Pick Of The Week – Monday 6th April
Henry VIII: Mind Of A Tyrant
Channel 4, Mon 6th April, 9.00PM Alert Me
Dr David Starkey presents a vivid biography which goes inside the mind of Henry. To open the series, David Starkey follows the dramatic events of Henry’s childhood, events that shaped his personality and his attitude to kingship. In 1485, on the field at Bosworth, Henry’s father, Henry Tudor, seized the crown from the defeated Yorkist king Richard III. To us, this event marks the end of the Wars of the Roses.
Willie’s Chocolate Revolution
Channel 4, Tues 7th April, 8.00PM Alert Me
Willie Harcourt-Cooze attempts to create the finest, purest chocolate bar in the world, and teach a nation of chocoholics how wonderful real chocolate can be. We may spend more per head on chocolate than any other nation in Europe, but few Brits eat truly authentic chocolate; and Willie wants to re-educate the public about how chocolate should really taste.
BBC2, Weds 8th April, 8.00PM Alert Me
The search to find Britain’s best young speaker continues in Manchester and Cardiff. Thousands of determined teenagers aged 14 to 18 applied to take part. One hundred and sixty were invited to regional auditions, but only the top 20 will make it through to the next round. Judges Jo Brand, motivational speaker John Amaechi and performance expert Jeremy Stockwell hear youngsters speak out about a wide range of topics.
Around The World In 80 Trades
Channel 4, Thursday 9th April, 10.00PM Alert Me
Economist Conor Woodman left his job as a high-flying City market analyst to travel across four continents and 16 countries trading in all kinds of products: animal, mineral and vegetable; with the aim of doubling his money. In this first episode, Conor starts the first leg of his journey in Sudan where he hopes to buy camels and take them up one of the world’s oldest trade routes along the Nile to Egypt.
Chelsea Pensioners: Girls Allowed
BBC2, Friday 10th April, 8.00PM Alert Me
Documentary charting the arrival of the first female veterans to join the ranks of the Chelsea Pensioners, which has been an all-male institution for over three centuries. 85 year old anti-aircraft gunner Dorothy Hughes and 82 year old warrant officer Winifred Phillips are the newcomers, but are the 320 old boys ready for such a dramatic change?