This week’s television picks:
Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad, Monday 25th January, 8.00pm-8.30pm, ITV
Actor and presenter Bradley Walsh and his actor son Barney are back on the road.
Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad follows the fearless father and son duo as they travel across Europe.
This episode sees the pair visit Switzerland.
They take in the breath-taking views with a ride on a mountain rollercoaster, before exercising their vocal chords when they try the Swiss tradition of yodeling. The following day, Barney arranges a unique way for them to enjoy some local cheese, and then drive to the Contra Dam, where Barney reveals they are about to attempt one of James Bond’s most iconic stunts, a petrifying 220 metre-high bungee jump.
Long Lost Family, Monday 25th January, 9.00pm-10.00pm, ITV
Presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing loved ones in this BAFTA award-winning documentary series.
With help from a team of trained intermediaries, DNA experts and investigators, Nicky and Davina find people that previously couldn’t be traced and answer questions that have haunted entire lives. And, at a time of international crisis which has seen many people experience separation from loved ones, these reunions have more poignancy than ever.
This week features two stories of missing relatives found much closer than the searchers could ever have imagined.
The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes: Season by Season, Monday 25th January, 9.00pm-10.00pm, More4
Filmed over a calendar year, the new series continues following a range of remarkable characters who live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside.
This four-part series celebrates life in the Lake District and the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Parks across the four seasons, meeting real and engaging Yorkshire and Cumbrian folk.
This episode looks at summer in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes. In summer, working in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District is that little bit easier. It’s also a chance to stop, take stock and play in the beautiful landscape.
In Grasmere, shepherding father and son Peter and Robert Bland know there’s no rest for the wicked. They’ve brought their flock of Herdwick sheep down off the fell for their annual shear.
For sport climber Naomi Buys, summer is the chance to climb places that at other times would be impossible. She heads to Gordale Scar near Malham, hoping to conquer a route that’s as difficult as it is coveted.
On the Swinton Estate in lower Wensleydale, bee farmers John and Michael Worsdale make the most of the warmer months. They’re moving their hives to the summit of the moorland to make a special honey from the late blooming heather.
The throng of tourists can sometimes overwhelm Windermere, but local fisherman Peter Haslam knows where to go to find quieter waters. He rows out on his traditional boat, hand lining in hope of catching the elusive Arctic charr.
And in Cracoe in the south of the Dales, the village team up for a late summer game of cricket. It’s only a friendly, but they must beat rivals Appletreewick if they’re to have bragging rights all winter.
Cornwall and Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury, Wednesday 27th January, 8.00pm-8.30pm, ITV
In the third episode of this series, which sees Julia Bradbury taking us to parts of the West Country that can only be explored on foot, we head to the Isles of Scilly, an enchanting archipelago of wild islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
Walking a five-mile circular loop around St Martins, an island renowned for its white sand beaches and azure seas, Julia discovers what is believed to be the oldest beacon in Britain, visits a rum distillery and harvests seaweed on a windswept beach.
Finally, Julia finishes her island adventure with a hop to Tresco, where she visits the Abbey Gardens, world famous for its sub-tropical plants.
The Chasers’ Road Trip: Trains, Brains and Automobiles, Thursday 28th January, 9.00pm-10.00pm, ITV
Anne Hegerty, Mark Labbett and Shaun Wallace – three of the biggest brains of the quizzing universe escape the confines of the studio to embark on an adventure like no other.
This brand-new three part series, The Chasers’ Road Trip: Trains, Brains and Automobiles, follows the three fearless brainboxes as they pit their wits against extraordinary competition as they try to answer the age old question ‘Are we really as smart as we think we are?’
This week, the Chasers journey to the UK and go head-to-head with child geniuses in order to weigh up to what degree intelligence is innate or can be developed. But, while some of the UK’s brightest kids impress Anne, Mark and Shaun, they are shocked to learn that they themselves have something surprising in common, which could unlock the mystery to the trio’s amazing memories.