UK TV programmes to watch this week : 28/10/2017

Blue Planet II (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 29th October 2017)

Documentary series presented by David Attenborough which explores the planet’s oceans. From the equator to the poles, new worlds and animal behaviours are revealed, from tool-using fish to mother walruses fighting for space on the ice for their tiring pups.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 29th October 2017)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales explore one of Britain’s most ancient waterways, the Norfolk Broads. It’s their first time visiting this picturesque network of slow-moving rivers, fens, marshes and waterlogged woodlands. They discover the unique way of life that developed in the Broads over the centuries. They remember the book Swallows and Amazons; visit a marshman’s cottage and the ruins of St Benet’s Abbey; and sail on a local Norfolk wherry.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 30th October 2017)

Documentary series going behind the scenes at Paddington, and the Western Network. Transport Police are called after a passenger urinates in a carriage on a train pulling into the station, a low bridge has to be assessed after it is hit by van, and a train’s brakes fail in Reading causing widespread delays.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 31st October 2017)

Documentary series following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). In Tenby, police searching for a boat thief call for lifeboat assistance. The Mumbles lifeguards and lifeboat crew race to help two kayakers adrift in a boat laden with beer. And when two yachts capsize off Portsmouth, the crew must make fast decisions about who to rescue first.

The Country Council (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Thursday 2nd November 2017)

Documentary series following the work of Argyll and Bute council, charting the unique challenges faced by staff working hundreds of miles from the nearest city to provide services in difficult times. The programme meets the council workers going above and beyond to improve local lives. The Learning Disability team in Lochgilphead help a client with Down’s Syndrome towards his dream of becoming a club DJ. In Oban, a homelessness worker comes to the aid of a young mother who needs a permanent home. And in Dunoon, a coastal regeneration project leads to a surprise discovery – and a fascinating link to the area’s past.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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