Jonathan Edwards presents live coverage of the Triathlon World Series event in Leeds. All of the British team that have been selected for the Rio Olympics are taking part. Non Stanford and Vicky Holland test themselves against gold-medal favourite and defending world champion Gwen Jorgensen of the USA. The Brownlee brothers are in action in the men’s race where they look to lay down a marker ahead of the Games against five-time world champion Javier Gomez of Spain, who is making his 2016 World Series debut around the Leeds course.
Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th June 2016)
Chris Evans struggles to keep his lunch down as he rides with Sabine Schmitz in the new Audi R8. Elsewhere, Rory Reid tests the new Ford Focus RS, Chris Harris attempts to tame Ferrari’s savage F12 TDF and Matt LeBlanc gets a whistle-stop tour of London in Ken Block’s fearsome ‘Hoonicorn’. Boxer Anthony Joshua and comedian Kevin Hart are this week’s Stars in a Rally Cross Car.
Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th June 2016)
In celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday, Penelope Keith travels to the four corners of the Union to venture behind the scenes of Her Majesty’s official royal residences. Penelope continues her journey at the Queen’s official Scottish residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where she discovers a unique 1000-piece royal silverware service and steps into the ill-fated bed chamber of Mary Queen of Scots. Penelope also boards Her Majesty’s floating royal residence, the Queen’s beloved yacht Britannia and peeks into the Queen’s private quarters. On the west coast of Scotland, Penelope visits Inveraray Castle and the Master of the Royal Household of Scotland. Penelope takes aim with some archers and meets the the Royal Falconer at Borthwick Castle in Midlothian.
Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th June 2016)
Documentary series filmed over seven months looking at life behind the scenes at the UK’s biggest and busiest airport. In this edition, storm Imogen causes chaos on the runways and in the terminals. Airside safety officer Simon keeps his eyes peeled for any potentially dangerous debris which could damage planes that are landing. In Terminal 4, manager Sunita looks after dozens of passengers whose flight to Delhi has been cancelled. Trainee engineer Elliot prepares to get his hands dirty as he clears a blocked sewage pit – an essential part of the airport operation that no passenger normally sees. There are emotional reunions in arrivals and staff from the Animal Reception Centre welcome an exotic shipment of feathered friends from Canada.
Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:30pm | Wednesday 15th June 2016)
Documentary telling the extraordinary story of Koko, the only ‘talking’ gorilla in the world, and her lifelong relationship with Penny Patterson. Project Koko started as a PhD project to teach sign language to a baby gorilla, but as Koko began to communicate with Penny, an intense bond formed between them. Penny has now been with Koko for over 40 years and claims Koko can reveal fresh insights into the workings of an animal’s mind. Koko’s unique life with Penny has been filmed every step of the way. Many hours of footage chart the most dramatic moments – Penny’s battle to keep Koko from being taken back to the zoo in which she was born, Penny’s clash with academic critics who doubted her claims and the image of Koko mourning the death of her kitten. Penny believes that Koko has moved beyond simple language to express complex emotions – such as a longing for a baby gorilla of her own, and that the empathy she evokes in people changes their attitudes to all animals.
The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 17th June 2016)
The award-winning live weekly satirical comedy show continues, hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. The team are joined by US actors Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar who are starring in Jesse’s new West End play The Spoils, to examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories. Viewers can tweet the kind of edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck on Twitter handle #isitok.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.