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.

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