TV Times 16-22 December

TV Times 16-22 December

Appropriately enough in the run-up to Christmas the main theme this week seems to be... er...atheism with an hour long documentary on prime-time terrestrial tv and a 30 Days documentary on an atheist moving in with a Christian family... oh yes.

Welcome to the resurrected TV Times feature. This essential viewing resource for the revolutionary couch potato is back for good.

Sat 16 Dec - 9.30 - 10.30pm - BBC4 - The Cinema Show.
Examining prison films such as "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Midnight Express" and asking film-makers why prison is such a popular setting.

Pick of the week
Mon 18 Dec - 8 - 9pm - Channel 4 - The Trouble with Atheism.
Rod Liddle challenges atheists including Richard Dawkins and asks if atheism shares many facets with the belief systems it opposes e.g. a tendency to intolerance and fundamentalism.

Mon 18 Dec - 9 - 11.10 pm - BBC4 - When the Levees Broke Part 1.
The premiere of Spike Lees documentary. Part 2 is on at the same time tomorrow. This takes a look at the devastation of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the lifes of the poorer residents of New Orleans and of the authorities failure to act to save lives.

Tue 19 Dec - 8.30 - 9pm BBC4 - The Cult of.. Tripods
A brief look at the childrens sci-fi series which featured a small group of teenagers trying to resist the alien invasion that had turned their parents into obedient zombies..

Tue 19 Dec - 11pm - 12.05am - ITV1 - Staff from Hell
A repeat of this low-rent documentary featuring disgruntled employees employing a range of methods to wreak havoc in the workplace and achieve financial gain..

Wed 20 Dec - 9 - 10pm - Channel 4 - The Secret Millionaire
A millionaire parachutes into a deprived area posing as a resident and decides who s/he will reward with a limited share of his/her vast financial largesse depending on who they consider to be most "deserving".

Wed 20 Dec - 9- 10pm - More4 - 30 Days (rpt 12.40 am) The Atheist Experiment
An atheist spends a month in the home of a devout Christian family in Texas.

Fri 22 Dec - 9 - 10pm - BBC4 - Edith Piaf: Singing Her Life
The life story of the iconic chanteuse who died in 1963 aged 47.

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Lone Wolf
Dec 14 2006 05:19

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