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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Wednesday 5th September

DIY SOS: Grenfell BBC1 What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Wednesday 5th September
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TV Times top picks for tonight

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Wednesday 5th September

DIY SOS: Grenfell, 9pm, BBC1

On 14 June 2017 a fire in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower flats in West London led to the tragic deaths of 72 people. Other residents were injured, made homeless and left traumatised. Almost a year later, BBC1’s DIY SOS team completed work on two very special buildings for the Grenfell community – a new boxing club and a community centre. In a special edition that concludes next week, follow Nick Knowles and the team, plus volunteers and the Duke of Cambridge, who visits the site, as they create a new home for the Dale Youth Boxing Club. More than a construction job, this is about building trust and hope in a remarkable community. Rating: *****

Taskmaster, 9pm, Dave

Greg Davies and ‘Little’ Alex Horne are back with one of the funniest game shows on TV as James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Kerry Godliman, Phil Wang and Rhod Gilbert compete. Tasks include working out the circumference of a caravan in baked beans. Beforehand, Greg comments: ‘Only a mad person would actually physically get beans and put them anywhere near that van.’ You can guess the rest… Rating: ****

Orangutan Jungle School, 9pm, More4

We loved the recent C4 series following life at a Borneo orangutan school. The only problem was it ended too soon last week, after just three episodes. Thankfully, series two begins tonight on More4! Look out for class clown Valentino, who comes up with clever shortcuts to accomplish his lessons. Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.

David is a Senior Digital Content Editor with over 15 years experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest soap spoilers and television news for Whatsontv.


Before working for Whatsontv, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!