Monday, 30 January 2012

TV Picks: 30 January – 6 February 2012 (Being Human, Harry Hill's TV Burp, Inside Men, Prisoner's Wives, Spartacus: Vengeance, True Blood, Whitechapel, etc.)

Monday, 30 January 2012
BEING HUMAN - Sunday, BBC3 - 9PM

Protecting Our Children (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the child protection team of Bristol.
Whitechapel (ITV1, 9pm) Series 3 of the crime drama where contemporary cases are cracked by investigating local history. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones & Phil Davis. (1/6)
Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary series following the Lima Company of the RM during their tour of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Britain's Gay Footballers (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary investigation into the lack of football players who come out as gay. Presented by Amal Fashanu, the niece of gay ex-footballer Justin Fashanu.
Lost Kingdoms Of Africa (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the continent's four most sophisticated kingdoms, beginning with Ghana.
The Lying Game (5*, 9pm) Season 1 of the US drama about twins to meet after being separated after birth.
PICK OF THE DAY  Spartacus: Vengeance (Sky1, 10pm) Season 3 of the US historical action drama. Stars Liam McIntyre, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett & Viva Bianca. (1/10)

Alex Polizzi: The Fixer (BBC2, 8pm) Series where Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi launches a campaign to save family businesses across the UK.
Terror At Sea (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary on the recent sinking of the Costa Concordia.
PICK OF THE DAY Prisoner's Wives (BBC1, 9pm) Drama about various women and the impact felt when their husbands are jailed. (1/6)
Wonderland: My Child The Rioter (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series about the riots of summer 2011.

Love In The Wild (ITV1, 9pm) Reality gameshow where 10 people compete for a round-the-world trip by taking part in various challenges in Costa Rica.
PICK OF THE DAY Bouncers (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on a Newport security firm who deal with high street fights and unruly behaviour.
Burglar In The House (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary on the state of the country's burglary rates.

Motorway Cops (BBC1, 8pm) Return of the fly-on-the-wall documentary.
Raymond Blanc: The Very Hungry Frenchman (BBC2, 8pm) Culinary series where the chef reveals the dishes that inspired him into cookery.
PICK OF THE DAY Inside Men (BBC1, 9pm) Drama about employees of a security depot who plan a heist of their workplace to steal millions. Stars Warren Brown, Steven Mackintosh & Ashley Walters. (1/4)
Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary on the UK's snow plough drivers who struggle to keep our roads safe in bad weather.
Bullets, Boots & Bandages: How To Really Win At War (BBC4, 9pm) Series looking at how historical wars have been won or lost. Presented by Saul David.
Confessions From The Underground (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on the London Underground, revealing many of the unknown problems and complexities hidden from daily commuters.
The Almighty Johnsons (Syfy, 10pm) Season 1 of the NZ fantasy drama about a group of reincarnated Norse Gods. (1/10)

PICK OF THE DAY The Cutty Sark (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the historic Cutty Sark ship that was set alight in 2007, focusing on the vessel's re-opening to tourists after some restoration.

PICK OF THE DAY Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1, 7.15pm) Potentially the last series of this sideways look at the week's TV shows. (1/8)

PICK OF THE DAY Being Human (BBC3, 9pm) Series 4 of the supernatural drama. Stars Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Damien Molony, Michael Socha & Andrew Gower. (1/8)
True Blood (FX, 10pm) Season 4 of the US vampire drama. Stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer & Alexander Skarsgard. (1/12)
Bomber Boys (BBC1, 10.30pm) Ewan McGregor and his RAF pilot brother Colin investigate RAF Bomber Command during WWII.