Tag: Disaster at Sea: The Great Storm of ’79

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 05/08/2023

Queer as Folk US (Channel 4/HD | 12:00am to 00:45am | Monday 7th August 2023)

Choke. Series 1, episode 5. Mingus celebrates their birthday at a drag wrestling event, despite Brodie’s trying to keep them away. Julian and Noah face a difficult decision, and Ruthie makes a mistake.

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 8th August 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Leicester Square. Series 3, episode 6. Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway are exploring a station in the beating heart of London’s theatreland – Leicester Square.

Disaster at Sea: The Great Storm of ’79 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Wednesday 9th August 2023)

Documentary recounting the tragic events of August 1979, when one of the world’s leading offshore races – the Fastnet Race – was hit by hurricane-force winds and waves up to 60 feet high. The disaster took the lives of 21 people and left a lasting impact on weather forecasting and yacht safety.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 11th August 2023)

Margate. Series 3, episode 3. The comedian visits Margate on the Kent coast, where she tries her first tub of cockles, visits the mysterious Shell Grotto, and meets actress Sally Lindsay at pleasure park Dreamland. In nearby Broadstairs, Sally goes for a paddle as she discovers Charles Dickens’ love of this quaint seaside town. And back in Margate, Susan indulges her passion for toys at the Hornby museum.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 11th August 2023)

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by guests Rylan and Rose Matafeo for a comic review of the significant moments of the past seven days. As usual, the hashtag #isitok paves the way for the gang to round up, examine and explain the leading and most entertaining news stories of the week.

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

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