Monday, 22 October 2012

TV Picks: 22-28 October 2012 (Arrow, Brazil, Derren Brown: Apocalypse, Elementary, Girls, Hatfields & McCoy, Misfits, Scandal, etc.)

Monday, 22 October 2012

Below are my picks of the best TV shows debuting in the UK between 22-28 October...

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals (Channel 4, 5.30pm) Brand new cookery series where the chef explains how to make quick and easy meals. (1/40)
Little England (ITV1, 8pm) Series 2 of the documentary series following the lives of ex-pat Brits living on south-west France. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Arrow (Sky1, 8pm) Season 1 of the US superhero drama about a billionaire who returns home after spending five years stranded on an island, with a determination to clean up his corrupt city as a costumed vigilante. Starring Stephen Amell, Jamey Sheridan, Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell & David Ramsey. (1/13) [pilot review]
Prehistoric Autopsy (BBC2, 9pm) Brand new wildlife documentary series, where Professor Alice Roberts and Dr George McGavin reconstruct extinct species. Continues daily until Wednesday. (1/3)
Stacey Dooley In The USA: Girls Behind Bars (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary series investigating different aspects of US life. Presented by Stacey Dooley. (1/3)
Grimm (Watch, 9pm) Season 2 of the US supernatural drama. Starring David Giuntoli. (1/22)

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces (Channel 4, 8pm) Brand new series looking at small buildings and tiny dwellings. (1/6)
Rolf's Animal Clinic (Channel 5, 8pm) Brand new documentary series where Rolf Harris follows the work of the University of Liverpool's School of Veterinary Science campus in Leahurst, Cheshire. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Elementary (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 1 of the US detective drama, updating Sherlock Holmes to modern-day New York. Starring Johnny Lee Miller & Lucy Liu. (1/13) [pilot review]
Body Of Proof (Channel 5, 9pm) Season 2 of the US crime drama. Starring Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, John Carroll Lynch & Nicholas Bishop. (1/20)
Golden Oldies (BBC1, 10.35pm) New series where pensioners offer their thoughts and insights into growing old.

The Removal Men (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 2 of the documentary series about removals firm Pickfords. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Brazil with Michael Palin (BBC1, 9pm) Brand new travelogue series with the former Python, looking at the people and culture of Brazil. (1/4)
Unsafe Sex In The City (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary series exploring the dangers of people who have unprotected sex. (1/4)
Chicago Fire (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 1 of the US drama about a team of fire-fighters. (1/13)

The Town That Caught Tourette's (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about a town in Le Roy, New York, where many of the students from the local high school developed Tourette's Syndrome at the same time in October 2011.
PICK OF THE DAY Hatfields & McCoy (Channel 5, 9pm) Western miniseries about feuding families during the aftermath of the American Civil War. Starring Kevin Kostner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe, Jena Malone, Sarah Parish, Lindsay Pulsipher & Joe Absolom. (1/5)
Richard E. Grant's Hotel Secrets (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Documentary showcasing some of the world's most expensive and luxurious hotels.
Scandal (More4, 9pm) Season 1 of the political drama about a government employee who starts her own crisis management business. Starring Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Katie Lowes & Columbus Short. (1/7)
Freaky Sleepers (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about people with extreme sleep disorders.

PICK OF THE DAY Derren Brown: Apocalypse (Channel 4, 9pm) First of two specials where the illusionist and magician tries to convince someone that he's the sole survivor of a meteor strike in a zombie-infested wasteland. (1/2)
Chas & Dave: Last Orders (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about the iconic cockney singer-songwriters, Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock, at the end of a career that's spanned 50 years.
Raiders Of The Lost Past (Yesterday, 9pm) Brand new series investigating some bizarre historical stories. (1/13)

PICK OF THE DAY Girls (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Season 1 of the US comedy-drama about a group of cash-strapped female friends living in Brookyln. Starring Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Adam Driver & Christopher Abbott. (1/10)

PICK OF THE DAY Misfits (E4, 10pm) Series 4 of the superhero drama. Starring Joe Gilgun, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen, Matt Stokoe & Matthew McNulty. (1/8)