UK TV programmes to watch this week : 09/07/2022

Spider-Man: Homecoming (BBC 1/HD | 10:30pm to 12:25am | Saturday 9th July 2022)

Peter Parker balances life as an ordinary high-school student with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, while waiting in vain to join his mentor Iron Man on a world-saving mission. Determined to prove he is ready for bigger challenges, he investigates a spree of crimes committed with advanced weapons – leading him into a battle with a ruthless winged enemy on the hunt for priceless technology. Superhero adventure, starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.

Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 12th July 2022)

Freddie continues his mission to turn a group of lively teenagers from his home town of Preston into a decent competitive team. After the chaos of their first match, some of the boys’ behaviour is threatening the team’s ability to prepare for their next game. However, a surprising new addition gives the boys a fight chance – if only Freddie can keep them under control.

AIDS: The Unheard Tapes (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 11th July 2022)

A look at the search for a cure, with the results of the failed AZT trials in 1993 provoking a backlash against drug companies and sometimes the doctors and nurses caring for patients. Many in the gay and HIV communities began to take further action for themselves, and a wave of revolutionary activism and direct action built momentum. The stories of men including John, Jeremy and Tony, recorded at the time and her voiced by actors, bring these experiences to life.

Mo Farah: My Untold Story (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 13th July 2022)

Ten years ago, Mo Farah captured the imagination of sports fans across the nation when he won two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics. But where did he come from? Here, Mo tells his story, revealing the shocking truth about his childhood, the journey he made from Somaliland to the UK as a young boy, and the subsequent years that led to his Olympic success.

Judi Dench: Our National Treasure (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Friday 15th July 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

A profile of the actress from a strict Quaker upbringing in Yorkshire, through her staunch determination to make it as a thespian. There’s also a look at her work in TV favourites such as A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By, where Judi’s performances won her four BAFTA awards, and her tenure in the James Bond franchise.

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

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