Jan 192019
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 20th January 2019)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Lucille helps elderly hoarder Clarice Millgrove who is struggling to keep her independence. Sister Hilda and the team work hard to help a Ghanaian family with an undiagnosed illness.

Fish Town (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 21st January 2019)

Series about the UK’s biggest fishing port, Peterhead in north east Scotland. The programme follows an arduous fishing trip off the Shetland Isles, an inspection aboard a pair trawler in the North Sea by the Norwegian coastguard, and the processing and packaging of fish that will be shipped to customers across the UK and Europe.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 21st January 2019)

During a heatwave in Brighton, the Lyell team are summoned to a waste dump where a body part has been found. The search is on to recover the other dismembered remains and piece together the victim’s body, which is covered in unusual tattoos. Meanwhile, Nikki is desperate to contact Matt but must wait until he visits from Washington.

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 21st January 2019)

Chris Tarrant embarks on a journey across Ukraine, where he travels on the most bizarre rail vehicle he has ever encountered. In Kiev, he learns about the forced famine of the 1930s, meets a soldier from the ongoing civil war and visits the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history at Chernobyl.
(Subtitles, Series 4, Episode 3)

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 22nd January 2019)

With the remains of a second victim appearing in a Brighton recycling plant, it seems the Lyell team are on the trail of a serial killer. Working closely with local detectives DI Taramelli and DS Quicke, they must painstakingly piece together the evidence and unearth the connections between a diverse range of suspects.

Wild Shetland – Scotland’s Viking Frontier (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Wednesday 23rd January 2019)

Ewan McGregor narrates a captivating portrait of wild Shetland – the remote islands at the northerly limits of Britain – and traces the course of a breeding season from the depths of winter to high summer as the animals on the islands battle for survival.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 24th January 2019)

Jack and the team are mystified when the TV presenter of a holiday programme is found drowned. The spotlight falls on the crew.

Celebrity 5 Go Camping (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 25th January 2019)

Heading to the Isle of Wight for ghost stories and glamping, the five first get stuck into prepping dinner. After a night of terrifying tales, the gang take in the unsettling Carisbrooke Castle, as well as a supposedly haunted pub and the seriously spooky Botanic Gardens.

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

Jan 122019
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 13th January 2019)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Nonnatus House welcomes two new nuns. Valerie deals with a shocking case that arrives unexpectedly, and the other midwives must handle a complicated multiple birth.

Fish Town (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 14th January 2019)

James Cosmo narrates a six-part series about the UK’s biggest fishing port, Peterhead in north east Scotland. In this edition, the fishing boat Reliance, skippered by John Clarke, heads to a fishing ground off the Shetland Isles in search of whitefish and prawns. Joining John on board is his 21-year-old son David, who hopes one day to take over as skipper. The Ocean Endeavour heads out to one of the UK’s most remote fishing grounds, Rockall, in search of haddock. Skipper John Buchan tries out a rookie fisherman, 18-year-old Nathan Foreman, whom John hopes to to train up as a fully fledged deckhand. But Nathan’s first trip is going to be uncomfortable – Storm Hector is blowing in, bringing with it gale-force winds. Back on shore, 24-year-old fish buyer Jason Jack is at Peterhead fish market competing with ten other buyers for the morning’s finest fish.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th January 2019)

After a teenage boy is senselessly killed in a meth lab explosion, his head teacher resolves to confront the drug dealers preying on his community. Dangerous batches of new drugs are hitting the streets, and the effects are evident to Nikki, Jack, Clarissa and Thomas as they deal with the rise in both violent and accidental deaths.

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th January 2019)

Chris Tarrant embarks on a thousand-mile journey across Spain’s complex rail system, discovering how the railways were involved in tension over Gibraltar, the Spanish Civil War and WWII. But Spain has quietly become a world leader in train technology.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 15th January 2019)

When tragedy strikes close to home, it puts head teacher Noah Taylor on a collision course with the criminals responsible. Can the Lyell team help him stop the cycle of violence?

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 17th January 2019)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. Jack and the team uncover a nest of vipers when a zoo owner is killed with a tranquilliser dart and everyone has an alibi.

Celebrity 5 Go Camping (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 18th January 2019)

As Joe Swash leaves the group, Bobby Davro falls ill, and Stephen Bailey gets a coveted soap role, Michelle Collins and Cheryl Baker are left to fend for themselves on a cliff side – until former Blue Peter presenter Tim Vincent turns up to help out.

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

Jan 052019
 

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 7th January 2019)

Chris Tarrant boards some of the highest and steepest trains that cross the Alps, including one that tackles the 965m high Semmering Pass, the Arlberg Line that traverses an avalanche zone, and two incredibly steep cog railways.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th January 2019)

Fresh from her trip to the States, Nikki and the Lyell unit are called in to investigate an attack against a transgender man. A transgender helpline had received a chilling phone call stating an intent to kill, and the call handler, a young, dynamic spokeswoman for the transgender community, helps with the investigation. When two further attacks are reported, one leaving a potential witness, it looks like the team are facing an outbreak of violence against the transgender community.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 9th January 2019)

Forensic crime drama series. A mistake has been made during the course of the investigation, and Thomas is targeted as a scapegoat. As frustration grows between the Lyell and the acting DCI, can Thomas rally the team to gather crucial evidence to find the killer before they strike again?

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 10th January 2019)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. When a passenger is stabbed on the express bus to Honore, Jack and his team are baffled. No-one left their seat, so how did they commit murder?

Celebrity 5 Go Camping (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 11th January 2019)

Michelle Collins, Joe Swash, Bobby Davro, Stephen Bailey and Cheryl Baker continue their escapade in Dorset, a landscape which inspired Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen. But the first of many hurdles is the British weather.

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

Dec 292018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 1st January 2019)

As the new year begins, a terrifying evil from across the centuries of Earth’s history is stirring. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?

Celebrity 5 Go Camping (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 4th January 2019)

Michelle Collins, Joe Swash, Bobby Davro, Stephen Bailey and Cheryl Baker learn about life under canvas. It’s Bobby’s 60th birthday and the gang want to make him breakfast, but are foiled by the lack of an electric kettle or room service. With germophobes, arachnophobes and very few practical skills present, what could go wrong?

Made in Scotland – Billy Connolly (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 4th January 2019)

This final instalment finds Billy back in the Scotland of his childhood, where he reveals that knitted woolly swimming trunks were not a figment of his imagination.

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

Dec 222018
 

Up (BBC 1/HD | 3:25pm to 4:55pm | Sunday 23rd December 2018)

Animation telling the story of 78-year-old Carl, who ties thousands of balloons to his house and floats off to South America to fulfil his lifelong dream. Only when he is up in the air does he realise he has taken onboard a hitchhiker – an eight-year-old boy scout who was knocking at his door at the time.

The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast (BBC 1/HD | 3:00pm to 3:10pm | Tuesday 25th December 2018)

HM Queen Elizabeth II delivers her annual address in the Christmas message to the nation and the Commonwealth.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 7:45pm to 9:15pm | Tuesday 25th December 2018)

As Poplar prepares for Christmas, the nuns leave for the Mother House to vote in a new mother superior and to help care for a group of Chinese orphans. Meanwhile, Trixie returns to Poplar refreshed and is shocked to discover that many mothers no longer want to give birth at home.

The BFG (BBC 1/HD | 5:40pm to 7:30pm | Wednesday 26th December 2018)

A ten-year-old girl embarks on a great adventure when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Their friendship, however draws the unwanted attention from other mean giants.

Roads Less Travelled: Atlantic Way (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Thursday 27th December 2018)

First of a two-part documentary in which Cameron McNeish journeys up the western seaboard from the Mull of Kintyre to Mallaig. Starting at the Mull of Kintyre, Cameron heads up the long and winding road made famous by Paul McCartney. He boards a restored fishing vessel for a trip on the Crinan Canal and explores the ancient monuments around Kilmartin, before finishing the first part of his journey on the waters of Loch Awe. Along the way, he meets an artist, a storyteller and a ghillie, and, most surprisingly of all, he discovers how our ancestors created their music.

Roads Less Travelled: Atlantic Way (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Friday 28th December 2018)

Second of a two-part documentary in which Cameron McNeish journeys up the western seaboard from the Mull of Kintyre to Mallaig. This episode begins in peaceful Glen Orchy and sees Cameron travel over the wild, yet beautiful, wastelands of the Rannoch Moor. After exploring the hills above Kinlochleven, he continues up the secluded west side of Loch Linnhe before following the sun to his ultimate destination at Mallaig. Along the way, Cameron joins a military historian, an author and an expert on Gaelic culture.

Paddington Station 24/7 at Christmas (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 27th December 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of one of London’s busiest transit hubs. Station assistant Richard handles a medical emergency that may not be what it seems, engineers work round the clock to finish before bad weather hits, and the staff sit down for a Christmas lunch – of curry!

Michael Palin in North Korea: Special Edition (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 11:05 pm | Thursday 27th December 2018)

Following the success of his world exclusive two-part series, this feature-length special edition is a chance to show Michael’s extraordinary journey in its entirety, and includes new footage which hasn’t been seen before.

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

Dec 152018
 

Sports Personality of the Year 2018 (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th December 2018)

Gabby Logan, Clare Balding and Gary Lineker present BBC Sports Personality of the Year live from Birmingham, celebrating a sensational year of sport. In front of a 12,000-strong crowd, including 1,000 sporting greats, the event, now in its 65th year, reviews 2018’s magical moments and rewards some of its standout achievers. And, for the first time, the contenders for the main BBC Sports Personality of the Year award are revealed at the start of the show, with the winner decided by a public vote later in the programme. The night is full of inspiration, emotion, surprises, musical performances, powerful films, interviews and celebration. The winners for the Team, Coach, Unsung Hero, Helen Rollason and Lifetime Achievement awards are revealed alongside the recipient of a new award for best sporting moment.

The Adventure Show (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Monday 17th December 2018)

The Adventure Show travels to the Outer Hebrides for a two-day race that takes competitors on a spectacular journey across the wild landscape of this remote island chain. With 200 kilometres of running, biking and kayaking, The Heb is a challenge for both adventure enthusiasts and hardened endurance athletes fighting for the top spots. This month’s programme also joins two students from Breadalbane Academy in Highland Perthshire as they cast aside their school books to experience working in the great outdoors. Plus, an exceptional young ice climber preparing for the winter competition season.

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 17th December 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. The crew stand-off with a Russian warship over Syria, and young sailor Danny tries for his first promotion, but chef Liam gets in trouble for drinking and might lose shore leave privileges.

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 17th December 2018)

The Commute: Trains That Make Cities. The world’s 10 busiest metro systems carry more than 22 billion passengers every year. How has the train shaped cities – and changed the world?

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

Dec 082018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:25pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 9th December 2018)

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos lie the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux? The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.

River Walks (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

The Severn. Shobna Gulati takes a revealing stroll through Shropshire and Worcestershire along a now tranquil and quiet stretch of the Severn River which was once the hub for hundreds of boats that served the industries which had grown up along its banks. It is a voyage of discovery Shobna, as she learns about a part of the country that is a world away from her native north west.

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. The mood on Duncan changes with the news that a chemical weapon is reported to have been used in Salisbury. When a second chemical attack takes place, this time in Syria, the ship goes to action stations for the very first time.

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

Intended as an efficient, economical way of moving freight, the emergence of express trains revolutionised society with the demand for fast travel.

Oxford Street 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 13th December 2018)

Documentary series following the army of workers who keep one of London’s busiest shopping streets moving. London is melting in the grip of a heatwave, plus the annual Pride Parade is taking place. The heat results in nearly 200 casualties, tons of rubbish, dogs on death’s door, celebrity photographers and summer crowds late into the night.

Britain by Boat (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 14th December 2018)

Michael Buerk and John Sergeant sail around the UK coast. On the biggest test of their seamanship yet, Michael and John set sail alone. In sole charge of the Bonaventure, can they make it safely from Falmouth to Brixham? But first, they must decide who is to be captain…

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

Dec 012018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 2nd December 2018)

On the edge of a Norwegian fjord in the present day, the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 3rd December 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. The ship and its crew are deep in the heart of the Black Sea, heading towards Crimea, when a Russian ship HMS Duncan has been tracking suddenly disappears. The crew discover that the Russians are also tracking them and the situation soon escalates.

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 3rd December 2018)

From the Channel Tunnel to carrying iron ore in the Australian Outback, experts discuss the history and the future of freight trains.

Lockerbie: The Unheard Voices (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday 4th December 2018)

Documentary which recalls the downing of the Pan Am flight in December 1988. The stories of six victims and six survivors are told, including the man who got drunk at Heathrow and missed the flight, the mother and daughter who flipped a coin to decide who would travel, and the father taking his young family on holiday.

Oxford Street 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 6th December 2018)

Documentary series following the army of workers who keep one of London’s busiest shopping streets moving. Sandro and his team work through the night to redress Benetton’s flagship store before the doors re-open. Engineer Jenna has to get the new Crossrail station ready for an open day. Anticipation is high as staff at Christys’ hat shop wait for a special guest.

Britain by Boat (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 7th December 2018)

Michael Buerk and John Sergeant sail around the UK coast. After shopping for supplies in the historic harbour town of Fowey, our competitive shipmates make their way along the south coast of Cornwall to Newlyn, near Penzance. En route they try their hand at kayaking, fishing, plying the oars on an ocean rowing boat, participating in a sea shanty festival and joining the RNLI on a rescue drill.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 7th December 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo explores the popular destination of Brighton, where he goes in search of the hidden history of the British seaside resort. The ghostly skeleton of Brighton’s West pier has become one of the UK’s most well-known ruins, and is all that remains of one of the most iconic seaside attractions in British history.

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

Nov 242018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 25th November 2018)

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th-century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th November 2018)

One of the great advances of the 19th Century, the railways were a tool of empire. How did the Victorians use them to expand their influence?

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to to 10:00pm | Monday 26th November 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. Heading out to the Med and the Black Sea, the 280 men and women onboard face a heart attack, a man overboard, and a show of force from Russian airplanes.

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 27th November 2018)

Just five teams remain in the Lego Masters semi-final, all of them facing a huge fight to get through to the final. The teams need to access their artistic side as first they’re challenged to create a bust of a live model, Johnny Vegas. Using the plastic building bricks, the teams must create a sculpture that not only looks like Johnny, but also expresses his personality. And he’ll be the one to judge who’s captured him the best. Next, the teams head for the Lego Masters House of Fun, where they must create a playable, life-size arcade game. It needs to not only look great, but must also function just like the real thing. Presenter Melvin Odoom and judges Matthew Ashton and Fran Scott will be testing each game for actual playability.

Egyptian Tomb Hunting (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 27th November 2018)

Tony Robinson takes an exciting tomb-hunting adventure across Egypt to investigate the startling series of recent tomb discoveries that are revealing new facts about life in the ancient world. He enters tombs that have been sealed shut for thousands of years, meets mummies, holds an Ancient Egyptian prime minister’s heart and discovers hieroglyphs only ever seen by the ancient Egyptians who created them.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 28th November 2018)

In this final episode, Kevin exclusively reveals the winner of the most prestigious prize for residential architecture, the Riba House of the Year 2018. But first, alongside architect Damion Burrows and design expert Michelle Ogundehin, he explores the last group of houses on the long list. Each one uses materials in interesting ways. In leafy Berkshire, there’s a perfectly crafted timber box, with sleek concrete floors and giant six-metre windows. In Belfast, there is a small but perfectly formed house with black larch cladding. In Surrey, a completely revamped 1930s house with a pale brick and glass modernist extension blends beautifully into its setting. And finally, an experimental house in London makes the materials it’s built from part of the design. Kevin then reveals which of these properties has made it onto the shortlist before exclusively announcing the overall winner of House of the Year.

Britain by Boat: 2 Grumpy Men (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 30th November 2018)

Travelogue series reuniting Michael Buerk and John Sergeant to explore Britain’s coastline by yacht. Missing the morning tide out of Portsmouth, the duo visit HMS Victory. Then they set sail to Cowes, where too much champagne inspires a race in small sailing dinghies. Finally they decipher the maps to make their way past the iconic Needles to Poole.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 30th November 2018)

Michael Portillo explores abandoned locations. The New Victoria in Bradford was Britain’s first cinema, with a 3,000-seat theatre, a decadent ballroom and state-of-the-art technology. It closed in 2000, but a new generation has reinvented the building.

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

Nov 172018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 18th November 2018)

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy’s largest retailer, Kerblam.

Driven: The Billy Monger Story (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th November 2018)

Following the remarkable story of 18-year-old Billy Monger, one of Britain’s most exciting young racing drivers, who in April 2017 was involved in a devastating crash, resulting in the amputation of his legs. Incredibly, soon after his accident, Billy resolved to get back to racing, in the hope of becoming the first ever amputee to race competitively in a single-seater racing car.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st November 2018)

Kevin McCloud, architect Damion Burrows, and design expert Michelle Ogundehin visit four more stunning homes looking to be crowned Riba House of the Year 2018. This time, the theme is Extreme Houses. There’s an awe-inspiring set of cantilevered black boxes which push the limits of engineering; a far-flung 21st century crofter’s cottage by a Loch in Scotland; a curvaceous minimal concrete home in London; and in Northern Ireland, a sculptural home designed around a single shape – the wedge. Which of them will make it onto the shortlist for the overall big prize?

Britain by Boat (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 23rd November 2018)

Travelogue series reuniting Michael Buerk and John Sergeant to explore Britiain’s coastline by yacht. Their first task is to cross the Thames estuary, where they discover a genuine Dunkirk rescue boat and are challenged to eat oysters gracefully.

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

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