Monday, 5 March 2012

TV Picks: 5-11 March 2012 (David Walliams' Big Swim, Dirk Gently, Revealed, Sarah Millican Television Programme, The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012, White Heat, etc.)

Monday, 5 March 2012

Riots & Revolutions: My Arab Journey (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary series about the Arab Spring and some of the rebels involved. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY Dirk Gently (BBC4, 9pm) Series 1 of the comedy-drama mystery based on the character created by Douglas Adams. Starring Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd & Helen Baxendale. (1/3)
Out In A Limo (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary series about a limo firm working in Blackpool.
Keith Meets Nick Griffin (Channel 4, 11.05pm) Actor Keith Allen interviews Nick Griffin, the controversial leader of the British National Party.

PICK OF THE DAY Horizon: Solar Storms – The Threat To Planet Earth (BBC2, 9pm) Science programme looking at solar activity from the Sun and the dangers it poses to life on Earth.
Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil (Syfy, 10pm) Canadian horror-comedy set in a high school where a malicious book resides. Starring Alex House. (1 & 2/13)
Racing With The Hamiltons: Nic In The Driving Seat (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about F1 driver Lewis Hamilton's 19-year-old brother Nic, who's disabled and only stopped using a wheelchair when he was 16.

PICK OF THE DAY Gok Wan: Made In China (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary about the mass manufacturing that occurs in China for products sold all over the world.
Wonderland: Granny's Moving In (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the rise of people caring for elderly relatives by allowing them to move in, rather than pay for professional care.

David Walliams' Big Swim: A Sport Relief Special (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary coverage of comedian David Walliams swim up the River Thames, through seven counties, to London.
White Heat (BBC2, 9pm) Drama about a group of students remembering their lives growing up together in 1965. Starring Claire Foy, Lee Ingleby & Juliet Stevenson.
PICK OF THE DAY The Sarah Millican Television Programme (BBC2, 10pm) Brand new comedy chat show. Guests are Chris Packham & Tracey Cox. (1/6)

Revealed (Channel 5, 7pm) Historical drama-documentary series, beginning with the little-known story about a 1943 Nazi propaganda film that retold the Titanic story by painting the British as cowards and the German passengers as heroes.
Gardener's World (BBC2, 8.30pm) Return of the gardening series.
PICK OF THE DAY The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 (Channel 4, 10pm) Annual comedy event raising money for Amnesty International. This year's show comes from New York for the very first time, with acts including Jimmy Carr, Russell Brand, Micky Flanagan, Coldplay, Kristen Wiig, SNL, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman, Jack Whitehall, Noel Fielding, Reggie Watts, Jason Sudeikis, Peter Serafinowicz, & Seth Meyers.


PICK OF THE DAY She Wolves: England's Early Queens (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary profiling three formidable women from history, starting with the first woman to claim the English throne.