Monday, 25 January 2016

TV Picks: 25-31 January 2016 • Agent Carter • The Goldbergs • The Good Wife • Killjoys • The Last Leg Down Under • Lucifer

Monday, 25 January 2016

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

Killjoys (Syfy, 8pm) New sci-fi drama about a group of bounty hunters in the future. Starring Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore & Luke Macfarlane. (1/10)
Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking (BBC2, 8.30pm) New culinary series focusing on quick and simple recipes. (1/6)
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Documentary looking at the history of the famous U.S comedy publication, best-known worldwide for the comedy films that carry its name.

Sugar Free Farm (ITV, 8pm) New celebrity factual series where six famous people go on a dietary experiment for two-weeks, moving to a farm and working in exchange for healthy food. Featuring James Argent, Tupele Dorgu, Jennifer Ellison, Mark Labbett, Jane McDonald & Rory McGrath. Narrated by Olivia Colman. (1/3)
The Goldbergs (E4, 8pm) Season 3 of the U.S sitcom. (1 & 2/24)
The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC2, 9pm) New celebrity travelogue where eight famous people go on holiday together in India, to setup a retirement home. Starring Miriam Margolyes, Sylvester McCoy, Wayne Sleep, Roy Walker, Rosemary Shrager, Bobby George, Patti Boulaye & Jan Leeming. (1/3)
The Mad World of Donald Trump (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary on presidential hopeful Donald Trump, whose move into politics has caused a lot of controversy because of his right-wing views.
Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar (BBC3, 9pm) Docudrama about the murder of a 14-year-old schoolboy, who was lured to death online.
Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge (More4, 9pm) Documentary following in the footsteps of the author, to celebrate her 150th anniversary.
Lucifer (Amazon Prime) Season 1 of the U.S supernatural cop drama about the Devil helping the LAPD with cases.

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off (BBC1, 8.30pm) Third celebrity special of the Great British Bake Off charity special. Featuring Jason Manford, Maddy Hill, David James & Samantha Cameron. (1/4)
Troll Hunters (BBC3, 9pm) Documentary about the modern phenomenon of 'trolling' online, hosted by vlogger Em Ford.
Madam Secretary (Sky Living, 9pm) Season 2 of the U.S political drama. Starring Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman, Tim Daly, Keith Carradine, Patina Miller & Geoffrey Arend. (1/22)
Children Saved from the Nazi's: The Story of Sir Nicholas Winton (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary about how Sir Nicholas Winton rescued 669 children from Nazi extermination, who kept his heroism secret for 50-years.

The Good Wife (More4, 9pm) Season 7 of the U.S legal drama. Starring Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Alan Cuming, Christine Baranski, Chris Noth & Michael J. Fox. (1/22)
Agent Carter (Fox UK) Season 2 of the U.S comic-book drama about a secret agent working in L.A post-WWII. Starring Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy & Enver Gjokaj. (1/10)

The Last Leg Goes Down Under (Channel 4, 10pm) Spin-off where the Last Leg trio venture to Australia together for a tough Outback endurance challenge. Starring Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe & Alex Brooker. (1/2)

King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (BBC2, 7.35pm) Two-part documentary on the lives of George V and Queen Mary. (1/2)
George Clarke's Amazing Spaces (Channel 4, 8pm) Special edition of the series, focusing on a custom-made floating home.

Vera (ITV, 8pm) Series 6 of the detective drama. Starring Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty & Jon Morrison. (1/4)

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