Monday, 16 June 2014

TV Picks: 16-22 June 2014 (A Cabbie Abroad, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Dentists, Friday Night Dinner, etc.)

Monday, 16 June 2014

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

Tigers About the House (BBC2, 8pm) New wildlife documentary series about zookeeper Giles Clark, who is hand-rearing Sumatran tiger cubs. (1/3)
The Dentists (ITV, 8pm) Documentary going behind-the-scenes of the University Dental Hospital in Manchester.
Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary series looking at the lives of people on the dole. (1/4)
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave, 10pm) New comedy chat show. Guests are Noel Fielding, Jon Ronson, Andrew Maxwell & Kerry Godliman. (1/5)
The Virgin Killer (Channel 4, 10.05pm) Documentary about Elliot Rodger, who murdered six students and injured thirteen others in nine locations across Santa Barbara, California.

Horizon: Where is Flight MH370? (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking at the recent disappearance of the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
The Auction House (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series going behind-the-scenes of Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea. (1/3)
The Girl Who Talks to Dolphins (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about a 1960s attempt to teach a dolphin the English language.

My Violent Child (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary about three families who have children with complex behavioural problems.
Blood, Smack & Tears: Afghanistan's Heroin Hell (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about two drug users in Afghanistan, who are trying to kick the habit.

Fostering & Me with Lorraine Pascale (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the TV chef, author and former model, who also fosters children.

The Girl Raised by Monkeys (Channel 5, 8pm) Documentary about a Bradford woman who claims she was raised by monkeys in Cambodia.
Seven Wonders of Brazil (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary exploring the country's Christianity.
Isle of Wight Festival 2014 (Sky Arts 1, 9pm) Highlights of the annual music festival. Featuring Boy George, Inspiral Carpets, Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Katy B, Alison Moyet, and more.
Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 3 of the outrageous family sitcom. Starring Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter & Mark Heap. (1/6)

Jamie's Money Saving Meals (Channel 4, 6.05pm) Series 2 of the culinary show on a budget. (1/6)
The Abba Years (Channel 5, 8pm) Music retrospective on the popular Swedish group.

A Cabbie Abroad (BBC2, 9pm) Series where London taxi driver Mason McQueen plies his trade in three foreign cities. (1/3)

For a look at what the rest of the year's going to bring,