UK TV programmes to watch this week : 12/03/2022

Canal Boat Diaries (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 14th March 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Narrowboater Robbie Cumming begins a 170-mile journey across the north of England. However, he soon runs into difficulty when he encounters a propeller problem in Wigan and runs aground in Blackburn. Nevertheless, he pushes on to navigate a true wonder of the waterways, the Burnley Embankment.

Tom Daley’s Hell of a Homecoming (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th March 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Olympic diver takes on an epic endurance challenge as he rows, cycles, swims and runs his way from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford to his home town of Plymouth. The first day begins with a 5am start at the Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where Tom won his first Olympic medal in 2012. Just nine weeks earlier Tom had never been in a rowing boat before, but his challenge begins with a demanding five mile row all the way to Tower Bridge in central London.

Canal Boat Diaries (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 15th March 2022)

Narrowboater and film-maker Robbie Cumming crosses the Pennines on the picturesque Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and lends a hand to hire boaters in Gargrave, North Yorkshire. He also encounters

Holby City (BBC 1/HD | 7:50pm to 8:30pm | Tuesday 15th March 2022)

An old face returns to the hospital on the invitation of Fletch, who hopes this left-field choice of surgeon will agree to perform Jac’s risky surgery. However, Jac’s focus on her health is diverted when Kylie tells her the truth about Madge’s injuries. Jeong’s chances of competing in the junior doctor competition are scuppered by a sprained wrist. So when a patient collapses and needs urgent help, will he be able to rise to the occasion?

This is Going to Hurt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:50pm | Tuesday 15th March 2022)

Heartbroken Adam is living at Greg’s and trying to find a new flat, and to cover the cost of his expensive break-up he does a locum shift at a private hospital, where he gets an eye-opening idea of how the other half lives. However, he soon realises how ill-equipped the hospital is in the case of an emergency. Meanwhile, Shruti shows how much she has improved when she takes charge of a challenging night shift.

Canal Boat Diaries (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 16th March 2022)

Narrowboater Robbie Cumming explores the Victorian village of Saltaire on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. He also moors up in Leeds and goes in search of an abandoned waterway on the Aire and Calder Navigation.

Canal Boat Diaries (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Thursday 17th March 2022)

On the last leg of his epic journey across the north of England, narrowboater Robbie Cumming tackles the fast-flowing River Ouse and is forced to make an emergency stop. His destination is Ripon Basin at the outer reaches of Britain’s inland waterways.

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

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