TV This week: Top Gear| The Voice

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May in Top Gear. Picture: BBC
Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May in Top Gear. Picture: BBC
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Your pick of this week’s TV.


Sport Relief’s Top Dog (BBC Two, 6.30pm)

PRESENTED by Gaby Roslin, Top Dog aims to test the hidden talents of the nation’s mutts and their owners. The pets will be taking part in the sort of challenges they love, ranging from jumping into water, to playing fetch, and even taking part in races dubbed Pawmula One. But most importantly of all, the show explores the special bond between the dogs and their owners.


Death In Paradise (BBC One, 9pm)

SUN, sea and a surgeon’s suspected suicide - alliterative ingredients of the final episode of this current series.

Emma Redding is a retired lifesaver who was due to turn up at a party, but when she doesn’t show or answer her phone, it sets alarm bells ringing. Her door is forced open and she’s found dead on her bed with an empty packet of sleeping pills at her side.

Two key questions dominate the case: how did the alleged killer get out of her locked room, and could one of Emma’s so-called friends be the prime suspect?


Outnumbered (BBC One, 9pm)

PREPARE to laugh at the Brockmans one last time as Pete rails against his phone’s voice recognition software. Considering he jumped up and down on his last mobile, it’s a wonder he’s been entrusted with another.

When Sue gets home (interrupting a father and son tussle for sofa supremacy), she breaks the news that Angela is coming to stay while their father is ill. However, she is stunned when Stacey (the alluring Antipodean) turns up en route to Greece.


Coronation Street: A Moving Story (STV, 9pm)

IN this documentary, the cast and crew who are getting emotional as they prepare to say goodbye to their home of more than 53 years. The programme, which was filmed over two years, charts the mammoth job of transferring Coronation Street from the iconic Granada Studios to its new base two miles away in Trafford Park, one of the most complex moves for any show in British TV history.


Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony (Channel 4, 3.30pm)

THE Paralympic version of the winter Olympics comes from Sochi, Russia.

Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and the rest of the Channel 4 Paralympics reporting team are planning to build on the success of London 2012. Look out for the wheelchair curling.


The Voice UK (BBC One, 7pm)

IN an epic Battle showdown, the remaining artists from Team Ricky, Team Will, Team Tom and Team Kylie take to The Voice stage in a battle to secure their place in the next round of the competition. Only one person from each Battle can progress to the next stage.


Top Gear (BBC Two, 8pm)

IN the first of a two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May meet in Rangoon, where they are set a challenge: they must travel north and build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. In order to do that, however, they must first drive across a country that has been largely closed to Westerners.