UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/06/2017

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:45pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 24th June 2017)

A huge spaceship trapped in the gravity well of a black hole, teeming with impossible lifeforms, harbours one of the Doctor’s most feared enemies.

Britain’s Great Gay Buildings (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 24th June 2017)

In Britain’s Great Gay Buildings, presented by Stephen Fry, seven famous gay faces champion the buildings that have helped define Britain’s gay history, revealing the groundbreaking events that happened there and the extraordinary people who lived and worked at these key historical sites. The Reverend Richard Cole revisits Heaven Nightclub, to reveal its hedonistic past. Mary Portas visits Shibden Hall, in Yorkshire, to discover the secret diaries of a Yorkshire heiress. Craig Revel Horwood explores Britain’s drag scene at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Simon Callow tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s downfall at the Old Bailey. Rikki Beadle Blair visits the Theatre Royal Haymarket, to discover how the British public showed their support for Sir John Gielgud after his arrest for cottaging. Liz Carr travels to Bletchley Park, which fostered one of Britain’s greatest scientists, Alan Turing. And Baron Waheed Alli tells the story of the Houses of Parliament’s recent battle for gay rights.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th June 2017)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales have been exploring canals for half a century. But this time they embark on their most ambitious voyage, along the waterways of India. In this episode, Tim and Pru leave behind the safe confines of the canals as they head out into the rarely navigated Brahmaputra river in the far north east of India. The Brahmaputra features intoxicating scenery, rich culture, and remarkable history. Tim and Pru follow an old route from the tea trade; meet a community of monks; and hitch a ride on an elephant.

Supermarket Shopping Secrets (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th June 2017)

Series in which Gregg Wallace and journalist Babita Sharma get the inside track on the latest tactics in the supermarket wars to help people stay one step ahead. In this edition looking at health, Gregg discovers the exotic ingredient being used to produce a healthier burger and explores spiralised vegetables, now a major health trend. And Babita examines how the public is being manipulated by food health labels.

The Adventure Show (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 27th June 2017)

In the first of a new series, the Adventure Show visits the rugged Kintyre Peninsula to join athletes in one of Scotland’s most scenic races – the Kintyre Way Ultra. With no less than 1,300 metres of ascent and over 35 miles of rough terrain, this is a tough challenge for every runner. Also on the programme, an inspiring athlete who is proving that living with epilepsy doesn’t prevent achieving sporting success at the highest level.

The Last Leg (Chnannel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 30th June 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

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