Our TV Choices & Previews For The Week Ahead

on 06 2, 2014

Plan your week ahead with the very best in British drama, comedy and music available this week!

iPlayer Original Comedy Shorts

From Sunday 1st June – ONLINE only – from BBC iPlayer.

Comic actors/writers in an online only gig, no set running time, do what you like is the remit… Stars include Bob Mortimore, Frankie Boyle, Matt Berry and Reece Shearsmith.

They are available to view now on the iPlayer website.

Monday 2nd June 2014

Badults: Series 2, episode 1 – Monday 2nd June 22.00 BBC Three HD

Its the day of the big game, and the friends will do anything to see the match.

Tuesday 3rd June 2014

The South Bank Show: 20.00 Sky Arts 1

Melvyn interviews author Kate Atkinson, who writes the series of Jackson Brodie detective novels, made into the popular BBC series Case Histories starring Jason Isaacs.

Penny Dreadful: Series 1, episode 3 – 21.00 Sky Atlantic

Victor Frankenstein has to deal with the consequences of his past.

Happy Valley: Series 1, episode 6: Series Finale – 21.00 BBC One HD

Episode 6, “I said I didn’t want a party!”


Catch up on Sally Wainwright’s critically-acclaimed dark series in full on BBC iPlayer.

Amber: Series 1, episode 1: 22.00 BBC Four

A new drama that concentrates on the two-year search for a Dublin teenager, following those affected by her disappearance.

Wednesday 4th June 2014

Episodes: Series 3, episode 4: 22.00 BBC Two HD.

Matt (Matt Le Blanc) just wants the show to die! How will Sean and Beverley react? Matt’s career then takes a strange turn when he appears with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show (Jay Leno guest stars)

Playhouse Presents: Foxtrot: 22.30 Sky Arts 1 HD

Playhouse Drama starring Billie Piper and Ben Whishaw.

Paul McCartney – Live Kisses: 23.00 Sky Arts 1

Macca plays covers from those who have influenced him over the years, live from L.A.

Thursday 5th June 2014

From There to Here: Series 1, episode 3 – final part BBC One HD

Daniels worst fears about his double life are becoming reality, but the rest of his family have their own problems.

Web Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at the Euro ’96 pub scene:


Playhouse Presents: Space Age – 21.00 Sky Arts 1

As previously covered on CB, this promises to be a real treat. Richard Wilson and Simon Callow star as elderly space astronauts stuck in deep space…

Channel 4’s Comedy Gala: 21.00 Channel 4

The gig founded by the late Addison Cresswell continues in his honour to raise funds for Great Ormond Street. Stars include Lee Evans, Warwick Davies, Jason Byrne, Jack Dee, James Cordon, Jo Brand, Jonathan Ross and many more!

The South Bank Show: Thursday 5th June 21.30 Sky Arts 1

A profile on writer Abi Morgan, responsible for The Iron Lady, The Hour and Sex Traffic.

Friday 6th June 2014

Inspector George Gently: Series 5, episode 1 – 20.30 BBC one HD

A chance to revisit series 5 of this popular period detective series starring Martin Shaw. Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of Dolores Kenny, a regular at Soul all-nighters. Gently begins to uncover evidence of prejudice in the local community and his own police force.

Mr. Sloane: Series 1, episode 3: 21.00 Sky Atlantic

Jeremy Sloane experiences a whole new dimension, after eating some unusual brownies baked by Robin.

Uncle: Series 1, episode 3: 23.20 BBC One HD

The superb BBC Three comedy starring and written by Nick Helm. In this episode, Sam embarks on a series of disastrous dates, whilst Val finds Andy spying outside his club. But he has bigger fish to fry with the Battle of the Bands competition on the horizon and having to chaperone Errol on his first date with Ruby!

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