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New TV Starting This Week

Here are our picks of the new TV starting/returning this week…

Saturday the 6th of August

Ronnie Corbett’s Comedy Britain

The legendary comedian explores the subject in two hour-long episodes which features him speaking to some of the country’s top comics and gaining an insight into their beginnings in the entertainment industry and their work, as well as 80-year-old Corbett musing on his prestigious 60 year career.

ITV1 at 9pm

Monday the 8th of August

Let’s Do Lunch…with Gino & Mel

Each day in front of a live studio audience, Gino and Mel welcome a celebrity to their kitchen where Gino will cook up a special dish of their choice. From a pudding the guest may have ate whilst their partner proposed, to a meal that reminds them of their mum, Gino will recreate the dish, giving viewers get the chance to see how the recipes should be cooked.

12:30pm on ITV1

Wednesday the 10th of August

National Treasures Live

Britain’s fascinating history is all around us. Around the UK there are amazing places to visit and incredible ways to uncover the stories of our shared past. Now historian Dan Snow and BBC presenter Sian Williams are bringing this history to life – live to the nation’s living rooms.

7:30pm on BBC1

Friday the 12th of August

How Hip Hop Changed the World

Presented by actor, DJ, MC and lifelong hip hop fan Idris Elba (The Wire, Luther) and featuring stars from both sides of the Atlantic – including Snoop Dogg, Mark Ronson, Nas, Rakim, Debbie Harry, Jessie J, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder and N Dubz – the first programme in the season, How Hip Hop Changed the World, counts down the defining moments of a culture that exploded out of the wastelands of 1970s New York and went on to become one of the most dominant global economic, political and social forces of our time. From the birth of turntablism to the UK grime artists that are now conquering the world, this two-hour special reveals everything you need to know about hip hop and more.

10:25pm on Channel 4

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