Monday, 6 October 2014

TV Picks: 6-12 October 2014 – 8 Out of 10 Cats • Grantchester • Human Universe • Homeland • Lewis

Monday, 6 October 2014

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

The Kitchen (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series following eight households, cooking and eating. (1/3)
Grantchester (ITV, 9pm) New detective drama set in a 1950s Cambridgeshire village, about a vicar/part-time sleuth. Starring James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones & Pheline Roggan. (1/6)
8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 18 of the comedy panel show focusing on stats and polls. Hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock & Jon Richardson, with guests Jack Dee, Rob Beckett & Gemma Cairney. (1/9)

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2014 (ITV, 8pm) Annual celebration of the ceremony honouring ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. Hosted by Carol Vorderman, with guests Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Jamie Oliver, Tom Jones, Jeremy Piven, Bruce Forsyth, Stephen Fry, Jimmy Carr, Bradley Wiggins, Katherine Kelly, Chris Hoy, McBusted, The Saturdays, John Boshop, and more.
Human Universe (BBC2, 9pm) New science documentary series about the rise of conscious civilisation in mankind. Presented by Brian Cox. (1/5)
The Revolution Will Be Televised (BBC3, 10.30pm) Series 3 of the satirical sketch and prank show. Performed by Heydon Prowse & Jolyon Rubinstein. (1/6)
My Big Beautiful Wedding Dress (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary looking at brides choosing their wedding dress in the run-up to their marriage.

True Stories: Extreme Brat Camp (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the American child intervention industry, which has 1000 facilities created to rehabilitating troubled youngsters.

The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (BBC2, 7pm) New spin-off show where the Bake Off judges have a go at some of the recipes contestants tackled during the series. (1/4)
Game of Arms (Dave, 8pm) New documentary series about competitive U.S arm wrestling. (1/10)

Paul Merton's Adventures (Channel 5, 8pm) The comedian travels around the world, starting with an ocean liner cruise of the Caribbean. (1/6)
Lewis (ITV, 9pm) Series 8 of the detective drama. Starring Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front & Angela Griffin. (1/6)

Nothing. Time to stitch together a Halloween costume in preparation for 31 October?

Guy Martin's Spitfire (Channel 4, 7.30pm) Documentary concerning the rebuilding of a Spitfire shot down in 1940 and uncovered in the 1980s.
Homeland (Channel 4, 9pm) Season 4 of the U.S drama about a CIA operative fighting terrorism. Starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Amy Hargreaves & Alex Lanipekun. (1/13)

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