Monday, 18 April 2016

TV Picks: 18-24 April 2016 • The Code • Fierce • I Want My Wife Back • Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion • Rush Hour

Monday, 18 April 2016

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

The Code (BBC1, 2.15pm) New quiz show where answer help crack a three-digit code to open a safe of money. Hosted by Matt Allwright. (1/25)
Peter Kay's Comedy Shuffle (BBC1, 9pm) Retrospective of the popular comedian's 20-year career, with the man himself. (1/6)
I Want My Wife Back (BBC1, 9.30pm) New romantic comedy-drama about a man who's told by his sister-in-law that his wife plans to leave him on his 40th birthday. Starring Ben Miller, Caroline Catz, Priyanga Burford, Kenneth Collard & Susannah Fielding. (1/6)

Fierce (ITV, 8pm) New wildlife series seeking out the world's fiercest animals. Hosted by Steve Backshall. (1/6)
The Tiny Tots Talent Agency (Channel 4, 8pm) New documentary series about Bizzykidz, a talent agency for children. (1/4)
Tribal Teens (Channel 5, 9pm) New reality series where British teenagers go and live with tribes around the world, to experience the culture shock. (1/3)
Rush Hour (E4, 9pm) New comedy adapted from the namesake films, where a straight-laced Hong Kong cop is partnered with a maverick LAPD officer. Starring Jon Foo, Justin Hires, Aimee Garcia, Page Kennedy & Jessika Van. (1/13)
Homes by the Med (More4, 9pm) New property series focusing on the beaches of the Mediterranean. Hosted by Charlie Luxton. (1/6)

Caravanner of the Year (BBC2, 8pm) New series where six caravan and motorhome enthusiasts compete to be crowned Carvanner of the Year. (1/2)
24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 4 of the documentary series following Bedfordshire Police.
Murder in Paradise (Channel 4, 10pm) Documentary about the murders of two British backpackers in Thailand back in 2014.

Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute (BBC1, 9pm) Special to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.
Aliens: The Big Think (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary about the likelihood that aliens exist and what they might look like.

Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant (ITV, 8pm) New series where the broadcaster journeys around the UK's canals, investigating their history. (1/6)
Flying Scotsman with Robson Green (ITV, 9pm) Documentary where the presenter and actor spends a year with the team employed to rebuild the famous Flying Scotsman train.
Ben Fogle: The Great African Migration (Channel 5, 9pm) New series where the presenter travels to east Africa to witness the annual migration of two million wildebeest, zebra, and other animals across a 650km stretch of land. (1/4)

Arnie Schwarzenegger's 50 Greatest Ever Stunts (Channel 4, 8pm) Countdown of the action icon's favourite movie stunts.
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (BBC2, 8.30pm) David Tennant discusses the life, work and legacy of William Shakespeare with luminaries like Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Meera Syal, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Joseph Fiennes, and others.

Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion (BBC2, 9pm) New documentary about the patients of King's College Hospital, London, who are being treated for drink-related issues.

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