IN&OUTTONIGHT Mark the shows you love. See your own personal TV schedule. Share with your friends. Just text LL TV to 65400 Texts to 65400 are charged at standard rate. The service connects to the internet; data is charged at your operators standard rate. Free from London Lite BBC1TONIGHTSTV 20 Tuesday, 7 July 2009 London Lite Popprinceand a prima donna Imagine BBC1, 10.35pm You Have Been Watching Channel 4, 10pm Television about television can all too often be a pointless and cannibalistic turn-off, but comedian and writer Charlie Brooker, right, is an inspired, witty and original thinker and has been the exception to prove the rule as the presenter of BBC4s cult show screenwipe. its me and some guests, looking at the best and worst of television, is how he describes his new quiz show for Channel 4 looking back over the last week. expect only the unexpected. Property Snakes And Ladders Channel 4, 8pm eaCh week there are mainly two lessons to be drawn for those watching this financially grisly but entertaining show: approach property development only while wielding an extremely long bargepole; and if you really do have to plough in your cash, whatever happens, dont ignore the advice of sarah Beeny. Take this evening. a couple have their eye on doing up an unpromising lock-up in a Broadstairs back alley, while another investor has dreams of riches from an old norfolk jail. one party heeds the Been, the other doesnt. Guess which one makes a profit... N o less than elton J o h n h a s d u b b e d Rufus Wainwright the best songwriter in the world, which in rock terms is pretty much the equivalent of receiving the old double- s h o u l d e r t a p f r o m t h e Queen. Wainwrights extraordinary talents merit every inch of the hype: the singers velvet bari- tone swoops and drawls with captivating artistry, while the back catalogue of his composi- tions encompasses an incredible genre-busting range, from the most delicious pop chart con- fectionary to an epic, orchestral sound that harks back to an altogether earlier age. Now he follows in the foot- steps of Damon Albarn, whoseOn song: Rufus Wainwright talks about his life and career Emmerdale ITV1, 7pm lexi (sally oliver, right) has a shocking confession to make to Carl -- shes not going to be able to have children. almost as startling, he doesnt seem to care -- but doesnt he really feel something underneath it all? and natasha and Mark tell Faye that its time for her to go -- but shes hardly going to listen to them, is she? vulture treatment, and here we enjoy an in-depth profile and interview with presenter Alan Yentob. Although hes happy to wear his scholarly musical refer- ences on his stylish sleeves -- the composer Verdi looms particularly large among Wainwrights passions -- theres plenty here for the non-muso fan who prefers a little meaty gossip, too. Wainwright talks with can- dour of growing up with the cult singer-songwriter loudon Wainwright as his father: being plunged into the troubled world of showbiz from birth was something of a mixed blessing. He also delves into the darkness of his own struggles to conquer the demons of addiction, and lets loose with his whiplash tongue on those whove drawn his ire in the world of music. Altogether, a right royal treat from a prince of pop. 11.00 To Buy or not To Buy (s). 11.30 Cash in The Celebrity attic (R,s); BBC news; Weather. 12.15 Bargain hunt (R,s). 1.00 BBC news; Weather (s). 1.30 Regional news and Weather (s). 1.45 Doctors (s). a confirmation of death call- out takes a sinister turn. 2.15 Diagnosis Murder (R,s). 3.00 BBC news; Weather; Regional news (s). 3.05 nuzzle and scratch (R,s). 3.25 Martha speaks (s). 3.35 arthur (R,s). 3.50 arthur (R,s). 4.05 sam and Marks Guide To Dodging Disaster (R,s). 4.35 Clash (s,hD). 5.05 newsround (s). 5.15 Weakest link (s). 6.00 BBC News (s); Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News (s); Weather. 7.00 The One Show (s). adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley present the live topical show. 7.30 EastEnders (s). after confronting Dawn about her affair with Phil, Minty explains the situation to Manda, who fears Garry could attempt suicide if he finds out. shirley offers drastic advice on heathers pregnancy. Followed by BBC News; Regional News. 9.00 Torchwood -- Children Of Earth (s,hD). 2/5. Jack, Gwen and ianto are forced into hiding to escape the government hit squads brutal action against them and their families. Meanwhile, secretary lois habiba makes a startling discovery in london that could offer the trio salvation and go some way toward explaining the alien threat. Continues tomorrow. 11.25 The Journey Of August King (s) (1995). a widowed farmer shelters a runaway slave to help her evade the law and her evil master. Drama, starring Jason Patric, Thandie newton and larry Drake. Followed by Weatherview. 1.00 sign Zone: James May on The Moon (R,s). 2.00 sign Zone: James May at The edge of space (R,s). 2.30 sign Zone: Country Tracks (R,s). Ben Fogle visits Cornwall. 3.25 sign Zone: heir hunters (R,s). 4.10 BBC news (s). PREVIEW BEN FELSENBURG Monkey Journey To The West has successfully drawn new audiences to opera, with his own first full-scale classical com- position, Prima Donna. The world premiere of Wainwrights opera at t h e M a n c h e s t e r International Festival on Friday is the perfect cue for Imagine to give him the full culture 6PM in work support On the edge at work? Stressed, anxious, about to fall? Let In Work Support catch you... www.inworksupport.org.uk or call 0207 471 0586 11AM 11PM 10PM 9PM 7PM 8.00 Holby City (s). 38/52. Despite the fact it breaks the rules, Michael insists that he carries out the operation on his injured daughter. Jayne notices her husbands intimate relationship with Connie, forcing the surgeon to admit their affair, and elliot resists Taras efforts to repeat a dangerous operation, but he starts to rethink the offer after Jac teaches him a lesson. 10.00 BBC News (s). 10.25 BBC Regional News (s); Weather. 10.35 Imagine (s). 3/6. Documentary examining the rise of singer- songwriter Rufus Wainwright. he talks about coming from a family of musicians and his troubled history with drugs. 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