TV Times - 19 - 25 April 2008

TV Times - 19 - 25 April 2008

This weeks highlight is Al Gore's renowned documentary critique of the effects and consequences of global warming.

Other picks of the weeks political viewing explore issues of child criminality, organised child fights, immigration, terrorism and Forces homelessness.

Monday 21 April - 8 - 8.30pm - ITV1 - Tonight: Jail My Child
This edition looks at the growing trend of some parents who, despairing of their inability to deal with the criminal activities of their offspring, hand them over to the police.

Monday 21 April - 8 - 9pm - Channel 4 - Immigration: the Inconvenient Truth
Rageh Omaar concludes his three-part exploration of British immigration by meeting recent migrants from eastern Europe.

Tuesday 22 April - 9 - 10pm - BBC2 - Age of Terror - 2/4 - Ten Days of Terror
The second in Peter Taylor's highly critically acclaimed series on major acts of terrorism describes the events of 8 November 1987 and their aftermath. IRA terrorists planted a bomb in Enniskillen timed to blow up during the town's Remembrance Day parade. Whilst the targets were supposedly service personnel, 11 civilians were killed and many more badly injured. Taylor argues that despite the obvious tragedy in human terms, the event and its aftermath proved to be a turning point and marked the beginning of a slow and tortuous peace process in Northern Ireland.

Tuesday 22 April - 10.35 - 11.15pm - BBC1 - Ex-Forces and Homeless
In this devastating documentary Ken Hames, an army veteran with 27 years of service, walks the streets of London and investigates why former soldiers constitute such a large proportion of the nation's homeless.

Thursday 24 April - 9 - 10pm - Channel 4 - Strictly Baby Fight Club
This documentary in the Cutting Edge strand, hard-hitting in both the literal and metaphorical senses, explores the world of child Thai boxing in the UK, in which parents encourage children as young as four to participate in organised cage-fighting.

Pick of the Week red n black star
Friday 25 April - 8 - 9.45pm - Sky Movies Premiere - An Inconvenient Truth
Former US vice-president Al Gore presents an overwhelming case to act on the effects and consequences of global warming immediately and provides a stern and consistent critique of his fellow politicians who have been unwilling to act despite being presented with a plethora of incontrovertible evidence.

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Lone Wolf
Apr 19 2008 02:38

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