UK TV programmes to watch this week : 08/06/2013

D-Day: The Last Heroes (BBC1/HD | 9:10pm to 10:10pm | Sunday 9th June 2013)

In the first of a two-part series, historian Dan Snow examines how two years of meticulous planning, espionage and the analysis of millions of three-dimensional aerial photographs helped the Allied Forces gain a foothold in northern France.

D-Day: The Last Heroes (BBC1/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Monday 10th June 2013)

The concluding part of historian Dan Snow’s documentary series tells the powerful and heroic stories of those who risked their lives on the beaches of Normandy, to save the world from Nazi Germany.

Town with Nicholas Crane: Enniskillen (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | 11th June 2013)

Nicholas Crane visits towns across the United Kingdom, revisiting the history of urban life in the British Isles. The most westerly town in the UK, Enniskillen is surrounded by beautiful lakes, is busy with independent shops, and attracts forward-thinking entrepreneurs. But its serene way of life is under threat from plans for underground gas exploitation.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD | 8pm to 9pm | Thursday 13th June 2013)

School-based drama. It is the day of Audrey and Ndale’s wedding, but with jealous Sonya as bridesmaid the day may not go so smoothly. Elsewhere, Michael is keeping his plans to save Waterloo Road secret from Christine, Lula steps up her plans against Nox, and Nikki’s first day as headteacher does not go to plan.

Horizon: The Secret Life of the Cat (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Thursday 13th June 2013)

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Horizon discovers what your cat really gets up to when it leaves the cat flap. In a groundbreaking experiment, 50 cats from a village in Surrey are tagged with GPS collars and their every movement is recorded, day and night, as they hunt in our backyards and patrol the garden fences and hedgerows. Cats are fitted with specially developed cat-cams which reveal their unique view of our world.

Mock the Week (BBC2/HD | 10pm to 10:30pm | Thursday 13th June 2013)

Dara O Briain and the team return for a brand new series looking back at the funny side of the week’s news, featuring guests Milton Jones, Josh Widdicombe and Katherine Ryan.

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers (Channel 5 | 8pm to 9pm | Friday 14th June 2013)

Observational documentary series following one of the world’s biggest haulage firms. Jimmy catches a cold in the Lake District, two Eddies go on a beer run and has Foxy found a mate?

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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