Monday, 6 July 2015

TV Picks: 6-12 July 2015 • Agent Carter • The Autistic Gardener • Idris Elba: No Limits • The Outcast • The Secret World of Lego • T in the Park

Monday, 6 July 2015

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

Vet School (ITV, 8pm) Series 3 of the documentary following staff and students of the University of Edinburgh's Royal School of Veterinary Studies. (1/8)
How to Get a Council House (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 3 of the documentary revealing how local authorities handle their local housing situations. (1/3)
Bad Boy Boxer: The Last Chance (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary following Welsh boxer Lee Selby, as he prepared to fight for the IBF World featherweight title in May 2015.
Idris Elba: No Limits (Discovery, 9pm) New series where the actor risks his life in various high-speed races, across land and sea. (1/4)

Virgin Atlantic: Up in the Air (ITV, 9pm) New documentary series following staff of the famous airline in its 30th year. (1/3)

The Autistic Gardener (Channel 4, 8pm) New series where designer Alan Gardner and a group of horticultural enthusiasts ply their skills in unruly gardens around the country. (1/4)
Children of the Gaza War (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary following the lives of children on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
From Russia with Cash (Channel 4, 10pm) Factual special investigating evidence that the property boom in London is actually fuelled by overseas money laundering.

Grand Designs: Living in the City (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 15 of the architectural show, and the first of four specials. Presented by Kevin McCloud. (1/4)
Married at First Sight (Channel 4, 9pm) New series where couples get married on the day they meet, chosen by a panel of experts assessing each person's compatibility. (1/3)
King for a Term (Sky Arts, 9pm) Single drama about an asthmatic boy moved to a school for children with learning difficulties. Written and directed by Idris Elba. Starring Omar Agyei, Idris Elba, Warren Brown & Hannah Walters.

T in the Park (BBC3, 9pm) Coverage of the annual music festival, coming from Strathallan Castle in Scotland. Featuring Sam Smith & Rudimental.
Unforgettable (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 3 of the U.S drama about a NYPD cop with flawless memory. Starring Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh & Boris Kodjoe.
Spitfire Women (BBC2, 9.30pm) Documentary recounting the stories of the 168 female pilots who flew for Britain's Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII.

The Secret World of Lego (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary going behind-the-scenes of the famous construction toy kit's factory floors.
Transporter: The Series (Spike, 9pm) New action drama based on the popular action films. Starring Chris Vance. (1/12)

The Outcast (BBC1, 9pm) Coming-of-age drama, adapting Sadie Jones' best-selling novel about a 10-year-old who witnesses a tragic accident in the 1940s. Starring Hattie Morahan, Finn Elliot, Greg Wise, Nathaniel Parker & Helen Bradbury. (1/2)
Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure (ITV, 9pm) New celebrity travelogue where the actress travels 6,400 miles, making use of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway line in the world. (1/3)
Agent Carter (Fox, 9pm) New U.S comic book drama focusing on Agent Peggy Carter in the 1940s. Starring Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper & James D'Arcy. (1/8)

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