The TV WEEK – Saturday Feb 13th – Friday 19th 2010

Saturday
9.45pm Benidorm Special ITV – Another chance to see the special from last year that follows the aftermath of Madge and Mel’s wedding on the beach.
Sunday
7.30pm Pineapple Dance Studio Sky1 -A look ahead to the series that lifts the lid on the competitive world of dancing. As cameras enter Pineapple Studios.
9.00pm Indian Hill Railways BBC4 – Three-part series looking at the little trains that have climbed through the Indian clouds for a hundred years, from the Himalayas in the north to the Nilgiris in the south.
10.15pm Piers Morgan’s Life Stories ITV – An interview with Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Monday
4.55pm Coach Trip Channel 4 – Fourth series of the cult daytime TV show returns taking in 50 cities across three continents during a ten week run that is sure to have more bitching, backstabbing and brown-nosing than ever, as the seven Coach Trip couples fight it out to keep their seats on the tour bus.
5,15pm Instnat Restaurant BBC2 – Two amateur cooks go head to head to see if they’ve got what it takes to create a restaurant in their own homes for one night only – and make a profit. Presented by Nadia Sawalha
8.30pm Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets BBC2 – Filmed in the lively surroundings of his Oxfordshire restaurant kitchen, this programme features a range of achievable and inspirational recipes for cooks of all abilities. In this programme Raymond focuses on chocolate, creating four mouth-watering recipes.
9.00pm Cars, Cops & Criminals BBC1
9.00pm How To Get What You Want Sky1 – Dr Jack Lewis and a team of experts focus on the topic of attraction.
10.35pm Sue Johnston’s Shangri La BBC1 – The Royle Family star travels through China’s Yunnan province and into Tibet, over mountain passes and into valleys and gorges, through bustling towns and on horseback to the sacred mountain of Kawarkapo and the tiny, isolated village of Yipung.
Tuesday
7.30pm The Brits Red Carpert ITV2
8.00pm Winter Olympics 2010 BBC2
8.00pm The Brit Awards 2010 ITV – Hosted by Peter Kay with performances from Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, JLS, Jay-Z, Dizzee Rascal, Florence and the Machine, Kasabian, Cheryl Cole and Robbie Williams.
9.00pm Skippy: Australia’s First Superstar BBC4 – Documentary telling the story of Australia’s most cherished TV star, Skippy the bush kangaroo, the crime-busting marsupial who conquered the world in the late 60s and early 70s.
10.35pm Having a Baby to Save My Child BBC1 – This film follows couples over 18 months as they take a controversial route to find cures for their critically ill children.
Wednesday
8.00pm Natascha: The Girl in the Cellar Five – Documentary about Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian woman who was kidnapped at the age of ten, held in a cellar in the Viennese suburbs and escaped eight years later.
Thursday
8.30pm Masterchef BBC1 – John Torode and Gregg Wallace search for the country’s best amateur cook. The contestants, picked from thousands of hopeful amateurs, face three high-pressure tests to see who has the passion, skill and creativity to make it to the quarter-finals. In the first heat the contestants face the pressure of the professional kitchen in Italian restaurant Dolada, in the second they have to master British classics at Rotunda, and in the third they tackle modern Spanish tapas at Iberica. Continues Friday
9.00pm Cutting Edge: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Channel 4 – Entering the world of 21st-century Gypsy and Traveller weddings, where ancient traditions meet modern fashions in an ostentatious culture clash, Cutting Edge follows four Gypsy and Traveller families on their wedding days.
Friday
8.00pm A Place in the Sun Home Or Away Channel 4
9.00pm The Mentalist Five – Second series of the US crime drama
10.00pm The Bubble BBC2 – Panel show hosted by David Mitchell that sees three celebrity contestants are locked away in a media-free zone for four days. When they’re brought out, they’re shown a series of media stories. All they have to do is identify the true ones from the fakes. Show one guests are: Frank Skinner, Reginald D Hunter and Victoria Coren.

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