Monday, 22 June 2015

TV Picks: 22-28 June 2015 • The Brink • Glastonbury • The Interviews • My Mad Fat Diary • Odyssey • True Detective

Monday, 22 June 2015

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

Jimmy's Australian Food Adventure (Channel 4, 9.30am) New series where Jimmy Doherty explores the story of Australia's wild plants and foods. (1/5)
Kangaroo Dundee (BBC2, 6.30pm) Documentary about Chris "Brolga" Barnes, rescuer of orphaned kangaroos in the Australian outback. (1/6)
True Detective (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 2 of the U.S anthology drama, this time focusing on two L.A cops solving a murder. Starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch & Rachel McAdams. (1/8)
My Mad Fat Diary (E4, 10pm) Series 3 of the teen drama set in 1998. (1/3)
The Brink (Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm) New political comedy about a team of U.S diplomats dealing with a crisis after a military coup in Pakistan. Starring Jack Black & Tim Robbins. (1/10)

Love Your Garden (ITV, 8pm) Series 5 of the horticultural show. Hosted by Alan Titchmarsh. (1/8)
The Bank: A Matter of Life and Debt (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary following the staff of a West Yorkshire bank. (1/3)
Don't Blame the Council (ITV, 9pm) Documentary about the workers of Wigan council, who are tasked with saving 100 million pounds.

Don't Tell the Bride (BBC1, 8pm) Series 9 of the show where grooms surprise their brides with £14,000 wedding day they've planned by themselves. (1/6)
The Interviews (GOLD, 9pm) New series of archival interviews with comedy legends, beginning with Kenneth Williams. Narrated by Dawn French. (1/6)

Superhospital (ITV, 9pm) New documentary series following the staff of the Royal Derby Hospital. (1/4)

Glastonbury 2015 (BBC3, 7pm; BBC2, 7.30pm) Coverage of the music festival. Hosted by Greg James, Clara Amfo, Jo Whiley, Mark Radcliffe, Lauren Laverne & Gemma Cairney.
The Last Leg (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 7 of the topical comedy show. Hosted by Adam Hills with Josh Widdicombe & Alex Brooker. Piers Morgan guests. (1/3)


Top Gear (BBC2, 8pm) Compilation of the remaining two features, filmed before Jeremy Clarkson was fired.
Odyssey (BBC2, 9.15pm) New drama series about a US army special ops team that discover files in North Africa proving an American corporation are funding terrorists. Starring Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Jim True-Frost, Sadie Sink & Omar Ghazaoui.

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