Monday, 24 January 2011

TV Picks: 24-30 January 2011 ('How TV Ruined My Life', 'JLC: Turning Japanese', 'Million Pound Drop Live', 'The National TV Awards 2011', 'Skins', etc.)

Monday, 24 January 2011

Laura Hall: My Battle With Booze (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary following Laura Hall, a 21-year-old who became the first person in the UK banned from drinking.
Justice: A Citizen's Guide To The 21st Century (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the philosophy of justice.

How TV Ruined My Life (BBC2, 10pm) Brand new comedy series where Charlie Brooker demonstrates how television differs from real life.
The Science Of Pain & Pleasure with Michael Mosely (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary on the biological reasons for feeling pleasure and pain. Presented by Michael Mosely.

The National TV Awards 2011 (ITV1, 7.30pm) Annual awards ceremony celebrating UK TV. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary. The after-show party continues on ITV2 at 10pm.
Posh & Posher: Why Public Schoolboys Run Britain (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary investigating why the UK's Prime Ministers have become public school educated since Tony Blair came to power, despite the fact state school educated PM's held office from 1964-1997.

Britain's Secret Schindler Revealed (Five, 8pm) Documentary about Nicholas Winton, who rescued hundreds of Jewish kids from Czechoslovakia before WWII broke out.
JLC: Turning Japanese (Five, 9pm) Documentary series where Justin Lee Collins samples the extraordinary and fascinating Japanese culture.
Cannabis: What's The Harm? (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on the controversial drug. Presented by actor James Alexandrou.
The Highest Court In The Land (BBC4, 9pm) Four judges reveal details of their work and decision-making.
Skins (E4, 10pm) Series 5 of the teenage drama, debuting the third generation of characters.

Embarrassing Bodies (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series about awkward health problems
The Million Pound Drop Live (Channel 4, 10pm) Return of the high stake gameshow. Hosted by Davina McCall.

From Haiti's Ashes (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary on the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010.