UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/07/2021

A Lake District Farm Shop (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 10th July 2021)

Documentary following a family-run shop in the Lake District and the local people who produce its goods. The first episode features a ramen chef who hopes the shop’s managers will stock his new recipe. A baker looks to the landscape for inspiration in making bread, and a butcher heads to the fells to hand-pick the Herdwick Lambs to be sold on his counter.

MOTD: Euro 2020 Live (BBC 1/HD/UHD | 7:00pm to 10:35pm | Sunday 11th July 2021) ** COME ON ENGLAND **

Italy v England (Kick-off 8.00pm). Gary Lineker presents coverage of the final, as the champions are crowned at Wembley Stadium. After a nervy semi-final appearance that saw them overcome a deficit for the first time during the tournament, Gareth Southgate’s England players secured their place in the final of a major competition for just the second time in history. Their opponents have a rich pedigree, having won the World Cup four times and the European Championships once, and come into this match on the back of a 32-game unbeaten run. With analysis from Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Jurgen Klinsmann.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th July 2021)

Kevin McCloud revisits professional deep-sea diver Adrian Corrigall and his wife Megan, who planned to build their new family home in rural East Sussex almost entirely out of concrete, with construction involving cutting-edge technologies conceived in Switzerland and never used to build a house before. With both the schedule and the budget under strain, Adrian was forced to resume work as a North Sea diver, leaving Megan juggling this messy and challenging build, all the while looking after three young children. By 2018, water leaks were still to be addressed, the majority of the spaces were raw and unfinished, and the family were still a long way away from moving into their concrete dream. Two and a half years later, with the house now fully complete, Kevin returns to see what living in a cutting-edge concrete bunker is really like.

Our NHS: A Hidden History (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th July 2021)

David Olusoga explores the hidden history of the nurses, doctors and health workers who, for more than 70 years, have been arriving from overseas to serve in the NHS. Without them the NHS would have been in danger of collapse – not least during the current Covid-19 crisis. From its origins, the story of this beloved institution has been intertwined with one of the most divisive social and political issue of the age – immigration – and those who came to work in the NHS have found themselves fighting battles of hostility they neither sought nor expected. However, as Olusoga reveals, their stories say as much about perseverance, dedication and the overcoming of obstacles as they do about discrimination and prejudice.

Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th July 2021)

The singer and broadcaster heads to mid Wales, making his way to the north of the country. His first stop is a familiar seaside town he is extremely fond of – Aberystwyth. This is where he did his first paid acting job, and Michael meets a friendly face from his summer performing in Godspell. Next, he drops in for lunch with the spectacular red kites of Mid Wales. Michael then checks in to restaurant Ynyshir on the Dyfi estuary for a Michelin-starred experience hosted by multi-award-winning chef Gareth Ward.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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