Getting to the truth of the matter


Friday, August 28

Aircrash: Disaster Over New York (C5, 8pm)

In November 2001, New York was a city still in shock, with the residents trying to piece their lives together following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

So when American Airlines 587 crashed into Belle Harbour, New York, shortly after taking off from JFK Airport, theories of what could have caused the tragedy were soon in circulation. All 260 people on board the flight were killed, along with five people on the ground, and the relatives of the dead, as well as the public, wanted answers. The investigation showed the crash to be the result of a tragic misunderstanding.

Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30pm)

Sports commentator Clare Balding, Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and comedians Rhod Gilbert and Rob Delaney join forces with team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack on the panel show in which participants attempt to deceive their opponents with plausible lies.

Will Ms Balding try to pass off her recent Wimbledon 2day show as an unparalleled success, or perhaps breakfast jock Grimshaw claim he is best qualified to pick up the gauntlet as an X Factor judge?