This week's top TV: 1 - 6 September

This week's top TV: 1 - 6 September

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By Layla Haidrani,
Tuesday, 1st September 2015


India: Nature’s Wonderland



BBC’s India season continues tonight in this two-part series exploring the Far East’s exotic range of wildlife. In tonight’s episode, wildlife expert Liz Bonnin travels to the Gir Forest, home to the world’s largest Asiatic Lions.

Alongside Bonnin, Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto and mountaineer athlete Jon Gupta climb the Himalayas and roam India’s natural wonders. Look out for roaming lions, dancing tigers and even singing gibbons… 


The Ascent of Woman



Dr Amanda Foreman explores the history of women (Credit: BBC)

With the gender debate and the pay gap dominating Parliament, Dr Amanda Foreman’s four-part documentary exploring gender equality both past and present couldn’t have come at a better time.  Rather than a linear narrative, the documentary dots periods of time with the first of the four-parter exploring Anatolia in the Neolithic times and the Sumerian culture.



Boy Meets Girl



BBC's first trangender sitcom airs on Thursday (Credit: BBC)

New BBC sitcom has made a momentous landmark in British television, casting a transgender character at the helm. Transgender actress Rebecca Root finds love with her young suitor, battling prejudice and hurdles along the way, paving the way for a need for positive trans-theme stories. 



Piers Morgan's Life Stories



Lionel Ritchie and Piers Morgan (Credit: ITV)

Piers Morgan returns to UK shores after his axe across the pond. Celebrities and politicians alike have graced his couch, talking career failures and personal lives. In the first of his six-parter, 80s crooner and singer-songwriter Lionel Ritchie discusses marital woes, his children and racism in his rural Alabama.     


Strictly returns to BBC (Credit: BBC)

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman step into the limelight for the annual dance bonanza. Featuring performances by Jess Glynne, this year’s current crop of celebrities including Anita Rani, Ainsley Harriott and Helen George meet their dance partners for the first time. With rival X Factor facing dwindling viewing figures, Strictly’s shine is burning brighter than ever.



World's Weirdest Events



Chris Packham (Credit: BBC)

Think aviation mysteries are the most bizarre events on the planet? The weirdest natural events will hit your screens tonight with Chris Packham explores the strangest natural wonders in the animal kingdom. Thanks to raw footage and news crews, the team behind Nature’s Weirdest Events unravels the facts - and fiction - behind each story. Look out for the first-aid learning monkey. 

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