UK TV programmes to watch this week : 31/08/2019

The World’s Most Beautiful Railway (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 2nd September 2019)

The Flying Scotsman returns to Edinburgh Waverley, where there is a special treat for one young lucky steam enthusiast, and engineers carry out essential checks on the Forth Bridge.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 3rd September 2019)

A fishing boat in Salcombe goes up in flames with the skipper still aboard, while on the Isle of Sheppey, the lifeboat crew race to the aid of a man stuck in freezing mud in the middle of the night. A dog falls into the river Thames, creating an emergency for the Chiswick crew when the owner dives in to save it – and soon needs rescuing herself.

Sink or Swim (Channel 4/HD | 9:15pm to 10:15pm | Tuesday 3rd September 2019)

The celebrities face their first open water experience. James Argent goes on a strict diet in the hope of improving his overall fitness, while Alex Brooker suffers a shoulder injury which could jeopardise his place in the team. The celebrities move on to their first sea swim, a gruelling experience which ends in disaster when an ambulance has to be called out for Tessa Sanderson.

Train Truckers (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 5th September 2019)

Expert hauliers Eric Harrison and Chris Case move an iconic Deltic diesel, better known as The Royal Highland Fusilier, halfway across the country to the Telford Steam Fair.

Celebrity 5 Go Motorhoming Unpacked (Channel 5/HD | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Friday 6th September 2019)

Extra unseen footage from the 2017 travelogue series following celebs Lesley Joseph, Don Warrington, Melvyn Hayes, Nick Heyward and Cleo Rocos as they bundle into a motorhome and explore the open road. Here, Lesley reminisces about her childhood bucket-and-spade holidays on the Gower Peninsula, while the others forage on unspoilt beaches. A boat trip in New Quay delights, and a visit to a Welsh vineyard is fun for everyone apart from the designated drivers. Plus, Melvyn and Cleo visit the location of iconic 1960s TV drama The Prisoner.

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

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