Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Must-See Shows

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Must-See Shows

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BRITAIN'S BIGGEST ARMED ROBBERY Tonight, Channel 5, 10.30pm THE crime documentary strand Heists continues with a look at the Brink's-Mat robbery of 1983 - which remains the country's largest ever armed heist, with more than PS26m (around PS79m in today's money) being taken in gold, diamonds and cash.

The sheer amount of the haul - including around three tonnes of gold - led to the price of the commodity rocketing, and the audacity of the plot, coupled with the fact that most of the hoard was never recovered, meant its legacy lives on in crime folklore to this day.

The programme hears from the members of the police who tracked down the criminals in order to bring the story to light.

THE JUMP Tomorrow, Channel 4, 7.30pm DAVINA McCALL presents the celebrity winter sport show, with contestants Bradley Wiggins, Spencer Matthews, Robbie Fowler, Caprice, Jade Jones, Louis Smith, Kadeena Cox, Lydia Bright, Mark Dolan, Vogue Williams, Jason Robinson, Gareth Thomas, Josie Gibson and Emma Parker Bowles risking life and limb.

The first challenge is a gruelling parallel slalom down a mountain course, with the losers of each head-to-head race facing the jump to determine who will be eliminated from the contest.

SAS: ROGUE WARRIORS Monday, BBC2, 9pm BEN MACINTYRE uses the SAS archives to examine the history of the British Army special forces unit combining documents, unseen footage and interviews with its founding members to tell the remarkable story behind an extraordinary fighting force.

In the first edition, he looks at its formation in the heat of the north African desert in 1941, when eccentric young British army officer David Archibald Stirling had a vision for a new kind of war in which the enemy was attacked from behind their own lines.

SECRET LIFE OF DOGS Tuesday, ITV, 9pm THEY are known as man's best friend, but what is it Puppy Martin about dogs that makes them such perfect companions? Martin Clunes narrates this new series which investigates the science behind the relationship between humans and canines, and tells remarkable stories about pooches and their owners.

In the first episode, we follow Labrador puppy Tweed, who, like all young dogs, was born with the instinct to make eye contact, which has helped to form an instant bond between the pup and a young boy named Loki. …

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