Monday, 29 August 2011

TV Picks: 29 August – 4 September 2011 (Appropriate Adult, Celebrity Juice, Field Of Blood, Jonathan Ross Show, Million Pound Drop Live, Outnumbered, Red Or Black?, Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets, Treme, etc.)

Monday, 29 August 2011
RED OR BLACK? - ITV1, Saturday, 7PM

A Place By The Sea (More4, 5.45pm) Series 4 of the property show. (1/20)
PICK OF THE DAY Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets (Channel 4, 8pm) Countdown of the hundred best gadgets and devices ever made; from the iron and iPod to the Soda Stream and tin opener. Hosted by Stephen Fry.
Soho Blues (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 2 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the police and paramedics of London's West End. (1/6)
Elegance & Decadence: Age Of The Regency (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary series on the British cultural transformation between 1811 and 1820, known as the Regency period. Presented by Lucy Worsley. (1/3)
Dallaglio's World Cup (ITV4, 9pm) Series looking at New Zealand's previous rugby world cup campaigns. Hosted by former-England rugby union star Lawrence Dallaglio.
The Conspiracy Files (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the many conspiracy theories that surround 9/11.
Jamelia: Shame About Single Mums (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on the perception of single mothers in UK society. Presented by RnB singer Jamelia.
Ruth Jones' Summer Holiday (BBC2, 10pm) Chat show with guests Jonathan Ross, Sarah Millican & Stephen Mangan. Hosted by Ruth Jones.
Ladyboys (Sky Living, 10pm) Documentary on Thailand's transgender population.
The Field Of Blood (BBC1, 10.15pm) Drama about a newspaper employee in 1982 who gets the chance to become an investigative reporter when a high-profile murder case comes to her attention. Adapted from the novel by Denise Mina. Starring Jayd Johnson, Jonas Armstrong, Peter Capaldi, David Morrissey & Ford Kiernan. (1/2)

PICK OF THE DAY Inside Nature's Giants (Channel 4, 8pm) Return of the science series dissecting enormous animals. This episode focuses on a camel. (1/4)
Minute To Win It (ITV2, 8pm) Gameshow revolving around 60-second challenges using household items. Hosted by Darren McMullen, with team captains Caroline Flack & Joe Swash. (1/8)
Inside Gatwick (Sky1, 9pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary covering the £800m overhaul of Gatwick Airport. (1/8)
Shameless (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 8 of the working class drama continues. (14/22)
Donor Mum: The Children I've Never Met (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about one of the UK's first anonymous egg donors in 1991.

Location, Location, Location (Channel 4, 8pm) Return of the property show. Presented by Kirstie Allsopp & Phil Spencer. (1/7)
9/11: The Fireman's Story (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary looking at the actions taken by the New York firefighters on September 11, 2001.
PICK OF THE DAY Justin Lee Collins: Living Las Vegas (Channel 5, 10pm) The comedian experiences the world-famous gambling capital.

Watchdog (BBC1, 8pm) Series 28 of the consumer issues show. Presented by Anne Robinson, Matt Allwright & Chris Hollins. (1/8)
9/11: Day That Changed The World (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary about the infamous terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The A To Z Of Crime (ITV3, 9pm) Countdown of TV's best crime thrillers. (1/6)
Jig (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on competitive Irish dancing.
PICK OF THE DAY Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Series 6 of the madcap celebrity panel show. Hosted by Keith Lemon, with team captains Holly Willoughby & Fearne Cotton.

Outnumbered (BBC1, 9pm) Series 4 of the half-improvised family sitcom. Starring Claire Skinner, Hugh Dennis, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche & Ramona Marquez. (1/6)
Wogan On Wodehouse (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on author PG Wodehouse. Presented by Terry Wogan.
The Million Pound Drop Live (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 5 of the gameshow where contestants bet £1m on multiple choice questions. Hosted by Davina McCall. (1/12)
Treme (Sky Atlantic, 10.15pm) Season 2 of the drama about a community rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Starring Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, India Ennenga, Melissa Leo, David Morse, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce & Steve Zahn. (1/11)
PICK OF THE DAY Comedy Showcase (Channel 4, 10.30pm) Return of the comedy pilot season, starting with a sitcom set in the '30s about a group of men who haven't gone to war. Starring Simon Bird, Joe Thomas & Jonny Sweet. (1/6)
Comedy Lab (E4, 11pm) Return of the experimental comedy series, beginning with a sketch show by double-act Anna Crilly & Katy Wix. (1/6)
The Secret World Of Whitehall (BBC2, 11.05pm) Documentary on the Cabinet Office. (1/3)

PICK OF THE DAY Red Or Black? (ITV1, 7pm) Brand new gameshow where contestants guess the 50/50 outcome on various challenges, leading to the chance to win £1m with a spin of a roulette wheel. Hosted by Ant & Dec. Continues Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. (1/7)
The Story Of Film: An Odyssey (More4, 9.15pm) Documentary on the history of cinema. Presented by Mark Cousins. (1/15)
The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV1, 9.45pm) Brand new chatshow, featuring Adele, Lewis Hamilton & Sarah Jessica Parker. Hosted by Jonathan Ross. (1/8)

Nature's Miracle Babies (BBC1, 6.30pm) Wildlife series focusing on species that are close to extinction. (1/3)
Nelson's Navy: Back From The Dead (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary where forensic scientists examine the skeletons of sailors who fought under Admiral Nelson. (1/3)
Inspector George Gently (BBC1, 8.30pm) Return of the period detective drama.
World's Most Dangerous Roads (BBC2, 9pm) Series where celebrities journey on some of the world's most perilous roads. In this episode, Sue Perkins & Charley Boorman drive the notorious ice road of Alaska's Dalton Highway. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Appropriate Adult (ITV1, 9pm) True life drama based on notorious Gloucestershire serial killers Fred and Rosemary West, who were arrested in 1994. Starring Dominic West, Emily Watson, Robert Glenister, Monica Dolan & Anthony Flanagan. (1/2)
My Favourite Joke (BBC1, 10.25pm) Series where comedians recall some of their favourite gags, featuring Billy Connolly, French & Saunders, Joan Rivers, Rhod Gilbert & Jack Dee. (1/6)