Monday, 3 November 2014

TV Picks: 3-9 November 2014 - Broadmoor • The Passing Bells • Gareth's All Star Choir • The Mekong River • Modern Family • Trollied • Toast of London • The Vampire Diaries

Monday, 3 November 2014

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

Small Animal Hospital (Channel 5, 1.40pm) New series looking at the treatment of pets and animals at Glasgow University's School of Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by John Barrowman. Continues weekday afternoons. (1/15)
Passing Bells (BBC1, 7pm) New WWI drama seen through the eyes of two ordinary men. Starring Patrick Gibson, Jack Lowden & Sabrina Bartlett. Continues daily until Friday. (1/5)
Modern Family (Sky1, 8pm) Season 6 of the U.S sitcom about a dysfunctional family. (1/24)
Trollied (Sky1, 8.30pm) Series 4 of the supermarket sitcom. Starring Jason Watkins, Rita May, Faye McKeever, Lorraine Cheshure, Carl Rice, Dominic Coleman, Victor McGuire, Miriam Margoyles, Stephen Tompkinson, Aisling Bea, Samuel Anderson & Jack Carroll. (1/8)
Gareth's All Star Choir (BBC1, 9pm) Charity special where Gareth Malone turns a group of celebrities into a choir, to release a Children in Need single in the music charts. Starring Mel Giedroyc, Alison Steadman, Alice Levine, Jo Brand, Linda Robson, Maggie Alphonsi, Craig Revel Horwood, John Craven, Larry Lamb, Fabrice Muamba, Nitin Ganatra & Radzi Chinyanganya. (1/2)
Make Leicester British (Channel 4, 9pm) Follow-up documentary to Make Bradford British, filming around one of the UK's most culturally diverse cities.
Mickey Flanagan's Detour de France (Sky1, 9pm) New comedy travelogue where the comedian cycles around France with his best friend. (1/4)
Monty Python's Best Bits (GOLD, 10pm) A selection of highlights from the world-famous comedy troupe.
Toast of London (Channel 4, 10.35pm) Series 2 of the sitcom about a classically trained actor in London's Soho. Starring Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doob Mackichan & Tim Downie. (1/6)

Masterchef: The Professionals (BBC1, 8pm) Series 7 of the spin-off to Masterchef, focusing on professionally-trained chefs. (1/21)
Miracle Babies (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary looking at newborn babies who defied the odds during difficult births.
The Vampire Diaries (ITV2, 9pm) Season 6 of the U.S supernatural drama. Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley & Ian Somerhalder. (1/22)

Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 3 of the documentary looking at life in the British Overseas Territory. (1/8)
Great Continental Railway Journeys (BBC2, 9pm) Series 3 of the documentary series and travelogue. Presented by Michael Portillo. (1/6)
Broadmoor (ITV, 9pm) New series with access to one of the UK's most famous, and notorious, mental asylums. (1/2)

Forbidden History (Yesterday, 9pm) Series 2 of the history show focusing on various mysteries. Hosted by Jamie Theakston. (1/6)

Nothing. Have you started your Christmas shopping early?

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance (BBC1, 9.10pm) Coverage of the annual event from the Royal Albert Hall. Presented by Huw Edwards.

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins (BBC2, 8pm) Travelogue with the comedienne, on a 3,000-mile journey along the south-east Asian river. (1/4)

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