Monday, 14 March 2016

TV Picks: 14-20 March 2016 • @elevenish • Childhood's End • Daredevil • Inside Obama's White House • Jo Brand's Hell of a Week Walk • Sport Relief

Monday, 14 March 2016

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

WPC 56 (BBC1, 2.15pm) Series 3 of the cop drama set in the 1950s. Starring Claudia Jessie, Charlie De'Ath, Oliver Rix & James Barriscale. (1/5)
The Queen's 90th Birthday: A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day (BBC1, 2.45pm) Live coverage of the service from Westminster Abbey, marking Commonwealth Day.
Behind Closed Doors (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary following the Thames Valley Police's domestic abuse teams over a year.

Mary Berry's Easter Feast (BBC2, 8pm) Two-part special where Mary Berry explores her faith through food, for the Easter period. (1/2)
Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 6 of the show following people who obsessive clean and tidy their homes. (1/5)
Inside Obama's White House: 100 Days (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary series with access to President Obama over a year in the White House. (1/4)
Speeding Wars (ITV, 9pm) New series about the dangers of speeding drivers on roads, focusing on the roads of rural Wales. (1/2)
First Dates (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 6 of the show where people go on first dates, watched by hidden cameras.
The Estate We're In (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary following the lives of council tenants and homeowners in the West Hendon estate of Barnet over a year.

Horizon: The Immortalist (BBC2, 8pm) Science special about Russian millionaire Dmitry Itskov, who plans to upload his mind to a computer before his death.
Brendan O'Carroll: My Family at War (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary where the writer and comedian tells the story of the Irish Easter Rising, where 1600 rebels took over the centre of Dublin in 1916.

Jo Brand's Hell of a Walk for Sport Relief (BBC1, 9pm) Coverage of the comedian's charity challenge, as she walks 135-miles from the east to west coast of England in 7-days.
Speed with Guy Martin: F1 Special (Channel 4, 9pm) Motoring special where Guy Martin races David Coulthard in a bike vs. car challenge.
Childhood's End (Sky1, 9pm) New U.S sci-fi drama about aliens arriving on Earth to end all human suffering, who actually have a sinister agenda. Starring Mike Vogel, Osy Ikhile, Daisy Betts & Yael Stone. (1/3)
@elevenish (ITV2, 11pm) New topical comedy series. (1/11)

Sport Relief 2016 (BBC1, 7pm) Annual charity telethon, hosted by Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Claudia Winkleman, Greg James & Alesha Dixon. Featuring David Walliams, Andrew Flintoff, Peter Crouch, Micky Flanagan, Jo Brand, Michael Crawford reprising Frank Spencer with Bradley Wiggins, Eddie Izzard, Idris Elba & The Great British Bake Off.
Daredevil (Netflix) Season 2 of the U.S superhero drama. Starring Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal, Elodie Yung, Deborah Ann Woll & Elden Henson.

Perry & Croft: Made in Britain (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary about David Croft & Jimmy Perry, who collaborated on many classic British sitcoms, like Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi!, and You Rang, M'Lord? (1/4)

Gareth Malone's Great Choir Reunion (BBC2, 7pm) Special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Choir, where Gareth Malone tracks down ex-choir members to sing together at a reunion party.
Tribes, Predators & Me (BBC2, 9pm) New series where Gordon Buchanan travels to remote regions in three continents, learning how tribal cultures hunt and live. (1/3)

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