Our pick of this week's TV Catch Up
Welcome to our round-up of the week's highlights on our TV Catch Up service. On Catch Up you can keep up with all your favourite shows - and anything you might have missed - on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five and more.
We start our look at all things televisual over the last week with the denouement of a cooking competition that has served up culinary creations from all four corners of Britain. The Great British Menu on BBC Two has seen some of the nation's finest chefs go head-to-head in a bid to get their dishes on the menu for the Olympic Feast hosted by Steven Redgrave at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, south London. Standing in their way have been the trusted triumvirate of judges - Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort - whose brief has been to select a starter, fish course, main and dessert based on breaking the boundaries of gastronomy. Catch up with The Great British Menu
Over on ITV1, detective drama Lewis is in the home straight of its current run of case-solving within the idyllic confines of scholarly Oxford. This time out DI Lewis, and his insufferably worthy colleague DS Hathaway, are called in to investigate the mysterious death of a visiting American academic, whose controversial speeches were stirring racial tensions in Oxford. But what starts out as a straight-forward investigation with the usual suspects and predictable obstructions turns into something much more complicated when another body turns up. David Soul (Starsky and Hutch) and Patrick Baladi (Mistresses) guest star. Catch up with Lewis
It's a case of survival of the
thickest fittest over on Channel 5 for the 13th series of the fly-on-the-wall reality show Big Brother. Brian Dowling is the master of ceremonies as another diverse group of fame-hungry individuals decide to spend the summer months gnawing at each other's nerves and the nation's sanity. This year's crazy crop includes a former porn star, a plus-size model, a transgender development chef, Miss India UK, a doorman from Luton and a one-time LA gang member - and they'll be put through the emotional and physical Big Brother grinder of group tasks, nominations, diary room confessions and dreaded evictions. Catch up with Big Brother
Over the course of a glittering television career that started with a 1974 appearance on talent show New Faces, Victoria Wood has been the torchbearer for wicked wordplay on the stand-up scene. In Victoria Wood: A Bafta Tribute the likes of co-comedic conspirator Julie Walters, Lenny Henry, Richard E Grant and Jim Broadbent gather for a gala honouring the much-loved entertainer from Lancashire, with contributions from Peter Kay and French and Saunders. The celebration offers an opportunity to look back over her achievements with a combination of celebrity tributes and clips of her work, culminating with the presentation of the Bafta award. Catch up with Victoria Wood: A Bafta Tribute
And finally, with Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular on Channel 4, everyone's favourite Chatty Man is doing his bit to prove that there's more to this summer than those Olympic Games and that Diamond Jubilee. Joining him for the soiree are celebrity guests including David Walliams, Justin Bieber (yes, we said Justin Bieber), The Saturdays and the cast of hit reality show Made in Chelsea. As well as the usual fun and frolics there'll be skits and sketches, and hip hop sounds from Rizzle Kicks, who perform their hit single Mama Do the Hump. Just the kind of weather-proof partying you've no doubt been looking for. Catch up with Alan Carr's Summertime Specstacular