Tuesdays telly highlights for September 19th, including a celebration of the late Mike Neville MBE, with ATV Today Editor Doug Lambert.

Quacks, BBC Two, 10pm

William and Caroline’s affair gathers speed and Caroline asks him to run away with her. But Robert senses he is losing his wife’s affections and unexpectedly turns to William for advice on how to win her back. When William’s childhood friend Mina (Lisa Jackson) puts pressure on William to marry her, he has a difficult moral decision to make.

Meanwhile, Robert’s rival, the famous, suave French surgeon Patrice DuPont (Ben Willbond) is due to perform surgery on a very prestigious patient: Dr Hendrick himself (Rupert Everett). Patrice makes John a tempting offer to join him, and Robert – to his disgust – finds he must work with Patrice as his assistant.

When disaster strikes, will the surgeons be able to save Dr Hendrick? Will any of them even want to?

Women’s World Cup Qualifier – England V Russia, BBC Two, 6.30pm

England women open their World Cup 2019 qualifying campaign against Russia at Tranmere Rovers.

The Lionesses play for the first time since being knocked out in the semi-finals of the European Championships in the Netherlands this summer.

Look North – North East and Cumbria Edition, BBC One North, 6.30pm

The BBC regional news magazine, which was launched by Mike Neville in 1964 celebrates the life of their former lead anchor who hosted the series for 32 years.

Viewers and presenters from BBC North as well as Tyne Tees Television – where Mike started and ended his broadcasting career – pay tribute to the local icon on the day of his funeral. Mike fronted North East Tonight for a decade over on ITV, along with a host of other series including his own chat show, The Mike Neville Show. Nationally on the BBC he was seen on series such as Nationwide, A Song For Europe and Come Dancing.

Call the Cleaners, ITV, STV and UTV, 8.30pm

From dead body clean-ups to squalid homes and hoarders, nothing fazes these brave grime-busters as they pull on the rubber gloves and tackle some horror homes. This episode features sisters Yvonne and Angela who have been extreme cleaners for nearly two decades. They are in London to tackle the dirtiest flat they have ever encountered.

The one bedroom flat is home to an elderly widow, who is unable to cope and has been living in heartbreaking squalor. A leaking pipe has been left unfixed for years and is now spreading damp throughout the flat. In her bedroom, which she has not been able to venture into since the death of her husband, everything is covered in mould and cobwebs. In south London, Maxine and daughter Jasmine are dealing with a hoarder who has 20 years worth of possessions cluttering his flat.

Dirg spends his days coordinating minicabs, but in the evening he comes home to utter chaos. Things have got so bad that for the last two years he has been forced to sleep on a makeshift bed on the floor. In Somerset, Shaun and his team specialise in full house clearances. They are clearing a flat for a landlord whose tenant appears not to have thrown anything away in years and rotting household rubbish almost fills the rooms. It takes the team a full day of hard graft and a strong stomach to finish the job.

Robson Green’s Coastal Lives, ITV, STV and UTV, 5pm

In the first episode of the series, Robson explored the Isle of Skye, in Scotland. He met the people who make a living on the remote island and joined in with their day to day lives.

During his trip around Skye, he helped a family move their sheep by boat and joined a father and son scallop diving team. He also visited the island of Soay, which has a population of just three residents.

In this week’s programme, Robson travels to the island of Anglesey, off the north coast of Wales. He meets a family who live in an ancient fisherman’s cottage in the Menai straights, which they have lovingly restored.

Tyne Tees News, ITV Tyne Tees region, 6pm

Tyne Tees News celebrate the life of former BBC Look North and North East Tonight anchor Mike Neville MBE on the day of his funeral at St Mary’s Church, Whickham, Gateshead.

Friends, family, television co-workers and fans pay their respects this afternoon to the broadcaster who spent four decades bringing the regional news to both ITV and BBC viewers. TV faces attending the ceremony include Dawn Thewlis, Pam Royle, Carol Malia, Nicholas Owen and Ian Payne.

Mike passed away in hospital on September 6th, aged 80.

Both the BBC and ITV celebrate the life of Mike Neville MBE during their local news programmes on the day of his funeral.

The Hotel Inspector: Checking In, Checking
Out, Channel 5, 10pm

Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi checks into hotels and guest houses that she has previously visited to check out how their Fortunes have fared.

This week, expert hotelier Alex Polizzi is back to discover how life at the Harrogate Country B&B has been going since her last visit over a year and a half ago. When Alex first arrived, she discovered a business embellishing its central location, hiding from its equine origins and underwhelming those guests who stayed there.

Alex revitalised the rooms, clarified a somewhat confused identity, and helped the business to meet customer expectations. Now Alex has returned and she is keen to discover if the changes that were made have helped turn around the fortunes of this once struggling B&B.

And before she heads off once more, she also has another idea to boost income.

Jerry Before Seinfeld, Netflix, from today

Jerry Before Seinfeld sees Jerry Seinfeld return to The Comic Strip for an intimate stand-up set at the club that helped launch his career. Interspersed with never-before-seen material – including a library of legal pads with every joke he’s written since 1975, childhood videos, and more.

Jerry performs the jokes that put him on the comedy map in an hour-long stand-up special, only on Netflix.

Tattoo Fixers: Top Tatts, E4, 9pm

A brand new special of the usual tattooing show. In this compilation of good bits from the inking parlour, the fixers help Dylan, whose Brexit branding has left him being shown the exit, and Sarah, who wants to cover her condiment creation.

Sketch sends John’s ET tatt back home and upgrades Mark’s Buddha belly, while Alice gives Kayleigh an original design she can be proud of and Lee plays a jaw-dropping joke on Jay.

Jerry Seinfield can be seen on Netflix with a stand up special from today.
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