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Retro TV W/C 20th November 2009

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Barry Murphy returns once more to trawl the TV and radio guides (so you don't have to), finding anything worth tuning into this week. All listings are for UK terrestrial TV, Freeview and national radio, with the shows running from Friday 20th November to Thursday 26th November 2009.
 
Highlight of the week

Another disappointing listing this week I'm afraid, not much here to highlight. Channel 4's 3-D season continues with The Greatest Ever 3-D Moments (Saturday 21st, 9.20pm. Repeated Sunday 22nd, 11.10pm), so dig out your spectacles and get set for a quick run through the most memorable 3-D moments of cinema, television and pop. Ranging from the spectacular to the weird and wacky, the top ten takes in works from the pioneering days of the 1950s through to the technological marvels of the present day. Clips from Creature of the Black Lagoon, Jaws 3-D and Doctor Who are interspersed with interviews with the cast and crew of the ten best moments.

Other than that, there's a late night repeat for the Paul Weller documentary Paul Weller: into Tomorrow (BBC 4. Friday 20th, 12.40am) followed by BBC4 Sessions: Paul Weller (Friday 20th, 2.10am).

Friday 20th November

TV

The Queen in 3-D (1/2) – Channel 4. 8.00pm – 9.00pm
In 1953 two cameramen, Bob Angell and Arthur Wooster, filmed a 3-D colour newsreel they called Royal Review. The reel featured footage of Elizabeth II before and after her Coronation, and included her journey to Westminster Abbey on 2 June. She was also filmed attending events, as well as taking a trip down the Thames on the royal barge. As part of a nostalgia project, the pair shoot new 3-D footage of the Queen today, using state-of-the-art video cameras.

The Queen in 3-D (2/2) – Channel 4. 9.00pm – 10.00pm

In this second part images reveal not only more of the Queen, but also of the nation in postwar times. As much of industrial Britain is rebuilt, footage of huge chemical plants and vast machines for turning farmland into coal mines is captured. Adding a touch of glamour, the Queen Mother is filmed going on holiday by flying boat to Madeira.

Film: Friday the 13th Part III (3-D) (1982) – Channel 4. 10.00pm – 11.55pm

Horror sequel. Hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees rises from the grave to wreak a bloody revenge, starting with another attack on the ill-fated holidaymakers at Camp Crystal Lake. Part of Channel 4's 3-D season.

Paul Weller: into Tomorrow – BBC 4. 12.40am – 2.10am

The Lennon and McCartney of the Grange Hill age was how music icon Paul Weller was once described. This intimate biography, told by Weller and those who know him, features rare and previously unseen phots and archive footage. It charts his upbringing in Woking, his early years with the Jam, the creation of the Style Council, his insecurity, his return to popularity in the early 1990s, and his view on where he finds himself now. Contributors include Weller's parents, Bruce Foxton, Boy George, Mick Talbot, Steve White, ex-wife Dee C Lee and Noel Gallagher.

Film: Don't Look Now (1973) – ITV 1. 1.10am – 3.00am

Atmospheric supernatural thriller starring Donald Sutherland. Following the drowning of their daughter, John and Laura Baxter go to Venice where they meet a woman who claims to be able to communicate with the dead child, and are soon drawn towards a mysterious and forbidding fate.

Film: Patrick (1978) – BBC 2. 2.10am – 3.10am

Australian thriller starring Robert Thompson as the comatose Patrick who develops a passion for nurse Susan Penhaligon which leads to a series of increasingly malevolent telekinetic happenings.

BBC4 Sessions: Paul Weller – BBC 4. 2.10am – 3.10am
Includes songs from 22 Dreams, along with some classics from the solo and Jam era. Special guests include Eliza Carthy, Graham Coxon and Oasis guitarist Gem Archer.

Saturday 21st November

TV

The Greatest Ever 3-D Moments – Channel 4. 9.20pm – 10.20pm
Dig out your spectacles and get set for a quick run through the most memorable 3-D moments of cinema, television and pop. Ranging from the spectacular to the weird and wacky, the top ten takes in works from the pioneering days of the 1950s through to the technological marvels of the present day. Clips from Creature of the Black Lagoon, Jaws 3-D and Doctor Who are interspersed with interviews with the cast and crew of the ten best moments.

The Thick of it (5/8) – BBC 2. 10.10pm – 10.40pm
New. Series Three. Nichola Murray and shadow minister Peter Mannion take part in a Radio 5 Live debate on Richard Bacon's late-night phone-in, but when breaking news makes things very difficult for the politicians, Malcolm and the Opposition PR guru Stewart Pearson are swift to respond.

Film: Friday the 13th Part III (3-D) (1982) – Channel 4. 10.20pm – 12.10am
Horror sequel. Hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees rises from the grave to wreak a bloody revenge, starting with another attack on the ill-fated holidaymakers at Camp Crystal Lake. Part of Channel 4's 3-D season.

The Unseen Spike Milligan – More4. 11.25pm – 12.30am
An intimate insight into the life of the troubled comedy legend.

Film: Dracula (1979) – Channel 4. 1.35am – 3.30am
Horror starring Frank Langella and Laurence Olivier. A wolf-like creature flees a storm-struck ship off the Yorkshire coast before vanishing into the night. The next day, an unlisted survivor is found in a cave.

Radio

Sounds of the 60s – BBC Radio 2. 8.00am – 10.00am
Brian Matthew spins two hours of hits, B -sides and album tracks.  

The Funk and Soul Show – BBC 6 Music. 6.00pm – 9.00pm

3 hours of funk, soul and blues presented by Craig Charles.

Sunday 22nd November

TV

Derren Brown Presents the 3-D Magic Spectacular – Channel 4. 10.00pm – 11.10pm
The host presents some of Britain's leading performers as they dazzle audiences with some amazing trickery, plus archive 3-D footage of some of the world's greatest magic tricks.

Channel 4. 11.10pm – 12.10am
The Greatest Ever 3-D Moments – Dig out your spectacles and get set for a quick run through the most memorable 3-D moments of cinema, television and pop. Ranging from the spectacular to the weird and wacky, the top ten takes in works from the pioneering days of the 1950s through to the technological marvels of the present day. Clips from Creature of the Black Lagoon, Jaws 3-D and Doctor Who are interspersed with interviews with the cast and crew of the ten best moments.

Storyville: Hi Society – the Wonderful World of Nicky Haslam – BBC 4. 12.15am – 1.15am

Documentary providing a look at the life of Nicky Haslam, the renowned socialite whose popularity with royalty and rock stars has helped him become one of the most successful interior designers.

Monday 23rd November

TV

Gracie! – BBC 4. 9.00pm – 10.20pm
New. Jane Horrocks stars as Gracie Fields in this romantic drama about the singer from Rochdale who, in the 1930s, became the nation's darling, reflecting the spirit of the age.

Tuesday 24th November

TV

The Sweeney – ITV 4. 8.00pm – 9.00pm
The Flying Squad trails a jewel thief who impersonates a policeman to carry out a heist.

Auf Wiedershen, Pet – ITV 4. 9.00pm – 11.10pm
Double bill of the classic comedy drama. A new face joins the gang.

Imagine… Dame Shirley Bassey: the Girl from Tiger Bay – BBC 1. 10.35pm – 11.35pm
A profile of the Welsh singer on the release of an album of songs composed for her by, among others, Gary Barlow, Rufus Wainwright and KT Tunstall.

Dame Shirley Bassey: Electric Proms – BBC 4. 11.35 pm – 12.35am

The Welsh diva celebrates 50 years in showbusiness with a special performance at London's Roundhouse, featuring classic songs from her repertoire as well as tracks from her new album The Performance.

Duets: The Andy Williams Show – BBC 4. 12.35am – 1.35am
A selection of the veteran performer's duets recorded during his decade-long run as host of a weekly variety show on the American network NBC. Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, Judy Garland and Ray Charles.

Wednesday 25th November

TV

Film: Carry on Dick (1974) – Channel 4. 1.40pm – 3.25pm
Saucy comedy starring Sid James. In Georgian England all travellers are fair game to highwayman Dick Turpin. The Bow Street runners are at their wits end: little do they know that Dick has the most ingenious of disguises.

Flight of the Conchords (7/12) – BBC 4. 10.00pm – 10.30pm

Series one. Bret a
nd Jermaine go to war with a fruit vendor.

Thursday 26th November

TV

Film: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) – Channel 4. 1.25pm – 3.25pm
Stylish romantic crime caper starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Millionaire Thomas Crown plans an ingenious bank robbery and finds himself drawn into a battle of wits with top insurance investigator Vicky Anderson.

The Professionals – ITV 4. 7.00pm – 8.00pm

A "ghost" with a vendetta causes chaos.

Gracie! – BBC 4. 10.00pm – 11.20pm
Jane Horrocks stars as Gracie Fields in this romantic drama about the singer from Rochdale who, in the 1930s, became the nation's darling, reflecting the spirit of the age.

The Thick of it (5/8) – BBC 4. 11.20pm – 11.50pm
Series Three. Nichola Murray and shadow minister Peter Mannion take part in a Radio 5 Live debate on Richard Bacon's late-night phone-in, but when breaking news makes things very difficult for the politicians, Malcolm and the Opposition PR guru Stewart Pearson are swift to respond.