Monday, 4 January 2016

TV Picks: 4-10 January 2016 • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D • Celebrity Big Brother • Jericho • Mr Selfridge • Siblings • Silent Witness • The Voice

Monday, 4 January 2016

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

Undercover Boss USA (Channel 4, 10.30am) Series 5 of the U.S version of the show, where corporate bosses spend time amidst their employees in secret. (1/15)
Wanted Down Under (BBC1, 11am) Series 10 of the show where British families sample life in Australia or New Zealand, before deciding if they want to expatriate. Hosted by Nicki Chapman. (1/24)
Four in a Bed (Channel 4, 11.30am) Series 11 of the show where a group of B&B owners spend time in each other's homes, assessing their experiences. (1/20)
For What It's Worth (BBC1, 2.30pm) New quiz show where three pairs of contestants amass antiques by answering questions. Hosted by Fern Britton. (1/25)
1000 Heartbeats (ITV, 3pm) New series of the gameshow where contestants' heartbeats are monitored, and they must get through several general knowledge rounds without going over 1000 beats. Hosted by Vernon Kay.
James Martin: Home Comforts (BBC1, 3.45pm) New culinary series where the chef helps novice cooks with easy recipes. (1/15)
Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30pm) Series 12 of the gameshow antiques challenge. (1/25)
Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away (Channel 5, 6pm) Series 2 of the documentary series following debt collectors. (1/10)
Silent Witness (BBC1, 9pm) Series 19 of the crime drama. Starring Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern, David Caves, Liz Carr, Joanna Horton, Dean Andrews & David Cann. Continues tomorrow. (1/10)
Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher (BBC2, 9pm) New series looking at Ancient Egypt's history. Presented by Joann Fletcher. (1/4)
When Ant & Dec Met the Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust (ITV, 9pm) Ant & Dec meet Prince Charles to discuss his work with the Prince's Trust charity over the past four decades, of which they're ambassadors.
The Undateables (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 5 of the documentary following people with disabilities searching for romance. (1/5)
Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm) New comedy quiz show asking celebrity teams to choose the greatest of two namesakes. Hosted by Sue Perkins with team captains Richard Osman & Josh Widdicombe. (1/6)
Siblings (BBC3, 10.30pm) Series 2 of the comedy about a dysfunctional brother and sister who cohabit. Starring Charlotte Ritchie, Tom Stourton, Matthew Steer & Kim Wall. (1/6)

Victorian Bakers (BBC2, 8pm) New series where four bakers experience their profession with Victorian technology. (1/3)
Trawlermen Tales (ITV, 8pm) New series following Cornish trawlermen. (1/3)
Tricks of the Restaurant Trade (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary series profiling the nation's favourite meals out.
Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 17 of the celebrity reality show. Hosted by Emma Willis.
Saved (ITV, 9pm) New drama documentary series telling the stories of people who were saved by strangers. (1/4)
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (BBC2, 9pm) New documentary two-parter following a choreographer trying to breathe new life into a Bolton dance hall. Concludes Thursday. (1/2)
Crusades (BBC4, 10pm) New history series focusing on the Middle East. Presented by Terry Jones. (1/4)
Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5, 11pm) Accompanying debate series for the reality gameshow. Hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal.

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor (BBC2, 8pm) New Year special of the science series.
Midsomer Murders (ITV, 8pm) Series 18 of the murder-mystery drama. (1/6)
Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks (BBC2, 9pm) This World documentary about France's year of terrorism.

Jericho (ITV, 9pm) New drama about a community that arises around the building of a railway viaduct. Starring Mark Addy, Lorraine Ashbourne, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Lucy Black, Samuel Bottomley, Phil Cornwell, Natalie Gavin & Amy James-Kelly. (1/8)
The Age of Loneliness (BBC1, 10.35pm) Documentary looking at the fact a survey claims the UK is the loneliness capital of Europe.

What to Buy and Why (BBC2, 8.30pm) New series where experts give their opinions on consumerist products. (1/6)
Birds of a Feather (ITV, 8.30pm) Series 12 of the sitcom about two London sisters and their man-eating next-door neighbour. (1/8)
Mr Selfridge (ITV, 9pm) Series 4 of the period drama. Starring Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amy Beth Hayes, Samuel West, Sacha Dhawan, Robert Pugh, Greg Austin & Billy Barratt. (1/10)

The Voice (BBC1, 7.30pm) Series 5 of the singing contest. Hosted by Emma Willis & Marvin Humes. Judges are, Ricky Wilson, Paloma Faith & Boy George.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (E4, 9pm) Season 3 of the U.S superhero drama, debuting on E4 after previously airing on Channel 4. (1/22)
The BAFTA Britannia Awards 2015 (Channel 5, 10pm) Awards ceremony from Los Angeles, recognising contemporary film and TV talent. Hosted by Jack Whitehall. Featuring Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, James Corden, Orlando Bloom, and more.

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