Monday, 14 March 2011

TV Picks: 14-20 March 2011 ('Bang Goes The Theory', 'Big Red Nose Desert Trek', 'Comic Relief 2011', 'Christopher & His Kind', 'The Event', 'Frankenstein's Wedding... Live In Leeds', 'Twenty Twelve', etc.)

Monday, 14 March 2011
'Comic Relief 2011' - Friday, BBC1, 7PM

Comic Relief Does Glee Club (BBC1, 5.15pm) Weeklong special for charity where glee clubs from across Britain compete to be crowned the best. Continues every day until Friday. (1/5)
Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 4 of the science entertainment series. (1/8)
Only Connect Comic Relief Special (BBC4, 8.30pm) Special edition of the highbrow quiz. Hosted by Victoria Coren.
The Secret War On Terror (BBC2, 9pm) Investigation into the gathering of intelligence post-9/11. Hosted by Peter Taylor. (1/2)
Around The World In 60 Minutes (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary peering down on Earth from 200-miles above its surface, from the International Space Station.
The Event (Channel 4, 10pm) Season 1 of the US sci-fi mystery drama continues. Double bill. (11-12/22)
Twenty Twelve (BBC4, 10.30pm) Mockumentary about a team responsible for organizing the 2012 Olympic Games. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes, Amelia Bullmore, Olivia Colman & Karl Theobald. Narrated by David Tennant. Written by John Morton (People Like Us.) (1/6)

Bible's Buried Secrets (BBC2, 9pm) Series investigating the truth behind various Bible stories. Presented by Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou. (1/3)
Lily Allen: From Riches To Rags (Channel 4, 10pm) Reality series following singer Lily Allen and her half-sister Sarah Owen as they try to start a vintage clothing store. (1/3)

Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes (BBC3, 7pm) Countdown of the best 50 dances that have captured the public's imagination. Presented by Robert Webb.
Wars Of The Roses: A Time Team Special (Channel 4, 8pm) Special edition of the archaelogical series, with the team digging at the site of the Battle of Bosworth.
The Secret World Of Whitehall (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the workings of the Cabinet Office, 10 Downing Street and the Private Office network. (1/3)
Leaving Amish Paradise (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary where a group of people from an Amish community face the modern world.
Kidult: Marathon Boy (BBC4, 10pm) Documentary about the youngest ever marathon runner, a four-year-old boy from an Indian slum.

The End Of The World? A Horizon Guide To Armageddon (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on how scientists predict the end of the world. Presented by Dallas Campbell.
The Big Red Nose Desert Trek (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary on the recent endurance test for Comic Relief, where nine celebrities walked across Kenya's Kaisut Desert for five days. Featuring Ronni Ancona, Craig David, Lorraine Kelly, Scott Mills, Olly Murs, Dermot O'Leary, Nadia Sawalha, Kara Tointon & Peter White.

Comic Relief 2011 (BBC1, 7pm) Return of the Red Nose Day event, raising money for the poor of Africa and the UK. Featuring a variety of specials and sketches, including: a bitesized edition of Doctor Who, Comic Relief Does MasterChef, a Downton Abbey spoof with Jennifer Saunders, Peter Kay, James Corden, Michael McIntyre, Claudia Winkleman, Harry Hill, Take That, Ruby Wax, Miranda Hart, Dermot O'Leary, Graham Norton, Davina McCall, Victoria Wood, and many more.

Frankenstein's Wedding... Live In Leeds (BBC3, 8pm) Musical horror drama based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, performed live with audience interaction. Stars David Harewood, Lacey Turner, Andrew Gower, Mark Williams & Jemima Rooper.
Christopher & His Kind (BBC2, 9.30pm) Drama about the formative years of author Christopher Isherwood, who escaped the repression of 1930s Britain for the politically-unstable Berlin. Starring Matt Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Imogen Poots, Toby Jones & Douglas Booth.
Christopher Isherwood: A Born Foreigner (BBC4, 11pm) Repeat of the 1969 interview with author Christopher Isherwood, where he discussed his novels, screenplays, religion, and life abroad

Duran Duran: One Night Only (ITV1, 8.30pm) The 80's pop group perform songs for a live audience. Hosted by Christine Bleakley.
The Only Way Is Essex (ITV2, 10pm) Series 2 of the reality entertainment drama about a group of young people from Essex.