TV This week: I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse

EastEnders at 30. Pic: BBC
EastEnders at 30. Pic: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.


I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse (BBC Three, 10pm)

IF you’ve ever seen Big Brother and the classic George A Romero movie Dawn of the Dead, you should be able to get your head around this new series. It’s a mix of the two, a reality show set in a shopping mall six months after an epidemic has turned many members of the British public into bloodthirsty zombies.

Over the course of a week, 10 contestants face a battle to survive.After seven days, survivors - if there are any - are airlifted to a tropical quarantine zone as a reward.


Alex Polizzi: The Fixer (BBC Two, 8pm)

IN the final episode of the current series, Alex comes to the aid of Sebastien Latour, whose dream job of owning a pet shop has put a strain on his finances as well as his relationship with co-worker and boyfriend Karl.

As a starting point, Alex takes him to one of London’s top animal-grooming parlours so they can get ideas on how to compete with out-of-town superstores. But what will he take away from the trip?


Midsomer Murders (STV, 8pm)

THE current series wraps up tonight, as Midsomer Vinae Winery holds an event to launch the latest sparkling wine. It doesn’t go down so well with wine critic Nadia Simons, who gives it a scathing review, before the guests sampling the vintage start to collapse.

It turns out the glasses were laced with slug poison.

But the incident becomes even more complex when Barnaby and Nelson spot potential links between this and the death of a child in a hit-and-run.


EastEnders (BBC One, 7.30pm)

NASTY Nick Cotton - one of the soap’s original characters - is about to meet his maker, Kim goes into labour and secrets about the Mitchell clan come to light before Lucy’s death takes centre stage once more.

Thursday’s second episode sees Hetty Bywater return as the murdered Lucy Beale in flashback, as the night of her killing is relived. The whole of Friday’s edition will then be broadcast live, and following various revelations, it’s fair to say that life in Albert Square may never be the same again.


Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (STV, 9pm)

THIS new survival show sees Gryllls teaching a bunch of celebrities how to cope in the wild. Some will inevitably be better suited to the various trials and tribulations which await them than others: one assumes double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes or former England International rugby player Mike Tindall, for example, are used to pushing themselves to the limit. But even they might be in for a surprise or two by the time Bear’s finished with them.


How We Got To Now: Time (BBC Two, 7.30pm)

ONBOARD a submarine, best-selling author Steven Johnson discovers how sailors lived their lives - not by a 24-hour clock but by one set to 18 hours. He visits Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports and learns how all air traffic control clocks run on Greenwich Mean Time.


The Casual Vacancy (BBC One, 9pm)

THE parish council election approaches and Pagford is on tenterhooks, awaiting the next post from ‘The Ghost of Barry Fairbrother’. Who is The Ghost, and what will they say? Is anyone in the village safe from humiliation?

One by one the candidates are picked off, and as tensions rise the finger of suspicion points in many directions.