Today on TV, realtors visit Britain’s biggest houses, Hugh Dennis digs up back gardens and Frankie Boyle digs into the year just passed.
The Great British Dig: History In Your Back Garden
More 4, 9.00pm
Hugh Dennis presents a second series of The Great British Dig, joining a team of expert archaeologists as they dig up lost history beneath the back gardens of Britain.
In this first episode, they are knocking on people’s doors in Falkirk, Scotland, in search of a Roman fort that lay beside the Antonine Wall, the northernmost defence of the Roman Empire that ran for about 35 miles between the Clyde and the Forth.
Britain’s Most Expensive Houses
Channel 4, 9.00pm
Estate agents from Sotheby’s International Realty give us a peek behind the doors of some of the country’s most enviable mansions.
Realtor Mary has a modern manor worth £30 million near Windsor on her books, with a huge sauna being just one of its major draws. Meanwhile, in London, a Russian beautician is looking for something “iconic,” and a run-down mansion in north Wales could finally find a new owner.
Frankie Boyle’s 2021 New World Order
BBC Two, 10.00pm
Who better to look back on a year of Covid, corruption and climate crisis than mordant comic Frankie Boyle?
In this end of year special of his current affairs panel show, Boyle and his guests take aim at all the culprits with riffs and analysis, before a compilation of unseen clips cut from previous episodes of the series airs at 10.45pm.