UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/11/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:15pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 7th November 2021)

The Doctor has an unexpected encounter with one of her deadliest enemies when the Sontarans become a new faction in the Crimean War. As the British army goes into pitched battle with the warlike aliens, the Doctor and her companions seek the help of renowned nurse Mary Seacole (Sara Powell), while an ancient temple hides mysterious secrets.

Off the Tracks: Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th November 2021) ** NEW SERIES & PICK OF THE WEEK **

Return of the documentary following life at Glasgow Central Station, with staff dealing with crowds of fans heading for Hampden as the Euro 2020 football tournament starts. At the rail depot, a whole fleet of electric trains is getting a major overhaul, while two signalling colleagues take a step into the past.

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

Tim Dunn heads to the seaside to find out how the railways changed the fortunes of Margate and Ramsgate, and finds out more about 19th-century Dom Luiz Bridge in Porto.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th November 2021)

James Crawford discovers how the Scottish landscape has influenced sport, visiting a golf course in South Uist designed by one of the sport’s founding fathers that was almost lost to history. He also takes a trip to the volcanic landmark Ailsa Craig, on the trail of the best curling stones in the world, discovers the story behind Livingston’s famous skate park, and climbs on Rannoch Wall with one of Scotland’s leading young climbers, Natalie Berry.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th November 2021)

Hornby’s young designer Paramjit Sembhi takes on the challenge of building a new version of the iconic RAF fighter of the Second World War – the Spitfire.

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

After the shocking events of the previous night, Perez must piece together what happened before a rampaging and vengeful Creggan finds his target. Eve denies any involvement and has an alibi, while Tosh visits Maurice Ross to find out why Galbraith was paying for his care. At the religious retreat on Whalsay, Sister Carolyn receives a threatening postcard and quickly packs her bags.

Britain’s Scenic Railways (More4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th November 2021)

A steam train ride through the Yorkshire Moors reveals how the Bronte sisters became railway revolutionaries, and artist Leo du Feu takes a Highland journey to Thurso in the footsteps of the Jellicoe Express. Plus, the hero who rescued the crumbling Ribblehead Viaduct. Narrated by Bill Paterson.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th November 2021)

Susan heads for the West Country, and travels from Bath to the village of Cheddar, before meandering through the medieval city of Wells and ending her road trip in Weston-super-Mare. Along the way she meets a Jane Austen aficionado who is happy to provide some fitting period costume and all the gossip behind that era, takes in the astonishing 400-foot-high cliffs of the Cheddar Gorge and is challenged to a game of skittles.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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