Monday, 16 April 2012

TV Picks: 16-22 April 2012 (2 Broke Girls, The & 70s, Beavis & Butt-head, Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission, Later Live, Louis Theroux, Grandma's House, Lip Service, Smash, etc.)

Monday, 16 April 2012

PICK OF THE DAY The '70s (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about Britain in the 1970s. Presented by historian Dominic Sandbrook. (1/4)
Sounds Of The '70s (BBC2, 10pm) Series looking at the music of the 1970s, featuring footage of David Bowie, The Kinks, Roxy Music & Elton John. (1/10)
Beavis & Butt-head (MTV, 10pm) Revival of the cult '90s cartoon after a 15-year absence, about two dimwitted teenage boys. Voices by Mike Judge. (1/24)

PICK OF THE DAY I Woke Up Gay (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about a young rugby player who had a stroke and underwent an extraordinary change of sexuality.
Meet The Romans with Mary Beard (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series about the ordinary people who lives in ancient Rome. (1/3)
Later Live – with Jools Holland (BBC2, 10pm) Series 40 of the music show. Guests are Paul Weller, Willis Earl Beal, Ceu, Paul Buchannan, The Maccabees & Mike Skinner.

PICK OF THE DAY Elizabeth Taylor: Auction Of A Lifetime (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary on the actress Elizabeth Taylor.

Two Greedy Italians (BBC2, 8pm) Culinary series where chefs Antonion Carluccio and Gennardo Contaldo travel around Italy in a campervan sampling good food. (1/4)
Louis Theroux: Extreme Love (BBC2, 9pm) Investigative documentary looking at a school for autistic people. (1/2)
9/11: The Lost Tapes (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary on 9/11, featuring brand new audio recordings.
2 Broke Girls (E4, 9pm) Season 1 of the US sitcom about two poor housemates trying to run a cupcake business in Brooklyn, New York. Starring Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite & Matthew Moy. (1/24)
PICK OF THE DAY Grandma's House (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the sitcom. Starring Simon Amstell. (1/6)
Extreme A&E (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary into the life-and-death job that many people do around the world. Presented by Dr Kevin Fong.

PICK OF THE DAY Lip Service (BBC3, 9pm) Series 2 of the drama about three lesbians living in Glasgow. Starring Ruta Gedminta, Laura Fraser, Heather Peace & Fiona Button. (1/6)

PICK OF THE DAY Smash (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 1 of the US musical-drama. Starring Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Raza Jaffrey & Anjelica Huston. (1/15)

PICK OF THE DAY Frank Wild: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero (BBC2, 7pm) Profile of explorer Ernest Shackleton, whose newly-found ashes are being taken to the Antarctic island of South Georgia for burial.
Vera (ITV1, 8pm) Series 2 of the detective drama.
Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve (BBC2, 8pm) Travel adventure where Simon Reeves journeys around the coast of the Indian Ocean. (1/6)
Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission (BBC2, 9pm) Series where the actor embarks on a quest to immunise children using "cold chains" (freezers that keep vital vaccines cold). (1/2)