Monday, 23 March 2015

TV Picks: 23-29 March 2015 – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D • Coalition • Inside No.9 • Killer Magic • The Mafia • Outlander • Person of Interest • Teens • Vikings

Monday, 23 March 2015

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

The Mafia with Trevor MacDonald (ITV, 9pm) Two-part documentary where the broadcaster investigates the American Mafia, talking to people who have first-hand experience of were part of the organisation. (1/2)
Tom Felton Meets the Superfans (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary where the Harry Potter actor meets some of the world's most committed genre "fanboys and fangirls".
Person of Interest (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 3 of the U.S crime drama. Starring Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P Henson & Kevin Chapman. (1/23)

Burger Bar to Gourmet Star (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary where fast-food chefs are taught by top chefs, before posing as culinary professionals in world-class kitchens.
Dara and Ed's Big Adventure (BBC2, 9pm) New travelogue where Irish comedians Dara O'Briain and Ed Byrne travel across America, retracing a journey original undertaken by three men from Detroit in the 1940s. (1/3)
Breaking the Law (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary about cops jailed for breaking the law and the colleagues who caught them.
Teens (Channel 4, 10pm) New documentary series following a group of friends turning 17, on the cusp of adulthood.
Killer Magic (BBC3, 10pm) New magic series where five illusionists compete in themed challenges. Starring Dee Christopher, Chris Cox, Ben Hart, Damien O'Brien & Jasz Vegas. (1/6)
Aidan: The Rarest Boy in the World (Channel 5, 10pm) Documentary following a young boy who has brain damage, epilepsy and a rare condition that gives him lumps and growths over most of this body.
Vikings (History, 10pm) Season 3 of the historical drama. (1/10)
Call Security (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary about how private security firms are filling the gap when it comes to street policing.

The Ladykillers: Pest Detectives (BBC2, 8pm) New documentary series following four female pest controllers. (1/4)
Great Irish Journeys with Martha Kearney (BBC4, 8pm) New travelogue where the Irish broadcaster follows in the footsteps of 19th-century artist George Victor Du Noyer, who spent 35 years charting the landscape and people of Ireland. (1/4)
The Quizeum (BBC4, 8.30pm) New quizshow based on the contents of a museum. Hosted by Griff Rhys Jones with guests Lars Tharp, Kate Williams, Janina Ramirez & Michael Scott. (1/8)
Hillary Clinton: The Power of Women (BBC2, 9pm)
Stacey Dooley Investigates (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary investigation into the fact one in four women and one in sex men are abused in their lifetimes.
The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosely (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on blood and its amazing properties.

Richard III: The King Laid to Rest (Channel 4, 8pm) Highlights of the funeral at Leicester Cathedral
Inside No.9 (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the dark comedy, with each episode taking place behind the door of a 'number 9'. Starring Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Mark Benton, Jessica Gunning & Jack Whitehall. (1/6)
Sleepy Hollow (Universal Channel, 9pm) Season 2 of the U.S supernatural drama resumes after a mid-year hiatus.
Outlander (Amazon Prime) Season 1 of the U.S historical fantasy, about a post-war nurse from the 1940s who accidentally travels back in time to 17th-century Scotland. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan & Tobias Menzies.

An Island Parish: Falklands (BBC2, 7pm) New documentary series looking at a small parish community on the distant Falklands islands, an occupied UK territory in the south Atlantic. (1/6)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Channel 4, 8pm) Season 2 of the U.S comic-book drama resumes after a mid-year hiatus. (11/22)

Coalition (Channel 4, 9pm) Feature-length political drama about the 2010 election, that resulted in a rare coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Starring Bertie Carvel, Mark Dexter, Ian Grieve, Mark Gatis & Terry Diab.

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