UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/11/2018

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 25th November 2018)

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th-century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th November 2018)

One of the great advances of the 19th Century, the railways were a tool of empire. How did the Victorians use them to expand their influence?

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to to 10:00pm | Monday 26th November 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. Heading out to the Med and the Black Sea, the 280 men and women onboard face a heart attack, a man overboard, and a show of force from Russian airplanes.

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 27th November 2018)

Just five teams remain in the Lego Masters semi-final, all of them facing a huge fight to get through to the final. The teams need to access their artistic side as first they’re challenged to create a bust of a live model, Johnny Vegas. Using the plastic building bricks, the teams must create a sculpture that not only looks like Johnny, but also expresses his personality. And he’ll be the one to judge who’s captured him the best. Next, the teams head for the Lego Masters House of Fun, where they must create a playable, life-size arcade game. It needs to not only look great, but must also function just like the real thing. Presenter Melvin Odoom and judges Matthew Ashton and Fran Scott will be testing each game for actual playability.

Egyptian Tomb Hunting (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 27th November 2018)

Tony Robinson takes an exciting tomb-hunting adventure across Egypt to investigate the startling series of recent tomb discoveries that are revealing new facts about life in the ancient world. He enters tombs that have been sealed shut for thousands of years, meets mummies, holds an Ancient Egyptian prime minister’s heart and discovers hieroglyphs only ever seen by the ancient Egyptians who created them.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 28th November 2018)

In this final episode, Kevin exclusively reveals the winner of the most prestigious prize for residential architecture, the Riba House of the Year 2018. But first, alongside architect Damion Burrows and design expert Michelle Ogundehin, he explores the last group of houses on the long list. Each one uses materials in interesting ways. In leafy Berkshire, there’s a perfectly crafted timber box, with sleek concrete floors and giant six-metre windows. In Belfast, there is a small but perfectly formed house with black larch cladding. In Surrey, a completely revamped 1930s house with a pale brick and glass modernist extension blends beautifully into its setting. And finally, an experimental house in London makes the materials it’s built from part of the design. Kevin then reveals which of these properties has made it onto the shortlist before exclusively announcing the overall winner of House of the Year.

Britain by Boat: 2 Grumpy Men (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 30th November 2018)

Travelogue series reuniting Michael Buerk and John Sergeant to explore Britain’s coastline by yacht. Missing the morning tide out of Portsmouth, the duo visit HMS Victory. Then they set sail to Cowes, where too much champagne inspires a race in small sailing dinghies. Finally they decipher the maps to make their way past the iconic Needles to Poole.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 30th November 2018)

Michael Portillo explores abandoned locations. The New Victoria in Bradford was Britain’s first cinema, with a 3,000-seat theatre, a decadent ballroom and state-of-the-art technology. It closed in 2000, but a new generation has reinvented the building.

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

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