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Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip

9pm, BBC Two

Sending a comedian, an actor and a Spice Girl in the footsteps of convention-breaking Victorian explorer Isabella Bird might seem a random concept – and it is, but it actually makes for an endearing, inspiring and very funny adventure in this three-parter. Ruby Wax and her two companions, Mel B and Emily Atack, travel through the Rocky Mountains to Longs Peak, while telling the awesome story of the gutsy 42-year-old single woman who did the same journey in 1873 and fell for a one-eyed desperado called Rocky Mountain Jim. Hollie Richardson

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