Monday, 12 October 2015

TV Picks: 12-18 October 2015 • The Apprentice • Arrow • The Jonathan Ross Show • The Moaning of Life • The Flash • Mr Robot • The Returned • The Walking Dead • River • TFI Friday

Monday, 12 October 2015

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

First Dates: Celebrity Special for Stand Up to Cancer (Channel 4, 9pm) Charity special where the singletons unwittingly meet celebrities.
The Walking Dead (FX, 9pm) Season 6 of the U.S horror drama about a group of people surviving a zombie apocalypse. Starring Andrew Lincoln. (1/16)
The Talking Dead (FX, 10.20pm) Companion discussion series to The Walking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick. (1/16)

The Flash (Sky1, 8pm) Season 2 of the U.S superhero drama about the fastest man on earth. Starring Grant Gustin & Candice Patton. (1/23)
River (BBC1, 9pm) New crime drama about a retired cop chasing a potential suspect who killed a colleague. Starring Stellamn Skarsgard, Nicola Walker, Lesley Manville, Eddie Marsan & Adeel Akhtar. (1/6)
Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life (Sky1, 9pm) Series 2 of the comedy travelogue. (1/6)
Brett: A Life with No Arms (BBC1, 10.35pm) Follow-up documentary to the 1965 film about a four-year-old born with no arms, catching up with Brett Nielen 50 years later.

DIY SOS: Homes for Veterans (BBC1, 8pm) Special episode where the team renovate empty properties in Manchester to home military veterans. Hosted by Nick Knowles.
Restoring Britain's Landmarks (Channel 4, 8pm) New series looking at renovations and the history of some of the UK's top landmarks.
The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Series 11 of the reality business game show. Starring Lord Alan Sugar, Karren Brady & Claude Littner. (1/12)
Arrow (Sky1) Season 4 of the U.S superhero drama about street vigilante and his team. Starring Stephen Amell, Willa Holland, Katie Cassidy & David Ramsey. (1/23)
Land of the Midnight Sun (ITV, 9pm) Celebrity travelogue where Alexander Armstrong goes on a 8,000-mile journey halfway around the Arctic Circle deep in mid-winter. (1/3)
The Apprentice: You're Fired (BBC2, 10pm) Companion discussion series to The Apprentice, now hosted by Jack Dee with regular Romesh Ranganathan. Guests are Matt Edmondson & entrepreneur Thomasina Miers. (1/12)
Supernatural (E4, 10pm) Season 10 of the U.S supernatural drama. Starring Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles. (1/23)

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands (BBC2, 7pm) Travelogue with Paul Murton.

TFI Friday (Channel 4, 8pm) Return of the iconic 1990s magazine show, for a seventh series after a successful 20th anniversary special in the summer. Hosted by Chris Evans. Guests are Take That, Steve Coogan, Slaves & Saoirse Ronan. (1/10)
The Returned (More4, 9pm) Series 2 of the French supernatural drama about a small town experiencing the return of dead relatives. (1/8)
Mr Robot (Amazon Prime) Season 1 of the U.S drama about a mentally troubled computer genius who joins an underground hacktivist movement to end global capitalism. Starring Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallström & Christian Slater.

Earth's Wildest Waters: The Big Fish (BBC2, 8pm) New series where Ben Fogel hosts a global fishing challenge in various inhospitable areas. (1/6)
The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV, 10.15pm) Series 9 of the chat show. Guests are Vin Diesel, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse & Tom Jones.

This World (BBC2, 6pm) Factual special where Hans Rosling presents amazing stats using state-of-the-art 3D graphics to portray how the world is rapidly changing.

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