Thursday’s TV tips

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Thursday’s TV tips

Coast (BBC2, 8pm)

The team explores the caves and coves to be found on Britain’s coastline.

Nick Crane follows in the footsteps of the Victorians as he seeks out sea caves in Jersey that took nerves of steel to reach, and Ian McMillan is on Scotland’s Ayrshire coast where he delves into the story of Sawney Bean, asking whether this cave-dwelling cannibal was simply the product of a wild imagination.

Andy Torbet travels to the Shetland Isles to carry out a 3D survey of Britain’s longest sea cave, and Helen Arney meets scientists in a mineral mine off the Cleveland coast who are searching for holy grail of physics – dark matter. Last in the series.

America’s Got Talent (TV3, 9pm)

Hollywood audition

Nick, Howie, Heidi, Mel B and Howard keep the search for America's million-dollar act alive for Week 4, turning up the temperature on Season 10's biggest week yet.

The Unbreakables: Life and Love on Disability Campus (BBC Three, 9pm)

The concluding part of the uplifting documentary series follows three of Gloucestershire’s National Star College’s most independent students as they take their first steps into the outside world, and go on the hunt for the one thing they want in life the most.

Morgan is keen to find a job and Sasha would dearly like to move out of her parents’ house and into her own home.

Meanwhile, Lewis, who speaks with the aid of an electronic communicator, wants a Geordie accent for his device.

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1, 9pm)

Every time a new run of the genealogy series is announced, viewers are left wondering who will be featured on it.

After all this time and so many editions, some have suggested that the show must be running out of steam and that the celebrities will soon be Z-listers rather than bona fide stars.

However, the programme’s researchers keep coming up trumps – and if you need proof of that check out the list of luminaries set to grace this, the 12th season.

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood (who is the first celeb to appear), model Jerry Hall, Last Tango in Halifax cohorts Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid, polymath Mark Gatiss, actresses Frances de la Tour and Jane Seymour, choirmaster Gareth Malone, journalist Frank Gardner and presenter Anita Rani will all feature.

30 Stone and Counting: What’s Your Problem? Supersized (C5, 9pm)

We’re constantly being told to watch our weight, while pictures of the ideal physique tend to feature perfectly toned men and women with the kind of bodies few of us will ever achieve – either because our genes won’t allow it, or we simply don’t have the drive to put in the extra hours at the gym to get it.

And then there are those who just ignore these images and go their own sweet way. They are happy in their own skin, and there’s something to be said about that.

Some of them are featured in this documentary, which turns the spotlight on people who are overweight but don’t care.

Terry weighs 30 stone and has refused a gastric band because he wants to stay that big, which he believes will help him become a Hollywood star.

Others featured include Jay, who is a size 24, Katie, who describes herself as fat and sexy, and Sharran, who’s a successful sumo wrestler.

Very British Problems (Ch4, 9pm)

New series.

Light-hearted show based on the Twitter feed of the same name in which comedians and other famous faces reveal how they struggle against the endless capacity for awkwardness that comes with being British.

Narrated by Julie Walters, and featuring contributions from James Corden, Jonathan Ross, Ruth Jones, Johnny Vegas, Vic Reeves, Nigel Havers, Andrew Flintoff, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker, Stephen Mangan, Susan Calman and Grace Dent, it begins by examining the root cause of most British problems – other people.

Person of Interest (C5, 10pm)

News of Northern Lights hits the media, meaning that the team’s work has become more difficult due to the public spotlight on proceedings.

As Root and Sam are sent to Alaska on an undisclosed mission, Reese joins Finch in Washington to pose as a secret service agent assigned to protect Illinois congressman Roger McCourt, an avid opponent of state surveillance.

It seems the politician may hold the key to derailing plans to bring a second Machine online – especially when Decima’s henchmen come calling. John Heard guest stars.

6 Bullets (ITV4, 11.40pm)

(2012) Jean-Claude Van Damme flexes his muscles with typical gusto and minimum emotion in this testosterone-fuelled action thriller.

Mixed martial arts fighter Andrew Fayden (Joe Flanigan) is on a trip to Eastern Europe with his beloved daughter Becky (Charlotte Beaumont) when the teenage girl is kidnapped from under his nose.

Conscious that time is of the essence, Fayden calls in ace retrieval expert Samson Gaul (Van Damme) to track down the men responsible and make them pay for their actions.

Gaul leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of Becky, killing anyone who stands in his way with ruthless efficiency.

Director Ernie Barbarash focuses his camera on the Belgian lead star and lets his fists and feet do the talking in the fight sequences.

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