Monday, 17 September 2012

TV Picks: 17-23 September 2012 (Baggage, Covert Affairs, Derren Brown: Svengali, Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home, True Blood, etc.)


As usual, below are my picks of the week's best television, from the many shows premiering in the UK between 17-23 September 2012...

MONDAY 17th
Masters of Money (BBC2, 9pm) Factual series looking at three influential thinkers who changes the economic landscape. Presented by Stephanie Flanders. (1/3)
Brit Cops: Rapid Response (Sky1, 11.15pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary following the Wiltshire police. (1/10)
PICK OF THE DAY True Blood (FX, 10pm) Season 5 of the US supernatural drama. Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Rutina Wesley & Lucy Griffiths. (1/12) [reviews]
The Almighty Johnsons (Syfy, 10pm) Season 2 of the New Zealand fantasy drama about modern-day Norse Gods. (1/13)


TUESDAY 18th
Love & Marriage: A 20th Century Romance (BBC4, 9pm) Factual series telling the oral history of marriage through the decades. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Derren Brown: Svengali (Channel 4, 9pm) Illusions and mind control recorded live in Nottingham's Theatre Royal. Hosted by Derren Brown.
Romanzo Criminale (Sky Arts 1, 9pm) Series 2 of the Italian gangster drama set in 1981. (1/10)

WEDNESDAY 19th
Antiques To The Rescue (BBC2, 8pm) Brand new series where expert John Foster helps the owners of struggling historic houses save their properties by selling antiques.
The Food Hospital (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 2 of the healthcare series where experts treat people with troubling ailments. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Covert Affairs (Really, 9pm) Season 3 of the US spy drama. Starring Piper Perabo & Christopher Gorham. (1/13)

THURSDAY 20th
PICK OF THE DAY The Choir: Sing While You Work (BBC2, 9pm) Brand new series where choirmaster Gareth Malone attempts to create choirs using the employees at four British workplaces. (1/6)
Making Faces (Channel 5, 9pm) Brand new series about the surgeons and prosthetics experts at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, who help disfigured people.

FRIDAY 21st
PICK OF THE DAY Baggage (Channel 4, 8pm) Brand new dating series where Gok Wan helps singletons find love, but with the twist that each one has a secret habit of unusual hang-up. (1/8)
Being Liverpool (Channel 5, 9pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary looking at Liverpool Football Club.

SATURDAY 22nd
PICK OF THE DAY Russell Howard: Right Here Right Now (BBC3, 9pm) Stand-up comedy recorded live in 2011.

SUNDAY 23rd
Planet Earth Live (BBC1, 5.30pm) Live wildlife event. Presented by Richard Hammon & Julia Bradbury.
Jimmy And The Whale Whisperer (Channel 4, 7pm) Series where farmer Jimmy Doherty travels to Dominica in the Caribbean to meet a man who claims he can communicate with sperm whales.
PICK OF THE DAY Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home (Channel 4, 8pm) Brand new series where Kevin McCloud builds an environmentally-friendly mobile cabin from start to finish. (1/4)
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