Monday, 28 September 2015

TV Picks: 28 September – 4 October 2015 • The Almost Impossible Gameshow • Danger Mouse • From Darkness • HIGNFY? • The Kennedys • Marley's Ghosts • You, Me & The Apocalypse

Monday, 28 September 2015

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

Danger Mouse (CBBC, 6pm) Revival of the popular 1980s cartoon about a secret agent mouse and his nervous hamster sidekick Penfold. Voices of Alexander Armstrong & Kevin Eldon. Continues weekdays. (1/15)
KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about the leaders of the Loyal White Knights, a North Carolina chapter of the supremacist group Ku Klux Klan.
Sex Diaries: Webcam Couples (Channel 4, 10pm) New series exploring hidden and unusual areas of loving relationships, beginning with a look at couples who have live sex over the internet. (1/3)

Body Donors (Channel 5, 9pm) New series following the lives of body donors in their last months. (1/2)
Reggie Yates: Race Riots USA (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary where the DJ/presenter travels to Ferguson, Missouri, a year after the race riots sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Homes by the Sea (More4, 9pm) Series 3 of the property show focusing on seaside homes. Hosted by Charkie Luxton. (1/8)

Welcome to the Mosque (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary going behind-the-scenes of a mosque, witnessing the rituals, marriages, racist and segregation its congregation goes through in their daily lives.
All Star Mr & Mrs (ITV, 8pm) Series 7 of the celebrity couples gameshow. Hosted by Philip Schofield. Featuring Jimi Mistry & Flavia Cacace-Mistry, and Martina Navratilova & Sean Fletcher. (1/8)
You, Me & The Apocalypse (Sky1, 9pm) New comedy-drama about a group of disparate characters around the world, connecting with loved-ones in the days before a comet wipes out life on earth. Starring Mathew Baynton, Paulina Quirke, Jenna Fischer, Rob Lowe, Megan Mullaly & Gaia Scodellaro. (1/10)
Forced Marriage Cops (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following the Greater Manchester cops who specialise in forced marriages.
Asian Provocateur (BBC3, 10pm) New series where comedian Romesh Ranganathan travels to Sri Lanka to reconnect with his roots. (1/6)
Release the Hounds (ITV2, 10pm) Series 2 of the horror-themed gameshow. Hosted by Reggie Yates. (1/6)
Marley's Ghosts (GOLD, 10pm) Comedy about a woman who can see the dead, forced to live with her deceased husband, her new lover, and a vicar. Starring Sarah Alexander, John Hannah, Nicholas Burns & Jo Joyner. (1/3)

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards (ITV, 8pm) Annual awards ceremony honouring the country's bravest people. Hosted by Carol Vorderman. Guests include Prince Charles, Simon Cowell, Shirley Bassey, Jeremy Piven, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, David Walliams, David Cameron, Little Mix, and others.
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 2 of the travelogue where the DJ/presenter journeys on some of the world's craziest railways. (1/6)
The Almost Impossible Gameshow (ITV2, 9pm) New action-packed gameshow where 10 contestants must complete tricky challenged with 50 lives. (1/6)

Have I Got News For You? (BBC1, 9pm) Series 50 of the long-running comedy panel quiz show, which began in 1990. Jeremy Clarkson guest hosts with team captains Paul Merton & Ian Hislop. Guests are Richard Osman & Camilla Long. (1/11)
The Kennedys (BBC1, 9.30pm) New comedy series set in the 1970s, based on the childhood of writer Emma Kennedy. Starring Katherine Parkinson, Dan Skinner, Lucy Hutchison, Emma Pierson, Harry Peacock & Trixiebelle Harrowell. (1/6)

Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms (Channel 4, 8pm) Countdown of the UK's most beloved sitcoms. Narrated by Tamsin Greig. (1/2)

License to Thrill: Paul Hollywood Meets Aston Martin (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary about the famous car manufacturer Aston Martin. Hosted by Paul Hollywood.
From Darkness (BBC1, 9pm) New drama series about a Manchester cop whose life is turned upside down after the discovery of four bodies linked to her previous investigations. Starring Anne-Marie Duff, Richard Rankin, Johnny Harris, Caroline Lee Johnson & Luke Newberry. (1/4)

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