ON THIS WEEK - THE BEST BITS ON UK TV
- Written by Caren Clark
For the week Saturday 3 September to Friday 9 September
1. The Road to 9/11
Channel 4 Saturday 8pm; Inside 9/11 National Geographic Sunday &
Monday 9pm; The Man Who Predicted 9/11 Channel 4 Monday 9pm; Marking
the fourth anniversary of 9/11, Channel 4 examines the history of
the troubles in the Middle East and profiles a British security
chief who died in the attacks, but saved his colleagues thanks to
the foresight of his evacuation plan. Meanwhile a National
Geographic series explores the lead-up to the fateful day.
2. Final Chance to Save Sky One Sunday 8pm NEW SERIES; In the
first of a four-part series in which celebrities spotlight a range
of endangered species, Griff Rhys Jones travels to Kenya to meet
black rhinos and the people who are trying to protect them from
3. Celebrity Shark Bait ITV1 Sunday 9pm Richard E Grant, Ruby Wax,
Amy Nuttall and Colin Jackson confront their fears as they are
plunged into Shark Alley – a notorious stretch of water off the
coast of South Africa which is home to the great white shark.
4. Marian, Again ITV1 Monday & Tuesday 9pm; Stephen Tompkinson and
Kelly Harrison star in this intense thriller about a family man who
is plunged into a mystery when he meets his first love who went
missing 15 years before.
5. Bed & Bardsleys Channel 4 Monday 11.30pm, Tuesday 11.40pm,
Wednesday & Thursday 11.35pm NEW SERIES; Would anyone want to
spend their holidays with Lizzy Bardsley? A brave group of guests
check into a Blackpool B&B which the infamous Wife Swap ‘star’ and
husband Mark will attempt to run for two weeks.
6. Hell’s Kitchen USA ITV2 Monday 9pm NEW SERIES; It’s
America’s turn to incur the wrath of Gordon Ramsay as the fiery cook
puts a group of aspiring masterchefs through their paces, before
awarding one with their own restaurant.
7. Nighty Night BBC3 Tuesday 10.30pm NEW SERIES; The second
series of Julia Davis’s award-winning dark sitcom sees deeply
dangerous Jill (Davis) on a mission to track down Don (Angus Deayton)
and Cath (Rebecca Front) in Cornwall.
8. Medium BBC1 Tuesday 11.05pm NEW SERIES; Patricia Arquette
stars in this new drama based on the experiences of a real-life
medium who assists the police in solving crime.
9. Reno 9/11 FX Thursday 9pm NEW SERIES; The quirky cop
comedy returns with more unscripted, a fly on the wall style mayhem
as Reno’s stalwart police department celebrates Halloween.
10. The Green Green Grass BBC1 Friday 8.30pm NEW SERIES;
Boycie (John Challis) and Marlene (Sue Holderness) make a comeback
in this Only Fools and Horses spin-off which sees the outlandish
couple relocating to the countryside to escape some notorious
VARIATIONS:- The Road to 9/11 S4C Sunday 1.15am; The
Man Who Predicted 9/11 S4C Thursday 9.30pm; Bed & Bardsleys S4C
Tuesday 12.05am Wednesday 12.35am NEW SERIES
Community allotment opened
are set to benefit from a community allotment, which was officially
opened in Battery Lane, Woolston last week.
The chairman of Woolston Parish Council, Cllr Ann Brennan,
officially opened the allotment by cutting the ribbon on Wednesday
24 August 2005.
The Council, Woolston Parish Council and the Battery Lane Allotment
Association have all worked on the project to create the allotments,
which have been designed to cater for people who have special needs.
Some of the facilities include tarmac pathways, raised beds, a large
shed for cover from bad weather and disabled toilets.
The project has been funded by a number of organisations including
the Council and Woolston Parish Council.
Cllr Pat Wright, Executive Board Member for Community Services,
said:- "It is fantastic to
see the allotments officially opened as I know a lot of hard work
has gone into delivering this project. Everyone who has been
involved should feel very proud and I hope people enjoy using the
GEARING UP FOR GOSPEL
WARM up your
voices for a night out with a difference - guaranteed to fill your
heart with soul and put a spring in your step.
The uplifting experience comes courtesy of the Liverpool
Philharmonic Gospel Choir, which performs at Prescot Parish Church,
Knowsley, on Friday, 21 October 2005, at 7.30pm.
Directed by Tyndale Thomas, the prestigious choir will be performing
favourites including Oh Happy Day, Light a Candle, Lean on Me and
Love is the Message.
And for those who really get into the spirit, there’s even the
chance to join in and become an honourary member of the chorus!
Workshops will be held in the lead up to the concert, with schools
and local people being given the chance to learn some of the songs
and join the choir onstage on the night.
For more information on
these, contact Dave Wycherley on 0151 443 5619.
Meanwhile, tickets for the event are now on sale, priced £6.50 or
Tickets are available
- Prescot Museum (0151 430
- Prescot Library (0151 426
- Prescot Church (0151 426
- Knowsley Council’s Arts
Service (0151 443 5619)
- Huyton Suite (0151 443 3761)