TUESDAY 28TH JUNE
LOVE YOUR GARDEN / ITV LONDON, 8PM Alan Titchmarsh and the team head to Hull to transform the garden of a 90-year-old land girl and ballroom dancing devotee. Frailty has seen the twice-widowed great-grandmother lose the ability to tend her once beautiful gardens, so they have become neglected no-go areas. After Alan surprises her at a tea dance, the team transforms her gardens into spaces she can safely tend to again.
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD/ BBC1, 9pm New series. When the death of his mother brings Nathan Appleby and his wife Charlotte back to the family estate in Somerset, they must turn the farm’s fortunes around or risk ruin, and the devastation of the local community. However, when a vulnerable teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a terrifying spirit, he cannot leave her to suffer. He must use every psychological technique he has to find a way to free her from this terrible burden. Supernatural period drama, starring Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer.
WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE
SUPER SHOPPERS / CHANNEL 4, 8pm Andi Osho and Anna Richardson go behind the scenes of the internet retail revolution, assessing how shopping websites tempt people to buy more and how much online delivery really costs. From Amazon to Asda, and John Lewis to Just Eat, the Supershoppers reveal some surprising results and, through a series of shopping diaries, internet addicts reveal their insights and tips into the world of online shopping.
VERSAILLES / BBC2, 930pm Philippe returns from war a changed man, while the debauched urges of dissident duke Cassel must be pandered to by Madame de Montespan as Louis prepares for a lavish celebration in the palace gardens. Sacrifices are required in this episode of the period drama depicting the decadent and turbulent early reign of King Louis XIV. Supported by Inside Versailles documentary shorts. Starring George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Amira Casar and Evan Williams
THURSDAY 30TH jUNE
WHAT BRITAIN BUYS / cHANNEL 4, 8pm Mary Portas presents another look at how Britons shop and what products they buy. She asks why Brits are spending more on pets than ever – a massive £4.6 billion a year – looks at the growing popularity of `she-sheds’ as a rival to the `man cave’ and finds out which products from the 1970s are making a comeback. Plus, why is Victoria Beckham making the news wearing flat shoes and not heels?
RAMSEY’S HOTEL HELL / CHANEL 4, 10pm Gordon Ramsay uses his wealth of experience in the restaurant business to help more struggling hotels, motels and B&Bs across America, putting the owners and staff to work as he attempts to save their establishments from disaster. . He begins with a visit to Angler’s Lodge in Island Park, Idaho. Owner Dave Eby built the lodge with his own hands, but a family tragedy has caused him and wife Dede to shy away from the hotel and the community. Gordon is desperate to help mend this broken family – but is it too late to save their business?
FRIDAY 1ST JULY
JOANNA LUMLEY: ELVIS AND ME / ITV, 9pm It was Elvis Presley, in all his exotic American gorgeousness, who rocked Joanna Lumley’s world when she first heard him sing in the fun-free, colourless England of the Fifties. In Joanna Lumley: Elvis and Me the actress jetted off to Memphis and got behind the wheel of a shiny red Corvette for a sugar-dipped trip down memory lane.
THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE FOOD / CHANNEL 4, 12am Documentary about luxury food suppliers who cater to super-rich clients in the UK, following New Yorker Jerry Toth as he pitches his high-end chocolate to a specialist retailer, a group of wealthy customers, and Harrods. London’s Mayfair is home to fine wine and spirits boutique Hedonism Wines, where the most expensive bottle costs £80,000, and the priciest Scotch comes in at £120,000, while Daniel Hulme runs a catering firm and is expanding his business with a new service that enables people to experience Michelin-star-quality food in the comfort of their own dining rooms.
SATURDAY 2ND JULY
FILM: THIS IS 40 / E4, 9pm A couple wrestle with a series of crises as their 40th birthdays loom on the horizon, turning to friends and family for help in coping with the challenges of work, parenthood, age and debt. Comedy, starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their roles from Knocked Up. With Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow.