Monday, 3 January 2011

TV Picks: 3-9 January 2011 ('Big Fat Quiz Of The Year', 'Dancing On Ice', 'Derren Brown', 'The Good Wife', 'Hustle', 'Lark Rise To Candleford', 'Louie Spence's Showbusiness', 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', 'That Sunday Show', etc.)

Monday, 3 January 2011

The Chase (ITV1, 5pm) Return of the weekdaily quiz show. Hosted by Bradley Walsh.
The Lakes (ITV1, 8pm) Series 2 of the show where Rory McGrath investigates the idyllic Lake District.
Silent Witness (BBC1, 9pm) Series 14 of the crime drama. Continues Tuesday.
The Bear Family & Me (BBC2, 9pm) Wildlife series where cameraman Gordon Buchanan spends a year with some black bears. Continues Tuesday, concludes Wednesday.
Above Suspicion 3: Deadly Intent (ITV1, 9pm) Three-part series adapted from Lynda La Plante's novel. Stars Kelly Reilly. Continues Tuesday, concludes Wednesday.
The Secret Life Of Bob Monkhouse (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the popular British comedian.
Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2010 (Channel 4, 9.30pm) Annual quiz show based on the events of the previous year. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, with guests Jonathan Ross, Ruth Jones, Alan Carr, Noel Fielding, Michael McIntyre & Richard Ayoade.

Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald (ITV1, 8pm) Travel series where the former news anchor visits the less-known areas of Izmir, Venice & Turkey.
Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents (BBC3, 9pm) Series following various teens as they go abroad without their parents for the first time.
David Walliams: Awfully Good (Channel 4, 9.35pm) A selection of "so bad they're good" moments from television, film and advertising. Hosted by comedian David Walliams.

Dream Lives For Sale (Sky1, 8pm) Families hoping to setup businesses abroad are given help by expert Jonnie Irwin.
NCIS (Five, 9pm) Season 7 of the US crime drama.
Louie Spence's Showbusiness (Sky1, 9pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary following flamboyant dance choreographer Louie Spence.
Music, Money & Hip Hop Honeys (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about young female dancers trying to get into the music video business.
A Comedy Roast: Barbara Windsor (Channel 4, 10.35pm) Acerbic comedy celebration of the actress. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, with guests Alan Carr, Rich Hall, Patrick Kielty, Sean Lock, Bernard Cribbins, Leslie Phillips, Michael Sheen, Christopher Biggins, and more.

DIY SOS: The Big Build (BBC1, 8pm) Renovation special.
The Sinking Of The Laconia (BBC2, 9pm) Two-part drama about the cruiseship that was turned into a troop carrier during WWII. Concludes Friday.
Martin Clunes: Man To Manta (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary on manta rays.
The Good Wife (More4, 9pm) Season 2 of the US legal drama. Starring Julianna Margulies.
High: How Drugs Work (BBC3, 9pm) Series investigating the biological effects of narcotics.
Not Going Out (BBC1, 9.30pm) Series 4 of the sitcom. Stars Lee Mack & Tim Vine.
Derren Brown: Enigma (Channel 4, 9.35pm) Recording of the psychological illusionist's most recent stage show.

Children's Hospital (ITV1, 8pm) Series 2 of the hospital documentary.
Hustle (BBC1, 9pm) Series 7 of the con man drama.
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV1, 9pm) Magic special where the famous illusionists ask amateur magicians to try and deceive them, in order to win a five-star trip to America where they'll perform in Penn and Teller's Las Vegas show.
Rude Tube 2011 (Channel 4, 10pm) 100 of the best internet virals and clips, including 50 brand new entries on last year's list. Hosted by Alex Zane.

Total Wipeout (BBC1, 6pm) Return of the obstacle course gameshow.
Shooting The Hollywood Stars (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary on how Hollywood's celebs have been photographed through the years.
Derren Brown: Behind The Mischief (Channel 4, 9pm) An evening of entertainment celebrating the famous illusionist, with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. Guests include Matt Lucas, Simon Pegg, Bill Bailey, Simon Callow, Jo Whiley, Stephen Merchant, and more.

Dancing On Ice (ITV1, 6.30pm) Return of the celebrity ice skating series. Hosted by Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby. Contestants are Kerry Katona, Denise Welch, Jennifer Metcalfe, Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, Steven Arnold, Angela Rippon, Dominic Cork, Chloe Madeley, Vanilla Ice, Nadia Sawalha, Elen Rivas, Laura Hamilton, "Comedy Dave" Vitty, Jeff Brazier, Craig McLachlan & Sam Attwater.
Lark Rise To Candleford (BBC1, 8pm) Series 4 of the period drama.
Wild At Heart (ITV1, 8.30pm) Return of the series about a family living in South Africa. Stars Stephen Tompkinson.
That Sunday Show (ITV1, 10.15pm) Weekly news roundup. Presented by Adrian Chiles, with guests Shaun Ryder & Catherine Tate.