TV Times - 21-27 July 2007

Gay men
Gay men

Homosexuality, surgical discrimination and immigration are major topics featured in this week's offerings.

Submitted by Lone Wolf on July 23, 2007

Other topics being discussed include the crtitical shortage of midwives in the NHS and the lucrative practice of providing sadomasochistic services to the very wealthy.

Mon 23 July - 8 -9pm - Channel 4 - Dispatches: Undercover Mother
With the government promising one-to-one care for mothers in childbirth, Tazeen Ahmad returns to the NHS hospital where she gave birth to her first child in traumatic circumstances to see if conditions have improved. The team uncovers a critical shortage of midwives.

Mon 23 July - 8.30- 9pm -BBC1 - Panorama: Immigration: How We Lost Count
The team reports from the documentary-makers favourite town, Slough, which has been deemed an "immigration hotspot". Government figures claim the population is falling; the council say the opposite is true. The programme asks if it is even possible to ascertain how many legal immigrants the UK has.

Mon 23 July - 10.35 - 11.25pm - BBC1 - The Tower - 5/8
In this edition of the documentary series set in the Pepys estate of south-east London, the residents go about their daily business until the 7/7 bombings send shockwaves through the whole community.

Tue 24 July - 10 - 11.45pm - More4 - Fetishes
In this acclaimed Nick Broomfield documentary about Pandora's Box, an upscale New York sadomasochistic club, the filmmaker attempts to ascertain why the club is so popular with wealthy businessmen, lawyers and brokers.

Pick of the Week :rb:
Wed 25 July - 11 - 11.50pm - Channel 4 - 40 Years Out
This week sees the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual activity. Channel Four are showing a series of programmes this week - tonight's offering takes the form of a debate chaired by David Aaronovitch looking at the experience of being gay in the modern day and what still needs to change.

Fri 27 July - 8 - 8.30pm - ITV1 - Surgical Discrimination: Tonight
In this edition the question is asked if smokers and obese people should be denied surgery - is this making people take their own health more seriously or could this, perchance, be merely a cost-cutting exercise?