May 272017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:45pm to 8:30pm | Saturday 27th May 2017)

When a pyramid appears overnight, every clock in the world begins counting down to the Earth’s destruction. As three opposing armies lie ready to annihilate each other, an alien race stands ready to offer humanity a deal that could save them. Will the Doctor be forced to accept their help?

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th May 2017)

This final episode follows the men and women racing to build London’s brand new underground railway – the Elizabeth Line – in time for the first train launch in May 2017. Engineers must construct and fit out a new station at Paddington, erect a 130m-long great glass canopy to soar above the structure and plug directly into Brunel’s original grade one listed station – a nerve-wracking feat. At Tottenham Court Road, workers are building underground platforms and concourses the size of an aircraft carrier in the heart of the world’s busiest shopping district. The team must carefully remove enormous props that hold apart the station walls, as convoys of concrete trucks drive down Oxford Street where half a million shoppers and tourists visit, every day. In Derby, a father and son team race to construct 66 trains to ferry passengers across the 30 miles of Crossrail line. Every site and engineer must pull together as they race to deliver this new fifteen billion pound railway.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 2nd June 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series returns live to Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week, including the latest general election news. The team reunites at this crucial time with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy. In this edition they are joined by presenter and comedian Sue Perkins who helps dissect the week’s events.

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

May 222017
 

That’s me just set a new personal record on the Garmin Connect website. I’ve now set a new most steps in a day, which now stands 28,227.

May 222017
 

It’s been a slow news week, Gordon wise! So here are some “lifetime totals” from the Garmin Connect website.

The distance of course, includes cycling, running (what the hell is that!!) and all the walks, I’ve done over the last number of years!

I’ve collected the data using my Garmin Edge 705, Garmin Edge 100 and the Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch.

May 212017
 

I normally don’t mind getting wet, while out cycling in Lycra! But not a fan, when it’s cold rain! Even had some hail! So over all, not a very nice cycle!! But at least, it did stop raining for a while. So I could take some photos!! 🙂

Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team Clothing
Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team Clothing
Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team Clothing

May 202017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:25pm to 8:15pm | Saturday 20th May 2017)

‘The Veritas. The truth. Truth so true you can’t live with it. Is that looking into hell… or seeing the light?’ Everyone who has ever read the Veritas has been found dead. In a forbidden library at the heart of the Vatican, the pope urges the Doctor to read the ancient text – but can he handle the truth?

Yorkshire Wolds Way (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Saturday 20th May 2017)

Adventurer Paul Rose explores the 79 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, arguably Britain’s least well-known national walking trail. In this edition, Paul takes to the skies to get a unique view of this stretch of chalk downland and gets a special invitation to a military base that has been keeping the country safe since the start of WWII.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd May 2017)

This series follows more than ten thousand engineers and construction workers as they race to complete the brand new railway directly underneath the city – Crossrail, London’s new Underground. Costing fifteen billion pounds, it is the biggest engineering project in Europe. Linda Miller, an engineer more at home constructing space launch complexes, must build what will become Britain’s busiest station – Farringdon – an underground structure longer than the Shard is tall. Linda and her team battle ancient fault lines, race to build emergency access tunnels to alleviate congestion and piece together a giant geometric jigsaw that will form a cathedral-sized station entrance. The episode ends with a very special visitor arriving on site to give the railway its new title.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:000pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th May 2017)

Series following Heathrow Airport’s army of 76,000 staff – from plumbers to pilots to police – as they deal with 200,000 passengers a day in a never-ending race to get thousands of planes away on time. In this episode, passenger experience manager Numan has a challenge on his hands when a flight to New York is cancelled and 40 angry passengers demand to be rebooked immediately. As snow and ice threaten to close the runways, airside operations driver Hugh swings into action to drive a special runway de-icer. A team of Border Force officers and sniffer dog Ruby patiently wait at the departure gate, hoping to seize cash that could be linked to crime. Their powers of detection are tested when they have to make the seizures in just 30 minutes before the plane departs. One of the busiest departures of the week is the flight to Dhaka in Bangladesh. Customer service agents Carrie-Anne and Selina bravely step up to the plate in order to get the passengers boarded and the plane away on time.

The Truth About HIV (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 25th May 2017)

As trials are announced in Britain of a new preventative drug, Dr Chris van Tulleken explores the latest science around HIV, meeting health professionals, scientists, and individuals affected by the virus in the UK and South Africa, challenging the myths and stigma surrounding it.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 26th May 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series returns live to Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week, including the latest general election news. The team reunites at this crucial time with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

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

May 132017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:15pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 13th May 2017)

‘Space – the final frontier. Final because it wants to kill us.’ Trapped on a space station with no oxygen, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole are horrified to discover the automated spacesuits keeping them alive are also trying to kill them!

Yorkshire Wolds Way (BBC 2/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 13th May 2017)

Adventurer Paul Rose explores the 79 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, arguably Britain’s least well-known national walking trail. The trail starts at the Humber Estuary and ends at the Yorkshire seaside resort of Filey. On the way Paul takes in the views of the Yorkshire Wolds from the top of the Humber Bridge, learns to ride a penny farthing and searches out the spots made internationally famous by the artist David Hockney.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th May 2017)

Series following Heathrow Airport’s army of 76,000 staff – from plumbers to pilots to police – as they deal with 200,000 passengers a day in a never-ending race to get thousands of planes away on time. In this episode, travellers face the challenges of transferring in the five-square-mile airport, with 200 gates and four terminals. Passenger experience manager Jawad battles a language barrier to get 72 Chinese tourists to their connecting flights to Lisbon. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police have a dedicated sniffer dog unit looking for explosives. Water services engineers Jon, Vic and Scott hunt for a sewage leak in the 500-mile labyrinth of pipes beneath the airport.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10pm to 11:05pm | Friday 19th May 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series returns live to Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week, including the latest general election news. The team reunites at this crucial time with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events. In the first show, Armando Iannucci, the satirist behind critically-acclaimed shows Veep, The Thick of It and The Day Today, is in the studio.

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

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