Saturday August 12
Iolo's Great Welsh Parks (BBC Two, 6.40pm)
Naturalist Iolo Williams returns to explore more historic estates and parklands. He begins at Great Orme Country Park in Llandudno, which is full of history and ancient mines, and thousands of people visit the limestone headland every year for its views of the north Wales coast.
Joanna Lumley - Elvis and Me (ITV, 8.00pm)
Actress Joanna Lumley goes on a personal journey to discover more about Elvis Presley, travelling to his birthplace in Tupelo and Sun Studio to gain an insight into the man behind the myth. She also meets Priscilla Presley at Graceland, where she is given an exclusive tour and finds out what being married to the King of Rock and Roll was really like. Repeat.
Britain's Treasure Islands (BBC Four, 8.00pm)
The final leg of this exploration of the UK's Overseas Territories begins in the Caribbean, where Stewart McPherson finds some unexpected wildlife. In the centre of the Atlantic, on Ascension Island, he surveys an extinct volcano. McPherson also visits the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus, along with Gibraltar, the present home of Barbary Macaques, Europe's only wild colony of monkeys. Repeat.
Sunday August 13
Countryfile (BBC One, 6.00pm)
Anita Rani and Sean Fletcher present an episode exploring Dartmoor. Rani takes a trip along a trail that connects local artists and crafts people, meeting a blacksmith and learning to spin wool using traditional methods, while Fletcher investigates how unwanted Dartmoor pony foals that would normally be culled at birth can instead be used in therapy for people with learning difficulties.
Untamed Americas (National Geographic, 6.00pm)
From Alaska to Patagonia, the film follows the great mountain spine that spans two continents. Life here is an intense struggle with limitless opportunity, from a group of grizzly bears hunting the shores of Alaska to sheep that ram their heads for dominance; and jaguars hunting caimans to spinning dolphins, the Americas are full of surprises. Untamed Americas documents life in the mountains, deserts, coasts and forests and the creatures that live in them.
Ross Kemp Extreme World: Libya (Sky 1, 9.00pm)
The final series of Extreme World concludes with another chance to catch Kemp’s journey to Libya, where he investigates the stories of the sub-Saharan migrants who are prepared to risk everything to reach Europe. Discovering that far more migrants die trying to reach the coast than drown at sea, Kemp investigates their perilous journey across thousands of miles of Libyan desert. He meets those caught in limbo in Libya’s makeshift and overcrowded detention centres and speaks with a people smuggler who makes thousands of dollars a week by cramming migrants into flimsy rubber dinghies on Libya’s beaches.
Monday August 14
Plane Drunk - Panorama (BBC Two, 8.30pm)
Tina Daheley uncovers shocking footage filmed by passengers and meets whistleblowers from the airline industry who reveal just how badly our journeys are being disrupted. With exclusive new figures showing a rise in drink-related incidents and arrests, Daheley asks how some airlines are fighting the problem and meets the Majorcan official sick of Brits arriving on her island already drunk. Campaigners are pushing for new licensing laws, but with alcohol sales a key source of revenue for many airport retailers, is profit taking precedence over passenger convenience and safety?
Nadiya's British Food Adventure (BBC One, 8.30pm)
Nadiya Hussain takes a culinary road trip across Yorkshire, meeting fisherman Frank Powell near Bridlington and using some of his catch to cook baked sea trout with sun-dried tomatoes and lemons. She then heads to Huddersfield to sample local halloumi made by Syrian refugee Razan Alsous, creating watermelon and halloumi skewers. ream sandwiches and Yorkshire puddings filled with strawberry jam and custard.
Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India & Pakistan (BBC Two, 9.00pm)
Seventy years after Partition, journalists Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel along the still-contentious border of Pakistan and India, finding out about the people who live there. They begin in the west in Adipur, which started out as a refugee camp for Hindus fleeing the newly created Muslim state of Pakistan, where Sharma discovers a town that is an unlikely haven for Charlie Chaplin impersonators, while Sarwar explores the cultural life of the metropolis of Karachi.
Tuesday August 15
The River Taff with Will Millard (BBC Four, 7.30pm)
Writer and fisherman Will Millard tells the story of how the once-polluted waterway was brought back from the dead to become one of the best salmon and trout rivers in Wales. Millard travels from the source high in the Brecon Beacons National Park to Merthyr Tydfil, where he discovers that the town's ironworks were once vital to the British Empire.
Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise (BBC Four, 8.00pm)
Exploring the forests, plains and bustling cities of Central Thailand, an area known as the nation's rice bowl, the programme sees how people live alongside animals in these areas, and the spiritual fulfilment to be found in these relationships. Narrated by Sophie Okonedo. Repeat.
Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera (Five, 9.00pm)
Documentary examining the extremes of human behaviour in airports and on planes. Footage includes angry missed check-ins to bizarre drunken antics at security, alternative safety briefings, deafening party flights and near-death experiences on flights from hell.
Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia (ITV, 10.40pm)
The actor travels to the Tiwi Islands, swims with a whale shark, and visits the Houtman Abrolhos, a string of over 100 little islands. Martin Clunes also samples life on Rottnest Island, which has long been a playground retreat for mainland visitors. Repeat.
Wednesday August 16
Milton Keynes and Me (BBC Four. 9.00pm)
Award-winning filmmaker Richard Macer revisits his home town of Milton Keynes as he and the town both turn 50, as he sets out to revaluate his feelings for the place he grew up in. Macer meets with key contributors to the town such as architects, artists and social workers, hoping to witness the true reality for those living in the most famous 'new town' in the country.
Thursday August 17
James Martin's French Adventure (ITV, 8.30pm)
The next leg of James's trip sees him heading to Bresse, home of one of the country's most famous ingredients - the Bresse chicken. He visits a poultry farm to discover just why these birds are so special, and gets the chance to cook his own. Moving on, he meets Georges Blanc, owner of a three-Michelin-starred restaurant - and one of James's culinary heroes.