Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 13th November 2022)
Freddie Flintoff samples the brutal, full-contact motorsport of F1 stock cars, while Chris Harris gets to grips with Mercedes’ F1 car for the road, the fearsomely complicated AMG One. Paddy McGuinness takes a ride in the luxurious new Range Rover.
The Rickshaw Relay Rides Again (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 15th November 2022)
One-off special following Matt Baker and five young people, who have all been supported by projects funded by Children in Need, as they take on this year’s Rickshaw Challenge, a relay ride through their home towns and other places across the UK that hold a particular significance for them. The documentary also celebrates the history of this much-loved Children in Need staple, now in its 12th year.
DIY SOS (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 16th November 2022)
Nick Knowles and the team are in Leeds, where they join forces with Radio 2 for one of their biggest projects ever. The women’s charity Getaway Girls have a derelict site to build their new base. The DIY SOS gang are here to make their dream come true. But they need help, so Radio 2 help recruit hundreds of volunteers from their listeners, while presenters Sara Cox, Scott Mills, Rylan, Spoony and Trevor Nelson also don their hard hats. Across town, Emeli Sande coaches the Getaway Girls as they prepare a thank you song for the day of the reveal.
Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 18th November 2022)
The presenter and her campervan Helen are heading back to an old favourite – Yorkshire. However, Susan finds that the dales and moors contain a few spots she hasn’t explored – and a few surprises that are a joy to discover. Oakworth Station is one such place – home to a still functioning steam railway, it’s the train station where the 1970s classic The Railway Children was filmed.
Children in Need (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 18th November 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **
Celebrities join forces to help raise funds for the charity that currently supports thousands of projects in communities across the UK, all of which aim to improve the lives of children. Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Chris Ramsey, Alex Scott and Jason Manford front this year’s appeal night live from Media City UK in Salford, which features special editions of The Repair Show and Blankety Blank and a few laughs from Graham Norton’s Red Chair. The show has a `SPOTacular” theme, for which viewers are encouraged to test their skills with an on-the-spot challenge, wear something spotty or simply feel SPOTacular.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.