The TVweek: Saturday 30th July – Friday 5th August 2016

by | Jul 27, 2016 | All, TV Week


8.00pm Tom Daley – Diving for Gold ITV An intimate portrait of one of Britain’s best loved sporting heroes. With unique access, the documentary follows Tom Daley’s four year journey from London 2012 until now.

9.00pm 1966: A Nation Remembers ITV – A documentary to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a magical sporting summer when England hosted and won the world cup.


8.00pm Flying to the Ends of the Earth Channel 4 – Former Royal Marine turned private pilot Arthur Williams discovers how people make a life in the world’s most beautiful but remote places, as he tries to fly into the smallest, scariest airstrips on Earth. In this first episode of the second series, Arthur discovers how dangerous flying to the ends of the Earth can be when he faces a helicopter crash in one of the coldest regions on Earth: Siberia.

9.00pm Generation ’66 BBC4 – The defining moment of 1966 may have been England winning the World Cup, but what about the other 364 days of that landmark year? Featuring revealing interviews with; Michael Palin, Janet Street Porter, Peter Stringfellow, Nina Baden Semper and Geno Washington.


Notable Continuing Series: Brief Encounters, 9.00pm, ITV


9.00pm Britain’s Pompeii: A Village Lost in Time BBC4 – Professor Alice Roberts joins the team excavating a 3,000 year-old Bronze Age village in the Cambridgeshire Fens that’s been called ‘The British Pompeii’ The village earned its ‘British Pompeii’ nickname because, 3,000 years ago, it burned to the ground – and as it burned, it fell into the peat, preserving both the houses and their contents.

9.00pm Bradley Wiggins: The Road to Rio Sky1 – An intimate portrait of one of Britain’s greatest athletes, road and track racing cyclist Bradley Wiggins, as he attempts to capture gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

9.00pm Craft: I Made This More4 – Series that seeks to get more people crafting, discovering new skills and new passions – learning to fall in love with their inner creativity. Woodworker and designer William Hardie likes trying new things and pushing the boundaries. Clemency Green is a fanatical crafter. And bespoke car maker Ant Anstead has been obsessed with making things since he was a kid. Each presenter tackles a different task, from making a super-simple dog bed, to a unique hand-sewn leather satchel, and a complex garden bench. Clem also meets three craft professionals who demonstrate their favourite quick and easy ‘mini-makes’ – super-simple tasks that anyone can do.

10.00pm Borderline Five – David Avery, Jackie Clune, Liz Kingsman, David Elms, Sunil Patel, Guz Khan. Satirical spoof documentary comedy series.

10.15pm Looking Sky Atlantic – Feature length Movie special of the HBO dramedy centering around gay couples in San Francisco.

10.30pm Impractical Jokers UK Five – Hidden camera comedy show as four friends challenge each other to ever greater public humiliation.

10.45pm NYPD: The Biggest Gang in New York? BBC1 – Terrestrial airing of BBC Three’s shocking documentary as civilians use their cameras to capture shocking behavior from the NYPD.


9.00pm Gogglebox: Brexit Special Channel 4 – Everyone’s talking about Britain’s decision to leave the EU, but what do the Goggleboxers think of the events that have unfolded since Brexit? In this special one-off episode the regular households discuss and comment on everything from Boris Johnson’s new job to Jeremy Corbyn’s divided party and our new Prime Minister, Theresa May.

10.00pm Suspects Five – A new series of the stripped back crime drama.


9.00pm Mo Farah: Race of his Life BBC1 – With unprecedented access to Mo Farah, Mo Farah: Race of his Life is a one-hour documentary charting the athlete’s brutal training schedule, and goes behind the scenes of family life in the build-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Produced over a year, the film sees Mo as never before. We witness his brutal training camps in Africa and the USA, follow him as he competes in races around the world, and intimately see how the double Olympic and five-time world champion balances his work and family life, bringing up his four young children with wife Tania.

9.00pm The 80’s with Dominic Sanndbrook BBC2 – Three-part series  that looks at how the early 80s saw the powerful new forces of choice and consumerism radically reshape British life, tearing down existing ways of doing things and ripping up the rule book of British politics.


8.30pm Olympics 2016: Countdown to Rio BBC1 – Clare Balding looks ahead to the Rio 2016 Olympics in the company of some of the most famous Olympians.

9.00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Channel 4 – Jimmy Carr returns to host a brand new episode with Sean Lock and Henning Wehn who go up against Jon Richardson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Tom Allen joins Countdown’s resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters with ‘help’ from Joe Wilkinson

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