Monday, 18 January 2016

TV Picks: 18-24 January 2016 • 10,000 B.C • Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur • Bones • Lucky Man • Mad Dogs

Monday, 18 January 2016

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

Bones (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 11 of the U.S crime drama. Starring Emily Deschanel & David Boreanaz. (1/22)

Barely Legal Grafters (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary following the entrepreneurs behind Britain's black market.
The Jihadis Next Door (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary filmed over two years, focusing on people spreading extremist fundamentalism around Britain.
Adam Pearson: Freak Show (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary where the actor and presenter, who suffers from a facial disfigurement, travels the world searching for other so-called 'freaks'.
Phone Shop Idol (BBC2, 10pm) New series where some of the UK's best mobile phone sellers compete against each other over a six-month competition. (1/6)

The National Television Awards (ITV, 8pm) Annual industry awards, honouring the best of UK TV. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary.
The Town that Took on the Taxman (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the small business of Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons, who setup the same kind of tax avoidance schemes big multinational corporations use.
10,000 B.C. (Channel 5, 10pm) Series 2 of the reality contest, where people are asked to survive Iron Age conditions in the Bulgarian wilderness. (1/10)

Date My Mum (Channel 4, 10pm) Experimental documentary where two single mums find love online, but put their children in charge of selection.

Britain's Trillion Pound Island: Inside Cayman (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the tropical island, 4500-miles away from the UK, which is a notorious tax haven for big businesses.
Stan Lee's Lucky Man (Sky1, 9pm) New fantasy series about a London cop and compulsive gambler who is given a bracelet that endows him with amazing luck. Starring James Nesbitt, Sienna Guillory, Eve Best, Amara Karan & Stephen Hagan. (1/10)
Mad Dogs (Amazon Prime) Season 1 of the U.S remake of the hit British show, about a group of childhood buddies who travel overseas to catch up with a wealthy mutual friend, only to become pulled into a dangerous crime adventure. Starring Michael Imperioli, Bill Zane, Steve Zahn & Romany Malco.

Nothing. Time to walk the dog. Don't have one? Offer to walk a neighbour's pooch.

Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur (BBC1, 6.30pm) Natural history documentary about the discovery of 22 dinosaur bones in the Argentinian desert, now known to be the largest land-dwelling animal that ever existed. Presented by David Attenborough.
James May's Cars of the People (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary where the ex-Top Gear presenter investigates how the car industry in Germany and Japan boomed after WWII.

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