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What's on Channel 5?

From fascinating history documentaries to must-see entertainment, there’s tons of fantastic new shows to look forward to on Channel 5! Check out what looks good and get ready for some top telly on Channel 5 this week.

Police Interceptors 

Channel 5, Mondays at 8pm 

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Follow Police Interceptors in this new series with a brand new force. With exclusive access to the elite units of the Nottinghamshire Police, get closer to the action than ever before with the knife crime team and armed response unit.  

Watch if you're as obsessed with police procedural TV as we are.

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly 

Channel 5, Tuesdays at 8pm 

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Graeme Hall continues to travel across Britain to visit naughty pups and try to set them straight. 

Watch if: You love dogs, plain and simple 🐶 Or if you want a few tips for training your dog out of a few bad habits... 

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild 

Channel 5, Tuesdays at 9pm 

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Ben Fogle returns for a new series of New Lives in the Wild as he meets people who have shunned the rat race for new lives closer to nature.  

Watch if you dream of leaving the city behind and leading a more sustainable life. 

London's Greatest Bridges with Rob Bell 

Channel 5, Wednesdays at 8pm 

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London is connected by a series of bridges, with a whopping 35 of them crossing the Thames to link the two sides of the river. The result of industrial progress and a boom in population, they are the arteries of the city. In this new series, Rob Bell explores the stories of four of London’s most iconic bridges to uncover how they’ve each shaped the history of both London and Britain.  

Watch if you're a fan of history, London, or bridges!

The Thames with Tony Robinson 

Channel 5, Wednesdays at 9pm 

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Older than London itself, the Thames has many stories to tell. In this new series, Tony Robinson looks at the hectic life of the River Thames and how it affects our daily lives in surprising and unexpected ways with hundreds of livelihoods depending on the river. Plus, find out about the river’s hidden history and its development over the centuries. 

Watch if you're curious about the life of this iconic British river.

Natural History Museum: World of Wonder 

Channel 5, Thursdays at 8pm 

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Get an inside look behind the doors of one of the world’s greatest museums in this brand new series. From rare fossils to rocks as old as the solar system, discover the world behind the scenes at London’s Natural History Museum to see both the front of house experience and incredible, rare specimens which aren’t on display. 

Watch if you're fascinated by history and nature and want to get behind the scenes at this internationally renowned museum.

Hadrian's Wall with Robson Green

Channel 5, Thursdays at 9pm

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Follow actor Robson Green as he makes his way along Hadrian’s Wall, uncovering its history along the way. Measuring almost 80 miles in length, the famous ancient barricade built to guard the Roman Empire’s northern frontier in AD122.

Watch if you want to step back in history to the Roman Empire in Britain.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out 

Channel 5, Fridays at 8pm 

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The comedian is jumping back into her vintage camper van and heading to the Cotswolds. Starting in Tetbury, Susan has a go at the town's famed woolstack race. She then goes to Westonbirt and on to Bourton-on-the-Water's miniature village.

Watch if you’re trying to decide on your next staycation (for when lockdowns over, of course), and the Cotswolds are on your shortlist.  

World's Most Scenic Railway Journey  

Channel 5, Fridays at 9pm 

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Jump aboard a loving restored 1920s vintage train for a stunning journey through the mountains of the Italian Riviera. With historic and culture stops along the way, you’ll want a window seat for this one.  

Watch if you love trains, beautiful scenery or just want to do some exploring from your sofa. 

Secrets of the Royal Palaces 

Channel 5, Saturdays at 8:30pm 

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Explore Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, which is currently the residence of Prince Charles of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.  

Watch if you’re interested in the history of the iconic castles and palaces of the royal family. 

When the Middletons Met the Monarchy

Channel 5, Saturday at 9:30pm 

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This documentary takes a look at how the Duchess Cambridge's family became part of royal life, how they were coached the rules of royalty and what it's like to suddenly become part of the extended royal family. 

Watch if you’re a big fan of the royal family and the Middletons and want to learn more about the real people behind the crown. Check out what other royal family documentaries are on right now. 

Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday

Channel 5, Sundays at 9pm

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The series returns for a whole new season following two families with dramatically different incomes swapping holidays. Who will have the better holiday – the family at the camping site or in the luxury villa?

Watch if you want to see how the other half live.

Check back every week to find out what else is coming up on Channel 5. From fascinating documentaries to drama, comedy and entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Find out what other new TV shows on tonight with our TV guide and check out Showcase for our top picks.