UK TV programmes to watch this week : 15/01/2022

The Green Planet (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 16th January 2022)

David Attenborough presents a guide to the world of plants that grow in water, including a bubbling river in Brazil, where the plants have created their own atmosphere and a lake smothered in brightly-coloured flowers. Plus, plants that fight each other for growing space or use natural adhesives to prevent themselves being swept downstream, and a look at the methods used to evade or even attack animals.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th January 2022)

Shelagh organises a special celebration to mark 100 years since the Order first arrived in Poplar – although Sister Hilda feels that she should have been in charge of the festivities. Nancy tackles the plight of meths drinkers living rough in Poplar, and Nurse Crane treats a young singer who is torn between two very different futures.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 21st January 2022)

Kate walks a rugged and scenic route along Ayrshire’s coast, the birthplace of Scotland’s National Bard, poet Robert Burns. This 15-mile walk follows the Ayrshire Coastal Path south from Ayr to the coastal farming community at Dowhill, home to a unique potato. Leaving Ayr, her path follows the shoreline south, skirting wild beaches.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 21st January 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

When a skydiver appears to have been murdered in mid-air, Neville and the team must explore the cut-throat world of social media. Caribbean detective drama, starring 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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