Monday, 8 September 2014

TV Picks: 8-14 September 2014 (Alan Carr: Chatty Man • Celebrity Squares • Scott & Bailey • Sunday Night at the Palladium • Would I Lie to You?

Monday, 8 September 2014

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

Loose Women (ITV, 12.30pm) Series 19 of the magazine-style talk show. Starring Ruth Langsford, Andrea Mclean & Kaye Adams. Their guest is Joan Collins. (1/200)
Cops & Robbers (Channel 4, 9pm) New documentary series about the UK's most prolific criminals. (1/2)

Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears (ITV, 7.30pm) New outdoors series with the famous survivalist and bushcraft expert. (1/6)
Long Lost Family: What Happened Next (ITV, 8pm) New series catching up with the relatives previously reunited on the show. (1/3)
The Motorway: Life in the Fastlane (BBC2, 9pm) New documentary series about the M6 motorway and the people who keep this busy stretch of road open. (1/4)
Hot Tub Britain (ITV, 9pm) Documentary on the popularity of outdoor hot tubs and a superstore that sells them.
Don't Stop the Music (Channel 4, 9pm) New series where pianist James Rhodes launches an instrument amnesty, to give the unwanted items to talented children. (1/2)

Celebrity Squares (ITV, 8pm) Revival of the popular celebrity gameshow. Hosted by Warwick Davis. Guests are James Corden, Tim Vine, Joe Wilkinson, Catherine Tyldesley, Jamelia, Tom Rosenthal, Charlotte Hawkins, Mick Miller & Sara Pascoe. (1/7)
Scott & Bailey (ITV, 9pm) Series 4 of the detective drama. Starring Lesley Sharp, Suranne Jones & Amelia Bullmore. (1/8)
All Creatures Great & Stuffed (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about he popular comeback of taxidermy.

Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary on the ancient monoliths in England and the mystery they represent. (1/2)
Penguins on a Plane: Great Animal Moves (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the global transportation of exotic animals. (1/2)
Bad Bridesmaid (ITV2, 9pm) Reality comedy about a fake bridesmaid who infiltrates six hen weekends, with the brides hoping to win a luxury honeymoon if they convince their friends this outrageous woman is genuine. (1/6)

Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30pm) Series 8 of the comedy panel show. Hosted by Rob Brydon with team captains David Mitchell & Lee Mack. Guests are Micky Flanagan, Fiona Bruce, Claudia Winkleman & Steve Jones. (1/8)
Lorraine Pascale: How to Be a Better Cook (BBC2, 8.30pm) New series where the food writer teaches under confident cooks how to make fantastic meals for friends and family.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 13 of the chat show. Guests are Jack Whitehall, Kasabian, Jon Richardson & Matt Forde. (1/15)

Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.10pm) Series 11 of the celebrity spin-off to the long-running quiz show. Hosted by John Humphries. Contestants are Shaun Keaveney, Mark Watson, Bunny Campione & Frank Cottrell Boyce. (1/10)

Antiques Roadshow (BBC1, 5.35pm) Series 37 of the antiques show, featuring The Queen and Prince Philip in this opening episode. Presented by Fiona Bruce.
Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV, 7pm) New series reviving the classic show, that run from 1955-67 and 1973-74. Hosted by Stephen Mulhern. Guests are Alfie Boe, Alan Davies, Bryan Adams, Little Mix and more. (1/6)

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