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 28 Thursday, 5 November 2009 London Lite A boys own tale about pushy dad The Schoolboy Who Sailed The World Channel 4, 9pm The Restaurant BBC2, 8pm This week Raymond Blanc, right, presides over a descent into chaos as the candidates are entrusted with looking after the branches of some familiar chain restaurants for lunch and dinner. The management must have decided it was great publicity, because the horrendous waiting times for food cant have been good for business on the day. Watch out for the moment one would-be restaurateur decides to try to make it all okay with a public announcement: i was cringing behind the sofa by the end. Wonderland: I Won University Challenge BBC2, 9.45pm heRes an intriguing where-are-they-now: past winners of University Challenge. The premise is asking if having brains makes you happy (even if the culture and education the quiz tests arent quite the same as intelligence). Theres a wide spread of personalities and also answers to the question of where people went after their moment in the limelight. some are high-powered academics, as you might expect, but theres also the postman and a recovering alcoholic. Now how about the Freedom Pass follow-up on Countdown winners? T eenage boys dream of all kinds of adventures. For Michael Perham, the fantasy was of sailing round the world and taking the record for becoming the youngest person to complete the circumnavigation solo. What makes him different is he decided to make that crazy idea come true. Or should that be his dad, Peter, made up his mind? Thats the question which makes this film of the boys months at sea not only fairly compelling -- broken only by the understand- able longueurs that are pretty unavoidable over the tens of thousands of ocean miles -- but also, beneath the surface, some- what unsettling. Take your pick: some mayAll aboard: Michael Perham sets out on the trip of a lifetime EastEnders BBC1, 7.30pm ChRisTiaN wants to help end the blackmail misery for syed (Marc elliott, right) -- and he may have found his chance when the expression on a certain someones face seems to reveal the identity of the culprit. Meanwhile, Jane wants to put the adoption plan into action, but ian isnt really inspiring her with hope. sailing a boat and repairing everything that goes wrong on board, fuelled only by the most fitful sleep, demand a focus that would be preternatural at any age. What he accomplished aged 17 years (and, crucially for the record, just 164 days) is beyond imagination. not that Mike doesnt remind us hes a teenage boy from time to time. There are the comic moments -- such as the day he decides to wolf down a pack of Pringles for his lunch -- and other times his voice cracks and hes tearful with sheer fear. He also has the misfortune to be dumped by his girlfriend on the satphone while thousands of miles from land: has any dumpee ever been so isolated? no surprise when the boy starts talking to the clouds. 11.00 To Build Or Not To Build (s). 11.30 Car Booty (s); BBC News; Weather. 12.15 Bargain hunt (s). 1.00 BBC News; Weather (s). 1.30 Regional News and Weather (s). 1.45 Doctors (s). Zara has to resolve a tricky situation. 2.15 Murder, she Wrote (R,s). Jessica becomes involved with astronomy and murder. 3.00 BBC News; Weather; Regional News (s). 3.05 Mister Maker (R,s). 3.25 Uncle Max (R,s). 3.35 eliot Kid (R,s). 3.50 OOglies (R,s). 4.05 Raven (s). 4.35 The sarah Jane adventures (s,hD). 5.00 Newsround (s). 5.15 Weakest Link (R,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 show. 7.30 EastEnders (s). as the bonfire celebrations begin, Janine has second thoughts about burning down the Vic, so archie takes matters into his own hands, while syed confronts Lucy about the blackmail. see Soap Box Followed by BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 Watchdog (s). 9/9. investigation show that exposes poor business practices and campaigns on behalf of the public. Matt allwright catches out more Rogue Traders, while anne Robinson and anita Rani test a guest reporters knowledge of consumers rights. Last in the series. 9.00 New Tricks (R,s). 7/8. Brian (alun armstrong) falls under the spell of a rustic community as he investigates a students death. a self- sufficient collective presided over by a benevolent matriarch, it seems to offer the perfect refuge from his constant craving to start drinking again -- until the discovery of a second body leads him to reconsider its apparently idyllic way of life. 10.00 BBC News (s). 10.25 BBC Regional News (s); Weather. 10.35 Question Time (s). 7/36. David Dimbleby chairs a debate from Reading, where guests including former Metropolitan Police Commissioner ian Blair face topical questions from the audience. 11.35 This Week (s). andrew Neil is joined by MP Diane abbott and former MP Michael Portillo to discuss political developments from the past seven days. Followed by Holiday Weatherview. 12.25 sign Zone: Panorama (R,s). Jeremy Vine reports on the daily challenges facing Coventrys specialist child protection teams. 12.55 sign Zone: Life (R,s). 1.55 sign Zone: Countryfile (R,s). 2.55 sign Zone: MasterChef: The Professionals (R,s). 4.25 BBC News (s). Alun Armstrong 9pm, New Tricks PREVIEW BEN FELSENBURG wonder about any man who encourages his child to take such risks -- he even accepts the possibility of a funeral without a body for his son. Or you might decide that Peter is a refreshing alternative to the anx- ious health-and-safety parents of our era. But this is Mikes story. The months of READER OFFER TOP PRICE TICKETS FOR 25.50* DAZZLING The Observer SIMON McBURNEY ...the greatest theatre- maker of his generation... 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