Monday, 9 May 2011

TV Picks: 9-15 May 2011 ('The Apprentice', 'The Chicago Code', 'Comedy Genius Of John Sullivan', 'Eurovision 2011', 'Gordon's Great Escape', 'The Night Shift', 'Strangeways', etc.)

Monday, 9 May 2011
Pick of the Week: 'THE APPRENTICE' - BBC1, Tuesday, 9PM

Business Nightmares with Evan Davis (BBC2, 8pm) Series recounting the instances when globally successful businesses make catastrophic mistakes. (1/3)
Dispatches: A Year Inside Number 10 (Channel 4, 8pm) Dispatches special featuring interviews with Prime Minister David Cameron & Deputy PM Nick Clegg on their coalition government.
Wootton Bassett: The Town That Remembers (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary about the small town recently awarded a royal title for its tributes to fallen soldiers transported through their hamlet from RAF Lyneham.
Strangeways (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary on Britain's largest prison. (1/3)
Gordon's Great Escape (Channel 4, 9pm) Chef Gordon Ramsay travels through South East Asia looking for delicious local food. (1/4)
There's Something About Josie (Five, 10pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the everyday life of Josie Gibson, the girl-next-door from Bristol who won Big Brother 11. (1/3)
The Night Shift (BBC4, 10pm) Icelandic comedy about three men working at a petrol station in Reykjavik. Subtitled. (1/12)
Made In Chelsea (E4, 10.15pm) Reality drama following a group of twentysomethings from Chelsea. (1/8)

Supersize Grime (Five, 8pm) Documentary on the UK's dirties jobs. (1/6)
Eurovision Semi Final 1 (BBC3, 8pm) First semi-final of the world's most popular live singing event, before the live show.
The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Series 7 of the business reality gameshow. Continues tomorrow, then every Tuesday. (1/12)
The Apprentice: You're Fired (BBC1, 10pm) Sister show where Dara O'Briain interviews the latest candidate fired from The Apprentice. Continues tomorrow, then every Tuesday.
The Country House Revealed (BBC2, 9pm) Series visiting stately homes that haven't been open to public view. (1/6)
Home Is Where The Heart Is (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary series about homelessness in the UK, were celebrities Alex James, Aldo Zilli, Colin McAllister, Justin Ryan & Anneka Rice invite homeless people to live with them. (1/3)

Poms In Paradise (ITV1, 7.30pm) Documentary about British people who have emigrated to Australia.
The National Movie Awards (ITV1, 8pm) Annual movie awards ceremony. Hosted by Christine Bleakley.
24 Hours In A&E (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series capturing the round-the-clock life of a typical A&E department. (1/7)
Julia Bradbury's Iceland Walks (BBC4, 9pm) Special where the presenter goes on picturesque walks through Iceland.
McFly On The Wall (5*, 10pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary following the boyband. (1/6)

Emergency Bikers (Five, 8pm) Series following the work of the emergency service. (1/5)
Cutting Edge: A Very Dangerous Doctor (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about the dispute with a doctor accused of abusing the children of his patients.
Extreme Fishing: The Ends Of The Earth (Five, 9pm) Robson Green returns to showcase some of the world's best fishing locations. (1/6)
The Chicago Code (Sky1, 9pm) Season 1 of the US cop drama. Starring Jennifer Beals, Delroy Lindo & Jason Clarke. (1/13)
Impossible? (Five, 10pm) Magic gameshow hosted by illusionist Philip Escoffey. (1/6)
Banged Up Abroad (Five, 11.05pm) Docudrama about a musician who was jailed in Venezuela for smuggling cocaine and sent to a notorious prison.

The Comedy Genius Of John Sullivan (BBC1, 8.30pm) Tribute to writer John Sullivan, creator of beloved British sitcoms like Only Fools & Horses, Just Good Friends & Citizen Smith, who died recently.
Big Love (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 2 of the US drama. (1/12)

Radio 1's Big Weekend (BBC3, 7pm) Coverage of the annual Radio 1 live music event, this year coming from Carlisle. Featuring performances from Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, The Foo Fighters, and many more.
Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (BBC1, 8pm) Live final of the world's most-watched singing competition, broadcast from Germany. Commented on by Graham Norton.
Domesday (BBC2, 8pm) Historian Stephen Baxter explores his theory that the Domesday Book was commissioned to confer revolutionary powers on the monarchy in the 11th century, and not as a means to collect taxes.

Operation Crossbow (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the spitfire pilots and Allied technicians who helped thwart the Nazis during WWII using stereoscopic 3D photos.
Perspectives: Hugh Laurie Down By The River (ITV1, 10.15pm) Documentary following the actor on a trip to uncover the musical secrets of New Orleans.