Monday, 28 March 2011

TV Picks: 28 March – 3 April 2011 ('32 Brinkburn Street', 'Bored To Death', 'The Cube', 'Lewis', 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience', 'Louis Theroux', 'The Runaway', 'Spiral', etc.)

Monday, 28 March 2011
'Bored To Death' - Monday, Sky Atlantic @ 10.15PM

32 Brinkburn Street (BBC1, 2.15pm) New series following two groups of characters; from 1931 and 2011. Stars Raffey Cassidy, Rebecca Callard, Maggie Steed, Jack Deam & Joe Dixon. Continues daily until Friday. (1/5)
Fern (Channel 4, 5pm) Brand new weekday chat show hosted by Fern Britten. (1/20)
Chilean Miners: What Happened Next? (BBC2, 7pm) Documentary about three of the miners rescued from the Chilean mine disaster, who now deal with global fame and recurring nightmares.
The Dales (ITV1, 8pm) Series where Adrian Edmondson travels around the Yorkshire Dales, visiting picturesque areas and meeting the local people. (1/12)
Neil Morrissey: Care Home Kid (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary where actor Neil Morrissey reminisces on his childhood, where he was parted from his older brother at the age of ten after they were caught stealing. (1/2)
Thailand: Toursim & The Truth – Stacey Dooley Investigates (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on the Thai island of Phuket, which on the surface looks glamorous but hides a dark side of sex-trafficking and sweatshops.
Bored To Death (Sky Atlantic, 10.15pm) US comedy-drama about an underachieving writer who decides to become a private eye. Stars Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis & Olivia Thirlby. (1/8)
Bizarre ER (BBC3, 10.30pm) Series about strange medical treatments and unusual emergencies, such as a man who survived being attacked by 2,000 bees. (1/10)
The Brain: A Secret History (BBC2, 11.20pm) Science series where Michael Mosley investigates the human brain. (1/3)

Supersize vs Superskinny (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 4 of the programme about people struggling with various eating disorders. (1/8)
Sex & The Sitcom (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about sex in sitcoms and the British love of sexual innuendo. Featuring Leslie Phillips, David Nobbs, Wendy Craig, Simon Nye & Jonathan Harvey.
See You In Court (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about the emotional and financial toll of libel actions, including an insight into cases involving celebrities. (1/6)

Vacation, Vacation, Vacation (Channel 4, 8pm) Holiday tips from Kirstie Allsopp & Phil Spencer. (1/7)
Superscrimpers: Waste Not Want Not (Channel 4, 8.30pm) Financial advice series hosted by Mrs Moneypenny & Merryn Somerset Webb. (1/6)
Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter (ITV2, 9pm) Fly-on-the-wall series following the former-singer and reality TV star's life.
Kidult - Cuban Punch-Up: The Boys Who Fought For Castro (BBC4, 10pm) Documentary on three boys who underwent eight months of training for Cuba's National Boxing Championship for the under-21s.

Three In A Bed (Channel 4, 8pm) Series where guest houses compete for the title of best B&B. (1/7)
Martina Cole's The Runaway (Sky1, 9pm) Drama about a young boy and his sweetheart who are separated and both wander down unsavoury paths. Stars Joanna Vanderham, Jack O'Connell, Kierston Warein, Mark Womack, Alan Cumming & Keith Allen. (1/6)
Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the show where the Welsh comedian learns a new trade, beginning with farming. (1/4)

Fifth Gear (Channel 5, 7.30pm) Series 19 of the motoring magazine series. Hosted by Tiff Needell, Jason Plato & Vicki Butler-Henderson. (1/20)
A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away (Channel 4, 8pm) Return of the holiday property show. (1/10)

Live Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Mother's Day Special (ITV1, 8.25pm) Special episode of the quiz show featuring David Walliams, Patsy Palmer, Ollys Murs and their respective mothers. Airing live. Hosted by Chris Tarrant.
Spiral (BBC4, 9pm) Series 3 of the French crime drama. (1/12)

The Cube (ITV1, 7pm) Series 3 of the physical challenge game show. Hosted by Philip Schofield. (1/9)
Lewis (ITV1, 8pm) Series 5 of the detective drama. Stars Kevin Whately & Laurence Fox. (1/4)
Police Academy UK (BBC3, 9pm) Series where African police officers arrive in Britain to see how law enforcement works in the UK.
Louis Theroux & America's Most Hated Family In Crisis (BBC2, 9pm) Follow-up documentary, with Louis revisiting the Phelps family he met in 2007; a clan who have become controversial for their anti-gay picketing across the US.
Autism: The Musical (Sky Atlantic, 11.10pm) Emmy-winning documentary about the techniques to help autistic children express themselves.