TV Guide: Commonwealth Games come to Scotland

Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine, Gabby Logan, Gary Lineker. Pic: BBC
Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine, Gabby Logan, Gary Lineker. Pic: BBC
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Police Interceptors

(Channel 5, 8pm)

THE team carries out a raid that turns up a stash of drugs, a weapon and a large pile of cash, while Jon Peacock is stunned when he encounters a half-naked man covered in blood on the wintry streets of Lincoln.

toMORROW

Sir Chris Hoy: How To Win Gold (BBC One, 10.45pm)

THE world’s most accomplished living British Olympian decided to retire from cycling, having earned a record-breaking six Olympic Gold medals. In this documentary, the great Scot looks back at his incredible journey, and speaks to other outstanding medal-winning athletes, including Andy Murray and Steve Redgrave.

WEDNESDAY

Commonwealth Games: Opening Ceremony (BBC One, 8pm)

CLARE Balding, presents coverage of the opening ceremony at Celtic Park alongside Gary Lineker and Hazel Irvine; Irvine also provides the commentary with Huw Edwards. The Queen’s Baton Relay ends here, and 3000 volunteers take part in what promises to be a spectacular show. Competitors from 71 nations enter the arena in the Parade of Athletes before the Queen herself officially declares the Games open.

tHURSDAY

Diamond Geezers (STV, 9pm)

HATTON Gardens lie in Holborn, London, and has been the centre of London’s jewellery trade since medieval times when it took its name from Elizabeth I’s Lord Chancellor, Sir Christopher Hatton.

The area houses numerous businesses, from skilled jewellery-makers to millionaire wheeler-dealers and multi-national companies. This bling-tastic documentary focuses on some of the biggest characters who call the place home.

fridAY

Alan Carr: Chatty Man Summer Special (Channel 4, 9pm)

TONIGHT’S programme is a one-off summer special (albeit split into two parts and stretched out across the full night). Carr’s not scrimping on his guests - he’s lined up the hilarious Miranda Hart, who’ll be getting comfy on the sofa to chat about her latest stand up arena tour, while Vin Diesel drops by to plug his film, Guardians of the Galaxy. Meanwhile, the Inbetweeners stars James Buckley, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas have taken time out of their busy schedule to discuss the second film in the franchise.

And music comes courtesy of Rizzle Kicks, who perform their latest single Tell Her.

SATURdAY

Commonwealth Games (BBC One, 9am)

THE BBC continues to bring all the action from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with Mishal Husain introducing the morning’s programme on day three with South Africa’s Chad le Clos is in action in the 200m butterfly heats this morning, the event which sprung him – and dad Bert – to prominence when he beat Michael Phelps to London 2012 gold.

Coverage continues from 12.15pm to 5.20pm with Jason Mohammed and Hazel Irvine, where triathlon Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee will team up with brother Jonny in a bid to win the mixed team relay gold medal for England this afternoon.

From 5.30pm to 10.30pm Hazel Irvine and Gary Lineker present the evening’s live coverage. In the pool tonight, England’s Fran Halsall will be looking to add to her tally of seven Commonwealth medals in her favourite event, the 50m freestyle.

SUNdAY

People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three, 10.45pm)

GRINDAH is preparing a special party to celebrate Angel’s fifth birthday but doesn’t know where to start. Meanwhile to appease his girlfriend, Beats has agreed to attend a job interview at Tie One, a local tie shop.