison, Europe’s largest female jail.

Extraordinary People Wednesday 18 March 2009, Five –The documentary series exploring remarkable stories returns with The World’s Oldest Conjoined Twins.

The Unit Wednesday 18 March 2009, Virgin 1 – Series four of the US drama about a special forces team. Stars Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley, Robert Patrick, Michael Irby and Demore Barnes.

Peter Kay: Raider of the Pop Charts Sunday 15 March 2009, Channel 4 – The story of comic Peter Kay’s chart successes with contributions by Sir Michael Parkinson, Gary Barlow, Matt Lucas, Richard Curtis and Mr Blobby.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Saturday 14 March 2009, More4 – Drama starring Anna Paquin, Chevez Ezaneh and August Schellenberg about how American Indians were displaced as the US expanded west.

Living with the Dead Tuesday 17 March 2009, LivingTV – Paranormal show in which mediums Johnnie Fiori and Ian Lawless visit haunted homes in Britain, beginning with comedian Freddie Starr’s home.

Most Shocking Drivers Out of Control Monday 16 March 2009, Bravo

Jade’s Wedding Thursday 12 March 2009, LivingTV – Coverage of Jade Goody’s wedding to Jack Tweed as the reality TV star deals with terminal cancer.

The Big Red Nose Climb Thursday 12 March 2009, BBC1 – Coverage of the fundraising event in which celebrities – Alesha Dixon, Ben Shephard, Cheryl Cole, Chris Moyles, Denise Van Outen, Fearne Cotton, Gary Barlow, Kimberley Walsh and Ronan Keating – climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Comic Relief Does The Apprentice Thursday 12 March 2009, BBC1 – Sir Alan Sugar sets a challenge for 10 celebrities – Michelle Mone, Patsy Palmer, Fiona Phillips, Carol Vorderman, Ruby Wax, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Gerald Ratner, Jonathan Ross and Gok Wan – to raise money for Comic Relief.

I’ve Never Seen Star Wars Thursday 12 March 2009, BBC4 – Series hosted by Marcus Brigstocke in which celebrities are invited to try five new cultural experiences, beginning with Clive Anderson.

Do it Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade Friday 13 March 2009, BBC4 – Documentary about the record shop and record company. Followed by Rough Trade at the BBC featurinbg music by the Smiths, Robert Wyatt, Violent Femmes, Pulp and Antony and the Johnsons.

The Satanic Verses Affair Saturday 7 March 2009, BBC2 – Documentary about the order to kill novelist Salman Rushdie.

Priceless Antiques Roadshow Monday 9 March 2009, BBC2 – A 15-part series featuring classic finds from the series, presented by Fiona Bruce.

The Plant Addicts Friday 13 March 2009, BBC2 – Carol Klein discusses her passion for plants.

Unreported World Friday 13 March 2009, Channel 4 – Return of the foreign affairs series, beginiing with a report on violence in the Congo.

Dirty Sexy Money Sunday 8 March 2009, E4 – Series two of the US drama starring Peter Krause as a lawyer.

Baroque! – From St Peter’s to St Paul’s Wednesday 11 March 2009, BBC4 – Three-part series in which art critic Waldemar Januszczak explores the Baroque tradition of art.

Countrywise Thursday 12 March 2009, ITV1 – A 36-part series about about Britain’s heritage, landscapes and people, presented by Paul Heiney.

Shane Richie: Make Me Irish Tuesday 17 March 2009, Sky1 – Shane Richie tries his hand at a variety of traditional Irish activities from jigging to fishing.

The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Sunday 15 March 2009, BBC1 – Six-part series based on Alexander McCall-Smith best-selling novels set in Botswana, starring Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the country’s only female-owned detective agency. With Anika Noni Rose as her faithful secretary Mma Makutsi,, Desmond Dube as flamboyant hairdresser BK, Lucian Msamati as JLB Matekoni and Paterson Joseph as fellow private detective Cephas Buthelezi.

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Monday 16 March 2009, BBC2 – Six-part series in which the comedian tackles various themes, beginning with toilet books, in a stand-up routine, illustrated with sketches featuring an ensemble cast: Tony Law, Tara Flynn, Paul Putner, Kevin Eldon, Miles Jupp, Simon Munnery, Job Angus and Michael Redmond. Peter Serafinowicz provides the voiceover.

Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Sunday 15 March 2009, BBC3 – After the Comic Relief special, the sitcom starring Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith, Thomas Nelstrop, Will Mellor, Kathryn Drysdale and Luke Gell returns for a new seven-part run.

Missing Live Monday 16 March 2009, BBC1 – Series presented by Louise Minchin and Rav Wilding following missing persons investigations.

Missing Monday 16 March 2009, BBC1 – A week-long drama series set in a police missing persons unit, starring Pauline Quirke as charismatic police detective DS Mary Jane Croft, Mark Wingett, Pooja Shah and Felix Scott.

In Search Of Wabi Sabi With Marcel Theroux Monday 16 March 2009, BBC4 – The author travels across Japan in an attempt to discover the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete – the literal meaning of “wabi sabi”.

Sofa Surfers Monday 16 March 2009, CBBC – A week-long series about some of the 130,000 children in the UK who do not have a permanent home.

Runaways Thursday 19 March 2009, BBC1 – Three-part drama about child runaways, made by Paul Wilmshurst, starring William Miller and Saffron Coomber as Sean and Molly who meet on the streets and fall into the clutches of a deceptive stranger.

The Birth Of British Music May 2009, BBC2 – Four-part series in which conductor Charles Hazlewood explores the development of British music through the lives and music of Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn.

Great British Menu BBC2 – Two more series of the culinary challenge.

Made In Britain June 2009, Blighty – Five-parter in which Dom Joly travels the British Isles to find clothes and items for his home all made in Britain.

Save Our Boozer Blighty – Five-part series in which millionaire landlord Jay Smith leads five communities as they revamp their stricken pubs.

The Listener Sunday 8 March 2009, FX – Canadian supernatural drama series starring Craig Olejnik as Toby Logan, a 24-year-old paramedic who can read people’s thoughts and solves crimes. With Ennis Esmer as Osman Bey.

Dancing With The Stars Thursday 12 March 2009, Watch – Series eight of the US talent show.

Toyboize Monday 9 March 2009, Dave – Five-part series of five-minute shorts, orginally aired on ther internet, about a child pop band attempting a comeback. Mde by the sketch group Navelgazing, which includes The Office stars Ewen MacIntosh and Jamie Deeks. Ricky Gervais helped write the show’s theme song I Like You Girl.

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