Monday, 6 August 2012

TV Picks: 6-12 August 2012 (Beaver Falls, A Gifted Man, Mastermind, Secrets of the Pickpockets, etc.)

Monday, 6 August 2012

Dispatches: Britain's High Street Gamble (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary investigating the rise of gambling businesses on the UK's high streets.
The Hit Factory (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary on the Stock Aitken & Waterman music producing trio, who had more than 100 Top 40 hits in the '80s and '90s. Narrated by Suranne Jones.
PICK OF THE DAY Beaver Falls (E4, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy-drama set in a US summer camp. Starring Arsher Ali, John Dagleish, Samuel Robertson, Natasha Loring & Kristen Gutoskie. (1/6)

PICK OF THE DAY A Gifted Man (Watch, 9pm) Season 1 of the US supernatural drama about a brilliant neurosurgeon who's haunted by his late wife's ghost. Starring Patrick Wilson & Jennifer Ehle. (1/16)
The Girl Who Became Three Boys (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about a 20-year-old girl who's serving 30 months in jail for impersonating three different boys over several months.
Best Of British (Channel 4, 11.10pm) Documentary on three wheelchair athletes hoping to become part of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

PICK OF THE DAY Secrets Of The Pickpockets (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on combating opportunistic thieves targeting the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Wonderland (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about Joe Cooke and Chris Monk, students who want to become members of the Conservative Party.
PICK OF THE DAY True Stories: America's Animal Hoarder (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about Terry Thompson, the man who released his collection of exotic animals onto the streets of Zanesville, Ohio in 2011.
Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic – What Happened Next? (Channel 4, 9pm) Follow-up to the May and June live shows where members of the public seek treatment for their embarrassing illnesses.

PICK OF THE DAY Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm) Series 10 of the famous quiz show. Hosted by John Humphrys. (1/31)


PICK OF THE DAY Come Dine With Me (Channel 4, 8pm) Return of the culinary gameshow.