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Beautiful People/ Comedy Showcase: PhoneShop BBC2, 10pm/Channel 4, 10.05pm Axe Men Five, 8pm Back for a new series of the quest for green gold in the timber lands of americas Pacific Northwest, the loggers in axe Men probably arent the types to laugh heartily at the Monty Python lumberjack song. They include Rick, pictured right (am I the only one to hear the sound of duelling banjoes?). This time around there are new dangers, with underwater logging and also crews taking to the air in helicopters. and if all this isnt macho enough, see your doctor and get those testosterone levels checked pronto. Unreported World Channel 4, 7.35pm YeMI IPaYe reports from Nepal on the plight of child widows there. With marriage in the early teenage years common and male deaths widespread as a result of the countrys decade-long civil war, many girls are left not only alone, but also blamed for bad luck by families that have lost their sons. These vulnerable young women are increasingly ostracised and even forced into prostitution in order to survive. The government is incentivising marriage to the widows with a bonus of 400, but in this bleak report the fear is that they will become reduced to commodities by uncaring men. F unny business, comedy. It is, of course, wholly a matter of taste, which means all the BBCs mighty resources can be blown away for some viewers by an energetic dose of roughhouse humour. PhoneShop continues Channel 4s blooding of potential new sitcom series with a familiar template. The title describes the sit: think Are you Being Served? for the IT Crowd generation. And the characters are nothing new either: a geek newbie, a white wannabe black man (copiously borrowed from Ali G), a manager bedevilled by sexual peccadilloes and a vamp- ish, frustrated career woman. What makes it work is the sheer brio of the actors, and Phil Bowkers bold, bawdy script,Entertaining: Meera Syal plays Hayley in Beautiful People Coronation Street ITV1, 7.30pm/8.30pm eIleeN (Sue cleaver, right) is wondering what Jesse is up to, but when she gets eddie to keep an eye on him for her, she may find out more than she was banking on. and Hayley is so disturbed by Roys revelation about Tony she wonders whether she should go to the police. Beautiful People comes from a very different place. Back for a new series, the formula remains the same: Simon has grown up to be queen of international window-dressing, but most of the show flashes back to his adolescent life as a glass half- full mincing machine on a housing estate in Reading. Its very colourful, superbly cast (Olivia Colman, Meera Syal, Aidan McArdle) and deter- minedly upbeat. If your idea of a good time is half an hour of camp teenage boys calling each other girlfriend, peppered with trash-pop nineties tunes, youll love Beautiful People. For me, its as forcibly sweet as being smothered with candy floss. I think I smiled once. 11.00 To Buy Or Not To Buy (R,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). cherry receives bad news. 2.15 Murder, She Wrote (R,S). Jessica invests in an upmarket restaurant. 3.00 BBc News; Weather; Regional News (S). 3.05 Show Me Show Me (R,S). 3.35 eliot kid (R,S); The Owl. 3.50 OOglies (R,S). 4.05 keep Your enemies close (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). live topical show in which correspondents uncover the Uks most fascinating stories. Presented by adrian chiles and christine Bleakley. Followed by BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 EastEnders (S). libbys return from university gives Denise a welcome distraction from the wedding, while Owen receives a visit from the police. 8.30 A Question Of Sport (S). light- hearted quiz, with england fast bowler James anderson, heptathlete kelly Sotherton, teenage diver Tom Daley and former Manchester United footballer andrew cole. 9.00 Have I Got News For You (S). 5/9. Deadpan comedian Jack Dee hosts the current affairs quiz, with guests Marcus Brigstocke and Rebecca Front joining team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. 9.30 The Armstrong And Miller Show (S). 5/6. Two men in white robes discuss whether they are part of a cult after they cut all ties with their families and sell their assets. 10.00 BBC News (S). 10.25 BBC Regional News (S); Weather. 10.35 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (S,HD). 11/15. The host is joined by actor Gerard Butler, comedian Michael McIntyre and Girls aloud star Sarah Harding. Plus, a performance by arctic Monkeys, whose new single cornerstone is released next week. 11.35 The National Lottery EuroMillions Draw (S). OJ Borg presents coverage of the draw. 11.45 Daredevil (S) (2003). a blind attorney with radar-like senses leads a double life as a masked vigilante. comic-book adventure, starring Ben affleck and Jennifer Garner. Followed by Weatherview. 1.25 Sign Zone: around The World In 80 Days (R,S). 2.25 Sign Zone: lost land Of The Volcano (R,S). 3.25 Sign Zone: Montezuma (R,S). 4.25 BBc News (S). PREVIEW BEN FELSENBURG which hops uninhibitedly from race to the absurd- ity of retail patter (you could be the pay-as-you- go peoples princess) and scores often enough that the flat moments quickly pass by. I laughed like an idiot. Heck, I might even be an idiot, especially for viewers left cold by this laddish kind of humour. 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