Monday, 29 April 2013

TV Picks: 29 April - 5 May 2013 (Banshee, Community, Four Rooms, The Job Lot, Vicious, Would I Lie To You?, etc.)

Monday, 29 April 2013

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

Four Rooms (Channel 4, 1.45pm) Series 3 of the antiques series where sellers are given offers from four different dealers. Featuring Alex Proud, Johnny Elichaoff, Gordon Watson & Celia Sawyer. (1/30)
Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian (BBC2, 9pm) Profile of the late Irish comedian and writer. Featuring Steven Berkoff, Stephen Frears & Maggie Smith.
PICK OF THE DAY Vicious (ITV, 9pm) New sitcom about an ageing gay couple. Starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour & Iwan Rheon. (1/6)
Greggs: More than Meats the Pie (Sky1, 9pm) Documentary series going behind-the-scenes of a the high street bakery chain Greggs. (1/8)
The Job Lot (ITV, 9.30pm) New sitcom about the employees of a job centre. Starring Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Angela Curran, Jo Enright, Tamla Kari, Martin Marquez & Tony Maudsley. (1/6)
Banshee (Sky Atlantic, 10.15pm) New US drama about a city jewel thief who assumes the identity of a small Amish town's sheriff. Starring Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison & Hoon Lee. (1/10)

Alex Polizzi: The Fixer Returns (BBC2, 8pm) Series 3 of the business show where Alex Polizzi tries to help struggling entrepreneurs. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY Archaeology: A Secret History (BBC4, 9pm) New historical documentary series about archaeological breakthroughs. Presented by Richard Miles. (1/3)
Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3, 10pm) New comedy panel show. Hosted by Nick Grimshaw with team captains Rickie Haywood-Williams & Melvin O'Doom. (1/8)

PICK OF THE DAY All Star Mr & Mrs (ITV, 8pm) Series 5 of the gameshow where celebrity couples answer questions about their relationship. Hosted by Phillip Schofield. Featuring Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ian Kershaw, Dave Myers & Tom Fletcher. (1/10)
This World: The Mafia's Secret Bunkers (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on a powerful Italian crime syndicate who deal in cocain trafficking. Presented by John Dickie.
Nelson's Caribbean Hell-Hole: An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary following excavators of a mass grave containing British soldiers in Antigua. Presented by Sam Willis.

PICK OF THE DAY Dara O'Briain: School of Hard Sums (Dave, 8pm) Series 2 of the comedy maths series. Featuring Andrew Maxwell & Mark Watson. (1/8)
The Repo Men (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series about people who use finance companies to buy items they can't actually afford, before the bailiffs are called in. (1/2)
True Stories: 12 Year Old Lifer (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary on the true story of 12-year-old Paul Gingerich, who helped his 15-year-old friend shoot and kill his stepfather.

PICK OF THE DAY Would I Lie To You? (BBC1, 8.30pm) Series 7 of the comedy panel show where teams have to determine between true and false anecdotes. Hosted by Rob Brydon with team captains David Mitchell & Lee Mack. Featuring Rhod Gilbert, Vernon Kay, Dara O'Briain & Denise Van Outen. (1/9)
The Genius of Marie Curie: The Woman Who Lit Up the World (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the Polish chemist who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.
Community (Sony, 11pm) Season 3 of the US sitcom. Starring Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover & Danny Pudi. (1/22)