Apr 212018
 

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 23rd April 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. At Paddington, the early morning service from Swansea breaks down and causes major disruption during the morning rush hour. Meanwhile, the staff face further challenges with a string of medical emergencies at the station and sabotage on the tracks.

Ben Nevis: The Venomous Mountain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 24th April 2018)

Created 350 million years ago by the implosion of a giant volcano, Ben Nevis is a mountain of two faces. The gentle, winding paths of the south contrast with the deadly cliff faces of the north, which draw in adventurers from around the world. Animals who live on Ben Nevis include the majestic golden eagle and three species of deer.

Michael Portillo: Our Housing Crisis – Who’s to Blame? (Channel 5/HD | 10:00pm to 11:30pm | Thursday 26th April 2018)

Feature length documentary about the rise and fall of the British council estate. Michael Portillo investigates the extraordinary story of the social housing revolution that has transformed the country. Featuring contributions from council tenants, private renters, housing campaigners and historians.

Britain’s Great Cathedrals, with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 27th April 2018)

Tony Robinson tells the turbulent history of six of Britain’s cathedrals. Durham cathedral is one of Britain’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a leading tourist attraction. The cathedral is over 900 years old and stands 218 feet high. When it was first constructed, it was the country’s tallest building.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 27th April 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations. For almost a century, Orford Ness was owned by the MOD, a lens into a bygone era of secrets, spies and superpowers. When it closed in 1993, its buildings were still shrouded in secrecy.

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

Apr 142018
 

Britain’s Biggest Warship: Crewing Up (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 15th April 2018)

Crewing Up. The behind-the-scenes story of what makes HMS Queen Elizabeth so unique and how her crew work together to breathe life into Britain’s biggest warship.

The Queen’s Green Planet (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 16th April 2018)

The Queen is dreaming of a lasting legacy, something that will carry her name and inspire her grandchildren. Her dream is to create a network of national forest parks from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations called the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Follow her, the members of her family and her staff as this amazing project comes to life over the next few months. The documentary offers a rare glimpse of three generations of the Royal Family co-ordinating the legacy of the Queen’s reign.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 16th April 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. A fatality on the line at Slough station means closing the station and the line, leading to a standstill at Paddington. A Thai pricess and her entourage are eager for a tour of the station. Thieves have robbed a scrapyard and used the railway track to get away.

Made in Yorkshire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 17th April 2018)

Documentary series. John Prescott explores the factories making some of the region’s best-loved foods. Wensleydale Creamery makes more than 4,000 tons of cheese a year, while Yorkshire’s largest pork pie factory provides 1.5m pies to the nation’s plates every week. Prescott tries to keep up with the staff at both.

Britain’s Great Cathedrals, with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 20th April 2018)

History series. Tony Robinson tells the turbulent history of six of Britain’s cathedrals. Salisbury, complete with its famous spire, was Britain’s tallest medieval building. Over its 800-year life the cathedral has witnessed natural disasters, royal feuds, secret wartime operations and innovations that have altered the course of the nation.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 20th April 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations. Built in the East End of London 250 years ago and closed in 2013, the Royal London Hospital pioneered medical breakthroughs and healthcare for generations of people.

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

Apr 072018
 

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th April 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. British Transport Police chase down a mysterious trespasser known as ‘spiderman’. The Great Western Railway’s top brass holds a naming ceremony for a new electric train, but the new route requires demolishing a 120-year-old footbridge in only 72 hours.

Made in Yorkshire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 10th April 2018)

John Prescott explores the factories making some of the region’s best-loved foods. Whitakers Chocolates produces 2m confections a day, while the machines at Heck! Sausages can create 1,200 bangers a minute. Prescott works alongside the staff at both factories to learn how it’s done.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 12th April 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Isa’s pulse is set racing as a long-lost companion returns to Craiglang from Hollywood. As Isa and Callum get reacquainted, she has to fend off stiff competition, especially from one particularly persistent gooseberry. Meanwhile, Boabby decides it’s time to get a car and learn to drive – but it doesn’t come easily, and he soon terrifies the life out of anyone who takes him for a lesson. As he quickly runs out of willing instructors, Callum steps in. He is a qualified driving instructor and comes to the rescue with the promise of a lesson in a local car park. Also trying to better their lot is Methadone Mick, who has enrolled in an online course that he doesn’t want to reveal to anyone, for fear that they will laugh at him. The thing is, Mick doesn’t have a computer, so he relies on Isa, Jack and Victor’s good will. Pushed to their limits, Jack and Victor demand to know what the course is.

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

Mar 312018
 

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 1st April 2018)

Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid test the latest SUVs through the medium of horse trialling. Chris also gets an explosive drive in the new Alpine A110, while Jason Manford is the studio guest.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 2nd April 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. Lost power between Didcot and Paddington causes problems. A truck strikes a railway bridge. A woman has a cardiac arrest at a ticket barrier. In the wake of the Salisbury nerve agent scare, containers of an unknown chemical found on board a train.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 3rd April 2018)

Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan visits Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, the setting of Winterfell in Game of Thrones. He learns why the 18th-century mansion was designed in two completely different styles – Palladian on one side and gothic on the other, learns the history of its warring owners and uncovers stories of lunacy, attempted murder, groundbreaking science and tragedy.

Everest: World’s Greatest Mountain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 3rd April 2018)

Documentary series about the world’s most iconic mountains. Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, was not conquered until 1953, an expedition that paved the way for the countless climbers that have subsequently reached its summit. This programme looks at the incredible forces that led to Everest’s creation, and meets some of the humans and animals who live in its shadow.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 5th April 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. The future has arrived in Craiglang as Navid proudly shows off his new scanner. Much to his dismay, however, his shoppers are left struggling and frustrations quickly mount. Tam steps in to help an older woman scan her items and befriends her when it turns out he knows her daughter. But when Tam’s friends discover this older woman has no shortage of money, they become highly suspicious of his motives. Meanwhile, over at the butcher’s Jack and Victor are determined to get their hands on the last steak pie in the shop – but so is the rest of Craiglang.

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

Mar 242018
 

RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin Mcgregor (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 25th March 2018)

To celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force, Ewan and Colin McGregor take to the skies in some of the world’s most iconic planes. These are the planes that were involved in aerial combat at every stage of the RAF’s story, from the biplanes used in the early days of dogfighting in World War One to the beautiful Spitfire of the Battle of Britain, the plucky Lysander and on to the mighty Vulcan nuclear bomber, as well as the Chinook helicopter and supersonic Typhoon that are still in service today. It is a story of amazing machines and epic battles, but above all it is the story of the men and women whose courage and ingenuity have been at the heart of the RAF for 100 years. On their journey Ewan and Colin meet people from throughout the RAF’s history.

Extreme Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 26th March 2018)

Documentary series following the emergency services who come to our aid when winter weather causes chaos. In the week that Storm Emma hits, the UK’s road network is brought to its knees. The heavy road team get to work to help a food delivery truck which is stuck in the snow to a local shop which has run out of food.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th March 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. When the Beast from the East and storm Emma collide, Paddington’s managers debate whether to close the station completely, something that has happened on very few occassions since World War II. There is excitement among the staff as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle board a train to Cardiff, but a rail defect at Didcot threatens to upset their journey.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 27th March 2018)

Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan explores Cragside, a unique estate in Northumberland masterminded and landscaped by the Victorian inventor and pioneering industrialist Lord William Armstrong and filled with the most advanced technical advances of his day. Peter Purves visits Castle Drogo on Dartmoor, Miriam O’Reilly walks through the vast Cragside woodland and Angela Rippon visits the Red House in Bexleyheath, home of William Morris.

Wild Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 27th March 2018)

Wildlife series. A look at some of Britain’s wildest and wettest corners, and their inhabitants. Beavers display their skills as landscapers, a water spider constructs its own air tank, and starlings put on a head-turning display to keep a peregrine falcon at bay.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 29th March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Jack and Victor persuade Navid to lend them his caravan for one night only, but end up spending most of their precious time tracking down an unwanted guest.

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

Mar 172018
 

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th March 2018)

Matt LeBlanc tests the world’s fastest accelerating car, with a little help from NASA. Chris Harris pens a heartfelt love letter to the Citroen 2CV, while Rory Reid samples some exciting cars from South Korea. Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne are the studio guests.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th March 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. The personal and the professional collide for Perez, as he finally closes in on the truth.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 20th March 2018)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan visits Southwell Workhouse in Nottinghamshire and experiences some of the Dickensian conditions that the inmates endured. Jenni Bond learns how a workhouse runaway was punished in Lavenham, Nigel Havers visits back-to-back houses for the poor in Birmingham, and at Sutton House in Hackney Angelica Bell discovers the legacy of squatters in the 1980s.

Wild Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th March 2018)

Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. From sandy beaches to soaring cliffs, Britain’s coastlines are one of nature’s wildest habitats, where hardy creatures are battling to survive.

Sport Relief: The Big TRY-Athalon (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st March 2018)

Documentary following comedian Des Clarke, who cannot swim, drive or ride a bicycle, as he attempts to do all three for Sport Relief by competing in three very special events. Joined by a team of celebrity supporters – including Sir Chris Hoy, Susan Calman and Joe McFadden – Des travels to Scotland, and amongst his many challenges, attempts to swim Loch Ness, cycle the Forth Bridge and drive to the top of a mountain with Top Gear’s Rory Reid.

Zoe Ball’s Hardest Road Home (BBC 1/HD not BBC 1 Scotland | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st March 2018)

Documenting an inspiring charity challenge, TV presenter Zoe Ball attempts to cycle over 300 miles, all to raise awareness about mental health and raise money for Sport Relief.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. With Boabby out of the game, Jack and Victor gather a team for the walking football tournament. They absolutely must win, but will they be match-fit or have to employ other tactics?

Sport Relief 2018 (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 23rd March 2018)

Some of the biggest stars come together to raise money for good causes in the UK and overseas. Gary Lineker, Davina McCall and Ore Oduba start the evening with a live performance from Kylie Minogue and a special footballers’ edition of Strictly Come Dancing. Magician Ben Hanlin goes behind the scenes at Sports Personality of the Year, and Salford Quays plays host to a clash of the channels. Claudia Winkleman and Paddy McGuinness then take over hosting duties as John Bishop tries to help the England football team prepare for the World Cup finals. Sir Andy Murray gets the shock of his life when Michael McIntyre and celebrity friends wake him up to play a very special edition of his Midnight Gameshow. Rob Brydon and the cast of Swimming with Men feature in a comedy sketch, celebrities go head to head in the ring for the evening’s Celebrity Boxing battles, and Big Shaq makes a special appearance.

Sport Relief 2018 (BBC 1/HD | 10:35pm to 1:00am | Friday 23rd March 2018)

Davina McCall joins Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff as Sport Relief 2018 reaches its conclusion. There are two more big Celebrity Boxing bouts and the climax of the non-stop football marathon, with Robbie Savage’s All Stars completing 12 hours of play against teams from the FA People’s Cup. There is also the climax to A Question of Sport Relief and live music from Rae Morris. Plus a special edition of Pop Star Penalties from A League of Their Own, and more from John Bishop and the England team. s

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

Mar 102018
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th March 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. The team must rally to prepare for Sister Monica Joan’s birthday. Meanwhile, the closing of a nearby maternity home brings an influx of expectant mothers to the Nonnatus midwives.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th March 2018)

There is a Japanese flavour to this week’s show, as Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris buy second-hand sports cars at auction for a big road trip across Honshu, while Rory has one night to discover the weirdest car culture Tokyo has to offer. Out on track, Chris compares the Honda Civic Type R and Lexus LC500.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th March 2018)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan explores a French Renaissance-style chateau in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside which was a magnet for the great and the good of the 19th century. Clive Aslet visits Flint House, a striking example of modern architecture, on the same estate. Oz Clarke watches the restoration of a precious Dubois lacquer desk, and Alison Hammond visits Polesden Lacey.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th March 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Perez must reassess the investigation in the aftermath of the attack. The MIT arrives on Shetland and sets its sights on Malone. Meanwhile, Tosh begins to have doubts about Lars.

Wild Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th March 2018)

Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. Britain’s forests contain majestic trees, some of them thousands of years old. Behind the leafy veil, there are booming populations of previously rare wild boar and goshawks.

The Battle for Scotland’s Countryside (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th March 2018)

Documentary in which actor David Hayman presents a personal view of the battle for access to Scotland’s countryside, revealing how this conflict has shaped the physical and cultural landscape of the country. He meets landowners, gamekeepers and hill walkers to discover how ordinary Scots have come to claim their right to roam over their country’s mountains and glens, starting with Victorian rebels who dared to march across private grouse moors and progressing on to the 1930s, when thousands of urban Scots streamed out of the cities and into the hills. Finally, he discovers the present-day controversies that may threaten Scotland’s internationally renowned and hard-fought right to roam laws.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Boabby is persuaded to have a lock-in at The Clansman to mark the passing of Craiglang’s much-respected undertaker, so the regulars enjoy outdoing each other with stories of the most famous person they have ever met, dead or alive. After news spreads that a creepy new undertaker, Sheathing, has moved into Craiglang, nobody quite knows what to make of him. Isa, who has heard the stories, spreads the fear amongst the residents that he’s the grim reaper. Jack decides to figure out who this mysterious new undertaker really is. But when Isa turns up at Victor’s door in a complete panic and Sheathing appears unannounced, Jack and Victor have no option but to take matters into their own hands.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th March 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its 50th anniversary. The busy summer season is looming and the steam engines are old, so there’s always something to fix. The only chance of getting through the summer is if they complete the overhaul of Repton, a 1934 Schools class engine.

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

Mar 032018
 

Still not listing anything to do with Channel 4, till they put Channel 4 HD back on Freesat.

Cycling: World Track Championships (BBC 1/HD | 2:45pm to 4:30pm | Saturday 3rd March 2018)

Jill Douglas presents highlights from the UCI World Track Championships in the Netherlands, with Sir Chris Hoy providing expert analysis. These championships see British stars Jason and Laura Kenny return to elite competition. Four-time Olympic champion Laura is back in action just six months after giving birth to the couple’s first child, while Jason – a six-time Olympic gold medallist – has reversed a private decision to retire after the Rio Games in 2016. Commentary is by Simon Brotherton and Chris Boardman.

Call the Midwife (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th March 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Dr Turner gets involved with a troubled young man, and Lucille makes new friends. Meanwhile, Barbara lies ill in hospital.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th March 2018)

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris head into the Californian woods to test off-road toys and hunt for Big Foot. Rory Reid invents the sport of reverse camera racing, while Chris tests the new McLaren 720S. Lee Mack is this week’s studio guest.

The Flying Scotsman (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th March 2018)

Documentary presented by Rob Bell, charting the story of the world’s most famous steam locomotive. With steam on its way out, it fell to enthusiast Alan Pegler to save the mighty Scotsman, but his ambitions saw her stranded stateside. Three owners later, it was revamped by the National Railway Museum in the 00s.

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th March 2018)

Canadian Pacific freight crews tackle one of their most challenging loads. The team attempt to haul a 210-tonne reactor on an epic cross country journey.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan visits Stowe in Buckinghamshire, the most magnificent landscape garden of late 18th-century Britain and the site of a well-known public school. Pete Waterman discovers the link between Stowe and the Beatles, Dan Jones abseils down Lord Cobham’s Pillar at Stowe and Suzannah Lipscomb visits a Norfolk stone masonry to help re-create some of Stowe’s iconic statues.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Ignoring Secret Service warnings, Perez and Tosh track down Mathias Soderland. Back on Shetland, a beach memorial service is held for Sally McColl.

Wild Britain with Ray Mears (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. Only the hardiest of beasts survive in Britain’s mountains and uplands, including the golden eagle and its prey the mountain hare, plus 400,000 red deer, the flamboyant black grouse, and sheep who have grazed for centuries.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 8th March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. In this first episode of a new series, Winston appeals to his friends for help, as asbestos is forcing him out of his flat for a while but, with nobody keen to take him in, he has to find an alternative arrangement. Meanwhile, Isa’s birthday is coming up and she is on a mission to find out who is throwing her a surprise party.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th March 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its 50th anniversary. Marketing Manager Laura targets teachers in the hope they’ll return with their classes, Chris reveals how some of the bridges are in desperate need of repair, and Piglet has a race against time to fix an engine which Laura wants to be on display when the Tour de Yorkshire whizzes by.

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

Feb 242018
 

First of all, sorry, I am no longer listings things on Channel 4, till they put Channel 4 HD back on Freesat.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th February 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Barbara gets involved with a recently widowed pregnant woman. Sister Monica Joan has her cataract surgery.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th February 2018)

The series kicks off with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid taking a motorsports road trip across America’s Wild West, in the latest V8 sports cars from McLaren, Jaguar and Ford. Rob Brydon tackles the Top Gear track in the Reasonably Fast Car.

Are Scotland’s Trains Fit for the 21st Century (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 26th February 2018)

Documentary in which Ian Hamilton journeys along some of Scotland’s urban and rural rail services to find out if they are on the right track to meet growing customer demand. Along the way he hears from commuters on a range of issues that affect their travel experience on a daily basis, including ease of access, overcrowding and punctuality. He also examines the track record of initiatives such as the opening of the rail link between the Borders and Edinburgh and hears how infrastructure improvements are in the pipeline for parts of the north east network. In Newcastle, he checks on the progress of the manufacture of new rolling stock and catches up with transport minister Humza Yousaf.

The Unstoppable Flying Scotsman (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th February 2018)

Documentary presented by Rob Bell, charting the story of the world’s most famous steam locomotive. During her life, the Flying Scotsman has broken records, travelled the world, starred in a movie, and even bankrupted her owners. But why has she inspired such affection among steam fans? And why, almost a century coming into service, does she still attract huge crowds wherever she goes?

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th February 2018)

Winter may be over but spring presents a whole new set of dangers on the Rocky Mountain railroad. Lethal rockslides threaten Canadian Pacific’s longest and heaviest train.

The X Files (Channel 5/HD | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Monday 26th February 2018)

Revival of the classic sci-fi drama. Exploring the idea of the Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully learn how the X-Files themselves may have originated.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 28th February 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. With Andreas Hagan their strongest lead on Sally’s killer, Tosh arrives in Norway, leaving Perez following up the leads on the Kilmuir case. Tosh accesses the CCTV from the airport and sees footage of Sally leaving the terminal, discovering she had met with a man who has far-right associations.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd March 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its 50th anniversary. To celebrate, the railway has hired headlining steam engine Royal Scot, but she has a problem with her boiler, carriages that haven’t been serviced in five years, and no-one even knows if she will fit the line.

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

Feb 172018
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th February 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Lucille must win the trust of a mother who is terrified of giving birth. Nurse Crane and Dr Turner are anxious to find a possible smallpox sufferer.

The X Files (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th February 2018)

Revival of the classic sci-fi drama. A spate of deaths in which the victims were plagued by their own doppelgangers lead Mulder and Scully to a pair of twins playing a dangerous game.

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest  | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th February 2018)

A spike in the temperature threatens Rocky Mountain’s shipments. The team struggle to shore up the track after mudslides and washouts devastate the rail-line.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th February 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. The hunt is on for Malone’s attacker, Malone seems to know who is responsible, but isn’t keen to share the information. Perez and Rhona believe Andreas Hagan, the health and safety officer at Forst Energy is responsible for covering up corporate manslaughter and is their strongest lead in Sally McColl’s murder. Meanwhile, DNA testing in the Kilmuir case yields a surprising result.

Flatpack Empire (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th February 2018)

With unprecedented access to IKEA’s design studios, factories, test labs and stores over the course of a year, this series gets to know the people who work for the famous company. In episode three, we follow Mia Lundstrom as she takes on the company’s biggest challenge in a generation – pushing into India with an aggressive expansion plan.

Elizabeth: Our Queen (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th February 2018)

Documentary series using interviews with those close to her to paint a personal picture of HM the Queen. The 50s and 60s brought plenty of challenges, as Elizabeth tried to bring the royal family’s image into the modern age. She made use of technology to get closer to her people via her first televised Christmas message, befriended Labour PM Harold Wilson, and invited the BBC into Buckingham Palace.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd February 2018)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. When the lead guitarist of a popular reggae band is murdered, Jack and his team must crack a cold case that has haunted the commissioner for years, before they can arrest the killer.

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

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