Monday, 12 November 2012

TV Picks: 12-18 November 2012 (2 Broke Girls, Big Bang Theory, Children In Need, The Hour, Him & Her, Ross Kemp: Invisible Wounded, Secret of Crickley Hall, etc.)


Below are my picks of the week's best TV premiering in the UK...

MONDAY 12th
Crime Stories (ITV1, 2pm) Brand new police drama told in a documentary style. Continues weekdaily.
1001 Things You Should Know (Channel 4, X) Brand new quiz show featuring questions the contestants should know. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig.
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the notorious German leader of the Nazi party who started WWII, focusing on the fact he managed to rise to power through simple charisma. (1/3)
Ross Kemp: The Invisible Wounded (Sky1, 9pm) Brand new documentary series about post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ottolenghi's Mediterranean Feast (More4, 9pm) Brand new culinary series with chef Yotam Ottolenghi travels aroud the Mediterranean sampling its dishes. (1/4)
PICK OF THE DAY Full English (Channel 4, 10.50pm) Brand new satirical animation about a quintessentially English family, the Johnsons.

TUESDAY 13th
Deidre & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street (ITV1, 8pm) Profile of the iconic Coronation Street character Deirdre Barlow, to mark actress Anne Kirkbride's 40th year on the show.
Chateau Chunder: When Australian Wine Changed the World (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on Australian wine, which now dominates the industry.
PICK OF THE DAY Panorama: The Mind Reader – Unlocking My Voice (BBC1, 10.35pm) Special investigative documentary about doctors and scientists trying to help patients with brain injuries communicate.

WEDNESDAY 14th
DIY SOS: The Big Build for Children In Need (BBC1, 8pm) Special charity edition of the show, where the team help a centre for 1,500 young people in Edinburgh.
PICK OF THE DAY The Hour (BBC2, 9pm) Series 2 of the period drama about a BBC newsroom in 1957. Starring Dominic West, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai & Anna Chancellor. (1/6)

THURSDAY 15th
The Big Bang Theory (E4, 8pm) Season 6 of the US sitcom about some horribly clichéd geeks. (1/24)
2 Broke Girls (E4, 8.30pm) Season 2 of the US sitcom. Starring Kat Dennings & Beth Behrs. (1/24)
Everyday (Channel 4, 9pm) Drama about a woman taking her kids to meet their imprisoned father over five years. Starring Shirley Henderson & John Simm.
PICK OF THE DAY Impractical Jokers (BBC3, 9.30pm) Brand new practical jokes series. Starring Joel Dommett, Roisin Conaty, Paul McCaffrey & Marek Larwood. (1/6)
Falcon (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Brand new Spanish detective series. (1/4)
Superstorm Sandy: Caught on Camera (BBC3, 10pm) Documentary about social media during the

FRIDAY 16th
PICK OF THE DAY Children In Need 2012 (BBC1, 7.30pm) Annual telethon raising money for impoverished children, presented by Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, Nick Grimshaw & Fearne Cotton. Featuring Little Mix, Top Gear, Geri Halliwell, Leona Lewis, Paloma Faith, Tim Minchin, and many more.
Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild (BBC2, 9pm) Wildlife special to celebrate Sir David Attenborough's 60 years in broadcasting, where he looks back at some of the animal encounters that changed his life. (1/3)

SATURDAY 17th
PICK OF THE DAY The Killing III (BBC4, 9pm) Series 3 of the Danish crime thriller.
Live At The Apollo (BBC1, 9.45pm) Return of the live stand-up comedy series.
The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane (BBC2, 10.15pm) Documentary on the world-famous band by Brett Morgan in their fiftieth year. (1/2)
Sings the Rolling Stones (BBC2, 11.15pm) Compilation of artists who have covered Rolling Stones hits.

SUNDAY 18th
Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary on the hurricane that struck the east coast of the US, causing widespread damage and disruption to millions of people.
PICK OF THE DAY The Secret of Crickley Hall (BBC1, 9pm) Drama about a haunted building that causes problems for its modern-day residents. Starring Suranne Jones, Tom Ellis, Douglas Henshall, David Warner, Sarah Smart, Iain de Caestecker, Olivia Cooke & Maisie Williams. (1/3)
Him & Her (BBC3, 10pm) Series of the sitcom about two lazy lovers. Starring Russell Tovey & Sarah Solemani. (1 & 2/6)
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