TV highlights: December 5 – 11

2010-12-03 07:54

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Longest Yard


Inmates take on prison wardens in an American football game to show them who is boss on the field, with hilarious results. ­Starring Chris Rock and Adam Sandler.

Step Brothers



Two grown, unemployed men still living at home are forced to live together when their parents fall madly in love and get married. It’s silly but oh-so funny. Not to be missed.

Monday, 6 December 2010

The Buried Life



Four guys travel the globe in a purple bus to complete a list of ‘100 things to do before you die’ and to help and encourage others to go after their own dreams.

True Beauty



Ten contestants arrive in Las Vegas and strut their stuff on a runway set up under the lights of Fremont Street ... where they meet their competition for the first time.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010




Returning for a new season, the action continues as Chuck and Morgan try to find Chuck’s mother while Sarah and Casey investigate a Russian operation.

Jamie’s Family ­Christmas

BBC Lifestyle


Jamie Oliver gives you a helping hand with some cooking tips and techniques for a stress-free Christmas. Well, with the food anyway.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Lion Warrior

National Geographic


For centuries, the Maasai people of Kenya hunted lions to stop them from killing their cattle. Now, with only 2?000 lions left in the country, the Maasai have to change their tactics.




After 127 jaw-dropping, eye-popping makeovers, it’s time to say goodbye to Nate Berkus (tear) as Oprah looks back at some of her favourite makeovers. The end is nigh.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

The West Wing

Sony Entertainment TV


The final season sees President Josiah Bartlett vacating his position after eight years in office. Some people in our neighbouring country need to seriously watch this show.

CSI: New York



In the final episode the CSI ­follow a trail left by Shane ­Casey. This leads to Danny, who is vacationing with his daughter and reveals a plot to assassinate them both.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Batman Begins



The story of how Bruce Wayne became what he was destined to be: Batman. It’s not the best flick in the world, but certainly helps pass the time.

Human Target



Pieces of Chance’s mysterious past are revealed while he races to save the day by stopping his former partner from assassinating a visiting foreign dignitary. Thrilling stuff.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Superman Returns



Superman returns to Earth after a long visit to the remains of his home planet, and falls in love with Louis Lane. Starring Brandon Routh – anyone know whatever happened to him?




Not nearly as good as the 1980s original that introduced leggings. Fame centres around the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts. It’s like an extended episode of Glee.

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