UK TV programmes to watch this week : 21/09/2013

Tour of Britain Highlights (itv4 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 21st September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present highlights of stage seven from Epsom to Guildford. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Tour of Britain Highlights (itv4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 22nd September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present highlights of the climax of the Tour – stage eight around the streets of the capital London. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Bad Education (BBC3 | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday 24th September 2013)

School-based sitcom. It is Valentine’s Day and headmaster Mr Fraser has planned a special Abbey Grove ‘Take Me Out’ to help the shy kids find love. New deputy headmistress Professor Green is rubbing everyone up the wrong way, apart from Alfie’s father, who happened to go to teacher training college with her. Alfie is desperately trying to persuade Miss Gulliver to come to dinner with him, but is distracted by some shock news from Chantelle. Will Gulliver turn up to dinner and who is Martin Wickers’s surprise dinner date?

Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish (Dave | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Tuesday 24th September 2013)

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman’s latest uproarious stage show, exclusive to Dave. The laptop-loving comic examines celebrity culture and star lookalikes.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 25th September 2013)

Marine Captain Jon’s life changed forever when he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan and lost three limbs. Before his injuries, home for Jon had meant a crooked chocolate box Devon cottage. After countless viewings of uninspiring specialist dwellings and awkward conversions, they realised that the only way to get a house that would enable Jon to live independently was to build it themselves.

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

School-based drama. Rhiannon sends saucy pictures of herself to Darren and they end up being sent to mobile phones around the school. George finds out Princess is leaving him. And Audrey discovers Lisa and Lenny are trying to scam money out of her.

The Railway: First Great Western (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 26th September 2013)

Documentary series following the staff of First Great Western, one of Britain’s largest train operating companies. Sleepy Newbury Racecourse station springs to life as the public heads to two major events at the nearby racecourse. A team is drafted into the usually unmanned station to help keep things running smoothly – but will it remain a cheerful day for all? Train manager Jody expects the unexpected as she embarks on another day on the Paddington – Swansea line.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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