Monday, 27 July 2015

TV Picks: 27 July – 2 August 2015 • Flockstars • Hello Campers • Life in Squares • Parks and Recreation • Ripper Street • Tut • Would I Lie To You?

Monday, 27 July 2015

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

Guess this House (ITV, 12.30pm) New property game show where contestants have to correctly guess the value of a home. Hosted by Saira Khan. (1/25)
Hello Campers (ITV, 4pm) New series where five couples travel to a European campsite, aiming to win £1000 by completing various challenges and activities. (1/30)
Carol Klein's Plant Odysseys (BBC2, 7pm) New gardening series exploring the botanical history of the nation's four favourite gardens. (1/4)
The Pennine Way (BBC2, 7.30pm) New series where Paul Rose treks 268-miles along the Pennine Way, marking the 50th anniversary of Britain's first national trail. Continues tomorrow. (1/4)
Parks and Recreation (Dave, 8pm) Season 4 of the U.S comedy about a group of local council workers. Starring Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari & Chris Pratt. (1 & 2/22)
Life in Squares (BBC2, 9pm) New drama about a group of artists, poets and philosophers living in the early-20th century. Starring Eve Best, Phoebe Fox, Lydia Leonard, James Norton, Ed Birch, Christian Brassington & Eleanor Bron. (1/3)
24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 3 of the documentary following the work of Bedfordshire Police. (1/6)
The Boy Who Wants His Leg Cut Off (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about an 11-year-old boy who has an outsized leg caused by a disease that causes tumours to form.
BBC: The Secret Files (BBC4, 9pm) Penelope Keith delves into the BBC archives, uncovering the stories behind some of the corporation's best-known artists and programmes.

The Three Day Nanny (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 2 of the show where nanny Kathryn Mewes helps families with unruly children. (1/4)
Brits Behind Bars (ITV, 9pm) Documentary about the plight of thousands of British citizens around the world, jailed overseas in poor conditions.
The World's Worst Place to Be Disabled (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about the life of disabled people living in Ghana.
Transplant Tales (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary about the shortage of kidneys, livers, lungs and heats for transplant in the UK. (1/2)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Inside the Post Office (BBC2, 9pm) New series going behind-the-scenes of the Post Office as it adapts to the biggest changes in its 400-year history. (1/3)

Flockstars (ITV, 8.30pm) New series to find the best celebrity sheep-herder. Hosted by Gabby Logan. Contestants are Brendan Cole, Amanda Lamb, Tony Blackburn, Kelle Bryan, Frazer, Lesley Joseph, Wendi Peters & Lee Pearson. (1/8)
Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the animals and people who rely on the mighty Atlantic ocean to live. Narrated by Cillian Murphy. (1/3)
Prince Phillip: The Plot to Make a King (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about the beginnings of Princess Elizabeth's romance with Prince Philip, her future husband.
The Unbreakables: Love & Life on Disability Campus (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary on the students of National Star, a college for people with disabilities. (1/3)

Would I Lie To You? (BBC1, 8.30pm) Series 9 of the comedy panel show where celebrities have to bluff their way through false anecdotes hidden amongst the truthful stories. Hosted by Rob Brydon with team captains David Mitchell & Lee Mack. Guests are Danny Dyeer, Jon Richardson, Moira Stewart & Joe Lycett. (1/10)
Ripper Street (BBC1, 9pm) Series 3 of the Victorian crime drama, which was axed by the BBC but now revived thanks to a financial partnership with Amazon Prime. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg & MyAnna Buring. (1/8)
BBQ Champ (ITV, 9pm) New series hoping to find the country's best amateur barbecuer. Hosted by Myleene Klass with judges Adam Richman & Mark Blatchford. (1/5)

The Cube: Celebrity Special (ITV, 8.30pm) Edition of the physical and mental gameshow featuring comedian Kathryn Ryan and retired footballer Fabrice Muamba. Hosted by Phillip Schofield.
Tut (Channel 5, 9pm) Historical drama about famous Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. Starring Avan Jogia, Ben Kingsley, Sibylla Deen, Alexander Siddig, Kylie Bunbury, Nonso Anozie, Peter Gadiot & Iddo Goldbery. Concludes tomorrow. (1/2)
First Light (BBC2, 9.10pm) Docu-drama about a young RAF pilot who fought in the Battle of Britian. Starring Sam Heughan, Geoffrey Wellum, Ben Aldridge & Alex Robertson.

Nature Nuts with Julian Clary (Channel 5, 7pm) New wildlife series where the comedian records footage of animals with the help of a camera crew. (1/3)

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