Monday, 7 December 2015

TV Picks: 7-13 December 2015 • Hunderby • Prey • The Royal Variety Performance • Tripped • That's So Last Century

Monday, 7 December 2015

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

Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald (ITV, 9pm) New documentary series where the broadcaster explores the famous U.S gambling capital, beginning with a visit to former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. (1/3)
Hunting the Paedophiles: Inside the National Crime Agency (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary exploring a 2013 case where hundreds of teenage boys were duped into sending nude photos of themselves to strangers they believed were teenage girls.
Reggie Yates's Extreme Britain (BBC3, 9pm) New series looking at British masculinity. (1/3)

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Series 4 of the antiques challenge gameshow. Featuring Phyllis Logan & Kevin McNally. (1/20)
The Royal Variety Performance 2015 (ITV, 7.30pm) Annual entertainment special attended by Prince Harry, hosted by Jack Whitehall. Featuring Elton John, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix, Beverley Knight, ELO, the Corrs, the musical Mary Poppins, Brandon Flowers, Cirque Du Soleil, Chris Ramsey, Romesh Ranganathan, Matt Forde, Josh Groban, One Direction, and more.
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4, 9pm) Christmas special of the gameshow mashup. Guests are Johnny Vegas, Katherine Ryan & David O'Docherty.
That's So Last Century (Channel 4, 10pm) New series where celebrities get reacquainted with gadgets from their childhood, and see if modern families can do likewise. (1/3)
Tripped (E4, 10pm) New sci-fi comedy about two friends who travel to parallel universes. Starring Blake Harrison, George Webster, Richard Gadd, Georgina Campbell & Jamie Demetriou. (1/4)

Prey (ITV, 9pm) Series 2 of the thriller, now focusing on a prison officer forced on the run with a female prisoner after his daughter is kidnapped. Starring Philip Glenister, Rosie Cavaliero & MyAnna Buring. (1/3)

BBC Music Awards (BBC1, 8pm) Annual music awards ceremony. Hosted by Chris Evans & Fearne Cotton. Featuring One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Hozier, Mumford & Sons, Omi, Jack Garratt, Faithless & James Bay.
Britain's Oldest Crooks (ITV, 9pm) Documentary about the rise of criminals over-60.
18 Kids and Counting (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary follow-up on the Radford family, Britain's biggest family. over the course of another year.
Hunderby (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Two-part special of the dark period comedy-drama. Starring Julia Davis, Alex MacQueen, Alexandra Roach, Rufus Jones & Rosie Cavaliero. (1/2)

Alex Polizzi: Hire Our Heroes (BBC2, 9pm) New series following four veterans discharged form the army with mental illnesses, who find it difficult to find employment. (1/2)

Nothing. Wrap some presents.

The World According to Kenny Everett (ITV, 10pm) Profile of the comedian and DJ, featuring never-before-seen footage. Featuring Billy Connolly, Chris Tarrant, Cleo Rocos, Roger Taylor, Barry Cryer, Dave Cash, Paul Gambaccini, and more.

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