Monday, 16 January 2012

TV Picks: 16-22 January 2012 (American Idol, Big C, Birdsong, Gadget Geeks, Mad Dogs, Real Hustle, Room 101, Suits, etc.)

Monday, 16 January 2012
Mad Dogs - Thursday, Sky1, 9PM

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV1, 3pm) Return of the weekday chat show.
The Hungry Sailors (ITV1, 4pm) Seafaring cookery series, hosted by Dick and James Strawbridge.
Celebrity Coach Trip (Channel 4, 5pm) Return of the celebrity version of the Euro travelling gameshow. Starring Edwina Curry and her husband John Jones, Cannon & Ball, Derek Martin and John Altman, Nikki Grahame and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, and Paul Burrell and Jean Broke Smith.
Richard Wilson: On Hold (Channel 4, 8pm) Special on the widespread use of automated phone systems.
Gadget Geeks (Sky1, 8pm) Brand new gadget and technology show.
The One Griff Rhys Jones (BBC1, 8.30pm) Comedy special with the famous comedian/actor, one half of '80s double-act Smith & Jones.
PICK of the DAY Stargazing Live (BBC2, 8.30pm) Live astronomy special with Dara O'Briain & Professor Brian Cox.
The Rise Of Shoplifters (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on shoplifting and kleptomania.

Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Return of the culinary challenge show. Continues tomorrow and Thursday.
15 Kids And Counting (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series on some of the country's biggest families. (1/3)
Coming Out Diaries (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on gay people telling their friends/family about their sexuality.
PICK of the DAY Suits (Dave, 9pm) Season 1 of the US legal drama.
Horizon: Playing God (BBC2, 9.30pm) Documentary on genetic crossbreeds that are being developed by scientists to aide mankind, such as the bizarre-sounding "spider goat".
Crime Scene Forensics (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary following police officers of Hertforshire and Bedforshire.

PICK of the DAY Britain In Bed (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on the nation's changing attitude to sex. Presented by Jessica-Jane Clement.
Jonathan Meades on France (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on France, particularly the many areas most Brits don't think to visit. (1/3)
The Crusades: Holy War (BBC2, 9.30pm) Documentary on the 200-year long Crusades. (1/3)
My Secret Teens: Kate Thornton – Anorexic (Channel 5, 10pm) Special where the TV presenter shares her experience with anorexia as a teenage girl.

Putin, Russia & The West (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series on the Russian President. (1/4)
Pole Dancing Diaries (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on pole dancing.
PICK of the DAY Mad Dogs (Sky1, 9pm) Series 2 of the comedy-drama about four friends in over their heads abroad. Starring Philip Glenister, John Simm, Max Beesley & Marc Warren. (1/4)
American Idol (ITV2, 9pm) Return of the US singing contest. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest with judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez & Randy Jackson. Results tomorrow.
Gypsy Blood (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the violent habits some gypsy fathers pass on to their sons.
The Big C (More4, 10pm) Season 2 of the US drama about a woman with terminal cancer. (1/13)

PICK of the DAY Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30pm) Return of the panel show where guests condemn their pet hates. Hosted by Frank Skinner. This week's guests are Danny Baker, Fern Britton & Robert Webb.
The Real Hustle (BBC3, 8.30pm) Return of the conman drama for a final series.


The Last Explorers (BBC2, 6pm) History series focusing on Scottish adventurers, starting with David Livingstone. Presented by Neil Oliver. (1/4)
Time Team (Channel 4, 7pm) Series 19 of the archaeology show. (1/11)
PICK of the DAY Birdsong (BBC1, 10.25pm) Adaptation of the Sebastian Faulks' novel about two lovers in WWI. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Clemence Poesy, Joseph Mawie & Marie-Josee Croze. (1/2)