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Nightmare neighbours
Nightmare neighbours

Dawn Renton takes a look at the week’s TV highlights

The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

(Thursday, Channel 5, 7.00 p.m.)And you thought your neighbours were a nightmare... The documentary return to examine traumatic,and occasionally bizarre feuds between neighbours. Including a Polish couple forced to call the police after their neighbour threw petrol over one of them and threatened to burn down their conservatory.


(Friday, Channel 4, 11.05 p.m.)

Another chance to see the new hit comedy series. An American man and an Irish woman fall in love with each other in London while navigating the choppy waters of their increasingly complicated lives.

The Jonathon Ross Show

(Saturday, STV, 9.20 p.m.)

The (rather annoying) host welcomes another line-up of celebrity guests to his famous green room before subjecting them to a no-holds-barred bout of questioning. Watch it for Colin Firth alone.

David Starkey’s Magna Carta

(Monday, BBC Two, 9.00 p.m.)

One for all you history buffs. The historian examines the origins of the document issued by King John in 1215 that placed limits on the power of the crown, which has become a universal symbol of individual freedom against the tyranny of the state. Worth a watch, you may learn something.

Eastenders: 30 years of Cliffhangers

(Tuesday, BBC Three, 8.00 p.m.)First of three episodes that countdown the best cliffhangers from the BBC’s soap’s 30 year history. It reveals which characters have featured most often in the suspense-filled moments before the show’s legendary drum roll signals the end of an episodes. Will your favourite be featured?