Pick Of The Week: Monday 1st June
Dispatches: Orphan’s of Burma’s Cyclone, Monday 1st June, Channel 4, 8.00pm Alert Me
As Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi is about to be put on trial by the country’s military government, this timely and remarkable film follows the lives of 8 Burmese orphans as they struggle to survive the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. The official intransigence of one of the world’s most brutal, secretive regimes is exposed.
Monkey Mums, Tuesday 2nd June, Channel 4, 10.00pm Alert Me
There are around 15,000 monkeys living in people’s homes in America. For some owners, the human-like qualities of monkeys turns them into more than just household pets. This film looks at couples who raise monkeys. These animals are spoilt rotten: they have their own bedrooms; the latest toys and games; a seat at the dinner table, and in the car; wardrobes full of designer clothes; and even make-up.
River Cottage, Wednesday 3rd June, Channel 4, 8.00pm Alert Me
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to River Cottage HQ for a series that explores and celebrates the very best food that spring and summer have to offer. In this first episode of the new series, Hugh tried to turn the tide of opinion on a politically contentious meat – veal. He visits a local farm that produces welfare-friendly animals to explore the reasons why the British public often feel uneasy about eating veal.
Kate Adie Returns To Tiananmen Square, Wednesday 3rd June,BBC2, 9.00pm Alert Me
Kate Adie returns to the scene of one of her most memorable assignments: reporting the massacre of hundreds of civilians in Beijing on the 3rd and 4th of June, 1989. She was one of the few Western reporters out on the streets then, and witnessed the killings at close quarters. She has to travel undercover to meet other eyewitnesses and victims’ families to hear their moving and shocking testimonies.
Big Brother 10, Thursday 4th June, Channel 4, 9.00pm Alert Me
Davina McCall presents from the `Big Brother’ studios as a new group of housemates enter the `Big Brother’ house for the very first time. Viewers see the new housemates as they share their very first moments together and settle in for what could be the most unpredictable few weeks of their lives.
My Life In Verse – Robert Webb, Friday 5th June, BBC2, 9.00pm Alert Me
Robert Webb goes on a journey to find out more about the poem `The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ and the poet that captured his imagination at such a young age, TS Eliot. He returns to the Lincolnshire classroom where he first heard Prufrock and visits the school hall where he made his first forays into comedy, as well as making the journey to Paris.