What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Monday 30th July

TV Times top picks for tonight

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 30th July

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

Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas is left very emotional as the revelations come thick and fast in this fascinating detailed delve into her ancestry. Having heard rumours that she may have had black ancestors, the ballroom champion travels to Cape Town where her great-great grandfather George was born, and discovers her three times great-grandmother, Caroline, was a former slave from Madagascar. Meanwhile, Shirley is upset to discover the stories that have been passed through the generations – about her ‘irresponsible’ great-grandmother, Clara, abandoning her three children to live a party life in America – are far from true and mask a tragic reality. Rating: ****

The Bermuda Triangle Enigma, 9pm, Channel 5

Why has the Bermuda Triangle got such a terrifying reputation? This three-part documentary, showing across three nights this week, explores some of the strange events that have been recorded in the notorious area between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. In tonight’s programme, Fallen from the Sky, Rick Edwards and Ortis Deley investigate bizarre occurrences in the skies above the Triangle, including the disappearance of five naval aircraft in 1945. In tomorrow’s episode, Lost at Sea, Rick and Ortis probe strange seafaring incidents, and then go beneath the surface on Wednesday in Secrets of the Deep. Rating: ****

Lorry Ladies, 7.30pm (times vary), BBC1

Just one per cent of women make up the UK’s 300,000 truck drivers, and Angela Rippon, who started her career as a motoring journalist and presented Top Gear back in 1978, heads to Northern Ireland to check out its thriving female trucker scene. Mother-of-two Brigid Donnelly drives a big rig and runs the Mid Ulster Truck Festival, where there’s silverware up for grabs for categories including best cabin bling. Angela meets some pristine contenders, including an articulated lorry dedicated to football legend George Best, and an all-pink truck, belonging to proud owner Gina, 26, complete with fluffy dream-catchers adorning its interior. Rating: ***

More previews tomorrow.