‘God save the Queen’ has been scrawled on the surface of Mars. What are Victorians doing on the home of the Ice Warriors? And what will they find beneath the Martian soil?
Triathlon World Series (BBC 2/HD | 1:00pm to 6:00pm | Sunday 11th June 2017)
Ore Oduba presents live coverage from Leeds, where the fourth leg of the World Triathlon Series is taking place. Jonny Brownlee is aiming to get his world title challenge back on track after a dramatic race in Japan last time out, where he ended up having to carry his bike after a crash in the cycling phase. Jonny is joined by brother and Olympic champion Alistair, who makes his first World Series appearance of the season. The pair will certainly not lack for support as Leeds is their hometown but their rivals include five-time world champion Javier Gomez, along with current world champion and series leader Mario Mola. Leading the charge for the British women’s team is former world champion Non Stanford but she faces stiff opposition in a high-quality field, not least in the form of reigning world champion Flora Duffy, who showed she had shaken off early-season injury problems with victory in the most recent race in Yokohama.
Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th June 2017)
Billy Connolly celebrates his 75th birthday and 50 years in show business by sitting for three Scottish artists – John Byrne, Jack Vettriano and Rachel MacLean. During each sitting, Billy talks about his remarkable life and career, which has taken him from musician and pioneering stand-up to Hollywood actor.
The Passengers That Took on the Train Line (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th June 2017)
In 2016, with the contract for Southeastern trains due to expire in six months, a group of dissatisfied but determined passengers come together to try to take a railway franchise into their own hands. Jacques Peretti follows the group as they set about executing their revolutionary plan. Is their dream far-fetched, or will the Department for Transport, looking for fresh ideas, see this new passenger-run company as a viable option for the franchise?
The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 16th June 2017)
It’s time to bring the country back together with a Channel 4 two hour special, The Last Leg: Re-United Kingdom, inspired by and in memory of MP Jo Cox, this special show celebrates what we have in common a year on since her murder. With warmth and humour The Last Leg hosts Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdecombe urge people to put aside their differences following polling day and various divisive referenda. They host their own celebrity-filled street party, reuniting famous foes and settle some long-standing disputes as high-profile guests from the worlds of politics and show business come together to put their differences aside. Cross-party involvement and international faces lend their support in surprising and interesting ways across the evening.
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