Friday: Jan 27, 8-9pm Lang Lang: Carnegie Hall Debut ATV World Throughout its long and rich history, New York's Carnegie Hall and great pianism have been synonymous. You can look back, for instance, at Arthur Rubinstein's 1961 10-recital marathon, Rudolf Serkin's 75th birthday recital or Vladimir Horowitz's historic comeback in 1965 after more than 12 years of absence from the concert hall. Lang Lang's Carnegie Hall debut on November 7, 2003 seems to be an event of similar importance. Although Lang Lang had barely celebrated his 21st birthday at the time of this concert, his portfolio already boasted an impressive array of high-profile, international appearances. Given Lang Lang's swift and steady ascent, one can easily imagine the inevitable pressure on this young artist to deliver the goods in the face of increased scrutiny from colleagues and critics. As it happens, he handles the limelight with confidence and grace. Saturday: Jan 28, 8-9pm The Cut ATV World The teams face their toughest assignment yet: designing three original dresses to be modelled at the Style Forum by a woman handpicked from the streets of New York. The Blue Team appear to have the competition sewn up as they are more experienced in dressmaking. But, in a shocking twist, Tommy, the 42-year-old women's couture designer from Chicago, Princess, the 22-year-old freelance designer from Philadelphia, and Jessica, the 22-year-old student/former Miss Minnesota from Stacey, find themselves up for elimination. After criticising Jessica for not taking part in the creative process and Princess for not seeing her design through to completion, Tommy Hilfiger axes Tommy for withholding information from his teammates and trying to carry the group on his own. Sunday: January 29, 9-11pm Babe: Pig in the City ATV World After Babe's victory in the sheep-herding contest, farmer Arthur Hoggett turns down all offers to make money from his pig's talents. But when he gets hurt in an accident on the farm, his wife has to take up farming. She does her best but cannot make ends meet. Soon, Esme Hoggett and Babe are sitting in a plane headed for the city. There, Babe unwittingly causes lots of trouble. He has to stay with Mrs Hoggett in the only hotel in town that accepts pets. The neighbours send officials who round up all the animals in the hotel: cats, dogs, chimpanzees and many others. Babe, who manages to escape, decides to help his new friends and gets unexpected help - from Ferdinand the duck, who flies all the way to the city. Monday: Jan 30, 8.30-9.35pm Geisha Girl TVB Pearl Yukina is from a small town in the north of Japan. She has decided to leave school at 15 and move to the ancient city of Kyoto to follow one of Japan's most traditional professions. Stunningly filmed and with exclusive access, Yukina's journey gives a unique insight into the sacrifice and dedication needed to enter the closed but privileged world of geishas. After Japan's economic collapse in the 1990s, geishas were badly affected. The number of rich clients diminished and with it a profession that's dated back hundreds of years. Today there are fewer than 1,000 geishas left in Japan. From the bustling streets of Kyoto we go inside the Okiya, or geisha house, where Yukina will live in for the next five years with the Okasan, or geisha mother. Discipline is paramount. Under house rules Yukina is banned from returning home for 18 months and is not allowed to phone home. After only a few days she's finding it hard to cope with the loneliness. 'I miss my friends, they are all at home together . . . here I have no one to talk to.' Tuesday: January 31, 8.30-9.35pm Expedition to the Abyss TVB Pearl Expedition to the Abyss is a 52-minute scientific adventure which takes viewers to California on board a research boat equipped with the latest technology. The Western Flyer hopes to discover the mysterious destiny that awaits whale corpses 2,000 metres underwater. The expedition leader, Craig Smith, a researcher at the University of Hawaii, speculated more than 20 years ago that the corpses of huge marine mammals would disrupt the balance of the deepwater plain, which is usually deprived of food. His suspicions were later confirmed, leading him to explore the mystery of deepwater inhabitants. This documentary presents never-before-seen footage filmed two kilometres underwater. Wednesday: February 1, 8-8.30pm Crossworlds TVB Pearl One crossword puzzle, three challenges, 10 hours ... and possibly the chance of winning a holiday at the end. This week our Crossworlds team is in Lleida. Where? Lleida, near Barcelona and in the foothills of the Pyrenees, is reputed to be the adventure capital of Spain. The adventurers playing for a holiday this week are long-time friends Toni and Paul. They first met as rivals for the post of university student president. Paul was surprised to find in Toni a person actually louder than him. He works as a radiographer and lives in Perth, Australia, while she works for a big city recruitment firm in Singapore. How do they manage to maintain their close friendship? They say it's through their shared passion for travel. Thursday: February 2, 8-9pm The Meaning of Food ATV World What we eat, how we eat and with whom we share our meals reveal more about us than maybe anything else. From cherished memories of Sunday family dinners to a yearning for our grandmother's special dish, food is at the centre of our lives. It symbolises life, joy, hope, love and home. Food is how we define ourselves as members of a particular culture or community. There's great power in the kitchen - to celebrate, to unite, to nurture and to heal. Hosted by award-winning New York chef Marcus Samuelsson, the programme explores the profound role that food plays in our lives. The Meaning of Food, which features Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life, includes visits to home kitchens, restaurants, pastry bake-offs, lunch trucks, burger joints, an Italian wedding and a Bengali fertility feast.