On TV tonight, Greg Davies tortures more comedians as the Taskmaster on Channel 4
Pick of the day: Taskmaster
9pm, Channel 4 Greg Davies, whose sitcom The Cleaner has received mixed reviews, returns to do what he does best – lording it over “little” Alex Horne and the (mostly) comedians who’ve agreed to spend the next 10 weeks undertaking hilariously pointless tasks. The new intake features Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell.
Coren Mitchell quickly realises that “my self-esteem isn’t going to last the series” as Horne sets them to work painting a portrait of the Taskmaster while lying on their backs and attempting to pop a balloon by throwing darts, forks and plastic ducks at it. Plus creepers, catapults and a (fake) cactus. Great, silly fun.
How To Stop Your Migraines
7pm, Channel 5
Statistics are often hard to verify, but apparently one in seven Britons suffers from migraines, which would mean (assuming this figure includes children, which seems unlikely) that going on for 10 million of us experience this debilitating condition. Dr Dawn Harper looks at ways to ease the symptoms, meeting severe sufferers who feel that their lives are on hold, and tackles myths and misunderstandings surrounding the condition.
The Hairy Bikers Go North (Photo: BBC/South Shore Productions/Jon Boast)
The Hairy Bikers Go North
8pm, BBC Two “It’s not so grim up north,” says Dave Myers with what could be the mantra for this new foodie series as he and Si King become the latest travelogue merchants to make the most of current restrictions to explore their own backyards.
The idea is to bike from west to east, ending “their most personal journey yet” in the north-east, starting in Myers’s home county of Lancashire. The lucky food and drink entrepreneurs getting the Hairy Biker seal of approval include an ice cream shop, micro-brewery and craft gin distillery, a pie maker, a buffalo-milk cheesemaker and a roadside food truck that serves the duo a fried breakfast.
Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back
8pm, Channel 4 Newsnight‘s Kirsty Wark joins Joe for the last of inventive and surprisingly muscular consumer investigations as he annoys the boss of Samuel Smith’s pubs about the hospitality chain’s employment practices.
There is also a Repair Shop spoof as the team takes on Sports Direct over a broken bike, and comedian Joanne McNally investigates greenwashing – the act of giving a false impression that a product is more environmentally sound than its competitors – in the fashion industry.
9pm, BBC One A 13-year-old stuck on a bus after dislocating a knee kicks off another busy night shift in this final visit for now to the North West Ambulance Service. Meanwhile, Adam and Charlotte respond to a call for a patient who is ominously struggling to breathe.
With concerns of Covid, the crew has no choice but to take the patient into hospital.
A Killing In Tiger Bay
9pm, BBC Two In the final part of this well-made docuseries about an egregious miscarriage of justice that began in 1988 Cardiff with the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White, three of the men have been sentenced to life in prison. The families begin a campaign to have their convictions overturned that soon attracts worldwide attention and begins to unearth some disturbing facts about the case.
Meanwhile, the real killer is still at large and one of the accused faces a threat to his own life.
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