Monday, 11 April 2016

TV Picks: 11-17 April 2016 • Camping • Fear the Walking Dead • The Five • Scott & Bailey • Tonight at the London Palladium • The Tunnel • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Monday, 11 April 2016

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

Chopping Block (ITV, 3pm) New series where four couples attend a residential cookery school run by Rosemary Shrager and John Whaite. (1/20)
Coast Australia (BBC2, 3.50pm) Series 2 of the factual show, focusing once again on the coast of Australia. Presented by Neil Oliver, Tim Flannery, Emma Johnston, Brendan Moar & Alice Garner. (1/8)
Into the Wild with Gordon Buchanan (BBC2, 6.30pm) New series looking at Scotland's wildlife. (1/5)
Abused: The Untold Story (BBC1, 8.30pm) Documentary about the people who revealed their stories of sexual abuse, in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Air Ambulance ER (Sky1, 9pm) Series 2 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary, following the emergency helicopter medical services. (1/6)
Made in Chelsea (E4, 9pm) Series 11 of the structured reality show. (1/12)
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, 9pm) Season 2 of the US horror drama, telling the story a zombie outbreak. Starring Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Ruben Blades, Alycia Debnam Carey, Arturo del Puerto & Frank Dillane. (1/15)
Talking Dead: Fear Edition (AMC, 10pm) Companion discussion show for Fear the Walking Dead. Hosted by Chris Hardwick.

The Yorkshire Vet (Channel 5, 8pm) Series 2 of the documentary following a group of Yorkshire vets. (1/10)
Europe: Them or Us? (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary charting the UK's troubled history with the EU, ahead of this summer's referendum on our membership. Hosted by Nick Robinson. (1/2)
The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Series 2 of the drama about the border between the UK and France. Starring Stephen Dillane & Clemence Poesy. (1/8)
Camping (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) New comedy series about a group of friends on camping weekend trip. Starring Julia Davis, Steve Pemberton, Vicki Pepperdine, Elizabeth Berrington, Jonathan Cake & Rufus Jones. (1 & 2/6)
Flashy Funerals (Channel 4, 11.05pm) Documentary about some of the UK's most extraordinary funerals.

Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV, 8pm) New series of the variety entertainment show. Hosted by Bradley Walsh. Guests include Andrea Bocelli, Birdy, Tommy Tiernan, Motown the musical & The Globe of Death. (1/8)
Five Star Babies: Inside the Portland Hospital (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking at the UK's only private maternity hospital. (1/2)
Scott & Bailey (ITV, 9pm) Series 5 of the detective drama. Starring Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Pippa Haywood, Tony Mooney & David Proscho. (1/3)
Normal for Norfolk (BBC2, 10pm) New fly-on-the-wall documentary looking at the unusual and eccentric population of Norfolk. (1/4)
What British Muslims Really Think (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary looking at the perspective of British Muslims, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Bargain Shop Wars (ITV, 8.30pm) Documentary series looking at the UK's newest bargain chain store, Pep&Co. (1/6)
Paul O'Grady's Animal Orphans (ITV, 9pm) Series 3 of the show where the comedian and presenter visits orphaned wild animals. (1/2)
BBC: The Secret Files 2 (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary uncovering the secrets of BBC talent and programmes, with Penelope Keith trawling the corporation's archives.
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Documentary following a young Pakistani woman who survived an attempted honour killing by her own family.

Britain's Biggest Super Yachts Chasing Perfection (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary looking at the customised boats of the super-rick, built in Dorset for the past 50 years by Sunseeker.
The Five (Sky1, 9pm) New drama about four friends revisiting a tragedy from their past. Created by author Harlan Coben. (1 & 2/10)
The People's History of Pop (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary looking at the music of 1955-1965, hosted by Twiggy.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Season 2 of the comedy about an optimistic young woman, who spent 15 years living underground as part of a doomsday cult. Starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski & Carol Kane.

The Wine Show (ITV4, 6.55pm) New series where actors Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys travel around Italy sampling the wine. (1/13)
Michael McIntyre's Big Show (BBC1, 7pm) New variety entertainment series. Guests are Tinie Tempah, Peres Brothers Group, Michael Ball & Geri Horner. (1/6)
Bang on the Money (ITV, 7pm) New gameshow where two teams of friends must try and hit a target number 'bang on' in a series of mental and physical challenges. Hosted by Ricki Haywood-Williams & Melvin Odoom. (1/8)


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