Monday, 27 October 2014

TV Picks: 27 October – 2 November 2014 - Arrow • The Flash • Frankenstein & The Vampyre: A Dark & Stormy Night • Intruders

Monday, 27 October 2014

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

Baby P: The Untold Story (BBC1, 8.30pm) Documentary charting the timeline that led to 17-month-old Peter Connelly being killed by his parents after sustained abuse.
Countrywise (ITV, 8pm) Series 6 of the magazine show looking at the British countryside and rural affairs. Presented by Paul Heiney, Ben Fogle & Liz Bonnin. (1/8)
The Missing Evidence (Channel 5, 8pm) New series looking at evidence that supports some of history's most notorious conspiracy theories, starting with the death of Marilyn Monroe. (1/6)
Intruders (BBC2, 9pm) New U.S supernatural thriller about an ex-LAPD cop investigating a secret society who can reincarnate the dead into host bodies. Starring John Simm, Mira Sorvino & Millie Brown. (1 & 2/8)

The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 7pm) Series 2 of the contest looking for amazing interior designers. Presented by Tom Dyckhoff. (1/16)
Autumnwatch (BBC2, 8pm) Return of the seasonal wildlife series. Presented by Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan & Martin Hughes-Games. (1/4)
The Flash (Sky1, 8pm) New U.S comic-book drama about young forensic analyst who's struck by lightning and gains the ability to move at incredible speed. Starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh & Jesse L. Martin. (1/22)
The Missing (BBC1, 9pm) New drama series about a family holiday that takes a tragic turn when a couple's five-year-old son is abducted. Starring James Nesbitt, Tcheky Karyo, Frances O'Connor, Jason Flemyng & Emilie Dequenne. (1/8)
Life is Toff (BBC3, 10pm) New reality series following the aristocratic Fulford family at their 800-year-old country estate. (1/6)

People Like Us (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary series filmed on a council estate in Birmingham, following the young people who live there. (1/4)
Spider House (BBC4, 9pm) Wildlife documentary focusing on the ever-present domestic spider. Presented by Alice Roberts.
Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3, 10pm) Series 3 of the comedy panel show about life's irritations. Hosted by Nick Grimshaw, with team captains Rochelle Humes & Melvin Odoom. Guess are Jack Osbourne, Alex Brooker, Romesh Ranganathan & Ella Eyre. (1/9)

Arrow (Sky1, 8pm) Season 3 of the U.S comic-book drama. Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Rickards & Colton Haynes. (1/23)
24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 7 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary about a typical A&E department, now set in St George's Hospital in London. (1/8)

Citizen Khan (BBC1, 8.30pm) Series 3 of the sitcom about a British Pakistani family in Birmingham. (1/6)

Frankenstein & The Vampyre: A Dark & Stormy Night (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about significant moments in gothic horror fiction history.

Britain's Classroom Heroes (BBC2, 6pm) Awards ceremony honouring the nation's teachers. Hosted by Dan Snow.

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