Pick of the Week – Monday 23rd February

February 23, 2009 by  
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The Real Casino Royale
Channel 4, Mon 23rd February, 9:00pm Alert Me

The extraordinary story of the Mayfair casino king and one of Britain’s most successful gambling cons. According to new claims, over the course of two years in the 1960s the multi-millionaire John Aspinall orchestrated an audacious scam where he ruthlessly cheated his rich clientele of millions of pounds in his own Mayfair casino.

Desperate Housewives
Channel 4, Wednesday 25th February, 10:00pm Alert Me

The fifth series returns! Darkness lifts and brings resolution for some, while others suffer in the depths of despair. Lynette does what any mother would do to protect her son.


Margaret
BBC2, Thursday 26th February, 10:00pm Alert Me

On 12th November 1990, Thatcher is preparing for her speech at the Lord Mayor’s banquet at the Guildhall, while Geoffrey Howe, her quietly-spoken former foreign secretary and chancellor, is penning the resignation speech that was to stun the country and seal her fate. The next day Howe makes his lethal speech in the Houses of Parliament and the final ten days of Margaret Thatcher’s  reign begin.

Cutting Edge: Love, Life and Death in a Day
Channel 4, Thursday 26th February, 9:00pm Alert Me

On 12th November 1990, Thatcher is preparing for her speech at the Lord Mayor’s banquet at the Guildhall, while Geoffrey Howe, her quietly-spoken former foreign secretary and chancellor, is penning the resignation speech that was to stun the country and seal her fate. The next day Howe makes his lethal speech in the Houses of Parliament and the final ten days of Margaret Thatcher’s reign begin.

Moving Wallpaper
ITV1, Friday 27th February, 9:00pm Alert Me

Second series of the TV-based comedy. The production team from `Moving Wallpaper’ face a new challenge to come up with a hit show for ITV. Cornish surfing soap `Echo Beach’ has been cancelled and the writers are out of a job. Can egocentric producer Jonathan Pope find his next big idea, and will everyone else manage to cover up his trail of faux pas?