UK TV programmes to watch this week : 31/10/2020

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 1st November 2020)

Paddy McGuinness introduces Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff to his latest creation – an all-electric, all-terrain ice-cream van for the 21st century. Elsewhere, the team tests the battery-powered Honda E, Vauxhall Corsa-e and Mini Electric with a race around a deserted Alton Towers.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 2nd November 2020)

The station gets back to the new normal, as Covid-19 restrictions ease on travel. Route Control keep a close eye on the weather forecast, which is predicting dangerously high winds. It’s not just fallen trees the team needs to be worried about – a large industrial unit has been blown right across the tracks and emergency services are on their way.

Children in Need: 40 Fabulous Years (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 4th November 2020)

Ade Adepitan takes viewers on a funny, poignant and revealing tour across four decades of Children in Need.

Rob Bell’s Trident Submarine (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 4th November 2020)

For the first time on British television, cameras are granted access to one of the UK’s nuclear missile submarines at sea, as Rob Bell spends five days and nights living on board the HMS Vengeance. With unprecedented access, he explores the sonar room, torpedo bay, and nuclear missile tubes loaded with deadly warheads, and later finds himself in real danger along with the rest of the crew when a fault in the engine room turns into a potentially serious incident.#

Secret Scotland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 6th November 2020)

The comedian ventures to the islands of Mull and Staffa, nestled along the west coast of Scotland and home to some of the most breathtaking sights the country has to offer. Beginning her trip in Staffa, Susan visits the cathedral-like cavern of Fingal’s Cave, one of the UK’s true natural wonders formed over thousands of years. Her need for speed is fulfilled when she witnesses the Mull Rally, while in Tobermory, she visits a biscuit factory run on sustainable energy. Lastly, the presenter goes in search of the largest bird of prey in the UK – the white-tailed sea eagle.

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

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