UK TV programmes to watch this week : 18/04/2020

Race Across the World - 19-04-2020 - BT TV appRace Across the World (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 19th April 2020)

After a frantic race to make it to Ilha Grande, the teams set off for the next checkpoint in Mendoza, Western Argentina, but as the race enters its final phase, the depleted budgets begin to take their toll on the competitors. Emon and Jamiul are the first to set off, but disagree about the best route to take. Jen and Rob are the team with the most money remaining, but also have clashing priorities over how best to proceed. Jo and Sam look for jobs that include bed and board to save their money, while Dom and Lizzie hitch a ride and receive an unexpected invitation.

One Night in the Museum (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:45pm Wednesday 22nd April 2020)

With no adults around to supervise them, three groups of children from different primary schools visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds at night.

Weatherman Walking (BBC 1 Wales/HD & BBC iPlayer only| 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Friday 24th April 2020)

Derek Brockway climbs the Nash Point lighthouse, a place he used to visit as a child. His coastal walk takes him along the `Jurassic” Glamorgan coastline. On the way he goes fossil hunting, searches for an elusive chough and learns the story of a pregnancy-testing frog. He begins his walk at St Donat’s Castle, once owned by newspaper magnate Sir Randolph Hearst, which became a party palace for the rich and famous, then heads for Dunraven Bay.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 24th April 2020)

Rob Bell explores the Waverley Route, which ran south from Edinburgh for 100 miles through the Scottish Borders to Carlisle, connecting with what is now known as the West Coast Main Line. After years of campaigning, the first stage of Rob’s journey is aboard the new Borders Railway, the longest railway to open in over a century. It follows part of the old Waverley Route, making fine use of the 170-year-old, 23-arch Newbattle Viaduct. Rob also pays a visit to one of Hawick’s surviving cashmere factories and discovers a First World War prisoner of war camp served by the railway.

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 24th April 2020)

The actor enjoys a 10,000km journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway, a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East. In Khabarovsk, Tony is met by the extraordinary sight of the River Amur, frozen solid. He’s invited to warm up over dinner with a group of locals who offer him a taste of their home-brewed vodka. Tony then re-joins the rails, learning about how Russia has changed since the days of communism. Further stops on his tour are Yekaterinburg, in the foothills of the Ural Mountains and Red Square in Moscow, before he heads west towards Finland’s capital city, Helsinki.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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