UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/09/2016

Skies Above Britain - 14-09-2016 - YouView appThe Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 10th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined live in Rio by special guest Stephen Mangan for a comedic review of the Paralympics as Day 3 gets underway. There’s a special performance from Superhuman ‘Hurricane’ Hannah Cockroft, as she begins the defence of her two London 2012 gold medals, and the gang is also joined by powerlifter Ali Jawad and sprinter Jonnie Peacock. Expect sketches, clips, and A-grade comic discussion via taboo-busting #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by special guest Johnny Vegas for an irreverent review as Day 4 hots up. There’s a very special performance from Superhuman and 2012 hero Richard Whitehead, who looks to defend his 200m title later, and stars of the Paralympic velodrome, Jody Cundy and Jon-Allan Butterworth also join the boys in the studio. Expect sketches, tomfoolery, clips, chaos and the always entertaining and often illuminating, bordering-on-the-unacceptable #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike. Packed day: packed show.

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 12th September 2016)

Paul Murton visits the islands lying off the Scottish coast. In this episode, Paul journeys around the coast of the Long Island of Harris and Lewis, beginning on Scarp, travelling north to Great Bernera, then south east to Scalpay. These islands may seem to exist in the shadow of their of their much larger neighbours, but Paul discovers they have a distinct identity all of their own, as he hears remarkable stories of crofter rebellions, rocket mail and a rich local culture.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 12th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are live in Rio with special guest Johnny Vegas on his last night in Brazil for an anarchic review of all things Paralympic as Day 5 hots up. Be prepared for sketches, clips, and no holds barred #isitok questions from viewers and athletes. Plus, world and European champion shot putter Aled Davies and judokas Sam Ingram and Chris Skelley are in the studio, so the boys better behave themselves if they don’t want to get an Ippon.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th September 2016)

Comedian Katherine Ryan gets Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker in line as Day 6 hits its crescendo. There’s a very special performance from six-time Paralympic gold medalist David ‘Weirwolf’ Weir, and para-triathlete Lauren Steadman joins the gang. Expect all the usual irreverence, plus sketches, clips, and the taboo-busting #isitok questions from viewers and fellow athletes.

Skies Above Britain (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 14th September 2016)

A look at the hidden world of the skies above us and the stories of the people who spend their life in flight. The job with the highest pressure at NATS is keeping everyone safe entering or leaving London’s airspace, one of the busiest patches of sky in the world. Up to 4,000 people can be in the hands of just one controller at any one time. Tom and Tim, two of the thousands who aspire to be the next generation of air traffic controllers, are beginning the rigorous three-year course. For some, the growth in air traffic is too much. Martin Barraud is leading a campaign to stop the narrowing of flight paths and increased noise overhead. Protest group Plane Stupid use direct action to raise awareness of the environmental cost of flying but face a possible jail sentence for taking part in a sit in.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 14th September 2016)

Stephen Mangan runs interference for Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker for an alternative look at the day’s events. David ‘Weirwolf’ Weir gives a very special performance ahead of his 800m heat this evening, and Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg and guide Chris Clarke drop in. Expect more sketches, clips, and whip-like wit and nothings-off-limits #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 15th September 2016)

Comedian Katherine Ryan joins Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker for more high jinks and alternative review from the Rio Paralympics. The boys are joined in the studio by British medal winners for sketches, clips, and anarchic discussion of the Games via no-holds-barred #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike. Shooter Matt Skelhon; wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya; and Jack Rutter, captain of Men’s 7-a-side football team, join in the fun.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are live in Rio for the 2016 Paralympic Games. The guys are joined by special guest Katherine Ryan, and medal-winning athletes for the penultimate leg of their comedic take on the Rio Paralympics with sketches, clips, and taboo-busting #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike. Marathon man Richard Whitehead drops in along with table tennis stars Will Bayley, Ross Wilson and Aaron McKibbin, cycling and athletics star Kadeena Cox, boccia’s David Smith and canoeist Emma Wiggs.

The Cars That Made Britain Great (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th September 2016)

Rufus Hound narrates as celebrity petrol heads share their memories of classic British motors. Jodie Kidd, Phil Tuffnell and Jonny Smith seek out the sexiest, sleekest, most irresistible car of all time, with the Jaguar E-type, the Lotus Europa, and the Ford Capri in the running.

Carry on Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 16th September 2016)

Documentary about Britain’s fun-seeking, slow-lane-hogging ‘carafans’. Emma and Kevin plan a full wedding around their beloved caravan. The Blincows and the Walburtons attend a 1940s-style ‘wartime weekend’. Claire takes her pampered pooches to a dog-friendly campsite.

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

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