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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/09/2020

George Clarke’s National Trust Unlocked (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 27th September 2020)

The presenter heads to one of Britain’s grandest 17th-century powerhouses – the decadent Ham House – and learns about the remarkable matriarchs who put it on the map, before exploring the Thames-side formal gardens that surround it. Plus, George has a private tour at the modernist Hampstead home of one of his heroes – architect Erno Goldfinger, the man thought to have inspired James Bond’s nemesis.

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 9:20pm to 10:10pm | Saturday 26th September 2020)

Hospital drama with the staff of Holby’s accident and emergency department as they deal with more sick and injured patients. Marty reconnects with his homophobic father, and Rash is forced to intervene as disaster strikes the ED and the team are thrown into chaos. Starring Shaheen Jafargholi and Neet Mohan.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 29th September 2020)

James is appointed as attending vet at the Darrowby Show – but Siegfried and Tristan warn him that the job is a poisoned chalice and expect him to quit after the first day. Mrs Hall has more faith in him, however, and makes a wager with the Farnon brothers. James finds himself surrounded by pushy farmers offering bribes to help them cheat their way to victory and faces a dilemma when the Aldersons desperately need his help in securing the sale of their prize bull.

The Grand Party Hotel (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 1st October 2020)

Checking into the Shankly this week is a party of 41 stags, who are being looked after by trainee guest relations manager James. But the morning before the lads arrive, he is nowhere to be found. Owner Lawrence challenges staff to set up a glamping festival on the roof in just one week, a loved-up couple need a last-minute bridal suite and a bride-to-be brings her friends to the hotel for her second hen party this year.

Secret Scotland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd October 2020)

The comedian explores the Kingdom of Fife and the East, starting at Falkland Palace – a former retreat of Scottish royalty. Once a hunting lodge to eight Stuart monarchs, it is the final resting place of King James V. Susan also visits Wemyss Caves, home to the largest collection of Pictish carvings in the world, and is invited into a little-known cave whose location must remain secret. Later, she is surprised to find a Japanese garden hidden deep in the countryside and gets the chance to bat for the world’s only beach cricket club on Elie beach.

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 04/05/2019

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 9:15pm to 10:05pm | Saturday 4th May 2019)

Iain goes above and beyond on his first day back as a paramedic, and Duffy starts to doubt whether she should have been so open about her diagnosis.

Devon and Cornwall (more 4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 6th May 2019)

New and first on More4: On the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount, west Cornwall, boatman Josh Sedgeman must ready the island’s amphibious vessel for winter. In north Devon, Clovelly fisherman Stephen Perham is looking forward to the start of the herring season. In Lanlivery, Cornwall, potato farmer Steve Dus

The Singer Story: Made in Clydebank (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlaayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 8th May 2019)

The story of the Singer sewing machine, international icon and a symbol of the Industrial Revolution, and the impact it had on families and households across the world.

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky Mcclure (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 9th May 2019)

The choir have just a few weeks before entertaining 2,000 people at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, but their daily challenges threaten to derail the project.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 9th May 2019)

In the last episode of the series, the street where no two houses will be the same is reaching completion. Kevin McCloud follows the last of the self-build projects, as married couple Pauline and Godfrey seek to downsize from their family home and commission a modular, factory-built home. Once the building arrives on site, it takes just two weeks to be assembled and ready to move into. However, when a lack of finance threatens their plans, the couple are left technically homeless. Can they find a solution and witness their new property being craned into place, or will they see their dreams turn to dust?

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 27/04/2019

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:20pm to 9:10pm | Saturday 27th April 2019)

Feeling like he is not quite ready to return to work as a paramedic whilst on his road to recovery, Iain takes on a new challenge as a 999 call handler.

Coming Oot! The Fabulous History of Gay Scotland (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Saturday 27th April 2019)

Documentary using eyewitness testimony, archive footage and historical research to examine the post-war history of Scotland’s gay community.

Undiscovered Worlds with Steve Backshall (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 28th April 2019)

The explorer sets out to become the first person to reach the summit of a mountain in Greenland’s Arctic wilderness, an expedition threatened by the impact of climate change.

Devon and Cornwall (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th April 2019)

New and first on More4: In Clovelly, north Devon, fisherman Stephen Perham is preparing for his most lucrative day of the year – the Clovelly Lobster Festival. Sam Robins and her family have managed to bag a fisherman’s cottage with a sea view in the village where her grandparents took their honeymoon 80 years ago. In Torquay, harbourmaster Nick Burns awaits the world’s largest residential cruise ship. Market gardener Stephen Keighley faces a big problem only six weeks into his new venture: he desperately needs rain, and lots of it, to save his wilting vegetables. On Bodmin Moor, display pilot Corrine Dennis prepares to entertain the masses at St Mawes’ boat show.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 1st May 2019)

Jamie Crawford takes to the skies using aerial images to find out how the Scottish people have harnessed our precious natural resources to power our industry.

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky Mcclure (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 2nd May 2019)

The first of a two-part documentary in which the actress sets up a band and choir of people with dementia, hearing their stories and rehearsing for a big performance.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 2nd May 2019)

Kevin McCloud follows a group of pioneering self-builders creating their own homes in Oxfordshire. In this episode, engineers Sean and Dianna plan to build an upside-down house. Having bedrooms on the ground floor means the first floor can be open plan, to make the most of the view out across the fields.But Dianna is given an unexpected offer to work abroad which upsets their carefully-laid plans. On Plot 10, Garrie, who has always dreamed of building his own home, is finally taking the opportunity. But the stakes are high as his wife Sue has a disability with health issues. Their home is the largest on the street and packed with expensive technology, including an internal lift. But will the investment of time, energy and money improve Sue’s quality of life, or will the stress and delays prove too much to bear?

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 02/03/2019

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:40pm to 9:30pm | Saturday 2nd March 2019)

The first of a two-part crossover episode. A cyber-attack rocks Holby hospital and has a devastating impact across several departments. Meanwhile, Iain’s life hangs in the balance.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 3rd March 2019)

Shelagh organises a ballroom dance to raise money for the maternity home, and Sister Hilda is determined to make sure a dying patient gets one last dance.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 3rd March 2019)

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris review the new Bentley Continental GT, while Rory Reid test drives the new Renault Megane hot hatch. With guest Gregory Porter.

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 3rd March 2019)

First in a six-part series following the staff in Glasgow Central Station. Thousands of Ed Sheeran fans push the events team to their limit as the station copes with the heat.

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 4th March 2019)

Travelogue series with Tony Robinson. The Himalayan Mountain Railway is an engineering miracle originally built for transporting tea, while a hot air balloon provides a view of the 2,500 temples of Burma.

Holby City (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 5th March 2019)

The second of a two-part crossover episode. After a computer virus shuts down the hospital’s power, Jac and Connie fight to save friends, and Ric mounts a rescue to help Essie.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 5th March 2019)

An angry Duncan confronts Jimmy over his fears for Cassie’s safety, and in an attempt to extract further information, Perez and Sandy pay Morag Dunwoody a visit.

London: 2,000 Years of History (Channel 5/HD | 9:15pm to 10:15pm | Tuesday 5th March 2019)

History series telling the glorious and gory story of the city’s rise to power. Dan Jones explores Crossrail to discover the ruins of Roman Londinium, Suzannah Lipscomb gets to know Boudica, and Rob Bell investigates the first London Bridge, built by the Romans but ransacked by the Vikings.

James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 6th March 2019)

Two-part documentary presented by James May, following a year inside the iconic British toymaking company Hornby Hobbies, on the brink of collapse.

Secret Scotland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 8th March 2019)

Comedian Susan Calman uncovers the untold tales behind some of Scotland’s iconic locations. On the Orkney Islands, Susan discovers the role the Vikings played in Orcadian history. At the Italian Chapel, Susan hears a tale that moves her to tears.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 26/08/2017

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:45pm to 9:35pm | Saturday 26th August 2017)

Conditions at the refugee camp cause a member of the ED team to take drastic action. In Holby, recent events are taking their toll on Jez.

Diana, 7 Days (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 9:05pm | Sunday 27th August 2017)

In August 1997, the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, stunned her family and catapulted the British public into one of the most extraordinary weeks in modern history. This programme hears from some of those most affected and those in the public eye at the time, such as Diana’s sons Prince William and Prince Harry, her siblings Earl Spencer and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, former prime minister Tony Blair and members of the royal household. What was it about Diana that resulted in such an outpouring of grief? And what does that week reveal about Britain’s relationship with the monarchy, then and now?

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 29th August 2017)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). In Ireland, the Castletownbere crew race to rescue a lone yachtsman who has lost his mast and is drifting powerless in ten-metre waves, 45 miles out to sea. In Minehead, a woman on a clifftop walk has gone missing, and after 17 hours, the crew are called to search the shoreline. And for an injured horse rider on a remote beach, the Porthcawl crew are the only way to emergency medical help.

Manchester: 100 Days After the Attack (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 29th August 2017)

In May 2017, a suicide bomber attacked a pop concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester, killing 22 people and seriously injuring 59. Many of the victims were children and their parents. This is the story of the events of that night and a city’s response over the past 100 days, featuring powerful and emotional testimony from those who were there and those who are rebuilding their lives. Narrated by Christopher Eccleston.

World’s Busiest Cities (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 30th August 2017)

Hong Kong. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan reveal the hidden systems and armies of people running some of the greatest cities on earth. This time, they are in Hong Kong, where space is at a premium and real estate is the most expensive in the world. Ade heads into the high rises to find people living in tiny spaces no larger than a cupboard. This former British colony, handed back to the Chinese in 1997, is a city driven by trade and commerce. Dan discovers how it is adapting to life in China’s embrace, while Anita learns about the city’s many traditions – from bamboo scaffolding to banishing bad spirits on the daily commute. Ade heads to the races at Happy Valley, and Dan discovers the history of the origins of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation – HSBC. Hong Kong is crowded, chaotic and facing an uncertain future. How does this city of contrasts manage the delicate daily balancing act that keeps it on track?

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 31st August 2017)

The search for UK and Ireland’s most talented Lego builders continues. This week the teams must step up a gear and make their models move. They have to build a funfair with at least one spectacular supersized mechanical ride, complete with moving parts and characterful stories in miniature form. While an inventive spinning laser ride draws the crowds to one fairground, a sandwich-stealing shark is a pest at another. The judges also throw them a curve ball with their unplanned challenge, where the teams find themselves having to quickly build a vehicle with no time to prepare. But that’s not the only surprise in store, as halfway through the challenge the judges give each team a new mode of transport and announce that they must create a hybrid of the two. One team must go home, so who will rise to the challenge and who has laid their very last brick in the Build Room?

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 19/08/2017

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:45pm to 9:35pm | Saturday 19th August 2017)

As some of the team head to France to help aid efforts at a refugee camp, their experiences leave lasting impressions. At the ED, Connie’s world is rocked by sudden news.

Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 21st August 2017)

Documentary series following new recruits as they train to become pilots for easyJet. In this episode, newly qualified 20-year-old Ryan Clyde has his first landing in Paris, in the dark and with passengers on board. One passenger has never flown before and is extremely nervous. Cadet Sophie is now back in the UK, learning how to deal with G-force, and the trainee captains take a jaunt to France to show off their experience to seven more trainees.

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 22nd August 2017)

In this final episode of the series, as the busiest event of the year fast approaches, there’s a staffing crisis at Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s highest pub. At Muncaster Castle in the Lakes, the library ceiling needs urgent repair work, including intricate gold-leaf design. Lake Warden Martin Dodgson patrols Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. And as the start of the climbing season approaches, Zac Poulton and fellow adventurer Mick Allen complete safety checks on the Shepherd’s Crag rock face in Barrowdale.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 23rd August 2017)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Off the coast of Bridlington, a kayaker has been missing for an hour and only the crews’ tidal knowledge can track him down. A crew member on his first shout races to a dinghy capsize to find a man losing consciousness in the water. And when a fishing trawler sinks off the coast of the Shetland Islands, the fishermen and RNLI crew aboard must swim for their lives.

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 24th August 2017)

The hunt is on for the UK and Ireland’s best Lego builders, as some of the country’s most skilled brick fanatics do battle to be crowned Lego Masters. In the first episode, 48 pairs are whittled down to just eight final teams through a series of challenges. Next, the eight teams must create a spectacular brick banquet, including an impressive chair that not only looks the part, but also strong enough for presenter Melvin Odoom. The teams must also make at least one supersized masterpiece for the banquet table. The results include a crispy aromatic duck and prawn toast, a hog roast, and a gravity-defying cuppa. Judging the models is a man who knows a thing or two about bricks, The LEGO Group’s Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design. Joining Matthew this time is structural engineer Roma Agrawal, who will be looking at how the seats sit up under scrutiny. Two teams must be eliminated. Who will tower above their opponents, and who will come tumbling down under the pressure?

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/07/2017

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 9:05pm to 10:00pm | Saturday 29th July 2017)

Ethan throws himself into work. Jez faces a harrowing incident. Duffy mentors a pair of school girls who are observing an hour in the department.

When the Boat Comes in (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 31st July 2017)

Documentary looking at how the island community of Orkney, located off the north east coast of Scotland, copes with the onslaught of tourists from cruise ships. Part of BBC One’s Our Lives strand.

Man in an Orange Shirt (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 31st July 2017)

A love story in two films charts the very different challenges to happiness for Michael and Thomas in the aftermath of WW2 and to Adam and Steve in the present day. British Army captain Michael Berryman falls in love with war artist Thomas March in the chaos of the Italy campaign, but can their romance be allowed to endure when the war is over?

Is it Safe to be Gay in the UK? (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 1st August 2017)

With homophobic hate crime a daily occurrence and on the rise, this film takes a look at the issue, hearing from the victims, their families and the police. What makes someone attack another person because of their sexuality? How do victims deal with these unprovoked assaults? A chorus of LGBT people describe the attacks on themselves and recite a litany of the abuse that they have received, simply for being who they are.

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 1st August 2017)

More4 celebrates Yorkshire Day by screening programmes with a connection to the county, including the latest episode from this new series, which explores what it is like to live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside – in the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. In Grasmere, Michelin-star chef Kevin Tickle goes foraging to cook up some local dishes at his Forest Side restaurant. In Wensleydale, gamekeeper David Hutchinson readies the estate for a shoot. In Middleham, horse trainers Micky and Gemma prepare for a big race at Wetherby. And a Dales-based all-female band of potholing pensioners take on one of the most dangerous underground cave systems in Britain.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 1st August 2017)

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the world’s largest radio telescope. Hear how history’s pioneers made it all possible.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 2nd August 2017)

Learn about the ambitious construction of Kansai International Airport in Japan, which is built on a man-made island and can withstand destructive natural disasters.

Prejudice and Pride: The People’s History of Lgbtq Britain (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 3rd August 2017)

Presented by Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman, this series features LGBTQ people from across the UK as they share the objects that helped define their lives during the transformative 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality, offering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people the opportunity to start living openly for the first time. In episode two, these crowdsourced artefacts include a copy of the controversial schoolbook Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin, naval discharge papers, even a pair of Ugg boots. We meet the nun-impersonating freedom fighters the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the writer behind TV’s steamiest lesbian kiss and a Muslim man who set up an LGBT support group for Southeast Asians. Ranging over the past 30 years, this was an era when public acceptance of homosexuality overtook the government’s – a time when many celebrities came out and stood up for LGBTQ rights.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 3rd August 2017)

London’s newest rail network is a project of staggering proportions, with 10,000 personnel working across 40 sites and on 118km of track. Hear the story of Crossrail.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 4th August 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. Hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe the show examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each show, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 4th August 2017)

Marvel at the sheer brilliance of the Maglev Shanghai Train, the world’s fastest commercial train which can reach speeds of over 400km/h – even with leaves on the line.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 28/01/2017

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:25pm to 9:15pm | Saturday 28th January 2017)

Cal’s trust in Alicia is tested by a horrifying discovery, and Charlie and Duffy’s wedding is in jeopardy after Charlie takes things a step too far.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 29th January 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Sister Ursula continues to reign with an iron fist and the midwives at Nonnatus House struggle to toe the line, especially when she insists they must not be emotionally involved with their patients. This unpopular new edict is immediately put to the test when new father George Marsh is badly burnt in an explosion at the docks and is unable to support his new family, and when expectant mother Penny Reed and her anxious husband Derek are brought to the attention of Nonnatus House. Penny and Derek both have achondroplasia (colloquially known as dwarfism) and problems with the pregnancy are anticipated, including their baby being stillborn or only living for a short time. As the midwives prepare the Reeds for an infant that may not live, their unconditional devotion to one another and to their unborn child makes a deep impact, especially on Patsy, who is facing one of her toughest decisions yet.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 30th January 2017)

Nikki travels to Mexico when her friend is killed in a carjacking, but she soon makes a discovery that sets her on a collision course with some dangerous and unpredictable forces. Thomas sends Jack to bring Nikki back, but soon he is knee-deep in the unfolding situation.

Tales From the Coast with Robson Green (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 31st January 2017)

Robson Green travels along some of the nation’s most fascinating stretches of coastline. In this episode, he visits the shores of North Devon – the location of some of his most precious childhood holidays – where he traces the origins of the British love affair with the coast. At Ilfracombe, Robson finds out how miners dug a network of tunnels through the cliffs to enable Victorian holidaymakers to access the beach and its tidal pool. His next stop is Clovelly, one of Britain’s best-preserved fishing villages, where he unwittingly finds himself involved in a dramatic clifftop rescue mission. Finally, Robson visits the tiny island of Lundy, where he has a scary encounter with an Atlantic grey seal and attempts to climb a 400-foot high sea cliff nicknamed the Devil’s Slide.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 31st January 2017)

With Nikki locked in a struggle for survival, Jack must use all of his abilities to track her down. When a mysterious person calls to make demands in return for Nikki’s release, Jack’s moral principles are put to the test. And with life and death in the balance, every decision counts.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 2nd February 2017)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. A murder investigation propels the team to London in pursuit of their suspects.

Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Friday 3rd February 2017)

Julia Bradbury chooses some of her favourite and most accessible family treks from across the UK. This edition sees Julia reveal her favourite river walk that follows the tree-green canopy of water-rapids along the East Lyn River and the Hoar Oak River, where they merge at stunning Watersmeet.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 3rd February 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy returns for its tenth series. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this show, comedian, actor and campaigner Russell Brand helps the team dissect the week’s events.

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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