Monday, 28 July 2014

TV Picks: 28 July – 3 August 2014 (Last Leg, Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy, Scandal, The Singer Takes it All, etc.)

Monday, 28 July 2014

Below are my picks of the most notable new shows, returning or premiering on UK screens over the next 7 days...

Pembrokeshire: Coastal Lives (BBC2, 7pm) New documentary series about people living and working on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in the summer of 2013. Continues Thursday, Friday & Saturday. (1/4)
Blinging Up My Baby (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary about parents who dress their young children in glamorous outfits, jewellery and make-up.
Children of Syria (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the civil war in Syria, now in its fourth year and having a huge impact on the country's children.

Nothing. That back garden could do with some weeding...

Art of China (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on China's art from a historical context. Presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon. (1/3)

It'll Be Alright on the Night (ITV, 9pm) More TV bloopers, gaffes and cockups. Hosted by Griff Rhys Jones.
Scandal (Sky Living, 9pm) Series 3 of the US political thriller, making its debut on Sky Living. Starring Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn & Bellamy Young (1/18)
Kids and Guns (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about American parents who buy their children guns, and teach them how to use them, despite 3,000 kids being killed or injured every year in the U.S.
Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy (E4, 10pm) Series 2 of the surreal comedy sketch show. (1/5)

The Singer Takes it All (Channel 4, 9pm) New live interactive singing competition, where the audience at home can choose who they want to see sing. Hosted by Alan Carr. (1/4)
The Last Leg (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 5 of the comical review of the past week. Hosted by Adam Hills with Josh Widdicombe & Alex Brooker. (1/6)

Melvyn Bragg's Radical Lives (BBC2, 9pm) Series examining the lives and legacies of important men, starting with 14th-century priest John Ball. Presented by Melvyn Bragg. (1/2)

Nothing. Ideal time for a pub lunch?

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