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 BBC1 11AM 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM TONIGHTSTV 18 Wednesday, 8 July 2009 London Lite Taking The Flak BBC2, 9pm The Richard Dimbleby Lecture 2009 BBC1, 10.35pm When Prince Charles, right, opens his mouth in public, as often as not controversy is sure to follow. So tune in for tonights Richard Dimbleby Lecture and you should receive a preview of tomorrows headlines. The topic is the challenges the world faces in the future and how they can be tackled, keying into the princes long-standing interest in environmental issues and sustainable farming. Supersave Me BBC2, 10pm no SuRPRiSe to learn that the spendthrift shopaholic era is over, but in the last of the current series of The Money Programme financial journalist Merryn Somerset Webb reveals just how quickly Britain is turning into a nation of savers. And it may be a shock to learn that the age group now putting cash aside faster than any other are the 25- to 34-year-olds experiencing their first recession. Yet with interest rates at an all-time low, wheres the best place to invest your money? Good old bricks and mortar or even vintage cars are some of the entertaining answers. A t the heart of this satire on tV foreign correspondents -- think Drop the Dead Donkey, but with a passport -- lurks a huge and unintended irony. Much of the humour in the opening episode concerns the jostling for position between naive, young on-the-spot stringer, harry, in the fictional war-torn African republic of Karibu, and David Bradburn, the grizzled BBC veteran who has covered every global trouble spot of the past few decades (note that script co-writer tira Shubart was once John Simpsons part- ner and is an experienced for- eign hand herself). Yet taking the Flak commits all kinds of novices sins in that most specialist area, comedy.Trouble spot: Harry (Bruce Mackinnon) hopes for his big break Coronation Street ITV1, 7.30pm When a customer with a top-of- the-range motor drops it off at the garage, theres only one thing on Kevins mind. Thats right -- what a great way it would be to impress Molly (Vicky Binns, pictured). only what should be a romantic drive turns out to make an altogether less desirable impression on the pair of them. uncertain tone lurches around like a bucket in a storm, in place of the sharp bite of satire are the blunt wooden dentures of predictable punchlines (local fixer turns out to be a natural given his first time on camera, yawn) and easy targ ets (journalists, cynical egomani- acs. Whoever would have thought?). Barring a dramatic improve- ment over the seven-part series, this doesnt begin to fulfil the potential of the set-up. there are moments when it begins to come to life, espe- cially when Martin Jarviss well-observed Bradburn is on screen, but Mackenzie Crook is ill-used as a desk-jockey back in London, and for the life of me I cant imagine why this is stretched to 60 minutes, double the natural length of any sitcom. Madness. 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). Lily investigates the case of a severed hand. 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 Roar (R,S). 4.35 hotel Trubble (S). 5.05 newsround (S). 5.15 Weakest Link (S). Anne Robinson piles on the pressure. 6.00 BBC News (S); Weather. 6.30 BBC Regional News (S); Weather. 7.00 The One Show (S). Topical magazine show, presented by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley. 7.30 Real Rescues (R,S). A cruise ship hits an iceberg in the Southern ocean, leaving holiday-makers stranded. Meanwhile, fire crews work to free a claustrophobic man who is seeking to escape from a lift. nick Knowles presents. Followed by BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Celebrity MasterChef (S). 13/15. Finalists iwan Thomas, Jayne Middlemiss and Wendi Peters face their toughest challenges yet, cooking for 90 crew members of TV drama Ashes To Ashes, and producing fine dining at a charity fundraising dinner at the top of the BT Tower. Gregg Wallace and John Torode oversee proceedings. 9.00 Torchwood -- Children Of Earth (S,hD). 3/5. The message from the aliens changes to the announcement We are here. As the fight for their lives becomes personal, Jack, Gwen (eve Myles) and ianto take to the streets -- and it emerges that Clems memories may hold the key to the cataclysm threatening to destroy the planet. Continues tomorrow. 10.00 BBC News (S). 10.25 BBC Regional News (S); Weather. 10.35 The Richard Dimbleby Lecture 2009 (S). Prince Charles delivers a speech at St Jamess Palace in London, discussing key issues and challenges facing the world, and exploring how they could be tackled in the years ahead. See Ben Felsenburg 11.20 The National Lottery Draws (S). More fortunes are made as Danny Wallace sets the balls rolling. 11.30 Buster (S) (1988). Drama, starring Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb and Sheila hancock. See Film Choice Followed by National Lottery Update. 1.10 Sign Zone: on Thin ice (R,S). 2.10 Sign Zone: Famous, Rich And homeless (R,S). 3.10 Sign Zone: Celebrity MasterChef (R,S). 4.10 Sign Zone: heir hunters (R,S). 4.55 BBC news (S). Eve Myles 9pm, Torchwood PREVIEW BEN FELSENBURG Gags that werent very good in the first place -- harrys girlfriend telling everyone hes an inade- quate lover, a World Service correspondents bowel problems -- are endlessly repeated. And the inclusion of Sophie Raworth and other real BBC News faces just adds to a feeling of smug in-jokiness. 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