Monday, 10 September 2012

TV Picks: 10-16 September 2012 (Alan Carr: Chatty Man, The Audience, Downton Abbey, Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course, Moone Boy, QI, Strictly Come Dancing, etc.)

Monday, 10 September 2012

Below you'll find my weekly TV picks of the best new shows debuting in the UK between 10-16 September 2012...

PICK OF THE DAY Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course (Channel 4, 5pm) Brand new culinary how-to series presented by the volatile chef. Continues weekdaily. (1/20)
Food Unwrapped (Channel 4, 8.30pm) Science series investigating the mass production of mankind's food. (1/8)
Leaving (ITV1, 9pm) Drama about a young man having an affair with an older woman. Starring Callum Turner, Helen McCrory, Sean Gallagher, Anna Koval & Hera Hilmar. (1/3)
999: What's Your Emergency? (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series following the emergency services round-the-clock, to celebrate 75 years of the 999 number. (1/10)
Tourettes: Let Me Entertain You (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary series about six people with Tourettes Syndrome, which is holding them back from a career in the music industry.
Ronny & Beverly (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Spoof chat show with American housewives Ronny and Beverly (comedians Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo). Guests are Frank Skinner, Charles Dance & Alfie Boe. (1/6)
9/11: The Miracle Survivor (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about Pasquale Buzzelli, who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center from the 22nd floor.
Hillsborough: The Search For Truth (ITV1, 10.35pm) Documentary on the 1989 footballing disaster, timed to coincide with the release of a new report on the event.

Double Your House For Half The Money (Channel 4, 8pm) Brand new property series where Sarah Beeny helps people buy a house despite their financial difficulties. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY The Vikings (BBC2, 9pm) Historical documentary series about the invading Norsemen, told from their perspective. Presented by Neil Oliver. (1/3)
One Born Every Minute: Twins & Triplets (Channel 4, 9pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary spin-off, focusing on the birth of twins and triplets.
Trouble On The Estate (BBC1, 9pm) Panorama special about a tough Blackburn housing estate.
Rude Tube (Channel 4, 10pm) Return of the internet clips show. Hosted by Alex Zane.

PICK OF THE DAY River Cottage: Three Go Mad (Channel 4, 8pm) Celebrities Robert Webb, Lee Mack and Ruby Wax join Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for intensive cooking classes at the idyllic River Cottage.
Top Dog Model (ITV2, 8pm) Documentary looking for the world's best-looking dog. Presented by Stacey Solomon (avoiding that joke, sorry).
Dead Good Job (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking at the work of the nation's funeral directors and undertakers. (1/3)
Grand Designs (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 12 of the show where people build their dream house. (1/12)
Be Your Own Boss (BBC3, 9pm) Business gameshow where entrepreneur Richard Reed is pitched various ideas by wannabe business brains. (1/6)
Shameless (Channel 4, 10pm) Return of the comedy-drama. Continued tomorrow. (1/10)
Paddy & Sally's Excellent Gypsy Adventure (Channel 5, 10pm) Series where former Celebrity Big Brother housemates Paddy Doherty and Sally Bercow explore different traveller communities around the world. (1/4)

Location, Location, Location (Channel 4, 8pm) Return of the property series. Presented by Kirstie Allsopp & Phil Spencer.
PICK OF THE DAY The Audience (Channel 4, 9pm) Brand new series where someone with a life-changing decision is followed around by 50 people for a week, who help determine their choice. (1/3)
The InterCity 125: The Age Of The Train (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about the high-speed fleet of trains that were launched in 1975.
Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (Discovery Channel, 9pm) Science series investigating the underlying principles of the cosmos. (1/3)
Lilyhammer (BBC4, 10pm) Comedy-drama about a New York mafia boss who moves to Lillehammer in Norway with a new identity. Originally an online commission by Netflix.

Island Hospital (ITV1,8pm) Documentary series looking at the staff of the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey, which caters for the needs of six British islands. (1/12)
Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 4 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary about the national haulage firm. (1/8)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (ITV1, 9pm) The journalist/presenter talks to Sir Roger Moore.
Anger Management (Comedy Central, 9pm) Sitcom about a therapist with anger management issues, based on the 2003 movie. Starring Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith & Daniela Bobadilla. (1/10)
The Million Pound Drop Live (Channel 4, 9pm) Return of the big money gameshow. (1/12)
Greg Davies: Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog (BBC3, 9pm) Stand-up comedy recorded live from the comedian and co-star of The Inbetweeners.
PICK OF THE DAY Moone Boy (Sky1, 9.30pm) Family comedy about a young boy living in 1989 with an imaginary friend. Starring Chris O'Dowd. (1 & 2/6)
QI (BBC2, 10pm) Series 10 of the intellectual quiz show. Hosted by Stephen Fry with Alan Davies. Guests are Jimmy Carr, Bill Bailey & Victoria Coren.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4, 10pm) Return of the chat show. Guests are Pink & Gok Wan. (1/14)
Dawson Bros. Funtime (BBC3, 10pm) TV broadcast of the hit online sketch show pilot. [review]

PICK OF THE DAY Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30pm) Return of the celebrity ballroom competition. Presented by Bruce Forsyth & Tess Daly. Judges are Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood & newcomer Darcey Bussell.
Comedy World Cup (Channel 4, 8.20pm) Brand new comedy panel show about comedy itself, with a knockout format. Hosted by David Tennant. (1/7)
Clinton (BBC2, 10.25pm) Documentary about Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary.

Fake Or Fortune? (BBC1, 6.30pm) Series 2 of the show investigating works of art with mysterious origins. Presented by Fiona Bruce & expert Philip Mould.
Fatal Flight 447: Chaos In The Cockpit (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary about the crash of Air France Flight 447 into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009.
PICK OF THE DAY Downton Abbey (ITV1, 9pm) Series 3 of the period drama. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Jessica Brown Findlay, Brendan Coyle & Shirley MacLaine. (1/8)
Big Fat Quiz Of The '80s (Channel 4, 9pm) Irreverent quizshow focusing on different decades, starting with the 1980s. Hosted by Jimmy Carr with Jonathan Ross, Jason Manford, Stephen Mangan, Micky Flanagan & Carol Vorderman. (1/3)