This week's best TV & radio: 24 -30 July

Fri, 23/07/2010 - 12:48
Submitted by Dave Perrett



Country Tracks
Sunday – 11am – BBC One
Jodie Kidd goes on a journey through Yorkshire, from Leeds to Scarborough.
Sunday – 8pm – BBC One
Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson explore the town of Holmfirth, and the Yorkshire countryside that surrounds it. For 37 years, Holmfirth has provided the backdrop to BBC favourite Last of the Summer Wine. Now, with the show about to start its final series, Adam Henson and Ellie Harrison look at the influence it has had on the town, and they speak to some of its stars.



Wainwright: The Man Who Loved the Lakes
Monday – 10.55pm – BBC Four
Documentary recalling the life of eccentric Lancastrian Alfred Wainwright.

Britain by Bike
Tuesday – 8.30pm – BBC Four
Clare Balding’s journey into Wales sees her discover how a cycle factory went to war.

Great British Holiday
Tuesday – 10.30pm – BBC Four
Rock in north Cornwall is the UK's St Tropez – home to second homes of billionaires.

The Great Outdoors
Wednesday – 9pm – BBC Four
Rambling club organiser Bob begins a titanic battle of wills with the newest member.

Great British Holiday
Wednesday – 11.45pm – BBC Four
Documentary focusing on Blackpool's bid to host the UK's first super-casino.


Monday – 8pm – ITV1
Paul Heiney visits an animal fame academy in Derbyshire where pigs play football, rabbits go shopping and reindeer are in training for Christmas.


Ship Rescue: The Devon Disaster
Tuesday – 8pm – Five

Documentary exploring the attempts of the emergency services to rescue MSC Napoli, a 53,000-tonne container ship that ran aground on the Devon coastline in 2007, spilling its cargo into the hands of looters. For three years, teams fought to prevent an environmental disaster and remove the ship from busy UK waters.



Open Country
Saturday - 6.07am - BBC Radio 4 Moira Hickey visits Fair Isle for the opening of a new bird observatory.

On Your Farm

Sunday - 6.35am - BBC Radio 4
Caz Graham discovers how to make your farm wildlife friendly.
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