The Lakes has returned to ITV1 tonight (8pm to 8:30pm) Rory McGrath narrates a new series of the programme following some of the characters who live and work in the Lake District during the summer months. Today’s episode features Rob Rose, a man who has spent the last 15 years on a mission to breed the perfect pet pig. When the piglets are old enough to be sold to their new owners, will Rob be able to let them go? Joe and Lyndi are preparing for what they hope will be a perfect lakeside wedding. But on the big day, will the famous Lake District rain force them inside? Last year, hotelier Thomas ‘The Gladiator’ Noblett made a valiant attempt to swim the Channel and this summer he has another epic challenge lined up much closer to home.