Monday, 3 October 2011

TV Picks: 3-9 October 2011 (A League Of Their Own, Boardwalk Empire, Californication, Harry Hill's TV Burp, Hidden, House, Human Target, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Terra Nova, etc.)

Monday, 3 October 2011
TERRA NOVA - Sky1, Monday, 8PM

The Sarah Jane Adventures (CBBC, 5.15pm) Series 5 of the children's sci-fi adventure. Starring Elisabeth Sladen, Thomas Knight & Daniel Anthony. Continues Tuesday. (1/6)
Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30pm) Series 9 of the weeknightly sister show to Strictly Come Dancing. Hosted by Zoe Ball. (1/55)
Celebrity Wish List (Channel Five, 7.30pm) Series where famous people surprise people, groups, friends and heroes. Featuring Jeff Brazier & Michael Underwood. (1/8)
PICK OF THE DAY Terra Nova (Sky1, 8pm) Season 1 of the US sci-fi action drama about a futuristic community that travel back in time to a prehistoric era to escape environmental collapse. Starring Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang & Shelly Conn. Double-bill. (1&2/13)
Motorway Cops (BBC1, 9pm) Fly-on-the-way documentary series.
The Hotel Inspector (Five, 9m) Series 8 of the series investigating various hotels for cleanliness. (1/8)
Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2, 10pm) Series 25 of the pop music comedy panel show. Guest hosted by David Haselhoff, with team captains Phil Jupitus & Noel Fiedling. Guests are Louie Spence, Amelle from the Sugababes, and Peter Serafinowicz. (1/13)
Random Acts (Channel 4, 11.05pm) Arts series airing on weeknights as 260 three-minute shorts.

Mary Queen Of Frocks (Channel 4, 9pm) Series where Mary Portas tries to start a clothing range for fortysomething women. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Romanzo Criminale (Sky Arts1, 9pm) Series 1 of the Italian crime thriller set in the '70s. (1/12)
Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club (ITV4, 10pm) Series 2 of the male-focused comedy panel show. Hosted by Richard Bacon with guests Russell Kane, Reginald D Hunter & Giles Coren. (1/10)
Blue Bloods (Sky Atlantic) Season 2 of the US cop show. Starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Len Cariou, Will Estes & Bridget Moynahan. (1/22)
Transplant (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary tracing organs from donor to recipient.

All Roads Lead Home (BBC2, 8pm) Series where celebrities travel around the UK using nature as their only guide. Featuring Stephen Mangan, Sue Perkins & Alison Steadman. (1/3)
The Pride Of Britain Awards 2011 (ITV1) Annual awards ceremony honouring the UK's everyday heroes.
PICK OF THE DAY Human Target (5USA, 9pm) Season 2 of the US action-drama. Starring Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Janet Montgomery & Indira Varma. (1/13) [reviews]
Rab C Nesbitt (BBC2, 10pm) Series 10 of the Scottish comedy. Starring Gregor Fisher & Elaine C Smith. (1/6)
The MOBO Awards 2011 (BBC3) Annual awards ceremony celebrating the best in Music Of Black Origin.

PICK OF THE DAY Hidden (BBC1, 9pm) Drama about a solicitor and his criminal past as a getaway driver in a botched robbery that killed his brother. Starring Philip Glenister, Thekla Reuten & Anna Chancellor. (1/4)
Mixed Britannia (BBC2, 9pm) Series looking at the history of British mixed race communities. Presented by George Alagiah. (1/3)
Extraordinary People: Eight Limbed Boy (Channel Five) Documentary on... take a wild guess.
Show & Awe: The Story Of Electricity (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on mankind's use of electricity. (1/13)
Californication (5USA, 10pm) Season 4 of the US drama. Starring David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Evan Handler & Carla Gugino. (1/12)
House (Sky1) Season 8 of the US medical drama. Starring Hugh Laurie. (1/22)

Autumnwatch (BBC2, 8.30pm) Live nature series. Starring Chris Packham, Michael Strachan & Martin Hughes-Games. (1/8)
Autumnwatch Unsprung (BBC2, 9.30pm) Follow-up discussion of this week's Autumnwatch. (1/8)
PICK OF THE DAY A League Of Their Own (Sky1, 10pm) Series 4 of the comedy sports panel show. Hosted by James Corden with team captains Jamie Redknapp & Andrew Flintoff.

Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1, 7pm) Series 12 of the madcap show that pokes fun at the week's TV. (1/8)
PICK OF THE DAY Boardwalk Empire (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 2 of the US period drama. Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gretchen Mol & Michael Shannon. (1/12) [premiere review]


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