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? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/08/2019

When Bridges Collapse: The Genoa Disaster (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 12th August 2019)

On August 14,2018, the Ponte Morandi in Genoa collapsed, sending 27 vehicles plummeting to the valley below with the loss of 43 lives. This investigation into the disaster tells the stories of people on the bridge that day and examines what caused the road viaduct to fail so catastrophically.

The Great Train Robbery: The Hidden Tapes (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 12th August 2019)

With access to tapes that have been hidden for over 40 years, this documentary goes behind the legend of the 1963 heist to uncover the true story of the crime of the century. Through tape recordings made by one of the key masterminds, the film explores the truth about the background to the robbery, and the audacious planning to carry it off, as well as revealing how one of the men managed to escape the police and live off his share of the loot until he died a few years ago.

Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th August 2019)

Jim Al-Khalili presents a look at the history behind the smartphone, discovering how the Roman army sent messages over long distances using fire and examining the advances made by Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell’s favour and Guglielmo Marconi. The programme also examines how the inventions of scientist and movie star Hedy Lamarr has been used to increase network capacity.

Celebrity 5 Go Barging (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 10:15pm | Friday 16th August 2019)

After a death-defying crossing of the Edstone aqueduct, the longest cast iron example in England, Michael Buerk and Shaun Williamson visit a gin distillery to make genuine Elizabethan hooch, while Anita Harris goes foraging for herbs and flavours. Then they meet back at the barges for a gin-tasting session, pitching Shaun’s `Bottom’s Up” against Michael’s `Goodnight Sweet Prince”. Then, alongside fellow travellers John Prescott and Amanda Barrie they head up to Stratford and journey’s end at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, where Shaun can finally achieve his life’s ambition of playing Stratford.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 03/08/2019

Crossrail: Where Did It All Go Wrong? (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 3rd August 2019)

Crossrail is Europe’s biggest engineering project, a new train line linking east and west London that was meant to open in December last year, but it is years behind schedule, billions over budget and dogged by all kinds of problems. This documentary tracks the troubled project from the very beginning, featuring interviews with former workers, politicians and transport experts, as well as people who were promised that Crossrail would bring huge benefits.

Brighton: 50 Years of Gay (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 4th August 2019)

Simon Fanshawe marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21. The writer and broadcaster examines this landmark change in the law and reveals the story of the fight for gay equality through the colourful history of his home town of Brighton.

Portillo: The Trouble with the Tories (Channel 5/HD | 10:00pm to 11:15pm | Thursday 8th August 2019)

Part two of two. The former cabinet minister’s assessment of the Conservative Party concentrates on Brexit, and how the party has brought itself to the brink of political destruction over arguably the biggest political crisis in Britain since the Second World War. With contributions from Boris Johnson, William Hague, Michael Gove, Michael Heseltine, Norman Lamont and Tony Blair, Portillo considers how splits in the party over widened since the referendum, and how Parliament struggled to deliver on the British people’s vote to leave the EU.

Celebrity 5 Go Barging (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:20pm | Friday 9th August 2019)

In Warwickshire, Michael Buerk, Shaun Williamson, Amanda Barrie, Anita Harris and John Prescott settle into new boats, then head out to conquer the Grand Union Canal. First, however, there is the small question of the 21-lock flight at Hatton as the five meet some of the volunteers who restore the locks and keep then functioning. Amanda takes a detour to Warwick Castle in search of her ancestors, while Sean and John, discover the unique joys of sheep-racing. Deep into Shakespeare country, Michael tries to find the famous local pies he remembers from his youth.

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

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