Monday, 5 January 2015

TV Picks: 5-11 January 2015 - The 100 • Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled • Broadchurch • Celebrity Big Brother • Crims • Harry Hill's Stars in their Eyes • Now You See It • The Voice

Monday, 5 January 2015

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

Wanted Down Under (BBC1, 9.15am) Series 9 of the property series where British people experience living in Australia and New Zealand, before deciding if they want to emigrate for good. Presented by Nicki Chapman.
Rip Off Britain: Holidays (BBC1, 11.30am) Series 3 of the show looking at holiday nightmares and travel disasters. Presented by Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford & Julia Somerville. (1/10)
Father Brown (BBC1, 2.15pm) Series 3 of the 1950s crime drama about a Roman Catholic priest-turned-sleuth. Starring Mark Williams, Christopher Webster & Alex Price. (1/15)
Fat Pets: Slimmer of the Year (ITV, 4pm) New series looking at the stories of overweight animals dieting. Presented by Angela Griffin & Kian Egan. (1/5)
Richard Wilson on the Road (ITV, 8pm) New series where the actor tours the UK in a vintage 1960s car. (1/6)
Waterloo Road (BBC3, 8pm) Final run of the school-set drama. (11/20)
Rich, Russian & Living in London (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary exploring the lives of wealthy Russians who have made the UK capital their home.
Broadchurch (ITV, 9pm) Series 2 of the award-winning crime drama. Starring David Tennant & Olivia Colman. (1/8)
The Undateables (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 4 of the reality show where people with various debilitating mental and physical conditions try to find romance. (1/5)
Benefits: Too Fat to Work (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary series following the lives of people who rely on state benefits to survive. (1/4)
Backchat with Jack Whitehall & His Dad (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy chat show. Guests are David Walliams & Michael Ball. (1/6)
Bodyshockers (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 2 of the show looking into body modification. Hosted by Katie Piper. (1/6)

River Monsters (ITV, 7.30pm) Series 6 of the wildlife show. (1/6)
Six Puppies and Us (BBC2, 8pm) New series about six dog owners raising their pets over the course of a year. (1/2)
Britain's Best Back Gardens (ITV, 8pm) New horticultural series where Alan Titchmarsh chooses his 30 favourite UK gardens that belong to the public. (1/3)
Weighing Up the Enemy (Channel 4, 8pm) New lifestyle series where Dr Christian Jessen helps two obese people lose weight through competition.
Silent Witness (BBC1, 9pm) Series 18 of the crime drama. Starring Emilia Fox, David Caves, Richard Lintern, Liz Carr & Veejay Kaur. (1/10)
Billionaire's Paradise: Inside Necker Island (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the world's most expensive holiday destination.
The Wonder of Britain (ITV, 9pm) New series where Julia Bradbury travels across the UK, selecting landmarks and sights the British should be proud of. (1/5)
24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 2 of fly-on-the-wall documentary.
Air Ambulance ER (Sky1, 9pm) New fly-on-the-wall documentary about the UK's emergency helicopter medical services. (1/6)
Blue Go Mad in Ibiza (ITV2, 9pm) New series where the boy band Blue try to turn a beach bar into an Ibiza hotspot. (1/4)
The 100 (E4, 9pm) Season 2 of the sci-fi drama about a group of youngsters surviving on a post-apocalyptic Earth. (1/16)
Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb (More4, 9pm) Series 3 of the property show. (1/10)
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave, 10pm) Series 2 of the unscripted discussion show. Guests are Jimmy Carr, Tommy Tiernan, Seann Walsh & Holly Walsh. (1/10)
Supernatural (E4, 10pm) Season 9 of the fantasy drama. (1/23)
Count Arthur Strong (BBC1, 10.35pm) Series 2 of the sitcom about a former variety star and his former partner's adult son. Starring Steve Dalaney & Rory Kinnear. (1/7)

The Restoration Man (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 5 of the show where George Clarke helps people transform neglected buildings and create unique homes. (1/6)
The Fanatics (Sky1, 8pm) New gameshow where three contestants compete to be named the biggest fanatic of a particular passion. Hosted by Baz Ashmawy. (1/8)
Super Cars v Used Cars: The Trade Off (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about two car dealers.
24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 8 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary set inside the A&E department of St George's Hospital, London. (1/7)
Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 15 of the celebrity spin-off to reality gameshow Big Brother. Hosted by Emma Willis.

The Kyle Files (ITV, 7.30pm) New series where Jeremy Kyle investigates various issues. (1/6)
Somerset: After the Floods (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary catching up with the village of Moorland after the devastating floods last year.
Location, Location, Location (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 25 of the property show. Presented by Kirstie Allsopp & Phil Spencer.
Secrets Of (Channel 5, 8pm) New series investigating various cultural secrets in terms of engineering, beginning with a look at the Egyptian pyramids. Presented by Dallas Campbell. (1/3)
Death in Paradise (BBC1, 9pm) Series 4 of the crime drama. Starring Kris Marshall, Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules & Josephine Jobert. (1/8)
The Super-Rich and Us (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about how the super-rich exploit legal loopholes in the UK, which were intentionally created to reconfigure the British economy. (1/2)
Bring Back Borstal (ITV, 9pm) New series examining if the 1930s idea of sending problem children to borstal should be revived. (1/4)
Shut-Ins: Britain's Fattest People (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about two overweight people.
Sex Party Secrets (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the UK's "sexual elite", who participate in sex parties after being vetted by party planners.
Crims (BBC3, 10pm) New comedy-drama about a boy imprisoned in a young offender's institution. Starring Elis James, Kadiff Kirwan & Cariad Lloyd. (1/6)

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 5 of the quiz show amalgamation. Hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock & Jon Richardson. Guests are David Mitchell & Katherine Ryan. (1/5)
The Last Leg (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 6 of the comical review show. Hosted by Adam Hills with Josh Widdicombe & Alex Brooker. Dara O'Briain guests. (1/8)

Now You See It (BBC1, 6.30pm) New series looking at the world of magic from around the world. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc. (1/8)
The Voice (BBC1, 7pm) Series 4 of the singing contest. Hosted by Emma Willis & Marvin Humes. Judges are Tom Jones,, Rita Ora & Ricky Wilson.
Harry Hill's Stars in their Eyes (ITV, 7pm) Revival of the singing series where members of the public are transformed into world-famous singers. Hosted by Harry Hill. (1/6)

Nothing. I'm sure you must have recorded something from the above listings, to watch today.

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