UK TV programmes to watch this week : 04/06/2016

The Last Leg - 10-06-2016 - YouView appThe Adventure Show (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 5th June 2016)

In the first of a new series, the Adventure Show take to the rapids of the River Tay for the Grandtully Premier Slalom. Olympic gold-medallist Tim Baillie gives an expert’s view on the action. Plus Cameron McNeish heads north to meet a remarkable man who, 50 years ago, achieved one of the greatest feats in the history of adventure.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 5th June 2016)

This week, Matt, Chris and Eddie Jordan take music stars Sharleen Spiteri, Seasick Steve and Tinie Tempah on the ultimate SUV test in wildest South Africa. Back at the track, F1 superstar Jenson Button gives Chris a ride in the McLaren 675LT, while actor Damian Lewis is this week’s Star in a Rallycross Car.

City in the Sky (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 5th June 2016)

Dallas Campbell and Dr Hannah Fry investigate what it takes to get a million people and their luggage off the ground and up in the air. From building the world’s biggest passenger plane to navigating through the busiest airport on the planet, to the perils of getting airborne in the coldest city on earth – Dallas and Hannah go to extremes to get under the skin of the remarkable story of departure. You will never look at flying in the same way again.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 6th June 2016)

Documentary series filmed over seven months looking at life behind the scenes at the UK’s biggest and busiest airport. In this edition, engineers rush to give an aircraft the world’s most expensive nose-job before it is needed to fly hundreds of passengers to America for Thanksgiving. Check-in assistant Lacey faces the daunting challenge of ensuring every kilo of excess baggage is weighed and paid for by passengers on a full flight to Bangladesh. Meanwhile, security staff race against the clock to screen every passenger and bag in time. Out on the airfield, aircraft handler Anasthasia leads an army of staff to trying to get a high-profile flight away on time.

Storm Troupers: The Fight to Forecast the Weather (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 6th June 2016)

Series in which Alok Jha charts the history of weather forecasting. The final episode tells the story of how meteorology became one of the most important scientific endeavours of the modern age. Alok charts the progress of computer-based forecasting through the characters who pioneered it. He relives the moments that shook faith in forecasting to its core, investigates the discovery of chaos theory, which threatened to undo all confidence in 20th-century science, and discovers the scientific consequences of that infamous forecast – Michael Fish’s missed hurricane, the Great Storm of 1987. Alok uses science demonstrations to investigate the chaotic, unpredictable nature of weather, meets present-day giants of meteorology and observes one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world in action. Based in the Met Office HQ in Exeter, it’s capable of simulating our entire planet’s climate and will help humanity face the vagaries of our weather and climate for generations to come.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 10th June 2016)

The award-winning live weekly satirical comedy show returns for an eighth series, hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. The first guest of the series, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, joins the team to examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories. Viewers can tweet the kind of edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck on Twitter handle #isitok.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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