TV Picks: 3rd August – 9th August

TV Picks: 3rd August – 9th August

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Tuesday, 4th August 2020
Credit: Netflix and BBC
Credit: Netflix and BBC

This week’s TV includes a look into the multi-million dollar houses in Beverly Hills and an inside peak into the Legoland resort.

Here are our top picks.

The Talk

Tuesday 4th August

Channel 4, 10pm

In the one-off documentary The Talk, Channel 4 shines a light on a talk that takes place in the black community, which those outside of the community often don’t know about.

The talk in the black community marks the conversation that prepares children for the realities of growing up in a society where their skin colour will see them face challenges their white counterparts often won’t understand or encounter.  

This is seen as the day a child loses their innocence, the time where a parent must explain to their child that because of their skin colour there will be people who see them as inferior and unworthy of respect.

Usually taking places between the ages of 4 to 7, children are told about what to expect going forward and how to handle these situations where they will be treated differently, drawing upon the experiences of family and friends.

The Talk will give an insight into the black British experience and the different ways racism can manifest, with leading black public figures sharing their memories of giving the talk and having the talk.

Surviving The Virus: My Brother & Me

Wednesday 5th August

BBC One, 9pm

Chris and Xand van Tulleken (Credit: BBC)
Chris and Xand van Tulleken (Credit: BBC)

Twin brothers Chris and Xand van Tulleken are both doctors, Chris is an infectious diseases doctor working at UCL Hospital and Xand is a specialist in public health. This documentary sees them both give their experiences, both personal and professional, of life during Covid-19.

Chris returned to the wards for the first time in ten years, faced with seriously ill patients and desperate to understand how the virus is affecting the body, all while trying to support his wife Dinah, who is seven months pregnant with their second child.

Xand contracted Covid-19 himself in March which left him fatigued and, he believes, caused him to develop an irregular heartbeat.

He wants to explore how Covid-19 is affecting the most vulnerable people outside of hospitals and visits Philia Lodge in Peterborough, one of the first care homes in the country that experienced a coronavirus outbreak and caused one-third of their residents to die.

Xand also learns about some of the longer-term consequences of contracting the virus as he visits the St Pancras Rehabilitation Centre.


Thursday 6th August

BBC Two, 10pm

Stuart (Lee Mack) is a wedding DJ who just wants to live a quiet life, but no matter how hard he tries, his life is going in a downward spiral and he feels like a loser.

Each episode plays out in real-time and follows Stuart as he tries to keep up with his much younger partner April (Ellie White) and their new-born baby, while keeping an eye on his no-good jailbird brother Charlie (Neil Fitzmaurice) and promiscuous dad Willie (Clive Russell), who has a penchant for drugs.

Stuart is unable to escape his old life, with his ex-wife Kate (Samantha Spiro) living across the same cul-de-sac with their teenage daughter Madonna (Sarah Hoare) and her new husband Ted (Patrick Baladi), who likes to lord it over Stuart because he sells fish to sushi restaurants.

Selling Sunset

Friday 7th August


Series three of the glamorous reality show once again gives viewers an insight into the high-end real estate market in LA, following the successful women selling houses worth millions for The Oppenheim Group.

Heather Rae Young, Mary Fitzgerald, Christine Quinn, Chrishell Stause, Davina Potraz, and Maya Vander are the realtors navigating the cutthroat industry, where relationships are everything.

The wedding between Quinn and Christian Richard and Stause’s divorce from This Is Us star Justin Hartley are stories at the centre of the new series, plus the 44 million-dollar 20,000 square foot Hollywood Hills mansion is finally sold.

Inside Legoland: A World of Wonder

Channel 5

Sunday 9th August, 8pm

Credit: Channel 5
Credit: Channel 5

The exclusive behind the scenes documentary reveals how the Legoland Windsor resort is run and focuses on the people involved in ensuring that one of the UK’s favourite theme parks keeps entertaining families year after year.

Filmed in the summer of 2019, viewers will discover what it takes to design, build and launch a brand-new roller coaster, plus learn what it takes to be a model maker and be in charge of building and updating thousands of models across the resort.

With a workforce of 1800 people, teamwork is crucial to keep things running smoothly and as temperatures rise during the summer, the technical services team will need to stay alert behind the scenes.

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This week’s TV includes a look into the multi-million dollar houses in Beverly Hills and an inside peak into the Legoland resort.