Monday, 28 January 2013

TV Picks: 28 January – 3 February 2013 (Being Human, Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Mary Berry Story, Dallas, Derek, etc.)


Below are my picks of the week's most notable TV shows, premiering/returning to UK screens...

MONDAY 28th
Moving On (BBC1, 2.15pm) Series 4 of the one-off dramas.
PICK OF THE DAY Winter Viruses & How To Beat Them (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking at the annual problem of increased viruses spreading around the population in winter.
Rory & Will: Champions of the World (Channel 5, 9pm) New series where Rory McGrath and Will Mellor travel around the country, experiencing some of the UK's strangest pastimes and games. (1/4)
Criminal Minds (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 8 of the US crime drama. (1/24)
The Agenda (ITV, 10.35pm) Series 3 of the weekly discussion show. Hosted by Tom Bradby. (1/8)

TUESDAY 29th
The Mary Berry Story (BBC2, 8pm) Profile of the Great British Bake Off judge. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY Dallas (Channel 4, 9pm) Season 2 of the US drama. Starring Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman, Jordana Brewster, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Brenda Strong & Mitch Pileggi. (1/15)
Brain Hospital: Saving Lives (Channel 5, 10pm) Documentary series following various patients at the Walton Centre in Liverpool, who are undergoing brain surgeries. (1/4)
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture 2013 (BBC1, 10.35pm) 37th annual lecture in memory of Richard Dimbleby, this time from renowned philanthropist and Microsoft creator Bill Gates.


WEDNESDAY 30th
The Hairy Bikers Everyday Gourmet (BBC2, 8pm) New series where Si King and Dave Myers show you how to make gourmet food on a budget. (1/6)
The Genius of Invention (BBC2, 9pm) New science series looking at how events lead to life-changing breakthroughs. Presented by Michael Mosley, Mark Miodownik & Cassie Newland. (1/4)
Make Me A Muslim (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on a 26-year-old Muslim from Manchester who is converting to Islam.
PICK OF THE DAY Derek (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 1 of the sitcom about a simple man who works in a care home. Starring Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington & Kerry Godliman. (1/6)


THURSDAY 31st
The Planners (BBC2, 8pm) New documentary about council planning officers.
Dangerous Driving School (Channel 5, 8pm) New series following a group of qualified drivers who are trying to relearn to drive in order to break their bad habits. (1/4)
The Secret Life of Dogs (ITV, 9pm) Documentary exploring how dogs experience the world around them. Narrated by Martin Clunes.
Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 2 of the documentary series following teams of people who help motorists encountering bad weather. (1/3)
The Big Reunion (ITV2, 9pm) New series where old pop acts are reunited; featuring Atomic Kitten, 5IVE, B*Witched, Liberty X, 911 and Honeyz. (1/8)
PICK OF THE DAY Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (BBC2, 10pm) Brand new strand of Charlie Brooker's successful Wipe series, offering a satirical view of the week's news and big events. (1/6)

FRIDAY 1st
PICK OF THE DAY Monty Don's French Gardens (BBC2, 9pm) Series where gardener Monty Don visits famous and interesting gardens across France. (1/3)

SATURDAY 2nd
PICK OF THE DAY Stewart Lee: Carpet Remnant World (Comedy Central, 9pm) Standup comedy recorded live.

SUNDAY 3rd
PICK OF THE DAY Being Human (BBC3, 10pm) Series 5 of the supernatural drama about a house-sharing vampire, ghost and werewolf. (1/6)
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