Category: TV this week

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 21/01/2023

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC 1/HD | 6:50pm to 7:50pm | Saturday 21st January 2023)

The comedian hosts an evening of entertainment, recorded in front of an audience at the London Palladium. Alison Hammond bravely hands over her phone to play Send to All, footballing legend Peter Crouch is rudely awakened for a very special Midnight Gameshow in Portugal, and George Ezra performs his latest hit single Sweetest Human Being Alive. Plus, a special performance from the Unexpected Star of the Show.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 22nd January 2023)

The maternity home is thrown into chaos by an outbreak of gastroenteritis. The team dig deep to ensure all mothers and newborn babies recover. However, the Board of Health are less than happy with the way things have been handled. Nurse Crane fights to save her career when her age is called into question by the Consultant running a training course, and Cyril encourages Reggie to seek help with his declining health.

Motorhoming with Merton & Webster (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 22nd January 2023)

Devon. Series 2, episode 4. Paul Merton and Suki Webster explore Devon, beginning by heading to Dartmoor national park to meet a local guide for a Sherlock Holmes-themed tour, as It was in the national park that Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to write The Hound of the Baskervilles. Paul and Suki also meet Kate and Norman, who are part of the Wheeled Access group, which encourages anyone with a disability to get out and enjoy the area.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 23rd January 2023)

Starter Set. Series 2, episode 2. Young designer Prad has just 30 days to reinvent the model railway starter kit, and musician Jools Holland reveals his incredible 45ft layout hidden away in his loft.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 23rd January 2023)

Hearts of Darkness (Part 1/2). The team are called to a devastating train crash, and work with the police and counter terrorism to piece together what happened. As they try to find the motive for killing the local mayor, it appears the family who own the land might very well hold the key. Meanwhile, Jack’s family life gets more complicated.

Waterloo Road (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 24th January 2023)

Amy’s drama workshop faces the full force of Kelly Jo’s antics but when the workshop facilitator is someone from her past old anxieties arise. Neil forges an unlikely friendship with Donte over personal experiences but Neil resists when Joe encourages them to attend a support group together.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th January 2023)

Hearts of Darkness (Part 2/2). The Lyell return to the tunnel as another victim is in danger. Family ties are tested when dark secrets are revealed and Jack is put in a difficult position when a blast from the past comes to visit.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 26th January 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Embarking on the last leg of his 200 mile challenge, Iain and his dog Molly head off from Clisham Hill on Harris. On his way to Stornoway, Iain is in good spirits as he is joined by fellow actor and friend Kevin McKidd and at Lewes Castle they are delighted to be shown the Lewis chessmen by archivist Shona MacDonald. Ian also hooks up with Two Doors Down star Alex Norton to visit the Callanish standing stones.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 27th January 2023)

Stumped in Murder. Series 2, episode 4. In Saint Barnabas, Naomi attends the wedding of her best friend Monique. However, the jollity of the day comes to an abrupt halt when Rex, the estranged husband of Monique’s mother Odette, is fatally stabbed. Knowing the case requires full investigation, Naomi calls the team for help. Meanwhile, Marlon tries to prepare for his sergeant exams but is easily distracted. Ralf Little, Don Warrington and Shantol Jackson star.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 14/01/2023

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC 1/HD | 6:50pm to 7:50pm | Saturday 14th January 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

The lively comedian hosts an evening of entertainment, recorded in front of an audience at the London Palladium. Rylan bravely hand over his phone in Send to All, Joel Corry and Tom Grennan perform their smash hit Lionheart (Fearless), an unsuspecting Antiques Roadshow fan gets the biggest surprise of their life and there is a special performance from the Unexpected Star of the Show.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 15th January 2023)

As a health visitor, Sister Veronica calls on a single mother who is celebrating her recent marriage, only to discover a terrible truth about the seemingly happy relationship. Nancy asks for additional shifts so she can afford more presents for Colette, but comes to realise her spending is getting out of hand. Trixie enrols on a cookery course, and a family secret comes to light when a patient’s baby develops a life-threatening condition.

Motorhoming with Merton & Webster (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 15th January 2023)

New Forest. Series 2, episode 3. Paul Merton and Suki Webster explore the New Forest, encountering `commoners” Tess and Ollie, who have earned the right for their ponies to roam freely in the area. With the help of farrier Ben, Suki learns how to remove a horseshoe and takes home her own bit of luck, and the couple visit hives in Hythe for a spot of beekeeping.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 16th January 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

The iconic Locomotive Flying Scotsman is scaled down 120 times from real life, rendering some features almost invisible to the naked eye, or too small to even mould.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 16th January 2023)

Star (Part 1/2). The Lyell team are thrown into the dark side of social media where nothing is as it seems and the perfect profiles of the influencers they are investigating raise disturbing questions. As a heavily pregnant DI asks the team for their expertise, are they running out of time to solve this case?

Waterloo Road (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 18th January 2023)

The Walters family find themselves in an unexpected crisis with nowhere to turn for help pushing a stressed Preston to the edge. Val uncovers a truth about Kai, causing problems for him and Danny and leaving Val with a big decision to make.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 18th January 2023)

Star (Part 2/2). Nikki manages to get behind the mask of the lead suspect while Jack has a breakthrough at the festival site. A surprise event at the Lyell brings some hope.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th January 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

With 100 miles of the route conquered, Iain is at the halfway point of his adventure and begins at Leverburgh on Harris. As he continues his journey, he takes a dip in the freezing cold waters at Luskentyre, which he finds to be a surprisingly invigorating experience, before taking a 44-mile boat trip west towards St Kilda.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 20th January 2023)

The Impossible Murder. The team investigates the murder of an estate agent, who has been killed ahead of the potential sale of local beauty spot St Agatha’s Cove. Marlon leads a counterfeit goods case to impress the Commissioner, while love in the air for Neville following an unexpected encounter. Ralf Little, Don Warrington and Ginny Holder star.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 07/01/2023

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 8th January 2023)

Lucille tries to distract herself from the trauma of her recent miscarriage and the racism she has endured by becoming heavily invested in the care of an isolated elderly man who is having trouble with his eyesight. Shelagh is tasked with organising the Whitsun Maypole celebrations and raffle at the eleventh hour, while Sister Julienne prepares for a coffee morning for expectant mothers.

Motorhoming with Merton & Webster (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 8th January 2023)

Cotswolds. Series 2, episode 2. Paul Merton and Suki Webster explore the Cotswolds, helping Richard and his apprentice Innis build a dry stone wall before driving to their first off-grid campsite, pitching up for the night for an al fresco three-course dinner. The next day they visit the the Rollright Stones, where they meet Sharp and Blunt, an all-female morris dancing group from nearby Adderbury.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th January 2023)

Familiar Faces (Part 1/2). An abandoned lorry is found at a quarry with several dead and dying people in the back. At first it appears to be a case of sex trafficking, but it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems. With the survivors refusing to speak, Nikki and the team must use their pathological and forensic skillset to identify the deceased and piece together what happened.

Waterloo Road (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 10th January 2023)

Waterloo Road is rocked by some shocking news. Kim shares the truth about her personal life, teaching Shola a life lesson. Danny’s first day gets off to a terrible start as he fights with Dean and only gets worse when he’s blamed for another incident he wasn’t a part of. Kim faces backlash from staff over the school’s re-branding.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 10th January 2023)

Familiar Faces (Part 2/2). The human trafficking case becomes clear as the Lyell team work together to investigate the lorry deaths. Gabriel is presented with an ethical dilemma when he becomes emotionally invested. Jack gets a surprise visit.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 12th January 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Ian explores the sights and sounds of the Outer Hebrides as he visits the remnants of a church in Howmore and climbs the 124 metres of Reuval to enjoy an incredible 360-degree view across Benbecula. Heading to North Uist, Iain is joined by River City co-star Kari Corbett on Bernary’s West Beach.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 13th January 2023)

The team investigates a Preppers commune when one of its members is poisoned inside a locked bunke. However, with CCTV footage showing that no one went in or came out while he was in there, it seems likely that he has taken his own life – or has he? Meanwhile, Neville has a series of adventurous dates with Sophie.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 31/12/2022

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 1st January 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

A new recruit joins the team in April 1968, and while everyone is keen to make a good impression on the new arrival, she is not afraid to ruffle some feathers. Racial tensions cast a shadow over Poplar following Enoch Powell’s infamous `Rivers of Blood” speech and the effects ripple across the community. A terminally ill patient discharges herself from hospital and wishes to be cared for by her friend.

Motorhoming with Merton & Webster (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 1st January 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

Cornwall. Series 2, episode 1. Paul Merton and Suki Webster take to the roads again, beginning by heading to Cornwall, home to crystal-clear waters, picturesque fishing villages and beautiful beaches. Their first destination is the Lizard – the most southerly point on the British mainland – where they go seal watching, before going out with a local fisherman to try their hands at catching spider crabs.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 2nd January 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

The Penitent (Part 1/2). A man is thrown from a high-rise building, an incident that may be connected to a notorious organised crime syndicate. Aided by the National Crime Agency, Nikki and her team set about uncovering the truth. As they descend deeper into the murky depths of the investigation, Nikki soon finds herself caught in the organisation’s web, with deadly consequences.

Waterloo Road (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 3rd January 2023) ** PICK THE WEEK + NEW SERIES **

The classroom drama returns for a new term seven years since it was last on BBC One, with a few familiar faces alongside the class of 2023. Former pupils Donte and Chlo are excited about daughter Izzy’s first day at school, and while things get off to a bumpy start, events inspire the girl in a way she would never have expected. Headteacher Kim Campbell tries to deal with a peaceful protest – only for it to escalate into a full-blown riot. Starring Angela Griffin, Adam Thomas and Katie Griffiths.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 3rd January 2023)

The Penitent (Part 2/2). Nikki becomes more involved with the `Ndrangheta” and Jack discovers some disturbing leads. An unlikely alliance brings them closer to the truth but not without some collateral damage.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 5th January 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

The actor takes on the Hebridean Way, a 200-mile challenge that includes 10 islands, six causeways and two ferries, as well as exciting diversions along the route. Setting out from the beautiful white sands on the south beach of Vatersay, Iain and his buoyant companion, Mollie the Collie will head north, visiting some moving monuments along the way.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 6th January 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

A group of astronomers gathers on the cliffs of Saint Marie to watch Jupiter and Saturn align – a once-in-a-lifetime planetary event. However, one of its number – renowned professor Bertrand Sworder – meets an untimely death. The circumstances of his demise warrant the involvement of Neville and Naomi, who soon learn there was some professional hostility towards Sworder. Back at the station, Darlene announces that she has passed her exam and is ready to be a trainee officer. Caribbean-set detective drama, starring Ralf Little, Don Warrington and Tahj Miles.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/12/2022

Comedy Classic: The Vicar of Dibley (Channel 5/HD | 8:35pm to 10:05pm | Saturday 24th December 2022)

Documentary celebrating Richard Curtis’s much-loved sitcom, featuring clips along with insight and analysis from cast, crew and celebrity fans. The programme examines how the fictional village of Dibley was never the same once Dawn French’s inimitable comedy creation Geraldine Granger arrived as the new vicar, and there is a look at the Comic Relief specials.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 7:55pm to 9:25pm | Sunday 25th December 2022)

As Christmas 1967 comes round, Poplar is returning to normal after the train crash and Matthew is delighted to see the return of Trixie from Portofino. The midwives move the clinic into new premises, where they treat old patient Rhoda, who is understandably nervous after her last baby was born with limbs affected by Thalidomide, and a heavily pregnant single mother recently released from prison. Meanwhile, Fred comes up with the idea of a festive talent show to raise money for those still affected by the crash.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Monday 26th December 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Christmas in Saint Marie is interrupted by the murder of a true crime podcaster on the hunt for a missing child, an investigation that turns out to be linked to an old case of the Commissioner’s. Things take a spooky turn when Marlon is forced to spend the night in a haunted house. Away from work, Darlene takes a hard look at her life choices and after a chance encounter in an airport car park, could love finally be in the air for Neville Parker? Ralf Little, Ginny Holder and Don Warrington star in this feature-length festive special.

Detectorists (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:15pm | Monday 26th December 2022)

The Danebury Metal Detecting Club is in trouble after losing out on a big finder’s fee, and with developers sniffing round, the members are going to need a miracle to help save their beloved scout hall. So, when Lance manages to secure permission to search 10 acres of prime, undetected land, it looks like things could be on the up. However, when a mysterious relic is unearthed, Lance breaks protocol, threatening his friendship with Andy and the future of the DMDC. Feature-length special, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones.

Walking for Change: The 3 Dads (BBC News/HD | 6:45pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 28th December 2022)

Three dads, united by the loss of their daughters to suicide, set out to save young lives. Mike, Andy and Tim had never met before the death of their daughters. Now they have walked almost a thousand miles together, and raised more than £1 million for charity.

My Old School (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:45pm | Friday 30th December 2022)

The story of 17-year-old Brandon Lee, who in 1993 enrolled at Bearsden Academy secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow. He turned out to be a model pupil, surprising his teachers with a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. He took fellow students under his wing and even starred in the school production of South Pacific. But then his unbelievable secret was revealed. This documentary tells the incredible story of a man who lived his school days twice, with Alan Cumming and Lulu helping to bring the tale to life.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/12/2022

The Snowman: The Film That Changed Christmas (Channel 4/HD | 5:00pm to 6:00pm | Saturday 17th December 2022)

This year marks 40 years since Channel 4 first broadcast the animated adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved children’s book The Snowman. Children’s authors Tom Fletcher, Joseph Coelho and Dapo Adeola celebrate a film that has become an essential part of the British Christmas, while members of the team who created it share their memories. Narrated by Mandip Gill.

The Snowman (Channel 4/HD | 6:00pm to 6:30pm | Saturday 17th December 2022)

Raymond Briggs’ festive favourite, a wordless animated fantasy telling the story of a small boy whose snowman magically comes to life and whisks him off on the journey of a lifetime to the North Pole. Howard Blake’s score includes the award-winning song Walking in the Air, which was taken to number five in the charts by a young Aled Jones, but is here sung by Peter Auty.

The Snowman and the Snowdog (Channel 4/HD | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 17th December 2022)

Animated sequel to Raymond Briggs’ classic festive tale The Snowman, telling the story of another youngster’s magical Christmas. A boy’s snowman and snowdog come to life at the stroke of midnight and take him on an adventure to the North Pole, where he and his new companions meet an assortment of colourful characters, including Santa himself, before returning home – where a wonderful surprise awaits.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th December 2022)

The team carries out some consumer testing, taking a look at 50 family cars on the market and whittling them down to he best three. Plus, some tips on buying a delivery van on a budget, and Paddy McGuinness heads to Italy to test drive the Daytona SP3, Ferrari’s retro-styled supercar inspired by its iconic 1960s racers.

The Railway Children (BBC 2/HD | 3:00pm to 3:45pm | Tuesday 20th December 2022)

Three Edwardian children are forced to leave their comfortable middle-class London home and move to the wilds of Yorkshire after their father is wrongfully imprisoned for treason. Family drama adapted from E Nesbit’s story, starring Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett, Gary Warren, Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn and Iain Cuthbertson.

Sports Personality of the Year (BBC 1/HD | 6:45pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 21st December 2022)

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott present coverage of the ceremony live from MediaCityUK in Salford, as the year’s key sporting moments are reviewed and the successor to Emma Raducanu is crowned following a public vote. The top scorer in England’s Euro 2022 triumph Beth Mead and the ICC World T20-winning cricketer Ben Stokes are among those expected to be in contention. The 69th staging of the show will also champion the unsung heroes in local communities who do inspiring work at grassroots level.

Paddington (BBC 1/HD | 3:15pm to 4:45pm | Thursday 22nd December 2022)

An earthquake forces a bear from the Peruvian jungle to start a new life in London. He finds modern Britain to be very different from the stories told to him by his aunt, but makes a new home with a kindly family. However, a sinister taxidermist intends to turn him into a museum exhibit. Comedy based on Michael Bond’s series of children’s books, starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Nicole Kidman, with the voice of Ben Whishaw.

Paddington 2 (BBC 1/HD ( 3:35pm to 5:15pm | Friday 23rd December 2022)

The lovable little bear has settled into his new life with the Brown family in London, becoming a much-loved member of the local community – until his search for a birthday present for his aunt leads to him being framed as a thief. While the Browns try to clear Paddington’s name, he tries to make himself at home in prison, winning over the other convicts and getting involved in an escape attempt. Comedy adventure, starring Hugh Bonneville, Hugh Grant and Sally Hawkins, with Ben Whishaw providing the voice of Paddington.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:10pm | Friday 23rd December 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

It’s Christmas in Darrowby and everyone is trying to make the most of things while the world is at war. A young guest brings some wonder, mischief and cheer to Skeldale House while everyone waits for important news. When Mrs Pumphrey heralds the arrival of a kitten in need of some extra care at Pumphrey Manor, James has just the person to take him under their wing. Siegfried is asked to pay a visit to an injured River just before a big race and makes an important discovery which Sebright Saunders uses as leverage to get River back on the racetrack.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 03/12/2022

The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet (BBC 1/HD | 5:35pm to 6:35pm | Sunday 4th December 2022)

Prince William’s environmental awards ceremony honours five environmental solutions with £1 million each to further their work helping to restore and protect our planet.

FIFA World Cup 2022: England v Senegal (itv/HD | 6:00pm to 9:30pm | Sunday 4th December 2022)

England v Senegal (Kick-off 7.00pm). The last-16 stage reaches the halfway point with this clash at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

I’m An Alcoholic: Inside Recovery (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 7th December 2022)

Documentary offering an intimate look inside an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in central England, sharing the deeply personal stories of the recovering alcoholics in attendance. The programme also explores the history of the AA addiction programme, which has been operating in the UK for 75 years, and questions how this organisation works in our modern society.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/11/2022

MOTD Live: FIFA World Cup 2022 (BBC 1/HD | 6:00pm to 9:30pm | Tuesday 29th November 2022)

Wales v England (Kick-off 7.00pm). Group B reaches a conclusion at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, with this eagerly awaited fixture between the home nations. Having had to wait until 2016 for their first meeting in the finals of a major championship, Wales and England now face each other in a World Cup finals for the first time.

Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 30th November 2022)

Kevin McCloud visits homes that, along with being nominated for the RIBA House of the Year prize, have pioneered a new architectural style by fusing mock-Tudor, modernism and industrial chic. A home in Derbyshire that experiments with reorganising space, a small-space design in an infill plot, an eco-extension on a historic cottage in Suffolk and a home in London remodelled complete with a mountain on the roof.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 7:55pm | Friday 2nd December 2022)

The comedian explores the historic city of Oxford and the Chilterns, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She gets her bearings at one of the best preserved 17th-century windmills in the world at Brill, and from there, the scholarly streets of Oxford beckon. Susan has always loved a model village and discovers that the Chilterns has the oldest in the world, complete with working model railway.
(Subtitles, New Episode, Series 4, Episode 6)

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 19/11/2022

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 20th November 2022)

Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff check out a new hot hatch from Honda and an old hot hatch from Peugeot. Paddy McGuinness takes on his toughest challenge to date: getting a team of young amateur racers up to professional motorsport standard, in just two months.

MOTD Live: FIFA World Cup 2022 (BBC 1/HD & UHD on the iPlayer | 12:00pm to 3:30pm | Monday 21st November 2022)

England v Iran (Kick-off 1.00pm). Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions begin their Group B campaign at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

FIFA World Cup 2022 (ITV/HD | 6:05pm to 9:15pm | Monday 21st November 2022)

USA v Wales (Kick-off 7.00pm). Mark Pougatch presents coverage of the Group B match at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, which sees the nations meet for the first time in a competitive fixture at this level.

Grand Designs: House of the Year (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 23rd November 2022)

Kevin McCloud visits five recently transformed homes that have been shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year award. A barn renovation in Sussex, a reborn parchment factory in Northamptonshire, an eco-friendly mews house in London, a former cowshed in Dorset and two fused flats in the Kyles of Bute.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 12/11/2022

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 13th November 2022)

Freddie Flintoff samples the brutal, full-contact motorsport of F1 stock cars, while Chris Harris gets to grips with Mercedes’ F1 car for the road, the fearsomely complicated AMG One. Paddy McGuinness takes a ride in the luxurious new Range Rover.

The Rickshaw Relay Rides Again (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 15th November 2022)

One-off special following Matt Baker and five young people, who have all been supported by projects funded by Children in Need, as they take on this year’s Rickshaw Challenge, a relay ride through their home towns and other places across the UK that hold a particular significance for them. The documentary also celebrates the history of this much-loved Children in Need staple, now in its 12th year.

DIY SOS (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 16th November 2022)

Nick Knowles and the team are in Leeds, where they join forces with Radio 2 for one of their biggest projects ever. The women’s charity Getaway Girls have a derelict site to build their new base. The DIY SOS gang are here to make their dream come true. But they need help, so Radio 2 help recruit hundreds of volunteers from their listeners, while presenters Sara Cox, Scott Mills, Rylan, Spoony and Trevor Nelson also don their hard hats. Across town, Emeli Sande coaches the Getaway Girls as they prepare a thank you song for the day of the reveal.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 18th November 2022)

The presenter and her campervan Helen are heading back to an old favourite – Yorkshire. However, Susan finds that the dales and moors contain a few spots she hasn’t explored – and a few surprises that are a joy to discover. Oakworth Station is one such place – home to a still functioning steam railway, it’s the train station where the 1970s classic The Railway Children was filmed.

Children in Need (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 18th November 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Celebrities join forces to help raise funds for the charity that currently supports thousands of projects in communities across the UK, all of which aim to improve the lives of children. Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Chris Ramsey, Alex Scott and Jason Manford front this year’s appeal night live from Media City UK in Salford, which features special editions of The Repair Show and Blankety Blank and a few laughs from Graham Norton’s Red Chair. The show has a `SPOTacular” theme, for which viewers are encouraged to test their skills with an on-the-spot challenge, wear something spotty or simply feel SPOTacular.

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

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