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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/10/2016

Grand Designs - 05-10-2016 - YouView appRailway Nation: A Journey in Verse (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Saturday 1st October 2016)

Following in the footsteps of WH Auden’s classic 1936 documentary Night Mail, six of Britain’s best poets take the train from London to Glasgow, discovering stories of love, loss and longing among the passengers today, and capturing the journey in verse. Maxine Peake narrates.

Speed with Guy Martin (Channel 4/HD 7:30pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 2nd October 2016)

Guy Martin wants to beat the 25-year-old speed record for a human-powered boat. It means pedalling a specially-built boat along a 100-metre course at an average speed of 21mph: a speed normally reserved for expensive speedboats or racing yachts. It’s Guy’s most physically and technically challenging record attempt yet, so he employs the services of two Olympic legends: Sir Chris Hoy trains Guy like an Olympic cyclist, and Sir Ben Ainslie hands over the helm of one of his multi-million-pound America’s Cup yachts to demonstrate the cutting-edge technology of hydrofoils: underwater wings that help a boat fly across water. Guy then builds two different machines that use hydrofoils: a carbon-fibre catamaran made with help from the University of Lincoln, and a canoe fitted with a giant aeroplane propeller, assembled in his own back garden.

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 3rd October 2016)

Paul Murton visits the islands lying off the Scottish coast. In this episode, Paul crosses the great natural harbour of Scapa Flow to the island of Flotta, before heading round the main island of Orkney to Stronsay, and from there travelling north to the stunning beaches of Sanday. Along the way, Paul discovers stories of World War One, a mysterious beast and Orkney Selkies.

Homes by the Sea (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 4th October 2016)

Charlie Luxton heads to one of the birthplaces of the classic British holiday resort: Sussex. The tour starts in Eastbourne and continues to a luxury mansion in Aldwick, close to Bognor Regis. He visits a quirky bohemian cottage in Cuckmere Haven that’s off the grid and an upside down house in Shoreham. There’s also a striking café in Littlehampton, the fisherman’s huts of Hastings, and a stylish pad in St Leonards, including a circular bed.

Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 5th October 2016)

Penelope Keith travels to North Yorkshire, England’s largest county, and the heart of a region that’s long been billed as ‘God’s own country’ – with its dales, moors and rugged coastline. In the remote villages of Upper Swaledale, Penelope delights in the local dialect. She then visits Cracoe, the village featured in the film Calendar Girls. On the North York Moors there are Viking sword dances in Goathland, the failed seaside resort of Ravenscar, and the mystery of Captain Cook’s childhood in Great Ayton. And Penelope takes to the skies over Brompton-by-Sawdon before finishing her tour at the artist’s retreat of Staithes.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 5th October 2016)

Tom and Danielle Raffield’s lifelong passion is steam-bending wood into extraordinary curvy shapes. They’ve spent much of their working lives using the technique to make furniture and lighting. Desperate to escape their tiny gamekeeper’s lodge, they’ve decided to build a spectacular wavy wooden house in South Cornwall, with curvy cladding, twisty furniture, and interior walls covered with naturally-weathered timber. With only a £100k budget to play with, they decide to do a lot of the building themselves. But have they taken on too much?

The Cars That Made Britain Great (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 7th October 2016)

Rufus Hound continues his guide through Britain’s proud motoring history with the fastest cars ever produced, including the Lotus Seven, the AC Cobra, the Maestro Turbo, the Ford Sierra Cosworth and the McLaren F1.

Carry on Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 7th October 2016)

Light-hearted documentary series about people with a passion for caravans. Firefighter Ashley thinks he is a thoroughly modern caravanner, but his pals at work have been mocking him for his newfound hobby. Undertaker Phil and wife Michelle set off in their camper van for a cowboys-and-indians weekend with some friends in the Chilterns. Essex girls Kelly and Freya throw their first folding caravan rally in Alcester. Newbie caravanner Mandy takes her revamped £350 back-to-basics caravan away for the first time.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 7th October 2016)

Fresh from their hugely successful run at The Paralympics in Rio, the award-winning show returns live to Friday with its unique brand of irreverent satire for its ninth series. Hosts Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. Each week, a live audience and a special celebrity guest join the trio in the studio to help dissect the week’s events. In the first show Paralympic champions Jonnie Peacock and Ellie Simmonds join the team on the sofa.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/09/2016

Skies Above Britain - 14-09-2016 - YouView appThe Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 10th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined live in Rio by special guest Stephen Mangan for a comedic review of the Paralympics as Day 3 gets underway. There’s a special performance from Superhuman ‘Hurricane’ Hannah Cockroft, as she begins the defence of her two London 2012 gold medals, and the gang is also joined by powerlifter Ali Jawad and sprinter Jonnie Peacock. Expect sketches, clips, and A-grade comic discussion via taboo-busting #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by special guest Johnny Vegas for an irreverent review as Day 4 hots up. There’s a very special performance from Superhuman and 2012 hero Richard Whitehead, who looks to defend his 200m title later, and stars of the Paralympic velodrome, Jody Cundy and Jon-Allan Butterworth also join the boys in the studio. Expect sketches, tomfoolery, clips, chaos and the always entertaining and often illuminating, bordering-on-the-unacceptable #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike. Packed day: packed show.

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 12th September 2016)

Paul Murton visits the islands lying off the Scottish coast. In this episode, Paul journeys around the coast of the Long Island of Harris and Lewis, beginning on Scarp, travelling north to Great Bernera, then south east to Scalpay. These islands may seem to exist in the shadow of their of their much larger neighbours, but Paul discovers they have a distinct identity all of their own, as he hears remarkable stories of crofter rebellions, rocket mail and a rich local culture.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 12th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are live in Rio with special guest Johnny Vegas on his last night in Brazil for an anarchic review of all things Paralympic as Day 5 hots up. Be prepared for sketches, clips, and no holds barred #isitok questions from viewers and athletes. Plus, world and European champion shot putter Aled Davies and judokas Sam Ingram and Chris Skelley are in the studio, so the boys better behave themselves if they don’t want to get an Ippon.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th September 2016)

Comedian Katherine Ryan gets Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker in line as Day 6 hits its crescendo. There’s a very special performance from six-time Paralympic gold medalist David ‘Weirwolf’ Weir, and para-triathlete Lauren Steadman joins the gang. Expect all the usual irreverence, plus sketches, clips, and the taboo-busting #isitok questions from viewers and fellow athletes.

Skies Above Britain (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 14th September 2016)

A look at the hidden world of the skies above us and the stories of the people who spend their life in flight. The job with the highest pressure at NATS is keeping everyone safe entering or leaving London’s airspace, one of the busiest patches of sky in the world. Up to 4,000 people can be in the hands of just one controller at any one time. Tom and Tim, two of the thousands who aspire to be the next generation of air traffic controllers, are beginning the rigorous three-year course. For some, the growth in air traffic is too much. Martin Barraud is leading a campaign to stop the narrowing of flight paths and increased noise overhead. Protest group Plane Stupid use direct action to raise awareness of the environmental cost of flying but face a possible jail sentence for taking part in a sit in.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 14th September 2016)

Stephen Mangan runs interference for Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker for an alternative look at the day’s events. David ‘Weirwolf’ Weir gives a very special performance ahead of his 800m heat this evening, and Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg and guide Chris Clarke drop in. Expect more sketches, clips, and whip-like wit and nothings-off-limits #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 15th September 2016)

Comedian Katherine Ryan joins Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker for more high jinks and alternative review from the Rio Paralympics. The boys are joined in the studio by British medal winners for sketches, clips, and anarchic discussion of the Games via no-holds-barred #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike. Shooter Matt Skelhon; wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya; and Jack Rutter, captain of Men’s 7-a-side football team, join in the fun.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are live in Rio for the 2016 Paralympic Games. The guys are joined by special guest Katherine Ryan, and medal-winning athletes for the penultimate leg of their comedic take on the Rio Paralympics with sketches, clips, and taboo-busting #isitok questions from viewers and athletes alike. Marathon man Richard Whitehead drops in along with table tennis stars Will Bayley, Ross Wilson and Aaron McKibbin, cycling and athletics star Kadeena Cox, boccia’s David Smith and canoeist Emma Wiggs.

The Cars That Made Britain Great (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th September 2016)

Rufus Hound narrates as celebrity petrol heads share their memories of classic British motors. Jodie Kidd, Phil Tuffnell and Jonny Smith seek out the sexiest, sleekest, most irresistible car of all time, with the Jaguar E-type, the Lotus Europa, and the Ford Capri in the running.

Carry on Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 16th September 2016)

Documentary about Britain’s fun-seeking, slow-lane-hogging ‘carafans’. Emma and Kevin plan a full wedding around their beloved caravan. The Blincows and the Walburtons attend a 1940s-style ‘wartime weekend’. Claire takes her pampered pooches to a dog-friendly campsite.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 03/09/2016

Speed with Guy Martin - 04-09-2016 - YouView appCasualty (BBC 1/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Saturday 3rd September 2016)

Elle attempts to rally the troops, and Alicia discovers an uncomfortable truth.

Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book (Channel 4/HD | 6:30pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 4th September 2016)

Hosted by David Walliams and to mark the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, this is a celebration of the author’s ten best-selling children’s books. This one-off programme also features a live viewer vote that will climax by revealing the nation’s favourite work by Dahl. The marvellous books in question include classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Witches, Matilda, The Twits, and many more. The programme includes contributions from Steven Spielberg, Julie Walters, Richard Curtis, Mackenzie Crook, Jarvis Cocker, Johnny Vegas, Jessica Hynes and Miriam Margolyes – each one championing their favourite Dahl book.

Speed with Guy Martin (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:30pm | Sunday 4th September 2016)

Speed junkie, motorcycle racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin takes on a series of three adrenaline-fuelled challenges in this brand new series. To do this, Guy must harness cutting-edge science, learn new skills and call on the support of some of the unsung heroes of British industry, using the best of our design and engineering talent. In this first episode, Guy heads to the USA to enter the fastest road race on the planet; the Nevada Open Road Challenge. Each year, Highway 318 is closed for one day in May for a time trial which sees an array of race spec supercars driving flat out for 90 miles through the desert. Rather than compete in a supercar or purpose built racing machine, Guy wants to enter in his much loved three-year-old Ford Transit van. The only problem is, having been involved in a road crash, his van is currently a write-off.

Inside the White House (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 6th September 2016)

Conclusion of a two-part documentary on the history and role of the White House, brought to life with rare archive footage and photos, and recollections from First Families, staff and historians. This episode deals with the White House as a family as well as a Presidential home, the role of the First Lady, the Truman and Jacqueline Kennedy renovations, the open door policy, protestors and security from the Civil War to the present day, including the events of.

Skies Above Britain (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 7th September 2016)

A look at the hidden world of the skies above us and the stories of the people who spend their life in flight. Racing champion Martin is preparing to compete for the Schneider Trophy, where 14 pilots will fly wing to wing around outlying islands in Alderney in the Channel Islands. Cargo pilot Mark flies solo from the Isle of Man to Dublin to East Midlands daily in his Piper Navajo plane, delivering anything from fresh flowers to human remains. His schedule is so tight that even during bad weather he must cross the Irish sea.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 7th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker get back to their roots of Paralympic punditry to introduce the most entertaining sporting extravaganza known to humanity. This, the first of 11 nightly shows from Rio, is a celebration of all that was mind-blowing about London 2012 while teeing up what will be unmissable in Rio 2016 ahead of tonight’s Opening Ceremony. The #isitok feature returns enabling viewers, and athletes alike, to ask the questions we’re all too afraid to ask. The boys chat to C4’s Paralympic presenters: Clare Balding, Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte, Ade Adepitan, Arthur Williams, JJ Chalmers, Sophie Morgan and Brazilian footballing legend Pele while also checking in on some of the show’s favourite Superhumans of 2012.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Thursday 8th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined live in Rio by special guest Stephen Mangan for a comedic review of the early Paralympic highlights and a look at what lies ahead. There are clips, sketches and discussion, which via the show’s #isitok enable both viewers and athletes alike to ask questions about the games and disability in general. Nothing is off the table. The show features cyclist Sarah Storey ahead of her attempt to win an incredible 12th gold medal and Jody Cundy, the man who famously lost his cool on the track in 2012. Repeated later on 4seven with open signing and audio description.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th September 2016)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are live in Rio with special guest Johnny Vegas for a comedic review of the highlights as the second day of the Paralympics are well underway. There’s a look ahead to the spectacles to come and the show’s #isitok feature in which viewers ask the sort of questions about the Paralympics that while unacceptable, are always illuminating. There’s a special performance by sprinter Jonnie Peacock ahead of the defence of his London 2012 gold medal haul, and the gang are joined live in the studio by the long jumper Stef Reid.

The Cars That Made Britain Great (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th September 2016)

Rufus Hound narrates as celebrity petrol heads share their memories of classic British motors. A raft of celebrity faces take a drive down Memory Lane, sharing stories of being on the open road for the first time, featuring tales of freedom, love, hate, teenage rebellion and driving tests.

Carry on Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 9th September 2016)

Documentary about Britain’s fun-seeking, slow-lane-hogging ‘carafans’. Lee, Mat and Jon take their cara-virgin friend Ben on his first caravanning holiday. Sunbed Jonny throws a Spanish fiesta-themed evening. Imogen and Jonathan take their brand new imported Shasta caravan for a disastrous weekend in Sussex. Laura and Andrea take their four kids on a cheap and cheerful family break to the Lake District.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 27/08/2016

Casualty - 27-08-2016 - YouView appCasualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:40pm | Saturday 27th August 2016)

Feature-length episode of the medical drama. As Charlie celebrates his thirtieth anniversary, the department is thrown into chaos, and the team face their biggest challenge yet.

All Aboard! The Country Bus (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 29th August 2016)

A journey through one of the most spectacular bus routes in Britain, as the ‘Northern Dalesman’, rigged with specialist cameras, snakes across the iconic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Filmed in real time, the cameras capture the road unfurling, the passing scenery and the occasional chatter of passengers. It begins in Richmond in North Yorkshire and takes viewers on a lush and varied ride, along a river valley thronged by hawthorn trees, through mining villages and wild flower-filled meadows. The bus climbs into the Dales, vast and peaceful, and then the final stretch across cotton-grass-covered moorland. With the mountain range known as the Three Peaks in the distance, the bus descends towards the Ribblehead viaduct. The programme features captions integrated into the landscape to provide details about the countryside through which the bus is passing – from aspects of the natural or geological environment to specific highlights of Britain’s agricultural or industrial heritage.

Inside the White House (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 30th August 2016)

Two-part documentary on the 200-year-old US presidential headquarters. From its design and construction to early run-ins with disaster, the home of America’s first family has weathered its fair share of storms.

Skies Above Britain (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 31st August 2016)

A look at the hidden world of the skies above us and the stories of the people who spend their life in flight. For thousands of recreational pilots, uncontrolled airspace is a place of freedom and adventure. Al Coutts and Willie Cruikshank are the Wildcats, two former RAF pilots who perform aerobatic stunts at air displays across the UK. With several recent tragedies at air shows, Al and Willy must finish their display season safely. Julia Foxwell is a champion skydiver who is juggling motherhood with an intense training schedule. Pete Dolby has been flying balloons for over a quarter of a century – now he is attempting to fly Britain’s first solar balloon, powered using just the sun’s energy. Elsewhere, Ady Dolan, NATS air traffic controller at Heathrow, works the most congested and highly regulated patch of sky in the UK.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 31st August 2016)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on a journey into their pasts, via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Despite living most their lives in the South, they both have Northern roots, and as the canal winds over the Pennines and down through the Dales they’re transported back to their Yorkshire origins. Starting at the highest point of the canal, they’re immediately faced with the challenge of a bumpy ride through Foulridge Tunnel. Emerging on the other side, Pru steps back into her childhood memories when they visit the country’s last surviving steam-powered textile mill. Meandering through the ‘curlies’, the canal’s most winding and beautiful stretch, they are joined by the acclaimed poet, Simon Armitage, whose work is inspired by the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire landscape.

The Cars That Made Britain Great (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd September 2016)

Rufus Hound narrates as celebrity petrol heads share their memories of classic British motors. Vicki Butler-Henderson makes the case for the beautiful Austin Healey 3000. Shane Lynch tries to make a Rolls Royce drift and James Bond takes a Lotus Esprit scuba diving.

Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 2nd September 2016)

Time-travel comedy series. TV repairman and unwitting time traveller Gary Sparrow has been trapped in the past for the last 17 years. It is now 1962, and in the midst of his birthday celebrations at The Royal Oak with his wife Phoebe, his teenage son Michael and their old friend Reg, he realises that he could go to the maternity hospital and actually see himself being born. At the hospital he meets his own father waiting anxiously, and when the baby arrives he tells the midwife that he is the uncle. As she hands him the precious bundle, the laws of physics go berserk – Gary’s long-lost time portal is thunderously re-opened, and he is catapulted into 2016.

Carry on Caravanning (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 2nd September 2016)

Documentary about Britain’s fun-seeking, slow-lane-hogging ‘carafans’. Ferret-loving friends Sally and Jayne take their 12 critters on holiday with them. Glammervanners plan a romantic Valentine’s weekend. Yorkshire man Glen heads to France with his caravan for the first time. Internet vlogger Dan plans his latest caravan video on the fascinating subject of toilet paper.

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

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