UK TV programmes to watch this week : 12/02/2022

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 13th February 2022)

An unforeseen event leaves Nonnatus House facing its biggest threat yet. Timothy returns home from university suffering from glandular fever, but is determined to resume his studies and resents his father’s interference. Sister Hilda comes to the aid of an expectant mother suffering from a painful condition, and Sister Frances supports a teenage mother who is facing moving out of foster care and living alone for the first time in her life.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 14th February 2022)

Michael Portillo sets off on the first leg of a trip from the Firth of Clyde to Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides, beginning with a visit to a nuclear power station on the Hunterston Peninsula. He then learns about Largs’ Viking past and admires one of the most beautiful railway stations in Britain at Wemyss Bay. The importance of ferries to connect western Scotland with its many islands becomes plain to Michael at Port Glasgow in the deep waters of the Clyde, where he visits Ferguson Marine, builders of Calmac ferries.
(Subtitles, Widescreen, Audio Described, New Episode, Series 1, Episode 16)

The Pennines: Backbone of Britain (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th February 2022)

Exploring the moors of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. A group of friends take a boating holiday along one of the region’s great canals, including the longest tunnel in Europe.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 15th February 2022)

Michael Portillo continues his exploration of Scotland’s spectacular west coast from the Firth of Clyde to the Outer Hebrides. From the 250-year old ‘new town” of Helensburgh on the north bank of the Clyde, Michael takes his favourite West Highland Line across epic landscapes to Garelochhead and Ben Cruachan, and makes his way to Connel Bridge and the waters of Loch Etive.

This is Going to Hurt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:50pm | Tuesday 15th February 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Adam struggles to recover from his mistake with Erika, making him extra vigilant at work. When he meets a patient who is playing down her abdominal pain, he is convinced she has a serious condition – but colleague Julian insists she is well and should be sent home, embarrassing Adam in front of Mr Lockhart.

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th February 2022)

Ben journeys to one of Britain’s furthest outposts, the Shetland Islands, to meet Helen and Jason, a couple just a few years into their new life on the edge of the weather-beaten island of Yell. He discovers why they needed to escape the demands of urban life, and witnesses the obstacles they now face as they pursue their wildest dreams on this beautiful, historical and remote island.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 16th February 2022)

Onboard the West Highland Line, Michael Portillo explores the stunning scenery of Scotland’s west coast and islands as he heads to the Hebridean archipelago from the ferry terminal of Oban. On his way to the Isle of Mull, Michael watches eagerly for sea mammals in a stretch of water where many species of whales, dolphins and porpoises have been recorded, before checking out the daily catch in the fishing port of Tobermory. Later, Michael heads to the tiny Isle of Staffa, where he follows in the wake of a young Felix Mendelssohn, who was only 20-year-old when he set eyes on the volcanic sea cavern, Fingal’s Cave.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 17th February 2022)

Michael Portillo’s railway adventure reaches the west coast of Scotland where, aboard the Jacobite Express, he crosses the awe-inspiring Glenfinnan Viaduct. With his view of the curve of 21 arches built entirely of concrete, Michael and his fellow passengers are the envy of the crowds waving below. Spectacular engineering is in store for Michael in the Grampian mountains at Fort William, where he investigates the Lochaber Aluminium Works.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 18th February 2022)

Michael reaches the terminus of the West Highland Line at Mallaig, from where he follows in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie, over the sea to Skye. The island is renowned for wildlife and Michael seeks out one of its most spectacular residents, the sea eagle. He is lucky enough also to spot a school of dolphins.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 18th February 2022)

The presenter enjoys scenic views from the stunning shores of Loch Lochy. Susan spies some activity ahead – which turns out to be a spot of axe throwing, and local chap Woodman Tom is happy to give her a go. Susan’s last stop is in Glen Coe, where she takes learns to paddle-board.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 18th February 2022)

A reggae rap artist is shot dead at a soundcheck for a concert. Things prove uncomfortable for Marlon when he discovers a personal connection to the crime. Caribbean-set detective drama, starring Ralf Little, Don Warrington and Tahj Miles.

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

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