What to Watch: October 25 - 31

TV.com's pick of the best TV shows on Aussie screens this week.

Junior MasterChef Australia
The young culinary geniuses are in for a treat this week in the form of a 8.5-metre long pizza for the taste test. The pizza, produced by famed pizza maker John Lanzafame contains 20 ingredients, chosen to befuddle the youngsters. There is a nasty trick in store too, however, in the form of the first elimination of the season -- who will be the first to go?

Airs: 7:30pm Monday on TEN

Undercover Boss Australia
Always a ratings winner, Undercover Boss Australia gets down and dirty to keep the audience happy.

This week, it's the refuse industry that's the centre of attention, following the CEO of Veolia Environmental Services Australia, Peter Murray. Adopting a pseudonym, Peter goes undercover to get the inside story from his employees on the front line, and hopefully address any failings in the system and streamline his business.

Airs: 8:30pm Monday on TEN

Q & A
The second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, will make his first appearance this week on the Tony Jones-hosted political debate show.

Coinciding with the release of his autobiography, Lazarus Rising, Howard will be put on the spot by his fellow country people, who will put him to task about decisions he made when he was leader, and what he thinks of the performance of the current PM, Julia Gillard.

Airs: 9:37pm Monday on ABC1

Kevin McCloud: Slumming It
Host of the UK version of Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud goes on an exploratory mission in one of the world's biggest slums -- Dharavi in Mumbai, India.

Made infamous by the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, McCloud delves deep into the million-strong community that forms the massive town wedged in between major railway stations in the centre of one of the biggest cities on Earth. Focusing on the positive, as well as the negative aspects of the dwelling, McCloud is able to see that, beyond the poverty, family values and a work ethic still pervade the most depressing environments that humans are forced to inhabit.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on ABC1

Who Do You Think You Are?
Susan Sarandon is this week's focus for the genealogy documentary. The successful film actress explores the past of her family, leading her to the Tuscan home of her great-grandfather and back to her mother's stomping ground in Virginia. Are there any skeletons in her family's closet?

Airs: 7:30pm Wednesday on GEM

Inside the Wonders of the Muslim World
One billion people worldwide are devoted followers of Islam, and this documentary explores the beliefs and traditions that are central to the day-to-day lives of these people.

Introducing viewers to the five basic pillars of Islam: belief in one God with Mohammad as his messenger, prayer, charity, fasting and pilgrimage, the program offers an insight into a religion that is often misunderstood by the western world.

Airs: 8:30pm Wednesday on SBS1

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
With the first part of the seventh film primed for release, Nine allows us to reminisce on earlier adventures. Harry, Ron and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There, they are forced to face escaped prisoner Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry.

Airs: 8:30pm Friday on Nine

Hey Hey! It's Saturday
Hosted by Daryl Somers with Livinia Nixon, Ossie Ostrich (Ernie Carroll), Red Symons, Russell Gilbert, Wilbur Wilde and Plucka Duck, the show is back at its original Saturday broadcast time. But will the ratings return to the level hoped for by Nine?

Airs: 7.30pm Saturday on Nine

RocKwiz Presents the ARIA Hall of Fame
A unique collaboration will see a tie up with the successful SBS quiz show, RocKwiz, and the ARIA Hall of Fame. Host Julia Zemiro, Brian Nankervis and the RocKwiz Orkestra welcome the new ARIA Hall of Fame inductees: John Williamson, The Church, Johnny Young, Models, and The Loved Ones.

Airs: 9:20pm Saturday on SBS1

The X Factor
The remaining contestants take to the stage in a live show. Who will impress: the under-25 girls and guys, the over 25s or the groups? Judges Kyle Sandilands, Natalie Imbruglia, Guy Sebastian and Ronan Keating will deliver their verdicts.

Airs: 7:30pm Sunday on Seven

Scary Movie
In honour of the auspicious date, Nine is treating us to one of the better (and most tasteless) horror spoofs produced in recent years. Sending up the "Scream" franchise, Scary Movie flicks through every horror cliché in the book. Who's the killer?

Airs: 11:20pm Sunday on GO!

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