TV Picks: 26th July – 1st August

TV Picks: 26th July – 1st August

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Monday, 26th July 2021

This week in TV Chris Packham emphasises the importance of nature, Anna Richardson helps people save money and BBC Two goes behind the scenes with the Yorkshire firefighters. 

How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours 


Channel 4, 8pm 

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Presented by Anna Richardson, the second series of the consumer series is once again helping people save the pennies and get more money savvy.

The first episode sees the team of experts help a family of three from Blackburn, who have amassed a credit card debt of £9000 since the start of the pandemic. 

Gary Usher will help them reduce their food bill and create healthy, delicious, purse friendly meals.

Peachy Clean will give out handy cleaning hacks to keep their kitchen sparkling and Eve Humphreys will provide DIY help to improve their house.

Chris Packham: The Walk That Made Me 


BBC Two, 8pm 

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham goes on an emotional walk through the beautiful Hampshire countryside, reminiscing about walks he had with his father, kestrel and poodle companions. 

During the walk Packham remembers difficult memories of growing up with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome and how walking helped his mental health.

Walking along the River Itchen and Itchen Navigation, Packham discusses how important nature is for people’s wellbeing.

Using a 360-degree camera, Packham starts outside of Southampton travelling north and ending at Winchester castle.

Along the way he meets people who live, work and play in the area.

Yorkshire Firefighters 


BBC Two, 8pm 

Following the men and women of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the four-part documentary gives viewers an insight into the life-threatening situations firefighters face on a daily basis. 

With 900 firefighters serving a population of over 2 million people, cameras will provide unprecedented access to the men and women behind the helmets. 

The series includes firefighters bringing under control one of Bradford’s biggest fires in decades and helping to keep communities safe during the pandemic. 

Despite plenty of jeopardy and drama, the series includes plenty of Yorkshire charm and warmth. 

King Gary 


BBC One, 9:30pm 

Created by and starring Tom Davis, the sitcom is set in the outer London suburbs and follows family man Gary King who has taken over his dad’s building firm.

Returning for series two, King and his partner Terri (Laura Checkley) are planning to get married and only a lavish ceremony will do.

Meanwhile, former enemies now friends, King and his neighbour Stuart (Romesh Ranganathan), are united against a common enemy in the form of a new nightmare neighbour. 

Outer Banks 



Teen drama Outer Banks tells the story of summer love drenched in North Carolina sun. 

Outer Banks is the type of place divided into two camps, where people have two houses or two jobs.

People either belong to the elite Kooks or working-class Pogues.

A group of Pogue teenagers are on the hunt for hidden treasure and their ringleader’s missing father, but find themselves chased by the law and a group of wealthy Kooks. 

Series two will continue to tell the story of revenge, love, friendship and adventure. 

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This week in TV Chris Packham emphasises the importance of nature, Anna Richardson helps people save money and BBC Two goes behind the scenes with the Yorkshire firefighters.