Monday, 26 October 2015

TV Picks: 26 October – 1 November 2015 • The Affair • The Blacklist • Catastrophe • Cuffs • The Dresser • The Hunt • Scream Queens • Supergirl

Monday, 26 October 2015

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

Modern Times: The Last Dukes (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the eventual demise of British dukes, through lack of male heirs.
Scream Queens (E4, 10pm) New U.S horror-comedy drama about a university campus stalked by a serial killer. Starring Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Glen Powell ^ Diego Boneta. (1/13)

Eamonn & Ruth: How the Other Half Lives (Channel 5, 9pm) Series where married broadcasters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford investigate how the super-rich live. (1/3)
Professor Green: Suicide and Me (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary where the rapper explores the circumstances of his own father's suicide, and why it's the biggest killer of males under 45 in the UK.
Catastrophe (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy about the relationship between an American and Irishwoman living in London, following their marriage. Starring Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Carrie Fisher, Mark Bonnar & Jonathan Forbes. (1/6)

Cuffs (BBC1, 8pm) New cop drama set in Brighton. Starring Ashley Walters, Jacob Ifan, Peter Sullivan, Amanda Abbington & Shaun Dooley. (1/8)
Premium Bond with Mark Gatiss & Matthew Sweet (BBC4, 8pm) Documentary looking at the six actors who have played James Bond since 1962.
The Affair (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 2 of the drama about two people having an affair. Starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney & Joshua Jackson. (1/12)
Prison: First and Last 24 Hours (Sky1, 10pm) Documentary following criminals in four Scottish prisons, on the days of their arrival and release. (1/8)
How to Get Away with Murder (Universal Channel) Season 2 of the U.S crime drama about a professor of criminology and her students. Starring Viola Davis. (1/15)

Supergirl (Sky1, 8pm) New U.S comic-book adventure drama about the female cousin of Superman. Starring Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood, Dean Cain, Chyler Leigh & Helen Slater. (1/8)
Class of '92: Out of their League (BBC1, 9pm) Two-part documentary following ex-Manchester United footballers Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, as they try and improve the fortunes of Salford FC. (1/2)
Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Jr (Channel 4, 9pm) New culinary reality show where the chef trains eight cooks with various disabilities. (1/4)
Detectorists (BBC4, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy about two metal detector enthusiasts. Starring Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling & Aimee-Ffion Edwards. (1/6)

Citizen Khan (BBC1, 8.30pm) Series 4 of the sitcom about a local Muslim community leader. Starring Adil Ray, Shobu Kapoor, Krupa Pattani & Bhavna Limbachia. (1/7)
The Blacklist (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 3 of the U.S crime drama about a former criminal mastermind helping the FBI solve cases. Starring James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff & Ryan Eggold. (1/22)

How to Be Queen: 63 Years & Counting (Channel 4, 8pm) A panel of royalty experts assess how Queen Elizabeth II has stayed on the throne for a record-breaking 63 years, managing to keep public goodwill on her side.
The Dresser (BBC2, 9pm) Adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play about the relationship between an ageing actor and his P.A. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Emily Watson, Ian McKellen, Sarah Lancashire & Vanessa Kirby.

The Hunt (BBC1, 9pm) New wildlife series focusing on predators stalking their prey. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. (1/7)

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