Monday, 20 July 2015

TV Picks: 20-26 July 2015 • Desi Rascals • One Born Every Minute • Partners in Crime • Wentworth Prison • Witnesses

Monday, 20 July 2015

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

Britain at the Bookies (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary following high street bookmaker Coral. (1/3)
Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers: Lucy Worsley's 100 Years of the WI (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on the Women's Institute and its surprisingly radical history since 1915.
Don't Take My Baby (BBC3, 9pm) Drama based on a true life case of a 21-year-old wheelchair user and her partially-sighted husband struggling to keep their new baby. Starring Ruth Madeley, Adam Long & Wumni Mosaku.
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 4 of the show where Ben Fogle lives with various people who survive in various inhospitable environments. (1/4)
Lookalikes (Channel 4, 10pm) Behind-the-scenes documentary at the UK's premiere lookalikes agency.

Me and My New Brain (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about a snowboarder who injured his brain four years ago, but is now on the road to recovery.

Desi Rascals (Sky1, 8pm) Series 2 of the docusoap following a group of British Asians in the wealthy London suburbs. (1/8)
One Born Every Minute (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 8 of the documentary featuring live births at the Liverpool Women's Hospital.
Witnesses (Channel 4, 10pm) New French police thriller concerning the discovery of three bodies, apparently unconnected, which were displayed together as a "family" by the killer. Starring Thierry Lhermitte, Marie Dompnier, Jan Hammenecker & Catherine Mouchet. (1/6)
Wentworth Prison (Channel 5, 10pm) Series 3 of the Australian female prison drama. Starring Danielle Cormack, Nicole de Silva, Pamela Rabe & Kate Atkinson. (1/12)

Britain Sees Red: Caught on Camera (ITV, 9pm) Two-part documentary catching incidents of public rage, caught on camera by police. (1/2)
The Ugly Face of Disability Hate Crime (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about the difficulties people with disfigurements and body abnormalities face from the public. Presented by Adam Pearson, who has neurofibromatosis type 1, which causes large tumour to grow on his face.
Dogs on the Dole (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the rise of stray dogs in poorer areas of the country.

Animal Super Parents (BBC1, 7pm) New wildlife series focusing on the extraordinary parenting skills of some animals. Narrated by Hugh Dennis. (1/3)
Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant (BBC3, 9pm) Two-part documentary where people in their twenties are invited to apply for a job caring for the disabled. (1/2)

Dancing Through the Blitz: Blackpool's Big Band Story (BBC2, 9.10pm) Documentary commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day by exploring the social history of the UK's music and dance scene in WWII. Presented by Jools Holland, Lucy Worsley & Len Goodman.

Britain's Best Loved Double Acts (Channel 5, 5.15pm) Countdown of the country's most celebrated and popular comedy double acts, from Morecombe & Wise and Ant n' Dec, to the Two Ronnies and Chas & Dave.
Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways (BBC2, 7pm) New history series charting the birth and evolution of Britain's rail network since the early-18th century. (1/3)
Experimental (Channel 4, 8pm) New series where Tim Shaw and Buddy Munro travel the world looking to recreate the incredible stunts and daredevil antics seen in viral videos online. (1/3)
Partners in Crime (BBC1, 9pm) New crime drama set in the 1950s, based on the Agatha Christie short stories. Starring David Walliams, Jessica Raine, James Fleet, Matthew Steer & Clarke Peters. (1/6)

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