What's on TV: 23 - 29 July

What's on TV: 23 - 29 July

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Whether it's a good old fashioned murder mystery, an insight into the American Deep South or a revealing celebrity chat-show, we've got everything you need to enjoy the small screen this week

How to Get Rich Quick

Monday: Channel 4, 8.30pm

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(Credit: Channel 4)

The finance enthusiast, largest supplier of Minibuses in the UK (according to their website) and founder of “Bank on Dave!” (Burnley Savings and Loans Ltd) David Fishwick is here to help ordinary people to harness their savings and grow their money.

This episode sees Dave guide council worker Tahira to double her £1000 savings by starting a side business in running food stalls.

The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco

Wednesday: ITV, 9pm

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(Credit: ITV)

A spin-off from the original Bletchley Circle series about the famed code breakers during the Second World War, which ran from 2012-2014 on ITV. This new series sees Rachael Stirling’s Millie up sticks and move to, you guessed it, San Francisco in the mid-1950s along with Julie Graham’s Jean. The pair, with the help of their American counterparts endeavour to track down serial killer from their war days who has resurfaced on the other side of the pond.

John Bishop: In Conversation with Katherine Ryan

Thursday: W, 10pm

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(Credit: UKTV)

The comedian’s latest offering sees him sit down with some of the most famous faces of the moment to have a heart to heart and “reveal the person behind the persona". Recent guests have included presenter Paddy McGuiness, Welsh writer/actress Ruth Jones and David Walliams. This week it’s the turn of Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan discussing the challenges balancing being a single parent and a successful stand-up career.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls 

Thursday: Discovery, 10pm

Bear is back and ready to lead a host of celebrities into the wilderness to get candid about their lives and explore the great outdoors. Scott Eastwood (the devilishly handsome son of legendary actor Clint Eastwood) is Grylls’ chosen companion for this episode where they discuss growing up with a famous dad and Eastwood reminisces about his good friend, the late actor Paul Walker.

BBC Proms 2018

Friday: BBC Four, 7.30pm, 11pm

Music fans of all genres, rejoice! As long as all of the genres are Classical music, that is. The Royal Albert Hall once again plays host to a cacophony of predominantly classical music. Kicking off proceedings are English composers Parry, Holst and Vaughan Williams who reflect on a country which was transformed by war at the start of the 20th century.

From 11pm, it’s a total change of pace, with pioneering British composer Anna Meredith presenting a tribute to the BBC Radiophonic workshop. The festivities begin with music from Delia Derbyshire and concludes with the premiere of Daphne Oram’s Still Point.

Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls

Sunday: BBC Two, 9pm

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(Credit: BBC)

Ed Balls, the former politician who endeared himself to audiences after a turn on Strictly, travels state-side, to the Deep South,  to immerse himself in the lives of the people who put Trump in power. Highlights include Balls learning to shoot a rifle, heading down to a monster truck rally and donning some red lycra for a wrestling match.  

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Whether it's a good old fashioned murder mystery, an insight into the American Deep South or a revealing celebrity chat-show, we've got everything you need to enjoy the small screen this week