UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/04/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th April 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Trixie befriends a patient during a delivery, but is troubled by the news that she has subsequently been readmitted to the Lady Emily after collapsing unexpectedly at home. Sister Frances decides she needs to know more of the outside world if she is truly to understand her patients’ needs, and Cyril and Fred come to the aid of a family who have been evicted from their home – although Violet is less than happy about their acts of charity.

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th April 2021)

The Covid-19 pandemic reveals the enormity of the challenge that climate change poses, as the drop in emissions during lockdown proves far from enough to get the world back on track. She explores new measures to reduce the level of emissions further, visiting a tree plantation and learning about a machine that sucks carbon dioxide out of the air. She also explains the everyday choices that members of the public can make to reduce their environmental impact.

Secrets of the Transport Museum (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 27th April 2021)

The Napier Railton – the legendary racing car and jewel in the museum’s motoring crown – is put through its paces when it meets an old rival.

Scotland’s Home of the Year (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Wednesday 28th April 2021)

A renovated coach house in Uddingston, a 1970’s inspired home in Mauchline, and a Victorian conversion in Ayr come under scrutiny this week as judges Anna Campbell-Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers take a look round the regional finalists in the West of Scotland.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 29th April 2021)

Four people claim to be an artist called Erica, living with partner Sam in a stylish property in south-east London. Panellists Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love, Jamali Maddix and guest Katie Piper are tasked with determining which is the true Erica, as each of the quartet airs their opinion on the real Erica’s taste in fashion, her passion for Sam, the story of their wedding day and the name of their plumber. Presented by Stacey Dooley.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 30th April 2021)

A journey down the mighty Hudson river, weaving 315 miles through some of New York state’s most stunning natural landscapes, and ending at the Statue of Liberty. The trek begins at the Adirondack Mountains, where the forested slopes are covered with trees turned a thousand brilliant colours in the autumn sunshine. Bill Nighy narrates.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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