Monday, 15 September 2014

TV Picks: 15-21 September 2014 (Bad Education • Boardwalk Empire • Cilla • Downton Abbey • Glue • Legends • The Leftovers • The Strain

Monday, 15 September 2014

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

The Undriveables (ITV1, 8pm) New series where terrible driver are coached by leading driving instructors. Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer. (1/6)
Cilla (ITV, 9pm) Bio-drama about the early life of singer-turned-TV-presenter Cilla Black, who rose to fame in the 1960s. Starring Sheridan Smith, Aneurin Barnard, Ed Stoppard, John Henshaw, Melanie Hill & Dan Linney. (1/3)
The Crime Thriller Club (ITV3, 9pm) Series 2 of the show celebrating great crime fiction. Presented by Bradley Walsh. (1/6)
Age Gap Love: She's 68, He's 36 (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary series about lovers from different generations. (1/2)
Jon Richardson Grows Up (Channel 4, 10pm) New series where the comedian goes on a road trip with fellow funnyman Matt Forde, to explore being in your thirties. (1/3)
Glue (E4, 10pm) New teen murder-mystery drama set in a country community. Starring Yasmin Paige, Billy Howle, Tommy McDonnell, Charlotte Spencer & Jordan Stephens. (1/8)
Boardwalk Empire (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Fifth and final season of the U.S Prohibition gangster drama. Starring Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Gretchen Mol, Michael Shannon & Vincent Piazza. (1/8)

The Leftovers (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 1 of the U.S drama about a world where 2% of the entire human population mysteriously vanished three years ago, leading too all manner of existential and personal angst and grief. Starring Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd & Michael Gaston. (1/10)
Mount Pleasant (Sky Living, 9pm) Series 4 of the comedy-drama about northern family. Starring Sally Lindsay, Daniel Ryan, Samantha Womack, Nigel Harman, Bobby Ball & Sian Reeves. (1/8)
Bad Education (BBC3, 10pm) Series 3 of the school comedy. Starring Jack Whitehall, Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne & Harry Enfield. (1/6)
Later Live – with Jools Holland (BBC2, 10pm) Series 45 of the live music show. Guests are Alt-J, Ryan Adams, Jungle & Banks. (1/8)

Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of Music & Fashion (BBC4, 9pm) Music documentary about the influences of musicians and fashion designers. (1/3)
Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 2 of the documentary about bailiffs and repossession teams. (1/8)
Legends (Sky1, 10pm) Season 1 of the U.S drama about a FBI agent who specialises in undercover missions. Starring Sean Bean, Ali Larter, Tina Majorino & Steve Harris. (1/10)
The Strain (Watch, 10pm) Season 1 of the U.S horror drama about a vampire plague that begins to spread across New York. Starring Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro & Sean Astin. (1/13)

Don't Drop the Baby (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary following a group of fathers-to-be. (1/6)
Scotland in a Day (Channel 4, 10pm) Comedic documentary about the political situation with Scotland voting to become an independent country.

Storage: Flog the Lot! (Channel 5, 8pm) New show about secret auctioning and mystery items. (1/6)
Body of Proof (Channel 5, 9pm) Season 3 of the crime drama. Starring Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Mark Valley & Geoffrey Arend. (1/13)

Yellowstone (BBC4, 8pm) Documentary on the U.S National Park. (1/3)

Our Girl (BBC1, 9pm) New military drama about a young female soldier. Starring Lacey Turner, Ben Aldridge, Iwan Rheon, Arinze Kene & Ade Oyefeso. (1/5)
Downton Abbey (ITV, 9pm) Series 5 of the period drama. (1/8)

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