Monday, 12 September 2011

TV Picks: 12-18 September 2011 (71 Degrees North, Body Farm, Billy Connolly's Route 66, Curb Your Enthusiasm, DCI Banks, Doc Martin, Downton Abbey, Planet Dinosaur, Spooks, True Blood, etc.)

Monday, 12 September 2011

PICK OF THE DAY Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 2.15pm) Series 6 of the celebrity edition of the culinary gameshow, featuring Linda Lusardi, Nick Pickard, Tony Hutchinson, Michelle Mone & Darren Campbell. (1/30)
Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 5.15pm) Series 3 of the Antiques Roadshow spin-off, where two experts search the country for bargains. Presented by Anita Manning & Mark Stacey. (1/30)
Little England (ITV1, 8pm) Series about ex-pats who have moved to France.
The Queen's Palaces (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary on Queen Elizabeth II's three official residences.
Doc Martin (ITV1, 9pm) Series 5 of the comedy-drama about a temperamental doctor living in Cornwall. Starring Martin Clunes.
Embarrassing Bodies (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 5 of the health series. (1/5)
Britain's Youngest Undertaker (BBC3, 9pm) Series to find the country's youngest undertaker.
Rude Tube (Channel 4, 10pm) Return of the show looking at wild and crazy internet clips and vital videos. Hosted by Alex Zane. (1/8)

Missing Millions (ITV1, 8pm) Series trying to find people entitled to £15bn that lies unclaimed in the UK's bank vaults. Presented by Paul Heiney & Melanie Sykes (1/4)
Showboaters (Sky1, 8pm) Brand new reality show where 10 amateur performers compete to become the headline act of a luxury cruise liner. (1/10)
The Body Farm (BBC1, 9pm) Crime drama spin-off to Waking The Dead, emphasizing forensic pathology. Starring Tara Fitzgerald. (1/6)
71 Degrees North (ITV1, 9pm) Series 2 of the celebrity endurance challenge, where 10 famous people try to survive in Norway. Featuring Brooke Kinsella, Martin Kemp, Nicky Clarke & John Thomson.
The Hairy Bikers' Meals On Wheels (BBC2, 9pm) Series looking at the famous food delivery service and its downtrodden image. (1/4)
The Bomb Squad (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary series on the bomb disposal experts working in Afghanistan.
PICK OF THE DAY True Blood (Channel 4, 11.05pm) Season 3 of the US supernatural drama. Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Deborah Ann Woll & Ryan Kwanten. Terrestrial premiere. (1/12)

Waterloo Road (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 8 of the school drama. (1/20)
Highland Emergency (Channel 5, 7.30pm) Series 3 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary with the rescue teams of the RAF, Navy and Coastguard in the Scottish Highlands. (1/15)
PICK OF THE DAY Planet Dinosaur (BBC1, 8.30pm) Speculative wildlife documentary using state-of-the-art CGI to recreate the time of the dinosaurs. (1/6)
Grand Designs (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 11 of the programme showing the progress of expensive, lavish architectural undertakings. (1/7)
Dinosaurs, Myths & Monsters (BBC4, 9pm) Paleontology series about how our ancestors interpreted the giant bones of long-dead beasts. Presented by Tom Holland.
Best Of British (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on Paralympians training for the London Olympics 2012. (1/4)

If Walls Could Talk (BBC2, 7pm) Documentary on the evolution of the British home over 800 years. Presented by Lucy Worsley, chief curator of the Historic Royal Palaces. (1/4)
The World Sheep Dog Trials (More4, 7pm) Coverage of the four-day event in Cumbria, where 25 nations compete to be crowned the world's greatest sheep dog handler. (1/4)
Billy Connolly's Route 66 (ITV1, 9pm) Comedy travelogue where the Scottish comedian drives down America's famous Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. (1/4)
Young Soldiers (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about a group of young soldiers sent to Afghanistan. (1/4)
Timeshift: The Picture Postcard of Nigel Walmsley (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the history of the postcard.
Show & Tell (E4, 10.35pm) Brand new comedy gameshow where hot new comedians have to perform short routines about an object they've brought in. Hosted by Chris Addison

Love Your Garden (ITV1, 8pm) Gardening series.
Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30pm) Accompanying series to the daytime culinary show. (1/12)
PICK OF THE DAY DCI Banks (ITV1, 9pm) Crime drama series. Starring Stephen Tompkinson. (1/6)
The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? (BBC4, 9.30pm) Documentary on the world-famous rock band.

Nothing, so go outside.

Antiques Roadshow (BBC1, 8pm) Series 34 of the antiques valuation series. Presented by Fiona Bruce. (1/28)
A South American Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary on the South American continent's social and economic changes. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Downton Abbey (ITV1, 9pm) Series 2 of the period drama. Starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt & Siobhan Finneran. (1/8)
Spooks (BBC1, 9pm) Tenth and final series of the espionage thriller. Starring Peter Firth, Nicola Walker, Max Brown, Lara Pulver & Geoffrey Streatfeild. (1/6)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (More4, 11.05pm) Series 8 of the half-improvised US comedy. Starring Larry David, Cheryl Hines & Jeff Garlin. (1/10)