The craft of Kraftwerk


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

Kraftwerk: Pop Art

(Friday, BBC Four, 10.00 p.m.)

Documentary profiling the German experimentalist band and charting their journey to becoming one of pop’s most influential acts. With contributions from oodles of music types, another fab documentary from BBC4.

Attenborough’s Paradise Birds

(Saturday, BBC Two, 8.00p.m.)

No-one does wildlife documentaries like David Attenborough. You kind of wish he was your granddad, don’t you? Here he examines how and why these creatures have captivated explorers, naturalists, artists, film-makers and even royalty, investigating the myths surrounding their discovery 500 years ago. Fascinating stuff.

10,000 BC

(Monday, Channel 5, 10.00 p.m.) Seems like you can’t turn the telly on without coming across a reality show of some sort. The latest offering from Channel 5 sees 20 people challenged to survive for two months in the wilderness of Bulgaria by hunting and foraging for food in conditions similar to the Stone Age. Who wins? Who cares.

Great Continental Railway Journeys

(Tuesday, BBC Four, 7.30 p.m.)

Another chance to see the always happy Michael Portillo and his equally jolly (read eccentric) wardrobe scoot off on a grand rail tour of Europe.


(Wednesday, Channel 4, 10.00 p.m.)

In this latest installment hosted by Katie Piper, Dean from Eastbourne is determined to turn his chest into a giant tattooed memento of Thailand. Well, you would wouldn’t you? And Zahra undergoes a radical procedure that promises a new nose in next to no time.