Monday, 11 August 2014

TV Picks: 11-17 August 2014 (Ade at Sea, Boomers, Executed, The Wonder of Animals, etc.)

Monday, 11 August 2014

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

Football Fight Club (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about prominent football hooligan gangs over the 2013/14 season.
Kate Adie's Women of World War One (BBC2, 9pm) Broadcaster and ex-war correspondent Kate Adie looks at the impact of women taking men's jobs when they went to fight in WWI.
70 Stone: The Man They Couldn't Save (Channel 5, 10pm) Documentary about Keith Martin, who underwent bariatric surgery to lose 70 stones of weight.

Ade at Sea (ITV, 7.30pm) New series where Adrian Edmondson explores the UK's maritime past. (1/6)
Executed (ITV, 9pm) Documentary revisiting the stories of people who were executed by the state; a practice that ended in 1964.
Scotland Votes: What's at Stake for the UK? (BBC2, 9.30pm) Factual special looking at the impact on the UK if Scotland vote yes for independence. Presented by Andrew Neil.

100 Year Old Drivers (ITV, 8pm) Documentary about the UK's 200 drivers aged 100 or over.
The Wonder of Animals (BBC4, 8pm) Documentary series about the anatomy of animals, beginning with penguins. (1/12)
The Beauty of Anatomy (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary looking at the discoveries in anatomy and its influence on art. (1/5)

Location, Location, Location (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 24 of the property show. Hosted by Phil Spencer & Kirstie Allsopp. (1/8)

Boomers (BBC1, 9pm) Comedy about three newly-retired couples in a Norfolk resort. Starring Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman, Stephanie Beacham, Russ Abbot, Paula Wilcox, James Smith, Nigel Planer & Milanka Brooks. (1/6)

Andrew Marr's Great Scots (BBC2, 9.15pm) Factual series looking at the writers who have defined Scottish national identity for the past 500 years. (1/3)
TV's Nastiest Villains with Joan Collins (Channel 5, 9pm) Countdown special looking at various small-screen baddies.

Richard III: The New Evidence (Channel 4, 9pm) After the amazing discovery of Richard III's skeleton beneath a Leicester car park, this documentary reveals some of the insights scientists have made by observing his remains with modern technology.

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