Monday, 7 September 2015

TV Picks: 7-13 September 2015 • Alan Carr: Chatty Man • An Inspector Calls • Ballers • Doctor Foster • Doc Martin • Hunted • Jamie's Super Foods • This is England '90

Monday, 7 September 2015

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

The Chase (ITV, 5pm) Series 9 of the quiz show.
Jamie's Super Food (Channel 4, 8pm) New series where chef Jamie Oliver investigates the diets of places that have the highest population of centenarians in the world. (1/6)
The Queen's Longest Reign: Elizabeth and Victoria (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's reign, which passes the recorded set by her great-great-grandmother on 9 September.
Bletchley Park: Codebreaking's Forgotten Genius (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the famous codebreakers of WWII, whose work helped end the war.
Doc Martin (ITV, 9pm) Series 7 of the comedy-drama about a grump GP working in Cornwall. Starring Martin Clunes, Ian McNeice, Eileen Atkins, Joe Absolom & Jessica Ransom. (1/8)

Ballers (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) New comedy about a former-American football player who becomes the financial manager for an unruly NFL team. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Troy Garity, Omar Benson Miller & Rob Corddry. (1 & 2/10)

ITV Changed My Life (ITV, 8pm) Documentary to celebrate ITV's 60th anniversary, with a look at how its TV shows have changed the destinies of various people.
Doctor Foster (BBC1, 9pm) New drama series about a GP who suspects her husband is having an affair. Starring Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel, Clare-Hope Ashitey & Cheryl Campbell. (1/5)
Grand Designs (Channel 4, 9pm) New series of the architecture show. Presented by Kevin McCloud.
Million Pound Movers (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary going behind-the-scenes of a high-end removals company.

Hunted (Channel 4, 9pm) New reality game show where a group of ordinary people try and vanish off the grid in a social experiment where they must evade detection. (1/6)
Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Series 14 of the comedy panel show about current event returns after a two-month hiatus. (7/13)
First Dates (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 4 of the show where single people are filmed going on first dates.

Gogglebox (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 6 of the show where ordinary people are filmed watching and reacting to the week's TV. (1/12)
Mount Pleasant (Sky1, 9pm) Series 5 of the comedy drama about a family in Manchester. Starring Sally Lindsay, Daniel Ryan, Paula Wilcox, Neil Fitzmaurice & Samantha Womack. (1/8)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 15 of the chat show. Guests are Tom Hardy, Demi Lovato, Stephen Graham & Vicky McClure. (1/16)


An Inspector Calls (BBC1, 8.30pm) Adaptation of JB Priestley's stage play about a detectice in 1912 who arrives in a town where a young woman committed suicide. Starring David Thewlis, Miranda Richardson, Ken Stott, Sophie Rundle, Lucy Chappell & Finn Cole.
This is England '90 (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 3 of the drama spin-off to Shane Meadows' This is England, now catching up with the characters in 1990. Starring Andrew Ellis, Andrew Shim, Billy Brathwait, Chanel Cresswell, Joe Dempsie, Joe Gilgun, Jo Hartley, Michael Socha, Thomas Turgoose & Danielle Watson. (1/4)

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