The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Thursday 22 July

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The top TV picks for Thursday 22 July include 'Can I Improve My Memory?', 'The Rap Game UK' and 'Rob and Romesh Vs'.
The top TV picks for Thursday 22 July include 'Can I Improve My Memory?', 'The Rap Game UK' and 'Rob and Romesh Vs'.

Sandi Toksvig continues to put celebrities' memories to the test on Channel 4 this evening. 

Plus Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan continue to try out some Olympic sports in their Vs series. 

Meanwhile, Martin Clunes' animal travels compilation series comes to an end and the search is on for the next big UK rap star.

Can I Improve My Memory? - 8pm - Channel 4

Sandi Toksvig on Can I Improve My Memory (Channel 4)
Sandi Toksvig on Can I Improve My Memory (Channel 4)

The second episode of the series hosted by Sandi Toksvig sees the celebrities tasked with remembering texts from the likes of Shakespeare and Martin Luther King. 

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Stars Amber Gill, Anna Richardson, Nina Wadis, Len Goodman and Chris Eubank risk being kicked out of the competition if they fail in reciting them by heart.

Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals - 8.30pm - ITV

Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals. ( ITV/Buffalo)
Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals. ( ITV/Buffalo)

The compilation series concludes this evening as it looks back at the actor's time in Africa. 

Back in 2012 Clunes was part of a mission to bring lions back to the Kenyan wilderness, which started with a lion cub named Mugi. 

Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend - 9pm - Channel 4

Strawbridge family on Escape To The Chateau: Make Do And Mend  (Channel 4)
The Strawbridge family on Escape To The Chateau: Make Do And Mend. (Channel 4)

Dick and Angel Strawbridge aid more people in need of DIY help, as they assist Wendy and Chloe in transforming a narrowboat into a stylish bolthole.

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Angel also helps Esther breathe new life into an old doll's house. Dick also responds to a request from Abby and Ashley who want to streamline their storage.

Rob & Romesh Vs Team GB - 9pm - Sky One

Rob & Romesh vs Team GB. (Sky UK)
Rob & Romesh vs Team GB. (Sky UK)

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan continue their Olympic adventure. 

This time they try out clay pigeon shooting, gymnastics and athletics with help from some special teachers.

The Rap Game UK - 10.35pm - BBC One

Rap Game UK contestant MCs, L-R Pocaa, Saidu, Oakzy B, BrynBP, Kaydizzy, Kay Rico. (BBC / Naked / Vicky Grout)
Rap Game UK contestant MCs, L-R Pocaa, Saidu, Oakzy B, BrynBP, Kaydizzy, Kay Rico. (BBC / Naked / Vicky Grout)

A new series of DJ Target, Krept and Konan's search for a new rap star begins tonight, this time in Manchester. 

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The six artists from across the UK, who stand the chance of winning a £20k music prize, must take part in a cypher performance to introduce themselves. 

They are then challenged to write about one day that changed their life before the first week's rankings are given.

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