What's on TV 9 July - 15 July

What's on TV 9 July - 15 July

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (Credit: BBC)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Credit: BBC)

As football continues its journey home, this week's TV features new Australian drama, journeys through the British countryside and Olivia Colman's family tree.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Monday: BBC One, 9pm

(Credit: BBC)
(Credit: BBC)

Kicking off the fifteenth series of the show is British TV royalty Olivia Colman (her latest role sees her replace Claire Foy as the Queen in The Crown). Believing her family to hail from Norfolk, Colman is surprised when her journey through the past takes her all the way to India. There’s romance, intrigue, a real rags to riches tale that culminates in Colman trying to discover the identity of her Indian great-great-great-great grandmother.

 

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes

Tuesday: More4, 9pm

(Credit: Channel 4)
(Credit: Channel 4)

The latest offering from this charming rural series sees The Two Dales Metal Detecting Club busily treasure hunting in Wharfdale, North Yorkshire. There’s also a trip in a vintage bus for and a winter wedding with a twist.

 

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Wednesday: BBC Two, 9.05pm

A sumptuous adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel. Mysterious widow Hester Appleyard (Natalie Dormer, Game of Thrones) buys a vacant mansion in the Australian outback and transforms it into the successful Appleyard College. Six years later, on Valentine’s Day 1900, a teacher and some of the school’s star students go missing while on a picnic at local attraction Hanging Rock, leading the people of the small town to wonder: what became of them?

 

Keeping Faith 

Thursday: BBC One, 9pm

(Credit: BBC)
(Credit: BBC)

After a popular first run on S4C last year, and BBC Wales earlier this year, the bilingual Welsh drama Keeping Faith has become something of a cult hit. Wife, mother and lawyer Faith Howells (Eve Myles, Torchwood) seems to have the perfect life, until her husband disappears without a trace. His absence causes a noticeable void in their small Welsh community and forces Faith back from an extended maternity leave, despite being heavily pregnant with her fourth child. Suspicions abound regarding her involvement in her husband’s disappearance, prompting her to dig into their life together to unearth the truth.

 

Celebrity 5 Go Caravanning

Friday​: Channel 5, 8pm

(Credit: Channel 5)
(Credit: Channel 5)

Former Doctor Who Colin Baker, Benidorm’s Sherrie Hewson, legendary disc jockey Tony Blackburn, former EastEnder Todd Carty and 80s pop sensation Sonia head to Morecambe before embarking on a caravanning road trip to the Lake District.

 

World Cup Final

Sunday: BBC One and ITV (kick-off at 4pm)

Can England make history and get through to the World Cup Final this weekend? With only Croatia, France and Belgium standing in their way there’s all to play for.

 

Wimbledon Finals

Saturday: Women’s singles final, BBC One (starting on Centre Court at 2pm)

Sunday: Men’s singles final, BBC One (starting at Centre Court at 2pm)

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(Credit: BBC)

Among the signature green plastic seats and the panoramic views from Murray mount, fans watch with their strawberries and cream in hand as old favourites and new contenders battle it out to win the most prestigious tournament in the tennis calendar.

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As football continues its journey home, this week's TV features new Australian drama, journeys through the British countryside and Olivia Colman's family tree.