TV This Week: The Mimic| Live At Edinburgh Castle

Live at Edinburgh Castle -  Fred MacAulay,  Alex Jones,  Ricky Wilson Picture: Gareth Easton
Live at Edinburgh Castle - Fred MacAulay, Alex Jones, Ricky Wilson Picture: Gareth Easton
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Your pick of this week’s TV shows.


Slum Survivors (BBC Three, 9pm)

THREE wannabe chefs leave the frying pans of their ordinary lives and enter the fires of Jakarta, one of the world’s most congested cities where more than half of the residents live in slums. How will they get on when faced with the realities of Jakarta, and menus that include deep-fried intestines and cobra blood?


Coast (BBC Two, 9pm)

FOLLOWING their recent Australian version, now the Coast team are back for a fresh run. In this first episode, the Coast crew explores the English Channel, beginning as Nick Crane experiences the secret life of Mont St Michel, a rocky outcrop which attracts over a million tourists a year.


The Mimic (Channel 4, 10pm)

THE first series of The Mimic, in which Terry Mynott stars as Martin Hurdle, a maintenance man who’s got an uncanny ability to mimic voices, went down a treat last year, so it’s no surprise at all that it’s back for a second run.

This time around, Martin is struggling having ditched his job to become a professional mimic, however the job offers aren’t exactly rolling in.


Britain’s Poshest Nannies (STV, 9pm)

THIS one-off programme checks in at Norland College, Bath’s quintessentially British 120-year-old childcare training college which purports to turn its pupils into elite 21st-century Mary Poppins-esque nannies. We follow the second-years of Set 36, including 19-year-old Laura Styles, who has always wanted to be a Norland nanny, and 20-year-old Georgina who told her mum when she was a little girl that she’d grow up to have 100 children.

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BBC Proms 2014 (BBC Two, 8.05pm)

THE Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, the largest classical music festival in the world, opens this week with Edward Elgar’s biblical oratorio The Kingdom, a 90-minute performance which should wow the masses.

It kicks off eight weeks of diverse and glorious music at the Royal Albert Hall,


Live At Edinburgh Castle (BBC One, 8.30pm)

A spectacular concert Live at Edinburgh Castle with a glittering array of big names ahead of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Presented by The One Show’s Alex Jones in front of one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, Edinburgh will be welcoming a wide range of international musical acts, including Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, Smokey Robinson, Culture Club, Rizzle Kicks, Paloma Faith, Ella Henderson, Katherine Jenkins, Il Divo and One Republic.


People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three, 10.45pm)

PEOPLE Just Do Nothing is a mockumentary series that follows West London pirate radio station Kurupt FM.

Led by self-proclaimed garage legend MC Grindah and DJ Beats, these hapless individuals share the secrets of running an illegal station.