Unhitched Thursday 7 Aug 2008, FX – US comedy series about a group of newly single friends learning the lessons of starting over in their 30s. Stars Craig Bierko as charismatic Gator, Johnny Sneed as thrice-divorced Tommy, Shaun Majumder as surgeon Freddie and Rashida Jones as successful attorney Kate. Created by the Farrelly Brothers.
CelebAir ITV2 – Eighty-part reality show in which 12 celebritiers run their own airline, working as cabin crew and customer care assistants.
Dharma & Greg ITV1 – Remake of the 1990s US sitcom about the relationship between a rich lawyer who marries a hippy chick after just one date.
Unforgiven 2009, ITV1 – Three-part drama starring Suranne Jones as about a female murderer who is trying to rebuild her life after being released from prison. Written by Sally Wainwright; made by Red Production.
Philippe Starck’s School Of Design 2009, BBC2 – Reality series in which young designers compete to work with French style guru Philippe Starck, undertaking projects on a course at Starck’s school of design in a bid to impress him.
Benidorm ITV1 – A one-off special plus a third, eight-part series of the sitcom set in the Spanish holiday resort
Would I Lie To You? Friday 11 July 2008, BBC1 – Second series of the comedy panel show hosted by Angus Deayton with teams captained by David Mitchell and Lee Mack. Guests on the opener are Rob Brydon, Robert Webb, Gabby Logan and Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
Britain’s Missing Top Model Tuesday 8 July 2008, BBC3 – Five-part series in which eight women with disabilities compete to become a mainstream fashion model. Made by Love Productions.
Make My Body Younger (previously listed as Doctor in the House) Wednesday 9 July 2008, BBC3 – Eight-part series presented by George Lamb in which consultant neurologist Andrew Curran tells youngsters who live life to to the excess what damage they are doing to their bodies.
Real World Awards 2008 Friday 4 July 2008, MTV One – Ceremony celebrating the best moments from the reality TV series featuring a group of American youngsters sharing an apartment.
Trinny & Sussanah Undress The Nation July 2008 ITV1 – A second, five-part run of the series in which the fashion experts offer advice.
University Challenge Monday 7 July 2008, BBC2 – Return of the quiz chaired by Jeremy Paxman.
Mock The Week Thursday 10 July 2008, BBC2 – A sixth series of the satirical quiz presented by Dara O’Briain, with Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard and Andy Parsons. With guests Michael McIntyre and Lucy Porter. Future shows feature David Mitchell, Mark Watson, Lauren Laverne, Ed Byrne and Greg Proops.
Lab Rats Thursday 10 July 2008, BBC2 – Sitcom set in the Arnolfini Research Laboratory of St Dunstan’s College science building, starring Chris Addison, who wrote it with Carl Cooper, as Dr Alex Beenyman, Geoff McGivern as Professor John Mycroft, Jo Enright as Cara McIlvenny, Dan Tetsell as Brian Lalumaca, Selina Cadell as Dean Mieke Miedema and Helen Moon as Minty Clapper.
Superstars Friday 11 July 2008, Five – A revival of the sporting contest that was a BBC hit in the 1970s and a flop when it was revived by BBC One in 2003. It features four teams captained by Steve Redgrave, Kelly Holmes, Roger Black and Darren Campbell. with former football referee Graham Poll overseeing the competition. Guests include Lee Sharpe, Roberto Di Matteo, Graham Thorpe and Mike Catt.
Still Game Thursday 10 July 2008, BBC2 – Return of the Scottish sitcom.
Wild Animal ER Monday 7 July 2008, Five – A 20-part series presented by Kate Gerbeau observing the work of the Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital in Buckinghamshire.
7/7: The Angels of Edgware Road/The Miracle of Carriage 346 Monday 7 July 2008, Channel 4 – Two documentaries marking the third anniversary of the London transport system bombings, featuring the stories of passengers, witnesses and rescuers.
The Charlotte Church Show Thursday 10 July 2008, Channel 4 – An eight-part run of the chat show, with Catherine Tate and David Mitchell guesting on the opener.
Serious Ocean Wednesday 9 July 2008, BBC1 – Reality series featuring eight young adventurers.
CCTV Cities Monday 7 July 2008, Five – Eight-parter in which Donal MacIntyre examines CCTV footage of street crime.
Banged Up Monday 7 July 2008, Five – Reality series in which 10 young men deemed to be “on the cusp of a life of crime” are subjected to the criminal justice system, including a spell in prison at a former jail in Scarborough. The programme features former home secretary David Blunkett as the head the prison’s parole board and former prison officer Jim Dawkins.
New Tricks Monday 7 July 2008, BBC1 – A fifth, eight-part series of the crime drama starring Amanda Redman as Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman with James Bolam, Alun Armstrong and Dennis Waterman as Jack Halford, Brian Lane and Gerry Standing, the veteran detectives working for her.
CSI: Miami Tuesday 5 August 2008, Five _ Series six of the US crime drama.
The Hotel Inspector Thursday 10 July 2008, Five – Hotelier Alex Polizzi replaces Ruth Watson as presenter of the show in which failing hotels receive expert advice. Polizzi is the daughter of hotel designer Olga Polizzi and niece of hotelier Sir Rocco Forte.
Bonekickers Tuesday 8 July 2008, BBC1 – Six-part drama series set in Bath following a team of experts working out of Wessex University who extract bodies, weapons and other artefacts, leading to investigations of past mysteries and present dangers. Stars Julie Graham as the team’s feisty head Professor Gillian Magwilde, Adrian Lester as forensic expert Dr Ben Ergha, Hugh Bonneville as encyclopaedic Professor Gregory Parton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as eager intern Viv Davis and Michael Maloney as Professor Daniel Mastiff. The opener features guest appearances by Paul Rhys, Paul Nicholls, Oliver Jackson Cohen and Tamzin Merchant. Created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah and Michele Buck and Damien Timmer.
Heroes Friday 15 August 2008, Sci Fi – A rerun of series two of the action drama.
Law & Order: SVU Friday 8 August 2008, Five – Series six of the US crime drama.
George Gently Sunday 6 July 2008, BBC1 – Two more stories featuring Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently, a detective working in 1964 Northumberland. With Lee Ingleby as ambitious Detective Sergeant John Bacchus and guest stars Tim Healy and Robert Glenister. Adapted by Peter Flannery and Mick Ford from the novels by Alan Hunter.\
Midsomer Murders Sunday 6 July 2008, ITV1 – Two more films featuring John Nettles as DCI Tom Barnaby and Jason Hughes as DS Ben Jones.
Private Practice July 2008, LivingTV – A spin-off from the US medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy following neo-natal surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery (Kate Walsh), as she moves from Seattle to Santa Monica, California to start a new practice.
Last Choir Standing (previously listed as Choir Wars) Saturday 5 July 2008, BBC1 – Saturday night knockout competition featuring choirs from around the UK, presented by Nick Knowles and Myleene Klass with judgment by a panel of music experts – singer Russell Watson, Holby City actress/choir aficionado Sharon D Clarke and Suzi Digby, choral conductor and principal of The Voices Foundation – who will choose the 15 choirs from 60 auditions to go through to the studio heats. Six choirs will qualify for the live shows, with one being eliminated each week.
Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage Tuesday 8 July 2008, BBC2 – Series in which architect and historian Francesco da Mosto embarks on a journey across the Mediterranean sea.
Black Power Salute Wednesday 9 July 2008, BBC4 – Documentary about the 1968 Olympic Games when African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their gloved clenched fists in support of the Black Panther movement during the Star Spangled Banner.
The NHS: A Difficult Beginning Saturday 5 July 2008, BBC2 – Documentary about the creation of the NHS in 1948.
Return to Vets in Practice Monday 7 July 2008, BBC2 – Documentary series catching up with the graduates featured in BBC1’s Vets’ School.
Alesha: Look But Don’t Touch Monday 7 July 2008, BBC3 – The Strictly Come Dancing and Misteeq star Alesha Dixon looks at the 21st century perception of beauty and agrees to become a cover star with no digital enhancement whatsoever.
Sports Mastermind Tuesday 8 July 2008, BBC2 – A sporting version of the quiz show, hosted by Des Lynam.
The Riches autumn 2008, Virgin 1 – Series two of the US drama starring Eddie Izzard and Mini Driver.
The Unit Thursday 17 July 2008, Virgin 1 – Series three of the US crime drama.
The Wire Monday 21 July 2008, FX – Series five of the US crime drama.