UK TV programmes to watch this week : 04/07/2015

A Song for Jenny (YouView app)A Song for Jenny (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:20pm | Sunday 5th July 2015)

One-off drama which tells the true story of Julie Nicholson’s response to her daughter Jenny’s death in the 7 July bombing at Edgware Road tube station, exploring the impact of violence on one woman and her family.

The Met: Policing London (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 6th July 2015)

Documentary following the officers of Britain’s biggest and busiest police service as they deal with life, death, crime and its victims, all across the capital. Over 50 per cent of new Met officers are from outside London, and Yorkshireman Tom Hebblethwaite has his work cut out finding his way around. During his training he must achieve some vital goals, from making an arrest to learning to march. The streets of London are a challenge for even the most experienced police constables, and response officers Caroline Hay and Karl Davies are old hands at dealing with the ups and downs of policing the public in Camden, north London. While putting up with verbal abuse from angry buskers is part of the job, it’s protecting some of society’s more vulnerable individuals that makes Caroline reflect on why she joined the service. In east London, Detective Jason Weald is nearing retirement and must call on his years of experience to get to the bottom of the tragic death of a four-month-old baby.

Britain Beneath Your Feet (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Thursday 9th July 2015)

Dallas Campbell reveals a fascinating and secret world hidden below Britain. In this episode he explores how what goes on underground keeps our country on the move. He delves into the past to discover how a secret wartime pipeline is now delivering fuel to Heathrow Airport. Extraordinary computer graphics lay bare the underwater engineering genius that allowed the iconic Forth Rail Bridge to be built in the 19th century. Along the way Dallas meets some of the hidden army of workers that keep Britain running from underground, from the drivers of the largest tunnelling machines in the world to the engineers running a vast power station under a mountain in Wales. In one memorable scene, he helps dislodge a ‘fatberg’ that’s blocking one of London’s sewers. And he does some secret filming of badgers that are threatening the foundations of a primary school and helps to relocate the whole sett.

The Cycle Show (itv4 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 9th July 2015)

The cycling magazine show with celebrity guests, cycling stars and features on all things bike related. Presented by Matt Barbet.

The Last Leg (Channel 4 /HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 10th July 2015)

The award-winning show returns for a sixth series of unique irreverent satire. Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker tear into the week’s main talking points, joined by a live studio audience and weekly celebrity guest.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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