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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 18/06/2016

The Last Leg in, the Last Leg Out - 24-06-2016 - YouView appTate Modern: Switched On (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Saturday 18th June 2016)

To mark the opening of the much anticipated, revamped Tate Modern, with its new Switch building more than doubling the amount of space it has on London’s Bankside, a look behind the scenes to reveal new director Frances Morris’s drive to increase the amount of international, female and performance-related work to make it a museum for the 21st century. With exclusive access to the Tate’s ‘secret stores’, where some of the new work will come from, members of its congregation explain how they feel the £260m transformation of this cathedral to contemporary art is money well spent, while others think its expansion in a time of recession is sacrilegious. Andrew Marr and Brenda Emmanus present from the opening night celebrations with contributions from Tate supremo Sir Nicholas Serota, artists Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley, critics Waldemar Januszczak and Jennifer Higgie, and comedians and painters Harry Hill and Vic Reeves.

Countryfile (BBC 1/HD | 5:45pm to 6:45pm | Sunday 19th June 2016)

Countryfile is in the East Midlands to find out about the region’s rural past. Matt Baker takes to the Trent in a kayak and finds out about the effort to clean up the river. He also visits Calverton Fish Farm in Nottinghamshire, where the team teach stocked fish how to be ‘wild’ in special tanks that force the fish to swim against an artificial current for food. Helen Skelton is in Rutland to meet master miller Nigel Moon. Nigel takes her on as apprentice for the day in his traditional windmill, one of the last in the region. Adam Henson is at the biggest agricultural show in the South West, The Royal Bath and West. John Craven launches 2016’s photographic competition, with its theme From Dawn till Dusk. Joining John on the judging team are Dragons’ Den’s Deborah Meaden, comedian Rhona Cameron and wildlife cameraman Simon King. Matt Baker also reveals the total raised by sales of 2015’s calendar. Tom Heap discovers how a global health crisis is impacting the battle against Bovine TB.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 19th June 2016)

The world’s most popular motoring show continues. Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and Sabine Schmitz buy cheap second-hand cars and head for Venice. The aim? To prove road travel can be more luxurious than taking the train. Elsewhere, Rory Reid heads to New York to sample the all-electric Tesla Model X, while Chris Harris dons his race helmet to drive the most powerful Aston Martin of all time – the fearsome Vulcan. Bear Grylls and Brian Cox are the Stars in a Rallycross Car.

Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 19th June 2016)

This time Penelope is in Northern Ireland, visiting the Queen’s official Royal residence, Hillsborough Castle. Penelope meets the household staff responsible for raising the flag, buffing the brass and turning down the beds for Her Majesty’s visits. She also gets an exclusive look at a long-lost scrapbook of handwritten royal menus and invitations dating back to 1925, which sheds light on the tastes of the day. Penelope also meets the Queen’s bugler, uncovers an unexpected treasure from the Queen’s 1953 coronation tour and finds out how The Queen’s simple act of crossing a road in Enniskillen in 2012 helped unify two fractured communities.

Colin Prior – Mountain Man: Adventure Show Special (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 22nd June 2016)

This month’s programme follows landscape photgrapher Colin Prior as he begins a five-year project to capture the majesty and grandeur of the Karakoram mountains in Pakistan. For over thirty years, Prior has meticulously documented the planet’s mountains and wild places, capturing vast sweeping panoramas and memorable images.

The Last Leg in, the Last Leg Out (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 24th June 2016)

This week the live weekly satirical comedy show airs in an earlier slot as Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe are joined by a special guest to examine the EU referendum result and the biggest and most entertaining news stories of the week. 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.

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 11/06/2016

Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow - 13-06-2016 - YouView appTriathlon (BBC 2/HD | 12:45pm to 6:00pm | Sunday 12th June 2016)

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.

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