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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The TVweek: Saturday 4th - Friday 10th August 2018

9.00pm Cardinal BBC4 - Second series of the Canadian crime drama.
7.00pm Flying across Britain with Arthur Williams Channel 4 - Arthur Williams used to be a Royal Marine, but eight years ago he realised his life-long ambition to learn to fly, and is now the proud owner of a tiny - and very yellow - aeroplane. Together, they're off on an amazing aerial adventure - a grand exploration of Britain from the air. As Arthur admits, 'when you're a thousand feet up and the sun is shining' there are worse places to be. It's Arthur's biggest challenge as a solo pilot. From the west coast of Scotland to the big skies of East Anglia, he's tackling wind, mountains and the world's busiest city airspace. A bespoke camera rig on his 1943 Piper Cub captures his unique journey across the country. Over four programmes, Arthur stops off at wartime airbases, stately homes and grass strips on remote islands. In the first episode, Arthur covers the rolling hills, lush fields and open plains of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset.
Notable Continuing Series: Unforgotten, 9.00pm, ITV
                        The Handmaid's Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4
9.00pm Saving Poundstretcher Channel 4 - As the crisis on Britain's high streets grows, big brands are going bust or axing stores and thousands of jobs. Poundstretcher, one of Britain's oldest discount stores, is caught up in the maelstrom. The stakes couldn't be higher for the family-owned chain, with 6000 jobs, the family's fortune tied up in the business and the public relying on it; for many, on a budget, it's a lifeline. In need of expert help, Aziz Tayub and his three sons bring in retail guru Chris Edwards as a new CEO. His brief: to save the company. Chris built his own chain of discount stores, Poundworld, from nothing, eventually selling two years ago for more than ú150 million, so he's familiar with the problems the company faces. But he's surprised by how bad things are: 'If all the stores are like this then I would have said to Aziz you're wasting your time!'.
9.00pm Made in Chelsea: Croatia E4 -  As the Chelsea set head to Hvar Island in Croatia for the summer season, Olivia is keen to make amends with Sam after their dramatic fall out. But will either of them pluck up the courage to apologise? Jamie is becoming increasingly aware of Miles' flirty nature towards his girlfriend Ell, and is having a hard time trusting Miles' intentions, while Habbs is enjoying her summer with Sam, unaware that he's been withholding a secret that may completely ruin their blossoming relationship.
Notable Continuing Series: Sharp Objects, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic
10.00pm For the People Sky Witness - US legal drama from Shonda Rhimes.
10.00pm Search Party E4 - Dark US comedy-mystery about four self-absorbed 20-somethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears.
10.00pm The Foreign Doctors are Coming Channel 4 - With an ever-growing shortage of doctors in the NHS, an increasing number need to be recruited - with foreign doctors queuing up to plug the gaps. But just how easy is it for international doctors to work in the UK? Shot over 10 months, this documentary, which boasts access to the General Medical Council and an exclusive medical training academy, follows the stories of doctors from Brazil to Egypt as they adjust to life in the UK, get to grips with a new health system, culture and language, and study for their exam.
10.10pm I'm Dying Up Here Sky Atlantic - Second season of the fictional series exploring the famed stand-up scene in 1970s Los Angeles, where in the real world stars such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor made their mark. The show delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of a group of stand-ups who live in closets, eat stolen junk food, and bare their soul on stage in the hope of a spot on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.
8.00pm Paul O'Grady's Little Heroes ITV - Paul O'Grady immerses himself in life at the iconic Great Ormond Street Hospital. Having been a children's care worker in his 20s, Paul is accustomed to hospital life. In this episode, Paul meets 13-year-old Mackenzie, who was born with microtia, a condition that meant his left ear was underdeveloped. He also meets brother and sister Emily and Luke, who were both born with cystic fibrosis, and gutsy nine-year-old Lara who has a blood disease that has affected her since she was a baby.
Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4
10.00pm Hang Ups Channel 4 - A new six-part comedy starring Stephen Mangan as Richard Pitt, a therapist with a chequered professional career, who finds himself at a crossroads in life - precipitated by the startling realisation that his life appears to be falling apart at the seams. The series' stellar cast includes Richard E. Grant, Jessica Hynes, David Tennant, Katherine Parkinson, Sarah Hadland, Karl Theobald, Celia Imrie, Paul Ritter, Charles Dance, Monica Dolan, Conleth Hill, Lolly Adefope, John Macmillan, Alice Lowe and Harry Lloyd. The series is adapted from the Emmy-nominated series WEB THERAPY, created by Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky and Don Roos. In the opening episode, Richard is busy trying to relaunch his career online after the disastrous collapse of his group therapy practice.
10.00pm Judge Romesh Dave - Judge Romesh presides over a batch of hilarious cases - including a husband whose horrendous bargain hunting addiction is becoming detrimental to his wife and kids.
9.00pm The New Wife Five - Observational documentary. Can we ever mend fences with our exes? Matt and his partner Donna move in with his ex Ashleigh and their daughter Isabella for a week, to see if they can heal old wounds by confronting them head on.
8.00pm Britain by Bike with George & Larry Lamb Five - Travelogue series with father-and-son duo Larry and George Lamb, exploring Britain's most spectacular cycle routes from the saddle. Larry is able to indulge his passion for Roman history as he and George cycle along a section of Hadrians Wall and visit the Vindolanda archaeological site. They also spend a night in a haunted castle.
11.05pm Peng Life Channel 4 - The internet's sharpest restaurant critic, Elijah Quashie - AKA the Chicken Connoisseur - hosts a brand new review show that separates the street from the elite. Joining Elijah are his twin mates Nelson and Wilson, and the trio hit the streets to test out some of the most deluxe experiences money can buy. In this first episode, Elijah, Nelson and Wilson test out a Lamborghini Gallardo and Mazda MX5 to see which has more bang for its buck, with special guests Jodie Kidd and Sam 'Seen Through Glass'. The boys visit London's top high-end barber to the stars: Daniel J. How does he compare to legendary North London barber Damo? Then they sample the world's most expensive kebab to see how it compares to a standard takeout donner. And lastly, Elijah sends Nelson and Wilson on a mission to taste the high life at a five-star hotel penthouse with supermodel Winnie Harlow.

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