This weekend we kick of with Channel 4′s one off documentary Made in England, which starts at 7:30pm. The mini film focuses on the future of Brit manufacturing and ignores the recession to concentrate on the positives, especially in the clothing industry.
It focuses on a coat-making factory in Salford, and follows its staff as they push themselves to complete big orders in the run-up to Christmas. One cheery machinist tells the camera, “We moan a bit but we love it here.” Another worker, who’s 73, laughs off any suggestion of retirement: “What’s the point? I’d be sitting in the house on me own. I’d go mad.”
After the positivity of the night its time to get a little bit melancholy with Children’s Hospital, which rushes into ITV at 8pm. If you don’t know by now, the long running series focuses on the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and gives an insight into the sick children there. While you’ll need your tissues at the ready, there are some smile moments, especially when the children recover.
If your lucky enough to have Sky’s new Atlantic channel then new series Treme, which starts at 10:15pm is definitely one to watch. Bought to the screen by the Wire’s David Simon the drama is set in New Orleans a few months after Hurricane Katrina.
It focuses on a group of people who survived and refused to leave. As this is the first in the series expect lots of character introductions and building.
Over to Saturday night and we get some light relief with BBC 1′s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief
Based on the US show, this charity special sees celebs vying for a charity prize to give to their chosen causes. But they will be voted out each week.
At 9:15 flick over to E4 for the Idiot Awards – they might not be new but if you haven’t seen these you’re in for a treat. Comedian Russell Kane presents a spoof awards ceremony that honours moments of stupidity, with categories including most idiotic reality show moment and idiotic airport meltdown.
And Sunday sees more dancing with Got to Dance over on Sky One at 6pm. We’re now in the last semi final in the show judged by Ashley Banjo, Adam Garcia and Pussy Cat Doll Kimberley Wyatt and this time it’s Bolly-Flex, Liquid Metallic, Mystic Force, Razzle Dazzle, Synergy, Tamara and Trinity Warriors chance to perform.