Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ones to Watch on the Box This Week

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ones to Watch on the Box This Week

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MELVYN BRAGG: WIGTON TO WESTMINSTER (Tonight, BBC2, 9.15pm) BAFTA-WINNING producer and director Olivia Lichtenstein charts some of Melvyn Bragg's career highlights, from his early days in radio to Dennis Potter's poignant final interview.

Cameras also follow Lord Bragg back to his hometown of Wigton in Cumbria to learn more about how his early life influenced his writing, but while he may be in reflective mood, the 75-year-old reveals he has no intentions of slowing down.

HUMANS (Tomorrow, Channel 4, 9pm) THE fractured Hawkins family reaches its lowest ebb, with dad Joe in exile, and Mattie, Toby and Sophie tired of their parents' lies. As the situation reaches breaking point, Laura decides it is time to tell the truth, and her confessions has incredible consequences for household synth Anita.

Meanwhile, Karen finally discovers Niska's whereabouts, and a joyful reunion for the runaways is cut tragically short when a brutal betrayal forces one of their number to make the ultimate sacrifice.

CAKE BAKERS AND TROUBLE MAKERS: LUCY WORSLEY'S 100 YEARS OF THE WI (Monday, BBC2, regions vary) THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the first Women's Institute meeting, which was held in a garden shed on the Welsh island of Anglesey. As historian Lucy Worsley points out, the WI has surprisingly radical roots that can still be seen in its modern-day incarnation. The historian discovers that many of the institute's founding members were suffragettes, and it has campaigned for everything from better housing in 1918 to equal pay in 1943.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC: UP IN THE AIR (Tuesday, ITV, 9pm) MANY bosses of massive companies remain faceless to the people who buy their products or use their services, but not Richard Branson. He's instantly familiar to pretty much everybody.

In this week's show, he's visible again, this time as he shoots a range of adverts for Virgin Atlantic in Florida - and for Meigan, the airline's new director of communications, being on set is her a chance to meet him for the first time. …

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