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00:10Ricky Gervais Meets Christopher Guest[SUB REP]
Following the comedy actors at work on Guest's 2006 movie For Your Consideration, a collaboration that came about when the pair acknowledged the similarities in their styles. The documentary charts the film's gestation and reflects the relationship that has developed between the two, providing a unique insight into their shared comic sensibilitiesGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics

01:10The Other Michael Jackson[SUB REP]
First Cut documentary exploring how two versions of Blame It on the Boogie were released in 1978, one by Yorkshire performer Mick Jackson, who wrote the song, and the other by the Jacksons, sparking a chart battle that ended the former's career and cemented the Americans' popularity. The Englishman's son Sam Peter travels to his father's farm in Germany to uncover the full story and learn how the single was passed to the groupDocumentary

01:35Made in America[SUB SL]
A school project leads a black teenager to discover she is the product of artificial insemination. When her mother tracks down the biological father, she is horrified to find he is a brash white second-hand car salesman, notorious for his outrageous TV ads, and with little inclination to take on the responsibilities of parenthood. Romantic comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long and Will SmithFilm/Comedy

03:25Reasons to be Cheerful[SUB REP]
Early Days
Short film, directed by Chris Stevenson, about a couple taking part in a museum projectGeneral Movie/Drama

03:35Jail Date[SUB REP]
Documentary exploring why men seeking romance are turning to specialist internet sites to date women in prison in America. Film-maker Lizzie Wingham examines the extremity of these relationships, meeting a man from Essex who is saving himself for an inmate who is serving a life sentence for murder in TexasDocumentary

04:05The War at Home[SUB REP]
Oh Grow Up
Dave encounters an old school friend and ladies' man who turns out to be both Vicky and Hillary's gynaecologist, and cannot shake the awkward feeling it gives him. Meanwhile, Mike offends Larry by pretending he barely knows him. Michael Rapaport starsSitcom

04:25The War at Home[SUB REP]
13 Going on $30,000
Dave is unsure of Mike's motives for wanting a bar mitzvah, suspecting he is only really interested in the party and gifts. However, he and Vicky eventually decide to reward the youngster's dedicated research into Hebrew with a coming-of-age ceremonySitcom

04:50St Elsewhere[SUB REP]
Weigh In, Way Out
Fiscus pulls one last prank on Gideon before turning 30, Morrison and Novino compete to deliver the hospital's 100,000th baby, and Craig takes to the boxing ring againGeneral Movie/Drama

05:35Yo Gabba Gabba[SUB REP]
The friends sing in the rain, play in the snow and get blown around in the wind as they learn about the weatherGeneral Children's/Youth

06:00The Treacle People[SUB REP]
Slippery Slopes
Silas starts a waffle business in the hope of making a fortuneCartoons/Puppets

06:10The Hoobs[SUB AD REP]
Twinkly Wrinklypeep
Iver befriends a dejected Wrinklypeep and sets about cheering up his new palCartoons/Puppets

06:35The Hoobs[SUB SL AD REP]
Cover Up
Groove gets Hoobjuice all over the wall, much to Tula's dismayCartoons/Puppets

07:00Freshly Squeezed
Reviews of new albums by Kate Nash, Paul Weller and Selena Gomez, and the latest videos by Kelis and Kevin Rudolph with Birdman, Jay Sean and Lil WayneGeneral Music/Ballet/Dance

07:25Everybody Loves Raymond[SUB REP]
Jazz Records
Ray uncovers a shocking secret while trying to make amends for a childhood mistake. Comedy, starring Ray Romano and Peter BoyleSitcom

07:55Everybody Loves Raymond[SUB REP]
Debra at the Lodge
Debra helps to plan a recruitment party at Frank's lodge, leading Ray to grumble about how much time she is spending away from home. Comedy, starring Patricia Heaton and Ray RomanoSitcom

08:20Frasier[SUB REP]
The Fight Before Christmas
Part two of two. Niles clashes with girlfriend Mel over a misunderstanding, Daphne picks up the wrong signals, and friends are thin on the ground at Frasier's Christmas party. Comedy, starring Kelsey GrammerSitcom

08:50Frasier[SUB REP]
Winnebago Show
Niles and Frasier are forced to spend their Millennium New Year's Eve driving to Sun Valley in Martin's WinnebagoSitcom

09:20Coach Trip[SUB REP]
The tourists arrive in Africa, where two lively new additions join the group in time for a visit to the souk in Tunis. The afternoon is spent at a luxury spa, and one of the travellers gets a massage to rememberDocumentary/Tourism/Travel/Challenge/Reality Show

09:50Deal or No Deal[SUB REP]
Contestants try to outwit the anonymous banker and guess the contents of mystery boxes to win a big-money prize of up to 250,000. With Noel EdmondsGame Show/Quiz

10:35Will & Grace[SUB REP]
Home Court Disadvantage
Karen demonstrates fearsome ball skills at her exclusive tennis club when Grace invites Leo to join the game, without asking her friend's permission first. Will ropes Jack into accompanying him on a visit to his depressed mother. Megan Mullally and Harry Connick Jr starSitcom

11:05Wife Swap USA[SUB]
Easy-going Virginian mother Grace Linkin trades places with Prebble Bonnet, a woman from Florida who advocates making her home a pro-active environment for her children. While the former learns to write inspirational messages for the Bonnet children, the latter takes on her counterpart's role of queen in a fantasy role-playing gameDocumentary

12:00Channel 4 News Summary[SUB]
Includes news headlines and weatherNews

12:05The TV Book Club[SUB REP]
Jo Brand, Gok Wan, Laila Rouass, Dave Spikey and Nathaniel Parker rate and review Belinda Bauer's Blacklands. Actor and comedian Alan Davies is the guest for this week's celebrity interviewGeneral Arts/Culture

12:30Proud Parents[SUB REP]
Shobna Gulati
Actress Shobna Gulati revisits the Coronation Street set with her mother, as well as recalling her time on EastEndersGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics

12:40Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue[SUB REP]
The hospitality expert visits Essex to help businessman Michael Chittenden, who has taken on the project of renovating Clacton-on-Sea's oldest hotel, hoping to bring it back to its former glory. After years of neglect, the building has fallen into disrepair, but Michael's ideas of themed rooms clash with Ruth's advice of decorating in a more traditional way. Last in the seriesDIY /Documentary

13:40The Desert Fox[SUB BW]
German commander Rommel falls out of favour with Hitler following his defeat at El Alamein. On returning to his homeland, he is torn between his oath of loyalty and lack of faith in the fuhrer's unstable leadership, prompting him to become involved in an assassination plot. World War Two drama, starring James Mason, Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G Carroll and Luther AdlerFilm/Adventure/War

Ken Bruce joins Dictionary Corner in the words-and-numbers game. Presented by Jeff Stelling and Rachel RileyGame Show/Quiz

16:10Deal or No Deal[SUB]
Noel Edmonds hosts the game show in which contestants try to guess the values of mystery boxes holding as much as 250,000Game Show/Quiz

17:00Coach Trip[SUB]
The tourists are given an authentic taste of Tunisia as they prepare a goat's head stew, before taking part in a belly-dancing lessonDocumentary/Tourism/Travel/Challenge/Reality Show

17:30Come Dine with Me Extra Portions[SUB HD]
In the second day of the competition, prison warden Dan Bowman surpasses his guests' low expectations by serving a fancy selection of dishes including tournedos Rossini, home-made fries and praline liqueur cheesecake. However, some of the diners are not as impressed by his invitation to don swimwear at the end of the meal to take a dip in his hot-tubChallenge/Reality Show/Cooking

18:00The Simpsons[SUB REP]
Make Room for Lisa
Lisa has to share a room with Bart and finds it difficult to cope with the stress, so Homer comes up with a solution. Meanwhile, Marge becomes addicted to eavesdropping on other people's conversationsAnimated Movie/Drama/Sitcom

18:30Hollyoaks[SUB HD]
Newt tries to pull ahead of Ste in the race to secure Rae's affections, but his efforts fall short of the mark. Meanwhile, Charlotte is upset to learn her latest conquest might not be as available as she thought, and Zak's continued struggle with his grief ruins a McQueen family dinner celebrating his engagement to MichaelaSoap/Melodrama/Folkloric

19:00Channel 4 News[SUB]
Including sport and weatherNational News/General Sports/Weather

19:55Party Election Broadcast[SUB]
An election broadcast by one of the political partiesGeneral Social/Political Issues/Economics

20:00Supersize vs Superskinny[SUB]
A working mother who claims she is too busy to eat trades places with a junk-food addict, whose diet consists mostly of kebabs. Plus, Anna Richardson continues her quest to improve her body by investigating ways to obtain perfectly toned armsChallenge/Reality Show
21:00Heston's Titanic Feast[SUB]
For his next ambitious dinner, Heston Blumenthal takes inspiration from the adventurous Edwardian era, creating a feast worthy of being served on the ill-fated ocean liner. He prepares Antarctic roll in honour of sea-faring explorer Robert Falcon Scott, and camel burgers to celebrate Lawrence of Arabia. Guests are Edwina Currie, Michael Buerk, Nadia Sawalha, Donal MacIntyre, Olivia Lee and Adam GarciaCooking

22:00Shameless[SUB AD HD]
Kelly takes guardianship of her homeless half-sister Tonya in an effort to get the teenager's baby son out of care. In a meeting with her social worker, custody is agreed on the basis that Tonya can prove she is responsible by caring for a simulation baby, leaving Micky to make a difficult decisionGeneral Movie/Drama

23:05Party Election Broadcast[SUB]
An election broadcast by one of the political partiesGeneral Social/Political Issues/Economics

23:10The Good Wife[SUB AD HD]
When the star of a school football team dies from an overdose of painkillers, Alicia is asked to represent the doctor who prescribed the medication. Meanwhile, Peter is angered when he receives news about his rival Glenn Childs. Legal drama, starring Julianna MarguliesGeneral Movie/Drama