UK TV programmes to watch this week : 08/02/2020

Walking Britain's Lost Railways - 09-02-2020 - YouView appCall the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 9th February 2020)

At the Turners, Shelagh receives a phone call from the Hong Kong adoption agency, which has the alarming news that someone from May’s past has arrived in the UK and wants to see the little girl. Meanwhile, Valerie’s cousin Maureen is heavily pregnant and hoping her baby will be born on Thursday, the same date as her father and grandfather. However, her due date isn’t so soon and keen to bring on the birth, Maureen takes a big risk by secretly taking castor oil – with potentially disastrous consequences.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 9th February 2020)

Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris are sent on a high-altitude mountain expedition across Peru in second-hand American cars. Plus, back at the track, Chris tests out the latest electric car from Porsche.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 9th February 2020)

Rob Bell explores more abandoned rail routes, beginning with one that cut an outrageous path through the dramatic hills and gorges of the Peak District – part of the 1860s express route between London and Manchester. From Matlock to the spa town splendour of Buxton, Rob unearths a tale of Victorian ambition, as he travels along a route filled with great engineering, which is now a beloved part of the Peak District National Park.

Fish Town (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 10th February 2020)

Mark and Adam Robertson finally get their trawler Zephyr back in the water after a break for repairs, but just 30 miles out they suffer an engine problem and have to turn back to shore. On the Reliance, David Clark is four days through his first trip as skipper when he faces an inspection by Marine Scotland.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 13th February 2020)

A desert island survival course goes wrong when the leader – a trained survival expert and ex-SAS soldier – is found dead in the forest of a remote island near Saint Marie. Having ventured off into the wilderness alone and with no other people on the island apart from the trip participants, suspicion soon falls upon them. But with all of the course members providing one another with an alibi, how could any of them have committed the murder? That’s what new detective inspector Neville intends to find out. Starring Ralf Little.

Britain by Barge (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:15pm | Friday 14th February 2020)

Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Anne Diamond and Pete Waterman travel along three of Britain’s most famous waterways. They begin on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, for a journey along the longest single canal in the UK. After getting to grips with their barges, they visit the model village at Saltaire and discover how a mill that was one the largest textile factory in the world has been reinvented as an art gallery and hi-tech production line.

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

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