The TV Week – 18-24 April 2009

Saturday
12.45pm Winging It BBC2 – Improvisational comedy series aimed at teenagers, featuring Tom Deacon, Rhys Thomas, Joe Thomas, Holly Walsh, Jonny Sweet, Matthew Crosby and Andrew Spiers.
6.55pm Tonight’s The Night
BBC1 – Six-part series fronted by John Barrowman featuring performances from well-known artists with routines by members of the public.
9.00pm Stevie Wonder Biography
9.05pm Family Guy: The Story So Far… BBC3 – Documentary about the US animated comedy, followed by a marathon session of episodes.

Sunday
6.05pm Last of the Summer Wine BBC1 – Return of the sitcom starring Russ Abbot, Burt Kwouk, Brian Murphy, Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton and Trevor Bannister.
6.45pm Beat The Star
ITV1 – Return of the game show hosted by Vernon Kay in which members of the public compete against celebrities, starting with former rugby star Austin Healey.
7.00pm Guiness World Records Smashed
Sky1 – Return of the entertainment show, with new hosts Steve Jones and Konnie Huq.
8.00pm Heartbeat ITV1 – Return of the nostalgic drama starring Margot Leicester, Stephen Beckett, Steven Blakeley, Joe McFadden, Nicholas Asbury and David Fleeshman.
8.00pm Cliff Richard: 50th Anniversary Time Machine Tour ITV3
9.00pm Louis Theroux – A Place For Paedophiles BBC2 – Documentary about Coalinga Mental Hospital in California which houses more than 500 convicted paedophiles.
10.00pm Family Guy BBC3 – US animated comedy series about family life.
10.20pm Mark Lawson Talks to Mike Leigh BBC4 – Interview with the British film director, preceded by a showing of his 1976 comedy Nuts in May starring Roger Sloman and Alison Steadman.

Guest list
• Jon Voight on Shatner’s Raw Nerve, Biography, Saturday
• Madness, Bat for Lashes, Oumou Sangare, Yusuf Islam, Hockey, William Elliot Whitmore on Later Live … With Jools Holland BBC2, Tuesday, Friday
• Bernard Sumner on Songbook, Sky Arts, Thursday
The Justin Lee Collins Show ITV2, Thursday
• David Davis on I’ve Never Seen Star Wars BBC4, Thursday
• Germaine Greer on Genius BBC2, Friday
• Helen Mirren, Miley Cyrus, Spandau Ballet on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1, Friday

Monday
9.00pm Ashes To Ashes BBC1 – Series two of the cult drama is set against the backdrop of the Falklands war. Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster and Montserrat Lombard are joined in the cast by Roger Allam as force legend DS ‘Supermac’ Macintosh.
9.00pm Law & Order: SVU Hallmark – Series 10 of the US crime drama.
10.35pm The Omid Djalili Show BBC1 – Return of the comedy sketch show in a six-part run.

Tuesday
7.30pm Maureen Lipman: In Search of Style Sky Arts
9.00pm Drinking with the Girls
BBC3 – Documentary in which Cherry Chadwyck-Healey explores women’s attitudes to alcohol.
10.30pm Bizarre ER
BBC3 – Return of the series featuring strange cases tackled by hospital casualty units. Narrated by Freema Agyeman.
10.35pm Georgia’s Story – 33 Stone At 15
BBC1

Wednesday
4.00pm Earth Report 2009 National Geographic
9.00pm Restoration Revisited BBC2 – Griff Rhys Jones revisits some of the buildings featured in the series.

Thursday
9.00pm Who Killed the Honey Bee? BBC4 – Martha Kearney explores Colony Collapse Disorder.
9.00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent Hallmark – Series seven of the US crime drama.

9.00pm Kimberly: Young Mum 10 Years On
Channel 4

Friday
7.30pm Spartacus BBC4 – Carlos Acosta stars in the Bolshoi Ballet performance.
9.00pm Have I Got News for You
BBC1 – Return of the news quiz, with guest host
Frank Skinner and teams captained by Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.
9.00pm English Heritage
BBC2 – Series about stately homes.
9.30pm Reggie Perrin
BBC1 – A six-part revival of the 1970s sitcom written by David Nobbs, now co-written with Simon Nye. Martin Clunes plays the harassed middle-aged man made famous by Leonard Rossiter in the series, with Fay Ripley as Nicola Perrin, Wendy Craig as Reggie’s mother, Marion, Geoffrey Whitehead as Nicola’s father, William, Kerry Howard as Vicky, the secretary, Jim Howick as colleague Anthony, Nick Mohammed as colleague Steve, Neil Stuke as Chris Jackson, Lucy Liemann as Jasmine Strauss, Justin Edwards as Reggie’s friend, Monty.
10.00pm Dexter
FX – Series three of the US crime drama starring Michael C Hall as the Miami police forensics expert who leads a double life as a serial killer. With Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, James Remar and Lauren Velez. Reruns Sundays.

10.30pm BBC Four Sessions – Marianne Faithfull BBC4

Subject list
Dispatches The Westminster Gravy Train. Channel 4, Sunday
• Dispatches Crash: How the Banks Went Bust. Channel 4, Monday

Panorama Health and safety rules. BBC1, Monday
True Stories Zoo: a businessman’s secret sexual life. More4, Tuesday
Extraordinary People The Man with Someone Else’s Face. Five, Wednesday
Unreported World India: Children of the Inferno Channel 4, Friday

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