UK TV programmes to watch this week : 14/06/2014

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealt (YouView app screenshot)All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 15th June 2014)

The team have to improvise when heavy snowfall spells trouble for the entire network. Plus, staff deliver their verdicts on the company’s new uniforms.

Horizon : Where is Flight MH370? (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 17th June 2014)

Horizon tells the inside story of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with access to the key players on the frontline in the southern Indian Ocean and the British satellite engineers who tracked the plane’s final hours.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 18th June 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. Neil Oliver meets the residents of Melbourne’s historic beach huts, and explores the beacon that helped birth a nation at Cape Otway. Xanthe Mallett dives for clues to solve the mystery behind a tragic shipwreck that marked the end of an era. Meanwhile, Brendan Moar uncovers the history of the Great Ocean Road, and, armed with his pick, grasps the challenges of building this now world-famous coastal road in the 1920s. Emma Johnston dives in to hunt for a delicate seadragon, and discovers the tragic tale of an artist captivated by its vivid beauty. Tim Flannery scours the water for evidence of a marine mega fauna that roamed the ancestral Port Philip Bay, while Miriam Corowa discovers why the coast at Bells Beach keeps pumping out perfect surfing waves.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th June 2014)

George Clarke meets motorbike racer Ollie, who’s fed up with sleeping in the back of a transit van when away at competitions and wants to transform a double decker coach into a Japanese-style pod hotel for 20 sleepers. George and Will’s road trip across Texas takes in a building entirely made of rubbish. George meets the man who helped his daughter on to the property ladder by building a home for her in his back garden for just £12,000. George’s own garden build takes shape, as he and Will attempt to erect the entire studio structure in 15 minutes. George meets James, who designed a truly accessible glamping pod after being left bedridden for eight months following a car crash. And there’s also Barny, who built a replica of his grandfather’s horse-drawn wagon to take his family on a slow holiday across France.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th June 2014)

Documentary series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. In this episode, David Hayman meets some of the men who sailed on HMS Hood and travels to Scapa Flow to experience what life was like for those people working to protect the vital North Atlantic convoys. He tries his hand at riveting, in order to understand what it took to make this battlecrusier strong and watertight and investigates the flaws that were present from the very beginning.

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

%d bloggers like this: