Pick of The Week – Monday 30th March

March 30, 2009 by  
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sex-ed-110x110The Sex Education Show vs Pornography
Channel 4, Mon 30th March,8.00pm Alert Me
Anna Richardson and a team of sexual health experts travel to schools across the country to give students ground-breaking lessons in sex education. First up, students from a secondary school in Norfolk get live interactive lessons in anatomy. Using live models they find out everything they need to know about the female body. Anna learns how easy access to internet pornography affects young people.

the-wire-110x110The Wire
BB2, Mon 30th March,10.20pm Alert Me
When the Baltimore PD comes under pressure for their failings in combating a drugs-related homicide, a new detail is set up to placate the politicians; their impossible task is bringing the elusive Avon Barksdale to justice.

horizon-110x110Horizon – Alan and Marcus Go Forth and Multiply
BB2, Tues 31st March, 8.00pm Alert Me
Ever since he was at school, comedian Alan Davies has hated maths. Like many people, he is not much good at it either. However, with the help of top mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Alan is going to embark on a maths odyssey. Together they visit the fourth dimension, cross the universe and explore the concept of infinity. Will Alan be able to master the most complex maths concept around?

queens-110x110Queens Of British Pop
BB1, Weds 1st April, 9.45pm Alert Me
Two-part series celebrating 12 female singers and icons who have influenced British pop music from the sixties to the present day. The series features new interviews with iconic stars including Sandie Shaw, Suzi Quatro, Siouxsie Sioux, Annie Lennox and Leona Lewis

cutting-edge-110x110Cutting Edge – Would You Save A Stranger?
Channel 4, Thurs 2nd April, 8.00pm Alert Me
A 12-year-old is beaten and stamped on by a crowd of teenagers on a crowded bus. A man is punched to the ground and kicked repeatedly in the head in an almost deserted London street. Gun-wielding robbers threaten a cashier in a petrol station. Confronted with a vicious attack on a complete stranger, witnesses in 5 separate incidents are forced to decide: intervene and risk their own safety, or turn away.

unreported-sierra-110x110Unreported World – Sierra Leone: Insanity of War
Channel 4, Friday 3rd April, 6.35pm Alert Me
In Sierra Leone, thousands have been left traumatised after one of the most brutal conflicts in history. Reporter Seyi Rhodes and director George Waldrum find a population that has witnessed rape, torture and public executions. The country’s only psychiatrist tells Rhodes that 80 per cent of people needing help believe that mental illness is caused by evil spirits, so they turn to the church and traditional healers.