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Friday, 24 June 2016

The TVweek: Sunday 26th June - Friday 1st July 2016

Sunday
8.00pm Messages Home: Lost Films of the British Army Channel 4 - Recently rediscovered World War II footage reveals British soldiers in Burma recording filmed messages to their loved ones back home. These extraordinary films reveal stories including a lovelorn gunner yearning for his sweetheart, a father speaking to a daughter he'd never met, a decorated war hero traumatised by the lives he took and a special operations 'Chindit' who saw action behind enemy lines but told his family he was a 'cabbage mechanic' in the catering corps. The heart-warming films were found in old film canisters in a Manchester Town Hall basement and offer a glimpse into the lives of these courageous servicemen as they endured long periods of separation from their homes while serving in Asia.
Monday
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                             Game of Thrones, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
                                            Veep, Sky Atlantic, 11.55pm
Tuesday
8.00pm Love Your Garden ITV - Alan Titchmarsh and the team present a new series of the garden makeover show, transforming unloved areas into beautiful spaces for some very special people.
9.00pm The Living and the Dead BBC1 - Six-part supernatural drama series set in Victorian England. When the death of his mother brings Nathan Appleby and his vivacious young wife Charlotte back to the family estate, they must turn the farm's fortunes around or risk ruin. Though the farm demands his attention, pioneering doctor Nathan finds himself unable to turn away a vulnerable girl, who is brought to him after seemingly becoming possessed by a terrifying spirit. Though the case is disturbing, Nathan believes there is always a rational or scientific explanation to be found for life's mysteries, and sets about using every psychological technique he has to find a way to cure her. But what if Nathan is wrong? What if this is not an illness of the mind? Could the girl actually be haunted?
9.00pm Life Inside Jail: Hell on Earth ITV - Two-part observational documentary series filmed over six months in one of New York's toughest jails. With full access to the Albany County Jail, its officers and its inmates, the series witnesses how the loss of liberty cuts deep with family and friends, gets under the skin of those battling addictions and meets those facing up to justice for the most heinous of crimes.
10.45pm Professor Green: Dangerous Dogs BBC1 - Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, delves into the murky world of illegal dogs to investigate a worrying new trend.
Wednesday
8.00pm Britain's Favourite Dogs ITV - This documentary reveals the most popular breeds, what makes people fall head over heels for a particular type of dog, and discovers how our favourites have changed over the years. In a countdown of the top ten breeds, which one will emerge as top dog?
8.00pm Supershoppers: The Secrets of Online Shopping Channel 4 - British shoppers are the kings and queens of online, buying more on the internet than anywhere else in the developed world. And it has completely changed the way we shop. In this special programme, Supershoppers Andi Osho and Anna Richardson take to their own delivery van behind the scenes of the internet retail revolution.
9.00pm Iraq: The Final Judgement BBC1 - As the country awaits next week's verdict from the long-delayed Iraq Inquiry into why we went to war and what the lessons should be, Jane Corbin returns to southern Iraq. With her are parents who lost a son, a soldier, there and the general who led British troops into battle. Why did it all go so wrong?
9.00pm CCTV - Neighbourhood Watching ITV - Documentary exploring the rise in British domestic CCTV use through the extraordinary footage captured by home surveillance cameras, and the dramatic, funny and bizarre stories of those behind - and in front of - the lens. From mysterious acts of car vandalism in a picturesque village to a decade-long neighbourhood dispute and an outrageous garden robbery, this film explores the growing impact of domestic CCTV on our lives.
9.00pm The Women who Kill Lions Channel 4 - Documentary that follows American Rebecca Francis and Croatian-Canadian Jacine Jadresko - both at home and on the hunt - in an attempt to get to the heart of their personal stories and the motives that fuel their participation in this controversial blood sport. The numbers of female trophy hunters is on the increase. But is it really worse for women to indulge in a sport that men have pursued for so many years?
9.00pm All The Way Sky Atlantic - Bryan Cranston portrays US president Lyndon B Johnson in a riveting look at his tumultuous first year in office and his interactions with Martin Luther King Jr (Anthony Mackie).
Thursday
10.00pm Ramsay's Hotel Hell Channel 4 - Gordon Ramsay returns to the USA for a third series in which he attempts to save America's struggling hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts. This time he stays in hotels all over the country, from Florida to Washington. Ramsay knows first-hand the crucial importance of surpassing guests' highest expectations in order to be successful. To get to the root of the problems, he endures hotels with grimy bathrooms, mould-ridden bedrooms, dreadful customer service and bumbling owners.
Friday
9.00pm Gogglebox: The Best Bits Channel 4 - A special programme providing a chance to revisit some of the best and funniest moments from the most recent series of Gogglebox.

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