Oct 272018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 7:50pm | Sunday 28th October 2018)

In Yorkshire, the Doctor and friends meet Yaz’s family – and uncover a creepy mystery at the heart of the city. What is happening to the spiders of Sheffield?

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 28th October 2018)

Simon Reeve embarks on the fourth and final leg of his journey around the Mediterranean, travelling from Morocco, across the sea to Spain, and on to Corsica and the French Riviera.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 28th October 2018)

Beginning on Britain’s first purpose-built canal, the Bridgewater, Tim and Pru embark on a voyage through canal history, as they explore the waterways of north west England. Heading from the suburbs of Manchester to the great canal port at Ellesmere, along the way they’ll discover how canals became the veins and arteries of the early industrial revolution, and helped to transform England’s green and pleasant land into the workshop of the world. At Worsley, Tim and Pru discover how in 1761, the building of the Bridgewater Canal, more than halved the price of coal in Manchester and launched a transport revolution. In Manchester, Tim and Pru discover a lesser known aspect of canal history when visiting Canal Street, which lies at the heart of the city’s LGBT+ community.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th October 2018)

Swindon control discovers an intoxicated man running around the tracks, forcing them to shut the line. Engineers at Cowley Bridge near Exeter insert 24 huge culverts to ease flooding there. In Paddington, a drink-addled dentist is convinced he has left his bag on a train.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 30th October 2018)

The RNLI volunteers race to try and rescue a teenager being swept out to sea on an inflatable, two girls caught in a rip current and a woman who has fallen from a cliff in Cornwall.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 1st November 2018)

A suspected terror incident requires a large-scale response and brings back memories of the Manchester Arena attack for the paramedics.

The Great Model Railway Challenge (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd November 2018)

Reality contest as railway modellers compete to create miniature masterpieces against the clock. The Wakefield RMS, Aberdeen Model Railway Club and the Shunter Guys compete for a place in the final by creating railway layouts based on the theme ‘Waterworld’.

The Lakes with Paul Rose (BBC 2/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd November 2018)

Four-part series about the Lake District, the National Park that is now a World Heritage Site. Remote Eskdale is the final destination in explorer Paul Rose’s trek through the Lake District. This corner of the western Lakes is off the normal tourist track but it boasts England’s highest mountain. Before heading for the tough Lakeland summit of Scafell Pike, Paul meets the folk who run one of the country’s most scenic railways, he has a close encounter with a vulture, and gets to grips with the locals in a spot of Cumberland wrestling.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 2nd November 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to more extraordinary abandoned locations. A medical revolution was born at Cambridge that changed the face of Britain – literally.

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

Oct 202018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:55pm to 7:45pm | Sunday 21st October 2018)

Montgomery, Alabama. 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history.

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 21st October 2018)

Simon Reeve embarks on the third leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. He begins in Libya – a country torn apart by revolution, insurgents from the so-called Islamic State and western air strikes. Travelling west along North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, Simon journeys through Tunisia where he meets a man who is keeping Berber traditions alive by harnessing camel power to make olive oil and excavating rock by hand to build new Berber homes. From Tunisia, Simon boards the overnight ferry to Sicily. Here he meets three inspiring sisters who – despite constant intimidation – are making a defiant stand against the mafia.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd October 2018)

Documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. Huge delays occur after a man is hit by a train at Southall, and more chaos occurs when the power out on track is accidentally switched off. Meanwhile, hundreds of train enthusiasts descend on Paddington to get a glimpse of the world-famous Flying Scotsman.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 23rd October 2018)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). As storm Ophelia hits the British Isles, on the south east coast of Ireland the Rosslare crew try to rescue a small yacht with three people on board. In Devon, the crew at Appledore race an incoming tide to try and reach a man stuck fast in quicksand, while on the north coast of Cornwall, the crew of St Agnes must battle through huge breaking waves to reach two young boys being swept out to sea in a deadly rip current.

Without Limits: Australia (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 24th October 2018)

Two-part observational documentary following a team of injured British and Australian veterans as they embark on an extraordinary near 1000-mile expedition across Western Australia’s remote Kimberley region. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome the veterans at the Invictus Games in Sydney after their dramatic expedition across Western Australia.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th October 2018)

Professional deep-sea diver Adrian Corrigall is obsessed with concrete. He fell in love with this cold uncompromising material in the skateparks of Scotland. Now he’s convinced his wife Megan to agree to build their new family home in rural East Sussex almost entirely out of the stuff – both inside and out. No cladding, no carpets, no plaster or wallpaper – this will be as pure a concrete building as possible. Construction involves cutting-edge technologies conceived in Switzerland and never used to build a house before. The hope is these new mix recipes will overcome the historic negatives of concrete and keep costs down. However, the perils of being a pioneer soon become evident. With both schedule and budget under strain, Adrian is forced to resume work as a diver, servicing North Sea oil installations and taking him away for a month at a time. With Megan now left juggling the build, all the while looking after three young children, the concrete dream seems a long way off.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 25th October 2018)

Documentary series focusing on the work of the North West Ambulance Service. Call handler Elly tackles an increasing volume of calls, and there are surprises for paramedics April and Clare.

The Great Model Railway Challenge (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | The Great Model Railway Challenge)

Reality contest as railway modellers compete to create miniature masterpieces against the clock. The Fawley Fliers, The Diesel Dynamos and The Railway Children are the teams competing, and they each have to create a railway layout based on the creatively taxing theme ‘Fire and Ice’.

The Lakes with Paul Rose (BBC 2/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 26th October 2018)

Four-part series about the Lake District, the National Park that is now a World Heritage Site. In this episode, Paul Rose heads to Coniston, where he enters a retro-cycling event on a penny farthing before joining the mountain bikers of Grizedale Forest. He relives the final moments of Donald Campbell in his attempt to break the world water-speed record on Coniston Water, and ends his trek by climbing Dow Crag, before ascending to one of the area’s best-known hills, The Old Man of Coniston.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 26th October 2018)

Rob Bell explores the lost landscapes and infrastructure of some of Britain’s former railway lines. Rob unearths the lost line from Ruabon to Barmouth, taking a memorable trip across the ‘Stream in the Sky’ on the breath-taking Pontcysyllte Aquaduct.

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

Oct 132018
 

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 14th October 2018)

Simon Reeve embarks on the second leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. Setting off from a snowy mountain ski resort in Cyprus, Simon finds an island and a capital city still deeply divided between Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 14th October 2018)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on more spectacular canal journeys. This time, Tim and Pru voyage across Italy’s largest lake and along Europe’s oldest working canal, to the historic heart of Milan. Travelling from Lake Maggiore to the Naviglio Grande canal, they navigate a route taken by marble-carrying barges for over five centuries. Their journey includes a visit to the Swiss lakeside town of Locarno; a speed boat; the spectacular gardens of Isola Bella; a traditional Italian barging song; wine; and a visit to Milan’s famous cathedral, the Duomo.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 15th October 2018)

Documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. Weekend works at Acton have overrun, a lorry rips the safety barriers off a level crossing as it runs the lights, and ‘the flying banana’ trails the rails for defects.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th October 2018)

Identical twins Nik and Jon Daughtry run a graphic design company together. They drive the same car and even own identical dogs. Now these two brothers are building two near identical houses next door to each other in Sheffield. Raised up on steel stilts on the site of an old corn mill, the houses pay tribute to Sheffield’s industrial past. Huge steel frames with exposed blockwork and black steel cladding should create two sleek and modern family homes. But Nik and Jon’s plan is incredibly ambitious. Not only do they want to build the two houses for the price of one, but the materials and finish have to be absolutely perfect. With a tight budget, it’s an almighty stretch from the start. As delays, overages and imperfections hit, it’s clear the twins’ intuitive and incredibly close relationship will be tested like never before.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pn to 10:00pm | Thursday 18th October 2018)

Documentary series focusing on the work of the North West Ambulance Service. Over a busy weekend in Manchester, paramedics Andrea and Glynn attend an RTC, while Debbie and Shaun try to persuade a homeless man to go to hospital.

The Great Model Railway Challenge (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 19th October 2018)

Reality contest as railway modellers compete to create miniature masterpieces against the clock. Heat three’s theme sees the judges taking in the sights of miniature recreations inspired by locations all around the world.

The Lakes with Paul Rose (BBC 2/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 19th October 2018)

Four-part series about the Lake District, the National Park that is now a World Heritage Site. In this episode, Paul Rose heads to Windermere, joining the crowds to find out why the early tourists thought the Lakes were one of the most dangerous spots in the country. He plunges into the world of long-distance swimming and helps the staff who run the boats on the lake, before meeting a Holocaust survivor who was airlifted to Windermere in 1945, as part of a mercy mission involving 300 orphans after the Second World War.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 19th October 2018)

Rob Bell explores the lost landscapes and infrastructure of some of Britain’s former railway lines. This lost line once transformed the fortunes of seaside towns, but it was expensive and difficult to maintain, and the boggy Somerset Levels presented a challenge to laying tracks.

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

May 052018
 

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

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. As Storm Eleanor strikes a fly-away plastic bag causes a power outage trapping three trains, in Hungerford a falling tree hits a Penzance-bound service, and engineers work through the night to fix a crack that has been discovered in a set of points near Oxford.

British Airways (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th May 2018)

Two-part documentary charting the highs and lows of British Airways as it approaches its centenary. Former pilots, crew and customers reveal their tales, combined with incredible archive footage. Stories includes the advent of luxury flight, the world’s most expensive advertising campaign, getting caught up in the Gulf War, and the aborted take-off of Heathrow T5.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 10th May 2018)

In an average week, crews across the West Midlands respond to 30 stabbings. Pete and Matt, a specialist trauma team, are called to treat the victim of a brutal knife attack. They carry out urgent medical intervention at the scene in a bid to save the man’s life. Paramedics Christine and Chris start their day shift with a man who has collapsed in Worcester town centre after a suspected drug overdose. They give him an opiate antidote to stop him slipping into a coma, but the effect is only temporary. With A&E departments across the region busy, ambulance crews face waiting times of up to two hours before they can hand over their patients. When Jo and Tracey are called to 90-year-old Dennis, who has been vomiting, they want to save him from the inevitable delay at hospital. But GP surgeries are under pressure too. and they can’t get through to his doctor. They have no option but to take Dennis to hospital and join the queue.

Britain’s Great Cathedrals, with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 11th May 2018)

Tony Robinson tells the turbulent history of six of Britain’s cathedrals. Winchester is the longest medieval cathedral in northern Europe. It is also one of Britain’s oldest cathedrals and a monument to the wealth and power of the Normans. Kings and queens have been christened, married and laid to rest here.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 11th May 2018)

Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations. Imber Village was evacuated in 1943 to be used as a WWII training ground. Despite promises that the residents could return after the war, the village remains in the hands of the military today, and has been used for training against the IRA and the Taliban.

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

Apr 282018
 

A Force in Crisis (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Monday 30th April 2018)

Sam Poling investigates the series of crises to have hit Police Scotland, five years after the creation of the national force. She hears damning testimony from serving officers and discovers evidence of misconduct and the manipulation of crime figures. The programme reveals leaked documents which show corruption at the very heart of the force and a culture of fear within its ranks, documents those at the top tried to suppress. She asks the current chief constable whether, with his own controversial background, he is fit to lead.

Coast Lives (BBC 2/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Monday 30th April 2018)

Series in which weatherman Barra Best voyages around the Northern Irish coastline, meeting those for whom the sea is a huge part of their lives. His journey begins at Lough Foyle, after which he makes his way to the picturesque harbour of Portbradden.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 30th April 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. A track circuit failure closes Platform 5 which is used by numerous high-speed trains, British Transport Police are out in force as rival Oxford and Millwall fans use the network, and a young man is seen on CCTV walking dangerously close to the edge of the platform.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 3rd May 2018)

West Midlands Ambulance Service sees a spike in trauma cases and must manage problems of the winter NHS crisis that has left patients lying in the corridors of Royal Stoke Hospital.

Britain’s Great Cathedrals, with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 4th May 2018)

History series. Tony Robinson tells the turbulent history of six of Britain’s cathedrals. Liverpool cathedral is the Church of England’s newest cathedral, and it’s the largest in Britain. The cathedral was designed in the Gothic style by Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed the red telephone box. It took 74 years to build and was paid for by money donated from the people of Liverpool.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 4th May 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations. Since it opened 400 years ago, Shepton Mallet prison has seen thousands of prisoners, numerous executions and countless escape attempts. It has been home to gangsters, and during the Second World War a safe house for Britain’s most precious historic documents such as the Magna Carta.

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

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.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pn to 10:00pm | Thursday 26th April 2018)

A day shift takes an unexpected turn for West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics when a 999 call about an unconscious patient suddenly becomes very personal.

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.

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