UK TV programmes to watch this week : 22/02/2014

A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones | 24-02-2014 (YouView app screenshot)Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 23rd February 2014)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1950s London, based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. Patsy’s brusque manner lands her in trouble with the nuns and she is removed from midwifery duties. Soon after, she finds herself taking care of a male patient who is on bed rest after an accident at work. Trixie agrees to go on a date with a curate, Tom Hereward. Dr Turner and Shelagh discuss how they might expand their family.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 23rd February 2014)

Motoring magazine. Jeremy Clarkson celebrates the return of the hand-crafted, coachbuilt car with a trip to Italy to drive the achingly beautiful and incredibly rare Alfa Romeo-based Touring Disco Volante. Richard Hammond attacks the dunes of Abu Dhabi in a remarkable new six-wheeled Mercedes called the G63 6×6, while James May makes a rare trip to the test track to try out the intriguingly minimalist Caterham 160 and its insanely fast sister, the 620R. Also in the show, comedian Jack Whitehall tries his hand as the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 8:300pm | Monday 24th February 2014)

Series in which Griff Rhys Jones explores some of the most beautiful and enchanting parts of his native land. In the last of the series, Griff is in Hay-on-Wye where he discovers his challenge is to swim wild in a mountain lake. He heads up Hay Bluff on a scooter to the beautiful Llangorse Lake, only to discover swimming is prohibited there. He decides to take to the air in a glider to view the Beacons, then comes back down to earth to explore the area’s famous pot holes. There he discovers the source of the famous Brecon Carreg mineral water. Finally, he finds his perfect mountain lake just beneath Pen Y Fan, the highest point on the Beacons – but will he brave the icy waters?

The Street (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:35pm to 11:35pm | Monday 24th February 2014)

Documentary charting a year in the lives of the people who work, live and play on Sauchiehall Street, one of Scotland’s most famous and iconic shopping and party destinations. In this edition, psychic Chris gets more than he bargained for at a house party, manager Jim’s plans for the Savoy Centre start to fall apart, and chef Nick’s right-hand man disappears at a crucial time. Meanwhile, the Street Pastors mop up another weekend’s-worth of revelry.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 25th February 2014)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. A murder on a privately-owned island means DI Goodman and the team are cut off from the mainland when a storm comes in. As night descends and the team find themselves locked in a house with a killer, can they solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again?

Waterloo Road (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 26th February 2014)

School-based drama. When indecent images are found on Darren Hughes’ phone, Christine decides it is time for a home visit and goes to see his mother. Dynasty is faced with a terrible dilemma when she uncovers the truth about Barry’s new job.

The Restoration Man (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 26th February 2014)

George Clarke returns to Thrum Mill to meet Dave and Margaret Heldey who have battled through flooding and serious illness to restore one of Northumberland’s most stunning but abandoned water mills. Dave, an experienced amateur builder has poured his heart and soul into every aspect of the restoration, and has had to deal with no less than 18 planning restrictions. But have they fulfilled their dream of completing this hugely challenging restoration and bringing back to life the 300-year-old water wheel that will eventually power their new home?

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 10:50pm | Friday 28th February 2014)

The award-winning gang show continues live on Friday nights with a joyful, offbeat take on the week. Returning as host is 2013 British Comedy Award winner Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. The trio take a look at the weird and wonderful talking points of the week including the stories and highlights from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Each week, Adam, Josh and Alex are joined by a live studio audience and a weekly special celebrity guest. The show also includes the regular feature: Is It OK? Viewers at home and the studio audience are encouraged to ask this question about anything from the week, without fear of judgement, and the three hosts attempt to step into the minefield of sometimes difficult and delicate areas and answer the questions with their own unique insight.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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