Monday, 18 July 2011

TV Picks: 18-24 July 2011 (The Cape, The Hour, Richard Hammond's Journey To The Centre Of The Planet, The Rob Brydon Show, Show Me The Funny, Sons Of Anarchy, etc.)

Monday, 18 July 2011

PICK OF THE DAY Show Me The Funny (ITV1, 9pm) Brand new stand-up comedy competition where 10 contestants compete to win £100,000 and a nationwide tour. Hosted by Jason Manford. Judges are Alan Davies, Kate Copstick and guest Jimmy Tarbuck. (1/7)
The Celebrity Apprentice USA (BBC1, 11.35pm) Series 7 of the US reality business gameshow; a celebrity version featuring Lennox Lewis, Piers Morgan, Gene Simmons & Stephen Baldwin. Continues Wednesday. (1/13)

Wildlife Patrol (ITV1, 7.30pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary series into the daily activities of Wildlife Crime officers. (1/6)
The Sex Education Show (Channel 4, 8pm) Return of the series looking into sex. (1/6)
Richard Hammond's Journey To The Centre Of The Planet (BBC1, 9pm) Science documentary using special-effects to explore the depths of the Earth. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY The Hour (BBC2, 9pm) Brand new drama set in a 1950's newsroom during the Suez Crisis. Written by Abi Morgan. Starring Dominic West, Ben Whishaw & Ramola Garai. (1/6)
Kellie: The Girl Who Played With Fire (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about a 22-year-old woman who suffered facial burns as a 2-year-old.
Body Of Proof (Alibi, 9pm) Season 1 of the US crime drama. Starring Dana Delaney, Jeri Ryan & Nicholas Bishop. (1/9)
Britain Through A Lens: The Documentary Film Mob (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about political activist John Grierson, who was tasked in 1929 with making a feature about the herring industry.
Twenty Twelve (BBC2, 10pm) Terrestrial premiere of the BBC4 mockumentary about the London Olympics preparations. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Amelia Bullmore, Olivia Colman, Jessica Hynes, Karl Theobald & Nicholas Gleaves. (1/6) [episode 1 review]
iTunes Festival Highlights 2011 (ITV1, 11.20pm) Highlights of this year's iTunes music festival. Featuring Adele & the Arctic Monkeys. (1/8)

The Corrie Years (ITV1, 7.30pm) Documentary on Coronation Street's most famous and dramatic storylines from across its 50 year history.
Sherlock (BBC1, 8.30pm) Repeat showing of the modern-day Sherlock Holmes series from Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman & Una Stubbs. (1/3) [reviews]
Bristol On Film (BBC4, 8.30pm) Documentary about the port city's industrial heritage.
Botham: The Legend Of '81 (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the legendary English cricketer Ian Botham.
Regional TV: Life Through A Local Lens (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about the rise of regional broadcasting in the UK during the '50s and '60s. Featuring Michael Parkinson, Angela Rippon & Martin Bell.
Jamie: Drag Queen At 16 (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about teenager Jamie Campbell, who always wanted to be a drag queen.
PICK OF THE DAY Sons Of Anarchy (5USA, 10pm) Season 3 of the US drama about a motorcycle gang. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal & Ron Perlman. (1/13)
Franklin & Bash (E4, 10pm) Season 1 of the US law drama. Starring Mark-Paul Grosselaar, Breckin Meyer & Malcolm McDowell. (1/10)

PICK OF THE DAY The Cape (Syfy, 8pm) Season 1 of the US superhero drama. Starring David Lyons, Summer Glau, Keith David, David Frain & Jennifer Ferrin. (1/10) [pilot review]
Alex: A Life Fast Forward (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about 21-year-old Alex Lewis, who was diagnosed with bone cancer before his 18th birthday and that it's likely to prove fatal very soon.
The Big Gypsy Eviction (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about the dispute between travellers and the local council over their presence on Dale Farm.

PICK OF THE DAY The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy chat show. Presented by Rob Brydon. Guests are Matt Lucas, The Scripts & Nina Conti. (1/7)
My Favourite Joke (BBC1, 11.05pm) Series where some of the UK's top comedians reveal their favourite joke. Featuring French & Saunders, Les Dawson, Jack Dee, Jo Brand, Rhod Gilbert, and many more. (1/6)

PICK OF THE DAY The Space Shuttle's Last Flight (Channel 4, 7.30pm) Documentary on the history of NASA's space shuttle programme, which is now coming to an end after 135 missions.

Holiday Hijack (Channel 4, 8pm) British holidaymakers are shown the darker side of vacations, with a look at how some resorts impact the local environment. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Sugartown (BBC1, 10.25pm) Comedy-drama set in a northern seaside town. Starring Tom Ellis, Philip Jackson, Shaun Dooley, Sue Johnston, Miranda Raison, Sally Dexter, Georgia King & Paul J. Medford. (1/3)