Television What’s On

Pick of the day Race Across the World 9pm, BBC One Back for a third series, this time five teams set off on an adventure across Canada. They must visit seven checkpoints as they journey from Vancouver to the most easterly town in North America, St John’s. The catch? They have no smartphones, internet or credit cards, and only a small wad of cash. This week, best mates Tricia and Cathie struggle to leave the starting point of Stanley Park. HR Saving Lives in Leeds 9pm, BBC Two This documentary series provides a snapshot of the NHS as it grapples with the longest national waiting list in history, with onscreen title cards regularly offering bleak reminders of how long each patient has been waiting for surgery. In this week’s episode, we see a plastic surgeon attempt to stop an anxious cancer patient from absconding. SB The Bay 9pm, ITV1 As the investigation into the horrific arson murder of poor Mrs Metcalf progresses, her grieving children struggle with the fallout. Meanwhile DS Townsend (Marsha Thomason) is collecting shifty suspects like so many barnacles on Morecambe’s beach groynes. But how to sort the flotsam from the jetsam? Ellen E Jones Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It: Brilliant Builds 9pm, Channel 4 The least entertaining incarnation of property’s porn bickering duo is their attempts to look back on previous work. That’s what you get with this week’s retrospective on two couples deciding whether or not to extend. Informative but not exactly new.