UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/02/2024

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC 1/HD | 6:50pm to 7:50pm | Saturday 17th February 2024)

Tom Allen bravely hands over his phone for Send to All, and Chesney Hawkes is duped into becoming the Unexpected Star…Star of the show. Alex Jones, Jermaine Jenas and James Nesbitt help pull off an incredible surprise on a One Show fan, and football legend turned singer Eric Cantona, performs an exclusive track from his debut album.

World’s Most Dangerous Roads (Dave | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th February 2024) ** NEW SERIES **

Italy. Series 5, episode 1. Rhod Gilbert and friend and fellow comedian Angela Barnes cross Italy’s most treacherous Alpine roads in Rhod’s first adventure since being treated for cancer.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 18th February 2024) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

A famous chef is poisoned at the grand opening of his latest hotel, during a cooking competition in which various hopefuls compete for the head chef position. The team are left confounded when they realise that the victim didn’t consume anything that day that all the contestants hadn’t also consumed themselves. Catherine finds herself entangled in the case when an old friend becomes a murder suspect.

Waterloo Road (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 20th February 2024)

A scandalous discovery leads Tonya to taking drastic action and the school is plunged into darkness in a blackout. Preston takes the law into his own hands as Schuey continues to cause chaos. Neil and Coral butt heads and Libby goes to extreme lengths to keep her dad on her side. Kai is presented with an exciting idea for his future.

The Isle of Wight (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 22nd February 2024)

Summer is almost over, but in the seaside town of Sandown, there’s still plenty to look forward to as the town gears up for the Sandown Carnival. Keen to drum up new custom, café owner Vivette Fryer is planning a barbecue to give revellers a taste of her authentic Caribbean cooking. In Colwell Bay, former kite surfing champion Tom Court is making the most of the windy weather to brush up on his skills.

Into Alaska with Sue Perkins (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 23rd February 2024)

The presenter begins the last leg of her journey by facing up to her fear of flying – though before she even steps onto a plane, Sue has to survive a heart-racing air crash simulator. Then she takes off to see the mesmerising Kennicott Glacier, and parts of Alaska unreachable by road. Sue also visits the formerly abandoned ghost town of McCarthy.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —