UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/07/2017

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 1st July 2017)

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.

50 Shades of Gay (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Monday 3rd July 2017)

In this personal documentary, Rupert Everett explores the changes in gay life in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. He meets LGBT people from all walks of life, including former royal butler Paul Burrell, black gay rapper Jai’Rouge, actors from Hollyoaks, and Southend carpenter Steve, and visits the ‘lesbian capital of Britain’, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. So much has been gained in the long journey towards mainstream acceptance, but has something of the rebellious, outsider spirit of gay culture also been lost? Is Britain finally able to accept the full 50 shades of gay?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 4th July 2017)

This new series explores what it is like to live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside – in the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. At Bleak Bank Farm in the Dales, the Dawson family prepare for their most critical week of the year amd the annual sale of their lambs at auction. The episode also follows the hound trail, a little known Cumbrian sport where hounds race around the natural bowl of Buttermere. There’s also ultra running up Helvellyn in the Lakes; while the residents of Barbon in the Dales await the arrival of high-speed broadband.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 7th July 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.

TRNSMT (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only | 11:05pm to 12:35am | Friday 7th July 2017)

Edith Bowman introduces the best performances from the first night of the new TRNSMT festival, live from Glasgow Green. Including Radiohead, Rag’n’Bone Man, Belle and Sebastian, and London Grammar.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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