Monday, 9 April 2012

TV Picks: 9-15 April 2012 (Community, The Cube, Derek, Graham Norton Show, Have I Got News For You?, Matt Lucas Awards, Russell Howard's Good News, Would I Lie To You?, etc.)

Monday, 9 April 2012

PICK OF THE DAY Inside Nature's Giants: Hippo (Channel 4, 8pm) Return of the wildlife series where a team of scientists dissect large animals.
Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge (Channel 5, 9pm) New series where actor Robson Green challenges expert anglers around the world. (1/8)
Kelly & Her Sisters Grow Up (ITV1, 10pm) Follow-up to a 2000 documentary looking at a family of eight struggling with poverty.

Horizon (BBC2, 9pm) Science documentary focusing on remarkable new cancer treatments.
The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald (ITV1, 9pm) Travelogue with the journalist and broadcaster as he explores the Mississippi region of the USA. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Communuty (Sony TV, 10.30pm) Season 2 of the US sitcom. Starring Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover & Yvette Nicole Brown.
The Matt Lucas Awards (BBC1, 10.35pm) New series where comedian Matt Lucas presents his own awards, the Lucases. Guests are Jason Manford, Graham Greene & Henning When. (1/6)

Divine Women (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary where historian Bettany Hughes investigates the history of women around the world. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY The Sinking Of The Concordia: Caught On Camera (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary on the 2012 sinking of the cruise linger, featuring footage captured by its passengers.
Don't Blame The Dog (BBC3, 9pm) Series about canine behaviour and obedience. (1/6)
Beautiful Minds (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary where three renowned scientists discuss the circumstances that produce scientific pioneers and geniuses.
Peter Andre: My Life (ITV2, 9pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the ex-popstar. (1/8)
Breakout Kings (Universal, 10pm) Season 1 of the US drama about a group of convicts helping the police recapture dangerous fugitives.

Panorama – Ivory Wars: Out Of Africa (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary on the ivory trade for African elephant tusks in Kenya.
Long Lost Family (ITV1, 9pm) Series 2 of the show where families are reunited. Presented by Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell. (1/7)
Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3, 9pm) Return of the topical comedy and standup show. (1/12)
Leotards & Vests: The Great British Workout (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the British appetite for exercise through the years. Narrated by Mark Benton.
PICK OF THE DAY Derek (Channel 4, 10pm) One-off comedy about an innocent man who works at a care home. Starring Ricky Gervais & Karl Pilkington.

BBC Young Musician Of The Year (BBC4, 7.30pm) Annual music competition. The final is on 13 May.
PICK OF THE DAY Would I Lie To You? (BBC1, 8.30pm) Series 6 of the comedy panel show built around deception and lies. Hosted by Rob Brydon, with David Mitchell & Lee Mack. (1/9)
Have I Got News For You? (BBC1, 9pm) Return of the political panel show. Guest host is Stephen Mangan, with panelists Grace Dent & Miles Jupp. (1/9)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (ITV1, 9pm) Interview with Coronation Street legend Bill Roache. (1/7)
Not Going Out (BBC1, 9.30pm) Series 5 of the sitcom. Starring Lee Mack & Tim Vine. (1/6)
The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, 10.35pm) Series 11 of the chat show. Guests are Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Michael Sheen & Matt Lucas. (1/13)

Titanic: A Commemoration In Music & Film (BBC1, 8.30pm) The sinking of HMS Titanic is commemorated with live music and documentary footage from Belfast's Waterfront Hall. Presented by John Humphrys.
PICK OF THE DAY The Cube (ITV1, 9.15pm) Series 5 of the physical/mental gameshow. Hosted by Philip Schofield. (1/5)

The Big Quiz – Benidorm v Essex (ITV1, 8pm) One-off quiz between the casts of Benidorm and The Only Way Is Essex. Hosted by Stephen Mulhern.
PICK OF THE DAY The Only Way Is Essex (ITV2, 10pm) Series 5 of the reality soap.