UK TV programmes to watch this week : 18/03/2023

Challenge Anneka (Channel 5/HD | 8:50pm to 10:20pm | Saturday 18th March 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

Foal Farm. Series 1, episode 1. Revival of the 1980s and ’90s show in which Anneka Rice takes on tasks that must be completed in a set time She begins at a dog rescue centre at Foal Farm in Kent with the building of a new block of kennels, a grooming parlour and a play area, all in time for its 60th anniversary.

Wild Isles (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 19th March 2023)

Woodland. Series 1, episode 2. The wildlife of Britain’s woodlands through the seasons, including a look at how the reintroduction of wild boar to the Forest of Dean has helped robins to find food in winter. Other creatures featured include the world’s largest land slug and starlings falling prey to owls on Bodmin Moor. Plus, a look at how a subterranean network of fungi connects the whole forest together.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 20th March 2023)

The FLIRT. Series 2, episode 10. Simon and Montana attempt the hard sell at The Dorset Steam Fair, whilst designer Steve takes on the challenge of replicating one of the world’s newest trains.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 21st March 2023)

London Bridge. Series 4, episode 4.  Tim Dunn gets to grips with his local station – London Bridge, meeting the architects who turned this station into a bright, airy and tranquil modern terminus.

Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 22nd March 2023) ** NEW SERIES + PICK OF THE WEEK **

Five teams race 16,000 kilometres across the breadth of Canada starting from Vancouver on the Pacific coastline and passing through seven checkpoints before reaching St Johns on the island of Newfoundland, the most easterly town in North America. Their skill, ingenuity and determination are put to the test as they embark on their journey without access to smartphones, the internet or credit cards. Armed with only the cash equivalent of the airfare to fly their route, the teams travel at ground level through some of the most remote regions in the world.

Beyond Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 24th March 2023)

Reports of strange lights in the sky above North Farm lead ramblers to a newly appeared crop circle where they find an unidentified man’s body. Humphrey finds himself at pains to suppress conspiracy theorists speculating alien involvement while methodically pursuing the case. Meanwhile, Martha’s restaurant is reviewed by an influential food critic as she misses an important IVF appointment and makes an important decision regarding plans to start a family. Detective drama set in rural Devon, starring Kris Marshall and Sally Bretton.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —