UK TV programmes to watch this week : 22/06/2013

Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet (BBC1/HD | 10:25pm to 11:25pm | Sunday 23rd June 2013)

Documentary following tennis player Andy Murray, a US Open and Olympic champion, revealing just what it takes to be a global sports star. The programme looks at Murray’s life off the court, filled with a comprehensive list of commitments and responsibilities, including fashion shoots and charity and media work. Cameras follow the Scot as he takes an open-top bus ride in his home town of Dunblane, does Pilates in Miami, takes ice baths in Monte Carlo and undergoes rehabilitation for an injury in Surrey. A private and shy man, Murray won the hearts of many with his raw emotion at Wimbledon and earned a place in history by winning the US Open to become Britain’s first male Grand Slam champion in 76 years. There are contributions from Murray’s girlfriend Kim Sears, mother Judy, brother Jamie and coach Ivan Lendl as well as his rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer and tennis greats Andre Agassi and John McEnroe.

Glastonbury (BBC2/HD | 11:30pm to 1:45am | Sunday 23rd June 2013)

Julien Temple’s acclaimed film celebrating and documenting the history of the Glastonbury Festival. Concert footage, interviews, archive and home video combine to capture the essence and spirit of Glastonbury. Also features performances from throughout the history of the festival including David Bowie, Bjork, Pulp, Blur, Billy Bragg, Radiohead, Nick Cave, Richie Havens, The Prodigy and many more.

British National Elite Road Race Championship Highlights (itv4 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Monday 24th June 2013)

Highlights from the biggest single day road race on the British cycling calendar which this year comes from Glasgow. Riders will be utilising part of the proposed course for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The men will be riding 182km of the 14km circuit, and the women 112km.

Wild Cameramen at Work: Sea. Episode 4 (BBC1 Scotland/HD only and iPlayer | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 24th June 2013)

Series in which five of the best wildlife cameramen in the world spotlight some of their favourite natural history moments. Int his final programme, cameramen Doug Anderson and Doug Allan reveal the technical challenges of filming under the sea and encounter animals as diverse as blue whales, white-tip sharks and the weedy sea dragon performing a graceful courtship dance. Narrated by David Attenborough.

Life Savers (BBC1/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Tuesday 25th June 2013)

Documentary revealing the life and death dilemmas faced at the very limits of frontline medicine. Critical Care paramedic Dan Cody rushes to help seventeen-year-old Molly who’s lying in agony on a busy road, having been knocked off her moped on the way home from college. Her broken leg and badly smashed pelvis means she needs Dan’s drugs, far more potent than carried by normal ambulance crews. At hospital, surgeon Julian Owen discovers her hip is even worse than originally thought – she has a long and dangerous operation ahead of her. Dr Adam Chesters is on duty in the Emergency Department when a highly critical patient is transferred to Addenbrookes with a head injury. David has been attacked around the head with a hammer in a horrific assault. For a couple of days he is able to talk and brain specialist Peter Hutchinson is hopeful. But as his condition deteriorates, Peter must convey a less optimistic outlook to David’s family.

The Route Masters: Running London’s Roads: Nightbus (BBC2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:05pm | Tuesday 25th June 2013)

Series revealing how TFL and the police keep London’s roads moving in the face of extreme pressure. This episode explores the world of London’s nightbuses. As London has become a more 24-hour city since 2000, the number of passengers travelling at night has tripled. The nightbus service has grown to cope with the demand, but now its drivers face an unpredictable crowd. Duane Williams, a nightbus driver from Brixton bus garage, likes the ladies but some of his passengers are just too loud for him. Driver Tommy McKerr faces trouble on the notorious N25 route when a gang of young men storm his bus without paying. And Jeff, a homeless person, shows us how he has perfected the art of riding the longest nightbus route in London all night to keep warm.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 26th June 2013)

School-based drama. The Barrys prepare to air their dirty laundry on national television, but it is Kevin that ends up under the spotlight when an unexpected guest turns up. Meanwhile, Maggie has a heart-breaking decision to make.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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