TV Times - 20 - 26 September 2008

TV Times - 20 - 26 September 2008

This weeks pick is a Storyville documentary on the global significance of the events of 1968.

Other highlights feature the focused disillusionment of ex-Labour voters, the rise of data trailing, a satire on life in the Israeli army and a disturbing portrayal of the Purity movement in the US heartland.

Monday 22 September - 8 - 9pm - Channel 4 - Dispatches: Let Down By Labour
In a classic under-statement, Gordon Brown recently announced that "Labour has not yet made enough progress on social mobility". This edition features interviews with disillusioned ex-Labour voters who have variously been made bankrupt, lost their homes or become unemployed.

Monday 22 September - 8.30 - 9pm - BBC1 - Panorama - You Can Run...
Reporter Simon Boazman attempts to find out how much information is accessible about him via his usage of his mobile phone, his laptop and his car. He also attempts to ascertain how much of this information is secure.

Pick of the Week red n black star
Monday 22 September - 9 - 10.30pm - BBC4 - 1968
This new Storyville documentary examines the legacy of the year 1968. With the accompaniment of a powerful and apposite soundtrack, the film begins with the catastrophic events in the US and Vietnam, before examining events and their significance in Paris, Berlin, Britain and Czechoslovakia.

Wednesday 24 September - 10 - 11.35pm - BBC4 - Close to Home
In what is deemed to be that rarity, a compassionate political satire, this drama tells the story of the everyday army life of two rebellious female teenage conscripts in the Israeli army. National security is of less importance to them than rebelling against authority, an authority in itself more concerned with the petty business of harassing ordinary Palestinians than of fulfilling any kind of useful social function.

Thursday 25 September - 9 -10pm - Channel 4 - The Virgin Daughters
In this Cutting Edge documentary, Jane Treays follows up her "Painted Babies" theme on the sexualisation of young children for the purposes of beauty pageantry with this exploration of the Purity movement currently sweeping the US. At present, approximately one in six US girls have vowed to remain virgins until their wedding day, the definition of "celibacy" even excluding kissing. Treays follows participants in an upcoming Father Daughter Purity Ball in Colorado Springs in order to attempt to ascertain where these young girls motivations are coming from. Despite their protestations of original thought, Treays witnesses the influence of the fathers religious views bearing down distressingly heavily on their offspring.

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Sep 21 2008 01:15

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