Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

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PROMS ENCORE TONIGHT, BBC2, 7PM KATIE DERHAM presents the classical music magazine show to accompany the BBC Proms, from a bandstand directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall.

This evening she explores the role of the conductor, with the help of leading maestros Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Peter Edwards and Lloyd Coleman. Lloyd also discusses conducting styles with Martyn Brabbins, the music director of the English National Opera.

THE QUEEN'S LOST FAMILY TOMORROW, CHANNEL 4, 8PM FOR newcomers, no, this isn't a variation of that Davina McCall show in which she tracks down her majesty's missing relatives.

However, it is a fascinating glimpse at the monarchy's history.

In the second part, Prince George marries Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, while Henry gives up the married Beryl Markham.

Meanwhile, Edward brings American divorcee Wallis Simpson to George and Marina's pre-wedding party at Buckingham Palace, which leaves his parents fuming.

Shortly after George V's Silver Jubilee celebrations, the King passes away and Edward inherits the throne. He becomes determined to marry Wallis and reportedly wants to Helen However, Edward has met his match in Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.

BIG WEEK AT THE ZOO MONDAY, CHANNEL 5, 8PM NEW series. Helen Skelton and Nick Baker return to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, to celebrate the work that British zoos perform in the service of worldwide conservation.

In the first edition, they drop in on three onemonth-old endangered tiger cubs, Yorkshire Vet star Peter Wright befriends a tame tapir and JB Gill assists as a pygmy hippo is given a much-needed dental procedure.

Skelton FIGHTER PILOT: THE REAL TOP GUN TUESDAY, ITV, 9PM WITH much-anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick expected to be a big smash next July, this new three-part documentary gives us a British take on the theme.

Camera crews spent a year inside Britain's elite fighter pilot school, where they follow three young recruits, including the school's only female student - Danners, as they compete to become the best of the best. …

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