The teams embark on the final leg of their journey, heading off on the 4,800 kilometre trek to the finish line in Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southerly city in the world. However, as they prepare to leave the last checkpoint, one of the teams reveals that they have run out of money and will not be completing the challenge. The three remaining pairs rely on different tactics to get ahead, benefiting from risky gambles, lucky opportunities and the kindness of strangers.
The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 28th April 2020)
Tim Dunn explores the disused tube station Down Street in Mayfair, that played a crucial tactical role during the Second World War, and tours Rotterdam’s new Centraal station with the man who designed it.
Weatherman Walking (BBC 1 Wales/HD & BBC iPlayer only| 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Friday 1st May 2020)
Derek Brockway is in fine voice when he kicks off his walk in Cardigan, home of the first Eisteddfod. After visiting the castle, lovingly restored by locals, he learns about the dying `art” of Seine net fishing before climbing the famous mount at Mwnt. He also gets to feed an alpaca and take tea with the Women’s Institute at his final destination, Aberporth – where he meets a fellow meteorologist, 98-year-old Joan.
The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 1st May 2020)
A trip beginning in Inverness and soon passing Culloden, the site of the last pitched battle on British soil. It then enters the Cairngorms National Park, home to some of Europe’s finest landscapes as well as valleys steeped in Gaelic folklore. The park’s station at Aviemore is home to the Strathspey Railway, where Victorian steam locomotives come to life. There is then a climb to the highest point on Britain’s railway network before the train winds its way through Fife. Eventually the route crosses the Forth Bridge before arriving in Scottish capital Edinburgh, admired for its architecture and annual arts festival. Narrated by Bill Nighy.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.