UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/04/2017

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:20pm to 8:10pm | Saturday 29th April 2017)

London, 1814. The entire city has turned out for the biggest Frost Fair in decades. But beneath the frozen Thames, revellers are disappearing, snatched through the ice and pulled into the depths where a terrifying monster lurks. Will the Doctor and Bill stop the slaughter before they too are dragged into the icy waters?

Scotland’s Superhospital (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st May 2017)

Series following the staff and patients at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. In this edition, hospital staff are excited to be part of a new clinical trial which could revolutionise kidney dialysis for thousands of patients around the world. Eight-year-old Charlotte has an operation to enlarge her windpipe and help her avoid terrifying bouts of croup, and 50-year-old Peter has an operation to remove his brain tumour – all while awake.

Classic Albums (BBC 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Friday 5th May 2017)

Documentary series focusing in a unique way on the great albums that have influenced the course of music and touched generations. This edition looks at Carly Simon’s 1972 album No Secrets. In a new interview Carly ties together her life and work on No Secrets – she is at her most honest, sometimes defiant, but with a wit and wisdom that comes from her rich and turbulent life. Carly had a number of highly public affairs in the early 70s and her experience fed into the album’s most famous song, the global hit You’re So Vain. She performs the missing fourth verse on the piano – the first time she has ever sung it along with the melody. Carly tells of how her producer made her do the vocal track on You’re So Vain over and over, and how Mick Jagger ended up on backing vocals. Finally, the film includes footage of Taylor Swift and Carly Simon performing You’re So Vain together.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide β€”

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 22/04/2017

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:20pm to 8:10pm | Saturday 22nd April 2017)

The Doctor takes Bill to a spectacular city on a distant planet – but where are the colonists? A band of ‘cute’ droids hold the deadly answer.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 23rd April 2017)

Matt LeBlanc drives an eight-wheeled rescue vehicle from Russia, Rory Reid turns the world’s ugliest car into a luxury yacht and Chris Harris reviews the new Porsche Cayman. Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay is the studio guest.

Scotland’s Superhospital (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 24th April 2017)

Series following the staff and patients at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. In this edition, a 12-strong trauma team assemble as man who was in a head-on collision with a lorry near Loch Fyne is helicoptered to the rooftop helipad. In the children’s hospital, 18-year-old Connor, who has leukaemia, faces an agonising decision over his treatment and his studies. The programme meets one of the 200 porters who are the worker bees of the hospital, walking miles on every shift, and the baby who can now have his cleft lip and palate repaired under anaesthetic by the top plastic surgeons in the country.

Inside the Tube: Going Underground (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 24th April 2017)

The Piccadilly Line is famed for its glamorous stops, which include Knightsbridge and the West End, but Rob Bell discovers how it also played an important part in saving the tube from bankruptcy, and changing public transport as we know it.

Me and My Dog (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 26th April 2017)

Chris Packham hosts a physical and mental competition in the Lake District, where eight owners and their dogs compete together in a series of challenges. It is the final stage of the contest and the Reds have one last challenge to determine which pairs go through to the final. It all comes down to a fiendishly difficult canine intelligence test which involves Lake Windermere and some dog toys. One pair prove just how far they have come and Toni is finally convinced that Flapjack is actually quite clever. Then it is the final – a human-dog triathlon involving a two-kilometre bike race over rugged terrain, a 100-metre open-water swim and a one-and-a-half-kilometre cross-country run. It is a race to the finish and the Me and My Dog Champions are unveiled. It is a chance for everyone to reflect on what they have learned and it is a celebration of a very special species many of us choose to share our lives with.

Mind Over Marathon (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 27th April 2017)

Two-part documentary in which a group of ten unlikely runners living with different mental health issues are brought together by Nick Knowles to train for the ultimate test – the 2017 London Marathon. This episode sees the remaining nine runners juggling physical injuries along with their mental health challenges and trying to fit training into their lives. They attempt longer and longer distances and even travel to the Brecon Beacons for a mountain run. The episode catches up with Rhian, Shereece, Jake and Poppy, who struggles with anxiety and the symptoms of PTSD. The runners are joined at a training day by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The royal trio have launched Heads Together, a campaign to remove the stigma around mental health issues and are keen to meet the runners and learn more about their experiences.

Barging Brits in the Sun (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pn to 9:00pm | Friday 28th April 2017)

An affectionate look at how Britain’s canals are becoming great again, with more and more people choosing to escape the rat race and climb aboard a canal boat for a slower pace of life, from a former Bond girl with a Β£100,000 boat to the UK’s top Elvis tribute act and a family taking their first ever boating holiday.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide β€”

Just about Record Store Day 2017!

Since it’s Record Store Day 2017 this Saturday, here is a look back to the very small collection, I had by around this time last year!! I will of course, post a new photo of my collection on Saturday! Let’s just say, it’s growing a lot since then!!

Record Store Day 2016!

Had my newest bike for a whole year!

Can’t believe it was a year ago today, that I got the Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16 from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Operative. Of course, I need to thank my Mum once again for getting it for me! Since getting him, he’s done 4,467.8 miles! Not been serviced once in that time! Which I do really need to change!

I will leave you with some photos of him! πŸ™‚

Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16
Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc ’16
Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc '16
Vermarc Etixx Quick-Step Cycling Team
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 2014

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