Monday, 25 October 2010

TV Picks: 25-31 October 2010 ('Armstrong & Miller', 'James May's Man Lab', 'Million Pound Drop', 'Monte Carlo Or Bust', 'Poirot', 'Psychoville', 'Stephen K Amos Show', etc.)

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Hairy Bikers Cook Off (BBC2, 5.15pm) Eight-part series where the Geordie chefs search for the best British family of cooks.
Fat Families (Sky1, 8pm) Series where overweight people try to lose weight with the help of expert Steve Miller.
Freak Like Me (BBC3, 8.30pm) Comedian Russell Kane investigates the crazy, bizarre and weird habits that people have.
Denise & Fearne's Trek For Breast Cancer (ITV2, 9pm) Two-part challenge where Denise Van Outen, Fearen Cotton, Alexandra Burke, Gabriella Cilmi and Amanda Byram trek up the Peruvian Andes to raise money for breast cancer.
The Million Pound Drop – Live (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 2 of the live gameshow where contestants bet £1 million on a sequence of questions. Hosted by Davina McCall. Continued every weeknight.
Russell & Katy Get Married (Five, 10pm) Documentary on the impending nuptials of Russell Brand and Katy Perry.

Street Market Chefs (Five, 7.30pm) Food series travelling around various British market towns. Hosted by Amanda Lamb.
The Secret Life Of The National Grid (BBC4, 9pm) Three-part series about the creation of the UK's electricity grid.
Getting On (BBC4, 10pm) Series 2 of the dark comedy set in a hospital. Stars Jo Brand.

Poirot (ITV1, 8pm) Return of the Belgian sleuth in another Agatha Christie mystery. Stars David Suchet.
Buried Alive: The Chilean Mine Rescue (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary about the two-month ordeal of gold miners in Chile who became trapped beneath the surface.
Wonderland: Mad Cats & Englishwomen (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about women who rescue stray cats in London.

Monte Carlo Or Bust (ITV1, 9pm) Celebrity duos go on a road trip from London to Monte Carlo. Features Jack Dee, Ade Edmondson, Jodie Kidd, Julian Clary, Penny Smith and Rory McGrath.
Child Genius (Channel 4, 9pm) Third catch-up with the genius children first documented in 2005.
Life After Armageddon (Five, 9pm) Documentary showing what would happen to the planet following a catastrophic worldwide disaster.
Wait Till Your Teacher Gets Home (BBC3, 9pm) Series where delinquent children are sent to live with their school teachers.

The Stephen K. Amos Show (BBC2, 10pm) Standup comedy, sketches and interviews with the comedian.

Apocalypse: The Second World War (Channel 4, 8pm) Six-part series looking at World War II, with archive footage that's been digitally coloured.
The Armstrong & Miller Show (BBC1, 9.45pm) Series 3 of the award-winning sketch show from comic actors Alexander Armstrong & Ben Miller.
Elton John Night (BBC2, 9.45pm) An evening of entertainment dedicated to the world-famous singer-songwriter.
Louis Walsh & Kian Egan's Next Big Thing (ITV2, 11pm) Documentary series where X Factor's Louis Walsh and Westlife's Kian Egan try to create an Irish girl group.

Countryfile Special (BBC1, 6.30pm) Special edition of the rural magazine series focusing on the transition from summer to autumn.
Last Chance To See: Return Of The Rhino (BBC2, 8pm) Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine attempt to transport rhinos from the Czech Republic to Kenya.
James May's Man Lab (BBC2, 9pm) Series where Top Gear's James May tries to teach modern men how to do a variety of manly things, like defuse bombs.
Psychoville: Halloween Special (BBC2, 10pm) Portmanteau special of the dark comedy, with four spooky tales being told. Stars Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Dawn French & Imelda Staunton
Paul McCartney & Wings: Band On The Run (ITV1, 10.15pm) The Beatle is interviewed by Dermot O'Leary.