The TVWEEK: Jan 4th – 8th 2010

2010 WEEK 1

Monday
10.00am Wanted Down Under BBC1 – New series of the relocation series that gives families a chance to try living Down Under.
6.30pm Great British Railway Journeys BBC2 – Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train.
8.00pm The Lakes ITV1 – New series following Rory McGrath during a summer in the Lake District as he meets the many people who work in this beautiful part of Britain – from hoteliers to farmers and tour guides to mountain rescue volunteers. As the series progresses, we see how the summer unfolds for all of them.
8.00pm The Mystery of the Nevada Triangle Channel 4
8.30pm Only Connect BBC4 – Quiz show presented by Victoria Coren in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital.
9.00pm Hustle BBC1 – Sixth series of the con drama starring Adrian Lester. The opening episode sees Albert out finding and priming the next unsuspecting mark – ex-banker Piggy Richardson who has been hounded by the press after a very public pension scandal. Guest starring Mark Benton
9.00pm Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia ITV1 – Three-part sequel to last years Above Suspcion based on the books by crime writer Lynda La Plante. Anna Travis is reunited with the inimitable DCI James Langton to face her most challenging and terrifying case yet. When the body of a young woman is discovered by the Thames, sadistically mutilated, it seems to be a shocking re-enactment of the infamous Black Dahlia murder which occurred in 1940s Los Angeles. Parts 2 & 3 air on Tuesday & Wednesday
9.00pm Generation XXL Channel 4 – First of a 2-part landmark documentary that wil follow the lives of seven overweight school children. The series will air over the years to document the children as they age and struggle with their size.
9.00pm Road Wars Sky1
Dear Diary BBC4 – Three-part series which asks what we get from reading, and writing, diaries. Richard E Grant, a diarist since childhood, uncovers the power of the diary. He considers the diaries of Joe Orton, Kenneth Williams, Erwin James, John Diamond and Rosemary Ackland and asks whether a diary should, or could, ever be totally honest, wholly accurate and absolutely true.
10.00pm Nurse Jackie BBC2 – Dark US comedy drama about Jackie Peyton, a no-nonsense emergency room nurse based in New York who has to balance her frenzied job with a complicated home life. Starring Edie Falco and Eve Best. Continues All Week
10.30pm Kill It, Coook It, Eat It: Fast Food BBC3 – Series showing what it takes to turn a living animal into meat for the table, as six volunteers visit a farm to see how animals are turned into fast food.
Tuesday
7.30pm The Krypton Factor ITV1 – Return of the gameshow hosted by Ben Shephard.
8.00pm The Hairy Bikers: Mum Knows Best BBC2 – Series celebrating the very best of British home cooking. Si and Dave have toured the nation hunting out Britain’s lost family recipes.
8.00pm Send In the Dogs ITV1
8.00pm My Big Fat Diet Show Channel 4 – Anna Richardson grabs the UK by its love handles and shows viewers how to drop a dress size in two weeks. Continues Thursday
8.00pm Ice Road Truckers Five
8.00pm Mr. Bean – Repeats of Rowan Aktinson’s iconic comedy character.
9.00pm History of Now: The Story of the Noughties BBC2 – A look back at the last decade, and the connections which are shaping the 21st century. Contributors include Andrew Marr, Tanya Byron and Will Self. Continues Thursday & Friday
Lost Kingdoms of Africa BBC4 – Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford explores the pre-colonial history of some of Africa’s most important kingdoms
10.35pm Hannah: The Girl Who Said No to a New Heart BBC1 – Documentary following 13-year-old Hannah Jones, who made national headlines when she took the controversial step of turning down a heart transplant, knowing that she could die at any time. This film follows Hannah over a year, as she and her family live with the consequences of her choice.
Wednesday
7.30pm Lion Country ITV1 – Documentary series which looks at how Englishman David Youldon is trying to stop the decline in numbers of wild African lions.
8.00pm Natural World: Birds of Paradise BBC2
8.00pm You’ve Been Framed Kids Special ITV1
8.00pm Fat Familes Sky1 – No-nonsense weight loss expert Steve Miller launches his fight against flab. Moving into the homes of supersize families, he sets out to transform the ‘fatties’ into ‘fitties’.
9.00pm Horizon: The Secret Life of the Dog BBC2 – The series that explores topical scientific issues looks at the increasing research into dogs that is giving scientists a greater understanding of humans themselves.
9.00pm The Pharaoh Who Conquered The Sea BBC4 – Over three thousand years ago, legend has it that Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh, sent a fleet of ships to the wonderful, distant land of Punt. But did this expedition really happen? And if it did, where exactly is the land of Punt.
Thursday
8:30pm Seaside Rescue BBC1
8.00pm Jimmy’s Global Harvest BBC2 – Jimmy Doherty investigates new techniques and technologies that may help to meet the increased demand for food across the planet. In Brazil, Jimmy discovers how to turn poisoned land into a powerhouse of world food production, joins sugar cane cutters to see how the country has replaced half of all its petrol use with biofuel, and finds a way to save Caiman alligators from poachers.
9.00pm Silent Witness BBC1 – The longrunning forensic drama series returns. Starring Emila Fox and Tom Ward. The series comprises of five 2-part stories airin g on Thursdays and Fridays. Continues Friday
9.00pm Sun, Sex and Holiday Madness BBC3 – BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James joins British tourists heading to party capital Magaluf on the Spanish island of Mallorca, to examine the risks that many seem all too willing to take with their mind, body and soul.
9.00pm Diet: A Horizon Guide BBC4 – Dr Susan Jebb takes a look through nearly fifty years of amazing BBC archive of mankind’s relationship with what we eat, charting the shift from the malnutrition of the past to today’s obesity epidemic.
9.00pm Bill Bailey’s Birdwatching Bonanza Sky1 – Comedian Bill Bailey hosts a brand new series where birdwatching shakes off its anorak image as celebrities go head to head in testing twitching tasks.
Friday
9.00pm Dancing On Ice ITV1 – New series of the ice skating competition.
10.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4

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