Monday, 1 July 2013

TV Picks: 1-7 July 2013 (Dexter, Live at the Electric, Luther, Scandal, Skins, Starlings, Undercover Boss, etc.)

Monday, 1 July 2013

Below are my picks of the most notable UK shows returning/premiering this week...

Undercover Boss (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 5 of the reality show where the boss of a company goes undercover amidst their own workforce. (1/6)
The Town the Travellers Took Over (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary about Rathkeale, Co Limerick, which is now 80% populated by travellers.
PICK OF THE DAY Skins (E4, 10pm) Seventh and final series of the yourh dama, catching up with some old characters. Starring Kaya Scodelario, Lily Loveless, Kayvan Novak, Craig Roberts, Lara Pulver, Amy Wren & Kathryn Prescott. (1/6)

Gok Live: Stripping for Summer (Channel 4, 8pm) Live fashion show. (1/3)
Cherry Healey's Property Virgins (BBC3, 8pm) New series about the problems young people face in getting on the property ladder. Presented by Cherry Healey. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY Luther (BBC1, 9pm) Series 3 of the crime drama. Starring Idris Elba, Sienna Guillory, Warren Brown, David O'Hara, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Michael Smiley & Ruth Wilson. (¼)
The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the aesthetic styles of castles associated with King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
Starlings (Sky1, 9pm) Series 2 of the comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family living in Derbyshire. Starring Brendan Coyle, Lesley Sharp, Matt King, Steve Edge, Alan Williams & Rebecca Night. (1/8)

Your Money, Their Tricks (BBC1, 8pm) New series focusing on combating firms and industries that conned consumers out of money. Hosted by Nicky Campbell, Sian Williams & Rebecca Wilcox. (1/4)
Me & My Guide Dog (ITV, 8pm) Documentary on the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, in its 80th year.
PICK OF THE DAY Horizon: What Makes Us Human (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary trying to ascertain what makes us human, considering 99% of our DNA is shared with chimpanzees. Presented by Alice Roberts.
Shot for Going to School (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about a 15-year-old girl who was targeted by the Taliban.

Summer's Supermarket Secrets (BBC1, 9pm) New series looking at supermarkets, which have become the place 90% of people buy their food from. Presented by Gregg Wallace. (1/4)
Greatest Little Britons (Sky1, 9pm) Documentary series about individuals who are the best in their niche field. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Scandal (More4, 9pm) Season 2 of the US drama about a professional crisis management expert. Starring Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield & Guillermo Diaz. (1/22)
Live at the Electric (BBC3, 9.30pm) Series 2 of the comedy show with a mix of stand-up and sketches. Hosted by Russell Kane, with guests Joe Wilkinson, Diane Morgan, Marcel Lucont, Chris Kendall, Paul Currie & WitTank. (1/8)



Burma, My Father & The Forgotten Army (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary where comedian Griff Rhys Jones investigates his medical officer father's life story, which takes him to Ghana and Burma.
PICK OF THE DAY Dexter (Fox, 10pm) Eighth and final season of the US crime drama about a forensics expert who moonlights as a vigilante serial killer. Starring Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter. (1/12)