Pick of the Week: Monday 1st September

September 1, 2008 by  
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Dispatches: Undercover Mosque- the ReturnDISPATCHES: UNDERCOVER MOSQUE- THE RETURN
Channel 4 Mon 1st Sept 8pm Alert Me
A year and a half after the critically-acclaimed film Undercover Mosque was first screened, Dispatches goes undercover again to see whether extremist beliefs continue to be promoted in certain key British Muslim institutions. The film also investigates the role of the Saudi Arabian religious establishment in spreading a hardline, fundamentalist Islamic ideology in the UK: the very ideology the Government claims to be tackling.

Five Mon 1st Sept 11:05pm Alert Me
(1983)Tom Cruise stars in this anarchic comedy about a normally well-behaved teenager who goes wild while his parents are out of town. Left in charge of the family home – and his father’s Porsche – the 17-year-old embarks upon an unorthodox business venture when a good-looking prostitute appears at his door. After crashing the car and finding himself in need of a fast buck, he takes the hooker in and turns his own home into a brothel.

Lost in AustenLOST IN AUSTEN
ITV Wed 3rd Sept 9pm Alert Me
Lost In Austen is an ingenious reinvention of the classic novel Pride and Prejudice in which Jane Austen’s story is thrown off track by a very modern heroine, Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper). Amanda swaps places with Elizabeth Bennet (Gemma Arterton) and takes centre stage in the celebrated love story.

Channel 4 Fri 5th Sept 9pm Alert Me
The hugely popular, award-winning comedy returns for a new run of brand-new episodes in the concluding half of season two. Upset by the influence size-zero models have on Justin’s classmates when they are on a school trip to Mode , Betty tries to convince Daniel to use a wider variety of models during Fashion Week. Amanda is convinced she has to kiss Betty after a psychic gives her a cryptic message to help find her father. And Wilhelmina has to find a surrogate to carry her baby… just when Christina needs money to pay for her husband’s medical treatment.

Joanna Lumley - In the Land of The Norther LightsJOANNA LUMLEY – IN THE LAND OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
BBC 1 Sun 7th September 9pm
Joanna Lumley pursues a life-long dream to track down the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights in this amazing journey in Norway’s Far North. Yet with no guarantees that this incredible natural phenomena will appear, it’s in the balance as to whether her journey will be in vain or if she will finally fulfil her lifetime ambition and see the Northern Lights herself.