Saturday 2nd – Friday 8th July 2022

by | Jun 28, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • 24 Hours in Police Custody: The Murder of Rikki Neave Monday 4th/Tuesday 5th July Channel 4
  • Only Murders in the Building Tuesday 5th July Disney+
  • We Own This City Tuesday 5th July Sky Atlantic
  • Boys from the Blackstuff Wednesday 6th July BBC Four
  • Black Bird Friday 8th July Apple TV+
  • Celebrity Gogglebox Friday 8th July Channel 4

Saturday

8.00pm Freedom: 50 Years of Pride Channel 4 – Documentary exploring the incredible achievements and challenges of advancing LGBTQ+ rights and visibility over the last half century. With contributions from people with a close relationship to Pride from across the decades – including Olly Alexander, Bimini, Lady Phyll, Ian McKellen, Holly Johnson, Peter Tatchell, Cat Burns, MNEK, Tom Robinson, and Lucia Blayk.

8.30pm Morecambe and Wise: 30 Greatest Moments Channel 5 – A countdown of the comedy duo’s most memorable sketches, along with recollections and comments from Eric and Ernie’s friends, co-stars and celebrity fans. Featuring the pair making breakfast, Andre Previn attempting to conduct an unruly Eric, Angela Rippon’s dazzling dance performance, Glenda Jackson in Ernie’s version of Antony and Cleopatra, and their homage to Singin’ in the Rain. Featuring contributions from John Sergeant, Anita Harris, Gloria Hunniford, Rufus Jones, Vicki Michelle, Syd Little, Nina Wadia and Darren Harriott.

9.30pm My Life as a Rolling Stone BBC Two – Documentary telling the story of the band through profiles of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, delving into their personalities, passions and memories from the past 60 years. The first edition focuses on frontman Jagger, who talks about his life in the band, from his first performances in local teenage parties to his creation of a stage persona that has defined the rock ‘n’ roll lead singer. Featuring archive from his career, a rich soundtrack of classic Stones tracks and interviews with musicians including Tina Turner, Chrissie Hynde, Jon Bon Jovi, Lars Ulrich, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Slash and PP Arnold.

Sunday

9.00pm Britain’s Teenage Drug Runners BBC Three – Documentary looking at how gang members are using teenage drug runners to sell large amounts of crack and heroin miles away from home.

9.00pm Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party Channel 4 – The comedian hosts a live show in Birmingham to celebrate 50 years of Pride. He is joined by guests including Mawaan Rizwan, Rosie Jones, Mae Martin, Boy George, Kelly Holmes, Julian Clary, Danny Dyer, Joan Collins, Tom Allen, Self Esteem, Gina Yashere, Tia Kofi, Lawrence Chaney, Adam All, Steps and the stars of Heartstopper. Plus, Joe will be pulling off one of his most ambitious stunts to date, which involves a load of MPs and an impromptu statue in Westminster.

Monday

7.00pm Masterchef Junior W – Eighth season of the US cookery competition.

8.00pm Queen of Trucks BBC Three – Documentary series going behind the scenes of a family-run trucking school in the West Midlands, following 27-year-old Shannan Paterson, as she juggles running the business with helping to raise her younger sister. With in-cab fixed cameras and access behind the scenes at the training centre, the film explores how and why people are drawn to the industry.

9.00pm 24 Hours in Police Custody: The Murder of Rikki Neave Channel 4 – Part one of a two-part special exploring the largest ever unsolved murder case in the history of Cambridgeshire Police, the murder of a six-year-old child in 1994. Initial investigations pointed to the boy’s mother, who seemed to have an interest in murder and black magic. When a new team takes over, they uncover flaws in the original police work and a compelling new lead. Concludes Tomorrow at 9.00pm

10.00pm The Extraordinary Life of April Ashely Channel 4 – Documentary that tells the story of how one transgender woman changed Britain and how Britain changed for transgender people. April, who died last year (2021) at the age of 86, was one of Britain’s most prominent transgender women – a model, dancer and restaurateur, whose life took her from the slums of wartime Liverpool to the height of Knightsbridge society. In the late 1950s, April became a dancer in an infamous Parisian nightclub, before travelling to Casablanca to undergo pioneering gender reassignment surgery.

10.00pm Big Zuu’s Big Eats Dave – BAFTA-winning chef and grime artist Big Zuu heads north to cook for comedy legend Johnny Vegas and help him with a mission to reinvent the humble can of Spam.

Tuesday

8.00pm Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams BBC One – Freddie Flintoff is determined to prove anyone can play cricket whatever their background, so he sets out to turn a group of lively teenagers from his home town of Preston into a decent competitive team. These lads have never picked up a bat before, yet in just a few weeks they will be facing teams who have been playing together for years. There is a lot to learn in a short space of time – but not everything goes to plan.

9.00pm Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Country Channel 5 – Ben spends a year following Paul, Toni and daughter Harriet as they risk everything to buy a rundown pub in a remote village in the wilds of Scotland. Desperate to spend more time together as a family, they left their lives in Kent behind to restore and run the 200-year-old pub in the village of Kilmichael Glassary. With no experience in hospitality and dealing with the many challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the family find themselves facing an increasingly difficult undertaking.

10.00pm Ghislaine Maxwell: Sex, Lies and Secrets Channel 4 -Documentary profile of the sex trafficker, being told over three nights, beginning by delving into her lavish childhood in the shadow of a tyrannical father and examining if this affected the woman she was to become. Her father’s death left the family penniless and ostracised, but Ghislaine’s move to New York in the early 1990s, and association with a mysterious money manager, enabled her to make a new start. But at what price? Continues Tomorrow, Concludes Thursday at 10.00pm.

Wednesday

9.00pm George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations Channel 4 – Architect George Clarke follows people as they breathe new life into old commercial properties. He begins in the Suffolk town of Framlingham, where pig farmer Paul and his wife Imogen have snapped up a collection of run-down and abandoned buildings, including a pub, butcher’s shop, bakery and a slaughterhouse, with ambitious plans to restore the Grade II listed site and add a modern glass exterior.

10.05pm Boys from the Blackstuff BBC Four – Alan Bleasdale’s influential Liverpool-set drama, originally shown in 1982. Chrissie and his friends sign on at the benefit office before heading to a construction site for some cash-in-hand work – but investigators are on their trail. However, mistakes are made on both sides, with tragic consequences. Starring Michael Angelis, Bernard Hill and Alan Igbon.

Thursday

7.00pm Our Great Yorkshire Life Channel 5 – Return of the programme following people living around Yorkshire, beginning with Emmerdale’s Dean Andrews showing off the region’s wonders to co-star and Lancastrian Liam Fox, kicking things off with a trip to Malham in the Dales. The Yorkshire Vet star Peter Wright and his wife Lin have a day out in Harrogate, where they experience the famous Turkish baths for the first time, and go behind the scenes at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

9.00pm The Baby Sky Atlantic – Comedy drama which offers a raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who does not want to be one. In the first episode, Natasha is unexpectedly landed with a baby, and her life dramatically implodes. Starring Michelle de Swarte.

Friday

Black Bird Apple TV+ – Six-part drama based on true events. Taron Egerton stars as high school football hero, decorated policeman’s son and convicted drug dealer Jimmy Keene. When he’s sentenced to 10 years in a minimum-security prison, he is given the choice of a lifetime – enter a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall (minimum-security), or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole. Keene quickly realizes his only way out is to elicit a confession and find out where the bodies of several young girls are buried before Hall’s appeal goes through.

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28/06/2022

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