'Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad': The 5 best things on TV tonight, Monday 17 January

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BRADLEY AND BARNEY WALSH: BREAKING DAD
Ep1 Croatia
Monday 17th January 2022 on ITV

Pictured: Bradley and Barney Walsh prepare to free dive
to a sunken wreck in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
 
The boys are back! Bradley and Barney Walsh are making a 3,000-mile journey through Europe, starting off in the sunny south of Croatia and ending up in the ice-cold artic circle in Scandinavia.  

ThereÕs no easing his dad in on this trip for BarneyÉ first up, theyÕll be swinging off the roof of SplitÕs iconic football stadium, before diving headfirst into the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. The action continues when the pair go head-to-head on aqua bikes alongside a former World Champ. Then, before leaving the country, the Walshes make a pit stop in the capital to meet a young inventor who stuns them with his electric creation! 

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Bradley and Barney Walsh head to Croatia. (Hungry Bear Productions)

A new week's TV highlights kick off with a fresh season of Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad at ITV, with the father and son touring Europe in their latest adventure.

Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher is also challenging himself on BBC One, where he tries his hand at being a real-life farmer in Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure and finds it infinitely more difficult than the soap version.

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Some of Britain's poshest families are on the hunt for extra cash to plough into the family pile in ITV documentary Keeping Up with the Aristocrats, while Channel 4 also begins a new docuseries with Geordie Hospital meeting the medics of the North East.

If you're up to stretching your brain cells this Monday evening, have a crack at BBC Two's Only Connect which airs its third place play-offs.

The best things to watch on TV tonight, Monday 17 January, 2022

Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad - ITV - 8pm

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BRADLEY AND BARNEY WALSH: BREAKING DAD
Ep1 Croatia
Monday 17th January 2022 on ITV

Pictured:  Barney Walsh and his Dad Bradley prepare to swinging off the roof of SplitÕs iconic Poljud football stadium 

The boys are back! Bradley and Barney Walsh are 
making a 3,000-mile journey through Europe, starting off in the sunny south of Croatia and ending up in the ice-cold artic circle in Scandinavia.  

ThereÕs no easing his dad in on this trip for BarneyÉ first up, theyÕll be swinging off the roof of SplitÕs iconic football stadium, before diving headfirst into the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. The action continues when the pair go head-to-head on aqua bikes alongside a former World Champ. Then, before leaving the country, the Walshes make a pit stop in the capital to meet a young inventor who stuns them with his electric creation! 

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For further information please contact Peter Gray
Mob 07831460662 /  peter.gray@itv.com

This photograph is (C) Hungry Bear Productions and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme BRADLEY AND BARNEY WALSH: BREAKING DAD or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com
The father and son take on a terrifying swing through a football stadium. (Hungry Bear Productions)

Bradley Walsh and his son Barney are back for another series of white knuckle adventures, this time touring Europe.

They start tonight in Croatia where Bradley looks terrified to take on a freefall rope swing over Split's football stadium, and the pair also try out freediving and aqua biking.

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Not every episode will see them in such a sunny environment, though, as they'll travel as far north as the Arctic Circle this series.

Keeping up with the Aristocrats - ITV - 9pm

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KEEPING UP WITH THE ARISTOCRATS
Monday 17th January 2022 on ITV 

Pictured: (l-r) Alexandra Sitwell and husband Rick, Princess Olga Romanoff, Lord Ivar Mountbatten and husband James and Lord and Lady Fitzalan-Howard gather at Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire, England

Brand new three-part series.  In this light-hearted, endearing and eye-opening series, four of Britain’s most prominent aristocratic dynasties have given cameras exclusive access to reveal what really goes on behind their closed doors, over one summer’s social season.  Asset-rich, but often cash strapped, this posh bunch are mischievously self-deprecating and jolly. This fun and intriguing series lifts the lid on the lives of absolutely fabulous Lords, Ladies, and even the odd Princess, as they try to earn a crust.

In this opening episode, Lord Ivar Mountbatten and husband James gamble their reputation, and that of Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, by hosting their first ever pop-up restaurant at their stately home of Bridwell.  But with tickets costing a whopping £165 per head, can the Mountbattens sate the appetite of fifty fine diners?  They include Lord Ivar’s cousin, Princess Olga Romanoff, who, currently single, is hunting down her idea type of man – ‘a trained killer’ no less...

Meanwhile Lord and Lady Fitzalan-Howard are hoping to help fund the exorbitant running costs of their 126-room home, the imposing Carlton Towers, by turning part of their 3,000-acre estate into a vineyard.  And having bottled their very first bottle of sparkling wine, they seek advice from their friends, Alexandra Sitwell and husband Rick, who already own one the UK’s most successful vineyards at the stunning Renishaw Hall.  But will the Fitzalan-Howards wine prove to be vintage, or just another sad bottle of plonk?

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The stately home owners lift the lid on aristocratic life. (Banijay/Shine Productions)

Simon Callow follows four of Britain's aristocratic families through one summer's social season and as they try to cook up money-making schemes to keep their stately homes afloat.

Featuring in tonight's episode are Lord Mountbatten and his husband James, who enlist the help of Jean-Christophe Novelli in setting up a pop-up restaurant at their stately home, Bridwell.

Meanwhile, the Fitzalan-Howards at Yorkshire's Carlton House are aiming to build some reserves in the bank to cover their £70,000 annual heating bill by selling sparkling wine from their vineyard.

Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure - BBC One - 8.30pm

Programme Name: Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure - TX: n/a - Episode: Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure - ep 1 (No. 1) - Picture Shows: and Liz with the kids. Kelvin Fletcher - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: Jon Parker Lee
Kelvin Fletcher and his family try out farming. (BBC Studios/Jon Parker Lee)

Former Emmerdale star and Strictly Come Dancing 2019 winner Kelvin Fletcher is following many a celeb before him into the farming life.

This new documentary follows his family as they attempt to set up a 120-acre farm in the Peak District despite having no agricultural experience.

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He may have worked on the rural soap for much of his career, but it seems Fletcher hasn't picked up much in the way of farming knowledge.

Geordie Hospital - Channel 4 - 8pm

PICTURED: (L-R) Katie Watson, Poppy the Welfare hound, Isma Iqbal, Abbie, Jeremy French, Sean Marshall Kellie & Allan
Meet the medics of the North East. (Channel 4)

Channel 4 launches another medical fly-on-the-wall series, this time shining the spotlight on Newcastle's world-class hospitals and their staff.

In tonight's first episode, we meet a kidney transplant patient who's receiving a new organ from her sister and a four-year-old whose device powering a mechanical heart is being replaced, as well as a staff welfare dog returning to work after 18 months off over the pandemic.

Only Connect - BBC Two - 8pm

Programme Name: Only Connect S17 - TX: n/a - Episode: Only Connect S17 - Presenter Generics (No. Presenter Generics) - Picture Shows:  Victoria Coren Mitchell - (C) Parasol Media Limited - Photographer: Rory Lindsay
Who will win the coveted third place? (Parasol Media Limited/Rory Lindsay)

The grand final of the current series is almost upon us, but first there's the episode that host Victoria Coren Mitchell always claims as her favourite - the third place play-offs.

Hoping to snatch a podium place from the jaws of defeat are the Ramblers and the Animal Lovers, although they've already beaten the vast majority of the nation just by being able to understand the questions.

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