Aug 122017
 

Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit (itv | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th August 2017)

Documentary series following new recruits as they train to become pilots for easyJet. The airline has launched a large drive to recruit more pilots from all walks of life, including a particular focus on hiring more female pilots. The programme follows the rookies as they take their first steps from the flight-school classroom, into the flight simulator, and finally flying with hundreds of paying passengers on board. Becoming a pilot involves dedication and determination – but does the reality live up to the recruits’ dreams of flying high?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 15th August 2017)

There’s a palpable sense of urgency in the air in the Dales as lambing season starts for the hill farming Dawson family, with the arrival of forty lambs per day. In Swaledale, at Britain’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Vanessa and Nigel have survived the winter months but must now decide if running one of the remotest hostelries in Britain is really for them. Also, Ribblesdale primary, a 300-year-old village school in Horton, faces closure. And gamekeeper David Hutchinson and his team begin preparing the fells and woods for the shooting season.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 16th August 2017)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). In the first episode, a father and daughter find themselves treading water for almost an hour, hundreds of metres out at sea, after being swept out by a rip current. In Kinsale, Ireland, three fishermen swim for their lives as their trawler is smashed on to rocks. And in London, an unlucky tourist is minutes from hypothermia after his attempt to take a selfie lands him in the Thames.

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

Aug 052017
 

Gareth Thomas v Homophobia: Hate in the Beautiful Game (BBC 2/HD | 10:30pm to 11:30pm | Sunday 6th August 2017)

Documentary in which former Wales and Lions rugby union captain Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas takes a hard-hitting look at the open homophobia in professional football. A Commons report on homophobia in sport earlier this year praised many changes for the good but was notably scathing and damning of football. There are no openly gay footballers in a sport that has around 5,000 professional players in the UK, and Justin Fashanu, the only player to have ever come out while still playing, killed himself in 1998. Alfie looks at the issues keeping gay players from coming out, meeting fans, players and managers, as well as pressure groups, lawyers and police. He encounters open homophobia in the stands and suffers personal abuse by football fans online. He also attempts to meet the heads of the FA and the Premier League, with little success.

Tornado – the 100mph Steam Engine (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Monday 7th August 2017)

The new A1 class steam engine Tornado tries to achieve 100mph on the main line. The secret speed attempt will be made in the dead of night. If it tops the ton it will be the first time in 50 years steam has gone this fast. Tornado was built over two decades and financed by enthusiasts who want to show steam has a viable future on Britain’s railways.

Man in an Orange Shirt (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 7th August 2017)

A love story in two films charts the very different challenges to happiness for Michael and Thomas in the aftermath of WW2 and to Adam and Steve in the present day. In 2017, young vet Adam Berryman tentatively forms a relationship with his client Steve but can he find happiness under his grandmother Flora’s unforgiving eye?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th August 2017)

In the Lake District, farmer Pip comes up with a unique solution to put an end to losing his sheep – something to do with Day-Glo. In the Yorkshire Dales, have the owners of the Tan Hill Inn finally found landlords to manage their pub? Also, the Dent Brewery boys from the Dales are busy brewing, marketing and delivering their own craft ales. And in the Lakes, Jon Bennett makes his daily ascent to the summit of Helvellyn for a noble reason.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 11th August 2017)

The final episode of the current series of award-winning irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. In this last show they are joined by environmentalist and former Vice President of the United States Al Gore who helps dissect the week’s events.

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

Jul 292017
 

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 9:05pm to 10:00pm | Saturday 29th July 2017)

Ethan throws himself into work. Jez faces a harrowing incident. Duffy mentors a pair of school girls who are observing an hour in the department.

When the Boat Comes in (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 31st July 2017)

Documentary looking at how the island community of Orkney, located off the north east coast of Scotland, copes with the onslaught of tourists from cruise ships. Part of BBC One’s Our Lives strand.

Man in an Orange Shirt (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 31st July 2017)

A love story in two films charts the very different challenges to happiness for Michael and Thomas in the aftermath of WW2 and to Adam and Steve in the present day. British Army captain Michael Berryman falls in love with war artist Thomas March in the chaos of the Italy campaign, but can their romance be allowed to endure when the war is over?

Is it Safe to be Gay in the UK? (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 1st August 2017)

With homophobic hate crime a daily occurrence and on the rise, this film takes a look at the issue, hearing from the victims, their families and the police. What makes someone attack another person because of their sexuality? How do victims deal with these unprovoked assaults? A chorus of LGBT people describe the attacks on themselves and recite a litany of the abuse that they have received, simply for being who they are.

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 1st August 2017)

More4 celebrates Yorkshire Day by screening programmes with a connection to the county, including the latest episode from this new series, which explores what it is like to live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside – in the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. In Grasmere, Michelin-star chef Kevin Tickle goes foraging to cook up some local dishes at his Forest Side restaurant. In Wensleydale, gamekeeper David Hutchinson readies the estate for a shoot. In Middleham, horse trainers Micky and Gemma prepare for a big race at Wetherby. And a Dales-based all-female band of potholing pensioners take on one of the most dangerous underground cave systems in Britain.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 1st August 2017)

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the world’s largest radio telescope. Hear how history’s pioneers made it all possible.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 2nd August 2017)

Learn about the ambitious construction of Kansai International Airport in Japan, which is built on a man-made island and can withstand destructive natural disasters.

Prejudice and Pride: The People’s History of Lgbtq Britain (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 3rd August 2017)

Presented by Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman, this series features LGBTQ people from across the UK as they share the objects that helped define their lives during the transformative 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality, offering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people the opportunity to start living openly for the first time. In episode two, these crowdsourced artefacts include a copy of the controversial schoolbook Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin, naval discharge papers, even a pair of Ugg boots. We meet the nun-impersonating freedom fighters the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the writer behind TV’s steamiest lesbian kiss and a Muslim man who set up an LGBT support group for Southeast Asians. Ranging over the past 30 years, this was an era when public acceptance of homosexuality overtook the government’s – a time when many celebrities came out and stood up for LGBTQ rights.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 3rd August 2017)

London’s newest rail network is a project of staggering proportions, with 10,000 personnel working across 40 sites and on 118km of track. Hear the story of Crossrail.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 4th August 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. Hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe the show examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each show, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 4th August 2017)

Marvel at the sheer brilliance of the Maglev Shanghai Train, the world’s fastest commercial train which can reach speeds of over 400km/h – even with leaves on the line.

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

Jul 222017
 

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more 4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 25th July 2017)

In Swaledale, mountain rescuer Pete Roe is called to Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s highest pub, where a man has gone missing in freezing overnight temperatures. In the Lake District, Iona and Peter Frost-Pennington – owners of Muncaster Castle – are about to put 800 years of family history in the hands of first-year performing arts students at the annual Halloween festival. And at Bleak Bank farm in the Dales, will John Dawson be the final Dawson to work on the land?

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 25th July 2017)

Opened in 2016, the Panama Canal expansion was an engineering project on a colossal scale. Hear how history’s pioneers shaped this modern-day feat.

Against the Law (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Wednesday 26th July 2017)

Powerful factual drama following the lead-up to the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts between adult males, in private, in England and Wales. The dramatic events that led to this Act took place over ten years before and are at the heart of this film. When Peter Wildeblood fell in love with Edward McNally in 1952, homosexuality was a crime. Wildeblood’s lover, under pressure from the authorities, turned evidence against him in the infamous Montagu Trial. Wildeblood and his friends were found guilty of homosexual offences and jailed. With his career in tatters and his private life painfully exposed, Wildeblood began his sentence a broken man, but he emerged from Wormwood Scrubs a year later determined to do all he could to change the way these draconian laws against homosexuality impacted on the lives of men like him. Woven through this powerful drama is testimony from a chorus of men who lived through those dark days.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 26th July 2017)

The building of this 3km-long bridge in Greece faced may obstacles – not least seismic activity. Discover how an improbable feat of engineering was accomplished.

Prejudice and Pride: The People’s History of Lgbtq Britain (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 27th July 2017)

Presented by Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman, this series features LGBTQ people from across the UK as they share the objects that helped define their lives during the transformative 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality, offering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people the opportunity to start living openly for the first time. In episode one, these crowdsourced treasures range from a rare collection of the first openly gay magazine to letters from worried parents trying to understand their newly ‘out’ daughters and sons. Over the years 1967 to 1987, we meet the fearless revolutionaries of the Gay Liberation Front, a transgender pioneer who almost caused a strike and a woman who faced losing her children when she came out as a lesbian. By the early 1980s, LGBTQ people were starting to build a community, which would be tested to the limit when AIDS loomed.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 27th July 2017)

The world’s largest crane ship, the Pioneering Spirit can install oil pipelines in deep waters. Hear about the cutting-edge technology behind this project.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 28th July 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. In this show John Cleese joins Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe to examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 28th July 2017)

The Shanghai Tower is the world’s second tallest building and is designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons. Learn more about this triumph of engineering.

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

Jul 152017
 

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 18th July 2017)

John and William Dawson of Bleak Bank Farm face a crux moment in the farming calendar as they must gather in 2000 sheep across a 3500-acre expanse of the Dales. Later, at auction, John has his eye on a tip-top tup for breeding. The Leyburn Brass Band prepares for the Hardraw Brass Band Festival. And in the Lakes, Trudy Harrison fights to turn round the fortunes of Bootle, a village that has seen 20 businesses fold in two decades. They’ve lost their local pub and the village shop is up for sale. Can Trudy transform the old butcher’s into an estate agents?

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm 11:05pm | Friday 21st July 2017)

For the second week, as well as examining the biggest and most entertaining stories of the week with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe will bring viewers up to date on the highs and lows from the World Para Athletics Championships taking place live from London. The guys are joined by a live audience and big name guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and sport to help dissect the week’s events. In this show, Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds joins double Paralympic gold medalists Jonnie Peacock and Liam Malone live in the studio, alongside many more Paralympic heroes.

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

Jul 082017
 

TRNSMT (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only  | 10:00pm to 12:00am | Saturday 8th July 2017)

Edith Bowman introduces the best performances from the second night of the TRNSMT festival, live from Glasgow Green. Including Kasabian, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra and The Kooks.

TRNSMT (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only | 10:15pm to 12:30am | Sunday 9th July 2017)

Edith Bowman introduces the best performances from the final night of the TRNSMT festival, live from Glasgow Green. Including Biffy Clyro, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club and Twin Atlantic.

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 11th July 2017)

This new series, filmed over the course of one year, explores what it is like to live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside – in the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. In this episode, in the Dales, craft mason and mountain rescuer Pete Roe is called out to try and find a puppy that’s fallen down a 50-foot sinkhole near Wensleydale. In the Lakes, sheepdog trainer Katy Cropper – the first woman to win One Man and His Dog – has a tough challenge with maverick dog Connor. At Kilnsey Park, estate owner Jamie Roberts faces a race against time to be ready for The Kilnsey Show. And antique upholsterer Angela Butcher is called to Muncaster Castle for a special commission.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm | 11:05pm | Friday 14th July 2017)

For the next two weeks, as well as examining the biggest and most entertaining stories of the week with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe will bring viewers up to date on the highs and lows from the World Para Athletics Championships taking place live from London. The guys are joined by a live audience and big name guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and sport to help dissect the week’s events. In this show, Paralympic double gold medalist Liam Malone, plus many more Paralympic heroes, are live in the studio.

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

Jul 032017
 

50 Shades of Gay, tonight (Monday 3rd July 2017) on Channel 4 at 10pm should be a great watch

In this personal documentary, Rupert Everett explores the changes in gay life in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. He meets LGBT people from all walks of life, including former royal butler Paul Burrell, black gay rapper Jai’Rouge, actors from Hollyoaks, and Southend carpenter Steve, and visits the ‘lesbian capital of Britain’, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. So much has been gained in the long journey towards mainstream acceptance, but has something of the rebellious, outsider spirit of gay culture also been lost? Is Britain finally able to accept the full 50 shades of gay?

Jul 012017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 1st July 2017)

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.

50 Shades of Gay (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Monday 3rd July 2017)

In this personal documentary, Rupert Everett explores the changes in gay life in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. He meets LGBT people from all walks of life, including former royal butler Paul Burrell, black gay rapper Jai’Rouge, actors from Hollyoaks, and Southend carpenter Steve, and visits the ‘lesbian capital of Britain’, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. So much has been gained in the long journey towards mainstream acceptance, but has something of the rebellious, outsider spirit of gay culture also been lost? Is Britain finally able to accept the full 50 shades of gay?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 4th July 2017)

This new series explores what it is like to live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside – in the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. At Bleak Bank Farm in the Dales, the Dawson family prepare for their most critical week of the year amd the annual sale of their lambs at auction. The episode also follows the hound trail, a little known Cumbrian sport where hounds race around the natural bowl of Buttermere. There’s also ultra running up Helvellyn in the Lakes; while the residents of Barbon in the Dales await the arrival of high-speed broadband.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 7th July 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

TRNSMT (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only | 11:05pm to 12:35am | Friday 7th July 2017)

Edith Bowman introduces the best performances from the first night of the new TRNSMT festival, live from Glasgow Green. Including Radiohead, Rag’n’Bone Man, Belle and Sebastian, and London Grammar.

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

Jun 242017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:45pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 24th June 2017)

A huge spaceship trapped in the gravity well of a black hole, teeming with impossible lifeforms, harbours one of the Doctor’s most feared enemies.

Britain’s Great Gay Buildings (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 24th June 2017)

In Britain’s Great Gay Buildings, presented by Stephen Fry, seven famous gay faces champion the buildings that have helped define Britain’s gay history, revealing the groundbreaking events that happened there and the extraordinary people who lived and worked at these key historical sites. The Reverend Richard Cole revisits Heaven Nightclub, to reveal its hedonistic past. Mary Portas visits Shibden Hall, in Yorkshire, to discover the secret diaries of a Yorkshire heiress. Craig Revel Horwood explores Britain’s drag scene at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Simon Callow tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s downfall at the Old Bailey. Rikki Beadle Blair visits the Theatre Royal Haymarket, to discover how the British public showed their support for Sir John Gielgud after his arrest for cottaging. Liz Carr travels to Bletchley Park, which fostered one of Britain’s greatest scientists, Alan Turing. And Baron Waheed Alli tells the story of the Houses of Parliament’s recent battle for gay rights.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th June 2017)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales have been exploring canals for half a century. But this time they embark on their most ambitious voyage, along the waterways of India. In this episode, Tim and Pru leave behind the safe confines of the canals as they head out into the rarely navigated Brahmaputra river in the far north east of India. The Brahmaputra features intoxicating scenery, rich culture, and remarkable history. Tim and Pru follow an old route from the tea trade; meet a community of monks; and hitch a ride on an elephant.

Supermarket Shopping Secrets (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th June 2017)

Series in which Gregg Wallace and journalist Babita Sharma get the inside track on the latest tactics in the supermarket wars to help people stay one step ahead. In this edition looking at health, Gregg discovers the exotic ingredient being used to produce a healthier burger and explores spiralised vegetables, now a major health trend. And Babita examines how the public is being manipulated by food health labels.

The Adventure Show (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 27th June 2017)

In the first of a new series, the Adventure Show visits the rugged Kintyre Peninsula to join athletes in one of Scotland’s most scenic races – the Kintyre Way Ultra. With no less than 1,300 metres of ascent and over 35 miles of rough terrain, this is a tough challenge for every runner. Also on the programme, an inspiring athlete who is proving that living with epilepsy doesn’t prevent achieving sporting success at the highest level.

The Last Leg (Chnannel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 30th June 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

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

Jun 172017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:45pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 17th June 2017)

A hunt for the lost Ninth Roman Legion leads the Doctor, Bill and Nardole into the middle of an ancient battle that could cast humanity into the dark forever. What is inside the cairn? And how far will they have to go defeat the terrifying alien Eaters of Light?

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th June 2017)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales have been exploring canals for half a century. But now they embark on their most ambitious voyage ever, along the waterways of India. In this episode, they explore the extraordinary backwaters of Kerala: a 1000-mile network of palm-fringed lakes, rivers banked by rice paddies and some very familiar-looking British-built canals. For millennia the trade in ginger, cardamom and black pepper has made the backwaters a thriving trade route for spices. Tim and Pru pass laden cargo ships, school bus-boats, and fishermen whose only tools are their hands. They explore a canal built by a local ruler to boost trade and make offerings at a temple. And Pru dusts off her dancing shoes to learn the traditional Kerlan dance of the enchantress.

Theresa v Boris: How May Became PM (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:15pm | Sunday 18th June 2017)

This drama documentary tells the story of the Conservative Party’s 2016 leadership campaign – how Boris Johnson, having won the referendum and in pole position to be the next PM, handed victory to Theresa May. Based on extensive research and first-person testimonies, this dramatized narrative goes beyond the headlines to lay bare the politicking and positioning, betrayals and blunders of this extraordinary political time. The programme also features key interviews with people who were intimately involved in the campaigns of the main contenders.

Supermarket Shopping Secrets (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th June 2017)

Series in which Gregg Wallace and journalist Babita Sharma get the inside track on the latest tactics in the supermarket wars to help people stay one step ahead. In this episode, Gregg discovers the high-tech acoustic kit being used to get an edge in the battle to bring us a perfect avocado. Also, a look at what’s going on in the new battlefield of luxury products on a budget, and Babita uncovers what can be learned from supermarket data gatherers.

Who Should We Let in? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd June 2017)

Ian Hislop takes an entertaining, provocative look at the decades from the Victorian Era to the First World War, when modern Britain introduced its first peacetime restrictions on immigration. The Victorians had an open door to foreigners, drawing no distinction between economic migrant and asylum seeker. But rising immigration in the late 19th century triggered a debate fuelled by clashing values, economic anxiety and the media. Winston Churchill spoke out against the tough curbs proposed by the 1902 Royal Commission, lambasting it as the work of prejudice and racism. But the 1905 Aliens Act restricted peacetime immigration for the first time. Ian also examines the role of the press in stoking fear and prejudice against migrants, discusses attitudes to immigration then and now with Alan Johnson, Baroness Warsi and Katie Hopkins, and takes the temperature of the nation in animated conversation with native and foreign-born Brits in London, Liverpool and Folkestone.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 23rd June 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

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

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