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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 14/06/2014

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealt (YouView app screenshot)All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 15th June 2014)

The team have to improvise when heavy snowfall spells trouble for the entire network. Plus, staff deliver their verdicts on the company’s new uniforms.

Horizon : Where is Flight MH370? (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 17th June 2014)

Horizon tells the inside story of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with access to the key players on the frontline in the southern Indian Ocean and the British satellite engineers who tracked the plane’s final hours.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 18th June 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. Neil Oliver meets the residents of Melbourne’s historic beach huts, and explores the beacon that helped birth a nation at Cape Otway. Xanthe Mallett dives for clues to solve the mystery behind a tragic shipwreck that marked the end of an era. Meanwhile, Brendan Moar uncovers the history of the Great Ocean Road, and, armed with his pick, grasps the challenges of building this now world-famous coastal road in the 1920s. Emma Johnston dives in to hunt for a delicate seadragon, and discovers the tragic tale of an artist captivated by its vivid beauty. Tim Flannery scours the water for evidence of a marine mega fauna that roamed the ancestral Port Philip Bay, while Miriam Corowa discovers why the coast at Bells Beach keeps pumping out perfect surfing waves.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th June 2014)

George Clarke meets motorbike racer Ollie, who’s fed up with sleeping in the back of a transit van when away at competitions and wants to transform a double decker coach into a Japanese-style pod hotel for 20 sleepers. George and Will’s road trip across Texas takes in a building entirely made of rubbish. George meets the man who helped his daughter on to the property ladder by building a home for her in his back garden for just £12,000. George’s own garden build takes shape, as he and Will attempt to erect the entire studio structure in 15 minutes. George meets James, who designed a truly accessible glamping pod after being left bedridden for eight months following a car crash. And there’s also Barny, who built a replica of his grandfather’s horse-drawn wagon to take his family on a slow holiday across France.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th June 2014)

Documentary series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. In this episode, David Hayman meets some of the men who sailed on HMS Hood and travels to Scapa Flow to experience what life was like for those people working to protect the vital North Atlantic convoys. He tries his hand at riveting, in order to understand what it took to make this battlecrusier strong and watertight and investigates the flaws that were present from the very beginning.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 07/06/2014

David Beckham Into the Unknown (YouView app screenshot)All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 8th June 2014)

Thousands of fans descend on Newcastle Station for a big football match, while, in Durham, staff deal with the annual exodus of university students.

David Beckham Into the Unknown (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th June 2014)

After 22 years playing for the world’s greatest football teams, David Beckham has retired. For the first time in his adult life he has freedom to do whatever he wants and to mark the occasion he’s going on an adventure. He’s chosen Brazil, and he’s taking three of his closest friends to join him on this once in a lifetime experience. Starting with beach footvolley in Rio, the friends travel deep into the Amazon, ending up with the remote Yanonami tribe, with David desperately trying to explain the beautiful game.

Road Rage Britain: Caught on Camera (ITV/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th June 2014)

The British lead the world in road rage, as these confrontations and clashes caught on camera by the motorists and cyclists in the thick of it show. In a fight for supremacy between two wheels and four, this programme attempts to uncover what causes these regular traffic temper tantrums. The show features video clips and interviews with perpetrators and victims. In a unique experiment, two cyclists, a London cabbie and a white van man swap their methods of transport to see if they can learn to respect their fellow road users.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 11th June 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. On Australia’s shiny holiday coast, Miriam Corowa investigates the engineering behind the 1970s Florida-style canal system of the Gold Coast. Brendan Moar dives headlong into a dangerous current to investigate first-hand the science of rips. Xanthe Mallett scours a World War Two fortification at what could have been Australia’s front line, and discovers what life was like waiting for the war to arrive. Neil Oliver heads to see the remains of a bleak chapter in history – an outpost for outcasts. Emma Johnston joins a scientific hunt for sea cows, in the hope of saving them. Finally, Tim Flannery travels to Fraser Island to investigate what’s at the end of the line for the longest sand drift system in the world.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 12th June 2014)

The series that shows how even the smallest of spaces can undergo big transformations continues. George Clarke meets a young couple who can’t afford to get on the property ladder and are risking their life savings on creating a family home out of an old Airstream caravan. George meets a couple who think they’ve come up with the answer to all year round camping. George and Will’s road trip across Texas continues with a visit to an abandoned UFO-style futuristic home; as well as a suburban home given a complete makeover with 50,000 beer cans. And George’s ambitious plans for a multi-purpose garden building for him and his kids get a reality check.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 12th June 2014)

Documentary series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. This programme tells the story of the Robert E. Lee, one of the most famous Clydebuilt blockade running paddle steamers. During the American Civil War, Glasgow shipbuilders and captains made a fortune transporting war supplies to the Confederate South and returning with valuable cotton. To run the blockade of Union warships these paddle steamers had to be fast and their crews fearless.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 31/05/2014

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces | 05/06/2014 (YouView app screenshot)Triathlon (BBC 1/HD | 2:00pm to 5:10pm | Saturday 31st May 2014)

Hyde Park once again plays host to the London leg of the World Triathlon Series, the fourth event of the eight-race calendar. The famous venue provides the ideal backdrop for both the men’s and women’s sprint triathlons – fast and furious action is anticipated, with both races taking place on the same afternoon. The Brownlee brothers go head-to-head in the men’s race and lead British hopes. The sprint distance is the one event in which Jonny has been able to get the better of elder brother Alistair in recent years so it should make for a great contest. 2013 world champion Non Stanford makes her 2014 debut as she returns from injury but she faces tough competition from fellow Brits Jodie Stimpson, who leads the series, and two-time world champion Helen Jenkins.

All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 1st June 2014)

Train driver Steve hasn’t looked back since leaving his accountancy job, while at King’s Cross Station, customer services deal with an irate passenger.

Commonwealth City (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:35pm to 11:35pm | Monday 2nd June 2014)

Documentary following the fortunes of some of the residents of Dalmarnock in the aftermath of the successful bid to host the Commonwealth Games. Now a local councillor, Yvonne has managed to secure five million pounds for a new community centre with a creche and doctor’s surgery attached, but must act quickly to find available land. Darren’s fortunes rebound as he takes over a local pub, opens a new shop and uses the compensation money to pay for his oldest daughter’s education a one of Glasgow’s top private schools.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 4th June 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. In the tranquil south-east of Tasmania, Neil Oliver probes Port Arthur’s harsh penal history. Brendan Moar examines the dramatic grip of lighthouse life on a remote island. Emma Johnston dives into an underwater battleground to see how science and industry are saving the marine neighbourhood. Neil joins the southern hemisphere’s largest wooden boat festival, and Tim Flannery investigates Hobart’s long and illustrious role in Antarctic exploration. Finally, Xanthe Mallett delves into the violent history of whaling, and a legacy that helped build a colony.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 5th June 2014)

Architect George Clarke helps imaginations run wild as once again he celebrates the extraordinary world of small spaces and unique builds. The new series features secret hideaways, space-saving retreats, eco-friendly bolt holes and reconditioned vehicles. He shows that with careful planning, cunning design and masses of imagination, the unachievable is doable. The new series particularly celebrates the potential to create small space builds in your own back yard. With the help of his design buddy, master craftsman Will Hardie, George sets out to transform his own wasted garden space into the ultimate family garden studio; with a games room, cinema room, planetarium and, fulfilling a childhood ambition of his own, a butterfly house. For inspiration, they travel to Texas, a Mecca for free thinkers and ingenious design, on a road trip that takes them from Houston to Austin and Dallas.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 5th June 2014)

Series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. David Hayman tells the story of CS Mackay-Bennett, a cable repair ship launched on the Clyde in 1884. She kept information flowing along a network of underwater cables that connected Britain with her empire and the world – the Victorian internet of its day. It’s also a story of a date with disaster, as the ship and her crew recovered the bodies of those who died when the Titanic sank. David travels to Halifax in Canada to find some facts about the ship and to unravel a DNA mystery that’s taken over a century to solve.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/05/2014

50 Years of BBC Two Comedy (YouView app screenshot)50 Years of BBC Two Comedy (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 11:00pm | Saturday 24th May 2014)

As part of BBC Two’s 50th birthday celebrations, the channel has a two-hour comedy extravaganza lined up. Featuring some of the greatest names in comedy, this packed programme showcases the channel’s remarkable output over the last 50 years. From The Likely Lads and Not Only… But Also in its first year in 1964, up to W1A and Rev. today, this is a romp through the funniest bits of BBC Two.

All Aboard: East Coast Trains (Pick TV | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th May 2014)

Stress levels rise as staff members face the last day of the Premier League football season. Plus, a radio problem causes chaos for hundreds of passengers.

Commonwealth City (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:40pm to 11:40pm | Monday 26th May 2014)

Documentary following the fortunes of some of the residents in the deprived Dalmarnock area of Glasgow in the aftermath of the successful bid to host the Commonwealth Games. The manager of the Dalmarnock community centre begins a campaign to secure a stake of Games legacy for her local community after she learns that the council will not be rebuilding a replacement centre following the Games. Steven’s future looks uncertain when his job working on the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome comes to an end. And Darren receives some devastating news.

Coast Australia (BBC 2/HD | 9:10pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 28th May 2014)

Series exploring Australia’s coastline. Neil Oliver begins a stunning journey through the world’s largest coral reef in the hands of the Australian Navy, sailing in the wake of James Cook. Brendan Moar uncovers the living history of Australia’s hidden slave trade. Xanthe Mallett dives a spectacular wreck in search of answers about its calamitous sinking. And Tim Flannery is granted rare access to a scientific research zone to examine coral history.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 29th May 2014)

Documentary series in which David Hayman explores the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde, that helped forge links with countries throughout the Commonwealth of Nations. He travels to Australia to uncover the links the Cutty Sark forged with this Commonwealth country and to reflect on her legacy. It’s a story of adventure, money, mutiny and murder. Ravaged by fire in 2007, the Cutty Sark has been restored and today stands as a testament to the craftsmanship and ingenuity of Scottish ship designers.

Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 30th May 2014)

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Alexander Armstrong and guest panellists Victoria Coren Mitchell and Joe Wilkinson.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 12/04/2014

Parking Mad: episode 1 (YouView app screenshot)The Crimson Field (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 13th April 2014)

Drama series presenting one of the untold stories of World War I. The volunteers settle into life at the hospital but Kitty keeps herself at a distance and its clear to Grace that something is deeply troubling her. Despite this, Kitty throws herself into her work, helping new patients Major Crecy and Private Byeford. Crecy awakens from the brink of death but still badly wounded to find his troops have been decimated. As the world closes in around him he clings to his friendship with Byeford, but when his wife Adelinde visits he finds himself torn between the old life back home and a new one with his men. Meanwhile, the hospital readies for a convoy of new patients. With resources stretched, Joan views it as a chance for the volunteers’ skills to be put to good use but Margaret does not think they are ready. Will the girls live up to Joan’s expectations?

Bang Goes the Theory (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 14th April 2014)

Series presenting the science behind the headlines, and looking at the issues that have a real impact on all our lives. With the waters receding, Bang Goes the Theory takes a more considered look at the recent floods. Did global warming play a part, or is this simply the extreme end of the natural cycle? Maggie investigates the real threat of storm surge as water levels rise, Liz Bonnin looks at how to use nature to ‘slow the flow’ and the team are joined by Charlie Dimmock who wants to know if her love for patios and decking might have played a part in creating urban flash floods.

Real Storage Wars: Business Boomers (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th April 2014)

Four-part series on businesses that have boomed despite tough economic times. This episode discovers why Britain came to have the biggest self-storage industry in Europe, when just three decades ago the industry didn’t even exist in this country. It is the entertaining tale of canny entrepreneurs who grew rich selling empty space, of the garish multicoloured monster sheds that have sprung up around towns and cities and – above all – of Britain’s national predilection for buying stuff and hoarding it.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th April 2014)

Documentary series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. This programme tells the story of the Robert E. Lee, one of the most famous Clydebuilt blockade running paddle steamers. During the American Civil War, Glasgow shipbuilders and captains made a fortune transporting war supplies to the Confederate South and returning with valuable cotton. To run the blockade of Union warships these paddle steamers had to be fast and their crews fearless.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 15th April 2014)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Time is running out for Detective Inspector Perez as prime suspect Peter Latimer lies critically ill in hospital. Was the fire a drunken accident, or was Peter Latimer the second victim of a murderer still free on Fair Isle?

Watermen: A Dirty Business (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 15th April 2014)

Getting clean water can be a dirty business; whether it is a blocked drain or faulty faucet, people only notice when something goes wrong. For the men and women who run and work for one of Britain’s biggest water companies no job is too big or too small, too messy or too revolting. Episode one sees the workers of United Utilities face the effects of Britain’s hottest summer in seven years. As temperatures rise so do the often smelly and revolting jobs that customer service technicians Adrian and Wes have to handle. It takes a strong stomach to do what these boys do and as long people continue to flush wet wipes and nappies there will always be a drain to unblock. However, it’s the out of town reservoirs, where sun seekers put their lives at risk by not paying attention to warning signs, that are one of the biggest worry during the heat wave; and we see the devastating impact that death can have on the team charged with patrolling the area.

Parking Mad (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 17th April 2014)

Documentary series about the world of parking, following the work of those in the public and private parking sectors and telling the stories of motorists involved in parking disputes. The series also follows the tribunals that adjudicate parking disputes between motorists and councils, and the bailiffs who pursue unpaid fines. In this episode, parking campaigner Mr Mustard helps a 93-year-old man appeal against a fine he has been given by Barnet Council. At a roadside operation run jointly with the police, bailiff Debbie is confronted by a very angry man – will she be able to confiscate his van? In Lincoln, we meet the team dealing with parking in an increasingly busy city centre. Residents in a quiet Sussex village take direct action to stop commuters to London from parking on their road, which happens to be right next to the station. And in Devon, a businessman has developed a talking parking ticket.

Inside Edinburgh Airport (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 17th April 2014)

The first of a two-part documentary charting how Edinburgh Airport is adapting to change under a new management team. In this edition, new boarding pass security scanners cause confusion when passengers misinterpret the meaning of ‘face down’. Management are called in to help on the busiest day of the year, as 40,000 passengers pass through the airport, but things start to go wrong when the main baggage belt fails. Plus, the launch Virgin’s Little Red and the arrival of BA’s Dreamliner.

Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 18th April 2014)

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jeremy Clarkson and guest panellists Henning Wehn and Baroness Shirley Williams.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 05/04/2014

Coffee Shop Hot Shots: Business Boomers (YouView app screenshot)Border Country: The Story of Britain’s Lost Middleland (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 6th April 2014)

Hadrian’s Wall cut a deep scar across Britain that would never be forgotten. A thousand years after the Romans left, the island split once again, near the line of the wall, into the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. Historian and MP Rory Stewart tells the story of how Britain was torn in two. The border country dividing Britain’s lost Middleland became a zone of anarchy, as violent as border areas in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Crimson Field (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 6th April 2014)

Drama series presenting one of the untold stories of World War I. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France. For the hospital workers it is a daily battle to patch the men up and keep the war machine churning. Staff numbers are low and the volunteers are desperately needed, yet there are some who see these women as more of a threat than a lifeline. It is not just the girls who are causing a stir; one particular patient, a powerfully built and battle-scarred soldier called Molloy is facing certain death but resisting it with all the strength he can muster. The girls settle into their first day and it’s soon clear that no training could ever have prepared them for the reality of working near the front line. As the day draws to an end secrets are hinted at, rivalries loom large and for the rebellious Kitty this new adventure could turn out to be very dangerous indeed.

Coffee Shop Hot Shots: Business Boomers (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 7th April 2014)

Four-part series on businesses that have boomed despite tough economic times. Since the coffee shop brands took off in the 1990s people have embraced their caffeinated delights. Once a nation of tea drinkers, people have fallen for the super-sized cups, adopted the language of lattes and are even prepared to pay upwards of £2.20 for a caffeine hit. Not even the recession quenched our desire for coffee and now millions are hooked, spending up to £2,000 a year and pouring cash into the coffers of the coffee shop brands. This sets out to discover how the nation became so obsessed, and how the brands do battle for our custom. With behind-the-scenes access to staff on the frontline and the bosses of the big brands, this is the inside story of the coffee shop world.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 7th April 2014)

Documentary series exploring the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde. This programme tells the story of CS Mackay-Bennett, a cable repair ship which launched on the Clyde in 1884. It kept information flowing along a network of underwater cables that connected Britain to both its empire and the world. The ship and its crew also recovered the bodies of those who died when the Titanic sank. David Hayman travels to Halifax in Canada to investigate the story of CS Mackay-Bennett and to unravel a DNA mystery that’s taken over a century to solve.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th April 2014)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Perez returns to his childhood home after the murder of a scientist on the beautiful island of Fair Isle. Tensions run high as a storm on the mainland forces Perez to work in isolation – and compels all of the suspects to remain together under one roof.

W1A (BBC 2/HD | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Wednesday 9th April 2014)

Comedy sequel to Twenty Twelve. A national paper has not only published details of Ian Fletcher’s salary but followed up with a story of how he took Sally Owen, his PA at the Olympic Deliverance Commission, on holiday to Italy. So the BBC can either stand by their man or get him to pre-empt potential criticism by persuading him to cut his own salary. Meanwhile, a female Newsnight presenter has been accused of wearing clothes that are inappropriately watchable. When her legs get their own Twitter account there is a feeling something should be done about it. Flagship series Britain’s Tastiest Village has lost all three of the big name presenters who were attached to do the show – so the search continues. And brand consultant Siobhan Sharpe and her team unveil their barnstorming idea for a new BBC logo.

Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 11th April 2014)

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and guest panellists.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/03/2014

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical (YouView app screenshot)Border Country: The Story of Britain’s Lost Middleland (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 30th March 2014)

For historian and MP Rory Stewart, the building of Hadrian’s Wall was the single most important event in Britain’s history. Meeting experts and local people, and drawing on memories from his life in Iraq and Afghanistan, he explores the impact of Rome’s occupation and departure, and tells the story of how the powerful new Kingdom of Northumbria was born in Britain’s lost Middleland.

Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 31st March 2014)

Documentary series in which David Hayman explores the stories of four ships built on the river Clyde, that helped forge links with countries throughout the Commonwealth of Nations. In this first programme, David looks at the story of the Cutty Sark and travels to Australia to uncover the links the iconic ship forged with this Commonwealth country, and to reflect on her legacy.

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Monday 31st March 2014)

On Saturday 29 March 2014, same-sex marriage becomes legal in England and Wales. Channel 4 marks this historic milestone by offering viewers front-row seats at one of the first gay weddings to take place. And this is an extraordinary ceremony, in more ways than one. Grooms Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor have written and are staging their entire wedding as a musical, with sung vows, sung readings and show-stopping ensembles featuring the whole congregation of family, friends and special guests, including a heartfelt duet from the grooms’ mums.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 1st April 2014)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. After a second body is found brutally murdered on Shetland, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez wonders if the two killings are connected to corporate greed and corruption on the island or to just one woman – Evie Watt.

W1A (BBC 2/HD | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Wednesday 2nd April 2014)

Comedy sequel to Twenty Twelve. A month into his job as head of values and Ian Fletcher is still trying to find somewhere to sit. But there are more important issues to get to grips with – not least the director general’s desire to shape the debate as to what the BBC is really for. Anna Rampton already knows what it is for and, in a thinly veiled move to further her own career, advocates moving Songs of Praise to radio, thus freeing up a prime slot for her own series, Britain’s Tastiest Village. The debate about the future of the BBC is not helped when Ian Fletcher’s salary comes under intense scrutiny in the press – why should the BBC’s head of values be paid more than the prime minister?

Spring’s Supermarket Secrets (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 3rd April 2014)

Gregg Wallace goes behind the scenes with Britain’s biggest food retailers over the course of a year to discover how they source, make and move the food we find on the supermarket shelves. With spring in the air, Gregg finds out what it takes to bring us millions of eggs for Pancake Day, discovers the clever technology behind Easter chocolate and reveals what our eyes tell us about the way we shop.

Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 4th April 2014)

The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jennifer Saunders and guest panellists Sadiq Khan and Richard Osman.

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

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