Monday, 4 November 2013

TV Picks: 4-10 November 2013 (2 Broke Girls, Bouncers, Fresh Meat, Indian Doctor, Pressure Pad, Yonderland, etc.)

Monday, 4 November 2013

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

The Indian Doctor (BBC1, 2.15pm) Series 3 of the drama about an immigrant Indian doctor working in a Welsh mining town during the 1960s. Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar. (1/5)
Pressure Pad (BBC1, 3pm) New quiz show. Hosted by John Barrowman. (1/25)
Paul Hollywood's Pies & Puds (BBC1, 3.45pm) New culinary series where the chef bakes some traditional pies and puddings. (1/20)
Caught Red Handed (BBC1, 7.30pm) New series investigating the methods police and ordinary people are catching criminals in the act. Presented by Dominic Littlewood. (1/10)
Masterchef: The Professionals (BBC2, 8.30pm) Series 6 of the culinary show. (1/24)
The Choir: Sing While You Work (BBC2, 9pm) Series 2 of the reality show where Gareth Malone sets out to create a choir from a group of work colleagues. (1/8)
PICK OF THE DAY Fresh Meat (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 3 of the comedy about a group of misfit university students. Starring Jack Whitehall, Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie & Joe Thomas. (1/8)

Portrait Artist of the Year (Sky Arts 1, 8pm) New art series aiming to uncover a talented portrait artist, who will win £10k and a commission to paint Booker-winning author Hilary Mantel. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Autism: Challenging Behaviour (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about the work of Treetops School in Essex, that treats people with autism with controversially intensive intervention.

Britain on the Fiddle (BBC1, 9pm) New series looking at benefits cheats. (1/3)
Speeches that Shook the World (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about various memorable speeches that changed events.
PICK OF THE DAY One Born: What Happened Next? (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 2 of the reality show, catching up with some parents featured on One Born Ever Minute. (1/6)
Newsflash – Stories That Stopped the War (ITV, 10.35pm) Documentary looking behind-the-scenes of some amazing recent news stories.
The Cruel Cut (Channel 4, 10.45pm) Documentary about female genital mutilation, which was made illegal in the UK in 1985.

PICK OF THE DAY This World: Don't Panic - The Truth About Population (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the world's population, using 3D graphics, arguing that we actually have the problem under control.
Ottlenghu's Mediterranean Island Feat (More4, 9pm) Series 2 of the culinary show. (1/4)
2 Broke Girls (E4, 9pm) Season 3 of the US comedy. Starring Kat Dennings & Beth Behrs. (1/24)
Bouncers (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 2 of the reality show looking into the world of door staff at bars, clubs and takeaways around Essex. (1/3)

Unreported World (Channel 4, 7.30pm) Documentary looking at the impact of political unrest on the Egyptian tourist board.
Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 6 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary about the popular UK haulage firm. (1/7)
The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song (ITV, 9pm) A countdown of Elvis Presley's 20 most popular hits.
The Grierson Awards 2013 (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Highlights of the awards ceremony honouring documentaries.
PICK OF THE DAY Cold War, Hot Jets (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about how the UK's invention of the jet engine helped bring the country through a problematic post-WWII period. (1/2)

PICK OF THE DAY The Irresistible Rise of Boris Johnson (BBC2, 7.30pm) Documentary about the Mayor of London's surprising rise to prominence.
Hello Quo (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the rock band Status Quo.
The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance (BBC1, 9.15pm) Coverage of the annual event from the Royal Albert Hall.

PICK OF THE DAY Yonderland (Sky1, 6.30pm) New fantasy comedy about a housewife who realises she's the Chosen One, destined to save a magical realm. Starring Martha Howe-Douglas, Dan Renton Skinner, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Laurence Rickard, Mat Baynton, Steve Connelly & Juliette Howell. (1/8)
Remembrance Sunday: The Cenotaph (BBC2, 7pm) Highlights of the morning's ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.