Monday, 31 October 2011

TV Picks: 31 October – 6 November 2011 (Argumental, Him & Her, Live At The Apollo, The Simpsons, Stand Up For The Week, Top Boy, etc.)

Monday, 31 October 2011
TOP BOY - Channel 4, Monday-Thursday, 10PM

Attack Of The Trip Advisors (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about people who are devoted to staying at hotels and writing about them for the Trip Advisor website.
Persons Unknown US sci-fi mystery about a group of people who find themselves trapped inside a small town. (1/10)
PICK OF THE DAY Top Boy (Channel 4, 10pm) Brand new drama about drug culture in a modern London council estate. Starring Ashley Walters, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Malcolm Kamulete, Kierston Wareing, Kane Robinson & Giacomo Mancini. Continues every weeknight until Thursday. (1/4)

The Food Hospital (Channel 4, 8pm) Series looking at claims that illnesses can be treated with nutrition instead of drugs. (1/8)
The Most Courageous Raid Of WWII (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about Operation Frankton, a wartime raid involving 12 men who travelled up the Girone estuary to Bordeaux in canoes to blow up cargo ships using limpet mines. Presented by Paddy Ashdown.
Tool Academy (E4, 10pm) Series 2 of the reality show where 12 men are sent to a relationship boot camp. Presented by Rick Edwards. (1/9)
PICK OF THE DAY Him & Her (BBC3, 10.30pm) Series 2 of the sitcom about a lazy couple. Starring Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani, Kerry Howard, Ricky Champ, Joe Wilkinson & Camille Coduri. (1/7)
Imagine: Grayson Perry & The Tomb Of The Unknown Craftsman (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary on the English artist and cross-dresser, whose art is exhibited at the British Museum.
Babies Behind Bars (ITV1, 10.35pm) Documentary about the pregnant inmates of Indiana Women's Prison. (1/2)
Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children – Update (BBC4, 11.15pm) Documentary catch-up on the 2010 film looking at Zimbabwean children who live on rubbish heaps.

PICK OF THE DAY Hot Like Us (BBC3, 9pm) Reality contest where eight attractive couples live together and compete in tasks themed on relationships. The winners get a modeling contract with a top agency. Narrated by Kieran O'Brien. (1/7)

Timeshift: Of Ice & Men (BBC4, 8pm) Documentary on the exploration of Antarctica. Narrated by Robert Gwilym.
The Big Bang Theory (E4, 8pm) Season 5 of the geek comedy. (1/24)
The World's Strictest Parents (BBC3, 9pm) Series 4 of the series looking at various stringent parents from around the world. (1/7)
Symphony (BBC4, 9pm) Series exploring the evolution of classic music. Presented by Simon Russell Beale. (1/4)
PICK OF THE DAY Argumental (Dave, 10pm) Series 4 of the panel show where two teams argue the point. Team captains are Robert Webb & Seann Walsh. Hosted by Sean Lock.

The Simpsons (Channel 4, 6pm) Season 19 of the US animated comedy. (1/20)
Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Series 9 of the revived quiz show. Hosted by John Humphrys. (1/31)
Susan Boyle: An Unlikely Superstar (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary on the phenomenal rise to global stardom of Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle.
Nirvana Night (BBC4, 9pm) An evening of programming on the popular '90s band.
PICK OF THE DAY Live At The Apollo (BBC1, 9.30pm) Series 7 of the stand-up comedy show. Featuring Jason Byrne & Seann Walsh. Hosted by Micky Flanagan. (1/8)
Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$ Girl (Channel 5, 10.30pm) Brand new fly-on-the-wall documentary following the sexy daughter of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. (1/3)
Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4, 11.10pm) Series 3 of the stand-up comedy show. Featuring Rich Hall, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Sara Pascoe & Paul Chowdhry. Hosted by Jon Richardson. (1/6)

PICK OF THE DAY The Making Of Life's Too Short (BBC2, 10.15pm) Documentary going behind-the-scenes of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's new sitcom Life's Too Short, which starts next week.

PICK OF THE DAY Tintin's Adventure with Frank Gardner (BBC2, 6pm) Documentary on the cartoon character Tintin, who inspired BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner to become a journalist.
American Dad! (BBC3, 10pm) Season 6 of the US animated comedy. Voices by Seth MacFarlane, Scott Grimes, Wendy Schaal & Rachael MacFarlane. (1/18)

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