Thursday, August 4
HIROSHIMA On the 60th anniversary of the first atomic attack, this BBC docudrama re-enacts the events that led to the deaths of 200,000 civilians.
8 pm on CBC, repeated at 10 pm Sunday (August 7) on Newsworld. Hiroshima memorial ceremony at 5:30 am Sunday on Newsworld.
SOUNDTRACK OF THE CENTURY The history of popular song continues with an examination of the role 50s record producers like Mitch Miller and Phil Spector played in creating teenage pop. Interviewees/performers include Frank Sinatra , Elvis Presley , Paul McCartney and Elton John .
8 pm on PBS, repeated Friday 4 am
Friday, August 5
WHALE RIDER (2002, D: Niki Caro , w/ Keisha Castle-Hughes , Rawiri Paratene ) A young Maori girl rebels against tradition in New Zealand. Oscar nod for the wonderful Castle-Hughes, the youngest-ever best actress nominee. 8 pm on PBS
Saturday, August 6
DIANA KRALL: LIVE AT UNION STATION The Nanaimo jazz pianist and thrush serenades GO Transit commuters in the Great Hall. 8 pm on Bravo
WHEN WE WERE KINGS (1996, D: Leon Gast ) Academy Award-winning doc chronicles the 1974 Zaire heavyweight championship fight between underdog Muhammad Ali and future grill shiller George Foreman . Midnight on CBC
Sunday, August 7
INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO Angelina Jolie fields questions on tattoo removal, paparazzi avoidance and the risks of falling in love on the set. 5 pm on Bravo
IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL (2004, D: Jessica Yu ) Reclusive janitor and visionary outsider artist Henry Darger 's 15,000-page illustrated novel wasn't discovered until after his death. Using dreamlike animation, this acclaimed doc - narrated by Dakota Fanning - immerses viewers in his unsettling universe of innocence and pain. 11 pm on PBS
Monday, August 8
RENOVATE MY FAMILY Two hour-long episodes of new lifestyle makeover show hosted by Jay McGraw , spawn of self-help guru Dr. Phil. 8 pm on Fox
SUM 41: ROCKED IN CONGO Produced by War Child Canada, this documentary follows the Ajax pop punkers as they travel to the war-ravaged Republic of Congo. 9 pm on Much, repeated at 1 am
Tuesday, August 9
FEIST: LIVE AT THE REHEARSAL HALL The Broken Social Scenester, former Rivoli server and Paris-based chanteuse performs songs from her debut CD in front of a packed house of arty Queen Street types. 9 pm on Bravo
Wednesday, August 10
COOKING UNDER FIRE The two remaining wannabe chefs have their final six-course menus judged in New York by celebrity cooks Ming Tsai , Michael Ruhlman and Todd English . 8:30 pm on PBS