Monday, 14 May 2012

TV Picks: 14-20 May 2012 (24 hrs In A&E, 56 Up, The Exclusives, Hell On Wheels, Lewis, Inside Facebook, Secret Millionaire, Silk, Tales of Television Centre, The Walking Dead, etc.)

Monday, 14 May 2012

Inside Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg's $100bn Gamble (BBC2, 8pm) Follow-up documentary on Facebook's creator from journalist Emily Maitlis.
Blockbusters (Challenge, 8pm) Revival of the classic '80s gameshow. Hosted by Simon Mayo.
Chatsworth (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary about Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, which has allowed a film crew inside for a whole year. (1/3)
56 Up (ITV1, 9pm) Return of the seminal 7 Up documentary series that has spanned decades.
Secret Millionaire (Channel 4, 9pm) Return of the series where a millionaire goes undercover in a deprived community/workplace. (1/7)
The 16-Year-Old Killer: Cynotoia's Story (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on the true life crime where a teenage prostitute was arrested for murdering a 43-year-old client.
PICK OF THE DAY The Walking Dead (Channel Five, 10pm) Season 2 of the US zombie drama gets its terrestrial premiere. (1/13) [premiere review]

PICK OF THE DAY Silk (BBC1, 9pm) Series 2 of the law drama. Starring Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones & Neil Stuke. (1/6)
Dirty Britain (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary on the people who clean up the country. (1/2)
Sex, Lies & Rinsing Guys (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about three women who manipulate men for financial gain.

DIY SOS: The Big Build (BBC1, 8pm) Return of the DIY series. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Lewis (ITV1, 8pm) Series 6 of the detective drama. Starring Kevin Wheatley. (1/4)
Secret Eaters (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary on the UK's eating habits. (1/6)
Felicity Kendall's Indian Shakespeare Quest (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the actress as she returns to India, where she started her career as a child.
24 hrs In A&E (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 2 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary set in King's College Hospital in London. (1/14)

The Great Euro Crash with Robert Peston (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the Euro currency.
PICK OF THE DAY The Exlusives (ITV2, 9pm) Reality gameshow where six wannabe journalists compete for a job at a large European publisher. (1/7)


PICK OF THE DAY Hell On Wheels (TCM, 9pm) Season 1 of the US western drama. Continues in a regular Sunday timeslot. [pilot review]
Off By Heart: Shakespeare (BBC2, 9pm) Contest to find the best Shakespeare recital from a group of children.
Tales Of Television Centre (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the BBC's famous Television Centre building, exposing some of the more shocking and embarrassing moments in its history.

Norway Massacre: The Survivors (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary on the shocking events of 2011, when Anders Breivik callously shot almost a hundred innocent people on the Norwegian island of Utoya.
PICK OF THE DAY Channel 4's Comedy Gala (Channel 4, 9pm) Third annual comedy event from London's O2 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Featuring Jessie J, Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Jonathan Ross, Leigh Francis, Micky Flanagan, Sean Lock, Keith Bridges, Jo Brand, Andy Osho, Seann Walsh, Lee Nelson, and many more.
Family Guy (BBC3, 10pm) Season 10 of the US animated comedy.