Monday, 22 July 2013

TV Picks: 22-28 July 2013 (Burton & Taylor, The Café, Love/Hate, PhoneShop, Who Do You Think You Are?, etc.)

Monday, 22 July 2013

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

Take on the Twisters (ITV, 5pm) New quiz show involving knowledge and strategy with contestants versus giant sandtimers. Hosted by Julia Bradbury. (1/30)
The Sheriffs Are Coming (BBC1, 7pm) Documentary series following the work of High Court Enforcement Officers. (1/4)
Long Live Britain (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary raising awareness of type 2 diabetes. Presented by Julia Bradbury, Phil Hammond & Phil Tufnell. (1/2)
Botched Up Bodies (Channel 5, 9pm) New series where doctors try to reverse or repair damage done by botched cosmetic procedures. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Burton & Taylor (BBC4, 9pm) Biopic on famous celebrity couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Starring Dominic West & Helena Bonham Carter.
Don't Blame Facebook (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about people who found themselves in trouble because of social media.

Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free (Channel 4, 8pm) New series aiming to makeover homes for free. Hosted by Kirstie Allsopp. (1/4)
PICK OF THE DAY Rachel Bruno: My Dad & Me (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary following the youngest daughter of boxing legend Frank Bruno.
Hunting the Doorstep Conmen (ITV, 9pm) Documentary series following trading standards offices on Oxfordshire and North Yorkshire. (1/2)
Badults (BBC3, 10pm) Comedy about three childhood friends who honour a pact to live with each as grown-ups. Starring Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby, Tom Parry & Emer Kenny. (1/6)

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1 9pm) Series 10 of the genealogy show where celebrities trace their family trees, beginning with Una Stubbs. (1/10)
The Café (Sky1, 9pm) Series 2 of the comedy set in a seaside café. Starring Michelle Terry, Ralf Little, June Watson, Ellie Haddington & David Troughton. (1/7)
Notes from the Inside with James Rhodes (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary aiming to see if music can change lives, presented by a classical pianist who was sectioned five years ago.
PICK OF THE DAY Love/Hate (Channel 5, 10pm) New drama about a fugitive criminal who returns to Dublin from Spain to celebrate his brother's release from prison, who's soon forced to stay after a tragic accident. Starring Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gillen, Ruth Negga, Tom Vaughan-Lawtor & Ruth Bradley. (1/4)

Dara O'Briain's Science Club (BBC2, 8pm) Series 2 of the science magazine series with a comedy edge. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY PhoneShop (E4, 10pm) Series 3 of the comedy set inside a high street mobile phone retailer. Starring Andrew Brooke, Tom Bennett, Emma Fryer, Javone Prince & Martin Trenaman. (1/6)

PICK OF THE DAY 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4, 9pm) Hybrid of 8 Out of 10 Cats and teatime quiz Countdown, after some success outings as part of Channel 4's occasional "mashups". (1/4)