TV Times - 5 - 11 April 2008

TV Times - 5 - 11 April 2008

This weeks pick looks at the possible causes of the Virginia Tech massacre, the biggest peacetime shooting incident in US history.

Other highlights are the beginning of a three part investigation into the consequences of immigration, a drama about the suffrage movement, an investigation into the destruction of an Amazonian tribes way of life at the hands of the global bankers, and a study on the effects on children of modern day parental anxiety.

Monday 7 April - 8 - 9pm - Channel 4 - Immigration - the Inconvenient Truth - 1/3
In the first part of this three-part investigation into how immigration has affected life in Britain, Rageh Omaar discovers a sense of resentment towards recent migrants as he talks to the country's native white population and settled immigrants.

Monday 7 April - 10 - 11.20pm - BBC4 - Shoulder to Shoulder: Annie Kenney
This drama about the suffrage movement was produced by Verity Lambert, the ground-breaking producer who died last year who also helmed "The Naked Civil Servant" amongst other dramatic highlights.

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Tuesday 8 April - 9 - 10pm - BBC2 - This World: Massacre at Virginia Tech
Early on the morning of 16 April 2007, 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho opened fire on the Virginia Tech campus in America, killing 32 people and wounding 25 others before turning the gun on himself. This incident constitutes the biggest mass peacetime shooting in US history. In the lead up to the first anniversary of that day, this film interviews key witnesses in an attempt to understand what might have caused Cho, a young man with no criminal history, to plan and carry out mass murder.

Thursday 10 April - 9 - 10pm - Channel 4 - Cutting Edge: Cotton Wool Kids
In this edition, Cutting Edge investigates some of the number of anxieties held by modern parents. One parent in this film, for example, wants her children micro-chipped so she can track them at all times and another continually logs onto her childs nursery webcam from work. Children are interviewed and asked how this parental anxiety affects them.

Friday 11 April - 7.35 - 8pm - Channel 4 - Unreported World - 9/10 -
Brazil: the Amazon's Golden Curse

This episode of the highly-informative series offers a prime example of how capitalism's operations inter-relate and have a global effect in creating and sustaining economic and health disadvantage. One side effect of the current banking crisis is that the price of gold has rocketed. One side effect of a high gold price is that gold prospectors are pouring into protected reserves in the Amazon, hoping to make a fortune from illegal mining. And one side effect of that influx is that the Yanomami tribespeople who live in the Amazon rainforests are seeing their way of life threatened by a flood of alcohol, consumer goods and infectious diseases. Ergo, a market panic in New York causes a toddler to contract malaria deep in the jungles of Brazil. Mosquitoes and malaria were unknown to the Yanomami until the mining, and the large stagnant pools it creates, became more widespread. As usual, the Unreported World team professionally and accurately paint a bleak yet honest portrayal of the fate and experiences of a people at the hands of the exploiting elite.

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Apr 5 2008 01:00

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