UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/06/2022

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th June 2022)

The team finds out if you can grab a reliable used car for less than £500, with the help of a tank assault course. Elsewhere, Chris Harris lives the high life in Maserati’s new MC20 supercar, while Freddie Flintoff goes on the charge in the all-electric Rivian pick-up truck.

AIDS: The Unheard Tapes (BBC 2/HD | 9:30pm to 10:30pm | Monday 27th June 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Forty years ago, a mysterious disease first appeared in Britain’s gay community. As the crisis grew, a group of pioneering researchers began recording audio interviews with infected gay men and their friends. These interviews were archived in the British Library and have never been broadcast before. This series brings them to life with young actors who lip-sync to the original voice recordings.

Why Buildings Collapse (BBC 2/HD | 9:30pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday 28th June 2022)

Documentary examining the collapse of the Champlain Towers South apartment building in Miami in 2021, and looking at the implications for other buildings around the world. The programme explores the factors that might have led to the collapse, and also looks to the future to ask what lessons we might learn from this disaster.

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 30th June 2022)

Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway visit the cathedral-like Greenwich Power Station, which stands ready to power the tube at short notice.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 1st July 2022)

The property-based guessing game sees four people all claiming to be Rohini, owner of a nine-bedroom Georgian mansion that boasts an ice room, a pirate room, a yoga studio and an indoor beach. The real Rohini runs her property as a yoga and alternative therapy retreat, but there is a bit of friction between the Rohinis as one reveals she’s really just in it for the money. It falls to panellists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Harry Hill and MIST to sort out the facts from the fiction.

British Planes That Won the War with Rob Bell (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 1st July 2022)

The presenter reveals how the Lancaster bomber played a crucial role in the outcome of the Second World War. For the first time, Allied forces could take the fight to the enemy. The design for the new Lancaster bomber represented a major capability breakthrough for the Allies. Its four powerful Merlin engines allowed it to carry the largest bombs used by the RAF.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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