UK TV programmes to watch this week : 08/01/2022

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 9th January 2022)

Sister Frances joins Dr Turner in operating a cervical smear clinic, and helps to support a recently married young woman who has received a life-changing diagnosis. A single mother expecting her fourth child whose eldest son is in borstal needs Lucille’s assistance to avoid being branded an unfit mother. Miss Higgins moves into Nonnatus after a traumatic experience, but the longer she stays, the more she annoys everyone else.

The Adventure Show (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Thursday 13th January 2022)

Amy Irons experiences sea cliff climbing in Orkney mainland as Duncan McCallum shows her the attraction of vertical rock. We travel to one of the northern islands, Sanday, where resident marine scientist Emma Neave-Webb highlights the danger from climate change. Back in Kirkwall, Lauren MacCallum discovers the success story behind the local climbing wall and why Orkney’s young climbers are now amongst the best in Scotland.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 13th January 2022)

Iain continues his coast-to-coast walk along the Southern Upland Way, setting out from Sanquhar with his friend actor Howard Ward, parting ways at Wanlockhead. The next day he takes advantage of the fact that his chef neighbour Christine Burke is holidaying in the area in her camper van.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 14th January 2022)

Kate’s starting point for the latest leg is the picturesque village of Alnmouth, once a leading grain port in the 18th century. Today it’s known for its colourful houses and a gentle sweep of sandy beach where Kate meets a former GP, Claire, who uses the sand to create temporary large – scale artworks and portraits, which are visible for a few hours only, before the tide swallows them.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 14th January 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The arrival of a long-lost brother to a family-run golf club culminates in a body being retrieved from the course. A prime suspect with an alibi leaves the team of detectives with an impenetrable conundrum. Caribbean detective drama, with Ralf Little, Josephine Jobert and Don Warrington.

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

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