TV round-up: 15/08/14 – 21/08/14

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This week’s round-up sees a varietal mixture of TV shows. As well as the return of New Tricks, now in its eleventh season, we also have the airing of the new BBC comedy, Boomers. The new shows stars the likes of Stephanie Beecham and begins tonight at 9PM. There is also a fair share of documentaries, including a new student-based show, Young Vets. In other words, there is almost a show for everyone.

Boomers: This new comedy focuses on a group of old-timers who find themselves out of touch with the modern world, with reminiscent tones of New Tricks; a fellow BBC show. Situated in Norfolk, the comedy looks at three retired couples and their trials and tribulations in today’s society as well as their developing identity within it. The comedy stars the likes of Russ Abbot, Alison Steadman and Stephanie Beacham. The brand new series’ first episode begins as the group prepare for the funeral of a friend. Catch it on BBC One at 9PM tonight.

The Food We Eat: Tonight: In a new series of Tonight, we look at Britain’s developing relationship with food. With stats suggesting that one in five families eat convenience food at least three times a week, along with only one in six cooking a fresh meal everyday, figures show that Brits are adopting a more lackadaisical attitude toward food. Watch Jonathan Maitland investigate how we can get people back in the kitchen on Monday, ITV, 8PM.

NEW-TRICKS-CAST-e1391698008281New Tricks: The return of the drama occurs this Monday, coming back to the BBC for its eleventh season. The work for veteran detectives pursuing unsolved cases continues, with the first episode focusing on an old friend of Gerry’s (Dennis Waterman) who has recently been released from prison. He now wants to investigate the murder of his grandson. New Tricks also stars Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicholas Lyndhurst and airs this coming Monday on BBC One at 9PM.

Young Vets: Another brand new series, Young Vets looks at fellow students who are in their final year at London’s Royal Veterinary College. The series follows the group of students as they begin to get their first hands-on experience with animals. The first episode includes a kitten with breathing problems, an aggressive dog, a strange-sounding rabbit and a critically-ill pony. Catch it on BBC Two, Tuesday at 7PM.

Ramsay’s Hotel Hell: This coming Tuesday sees the return of Gordon Ramsay’s show, entering its second series where the chef uses his experience to assist struggling hotels, motels and B&Bs across America. The first episode sees Ramsay visit New Mexico where the owner and former child-star seems to be more focused on the evening performance aspect of her hotel rather than discovering the authentic needs of her guests. Watch it on Channel 4 this coming Tuesday at 10PM.

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