This week's top TV: 29 August - 3 September

This week's top TV: 29 August - 3 September

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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Educating Greater Manchester (Credit: Channel 4)

Following a long weekend, here are our top picks for comedy, documentary and entertainment this week.


The Great British Bake Off

Tuesday: Channel 4, 8pm

The eighth series of Bake Off is finally here! Channel 4's GBBO welcomes 12 new amateur bakers to the show for a whole host of new challenges.

Presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding join in the baking fun, while Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood have the tough job of tasting the contestants' creations.


Educating Greater Manchester

Thursday: Channel 4, 9pm

Channel 4's observational series returns, adter stints in Essex, East London and Yorkshire. This time the cameras travel to Harrop Fold School in Manchester.

In the first episode of this eight-part series, the students are introduced to new pupils from overseas including Rani, who comes from Syria.


Comedy Playhouse: Tim Vine Travels in Time

Friday: BBC One, 10.35pm

The Sheriff of Nottingham (Tim Key) and Tim Vine (Credit: BBC/Baby Cow/Gary Moyes)

Tim Vine journeys back in time in a grandfather clock to the days of Robin Hood, in a quest to mend a golden arrow and a broken heart.

On his quest he meets Robin (Ore Oduba), and instead of mending his broken arrow, he ends up trying to mend his broken heart instead.

However known killjoy The Sheriff of Nottingham (played by Tim Key) threatens to drive Vine out of town.

The show is one of a number of pilots commissioned by BBC comedy boss Shane Allen.



Saturday: ITV, 7pm

Radzi Chinyanganya, Frankie Bridge, Andrew Flintoff Maya Jama and Ryan Hand. (Credit: ITV)

Fans of Total Wipeout will enjoy the new ITV show Cannonball, a water-based obstacle course that is full of adrenaline and drama.

Joining host Freddie Flintoff are pool side commentators Frankie Bridge, Radzi Chinyanganya, Maya Jama and Ryan Hand, who will be reporting on all the action as the contestants fly, fall or belly-flop into the water. 

Each episode will see contestants of all ages facing challenges in a custom-built water park that will test how high, far and fast they can fly through the air before they crash into the water.

The final will see contestants launching themselves ‘cannonball-style’ at a huge moving target, as they attempt to become the winner of the coveted Cannonball Cup.



Saturday: Sky 1 & Pick TV, 2pm

A mixture of stars from the worlds of football, music and entertainment will all come together to play a 90-minute match in aid of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

#Game4Grenfell will be held at QPR’s Loftus Road stadium, which is the closest league ground to Grenfell Tower.

Damian Lewis, Jamie Dornan, David Seaman and many others will take to the pitch, with Chris Kamara reporting on the match.

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Following a long weekend, here are our top picks for comedy, documentary and entertainment this week.