Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Must-See Shows

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Must-See Shows

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All Round To Mrs Brown's TONIGHT, BBC1, 9.15PM OH MAMMY! Brendan O'Carroll's famous creation is back on the box, but rather than offering us further insights into her family life, she's throwing open the doors to her home and inviting in celebrity guests while playing tricks on the audience and introducing outrageous stunts.

"The entire cast is excited by this," says Brendan. "I think Agnes may be worried that she'll need a bigger kettle to make tea for everyone that's coming round!" Those taking part in the first episode include actress Pamela Anderson, X Factor judge Louis Walsh and Andy's mum Judy Murray, while music comes from James Blunt.

TOP GEAR TOMORROW, BBC2, 8PM AFTER the false start of last year's series, Matt Le Blanc has helped revitalise this rebooted show with regulars Rory Reid and Chris Harris.

This week, Chris and Matt race across the Arabian peninsula, pitting the Bugatti Chiron (a bargain at just under PS2.2m) against an assortment of other ways of travelling - with money no object.

Meanwhile, Rory puts city cars to the test with a life-size arcade game, and Tinie Tempah takes to the track in a Toyota GT86.

AMAZING HOTELS: LIFE BEYOND THE LOBBY MONDAY, BBC2, 9PM GILES COREN and Monica Galetti roll up their sleeves for this new series and learn about the work that goes into offering visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience in some incredible locations.

First up is Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was created as part of a government plan to triple tourist income within 10 years. It cost PS3.5bn to build, caters to more than a million guests a year and boasts the longest elevated infinity pool in the world (it's the equivalent of three Olympic-sized pools).

STARGAZING LIVE AUSTRALIA TUESDAY, BBC2, 8PM PROFESSOR Brian Cox and Dara O Briain travel to Australia to explore the night skies, with the programme joining them as they finish a long night under the stars and as dawn approaches.

Brian and Dara are joined by Liz Bonnin on a mountain top in New South Wales, site of the Siding Spring Observatory, and will have outback-astronomer Greg Quicke as their guide to the southern sky, revealing some of the wonderful star tales told by indigenous people. …

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