Monday, 19 October 2015

TV Picks: 19-25 October 2015 • American Horror Story • Bring the Noise • Fargo • Jekyll & Hyde • The Last Kingdom • The Muppets • SAS: Who Dares Wins • Sleepy Hollow

Monday, 19 October 2015

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

The Muppets (Sky1, 8pm) Season 1 of the U.S mockumentary about the Muppets running a late-night chat show. (1/13)
Modern Family (Sky1, 8.30pm) Season 7 of the U.S family sitcom. Starring Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell & Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (1/24)
SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4, 9pm) Reality show where ex-SAS soldiers recreate their infamously tough training regime for 30 civilian men. (1/5)
Stacey Dooley Investigates (BBC3, 9pm) Series 8 of the factual show, with a look at the worst places in the world to be female. (1/2)
The Fear (BBC3, 10.30pm) New series trying to find the UK's best amateur horror director, with the winner given funding for a thirty-minute short film. Hosted by Matthew Giffen. (1/6)
Fargo (Channel 4, 10pm) Season 2 of the U.S crime drama, with the action now taking place in 1979 and revolving around a diner massacre. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson, Jean Smart, Nick Offerman, Kieran Culkin, Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell & Brad Garrett. (1/10)

Building Cars Live (BBC2, 7.30pm) New series broadcasting live from the Mini Plant in Oxford. Hosted by James May, Kate Humble & Ant Anstead. (1/2)
24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 10 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary about a busy A&E department in St George's hospital, London.
How Gay is Pakistan? (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary looking at how gay people are treated in Pakistan, where it's illegal.
My Big Fat Wedding (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following the weddings of plus-sized couples.
American Horror Story: Hotel (Fox, 10pm) Season 5 of the U.S anthology drama, now taking place inside a haunted L.A hotel. Starring Kathy Bates, Denis O'Hare, Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Angela Bassett & Madchen Amick. (1/13)

Keith Lemon's Back T'Future Tribute (ITV2, 9pm) Spoof tribute to Back to the Future, released on the exact day Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to in the first sequel. Co-starring Gino D'Acampo, Tom Davis, Paddy McGuinness & Ashley Roberts.
Gift of Life (Channel 5, 10pm) New series following patients undergoing organ transplants in Newcastle's Institute of Transplantation. (1/3)

The Big Bang Theory (E4, 8.30pm) Season 9 of the comedy about a group of geeks and the girl-next-door. (1/24)
The Last Kingdom (BBC2, 9pm) New historical drama series based on the book by Bernard Cornwell. Starring Alexander Dreymon, Tobias Santelmann, Emily Cox, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Joseph Millson & Rune Temte. (1/8)
My Son the Jihadi (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about Sally Evans, who discovered her 21-year-old son had travelled to Somalia to become an Al Shabaab terrorist.
Bring the Noise (Sky1, 9pm) New music comedy quiz. Hosted by Ricky Wilson with team captains Nicole Scherzinger & Tinie Tempah. (1/8)
Drifters (E4, 9pm) Series 3 of the sitcom about three female graduates trying to find jobs and love in Leeds. Starring Jessica Knappett, Lydia Rose Bewley, Lauren O'Rourke & Bobby Hirston. (1/6)
Russell Howard's Good News (BBC2, 10pm) Series 10 of the topical news stand-up comedy show. (1/9)
Sleepy Hollow (Universal Channel, 9pm) Season 3 of the U.S supernatural drama. (1/18)

Hemlock Grove (Netflix) Third and final season of the U.S horror drama. Starring Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Freya Tingley & Bill Skarsgard.

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Jekyll & Hyde (ITV, 6.30pm) New fantasy drama about the great-grandson of the original Dr Jekyll, who has inherited his grandad's condition and lives in 1930s London. Starring Tom Bateman, Richard E. Grant, Natalie Gumede, Donald Sumpter, Stephanie Hyam, Enzo Cilenti & Christian McKay. (1/10)
Da Vinci's Demons (Fox, 9pm) Season 3 of the historical fantasy drama. Starring Tom Riley. (1/10)

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