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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

The TVweek: Saturday 24th - Friday 30th July 2021

 Saturday

6.00pm Take Off With Bradley & Holly BBC One - Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby host the game show which offers members of the audience the chance to win seats on a plane jetting off on the holiday of a lifetime. This week. the prize destination is Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

8.30pm Michael McIntyre's The Wheel BBC One - The comedian hosts the return of the game show, as contestants take on a colossal spinning wheel and answer questions to secure a cash prize. The famous faces helping the participants this time around are Clare Balding, Anton Du Beke, Edith Bowman, Rob Rinder, Lady Leshurr, Dr Xand Van Tulleken and Alex Beresford.

9.30pm Meghan at 40 Channel 5 - A profile of the Duchess of Sussex as she reaches her 40th birthday, considering how she has fought the odds stacked against her and stood up to bullies, traditions and racism. The programme examines whether she will come to regret the alienation and attention that is now a permanent fixture of her life, and looks at what her legacy will be.

Sunday

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

9.00pm Great British Home Restoration More4 - Charlie Luxton meets families transforming unusual and historic buildings into dream homes, beginning with a couple who bought a a Grade II listed church in Yorkshire.

9.00pm Dateline: The Widower Sky Crime - A three-part investigation into Thomas Randolph, who had six wives, four of whom died under mysterious circumstances. Was this serial husband also a serial killer?

Monday

8.00pm How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours Channel 4 - Anna Richardson and her team of experts come to the aid of a family of three in Blackburn who have amassed credit card debts of £9000 since the pandemic began.

Notable Continuing Series:  Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, 10.05pm, Sky Comedy

Tuesday

8.00pm A Country Life for Half the Price Channel 5 - Kate Humble follows people who have started new lives in the country. In Wales, she meets Richard and Dawn who have moved to a traditional Welsh longhouse, 76 miles west in rural Ceredigion. This ambitious move will not only make them all mortgage-free but give them the chance to live off the land and become burgeoning rural entrepreneurs. 

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

                                        Betty, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

10.00pm India's Rape Scandal Channel 4 - More than 70 Indian politicians face charges of crimes against women, including eight for rape. Correspondent Ramita Navai investigates two recent rape cases that have drawn police, officials, politicians and even the Indian prime minister into controversy and sparked allegations of political cover-up to silence victims.

10.00pm Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Dave - Alan Davies welcomes Sarah Keyworth, Darren Harriott, Angela Scanlon and Dara O Briain to discuss whatever takes their fancy.

Wednesday

9.00pm Fake or Fortune BBC One - Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate more potentially valuable works of art.

9.00pm Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes ITV - A series of sketches taken from the recently-unearthed Morecambe & Wise tape that contained footage which had not been seen for 50 years, and was believed to have been lost forever. 

9.00pm Emergency Helicopter Medics More4 - The medics race to patients injured on beaches and rivers. A boating accident on the Norfolk Broads leaves holiday-maker Carol with a partially amputated foot, and 15-year-old Robbie needs urgent care when he falls from a coastal cliff in South Shields.

10.00pm Missions BBC Four - Five years on, and seeming far from Mars, Jeanne reaches out from her primal forest life, connecting with mission survivor Simon. Sci-fi drama, starring Hélène Viviès and Clement Aubert. In French and English.

Thursday

8.00pm Yorkshire Firefighters BBC Two - Documentary following West Yorkshire's fire crews as they serve the county's two million inhabitants. It's the run-up to Bonfire Night and crews across some of West Yorkshire's 40 stations are wondering how lockdown - and the banning of organised bonfires - will affect their normally busy workload around November 5th.

8.30pm A Year in the Beacons ITV - Following the course of a year in the national park for the staff of the Glanusk Estate, the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, and a family of farmers in the foothills of Pen y Fan.

9.00pm No Body Recovered ITV - In January 2020, father of three Mike O'Leary disappeared on his way home from work. Police immediately launched a major investigation. But how do you solve a mystery without a body? With access to the investigation, this documentary follows detectives as they try to solve a crime that has shaken the close-knit rural community of Carmarthen in West Wales.

Friday

9.05pm BBC Proms: First Night of the Proms BBC Four - Katie Derham presents the first Prom of the 2021 season

9.30pm 'King Gary BBC One - Second series of the comedy. Gary and Terri have a wedding to plan, and a nasty new neighbour threatens to disturb the peace and quiet of Butterchurn Crescent. It's also the funeral of Gary's next door neighbour, Mrs Watson - but more importantly, Gary has hired a skip.

10.00pm Law & Order: Orangised Crime Sky Witness - Crime drama following Detective Elliot Stabler's return to the NYPD to battle organised crime after a devastating personal loss, Christopher Meloni stars.

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