This week's TV and radio: Boris Johnson, WW2 fighter pilots and more

By mattelton, 14 July 2011 - 9:12am

This week's
TV & radio
14 – 20 July

Pick of the week
Who Do You Think You Are?
Friday 15 July, 4pm Watch (repeated Saturday at 1pm)
With less than a month to go until a new series of Who Do You Think You Are? makes a triumphant return to TV screens, there's a chance to see another memorable episode from the vaults. This is the one in which incumbent London mayor Boris Johnson unpicks the family legend of 'Granny Butter' and, in doing so, uncovers connections with royal families across Europe. Read more – and watch some unseen footage – in our online episode guide.
Also this week  History Cold Case
Thursday 14 July, 9pm BBC Two
Norwich city centre is the unlikely scene of this week's historic mass murder, as the team of Dundee University sleuths – Professor Caroline Wilkinson and forensic pathologists Professor Sue Black and Dr Xanthe Mallett – discover a genuinely shocking twist.
Warbirds Over Europe
Sunday 17 July, 10pm Discovery
What was it like to fly as a fighter pilot during the Second World War? Narrated by Patrick Stewart, this documentary features interviews with the former pilots of Spitfires, Thunderbolts, Hurricanes and Mustangs who went up against the Luftwaffe in the skies above Europe from 1939 until 1945.
Restoration Home
Tuesday 19 July, 8pm BBC Two
Caroline Quentin visits Stoke Hall in the Derbyshire town of Calver, a Georgian property long at risk from neglect and decay. Can a pair of childhood sweethearts reverse the rot, and what were the building's connections to the rich and powerful in its heyday?
Words | Jonathan Wright & Matt Elton

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