UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/02/2017

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th February 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Valerie Dyer cares for a pregnant Somali woman and is shocked by aspects of this unfamiliar culture. The nuns and midwives try to provide the best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.

Ice Chaos: Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Documentary series. Jason and Barry rush to a serious incident in which a car hangs precariously above a motorway, ten fire engines tackle a lorry fire and Jamie deals with a mangled car abandoned by its driver at the scene of a crash.

Meet the Lords (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain’s oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions. In a TV first, Meet the Lords has exclusive access to film behind the scenes in a turbulent year which has seen dramatic changes in the political landscape and the Lords battling it out with the government. This episode features new people’s peers, hereditaries and political grandees as they try to change legislation, follow their personal passions and clash with the government, all in a gothic palace where centuries-old ceremony and tradition dominate. This is the first time free-roaming cameras have ever been allowed to film in the Lords Chamber and in its committees.

The Railways That Built Britain, with Chris Tarrant (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Documentary series. Chris Tarrant tells the story of how the engines that had made Britain finally ran out of steam, the devastating effect of the Beeching Report, how the railways were reinvented for the modern age, and how a sleek new locomotive not only saved the railway network, but reshaped the country.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 28th February 2017)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh, with celebrity experts and enthusiasts, reveals the hidden treasures to be found at Britain’s historic houses and estates. Alan visits Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, an 18th-century cotton mill that is still home to a working mill as well as a museum. Oz Clarke uncovers some Civil War history at Dunster Castle in Somerset. Jon Culshaw visits a stately pile in an unusual location, Dan Jones joins an architectural dig on the south coast, and Clive Aslet visits the spectacular grounds of Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 3rd March 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories and make use of the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this edition, the boys are joined live in the studio by the creators and co-stars of Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe: Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan.

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