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Television, The week’s highlights

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Pick of the Day
Guy Martin: The World’s Fastest Van?
Channel 4, 9 pm

Grimsby mechanic and former TT racer Guy Martin has become a byword for good television in recent times and his latest film is every bit as much fun as all his other madcap challenges. This time he plans to restore his much-loved “Trannie” in a bid to break two world records at Germany’s famous Nürburgring circuit: fastest lap for a commercial vehicle and fastest outright speed for a Transit van. “I love a challenge,” he says, “and this is a big ’un.” Join him.

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Sheridan Smith: Coming Home
ITV, 9pm

Sheridan Smith released her debut album last year to popular acclaim (no doubt boosted by a glittering hour-long ITV special) and here she is again, showcasing her new record A Northern Soul. But who would begrudge the sassy actor/singer the opportunity to entertain us all in a documentary that sees her back in Doncaster performing on the stage where she sang with her parents as a child?

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