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New Shows This Week: 23rd – 29th December

UK SHOWS

 

Mr Stink 

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Children | Comedy | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 06:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 23, 2012

Hugh Bonneville, David Walliams, Sheridan Smith, Johnny Vegas and Pudsey the dog, star in the heart-warming and funny tale, adapted from David Walliams’ bestselling children’s book. The the story is that of a lonely 12-year-old girl called Chloe, who invites a local tramp called Mr Stink and his dog Duchess to hide out in her family’s garden shed.

 



 

Loving Miss Hatto

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: December 23, 2012

Loving Miss Hatto is written by Victoria Wood and is inspired by an article in the New York magazine. The show tells the story of a married couple who managed to pull off the greatest fraud the classical music world has known, all from their bungalow in a Hertfordshire town.

 



Joanna Lumley: The Quest for Noah’s Ark
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Adventure | History
Status: New Series
Network: ITV1 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: December 23, 2012
Joanna Lumley: The Quest for Noah’s Ark follows Joanna as she sets off on a quest to try and find Noah’s Ark that that encompassed three different continents.

 



The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever!
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities | Music
Status: New Series
Network: ITV1 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: December 24, 2012
The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever! is a documentary which takes a look back at the success of The Spice Girls.

 



Doors Open
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: ITV1 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: December 26, 2012
Doors Open is a dram broadcast on ITV1. Mike Mackenzie is a self-made businessman who ends up having too much time on his hands. Still grieving for the woman wholeft him five years ago, he’s got an adventurous side that could get him into trouble. After he discovers that the love of his life, Laura Stanton, has returned to Edinburgh, his whole world ends up being turned upside down and he becomes determined to do whatever it takes to win her back.

 



Panto!
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: ITV1 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: December 26, 2012
Panto! is written by John Bishop and Jonathan Harvey, starring John Bishop, Sheridan Smith, Samantha Spiro, Mark Benton and Chesney Hawkes. It’s the first night of pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’ at the Grand Theatre Lancaster and Lewis Loud is getting ready for his stage debut as Jack. During rehearsals, a romance has began between him and Tamsin. After Lewis’s son, Paul is unexpectedly brought to the stage door by ex-wife Gina, Lewis ends up realising that he must take his fatherly duties more seriously.

 



Restless
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 07, 2012
Episode Order: 2
“Restless” is based on the novel written by British novelist William Boyd and tells the story of a daughter who finds out that her mother was recruited as a spy during the second world war. It’s a story of wartime espionage, love and betrayal and also lifts the lid on one of the last secrets of World War II.

 



Dale’s Great Getaway
Classification: Game Show
Genre: Family | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: ITV1 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Saturdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 29, 2012
Dale’s Great Getaway is a game show hosted by Dale Winton. Three different families consisting of four members battle it out in a series of challenges from around the world for the chance to win three very different holidays.

 





US SHOWS

Chained To My Ex
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Comedy | Family | Lifestyle | Romance/Dating
Status: New Series
Network: MSNBC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 23, 2012
“Chained to My Ex” premiering December 23rd on MSNBC at 9 PM. It’s about a new phenomenon that has swept the country: divorced couples that are stuck living together. People are doing this for a variety of reasons: the economy, their children, co-depency, fear of starting off. We have a mediator who comes on to try to help these people ultimately move on with their lives. It’s a real fascinating look behind closed doors at real life. (Source: M S NBC)

 



Lost Treasure Hunters
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Family | Travel
Status: New Series
Network: Anime Network ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 23, 2013

Featuring an elite team of experienced prospectors, miners, and gemologists searching for an adventure, Animal Planet’s “Lost Treasure Hunters” is a thrilling combination of exploration and excitement. The “Lost Treasure Hunters” crew starts off in an ancient Indian city, believed to have been the epic source of the world’s most treasured and valuable diamonds.

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