This week's top TV: 10 - 16 July

This week's top TV: 10 - 16 July

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Monday, 10th July 2017
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The top television picks of the week, including the best in factual, comedy, drama, sport and the documentary pick of the week.


Catching a Killer: The Wind in the Willows Murder

Monday: 9pm, Channel 4

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The true crime documentary explores the curious murder case of Adrian Greenwood, an antiquarian book dealer who was stabbed to death on the doorstep of his Oxford home in April 2016.

There were no suspects or witnesses connected to the crime, and only one key clue for the motive of his murder: a missing early edition of The Wind in the Willows worth £50,000.

The intriguing programme follows the work of Detective Superintendent Brown and his team as they work against the clock in an attempt to find the mysterious killer.

Additionally, the team must work to find the whereabouts of the Greenwood’s valuable edition of the children's novel.

The gripping fly-on-the-wall documentary is part of Brian Woods’ revealing true crime series Catching a Killer, which has exclusive access to the Thames Valley Police investigating perplexing murders and missing people cases.


In The Dark

Tuesday: 9pm, BBC One

Adapted from Mark Billingham’s novel of the same name from the book series Time Of Death, the four part series follows DI Helen Weeks (MyAnna Buring) as she investigates the abduction of two teenage girls in her small childhood town.

Detective Weeks returns to her rural Derbyshire hometown with her partner and fellow detective Paul Hopkins when she discovers that her childhood best friend is married to the prime suspect of the abduction case and is part of a media frenzy.

But have they caught the right man?

The detective must find the answers as she discovers a dark criminal underworld in her familiar surroundings, as well as coming to grips with her impending motherhood.


Joanna Lumley's India 

Wednesday: 9pm, ITV

Joanna Lumley gets back to her roots in her latest travel adventure, as she returns to the place she was born and where many generations in her family called home: India.

Lumley immerses herself in the Indian culture for a journey of a lifetime and a glimpse into her own heritage, starting in the thriving city of Mumbai and through to the opulent Rajasthan.

The award-winning actress avoids the tourist route and goes off the beaten track to experience India from a unique perspective, from drinking camel's milk, to spending a night in a former maharajah's palace.

Along the way, Lumley is taken for a wild ride 3500 feet high through Valparai Plateau by her old friend Robin Brown, who has spent half his life travelling through India on his motorbike.

As she travels the vast country on a personal journey of discovery, she mixes with a range of locals, speaking to a group of the Untouchables, where she hears emotional stories of the Dalit caste and their struggles as part of what is still considered to be the lowest rank in Indian society.


World Para Athletics Championships

Friday: 7.30pm, Channel 4

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As a break from the Wimbledon action, switch over to see coverage of the opening day of the eighth world para athletics championships.

The live coverage will capture all from the opening day of events, including the men's F46 javelin final, the women's T11 400m heats, the women's T13 1500m final and the men's T54 100m final.

Great Britain's 49 strong team of athletes, including 21 Paralympic medallists from Rio 2016, will battle it out in their home turf.

Jo Butterfield will defend her F51 club throw title and world record holder Hannah Cockroft will compete in the T34 100m and 400m events. 

Ade Adepitan, Lee McKenzie and Sophie Morgan will present the action live from the London Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with analysis from David Weir and Danny Crates, and commentary by John Rawling, Rob Walker and Katherine Merry.


Mrs Browns Boys

Friday: 9.30pm, BBC One

The hilarious sketch show is back for a third series with a family celebration in the Brown household.

Brendan O'Carroll stars as the outspoken Irish matriarch Agnes Brown, who has the family over for a party to celebrate the baptism of her son Dermot and wife Maria's triplets.

The party starts to go awry when Agnes and Winnie are hypnotised by the party's entertainment and the kitchen starts to fall apart.

However, the deteriorating kitchen appears to be the least of her worries when her son Mark delivers some heartbreaking news.

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The top television picks of the week, including the best in factual, comedy, drama, sport and the documentary pick of the week.