Monday, 22 February 2016

TV Picks: 22-28 February 2016 • The BRIT Awards • Cuckoo • Fresh Meat • Girls • The Shannara Chronicles • Stag

Monday, 22 February 2016

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

Jeremy Kyle's Emergency Room (ITV, 2pm) Series 2 of the talk show focusing on medical issues.
Moving On (BBC1, 2.15pm) Series 7 of the anthology drama telling various stories about characters at turning points in their lives. Episode 1 stars Julie Hesmondhalgh, John Thomson & Shane Richie. Continues daily until Friday. (1/5)
Fresh Meat (Channel 4, 10pm) Fourth and final series of the ribald comedy about university students. Starring Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie, Joe Thomas & Jack Whitehall. (1/6)
Cuckoo (BBC1, 10.45pm) Series 3 of the comedy about a middle-class suburban family living with an oddball American. Starring Taylor Lautner, Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale, Esther Smith & Tyger Drew-Honey. (1/7)
Girls (Sky Atlantic, 10.45pm) New series of the drama about a group of dysfunctional New York friends. Starring Lena Dunham, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Allison Williams & Zosia Mamet. (1/10)
Togetherness (Sky Atlantic, 11.20pm) Season 2 of the U.S comedy about four adult men living together. Starring Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet & Steve Zissis.

Who's the Boss? (BBC2, 9pm) New business documentary about a family-run fruit n' veg supplier in Hertfordshire. (1/3)
First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about a lost tribe in the Amazon, who were only discovered in 2014.
Life & Death Row (BBC1, 10.45pm) New series exploring capital punishment, featuring interviews with people on Death Row and their families. (1/3)

The BRIT Awards 2016 (ITV, 8pm) Annual music award ceremony, hosted live by Ant & Dec from the O2 Arena. Featuring Adele, Coldplay, Little Mix, Justin Bieber, James Bay, Rihanna, Jamie XX, Florence & The Machine, and many more.
Inside Buckingham Palace (Channel 5, 9pm) New documentary series going behind-the-scenes of the Queen's residence. (1/2)
The Prosecuters: Real Crime & Punishment (BBC4, 9pm) New documentary series about the Crown Prosecution Service, and how the criminal justice system works. (1/3)
Live from the BBC (BBC2, 10pm) New stand-up comedy series. Featuring Nish Kumar & Mae Martin. Filmed at the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House. (1/6)
Person of Interest (Channel 5, 10pm) Season 4 of the U.S crime drama. Starring Jim Caviezel & Michael Emerson. (1 & 2/22)

Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke (Channel 4, 8pm) New renovation series turning unloved properties into desirable ones. (1/5)
The Shannara Chronicles (5STAR) New U.S fantasy drama based on the Terry Brooks novels, about an elfin princess, a Druid, and a half-elf, as they try to prevent demons destroying the world. Starring Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Manu Bennett, Ivana Baquero & John Rhys-Davies. (1/10)
The Great British Sex Survey (Channel 4, 10pm) Countdown of the UK's top 10 fetishes and unusual sexual practices, based on a YouGov survey.

Eurovision: You Decide (BBC4, 7.30pm) Six acts shortlisted to be the UK's Eurovision entry for 2016 are whittled down to the one remaining act. Hosted by Mel Giedroyc.
Comedy Playhouse: Hospital People (BBC1, 10.35pm) New run of one-off comedy specials, beginning with a mockumentary set in a Birmingham hospital. (1/3)

Stag (BBC2, 10pm) New comedy-drama about a stag weekend in the Scottish Highlands that uncovers dark secrets. Starring Jim Howick, Stephen Campbell Moore, J.J Field, Rufus Jones & Amit Shah.

Nothing. Maybe you could clean your windows?

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