UK TV programmes to watch this week : 02/07/2022

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 3rd July 2022)

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness celebrate 100 years of the BBC by tackling 1920s-style motorsport. Continuing the motorsport theme, Paddy also delves into the history of BMW’s legendary M-cars and Chris gets to grips Ford’s new WRC racer. Plus, with electric cars becoming a more common sight on the roads, the team investigates the future of fuel.

 Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 11:00pm | Sunday 3rd July 2022)

The comedian hosts a live show in Birmingham to celebrate 50 years of Pride. He is joined by guests including Mawaan Rizwan, Rosie Jones, Mae Martin, Boy George, Kelly Holmes, Julian Clary, Danny Dyer, Joan Collins, Tom Allen, Self Esteem, Gina Yashere, Tia Kofi, Lawrence Chaney, Adam All, Steps and the stars of Heartstopper. Plus, Joe will be pulling off one of his most ambitious stunts to date, which involves a load of MPs and an impromptu statue in Westminster.

AIDS: The Unheard Tapes (BBC 2/HD | 9:30pm to 10:30pm | Monday 4th July 2022)

A look at how the government educated the nation about Aids amid rising rates of infection, with dedicated hospital wards providing a haven, but deaths continued increasing in the gay community. The stories of men including Jeremy, John, Martyn and Tony recorded at the time bring these experiences to life, with their words lip-synced by actors, giving first-hand insight into how they tried to adapt to their lives as part of the `Aids generation’ and struggled with the deaths of those they loved.

Why Buildings Collapse (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 5th July 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 can be learnt from this disaster.

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 7th July 2022)

Baker Street. Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway explore the tube station with the most platforms, Baker Street.

British Planes That Won the War with Rob Bell (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 8th July 2022)

The engineer tells the story of the Harrier Jump Jet, the first operational aircraft to employ vertical take-off and landing, or VTOL. We meet Harrier pilots who took part in its first combat operation in the Falklands War, and hear about the influential role that the planes played.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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