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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 14/06/2014

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealt (YouView app screenshot)All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 15th June 2014)

The team have to improvise when heavy snowfall spells trouble for the entire network. Plus, staff deliver their verdicts on the company’s new uniforms.

Horizon : Where is Flight MH370? (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 17th June 2014)

Horizon tells the inside story of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with access to the key players on the frontline in the southern Indian Ocean and the British satellite engineers who tracked the plane’s final hours.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 18th June 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. Neil Oliver meets the residents of Melbourne’s historic beach huts, and explores the beacon that helped birth a nation at Cape Otway. Xanthe Mallett dives for clues to solve the mystery behind a tragic shipwreck that marked the end of an era. Meanwhile, Brendan Moar uncovers the history of the Great Ocean Road, and, armed with his pick, grasps the challenges of building this now world-famous coastal road in the 1920s. Emma Johnston dives in to hunt for a delicate seadragon, and discovers the tragic tale of an artist captivated by its vivid beauty. Tim Flannery scours the water for evidence of a marine mega fauna that roamed the ancestral Port Philip Bay, while Miriam Corowa discovers why the coast at Bells Beach keeps pumping out perfect surfing waves.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th June 2014)

George Clarke meets motorbike racer Ollie, who’s fed up with sleeping in the back of a transit van when away at competitions and wants to transform a double decker coach into a Japanese-style pod hotel for 20 sleepers. George and Will’s road trip across Texas takes in a building entirely made of rubbish. George meets the man who helped his daughter on to the property ladder by building a home for her in his back garden for just £12,000. George’s own garden build takes shape, as he and Will attempt to erect the entire studio structure in 15 minutes. George meets James, who designed a truly accessible glamping pod after being left bedridden for eight months following a car crash. And there’s also Barny, who built a replica of his grandfather’s horse-drawn wagon to take his family on a slow holiday across France.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th June 2014)

Documentary series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. In this episode, David Hayman meets some of the men who sailed on HMS Hood and travels to Scapa Flow to experience what life was like for those people working to protect the vital North Atlantic convoys. He tries his hand at riveting, in order to understand what it took to make this battlecrusier strong and watertight and investigates the flaws that were present from the very beginning.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 07/06/2014

David Beckham Into the Unknown (YouView app screenshot)All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 8th June 2014)

Thousands of fans descend on Newcastle Station for a big football match, while, in Durham, staff deal with the annual exodus of university students.

David Beckham Into the Unknown (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th June 2014)

After 22 years playing for the world’s greatest football teams, David Beckham has retired. For the first time in his adult life he has freedom to do whatever he wants and to mark the occasion he’s going on an adventure. He’s chosen Brazil, and he’s taking three of his closest friends to join him on this once in a lifetime experience. Starting with beach footvolley in Rio, the friends travel deep into the Amazon, ending up with the remote Yanonami tribe, with David desperately trying to explain the beautiful game.

Road Rage Britain: Caught on Camera (ITV/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th June 2014)

The British lead the world in road rage, as these confrontations and clashes caught on camera by the motorists and cyclists in the thick of it show. In a fight for supremacy between two wheels and four, this programme attempts to uncover what causes these regular traffic temper tantrums. The show features video clips and interviews with perpetrators and victims. In a unique experiment, two cyclists, a London cabbie and a white van man swap their methods of transport to see if they can learn to respect their fellow road users.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 11th June 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. On Australia’s shiny holiday coast, Miriam Corowa investigates the engineering behind the 1970s Florida-style canal system of the Gold Coast. Brendan Moar dives headlong into a dangerous current to investigate first-hand the science of rips. Xanthe Mallett scours a World War Two fortification at what could have been Australia’s front line, and discovers what life was like waiting for the war to arrive. Neil Oliver heads to see the remains of a bleak chapter in history – an outpost for outcasts. Emma Johnston joins a scientific hunt for sea cows, in the hope of saving them. Finally, Tim Flannery travels to Fraser Island to investigate what’s at the end of the line for the longest sand drift system in the world.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 12th June 2014)

The series that shows how even the smallest of spaces can undergo big transformations continues. George Clarke meets a young couple who can’t afford to get on the property ladder and are risking their life savings on creating a family home out of an old Airstream caravan. George meets a couple who think they’ve come up with the answer to all year round camping. George and Will’s road trip across Texas continues with a visit to an abandoned UFO-style futuristic home; as well as a suburban home given a complete makeover with 50,000 beer cans. And George’s ambitious plans for a multi-purpose garden building for him and his kids get a reality check.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 12th June 2014)

Documentary series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. This programme tells the story of the Robert E. Lee, one of the most famous Clydebuilt blockade running paddle steamers. During the American Civil War, Glasgow shipbuilders and captains made a fortune transporting war supplies to the Confederate South and returning with valuable cotton. To run the blockade of Union warships these paddle steamers had to be fast and their crews fearless.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 31/05/2014

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces | 05/06/2014 (YouView app screenshot)Triathlon (BBC 1/HD | 2:00pm to 5:10pm | Saturday 31st May 2014)

Hyde Park once again plays host to the London leg of the World Triathlon Series, the fourth event of the eight-race calendar. The famous venue provides the ideal backdrop for both the men’s and women’s sprint triathlons – fast and furious action is anticipated, with both races taking place on the same afternoon. The Brownlee brothers go head-to-head in the men’s race and lead British hopes. The sprint distance is the one event in which Jonny has been able to get the better of elder brother Alistair in recent years so it should make for a great contest. 2013 world champion Non Stanford makes her 2014 debut as she returns from injury but she faces tough competition from fellow Brits Jodie Stimpson, who leads the series, and two-time world champion Helen Jenkins.

All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 1st June 2014)

Train driver Steve hasn’t looked back since leaving his accountancy job, while at King’s Cross Station, customer services deal with an irate passenger.

Commonwealth City (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:35pm to 11:35pm | Monday 2nd June 2014)

Documentary following the fortunes of some of the residents of Dalmarnock in the aftermath of the successful bid to host the Commonwealth Games. Now a local councillor, Yvonne has managed to secure five million pounds for a new community centre with a creche and doctor’s surgery attached, but must act quickly to find available land. Darren’s fortunes rebound as he takes over a local pub, opens a new shop and uses the compensation money to pay for his oldest daughter’s education a one of Glasgow’s top private schools.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 4th June 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. In the tranquil south-east of Tasmania, Neil Oliver probes Port Arthur’s harsh penal history. Brendan Moar examines the dramatic grip of lighthouse life on a remote island. Emma Johnston dives into an underwater battleground to see how science and industry are saving the marine neighbourhood. Neil joins the southern hemisphere’s largest wooden boat festival, and Tim Flannery investigates Hobart’s long and illustrious role in Antarctic exploration. Finally, Xanthe Mallett delves into the violent history of whaling, and a legacy that helped build a colony.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 5th June 2014)

Architect George Clarke helps imaginations run wild as once again he celebrates the extraordinary world of small spaces and unique builds. The new series features secret hideaways, space-saving retreats, eco-friendly bolt holes and reconditioned vehicles. He shows that with careful planning, cunning design and masses of imagination, the unachievable is doable. The new series particularly celebrates the potential to create small space builds in your own back yard. With the help of his design buddy, master craftsman Will Hardie, George sets out to transform his own wasted garden space into the ultimate family garden studio; with a games room, cinema room, planetarium and, fulfilling a childhood ambition of his own, a butterfly house. For inspiration, they travel to Texas, a Mecca for free thinkers and ingenious design, on a road trip that takes them from Houston to Austin and Dallas.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 5th June 2014)

Series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. David Hayman tells the story of CS Mackay-Bennett, a cable repair ship launched on the Clyde in 1884. She kept information flowing along a network of underwater cables that connected Britain with her empire and the world – the Victorian internet of its day. It’s also a story of a date with disaster, as the ship and her crew recovered the bodies of those who died when the Titanic sank. David travels to Halifax in Canada to find some facts about the ship and to unravel a DNA mystery that’s taken over a century to solve.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/05/2014

50 Years of BBC Two Comedy (YouView app screenshot)50 Years of BBC Two Comedy (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 11:00pm | Saturday 24th May 2014)

As part of BBC Two’s 50th birthday celebrations, the channel has a two-hour comedy extravaganza lined up. Featuring some of the greatest names in comedy, this packed programme showcases the channel’s remarkable output over the last 50 years. From The Likely Lads and Not Only… But Also in its first year in 1964, up to W1A and Rev. today, this is a romp through the funniest bits of BBC Two.

All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th May 2014)

Stress levels rise as staff members face the last day of the Premier League football season. Plus, a radio problem causes chaos for hundreds of passengers.

Commonwealth City (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:40pm to 11:40pm | Monday 26th May 2014)

Documentary following the fortunes of some of the residents in the deprived Dalmarnock area of Glasgow in the aftermath of the successful bid to host the Commonwealth Games. The manager of the Dalmarnock community centre begins a campaign to secure a stake of Games legacy for her local community after she learns that the council will not be rebuilding a replacement centre following the Games. Steven’s future looks uncertain when his job working on the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome comes to an end. And Darren receives some devastating news.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 28th May 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. Neil Oliver begins a stunning journey through the world’s largest coral reef in the hands of the Australian Navy, sailing in the wake of James Cook. Brendan Moar uncovers the living history of Australia’s hidden slave trade. Xanthe Mallett dives a spectacular wreck in search of answers about its calamitous sinking. And Tim Flannery is granted rare access to a scientific research zone to examine coral history.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 29th May 2014)

Documentary series in which David Hayman explores the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde, that helped forge links with countries throughout the Commonwealth of Nations. He travels to Australia to uncover the links the Cutty Sark forged with this Commonwealth country and to reflect on her legacy. It’s a story of adventure, money, mutiny and murder. Ravaged by fire in 2007, the Cutty Sark has been restored and today stands as a testament to the craftsmanship and ingenuity of Scottish ship designers.

Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 30th May 2014)

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Alexander Armstrong and guest panellists Victoria Coren Mitchell and Joe Wilkinson.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/05/2014

Coast Australia (YouView app screenshot)Museums at Night (BBC 2/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 17th May 2014)

Will Gompertz celebrates Museums at Night, a three-day festival of museums and galleries from St Ives to Orkney that throw open their doors till late, showcase their collections and party! At the National Museum of Scotland Will hears a pop-up opera, visits a silent disco and enjoys a gramophone DJ set. Discussing the exciting renaissance of our museums and galleries, historian and presenter Bettany Hughes, head of London’s South Bank Centre Jude Kelly, Google’s Amit Sood and actor Mat Fraser also enjoy live music, aerial performances and the museum’s amazing collection, all under the watchful gaze of Dolly the sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal! There are also short films showcasing Museums at Night events across the country.

All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th May 2014)

Our journey continues with a look at how well staff members get along. Plus, a troupe of dancers surprise commuters with an impromptu platform performance.

Britain’s Most Extreme Weather (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 19th May 2014)

Is Britain now hotter than ever? Alex Beresford examines the science and the history of our weather to find out. Alex learns about the dangers of heatwaves, when extreme hot weather can shut down transport, damage crops and give people heat exhaustion. Alex experiences the dangers of rising temperatures when he endures a simulated heatwave. The programme examines the severe heatwave of 2003, which killed around 2000 people in Britain, when temperatures hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the South East.

Watermen: A Dirty Business (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th May 2014)

Series focusing on the men and women who take our calls, come to unblock the drains and keep the sewage flowing. The final episode in the series begs the question, who would flush a pair of designer underpants and how big can a fatberg be? For Chris and Mark a pair of pants is just one of many treats they get on a weekly basis as they maintain Lennox Gate Pumping Station in Blackpool. Whilst, over in Davyhulme, Scott and Wayne face an estimated 100-tonne fatberg, an eye watering sight and smell but all in a day’s work for the lads who handle these gut-wrenching jobs.

King’s Cross: Inferno on the Tube (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 21st May 2014)

Documentary series detailing minute by minute the events leading up to a disasters and atrocities. This episode looks at the evening in November 1987 when a giant fireball engulfed the ticket hall at King’s Cross, one of London’s busiest underground stations. The fire was caused by a discarded match or cigarette setting alight a wooden escalator, but the inadequate infrastructure of the station meant that it quickly escalated into an inferno which killed 31 people. The programme features interviews with, among others, Daemonn Brody, who was there at the moment of the disaster, Sharon O’Neill, a London Transport officer who helped to rescue a number of people and journalist Lindsay Taylor who was close to the scene of the accident.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st May 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. Across the glittering waters of Sydney, Neil Oliver explores the network of fortification to protect ‘Fortress Sydney’, and discovers how close the city came to being taken in the Second World War. Xanthe Mallett discovers some ingenious DIY, as she learns how to make building mortar out of oyster shells. Tim Flannery reveals the geological secrets of the city’s vast and sprawling harbour, and unlocks the riddle of the rivers that had Captain Phillip baffled in 1788. Brendan Moar examines the Sydney Harbour Bridge, an international icon in engineering and design, while Emma Johnston hunts for tropical fish in Sydney’s temperate and diverse harbour.

Heston’s Great British Food (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd May 2014)

In the final episode of the series, Heston gives the classic British afternoon tea a very special twist, conjuring something the Mad Hatter himself would be proud of. Heston does his own take on the Victoria sandwich cake. Inspired by a visit to Wedgwood fine china manufacturers, Heston makes an edible cake stand out of sponge. He adds some ‘sandwich’ cakes that look like smoked salmon and cream cheese, but are in fact sweet cakes made from Earl Grey sponge and blood orange pâté de fruit. For tea, Heston brews a Darjeeling and hedgerow infusion and cucumber sandwich tea leaves. There’s also a sandwich casino inside a beautiful country house in Staffordshire, where the guests are able to eat the playing cards, casino chips and even the gambling table. And there’s one last surprise, with a chocolate teapot that pours Earl Grey chocolate tea.

Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 23rd May 2014)

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Kirsty Young and guest panellists including Ross Noble.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/05/2014

All Aboard: East Coast Trains (YouView app screenshot)All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th May 2014)

Tickets at the ready for an insightful documentary following East Coast employees as they try to keep one of the UK’s busiest transport systems on track.

The Crimson Field (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 11th May 2014)

Drama series presenting one of the untold stories of World War I. Joan is hauled up on a charge of aiding the enemy and faces a possible lifetime in prison. She is desperate to protect Anton so tries to deflect the questions, even as Purbright arrives to drive them home harder. Meanwhile, the hospital is awash with the news of Joan’s treachery and Roland is directly in the firing line, accused of letting the rules slide and bringing the RAMC into disrepute. His position rests on a knife edge as old enemies close in. Elsewhere, Flora discovers Peter’s brother, Jimmy, on one of the wards and happily reunites the siblings, but when it becomes clear that Jimmy is too fragile for war Peter has a difficult decision to make. Joan’s actions send ripples through the hospital. As night falls some rules will be broken and others upheld. As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope and love are put to the test.

The Storms That Shook the South West (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 12th May 2014)

Sam Smith meets the people whose lives and livelihoods were affected by the worst storms in living memory and asks whether it is time to rebuild or to retreat.

Britain’s Most Extreme Weather (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 12th May 2014)

Alex Beresford scours through British history and analyses the latest scientific research to find out if our rain and floods are getting worse. The programme tells the story of our recent floods, using personal testimony and astonishing footage from smartphones and cameras. Alex discovers how dangerous it is to be caught in a flash flood and searches through the history books for great floods of the past to see if they can provide clues to future rainfall patterns and flooding.

Watermen: A Dirty Business (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th May 2014)

Series focusing on the men and women who take our calls, come to unblock the drains and keep the sewage flowing. From a collapsed sewer under a lucrative holiday home in Blackpool, to a rain-soaked team in Preston, this episode sees the watermen dive underground and under water as they do all they can to prevent upheaval for customers, come rain or come shine. Residents in Manchester face a year of noise and chaos as storm tanks are put in place to deal with excess waste caused by heavy rain, and despite three months’ worth of notice and a chance to voice concerns ahead of the work starting, locals are less than pleased when the work eventually starts. Whilst a team in south east Manchester are tackling 30,000 litres of concrete that’s been poured down a sewer, a specialist diving team face a technical job at a reservoir as well as a stomach-churning waste water task. It’s not a job for the faint-hearted.

Lockerbie: Terror at 31,000 Feet: Minute by Minute (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 14th May 2014)

Documentary piecing together the timeline that led up to the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie on 21st December 1988. Told with the aid of archive footage, new interviews with key witnesses and personal accounts from family members who lost loved ones, this programme charts the events hour by hour.

24 Hours in A and E (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th May 2014)

The RTS award-winning series continues, capturing dramatic and emotional stories of love, life and loss on the frontline of the NHS. The series is filmed around the clock at one of Britain’s busiest A&E departments at King’s College Hospital in South London. King’s is a specialist stroke centre, treating over 1300 stroke patients each year. This episode features the work of the stroke team over 24 hours in the Emergency Department. Laura, who’s 72, is rushed to King’s after suffering a suspected stroke. She can’t speak and her husband Camillo, her daughter Gabby and her grandchildren are soon by her bedside. With scans showing a blood clot on Laura’s brain, the family have to decide, with the help of the medical team, whether she should have the clot-busting drug that could reduce the risk of permanent brain damage, but that carries a low risk of serious side effects.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th May 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. In Kimberley, Western Australia, Tim Flannery walks in primeval tracks along the Dinosaur Coast. Neil Oliver wrestles the southern hemisphere’s biggest tides at the surging Horizontal Falls, and Xanthe Mallett explores a unique maritime war grave. Neil also discovers Broome’s dark pearling history and the delicate science of pearl cultivation. Brendan Moar learns the art of indigenous raft making and Emma Johnston investigates the protected habitat of migratory shorebirds. Finally, Neil experiences the indigenous ‘dreaming’ stories through a little sacred maintenance on some ancient rock art at Freshwater Cove.

Heston’s Great British Food (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th May 2014)

Heston seeks inspiration for a feast of British chocolate, aiming to bring all of the nation’s rich history of chocolate making together in one supersized chocolate bar. With help from leading chocolate makers, Heston crafts a homage to mint Aero, Mini Eggs, Flake, Milky Way, Twix and Caramel as part of the first ever Great Bar of Britain, which is unveiled at a feast served from a giant chocolate box called Heston Magic. Heston looks back at the earliest chocolate bar, Fry’s Victorian Oxchocolate bar, and makes a ‘Moos bar’, which is a combination of beef nougat, shortbread biscuit and beef and Guinness caramel. He makes a Black Forest gateau hot chocolate and a chilli gin and chocolate water cocktail. He also makes a unique range of chocolates in a beautiful edible box.

Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Friday 16th May 2014)

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jo Brand and guest panellists Kevin Bridges and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP.

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

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