Whats On

Media Watch: Monday 1st September – Friday 5th Sepember



8pm: The Food We Eat- Tonight

By 2050, the world’s population could be more than nine billion, meaning an extra 2.3 billion mouths to feed. With this estimate in mind, Jonathan Maitland looks to the future of food, asking what people will be eating in years to come. He meets experts who want to redesign cities and a scientist who is making beef burgers in a laboratory. He also invites guests to a dinner party where insects are on the menu. Last in the series

8.30pm: Panorama – Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming Scandal

Following recent reports that more than 1,400 children have been victims of grooming and sexual exploitation in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Alison Holt investigates why the police and council apparently ignored warnings of the abuse. She speaks with people who repeatedly tried to raise the alarm and hears from young people and their families, demanding to know why they weren’t protected.


BBC World Service

2.32pm: The Documentary

Mark Coles meets the crate diggers devoted to giving Africa’s obscure musical gems a new lease of life.


9pm: Horizon- Inside the Dark Web

Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was created, the issue of surveillance has become the greatest controversy of its existence. With many concerned that governments and corporations can monitor people’s every move, this programme meets hackers and scientists who are using technology to fight back, as well as the law enforcement officers who believe it’s leading to opportunities for risk-free crimes. With contributors including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange

10.30pm: People & Power: The Battle for Africa (Pt2)

The conclusion of a two part People & Power investigation into the effects of China’s increasing influence in Africa.


BBC Radio 4

11.30am: Tupac Shakur- Hip-hop Immortal

Poet Al Letson recalls the life of Tupac Shakur, a conflicted African American folk hero. The son of a black panther, Tupac Shakur, trained as an actor, posed as a street thug and became a best selling rapper. He continues to be mythologised, revered and highlighted like no other. He was shot and killed 18 years ago, yet he is still the third biggest selling hip hop artist.


7.30pm The Shape of Things to Come?: Tonight

New research has revealed that young women in the UK are the most overweight in western Europe, with one in 12 being clinically obese. Despite the nation’s love of dieting and fitness, the obesity crisis looks set to get worse. Aasmah Mir investigates, exploring what factors are at play
Channel 4

9pm: Educating the East End

New series. Documentary following life at Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow, east London. The comprehensive’s newest teacher, Mr Bispham, learns the job isn’t always plain sailing, especially when it comes to educating Year 9 girls, while pupil Tawny focuses on winning a place at the prestigious Brit School for Performing Arts & Technology, but she’s competing against her best friend Alice. With Acacia’s mother sick in hospital, staff are on hand to help the 14-year-old through a difficult time

10.40pm: Nelson’s Caribbean Hell-Hole: An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered

After the discovery of human bones on a beach in Antigua, historian Sam Willis investigates one of the darkest chapters of Britain’s imperial past. As archaeologists excavate a mass grave of British soldiers, he explores the island’s ruins and discovers how the sugar islands of the Caribbean were rife with sun, sea, war, tropical diseases and poisoned rum




9pm: Piers Morgans Life Stories- Alesha Dixon

New series. The singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge chats about her career and personal life, opening up to Piers about how, after finding fame with Mis-Teeq and as a solo artist, she lost her record contract and found out her husband was having an affair, all in the space of a few weeks. She speaks about being on the receiving end of a backlash after replacing Arlene Phillips on Strictly Come Dancing, and reveals how she juggles motherhood with song writing and her TV work