Monday, 19 November 2012

TV Picks: 19-25 November 2012 (Kookyville, Last Tango In Halifax, Peep Show, Stephen Fry: Gadget Man, When Robbie Met James, etc.)


Below are my picks of the week's best new shows premiering on UK television, between the 19th and 25th of November...

MONDAY 19th
PICK OF THE DAY Stephen Fry: Gadget Man (Channel 4, 8.30pm) Brand new series where Stephen Fry explores his passion for technology. (1/6)
I Want To Change My Body (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about 30 people who are unhappy with their body and want surgery to change their looks.
Calf's Head & Coffee: The Golden Age Of British Food (BBC4, 9pm) Food critic Stefan Gates looks into the past of British cuisine.
Four Born Every Second (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about infant mortality rates around the world, from the UK to Sierra Leone, Cambodia and the USA.

TUESDAY 20th
PICK OF THE DAY Last Tango In Halifax (BBC1, 9pm) Family drama about two widows in their 70s who are reunited with old lovers. Starring Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker & Josh Bolt. (1/6)
Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about the world's youngest transsexual, who wants to become Miss England.

WEDNESDAY 21st
Supersized Earth (BBC1, 8pm) Factual series about how humans have transformed the planet with various engineering projects. Presented by Dallas Campbell. (1/3)
I Hate My Body: Skinny Boys & Muscle Men (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about four skinny men who want great physiques.
Bring Me Morecambe & Wise (GOLD, 9pm) Tribute to the beloved double act, with clips from their old shows.
PICK OF THE DAY Bradley Wiggins: A Year In Yellow (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Documentary on the Olympic cyclist, who became the first Brit to win the Tour de France this year.
Exposure Update: The Jimmy Savile Investigation (ITV1, 10.35pm) Follow-up documentary on the exposure of BBC "national treasure" Jimmy Savile as a paedophile who was active for 40 years before his death.

THURSDAY 22nd
The Artistocrats (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series about moder-day aristocratic families and how they make a living today. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY Flintoff: From Lords To The Ring (Sky1, 9pm) Documentary on the ex-England cricketer and his attempt to become a professional boxer in retirement.
Living With My Stalker (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about a Brighton doctor who met a Canadian businessman through a dating agency in 2010, who proceeded to stalk her after they broke up.

FRIDAY 23rd
Choir Of The Year 2012 (BBC4, 7pm) Highlights of the Choir of the Year Grand Final at London's Royal Festival Hall. Presented by Tim Rhys-Evans & Josie D'Arby.
Sarah Millican: Chatterbox Live (Channel 4, 9pm) Standup comedy recorded live in 2011 with the Geordie comedian.
PICK OF THE DAY When Robbie Met James (Sky1, 9pm) Interview with popstar Robbie Williams with comic actor James Corden. (1/2)
The Joy Of The Single (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary charting people's passions for music through the humble single release over the decades. Featuring Noddy Holder, Jack White, Richard Hawley, Suzi Quatro, Holly Johnson & Jimmy Webb.

SATURDAY 24th
PICK OF THE DAY One Direction: Up All Night Live (BBC3, 9.45pm) Coverage of the boy band's concert at Bournemouth's BIC last January.
Jungle Gold (Discovery Channel, 9pm) Two former real-estate experts mine for gold in the jungles of Ghana, after losing all their money in the recession. (1/6)

SUNDAY 25th
Return To Forgotten Britain (BBC2, 8pm) Follow-up to the 2000 documentary where Fergal Keane visited areas of the country struggling to survive.
PICK OF THE DAY Peep Show (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 8 of the BAFTA-winning flatshare sitcom. Starring David Mitchell & Robert Webb. (1/6)
Kookyville (Channel 4, 10.35pm) Sketch show with a cast of non-actors and comedians without a script.
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