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 in Soapland, which has quietly surrendered its prime-time slots to the football, and the cobbles of Weatherfield. Yes, in Coronation Street on ITV1, Peter Barlow's parenting skills are being called into question once again. This time out, his increasingly demonic son, Simon, plays truant, hides in a cupboard, polishes off a bottle of plonk and passes out on the couch. Giving credence to claim that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Catch up with Coronation Street
We head next to a land blissfully indifferent to European football and acutely aware of the importance of good television shows in Episodes on BBC Two. Brits Bev and Sean Lincoln (Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan) are still struggling Stateside with the ratings of their show Pucks! and the mystifying demands of slimy studio executive Merc. And it's the big boss man who comes up with the idea of pressurising Matt LeBlanc into a succession of humiliating phone calls with his former Friends co-stars in the hope that one of them will agree to appear on the ailing series. At least LeBlanc has the Man of the Year event and, er, speech to look forward to. Catch up with Episodes
Monty Don, Carol Klein, Rachel de Thame and Joe Swift are the dream horticultural team that could turn a dying lawn into turf fit for Wembley if they had time. But they don't - because they are too busy with an hour-long edition of Gardeners' World on BBC Two. The green-fingered gang report from Gardeners' World Live at the NEC in Birmingham, exploring the best displays and plants the show has to offer. They also invite members of the public to contribute spare flowers to the programme's Living Wall, and offer seasonal ideas for amateur gardeners to be getting on with in their own back yard. Which may or may not feature dealing with June flooding. Catch up with Gardeners' World
Nobody needs reminding that you have to go back to 1966 for the last (and only) time the England football team won a major international competition. But Professor Brendan Walker is going even further back in time in his series The House the 50s Built on Channel 4. Exploring the changes around the home in post-war Britain, the engineer continues to reconstruct an entire house with the decor, furniture and gadgets of the era and investigates how these innovations affected the wider world. Tonight's focus is the living room, which saw the introduction of the television set (woop!), which precipitated footy on the box (boo!). Catch up with The House the 50s Built
And finally, if following the exploits of WAGs abroad is your bag then you might be interested to know that the nation's favourite scripted-reality show is heading to sunnier climes. Yes, The Only Way is Marbs on ITV2 follows the Essex crew as they jet off to Marbella and swap their non-stop partying, tanning, gossip and romance for non-stop partying, tanning, gossip and romance. The scorching sun of the Spanish resort, which is hugely popular with the rich and the famous, might at least give our guys and gals good reason to wear skimpy outfits and work on a reem and real complexion. Catch up with The Only Way is Marbs