Monday, 21 May 2012

TV Picks: 21-27 May 2012 (British Academy Television Awards, Don't Trust The B**** In Apartment 23, Eurovision Song Contest, Hit & Miss, Soccer Aid, etc.)


MONDAY 21st
RHS Chelsea Flower Show (BBC1, 7.30pm) Botanical series. Hosted by Alan Titchmarsh. Continues on BBC2.
Love Shaft (E4, 7.30pm) Dating show where prospective partners meet in an elevator heading to a penthouse. Hosted by Will Best. (1/6)
Gok Cooks Chinese (Channel 4, 8.30pm) Brand new series where fashionista Gok Wan gets to indulge his passion for cooking. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY The Fall Of Singapore: The Great Betrayal (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary revealing that the British gave the Japanese the military expertise to attack Pearl Harbor and Singapore.
Are Fake Breasts Safe? (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on fake breasts and the ongoing health concerns. Presented by former Miss Great Britain, Gemma Garrett.

TUESDAY 22nd
Trash To Treasure (ITV1, 7.30pm) Documentary about reclamation yards. (1/8)
Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Semi-Finals (BBC3, 8pm) Coverage of the semi-final of Eurovision. Hosted by Scott Mills & Sara Cox. Continues Thursday.
Harlots, Housewives & Heroines: A 17th Century History For Girls (BBC4, 9pm) Historical documentary about women living through the Restoration period in England. (1/3)
My Big Fat Fetish (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on people who visit websites that showcase obese women.
PICK OF THE DAY Hit & Miss (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Series 1 of the drama about a transgender assassin who discovers she has a family. Starring Chloe Sevigny & Jonas Armstrong. (1/6)


WEDNESDAY 23rd
Hitler's Children (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about Adolf Hitler's descendants.
Euro's Most Shocking Moments (BBC3, 9pm) Special programme looking at the European Championships most memorable and shocking moments. Narrated by Richard Bacon.
PICK OF THE DAY Soccer Aid 2012 (ITV1, 10.25pm) Charity special where a celebrity England team take on a celebrity Rest Of The World team, raising money for UNICEF. Presented by Cat Deeley.

THURSDAY 24th
National Treasures: Jubilee Special (BBC1, 9pm) History special filmed at Westminster Abbey, celebrating the Royal past.
The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the struggling fish merchants of London.
PICK OF THE DAY Don't Trust The B**** In Apartment 23 (E4, 9.30pm) Season 1 of the US comedy about a naive country girl who moves into an apartment with a seemingly perfect housemate who's actually a living nightmare. Starring Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter & James Van Der Beek. (1/13)


FRIDAY 25th
PICK OF THE DAY The Great British Story: A People's History (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series on the UK's incredible past, seen through the eyes of everyday citizens. Presented by Michael Wood. (1/8)
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the making of the world-famous rock band's album Wish You Were Here in 1975.

SATURDAY 26th
PICK OF THE DAY Eurovision Song Contest 2012 (BBC1, 8pm) Annual singing competition, this year hosted by Azerbaijan. Engelbert Humperdinck is the UK's entrant. Commentary by Graham Norton.
Arts Troubleshooter (BBC2, 8.15pm) Documentary on works of art that are under threat, with expert Michael Lynch lending a helping hand. (1/2)
Sebastian Bergman (BBC4, 9pm) Swedish crime drama about an abrasive police profiler dealing with the deaths of his wife and daughter in the 2004 Thailand tsunami. (1/2)
A Picture Of London (BBC2, 9.15pm) Documentary on London's growth through the years.
Dara O'Briain: This Is The Show (BBC2, 10.15pm) Standup comedy from the Irish comedian, recorded live in 2010 from the Hammersmith Apollo.

SUNDAY 27th
PICK OF THE DAY British Academy Television Awards 2012 (BBC1, 8pm) Annual awards ceremony from London's Royal Festival Hall. Hosted by Dara O'Briain.
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