? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 08/12/2018

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:25pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 9th December 2018)

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos lie the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux? The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.

River Walks (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

The Severn. Shobna Gulati takes a revealing stroll through Shropshire and Worcestershire along a now tranquil and quiet stretch of the Severn River which was once the hub for hundreds of boats that served the industries which had grown up along its banks. It is a voyage of discovery Shobna, as she learns about a part of the country that is a world away from her native north west.

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

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. The mood on Duncan changes with the news that a chemical weapon is reported to have been used in Salisbury. When a second chemical attack takes place, this time in Syria, the ship goes to action stations for the very first time.

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

Intended as an efficient, economical way of moving freight, the emergence of express trains revolutionised society with the demand for fast travel.

Oxford Street 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 13th December 2018)

Documentary series following the army of workers who keep one of London’s busiest shopping streets moving. London is melting in the grip of a heatwave, plus the annual Pride Parade is taking place. The heat results in nearly 200 casualties, tons of rubbish, dogs on death’s door, celebrity photographers and summer crowds late into the night.

Britain by Boat (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 14th December 2018)

Michael Buerk and John Sergeant sail around the UK coast. On the biggest test of their seamanship yet, Michael and John set sail alone. In sole charge of the Bonaventure, can they make it safely from Falmouth to Brixham? But first, they must decide who is to be captain…

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

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