Monday, 13 April 2015

TV Picks: 13-19 April 2015 – Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk • Game of Thrones • The Jinx • Louie • Newzoids

Monday, 13 April 2015

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

Wild Ireland (ITV, 8pm) Celebrity travelogue with Christine Bleakley exploring the Wild Atlantic Way, a 1500-mile trail on the west coast of Ireland. (1/6)
Inside Harley Street (BBC2, 9pm) New documentary series going behind the scenes of the famous London street, which is comprised of various exclusive clinics. (1/3)
Skint (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 3 of the documentary show, this time looking at the deprived community of old Welsh mining town Merthyr Tydfil. (1/3)
Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary series where the presenter/DJ travels to Moscow to meet Russian nationalists. (1/3)
Game of Thrones (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 5 of the U.S fantasy drama. Starring Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Stephen Dillane & Ciaran Hinds. (1/10)
Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk (BBC2, 10pm) New comedy series where the comedian mocks and discusses the run-up to the General Election.
Virtually Famous (E4, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy panel show with an emphasis on internet videos and memes. Hosted by Kevin McHale with team captains Seann Walsh & Chris Stark. Guests are Mark Francis Vandelli, Dappy, Alex Brooker & Ellie Taylor. (1/10)
Thronecast Live (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) New live accompaniment to Game of Thrones, where Sue Perkins and Jamie East discuss the latest episode's events. (1/10)

Britain's Favourite Foods: Are They Good for You? (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary evaluating some of the country's top dishes, and whether or not they have nutritional vale. Presented by Alice Roberts.
Building the Dream (More4, 9pm) Series 3 of the architecture show where Charlie Luxton meets people transforming empty plots into dream homes. (1/9)
My Big Fat Asian Wedding (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following Raj Somaiya, an Asian wedding planner.
Millionaire Basement Wars (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary about the conflict that happens when millionaires develop properties over many years, often resulting in disruption and noise in the neighbourhood.

Give a Pet a Home (ITV, 8pm) New series where six celebrities volunteer to work at an RSPCA centre in Birmingham. Hosted by Amanda Holden. Celebs are Peter Andre, Julian Clary, Kimberley Wyatt, Chris Kamara, Denise Lewis & Coleen Nolan. (1/6)
Million Pound Properties (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary assessing what a seven-figure sum now buys you in the UK.
This World: Kill the Christians (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary examining the threat to Christianity in its own birthplace. Presented by Jane Corbin.
Newzoids (ITV, 9pm) New satirical puppet-based sketch comedy series. Voices by Jon Culshaw, Debra Stephenson, Lewis Macleod & Simon Greenall. (1/6)
The Delivery Man (ITV, 9.30pm) New comedy series about a policeman who decides to train as a midwife. Starring Darren Boyd, Fay Ripley, Paddy McGuinnes & Llewella Gideon. (1/6)
Raining in My Heart (ITV, 10.40pm) Documentary telling the story of three children at the forefront of cancer research.

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Documentary series examining the life of U.S property tycoon Robert Durst, who has been accused of three murders over the past three decades, and who was actually re-arrested as a result of this documentary airing in America on HBO. (1/6)
The Secret Life of the Pub (Channel 4, 10pm) Factual special with hidden cameras placed in a London East End pub.
Louie (Fox) Season 5 of the U.S comedy created by standup comedian Louis C.K. (1/8)

Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davies (ITV, 8pm) Series 2 of the travel show where the actor and his family go on trips around the UK in their camper van. (1/6)

Nothing. Bike ride, anyone?

Hunters of the South Seas (BBC2, 9pm) New series where Will Millard ventures around the Coral Triangle, mixing with indigenous communities. (1/3)

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