UK TV programmes to watch this week : 12/08/2017

Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit (itv | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th August 2017)

Documentary series following new recruits as they train to become pilots for easyJet. The airline has launched a large drive to recruit more pilots from all walks of life, including a particular focus on hiring more female pilots. The programme follows the rookies as they take their first steps from the flight-school classroom, into the flight simulator, and finally flying with hundreds of paying passengers on board. Becoming a pilot involves dedication and determination – but does the reality live up to the recruits’ dreams of flying high?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 15th August 2017)

There’s a palpable sense of urgency in the air in the Dales as lambing season starts for the hill farming Dawson family, with the arrival of forty lambs per day. In Swaledale, at Britain’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Vanessa and Nigel have survived the winter months but must now decide if running one of the remotest hostelries in Britain is really for them. Also, Ribblesdale primary, a 300-year-old village school in Horton, faces closure. And gamekeeper David Hutchinson and his team begin preparing the fells and woods for the shooting season.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 16th August 2017)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). In the first episode, a father and daughter find themselves treading water for almost an hour, hundreds of metres out at sea, after being swept out by a rip current. In Kinsale, Ireland, three fishermen swim for their lives as their trawler is smashed on to rocks. And in London, an unlucky tourist is minutes from hypothermia after his attempt to take a selfie lands him in the Thames.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

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