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Our top TV picks on UK TV this week.

August 28, 2023
Our top TV picks on UK TV this week.

Get ready for a week of captivating television as we unveil the top UK TV picks. From thrilling cycling action on the streets of Manchester to a culinary escapade through the vibrant culture of Spain, this week’s lineup promises to keep you entertained and engaged. Join us as we explore stage one of the cycling tour from Altrincham to Manchester, reliving the excitement of Mathieu van der Poel’s remarkable victory. Embark on a gastronomic adventure with Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo, and Fred Sirieix as they journey through the enticing landscapes of Spain. With expert commentary and engaging hosts, these TV highlights are not to be missed.

Great British Menu: The Finals on BBC Two, Monday, August 28 at 16:00 CEST.

During finals week, the top eight victors from the regional heats engage in a culinary showdown, vying for the opportunity to feature their dishes on the illustrious banquet menu that commemorates the essence of British popular music. This grand event takes place at the iconic Abbey Road Studios. The culinary clash commences with the presentation of the starter course, where a panel consisting of esteemed judges Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort, and Andi Oliver is accompanied by the presence of the distinguished guest judge, Martin Kemp from the renowned Spandau Ballet.

David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities on BBC Two, Monday, August 28 at 17:00 CEST.

Persistently delving into the enigmas of evolution, the naturalist now directs their attention towards the peculiar hybrids within the animal kingdom. Among these is the intriguing “pizzly bear,” an amalgamation of a polar bear and a grizzly, believed to have emerged due to the impacts of global warming. Additionally, the narrative encompasses the genesis of the killer bee, a consequence of African bee transplants to South America.

Come Dine with Me on 4seven-live, Wednesday, August 30 at 15:30 CEST.

Under the hosting prowess of Gemma Willock, the West Midlands witnesses its inaugural soirée, a night exuding extravagance and allure. However, the anticipation of resounding triumph takes a sudden downturn when an unsettling disclosure regarding Gemma’s penchant for taking shortcuts in the competition emerges. This revelation casts a shadow over her prospects of claiming the coveted £1,000 prize.

Sir Simon Rattle at the Proms on BBC Two, Wednesday, August 30 at 20:30 CEST.

Stepping onto the Royal Albert Hall’s prestigious stage, the conductor embarks on a profound journey, delivering his ultimate performance in the capacity of music director for the London Symphony Orchestra on UK soil. In this poignant moment, the culmination of a celebrated and vibrant partnership converges with Mahler’s monumental Symphony – the Ninth – a composition enveloped in the weight of its reputation as the ‘farewell symphony’. Within its majestic scope, a tapestry of emotions, ranging from resplendent jubilation to poignant desolation, unfolds, ultimately leading to a conclusion of serenity and calm. Guiding the audience through this musical odyssey is Katie Derham.

Athletics Diamond League on BBC Two, Thursday, August 31 at 20:00 CEST.

Welcome to the illustrious Weltklasse Zurich, the stage for the 11th meeting of this season’s campaign, hosted at the Letzigrund in Switzerland. Anticipation runs high as numerous luminaries from the recent World Championships are poised to grace the arena with their presence. Reflecting back, it was a pair of preeminent sprinters who captured the spotlight in the previous year: Noah Lyles, blazing through the men’s 200m in a remarkable meeting record of 19.52 seconds, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, matching the impressive time of 10.65 seconds set by Elaine Thompson-Herah a year prior in the women’s 100m.

Target Sports Stars Fishing Championship on ITV4, Friday, September 1 at 20:00 CEST.

Experience the excitement of the yearly fishing extravaganza that unites sporting icons in a charitable cause. In this edition, the spotlight is on The Willow Foundation, the beneficiary of this year’s event. Dedicated to creating exceptional moments and memories for young adults grappling with serious illnesses, the proceeds from the event will support their noble mission. The picturesque setting for this benevolent gathering is the Tunnel Barn Farm Fisheries in Warwick.

Cricket: Women’s T20 Highlights on BBC Two, Friday, September 1 at 18:30 CEST.

Catch the thrilling highlights of the women’s T20 cricket clash between England and New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the action-packed scenes from the second showdown of the series, which unfolded at the picturesque The 1st Central County Ground in Hove.

Formula 1 Italian Grand Pix on Channel 4, Saturday, September 2 at 20:50 CEST.

Witness the electrifying pursuit of pole position during the 15th round of the season, hosted at the iconic Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. Recall that in the previous year, it was Charles Leclerc from Ferrari who claimed the fastest qualifying time, while Max Verstappen from Red Bull stood alongside him at the forefront of the grid. Leading the coverage is the adept Lee McKenzie, accompanied by insightful analysis from David Coulthard, Alice Powell, and Ariana Bravo.

ITV Racing Live from Sandown on ITV4, Saturday, September 2 at 14:10 CEST.

Ed Chamberlin brings you comprehensive coverage of the Atalanta Stakes and the Solario Stakes at the prestigious Sandown Park, complemented by exciting moments from Beverley and Chester. Expert insights from Jason Weaver and Megan Nicholls, on-ground reports by Matt Chapman and Oli Bell, and the captivating commentary of Mark Johnson complete the riveting experience.

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip on ITV1, Sunday, September 3 at 22:00 CEST.

Embarking on the first leg of a two-part journey, Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo, and Fred Sirieix delve into yet another tantalizing culinary escapade. This time, they venture to the enchanting landscapes of Spain to fully immerse themselves in the nation’s finest culture and cuisine. Their initial destination is the radiant region of Andalusia, where they explore the vibrant tapestry of flavors, beginning with peddling seafood and savoring tapas in the sun-kissed city of Malaga. Subsequently, their expedition takes them to the ancient town of Ronda, before culminating in a visit to Jerez for a delightful sampling of sherry.

Cycling: Tour of Britain Live on ITV4, Sunday, September 3 at 12:30 CEST.

Tune in to witness the captivating coverage of the first stage, spanning a scenic 163.6km route from Altrincham to the vibrant city of Manchester. The grand finale of this stage unfolds on the iconic Deansgate, nestled in the heart of Manchester’s city center. This very street witnessed a historic triumph by the newly crowned world champion, Mathieu van der Poel, who secured his overall victory in the Tour of Britain four years ago. Your host, Matt Barbet, along with the insightful commentary of Ned Boulting and David Millar, promises an enthralling viewing experience.

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