Monday, 7 February 2011

TV Picks: 7-13 February 2011 ('BAFTA', 'Bedlam', 'Cougar Town', 'Madagascar: Island Of Marvels', 'Mad Dogs', 'Outcasts', 'Under Pressure', 'Weeds', etc.)

Monday, 7 February 2011

One Man & His Campervan (BBC2, 6.30pm) Series where Martin Dorey travels around the UK in his 1970s campervan, meeting various people and taking in the sights.
The Beauty Of Books (BBC4, 8.30pm) Series aiming to promote the brilliance of books, using interviews, illustrations and anecdotes.
Outcasts (BBC1, 9pm) Sci-fi drama about a community living on an alien world. Stars Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Daniel Mays, Amy Mason & Jamie Bamber. Continues on Tuesday, then every Monday.
Royal Navy: Caribbean Patrol (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary series following HMS Manchester on a seven-month tour to thwart Caribbean smugglers.
Young, Jobless & Living At Home (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on young people who struggle to get work and leave home after secondary school. Presented by Radio 1 DJ Greg James.
The Birth Of The British Novel (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary looking at the pioneering 18th-century novels from Britain. Presented by author Henry Hitchings.
Bedlam (Sky Living, 10pm) Six-part supernatural drama. Stars Theo James, Hugo Speer, Will Young, Ashley Madekwe & Charlotte Salt.
Weeds (Sky Atlantic, 10.15pm) Season 4 of the US drama.

Lion Country (ITV1, 8pm) Series 2 of the wildlife show where conservationist David Youldon tries to protect African lions.
The Inside Story (Five, 8pm) Documentary on the unsung workers that keep the country's airports operational.
Cougar Town (Sky Living, 8pm) Season 2 of the US drama. Stars Courteney Cox & Bijou Phillips.
The Chinese Are Coming (BBC2, 9pm) Two-part documentary speculating on what the global impact of China overtaking America as the #1 global superpower would be.
Bridal Plasty (Sky Living, 10pm) Series where 12 brides-to-be compete for the chance to win cosmetic surgery and their dream wedding.
Come Fly On The Wall (BBC1, 10.35pm) Behind-the-scenes documentary on the airport mockumentary from Matt Lucas & David Walliams.
Bob's Burgers (E4, 10.35pm) US animated comedy.
The Big C (Channel 4, 11.05pm) Season 1 of the US drama about a suburban wife who learns she has cancer. Starring Laura Linney. Repeat of last Thursday's premiere on More4.

Madagascar: Island Of Marvels (BBC2, 8pm) Wildlife documentary on the African island. Hosted by Sir David Attenborough.
Forgotten Heroes (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary on military veterans who find it difficult to get work and housing once their careers are over.
I Was There... When The Beatles Played The Cavern Club (ITV1, 10.35pm) Documentary on the famous Liverpool band, marking the 50th anniversary of their legendary performance at the city's Cavern Club.

The Hairy Bikers: Mum Knows Best (BBC2, 8pm) Series 2 of the culinary series focusing on home cooking.
Mad Dogs (Sky1, 9pm) Four-part drama about four male friends suffering through a nightmare holiday. Stars John Simm, Philip Glenister, Marc Warren & Max Beesley.
Fig Leaf: The Biggest Cover-up In History (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the iconic fig leaf, which has protected male nudity for over 2,000 years.
Under Pressure (ITV2, 9pm) New series where celebrities get the chance to realize an ambition. This premiere focuses on presenter Konnie Huq, who always wanted to be a rapper.
Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Return of the comedy panel show. Hosted by Keith Lemon (comedian Leigh Francis), with regulars Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton & Rufus Hound. Guests include Jedward & David Hasselhoff.
30 Rock (Comedy Central, 10.30pm) Season 5 of the US comedy. Stars Tina Fey & Alex Baldwin.

Father Ray Comes Out (Channel 4, 7.30pm) Documentary about an Anglican vicar telling his congregation he's gay.

Ant & Dec's Push The Button (ITV1, 6.20pm) Return of the gameshow.
Nefertiti & The Lost Dynasty (More4, 10pm) Documentary about a team of archaelogists using modern technology to examine the remains of the famous Egyptian queen.
Getting On (BBC4, 11.25pm) Hospital-set comedy-drama. Stars Jo Brand.

British Film & Television Awards 2011 (BBC1, 9pm) Annual movie awards ceremony. Hosted by Jonathan Ross.
Toughest Place To Be A Paramedic (BBC2, 9pm) Three-part documentary where British workers ply their trade in demanding locations around the world.