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Celebrity Hunted | Channel 4 30 January 9:00pm

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Series 4 Episode 1

The award-winning Celebrity Hunted for Stand Up To Cancer returns as eight famous faces turn fugitive and attempt to evade capture from an elite team of 30 hunters. The hunters are led by Hunted’s first female chief, Cleveland Police Assistant Chief Constable Lisa Theaker. Taking part are Olympic silver medallist Iwan Thomas with two-time Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead; Made in Chelsea stars Ollie and Gareth Locke-Locke; actor Chizzy Akudolu with queen of UK garage Lisa Maffia; and Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne with international reality TV star Chloe Veitch. The celebrities attempt to stay off the radar and remain at large for two weeks as the crack team of hunters – a hand-picked team of police, intelligence and military personnel, armed with the powers of the state – throw everything at the cause in an attempt to track them down. Can the celebrity fugitives escape the glare of the spotlight and stay free? In the first episode, the eight celebs go on the run from central London, taking a high-powered speedboat along the Thames, chased by a hunter helicopter. After docking and dispersing at the London Eye, Made in Chelsea’s Ollie and Gareth Locke-Locke opt for a dangerously conspicuous getaway vehicle, which the hunters track all the way to Chelsea. Actor Chizzy Akudolu and So Solid Crew singer Lisa Maffia escape on a tuk-tuk, frustrating the hunters, who are unable to track them. Athletes Iwan Thomas and Richard Whitehead make a daring move, but when their decoy fails, the hunters are in hot pursuit. Having adopted disguises – as two old ladies – reality star Chloe Veitch and drag queen The Vivienne decide to remain in central London. But a phone call to Viv’s husband alerts HQ to their exact location. Will it be game over for the fugitives in just 24 hours? Creative Dir: Tim Whitwell; Exec Prod: Tom Hutchings; Series Prods: Lucy Curtis, David Sutton; Series Dir: Guy Simmonds; Prod Co: Shine

January 30 @ 21:00
21:00 — 22:00 (1h)

Channel 4

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The Black Death: Lucy Worsley Investigates | BBC Two 31 May 2022

The Black Death: Lucy Worsley Investigates | BBC Two 31
Series 1 Episode 2

For centuries it was uncertain what caused the pestilence of 1348, until a vast plague pit was uncovered in Smithfield, London in the 1980s. The find revealed the bones of hundreds of victims of the 14th century pandemic.

Now stored in the basement of the Museum of London, Lucy learns how DNA extracted from the skeletons enabled scientists to finally identify a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis – a pathogen to which the mediaeval population had no immunity.

In little more than a year, almost half the population had been wiped out by the Black Death. Lucy investigates what this sudden loss of life meant for the church, landowners and for the those who survived.

Exploring the social structure of mediaeval England, made up largely of rural peasants indentured to landowners, Lucy discovers a rare and remarkable set of documents: the Court Rolls of the Suffolk village of Walsham the Willows, providing a perfect microcosm of life across the country before, during and after the pandemic.

Lucy discovers how, despite the unfolding apocalypse, rather than shaking people’s belief in God, it entrenched their faith. Many went on devotional pilgrimages to sacred sites like Canterbury Cathedral.

Despite the devastation, the plague propagated a shake-up of the status quo. Workers were in short supply and could demand higher wages, shifting the balance of power. Women occupied professions and roles that were previously closed to them and acquired an independence and status that would previously have been impossible.

May 31 @ 21:00
21:00 — 22:00 (1h)

BBC Two

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Guy Garvey: From the Vaults 1981 | Sky Arts 3 June 2022

Guy Garvey: From the Vaults 1981 | Sky Arts 3
Series 3 Episode 4

Clips in this episode all come from 1981 – a year of significant breakthroughs and TV debuts as New Order, Depeche Mode and Soft Cell appear on screen for the first time in some rare and unseen footage. It was also the year in which the charts were ruled by Planet Pop, as children’s TV brings us classic hits from Adam and the Ants, Kirsty MacColl, Kim Wilde and Toyah. There’s a Stiff Records connection between featured artists Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Madness, The Belle Stars and Dave Edmunds with The Stray Cats, while mod revivalists Secret Affair perform their final charting single on Get It Together. Guy also takes a look at interviews from The Human League’s Philip Oakey, as well as Simon Le Bon and John Taylor from Duran Duran.

June 3 @ 20:00
20:00 — 21:00 (1h)

Sky Arts

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Live Heineken Champions Cup Rugby – Final : La Rochelle v Leinster | Channel 4 28 May 4:15pm

Junior Bake Off | Channel 4 28 January 5:00pm
The Heineken Champions Cup reaches its climax with live coverage of the Final at the iconic Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. Lee McKenzie presents as French side La Rochelle take on Irish giants Leinster. La Rochelle are playing in their second final in a row, having finished as runners-up last season to Toulouse. Coach and Munster legend Ronan O’Gara will have an extra impetus to get one over on his old enemy from his playing days. But four-time winners Leinster will be keen to go level with Toulouse and claim a joint-record fifth Champions Cup title. Lee is joined by Springboks legend Bryan Habana and former England captain Dylan Hartley. Ed Jackson is on reporting duties, with Miles Harrison, Nolli Waterman and Jamie Heaslip in the commentary box. Exec Prod: Cerith Williams; Prod: Gethin Hughes; Prod Co: Sunset+Vine Cymru

May 28 @ 16:15
16:15 — 19:15 (3h)

Channel 4

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