TV guide: Five show to avoid the soppiness of the love month

2011-02-11 09:24


Basketball Wives


Fridays, 7.30pm

Nothing says I love you quite like spending your rich husband’s money showing off how happy you are with your material wealth and being bitchy to your circle of other basketball wives. This week the Haiti benefit inspires Royce to ­invite the girls to make a difference in the lives of others. Do they even know what that means, we ­wonder?


Traveller’s Guide to the Planets

National Geographic

Sundays, 8pm

Who needs a round-the-world trip when you can journey to space instead?
As the world emerges into a new age of manned space flight, ­National Geographic takes viewers on a guided tour of the planets. They explore the attractions and dangers of these planets and ask what would ­happen if man set foot there.


Tonight with Piers Morgan


Weeknights, 9pm

He had big shoes and big braces to fill and he is ­managing just fine. Piers Morgan, who took over from Larry King this year, will be featuring some of the world’s most prominent personalities including ­Barbara Walter, Geofrey Rush and rocker Kid Rock who has launched a new beer. Morgan is fast garnering adoration from millions.


British Crime Month

Crime and Investigation

Sundays, 5pm

Crimes of passion are ­revealed. ?The the best of British, or rather the worst of British criminals, featuring serial killer Peter Tobin, Jack the Ripper, nursery worker Vanessa George and we ask whether Dr. Crippen, hanged for the murder of his wife, may have been ­innocent all along. And even though it’s a little too late for apologies you can’t help but wonder...


Indian Times

Travel Channel

Sundays, 10pm

Julian Hanton travels all over India, from the ­thriving metropolis of Mumbai to the city in the clouds, ­Darjeeling. Enduring 40-degree heat, Hanton risks raising the temperature even higher by seeking out the world’s hottest chilli and, as only he would, he actually eats it.

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