Monday, 8 June 2015

TV Picks: 8-14 June 2015 • Hannibal • Humans • The Interceptor • Jordskott • Mock the Week • Orange is the New Black • TFI Friday

Monday, 8 June 2015

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

The Met (BBC1, 9pm) New documentary series following the UK's busiest police force in London. (1/5)
Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series looking at the wildlife of the Asian country. Narrated by Michelle Dockery. (1/3)
Kevin McCloud's Escape to the Wild (Channel 4, 9pm) New series where the Grand Designs presenter investigates whether a simpler life can be beneficial. (1/4)
How to be Bohemian with Victoria Coren Mitchell (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about the lives of various artists who went against convention, beginning in post-revolutionary Paris. (1/3)

Me and My Guide Dog (ITV, 8pm) Documentary series about people without sight and the animals who allow them to move about the world. Narrated by Timothy Spall. (1/2)
Running the Shop (Channel 4, 8pm) New challenge series where Hilary Devey gets company bosses to let their staff run the business for three weeks.
Guitar Star (Sky1, 8pm) New talent search series focusing on guitar-players. Hosted by Edith Bowman. (1/9)
The Enforcers (ITV, 9pm) New observational documentary series focusing on High Court Enforcement Officers. (1/2)

The Interceptor (BBC1, 9pm) New drama series about a customers agent who joins an elite team of law enforcers who operate beyond the jurisdiction of the police. Starring O-T Fagbenle, Trevor Eve, Lorraine Ashbourne, Gary Beadle, Lee Boardman, Charlie De Melo & Jo Joyner. (1/8)
Napoleon (BBC2, 9.30pm) New history series to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, profiling the famous leader and war tactician. (1/3)
Jordskott (ITV Encore, 10pm) New Nordic mystery thriller about the abduction of a mother's daughter seven years ago. Starring Moa Gammel, Goran Ragnerstam, Richard Forsgren & Peter Andersson. (1/10)
Hannibal (Sky Living, 10pm) Season 3 of the U.S crime thriller inspired by the Hannibal Lecter novels by Thomas Harris. Starring Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Gillian Anderson & Laurence Fishburne. (1/13)

Domino's Pizza: A Slice of Life (Channel 4, 8pm) New observational documentary about the UK HQ of Dominos Pizza in Milton Keynes.
Stonemouth (BBC2, 9pm) New drama about a young man who returns to his hometown, where he learns his best friend has committed suicide, but suspects foul play. Starring Christian Cooke, Charlotte Spencer, Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis & Brian Gleeson. (1/2)
The Tribe (Channel 4, 9pm) New documentary series about an African tribe who allow a camera crew into their midst, to highlight the differences and similarities between their culture and the modern world's. (1/4)
Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Series 14 of the satirical current affairs panel show. Hosted by Dara O'Briain, with team captains Hugh Dennis & Andy Parsons. Guests are James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan & Matt Forde. (1/13)

TFI Friday (Channel 4, 9pm) 20th anniversary special of the mid-1990s entertainment show, which became synonymous with the Britpop era. Hosted by Chris Evans, with Will Macdonald, Danny Baker, and guests Blur and Shaun Ryder.
Orange is the New Black (Netflix) Season 3 of the U.S comedy-drama set in a female prison.

Trooping the Colour: Highlights (BBC2, 6pm) Coverage of the military ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London.
Prized Apart (BBC1, 7pm) New adventure game where ten couples compete from different geographic locations, Morocco and Farnborough airport. Hosted by Emma Willis & Reggie Yates. (1/6)
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (BBC2, 9pm) Coverage of the Summer Exhibition from Burlington House in Picadilly. Presented by Kirsty Wark & Morgan Quaintance.
The '90s: Ten Years That Changed the World (Channel 4, 9pm) Retrospective on the decade's art, music, fashion, film, sport and media. Narrated by Kathy Burke.

Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15pm) Series 3 of the gameshow. Hosted by Stephen Mulhern. (1/6)
The Secret World of Lego (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary on the famous construction toy kit.
Humans (Channel 4, 9pm) New sci-fi drama about a world where humans can buy artificially intelligent 'synths'. Starring William Hurt, Colin Morgan, Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, Tom Goodman-Hill, Will Tudor, Neil Maskell, Ruth Bradley, Jill Halfpenny, Danny Webb, Pixie Davies, Ivanno Jeremiah & Theo Stevenson. (1/8)

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