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Tuesday, 6 July 2021

The TVweek: Saturday 10th - Friday 16th July 2021

 Saturday

7.00pm Rolling In It ITV - Second series of the gameshow fronted by Stephen Mulhern.

8.00pm The Void ITV - Game show hosted by Ashley Banjo and Fleur East in which contestants take on a wide range of demanding mental and physical challenges to win a jackpot of £25,000 - all while navigating the terrifying prospect of falling into a huge tank holding 520,000 litres of water called the Void. Among those taking part in the first edition are a weightlifting champion, a former US paratrooper and a professional jester.

8.00pm A Lake District Farm Shop Channel 4 - Documentary following a family-run shop in the Lake District and the local people who produce its goods. The first episode features a ramen chef who hopes the shop's managers will stock his new recipe. A baker looks to the landscape for inspiration in making bread, and a butcher heads to the fells to hand-pick the Herdwick Lambs to be sold on his counter.

9.00pm Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? ITV - Jeremy Clarkson gives six new contestants the chance to take their place in the hot seat, with four lifelines and just 15 questions standing between them and a million pounds.

9.00pm The Curse of Grace Kelly's Children Channel 5 - Exploring the privileged, but blighted lives of Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie, asking why they have been plagued by controversy and tragedy. Grace Kelly was killed in a car accident, and the ripples of such a devastating loss left their mark on all three of her children, including Caroline, who was thrust into first lady duties on the death of her mother, and has struggled to find happiness.

9.00pm Dave's Not Coming Back Sky Documentaires - The story of two divers who embarked on a long and dangerous mission to retrieve a dead body from a freshwater cave in South Africa, with devastating consequences.

10.00pm It's Clarkson on TV ITV - Jeremy Clarkson takes a look at the highs and lows of the small screen, unpicking popular events and unearthing wonderful hidden gems. In this edition, he tries to save both Nigel Havers and the actor's career, examines a bucket of gravy and reveals the secret system used by lazy producers to invent atrocious TV shows.

Sunday

Notable Continuing Series:  The Handmaids Tale, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Monday

8.00pm Only Connect BBC Two - Victoria Coren Mitchell returns with the quiz based on patience and lateral thinking, with the opening match seeing the Scrubs taking on the Librarians. They compete to draw together the connections between things that at first glance seem utterly random, with one set of clues comprising Crime in France, Naked in Germany, Gazier in Italy, and Agarics in Spain.

8.30pm University Challange BBC Two - Jeremy Paxman presides as the academic quiz returns for its 28th series since the revival of the show in 1995, with the opening match of the first round seeing four students from King's College London take on a quartet from the University of Glasgow.

9.00pm Amol Rajan Interviews Sundar Pichai BBC Two - Today presenter Amol Rajan talks to Indian-American business executive Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc and its subsidiary Google.

Notable Continuing Series:  24 Hours in A&E, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                        Wellington Paranormal, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

9.00pm Lie With Me Channel 5 - Seeking a fresh start for their marriage, Briton Anna and her Australian husband Jake move to Melbourne with their two small children. With Anna resuming her career, they hire a young live-in nanny to help - but local girl Becky is anything but the innocent stranger she pretends to be. Thriller, starring Charlie Brooks and Phoebe Roberts. Continues Tomorrow, Wednesday, Concludes Thursday at 9.00pm.

Tuesday

9.00pm Cooking With the Stars ITV - Emma Willis and Tom Allen host the celebrity cookery series where famous faces will be cooking up a storm week by week in a bid to outdo their rivals. Each of the celebrity contestants are paired with a professional chef who will mentor and teach them to prepare restaurant quality dishes. In the first episode, Johnny Vegas, McFly's Harry Judd, Shirley Ballas and Naughty Boy take part.

Notable Continuing Series:  Betty 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

9.00pm My Floating Home More4 - The return of the series following people who aspire to live in stunning homes that float on water. Classical pianists Masayuki Tayama and Rhiana Henderson have a dream of combining their two passions, music and canal cruising. So they are risking Masayuki's life savings to commission a one-of-a-kind floating home that is also a concert hall - and a hotel.

Wednesday

8.00pm Craig and Bruno's Great British Road Trips ITV - Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli embark on a road trip around Britain, taking in some of the country's most spectacular scenery. In the first episode, the duo explore the Cornwall and some of the most most scenic stretches of coastline in the UK. Setting out from Padstow, they travel past the dramatic Atlantic cliffs and coves, before making their way around Britain's most south-westerly point to reach their final destination in Penzance.

8.00pm Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It: Brilliant Builds Channel 4 - Kirstie and Phil look back at the shows' biggest success stories.

8.00pm The Great Yorkshire Show Live Channel 5 - Anita Rani and Jules Hudson present coverage of the annual event, meeting many of the showers, makers and growers as the show returns for its 162nd outing.

9.00pm The Two Ronnies: Ronnie Corbett's Lost Tapes ITV - A look back at the life and work of one of Britain's favourite comedians, Ronnie Corbett. The programme tells the story of Corbett's childhood in Edinburgh, his early career in London, and how he teamed up with Ronnie Barker to make 12 series of The Two Ronnies, and features behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with his family and friends.

9.00pm Whiskey Cavalier Alibi - Short-lived US drama series. Following a devastating breakup with his fiancee Gigi, FBI agent Will Chase prevents a weapons deal in Paris with fellow agent Ray Price.

10.00pm This Way Up Channel 4 - Second series of the comedy written by and starring Aisling Bea, with Sharon Horgan, Tobias Menzies, Indira Varma and Aasif Mandvi. Aine's excitement mounts as she prepares for a big date with Richard, while the new business venture that sister Shona set up with Charlotte gets off to an awkward start. 

Thursday

8.00pm Can I Improve My Memory? Channel 4 - Memory techniques and hacks are employed to help celebrities learn as much as they can about a subject that they know absolutely nothing about. In this first programme, boxing champion Chris Eubank is tasked with memorising hundreds of facts about Jurassic dinosaurs, Strictly Come Dancing legend Len Goodman is given '90s American hip-hop to master, Love Island winner Amber Gill is assigned British birds, Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson is tasked with the solar system, while actress Nina Wadia must memorise the human skeleton. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig.

9.00pm Our NHS: A Hidden History BBC One - David Olusoga explores the hidden history of the nurses, doctors and health workers who, for more than 70 years, have been arriving from overseas to serve in the NHS. Without them the NHS would have been in danger of collapse - not least during the current Covid-19 crisis. From its origins, the story of this beloved institution has been intertwined with one of the most divisive social and political issue of the age - immigration - and those who came to work in the NHS have found themselves fighting battles of hostility they neither sought nor expected. However, as Olusoga reveals, their stories say as much about perseverance, dedication and the overcoming of obstacles as they do about discrimination and prejudice.

10.35pm Secrets of an ISIS Smartphone BBC One - Journalist Mobeen Azhar gains access to the contents of a smartphone used by three British men who left their homes to go to Syria and fight with Isis. Tthe reporter tries to understand their motivations, how they became radicalised and ultimately who is responsible for their one-way journey to certain death. Using never-before-seen videos, photos and screenshots from the device, Mobeen explores what made the trio join an estimated 900 Britons who went out to Syria and Iraq to fight with the world's most feared terrorist group.

Friday 

Notable Continuing Series: Celebrity Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                                The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm Drain the Ocean: D-Day Revealed Channel 5 - Using the latest sonar technology, an expedition to map sunken Allied vessels off the Normandy coast reveals stunning images from beneath the waves. There are more than 100 shipwrecks in the English Channel of the landing craft and ships that took part in the greatest amphibious invasion fleet ever assembled.

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