UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/05/2024

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:50pm to 7:35pm | Saturday 25th May 2024)

73 Yards. Series 14, episode 4. The Doctor and Ruby arrive at a pub on a rain-lashed Welsh coast, where the regulars live in fear of ancient legends coming to life. Sian Phillips and Aneurin Barnard guest star alongside Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson.

Doctor Who: Unleashed (BBC 3/HD | 7:35pm to 8:05pm | Saturday 25th May 2024)

73 Yards. Series 1, episode 4. Stefan Powell chats to Millie Gibson and guest star Aneurin Barnard about the fourth episode of Ncuti Gatwa’s debut series, 73 Yards.

Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 29th May 2024) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

As they embark on the final leg of their journey and race from Jakarta to the final checkpoint in Lombok where a prize of £20,000 awaits the winners, the first two teams are separated by just 12 minutes. The teams all take a moment to reflect on their experiences as the race comes to an end.

Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 10:40pm to 11:40pm | Wednesday 29th May 2024)

Six months after finishing their race, the five teams reunite in London to look back on their 15,000 kilometre adventure and reflect on the impact it’s had on their lives. The pairs also share stories on how they prepared for the race and reminisce on some heart-warming moments.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

Now done 62% of #walk1000miles – 2024

That’s me done 62% of #walk1000miles. So 621.42 miles down and 378.58 miles remaining!

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Go Ape Aberfoyle, double tick!

WOW! Julie W and myself had so much fun doing Go Ape at Aberfoyle. With a colossal 323-metre zip thrill before you’ve even tackled the high-rise challenges. Your reward? A whopping 45-metre-high, 426-metre-long flight back down to earth.

Even in the rain, we both had so much fun!! Check it out at www.strava.com/activities/11471041990

Myself at Go Ape Aberfoyle

Oh and why, the double tick. That’s since, I’ve done it before. All the way back in July 2008!

Now done 60% of #walk1000miles – 2024

That’s me done 60% of #walk1000miles. So 602.32 miles down and 397.68 miles remaining!

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Ben Lomond, tick! For the third time!

WOW! That’s me now walked up Ben Lomond for the third time in my life! I’ve walked up in it my 20s, 30s, and now done it again in my 40s… Guess I need to do it again in my 50s, 60s and maybe even my 70s…

This time around, I did it with my work wife Julie. I couldn’t be more pride of her. We both did it! The weather had the top, was the best! We didn’t get a view at all! But we did not care, we made it to the top and back down again!

You can check out out route at www.strava.com/activities/11455752375

Now done 58% of #walk1000miles – 2024

That’s me done 58% of #walk1000miles. So 580.16 miles down and 419.84 miles remaining!

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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 18/05/2024

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:50pm to 7:35pm | Saturday 18th May 2024)

Boom. Series 14, episode 3. The Doctor and Ruby arrive on an alien battlefield, where the Time Lord is trapped in place by a landmine that will go off if he moves. Can he still save the planet while rooted to the spot? Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson star in an episode written by former showrunner Steven Moffat.

Doctor Who: Unleashed (BBC 3/HD | 7:35pm to 8:05pm | Saturday 18th May 2024)

Boom. Series 1, episode 3. An interview with Russell T Davies and former showrunner Steven Moffatt, who is back as the writer of this week’s episode Boom. Presenter Steffan Powell spends some time in the practical effects department.

Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 22nd May 2024) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The teams navigate their way through the Indonesian island of Sumatra, tackling ad-hoc transport, limited accommodation options and almost no English spoken. Before they begin the next leg of their journey, the teams celebrate Owen’s upcoming 21st birthday in the traditional Indonesian way, with a splattering of egg and flour.

Grand Tours of Scotland’s Rivers (BBC 2/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Friday 24th May 2024)

A Highland River. Series 3, episode 6. Paul Murton explores the River Oykel in Sutherland from its source in Assynt, to the Dornoch Firth and the sea. He learns about the loneliest and highest war grave in Scotland, tries for trout in a lochan over 1,000ft above sea level, and then hears tell of the riotous events of the Year of the Sheep.

Britain by Steam (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 24th May 2024)

Highlands. Series 2, episode 4. John Sergeant, Peter Davison and Paul ‘Piglet’ Middleton explore the Scottish Highlands. The trio start their journey on a ‘white’ steam car across the Cairngorms Mountain range. The vehicle is so exclusive that it used to carry American presidents. When they arrive in Aviemore, they board the Black 5, a spectacular train whose route takes them through a stunning valley and along the River Spey. The next day starts with a steam boat trip down Loch Ness and the last leg of their journey is aboard Heilan Laddy, a stream truck that looks incredible with a full and colourful history to match.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

Middle of May 2024 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website so far during May 2024.

Number 1 (508 views) : Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit
Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Number 2 (472 views) : Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit
Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

Number 3 (436 views) : SSynergy Swimrun wetsuit
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 4 (338 views) : Synergy Swimrun wetsuit
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 5 (137 views) : Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit
Synergy Red Cycling Skinsuit

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Accommodation booked for holiday with my work wife

That’s the accommodation just been booked for the holiday to Scotland with my work wife! We have paid £585 for a 4 night stay in small place very close to banks Loch Lomond.

Here a list of just some of our ideas:-

  • Go Ape at Aberfoyle
  • Walk some of the Loch Lomond path up the west side of the loch
  • Walk up Ben Lomond
  • Walk between Rannoch and Corrour Railway Stations

We only have three full days in Scotland. If the weathers place nice. That’s each of our days sorted!

Now done 56% of #walk1000miles – 2024

That’s me done 56% of #walk1000miles. So 569.17 miles down and 430.83 miles remaining!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine