Monday, 2 February 2015

TV Picks: 2-8 February 2015 - 10,000 B.C • BAFTA Film Awards • The Great British Sewing Bee • The Comeback

Monday, 2 February 2015

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

A Cook Abroad (BBC2, 9pm) New culinary travelogue where celebrity chefs visit foreign countries and sample the cuisine. (1/6)
10,000 B.C (Channel 5, 10pm) New reality series where 20 people are challenged to survive in the wilderness, recreating Stone Age conditions. (1/10)

Inside the Commons (BBC2, 9pm) New documentary series looking at a year in the House of Commons. (1/4)
Timewatch (BBC4, 9pm) Historical documentary looking at the iconic Mary Rose, the pride of Henry VIII's navy.

GPs: Behind Closed Doors (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 2 of the documentary following the work of doctors in Putney, south-west London. (1/8)
Alaska – Earth's Frozen Kingdom (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary following the lives of people and animals living in Alaska over the course of a year. (1/3)
Abortion: Ireland's Guilty Secret? (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about Irish women who travel to the UK for abortions, which are outlawed in their country.

The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8pm) Series 3 of the competitive sewing competition. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman with judges May Martin & Patrick Grant. (1/6)
The Comeback (Sky Atlantic, 10.15pm) Series 2 of the comedy about a has-been actress trying to get her career back on track, ironically revived after 9 years off-air. Starring Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber & Malin Akerman. (1/8)

The Billion Dollar Wreck Hunt (Channel 5, 7pm) New documentary series following the work of deep-water salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploraton. (1/3)
Rhod Gilbert vs Kilimanjaro (BBC2, 10pm) Documentary charting the comedian's challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Britain's Tudor Treasure: A Night at Hampton Court (BBC2, 7.35pm) Historical recreation of the christening service of Henry VIII's son and heir Edward. Presented by David Starkey & Lucy Worsley.

The British Academy Film Awards (BBC1, 9pm) Annual awards ceremony. Hosted by Stephen Fry.

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