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...
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)
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)
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)
Making Faces (Channel 5, 9pm) Brand new series about the surgeons and prosthetics experts at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, who help disfigured people.
Being Liverpool (Channel 5, 9pm) Fly-on-the-wall documentary looking at Liverpool Football Club.
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)