The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan


Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the mind of Romesh, is a place inextricably linked with war. He had never even heard the word Bosnia until the war broke out and finds it hard to conjure any other images when he thinks about the country now. But is there more to Bosnia than bombs and bullet holes?  

Rom is met at the airport by local guide and museum curator, Skender Hatibovic, who will be showing him around this small corner of Eastern Europe. Over the next week he will slide down a mountain on his arse at a world class ski resort, stay overnight in a ‘war hostel’ and meet the Bosnian who claims to have discovered the world’s largest pyramid.  He will try out Sarajevo’s abandoned bobsleigh track – a remnant of the 1984 Winter Olympics which were held in the city - and sample far too much delicious award winning wine. But will he have the courage to emulate the famous Mostar divers and throw himself off the country’s iconic Stari Most Bridge? 

  • Sunday 11th August, 9pm

  • BBC Two

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*NEW* When Bridges Collapse: The Genoa Disaster

On 14 August 2018, the Polcevera Bridge in Genoa collapsed, sending 27 vehicles plummeting to the valley below. 43 people lost their lives. It was Italy’s worst ever road-bridge disaster. This film tells the story of some of the people on the bridge that day and investigates what caused the bridge to fail so catastrophically.

The Polcevera Bridge was an icon of 1960s engineering, built by one of Italy’s most celebrated engineers, and hailed by some as a masterpiece. It formed a vital link in the main motorway between the south of France and Rome. Its failure had a huge impact on the local economy. The debris blocked railway lines for weeks, 600 people who lived under the bridge were forced to flee their homes, and lorry drivers had to make a 115km detour.

Ex-professional footballer Davide Capello, who was driving over the bridge when it collapsed, recalls his miraculous escape. "I found myself tumbling into the void. At that moment I let go of the wheel, I placed my hands behind my head, and I thought I was already dead." With many of Europe’s highways built in the same era as the Genoa bridge, this tragedy has raised questions about the maintenance of Europe’s ageing infrastructure. Are our bridges safe?

  • Monday 12th August, 9pm

  • BBC Two

  • 1 of 1


Junk Rescue

Combining traditional crafts and creative child-led makes, Junk Rescue makes sustainability fun, showing how the things we throw away can be turned into something useful.        

OLD WIRE 12th August 
Danny, Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers find some old telephone wire in the junkyard. Zoe and the junkyard helpers make things from old lampshades and there are ideas for how you can transform your junk at home.

WOODEN HOOP 13th August 
Danny, Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers find a broken wooden hoop in the junkyard. Zoe and the junkyard helpers make things from curtain rings and there are ideas for how you can transform your junk at home.

CURTAINS 14th August
Danny finds some old curtains in the junkyard and takes them to John who turns them into something amazing. Zoe and the junkyard helpers make fun creations out of net curtains and there are ideas for how you can transform your junk at home.

BROKEN TABLE 15th August
Danny, Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers find a broken table that needs mending in the junkyard. Zoe and the junkyard helpers make something out of bits of wood and there are ideas for how you can transform your junk at home.

COPPER JUG 16th August 
Danny, Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers find a copper jug in the junkyard. Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers make something out of cake tins and there are ideas for how you can transform your junk at home.

  • Monday 12th - Friday 16th August, 4:10pm

  • Cbeebies

  • 6-10 of 15


*NEW* The Torture King: Britain's Worst Gangster

The Daniel family were raised on the vicious, poverty-stricken streets of Glasgow in the years after shipbuilding had declined, with Jamie locked in a murderous and bloody feud with a rival gang, the likes of which Glasgow had never seen before. Torture and killings by the Daniels' feared enforcer Kevin `Gerbil' Carroll led to tit-for-tat shootouts as the rivals fought for control of Glasgow's drugs trade.

  • Tuesday 13th August, 10:35pm

  • Channel 5

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The Chefs' Brigade

The Brigade’s next stop is in Cadiz, Andalusia in Southern Spain, and Jason worries that winning their first service back in Italy made his Brigade over-confident, so he, Dale and Andy decide to get back to basics with the them. 

The ancient coastal city of Cadiz has a long association with fishing and seafood and the need for precision and delicacy when cooking with fish is a great testing ground for Jason to further train and develop his chefs. 

The rival restaurant has been owned by the same family for more than 50 years and is a mainstay of Cadiz cuisine, adored by locals and tourists alike for their traditional dishes. Jason must teach his Brigade to appreciate the traditions of the region and local fisherman Jorge takes them to the ancient Esteros salt flats that have provided fish and seafood to Cadiz residents for thousands of years. 

After an outburst last week, Jason has his eye on 22-year-old Frankie and following an appalling final service in Norway, fish restaurant chef Stephen has a mountain to climb to win back Jason’s trust. 37-year-old chef Kareem isn’t progressing as Jason had hoped for one of his more mature brigade members and must prove he has what it takes to strengthen the Brigade. 

  • Tuesday 13th August, 9pm

  • BBC Two

  • 3 of 6


Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Bob has harboured a childhood dream to catch a salmon so they set off for The River Tay in Scotland full of hope and excitement for this special trip. 

A ghillie guides them up the intimidating river in a boat and they fish using various methods to catch the elusive Salmon. They discuss luck and fate, and the part it has played in their lives and through their careers. 

They stay in the heart of the highlands; Bob cooks Paul a traditional Scottish breakfast and they set off for a swift round of golf before resuming their fishing. 

As the sun sets, they reflect on their dreams – did they come true on this trip? 

  • Friday 16th August, 8pm

  • BBC Two

  • 3 of 6


The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Award-winning comedian Mo Gilligan's late night show with celebrity guests, music, sketches, iconic games and a chance to win prizes

  • Friday 16th August, 10pm

  • Channel 4

  • 5 of 6


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