UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/10/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:25pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 31st October 2021) ** NEW SERIES & PICK OF THE WEEK **

On Halloween, terrifying forces are stirring from the Arctic Circle to the depths of space, as an ancient evil breaks free. Meanwhile, in Liverpool, Dan Lewis’ life is about to change forever as he becomes the Doctor’s latest travelling companion. Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill return for a six-part series, alongside new co-star John Bishop.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

Tim Dunn takes a trip through the history of the North Staffordshire Railway Company, admiring the beautiful Stoke Station.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

James Crawford explores the ways that the Scottish people have managed to surmount the challenges of tough terrain to connect communities and places across the centuries. Taking to the air in a seaplane, he visits Loch Ness to reveal its geological secrets, uncovers traces of the Viking era, explores how we have crossed the treacherous Pentland Firth and flies above the stunning West Highland line. Finally, he visits the Highland crofters and Scotland’s first spaceport.

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

After being pushed into announcing a departure date, Tony Blair stepped down as prime minister on June 27, 2007 and Gordon Brown was finally able to take the reins. This episode tells the story of how Brown reacted to the global financial crash, bringing together leaders to try to save the world’s economy. Despite this, the public turned against his government and in 2010, after 13 years in power, New Labour was finally forced out of office.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

Record producer Pete Waterman is commissioned by Chester Cathedral to construct a monster layout in tribute to the unsung 19th-century railway builder Thomas Brassey.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 2nd November 2021)

In Portrush, Co Antrim, the crew race to rescue a boy who has got into difficulties after jumping off rocks, and one of the crew volunteers enters the water to save him. On the Pembrokeshire coast, the lifeguard team at Whitesands Beach join forces with the St David lifeboat crew to rescue someone who has been found unconscious in the water.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd November 2021)

The race is on to catch Sandy’s attacker before he can escape Shetland, while Lynda Morton finds herself in trouble, so she desperately calls Perez for help – offering a key name for his investigation in return. Blood from the recent break-in throws up a DNA match that leads to another murder suspect, and a shocking confession causes tensions to boil over, sowing the seeds of further violence.

Britain’s Scenic Railways (More4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd November 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Following the teams protecting the tracks and the volunteers preserving the steam heritage along some of Britain’s most scenic railways. Narrated by Bill Paterson.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th November 2021)

Susan discovers some of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland’s coastline, beginning in Belfast and heading to the Antrim coast, before moving inland to Lough Neagh. Along the way she meets a number of local characters, including some passionate spade makers who have turned the humble spade into an art form, and visits a place that is responsible for attracting 350,000 Game of Thrones enthusiasts to the region’s shores every year.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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