Londonist Stays In: 27 July-2 August

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Londonist Stays In: 27 July-2 August

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Bringing you the most Londony shows on TV and radio over the coming week.

Monday

How Do They Do It? (FIVE, 19.30-20.00) Among other things, Robert Llewellyn tours the world's largest traffic management centre, which is in London somewhere.

The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron (C4, 21.00-22.00) How the poet-adventurer became disillusioned with the decadence of London life and set out to explore other cultures.

Tuesday

The Chambers (Radio 4, 11.00-11.30) Inside Outer Temple Chambers, one of London's leading law firms.

Desperate Romantics (BBC2, 21.00-22.00) Dramatization of the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood's lives and loves continues.

The Long View (Radio 4, 21.30-22.00) Jonathan Freedland compares current tactics for policing demonstrations (read, G20), with those used in a Hyde Park demonstration from 1855.

Wednesday

Grimefighters (ITV1, 19.30-20.00) Includes a behind-the-grimy-scenes aftermath of a busy Friday night in Soho.

V For Vendetta (BBC3, 21.00-23.05) Boom go the Houses of Parliament in this adaptation of the Alan Moore graphic novel. Includes the mask that launched a thousand anti-Scientology protests.

Thursday

The Rat Pack (BBC1, 20.30-21.00) Pest exterminators go about their business in London. Tonight, the team trap squirrels (no!) and chase out rodents in West London with their Jack Russell.

Friday

Classic Goldie (BBC2, 21.00-22.00) The drum 'n' bass legend has to learn details such as melody and composition as he's charged with putting together an eight-minute classical-style piece for performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Rock 'n' Roll Hotel (BBC1, 22.35-23.15) Efforts to build a London hotel specifically tailored for celebrities and rock stars staying in town. Is this the start of a new trend? Will we soon see greengrocers for WAGs? Post office counters for reality TV alumni?

Saturday

Soho Stories: Lifestyle or Business? (Radio 4, 10.30-11.00) The pain and glory of Soho media companies in the 1990s.

Sunday

Bookclub: CJ Sansom (Radio 4, 16.00-16.30) Interview with the author of the Shardlake novels, anchored in Tudor London.

Last Updated 27 July 2009