Monday, 13 December 2010

TV Picks: 13-19 December 2010 ('100 Greatest Toys', 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man', 'The Apprentice Final', 'Dirk Gently', 'Misfits Christmas Special', 'Pompeii', 'Royal Variety Performance', etc.)

Monday, 13 December 2010

The Savoy (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary series charting the running of the famous luxury hotel.
The River Cottage Christmas Special (Channel 4, 9pm) Festive edition of the culinary series. Stars Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4, 10pm) Return of the chat show. Guests are The Inbetweeners cast, David Hasselhoff, Colin Farrell & music from Cee Lo Green.

Pompeii (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary investigating the infamous Italian city, before its destruction when Mount Vesuvius erupted.
The War You Don't See (ITV1, 10.35pm) Investigation into the media's role and influence on modern-day wars and conflicts. Presented by John Pilger.

Dig 1940 (BBC1, 7.30pm) Archaeologist Jules Hudson excavates various German aircraft in France.

The Royal Variety Performance (BBC1, 8pm) 82nd annual variety show with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in attendance. Features Kylie Minogue, Take That, N-Dubz, Russell Watson, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Micky Flanagan, The Wizard Of Oz, Les Miserables and Britain's Got Talent winners Spellbound. Hosted by Michael McIntyre.
Dirk Gently (BBC4, 9pm) Comedy-drama adapted from author Douglas Adams's novel about a detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things. Stars Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd & Helen Baxendale.
Jamie's Christmas Lock In (Channel 4, 10pm) Seasonal special, with the chef hosting an evening of entertainment. Featuring guests Jonathan Ross & Charlotte Church.
The Apprentice: Why I Fired Them (BBC1, 10.35pm) Special episode where Lord Sugar reflects on why he fired the unsuccessful candidates from this year's series, before Sunday's final.

The Sun Military Awards (ITV1, 9pm) Awards ceremony, honouring members of the armed forces. Featuring Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Jeremy Clarkson & Ross Kemp. Presented by Phillip Schofield & Amanda Holden.


100 Greatest Toys (Channel 4, 6pm) Three-hour countdown of the nation's favourite toys, as voted for on the Channel 4 website. Hosted by Jonathan Ross.
Noel's Christmas Presents (Sky1, 6pm) First in the annual Christmas tradition, where Noel Edmonds rewards unsuspecting members of the public with gifts money can't buy.
Sports Personality Of The Year (BBC1, 7pm) Annual ceremony.
The Hairy Bikers Christmas Special (BBC2, 8pm) Yuletide special of the cooking series.
The Apprentice: The Final (BBC1, 9pm) Concluding part of the business gameshow, where Lord Sugar chooses his sixth apprentice.
The Many Faces Of Richard Wilson (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the actor and his impressive career in British television.
Little Crackers (Sky1, 9pm) Festive series where celebrities share their Christmas memories. Featuring Dawn French and Chris O'Dowd.
Misfits: Christmas Special (E4, 10pm) Seasonal special of the teen superhero drama.