Monday, 30 April 2012

TV Picks: 30 April – 6 May 2012 (Awake, British Soap Awards 2012, Hart of Dixie, The Killing, Maestro at the Opera, Planet Earth: Live, War Hero in My Family, etc.)

Hello to Jason Isaacs

MONDAY 30th
Foxes Live: Wild In The City (Channel 4, 8pm) Interactive national study into the UK's urban fox population. (1/4)
PICK OF THE DAY  Hart Of Dixie (Really, 8pm) Season 1 of the US drama about a young female doctor who moves to a small town in the country. Starring Rachel Bilson. (1/22)
Escape From The World's Most Dangerous Place (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about a 21-year-old Somalian model returning to her homeland. Narrated by Scarlett Johansson.

TUESDAY 1st
William & Kate: The First Year (ITV1, 8pm) Documentary retrospective on the first year of Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage.
PICK OF THE DAY War Hero In My Family (Channel 5, 8pm) Series where celebrities investigate the war records of their parents and grandparents, uncovering amazing stories of bravery and heroism. (1/6)
The Hunt For Bin Laden (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary about the long-running mission to find Osama Bin Laden, culminating in his death after a raid by US Special Forces in 2011.

WEDNESDAY 2nd
Traffic Cops (BBC1, 8pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary series. (1/6)
The British Soap Awards 2012 (ITV1, 8pm) Annual awards ceremony, recorded last Saturday.
Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist (Sky Arts 1, 8pm) Brand new reality contest to find a great artist amongst 14 candidates, competing for a $100,000 prize and a solo exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Featuring Sarah Jessica Parker. (1/10)
The Tallest Tower: Building The Shard (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary on the tallest building in Western Europe, currently being built in London.
PICK OF THE DAY The Killing (Channel 4, 9pm) Season 2 of the US crime drama. (1/13)
Metalworks (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on Georgian silver. Presented by Dan Cruickshank. (1/3)


THURSDAY 3rd
PICK OF THE DAY The World's Largest Snake (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary about the 2009 discovery of a fossilised Titanoboa, the largest snake the world has ever seen at 48 feet long, which lived 60 million years ago.
Shakespeare In Italy (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about William Shakespeare's love of Italy. (1/2)
The Hoarder Next Door (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series about hoarders and their excessive habit. (1/4)
The Restaurant Inspector (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 2 of the show investigating various restaurants. (1/6)

FRIDAY 4th
Maestro At The Opera (BBC2, 9pm) Return of the 2008 series where four celebrities try to learn how to be a conductor. Featuring Josie Lawrence, Trevor Nelson, Craig Revel Horwood & Marcus du Sautoy. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Awake (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 1 of the US drama about a man with the ability to traverse dual realities; one where his wife died in a car accident, and one where his son died. Starring Jason Isaacs. (1/13)


SATURDAY 5th
Nothing.

SUNDAY 6th
PICK OF THE DAY Planet Earth: Live (BBC1, 7.50pm) Live series following various animals through critical moments in their lives. Hosted by Richard Hammond & Julia Bradbury. (1/8)

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