The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Thursday 29 July

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The top TV picks for Thursday 29 July.
The top TV picks for Thursday 29 July.

This evening's television includes a new programme from ITV looking into the case of Welshman Mike O'Leary whose body couldn't be found after he went missing last year.

It examines the evidence that was mounted against the husband of the woman he was having an affair with.

Plus the cameras go behind-the-scenes with Yorkshire firefighters who must tackle a major incident in Bradford. 

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A compilation of the best of Rob and Romesh vs airs on Sky One, while ITV airs an exploration of the Brecon Beacons. 

Yorkshire Firefighters - 8pm - BBC Two

Firefighters from various stations tackle a huge blaze at a tyre storage facility in central Bradford. (BBC/Wise Owl Films)
Firefighters from various stations tackle a huge blaze at a tyre storage facility in central Bradford. (BBC/Wise Owl Films)

A new series follows the work of the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, who in this episode are contending with Bonfire Night 2020. 

The stations are wondering how lockdown will affect the usually busy period, however, they are kept busy later in the month when 600,000 fires catch fire in Bradford city centre.

A Year in the Beacons - 8.30pm - ITV

Sheep Farmer David Phillips at Tylebrythos farm in the Brecon Beacons. (ITV Cymru Wales)
Sheep Farmer David Phillips at Tylebrythos farm in the Brecon Beacons. (ITV Cymru Wales)

Sian Phillips presents a series observing Brecon Beacons National Park through the seasons. 

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It starts off in autumn as owner of the Glanusk Estate Harry Legge-Bourke wants to bring in customers with clay pigeon shooting.

Meanwhile, the farmers are gathering their sheep in the hills.

Can I Improve My Memory? - 8pm - Channel 4

Sandi Toksvig on Can I Improve My Memory. (Channel 4)
Sandi Toksvig on Can I Improve My Memory. (Channel 4)

Sandi Toksvig's four semi-finalists must keep numbers on the brain as they try and memorise number-heavy sequential lists. 

But one of their numbers will be up as someone will be sent home after a rapid-recall round. 

No Body Recovered - 9pm - ITV

Mike O'Leary from Carmarthenshire in Wales. (ITV Cymru Wales)
Mike O'Leary from Carmarthenshire in Wales. (ITV Cymru Wales)

Carmarthenshire resident Michael O'Leary disappeared on his way home from work in January 2020, sparking a major investigation by Dyfed-Powys police after his family received an out-of-character test and an abandoned truck was found four miles from his home.

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It later transpired he had been having an affair with the wife of local builder Andrew Jones. 

This documentary looks at how police managed to build a case without a body who was eventually convicted. 

Rob & Romesh Vs Almost Everything - 9pm - Sky One

Rob and Romesh are transformed into Drag Queens. (Sky)
Rob and Romesh are transformed into Drag Queens. (Sky)

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranaganathan star in a highlights show with the best bits of their Vs series. 

It revisits their time spent on safari in South Africa, getting transformed into drag queens and trying their hand at tennis.

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