Sky TV Highlights

Posted on: 29 August 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

There's something for everyone on Sky this September.

50 Things You Need To Know About British History with The Daily Telegraph

TV presenter and historian Dan Snow, English Heritage expert Anna Keay and historian Laurence Westgaph use a virtual timeline and imaginative graphics to highlight and bring to life what truly makes us British. Each episode focuses on a specific theme - Sea, Freedom, Roots, Struggle and Ingenuity.

Sundays at 9pm from 7th September 2008 on The History Channel

UK Border Force

A new observational documentary series, with exclusive access to the UK Border Agency, reveals the action behind the scenes of immigration. Granted exclusive access by the Home Office, this eight-part series follows the dedicated teams at Heathrow Terminal 3, Calais, Dover and the enforcement teams cracking down on illegal workers in the North West and North East of England, who all form part of the newly created UK Border Agency.

From Tuesday 9th September at 9pm on Sky 1

Who Gets The Heart?

who_gets_the_heartThis programme illuminates the doctors' dilemmas and the family traumas as we meet those who have been waiting for over a year for a heart transplant.

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th September at 10pm on Sky Real Lives

The Man Who Had Minutes To Live

Pete Nash's life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Arteviouvenous Malformation (AVM) of the brain, meaning that at any moment Pete could haemorrhage and ultimately die. Pete was refused a life-saving operation on the basis that it was too risky so his family decided that they would do everything they could to raise the £75,000 needed to save his life.

Wednesday 10th September at 10pm on Sky Real Lives

Trapped Inside My Body

30 year old John Bell is one of the youngest people to suffer Motor Neurone Disease. Knowing that the NHS has done everything they can, his wife Charlotte comes across a glimmer of hope and in a last attempt to help slow his deterioration they travel to China to receive controversial foetal stem cell therapy.

Thursday 11th September at 10pm on Sky Real Lives

How Fat Is The Future?

how_fat_is_the_futureSome of the latest research shows that surgery is the only answer for the seriously obese. We follow the people who have taken the decision to go under the knife and the surgeons who justify this extreme solution.

Friday 12th September at 10pm on Sky Real Lives

Johnny Cash Night

johnny_cashSky Arts pays tribute to the Man in Black with an evening of dedicated programmes. It kicks off with Johnny Cash the Anthology, a comprehensive documentary profile of the late singer whose troubled life brought a new edge to his music. The night follows on with Johnny Cash: Half A Mile A Day, Johnny Cash In San Quentin and finishes with Johnny Cash Live At Montreux, where the American legend is captured live during his amazing performance at the 1994 Montreux Jazz Festival. Featuring 19 of his classic songs and an appearance by wife June Carter Cash.

Friday 12th September 2008 from 8pm on Sky Arts Channel 256

Noel's HQ

noels_hqNoel Edmonds aims to fix 'Broken Britain' with your help, in a live 90-minute entertainment special. In an age when everyday random acts of kindness are few and far between, Noel's HQ combines feel-good with doing good, as he proves that a sense of community and generosity are not dead.

Sunday 14th September 8pm on Sky 1

Golf: 2008 Ryder Cup

The waiting is over! The USA v Europe at Valhalla for the 2008 Ryder Cup is live and exclusive on Sky Sports and Sky Sports HD this September.  All three days will be live in glorious high definition, giving viewers an incredible view of the beautiful course in Kentucky. Plus, there will be interactive options including daily highlights and live matches.

Opening Ceremony: Thursday 19th September 8.30pm on Sky Sports 1 - live
Day One: Friday 20th September 12pm on Sky Sports 1 - live

Centre Stage: Jimi Hendrix

jimi_hendrixHighlights from Jimi Hendrix's legendary performance at Woodstock, 1969, include incendiary renditions of Purple Haze, Voodoo Chile, Hear My Train A Comin' and Star Spangled Banner.

Saturday 20th September at 9pm on Sky Arts Channel 256


bones_01David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel return for a fourth season of the hit forensic crime drama, starring as FBI special agent Seeley Booth and Dr Temperance Brennan, beginning with a double-bill season premiere filmed in London. Booth's old-fashioned gut instinct and Brennan's rigorous scientific skills make them a formidable duo; they're an infallible double act professionally, with a sizzling personal chemistry.

From Thursday 25th September 9pm on Sky 1

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