Monday, 22 August 2011

TV Picks: 22-28 August 2011 (Doctor Who, Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, Mount Pleasant, Page Eight, Total Wipeout, Undercover Boss USA, etc.)

Monday, 22 August 2011
DOCTOR WHO - BBC1, Saturday, 7.10PM

The Pet Detectives (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary about three agencies that reunited pets with their owners.
PICK OF THE DAY Jamie Cooks Summer (Channel 4, 9pm) Chef Jamie Oliver hosts this special about eating outdoors.
Cherry's Body Dilemma (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about women's self-image.

The Great Train Robber's Secret Tapes: Revealed (Channel 5, 8pm) Documentary about the Great Train Robbery.
PICK OF THE DAY Harry's Arctic Heroes (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary following four disabled soldiers trekking to the North Pole. (1/2)
Random (Channel 4, 10pm) Drama spending a day in the life of a family. Starring Nadine Marshall, Daniel Kaluuya, Jay Byrd & Louis Mahoney.
I'm Pregnant With Their Baby (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary on surrogacy.

Too Much, Too Young: Children Of The Middle Ages (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the role of kids in medieval times. Presented by historian Stephen Baxter.
PICK OF THE DAY Mount Pleasant (Sky1, 9pm) Comedy-drama set in a Manchester cul-de-sac. Starring Sally Lindsay, Daniel Ryan, Pauline Collins, Bobby Ball, Sian Reeves, Liza Tarbuck & Angela Griffin. (1/8)
Seven Wonders Of The Buddhist World (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking at the 2,500-year-old history of Buddhism and its architecture.
Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about the famous affair between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII.
The Beat Goes On (Channel 5, 11pm) Gameshow where two teams compete in a singing and dancing contest. Hosted by Dave Berry. (1/6)

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 (BBC3, 9pm) Coverage of BBC3's own comedy show, recorded live at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
Undercover Boss USA (Channel 4, 10pm) Season 2 of the reality show where corporate bosses go undercover amongst their workforce.
PICK OF THE DAY Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC3, 10.30pm) Series 2 of the character sketch comedy starring Simon Brodkin as south-London cheeky chappy Lee Nelson. (1/7)

Fraud Squad (ITV1, 9pm) Investigation into one of the UK’s biggest share frauds, perpetrated by a Nigerian called George Abrue, who stole £20 million from British marks. Narrated by Richard Armitage. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY Sean Lock: Lockipedia Live (Channel 4, 10.25pm) Stand-up comedy recorded live.

Total Wipeout (BBC1, 6.10pm) Return of the physical gameshow, starting with a two-part celebrity special featuring Brian Dowling, Dalton Grant, Nicola McLean, Simon Day. Hosted by Richard Hammond & Amanda Byram.
PICK OF THE DAY Doctor Who (BBC1, 7.10pm) Series 6 of the sci-fi adventure resumes. Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston & Arthur Darvill. (8/13)
Hans Litten v Adolf Hitler: To Stop A Tyrant (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary about a Jewish lawyer who cross-examined Hitler during a 1931 trial.
A Night with Will Young (ITV1, 9.15pm) Entertainment special with the ex-Pop Idol winner, singer Will Young. Hosted by Kate Thornton.

David Jason's Greatest Escapes (ITV1, 8pm) The actor investigates various famous escapes, starting with Colditz Castle in Germany.
PICK OF THE DAY Page Eight (BBC2, 9pm) Drama about a former-MI5 agent whose boss and best friend dies, leaving behind incriminating agency evidence. Starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon, Ewan Bremner, Tom Hughes & Judy Davis.