Monday, 8 August 2011

TV Picks: 8-14 August 2011 (The Borgias, Horizon, Ocean Giants, Shooting Stars, Who Do You Think You Are?, etc.)

Monday, 8 August 2011
THE BORGIAS - Sky Atlantic, Saturday, 9PM

Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel (ITV1, 12pm) Brand new chat and cooking magazine show. Hosted by Mel Sykes & Gino D'Acampo. Their first guest is Martin Kemp. (1/19)
Ultimate Police Interceptors (Channel 5, 8pm) Fly-on-the-wall series following police pursuit teams in Sheffield and Essex. Highlights of series 1. (1/3)
Horizon (BBC2, 9pm) Return of the long-running science series. This first edition looks at personal perception. (1/6)
Hugh's Big Fish Fight: The Battle Continues (Channel 4, 9pm) Follow-up series returning to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's campaign to stop fishing trawlers discarding unwanted catches.
Cherry's Parenting Dilemmas (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about various challenges for parents.
PICK OF THE DAY Shooting Stars (BBC2, 10pm) Series 8 of the surreal celebrity gameshow. Hosted by Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer, with team captains Jack Dee & Ulrika Jonsson. Guests tonight are James Martin & Ross Noble. (1/6)
Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The '90s (Channel 4, 10pm) The comedian reflects on comedy in the '90s, featuring interviews with Joanna Lumley, Dawn French, Reece Shearsmith, John Thomson, Ardal O'Hanlon, Adam & Joe, Rebecca Front, Arabella Weir, Partrick Marber, Adrian Edmondson & David Baddiel.

Babes In Hollywood (More4, 10pm) Documentary about mothers who push their kids into showbiz.
PICK OF THE DAY The Real Sleeping Beauty (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about a girl with Kleine-Levin syndrome, which means she falls asleep for days at a time every month or so.

National Treasures Live (BBC1, 7.30pm) Brand new series looking at UK history around the country. Presented by Dan Snow & Sian Williams.
Village SOS (BBC1, 8pm) Series charting events of a village trying to get their derelict mill renovated with Lottery money. Presented by Sarah Beeny. (1/6)
Timothy Spall: Back At Sea (BBC4, 8.30pm) The actor goes on a seafaring adventure in the Irish Sea with his wife. (1/4)
Amy Winehouse Tribute (BBC3, 9pm) Special celebrating the life of singer Amy Winehouse.
PICK OF THE DAY Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1, 9pm) Series 9 of the genealogy show, helping celebrities trace their ancestors. This episode focuses on EastEnders actress June Brown. (1/10)

PICK OF THE DAY Monty Hall's Great Irish Escape (BBC2, 8pm) Monty Hall goes to live on an island near the village of Roundstone, where he tries to feed himself using only sea food and vegetables from his garden. (1/6)
Croc Man (Channel 5, 8pm) Series following Shaun Foggett, who wants to open the UK's first crocodile zoo. (1/4)
Carrot Or Stick? A Horizon Guide To Raising Children (BBC4, 8pm) Documentary about how science has changed how we raise children. Presented by child psychologist Laverne Antrobus.
Me, My, Sex & I (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about hermaphrodites.

PICK OF THE DAY Chilean Miners: 17 Days Buried Alive (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the disaster that captured the minds of the world.
Beyonce At Glastonbury 2011 (BBC4, 9.40pm) Highlights of Beyonce's performance on the final night of this summer's Glastonbury festival.
How Hip Hop Changed The World (Channel 4, 10.25pm) Documentary on the rise of hip hop in popular culture. Part of a four-night season on street dance, urban sports, street art and hip hop.

PICK OF THE DAY The Borgias (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 1 of the US drama about the notorious Borgia family of 15th-century Italy. Starring Jeremy Irons, Joanne Whalley, Sean Harris, Holliday Grainger, Francois Arnaud, David Oakes & Derek Jacobi. (1/9)
Match Of The Day (BBC1, 10.15pm) Return of the football highlights show.

Britain's Hidden Heritage (BBC1, 7pm) Series looking at forgotten and hidden places of historical significance in the UK. Presented by Paul Martin. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Ocean Giants (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary on the ocean's largest mammals. Narrated by Stephen Fry. (1/3)
Young, Dumb & Living Off Mum (BBC3, 9pm) Series 3 of the show where a group of spoiled kids go to work at one of London's busiest hostels. (1/6)