Monday, 31 August 2015

TV Picks: 31 August – 6 September 2015 • An Evening with Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse • Fear the Walking Dead • Hand of God • Lady Chatterley's Lover • Rectify • Strictly Come Dancing

Monday, 31 August 2015

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

Terry & Mason's Great Food Trip (BBC2, 6.30pm) New series where Terry Wogan and Mason McQueen go on a culinary trip around the UK. Continues weekdaily. (1/20)
The Wild Life (BBC2, 7pm) New wildlife series about a family who move to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya to run a safari camp. (1/10)
Britain As Seen on ITV (ITV, 8pm) New series to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ITV, focusing on how the nation's home and high streets have changed since 1955. (1/6)
Duck Quacks Don't Echo (Sky1, 8pm) Series 3 of the comedy panel show, debunking trivia. Hosted by Lee Mack with guests Jerry Springer, Emma Bunton & Jason Byrne. (1/10)
Danny and the Human Zoo (BBC1, 9pm) Drama based on the life of comedian Lenny Henry growing up as a teenager in 1970s Dudley. Starring Kascion Franklin, Cecilia Noble, Lenny Henry, Peter Bankole & Brenton Hamilton.
An Evening with Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse (BBC2, 9pm) To celebrate 25 years in the business together, the comedians host a comedy Q&A session showcasing clips from their long careers. Guests are Kathy Burke, Rosie Caveliero, Catherine Shepherd, Eddie Izzard & Grayson Perry.
Dinosaur Britain (ITV, 9pm) Two-part natural history special looking at the dinosaurs that once roamed what's now Great Britain. Presented by Elle Harrison & Dean Lomax. (1/2)
The Catch (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary on the deep-sea fishing crews operating off the British coast.
Fear the Walking Dead (UK AMC, 9pm) New U.S horror prequel to The Walking Dead, focusing on a mixed-race family living in Los Angeles. (1/6)
Breaking into Britain: The Lorry Jumpers (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the migrants trying to illegally enter the UK through Calais.

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 5 of the documentary show about people with OCD about cleanliness. (1/6)
I Want that Wedding (Channel 5, 8pm) New series about the many ways couples plan their weddings. (1/4)
The Hairy Bikers' Northern Exposure (BBC2, 8pm) New series where the two cooks travel around the Baltics tasting local meals and delicacies.
India: Nature's Wonderland (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary exploring the beauty of India's countryside. Hosted by Liz Bonnin, Freid Pinto & Jon Gupta. (1/2)
Cash in Hand! Payday Loans (ITV, 9pm) Documentary looking at the staff of a payday loan business.
50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (Sky1, 9pm) Series 2 of the show where thrill-seeker Baz Ashmawy and his mother go on wild adventures together.
How the Rich Get Hitched (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following Caroline Castigliano, one of the UK's top wedding dress designers.
The Hotel Inspector Returns (Channel 5, 10pm) Series 3 of the reality show where Alex Polizzi returns to various hotels and B&B's, to see if the owners have stuck by her advice. (1/4)
Stop, Search, Seize (Sky1, 10pm) Documentary about Ireland's border force officers. (1/20)
Rectify (UK AMC on BT) New U.S drama about a local man released from Death Row, two decades into a life sentence for killing someone. (1/6)

You Saw Them Here First: Hall of Fame (ITV, 8pm) New clip show of footage from celebrity pasts.
Kolkata with Sue Perkins (BBC1, 9pm) Celebrity travelogue focused on the West Bengal state capital.
The Ascent of Woman (BBC2, 9pm) New historical series looking at the rise of women and how they changed and shaped the past, despite many hardships and sexual unfairness. Presented by Dr Amanda Foreman. (1/4)
The Nick (ITV, 9pm) New documentary series about the police patrolling Brighton. (1/3)
Katie Piper's Extraordinary Births (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary where the charity activist investigates how modern women approach childbirth.

Cradle to Grave (BBC2, 9pm) New comedy series based on the life of radio DJ and TV presenter Danny Baker growing up in the 1970s. Starring Peter Kay, Lucy Speed, Laurie Kynaston, Frankie Wilson & Alice Sykes. (1/8)
Jamie's Sugar Rush (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary where chef Jamie Oliver investigates the contribution sugar is making to the rise of global health problems.
Boy Meets Girl (BBC2, 9.30pm) New comedy series about the relationship between a man and an older women. Starring Harry Hepple, Rebecca Root, Jonny Dixon & Denise Welch. (1/6)
The Special Needs Hotel (Channel 5, 10pm) Documentary series following a group of young students with learning disabilities, learning about the hospitality trade. (1/3)

Piers Morgan's Life Stories (ITV, 9pm) Series 13 of the talk show, beginning with Lionel Richie. (1/6)
Hand of God (Amazon Prime) Season 1 of the U.S drama about a high court judge suffering hallucinations that compel him to believe he's become an instrument of God. Starring Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Andre Royo, Garret Dillahunt & Alona Tal.

Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15pm) Live launch of this year's series, with celebrities Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote, Katie Derham, Carol Kirkwood, Peter Andre, Daniel O'Donnell, Anthony Ogogo, and more.

Lady Chatterley's Lover (BBC1, 9pm) Adaptation of D.H Lawrence's classic romance about an aristocratic woman who starts having an affair with her handsome groundskeeper. Starring Holliday Grainger, Richard Madden, James Norton & Jodie Comer.

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