Monday, 11 November 2013

TV Picks: 11-17 November 2013 (Borgen, Children in Need, Hebburn, I'm A Celebrity..., Paul O'Grady Show, Science of Doctor Who, etc.)

Monday, 11 November 2013

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

Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover (ITV, 2pm) New series where the singer oversees property makeovers. (1/30)
Moving On (BBC1, 2.15pm) Series 5 of the daily drama strand, focusing on characters reaching turning points in their lives. Continues weekdaily until Friday. (1/5)
PICK OF THE DAY The Paul O'Grady Show (ITV, 5pm) Series 4 of the chat show after a few years break. Guests are Louis Walsh, Helen Worth & The Saturdays. (1/50)

Strange Days: Cold War Britain (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking at the effects WWII on a post-war Britain, regarding the global superpower stand-off. Presented by Dominic Sandbrook (1/3)
Cathedrals (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary series looking at the workings of three Cathedrals, beginning in Wakefield. (1/3)
The Sound of Musicals (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary on the competitive West End, where theatre is booming. (1/4)
Snow, Sex & Suspicious Parents (BBC3, 9pm) New series where teenagers embark on unsupervised trips abroad, which are actually being seen by their parents. (1/4)
Missing Without Trace (ITV, 9pm) Special programme reuniting two families who lost a loved one. Hosted by Natasha Kaplinski.
PICK OF THE DAY Hebburn (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy about a Tyneside family. Starring Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon, Jim Moir, Gina McKee, Lisa McGrillis & Pat Dunn. (1/6)

DIY SOS: Million Pound Build for Children in Need (BBC1, 8pm) Special episode building a site for the organisation Little Miracles in Peterborough. Hosted by Nick Knowles.
24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 4 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary from King's College Hospital's A&E department. (1/6)
Tudor Monastery Farm (BBC2, 9pm) New series running a farm in West Sussex at it would have been done during the reign of King Henry VII. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Crackanory (Dave, 10pm) Comedy re-imagining of children's classic Jackanory, where famous people read darkly comic tales. Featuring Jack Dee & Sally Phillips. (1/6)

Children in Need Rocks (BBC1, 8pm) Charity concert fronted by Chris Evans & Fearne Cotton. Featuring Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Kings of Leon, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Odell, Rizzle Kicks, The Lumineers, Passengers, The Wanted, Little Mix, and more.
PICK OF THE DAY The Science of Doctor Who (BBC2, 9pm) Special science programme examining some of the sci-fi concepts of Doctor Who. Hosted by Professor Brian Cox. Featuring Matt Smith.
Britten's Endgame (BBC4, 9pm) Film looking at the twilight years of famed composer Benjamin Britten.
The Revolution Will Be Televised (BBC3, 10.25pm) Series 2 of the comedy sketches and pranks show, with a political slant. (1/6)
The Day Kennedy Died (ITV, 10.35pm) Documentary on the assassination of JFK, which occurred 50 years ago on 22 November 1963.

Doctor Who: Greatest Monsters & Villains Weekend (BBC3, 7.05pm) A weekend trio of programmes looking at the sci-fi show's best antagonists. Presented by Joel Dommett. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY Children in Need 2013 (BBC1, 7.30pm) Annual charity event. Hosted by Terry Wogan, Tess Daly & Fearne Cotton. Featuring JLS, the cast of Matilda, a Doctor Who 50th anniversary special clip, Strictly Come Dancing with Torvill & Dean, a special edition of Room 101, Harry Hill, Call the Midwife, Ellie Goulding, The One Show, EastEnders, and much more.

All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Sky1, 8pm) Documentary series on East Coast rail, following the transport staff who keep the railway running. (1/10)
Kennedy's Nuclear Nightmare (More4, 9pm) Documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis, told via eyewitness reports.
PICK OF THE DAY Borgen (BBC4, 10pm) Series 3 of the Danish political drama. (1/10)

JFK: The Final Visit to Britain (BBC2, 6pm) Documentary about the US President's trip to the UK in 1963, shortly before his November assassination.
Kennedy Home Movies (BBC2, 7.05pm) Home video footage of the Kennedy family, painting a picture of JFK's life before his assassination.
Britain & The Sea (BBC1, 9pm) New series where David Dimbleby sails along the UK coastline.
PICK OF THE DAY I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV, 9pm) Series 13 of the jungle survival reality gameshow. Hosted by Ant & Dec. The rumoured celebs participating include Paul Gascoigne, Rylan Clark, Joey Essex, Lucy Pargeter, Steve Davis & Chris Huhne. (1/20)
Respect: A Felix Dexter Special (BBC2, 10pm) Tribute to the comedian and actor, best-known for his work on The Real McCoy, The Fast Show and Absolutely Fabulous, who died last month aged 52.