WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE: KE: WHEN A CITY FALLS
BBC Knowledge, 8.35pm
Alistair McGowan, the English impressionist, comic, actor, singer and writer, has always wondered about his dark colouring, which often leads him to be mistaken for French or Italian. Alistair heads to India, the only place where he feels he will be able to uncover the truth. With his uncle, Rusty, he explores his father’s childhood home in Calcutta. The scene is set for a true voyage of discovery for our swarthy subject.
SBS ONE, 8.30pm
This is the story of the natural disaster that rocked New Zealand and shook emotions the world over. Following the sudden upheavel of the lives of residents of the Garden City, the hour- long doco will reignite tender memories and tug on heartstrings from the outset. Granting viewers a look at raw, upfront footage from the moment the earthquake struck, the program both frightens and inspires, two years after our Tasman neighbours lost nearly 200 souls and a way of life.