UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/06/2015

The Met: Policing London - 08-06-2015 (YouView app)The Adventure Show (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 7th June 2015)

The Adventure Show heads to the Borders for the Bowhill Duathlon. This is a back-to-basics event, with the mountain biking and trail running firmly off-road. Former Scottish footballer Michael Stewart has volunteered to join over 200 other competitors as they face a mixture of mud, sleet and snow. This episode also features a bird’s-eye view of Scotland’s stunning landscape, a look ahead to the World Orienteering Championships, which Scotland is hosting this year, and a moving report from Nepal with James Lamb from Fife.

The Met: Policing London (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th June 2015)

Documentary series filmed over the course of a year, following the officers of Britain’s biggest and busiest police service as they deal with life, death, crime and its victims. The killing by a Met officer of a young black man called Mark Duggan sparked the 2011 riots. Now an inquiry is about to decide if the killing was lawful, and Scotland Yard is anxious about renewed racial tension and more riots in London.

Michael Smiley: Something to Ride Home About (BBC 1 Northern Ireland and BBC iPlayer only | 10:35pm 11:05pm |Monday 8th June 2015)

Michael Smiley takes a bike tour of Northern Ireland, meeting other cycling enthusiasts en route and recalling stories from his past. In this edition, Michael meets comedian Kevin McAleer, tours the Beaghmore Stone Circles near Cookstown and goes to Strabane to take part in the Cycle Against Suicide ride to Derry with Jim Breen. His odyssey concludes with a cycle up the steep Mamore Gap in the company of 74-year-old Willie-John McLaughlin.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 11th June 2015)

Documentary series going behind the scenes at Britain’s busiest and biggest international airport – London Heathrow. This episode reveals how cleaners, ground staff and flight crew turn around hundreds of incoming planes and prepare them for their next take-off, among them the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380. The airport is about to open a brand new two billion pound terminal and welcomes a very special royal guest. Duty manager Andy is called on to defuse a major international protest, and a team of workers battle the elements as they try to resurface one of the runways overnight before the first flight of the morning arrives.

TFI Friday (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:35pm | Friday 12th June 2015)

Chris Evans’ seminal entertainment show returns for a live 90-minute anniversary special with the original crew including Danny Baker. Chris presents brand new features and revisits former memorable segments, as well as celebrating some of the brilliant, anarchic moments in the show’s colourful history. TFI Friday was at the heart of 90s Britpop, and featured some leading British and international bands, as guests queued up to appear during its run. Broadcasting from a new central London location, TFI promises to be an unmissable live television event. Also taking part will be Blur and Shaun Ryder, Amanda Seyfried and Kirstie Allsopp. Other guests include Liam Gallagher and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, Ian Broudie and Zak Starkey who form a supergroup to mark the anniversary.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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