Our choice of programmes to watch week beginning Saturday, August 8

Saturday: Total Wipeout –Freddie & Paddy Takeover (BBC1, 7.10pm)

Remember Total Wipeout, the show which ran from 2009 to 2012? It featured a series of interesting obstacles, including Topple Towers, Sucker Punch, and Wall Swing. It was a bright and breezy slight of escapism. Now there’s a chance to remind yourself of the manic fun as 20 brave women and men take on a series of crazy obstacles in a bid to make it through to the final three. Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness provide the voiceovers for these classic editions of the game show.

Sunday: The Lawyer (C4, 11.35pm)

New series. Frank Nordling is reinstated as a lawyer after his release from custody with all charges dropped, and he and Patricia hope to move on with life. However, Thomas Waldman survived the shooting at the funeral and there has already been one attempt to break him out of prison, and Therese’s death might not have been suicide after all... Return of the Swedish-Danish crime thriller.

Monday: Married at First Sight Australia (E4, 7.30pm)

Each singleton hopes that returning experts John Aiken, Dr Trisha Stratford and Melanie Schilling will be able to find them the love of their lives with scientific matchmaking techniques. And Dean and Tracey are attracted at first sight, but just watch those sparks fly.

Tuesday: Shameless (C4, 10pm)

When Paul Abbott created this comedy drama in the early noughties, he had no idea it would run for nine years and inspire an equally successful American version. For newcomers, the UK version centres on the Gallaghers. Mum went missing years ago, and dad Frank hit the bottle with six kids at home. Well worth another look.

Wednesday: Lose a Stone in 21 Days with Michael Mosley (C4, 9pm)

Doctor and dietician Michael Mosley puts five volunteers on a low-calorie diet to help get their health back on track after the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown.

Thursday: The Life & Times of Captain Sir Tom (ITV, 9.15pm)

This documentary features the man himself, telling for the first time his life story and the key events in his 100 years - from his beginnings in Yorkshire to his incredible feat of raising £30m for the NHS.

Friday: Unreported World (C4, 7.30pm)

Karishma Vyas meets the ‘TradWives’, a growing movement of US women who idolise Donald Trump as they work to get him re-elected.