Monday, 9 November 2015

TV Picks: 9-15 November 2015 • Children in Need • The Frankenstein Chronicles • I'm A Celebrity • Josh • The Last Panthers • London Spy • Live at the Apollo • Peep Show

Monday, 9 November 2015

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

The Shoppers Guide to Saving Money (Channel 4, 8.30pm) New series investigating the true value of products and services. Presented by Dave Fishwick & Kate Quilton. (1/4)
London Spy (BBC2, 9pm) New drama series about a MI6 agent who is killed, prompting his gay lover to pursue the deadly truth behind his boyfriend's demise. Starring Ben Whishaw, Edward Holcroft, Jim Broadbent, Samantha Spiro & Josef Altin. (1/5)
The Rise of Female Violence (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about the surge in violent crimes perpetrated by women. Presented by Alys Harte.
Live at the Apollo (BBC1, 10pm) Series 11 of the stand-up comedy show. Hosted by Alan Carr with guests Francesca Martinez & Nish Kumar. (1/7)

Masterchef: The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Series 8 of the culinary spin-off focused on six professional chefs. Judges are Monica Galetti, Gregg Wallace & Marcus Wareing. (1/21)
Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5, 8pm) Documentary charting a year with the wildlife of the picturesque Scottish loch. (1/4)

The Nation's Favourite Beatles Numbers One (ITV, 8pm) Two-hour countdown of the UK public's favourite Beatles tracks.
Peep Show (Channel 4, 10pm) Ninth and final series of the comedy about two flatmates, filmed entirely from the perspectives of them both. Starring Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Matt King, Tim Key & Paterson Joseph. (1/6)
The Frankenstein Chronicles (ITV Encore, 10pm) New U.S supernatural drama retelling the famous horror story. Starring Sean Bean, Tom Ward, Charlie Creed-Miles & Samuel West. (1/6)
Josh (BBC3, 10.30pm) New sitcom about a young man, his flatmates and their landlord. Starring Josh Widdicombe, Beattie Edmondson, Elis James, Jack Dee & Sam Pamphilon. (1/6)

Tom Jones & Rob Brydon: One Big Night for Children in Need (BBC1, 8pm) Charity music special raising recorded at Wembley Arena, featuring Steve Coogan, David Walliams, Jessica Hynes, Laura Mvula, James Morrison and others.
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the UK (Channel 5, 9pm) New series where the presenter visits Britons who have escaped the rat race by escaping to the countryside. (1/5)
Tyger Takes On... (BBC3, 9pm) Series 2 of the documentary series where actor Tyger Drew-Honey investigates various issues, beginning with sexuality and sexism in the 21st-century. (1/2)
The Last Panthers (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) New crime drama about a diamond heist that draws the attention of a cop, a criminal and a loss adjuster. Starring Samantha Morton, John Hurt & Johan Renck. (1/6)
Scorpion (ITV2, 9pm) Season 2 of the crime action drama about a gang of tech-savvy geeks helping the U.S government stop crimes. Starring Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong & Ari Stidham.

Children in Need (BBC1, 7.30pm) Annual charity spectacular featuring Ellie Goulding, Scott Mills, Call the Midwife does Strictly Come Dancing, Warwick Davis, Fearne Cotton, Rod Stewart, Harry Hill, Jess Glynne, Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, and more.

David Gilmour: Wider Horizons (BBC2, 9.45pm) Profile of the former Pink Floyd guitarist.

Robert Peston Goes Shopping (BBC2, 6pm) New series looking at the history of the retail trade in the UK since WWII. (1/3)
The Secret History of the British Garden (BBC2, 9pm) New horticultural series where Monty Don traces the 400-year-history of the British garden. (1/4)
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV, 9pm) Series 15 of the celebrity reality gameshow. Hosted by Ant & Dec.

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