UK TV programmes to watch this week : 11/11/2017

Blue Planet II (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th November 2017)

Documentary series narrated by David Attenborough which explores the planet’s oceans. This episode reveals the ingenious ways life exists in the undersea cities of tropical reefs, from mesmerising cuttlefish to a giant carnivorous worm.

Children in Need Rocks the 80s (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th November 2017)

A star-studded line-up celebrates the decade which saw BBC Children in Need’s first major appeal. Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox, with Roman Kemp capturing all the excitement backstage, this spectacular fundraiser includes performances from a-ha, Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Europe, Imagination, Jason Donovan, Katrina, Louisa Johnson, Mica Paris, Nick Heyward, OMD and UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey. So dust off your shoulder pads, pull on your legwarmers and join in with the audience, who will be dancing the night away to a whole host of 80s classics.

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th November 2017)

Travel documentary series. Chris Tarrant experiences some of the world’s wildest train rides. In an attempt to cross three former Soviet republics entirely by rail in one week, Chris navigates his way on trains across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, en route discovering amazing stories and dark secrets from the region’s war-ravaged past.

The World’s Greatest Bridges (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 17th November 2017)

Documentary series. Rob Bell explores the history and construction of the world’s most iconic bridges. Spanning the East River and connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge was the world’s longest suspension bridge when opened in 1883. Rob Bell tells the story of its construction – a classic New York tale featuring big money, corruption, ambition, death and tragedy. It is also the saga of two men and one woman – father, son and the son’s wife – who realised a dream against all the odds.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 17th November 2017)

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. In each show, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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