Monday, 2 November 2015

TV Picks: 2-8 November 2015 • After Hours • The Great Pottery Throw Down • Trollied • Tyrant

Monday, 2 November 2015

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

Hugh's War on Waste (BBC1, 9pm) New two-part documentary where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates why people waste as much as one third of their food. (1/2)
Trollied (Sky1, 9pm) Series 5 of the supermarket-set sitcom. Starring Jason Watkins, Sarah Parish, Stephen Tompkinson, Aisling Bea, Carl Rice & Beverly Rudd. (1/8)
Is this Rape? Sex on Trial (BBC3, 9pm) Factual special where ordinary teenagers read about a sexual encounter and have to decide if they believe it depicted consensual sex or not. Presented by Will Best.
After Hours (Sky1, 9.30pm) New sitcom about an internet radio show broadcast from a canal boat. Starring James Tarpey, Ardal O'Hanlon, John Thomson, Jaime Winstone & Rob Kendrick. (1/6)

The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds (Channel 4, 8pm) New documentary follow-up to the Secret Life series, here focusing on four-year-old children. (1/6)
The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 9pm) New reality gameshow where ten pottery enthusiasts compete to be crowned Top Potter. Hosted by Sara Cox. Judges are Kate Malone & Keith Brymer Jones. (1/6)
Britain's Biggest Sexists (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary shaming the country's most sexist people, using viral videos and street stunts. Hosted by Leah Green.

The MOBO Awards (ITV2, 8pm) Annual music awards ceremony. Featuring Rita Ora, Krept & Konan, Ella Eyre, Lethal Bizzle, Naughty Boy, Lianne La Havas, etc. Hosted by Sarah-Jane Crawford.
Dominic Sandbrook: Let Us Entertain You (BBC2, 9pm) New documentary series exploring post-war British culture. (1/4)
Joanna Lumley: Elvis & Me (ITV, 9pm) The actress goes on a personal journey to learn more about the legendary Elvis Presley.
Tyrant (Fox, 9pm) Season 2 of the U.S drama about a half-American family who are also the ruling dynasty of a Middle-Eastern country. (1/12)
Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4, 9pm) New series where four homes compete for the Riba Hose of the Year Award 2015. (1/4)
The Psychic Life (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following psychic mediums across the north of England, to determine if they're genuine or charlatans.

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Gino's Italian Escape (ITV, 8pm) Series 3 of the culinary show where Gino D'Acampo journeys around Sardinia and Siciliy. (1/6)
Gordonstoun: A Different Class (Sky1, 8pm) New documentary series about the lives of students at the public school of Moray. (1/6)

The Restoration Man (Channel 4, 7pm) New series where George Clarke meets a man who is renovating an 18th-century folly in Ormskirk, near Liverpool. (1/9)
Grand Designs (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 14 of the architecture build show. Presented by Kevin McCloud. (1/10)
Prison Night (Channel 4, 9pm) Real-life prisoners assess the depictions of prison life in various television shows and movies.
Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2015 (BBC1, 9pm) Coverage of the annual event from the Royal Albert Hall.

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