This week’s television picks:
Rock On, Tommy: The Bobby Ball Story, Sunday 15th November, 5.30pm-6.00pm, ITV
In this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular entertainers, friends, family and co-stars celebrate the life and work of comedian and actor Bobby Ball, who died recently.
From his career as half as one of the nation’s favourite double acts – Cannon and Ball – to his appearances in series like Benidorm, Not Going Out and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, this is the story of how a factory welder from Oldham went on to become one of the most loved stars on British television.
The documentary, bringing together clips from some of Bobby’s most celebrated TV moments with stories from those who knew him best, is narrated by the man who shared the limelight with Bobby Ball for 57 years – Tommy Cannon.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Sunday 15th November, 9.00pm-10.35pm, ITV
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back for its 20th series.
Presented by Ant & Dec, this year’s series will be a little bit different to previous ones, as it will not be filmed in Australia for the first time in the show’s history, due to travel restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Instead, this year’s celebrities will arrive at their new home, Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales.
The campmates will take on trials and challenges in the hope of being crowned King or Queen of The Castle.
The show will continue through the week:
Monday 16th November: 9.00pm-10.00pm
Tuesday 17th November: 9.15pm-10.20pm
Wednesday 18th November: 9.00pm-10.00pm
Thursday 19th November: 9.00pm-10.20pm
Friday 20th November: 9.00pm-10.35pm
Winning Combination, Monday 16th November, 3.00pm-4.00pm, ITV
From the makers of The Chase comes a brain-busting new quiz for ITV, Winning Combination.
Presented by Omid Djalili, nine contestants must compete against each other to be part of the Winning Combination.
Before the show, the contestants are each randomly assigned a number between one and nine. They then compete in a series of fast-paced general knowledge rounds to get themselves, and their number, through to the final. In the final, four players come together to try and win the four-digit jackpot defined by their numbers.
But the numbers don’t just define the jackpot. The number each player brings through is also the number of questions they must answer correctly in the final game against the clock. So the bigger the jackpot, the harder it is to be a Winning Combination.
With speedy buzzer rounds, fiendish multiple choice questions and tactical play, there’s something for every quiz fan.
The show will air weekdays at 3pm on ITV.
Is Your Online Habit Killing The Planet? Dispatches, Monday 16th November, 8.00pm-8.30pm, Channel 4
In the month when the worlds’ leaders should have been gathering in Glasgow to tackle global warming, Dispatches investigates the carbon footprint of the technology industry and tests some of the environmental claims of some of the biggest names in the tech world.
The online world has been one of the biggest winners of lockdown. Globally, internet traffic has surged by almost 40 per cent since February and 91 per cent of people in Britain are now online. It has kept us entertained, in shape, in business and most importantly connected to our nearest and dearest, but at what cost to the planet?
Sophie Morgan goes inside a data centre to see what the Cloud really looks like. She examines how some of the biggest technology companies are claiming to be green and environmentally friendly. She meets a former insider who reveals how clever language is making one of the biggest tech firms sound greener than it is.
Sophie discovers that the regulations that allow companies to say they use renewable energy may not be what most people would expect. She also recruits two families to keep a diary of their online habits. She herself reveals she spends nine hours a day on her phone. Together they discover some shocking truths about the hidden cost of their online habits.
Food Unwrapped Investigates, Monday 16th November, 8.30pm-9.00pm, Channel 4
Kate Quilton investigates the junk food diets of fussy eating children. With conditions like scurvy making a comeback and British kids even going blind from eating nothing but junk, what’s the true damage of our modern diets? Could there be more actually going on behind the headlines?
Kate visits one of the largest studies into childhood eating habits in the world and uncovers what is reasonable to categorise as normal behaviour and when parents should seek help. She explores a newly discovered eating disorder that has so far been largely undiagnosed, and could be behind thousands of cases of fussy eating in the UK.
Kate also meets the mum of one child who has eating issues, to see how lives can be put at risk when such issues are dismissed as just a childhood phase. And Kate meets a psychologist for tips that we can all use to try food that we don’t normally like.
Main Picture: I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! logo. (ITV Plc).