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The best TV to watch this week | reviews, news & interviews

The best TV to watch this week

The best TV to watch this week

What to watch and where to find it

'The State', Peter Kosminsky drama about Britons joining ISIS, is on Channel 4 for four consecutive nights from SundayFilmax International

Too hot/wet outside? Take refuge on the box. We sift the schedules for you.

Sunday 20 August

The State, Channel 4. Peter Kosminsky takes on the vexed topic of Britons choosing to join ISIS. First of four parts continuing through the week.

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?, BBC Two. Twelve people compete to become the next Major Tim Peake. In the first episode they learn to hover a chopper.

Monday 21 August

easyJet: Inside the Cockpit, ITV. Final part of a documentary about training the cheap airline’s pilots to ferry us to the far ends of Europe for the price of latte.

Tuesday 22 August

Trust Me, BBC One. Cath Hardacre/Ally Sutton continues to flirt with exposure as a fraudulent A&E doctor. Starring Jodie Whittaker.

Wednesday 23 August

No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?, BBC Two. Second part of Dr Javid Abdelmoneim’s experiment in the Isle of Wight turns to the parents.

South Downs: England’s Mountains Green, BBC Four. This is a repeat, but well worth catching. Peter Owen-Jones pays homage to the rolling hills that run from the Seven Sisters to Winchester.

Thursday 24 August

Who Do You Think You Are, BBC One. It’s the turn of Fearne Cotton to look for exotic fruits on her family tree

Wasting Away: The Truth about Anorexia, Channel 4. Personal documentary from news presenter Mark Austin and his daughter Maddy.   

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