Monday, 3 September 2012

TV Picks: 3-9 September 2012 (The Bletchley Circle, Dallas, Dragons' Den, Hilary Devey's Women at the Top, Mrs Biggs, Ross Kemp: Extreme World, The Thick of It, etc.)

Monday, 3 September 2012

It's my weekly TV picks of the best UK shows having a premiere between 3-9 September, as the schedules begin to fill out for September...

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Series 2 of the show where celebrities compete to find valuables. This episode features Richard Meldrew and his One Foot In The Grave co-star Annette Crosbie. Continues weekdaily. (1/20)
Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs (ITV1, 8pm) Brand new series where the comedian visits the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London. (1/7)
Bush Pilots (Dave, 8pm) Documentary following pilot in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. (1/10)
PICK OF THE DAY A Mother's Son (ITV1, 9pm) Psychological thriller about the murder of a schoolgirl from a quiet coastal town in Suffolk. Starring Hermione Norris, Martin Clunes, Paul McGann & Alexander Arnold. Concludes tomorrow. (1/2)
The Treasures Of Ancient Rome (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the Roman creative genius regarding art and sculpture. Presented by Alastair Sooke. (1/3)
Ross Kemp: Extreme World (Sky1, 9pm) Series 2 of the documentary reporting from some of the world's most dangerous places. This episode begins with a look at Karachi, Pakistan. Presented by Ross Kemp. (1/6)


All Star Mr & Mrs (ITV1, 8pm) Return of the gameshow where celebrity couples answer questions about each other. Featuring John Prescott & Westlife's Nicky Byrne. Hosted by Philip Schofield. (1/10)
PICK OF THE DAY Mrs Biggs (ITV1, 9pm) Drama about renowned criminal Ronnie Biggs and his wife Charmian, before he became part of the Great Train Robbery. Starring Sheridan Smith, Daniel Mays, Caroline Goodall, Adrian Scarborough & Ron Cook. (1/5)
PICK OF THE DAY Dallas (Channel 5, 9pm) Revival of the classic '80s soap about the Ewing oil dynasty, and the next generation of children. Starring Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Patrick Duffy, Linda Grey & Larry Hagman. (1/10)

Wartime Farm (BBC2, 8pm) Series recreating British rural life during WWII. Presented by historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands & Peter Ginn. (1/8)
Hilary Devey's Women At The Top (BBC2, 9pm) Brand new series where Dragons' Den's Hilary Devey looks at gender imbalance in the UK's workplaces. (1/2)
Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2012 (BBC3, 9pm) Standup comedy featuring acts from this year's Edinburgh Festiva. Featuring Paul Chowdhry, Russell Kane, Charlie Baker & Jason Byrne. Hosted by Seann Walsh.
PICK OF THE DAY The Bletchley Circle (ITV1, 9pm) Drama set in 1952 where four woman working at Bletchley Park helped crack codes during WWII. Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Ed Birch & Matthew Cullum. (1/3)
Mock The Week (BBC2, 10pm) Series 11 of the news-based comedy panel show resumes.


The British (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) A history of the British isles from 58 A.D. (1/7)
PICK OF THE DAY The Thick Of It (BBC2, 9.45pm) Series 4 of the political mockumentary, now given with a coalition government backdrop. (1/7)

China On Four Wheels (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary about how China's increasing power is changing its citizen's lives. Presented by Anita Rani & Justin Rowlatt. (1/2)
The Scapegoat (ITV1, 9pm) Drama about two identical twins in the 1950s who swap lives. Starring Matthew Rhys, Dame Eileen Atkins, Anton Lesser, Andrew Scott & Jodhi May.
PICK OF THE DAY Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm) Series 10 of the business reality show. Starring Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Hilary Devey, Debroah Meaden & Duncan Bannatyne. Presented by Evan Davis. (1/12)