The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Wednesday 21 July

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The top TV picks for Wednesday 21 July.
The top TV picks for Wednesday 21 July.

The first series of Netflix's brand new and bizarre dating show drop on the streaming platform. 

It sees singletons' true looks disguised with prosthetics as they get to know each other's personalities first and foremost. 

There's also a look into the life of Les Dawson and who he really was behind his comedic persona. 

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Plus, Storyville examines the megachurch that's making waves among young people. 

Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips - 8pm - ITV

Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood work up a sweat under the watchful eye of blacksmith Annabelle Bradley. (ITV)
Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood work up a sweat under the watchful eye of blacksmith Annabelle Bradley. (ITV)

The Strictly Come Dancing judges are exploring the Yorkshire Dales in the second stop of their road trip. 

They enjoy a game of cricket with the locals before heading off to the historical village of Malham where they try crafting their own shepherd's crook with help from traditional blacksmith Annabelle. 

The petrolhead also meet up with some fellow car enthusiasts at the Yorkshire Dales Classic Car Club. 

George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations - 9pm - Channel 4

George Clarkes Remarkable Renovations (Channel 4)
George Clarkes Remarkable Renovations (Channel 4)

Architect George Clarke fronts a new series looking at those breathing new life in the country's unused and neglected buildings. 

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He meets Cornwall couple Richard and Sarah who bought their former local high street bank for £50,000 and are now attempting to turn it into a unique family home.

Les Dawson: The Lost Tapes - 9pm - ITV

Les Dawson gurning sequences recorded for 'Sez Les' in the 1970's.
(ITV archive)
Les Dawson gurning sequences recorded for 'Sez Les' in the 1970's. (ITV archive)

The late comedian's life and career is explored in a new documentary as 2021 marks what would've been his 90th birthday. 

Famous for his gurn and comedy characters, this examines who he was away from the spotlight too with insight from friends including Ruth Madoc and Gloria Hunniford as well as his widow and their daughter, Charlotte.

The programme also features unseen family footage and clips as well as never-before-seen material from the star, who died in 1993.

Storyville - Hillsong Church: God Goes Viral - 10pm - BBC Four

Hillsong Church: God Goes Viral. (BBC/Gramafilm/Nick Aldridge)
Hillsong Church: God Goes Viral. (BBC/Gramafilm/Nick Aldridge)

Storyville shines a light on the fast-expanding megachurch Hillsong which has proved incredibly popular with the younger generations.

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It's gained a celebrity following with the likes of Justin and Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Bono attending services, which typically take place in concert arenas accompanied by pop music. 

The programme hears from the church's key figures and followers who talk of their own experiences and open up on the church's scandals. 

Sexy Beasts - Netflix

Sexy Beasts uses 'cutting edge prosthetics'. (Netflix)
Sexy Beasts uses 'cutting edge prosthetics'. (Netflix)

A new Netflix dating show with quite the twist drops on Netflix today. 

Participants are transformed into curious creatures with the help of some cutting edge prosthetics as personality takes precedence - until their looks are revealed to each other. 

It may be familiar to some viewers, as the format has been taken from a show of the same name that previously aired on BBC Three. 

Watch: Netflix's reveals bizarre new dating show Sexy Beasts

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