Welcome to highlights for two-little-ducks week. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, 22 stars in the Paramount films logo, and 22 numbers in the sequence one-to-22 (bit weak, that one…)
Joseph Heller once said of his brilliant novel: “When I read something saying I’ve not done anything as good as “Catch-22″ I’m tempted to reply, “Who has?”"
In French, 22 I used as a phrase to warn of the arrival of the police. Heard shouted in New York recently…?
There are also generally 22 episodes in a season of US programming, the best of which you can see on Channel 4 and E4 all year round.
11:20pm Aim Low: The Very Best of Dylan Moran
A compilation capturing Moran’s most hilarious rants from Monster Live (2004), Like Totally (2005) and What It Is (2009). The very best bits of Moran, all delivered with his renowned, shambolic charm, including his take on aging, religion, kids, relationships and the general absurdities of life.
9pm The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton star in David Fincher’s towering adaptation of the poignant romantic short story by F Scott Fitzgerald of a life lived in reverse. Network premiere. Monday, 30/05/2011 5pm Four in a Bed Four in a Bed is back as four sets of B&B owners across Britain compete to see which one provides the best value for money.
5:30pm Come Dine with Me
Come Dine with Me returns for a new series of daytime shows, kicking off this week in Medway in Kent.
7:10pm The Italian Job (1969)
Iconic 60s crime caper starring Michael Caine, Noël Coward and three frisky Minis.
10pm Jamie’s Food Revolution Hits Hollywood 3/6
In the third programme, the increasingly hostile school board shuts down Jamie’s sample lunches at West Adams Preparatory School.
Forced into a distant corner of the school, Jamie discovers that not only can he not cook for the whole school, he must also give up his lunches altogether.
Driven to frustration, he makes a tearful plea to some parents in the school for help, which, despite the language barrier, helps to improve his spirits.
Wednesday, 01/06/2011 8pm
Diagnosis Live from the Clinic
Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Dawn Harper are on hand, live on Channel 4, to discuss medical concerns with viewers at home. This time the doctors are joined by a foot specialist.
9pm Meet the Elephant Man
Just over 120 years ago, one of the most extraordinary figures of the Victorian era, Joseph Merrick, passed away. Merrick was named the ‘elephant man’ after developing terrible disfigurements from an early age.
Now a team of international scientists are studying the elephant man’s bones, and Brian Richards, who suffers from the same disorder as Merrick, is following in the elephant man’s footsteps.
9pm Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Steven Spielberg’s Second World War blockbuster starring Tom Hanks as Capt John H Miller, the leader of a platoon of D-Day soldiers ordered to find and rescue Private Ryan who is the sole surviving sibling of a family of four brothers.
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