TV, Radio & Cinema Highlights for January 14th & 15th 2012

Here’s my list of programmes on Radio and TV this weekend that I’ll be making a point of tuning into…


Saturday Live – 9.00am on BBC Radio 4
Richard Coles with journalist Jon Ronson, poet Kate Fox, a man who extracts alien implants, the teacher who went to Turkey and found herself driving the school bus, a woman who is addicted to the South Pole and a sound sculpture of crows. Plus the Inheritance Tracks of actress Jenny Agutter.  See – Always a great listen as you start the weekend with a big family breakfast.


The Food Programme – London 2012, Coke and McDonalds – 12.30pm on BBC Radio 4

This week the subject is Food and the Olympics. Guest presenter John Inverdale looks ahead to London 2012 and explores the history of food and athletics from the first London Games of 1948. I always listen to the Food Programme because it’s probably the only programme on Radio or TV which really treats the subject seriously these days.  See

Countryfile – 7pm on BBC 1 – always a good educational and entertaining programme to watch with the family.

Sherlock -Series 2, The Reichenbach Fall – 9pm on BBC 1

Series 2 of Sherlock has been excellent.  If you’ve missed the first two episodes it really is worth trying to catch them on iPlayer or download them from iTunes. This weeks instalment  is the last in this short series.  The title implies a real cliffhanger ending, as the Reichenbach Falls are where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle originally choose to kill off Sherlock in a fight with Professor Moriarty.


The Iron Lady

If you feel like a trip out to the cinema this weekend then you may (or may not) want to see The Iron Lady, staring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Personally I’ll wait to it’s available on LoveFilm or NetFlix but I’m sure it will be an interesting film.

If you think I’ve missed something great on Radio, TV or in the cinema this weekend please leave a comment and let me know.

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