Category: TV this week

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/10/2022

Inside Central Station (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 3rd October 2022)

A staff absence means the pressure is on for Jackie as she tackles her biggest-ever tour, while a gaming competition on the concourse causes staff to get competitive. In the tunnels beneath Central, the engineers tackle complex steel repairs and the closed lines allows Paul to explore the history of some of Glasgow’s forgotten stations. Outside the station, the team at Polmadie depot works against the clock to get the Caledonian Sleeper back on for its nightly service.

Michael Palin: Into Iraq (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 4th October 2022)

As he begins the final part of his journey into Iraq, Michael finds a local school in Baghdad and talks to the children about their lives and future hopes. He also heads to Kerbala and the shrine of Imam Husayn, one of the most sacred religious sites in Iraq, visited by millions of Shia pilgrims each year. A truly humbling and extraordinary sight that is very rarely seen, it makes Michael weigh up this country’s recent troubled past and its incredible history.

The Repair Shop (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 5th October 2022)

Jay Blades and the team lovingly resuscitate four treasured family heirlooms and the memories they hold. First into the barn are siblings Marc Maderson and Melanie Henry with a 50-year-old childhood toy. They’re hoping bookbinder Chris Shaw will be able to make their tattered and torn paper kite flight-worthy once again. The kite was made by Marc’s stepfather and Melanie’s father Roddy, who died six years ago. It’s a reminder of fun days out, seeing the once-vibrant and colourful kite soaring in the sky. However, having been grounded for the past 20 years, Chris has his work cut out on this delicate paper repair.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 5th October 2022)

Kevin McCloud meets retired racehorse breeder John and his wife Helen in Dunstable. The couple met at Newbury races in 2005 and wed two years later, living together in a 17th-century farmhouse until illness struck in 2018. Helen had a catastrophic stroke, severely affecting her mobility and leaving her with aphasia, which affects her ability to communicate. Constrained by the steep stairs, narrow doorways and changes in level of their current home, John resolved to make a big change in their lives with the purchase of a nearby two-acre plot. Following the demolition of an old, dilapidated house on site, a new high-tech accessible pavilion, complete with wildlife garden, will be built in its place for £1.3million.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 6th October 2022)

In Eastbourne, a routine day at the station changes in an instant when a boat catches fire just outside the harbour. In Trevone, north Cornwall, 18-year-old lifeguard Alfie races to the rescue of a surfer caught in a notorious rip current. On the Northumberland coast, the Blyth crew face a frantic search for a dog that’s been swept out by the tide.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 6th October 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

James is finally succeeding with the farmers’ uptake of the Ministry of Agriculture’s TB testing scheme, but is struggling with the complicated paperwork – a fact that he is keen to keep from Siegfried. Tristan decides that he is outgrowing running the small animal surgery and buys a car to help with errands at the practice, which also provides him with transport for taking Florence, the daughter of Siegfried’s rival, George Pandhi, out on a date.

Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling (BBC 2/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Friday 7th October 2022)

Martin and Phil MacHugh travel through the Central Belt to explore why performance is such a big part of Scottish culture. They visit Scotland’s National Sporting Performance Centre just outside Edinburgh to meet the men’s football team, whose performances pretty much define the mood of the nation, and chat to actor and comedian Greg McHugh about Gary: Tank Commander and the Edinburgh Festival.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/09/2022

Inside Central Station (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 26th September 2022)

It’s Easter Weekend and an influx of rival football fans at Glasgow Central puts extra pressure on the staff and transport police, as they segregate the fans heading to Hampden. There is a new team member on the concourse as police dog recruit, Marvin, is put through his paces during training. Outside Central, the Network Rail ecologists work to help a peregrine falcon nesting on one of their bridges. And the engineering team get to work on the Argyll line track repairs.

Michael Palin: Into Iraq (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 27th September 2022)

Michael continues his journey into the heart of Iraq, arriving in Kirkuk and the exact spot where the British discovered oil in 1927, when the country was under British rule. The next day, he heads towards Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s home town and, having been stopped at several military checkpoints along the way, and met with severe military authority, is surprised when he receives a warm welcome from the local commander.

The Repair Shop (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 28th September 2022)

A brother and sister who hail from a family of variety performers hope that bike expert Tim Gunn can get their mother’s unicycle back in gear for future generations, while bookbinder Chris Shaw restores a large bible that he believes could date back to the 1880s. Will Kirk sets to work on a wooden table damaged after an unfortunate accident with a fish tank and goldsmith Richard Talman faces a tough challenge with a ring that is badly scorched after spending weeks lost in a fireplace.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 28th September 2022)

Kevin meets Mike and Sarah, who bought a remote smallholding in the Derbyshire Dales, somewhere to rear animals and provide a home for themselves and their elderly parents. Kevin follows the couple as they set out to build a 21st-century version of a historic Derbyshire longhouse. Enormous, corrugated and with a highly complex roof shape, it was never going to be an easy build. But soon they face delays and their schedule begins to slide. However, that is nothing compared with the problems of a more personal nature that hit the project.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 29th September 2022)

In Eastbourne, new recruit Chris is put through his paces when two casualties are cut off by the tide near Beachy Head. On the coast of south Wales, Penarth crew member Tom is called up for his first shout when a female paddleboarder is caught out by the tide.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 29th September 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Siegfried receives some difficult news and becomes even more irascible than usual. The perfect distraction comes along in the form of Major Sebright Saunders, who asks Siegfried to look at a difficult young racehorse called River. Drama, starring Nicholas Ralph and Samuel West.

Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling (BBC 2/HD | 9:30pm 10:00pm | Friday 30th September 2022)

Actor Martin Compston and his friend Phil MacHugh set off on a sporty exploration of the North of Scotland by taking part in their own Highland Games. They begin their journey at Britain’s most northerly racetrack, the Little Ferry Circuit in Golspie, home to the North of Scotland Kart Club. Here, they meet ex racer Abi Munro and discover how the track plays a major part in the local community’s lives.

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

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.

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/09/2022

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland 1/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 12th September 2022)

It’s Easter Weekend and an influx of rival football fans at Glasgow Central puts extra pressure on the staff and transport police, as they segregate the fans heading to Hampden. There is a new team member on the concourse as police dog recruit, Marvin, is put through his paces during training. Outside Central, the Network Rail ecologists work to help a peregrine falcon nesting on one of their bridges. And the engineering team get to work on the Argyll line track repairs.

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 14th September 2022)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and design duo Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead are in the Berkshire town of Wokingham to help two sets of neighbours make over a room in each other’s homes. Lucy and Andy and Mark and Jackie update a small boxy bedroom and a large beige sitting room in their 1960s homes. But has Laurence gone a step too far with his surrealist-inspired boudoir, and will Russell and Jordan be able to create a cinema and an office space in only 48 hours?

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th September 2022)

Douglas Henshall stars in the conclusion of the crime drama, based on the novels of Ann Cleeves. The team races to identify the killer and prevent disaster striking the town. As the investigation draws to a close, Perez faces a life-changing decision. Co-starring Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson and Julie Graham.

Days that Shook the BBC with David Dimbleby (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th September 2022)

David explores the BBC’s relationship with the British people, asking how the BBC can seek to serve its entire audience, amid challenges to its impartiality. He considers Radio 2’s Sachsgate affair, which resulted in thousands of complaints after Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross left actor Andrew Sachs obscene voicemail messages, as well as the rise of Rupert Murdoch, who asserted that the BBC was not serving its audience.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th September 2022)

Kevin McCloud meets Dorran, who has taken on the ambitious task of building a super-modern underground home on a hill outside Canterbury. He entrusts the work to a team of contractors, but when delays and rising costs force him to take charge of the build himself, Dorran faces the biggest challenge of his life, juggling his time between the site and his work as a ship’s master out on the North Sea. However, having promised the house to his wife and children, he knows that failure is not an option.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 15th September 2022)

On Ireland’s north-west coast, the RNLI crew at Bundoran races to the rescue of a teenage girl who has been swept out to sea by a rip-current. In Portishead, north Somerset, a man suffers serious chest injuries after falling 30ft from a cliff, and needs to be rushed to hospital. Across the Bristol Channel, in Porthcawl, a missing dog sends the crew on a wild goose chase.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | Thursday 15th September 2022 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th September 2022) ** NEW SERIES * PICK OF THE WEEK **

Return of the drama, starring Nicholas Ralph and Samuel West. Three months have passed and it is now spring 1939, with big changes happening at Skeldale and everyone having to learn how to adjust. Tristan is now a qualified vet, while James enters a new stage of his life with Helen and at the practice. After being made joint business partner by Siegfried, James pushes to take on more responsibility via the Ministry of Agriculture’s new bovine TB testing scheme, but its unexpected challenges risk pushing him to breaking point. And as a potential world war looms, all the Skeldale family have to consider their purpose in Darrowby and beyond.

Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling (BBC 2/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Friday 16th September 2022)

The actor is given a taste of island life when his friend Phil MacHugh takes him on a journey back to his family’s homeland of the Western Isles. Iin Stornoway, they have an appointment at the barbers to meet Syrian refugee Ousama and his eldest son Abdullah to see how their family have been settling into Western Isle life.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 03/09/2022

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 5th September 2022) ** NEW SERIES + PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Network Rail helicopter takes to the skies to survey the lines around Central for faults and Drew calls in the emergency services to help with a pigeon trapped in the station. The Central team adapt as the station’s low level closes for eight weeks as part of a huge engineering project, while a Scotland game at Hampden Park sees the concourse flooded by football fans – but there’s not enough trains.

Days that Shook the BBC with David Dimbleby (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 6th September 2022)

The veteran broadcaster offers his personal take on two crises that tested public trust in the corporation. Firstly, the Hutton Inquiry into the BBC’s coverage of the government’s dossier on weapons of mass destruction, following the Iraq War, featuring interview with Greg Dyke, Alastair Campbell and Andrew Gilligan, the journalist whose report led to the BBC’s clash with the government. He then turns his attention to the predatory paedophile Jimmy Savile, speaking to former Newsnight producer Meirion Jones who, suspecting Savile was a criminal, had interviewed one of Savile’s victims.

The Repair Shop (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 7th September 2022)

Jay Blades hosts as the team restores an Olympic torch brought in by retired gymnast Greg Silvester, who won numerous medals at Special Olympics events over the course of his career, and was chosen to carry the Olympic torch as part of the build-up to the Sydney Games. They also work on a beloved stuffed toy cat, a broken jukebox and an enormous colourful sign salvaged by a local community in Scotland.

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 7th September 2022)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and interior designer Micaela Sharp head to the market town of Macclesfield to help husband-and-wife teams Milena and Simon, and Lois and Nick, add some anime wizardry to a 10-year-old’s grey bedroom, and create a tropical boutique dream in a plain and forgotten master bedroom. With the challenge to complete a huge, complex, Japanese-inspired build in one room, and a vast headboard in another, Laurence and Micaela draw on all their design magic to pull off their outsized designs in just 48 hours.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 7th September 2022)

Perez tries to get the measure of Lloyd and, fearing they could ruin the life of an innocent man, asks for more time. Meanwhile, evidence emerges of another bomb-maker when a masked figure breaks into the agricultural suppliers and steals only fertiliser. The net closes in around Martin, and Sandy uncovers Connor’s interest in a piece of local history.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 7th September 2022)

Kevin McCloud meets Kate and Rob, who have lived in a 1940s prefab house built by Rob’s grandfather. Originally designed to be lived in for just 10 years, this factory-built home is well past its sell-by date. Now, Kate and Rob are at last in a position to replace it with a bespoke, modern, warm home – which will also be built in a factory using volumetric modular construction. Over just six weeks, their new house will be manufactured on a production line, complete with insulation, tiling and kitchen installation.

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

In Lyme Regis, on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, the crew face a frantic search for three fishermen whose boat has capsized in the River Axe. On the west coast of Scotland, the Oban crew dash across the water to the remote island of Kerrera to help an injured walker and, across the Irish Sea, the Kinsale crew have to act quickly to help a skipper who has single-handedly sailed his yacht across the Atlantic, but is now drifting without power towards rocks.

Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling (BBC 2/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Friday 9th September 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

The Line of Duty star travels across his homeland with his best friend TV presenter Phil MacHugh, to see how its people and landscape are shaping the country. Their journey begins in Martin’s hometown of Greenock, where Phil has arranged some unexpected transport across the water to sunny Dunoon. Here the boys indulge in an end-of-the-pier snapshot of the traditional seaside holiday Martin experienced as a boy – crazy golf and ice cream with a not-so-traditional local, BBC’s Drag Race winner Lawrence Chaney.

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

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 — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 20/08/2022

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 24th August 2022)

Two sets of neighbours in Luton set out to transform a room in each other’s homes. To help, they have been given designs by interior experts Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead. However, Jordan and Russell have both come down with Covid-19, so helping to breathe life into their designs are Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Whinnie Williams.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th August 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Connor’s ring is found in the same car as Bryd’s body, and while Rachel rejects any notion that her son might be involved, grieving mother Aileen Fleming presents a darker view of him. Abbie confesses that Connor used to work for drugs gangs in Glasgow, which is the real reason for his suicide attempt. With all this new evidence, Perez is forced to revise his view of the missing man – but is he capable of murder?

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 25th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Return of the documentary about RNLI volunteers, beginning with a Christmas Eve case in Newhaven and the attempted rescue of two paragliders. They have landed on an isolated stretch of beach, and are now being swamped by the rapidly rising tide. At Port St Mary, on the Isle of Man, the crew race to a stranded yacht that’s in danger of breaking up on rocks with a crew of three still aboard.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 26th August 2022)

Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Harry Hill and Shaun Ryder turn detective as they try to work out which of four players is the real Ellie, owner of a two-bed ex-council flat in Pollokshields, Glasgow. Two of the potential owners enter a heated argument about where the best shops are in the neighbourhood and the quartet of Ellies are invited to talk about their relationship with the true owner’s brother. Plus, all four into the real homeowner’s wardrobe to try to prove the eclectic clothes therein belong to them.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 13/08/2022

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 17th August 2022)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and fellow designer Micaela Sharp travel to the market town of Bedworth near Coventry, to help two sets of neighbours make over a room in each other’s homes. This week it’s a family affair, as science teachers Ann and Kevin swap key keys with daughter Hannah and her husband Chris, redesigning a 1960s office bedroom and a living space in a converted garage.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th August 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Perez reassures Rachel that last night’s horrific discovery may have nothing to do with the disappearance of her son Connor. Danny is outraged at the decision to let Pepper Waldron’s family return home to Ayrshire – and news soon comes in that the ex-cop has fled Shetland. Perez has no choice but to follow him, and soon finds himself caught up in a perilous journey into the ex-cop’s past.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 19th August 2022)

Panellists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Joel Dommett and Fatiha El-Ghorri are confronted by four people all claiming to be Tom, the owner of a three-bedroom converted church in Liverpool, which he shares with two Rhodesian ridgeback dogs. Alongside three imposters, the real Tom attempts to prove he is a huge Lego fan and sets out to demonstrate the special skill he acquired while courting his beloved wife Sisa.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/08/2022

Inside the Factory (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th August 2022)

Gregg Wallace goes behind the scenes at a factory in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, where London’s famous red double-decker buses are built, finding out what goes into making the electric model. Cherry Healey visits a factory where she gets to grips with the construction of tough laminated heated windscreens for buses, while historian Ruth Goodman learns about London’s earliest double deckers and the vital role they played in the First World War.

Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 9th August 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Olympic diving champion investigates homophobic behaviour around the Commonwealth, travelling to some of the countries where homosexuality is a crime and even punishable by death. Daley talks to sportspeople facing persecution and advocates fighting for change, including Michael Gunning of Jamaica, India’s Dutee Chand and swimmers Theresa Goh (of Singapore) and Amini Fonua (of Tonga).

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 10th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

The return of the home makeover challenge, which sees Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead joined by two new interior experts – sustainable designer Micaela Sharp and queen of retro Whinnie Williams. In the first show, Laurence and Whinnie bring their creative flair to Tunbridge Wells, where neighbours Eddie and Lotta and Charlotte and Stuart are transforming each other’s living rooms.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Douglas Henshall returns in the detective drama, based on the novels by Ann Cleeves. DI Perez and his team look into the secret past of a family new to Shetland when they report their vulnerable son Connor has gone missing. Parents Danny and Rachel are panicking as it turns out their son once attempted suicide – and when his scooter is found abandoned, a search is launched. However, the case takes an interesting turn when Perez discovers why the family moved to Shetland in the first place.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th August 2022)

The property-based guessing game sees four people all claiming to be Anita, the owner of an idyllic farm, complete with cows, goats, fancy pigeons and farmer husband John. The real Anita also happens to have the largest collection of royal memorabilia in the world, with over 7,000 items. It falls to panellists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Harry Hill, Harriet Kemsley and Kadeena Cox to sort out the facts from the fiction.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/07/2022

MOTD Live: UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (BBC 1/HD | 3:50pm to 7:45pm | Sunday 31st July 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

England v Germany (Kick-off 5.00pm). Gabby Logan presents coverage of the final, which takes place at Wembley Stadium, as the winners of the trophy lifted by the Netherlands in 2017 are crowned. Sarina Wiegman, the victorious manager five years ago, is now in charge of England and hopes are high of her repeating the feat. The Lionesses enjoyed an impressive group campaign that saw them score 14 goals without reply in victories over Austria, Norway and Northern Ireland, secured a hard-fought quarter-final win over Spain after extra time and then recorded a dominant 4-0 win over a Sweden side ranked second in the world in the last four. However, the Germans are record eight-time champions of Europe and cannot be written off, having defeated the likes of Spain, Denmark, the Dutch and France en route to the final. With commentary by Robyn Cowen and Rachel Brown Finnis, and analysis from Alex Scott and Ian Wright.

Inside the Factory (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st August 2022)

Gregg Wallace visits the 84-acre Alstom factory site in Derby to learn about the construction of a 187-ton five-carriage electric train, which takes up to 1,000 hours to complete. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey heads to the UK’s last remaining factory that produces aluminium via smelting, while Ruth Goodman explores the history of electric trains.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th August 2022)

The presenter’s seaside week is drawing to a close, but not before she stops at her final destination – Scarborough, a Yorkshire gem and a resort known for its historic charm. Susan kicks off her adventure by taking a trip on the historic cliff railway, where she’s greeted with fabulous views of the beach and surrounding area.

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

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