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Monday 7.30pm – 8pm, BBC1
This documentary follows the work of the expert Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team – a fifty strong crew led by Willie Anderson, who save many members of the public’s lives each year. They battle the harshest elements, fighting 100mph winds, avalanches and blizzards in 2000 sq miles of Britain’s wildest landscape.
Trawlermen: Celebs at Sea
Monday 9pm – 11pm, Channel 5
This two part show sees three celebrities join the crew of a British trawler to see if they have what it takes to handle one of the countries toughest jobs. Former England rugby star Ben Cohen, Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and chef Antony Worrel Thompson board a vessel and head 200 miles north of Cape Wrath. In the North Atlantic they are initiated into every trawlerman’s bread and butter job – gutting fish by hand!
Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure
Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, ITV
Travelling on the trip of a lifetime, the award-winning actress explores beautiful rainforests, stunning wildlife and the spectacular coastlines of Malaysian Borneo. Joining expert Glen Reynolds she travels on a helicopter to witness the beauty of the islands centre, before observing orangutans in their natural environment and learning how they are helping to prevent global warming.
Match of the Day Live: FIFA Women’s World Cup
Wednesday 7.30pm – 10pm, BBC1
Kick-off 8pm. Live coverage from Stade de Lyon of the second semi-final of the Women’s World Cup, which features the winners between the third and fourth quarter finals. England were knocked out at this stage four years ago in the cruelest of fashions after Laura Bassett’s injury time own goal gave Japan a 2-1 win. The Japanese went on to get defeated 5-2 by the USA in a thrilling final.
Thursday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1
Star Wars actor John Boyega narrates this dramatised natural history show which features a cast of wild animals and their interactions with life on the savannah. Teenage elephant Tembo feels left out as his mother gives birth to a new male calf, Kali the lioness breaks the golden rule of pride life as she has cubs with an outsider, upon returning with her young family she is forced into exile. Meanwhile, baboon Bakari starts a deep, intense rivalry fuelled by jealousy as the love of his life is stolen away by the troops new leader.
Celebrity Crystal Maze
Friday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4
Five celebrities join Richard Ayoade in the famous maze as they take on an array of mental, skill, physical and mystery challenges in a bid to win crystals for valuable time in the end challenge. Captain of the team is actor and model Nancy Sorrell, she is joined by comedians Vic Reeves and Susan Calmam, former international cricketer Graeme Swann and reality TV star Ferne McCann. As expected, there’s highs and lows as well as lock-ins.
Friday 9pm – 9.30pm, BBC1
Craiglang witnesses a battle over a stray cat as Winston fights with a neighbour for its affections. Victor is convinced he is the right man for the job as Twilight magazine seeks a new star for the cover and in the shop, Navid is plagued by the ‘lone wolf’ – a teenage tear away adept at shoplifting. Desperate to save his stock, the plucky shopkeeper plans an elaborate takedown. Stars Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Jane McCarry and Sanjeev Kholi.
Saturday 4.40pm – 6.50pm, Channel 5
A soldier and an Egyptologist travel through a mysterious portal to lead an expedition to an alien planet. Arriving there they discover a world which resembles ancient Egypt, which is under the rule of a tyrant who has convinced the destitute people there he is a god – until the visitors convince the enslaved to fight back and rebel. Stars Jaye Davidson, Kurt Russel and James Spader.
London’s Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames
Saturday 7pm – 8pm, Channel 4
This new series looks at the extravagant and ambitious plans by an organisation to illuminate the 15 bridges of central London in what is to be the largest public artwork ever conceived. Charlie Luxton reports on the progress and meets the artist behind the project, Leo Villarreal. He also meets artist Ben Wilson who is converting the Millennium Bridge into a display using discarded gum for a canvas! We also explore the history of London Bridge.
War in the Blood
Sunday 9pm – 10.45pm, BBC2
This delicate and emotional documentary follows two cancer patients who volunteered to be test subjects for the experimental CAR T-cell cancer treatment. This therapy is hailed as the first step towards a cure for cancer but the participants Graham, 53 and Mahmoud, 18 may never reap the benefits – their role is to allow scientists and experts to monitor the side effects. The film explores the differing relationships between patients and clinical teams and how the different ages and life experiences affect those emotional and physical responses.
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