Monday, 23 June 2014

TV Picks: 23-29 June 2014 (Glastonbury, This Old Thing: The Vintage Clothes Show, Quest for Bannockburn, Wimbledon, etc.)

Monday, 23 June 2014

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

Wimbledon 2014 (BBC1, 11.30am) Start of this year's coverage of the prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournament. Presented by Sue Barker.
Police Under Pressure (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the state of the UK's police forces, as they cope with budget cuts. (1/2)
Murdered by My Boyfriend (BBC3, 9pm) Drama about a teen girl's romance with an older man, who begins to dominate her life. Starring Georgina Campbell, Royce Pierreson, Monique Mundle, Stephanie Hyam & Esther Niles.

Love Your Garden (ITV, 8pm) Series 4 of the horticultural show. Hosted by Alan Titchmarsh. (1/8)
Rise of the Continents (BBC4, 8pm) New series on the development of the world's big land masses. Hosted by geologist Professor Iain Stewart. (1/4)
Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series on the evolution of female shopworkers over the past 150 years. Presented by social historian Pamela Cox. (1/3)
Alison Steadman's Shetland (ITV, 9pm) Wildlife special focusing on the birds of the remote Scottish island, hosted by actress Alison Steadman.

This Old Thing: The Vintage Clothes Show (Channel 4, 8pm) New fashion show looking at the trends of the old days. Hosted by Dawn O'Porter. (1/6)
Brand New House for £5k (Channel 5, 8pm) New series where designer Linda Barker is given a week and £5,000 to transform a client's property. (1/3)
The Hotel Inspector Returns (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 2 of the follow-up to the show where Alex Polizzi returns to some B&B's she visited and helped improve. (1/4)

Beauty Queen or Bust (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about the regional heats for the Miss World competition. (1/3)
Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Truth About Domestic Violence (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about domestic abuse in young relationships.
Meet the Mormons (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about a young man spreading Mormonism in Leeds.

Glastonbury 2014 (BBC3, 7pm) Coverage of this year's summer music festival. Hosted by Greg James, Gemma Cairney & Jen Long.


The Quest for Bannockburn (BBC2, 8pm) Historical documentary to mark the 700th anniversary of Robert the Bruce's decisive victory in the First War of Scottish Independence at Bannockburn. Presented by Neil Oliver. (1/2)

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