Monday, 2 July 2012

TV Picks: 2-8 July 2012 (Alan Partridge on Open Book, Blackout, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Falling Skies, Let's Get Gold, Parents, Sinbad, Superstar, Wallander, etc.)

Monday, 2 July 2012

Jamie's Summer Rave Up (Channel 4, 8.30pm) Series where chef Jamie Oliver showcases outdoor recipes. (1/3)
Blackout (BBC1, 9pm) Psychological thriller about a council officer whose life spirals out of control after an altercation with a drunken businessman he puts in a coma. Starring Christopher Eccleston, Ewan Bremner, Dervla Kirwan, Andrew Scott & MyAnna Buring. (1/3)
7/7: One Day In London (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the day London was attacked by terrorists, killing 52 people and injuring 700.
The Real Chariots Of Fire (ITV1, 9pm) Nigel Havers, star of the Oscar-winning 1981 movie Chariots Of Fire, investigates the real story of athletes Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell.
Undercover Boss (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 4 of the show where a millionaire goes undercover in poor community. (1/6)
Kidnapped And Drugged For Family Honour (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about a case where a girl refused to go through with an arranged marriage and was drugged and kidnapped by her own family.
PICK OF THE DAY Alan Partridge on Open Book with Martin Bryce (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Spoof talk show where broadcaster Alan Partridge chats about his autobiography I, Partridge. Starring Steve Coogan & Robert Popper.
Hell's Kitchen USA (ITV2, 9pm) Season 10 of the culinary US gameshow. Starring Gordon Ramsay. (1/20)
Daredevils: Life On The Edge (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the appeal of extreme sports. Presented by Danny MacAskill.
Brand X (Sky Atlantic, 11.05pm) Brand new series where comedian Russell Brand dispenses his thoughts on current events to an American audience. (1/6)

PICK OF THE DAY Falling Skies (FX, 9pm) Season 2 of the US sci-fi drama about a group of people fighting an alien occupation of Earth. Starring Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood & Will Patton. (1/10)
Bomber Command (ITV1, 9pm) Tribute about RAF Bomber Command, the WWII pilots who died serving their country. Presented by John Sergeant.
True Stories (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about fraudster Christian Gerhartstreiter, who travelled across America carrying out crimes under an alias for 30 years.

PICK OF THE DAY River Cottage: Three Go Mad (Channel 4, 8pm) Cookery masterclass with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Philip Glenister, Felicity Kendal & Keeley Hawes learn about ethical, seasonal cooking in the country.
When I Get Older (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary about the state of pensioner's lives today, with John Simpson, Gloria Hunniford, Lesley Joseph & Tony Robinson. (1/2)

Michael Johnson: Survival Of The Fastest (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary investigating a possible link between black people's dominance of athletics, the slave trade and genetic selection.
PICK OF THE DAY Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Watch, 8pm) Series 2 of the street magic show with award-winning illusionist Dynamo. (1/4)
The Hotel Inspector (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 9 of the show where Alex Polizzi comes to the rescue of struggling hotels. (1/10)
Flintoff & Dallaglio's Big Ride (Discovery Channel, 9pm) Lawrence Dallaglio and Andrew Flintoff cycle 1,784 miles from Olympia to London, to raise £2.12 million for charity.
Let's Get Gold (ITV1, 9pm) Olympics-inspired gameshow where teams from across the UK try to impress celebrity judges. Presented by Vernon Kaye. Judges are footballer Rio Ferdinand, actor/singer Martine McCutcheon, singer Una Healy & cricketer Andrew Flintoff. Continues tomorrow, concludes Saturday. (1/3)
The Midnight Beast (E4, 10pm) Sitcom about three members of a band, based on the real-life group's YouTube channel. Starring Ashley Horne, Andrew Wakely & Stefan Abingdon. (1/6)

PICK OF THE DAY Parents (Sky1, 8.30pm) Brand new sitcom about a woman forced to move her young family in with her parents. Starring Sally Philips, Darren Strange, Susie Blake, Tom Conti & Christian Lees. (1 & 2/6)

PICK OF THE DAY Superstar (ITV1, 7.25pm) Brand new musical talent search to find an actor to play Jesus in a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Hosted by Amanda Holden, with judges Lord Andrew Llloyd Webber, Jason Donovan, Mel C & David Grindrod. Continues tomorrow.
T In The Park (BBC3, 8pm) Coverage of the annual music event. Presented by Edith Bowman & Greg James. Featuring Emeli Sande, Rizzle Kicks, and many more. Concludes tomorrow.

PICK OF THE DAY Sinbad (Sky1, 7pm) Fantasy action-adventure about the legendary swashbuckling hero. Starring Elliot Knight & Naveen Andrews. (1/12)
How To Go Faster & Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story (BBC4, 8pm) Documentary about Gordon Muray, the famous Formula 1 car designer.
Wallander (BBC1, 9pm) Series 3 of the detective drama set in Sweden. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Saskia Reeves, Sarah Smart, Donald Sumpter, Mark Hadfield, Barnaby Kay, Rebekah Staton & Con O'Neill. (1/3)
World's Most Dangerous Roads (BBC2, 9pm) Series 2 of the show where celebrities journey along perilous roadways. Comedians Ed Byrne and Andy Parsons are first up, travelling on Siberia's M56 Kolyma highway.