Monday, 15 June 2015

TV Picks: 15-21 June 2015 • Black Work • Hoff the Record • It's a Funny Old Week • New Girl • The Mindy Project • Surprise Surprise • Would I Lie to You?

Monday, 15 June 2015

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

The Clangers (CBeebies, 5pm) Revival of the classic 1970s children's series.
Big Dreams Small Spaces (BBC2, 7pm) New series where gardener Monty Don helps amateur horticulturalists. (1/5)
The £100K House: The Final Fix (BBC2, 8pm) New series where architect Piers Taylor revisits people who built homes for less than £100,000. (1/2)
It's a Funny Old Week (ITV, 9.30pm) New series taking a comedic look at the week's news and events. Hosted by Jason Manford with guest Jason Byrne. (1/4)

Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb (More4, 9pm) Series 4 of the show where the property expert helps three rival sellers in Southampton. (1/9)
Undercover (Dave, 9pm) New comedy about a neurotic cop working undercover in an Armenian crime family. Starring Daniel Rigby, Sarah Alexander & Sacha Tarter. (1/6)
Dara O'Briain meets Stephen Hawking (BBC1, 10.35pm) New documentary where the comedian and amateur scientist meets the world-famous physicist Professor Stephen Hawking.

Nothing. There's a whole world of fresh air outside, you know.

Dogs: Their Secret Lives (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 2 of the show throwing light on what man's best friend gets up to when they're left alone. Hosted by Mark Evans. (1/3)
Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Series 10 of the culinary challenge show. Celebrities involved are Sarah Harding, Chesney Hawkes, Yvette Fielding, Sheree Murphy & Patricia Potter. (1/12)
Hoff the Record (Dave, 9pm) New spoof documentary focused o the life of Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff. (1/6)
New Girl (E4, 9pm) Season 4 of the U.S comedy. Starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfied & Lamorne Morris. (1/22)
The Mindy Project (E4, 9.30pm) Season 3 of the U.S comedy. Starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks & Ike Barinholtz. (1/21)

Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 8 of the comedy panel show. Hosted by Rob Brydon with team captains David Mitchell & Lee Mack. Guests are Micky Flanagan, Fiona Bruce, Claudia Winkleman & Steve Jones. (1/9)
The Saboteurs (More4, 9pm) New drama about the Nazi attempt to build an atomic bomb. (1/6)

Nothing. Don't the pubs have some slot machines you can play on?

Surprise Surprise (ITV, 8pm) Series 4 of the show where unsuspecting members of the public and surprised as reward for their life's work or commitments. Hosted by Holly Willoughby. Guest is Lionel Richie. (1/6)
Amazing Spaces – Shed of the Year (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 2 of the spin-off, with various people competing for the title. Hosted by George Clarke. (1/4)
Black Work (ITV, 9pm) New detective drama about a female cop whose husband is murdered, prompting her to seek justice herself. Starring Sheridan Smith, Sharon Duce, Geraldine James, Douglas Henshall, Matthew McNulty & Kenny Doughty. (1/3)

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