TV Picks: 11th July - 17th July

TV Picks: 11th July - 17th July

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Monday, 11th July 2022
Iain de Caestecker (Credit: Hartswood Films / Anne Binckebanck / BBC)
Iain de Caestecker (Credit: Hartswood Films / Anne Binckebanck / BBC)

This week in TV Michael Pollan talks about the positive aspects of psychedelics and the Duchess of Cornwall guest edits Country Life.

Ackley Bridge 


Channel 4, 10pm

The West Yorkshire based school drama is back for a fifth series and teases love triangles, catfishing, compulsive liars and a big gypsy wedding. 

Head teacher Martin (Rob James-Collier) finds himself being monitored by the Valley Trust who don’t like the way he is running the school.

Plus Kaneez (Sunetra Sarker) is given a new job as a sex education teacher, which leads to some embarrassing encounters. 

This series will see Top Boy actor Ashley Walters making his directorial debut.

How to Change Your Mind 



Author Michael Pollan looks at the real story behind psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and mescaline. 

The four-part documentary based on Pollan’s book will look at some of the lesser known facts and sides to psychedelic drugs. 

The documentary will talk to scientists and those who have suffered from mental illnesses and experienced life-changing encounters after taking psychedelics.

The series will highlight the positive elements of the drugs, from their use as a treatment for PTSD, their incorporation into sacred medicines and religious ceremonies and the power of microdosing. 

The Real Mo Farah 


BBC One, 9pm 

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Sir Mo Farah gets personal about his childhood and the truth about his journey from Somaliland to the UK as a young boy.

The documentary will follow Farah’s journey from a boy to finding athletics and winning two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics. 

Viewers will get to see Farah at his most honest and raw and learn about the experiences that made him into the man he is today.

Camilla’s Country Life


ITV, 9pm 

The documentary will give exclusive access to the Duchess of Cornwall as she guest edits Country Life magazine to mark her 75th birthday.

The Duchess of Cornwall will oversee and help plan a special edition of Country Life in the magazine's 125th anniversary year. 

Directed by Michael Waldman, the Duchess of Cornwall will showcase her love for the British countryside and the people and places that are important to her.

She will also meet the people who run the charities and are advocates for the causes she supports and cares for.

The Control Room 


BBC One, 9pm 

BBC thriller The Control Room promises to be high octane and fast paced with plenty of shocking twists and turns.

Iain De Caestecker plays emergency call handler Gabe whose life is changed beyond recognition when the person behind one of his calls claims to know him.

The distressed woman on the end of the phone claims to have killed someone, before suggesting that she and Gabe go way back.

It is a race against time for Gabe to work out who the woman is and he decides to make a choice that has destructive consequences. 

The three-part series will also star Joanna Vanderham as the mysterious woman, Sharon Rooney and Daniel Portman.

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This week in TV Michael Pollan talks about the positive aspects of psychedelics and the Duchess of Cornwall guest edits Country Life.