Pick Of The Week – Monday 20th April
The Omid Djalili Show, Monday 20th April, BBC1, 10.35PM Alert Me
Omid talks about what it is to be British, and why Gordon Brown is playing the Lottery. Sketches include Look Eastwards, a new Middle Eastern TV network, a unique take on Henry VIII, and Credit Crunch: The Opera.
Ashes to Ashes, Monday 20th April, BBC1, 9.00PM Alert Me
When a man is found dead in a Soho strip club, it looks like a sex game has gone wrong. So when the deceased is discovered to be a police officer, Gene and Alex are ordered to keep the case under wraps. However, when the pathologist uncovers signs that the officer was murdered, the team must venture into dangerous territory, and Alex finds herself kidnapped by a man whose words threaten her whole perspective on this world.
The Hospital, Tuesday 21st April, Channel 4, 9.00PM Alert Me
At Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, younger and younger patients are being referred for help in tackling their weight and, increasingly, they are asking for a gastric band. While doctors and dieticians see the £6,000 operation as a last resort, some patients seek them as an easy solution to their weight problem. However, the NHS weight management clinics can only help those who help themselves.
Cutting Edge – Kimberley: Young Mum Ten Years On Alert Me
In 1999, Kimberley was a teenager with big dreams, who was in love for the first time and keen to avoid getting pregnant young like her Mum and sister had done. Almost ten years later and Kimberley is now a 24-year-old mum of two, and Daisy has reintroduced the camera into her life. Kimberley lives on a South London council estate in a one bedroom flat on a budget of £110 a week.
Reggie Perrin, Friday 24th April, BBC1, 9.30PM Alert Me
Reggie Perrin is feeling frustrated and alienated after ten years working at Groomtech. With his wife Nicola too busy for him, he becomes besotted with new colleague Jasmine.