Category: TV this week

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 31/07/2021

A Lake District Farm Shop (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 31st July 2021)

The lady of a Cumbrian manor shares a book of marmalade-based recipes that could be used as the key ingredient in a new cake to be sold at the services. Master butcher Dave turns to an age-old skill to transform sheepskins into new products for the farm shop, and brother and sister Lucien and Helena lead the transformation from farm shop to winter wonderland in preparation for Christmas.

Hot Tub Brits: More Bubbles Please! (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 1st August 2021)

Part one of two. A look at the rising popularity of hot tubs in Britain, hearing from enthusiasts as well as the people getting rich from the boom in sales. The programme meets celebrity chef Aldo Zilli as he installs a top-of-the-range tub in the grounds of his Surrey mansion, while first-time buyers Claire and Stephen from Co Durham test the latest models at their local showroom.

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 2nd August 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway explore the disused parts of Piccadilly Circus, the grandest station on the London Underground, and visit the long-abandoned Highgate surface station.

My Cornwall with Fern Britton (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 5th August 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Part one of two. The presenter embarks on a personal quest to understand what makes the county she loves so uniquely captivating. Fern Britton’s love affair with Cornwall began with sand between the toes adventures on childhood holidays in Looe, and it’s there she starts her journey.

Fishing Scotland’s Lochs and Rivers (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 6th August 2021)

The group embraces a change in personnel, as Linford Christie, Rosemary Shrager, Les Dennis and Fern Britton swap Ian Botham for pop star Shane Lynch. They then head south towards Stirling to try their hand at coarse fishing.

Epic Wales: Valleys, Mountains & Coasts (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 6th August 2021)

Wales’s three national parks are not just a playground for tourists and adventurers, but are also home to more than 80,000 people. This first episode focuses such individuals as upland sheep and cattle farmer Rhodri Jones, who has lived near Bala on the southern side of Snowdonia National Park for 43 years. With lambing looming, an unexpected April snowfall on the mountain makes caring for his pregnant ewes even more challenging. Meanwhile, in the seaside town of Dale, at the western tip of the Pembrokeshire coast, fisherman Mark Gainfort embarks on his first trip of the season.

Motorhoming with Merton & Webster (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 6th August 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Paul Merton and his wife Suki Webster hit the road as they embrace Britain’s booming motorhoming scene, seeking out the UK’s most famous sights and hidden gems, while there are tips from enthusiasts and volunteers test camping equipment. The couple begin their journey in Canterbury, where they pick up their cruiser and set off on their first-ever staycation on wheels touring Kent’s coastline.

Abandoned Engineering (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 6th August 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Exploring a ghost town in Colorado, the remnants of an industrial enterprise in Puerto Rico and a remote village on Cyprus.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/07/2021

A Lake District Farm Shop (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 24th July 2021)

The service station’s food and product buyers hunt for new and exciting ideas to fill the shelves. Award-winning cheesemakers hope their new goats’ cheese will tempt the customers, while a family planning to expand their skincare business pull out all the stops to impress head lifestyle buyer Tracy with their new home spa product. The service station’s farm prepares for sheep mating season.

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 26th July 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Fishing Scotland’s Lochs and Rivers (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 30th July 2021)

Fern Britton, Ian Botham, Linford Christie, Les Dennis and Rosemary Shrager are eager to catch a fish. With two world-class sportsmen on board, it’s becoming competitive. Linford wants to be the first to catch, but Ian is having none of it. Eluded by the salmon on their first trip, they have moved north to Loch Tay.

Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 30th July 2021)

The singer is in north Wales, exploring the beautiful Snowdonia mountain range, in a journey that takes in Caernarfon Castle and a rare breed of wild Welsh mountain ponies.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/07/2021

A Lake District Farm Shop (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 17th July 2021)

A master butcher teaches primary school children to make cumberland sausages the traditional way, while a young entrepreneur cooks up a spicy new preserve for the service station shelves, but hjas to convince the head food buyer that it is worth stocking. The service station’s head lifestyle buyer pays a visit to a ceramicist who has been supplying the farm shop for 20 years.

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 19th July 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway explore the abandoned branch line between Holborn and Aldwych, and at Holloway Road they find out about the Tube’s only spiral escalator.

How the Victorians Built Britain (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 21st July 2021)

Michael Buerk discovers how Britain’s first `super sewer” cleaned up the capital, and inspired a fresh water revolution that would change the lives of millions of Victorians. He begins his journey in the cesspits of Victorian high society to discover the depths to which the capital sank to keep itself clean. Michael also heads to the pub to find out how boozing brewers helped unlock the key to ridding London of the deadliest epidemic since the Great Plague.

How the Victorians Built Britain (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Thursday 22nd July 2021)

Michael Buerk discovers how the Victorians took on the world of exploration and adventure, and brought it home to Britain for everyone to share. His voyage of discovery begins at the Natural History Museum, where Michael comes face to face with a dinosaur that changed the course of history. He travels to the Victorian `living museum” – London Zoo – to find out about the way scientific study of the birds and the beasts led to the first ever public zoo.

Fishing Scotland’s Lochs and Rivers (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 23rd July 2021)

Fern Britton, Ian Botham, Linford Christie, Les Dennis and Rosemary Shrager embark on a road trip which sees them travelling from East to West, from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. They take in the picturesque sights, the fascinating history, and land the catch of the day.

Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 23rd July 2021)

The singer and broadcaster takes a trip around West Wales. Starting his journey above the river Tywi at the majestic Dinefwr castle, Michael learns about Lord Rhys one of the forefathers of the arts culture in Wales, before heading for the coast. Later, he joins wildlife expert Lizzie Daly on a boat trip around Ramsey Island in search of the fastest bird in the world.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/07/2021

A Lake District Farm Shop (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 10th July 2021)

Documentary following a family-run shop in the Lake District and the local people who produce its goods. The first episode features a ramen chef who hopes the shop’s managers will stock his new recipe. A baker looks to the landscape for inspiration in making bread, and a butcher heads to the fells to hand-pick the Herdwick Lambs to be sold on his counter.

MOTD: Euro 2020 Live (BBC 1/HD/UHD | 7:00pm to 10:35pm | Sunday 11th July 2021) ** COME ON ENGLAND **

Italy v England (Kick-off 8.00pm). Gary Lineker presents coverage of the final, as the champions are crowned at Wembley Stadium. After a nervy semi-final appearance that saw them overcome a deficit for the first time during the tournament, Gareth Southgate’s England players secured their place in the final of a major competition for just the second time in history. Their opponents have a rich pedigree, having won the World Cup four times and the European Championships once, and come into this match on the back of a 32-game unbeaten run. With analysis from Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Jurgen Klinsmann.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th July 2021)

Kevin McCloud revisits professional deep-sea diver Adrian Corrigall and his wife Megan, who planned to build their new family home in rural East Sussex almost entirely out of concrete, with construction involving cutting-edge technologies conceived in Switzerland and never used to build a house before. With both the schedule and the budget under strain, Adrian was forced to resume work as a North Sea diver, leaving Megan juggling this messy and challenging build, all the while looking after three young children. By 2018, water leaks were still to be addressed, the majority of the spaces were raw and unfinished, and the family were still a long way away from moving into their concrete dream. Two and a half years later, with the house now fully complete, Kevin returns to see what living in a cutting-edge concrete bunker is really like.

Our NHS: A Hidden History (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th July 2021)

David Olusoga explores the hidden history of the nurses, doctors and health workers who, for more than 70 years, have been arriving from overseas to serve in the NHS. Without them the NHS would have been in danger of collapse – not least during the current Covid-19 crisis. From its origins, the story of this beloved institution has been intertwined with one of the most divisive social and political issue of the age – immigration – and those who came to work in the NHS have found themselves fighting battles of hostility they neither sought nor expected. However, as Olusoga reveals, their stories say as much about perseverance, dedication and the overcoming of obstacles as they do about discrimination and prejudice.

Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th July 2021)

The singer and broadcaster heads to mid Wales, making his way to the north of the country. His first stop is a familiar seaside town he is extremely fond of – Aberystwyth. This is where he did his first paid acting job, and Michael meets a friendly face from his summer performing in Godspell. Next, he drops in for lunch with the spectacular red kites of Mid Wales. Michael then checks in to restaurant Ynyshir on the Dyfi estuary for a Michelin-starred experience hosted by multi-award-winning chef Gareth Ward.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 03/07/2021

Euro 2020 Live: Ukraine v England (BBC 1/HD/UHD | 7:00pm to 10:30pm | Saturday 3rd July 2021) ** COME ON ENGLAND **

Ukraine v England (Kick-off 8.00pm). Coverage of the concluding quarter-final, held at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, as the winners of the seventh and eighth last-16 matches battle it out. Gareth Southgate’s men finally ended their tournament hoodoo against Germany on Tuesday, scoring twice in the last 15 minutes at Wembley to defeat their old enemy in a knockout game for the first time since the 1966 World Cup Final. Raheem Sterling notched his third goal of the tournament to send the crowd into raptures, and captain Harry Kane finished the job with a neat header from Jack Grealish’s cross. Ukraine progressed thanks to a 2-1 victory over Sweden at Hampden Park, with Artem Dovbyk striking in added time in extra time.

Wetherspoons: How Do They Do It?! (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 5th July 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

A behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of one of the UK’s most popular pub chains, shining a light on the secrets of the brand’s success. The programme explores how Wetherspoons has gained ground on its rivals by being cheaper, quicker or more responsive to customer demands, and reveals some of the tactics used to keep their customers coming back, from cheap deals on food and drink to opening their doors morning, noon and night.

UEFA Euro 2020 Live (ITV/HD | 6:30pm to 10:35pm | Wednesday 7th July 2021) ** SORRY it’s on ITV **

England v Denmark (Kick-off 8.00pm). Mark Pougatch presents coverage of the second semi-final, as the winners of the fourth and third quarter-finals meet at Wembley Stadium. The Three Lions have grown into this tournament, topping Group D thanks to efficient if not spectacular 1-0 wins over Croatia and Czech Republic, and a 0-0 draw with Scotland. They then laid to rest some of their past demons with a 2-0 victory over Germany in the last-16, and thrashed Ukraine 4-0 in Rome in the quarter-finals, becoming the first team in the history of the competition to keep five consecutive clean sheets in their first five games. Denmark have bounced back from the brink of elimination to reach the last four, riding a wave of emotion along the way. Influential midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch and suffered a cardiac arrest during their opening match with Finland, which they would go on to lose 1-0. They were then beaten 2-1 by Belgium in their second group match, but came storming back with a 4-1 victory over Russia to qualify as Group B runners-up. The Danes then hammered Wales 4-0 in the last-16, and overcame Czech Republic 2-1 in the quarter-finals to set up this huge match.

Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th July 2021)

The singer and broadcaster explores his own heritage while discovering more about Wales’s rich history. He begins in south Wales. His mother grew up in the Cynon Valley, and his grandfather and great-grandfather were both coal-miners. Michael visits the area that supplied coal to power the Titanic, and on the Gower Peninsula, he learns about cockle harvesting with three generations from Selwyn’s Seafoods.

Drain the Oceans (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 9th July 2021)

By making comparisons with the deepest lake on Earth _ Lake Baikal in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia _ combined with military-grade scanning technology and a sonar curtain drawn across its entire surface, the plug is pulled on the mystery of Scotland’s famous loch. As the waters drain away, more than a monster is revealed.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/06/2021

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 28th June 2021)

The comedian visits seaside resorts around the UK, beginning in Great Yarmouth, where she is joined by Joe Pasquale. Susan starts her tour with a visit to the lord mayor, who sends her off with a list of things to see and do. She takes part in a synchronised swimming performance at Britain’s last surviving circus building, takes a ride on a 1930s rollercoaster, and learns the secret of putting words into a stick of rock.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 29th June 2021)

The comedian explores Brighton, joined by Zoe Lyons. The tour begins at the famous viewing tower, and takes in the toy museum and a game of volleyball on one of the few areas on sandy beach the famously shingle-covered coastline has. Susan also tries her hand at the games on Brighton Palace Pier and discovers why the town is becoming famous for locally produced wine.

101 Years of Tesco (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 30th June 2021)

The retailer’s transformation from a cut-price upstart to market leader. After the death of its founder Jack Cohen in 1979, the company was in the middle of a high-risk transition and an outside takeover was a real danger. Ian MacLaurin, Jack Cohen’s first management trainee, was chief executive at the time. His vision for the company was very different from Jack’s pile-it-high, sell-it cheap approach. He set out to transform the company and compete with the number one retailer Sainsbury’s – something that was achieved in 1995.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 30th June 2021)

The comedian continues her trip around the UK visiting seaside resorts. In the third episode, Susan reaches her next destination, St Ives. Here, she meets Gyles Brandreth, who discusses his personal connection to the famous resort.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 1st July 2021)

The comedian visits Southend-on-Sea in Essex, home to the world’s largest pleasure pier and the famous narrow-gauge railway. Susan also creates her own ice cream sundae, takes part in a training exercise with a local lifeboat crew, and talks to Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson about why she has been coming to the town since she was a child.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd July 2021)

The comedian concludes her coastal tour with a trip to Blackpool, where she enjoys a game of bingo, and is reunited with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Kevin Clifton.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 05/06/2021

The Scottish Island that Won the Lottery (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 5th June 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The story of North Uist, a remote island in the Outer Hebrides with a population of 1500 people, who collectively won a £3million windfall and are now faced with deciding how to spend it. The programme follows fisherman Donald, crofter Attar, postal worker Pamela, peat cutter Duncan, and whisky distillery entrepreneurs Kate and Jonny, as they face a very different future.

Coventry: City of Culture (BBC 1/HD | 7:35pm to 8:05pm | Monday 7th June 2021)

Coventry’s streets are transformed into a giant stage as it finally gets to celebrate the start of a Covid-delayed year as UK City of Culture 2021.

Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 9th June 2021)

Following the challenges involved with building the Hinkley Point C in the remote Somerset countryside, the first new nuclear power station in Britain for a generation. This time, the team create an extensive flood defence system to protect the site from a nuclear disaster like the one that befell the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan. Elsewhere, cameras follow specialists as they work to uncover unexploded Second World War bombs that threaten the installation of the 4500-tonne cooling water intake heads.

The Statue Wars: One Summer in Bristol (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 10th June 2021)

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, protestors marching to support the Black Lives Matter movement tore down the statue of slave trader Edward Colston and threw it in Bristol’s harbour. Caught in the eye of this storm was Bristol’s mayor Marvin Rees, the first directly elected mayor of Black African heritage of a major European city. Born and bred in Bristol and himself a descendant of enslaved people, how would he hold the city together in the face of rising tensions that threaten to explode into violent confrontation?

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/05/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 30th May 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Nonnatus House staff struggles to come to terms with Nancy’s revelation. Sister Frances and Trixie rally the others to take a stand and do something about Poplar’s growing housing crisis. Sister Hilda relishes taking charge when Sister Julienne takes her annual leave, Timothy Turner prepares to leave for medical school, and Cyril is forced to reconsider his future after he receives news from home. A very special baby is born, causing a rift in a close-knit family and leading many people to count their blessings.

Call the Midwife (BBC1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 30th May 2021)

Past and present members of the cast and crew of the period drama celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary. Featuring behind the scenes footage giving viewers an insight into how the costume, design, music, and make-up teams work to finesse every detail seen on screen, and a compilation of some of the most memorable moments from past episodes.

Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 2nd June 2021)

Following the challenges involved with building the Hinkley Point C in the remote Somerset countryside, the first new nuclear power station in Britain for a generation. This series follows the engineers, technicians, and the behind-the-scenes staff who are under pressure to keep the project on track, including building the mammoth foundations for the two nuclear reactors, and excavating cooling water tunnels out under the Bristol Channel.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 22/05/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 23rd May 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Trixie stirs up controversy in the community when she speaks out on behalf of a patient who is pregnant with her fifth child, but whose personal life is far from stable. Dr Turner and Sister Frances try to help a woman who is refusing medical treatment through the last weeks of her pregnancy, and Nancy reveals a secret about her background that could threaten her relationship with Nonnatus House.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 24th May 2021)

Chislehurst to Kennington. Series 13, episode 6.
Michael Portillo continues his travels in Greater London, beginning on its south-eastern fringe in the village of Chislehurst and ending up in Kennington to learn about the childhood of Charlie Chaplin.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 25th May 2021)

Michael Portillo continues his travels through the capital in the heart of London’s East End. First, Michael explores Hackney Wick, where he hears about The Daily Worker newspaper’s origins, before heading to London’s West End to hunt down London’s oldest surviving Indian restaurant, Veeraswamy. Here, he tries his hand at making chapatis, under the watchful eye of the restaurant’s master chef.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 26th May 2021)

Michael Portillo continues his travels through London in Hampstead, where he learns more about the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, who fled the Austrian capital of Vienna during the Second World War and made his way London. Then, Michael pays a visit to the famous Abbey Road Studios, before making his way to Finsbury and touring the innovative and sculptural housing development, Bevin Court.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 27th May 2021)

Michael tracks the River Thames from east to west. Starting in Dagenham, he finishes this leg of his tour at one of London’s most iconic buildings, Battersea Power Station, built during the 1930s by Giles Gilbert Scott.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 15/05/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th May 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Sister Julienne is concerned when a toddler displays troubling symptoms, while an overly protective mother struggles to cope with her daughter’s teenage pregnancy and is insistent on keeping it low key, much to the frustration of new Pupil Midwife Nancy.

Titanic: Into the Heart of the Wreck (Channel 4/HD | 7:30pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th May 2021)

Capturing the underwater odyssey of the greatest Titanic expeditions and the evolution of the most scrutinised shipwreck in the world. From the epic discovery of the wreck by a French-American team in 1985 to the exploratory missions led by James Cameron, who managed to light the wreck scene like a Hollywood film set and venture inside the ship thanks to remote-controlled robots, this documentary captures the unequalled thrill of those extreme dives.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 17th May 2021)

Michael Portillo takes a trip in a Second World War Spitfire above Biggin Hill aerodrome, and takes the train to East Grinstead on the trail of Winnie the Pooh. He also visits Plaw Hatch Farm, 200 acres of community-owned farmland that operates biodynamically according to principles first laid out in the 1920s.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 18th May 2021)

Michael Portillo arrives in Hassocks and makes his way to the beautiful Sussex village of Ditchling, where a Roman Catholic community of artists once made their home. Next, he visits the seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea, before the Kent and East Sussex heritage railway conveys Michael from Bodiam Castle through the scenic Rother Valley to Tenterden, and finally arrives in the village of Benenden.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 19th May 2021)

Michael Portillo follows his 1930s Bradshaw’s guide to the unspoilt East Sussex port of Rye, where he learns about the loss of a generation of lifeboatmen in 1928. On the beaches at Rye, Michael explores one of 28,000 pillboxes constructed around the British coastline during the Second World War, before boarding the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway to Dungeness.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 20th May 2021)

From the Kent Cinque Port of Deal, Michael Portillo heads to Walmer Castle, home during the 1920s to Lord Beauchamp, whose openly homosexual lifestyle led to his exile from the country. And in Margate, Michael discovers the connection to TS Eliot.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 21st May 2021)

Michael Portillo reaches the Kent seaside resort of Herne Bay, where he learns about a pioneering aviatrix who began her working life as a typist in Hull. In the seaside town of Whitstable, he tucks into its famous staple, oysters. Michael later crosses the North Downs to Lenham, and visits Leeds Castle.

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

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