Monday, 17 October 2011

TV Picks: 17-23 October 2011 (Alphas, Brave New World, Derren Brown: The Assassin, Film 2011, Gossip Girl, Graham Norton Show, Holy Flying Circus, Pete Vs Life, The Walking Dead, etc.)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Inside Out (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 20 of the regional interest show. (1/9)
PICK OF THE DAY Brave New World with Stephen Hawing (Channel 4, 8pm) Brand new science series looking at recent breakthroughs. Hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking, featuring Sir David Attenborough & Richard Dawkins. (1/5)
Up For Hire: Live (BBC3, 9pm) Live and interactive series looking at unemployment. Continues every day until Thursday. (1/5)
Origins Of Us (BBC2, 9pm) New series on human evolution. Presented by Alice Roberts. (1/3)
Threesome (Comedy Central, 9.30pm) New comedy about three friends. Double-bill.
Corrie Extra: Just Rosie (ITV2, 10pm) Spin-off focusing on Coronation Street's Rosie Webster as she tries to become a successful model.

This World: Spain's Stolen Babies (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary reporting a scandal where babies in Spain were traded by nuns, priests and doctors after WWII until the 1990s.
PICK OF THE DAY Alphas (5*, 10pm) Season 1 of the US superhero drama. Starring David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Laura Mennell, Malik Yoba & Callum Keith Rennie. (1/11)
The Kid's Speech (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about three children coping with stammers.

Kirstie's Homemade Britain (Channel 4, 8pm) Kirstie Allsopp travels the country looking for ways to various homemade goods. (1/8)
Dangerous Drivers' School (Channel 5, 8pm) Series where three driving instructors teach people who have already passed their driving exam many years ago. (1/6)
Gossip Girl (ITV2, 8pm) Season 5 of the US drama. Starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester & Ed Westwick. (1/24)
Britain's Child Beggars (BBC1, 9pm) Investigation into gypsy child beggars on London's streets.
Faster Than The Speed Of Light (BBC2, 9pm) Science documentary on the recent discovery of particles that travel faster than the speed of light, which could challenge Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Presented by Marcus du Sautoy.
Paul Merton's Adventures (Channel 5, 9pm) Comedy travelogue where Paul Merton visits various places around the world, starting with the Caribbean and Mexico. (1/6)
Peter Andrew: My Life (ITV2, 9pm) Brand new fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the chronically untalented '90s popstar, as he attempts to stay relevant to the OK Magazine-buying public, following a predictable divorce from media parasite Katie Price a few years ago. (1/8)
PICK OF THE DAY Holy Flying Circus (BBC4, 9pm) Comedy-drama telling the story of the controversy caused by the release of the "blasphemous" Monty Python's Life Of Brian in 1979. Starring Darren Boyd, Charles Edwards, Tom Fisher, Rufus Jones, Phil Nichol & Steve Punt.
Driving Wars (Dave, 9pm) New series mixing video games with real-life motorsport. Hosted by Colin Murray.
Film 2011 with Claudia Winkleman (BBC1, 11.20pm) Series 2 of the new-look film review show. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman with critic Danny Leigh. (1/19)

PICK OF THE DAY Beeney's Restoration Nightmare (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 2 of the restoration series where presenter Sarah Beeney restored her Yorkshire home. (1/6)

Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads (Channel 5, 8pm) Spin-off series where three of the ice road truckers from Alaska travel the treacherous Himalayas. (1/10)
Derren Brown: The Assassin (Channel 4, 9pm) Brand new series under the banner "The Experiments", where renowned illusionist Derren Brown offers some thought-provoking magical tests. This episode asks: can someone be hypnotized to kill a celebrity? (1/4)
Pete Vs Life (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 2 of the sitcom about a hapless young man whose life is narrated by two sports commentators. Starring Rafe Spall, David Flynn, Ian Kirkby, Irfan Hussain & Jaleh Alp (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY The Walking Dead (FX, 10pm) Season 2 of the US zombie drama. Starring Andrew Lincoln & Sarah Wayne Callies. (1/13)
The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, 10.35pm) Series 10 of the chat show hosted by Graham Norton. Guests are Kate Winslet, Jamie Bell & Rob Brydon, with music from Noah & The Whale. (1/20)


PICK OF THE DAY Tales From The National Parks (BBC4, 9pm) Behind the scenes of Britain's national parks, starting with the Lake District. Presented by Richard Macer from The Department Store. (1/3)
Chris Moyles' Hollywood Stars Quiz Night (Channel 4, 10pm) Special edition of the gameshow, featuring Will Ferrell, David Walliams & Louis Walsh.

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