UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/01/2022

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 1st January 2022)

The Doctor, Yaz and Dan get trapped in a time loop surrounding a storage centre on New Year’s Eve – and in a seemingly never-ending battle with the Daleks. The owner of the company and a regular customer who visits every New Year’s Eve find themselves dragged into the conflict and an experience that will change their lives – if they can make it to next year. Guest starring Aisling Bea, Pauline McLynn and Adjani Salmon.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 2nd January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Demolition works in Poplar in a tenement block reveal a long-buried secret at Easter 1967, which leads to a police investigation that comes very close to Nonnatus House, and creates a testing and emotional experience for the team. The Flemings return to the area with both good and bad news, and Sister Julienne agrees to take on a sensitive delivery. Nancy’s first day as a midwife gets off to a bad start when her bedroom ceiling collapses.

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 3rd January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Return of the documentary following the ups and downs of everyday life for a Royal Navy crew, this time going aboard frigate HMS Northumberland on a four-month tour of duty with the 220 personnel. Captain Thom Hobbs prepares his ship to set sail, with deputy logistics officer Meghan Burgoyne overseeing the loading of the copious amounts of food required for the time at sea, and young chef Sauhil James prepares for his very first deployment.

Rocket Man (Film4 | 9:00pm to 11:15pm | Tuesday 4th January 2022) ** NETWORK PREMIER **

Elton John enters an addiction rehabilitation session, and recounts his life in a flashback, covering his days as young Reginald Dwight growing up in 1950s Britain. He takes piano lessons, makes his way into the Royal Academy of Music, and hones his craft in local pubs before becoming one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Golden Globe-winning biopic, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden.

The Adventure Show (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Thursday 6th January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Amy Irons joins the team for this new run of the outdoor activities show, beginning with a look at the beautiful Orkney Islands. Plus, Lauren MacCallum discovers the secrets of Hoy by bike and re-kindles her love of skateboarding in Kirkwall, while Duncan McCallum offers tips on how to stay safe on the water.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 7th January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

The naturalist wanders along the shorelines of Britain. On Holyhead Island in north-west Wales, Kate discovers one of her favourite rare birds and Britain’s longest breakwater – a 1.7-mile-long feat of Victorian engineering.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 7th January 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK & NEW SERIES **

When a seemingly simple kidnapping ends in murder, Neville and the team must work out what went wrong and how someone wound up dead. Return of the drama about a British cop posted to the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, where he is totally unsuited to a life of sun, sea and sand, but finds his brilliant investigative skills come in handy for solving murder. Starring Ralf Little and Josephine Jobert.

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

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