UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/09/2020

George Clarke’s National Trust Unlocked (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 27th September 2020)

The presenter heads to one of Britain’s grandest 17th-century powerhouses – the decadent Ham House – and learns about the remarkable matriarchs who put it on the map, before exploring the Thames-side formal gardens that surround it. Plus, George has a private tour at the modernist Hampstead home of one of his heroes – architect Erno Goldfinger, the man thought to have inspired James Bond’s nemesis.

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 9:20pm to 10:10pm | Saturday 26th September 2020)

Hospital drama with the staff of Holby’s accident and emergency department as they deal with more sick and injured patients. Marty reconnects with his homophobic father, and Rash is forced to intervene as disaster strikes the ED and the team are thrown into chaos. Starring Shaheen Jafargholi and Neet Mohan.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 29th September 2020)

James is appointed as attending vet at the Darrowby Show – but Siegfried and Tristan warn him that the job is a poisoned chalice and expect him to quit after the first day. Mrs Hall has more faith in him, however, and makes a wager with the Farnon brothers. James finds himself surrounded by pushy farmers offering bribes to help them cheat their way to victory and faces a dilemma when the Aldersons desperately need his help in securing the sale of their prize bull.

The Grand Party Hotel (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 1st October 2020)

Checking into the Shankly this week is a party of 41 stags, who are being looked after by trainee guest relations manager James. But the morning before the lads arrive, he is nowhere to be found. Owner Lawrence challenges staff to set up a glamping festival on the roof in just one week, a loved-up couple need a last-minute bridal suite and a bride-to-be brings her friends to the hotel for her second hen party this year.

Secret Scotland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd October 2020)

The comedian explores the Kingdom of Fife and the East, starting at Falkland Palace – a former retreat of Scottish royalty. Once a hunting lodge to eight Stuart monarchs, it is the final resting place of King James V. Susan also visits Wemyss Caves, home to the largest collection of Pictish carvings in the world, and is invited into a little-known cave whose location must remain secret. Later, she is surprised to find a Japanese garden hidden deep in the countryside and gets the chance to bat for the world’s only beach cricket club on Elie beach.

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

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