What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 16th July

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Monday 16th July

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

With his quick wit and rapid-fire jokes, comedian Lee Mack has carved a successful career from making people laugh, so he’s fascinated to discover that comedy runs in the blood. Lancashire-born Lee traces his ancestry and learns his great-grandfather, Billy Mack, not only performed in his hometown of Southport but had a stint working as an entertainer during World War One. Lee also heads to Ireland to find out why his grandfather Joe was abandoned by his mum as a baby, and learns he has a serial law-breaking relative who made an income from selling alcohol illegally! Rating: ****

Nadiya’s Family Favourites, 8pm, BBC2

Since being crowned Bake Off champ in 2015, Nadiya Hussain has hardly had time to pause. Now the busy mum of three is back with a new eight-part series sharing her favourite, hassle-free family dishes. ‘We all have days when there’s no food in the house, or when we just don’t have time to spare. Cooking can feel time-consuming and monotonous but it doesn’t have to be,’ says Nadiya who each week rustles up food for different occasions, whether it’s a busy school night or friends coming to stay. First up Nadiya prepares the perfect picnic including a scrumptious-looking samosa pie and learns how to make an award-winning Cornish pasty. Rating: ****

700 Sharks, 8pm, Nat Geo Wild

As part of Nat Geo Wild’s week-long Sharkfest, starting today, filmmakers are in French Polynesia to capture footage of the largest gathering of reef sharks known to man. It’s a violent and chaotic feeding frenzy that occurs annually when groupers gather to spawn. Also on: Shark Vs Tuna (Tue) and Big Sharks Rule (Wed), where we meet the heavyweights – the great white, ragged tooth and whale sharks off the coast of South Africa. Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.