Monday, 10 February 2014

TV Picks: 10-16 February 2014 (BAFTA, House of Cards, Line of Duty, Nurse Jackie, Fleming, WPC 56, Southland, Suspects, Troy, Walking Dead, etc.)

Monday, 10 February 2014

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

WPC 56 (BBC1, 2.15pm) Series 2 of the cop drama about the first female constable in her West Midlands hometown, back in 1956. Starring Jennie Jacques, Charlie De'Ath, John Bowler, Ben Turner & Mark Healy. (1/5)
Horizon: Man on Mars – Mission to the Red Planet (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about NASA's plan to land a manned craft on the surface of Mars.
Jim Davidson: At Least I'm Not Boring (Channel 5, 9pm) Profile of the comedian and presenter, who fell out of favour in the 2000s, but managed to win the most recent Celebrity Big Brother.
Danny Baker Rocks (BBC4, 9pm) Archive series looking at the 1970s music scene. (1/3)
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (BBC4, 10pm) A spoof guide to rock history. Starring Simon Day, Michael Kitchen, Winston Garvey & Vic Reeves. (1/3)
PICK OF THE DAY The Walking Dead (Fox, 10pm) Season 4 of the zombie drama continues. (9/16)

200 Nips & Tucks and I Want More! (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary series about people who have undergone multiple plastic surgery procedures.
Sexy Beasts (BBC3, 10pm) New series where people going on first dates have their facial features obscured by elaborate prosthetic make-up.
PICK OF THE DAY Troy (E4, 10pm) New street magic series, starring illusionist Troy. (1/6)

Beauty & The Beast (Watch, 8pm) Season 2 of the US drama. Starring Kristin Kreuk & Jay Ryan. (1/22)
Line of Duty (BBC2, 9pm) Series 2 of the cop drama about a police corruption unit. Starring Keely Hawes, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Jessica Raine & Mark Bonnar. (1/6)
PICK OF THE DAY Fleming (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Biopic of the James Bond author, Ian Fleming. Starring Dominic Cooper, Lara Pulver, Samuel West, Rupert Evans & Anna Chancellor. (1/4)
First Dates (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 2 of the dating show where people go on first dates to a restaurant. (1/8)
Suspects (Channel 5, 10pm) New crime drama following two detectives investigating the abduction of a two-year-old girl. Starring Damien Molony, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Fay Ripley, Michael Colgan & Jamie F. Glover. (1/10)

The Hairy Biker's Asian Adventure (BBC2, 8pm) New series where cooks Dave Myers and Si King travel around Asia sampling the cuisine. (1/6)
Bible Hunters (BBC2, 9pm) Two-part documentary about the men who travelled across Egypt in the 19th and early 20th-century unearthing Christian texts. (1/2)
PICK OF THE DAY Southland (Channel 5, 10pm) Season 5 of the US crime drama. (1/10)

Student Nurses: Bedpans & Bandages (ITV, 8pm) New documentary series following nurses training at Birmingham and Manchester. (1/8)
Nurse Jackie (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Season 5 of the medical comedy-drama. Starring Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Weaver, Peter Facinelli & Paul Shulze. (1/10)
PICK OF THE DAY House of Cards (Netflix) Season 2 of the US political drama is released worldwide. Starring Kevin Spacey & Robin Wright Penn. (13 episodes)

Nothing. I'm sure your bathroom needs a good clean.

PICK OF THE DAY The British Academy Film Awards (BBC1, 9pm) Annual film awards ceremony. Hosted by Stephen Fry.