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Sunday, 21 June 2015

The TVweek: Sunday 28th June - Thursday 2nd July 2015

Sunday 
8.00pm Top Gear BBC2 - Final episode of the series as we know it featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. This episode features two films that were shot for the last series. In the first film, Jeremy, Richard and James immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the traditional classic car enthusiast. Armed with affordable classics including a Fiat 124 Spyder, a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet and an MGB GT, the trio set off on an adventure that features brown beer, breakdowns and a hair raising classic car show. In the second film, Clarkson, Hammond and May try to become lifestyle leisure enthusiasts with the help of some incredibly cheap lifestyle leisure vehicles. Restricted to a maximum budget of ú250, the trio buy three massive mileage SUVs - a Vauxhall Frontera, a Jeep Cherokee and a Mitsubishi Shogun - and then embark on a series of action-packed challenges that include battling with the Stig's Leisure Activity Cousin and a race with terrifying consequences for the loser.
Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm Black Work, ITV
                                               9.00pm Humans, Channel 4
9.15pm Odyssey BBC2 - US drama starring Anna Friel.  The lives of three strangers - a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist - collide when they uncover an international military conspiracy to fund terrorist activities. During a mission with her special ops Task Force 24 team in Mali, North Africa, Sgt Odelle Ballard stumbles upon encrypted files that prove a major American corporation called the SOC is secretly funding terrorists. She copies it onto a flash drive before the untrustworthy private military group OSELA show up. After an attack on her unit, she becomes the sole survivor and must make the gruelling journey back home. Meanwhile, former US attorney-turned-business investigator Pete Decker uncovers corruption in the private sector at his new job, and G8 protest organizer Harrison Walters suspects a government cover-up when a fellow activist hacks into Sgt Ballard's webmail account and finds her distress signal.
Monday
9.00pm 7/7: Ten Years On Sky1 - A decade after the terrorist attacks in London on July 7 2005, this poignant documentary looks at the stories of survival and bereavement in the aftermath of the tragic events.
Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm True Detective, Sky Atlantic
                                               10.00pm My Mad Fat Diary, E4
10.00pm Under the Dome Five - Second series of the US drama.
Tuesday
8.00pm Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners: Country House Rescue Channel 4 - The new series of Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners - takes a group of obsessive cleaners behind the ornate front doors of spectacular homes across the British Isles, to clear up the years of neglect, hoarding and grime.
9.00pm 7/7 Bombing: Survivor's Stories ITV - To mark the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings, the survivors, victims, relatives and rescuers remember the tragic events of the day.
9.00pm Child Genius Channel 4 - Twenty of the country's cleverest eight to 12-year-olds - and their extraordinary parents - are battling it out to see who will be crowned Britain's brightest child in the Child Genius competition. This five-part series starts with the difficult General Knowledge and Memory Recall rounds, which require the ability to mentally navigate a map of the highways of Great Britain, consisting of 80 interconnecting motorways and A roads, 60 towns and cities, and 45 counties.
10.00pm Not Safe for Work Channel 4 - Written by DC Moore, a star of Channel 4's new talent strand Coming Up, Not Safe for Work is an original six-part workplace comedy drama that explores the camaraderie and friendships that bloom in times of difficulties. Zawe Ashton is Katherine, a civil servant reluctantly relocated from London to Northampton as part of government cuts. Her workmates are a motley crew, including new boss - the perma-wasted Danny, his feisty PA Angela, eager and clueless Nathanial and old flame Anthony, whose relationship with Katherine didn't end well.
Wednesday
Notable Continuing Series: 9.00pm 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4
                                                 9.00pm The Affair, Sky Atlantic
                                                9.00pm Jane The Virgin, E4
10.00pm Kids in Crisis Channel 4 - Across the UK parents are being separated from their sick children. Some, as young as 13, are being placed hundreds of miles from home. Cuts to mental health services mean in some places the right treatment is just not available locally. This programme tells the story of four families struggling to get the best care for their children. Three quarters of all mental illness begins in childhood. But only six per cent of the mental health budget is spent on under-18s. Oli is 13 and lives in Cornwall. He has autism, epilepsy and severe anxiety. If Oli's condition deteriorates further he may need in-patient psychiatric care. But there are no psychiatric beds in Cornwall so Oli could be sent to another county. Beth is 15, and home is in Hull. But she has severe mental health issues and since her local psychiatric unit was closed due to NHS restructuring she is being treated 120 miles away from her family.
Thursday
8.00pm Britain Beneath Your Feet BBC1 - This series is a unique view of Britain - from below. In this first of two programmes, Dallas Campbell reveals why we can only understand the familiar world around us by discovering the hidden  wonders beneath our feet.
10.00pm Career Criminals Channel 4 - With Twenty per cent of criminals are believed to be responsible for more than 80% of the crime in the UK. Tackle these hardcore 'career criminals' and crime rates will tumble; at least that's the theory. This programme meets two brothers, neither of whom are strangers to the law. Tom is 27 and has spent more than six years behind bars. His younger brother Ben is just 19 and hasn't yet seen the inside of a prison cell. With help from a specialist team of police officers with one of the best success rates in the county for tackling reoffending, Tom is finally trying to go straight and turn his life around, just as Ben starts to follow in his criminal footsteps.

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