UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/06/2021

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 28th June 2021)

The comedian visits seaside resorts around the UK, beginning in Great Yarmouth, where she is joined by Joe Pasquale. Susan starts her tour with a visit to the lord mayor, who sends her off with a list of things to see and do. She takes part in a synchronised swimming performance at Britain’s last surviving circus building, takes a ride on a 1930s rollercoaster, and learns the secret of putting words into a stick of rock.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 29th June 2021)

The comedian explores Brighton, joined by Zoe Lyons. The tour begins at the famous viewing tower, and takes in the toy museum and a game of volleyball on one of the few areas on sandy beach the famously shingle-covered coastline has. Susan also tries her hand at the games on Brighton Palace Pier and discovers why the town is becoming famous for locally produced wine.

101 Years of Tesco (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 30th June 2021)

The retailer’s transformation from a cut-price upstart to market leader. After the death of its founder Jack Cohen in 1979, the company was in the middle of a high-risk transition and an outside takeover was a real danger. Ian MacLaurin, Jack Cohen’s first management trainee, was chief executive at the time. His vision for the company was very different from Jack’s pile-it-high, sell-it cheap approach. He set out to transform the company and compete with the number one retailer Sainsbury’s – something that was achieved in 1995.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 30th June 2021)

The comedian continues her trip around the UK visiting seaside resorts. In the third episode, Susan reaches her next destination, St Ives. Here, she meets Gyles Brandreth, who discusses his personal connection to the famous resort.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 1st July 2021)

The comedian visits Southend-on-Sea in Essex, home to the world’s largest pleasure pier and the famous narrow-gauge railway. Susan also creates her own ice cream sundae, takes part in a training exercise with a local lifeboat crew, and talks to Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson about why she has been coming to the town since she was a child.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd July 2021)

The comedian concludes her coastal tour with a trip to Blackpool, where she enjoys a game of bingo, and is reunited with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Kevin Clifton.

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

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