Thursday, August 10
WEEK-END (1967, D: Jean-Luc Godard , w/ Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne ) The auteur's Swiftian masterwork follows a bourgeois couple travelling by car to the French countryside for a vacation only to encounter a tribe of revolutionary Maoist cannibals. Watch for the 10-minute single-take tracking shot of a surrealistic traffic jam.
9 pm on TFO, repeated at midnight Friday
Friday, August 11
A PLACE IN FRANCE First episode of an eight-part series following two Brits' - journalist Nigel Farrell and pal Nippi Singh - efforts to renovate a dillapidated farmhouse in the French countryside. Tonight: cannibals!
9:30 pm on HGTV, repeated at 12:30 am
Saturday, August 12
JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA Rebroadcast of the brilliant TV adaption of the hit London stage show stars Starsky & Hutch's David Soul as the smarmy talk show host.
9 pm on Bravo
Sunday, August 13
XVI INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE Opening ceremonies of the week-long symposium with remarks by Bill Gates .
7 pm on Newsworld
MOVE YOUR WORLD: A TRIP TO AFRICA Three Canadian teens travel halfway across the world to see first-hand the devastation HIV/AIDS has brought to the lives of African children.
7 pm on TVO
AGE OF AIDS The major players in the battle against AIDS discuss the scientific battles, political indifference and moral dilemmas they've faced in the 25 years since the disease was first diagnosed.
10 pm on Newsworld, repeated at 1 am
Monday, August 14
HELL'S KITCHEN UK chef Gordon Ramsay blows his last gasket for the series's two-hour finale. 8 pm on Fox/City
Tuesday, August 15
BLUE RODEO IN STEREOVISION/LIVE AT THE REHEARSAL HALL Narrated by author/musician Paul Quarrington , this 05 doc chronicles the personal and musical history of the Toronto combo's Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor . A rebroadcast of an 04 studio concert follows at 8:30 pm.
7:30 pm on Bravo
FUTURE FOR LEBANON Timely doc explores the roots of the recent political turmoil in the war-torn country.
10 pm on PBS, repeated midnight Wednesday
Wednesday, August 16
A. EINSTEIN: HOW I SEE THE WORLD Expelled from high school, unable to find a teaching job and stuck working at a government patent office, Albert Einstein used his free time to develop his groundbreaking theories on the nature of time and space. By the time he died in 1955, he was considered not only the most important scientist of his time, but the smartest man alive.
10 pm on PBS