This week's top TV: 25 - 31 January

This week's top TV: 25 - 31 January

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Monday, 25th January 2016
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016


Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking



(Credit: BBC / Shine TV)

Culinary queen Mary Berry shares her foolproof recipes for dishes that will impress guests, from ‘posh roast vegetables’ to latte panna cotta.

In this episode she visits lobster-fishing expert Ed Blake on the Isle of Wight. He shows her how to catch the clawed creatures, which she uses to make lobster tails with aioli and asparagus.



Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge

More 4


Patricia Routledge looks at the impact Beatrix Potter had on the Lake District
(Channel 4 / Daisybeck Productions Ltd)

Actor Patricia Routledge follows in the footsteps of Edwardian publishing sensation Beatrix Potter to celebrate the 150th anniversary of her birth.

Routledge, who is also patron of the Beatrix Potter Society, will use rare drawings and artefacts held at the V&A Museum to find out how Potter created treasured childhood characters including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Tom Kitten.



The Great Sport Relief Bake Off




The opening episode of the celebrity baking show sees comedian Jason Manford, Eastenders star Maddy Hill, former England goalkeeper David James and businesswoman (and wife of the Prime Minister) Samantha Cameron head into the tent.

Here they will have to impress the judges as they bake canapés, French dessert Paris-Brest and a show-stopping 3D cake in the shape of a sporting trophy.



The Nightmare Worlds of HG Wells

Sky Arts


Ray Winstone as HG Wells
(Credit: Clare Miller for Sky Arts)

Ray Winstone stars as HG Wells in four twisted tales by the War of the Worlds author.

Tonight’s double bill opens with The Late Mr Elvesham, the story of medical student Edward Eden (Luke Treadaway) who is unexpectedly offered the chance to become the heir to the rich, aging philosopher Egbert Elvesham (Michael Gambon).

When Eden takes an exotic potion one evening, he wakes up to discover he has changed bodies with Elvesham and races to find a way to get his body back.

The Late Mr Elvesham is followed by Devotee of Arts, the chilling story of painter Alec Haringey (Johnny Flynn) as he becomes fixated with his portrait of St Catherine. As his obsession increases, the portrait comes alive, and the figure (Letitia Dolera) says she can transform Haringey into a globally adored artistic genius, though it will cost him is soul.



The Last Leg Goes Down Under

Channel 4


Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills and Alex Brooker in the Aussie outback
(Credit: Channel 4)

The Last Leg host Adam Hills takes his co-stars Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker back to his homeland for the ultimate roadtrip through the Australian outback.

The boys have two weeks to drive 3000 miles to Sydney for Hills’ 97-year-old grandpa’s party. Assuming they survive the outback, and each other.



Australian Open Highlights – Women’s Final 2016



Sue Barker
(Credit: Ray Burmiston / BBC)

Sue Barker presents highlights from the women’s final of the tennis tournament.

Last year Serena Williams battled sickness to see off Russian opponent Maria Sharapova to win her 19th Grand Slam title, her sixth in Melbourne.






Marcus Summer (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) and Bethany Whelan (Cush Jumbo)
(Credit: ITV)

DCI Vera Stanhope (Blenda Blethyn) is called to the desolate Northumberland moors to investigate the death of  56 year old grandmother Anne-Marie Richards.

Richards had recently returned from Scotland to reconcile with her two daughters and Stanhope wonders if an old family feud could be reason for murder.

Stanhope also discovers that she had been making regular visits to a decrepit town on the coast, and that abusive comments have been appearing online.

With help from DS Aiden Healy (Kenny Doughty), DC Bethany Whelan (Cush Jumbo) and DC Kenny Lockhart (Jon Morrison), Stanhope must uncover the dark truth behind the crime, which has devastating and far reaching consequences for her team.

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