Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. A wedding is hastily arranged following an unexpected turn of events. Shelagh finally goes into labour. The arrival of the pill leads to unforeseen consequences.
Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pn to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th March 2017)
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris embark on an all-season US road trip in the latest convertible supercars from Lamborghini and Porsche, journeying from broiling desert to snowy mountain. Back at the test track, Rory Reid sets the toughest of driving challenges for Chris and the Alfa Romeo Giulia, while actor David Tennant takes a spin in the new Reasonably Fast Car.
Meet the Lords (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th March 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. Brexit hits the Lords with a bang when they vote on leaving Europe and become the centre of the nation’s attention. They also have their biggest ceremonial day of the year when the Queen pays her annual visit. The House’s Victorian sewage system is on its last legs and not equipped to deal with so many Lords. To fix the many structural problems an inquiry is considering a dramatic move for the five or so years the work will take. Some Lords have radical overhaul plans of their own and want the size of the House cut. And Baroness D’Souza is worrying about peers who claim their expenses without contributing and has some new research.
Inside King’s Cross: The Railway (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th March 2017)
Documentary series exploring King’s Cross station. The London Fire Brigade are called when a passenger falls between the platform and a departing train, Aria the hawk is put to work frightening away scavenging pigeons and a tube strike hits the capital resulting in lots of passengers arriving late for their trains.
Walks with My Dog (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 16th March 2017)
Comedian Bill Bailey returns to his West Country roots for a walk on Exmoor with his dog Louie. Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark swaps the intrigue of Westminster for the tranquillity of the Isle of Arran and a deserted sandy beach. And Julian Clary and his Jack Russell visit the beautiful South Downs, Britain’s newest national park. They also visit an old queen’s house in Lewes.
Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 17th March 2017)
Hands-on history travelogue. Actor Tony Robinson traverses northern England from the west coast to the east. Tony begins by asking why the village of St Bees has such a big church. Then in the Lake District, Tony discovers the origins of the scotch egg, before heading to England’s most remote youth hostel.
The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 17th March 2017)
The award-winning satirical comedy returns for its tenth series. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. Each week a celebrity guest joins the team to dissect the week’s events.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.