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This Week’s Top TV: 14-20 September

Monday

Girls Can Code

BBC Three

9pm

Television and radio presenter Alice Levine finds girls who complete computer coding in a male dominant industry. She takes Ellie, Daisy, Neelam, Tolani and Arooj to meet the UK’s most powerful women in technology. The girls are given a five-day task to invent a start up piece of technology. 

Tuesday

Battle of Britain: Return of the Spitfires

Channel 4

8pm

This is England final instalment returns

The eagerly awaited final chapter of This Is England ’90 will return to screens this Sunday. 

Following on from the critically acclaimed This Is England feature film, the final instalment of Shane Meadows’ award-winning series will be set in the 1990s.

Channel 4’s extension, This Is England ’86 focused on the Mod revival, following with Christmas special This Is England ’88.

Set two years after the troubled '80s era, the new series focuses on the heady scenes of '90s raving era.  

This week’s top TV: 7-13

Monday

The Queen’s Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria

BBC Two

9pm

Longest-serving queen Victoria is set to be usurped by her great-great-granddaughter this week. Queen Elizabeth II will seize the accolade of longest-serving monarch in UK history on 9 September. To mark this major milestone, Sophie Raworth’s documentary pays tribute to the extraordinary lives of the two monarchs.   

 

Sky Sports to air Sunday night NFL Matches

Sky Sports has been awarded exclusive rights to the NFL’s Sunday night football games for two years.

Previously broadcast by Channel 4, Sky Sports will now air two early kick-offs on Sunday at 6pm and 9pm culminating with a midnight game.

In addition to this are the Monday Night football games alongside regular Thursday games.

(Picture from Channel 4: Nat Coombs, left, and Mike Carson host Channel 4's NFL coverage)

Viewers will now be able to watch over 100 games each season on Sky Sports with additional digital and On Demand offering.

Dan Brooke’s TV diary

Back to work for a break after a week of bodyboarding, go-karting and Mine-crafting in southern Spain with my kids – Gus, 10, and Fordie, eight. They kept calling me a “nube”.  

I’ve no idea what this means, though urbandictionary.com says it is “someone so pitiful and idiotic that they have not even the meagre skills to be titled a noob”.  

The second top definition is: “The incorrect spelling of noob or newb. Only noobs spell this word as ‘nube’.” Noof said. Lol. Sorry, Lool.

New entertainment format, Hunted, hits Channel 4

If you’ve ever fantasised about throwing away your phone and disappearing without leaving a digital footprint, look away now.

Channel 4’s new series Hunted is set to explore what it’s like to stay concealed in a society where being monitored is a daily reality and questions whether we ever truly can run away from 24/7 surveillance.

Part-documentary and part-thriller, this brand new format sees 14 ordinary participants on the run to evade capture from expert Hunters. Can they escape detection, avoid CCTV and even social media?

Made In Chelsea – Where Are They Now?

Made in Chelsea is back tonight for its eagerly anticipated LA spin-off show. Following on from series nine, the series will follow the love lives and dramas of our favourite characters in the balmy backdrop of the LA coast.

From relationship woes to friendship dramas, the series featuring the glitterati of London’s set from the most exclusive postcodes have played host to more than one memorable character. But since some have departed the Kings Road, what are the much-discussed old cast up to now? 

Ollie Locke