Episode 1 Picture Shows: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May with the Top Gear Police Department Vauxhall Astra

• Man vs YouTube, National Geographic, 19.10

We aim to determine if the amazing clips we see on YouTube are fact or fiction through real tests and demos, while explaining why the purported feats are or are not scientifically tenable


• Top Gear, BBC Entertainment, 20.00

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in a nostalgic mood as they set out to prove that the hot hatchbacks of their youth were better than their modern equivalents. With Clarkson in a VW Golf GTI, Hammond in a Vauxhall Nova SRi and May in a Ford Fiesta XR2i, they set out on a road trip, encountering a series of challenges along the way including a tricky hill climb course and an unusual visit to the super-market. Their journey ends at an old army training ground in Wales where the trio and their ageing cars must face the explosive power of the heavily armed and heavily moustachioed Top Gear Police Department. Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville is the star in the reasonably priced car.


• Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, M-Net, 20.30

After the events of The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson assembles a small team to investigate a mysterious group called the Rising Tide.


• House At the End of the Street, M-Net, 23.30

A mom and daughter move to a new town. and find themselves living next to a house where a girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.