This week's top TV: 1 - 7 February

This week's top TV: 1 - 7 February

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By Ed Gove,
Monday, 1st February 2016
Sir Terry Wogan
Sir Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2 (Credit: BBC/Andy Sheppard)


The One Show: A Tribute to Sir Terry




The One Show with Matt Baker and Alex Jones (Credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston)

Alex Jones and Matt Baker are celebrating the life and career of broadcasting legend Sir Terry Wogan who passed away on Sunday.

Sir Terry was best known for his Radio 2 breakfast show Wake Up To Wogan and his long-standing role on the BBC’s Children In Need events which he presented between 1980 and 2014.

With guests including One Show regular Chris Evans, the show will look back at Sir Terry’s long career at the BBC with clips and anecdotes from those who knew him well.



The Secret Life of the Zoo

Channel 4



Elephant Calf Nandita born at Chester Zoo (Credit: Channel 4/Steve Rawlins)

One of our ‘Ones to watch’, this show peels back the covers at one of the UK’s most popular and busy zoos in Chester.

Watch as the youngest member of the elephant herd struggles to come to terms with the imminent arrival of a new baby, and takes his feelings of rejections out on his mother.

Meanwhile in with the chimps, a young upstart threatens the troop leader’s position.

The observational documentary is perfect family viewing and uses hi-tech cameras to get closer to these much loved animals than ever before.



Grease Live




The well-known high school love story is kicking its way back on to our screens with an all-star cast in this live performance of the classic musical.

Summer lovers Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when Sandy transfers to Danny’s Rydell High School.

Starring Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables, Graceland) as Danny and dancer, singer and actress Julianne Hough (Footloose, Dancing with the Stars) as star-crossed lovers Danny and Sandy, as well as High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, the show promises an incredible show.



The Keith Lemon Sketch Show

 ITV 2


The Keith Lemon Show's Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians (Credit: ITV/Freemantle Media)

Celebrity Juice’s unpredictable and uninhibited host is bringing the second series of his showbiz-spoofing sketch show to our screens.

The first series won an RTS Craft and Design award for Production Design, and the second season promises the same quality.

With sketches about giant hat-fanatic Pharrell and the Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians, The Keith Lemon Sketch Show is exploding with laughs and Keith Lemon’s distinctive brand of silliness. Probably best to put the kids to bed first though.



Celebrity Big Brother: Live Final

Channel 5



Celebrity Big Brother (Credit: Channel 5)

After five riveting weeks of arguments, meltdowns and controversy, the winner of Celebrity Big Brother will be announced in a live Final.

Remaining are Geordie Shore’s Scotty T, America TV Personality Tiffany Pollard and actors Darren Day and John Partridge.

Who will be the overall CBB 2016 champion?



The Young Montalbano




The Young Montalbano (Credit: BBC/RAI Fiction/Palomar)


The bags are packed, the travel is arranged, but the final episode in the current season sees Salvo Montalbano struggling to accept his move away from his beloved Sicily.

So when a young woman is found dead at the foot of the cliffs after what appears to be a tragic car accident, Montalbano is rapidly drawn into one last investigation.

Montalbano’s replacement, Augello, is keen to take things at face value, but at the insistence of his boss Montalbano decides to dig a little deeper.



Greece with Simon Reeve




Greece with Simon Reeve (Credit: BBC) 

The latest series from international traveller Simon Reeve follows the tousle-haired presenter as he travels from the Aegean islands to Athens, exploring the Greece behind the neon lights of the party towns.

Along the way he talks to Greek people to find out how they are coping with their country’s current crisis, as well as meeting some gun-toting priests and the last sponge divers in the world.

Greece is what Simon Reeve does best: take you somewhere incredibly beautiful, and show you that there is so much more to the country than you may expect. 

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