Monday 2 December 2013

TV Picks: 2-8 December 2013 (The Audience, Liberty of London, Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net, Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine, etc.)

Monday 2 December 2013

Below are my picks of the most notable shows premiering/returning to UK screens this week...

Turner Prize 2013 (Channel 4, 7.30pm) Live footage of the annual arts award, live from Derry-Londonderry. Presented by Lauren Laverne, featuring Saoirse Ronan.
A Great British Christmas with Sarah Beeny (Channel 4, 8pm) Special festive programme looking at the evolving traditions over the past 200-years.
PICK OF THE DAY Liberty of London (Channel 4, 9pm) New series going behind-the-scenes of department store Liberty. (1/3)
Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken Treasure (BBC4, 9pm) New series where maritime historian Dr Sam Willis reveals stories about some of the UK's shipwrecks. (1/3)
Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net (Sky Atlantic, 10.15pm) New improvised stand-up comedy series. Featuring Frank Skinner, Richard Herring & TJ Miller. (1/14)
Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (BBC4, 10pm) New series set in 1980s Sweden about a gay male couple. Starring Adam Lundgren & Adam Palson. (1/3)

PICK OF THE DAY Danny MacAskill's Imaginate (Dave, 8pm) Special where stunt cylclist Danny MacAskill prepares to ride a life-size set of children's toys.
Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve (BBC2, 9pm) New series retracing the steps of British pilgrims. (1/3)
Young, British & Broke (BBC3, 9pm) Investigative documentary where Miquita Oliver goes undercover to find out about payday loan companies.
The Joy of Logic (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary on the worlds of mathematics, science, technology and philosophy, which all require logic. Presented by Dave Cliff.

PICK OF THE DAY 28 Up South Africa (ITV, 10.35pm) Update on the lives of young South Africans born in 1992.
British Comedy Awards Nominations 2013 (Channel 4, 10.45pm) The nominees are announces for this year's Comedy Awards, hosted by Jack Whitehall. Featuring Alan Carr, Adam Hills, Joe Thomas, Harry Enfield, Rebecca Front, Nina Conti, Sarah Millican, Greg Davies, and more.

Keeping Britain Safe 24/7 (BBC1, 8.30pm) New series looking at heroes within various emergency services, throughout the year. Presented by Julia Bradbury. (1/4)
The Silent War (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about the Cold War, told through the experiences of British, American and Soviet submarine crews. (1/2)
Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities (BBC4, 9pm) Documentary series about the history of Istanbul. (1/3)
Getting Rich in the Recession: The Man Who Buys Anything (Channel 4, 9pm) Documentary about an erstwhile second-hand car salesman who now buys excess stock and sells it for profit.
PICK OF THE DAY The Audience (More4, 10pm) Series 2 of the show where people allow strangers to observe their entire lives for a week, and make life-changing decisions on their behalf. (1/3)

PICK OF THE DAY Robbie Williams: One Night at the Palladium (BBC1, 8pm) Music gig recorded live at the London Palladium on 8 November. Featuring Lily Allen & Rufus Wainwright.

PICK OF THE DAY Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine (Channel 4, 7.15pm) Profile of the renowned 71-year-old physicist.

Nothing. This week's been so poor, they just gave up.