Monday, 22 April 2013

TV Picks: 22-28 April 2013 (10 O'Clock Live, Ben Earl: Trick Artist, The Politician's Husband, Russell Howard's Good News, Watson & Oliver, etc.)

Monday, 22 April 2013

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

PICK OF THE DAY Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Channel 5, 9pm) New series where the presenter meets people who have set up new lives in remote or inhospitable places around the world. (1/4)
Unsafe Sex in the City (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on teenagers having unprotected sex. (1/4)

Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 3 of the health show where Christian Jessen and Dawn Harper help patients with embarrassing or unsightly problems. (1/8)
Edward VIII's Murderous Mistress (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary on the affair Edward VIII's affair had before his coronation, where his former mistresses was later facing a death sentence.
PICK OF THE DAY The Wright Way (BBC1, 10.35pm) New sitcom about a health and safety manager. Starring David Haig, Mina Anwar, Luke Gell, Toby Longworth & Joanne Matthews. Written by Ben Elton. (1/6)

Great Bear Stakeout (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary on the grizzly bears of Alaska. Narrated by Billy Connolly. (1/2)
South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the incident where 34 miners were shot dead by police as they protested outside a mine.
Licence to Kill (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on traffic collisions, presented by Sophie Morgan--a woman who was left unable to walk after a car accident in 2003.
PICK OF THE DAY 10 O'Clock Live (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 3 of the comedy current affairs show. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker & Lauren Laverne. (1/8)

PICK OF THE DAY The Politician's Husband (BBC2, 9pm) New series about a politician whose career takes a downward slide, at the exact moment his wife is appointed a minister. Starring David Tennant, Emily Watson, Jack Shepherd, Roger Allam, Ed Stoppard & Anamaria Marinca. (1/3)
Joined for Life: Abby & Brittany (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about conjoined twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who have two heads, spines and hearts, but share organs and limbs from the waist down. (1/3)
Watson & Oliver (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the sketch show. Starring Lorna Watson & Ingrid Oliver. (1/6)
Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3, 10pm) Series 8 of the topical comedy show. (1/12)

PICK OF THE DAY Ben Earl: Trick Artist (Channel 4, 9pm) New illusion series from magician Ben Earl. (1/4)
The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution (BBC2, 9pm) Docu-drama about painter JMW Turner. Narrated by Samuel West. Starring Thomas Coombes.

PICK OF THE DAY Young Margaret: Life, Love & Letters (BBC2, 9pm) Profile of the former-Prime Minister's early life, based on Charles Moore's biography.

PICK OF THE DAY Rupert Murdoch: Battle with Britain (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the Australian tycoon's impact on British culture over the past 40 years, thanks to his ownership of key tabloids and television broadcasters.