Monday, 3 August 2015

TV Picks: 3-9 August 2015 • Casanova • The Great British Bake Off • Keep it in the Family • New Tricks • Sneaky Pete

Monday, 3 August 2015

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

The TV That Made Me (BBC1, 3.45pm) New series where comic actor Brian Conley talks to celebrities about the television that has shaped their lives and careers. The first guest is Eamonn Holmes. (1/20)
Flying to the Ends of the Earth (Channel 4, 8pm) New series where ex-Royal Marine Arthur Williams, who was paralysed in an accident, flies to areas of the globe where only planes can reach. (1/3)
Travel Guides (ITV, 9pm) New holiday-making series where British households review popular vacation destinations. (1/4)
Disabled in an Instant (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary where wheelchair-using sportsman Peter Mitchell follows the stories of three young people whose lives were also changed by illness or injury.
A Very British Brother (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the running of a massage parlour in Sheffield.

New Tricks (BBC1, 9pm) Twelfth and final series of the detective drama about veteran sleuths tackling closed cases. Starring Tamsin Outhwaite, Denis Lawson, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Anthony Calf, Tracy-Ann Oberman & Amy Nuttall. (1/10)
Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School (BBC2, 9pm) New series where five teachers from China educate a school of children in Hampshire using their values. (1/3)
Abducted (ITV, 9pm) Documentary about the abduction of children by their relatives, which happens once every twelve hours in the UK.
Hunt for the Arctic Ghost Ship (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary following the expedition that discovered the Victorian ship HMS Erebus.
Life Begins Now (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary following six students with learning difficulties as they prepare to graduate.

The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Series 6 of the baking competition. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc & Sue Perkins. Judges are Paul Hollywood & Mary Berry. (1/10)
Kirstie's Fill Your House For Free (Channel 4, 8pm) Special where Kirstie Allsopp go room-to-room upcycling furniture.
Earth's Natural Wonders (BBC1, 9pm) New two-part documentary exploring some inhospitable places around the world. (1/2)
Don't Tell the Bride (BBC3, 9pm) Series 10 of the show where a groom plans a wedding without any advice or input from his bride. (1/12)
Genius of the Ancient World (BBC4, 9pm) Historian Bettany Hughes explores the ideas of ancient philosophers, beginning with Buddha.

Location, Location, Location (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 26 of the property show. Hosted by Phil Spencer & Kirstie Allsopp.
Sex in Class (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about a Lancashire school who asked a Belgian sexologist to improve their sex education.

Celebrity Fifteen to One (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 2 of the gameshow, featuring Sean Lock, Alex James, Kay Burley, Hugh Dennis, Joe Lycett, Alex James & Kay Burley. (1/4)
The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9pm) Series 6 of the companion show to The Great British Bake Off. Hosted by Jo Brand.
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul (BBC2, 9.30pm) New series where the chef goes on a gastronomic road trip to Istanbul. (1/6)
Casanova (Amazon Prime) New pilot about the famous lover and romantic. Starring Bojana Novakovic, Miranda Richardson & Ben Daniels. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Sneaky Pete (Amazon Prime) New pilot about a conman who leaves prison and assumes the identity of his cellmate. Starring Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer & Shane McRae. Directed by Seth Gordon.

Keep it in the Family (ITV, 7pm) Series 2 of the family gameshow. Hosted by Bradley Walsh. (1/7)


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