The TV Week – Saturday 25th July – Friday 31st July 2009

Saturday
8.00pm Glyndebourne Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte Sky Arts
Sunday
8.00pm My Friend Michael Jackson: Uri’s Story
ITV1
9.00pm Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones BBC1 – Five-parter exploring how rivers have influenced, nurtured and powered our lives, with programmes about Scotland, London, the north, the west and East Anglia.
9.00pm Whatever It Takes ITV1 – Drama about police officer whose life is ruined by a night out with a famous footballer. Stars Amy Beth Hayes, Shane Richie, Gary Lucy, Ron Cook, Eva Alexander and Lucy Gaskell.
9.00pm Harold Pinter at the BBC BBC4
10.30pm Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson BBC2
Monday
5.00pm Golden Balls
ITV1 – Return of the game show hosted by Jasper Carrott.
6.30pm Knowitalls BBC2 – Quiz show presented by Gyles Brandreth.
7.30pm Bang Goes The Theory BBC1 – A 10-part series about how science shapes the world, presented by Dallas Campbell, Liz Bonnin, Jem Stansfield and Dr Yan Wong.
9.00pm The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron Channel 4 – Two-parter in which actor Rupert Everett follows in the writer’s footsteps.
9.00pm Britain’s Most Embarrassing Parents BBC3
Tuesday
8.00pm Big, Bigger, Biggest
Five – Series about the technology behind some of the largest feats of engineering in the world.
9.00pm Tony: I’ve Lost My Family BBC4 – Documentary about a boy who left home at 16.
Wednesday
9.00pm Breaking the Mould: The Story of Penicillin
BBC4 – Drama starring Dominic West as Australian scientist Professor Howard Florey, one of the unsung heroes behind the discovery of penicillin, With Denis Lawson as Alexander Fleming, Joe Armstrong and John Sessions. Written by Kate Brooke.
9.00pm Murder For Hire Crime & Investigation – Series about ‘ordinary’ people who arranged the murder of those they once loved.
9.00pm Theatre Live!: In Dalston Sky Arts – Sue Tully directs Nicci French’s play about a college reunion.
10.45pm Silverville BBC1 – Documentary series about a new, purpose-built retirement village in Milton Keynes.
Thursday
8.00pm Theatreland Sky Arts – Behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End
9.00pm How the Other Half Live Channel 4 – Three-parter in which wealthy families assist those living below the poverty line.
10.30pm We Are Klang BBC3 – Comedy show starring the three-man troupe – Marek Larwood, Steve Hall and Greg Davis – as employees at the Klangbury council offices,: Councillor Marek, the hapless baldy, Councillor Steve, the psychotic one, and council leader Greg (the fat Rik Mayall lookalike).
10.30pm The Loop E4 – Short-lived US sitcom starring Bret Harrison as Sam Sullivan, who works for a major airline in Chicago.
11.00pm King of the Hill E4 – The 11th series of the US animated comedy.
11.30pm Reno 911! E4 – Return of the spoof police documentary.
Friday
9.00pm Classic Goldie BBC2 – Drum and bass musician Goldie composes a piece of music to be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra in the 2009 Proms season.
10.00pm The Kevin Bishop Show Channel 4 – A second, six-part series of the comedy show spoofing TV, film and popular culture.
10.35pm Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel BBC1 – Documentary series following the construction of a new boutique hotel in London.

Guest list
Barbara Windsor, Kevin Bishop on Alan Carr: Chatty Man Channel 4, Sunday
Peter Serafinowicz, Debra Stephenson and Michelle Collins on As Seen on TV BBC1, Thursday

Subject List
Dispatches:Bankrolling Mugabe Channel 4, Monday
Panorama: The Trauma Industry.BBC1, Monday

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