Winter is fully kicking in, Christmas decorations are up, houses are becoming colder and wrapping up in blankets is becoming a permanent way of life. So what better time to curl up and watch some TV? This week sees the very first BBC Music Awards, which sees performances by Paloma Faith, Coldplay, George Ezra, Ed Sheeran and many more. Elsewhere in the round-up, The Royal Variety Performance airs as well as the follow-up episode to the controversial skeleton-gate in The Apprentice. Also one of our favourite actresses is back in the new spin off TV series of the Librarian films, Ugly Betty’s Rebecca Romijn.
The Royal Variety Performance 2014: The annual spectacle hits TV screens next week, hosted by Michael McIntyre. The entertainment-filled evening will be hosted at the London Palladium in front of both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The line-up of performers includes the likes of Ed Sheeran, Shirley Bassey, Ellie Goulding, Bette Midler, Demi Lovato, McBusted, Simply Red, Demi Lovato and the victors of the latest Britain’s Got Talent, Collabro. Other talent includes Jack Whitehall, Russell Kane and Sarah Millican. Be sure to check this out next Monday on ITV at 7.30pm.
The Librarians: A new spin-off show from the original Librarian films, featuring a mix of new and established characters. Members of an ancient secret organisation are sworn to protect the world from the powerful magical reality that exists beyond normal perception starring John Larroquette as Jenkins and Rebecca Romijn as Eve Baird. Tune in this Monday on SYFY UK.
Jack Irish: Dead-Point: When a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and unhinged killers. Guy Peirce’s 3rd outing as Jack Irish in the Australian TV movie series. Tune in this Monday at 8pm on FOX UK.
Brian Pern: A Life in Rock: Spoof documentary about the former frontman of a progressive rock group, last seen presenting a history of music in BBC Four’s The Life of Rock. In the opening episode, Brian and his Thotch bandmates reunite to discuss the making of a musical based on their songs, but it is not easy as they hate each other. Not only that, on the opening night of Stowe Boys, Brian is unexpectedly arrested by officers from Operation Bad Apples for a crime he doesn’t know he has committed. Written by Rhys Thomas and Simon Day, who also stars as Pern. Tune in this Tuesday at 10pm on BBC Two.
The Apprentice: The hit show continues next week and is an almost essential watch after the controversy that was caused on the latest episode that set Twitter alight and has been dubbed ‘skeleton-gate’. The likes of Solomon, Mark and Roisin are still in the running to get their desired investment from Lord Sugar, but stakes have never been higher with the global businessman’s new-found tendency to fire more than one person in one sitting. In the next episode, the contestants are challenged to create a innovative pudding to then pitch it to supermarkets. Watch it next Wednesday on BBC One at 9pm.
BBC Music Awards: BBC’s first ever very-own music award ceremony, imaginatively called BBC Music Awards, will be screened live next week. Hosted by radio favourites Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, the event will see the likes of Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, One Direction, Coldplay, Take That, Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit, Paloma Faith, Labrinth and Ella Henderson take to the stage. During the evening, which will be hosted at London’s Earls Court, three awards will be presented including British Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year, both of with are chosen by a panel of music journalists. The third and final award, Song of the Year, is voted by the members of the public. Tune in to this large array of performances next Thursday on BBC One at 8pm.