Drawing on footage from the NASA archives, contemporary programmes, news clips and adverts, it places the Apollo 11 mission in its wider context.
There'll be short daily 'updates' throughout the week, but we begin with this hour-long documentary following the astronauts' final preparations, and capturing the sense of anticipation surrounding the countdown.
Tomorrow, BBC2, 8pm IT'S the last in the series, and the big question for viewers is whether this line-up of presenters has finally gelled.
The signs have been encouraging and many people will be hoping that Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuiness and Chris Harris are roaring back on to our screens soon.
Tonight, Freddie heads to Iceland to compete in what might be the world's maddest motorsport. Meanwhile, Paddy checks out the new Toyota Supra, and Chris tells the story of the Lotus 79.
NADIYA'S TIME TO EAT Monday, BBC2, 8pm THE BBC can't get enough of Nadiya Hussain's smiley face - and thank goodness for that.
As a working parent, Nadiya understands how difficult it can be for people to juggle family life with jobs and other commitments, so has come up with recipes that should help us all Nadiya Hussain reduce the amount of time we spend behind a hot stove.
She begins by demonstrating an innovative approach to the traybake before showcasing an omelette wrap, a zesty haddock and the fastest-cooking roast potatoes in the west.
THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON Tuesday, ITV, 9pm IF YOU didn't already know that this month marks the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's giant leap, the nations' TV channels have been busy reminding us. This documentary, narrated by Mark Strong, combines spectacular footage with interviews from some key figures in the Apollo 11 mission.
REMARKABLE PLACES TO EAT Wednesday, BBC2, 8pm NEW series. Leading chefs take maitre d' and First Dates star Fred Sirieix to experience dining at their favourite restaurants and explore what goes into making them so special.
In the first edition, Fred heads to Venice with chef-restaurateur Angela Hartnett. They enjoy the simple but stunning food at her favourite restaurant, Osteria Alle Testiere, and unforgettable service at Caffe Florian - one of the oldest cafes in Europe.
SERENGETI Thursday, BBC1, 8pm HUNGER starts to bite for the animals of the Serengeti, who are anticipating the arrival of the annual great migration - and the feast it will bring. Lioness Kali and her sister entrust their cubs to new male babysitter Sefu, with near disastrous results, while Bakari the baboon is shocked when a trip to collect crocodile eggs looks like ending in tragedy for female Cheka.
A NIGHT IN WITH BROS Friday, BBC4, 10pm THE heartfelt documentary Bros: After The Screaming Stops, which was first aired at Christmas, made the nation fall in love with 1980s pop icons Matt and Luke Goss again.
Now the brothers have been invited to return to the BBC to curate an evening of programmes inspired by their childhood, their musical influences and long careers.
Matt and Luke will be revealing the shows and artists which inspired them growing up, introducing nostalgic clips from the BBC archive, as well as interviewing specially invited guests.
There is also new footage of the brothers in the aftermath of their rise back to the top, as they continue rebuild their often fractured relationship.
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|Date:||Jul 13, 2019|
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