UK TV programmes to watch this week : 13/05/2017

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:15pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 13th May 2017)

‘Space – the final frontier. Final because it wants to kill us.’ Trapped on a space station with no oxygen, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole are horrified to discover the automated spacesuits keeping them alive are also trying to kill them!

Yorkshire Wolds Way (BBC 2/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 13th May 2017)

Adventurer Paul Rose explores the 79 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, arguably Britain’s least well-known national walking trail. The trail starts at the Humber Estuary and ends at the Yorkshire seaside resort of Filey. On the way Paul takes in the views of the Yorkshire Wolds from the top of the Humber Bridge, learns to ride a penny farthing and searches out the spots made internationally famous by the artist David Hockney.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th May 2017)

Series following Heathrow Airport’s army of 76,000 staff – from plumbers to pilots to police – as they deal with 200,000 passengers a day in a never-ending race to get thousands of planes away on time. In this episode, travellers face the challenges of transferring in the five-square-mile airport, with 200 gates and four terminals. Passenger experience manager Jawad battles a language barrier to get 72 Chinese tourists to their connecting flights to Lisbon. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police have a dedicated sniffer dog unit looking for explosives. Water services engineers Jon, Vic and Scott hunt for a sewage leak in the 500-mile labyrinth of pipes beneath the airport.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10pm to 11:05pm | Friday 19th May 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series returns live to Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week, including the latest general election news. The team reunites at this crucial time with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events. In the first show, Armando Iannucci, the satirist behind critically-acclaimed shows Veep, The Thick of It and The Day Today, is in the studio.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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