Monday, 15 February 2016

TV Picks: 15-21 February 2016 • Alan Partridge's Mid-Morning Matters • American Crime Story • Better Call Saul • Heroes Reborn • Love • The Night Manager • The Walking Dead

Monday, 15 February 2016

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

The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On (BBC1, 9pm) Follow-up to Stephen Fry's 2005 documentary about living with mental health problems.
American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J Simpson (BBC2, 9pm) Docu-drama about the trial of former American football star/actor O.J Simpson. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr, John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown & Bruce Greenwood. (1/10)
Vinyl (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Season 1 of the U.S drama set in the music industry during the 1970s, about a struggling businessman trying to revive his record label. Starring Bobby Cannavale & Olivia Wilde. (1/10)
On (W, 9pm) New series where famous faces investigate various matters, beginning with Sara Cox on friendship in the 21st century. (1/3)
The Walking Dead (Fox, 9pm) Season 6 of the U.S post-apocalyptic horror drama continues after a hiatus. (9/16)

It's Not Rocket Science (ITV, 8pm) New science entertainment show. Hosted by Rachel Riley, Ben Miller & Romesh Ranganathan. (1/6)
Heroes Reborn (5STAR, 9pm) Miniseries revival of the popular superhero drama. Starring Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Henry Zebrowsi, Gatlin Green, Jimmy Lean-Louis & Judith Shekoni. (1/13)
Alan Partridge's Mid-Morning Matters (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy about an egotistical local D.J, as he presents his North Norfolk Digital radio show. Starring Steve Coogan & Tim Key. (1/6)
My Baby, Psychosis and Me (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary following two mothers whose childbirth triggered Postpartum Psychosis.
Better Call Saul (Netflix) Season 2 of the U.S legal comedy-drama. Starring Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn & Patrick Fabian. (1/10)

One Child (BBC2, 9pm) New drama following an adopted woman born in China, who returned to her homeland after being summoned by her mother. Starring Katie Leung, Elizabeth Perkins, Linh-Dan Pham & Sebastian So. (1/3)
Limitless (Sky1, 9pm) Season 1 of the U.S drama, adapting the movie of the same name, about a man who becomes highly intelligent after taking an experimental drug.
The 100 (E4, 9pm) Season 3 of the U.S sci-fi drama. Starring Henry Ian Cusick, Eliza Taylor, Isaiah Washington, Richard Harmon & Bob Morley. (1/16)
The Great Chinese Crash with Robert Peston (BBC2, 10pm) Documentary about China's economic slowdown, and the fact its expansion has resulted in one of the biggest debt bubbles in world history.

Big Dreams, Small Spaces (BBC2, 8pm) Series 2 of the show helping amateur horticulturists turn their small gardens or plots into something special. Hosted by Monty Don. (1/6)

Gogglebox (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 7 of the show eavesdropping on amateur TV critics at home.
Daft Punk Unchained (BBC4, 10pm) Documentary about the electronic music duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christoo and Thomas Bangalter, aka Daft Punk, who have sold 12 million albums worldwide.
Love (Netflix) New rom-com drama about a dating couple. Starring Gillian Jacobs & Paul Rust. (1o episodes).

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV, 7pm) Series 13 of the live entertainment mix of sketches, stunts, hidden camera pranks, and quizzes. Featuring James Corden, Stephen Mulhern, Wet Wet Wet & Michael Sheen. (1/7)
The Gadget Show (Channel 5, 7pm) Series 23 of the consumer tech show. (1/12)

The Night Manager (BBC1, 9pm) New thriller, adapting John Le Carre's novel about a former soldier working in Cairo who finds evidence against an international arms dealer. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hollander, Elizabeth Debicki, Dougla Hodge, Antonio de la Torre & Adeel Akhtar. (1/6)
Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief (BBC2, 9pm) Series 2 of the celebrity darts series, raising money for charity. Hosted by Gaby Logan. Players are Greg Davies, Kate Humble, Jon Richardson, Katherine Ryan, Robbie Savage, Jordan Stephens, Mike Tindall, Tim Vine, Martin Adams, Anastasia Dobromyslova, Glen Durrant, Andy Fordham, Bobby George, Deta Hedman & Scott Mitchell.

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