Dinosaur with Stephen Fry (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 5th March 2023)
The Struggle to Survive. Series 1, episode 4. Stephen Fry heads 66 million years into the past to the fateful last days of the dinosaurs to see how the plant-eaters fought back against deadly predators, and witnesses how a light in the sky became an extraordinary extra-terrestrial threat that signalled the end of the dinosaur’s reign on earth.
Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 6th February 2023)
Black 5. Series 2, episode 8. Designer Phil takes on his toughest challenge yet – an entire reinvention of the Black Fives, encompassing all 842 variations.
George Michael: Outed (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 6th March 2023) ** NEW SERIES **
Part one of two. How the singer’s outing was a landmark moment in gay politics, with a potential career-ending scandal being averted by seizing control of the media narrative. The first episode looks back at the singer’s early career, and unearths the reasons he felt compelled to remain in the closet in the first place. Featuring contributions from former manager Simon Napier-Bell and Rev Richard Coles, who recalls his own experiences of being a gay man and a pop star in the 1980s.
The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 7th March 2023)
Manchester. Series 4, episode 2. Tim Dunn discovers how railway architecture has been repurposed. He starts with Manchester’s Castlefield area, where viaducts still dominate the cityscape.
George Michael: Outed (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 7th March 2023)
Part two of two. How George Michael announced his sexuality to the world in 1998 and the events that led to it including losing his partner to an Aids-related illness, being arrested for committing a lewd act in a public toilet and threats from the News of the World to publish pictures of him cruising in a park. Will Young shares how the events gave hope to young gay men at the time.
The Piano (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 8th March 2023) ** WOW **
The final stop on the search for Britain’s best amateur pianists is Birmingham New Street Station. Featuring a toe-tapping Jerry Lee Lewis hit and a unique Harry Styles cover. There is not a dry eye in the station when a Welsh retiree goes on a trip down memory lane. As per usual, the unsuspecting performers are being watched by Lang Lang and Mika who are looking for a pianist to play at the Royal Festival Hall.
Beyond Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 10th March 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **
The peaceful community of Shipton Abbott is rocked when beloved painting the Solo Mare disappears in a seemingly impossible heist while plans are in motion for its appearance at an exhibition. The theft is even more perplexing given the artwork was under the guard of PC Kelby Hartford at the time. Kelby feels responsible and Humphrey pulls out all the stops to recover the priceless piece. Drama, starring Kris Marshall and Sally Bretton.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.