Monday, 5 October 2015

TV Picks: 5-11 October 2015 • At Home with Steph & Dom • Empire • Eternal Glory • The Job Lot • Homeland • The Leftovers • Lewis • Together

Monday, 5 October 2015

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

Rooney: The Man Behind Goals (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary going behind the closed doors of footballer Wayne Rooney's. Hosted by Gary Lineker.
The Celts: Blood, Iron & Sacrifice (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series about the Celts, from their origins in the Alps to the moment they came into contact with the Romans. Presented by Neil Oliver & Alice Roberts. (1/3)
Is Britain Racist? (BBC3, 9pm) Factual special where Jewish, Muslim and black reporters perform various social experiments to determine how they're treated by the general public.
The Leftovers (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Season 2 of the U.S mystery drama about the social and cultural repercussions of a world where 2% of the population mysteriously vanished one day. Starring Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon & Ann Dowd. (1/10)

Eternal Glory (ITV, 8pm) New series where eight sportsmen participate in a competition based on sport science. Presented by Richard Bacon. Starring Fatima Whitbread, Matt Le Tissier, Liz McColgan, James Cracknell, Jade Johnston, Shane Williams, Gail Emms & Christian Malcolm. (1/6)
Lewis (ITV, 9pm) Series 9 of of the detective drama. Starring Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Steve Toussaint, Angela Griffin & Emma Cunniffe. (1/6)
We Want Our Country Back (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about political party Britain First, which opposes Islam in the UK.
Tricked (ITV2, 9pm) Series 3 of the illusion hidden camera show. Hosted by Ben Hanlin. (1/6)
Empire (E4, 9pm) Season 2 of the U.S drama about a rich musician and his business. Starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray & Grace Gealey. (1/18)
Born in the Wrong Body (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about young transgender people in the UK. (1/3)
CSI Cyber (Channel 5, 10pm) New U.S crime drama spin-off. Starring Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz & Hayley Kiyoko. (1/13)
Glitchy (ITV2, 10pm) New hidden camera prank show. Featuring Ryan Sampson. (1/6)
Close to the Edge (BBC4, 10pm) New scripted documentary about a group of men in Bournemouth who are living life to the full over the age of 65. (1/7)
Battle Creek (Universal Channel, 10pm) New U.S cop comedy-drama about a mismatched detective and FBI agent. Starring Dean Winters & Josh Duhamel. (1/13)
Chewing Gum (E4, 10pm) New comedy about a religious, Beyonce-obsessed 24-year-old. Starring Michaela Coel, John Macmillan, Robert Lonsdale, Kadiff Kirwan & Maggie Steed. (1/6)
Together (BBC3, 10.30pm) New sitcom about two people in their twenties beginning a relationship. Starring Jonny Sweet, Cara Theobold, Alex MacQueen, Vicki Pepperdine & Katy Wix. (1/6)
The Job Lot (ITV2, 10.30pm) Series 3 of the sitcom about the employees of a job centre. Starring Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Laura Aikman, Angela Curran & Jo Enright. (1/6)

Million Pound Properties (Channel 4, 10pm) New series about property millionaires buying and selling homes. (1/2)

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (ITV, 8.30pm) Series 4 of the show where the presenter spends time at Battersea Dog & Cats Home. (1/8)
Unforgotten (ITV, 9pm) New crime drama about two detectives tackling a cold case from 40 years ago. Starring Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tom Courtenay, Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Ruth Sheen & Gemma Jones. (1/6)
Disappearing Britain (More4, 9pm) New series celebrating British history, culture and tradition. Presented by Larry Lamb & Maureen Lipman. (1/6)

The Last Leg: Stand Up For Cancer Special (Channel 4, 8pm) A one-off special to draw attention to the charity. Hosted by Adam Hills, with Josh Widdicombe & Alex Brooker.

Ted Hughes: Stronger Than Death (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on how the world-famous poet's life shapes his work.
At Home with Step & Dom (Channel 4, 9pm) New chat show hosted by the wealthy couple from Gogglebox, where they entertain various celebs at their B&B.

Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary following the Red Arrows. (1/4)
Homeland (Channel 4, 9pm) Season 5 of the action thriller. Starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend & F. Murray Abraham. (1/12)

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