Tue, 2011-04-12 09:29
TV & radio
27 April – 3 May
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Pick of the week
Royal wedding coverage
Throughout the week, various channels and online
There's really only one television event happening this week: Friday's marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Both BBC and ITV will be screening the ceremony as it happens, but there are also plenty of ways to catch up on the historical side of things. If you missed Sophie Raworth's exploration of how British people became a part of royal weddings
throughout the past century, you can catch up online
on the BBC's iPlayer service until Sunday, while there's also a look at the memorabilia that such ceremonies have produced
until 5 May). Finally, don't forget that our souvenir royal wedding family tree is available to download
– what better way to celebrate the big day?
➘ Also this week If Walls Could Talk
Wednesday 27 April, 9pm BBC Four
Having explored the living room and the bathroom, Lucy Worsley turns her attention to what is now thought of as the most intimate room of the house: the bedroom. However, as she uncovers, it wasn't always a place of privacy: it started out as a busy communal space...
Long Lost Family
Thursday 28 April, 9pm ITV 1
Ex-Who Do You Think You Are? alumni Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell aim to reconcile more estranged families, with this week's episode including the tale of a 26-year-old living in Arizona attempting to track down his birth mother in Somerset.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Sunday 1 May, 8pm Watch
A welcome return of these repeated episodes to digital channel Watch, with Graham Norton the subject of this week's instalment. Don't forget that you can read more about what's in store for the chatshow host in our online episode guide
Catch up online At Home with the Georgians
There's another chance to see Amanda Vickery's fascinating look at the home lives of our 18th and 19th century ancestors online, which this week focuses on the numerous threats that they would have faced in their quest for domestic peace.
Words | Matt Elton