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the latest offering, Joy deals with the fallout from Laura’s discovery, and Tom’s “practice” with Michelle awakens surprising new feelings between the two friends. Meanwhile, the rules of experiment are put under serious strain as Joy bumps into first love Lawrence in a pharmacy, and Alan’s connection to Claire becomes more intense.
Moped Muggers: Caught on Camera (ITV, 9pm)
The number of crimes carried out by moped riders has been rising – even Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been a victim, as he revealed criminals on two wheels stole his phone outside Euston station in north London. This documentary takes a closer look at the phenomenon, hearing from other people who have been targeted and, as the title suggests, bringing viewers footage of the crimes being committed. We’ll see a courier being attacked for his bike and a jeweller who fought back against the thieves. Experts and former police officers offer their insights into this growing phenomenon as well as advice on how to avoid becoming a victim.
Many friendships and romances may have started – and ended – through social media, but how well can you ever know someone based on their profiles? That’s one of the questions at the heart of this reality series, which is broadcasting over three consecutive evenings. Presented by Alice Levine and Maya Jama, who know a thing or two about the power of social media, it takes a group of contestants from all walks of life and moves them into separate flats in the same block. They can only communicate via a voice-activated social media platform called The Circle and the goal is to become as popular as possible. But how much of their online personas is real and how much has been invented to win friends and a prize of up to £50,000?
Escaping to the countryside is a dream many city dwellers have had over the years. However, the reality sometimes doesn’t live up to the bucolic image we have, which is something Steve and Nicky discovered to their cost during the first run of this sitcom, which is co-written by Jack Dee (who also stars as Steve) and Pete Sinclair. Part of the problem is their house – it’s a crumbling wreck that shows no signs of improving thanks to an infestation of moths and a troublesome septic tank. But in the first episode of the second run, it’s a gaping hole in the roof that gives the couple their biggest nightmare.
Grand Designs (C4, 9pm)
Kevin McCloud meets Spanish architect Jaime and his wife Mimi as they embark on a mission to convert a Grade II listed folly in Buckinghamshire into a family home. Giving themselves a wildly optimistic six-month deadline to finish before the birth of their second child, it’s not long before the couple hit trouble. Jaime puts all his energies and creativity into the project, using innovative 3D mapping to squeeze living spaces into the tower, but it proves to be an exhausting struggle.
Trust (BBC2, 9pm)
In the 1990s and early 2000s, Brendan Frazer was
Joanna Lumley follows the Silk Road from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, travelling across the