Monday, 10 August 2015

TV Picks: 10-16 August 2015 • Aquarius • Last Man on Earth • Totally Senseless Game Show • Very British Problems • WDYTYA • Young, Free & Single

Monday, 10 August 2015

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

Epilepsy and Me (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary following four people who have extreme epilepsy, so must be watched around the clock.
Brits Behind Bars: Cocaine Smugglers (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the 2013 case of two Britons being jailed for six years for smuggling £1.5m worth of cocaine from Peru to Spain.
Young, Free & Single (E4, 10pm) New dating series where viewers influence the love lives of six couples in the East End of London. Hosted by Steve Jones. (1/8)
The Last Man on Earth (Dave, 9pm) New U.S comedy about a man who finds himself alone on the planet, six months after an event has wiped out humanity. Starring Will Forte, Kristen Schaal & Alexandra Daddario. (1 & 2/13)

Christian Louboutin: The World's Most Luxurious Shoes (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary following the world-famous shoe designer over an entire year.
Find a Home For My Brother (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary investigating the support for people with learning difficulties in the UK and Ghana. Presented by Amal Fashanu.
Scrappers (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the documentary following a Bolton scrapyard. (1/6)
The Totally Senseless Game Show (BBC3, 10.30pm) New game show celebrating disability and differences, with glimpses behind-the-scenes. Hosted by Martin Dougan. Contestants are Rick Edwards, Greg Rutherford, Amelle Berrabah & Casey Batchelor.
Britain's Boldest Thieves (BBC1, 10.35pm) Wildlife documentary investigating how and why seagulls, squirrels, foxes and badgers have developed successful ways to steal people's food.
Aquarius (Sky Atlantic) New U.S crime drama set in the 1960s, involving the infamous murders by Charles Manson. Starring David Duchovny, Gethin Anthny, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt & Grey Damon. (1/13)

Pound Shop Wars (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 2 of the documentary show looking at the up's and down's of family-run shop Poundland. (1/8)
Supervet in the Field (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 4 of the veterinary show, venturing beyond the surgery.

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1, 9pm) Series 12 of the genealogy show, beginning with Paul Hollywood. (1/10)
Very British Problems (Channel 4, 9pm) New series based on the Twitter account of the same name, narrated by Julie Walters. Featuring James Corden, Ruth Jones, Johnny Vegas, Vic Reeves, Nigel Havers, Alex Brooker, Stephen Mangan, Grace Dent, Rich Hall, Aisling Bea, Josh Widdicombe, Andrew Flintoff, Susan Calman & Baroness Trumpington. (1/3)

Mountain Goats (BBC1, 10.35pm) Comedy set in the Scottish Highlands, about a group of mountain rescuers. Starring Jimmy Chisholm, Sharon Rooney, Kevin Mains, Kathryn Howden, David Ireland, Doon Mackichan & Clive Russell. (1/6)

The Saturday Night Story (ITV, 8pm) A compilation of memorable and funny moments from decades of Saturday night television. Narrated by Stephen Mulhern. (1/2)

Nothing. I guess you could always knit something?

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