Monday, 9 June 2014

TV Picks: 9-15 June 2014 (Celebrity Masterchef, David Beckham - Into the Unknown, Mindy Project, Mock the Week, New Girl, One Born Every Minute, etc.)

Monday, 9 June 2014

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

Celebrity Jeremy Kyle (ITV, 2pm) New series where the infamous talk show host meets famous people to discuss their personal issues and career setbacks. Featuring Michael Barrymore. (1/5)
Gail & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street (ITV, 8pm) Soap special looking back at 40 years of the character Gail Platt, played by Helen Worth since 1974.
David Beckham: Into the Unknown (BBC1, 8.30pm) Celebrity travelogue with the ex-England footballer venturing into the Amazon.
Road Rage Britain: Caught on Camera (ITV, 9pm) Factual special looking at the British public's frustration while on the road, captured by smartphones and CCTV. Narrated by Jamie Theakston.
CCTV: Caught on Camera (Channel 4, 10pm) New series looking at the surveillance operators of the UK's 5.9 million CCTV cameras. (1/3)
The 12-Year-Old Shopaholic & Other Big Spending Kids (Channel 5, 10.30pm) Documentary about four children whose expensives tastes are catered for by their soft touch parents.

Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Series 9 of the celebrity version of the culinary challenge. Guests are Jodie Kidd, Susannah Constantine, Sophie Thompson, Russell Grant & Todd Carty. (1/13)
Street Kid World Cup (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary series following a football comprised of girls brought up in care. (1/2)
New Girl (E4, 9pm) Season 3 of the US sitcom about an eccentric young woman living with three men. Starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris & Max Greenfeld. (1/24)
The Mindy Project (E4, 9.30pm) Season 2 of the US sitcom about a New York gynaecologist looking for love. Starring Mindy Kaling, Anders Holm, Chris Messina & Chloe Sevigny. (1/22)
First Dates (E4, 10pm) Series 2 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary about people going in first dates in a restaurant full of cameras watching their every move. (1/8)
Lineker in Brazil: The Beautiful Game (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary where ex-England footballer Gary Linekar investigates the Brazilian love of the game, on the eve of the World Cup.

All Star Mr & Mrs (ITV, 8pm) Series 6 of the celebrity gameshow. Guests are David Hasselhoff, Amanda Lamb, Brian McFadden & Vogue Williams. Hosted by Philip Schofield. (1/8)
One Born Every Minute (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 6 of the documentary following expectant mothers and fathers at the Southmead Hospital in Bristol. (1/10)
Commando: Return to the Front Line (ITV, 10.35pm) Follow-up documentary to Chris Terrill's visit to Afghanistan eight years ago.

Britain's Benefits Tenants (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about the housing situation across the UK.
Cutting Edge: Going to the Dogs (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary looking at the dog-fighting subculture.

Stand by Your Man (Channel 5, 10pm) New dating gameshow where four men try to win a date with one of 40 women, through various light-hearted challenges. Hosted by Laura Jackson & Brian McFadden. (1/10)

Trooping the Colour Highlights (BBC2, 6.30pm) The key events from this morning's annual military parade. Presented by Huw Edwards.

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3, 9pm) Highlights of acts from the Edinburgh Playhouse. Hosted by Kevin Bridges. (1/2)
Backchat with Jack Whitehall and His Dad (BBC3, 10pm) Father's Day special of the chat show. Guests are Jonathan Ross, Judy Murray, Mo Farrah & Nev Wilshire.
Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Series 13 of the topical news panel show. Hosted by Dara O'Briain, with captains Hugh Dennis & Andy Parsons. Guests are Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, Romesh Ranganathan & Katherine Ryan. (1/11)

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