Monday, 22 September 2014

TV Picks: 22-28 September 2014 - Derren Brown: Infamous • The Driver • The Graham Norton Show • Marvellous • Plebs • Strictly Come Dancing • Tricked

Monday, 22 September 2014

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

Derren Brown: Infamous (Channel 4, 9pm) Stage magic, mentalism, and illusion, recorded live at the Grand Theatre in Leeds.
Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Horror-themed gameshow where contestants try to find treasure in a spooky forest protected by dogs. Hosted by Reggie Yates. (1/6)
Plebs (ITV2, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy about three young men living in Ancient Rome. Starring Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry, Ryan Sampson & Doon Mackickan. (1/8)
Cat Wars (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary about people who hate cats.

Dogs: Their Secret Lives (Channel 4, 8pm) Live and interactive special revealing the results of a survey into dogs. Hosted by Mark Evans.
The Driver (BBC1, 9pm) New drama series about a taxi driver, estranged from his family, who decides to become the getaway driver for a criminal gang. Starring David Morrissey, Ian Hart, Claudie Blakley & Colm Meaney. (1/3)
Ramsay's Costa del Nightmares (Channel 4, 9pm) New series where chef Gordon Ramsay visits struggling restaurants in various European hotspots. (1/4)
Tricked (ITV2, 9pm) Series 2 of the magic/prank show. Hosted by Ben Hanlin. Guests are Charlotte Crosby & Joey Essex. (1/6)
Secrets & Lies (Channel 5, 10pm) New series about a family man who discovers a dead body, and finds himself the prime suspect of a murder. Starring Martin Henderson, Anthony Hayes, Diana Glenn & Piper Morrissey. (1/6)

The Long Shadow (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary series looking into the legacy of World War I. Presented by David Reynolds. (1/3)
This World: Terror at the Mall (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the tragedy in Nairobi, when masked men invaded a shopping centre and killed shoppers.
The Men with Many Wives (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about polygamous Muslims living in Britain.
Crackanory (Dave, 10pm) Series 2 of the adult storytelling show, inspired by kid's classic Jackanory. This week's readers are Vic Reeves & the late Rik Mayall. (1/6)

Your Home in their Hands (BBC1, 8pm) New series where where amateur interior designers, posing as experts, redesign homeowner's properties. (1/3)
Jungle Atlantis (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series about the Khmer people of Cambodia, who built an empire one thousand years ago. (1/2)
Marvellous (BBC2, 9pm) Feature-length fact-based drama about a man with learning difficulties who became an inspiration. Starring Toby Jones, Gemma Jones, Tony Curran & Nicholas Gleaves.
Never Teach Your Wife to Drive (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary about three women who are being taught to drive by their partners.

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 9pm) Series 12 of the pro/celebrity ballroom dancing extravaganza. Hosted by Tess Daly & Claudia Winkleman, with judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell & Craig Revel Horwood. Celebrity dancers are Pixie Lott, Jake Wood, Frankie Bridgem Gregg Wallace, Caroline Flack, Simon Webbe, Alison Hammond, Steve Backshall, Scott Mills, Sunetra Sarker, Judy Murray, Mark Wright, Jennifer Gibney, Thom Evans & Tim Wonnacott. Continues tomorrow and Sunday. (1/14)
Gogglebox (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 4 of the show were ordinary members of the public are filmed passing comment on real-life TV shows. (1/12)
The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, 10.35pm) Series 16 of the chat show. Guests are Denzel Washington, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Arterton & George Ezra. (1/13)

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3, 10pm) Two-part programme showcasing comedians at the annual comedy festival. Presented by Kevin Bridge, with Lucy Beaumont, James Acaster & Des Bishop. (1/2)

Nothing. Go out, kick the leaves falling off the trees for an hour or two.

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