UK TV programmes to watch this week : 15/08/2015

Terror on Everest: Surviving the Nepal Earthquake (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 18th August 2015)

On Saturday 25 April 2015, a powerful earthquake, magnitude 7.8, devastated Nepal, killing more than 8000 people, leaving over a million homeless and causing catastrophic destruction of religious and historic monuments. The quake, which was Nepal’s worst in more than 80 years, caused a massive ice avalanche on Everest that killed a further 19 at Base Camp and left dozens more stranded in one of the world’s most inhospitable places. Using exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage, much of it shot by the survivors themselves at the moments the quake and avalanche occurred, the programme documents the terrifying story, hearing from the people who lived through it. With the help of some of the world’s leading earthquake experts, it also reveals the science behind the disaster and looks at how such colossal damage and loss of life could be avoided in the future.

The Wonder of Britain (itv/HD | 9:00pn to 10:00pm | Thursday 20th August 2015)

Julia Bradbury continues her journey round some of her favourite spots in Britain. In this edition, she explores our beautiful and diverse countryside, from the dramatic volcanic Isle of Skye to the towering cliffs of Cheddar Gorge. Julia visits a gorgeous lavender farm in Kent and meets one of Britain’s most stunning birds of prey, the barn owl. With her father, who first introduced her to the great outdoors, Julia revisits a special place with memories of her childhood – Derbyshire’s Peak District.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 21st August 2015)

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 guest Jack Whitehall.

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