Monday, 18 August 2014

TV Picks: 18-24 August 2014 (Celebrity Big Brother, Doctor Who, New Tricks, Ramsay's Hotel Hell, Resurrection, Suspects, etc.)

Monday, 18 August 2014

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

Phil Spencer: Secret Agent (Channel 4, 2.20pm) Series 2 of the property series. (1/20)
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30pm) Series 5 of the antiques challenge gameshow. (1/30)
Gift Wrapped (ITV, 5pm) New quiz show where the prize is a wedding gift list and dream holiday. Hosted by Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford. (1/10)
Two Tribes (BBC2, 6pm) New quiz show where seven contestants are split into teams, according to commonalities. Hosted by Richard Osmon. (1/30)
New Tricks (BBC1, 9pm) Series 11 of the crime drama. Starring Denis Lawson, Tamzin Outhwaite, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dennis Waterman, Susie Blake & David Hayman. (1/10)
Resurrection (Watch, 9pm) New U.S drama about a community experiencing the physical return of dead family and friends. Starring Kurtwood Smith, Frances Fisher, Landon Gimenez, Mark Hildreth & Omar Epps. (1/8)
Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5, 9.05pm) Series 14 of the celebrity spin-off to the reality show. Hosted by Emma Willis. (1/30)
My Online Bride (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about middle-aged Brits who travel overseas in search of brides.
Tales from the National Parks (BBC4, 11pm) Film-maker Richard Macer looks at the challenges faced by the UK's national parks. (1/3)

Dogs: Their Secret Lives (Channel 4, 8pm) New series about how dogs and their owners have evolved over the past 50 years. Hosted by Mark Evans. (1/3)
Super Senses: The Secret Power of Animals (BBC2, 9pm) Science series looking at animal senses that work beyond human perception. (1/3)
Worst Place to be a Pilot (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary series about young British pilots working for Indonesian airline Susi Air, who operate in some of the most dangerous places in the world. (1/4)
Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners (BBC4, 9pm) Factual series where Professor Mark Miodownik aims to make you appreciate the amazing design genius that goes into everyday items you take for granted. (1/2)
Ramsay's Hotel Hell (Channel 4, 10pm) New series where chef Gordon Ramsay stays in various nightmare hotels and B&Bs. (1/8)

Trawlermen's Lives (ITV, 8pm) Documentary where Ben Fogle travels the North Sea with a fishing trawler.
The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 2 of the documentary show about terrible neighbours, featuring CCTV and phone footage. (1/7)
Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds: A Tale of Three Cities (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary series looking at three big cities, starting with Vienna in 1908. (1/3)
Secrets from the Asylum (ITV, 9pm) Two-part documentary where celebrities discover how their ancestors coped in Victorian asylums. This edition features Ray Winstone, Claire Sweeney & Al Murray. (1/2)
Suspects (Channel 5, 10pm) Series 2 of the semi-improvised crime drama about three detectives. Starring Fay Ripley, Damien Molony & Clare-Hope Ashitey. (1/4)

Britain's Compulsive Shoppers (BBC1, 8pm) Documentary about three people suffering from a compulsive shopping disorder.
Russia's Lost Princesses (BBC2, 8pm) Two-part documentary about the four daughters of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. (1/2)
Prom Divas UK (Channel 5, 8pm) Documentary following three teenagers preparing for a prom.
Educating Yorkshire: One Year On (Channel 4, 9pm) Follow-up special to the popular fly-on-the-wall documentary series.

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

Doctor Who (BBC1, 7.50pm) Series 8 of the sci-fi fantasy drama, marking the debut of the Twelfth Doctor. Starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Louise Coleman, Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey & Catrin Stewart. (1/12)

Nature's Miracles Orphans (BBC1, 7pm) New wildlife series following baby animals who have been orphaned. Presented by Ellie Harrison & Max Hug Williams. (1/4)
How Britain Worked (Channel 4, 7pm) New series that recreated some of the Industrial Revolution's greatest technical achievements. Presented by Guy Martin. (1/6)

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