Monday, 1 December 2014

TV Picks: 1-7 December 2014 - The Billion Pound Base: Dismantling Camp Bastion • Living on the Edge • Phillips Live 24-Hour TV Marathon

Monday, 1 December 2014

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

Phillips Live 24-Hour TV Marathon for Text Santa (ITV3, 11am) Charity challenge, raising money for Text Santa, where TV presenter Phillip Schofield will be on-air for 24-hours non-stop.
Wild Weather with Richard Hammond (BBC1, 9pm) New series looking at meteorological secrets of extreme weather. (1/3)

UK's Strongest Man (Channel 5, 7pm) Highlights of the strongman finals in Belfast, featuring eight British competitors.
Honey I Bought the House (Watch, 8pm) Pilot for a house-hunting challenge show, where couples are given £15k as a deposit on a house they have to buy in three weeks. The twist is that only one half of each couple visit the house.
17 Kids and Counting (Channel 4, 9pm) Follow-up documentary on Britain's biggest family.
Autopsy: The Last Hours of (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 3 of the show re-examining medical evidence regarding famous people's deaths, beginning with Elvis Presley. Presented by Richard Shepherd. (1/3)

Living on the Edge (Channel 5, 7pm) New series looking at the world's most extreme environments, and why people live there. Presented by Chris Terrill. (1/3)

The Railway: First Great Western (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 2 of the documentary looking at the train operating company for London, the south-west England, and south Wales. (1/4)

Karajan's Myth & Magic (BBC4, 7.30pm) Documentary on the Austrian composer Herbert von Karajan.

Nothing. Why not buy some balls of wool and knit a Christmas jumper?

The Billion Pound Base: Dismantling Camp Bastion (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary about the departure of UK and U.S forces from Afghanistan, which necessitated the dismantling of the UK's biggest overseas base since WWII.

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