TV Picks: 5th July – 11th July

TV Picks: 5th July – 11th July

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Monday, 5th July 2021
Tim Robinson, Gold Rush, Monsters At Work (credit: Adam Rose/Netflix, BBC, Disney+)

This week in TV, Tim Robinson serves up more surreal sketches, Monsters Inc. gets a television sequel and it just might be coming home.


Gold Rush: Our Race to Olympic Glory

BBC One, 9.00pm

(credit: BBC)

When Team GB hit an all-time low at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, finishing 36th in the league of nations, the governing bodies launched an ambitious project to transform British sport.

Over a span of sixteen years, politicians and strategists turned the country’s athletes from “also-rans” into world-beaters, culminating in extraordinary success at The London 2012 Summer Olympics.

The five-part series will retrace their road to glory using archive and testimony from the athletes and their coaches, the politicians and other pivotal figures behind the scenes.


Long Lost Family

ITV, 9.00pm

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell return to reunite families forced apart in a new series of the RTS Award-nominated Long Lost Family.
This week two children are looking for their birth mothers after life-changing events. Former footballer Dominic Matteo began his search after suffering a life-threatening brain tumour while a woman began hers after suffering the absence of her mother on her wedding day.


I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson


Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin’s surrealist sketch-comedy returns for another series.

From dramatic gift receipts to hot dog car crashes, I Think You Should Leave mines laughs and cringes from the most mundane of scenarios to the downright bizarre.

The previous series also saw many cameos and this should be no different, with Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Patti Harrison (Shrill) among those already confirmed.


Monsters At Work


“Scarers are out, jokesters are in” in this new serial sequel to Monsters, Inc..

The city of Monstropolis has made the transition from fear to laughter fuel, but that hasn’t stopped Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), a recent Scare Major graduate from Monsters University, dreaming of working alongside his idols, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (John Goodman).

Tylor has set his sights on the stars, but he must first work with a bunch of misfit mechanics having been temporarily assigned to the Facilities team.


England vs Denmark

ITV, 6.30pm

The nation holds its breath for a semi-final against the neutrals’ favourite, Denmark.

England should turn up brimming with confidence after their 4-0 thumping of Ukraine in the quarters, in a game which also saw the team become the first to reach the semi-final of the Euros without conceding.

But after a shaky start, Denmark are proving to be no pushover having won three games in a row to reach this stage.

Now just one game away from their first major final since 1966, Gareth Southgate and his England side have their best chance in years to make history.


Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

Channel 4, 10.00pm

The World’s Angriest Chef sets off on a journey around the world in search of culinary inspiration and adventure.

For his first stop, Ramsay motorcycles to the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru to learn how to find and cook food at high altitudes, fishing in lakes, frying worms and sampling colourful potatoes and guinea pigs along the way.

Up next on his journey are New Zealand, Morocco, Hawaii, Laos and Alaska.

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This week in TV, Tim Robinson serves up more surreal sketches, Monsters Inc. gets a television sequel and it just might be coming home.