TV: What to watch this week
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Switch on Comic Relief 2011, BBC, Friday – The pivotal point in the BBC’s year as hundreds of celebs get in on the act to raise money for those less fortunate. It really is the best line up yet with some genius ideas and plenty of surprises. Such as a ‘Fake That’ audition process with David Walliams, Catherine Tate, John Bishop and Alan Carr lining up to audition for the nation’s 5 favourite crooners. James Corden also features, with his Smithy sketch also the highlight of the night, with every detail being kept under wraps after last year’s speech at Sports Personality of The Year Awards, who knows whats next, The Oscars? Tune in and give whatever you can to help those abroad and here in desperate need of your help. And laugh hysterically as Lenny Henry fails to make more than 5% of the audience laugh at any one time. Lily Allen: From Rags to Riches, Tuesday 10pm, C4 – Pop princess and vocal madam Lily Allen takes on the mother of retail, Mary Queen of Shops when opening her vintage store in Covent Garden. Mary has said the shop ‘will not work as a business’ and confronts Lily in the boardroom about her ideas, to which Ms Allen storms off. Expect a real battle of ego’s and some fantastic one liners from some of the cattiest women in the business. Mrs Brown’s Boys, BBC1 10.35pm – If you haven’t caught this Father Ted inspired comedy show, you need to have a quiet word with yourself. It is AMAZING. Switch Off Caroline Quentin’s: A passage through India, ITV, Tuesday 9pm - The actress travels through India in a hope to discover the real India, it’s culture, people and faith. Yes. You have seen it all before. Dispatches, Monday 8pm, C4 – This episode looks at the government’s spending, and looks to see where the money is actually going. Basically gets you as angry as possible about the whole goddarn situation, and continues Dispatches plight to make us all chain ourselves to the gates of Downing Street. Something we can actually do something about please, C4?
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