What's on TV: 21 - 27 May

What's on TV: 21 - 27 May

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From delicious quick and easy meals, to live music festivals and high octane racing, whatever you're after, we've got all you covered.

Robbie’s War: the Rise and Fall of a Playboy Millionaire

Monday: BBC Two, 9pm​


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London property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz lost billions in the 2008 financial crash. Then he was arrested on suspicion of fraud. Though he has since been exonerated, his empire lies in tatters. This documentary looks at where he is now, trying to save his London home, which he shares with his 27-year-old girlfriend… and his estranged wife. This profile gives an insight into a figure who, some feel, embodies the excess of London’s business culture.

Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food

Monday: Channel 4, 8pm 

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Jamie Oliver returns with his signature brand of quick, easy and above all enjoyable recipes. His enthusiasm is contagious and he makes it seem as though even the worst cook in the world could whip up his tasty dishes. This week it’s delectable pesto chicken in pastry and a watermelon, ginger and mint granita.

 

Manchester: the Night of the Bomb

Tuesday: 9pm BBC Two

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This harrowing and powerful documentary contains remarkable testimony and eye witness accounts of the fateful night of 22 May 2017. On that night, this group of remarkable girls and young women were amongst those who witnessed a shrapnel bomb being detonated at an Ariana Grande concert, which resulted in 22 deaths.

Film maker Jamie Roberts also talks to the British Transport Police officers who were at the scene that night. Ambulance crews were prohibited from entering what was described as a terrorist “hot zone”.

 

Carry on Brussels

Wednesday: Channel 4, 10pm

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As the UK is set to leave the EU, it might seem a strange time to have a documentary examine the inner workings of an organisation to which we will no longer belong. That doesn’t make it any less entertaining. A particular highlight comes from UKIP press officer Herman Kelly’s explanation of the “mutually beneficial” relationship between his party and the UK press, saying, “ We give them controversy; they give us airtime.”

 

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

Wednesday: BBC One, 9pm 

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Chris van Tulleken returns to screens with another look into our increasing reliance on medicines. This time, the focus is on the increasing amounts of children being medicated. With 60,000 children now being prescribed drugs to treat ADHD, the series takes an in depth look at what can be done, including different approaches such as mindfulness.

 

The Horne Selection Television Programme

Thursday: Dave, 10pm

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Dave has long been the bastion of silly television and this is no exception. Featuring a band of professional musicians, fronted by Taskmasters’ Alex Horne, this two-hour special, from the already popular podcast and radio show of the same name, is a spontaneous and freewheeling combination of live music and comedy. Guests include Nadine Coyle, Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe and Joe Wilkinson.

 

The Biggest Weekend

Friday: BBC Four, from 7.30pm

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Presented across not one, but four stages in four different cities: Belfast, Perth, Swansea and Coventry, The Biggest Weekend, which runs until Monday, is set to be a highlight of the British summer festival season. BBC Four’s coverage of the Belfast stage features names such as Welsh legends The Manic Street Preachers, as well as Orbital and Beck.

 

Monaco Grand Prix

Sunday: Sky Sports F1 – LIVE 2.15pm

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Red Bull and Ferrari are pundit front runners, despite fan favourite Lewis Hamilton being 17 points clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after winning the last two races. It’s sure to be a high octane race with everything to play for.

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From delicious quick and easy meals, to live music festivals and high octane racing, whatever you're after, we've got all you covered.