UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/06/2013

Australia with Simon Reeve (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Sunday 2nd June 2013)

Simon travels down the east coast of Australia to the magnificent cities of Sydney and Melbourne. The final part of his journey begins in Surfer’s Paradise, near the city of Gold Coast. Known as the Las Vegas of Australia, the area has also become the organised crime capital of the country. Then, in the East Coast suburbs, Simon joins a vet and his team who rescue and treat injured koalas. In Sydney, Simon investigates attitudes to immigration among Australians. Finally, Simon takes to the air and witnesses the devastating bush fires ripping through the countryside as he travels to Melbourne – arriving just in time for Australia Day.

The People’s Coronation with David Dimbleby (BBC1/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Monday 3rd June 2013)

To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, David Dimbleby tells the story of a ceremony which for centuries had been the preserve of the privileged. But in 1953, after initial resistance, the coronation would, for the first time, be televised and witnessed by millions. Dimbleby, then a teenager, was at the heart of the London festivities; he recalls how a Britain still in the grip of post-war rationing celebrated that momentous day.

Town with Nicholas Crane: Huddersfield (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Tuesday 4th June 2013)

Nicholas Crane visits towns across the United Kingdom, revisiting the history of urban life in the British Isles. A Yorkshire mill town with a history of rugby, rebellion, and high-quality cloth, Huddersfield is a hidden gem.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD | 8pm to 9pm | Thursday 6th June 2013)

School-based drama. Steve-O turns up the terror, with terrible consequences for Dynasty. Furious, Kevin and Connor enlist Barry’s help in a dramatic plan to get rid of Steve-O once and for all. While Sonya cannot help getting involved with Audrey’s wedding, Michael clashes with Lorraine and makes a decision that will change Waterloo Road forever.

Life Savers (BBC1/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Thursday 6th June 2013)

Documentary series following every step of a ground-breaking ‘chain of survival’ for life-threatening injuries, designed to save hundreds of extra lives every year. The first regional ‘major trauma network’ to become fully operational opens its doors to Life Savers, to capture the complete story of patients’ journeys from the roadside, through life-saving surgery, to recovery. Early on a Saturday evening, a high-speed, head-on collision on a country road triggers the new system. The wreckage traps a family of three in one car and a single driver in another. Forty firefighters and six ambulances are already on scene, but they need the advanced medical skills of Dr Auden Langhelle and Neil Flowers to help release them. As the four patients travel along the chain of survival – from the emergency department, through the scanner, intensive care, surgery and beyond – it becomes clear the most critical is the mother from the family. She puts the new life-saving system to the ultimate test.

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers (Channel 5 | 8pm to 9pm | Friday 7th June 2013)

Observational documentary series following one of the world’s biggest haulage firms. Craig has some foggy issues, Matt swaps the classroom for the cab, dieting Dave pulls a sweet load and a scenic drive through the Lake District becomes a grind for Ashley.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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