Monday, 29 July 2013

TV Picks: 29 July – 4 August 2013 (CSI:NY, I Love My Country, Last Leg, New Tricks, Southcliffe, etc.)

Monday, 29 July 2013

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

Caligula with Mary Beard (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the notorious Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus.
PICK OF THE DAY Failed by the NHS (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about young people with mental illnesses who feel badly treated by the NHS.

PICK OF THE DAY New Tricks (BBC1, 9pm) Series 10 of the detective drama about ageing sleuths solving crimes. Starring Alun Armstrong, Denis Lawson, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, Anthony Calf & Richard Clothier. (1/10)
Kumph Mela: The Greatest Show on Earth (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary following British pilgrims heading for the Hindu Festival of Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India.
Extreme OCD Camp (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary following six people with obsessive compulsive disorder, undergoing therapy at a US camp. (1/2)
CSI: NY (Channel 5, 9pm) Ninth and final season of the US crime drama. Starring Gary Sinise, Sela Ward & Carmine Giovanazzo. (1/17)
Churchill's First World War (BBC4, 9pm) Docu-drama about Winston Churchill's redemption following the disaster of the Dardanelles.

Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Series 8 of the celebrity culinary competition. Featuring Janet Street-Porter, Heidi Range, Katy Brand & Jo Wood. (1/18)
You Saw Them Here First (ITV, 8pm) Two-part series revealing where various familiar faces and celebrities made their screen debuts. Narrated by Robert Webb. (1/2)
Neighbourhood Force (ITV, 9pm) Documentary series going behind-the-scenes of the anti-social behaviour officers in Birmingham, Enfield and north London. (1/2)
Queen Victoria's Children (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series about Queen Victoria, from the perspective of her relationships with her husband and children. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY The Last Leg (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 3 of the irreverent comedy series taking a look at the week's big news stories. Hosted by Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe & Alex Brooker. (1/8)
Alex Brooker: My Perfect Body (Channel 4, 10.50pm) Documentary about male body image.

PICK OF THE DAY The Dealership (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary series looking at the staff and customers of an Essex car dealership. (1/3)
Shoplife (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary series about a group of employees working at the Metrocentre in Gateshead, the UK's biggest shopping and leisure centre. (1/6)
Cutting Edge: Crash for Cash (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the £3 million road accident scam.

PICK OF THE DAY Horizon: What's Killing Our Bees? (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the strange drop in the nation's bee population.
That Music Show (Channel 4, 10pm) Music quiz show covering trivia from 1995 to 2005. Hosted by Nick Grimshaw.

PICK OF THE DAY I Love My Country (BBC1, 7.30pm) New gameshow focusing on Great Britain. Hosted by Gabby Logan, with team captains Frank Skinner & Micky Flanagan. Guests are Charlotte Salt, Tom Ellis, Susanna Reid, Helen George, James Martin & Ricky Norwood. (1/8)

PICK OF THE DAY Southcliffe (Channel 4, 9pm) New drama about a market town devastated by a spree shooting. Starring Rory Kinnear, Joe Dempsie, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson, Kaya Scodelario, Eddie Marsan, Anatol Yusef & Edward Baker-Close. (1/4)
Das Auto: Their Germans, Their Cars & Us (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the German automobile industry post-WWII.