Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson (C5, 8pm)

The actor travels through the heart of South America, exploring Argentina and Peru. In Buenos Aires he meets up with charismatic local Viviana Parara. They go tango dancing, out for a lunch of prime Argentine steak and finally find themselves in the middle of a huge street dance. Tony then travels north into Peru, heading to the ancient city of Cusco where he takes a detour to visit the Amazon rainforest.

Pilgrimage: The Road to Istanbul (BBC2, 9pm)

Adrian Chiles, Edwina Currie, Fatima Whitbread, Mim Shaikh, Amar Latif, Dom Joly and Pauline McLynn spend their last day in Serbia at a monastery hidden in the forests of the Sicevo gorge. Before leaving, Adrian leads the group in a ritual of remembrance with each pilgrim leaving a candle for a loved one. The group travels on to Bulgarian capital Sofia, where Mim and Amar explore its only mosque and Dom, Edwina and Fatima visit the museum of socialist art.

Gregg Wallace’s Fun Weekend (C5, 9pm)

The MasterChef presenter visits some of Europe’s best cities. He starts in Rome, which boasts inexpensive cuisine and an unrivalled history that stretches back thousands of years. After checking out some its best sights on the back of a scooter and going inside the famous Trevi Fountain, Gregg heads to a restaurant popular with the locals to discover how, in the Eternal City, the best food is often the cheapest.

Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm)

The satirical show celebrates its 30th birthday in September. It’s also now 18 years since it lost its permanent host, Angus Deayton, and moved to the guest presenter format and nearly nine years since it won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards. So, it’s definitely a show that’s built to last, which is maybe why we shouldn’t be too surprised that despite everything that’s going on right now, HIGNFY is returning for its 59th series.

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