On This Week
- The Best Bits on TV by Caroline Harris
the Week Saturday 19 July to Friday 25 July
Channel 4, Friday 8.30pm
64 very long days of eating, sleeping, sunbathing and very little
else, Big Brother finally shuts up house for another year. And not a
moment too soon.
After They Were
Famous: Star Trek, ITV1, Saturday 9.15pm
did the crew of the Starship Enterprise boldly go after the demise
of Star Trek? Catch up with Captain James T Kirk, Commander Spock and
the rest of the cast 34 years on.
Don’t Drop The Coffin,
ITV1, Tuesday 10.30pm NEW SERIES
lifts the lid on the normally closed world of undertakers with a
look at the family firm of F.A. Albin and Sons, who have arranged
funerals in South London for more than 200 years.
Ruby Wax With…Liza M,
BBC1 Monday, 10.35pm NEW SERIES
odd couple Liza Minelli and husband David Guest get the full Wax
treatment as they join the queen of chat for a day in London,
complete with fish and chips, cockney cab-driver and a trip to
Young Posh and Loaded,
ITV1 Thursday 10.30pm NEW SERIES
Donatella, the wealthy young Londoner who spent £1000 on three
T-shirts? Catch up with more jaw-dropping examples of how the teen
queen and other fantastically rich young things spend their dosh.
James Hewitt: Confessions of
a Cad, Channel 4, Thursday 9pm
story of how love rat James Hewitt tried to sell letters from his
former lover the Princess of Wales for £10million, despite his
promise that ‘he had no intention ever to sell’.
Swapping Notes BBC1
his classical repertoire for rock, Russell Watson, aka the
People’s Tenor, dons leather trousers and stick-on tattoos to join
the mighty Meatloaf in a duet of Bat
Out Of Hell.
House Doctor, Five,
Thursday 8pm NEW SERIES
Maurice returns with more no-nonsense advice to homeowners who
can’t sell their homes, beginning with a two-bedroom semi-detached
in the West Midlands that hasn’t budged after six months on the
The West Wing, E4,
Tuesday 9pm NEW SERIES
popularity may be on the wane in the States, but the fourth series
of the White House drama remains quality television. This week,
President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) begins his campaign for
Comic Book Superheroes,
Biography Sunday 9.30pm
men in tights dispensing biff-style justice or a comic-book
commentary on America’s Great Depression? This revealing look at
Superman, Batman and the rest of the superhero fraternity suggests
the latter may be nearer the mark.