Wednesday 17 January 2018

Brit humour at its brilliantly funniest


CLASSIC episode of Dad's Army in which Dr McCeavedy accidentally discovers that miserly Scotsman Frazer keeps a hoard of gold sovereigns in his home. Pompous Mainwaring tries to persuade the pop-eyed undertaker that his life savings would be better kept in his bank. With Arthur Lowe and John Laurie. First shown in 1977, and still hilarious.

Salvaging a 007 Aston Martin

for the love of cars

Sun, CH4, 8pm

Life on Mars star Philip Glenister and renowned car designer Ant Anstead take another trip around the barns and lock-ups of Britain, returning classic motors to their former glory. They begin with an Aston Martin DBS, the model driven by George Lazenby in the Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Over 10 weeks, they complete the bare metal restoration before the vehicle is sold at auction, and Philip gets to experience Roger Moore's DBS from the cult 1970s show The Persuaders.

Christine handed a turf old task

wild ireland

mon, utv, 8pm

Christine Bleakley climbs Knocknarea mountain in Co Sligo, learns how to cut turf, explores sea arches and caves by kayak and visits Blacksod Lighthouse on the Mullet Peninsula in Co Mayo, as she continues her exploration of the 1,500-mile Wild Atlantic Way on the rugged west coast.

Ruthless terrorists have huge war chest

world's richest terror army

wed, bbc2, 9pm

DISTURBING yet fascinating documentary telling the inside horror story of how a small band of fanatical jihadi fighters became the world's richest and most ruthless terror army. Peter Taylor looks behind the savagery of the so-called Islamic State and interviews an imprisoned senior member as he investigates how it became so rich and resilient.

Borgen meets The West Wing

madam secretary

thurs, sky living, 9pm

NEW political drama described as Borgen meets The West Wing, so it's bound to be brilliant. Tea Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed US Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues.

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