Tag: Call the Midwife

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 19/02/2022

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 20th February 2022)

The team rushes to the aid of the injured in the wake of a terrible tragedy that has devastated the Poplar community – but there is no news of whether Sister Julienne or Dr Turner have survived. A guilt-stricken Timothy goes in search of his father, while an oblivious Sister Higgins learns what of the catastrophic events occurring nearby while she is in the middle of a delivery.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 21st February 2022)

Michael Portillo crosses the Severn to begin a trip along the south coast of Wales, joining maintenance workers on a hair-raising secret railway high above the estuary. From Newport, Michael makes for Caerleon, where he discovers how its Roman history was eclipsed by the legend of King Arthur and his Round Table.

The Pennines: Backbone of Britain (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 21st February 2022)

A livestock auctioneer prepares for the biggest sale of his career so far, while a farmer in Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, uses goats’ milk to make products from cheese to soap. A mountain guide ensures that walkers attempting the gruelling 24-mile challenge of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks in under 12 hours make it to the end of their journey safely.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 22nd February 2022)

Michael Portillo continues his South Wales coastal railway journey in Barry Island, where he joins a Bristol pilot on his way to help guide a feeder container ship into port. Skirting the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Michael alights at Llantwit Major to visit St Donat’s Castle, before reaching the pretty seaside resort of Porthcawl.

This is Going to Hurt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:50pm | Tuesday 22nd February 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

A politician’s visit puts pressure on the already beleaguered workforce, especially head midwife Tracy, who has to organise the event while also doing her own job. Adam is preoccupied by a beloved older patient with cancer and Shruti suspects a pregnant woman is being abused by her partner, but struggles to get her alone. Away from work, Adam finally opens up to Harry. Comedy drama, starring Ben Whishaw.

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 22nd February 2022)

Ben spends time with a multi-generational family in Oxfordshire who have left their conventional life behind and relocated to an empty plot of land which they have transformed. Ben learns about the obstacles the family have overcome and how they have spent two decades honing their skills and living off the land.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 23rd February 2022)

Michael Portillo’s coastal rail journey along the south coast of Wales reaches the town of Port Talbot, where he investigates how the steel industry is planning to decarbonise. Across the Bay, Michael arrives in The Mumbles, site of the world’s first passenger railway in 1807, before making his way from Gowerton to Burry Port and heading for the wild and blustery Pembrey Sands.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 24th February 2022)

Michael Portillo travels the rural coastline of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire in south Wales. From Carmarthen Bay, he tracks up the estuary and River Towy to the historic town of Carmarthen and Middleton Hall, home of Wales’s National Botanic Garden. There, Michael is on the trail of the quarter of a million honeybees that live in the garden.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 25th February 2022)

Michael Portillo reaches the most westerly station in Wales, on the final leg of his rail journey along its southern coastline. At Milford Haven, Michael learns from the Harbour Master about the biggest energy port in the United Kingdom, which has an oil refinery and storage terminals as well as natural gas terminals. Further along the estuary at Pembroke Dock, Michael visits a pioneering project to harness the power of the sea.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 25th February 2022)

The presenter visits the Peak District in the heart of England, famed for its striking landscapes and rolling hills. There Susan negotiates Segway tracks, rides a tram, braves the River Derwent, and scales the Heights of Abraham in a cable car.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 25th February 2022)

When a prestigious chess match ends in murder, the team members have to work out how and why the killing was carried out. Meanwhile, the Commissioner is confronted with his past by the very last person he was expecting to see.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 12/02/2022

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 13th February 2022)

An unforeseen event leaves Nonnatus House facing its biggest threat yet. Timothy returns home from university suffering from glandular fever, but is determined to resume his studies and resents his father’s interference. Sister Hilda comes to the aid of an expectant mother suffering from a painful condition, and Sister Frances supports a teenage mother who is facing moving out of foster care and living alone for the first time in her life.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 14th February 2022)

Michael Portillo sets off on the first leg of a trip from the Firth of Clyde to Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides, beginning with a visit to a nuclear power station on the Hunterston Peninsula. He then learns about Largs’ Viking past and admires one of the most beautiful railway stations in Britain at Wemyss Bay. The importance of ferries to connect western Scotland with its many islands becomes plain to Michael at Port Glasgow in the deep waters of the Clyde, where he visits Ferguson Marine, builders of Calmac ferries.
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The Pennines: Backbone of Britain (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th February 2022)

Exploring the moors of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. A group of friends take a boating holiday along one of the region’s great canals, including the longest tunnel in Europe.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 15th February 2022)

Michael Portillo continues his exploration of Scotland’s spectacular west coast from the Firth of Clyde to the Outer Hebrides. From the 250-year old ‘new town” of Helensburgh on the north bank of the Clyde, Michael takes his favourite West Highland Line across epic landscapes to Garelochhead and Ben Cruachan, and makes his way to Connel Bridge and the waters of Loch Etive.

This is Going to Hurt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:50pm | Tuesday 15th February 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Adam struggles to recover from his mistake with Erika, making him extra vigilant at work. When he meets a patient who is playing down her abdominal pain, he is convinced she has a serious condition – but colleague Julian insists she is well and should be sent home, embarrassing Adam in front of Mr Lockhart.

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th February 2022)

Ben journeys to one of Britain’s furthest outposts, the Shetland Islands, to meet Helen and Jason, a couple just a few years into their new life on the edge of the weather-beaten island of Yell. He discovers why they needed to escape the demands of urban life, and witnesses the obstacles they now face as they pursue their wildest dreams on this beautiful, historical and remote island.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 16th February 2022)

Onboard the West Highland Line, Michael Portillo explores the stunning scenery of Scotland’s west coast and islands as he heads to the Hebridean archipelago from the ferry terminal of Oban. On his way to the Isle of Mull, Michael watches eagerly for sea mammals in a stretch of water where many species of whales, dolphins and porpoises have been recorded, before checking out the daily catch in the fishing port of Tobermory. Later, Michael heads to the tiny Isle of Staffa, where he follows in the wake of a young Felix Mendelssohn, who was only 20-year-old when he set eyes on the volcanic sea cavern, Fingal’s Cave.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 17th February 2022)

Michael Portillo’s railway adventure reaches the west coast of Scotland where, aboard the Jacobite Express, he crosses the awe-inspiring Glenfinnan Viaduct. With his view of the curve of 21 arches built entirely of concrete, Michael and his fellow passengers are the envy of the crowds waving below. Spectacular engineering is in store for Michael in the Grampian mountains at Fort William, where he investigates the Lochaber Aluminium Works.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 18th February 2022)

Michael reaches the terminus of the West Highland Line at Mallaig, from where he follows in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie, over the sea to Skye. The island is renowned for wildlife and Michael seeks out one of its most spectacular residents, the sea eagle. He is lucky enough also to spot a school of dolphins.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 18th February 2022)

The presenter enjoys scenic views from the stunning shores of Loch Lochy. Susan spies some activity ahead – which turns out to be a spot of axe throwing, and local chap Woodman Tom is happy to give her a go. Susan’s last stop is in Glen Coe, where she takes learns to paddle-board.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 18th February 2022)

A reggae rap artist is shot dead at a soundcheck for a concert. Things prove uncomfortable for Marlon when he discovers a personal connection to the crime. Caribbean-set detective drama, starring Ralf Little, Don Warrington and Tahj Miles.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 05/02/2022

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 6th February 2022)

A black raven is found in the parlour. Sister Monica Joan fears it is a bad omen, and consults a clairvoyant for advice on what its appearance means for Nonnatus House. Lucille prepares for her first day back at work, but is clearly not coping well, despite the support of the team. Matthew discovers one of his warehouses is being used illegally by squatters, including a heavily pregnant women who refuses all prenatal care. Dr Turner attends a district health committee meeting on measles vaccination and hopes to increase uptake by running a pilot scheme in Poplar.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 7th February 2022)

Michael Portillo sets off from Tynemouth on the first leg of a trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed, hearing about of a 19th-century tragedy at sea that inspired 140 local men to set up a coastal rescue service. At Long Sands beach, Michael rolls up his sleeves to help volunteers caring for sick and injured seals at the Tynemouth Aquarium Seal Hospital.

The Pennines: Backbone of Britain (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 7th February 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Series exploring the mountain range and meeting people who live there. The first episode comes from the Peak District National Park, a popular destination for climbers.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 8th February 2022)

Michael Portillo heads from Newcastle to Lynemouth, and is intrigued to hear of its part in Newcastle’s early industrial development. En route, Michael travels through the huge Northumberland coalfield and, at Cramlington, he alights to visit an extraordinary work of landform art made from the spoil of a coalmine, the vast Northumberlandia, known as the Lady of the North.

This is Going to Hurt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:50pm | Tuesday 8th February 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Comedy drama based on the bestselling book by Adam Kay, documenting his time as a junior doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology. In the first episode, Adam treats a racist pregnant woman, but head midwife Tracy is unimpressed with how he handles it. He manages to get out of work on time to attend his best friend’s stag do, but is immediately called back to the hospital to cover a staff shortage, abandoning his boyfriend Harry at the party.

AstraZeneca: A Vaccine for the World (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th February 2022)

BBC medical editor Fergus Walsh examines the inside story and extraordinary ambition behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Having reported on the vaccine since its early development, Fergus examines the challenges this jab faced in Europe and beyond, and asks if it fulfilled the original hopes of the scientists in Oxford.

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th February 2022)

Ben journeys to one of Britain’s furthest outposts, the Shetland Islands, to meet Helen and Jason, a couple just a few years into their new life on the edge of the weather-beaten island of Yell. He discovers why they needed to escape the demands of urban life, and witnesses the obstacles they now face as they pursue their wildest dreams on this beautiful, historical and remote island.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 9th February 2022)

Michael Portillo explores the wild and rugged coastline of Northumberland by rail, beginning in Morpeth, where he finds an historic collection of Northumbrian bagpipes and discovers how difficult they are to play. The East Coast mainline delivers Michael to Widdrington and its long sandy bay, where a beachcombing blacksmith finds treasures to inspire artwork in steel.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 10th February 2022)

Michael Portillo travels the length of the Northumbrian coastline, with its glorious beaches and grandiose castles. In the village of Alnmouth he takes to the waves in a traditional skiff built by members of the Alnmouth Coastal Rowing Club. His last stop of the day is the mighty Bamburgh Castle.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 10th February 2022)

For the final third of his 131-mile Speyside Way trek, Iain Robertson is joined by musician Paul Anderson and actor Joanne Gallagher as they celebrate everything from the river’s whisky tradition, fairy walks, and even one of his favourite Scottish landmarks.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 11th February 2022)

Michael Portillo’s rail trek along the coast of Northumberland continues towards the Farne Islands, takes in the holy island of Lindisfarne, and finishes in Britain’s northernmost town, Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 11th February 2022)

Susan takes her campervan to the rolling countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, a part of the world known as Herriot Country, named after fictional vet James Herriot. He was a creation of a real Yorkshire vet – and Susan’s first stop is at his former home in Thirsk. Susan later heads to Linton in Craven, where she has her first Women’s Institute meeting.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 11th February 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

When a woman reports a murder and is then found strangled, the team is left wondering whether she was reporting her own murder. Brilliant-though-slightly neurotic detective Neville Parker attempts to lead this perplexing case. Caribbean-set detective drama, starring Ralf Little, Josephine Jobert and Don Warrington.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/01/2022

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 30th January 2022)

Trixie is assigned to help a crane driver who has been rendered paraplegic following a workplace accident, but whose determined wife refuses all offers of assistance. Nancy and Sister Frances are asked to give a talk to a class of primary school girls after several of them start their periods early. An encounter with an expectant mother leaves Lucille considering a career change, and Shelagh’s efforts to raise money for the playground cause chaos at Nonnatus House.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 31st January 2022)

Michael Portillo crosses the Culloden Viaduct aboard the Caledonian Sleeper to arrive bright and early in Inverness, from where he heads north on a magnificent scenic adventure to the Orkney archipelago. On boggy moorland overlooking the Moray Firth near Inverness, Michael explores the battlefield at Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army fought British Government troops in 1746.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 1st February 2022)

Michael Portillo travels by train north from Inverness to the Orkney Islands. Beginning on the Moray Firth, Michael admires the Cullen Viaduct then enjoys a bowl of Cullen skink at a family-run fishmonger of 150 years’ standing. In the factory smokery, he learns from the owner how the famous soup acquires its distinctive taste.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 2nd February 2022)

Michael Portillo’s Scottish coastal railway journey reaches Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth, the third great inlet on the northeast coast of the Highlands. He arrives on Britain’s northernmost railway, the Far North Line, and heads straight onto the water to explore a former oil drilling rig now moored in the firth.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 3rd February 2022)

The latest stage of Michael Portillo’s trek takes him past lochs and castles on the Far North Line to Britain’s northernmost railway station at Thurso. From Lairg on the banks of Loch Shin, Michael heads for a secret conservation area in the 18-mile-long loch to track down one of Scotland’s most elusive and endangered species, the freshwater pearl mussel.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 3rd February 2022)

Having covered almost 50 miles of the Speyside Way source to sea walk, Iain Robertson is joined out of Dalraddy by his River City co-star Sally Howitt and surprises her with a trip on a steam train in Aviemore.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 4th February 2022)

From Britain’s northernmost station at Thurso in Caithness, Michael Portillo heads for the ferry port of Scrabster to cross the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. Passing the Old Man of Hoy, Michael takes in stunning views of the Orkney archipelago and the rugged coastlines of its 70 islands.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 4th February 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

The travel show returns with a trip to Devon, where Susan investigates a part of the coastline known as the English Riviera. She will discover intriguing places and inspiring sights on her 85-mile adventure, exploring shimmering seas, pristine beaches, and pretty harbours.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 4th February 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

When a young pop star is found dead at a rehab clinic, it initially looks like a tragic accident. However, Neville is convinced there’s more to her death than meets the eye. Caribbean detective drama, starring Ralf Little, Josephine Jobert and Don Warrington.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 22/01/2022

The Green Planet (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 23rd January 2022)

The strategy, deception and feats of engineering plants use to thrive in the changing weather of different seasons. In the face of conditions ranging from ice and snow to raging fires, survival is often a question of perfect timing – particularly when contending with intense competition and surprising predators.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 23rd January 2022)

Sister Hilda and Dr Turner support a young father with a lung condition whose wife is planning a home birth, and discover he is also coping with the repercussions of a past trauma. Cyril looks for a job that will put his qualifications to good use, a first-time mother struggles to bond with her daughter, and Fred comes up with a way to keep the wards cool during a summer heatwave.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 24th January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Michael Portillo travels around the British Isles by train, immersing himself in the magnificent scenery of the nation’s coastal regions. Meeting locals, he discovers passion and pride in their history, culture and identity, and seeks to understand the challenges each region faces today. He begins at Siccar Point in Berwickshire, which was the site of an extraordinary 18th-century discovery and is a place of pilgrimage for earth scientists from across the world.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 25th January 2022)

Michael Portillo continues his Scottish coastal journey along the Firth of Forth at the railway engineering icon for which it is famous throughout the world, the Forth Bridge, and reminisces about his delight in the crossing as a child visiting his Scottish grandparents. On the Firth’s southern bank, Michael stops in the port of Leith to tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, before crossing the River Forth at Stirling and heading east to Alloa on the northern bank.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 26th January 2022)

Michael Portillo begins this leg of his Scottish railway journey from Dunbar to Peterhead in the beautiful medieval city of Stirling. At a towering monument overlooking the River Forth, Michael hears how, in 1297, William Wallace inflicted a shocking defeat on the English army at Stirling Bridge. Travelling across country to the River Tay, Michael discovers the city of Perth, before heading to the banks of the Tay for a magical sunset canoe trip to spot beavers.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 27th January 2022)

Michael Portillo visits Leuchars, known nowadays on the railways as Leuchars for St Andrews, which is Scotland’s oldest university and is located on a beautiful beachfront.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 27th January 2022)

Iain Robertson starts a new 131-mile ramble as he heads north and tackles the Speyside Way. He heads in to the wilderness with Taggart veteran Colin McCredie and friend Barratt Robertson.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 28th January 2022)

Michael Portillo’s Scottish railway journey reaches Aberdeen. From the granite city, Michael heads out to Forvie National Nature Reserve, which is 1,000 hectares of protected coastal habitat dominated by grassy dunes.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 28th January 2022)

The naturalist walks a hilly coastline that is home to two of north Wales’s most popular tourist destinations – the walled town of Conwy, and the Victorian resort of Llandudno, once dubbed the Queen of Welsh resorts.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 28th January 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Florence’s undercover role takes a dangerous turn when she finds herself in familiar surroundings, amid a murder investigation. Facing a race against time, Neville sets out to solve the crime.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 15/01/2022

The Green Planet (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 16th January 2022)

David Attenborough presents a guide to the world of plants that grow in water, including a bubbling river in Brazil, where the plants have created their own atmosphere and a lake smothered in brightly-coloured flowers. Plus, plants that fight each other for growing space or use natural adhesives to prevent themselves being swept downstream, and a look at the methods used to evade or even attack animals.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th January 2022)

Shelagh organises a special celebration to mark 100 years since the Order first arrived in Poplar – although Sister Hilda feels that she should have been in charge of the festivities. Nancy tackles the plight of meths drinkers living rough in Poplar, and Nurse Crane treats a young singer who is torn between two very different futures.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 21st January 2022)

Kate walks a rugged and scenic route along Ayrshire’s coast, the birthplace of Scotland’s National Bard, poet Robert Burns. This 15-mile walk follows the Ayrshire Coastal Path south from Ayr to the coastal farming community at Dowhill, home to a unique potato. Leaving Ayr, her path follows the shoreline south, skirting wild beaches.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 21st January 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

When a skydiver appears to have been murdered in mid-air, Neville and the team must explore the cut-throat world of social media. Caribbean detective drama, starring Ralf Little, Josephine Jobert and Don Warrington.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 08/01/2022

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 9th January 2022)

Sister Frances joins Dr Turner in operating a cervical smear clinic, and helps to support a recently married young woman who has received a life-changing diagnosis. A single mother expecting her fourth child whose eldest son is in borstal needs Lucille’s assistance to avoid being branded an unfit mother. Miss Higgins moves into Nonnatus after a traumatic experience, but the longer she stays, the more she annoys everyone else.

The Adventure Show (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Thursday 13th January 2022)

Amy Irons experiences sea cliff climbing in Orkney mainland as Duncan McCallum shows her the attraction of vertical rock. We travel to one of the northern islands, Sanday, where resident marine scientist Emma Neave-Webb highlights the danger from climate change. Back in Kirkwall, Lauren MacCallum discovers the success story behind the local climbing wall and why Orkney’s young climbers are now amongst the best in Scotland.

Iain Robertson Rambles (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 13th January 2022)

Iain continues his coast-to-coast walk along the Southern Upland Way, setting out from Sanquhar with his friend actor Howard Ward, parting ways at Wanlockhead. The next day he takes advantage of the fact that his chef neighbour Christine Burke is holidaying in the area in her camper van.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 14th January 2022)

Kate’s starting point for the latest leg is the picturesque village of Alnmouth, once a leading grain port in the 18th century. Today it’s known for its colourful houses and a gentle sweep of sandy beach where Kate meets a former GP, Claire, who uses the sand to create temporary large – scale artworks and portraits, which are visible for a few hours only, before the tide swallows them.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 14th January 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The arrival of a long-lost brother to a family-run golf club culminates in a body being retrieved from the course. A prime suspect with an alibi leaves the team of detectives with an impenetrable conundrum. Caribbean detective drama, with Ralf Little, Josephine Jobert and Don Warrington.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/01/2022

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 1st January 2022)

The Doctor, Yaz and Dan get trapped in a time loop surrounding a storage centre on New Year’s Eve – and in a seemingly never-ending battle with the Daleks. The owner of the company and a regular customer who visits every New Year’s Eve find themselves dragged into the conflict and an experience that will change their lives – if they can make it to next year. Guest starring Aisling Bea, Pauline McLynn and Adjani Salmon.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 2nd January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Demolition works in Poplar in a tenement block reveal a long-buried secret at Easter 1967, which leads to a police investigation that comes very close to Nonnatus House, and creates a testing and emotional experience for the team. The Flemings return to the area with both good and bad news, and Sister Julienne agrees to take on a sensitive delivery. Nancy’s first day as a midwife gets off to a bad start when her bedroom ceiling collapses.

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 3rd January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Return of the documentary following the ups and downs of everyday life for a Royal Navy crew, this time going aboard frigate HMS Northumberland on a four-month tour of duty with the 220 personnel. Captain Thom Hobbs prepares his ship to set sail, with deputy logistics officer Meghan Burgoyne overseeing the loading of the copious amounts of food required for the time at sea, and young chef Sauhil James prepares for his very first deployment.

Rocket Man (Film4 | 9:00pm to 11:15pm | Tuesday 4th January 2022) ** NETWORK PREMIER **

Elton John enters an addiction rehabilitation session, and recounts his life in a flashback, covering his days as young Reginald Dwight growing up in 1950s Britain. He takes piano lessons, makes his way into the Royal Academy of Music, and hones his craft in local pubs before becoming one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Golden Globe-winning biopic, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden.

The Adventure Show (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Thursday 6th January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Amy Irons joins the team for this new run of the outdoor activities show, beginning with a look at the beautiful Orkney Islands. Plus, Lauren MacCallum discovers the secrets of Hoy by bike and re-kindles her love of skateboarding in Kirkwall, while Duncan McCallum offers tips on how to stay safe on the water.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 7th January 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

The naturalist wanders along the shorelines of Britain. On Holyhead Island in north-west Wales, Kate discovers one of her favourite rare birds and Britain’s longest breakwater – a 1.7-mile-long feat of Victorian engineering.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 7th January 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK & NEW SERIES **

When a seemingly simple kidnapping ends in murder, Neville and the team must work out what went wrong and how someone wound up dead. Return of the drama about a British cop posted to the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, where he is totally unsuited to a life of sun, sea and sand, but finds his brilliant investigative skills come in handy for solving murder. Starring Ralf Little and Josephine Jobert.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/12/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:35pm | Saturday 25th December 2021)

The Christmas of 1966 promises to be a memorable one at Nonnatus House as Lucille and Cyril prepare for their upcoming winter wedding. The midwives are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant mums to be, each with their own challenging case, but, luckily, Mother Mildred is on hand to support them.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th December 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

A feature-length special to conclude the anniversary celebrations, which stretches from a grey, damp and drizzly London all the way to the sparkling beauty of idyllic Saint Marie. A wealthy shipping magnate is found dead at a Christmas party. Things get stranger when a man in London receives a mysterious Christmas card connected to the victim’s death. Danny John-Jules makes a return as charismatic Officer Dwayne Myers, with special guests Mathew Baynton, Juliet Stevenson, Stanley Townsend, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Anthony Calf, Tessa Bonham Jones, Elizabeth Tan, Tariq Jordan and Sara Cox joining the regular cast.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/05/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 30th May 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Nonnatus House staff struggles to come to terms with Nancy’s revelation. Sister Frances and Trixie rally the others to take a stand and do something about Poplar’s growing housing crisis. Sister Hilda relishes taking charge when Sister Julienne takes her annual leave, Timothy Turner prepares to leave for medical school, and Cyril is forced to reconsider his future after he receives news from home. A very special baby is born, causing a rift in a close-knit family and leading many people to count their blessings.

Call the Midwife (BBC1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 30th May 2021)

Past and present members of the cast and crew of the period drama celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary. Featuring behind the scenes footage giving viewers an insight into how the costume, design, music, and make-up teams work to finesse every detail seen on screen, and a compilation of some of the most memorable moments from past episodes.

Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 2nd June 2021)

Following the challenges involved with building the Hinkley Point C in the remote Somerset countryside, the first new nuclear power station in Britain for a generation. This series follows the engineers, technicians, and the behind-the-scenes staff who are under pressure to keep the project on track, including building the mammoth foundations for the two nuclear reactors, and excavating cooling water tunnels out under the Bristol Channel.

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

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