Tim Dunn visits the architecture of the Stockton & Darlington railway, the first passenger steam line in the world and learns how Essex’s enormous Chappel Viaduct was built.
Scotland’s Home of the Year (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Wednesday 24th June 2020)
In the Hebrides and Arran, the judges visit an art filled family home, a contemporary hillside build, and a New York loft style abode.
The Railway 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th June 2020)
Commercial director Darren launches a new scheme to tackle passengers not paying for tickets with on-the-spot fines and penalties. Meanwhile, passengers raise the alarm about an abandoned black rucksack on the Huddersfield to Manchester route, and in the maintenance depot, Carl and Steve are replacing a five-tonne bogie, the structure that connects the wheels to the carriages.
Building Britain’s Canals (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Thursday 25th June 2020)
Writer and historian Dan Jones navigates Britain’s longest canal to be built by just one company, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Built to link the economically booming counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire, this 19th-century superhighway was experimental for the time, and made Liverpool the busiest port in the world. In Burnley, the cotton capital of the 19th century, Dan visits the world’s only steam-powered cotton mill, where enough cloth was woven each year to reach to the moon and back two-and-a-half times.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.