Monday, 27 June 2011

TV Picks: 27 June – 3 July 2011 (Burn Notice, One Tree Hill, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA, Secrets Of The Pop Song, Sirens, etc.)

Monday, 27 June 2011
Pick of the Week: SIRENS - Channel 4, Monday, 10PM

Every Monday I browse the UK television schedules for the coming week, selecting each day's best new TV shows. Below you'll find the result of that work...

Babies Behind Bars (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary about a 31-year-old imprisoned woman who's pregnant with her eighth child.
Guilty Pleasures (BBC4, 9pm) As part of the "Luxury" season, this series investigates how Greek society managed the wealth of its country. (1/2)
One Tree Hill (E4, 9pm) Season 8 of the teen drama. Starring Sophia Bush, James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Galeotti & Robert Buckley. (1/22)
Sirens (Channel 4, 10pm) Brand new comedy about three paramedics. Starring Rhys Thomas, Kayvan Novak, Richard madden & Amy Beth Hayes. (1/6)

Perfume (BBC4, 9pm) Series going behind-the-scenes of the perfume industry. (1/3)
Burn Notice (5*, 9pm) Season 3 of the US drama. Starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell & Sharon Gless.
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA (Channel 4, 10pm) Season 4 of the show where chef Gordon Ramsay tries to help struggling restaurants.
Imagine (BBC1, 10.35pm) Return of the arts, science and culture series. This episode focuses on clinical neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks. Hosted by Alan Yentob. (1/5)

Afghanistan: The Battle For Helmand (BBC2, 9pm) Programme looking into UK force's five-year war in the region. Presented by Mark Urban.
World's Strictest Parents – Australia (Watch, 10pm) Reality show where unruly teens are sent to live with strict parents, in an effort to change their behaviour.

Dance! The Most Incredible Thing About Contemporary Dance (BBC4, 8pm) Documentary about modern dance. Presented by Charles Hazlewood.
Polar Bear: Inside Nature's Giants Special (Channel 4, 9pm) Science special where experts dissect a dead polar bear.
The Big Bang Theory (E4, 10pm) Season 4 of the US geek-com continues. Starring Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons & Simon Helberg. (13/24)
When I Knew (Sky Atlantic, 10.15pm) Documentary interviewing gay men and women across the US about their sexuality.

The Most Incredible Thing (BBC4, 8pm) Contemporary dance based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, with a score by Pet Shop Boys.

Secrets Of The Pop Song (BBC2, 9.45pm) Insider's guide to writing a modern pop hit. Presented by Guy Chambers, who wrote many of Robbie Williams' hits, including "Angels".