Monday, 13 October 2014

TV Picks: 13-19 October 2014 - The Apprentice • Gotham • The Great Fire • The Jonathan Ross Show • The Knick • Sleepy Hollow • The Walking Dead

Monday, 13 October 2014

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

GOTHAM (Channel 5, 9pm) Season 1 of the U.S comic-book drama, set in the Batman universe immediately after Bruce Wayne's was orphaned. Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee & Robin Lord Taylor. (1/16)
The Walking Dead (FX, 9pm) Season 5 of the U.S zombie drama.
10 Years of The Apprentice (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary reflecting on the past decade of Apprentice episodes and entrepreneurs.

THE APPRENTICE (BBC1, 9pm) Tenth series of the reality business gameshow. Continues tomorrow. (1/14)
Spandau Ballet: True Gold (ITV, 9pm) Documentary celebrating 35-years since the iconic 1980s band were formed. Presented by Christine Bleakley.
The Apprentice: You're Fired (BBC2, 10pm) New series of the lighthearted fanzine. Hosted by Dara O'Briain. Guests are Greg James, Katherine Ryan & Dale Murray. (1/11)
Swap My Council House (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary about the growing trend for tenants to simply swap properties.

Waterloo Road (BBC1, 8pm) Tenth and final series of the school-set drama. Starring Joe Slater, Mark Beswick, Melanie Hill & Rebecca Craven. (1/20)
Trust Me, I'm a Doctor (BBC2, 8pm) Series 2 of the show where health issues are investigates by Michael Mosley & Gabriel Weston. (1/3)
The Supervet (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 2 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary about a cutting-edge veterinary practice. (1/4)
Freshers (ITV2, 9pm) One-off follow-up to the documentary series, looking at what happened to the university freshmen a year on.
SLEEPY HOLLOW (Universal Channel, 9pm) Season 2 of the U.S supernatural thriller. Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones & John Noble. (1/18)
Cutting Edge: Curing Cancer (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the astonishing prevalence of cancer in the UK, with one person diagnoses every two minutes.

The Great Fire (ITV, 9pm) Historical drama retelling the infamous story of how most of London was razed to the ground in 1666. Starring Andrew Buchan, Polly Dartford, Rose Leslie, Joey Price, Tim Steed, Jack Huston & Charles Dance. (1/4)
Homes by the Sea (More4, 9pm) New series where architectural designer Charlie Luxton visits some of the best UK coastal homes. (1/6)
THE KNICK (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 1 of the U.S period medical drama about a maverick New York surgeon. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Clive Owen. (1/10)

STAND UP TO CANCER (Channel 4, 7pm) Annual telethon raising money to help cure cancer. Hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr & Dr Christian Jessen.
Secrets From the Air (ITV, 8pm) New historical series offering aerial views of some fascinating locations across the UK. (1/6)
Not Going Out (BBC1, 9.30m) Series 7 of the sitcom. Starring Lee Mack, Sally Bretton & Katy Wix. (1/10)

THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW (ITV, 10pm) Series 7 of the chat show. Guests are Cheryl, Mel B, David Attenborough, Steve Carell & Paulo Nutini. (1/10)

Nothing. Wash your hair, or something.

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