Monday, 10 March 2014

TV Picks: 10-16 March 2014 (The Americans, Astronauts: Living in Space, Bang Goes the Theory, Law & Order UK, Live From Space, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Michael McIntyre Show, Shetland, etc.)

Monday, 10 March 2014

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

Four in a Bed (Channel 4, 4.30pm) Series 8 of the reality gameshow where B&B owners stay in each other's places of business, and rate the accommodation. (1/20)
Bang Goes the Theory (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 8 of the science magazine show. Hosted by Liz Bonnin, Jem Stansfield & Maggie Philbin. (1/8)
EDL Girls: Don't Call Me Racist (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about female members of the far-right English Defence League, known as the EDL Angels.
Great Canal Journeys (More4, 9pm) New series where married actors Timothy West & Prunella Scales embark on a canal holiday across the UK and France to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. (1/4)
The Michael McIntyre Show (BBC1, 10.35pm) New chat show hosted by the stand-up comedian. Guests are Lord Alan Sugar, Terry Wogan & Lily Allen. (1/6)

Shetland (BBC1, 9pm) Series 2 of the Scottish detective drama set on the remote island. Starring Douglas Henshall, Mark Bonnar, Julie Graham, Alison O'Donnell & Brian Cox. (1/6)
Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures (BBC4, 9pm) Factual series about fossilised remains from around the world. Presented by Professor Richart Fortey. (1/3)
Insane Fight Club (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about Insane Championship Wrestling, a brutal new fighting entertainment created by Mark Dallas.

Collectaholics (BBC2, 8pm) New series about people with an obsession to collect, hoard and gather strange items. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc & Mark Hill. (1/3)
You Saw Them Here First (ITV, 8pm) Series 2 of the show that takes a look at the debut appearance of various famous faces. (1/2)
Secret Eaters (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 3 of the show where overweight people are put under 24-hour surveillance. Hosted by Anna Richardson. (1/8)
Famous, Rich & Hungry (BBC1, 9pm) Two-part Sport Relief special where four celebs experience life for people who can't afford to eat. Featuring Cheryl Ferguson, Theo Paphitis, Jaimie Lang & Rachel Johnson. (1/2)
Law & Order UK (ITV, 9pm) Series 8 of the crime drama. Starring Bradley Walsh, Ben Bailey Smith, Paterson Joseph, Dominic Rowan & Georgia Taylor. (1/8)
Live from Space: Astronauts - Living in Space (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series made in collaboration with NASA as part of Channel 4's Live from Space season. (1/3)
How to Get Ahead (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary where writer and broadcaster Stephen Smith looks at how people prospered in 14th-century England. (1/3)
Who Needs Ibiza? The Great British Holiday (BBC3, 9pm) Two-part documentary looking at the Toms family, who own a 18-30s campsite in Devon. (1/2)

How to Be a Billionaire (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary where some of the world's wealthiest people talk about how they achieved their amazing success.
The Walshes (BBC4, 10pm) New comedy-drama about a west Dublin family. Starring Niall Gaffney, Phillipa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly, Shane Langan & Owen Roe. (1/3)

I Was There: The Great War Interviews (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking back at the 300 people interviewed by the BBC in the 1960s, who experience the First World War.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Channel 4) Season 1 of the US superhero drama resumes. (11/22)

The Americans (ITV, 9.20pm) Season 2 of the US drama about two Russian sleeper agents living in 1980s America. Starring Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell & Noah Emmerich. (1/13)

Catchphrase (ITV, 7pm) Series 2 of the gameshow revival. Hosted by Stephen Mulhern. (1/12)
Live From Space (Channel 4, 7.30pm) Live broadcast from the ISS and Mission Control Houston. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary.
Harry's South Pole Heroes (ITV, 8pm) Two-part documentary about an expedition to the Antarctic, where Prince Harry joined four injured British soldiers. (1/2)

= Pick of the Day