Monday, 29 February 2016

TV Picks: 29 February – 6 March 2016 • Doctor Thorne • Gotham • Granchester • Legends of Tomorrow • Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle • Thirteen

Monday, 29 February 2016

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

NCIS: New Orleans (Channel 5, 9pm) Season 2 of the U.S crime drama. Starring Scott Bakula & Lucas Black. (1/24)
Too Much TV (BBC2, 6.30pm) New series focusing on all thing telly, with reviews, news and features. Hosted by Aled Jones & Sara Cox. (1/25)
Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green (ITV, 8pm) Series 3 of the celebrity travelogue around the north-west county. (1/8)
Davina McCall: Life at the Extremes (ITV, 9pm) New wildlife series looking at how animals survive in various hostile environments. (1/4)
Bordertown (ITV2, 9.30pm) New U.S animated comedy about two families living in a town on the U.S-Mexico border. Voices by Hank Azaria, Nicholas Gonzalez, Judah Friedlander & Missi Pyle. (1/13)
Gotham (Channel 5) Season 2 of the comic-book drama resumes. (8/22)

Born to Be Different (Channel 4, 9pm) Follow-up to the documentary about six children born with disabilities 15-years ago. (1/2)
Scrappers (BBC2, 10pm) Series 2 of the documentary about a scrapyard owner and his glamorous wife. (1/6)
The Flash (Sky1) Season 2 of the U.S comic-book drama resumes (10/23).

Big Star's Little Star (ITV, 8pm) Series 4 of the quiz show where three celebs predict the answers their children gave to questions. Hosted by Stephen Mulhern. Guests are Lee Ryan, Nitin Ganatra & Samantha Giles.
Grantchester (ITV, 9pm) Series 2 of the 1950s detective drama about a crime-fighting vicar and police inspector. Starring James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie & Al Weaver. (1/6)
Raised by Wolves (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 2 of the comedy-drama about a Wolverhampton family living on a council estate. Starring Philip Jackson, Rebekah Staton, Helen Monks, Alexa Davies & Molly Risker. (1/6)
Arrow (Sky1) Season 4 of the U.S comic-book drama resumes. (10/23)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Sky1, 8pm) New U.S comic-drama about a team of superheroes recruited by a time-traveller to prevent an immortal tyrant taking over the world. Starring Arthur Darvill, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Ciara Renee, Dominic Purcell & Wentworth Miller. (1/16)
The Cruise (ITV, 8.30pm) New series following life aboard a luxury cruise ship over 14 months. (1/6)
Pompeii: New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary looking at what life was like for the citizens of Pompeii before the town's famous disaster.
Murder (BBC2, 9pm) New drama series where viewers decide the guilt or innocence of a suspect. Starring Peter McDonald, Morven Christie, Conor McCarron, Shauna Macdonald & Maurice Roeves. (1/3)
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (ITV, 9pm) Series 2 of the survival show where seven celebrities are sent to the South African bush: Neil Morrissey, Jason Gardiner, Alex Scott, Michelle Collins, Chelsee Healey, Samantha Barks & Stuart Pearce.(1/6)
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC2, 10pm) Series 4 of the alternative stand-up comedy. (1/6)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4, 10pm) Series 16 of the chat show. Guests are Matthew Perry, Phillip Schofield, Caitlin Moran, Rebekah Staton, Alexa Davies, Helen Monks & Milly Risker. (1/10)
Thicker Than Water (More4, 10pm) New Swedish drama about three siblings who reunite in later life. (1/10)

Land of Hope & Glory: British Country Life (BBC2, 9pm) New series spending a year with people born and bred in the countryside. (1/3)
House of Cards (Netflix) Season 4 of the U.S political drama. Starring Kevin Space.


Steve Backshall's Extreme Mountain Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Two-part special where the naturalist leads a team of rock climbers up Venezuela's tepuis mountains. (1/2)
The Story of Cats (ITV, 8pm) New wildlife series comparing the behaviour of domestic cats to the big cats of the wild.
Doctor Thorne (ITV, 9pm) New three-part adaptation of Anthony Trollope's historical novel. Starring Tom Hollander, Alison Brie, Ian McShane, Rebecca Front, Richard McCabe & Stefanie Martini. (1/3)
Thirteen (BBC2, 10pm) New drama about a woman who escapes from being held captive in a cellar after 13 years. Starring Jodie Comer, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Aneurin Barnard & Natasha Little. (1/5)

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