Monday, 12 March 2012

TV Picks: 12-18 March 2012 (Alcatraz, Bang Goes The Theory, Eastbound & Down, Love Life, Scott & Bailey, etc.)

Monday, 12 March 2012

Britain's First Photo Album (BBC2, 6.30pm) New series exploring the work of Victorian photographer Francis Frith. Presented by John Sergeant. (1/10)
Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 6 of the entertainment science series. Starring Dallas Campbell, Liz Bonnin & Jem Stansfield. (1/8)
China: Triumph & Turmoil (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary on modern China and its rise to become a global financial superpower. Presented by Niall Ferguson. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Scott & Bailey (ITV1, 9pm) Series 2 of the detective drama. Starring Lesley Sharp & Suranne Jones. (1/8)
My Phone Sex Secrets (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on women who take jobs in the UK's phone-sex industry because of the economic downturn.

Hairy Bikers' Bikeathon (BBC2, 8pm) Si King and Dave Myers cycle from north to south through Europe, travelling 5,000 miles from Norway and picking up cooking tips along the way. (1/8)
Horizon: Out Of Control? (BBC2, 9pm) Science documentary about the disparity between people's unconscious and conscious mind deciding their choices.
PICK OF THE DAY Alcatraz (Watch, 9pm) Season 1 of the US mystery drama about prisoners who vanished in 1963 returning to continue their crimes in the present. Starring Sam Neill, Sarah Jones & Jorge Garcia.
Letting Go (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about a 15-year-old girl with Down's Syndrome who is contemplating the start of her life away from her mother.

PICK OF THE DAY Rights Gone Wrong? (BBC2, 9pm) Investigation into human rights, which often subverts what many people see as common sense decisions regarding criminals. Presented by Andrew Neil.

Love Life (ITV1, 9pm) Drama about a man who returns from overseas to find his girlfriend is pregnant with another man's baby. Starring Rob James-Collier, Andrea Lowe, Alexander Armstrong, Sophie Thompson & Gregor Fisher. (1/3)
Mary's Bottom Line (Channel 4, 9pm) Mary Portas sets up a business selling knickers, to compete with those produced cheaply in the Far East. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Eastbound & Down (FX, 10pm) Season 3 of the US comedy-drama. Starring Danny McBride, Katy Mixon & Jason Sudeikis. (1/8)
For Better, For Worse (ITV1, 10.35pm) Update on the documentary series about eight marriages since 1998. (1/2)

PICK OF THE DAY Reverse Missionaries (BBC2, 9pm) Three Christian missionaries from Malawi, India and Jamaica travel to Britain to preach, reversing the path taken by 19th-century missionaries. (1/3)

PICK OF THE DAY Inspector Montalbano (BBC4, 9pm) Italian detective series, based on the novels by Andrew Camilleri. Starring Luca Zingaretti.

PICK OF THE DAY Don't Stop Me Now (Sky1, 8pm) Brand new talent show. Hosted by Amanda Byram.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Mother's Day Special (ITV1, 8.30pm) Special edition of the quiz show.