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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 28/09/2013

Bad Education (BBC3 | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday 1st October 2013)

School-based sitcom. Headmaster Mr Fraser has organised a special guest speaker for Drugs Awareness Day, much to Miss Gulliver’s annoyance. Alfie’s class is alarmed by the news that Stephen’s parents want him to leave Abbey Grove. Can Alfie persuade Stephen’s parents to let him stay or will his attraction to drugs councillor India threaten to jeopardise everything?

Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish (Dave | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Tuesday 1st October 2013)

Dave Gorman’s hilarious series of mischievous live performances, exclusive to Dave. Money is the root of all comedy as Dave considers our love of cash.

STV Appeal 2013 – The Highland Line (STV/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 2nd October 2013)

Adventurer and world record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont has set himself a new challenge, to raise money for the STV Appeal 2013. He has ditched the bike and must cover 230 miles of Scotland under his own steam in ten days. Following the Highland Fault Line from the west to the east coast, Mark has to swim 11 miles of open sea and cold lochs, run 219 miles over mountains and tough terrain, and face miles of unforgiving tarmac.

The Great British Year (BBC1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 2nd October 2013)

Documentary series showing Britain’s changing look over the course of a year. Starting on New Years Day, Britain is in the grip of winter. Time-lapses show a magical country shrouded in frost and mist swirling in hollows. Water becomes the enemy as it freezes, and the wildlife must cope. Red squirrels resort to subterfuge, and kites track a farmer ploughing to get at the worms beneath the frost. As winter fades, adders bask in the sun and the woodland floor erupts with snowdrops. On a lake in Wiltshire, new hope is captured in the evocative dance of the great crested grebe.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 2nd October 2013)

There aren’t many people in Britain who can say they own their own airfield. But flying instructor Colin Mackinnon and his partner, hovercraft instructor and trapeze artist Marta Briongos, are part of the very select few. In fact, so important is the airfield to them, they’ve decided to live there too. Their ambitious plan is to build an incredible metal sculptural home next to the runway, designed by one of Scotland’s most eminent architects and inspired by aircraft hangars. But the difficulties of building their beautiful design soon become apparent: bespoke metal homes are hardly the norm in Scotland and finding people just to do the work proves tricky.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 3rd October 2013)

School-based drama. Lisa and Lenny Brown’s grandfather turns up out of the blue and risks splitting them up. Elsewhere, Christine is furious when she finds out George’s secret about his Mandarin abilities.

The Railway: First Great Western (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 3rd October 2013)

Documentary series following the staff of First Great Western, one of Britain’s largest train operating companies. On the day of Dawlish Air Show, a small, picturesque seaside station is brought to life by an influx of merry passengers. First Great Western lays on extra staff, more trains and different queuing systems to cope with the change. It is all hands on deck to ensure that passengers move away from the trains and platforms and safely onto the beach.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 21/09/2013

Tour of Britain Highlights (itv4 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 21st September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present highlights of stage seven from Epsom to Guildford. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Tour of Britain Highlights (itv4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 22nd September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present highlights of the climax of the Tour – stage eight around the streets of the capital London. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Bad Education (BBC3 | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday 24th September 2013)

School-based sitcom. It is Valentine’s Day and headmaster Mr Fraser has planned a special Abbey Grove ‘Take Me Out’ to help the shy kids find love. New deputy headmistress Professor Green is rubbing everyone up the wrong way, apart from Alfie’s father, who happened to go to teacher training college with her. Alfie is desperately trying to persuade Miss Gulliver to come to dinner with him, but is distracted by some shock news from Chantelle. Will Gulliver turn up to dinner and who is Martin Wickers’s surprise dinner date?

Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish (Dave | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Tuesday 24th September 2013)

Award-winning comedian Dave Gorman’s latest uproarious stage show, exclusive to Dave. The laptop-loving comic examines celebrity culture and star lookalikes.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 25th September 2013)

Marine Captain Jon’s life changed forever when he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan and lost three limbs. Before his injuries, home for Jon had meant a crooked chocolate box Devon cottage. After countless viewings of uninspiring specialist dwellings and awkward conversions, they realised that the only way to get a house that would enable Jon to live independently was to build it themselves.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 26th September 2013)

School-based drama. Rhiannon sends saucy pictures of herself to Darren and they end up being sent to mobile phones around the school. George finds out Princess is leaving him. And Audrey discovers Lisa and Lenny are trying to scam money out of her.

The Railway: First Great Western (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 26th September 2013)

Documentary series following the staff of First Great Western, one of Britain’s largest train operating companies. Sleepy Newbury Racecourse station springs to life as the public heads to two major events at the nearby racecourse. A team is drafted into the usually unmanned station to help keep things running smoothly – but will it remain a cheerful day for all? Train manager Jody expects the unexpected as she embarks on another day on the Paddington – Swansea line.

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

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