Monday, 9 January 2012

TV Picks: 9-15 January 2012 (Above Suspicion, Call The Midwife, Exit List, Good Wife, Shameless, Unforgettable, etc.)

Monday, 9 January 2012
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood -- BBC2, Tue & Wed, 9PM

The Career Crashers (BBC3, 7pm) Follow up series to Up For Hire, seeing how the four recruits are doing as theme park employees.
The Great Train Robbery's Missing Mastermind? (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary on the famous train robbery in 1963 that aims to answer the question of who told the robbers about the millions being transported by rail.
The One Jasper Carrott (BBC1, 8.30pm) Comedy special celebrating the work of comedian Jasper Carrott, with new sketches and stand-up material. Featuring Robert Powell & Lucy Davies.
The Hunt For Higgs: A Horizon Special (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on CERN, the enormous underground research centre hoping to discover the Higgs-Boson particle: science's Holy Grail.
PICK OF THE DAY Above Suspicion: Silent Scream (ITV1, 9pm) Crime drama from Lynda La Plante. (1/3)
Coppers (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary following the police force. (1/8)
How Sex Works (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on the physiological, neurological and psychological changes that occur when people have sex.
Illuminations: The Private Lives Of Medieval Kings (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on illuminated manuscripts created for kings. (1/3)
America's Next Top Model: All-Stars (Sky Living, 9pm) 14 former contestants return to do battle. Featuring Nicki Minaj. (1/13)
Shameless (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 9 of the comedy-drama. (1/11)
When Paddy Met Sally (Channel 5, 10pm) Reality show where Celebrity Big Brother winner Paddy Doherty swaps lives with fellow contestant Sally Bercow. (1/2)
Bizarre Crime (BBC3, 10.30pm) Documentary about strange true life crimes.

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off (BBC2, 8pm) Charity run of the cookery series. Starring Sarah Hadland, Joe Swift, James Wong & Angela Griffin. Continues tomorrow, concludes Thursday. (1/3)
The Exit List (ITV1, 8pm) Brand new gameshow where contestants try to escape from a 24 room maze to win £200,000. Hosted by Matt Allwright. (1/7)
DIY SOS: The Big Build (BBC1, 9pm) Return of the building show.
PICK OF THE DAY The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (BBC2, 9pm) Adaptation of Charles Dickens' last unfinished novel. Concludes tomorrow. (1/2)
Inside Nature's Giants (Channel 4, 9pm) Return of the animal dissection documentary, this time featuring Cape Town baboons.
Websex: What's The Harm? (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about 16-24 year old and their approach to sex online.
Unforgettable (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 1 of the US drama about a female detective with total recall. (1/20)
Burglar In The House (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary on burglary in the UK.

The Unforgettable: Leslie Crowther (ITV1, 7.30pm) Profile of the late presenter.
Benidorm (Channel 5, 8pm) Documentary on the Spanish resort.
Confessions Of A Sex Addict (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on Jeff Leach, a lothario who claimed to have bedded 300 women by the age of 27.
PICK OF THE DAY The Good Wife (More4, 9pm) Season 3 of the US legal drama. Starring Julianna Margulies, Chris North, Alan Cumming, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski & Archie Panjabi. (1/22)
How To Be A Good Mother with Sharon Horgan (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on motherhood, presented by the comedy writer-actress.
Kym Marsh: Teen Mums & Me (Channel 5, 10pm) Documentary on teenage mothers in the UK, presented by the ex-popstar/actress.
Film 2012 (BBC1, 11.35pm) Return of the film review show. Co-hosted by Claudia Winkleman & Danny Leigh.

PICK OF THE DAY Unfinished Masterpieces with Alastair Sooke (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on famous artworks that were left unfinished when their creators died.
Cherry Healy: Like A Virgin (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on virginity.
My Daughter The Teenage Nudist (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on youngsters who are enjoying the nudist lifestyle.

Maggie: The First Lady (ITV3, 9pm) Documentary on the former Prime Minister.
PICK OF THE DAY Earth: Milton Jones Live Universe Tour (Dave, 9pm) Live stand-up recorded at the Arts Theatre in London.

PICK OF THE DAY Ken Russell: A Bit Of A Devil (BBC2, 9pm) Profile of the late director, whose work included The Devils, Tommy & The Music Lovers. Presented by Alan Yentob.

Hugh's Three Hungry Boys (Channel 4, 7pm) Brand new series where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall challenges three friends to travel from Devon to Cornwall in 5 weeks, with no money, food or transport. (1/4)
PICK OF THE DAY Call The Midwife (BBC1, 8pm) Brand new drama about a London midwife. Starring Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris & Judy Parfitt. (1/6)