Monday, 26 November 2012

TV Picks: 26 November – 2 December 2012 (An Idiot Abroad, John Bishop's Big Year, Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience, Steppin' Out with Katherine Jenkins, etc.)


Below are my picks of the best TV premiering in the UK between 26 November and 2 December 2012...

MONDAY 26th
Britain's Best Bakery (ITV1, 4pm) Brand new series where independent bakeries try to impress judges Mich Turner and Peter Sidwell. (1/20)
Dying For Clear Skin (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on acne and how it affects the nation's teenagers, occasionally leading to instances of suicide. Presented by Gemma Cairney.
PICK OF THE DAY The Curious Case Of The Clark Brothers (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about two brothers with leukodystrophy, a condition that causes a gradual loss of neurological function.

TUESDAY 27th
Free Speech: Body Beautiful Special (BBC3, 9pm) Live debate with a panel of celebrities and experts. Hosted by Jake Humphrey.
The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light (BBC4, 9pm) Factual series where Waldemar Januszczak investigates the theory that the Dark Ages was actually a time of great achievements and novel ideas. (1/4)
PICK OF THE DAY Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream (BBC4, 10pm) Documentary on the inequality of the USA, comparing two areas of New York both called Park Avenue.

WEDNESDAY 28th
PICK OF THE DAY You Have Been Warned (Discovery Channel, 8pm) Brand new series where scientists examine homemade gizmos popularized online. (1/6)
Goodnight Britain (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary series on sleep disorders. Hosted by Sian Williams. (1/2)
Britain's Biggest Beauty Queens (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on the UK's only plus-size beauty pageant.
Old Jews Telling Jokes (BBC4, 10pm) Series 2 of the show where Jewish Americans simply tell jokes. (1/2)

THURSDAY 29th
The Secret Life Of Rubbish (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the evolution of waste collection in the UK.
Captive – The Sex Slave Girl (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about a young woman who was held captive for 10 years by a school security guard, only a short distance from where she lived.
PICK OF THE DAY Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience (BBC2, 10pm) Series 3 of the show where the Welsh comedians undertakes various jobs.

FRIDAY 30th
PICK OF THE DAY An Idiot Abroad (Sky1, 9pm) Series 3 of the comedy travelogue, with Karl Pilkington now following Marco Polo's footsteps from Vencie to China with Warwick Davies in tow. (1/3)
The Beach Boys: Doin' It Again (BBC4, 9pm) Behind the scenes of the Beach Boys' 2012 reunion.
John Bishop's Big Year (BBC1, 9.30pm) Brand new series, mixing stand-up comedy with sketches and clips to illustrate the past 12 months. (1/2)

SATURDAY 1st
PICK OF THE DAY Michael Jackson's Bad (BBC2, 9.45pm) Documentary by Spike Lee, celebrating the 1987 release of Michael Jackson's album Bad. Featuring Martin Scorsese, Walter Yetnikoff, Kanye West, CeeLo Green & Sheryl Crow.

SUNDAY 2nd
PICK OF THE DAY Steppin' Out With Katherine Jenkins (ITV1, 9pm) Cabaret show with opera singer Katherine Jenkins, featuring Mark Benton, Il Divo, Stooshe, the Overtones, Tom Chambers, Only Boys Aloud, Kev Orkian & Andre Rieu.
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