TV Times 20-26 January 2007

TV Times 20-26 January 2007

And the main theme this week appears to be legal issues, with a documentary on the fight for justice for abused women in Cameroon, a bizarre rape trial experiment in which a fictitious case is treated as if it were real by real-life legal teams and a jury, a Dispatches investigation documenting secret meetings and backroom deals in relation to the governmental gambling "reforms" and a short programme on the implications for NHS workers of the forthcoming smoking ban. And there's more...

Sat 20 Jan 2007 - Channel 4 - 7 - 9pm Sisters in Law
This multiple award-winning documentary follows the determined efforts of a female legal team in Kumba, Cameroon to achieve some measure of justice for women who have been subject to rape, kidnapping and spousal abuse in a town which has had NO convictions for marital abuse for nearly two decades.

Sun 21 January - Channel 4 - 10pm - 0005am - Consent
In this faintly bizarre televisual experiment a fictitious so called "date rape" case is tried as if it were real in a court composed of real-life legal teams and a randomly selected jury.

Mon 22 January - Channel 4 - 8 - 9pm - Dispatches: Labour's Gambling Addiction
This Dispatches strand explores relations between ministers and gambling industry bosses in which secret meetings and backroom dealings are uncovered in a bid to understand just why New Labour are keen to massively expand gambling operations in the UK.

Mon 22 January - BBC2 - 9 - 10pm - Nuclear Secrets - 2/5 - Superspy
An exploration of whether physicist Klaus Fuchs, who helped to develop the atom bomb as part of the American team, was actually a Russian mole.

Mon 22 January - BBC2 - 10 - 10.30pm - Trust Me I'm a Healer
An attempt to ascertain if healer Ray Browns's healing abilities are genuine.

Tue 23 January - BBC4 - 11.30 - 12 midnight - The Cult of... Dooomwatch
A look at the sci-fi drama which exaggerated the dangers of real scientific advances.

Tue 23 January - Sky Cinema 1 - 8 - 10pm - On the Waterfront
This cinematic classic starring Marlon Brando takes a look at corruption amd murder on New York's dockside.

Wed 24 January - BBC1 - 7.30 - 8pm - Real Story - Don't Carry on Nurse
Smoking is banned in public places from July 01 of this year. This lightweight, wryly titled, documentary looks at the attempts made by one hospital in Chester to help some of the staff to quit. One third of staff currently smoke.

Wed 24 January - BBC2 - 9 - 10.30pm - Should I Really Give Up Flying?
A look at some of the initiatives designed to ameliorate some of the worst effects of climate change caused by the aviation industry such as the introduction of so-called "green planes" in the near future and the offsetting of carbon emissions as currently touted by Tony Blair who appears to be jumping on the environmental bandwagon a little late.

Pick of the Week red n black star

Thu 25 January - ITV1 - 9 - 10pm - Where's My Pension Gone?
In this allegedly hard-hitting investigation, the argument is made that the loss of billions of pounds worth of pension benefits in recent years was totally avoidable and an attempt is made to track down those responsible.

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Jan 18 2007 15:23

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