Monday, 10 October 2011

TV Picks: 10-16 October 2011 (Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt for Tony Blair, Deal Or No Deal: Live, Spy, Terry Gilliam's Faust, Top Gear USA, The Vampire Diaries, etc.)

Monday, 10 October 2011
SPY - Sky1, Friday, 8.30PM

Phil Spencer: Secret Agent (Channel 4, 10.55am) Brand new property series. (1/20)
Deal Or No Deal: Live (Channel 4, 4pm) The daytime gameshow begins a week of live editions, where players only know they're on the show when host Noel Edmonds arrives on their doostep.
Celebrity Coach Trip (Channel 4, 5pm) Two-week celebrity special of the travelling gameshow. Featuring Brian Belo, Spencer Smith, Gary Cockerill, Phil Turner, Lizzie Cundy, Emma B, Michael Barrymore, Maurice Leonard, Alex Best & Lembit Opik. (1/10)
PICK OF THE DAY Celebrity Come Dine With Me (Channel 4, 5.30pm) Celebrity edition of the culinary gameshow. Featuring Pete Burns, Chantelle Houghton, Cleo Rocos & Andrew Stone. (1/5)
Twincredibles (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the phenomenon of twins, where one is born white and the other black.
Sam & Evan: From Girls To Men (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about a homosexual couple who were both born female.
Ceramics: A Fragile History (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary series on decorative arts, beginning with a look at the history of domestic pottery in the UK. (1/3)
Signed by Katie Price (Sky Living, 9pm) Brand new reality show where Katie Price launches her own modeling agency.
Harry's Law (Universal Channel, 10pm) Season 1 of the US legal drama. Starring Kathy Bates. (1/12)
Exposure: Heart Hospital (ITV1, 10.35pm) Documentary following three patients requiring a live-saving operation at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

High Stakes (ITV1, 8pm) Brand new gameshow where players are given clues to navigate their way across a grid for a prize of between £1,000 and £500,000. Hosted by Jeremy Kyle. (1/8)
PICK OF THE DAY The Vampire Diaries (ITV2, 9pm) Season 3 of the US supernatural drama. (1/22)
The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards (ITV3, 9pm) Awards ceremony hosted by Marcus Brigstocke.
Models, Misfits & Mayhem (ITV2, 10pm) Documentary following student and staff at the London School of Modeling. (1/5)
Me, My Sex & I (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about people who were born of indeterminate gender.


Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey (ITV1, 9pm) Travelogue where the actress explores Greece. (1/4)
Junior Doctors: One Year Check Up (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary revisit of the recently-qualified doctors from the Junior Doctors series.
Southland (More4, 9pm) Series 3 of the US crime drama.
PICK OF THE DAY Burnistoun (BBC2, 11.20pm) Series 2 of the Scottish sketch comedy. Starring Robert Florence, Iain Conell, Kirsty Strain, Richard Rankin & Allan Miller. (1/7)

Top Gear USA (BBC3, 7pm) Season 1 of the US version of the motoring magazine series. Starring Rutledge Wood, Tanner Foust & Adam Ferrara. (1/10)
Terry Gilliam's Faust (BBC4, 7.30pm) Broadcast of the English National Opera's production of Berlioz's The Damnation Of Faust, directed by filmmaker Terry Gilliam.
Fifth Gear (Channel 5, 7.30pm) Series 20 of the motoring magazine series. (1/10)
Wild Britain with Ray Mears (ITV1, 8pm) Survival series, beginning with a trip to the pine forests of Scotland's Caledonian region. (1/10)
PICK OF THE DAY Spy (Sky1, 8.30pm) Series 1 of the espionage comedy. Starring Darren Boyd, Robert Lyndsay, Dolly Wells, Jude Wright, Rebekah Staton, Matthew Baynton & Rosie Cavaliero. (1/6)
Have I Got News For You? (BBC1, 9pm) Return of the long-running satirical quiz show.
Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt for Tony Blair (Channel 4, 9pm) Return of the Comic Strip team, this time with a film noir spoof where Tony Blair's a fugitive on the run for murder. Starring Stephen Mangan, Catherine Shepherd, Robbie Coltrane, James Buckley, Harry Enfield, Rik Mayall, Morgana Robinson, John Sessions, Ross Noble, Jennifer Saunders, Nigel Planer & Ford Kiernan.
Ricky Gervais: Science (Channel 4, 10pm) Recording of the comedian's fourth live stand-up show.

PICK OF THE DAY World War II: The Last Heroes (Channel 4, 8.45pm) Brand new series featuring testimonies from WWII veterans. (1/6)


River Cottage Veg (Channel 4, 8pm) Brand new spin-off to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage series, where he spends a summer on a vegetarian diet.
PICK OF THE DAY The Secret Millionaire (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 8 of the show where a multimillionaire lives in secret amongst an underprivileged community or group. (1/6)

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