This week’s TV offers sun-soaked travelogues, gripping documentaries, and the return of two hit Netflix series from opposite ends of the spectrum: the dark drama Ozark and steamy reality hit Too Hot To Handle.
Channel 4, 8pm
The new documentary series following staff at Newcastle’s hospitals celebrates the world class medics transforming lives and the support teams who make it all possible. The opening episode sees a surgeon carry out a kidney transplant using a donor organ from the patient’s sister, a welfare dog named Poppy Jingles returns to duty after 18 months off to comfort staff, and a consultant replaces the device powering a four-year-old’s mechanical heart.
Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad
Returning for a fourth series of father and son escapades, Bradley and Barney Walsh will be travelling 3000 miles across Europe in their trusty RV, from catamaran racing in Hungary to bobsleighing in the Arctic mountains of Norway.
In the series opener, the pair head to sunny Croatia, where they swing from the roof of Split's iconic football stadium, free dive down to a shipwreck on the breath-taking island of Vis and make a pit stop in the capital city to meet a fascinating young inventor.
BBC Two, 8pm
Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan present winter wildlife stories from Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, while Iolo Williams spots eagles and otters on the Isle of Mull, and Megan McCubbin watched winter waders at WWT Castle Espie in Northern Ireland.
Too Hot Too Handle
A new group of wild singletons arrive ready for the time of their lives on the fake show “Pleasure Island’, only to find themselves slapped with the rules of the Too Hot villa: no kissing, no heavy petty and no sex of any kind.
Netflix’s outrageous reality show is back for a third series and the stakes are higher than ever, with the prize jackpot doubled to an eye-watering $200,000. Can the flirty singles stick to the rules, or will the irresistible temptation surrounding them see the prize money dwindle to nothing?
The fourth and final series of Netflix’s hit family thriller Ozark will drop in two parts, with the first arriving on the streamer this Friday.
Jason Bateman and Laura Linney reprise their roles as Marty and Wendy Byrde, the seemingly ordinary couple who are forced to give up their suburban Chicago life to launder $500 million for a drug kingpin in the Ozarks, Missouri. Still inextricably caught up with the Navarro cartel, Marty and Wendy must avoid falling prey to the circling FBI agents Miller and Evans.