Monday, 26 September 2011

TV Picks: 26 September – 2 October 2011 (Merlin, Fringe, Ringer, Secret Circle, Shirley, Strictly Come Dancing, etc.)

Monday, 26 September 2011
FRINGE - Sky1, Wednesday, 9PM

Home Cooking Made Easy (BBC2, 8.30pm) Culinary series. Presented by Lorraine Pascale. (1/4)
Jono: Finding My Family On Facebook (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about people trace their families using Facebook.
PICK OF THE DAY Dancing With The Stars (Watch, 9pm) Season 13 of the US version of the celebrity dancing competition. Celebrities include David Arquette & Ricki Lake.

PICK OF THE DAY Gok's Clothes Roadshow (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 3 of the fashion makeover show. Hosted by stylist Gok Wan. (1/5)
Superior Interiors (Channel 5, 8pm) Makeover series transforming the inside of people's homes. Presented by Kelly Hoppen. (1/5)
Britain & Ireland From The Sky (Sky Atlantic, 8.30pm) Aerial tour of the British Isles and Ireland. (1/8)
Hedge Wars (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary on people and their differing opinions of hedges.

Ultimate Emergency Bikers (Channel 5, 8pm) Highlights of the documentary series about paramedic bikers and police bike squads. (1/4)
The Secret Circle (Sky Living, 8pm) Season 1 of the US drama about a young witch. [pilot review]
PICK OF THE DAY Fringe (Sky1, 10pm) Season 4 of the US sci-fi drama. Starring Anna Torv, John Noble, Seth Gabel, Joshua Jackson & Lance Reddick. (1/22) [premiere review]

The Marvelous Mrs Beeton With Sophie Dahl (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary on Mrs Beeton, creator of the famous Mrs Beeton's Book Of Household Management. Presented by Sophie Dahl.
PICK OF THE DAY Ringer (Sky Living, 8pm) Season 1 of the US drama about a woman who assumes the identity of her affluent twin sister. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nestor Carbonell & Ioan Gruffud.  [pilot review]
Shirley (BBC2, 9pm) Biopic of iconic Welsh singer Shirley Bassey.
Timeshift: Dear Censor (BBC4, 10pm) Documentary on film censorship in the UK, including looks at Rambo III and Women In Love.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Sky Atlantic, 8pm) Culinary series looking at dishes from around the world.
PICK OF THE DAY Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 9pm) Series 9 of the dance competition. Celebrity participants are Alex Jones, Anita Dobson, Holly Valance, Dan Lobb, Robbie Savage, Lulu, Russell Grant, Audley Harrison, and others. Continues Saturday. (1/14)
Singer-Songwriters At The BBC (BBC4, 9.15pm) Series 2 of archival musical performance footage, from the '60s and '70s. Featuring Leonard Cohen and Julie Felix, Sandy Denny, John Martyn, Don McLean, Tim Buckley, Stealers Wheel, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rab Noakes, Loudon Wainwright III, Clifford T Ward & Cat Stevens.
Songwriters' Circle (BBC4, 10.15pm) Various musicians discuss the craft of writing songs.

PICK OF THE DAY Merlin (BBC1, 7.50pm) Series 4 of the fantasy drama. Starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Anthony Head, Richard Wilson, Emilia Fox, Nathaniel Parker, Santiago Cabrera, John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby & Gemma Jones. (1/13)