TV & radio
14 – 20 July
Pick of the week
Who Do You Think You Are?
Friday 22 July, 4pm Watch (repeated Saturday at 1pm)
It's Jerry Springer's turn in the Who Do You Think You Are?
spotlight this week, as the TV host embarks on a highly emotional journey into his family's harrowing past. It's hard not to be moved by the episode, both for its exploration of some of the 20th century's darkest moments and its ability to reveal a much softer side to the infamous chatshow ringmaster. Find out more about Jerry's story – and watch unseen footage from his instalment – in our online episode guide
Also this week History Cold Case
Thursday 21 July, 9pm BBC Two
The team of pathology detectives from Dundee University embark on their final case (for the time being, at least) as they investigate the remains of a woman dating from approximately 100AD. Her skeleton was buried with those of three children – what can they reveal about ancient attitudes to motherhood and childbirth?
Monday 25 July, 7pm BBC Two
So accustomed are we to receiving tablet-shaped remedies that the thought of ingesting some of the 'cures' on display here can prove uncomfortable (essence of earthworm, anyone?). Yet, as the time-travelling trio discover in this welcome repeat, some may have been more effective than they seem...
Tuesday 26 July, 8pm BBC Two
Caroline Quentin continues her architectural tour of the United Kingdom with a look at Stanwick Hall in Nottinghamshire, long the seat of the county's nobleman but now a shadow of its former glory.
Words | Matt Elton