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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/02/2021

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 9th February 2021)

Tim Dunn is in London exploring the striking stations of the Piccadilly Line’s northern extension. He also takes a look at Causey Arch in Co Durham.

Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 11th February 2021)

The actor continues his journey around the rugged Irish coast. Adrian learns about the history of Malin Head, the northernmost tip of mainland Ireland, from where Marconi sent the first ever commercial message to a ship by wireless in 1902. He also meets motorcycle champion Michael Dunlop, who has won the Isle of Man TT 19 times, before visits to the remote fishing village Carrick-a-rede and the Giant’s Causeway. He ends his journey in the Mourne Mountains in Rostrevor, which are said to have inspired Belfast-born CS Lewis to create the magical land of Narnia.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 12th February 2021)

A stag do ends in tragedy when the host of a celebratory fishing trip is found harpooned on a beach the following morning. As the boat never moved, DI Neville Parker and his team struggle to determine how anyone in attendance could have been responsible. Caribbean-set detective drama, starring Ralf Little and Josephine Jobert.

Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 12th February 2021)

Using cutting-edge research, a dedicated team of archaeologists has compiled the evidence to fill in a 400-year gap in man’s knowledge of the bluestones of Stonehenge. By combining innovative 3D scanning techniques, traditional field archaeology and novel laboratory analysis, the team has discovered where the stones were quarried and where they first stood. Professor Alice Roberts shows how the team made its discoveries and joins Professor Mike Parker Pearson to piece together the final parts of the puzzle, solving one of the toughest challenges ever faced by archaeologists.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th February 2021)

Susan and her campervan Helen arrive on home turf, touring the breath-taking southern Highlands of Scotland on a 140-mile trek from Glasgow to Aberfoyle. At Loch Lomond, the comedian takes to a kayak and hits the water to get a unique view of the amazing local scenery. She visits the spectacular Falls of Dochart, where she gets special access to the stunningly beautiful island of Inchbuie. She also views a bizarre Iron Age-style dwelling, known as a crannog, erected on stilts in Loch Tay.

It’s a Sin (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 12th February 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Ritchie and Jill hatch a scheme to buy the Pink Palace, Ash finds himself battling Clause 28, while Roscoe hopes that his secret lover can take him far away from his `ordinary” life. A lonely journey home to the Isle of Wight turns into a dark night of the soul when Ritchie has to confront certain truths. Back in London, the protests against the government’s handling of the Aids crisis begin. Russell T Davies drama, starring Olly Alexander, Nathaniel Curtis, Lydia West and Omari Douglas.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/01/2021

Runrig: The Last Dance ($ky Arts | 9:00pm to 11:00pm | Saturday 30th January 2021)

The Celtic rock band’s final performance, in front of 52,000 fans at Stirling City Park, featuring Pride of the Summer, Book of Golden Stories, Loch Lomond and Heart of Olden Glory.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 2nd February 2021) ** PICK OF THE DAY **

Tim Dunn is in Windsor to find out how two rail companies fought to be first to get to Queen Victoria. He also explores the stunning Connel Bridge in the Scottish Highlands.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd February 2021)

Kevin McCloud follows an ambitious build in Cornwall, as Leigh and Richard transform a derelict 17th century flour mill into a contemporary, three-bedroom home. They employ traditional craftsmen to start work on restoring the exterior, but it’s not long before the true scale of the damage to the structure is revealed, and as the costs rise, they are forced to take more of the work themselves.

Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 4th February 2021)

Actor Adrian Dunbar reconnects with his roots as he travels around the wild and rugged Irish coast. In the first of two programmes he visits the astonishing Mizen bridge, suspended 45 metres above sea level, and heads to Co Cork, where old friend Darina Allen makes him lunch at Ballymaloe House. He also fulfils a lifelong ambition to make the treacherous sea crossing to Skellig Islands, where the ruins of an ancient monastic settlement are perched 600 feet above sea.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 4th February 2021)

When renowned concert pianist Pasha Verdinikov is shot dead during an apparent burglary, Neville is quick to conclude that the scene was staged and Pasha was murdered. But the four people under suspicion – the victim’s family and domestic workers – all have seemingly solid alibis. However, matters are complicated when the discovery of new evidence links the crime to a case from 20 years ago. First of a two-part story, starring Ralf Little and Josephine Jobert.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th February 2021)

The comedian aboard her vintage camper van, explores the Pembroke coast in Wales. She begins her 130-mile road trip just north of Pembrokeshire near the town of Cardigan, then follows the coastline south to Carmarthenshire, ending her trip at Pendine Sands. Her first visit is to the Teifi River where she’s invited to paddle an unusually small boat called a coracle, then it’s on to the Blue Lagoon for a spot of cliff jumping. Next, Susan samples Welsh seaweed delicacy laverbread at Broadhaven Beach, before visiting the home of the celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 5th February 2021)

The conclusion of a two-part story. Neville must solve a mystery from the past that unlocks the truth of who murdered renowned concert pianist Pasha Verdinikov and why. Help is at hand though, thanks to a former sergeant. Ralf Little stars, with Don Warrington, Josephine Jobert and Sara Martins.

It’s a Sin (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 5th February 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

While making their way in the world, the terror the friends been avoiding suddenly strikes at their heart in the most unexpected manner. Reeling from the news, everyone has to rally round. And when a hospital takes shocking action, the flatmates must fight like never before. Russell T Davies drama, set in the 1980s during the Aids crisis, starring Olly Alexander, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry.
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The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 5th February 2021)

A look at Bavaria’s rich history of steam travel, seeing world-beating miniature railways and visiting a whole host of interesting places on a journey to the heart of the Bavarian Alps, where a beer-brewing monk and a town made famous by the Winter Olympics await. Later, a trip to Germany’s highest mountain Zugspitze – which offers amazing panoramic views right across Germany and Austria.

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

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