Monday, 18 May 2015

TV Picks: 18-24 May 2015 • Armada • Between • British Soap Awards • Eurovision • The Job Centre • Radio 1's Big Weekend

Monday, 18 May 2015

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

Scammers (ITV, 9pm) Documentary about cyber-crime, which costs the British economy £27 billion a year. Presented by Jamie Theakston.
A Place in the Sun (More4, 9pm) Series 9 of the relocation show. Hosted by Jasmine Harman & Jonnie Irwin.

Eurovision Song Contest (BBC3, 8pm) Live coverage of the semi-finals of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc & Scott Mills.
Blinging Up Baby: You Won't Believe It! (Channel 5, 9pm) New documentary series about the trend for dressing children in glamorous outfits. (1/3)
The Dog Factory (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary on the dog trade.

The Job Centre (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following the staff of a recruitment agency in Bradford.
Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies (BBC4, 10pm) Documentary on a period of aviation history (1950s/60s) when the UK was at the forefront of flying.

The British Soap Awards (ITV, 8pm) Annual awards ceremony. Hosted by Phillip Schofield.
Kings and Queens of Speech (Sky1, 8pm) Documentary following children learning the art of debate. (1/8)
High Class Call Girls (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following high-class prostitutes.
Between (Netflix) New Canadian sci-fi drama about a mysterious disease that kills everyone over 21 living in a small town. Starring Jenette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, Jack Murray, Justin Kelly, Krystal Nausbaum, Brooke Palsson & Jim Watson. (1/6)

Eurovision at 60 (BBC4, 10.30pm) Documentary looking at the history of the contest, which began in 1956.

Radio 1's Big Weekend (BBC3, 7pm) Coverage of the free music festival coming from Earlham Park in Norwich. Hosted by Greg James & Clara Amfo.
Eurovision Song Contest (BBC1, 8pm) 60th edition of the annual singing contest. Narrated by Graham Norton.

Armada (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series about the famous sinking of the Spanish Armada, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. (1/3)
Stevie Wonder: An All-Star Grammy Salute (Channel 5, 10pm) Tribute to the blind music legend. Featuring Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Tony Bennett, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Annie Lennox, Ne-Yo, Pharrell Williams, Babyface, John Legend, and more.

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