UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/09/2022

Michael Palin: Into Iraq (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th September 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Michael embarks on an epic, revelatory journey through Iraq, one of the most dangerous and complex countries in the world. Following the Tigris river for more than 1,000 miles, from its source in eastern Turkey to the Persian Gulf, Michael wants to discover what life is like for the 40 million people who live in Iraq. It’s one of the very few parts of the world he hasn’t visited, but he’s been fascinated by it since he was a child.

The Repair Shop (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 21st September 2022)

The craftspeople hear the stories of more treasured items before bringing them back to life for their owners. Mark Stuckey is intrigued by a leather-bound book containing a secret radio, which the owner’s grandfather used as part of his work for the resistance during the Second World War. Julie and Amanda are entrusted with a 74-year-old teddy bear, given to the owner’s mum when she was 14 months old, and Jonathan Reid makes a pair of old seamstress scissors as sharp and shiny as the day they were bought. Finally, leather expert Suzie Fletcher brings a battered old school satchel back to life.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st September 2022)

Kevin McCloud meets Zimbabwean-born Davi and Matt from Australia, who are determined to create a home to reflect their backgrounds, so set out to build a house in the Chess Valley with a radical multicultural design, which is especially daring for their commuter-belt suburb. Despite their inexperience and the technical difficulty of the steeply sloping site, Davi and Matt manage the venture themselves. But it’s not long before the problems begin.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 22nd September 2022)

Documentary telling the story of the unpaid volunteers who sacrifice their free time to staff more than two hundred RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd September 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

James struggles to get Siegfried to let him take the reins now that he is a junior partner at the practice, and teh pair clash when he learns how much money Skeldale could make from the Ministry of Agriculture’s lucrative bovine TB testing scheme. It takes Helen, Mrs Hall and a case of some mysteriously poisoned calves at Kate Billings’ farm to help James and Siegfried see that they’re better when they work together. Drama, starring Nicholas Ralph and Samuel West.

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

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