Monday, 20 June 2011

TV Picks: 20-26 June 2011 (Glastonbury 2011, James May's Things You Need To Know, Mildred Pierce, Shameless USA, Three Men Go To Venice, Top Gear, etc.)

Monday, 20 June 2011
Pick of the Week: SHAMELESS (USA) - More4, Thursday, 10PM

Made In Britain (BBC2, 9pm) Series looking at the decline of UK production. Presented by Evan Davis. (1/3)
Four Of A Kind (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary about a husband and wife who have conceived the UK's only twin set of quadruplets.
James May's Things You Need To Know (BBC2, 10pm) Historical series featuring unusual, little-known stories. Hosted by James May. (1/3)
Treasures Of Heaven (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about relics that have been a key part of converting non-believers to Catholicism for hundreds of years.
The Hotel (More4, 9pm) Documentary about a three-star hotel in the Lake District. (1/8)
Vatican: The Hidden World (BBC4, 10pm) Documentary where a camera crew enter the private world of the Vatican, seat of The Pope.

Submarine School (Channel 5, 8pm) Documentary following five submarines throughout their training. (1/4)
Three Men Go To Venice (BBC2, 9pm) Series where Rory McGrath, Griff Rhys Jones & Dara O'Briain set off on another adventure, this time travelling up the Dalmation coast to Venice. (1/2)
Absurd: Breaking The Silence (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about the sexual abuses suffered by pupils of two Catholic prep schools in England and Tanzania.

The Wonder Of Weeds (BBC4, 9pm) Series reassessing the reputations of some of Britain's disliked plantlife.
The Kids Are Alright (ITV1, 10.35pm) Documentary telling the stories of six inspiration youngsters.

History Cold Case (BBC2, 9pm) Series 2 of the show where scientists use technology to explore Britain's past. (1/4)
Shameless USA (More4, 10pm) US remake of the drama about a close-knit working class family. Starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky, Joan Cusack & Justin Chatwin. (1/12)

Medium (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 7 of the US supernatural drama. Starring Patricia Arquette.
Glastonbury 2011 (BBC2, 9.45pm) Coverage of the annual musical festival, including a performance from U2. Hosted by Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Zane Lowe & Mark Radcliffe. Continues on BBC4 at 10.30pm.

The National Lottery: In It To Win It (BBC1, 8.10pm) Return of the lottery tie-in gameshow. Hosted by Dale Winton.
Mildred Pierce (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Miniseries set in the 1940s about a mother who separated from her unfaithful husband to raise her family singlehanded. Starring Kate Winslet, Brian F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo, Guy Pierce, James LeGros, Mare Winningham, Morgan Turner & Quinn McColgan. (1/5)

The Many Faces Of Michael Caine (BBC2, 7pm) The actor reminisces about his 50-year long career in movies.
The TV Book Club (More4, 7.30pm) Series 4 of the literary review show. Guests are Jo Brand, Dave Spikey, Laila Rouass, Ade Edmondson, Meera Syal & Rory McGrath.
Top Gear (BBC2, 8pm) Series 17 of the motoring magazine show. Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May. (1/6)