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TV Times - 10 - 16 February 2007

TV Times - 10 - 16 February 2007

Attempting to allay misconceptions appears to be this weeks main theme in tv land, with a massive 6 hours devoted to another fictionalised rape case on prime time terrestrial tv and also documentaries that question stereotypical notions of the people and culture of Iran and challenge the Church on its disinterest in tackling environmental issues and of their import.

Sunday 11 February - 9 - 10.30pm - BBC2 - The Verdict - 1/4
Pick of the Week red n black star
A staggering 6 hours is devoted to this fictionalised account of a rape trial which follows the formula used in Channel 4's "Consent" a few weeks ago with one major difference - the jury of 12 consist of a bizarre cross-section of C List celebrities including Patsy Palmer, Michael Portillo and er...Megaman. This is Pick of the Week both because of the amount of prime time terrestrial airtime devoted to it and because of its eclectic cast which also includes the infamous Jeffrey Archer. Continues throughout the week, concluding on Thursday.

Monday 12 February - 8 - 9pm - Channel 4 - God Is Green
A Catholic journalist questions the major faiths on why they are saying and doing so little regarding the current pressing and urgent environmental issues with particular reference to climate change.

Monday 12 February - 10.30 - 11.30pm - BBC4 - Milosevic on Trial - 1/2
In the first of this two-part Storyville documentary, which concludes on Wednesday, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews have been obtained regarding the trial of the above-named despot.

Thursday 15 February - 9 - 10.30pm - BBC4 - Rageh Inside Iran
This documentary attempts to challenge some of the misperceptions and stereotypes that abound regarding the people of Iran simply by interviewing a wide range of people in an informal style about their own experiences of endeavouring to live a life as free as possible of cultural and official restrictions.

Thursday 15 February - 11.20pm - 12.40am - BBC2 - Diameter of the Bomb
Earnest documentary about the suicide bombing of a Jerusalem bus in 2002 featuring interviews with a wide range of people affected in different ways by the atrocity, which killed 20. In English, Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles.

Friday 16 February - 9 - 10pm - BBC2 - Nuclear Secrets - 5/5 - The Terror Trader
In the last of the series, the betrayal of Dr. AQ Khan is examined. This nuclear scientist not only took knowledge acquired in Europe to Pakistan in a bid to make his native land a nuclear force but he also sold secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya. This documentary questions whether more could have been done to stop him.

Friday 16 February - 9 - 10pm - BBC4 - Soul Brittania - 3/3
This final documentary of the series examines how soul artists of the 80s looked back to the 60s and 70s for inspiration and also charts how reggae helped UK hip-hop gain its identity.

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Lone Wolf
Feb 9 2007 03:34

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