The TVweek: Saturday 29th October – Friday 4th November 2011

Saturday
6.00pm The Chase: Celebrity Edition ITV – Bradley hosts a celebrity edition of the popular daytime gameshow.
9.45pm Piers Morgan’s Life Stories ITV – Celebrity interviews starting with Gavin & Stacey star James Corden
Sunday
7.00pm The Cube ITV – The gameshow fronted by Philip Schofield returns for a fourth series.
9.00pm Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure BBC1 – Fiona Bruce uncovers the story of Leonardo da Vinci, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Yet his reputation rests on only a handful of pictures – including the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. As the National Gallery in London prepares to open its doors on a remarkable exhibition of Leonardo’s work, Fiona travels to Florence, Milan, Paris and Warsaw to learn more about this enigmatic genius – and to New York, where she is given an exclusive preview of a sensational discovery: a new Leonardo.
9.00pm Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets BBC2 – Louis Theroux meets owners of exoctic pets in America. Including a woman who lives with Chimps and a man with over 150 Tigers.
10.00pm Alan Carr Chatty Man Channel 4 – Alan is joined by singer Nicole Scherzinger who talks about her latest single, Brit actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost get talk about their roles in the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson movie: The Adventures of Tintin, and former X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle performs a track from his new album
10.00pm Misfits E4 – Misfits returns for the third series, and new kid on the block Rudy gets a rude awakening in his first few days of community service, learning that with the keys to the infamous locker room comes a great deal of running, screaming and, in some instances, killing. But that really is the least of his worries. More pressing is just how to keep his secret superpower, well, secret. And is it super? As in, is it from the A-List? The rest of the gang are also back with all-new powers. So, just how did that trade-off with Seth the superpower dealer go down?
Monday
2.15pm The Case BBC1 – Five-part daytime drama series that concludes on Friday. Tony Powell is accused of murdering his terminally ill partner Saskia Stanley in this new courtroom drama for BBC One Daytime. It’s a crime he vigorously denies, insisting it was a case of assisted suicide. A letter, apparently from Saskia, confirms this but a video tape Tony insists they made together is missing. asked to defend Tony is barrister Sol Ridley. It’s his first murder case and he surprises colleagues by appointing pupil barrister Julie Prior as his junior. Starring Dean Andews of Ashes to Ashes.
9.00pm Cutting Edge: Attack of the Trip Advisors Channel 4 – This Cutting Edge film reveals Britain’s most meticulous Trip Advisors and meets some of the hoteliers and restaurateurs at war with the site.
9.00pm Storm Chaser: The Butterfly & The Tornado BBC3 – Documentary which follows tornado researcher and weather fanatic Sam Hall on an epic road trip across the US in search of some of the planet’s most violent storms. This would be a gruelling trip for the toughest of individuals, but there’s an added challenge for Sam as she has a skin condition known as Epidermolysis Bullosa or EB. The layers of her skin don’t stick together and so even the slightest knock can tear or blister her skin.
10.00pm Top Boy Channel 4 – Four-part drama about young people living on the edge in east London today. Thrilling, raw, frightening, sad, hopeful and surprisingly funny by turn, this original drama, showing over four consecutive nights, is an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city life.
Tuesday
8.00pm The Food Hospital Channel 4 – Series that examines the science behind using food as medicine. In experiments conducted with strict scientific rigour, patients suffering from a range of medical conditions and symptoms are invited to attend The Food Hospital, where they are prescribed specific food treatment programmes to find out if their health problems can be alleviated or cured by the food they eat.
9.00pm The Most Courageous Raid Of World War Two BBC2 – Documentary about Lord Ashdown – a former Special Forces Commando – tells the story of the Cockleshell Heroes who led one of the most daring and audacious Commando raids of the Second World War. In 1942, Britain was struggling to fight back against Nazi Germany. Lacking the resources for a Second Front, Churchill encouraged innovative and daring new methods of combat.
10.30pm Him & Her BBC3 – Second series of the comedy starring Russell Tovey. Becky has moved into Steve’s flat. Laura, Paul and Shelly come round to congratulate her, though it’s spoilt by the fact that they’ve also invited Julie Taylor – Steve’s ex girlfriend.
Wednesday
9.00pm Hot Like Us BBC3 – Series pitting model couples against each other to test whether their relationship is more than skin deep, as eight couples live together and compete in both relationship and modelling tasks. Judging the modelling tasks is casting director Jody Furlong, while relationship expert Emma Kenny judges them on the strength of their relationships with a series of telling tasks. Each episode is themed around one aspect of a long-term relationship, from chemistry and romance to temptation and marriage, with tailored challenges set to test their commitment for each other.
11.05pm Steve Jobs: The Man Who Changed the World Channel 4 – Almost a month has passed since the death of the founder of the Apple computer empire, Steve Jobs. This one-hour special tells the story of the extraordinary life of one of America’s most successful innovators and entrepreneurs.
Thursday
8.00pm The Big Bang Theory E4 – In the opening episode of the fifth series, Penny worries that she’s screwed things up with her friends after her night with Raj. Meanwhile Sheldon takes command of the paintball team.
8.30pm How I Met Your Mother E4 – Seventh series of the American sitcom.
9.00pm The World’s Strictest Parents BBC3 – Wayward British teenagers experience strict parenting on the other side of the world. Two despairing single dads agree to send their out-of-control teenagers to Argentina for a dose of good old-fashioned South American parenting. 17-year-old Remzi Tomlin from Romford in Essex is constantly sponging off his dad, who bankrolls him to the tune of £250 a month. 16-year-old Bryony Harris from West Sussex has such extreme temper tantrums, she has been kicked out of two separate schools.
Friday
9.00pm Susan Boyle: An Unlikely Superstar ITV – Award-winning film maker Osca Humphreys follows the daily life of the woman whose success has become one of the most extraordinary stories of our time. This film examines how Susan Boyle has been coping with her new life as an international star and asks whether fame and fortune have actually made her happy. There is footage of Susan in the studio recording her new album, travelling to Shanghai for a stadium performance, and in a meeting with Simon Cowell.
9.30pm Live At the Apollo BBC1 – Micky Flanagan introduces Seann Walsh; and Irish favourite Jason Byrne.
11.10pm Stand-up for the Week Channel 4 – Topical stand-up show Stand Up for the Week returns for a
third series with six brand-new episodes and a new line-up, as Jon Richardson hosts and Rich Hall is joined by team newcomers Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Sara Pascoe and Paul Chowdhry.

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