Londonist Stays In: 21-27 Sept

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Londonist Stays In: 21-27 Sept


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


Children of the Olympic Bid (Radio 4, 21.30-22.00) A discussion with the kiddies who helped London win the 2012 games.


Grimefighters (ITV1, 19.30-20.00) The tribulations of cleaning Westminster Tube station and other grotty jobs.

The House I Grew Up In (Radio 4, 21.30-22.00) Actor and playwrite Kwame Kwei-Armah recalls his childhood home in 1970's Southall.

To Catch A Paedophile (ITV1, 22.35-23.35) Following the Metropolitan Police as they seek out and destroy perverts.


Vice Squad (FIVE, 21.00-22.00) In colour. Second programme of the week to follow the Met around. This time, the doughty duo of Plod and film crew go in search of sexual extortion and extreme pornography. Possibly. Just wanted to get the phrase extreme pornography in there (twice now) for SEO purposes. (Waves at Google.)


Ian Rankin Investigates: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (BBC4, 19.00-20.05) Ian Rankin explores the influences behind Stevenson's iconic tale of swirling pea soupers and the ultimate split personality.

Conan Doyle For The Defence (BBC4, 20.05-21.05) Racalling the times when the Sherlock Holmes author turned his hand to real crime detection.

The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (BBC4, 21.05-23.05) More Conan-Doylic action. This time a ficticious account of Holmes' influences, starring Charles Dance.


Kevin Mccoud's Grand Tour (C4, 21.00-22.00) Christopher Wren is inspired by the great domes of Florence and Rome. Thinks 'hmm, that'd look good in London'. Follows up.

28 Days Later (E4, 22.00-00.20) Zombie-ridden entry in the canon of essential films about London.

Last Updated 21 September 2009