This week's top TV: 17 - 23 July

This week's top TV: 17 - 23 July

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Monday, 17th July 2017

This week's top TV includes chocolate, football and performances of some classic movie soundtracks.


Game of Thrones

Monday: 9pm, Sky Atlantic

The Night King in Game of Thrones (Credit: 2017 Home Box Office, Inc).

Games of Thrones makes a grand return to Sky Atlantic.

The ruthless Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) has taken her place on the Iron Throne, making a number of enemies in the process, including a determined Daenerys (Emilia Clarke). 

As well as power struggles and bubbling tension between various factions, the Night King's army is getting ready to do its worst. Winter is well and truly here!


Nadiya's British Food Adventure

Monday: 8.30pm, BBC Two

Nadiya Hussain stays close to home as she embarks on a road trip around Britain, meeting food producers and farmers, creating delicious recipes using all their produce. 

In the first episode Nadiya visits an asparagus farm on the outskirts of Oxford to learn how sandy soil is perfect for their growth, as well as learning how to build her own cold smoker in Milton Keynes.


When Football Banned Women

Tuesday: 10pm, Channel 4

Dick Kerr International ladies 1920-1921. (Credit: Channel 4)

With the UEFA Women's Euros under way, Clare Balding uncovers the hidden history of women's football.

A hundred years ago, the women's game attracted huge crowds and dominated headlines. Balding discovers how teams such as the Dick, Kerr Ladies (pictured above), grew out of munitions factories during the First World War.

This documentary features rare archive footage revealing details of an untold chapter in the fight for gender equality. In 1921 the Football Association banned women from playing professional matches and Balding attempts to uncover the reasons behind the ban, which remained in place for 50 years.


The Sweet Makers: A Tudor Treat

Wednesday: 8pm, BBC Two

Andy, Diana, Cynthia & Paul. (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall South/Joe Jackson).

Ever wondered how our sweet tooth developed?

The Sweet Makers go back in time to explore how sugar craft was used to display wealth and status. They also look at the negative side of the introduction of sugar to the Tudor lifestyle and how this fuelled the British involvement in the slave trade.

In the 16th century, sugar was so valuable that only the elite could afford it.

Chocolatiers Diana Short and Paul A. Young, sweet consultant Andy Baxendale and wedding cake designer Cynthia Stroud will spend four days using original recipes and equipment to create dishes that haven’t been made or tasted for hundreds of years.


The Mash Report

Thursday: 10pm, BBC Two

Between the General Election, the debates around Brexit and the investiture of Donald Trump, it's been a big year in news and politics. Comedian Nish Kumar presents The Mash Report, a light-hearted, surreal news programme that presents audiences with all the news that has happened and not happened. 

Kumar will be assusted by his news team including Ellie Taylor, Steve Allen and Rachel Parris.


BBC Proms 2017: John Williams Film Prom

Friday: 8pm, BBC Four

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws... You name it ,John Williams has done it. 

To celebrate the composer's 85th birthday, the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Lockhart, will perform some of Williams' best and most recognisable scores including ET, Indiana Jones and War Horse.

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This week's top TV includes chocolate, football and performances of some classic movie soundtracks.