TV Times - 3 - 9 March 2007

TV Times - 3 - 9 March 2007

Refreshingly this weeks theme appears to be political programming made in a light-hearted vein with a sardonic take on the new middle classes, an investigation of the expansion of university education away from the upper classes entitled "Carry On Campus" and a documentary on an outspoken political satirist.

Sun 4 March - 10.30 - 11.30pm - BBC4 - The New Middle Class
A lighthearted look at the shift in Britains cultural landscape away from a status emphasis of class to a possession based one.

Mon 5 March - 8 - 9pm - Channel 4 - Dispatches: Greenwash
George Monbiot questions the validity of business sponsored green initiatives.

Mon 5 March - 9 - 10pm - BBC4 - Once Upon A Time in New York
Documentary looking at how Hip Hop, Disco and Punk arose from the deprived streets of New York in the 1970s.

Tue 6 March - 11.05pm - 1210am - Channel 4 - Sex Magick and Murder
A look at the odd case of a Cornish parish councillor - a self-proclained warlock - who terrified local pagan groups with his beliefs and who was found drowned in the sea thus launching a murder inquiry.

Wed 7 March - 11.20pm - 12.20am - BBC2 - Carry On Campus
Part of BBC4 on BBC2 this documentary takes a fairly lighthearted look at the expansion away from university education being the preserve of the upper
classes to the more modern rite of adult passage it has emerged as today. Includes a look at some literary works on the subject such as Lucky Jim and The History Man.

Thu 8 March - 8 - 10pm - Sky Movies 2 - Wal-Mart:
The High Cost of Low Price

In what has been described as a less coherent and less entertaining take on this kind of subject matter than fellow documentary maker Michael Moore, Robert Greenwald launches a critique of the US supermarket chain.

Pick of the Week red n black star
Thu 8 March - 10.30 - 11.55pm - BBC4 - Al Franken - God Spoke
Storyville documentary following comedian turned political writer Al Franken over a period of two years. The film follows his running battles with Fox News and other right-wing broadcasters. (Fox sued Franken and lost). He achieved cult popularity in the US with the publishing of his book entitled: "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them - a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right".

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Lone Wolf
Mar 2 2007 02:27



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