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What to watch this weekend

What to watch this weekend

A TV-tastic weekend of telly awaits…

By Virgin TV Edit

Whether it’s the dulcet tones of Andy Murray, Jane McDonald “cruising” round Scotland or even the screeching of an F1 engine that gets you going over a weekend, you’re in luck! All lay in store in a bumper weekend of telly.

 

But, if you prefer to wind your week down with some seriously nail-biting fillums, Touching The Void director Kevin Macdonald’s nerve-jangling docudrama following two intrepid British mountaineers as they attempt to scale a seemingly unscalable mountain – is sure to do the trick.

Friday is awash with stars and side-splitting offerings like Come Dine With Me, Four In  A Bed, Celebrity Snoop Dogs and Celebrity Gogglebox on Channel 4, with Hugh “Huge” Jackman looking his beastly, veiny best in The Wolverine, too.

 

Bust out your flag, some bevs, a rocket launcher and eye-up an oil-rich sovereignty for Independence Day! Fittingly, both Independence Day and Independence Day: Resurgence are on show on Film4. For Brits, a suitably patriotic offering is also available, with Andy Murray’s Greatest Hits celebrating the legendary Brit’s illustrious career over on BBC Two.

 

Read on below for a more comprehensive look at all the top-notch telly on offer over this coming weekend, then find out what else is on the way and map out Your TV Week. First person to watch all of it wins a prize*.

 

*no prize is available, that was a lie.

 

Thursday 2 July

 

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 4.30pm
  • Four In A Bed – Channel 4 HD (CH 104), 5pm)
  • Come Dine With Me – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 5.30pm
  • Behind Enemy Lines – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 6.55pm
  • Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 7.30pm
  • Ross Kemp: Living With ‘Forced Out’ Families – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 7.30pm
  • Britain’s Brightest Family – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 8pm
  • The Supervet: Puppy Special – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 8pm
  • Hillary – Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277) 9pm
  • Layer Cake – Sony Movies (CH 425), 9pm
  • Billion Pound Cruises: All At Sea – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 9pm
  • Touching The Void – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 9pm
  • Ambulance – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 9pm
  • The School That Tried To End Racism – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 9pm
  • Passengers – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 9pm
  • The First Team – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 9.30pm
  • Harley Quin – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 10pm
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 11pm
  • High-Rise – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 11.15pm
  • Rick And Morty – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 12am

 

Friday 3 July

 

  • Come Dine With Me – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 5.30pm
  • Table 19 – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 7.20pm
  • Married At First Sight Australia – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 7.30pm
  • Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 8pm
  • Celebrity Snoop Dogs – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 8.30pm
  • Darkman – Sony Movies (CH 425), 9pm
  • The Other One – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 9pm
  • The Pembrokeshire Coast: A Wild Year – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 9pm
  • Celebrity Gogglebox – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 9pm
  • Assassin’s Creed – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 9pm
  • The Wolverine – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 9pm
  • Harrow – Drama (CH 130), 9.20pm
  • Huey Morgan’s Latin Music Adventure: Brazil – BBC Four HD (CH 107), 9.30pm
  • Big Zuu’s Big Eats – Dave/HD (CH 127/227), 10pm
  • A Good Day To Die Hard – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 11.10pm
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 11.25pm


Saturday 4 July

 

  • Andy Murray’s Greatest Hits – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 1.15pm
  • ITV Racing: Live From Epsom – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 1.35pm
  • Britain’s Gardens: A Year In Bloom – Channel 5 HD (CH 105), 5.10pm
  • Independence Day – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 6pm
  • F1: Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 6.45pm
  • Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 7pm
  • How The Beatles Changed The World – Yesterday (CH 129), 7pm
  • Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 7.30pm
  • The Dust Bowl – PBS America (CH 273), 7.30pm
  • Jane McDonald: Cruising Scotland – Channel 5 HD (CH 105), 8pm
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Laughs – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 8.15pm
  • Love Island: Australia – ITV2/HD (CH 115/176), 9pm
  • Ted 2 – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 9pm
  • Washington – Sky HISTORY HD (CH 270), 9pm
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 9pm
  • Keith Haring: Street Art Boy – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 9.15pm
  • Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer ­­– BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 9.15pm
  • XXX: Return Of Xander Cage – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 9.15pm
  • Missing In Action – Paramount Network/HD (CH 187/150), 10.10pm
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – 5USA (CH 153), 10.10pm
  • The 90s: TV’s Most Controversial Decade! – Channel 5 HD (CH 105), 10.45pm
  • Triple 9 – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 11.15pm
  • Insidious: The Last Key – Film4 HD (CH 428/429), 11.20pm

 

Sunday 5 July

 

  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 11am
  • Stuart Little – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 2.05pm
  • Local Hero – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 2.45pm
  • Romancing The Stone – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 4.45pm
  • Jimmy’s Forest – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 5.30pm
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 6.05pm
  • F1: Austrian Grand Prix Highlights – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 6.30pm
  • Home Alone – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 6.55pm
  • The Durrells – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 7pm
  • Rich Kids, Skint Holiday – Channel 5 HD (CH 105), 7pm
  • Maigret’s Dead Man – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 8pm
  • Alex Brooker: Disability And Me – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 9pm
  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 9pm
  • 9/11: Inside America’s Air Force One – Sky HISTORY2 HD (CH 272), 9pm
  • The Luminaries – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 9pm
  • Batwoman – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 9pm
  • The Great Wall – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 9pm
  • Bargain Brits In Blackpool (Channel 5, 10pm)
  • Now You See Me – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 10.55pm
  • Naked Attraction – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 11pm

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