Monday, 17 June 2013

TV Picks: 17-23 June 2013 (The Borgias, Burn Notice, Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23, Happy Endings, etc.)


Below are my weekly picks of the most notable TV shows airing on UK screens. Please enjoy, and don't forget to bookmark this page, and/or let your friends know about it via social media...

MONDAY 17th
Airport Live (BBC2, 8pm) New series looking behind the scenes at Heathrow airport each day. Hosted by Dan Snow, Dallas Campbell & Anita Rani. Continues nightly until Thursday. (1/4)
Rick Stein's India (BBC2) New culinary series exploring the Indian region, beginning with West Benga and Tamil Nadu. (1/6)
Lost Lost Family (ITV, 9pm) Series 3 of the show that unites families who lost touch or have never actually met. Presented by Nicky Campbell & Davina McCall. (1/9)
PICK OF THE DAY The Borgias (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Third and final season of the US drama about the notorious Italian renaissance family. Starring Jeremy Irons, Francois Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Lotte Verbeek, Sean Harris, Colm Feore & Gina McKee. (1/10)
Burn Notice (Fox, 9pm) Season 6 of the US drama. Starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Sharon Gless & Bruce Campbell. (1/18)
The Greatest Shows on Earth (Channel 4, 10pm) New series investigating popular TV shows from around the world and how different cultures are entertained. Hosted by Daisy Donovan. (1/4)

TUESDAY 18th
Nature's Newborns (ITV, 7.30pm) New series looking at baby animals born in UK zoos. Hosted by Steve Leonard. (1/8)
Something for Nothing (Channel 4, 8pm) New series where journalist Harry Wallop reveals how consumers can live well for free. (1/2)
The Route Masters: Running London's Road (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series about the operation of London's transport network. (1/6)
Royal Windsor's Big Week (ITV, 9pm) Special going behind the scenes of the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
PICK OF THE DAY Happy Endings (E4, 10pm) Third and final season of the comedy-drama. Starring Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Kingsto & Casey Wilson. (1/22)
How to Find Love Online (Channel 4, 10.35pm) Documentary guide to online dating, following 25 singletons. Hosted by Dawn O'Porter. (1/2)


WEDNESDAY 19th
Hollywood Me (Channel 4, 8pm) New makeover show where Brits are sent to L.A by interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Horizon: Fracking – The New Energy Rush (BBC2, 9pm) Science documentary on the controversial new way to mine natural gas from deep underground.
The Alps Murder (More4, 9pm) Documentary about last year's French Alps murder, where three Brits and a French cyclist were killed in mysterious circumstances.
Quick Cuts (BBC4, 10pm) New semi-improvised sitcom set in a hairdressing salon. Starring Doon Mackickan, Paul Reynolds, Lucinda Dryzek & O-T Fagbendie. (1/3)

THURSDAY 20th
Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model (Sky Living, 8pm) Series 9 of the modelling gameshow. Presented by Elle Macpherson, Tyson Beckford & Dannii Minogue. (1/13)
Flights and Fights (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the emergence of budget airlines.
PICK OF THE DAY Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 (E4, 9pm) Second and final season of the US sitcom. Starring Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter & James Van Der Beek. (1/11)
First Dates (Channel 4, 9pm) New interactive documentary where single people go on a first date, where unsuccesSful dates appeal to viewers to date them next. (1/6)
The Girl with 7 Mums (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary about a 10-year-old girl who has seven mothers, because she's part of the UK's only openly polygamous family.
Bi-Curious Me (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary telling the story of three women coming to terms with their bisexuality.


FRIDAY 21st
Jo Brand's Great Wall of Comedy (GOLD, 7.30pm) New comedy gameshow with comedians answering questions. Hosted by Jo Brand, with Barry Cryer & Rebecca Front. Guests are Tony Robinson & Hugh Dennis. (1/5)
PICK OF THE DAY Isle of Wight Festival 2013 (Sky Arts 1, 8pm) Highlights of the three-day music festival.
Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble (BBC2, 9pm) New wildlife series looking at people who tend animals in harsh conditions. Presented by Kate Humble. (1/3)

SATURDAY 22nd
World's Weirdest Weather (Channel 4, 7pm) Documentary series looking at bizarre and freakish weather. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Family Special (ITV, 7.15pm) Celebrity special where famous faces are helped by members of their family to win £1m for charity. Presented by Chris Tarrant. Contestants are Caroline Flack, Stephen Mangan & Joe McElderry.

SUNDAY 23rd
PICK OF THE DAY Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet (BBC1, 10.25pm) Profile of the tennis star. Hosted by Sue Barker.
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