UK TV programmes to watch this week : 31/07/2021

A Lake District Farm Shop (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 31st July 2021)

The lady of a Cumbrian manor shares a book of marmalade-based recipes that could be used as the key ingredient in a new cake to be sold at the services. Master butcher Dave turns to an age-old skill to transform sheepskins into new products for the farm shop, and brother and sister Lucien and Helena lead the transformation from farm shop to winter wonderland in preparation for Christmas.

Hot Tub Brits: More Bubbles Please! (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 1st August 2021)

A look at the rising popularity of hot tubs in Britain, hearing from enthusiasts as well as the people getting rich from the boom in sales. The programme meets celebrity chef Aldo Zilli as he installs a top-of-the-range tub in the grounds of his Surrey mansion, while first-time buyers Claire and Stephen from Co Durham test the latest models at their local showroom (1/2).

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 2nd August 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway explore the disused parts of Piccadilly Circus, the grandest station on the London Underground, and visit the long-abandoned Highgate surface station.

My Cornwall with Fern Britton (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 5th August 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

The presenter embarks on a personal quest to understand what makes the county she loves so uniquely captivating. Fern Britton’s love affair with Cornwall began with sand between the toes adventures on childhood holidays in Looe, and it’s there she starts her journey (1/2).

Fishing Scotland’s Lochs and Rivers (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 6th August 2021)

The group embraces a change in personnel, as Linford Christie, Rosemary Shrager, Les Dennis and Fern Britton swap Ian Botham for pop star Shane Lynch. They then head south towards Stirling to try their hand at coarse fishing.

Epic Wales: Valleys, Mountains & Coasts (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 6th August 2021)

Wales’s three national parks are not just a playground for tourists and adventurers, but are also home to more than 80,000 people. This first episode focuses such individuals as upland sheep and cattle farmer Rhodri Jones, who has lived near Bala on the southern side of Snowdonia National Park for 43 years. With lambing looming, an unexpected April snowfall on the mountain makes caring for his pregnant ewes even more challenging. Meanwhile, in the seaside town of Dale, at the western tip of the Pembrokeshire coast, fisherman Mark Gainfort embarks on his first trip of the season.

Motorhoming with Merton & Webster (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 6th August 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Paul Merton and his wife Suki Webster hit the road as they embrace Britain’s booming motorhoming scene, seeking out the UK’s most famous sights and hidden gems, while there are tips from enthusiasts and volunteers test camping equipment. The couple begin their journey in Canterbury, where they pick up their cruiser and set off on their first-ever staycation on wheels touring Kent’s coastline.

Abandoned Engineering (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 6th August 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Exploring a ghost town in Colorado, the remnants of an industrial enterprise in Puerto Rico and a remote village on Cyprus.

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

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