UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/04/2017

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

Motoring magazine, including road tests, news and features. Matt LeBlanc is the first to test America’s explosive new supercar, the Ford GT. Presenters Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz go head to head in one of motorsport’s toughest events – a buggy race across the wild Californian desert.

Inside the Tube: Going Underground (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 3rd April 2017)

Rob Bell explores the hidden history of how the London metro was built. The Northern Line was the world’s first deep Tube line, running 36 miles and connecting the north and south of the Thames. Rob reveals the obstacles encountered and the innovations pioneered by the Victorian engineers who built it.

Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 4th April 2017)

Autumn is on hold as summer continues, with unexpectedly balmy conditions throwing a life line to the roe deer as they prepare for the winter ahead. For other animals, mating season has arrived, making for a dangerous and testosterone-fuelled time at Ravenscar Beach.

Me and My Dog (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 5th 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, all in a bid to make it to the grand final. Only one pair can win but experts are on hand to help them all unlock the full potential of their partnerships. Chris unveils the science behind the incredible bond between human and dog. Challenges in this episode are designed to test communication skills between human and canine. The eight pairs are split into two groups, the reds and the yellows. The reds must encourage dogs through a series of gates using three key modes of communication. For the yellows, it’s an uphill scramble through fast-flowing water. The ultimate test of communication is a tethered biking challenge. Some realise they’ve got a lot to learn, but for others it’s a joy to be racing side by side with their canine companions.

Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 7th April 2017)

Hands-on history travelogue about the 200-mile coast-to-coast walking trail made famous by Alfred Wainwright. Tony reaches the Yorkshire Dales, where he visits Wensleydale cheese manufacturers, a calf auction, Asgarth Falls, joins in the rehearsals of a traditional brass band, samples an award-winning honey, meets a retired major who has turned a disused army training ground into a wildlife haven and takes a tour around the Jacobean stately home of Kiplin Hall.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 7th April 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. 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. In this edition, Ed Miliband joins the team to dissect the week’s events.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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