UK TV programmes to watch this week : 27/08/2022

Days that Shook the BBC with David Dimbleby (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 30th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

A personal take on controversies that affected the BBC during the presenter’s time there, including its role in key moments of political and cultural change. In the first episode, David examines the way that the BBC has dealt with power, and how it has sought to preserve and assert its independence over the last half century. From Margaret Thatcher and Harold Wilson, to the British monarchy, David considers moments in which the BBC has come into conflict with key parts of the establishment. Following conversations with current and former BBC staff members, including broadcaster Emily Maitlis, David argues that ensuring the BBC’s separation from those in power lies at the very heart of the Corporation’s remit.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 31st August 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Perez rushes to the scene of the explosion to find Tosh dazed but unharmed. He issues a warrant for Connor’s arrest, to the outrage of Rachel Cairns. The complexity and size of the bomb suggests Connor was planning some kind of attack. The team speak to those who knew him in search of extremist beliefs. Jamie, Murray and Lloyd reject any notion that Connor is capable of violence, but a despairing Danny admits environmental issues made his son angry. Meanwhile, Sandy searches for William Rodgers’ reason for being in Shetland.

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 31st August 2022)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Whinnie Williams are in the West Yorkshire village of Haworth, to help a mother and son make over a room in each other’s homes. Mum Sonya is helped by eldest son Nathaniel, while younger son Christian works with his girlfriend Charlotte, updating a pokey kitchen and a living room with office space. But as they find, updating historic buildings without losing their charm, as well as dealing with wonky walls and uneven surfaces, brings its own challenges.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 31st August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Kevin McCloud returns to follow more ambitious home-design projects, beginning by meeting adventurous couple Colin and Adele. They have employed a Swedish architect, an Italian interior design company and a Latvian building company to complete the eye-popping curved glass family home in the Manchester suburb where they both grew up.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 1st September 2022)

In Swanage, the lifeboat crew work with the specialist coastguard rope team to help an injured climber. In Rhyl, north Wales, a retired crew member comes to the aid of a person in the water when mechanical problems throw a spanner in the works of the lifeboat. And on Douglas in the Isle of Man, a fire on a fishing boat puts the crew on red alert.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd September 2022)

The property-based guessing game sees four people all claiming to be Lynsay, owner of a four-bedroom detached luxury house in the Scottish borders. The property boasts a steam room, walk-in wardrobes and koi carp pond and the true Lynsay runs an online business selling luxury cheese boards. It falls to panellists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Nabil Abdulrashid, Katie Piper and Nick Grimshaw to sort out the facts from the fiction.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

One Reply to “UK TV programmes to watch this week : 27/08/2022”

  1. I clicked on your page by accident and found you recommending my beloved David Dimbleby on BBC tonight. I’ve had a rubbish day but that’s really cheered me up. Thanks x

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