Monday, 15 August 2011

TV Picks: 15-21 August 2011 (The Bachelor, Celebrity Big Brother, Epic Win, Seven Dwarves, Strike Back: Project Dawn, Wilfred, X Factor, etc.)

Monday, 15 August 2011
THE X FACTOR - ITV1, Saturday, 8PM

PICK OF THE DAY Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 5 of the science show. (1/8)
Safebreakers (Sky1, 9pm) Gameshow where two teams compete to open a safe containing £5,000 by building a vehicle using limited materials. (1/8)
Only Connect (BBC4, 8.30) Series 5 of the tough mental gameshow. Hosted by Victoria Coren. (1/20)
The August Riots - Panorama (BBC1, 8.30pm) Documentary on last week's widespread rioting across London, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Gloucester & Bristol.

Seven Dwarves (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series going behind-the-scenes of a panto starring seven dwarf actors. (1/7)
PICK OF THE DAY Wilfred (BBC3, 10.30pm) Season 1 of the US comedy about a neurotic young man who thinks his next-door neighbour's dog is an Australian man wearing a cheap dog costume. Starring Elijah Wood, Jason Gann & Fiona Gubelmann. Double-bill. (1 & 2/13) [pilot review]

Natural World: Heligan – Secrets Of The Lost Gardens (BBC2, 8pm) Wildlife documentary looking at animals living in the Cornish tourist attraction of Heligan. Presented by Philippa Forrester.
PICK OF THE DAY Pendle Witch Child (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the famous case from 1612 where a 9-year-old's testimony led to the execution of her family and neighbours for performing witchcraft.

Country House Rescue (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 4 of the show where Ruth Watson advises owners of stately homes about how best to raise revenue. (1/4)
PICK OF THE DAY Celebrity Big Brother 2011: Live Launch (Channel 5, 9pm) Return of the long-running reality show, transferred to Channel 5 after being axed by Channel 4 last summer. The series begins with a three-week celebrity edition. Hosted by Brian Dowling. Narrated by Marcus Bentley.
The Story Of British Pathe (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the iconic British newsreel company.
Comedy Kings: Best Of Just For Laughs (Channel 5, 11.30pm) Standup comedy from Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival. (1/8)

Fake Britain (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series about fakes. Presented by Dominic Littlewood.
The Gadget Show (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 16 of the consumer gadget show. Hosted by Suzi Perry, Ortis Deley, Polyanna Woodward, John Bentley & Jason Bradbury. (1/21)
India On Four Wheels (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on India's booming car industry. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY The Bachelor (Channel 5, 10pm) UK version of the US reality show, where rugby star Gavin Henson tries to find love in a speed-dating contest with a group of attractive women. (1/10)
Three @ The Fringe (BBC3, 10.30pm) Live highlights of this year's Edinburgh Festival. Presented by Lee Nelson, Russell Kane & Charlie Baker.

Epic Win (BBC1, 5.30pm) Comedy gameshow where people put their unusual skills to the test, trying to win £3,000, infront of a panel of judges. Hosted by Alexander Armstrong. (1/6)
All Star Family Fortunes (ITV1, 7pm) Series 6 of the celebrity gameshow. Contestants are Coronation Street actors Simon Gregson and Sam Aston, with their respective families. (1/11)
PICK OF THE DAY The X Factor (ITV1, 8pm) Series 8 of the singing contest. New judges are Take That's Gary Barlow, ex-Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland and N-Dubz's Tulisa Contostavlos, joined by the returning Louis Walsh. Presented by Dermot O'Leary.
Great Migrations (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary on bird migrations. (1/4)
The National Lottery: Secret Fortune (BBC1, 8.05pm) Quiz show with a £100,000 jackpot. Hosted by Nick Knowles (1/8)
The Xtra Factor (ITV2, 9.15pm) Series 8 of the sister show to X Factor, going behind-the-scenes of the contest. Hosted by Caroline Flack & former-contestant Olly Murs.

PICK OF THE DAY Strike Back: Project Dawn (Sky1, 9pm) Series 2 of the action-drama. Starring Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton & Richard Armitage. (1/10)