Source: TV GUIDE 27.06.16
TUESDAY 7TH JUNE
Fuelled by a boom in oil, gas and telecoms, Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy. With a new wave of super-rich moving in to London’s poshest neighbourhoods, this documentary follows the lives of wealthy young Nigerians as they live what’s dubbed `the shuttle life’ between Lagos and London.
MONDAY 11TH APRIL
MONDAY 14TH MARCH
Panorama: Shaken Babies – What’s The Truth? / BBC1, 8.30pm
Parents face jail or losing their children if courts find them guilty of harming their babies by shaking them,
but one doctor who regularly appears as an expert defence witness has been accused by the General Medical Council
of giving unreliable evidence in such cases. In this programme,
Alison Holt talks to the neuropathologist at the centre of a fight about diagnoses of shaken baby syndrome,
and meets convicted parents who continue to protest their innocence.
TUESDAY 15TH MARCH
Inside Obama’s White House / BBC2, 9pm
This four-part series gives an account of Barack Obama’s successes and failures,
as told by his inner circle and chief adversaries, including the story of how he tried to reshape America.
The election of the first African American President marked an era of hope,
but what happened instead was economic collapse, minimal cooperation from the Republican opposition,
and the rise of a populist anti-big government Tea Party.
First Dates / Channel 4, 9pm
Choir master Jay is looking to put dark moments from his past behind him as he moves on from a
homophobic attack that left him having to learn to walk again, and hopes investment banker
Robbie will accept him for the person he is. Twenty-eight-year-old property manager and glamorous burlesque dancer Becky
was once a shy teenager, but her raunchy dance routines have boosted her self-esteem,
and her date is with Bristolian Lewis, a budding comedian
who is tired of the single life, or as he puts it ‘juggling with one ball’.
WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH
This is 40 / Film4, 9pm
A couple wrestle with a series of crises as their 40th birthdays loom on the horizon,
turning to friends and family for help in coping with the challenges of work,
parenthood, age and debt. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.
THURSDAY 17TH MARCH
Jo Brand’s Hell Of A Walk For Sport Relief / BBC1, 9pm
Back in January, Jo Brand embarked on a seven-day challenge to
walk 135 from east to west across the country – and cameras followed her every step of the way.
The comedian took on the challenge to inspire all overweight, middle-aged women
across the nation – as well as raise money for Sport Relief 2016.
FRIDAY 18TH MARCH
Sport Relief / BBC1 & 2, 7pm
Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Claudia Winkleman, David Walliams, Greg James and Alesha Dixon
host as leading lights in the worlds of sport, music and entertainment gather at
East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the biennial fundraiser,
a feast of entertainment with one aim – to raise money for worthy charity projects.
With music by Birdy and James Bay. Continues on BBC Two at 10pm and on BBC One at 10.35pm.
Limitless / E4, 9PM
Sci-fi thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
One of life’s losers is transformed into a high-achieving dynamo thanks to a mysterious new drug,
but his overnight success attracts the wrong kind of attention from those keen to profit from the discovery.
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH
Six Nations / BBC One, 19.25pm
Six Nations as France host England at the Stade de France.
The reverse fixture between the sides last year was one of the most memorable in the competition’s history.
England needed to score heavily to give themselves a chance of winning a first title since 2011
but despite scoring a record 55 points against the French they fell just short of Ireland’s points difference.
Will the result of this year’s match again have a bearing on who wins the championship?
SUNDAY 20TH MARCH
The Night Manager / BBC1, 9pm
Don’t miss the penultimate episode of this hit series in which Roper discovers that crucial documents
have been leaked and becomes suspicious that he has a traitor in his team.
Pine is asked to demonstrate weapons to one of the arms dealer’s clients,
and is confronted with the full horror of Roper’s actions.
Dromgoole tries to persuade Burr to abandon her investigation,
leaving her afraid for her family’s safety.
Staying in this January?
You’re in for a treat with some good TV. This Jan look out for new seasons of old favourites to new series covering crime, romance, action and drama. Plenty of stuff to watch to keep you occupied until the weather improves :-)!
Lucky Man, Season 1 – Sky 1
James Nesbitt stars as down on his luck cop DI Harry Clayton whose chance encounter with a mysterious woman and an ancient bracelet changes everything. Based on an original idea by Stan Lee.
When: 22 January 2016
Blue Eyes, Season 1 – More4
Political intrigue, violent murders, and high-level corruption, Swedish style.
When: February 2016
Clan, Season 1 – More4
This new Belgian series follows the story of five very close sisters, who decide to bump off one of their nasty husbands, and who then have to deal with the consequences.
When: February 2016
House of Cards, Season 4 – Netflix
Kevin Spacey’s tour de force as Francis J. Underwood continues, with more two-faced backstabbing and political intrigue.
When: 4th March 2016
Limitless, Season 1 – Sky Living
Based on the film starring Bradley Cooper, this new series follows the story of a man who takes a brain-enhancing special drug and helps the FBI to fight crime.
When: January 2016
Making a Murderer, Season 1 – Netflix
Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.
When: Available now
Spin, Season 1 – More4
If House of Cards and Borgen were set in Paris… Fans of a political drama will love this new thriller.
When: January 2016
The Five, Season 1 – Sky1
The first TV drama from best-selling author Harlen Coben is about a group of friends who are united by a terrible incident.
When: March 2016
The Tunnel, Season 2 – Sky Atlantic
A second series of the UK-meets-France crime thriller called Debris.
When: Early 2016
The Walking Dead, Season 6 part 2 – FOX (UK)
The American horror-drama returns with more zombie action and cliffhangers.
When: 15th February
Vinyl, Season 1 – Sky Atlantic
Executively-produced by the likes of Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire), Vinyl charts the sex-and-drug-addled music business of the ’70s at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.
When: 15th February
Monday 7th December
Simply Nigella 8pm/BBC2
Food writer Nigella Lawson shares the origins of some of her ideas,revealing just how and why they came into being,
including a bowl of steamed clams with Thai basil inspired by a recent holiday in Thailand. Last in the series.
London Spy 9pm/BBC2
After leading its everyman protagonist through the tangled and shady worlds of the intelligence community and the corridors of power in Westminster, screenwriter Tom Rob Smith’s espionage thriller reaches a gripping conclusion. Danny finally discovers the shocking truth about what happened to his MI6 agent lover Alex, and finds what really took place that night in the attic before he found the decomposing body locked in a trunk. Last in the series.
Monday 30th November
The Murder Detectives 9pm/C4
Documentary filmed over the course of 18 months following the police investigation into the murder of a 19-year-old Bristol student.
Tuesday 1st December
Masterchef the Professionals 8pm/BBC2
It’s the last week of the heats, and the first three chefs are set a task by Marcus, who wants them to fillet a whole plaice, steam a portion and serve it with a mushroom cream sauce, all in 20 minutes. The remaining three cooks are set a Skills Test by Monica, who asks them make the classic Crepe Suzette. .
Wednesday 2nd December
Comedy drama, starring Sutton Foster as Liza Miller, a 40-something mother whose fresh-faced appearance gives her an opportunity to lie about her age and take another shot at securing her dream job.
Thursday 3rd December
Return of my one my favourite dramas is back on the box! Olivia Pope is back with style and gusto, and despite her own personal problems is still involved in a long-running affair with her client – the most powerful man in the US.
Friday 4th December
FILM: Cake 10pm/SkyPremiere
A woman (played by Jennifer Aniston) whose son died during a car accident that left her in constant pain becomes obsessed with the suicide of a young mother she met at a support group and forms a touching friendship with her husband.
Saturday 5th December
FILM: One Day 6.55pm/Film4
Romantic comedy drama adapted from the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess
FILM: Stoker 11.10pm/Film4
A teenager living an isolated life in her mother’s remote estate discovers she has an uncle she has never met following her father’s death.
Sunday 6th December
The 5 Year Engagement – Channel 4 11.05pm
Romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.