Monday, 11 January 2016

TV Picks: 11-17 January 2016 • Crashing • Derren Brown: Pushed to the Edge • Gotham • The Getaway Car • The Knick • Room 101 • Shetland • Tracey Ullman's Show

Monday, 11 January 2016

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

All Hail the Veil (E4, 7.30pm) New series where three bridal boutiques compete to find a bride-to-be the dress of her dreams. (1/3)
How to Lose Weight Well (Channel 4, 8pm) New documentary series helping six people diet, half on a short-term regime lasting six weeks, the other half on a four-month plan. (1/3)
Benidorm (ITV, 9pm) Series 8 of the comedy-drama about the staff and holidaymakers of a Spanish resort. Starring Paul Bazely, Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Tim Healy, Sherrie Hewson, Tony Maudsley, Danny Walters & Josh Bolt. (1/7)
Crashing (Channel 4, 10pm) New comedy about six twentysomethings living together in a disused hospital. Starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Damien Molony, Louise Ford, Jonathan Baile, Amit Shah & Juliet Dray. (1/6)
Gotham (Channel 5, 10pm) Season 2 of the U.S comic-book drama, taking place before the Batman era in the titular crime-ridden city. Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards & Sean Pertwee. (1/22)
Tracey Ullman's Show (BBC1, 10.45pm) New comedy sketch series from the comedian, who famously made her career in the U.S back in the mid-'80s. (1/6)

Stargazing Live (BBC2, 9pm) Series 6 of the astronomy show. Hosted by Dara O'Briain & Brian Cox with guests Liz Bonnin, Lucie Green, Tim Peake, Carly Howett & John Bishop. (1/3)
Stargazing: Back to Earth (BBC2, 10pm) Continuation of the live show.
Derren Brown: Pushed to the Edge (Channel 4, 9pm) Special from the illusionist, where he attempts to persuade an unwitting participant to push another person off a rooftop.
Stella (Sky1, 9pm) Series 5 of the comedy-drama. Starring Ruth Jones, Patrick Baladi, Craig Gallivan, Mark Lewis Jones, Remy Beasley & Karen Paullada. (1/10)
The Knick (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Series 2 of the period medical drama. Starring Clive Owen, Andre Holland, Eve Hewson & Eric Johnson. (1/10)
Mom (ITV2, 9pm) Season 3 of the U.S sitcom. Starring Anna Faris, Allison Janney & Ellen Burstyn. (1 & 2/13)
The Secret Life of Family (Channel 5, 10pm) New series capturing the lives of six families. (1/6)
Shadowhunters (Netflix) New supernatural drama about a woman who learns she's a human-angel hybrid that hunts demons, based on the Mortal Instruments book saga. Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Harry Schum Jr & Isaiah Mustafa.

My Name is – and I'm an Alcoholic (Channel 5, 10pm) Documentary telling the stories of eight people's relationship with alcohol.
Extant (Syfy) Season 2 of the U.S sci-fi drama. Starring Halle Berry. (1/13)

Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30pm) Series 5 of the panel show where three celebs consign hated things to the titular Room 101. Hosted by Frank Skinner. Guests are Aisling Bea, David Tennant & Trevor McDonald. (1/9)
Busting the Drugs Millions: Inside the National Crime Agency (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary following the NCA as they tackle a large money laundering operation.
Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog & Roll (BBC4, 10pm) Series 3 of the spoof music documentary about an ageing rock star. Starring Simon Day, Suranne Jones, Michael Kitchen, Lucy Montgomery & Christopher Eccleston. (1/3)
The BRITs are Coming (ITV, 10.40pm) Announcement of the artists up for BRIT Awards this year. Hosted by Laura Whitmore.

That's So... (Channel 5, 8pm) New series looking back at the events of various years, beginning with 1985.
Shetland (BBC1, 9pm) Series 3 of the detective drama. Starring Douglas Henshall, Mark Bonnar, Julie Graham, Ciaran Hinds & Sara Vickers. (1/6)
Bloody Queens: Elizabeth & Mary (BBC2, 9pm) Drama based on letters exchanged between Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin, Elizabeth I. Starring Helen Bradbury, Beth Cooke, Adam Burton, Michael Jenn & Jamie Laird.
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 8 of the gameshow mashup. Hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock & Jon Richardson. Guests are Jason Manford & Roisin Conaty.
First Dates (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 5 of the show following people on first dates.
Music Moguls: Masters of Pop (BBC4, 10pm) New series about the people who work behinds the scenes in the music industry. (1/3)
Ripper Street (Amazon Prime) Series 4 of the period crime drama.

The Getaway Car (BBC1, 6.50pm) New series where five pairs of contestants test their driving skills out in South Africa, with a variety of tough challenges, before winning the chance to race against Top Gear's Stig and win £10,000. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary. (1/12)

Call the Midwife (BBC1, 8pm) Series 5 of the period medical drama. Starring Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George & Bryony Hannah. (1/8)

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