Jul 012017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 1st July 2017)

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.

50 Shades of Gay (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Monday 3rd July 2017)

In this personal documentary, Rupert Everett explores the changes in gay life in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. He meets LGBT people from all walks of life, including former royal butler Paul Burrell, black gay rapper Jai’Rouge, actors from Hollyoaks, and Southend carpenter Steve, and visits the ‘lesbian capital of Britain’, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. So much has been gained in the long journey towards mainstream acceptance, but has something of the rebellious, outsider spirit of gay culture also been lost? Is Britain finally able to accept the full 50 shades of gay?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 4th July 2017)

This new series explores what it is like to live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside – in the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. At Bleak Bank Farm in the Dales, the Dawson family prepare for their most critical week of the year amd the annual sale of their lambs at auction. The episode also follows the hound trail, a little known Cumbrian sport where hounds race around the natural bowl of Buttermere. There’s also ultra running up Helvellyn in the Lakes; while the residents of Barbon in the Dales await the arrival of high-speed broadband.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 7th July 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

TRNSMT (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only | 11:05pm to 12:35am | Friday 7th July 2017)

Edith Bowman introduces the best performances from the first night of the new TRNSMT festival, live from Glasgow Green. Including Radiohead, Rag’n’Bone Man, Belle and Sebastian, and London Grammar.

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

Jun 242017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:45pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 24th June 2017)

A huge spaceship trapped in the gravity well of a black hole, teeming with impossible lifeforms, harbours one of the Doctor’s most feared enemies.

Britain’s Great Gay Buildings (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 24th June 2017)

In Britain’s Great Gay Buildings, presented by Stephen Fry, seven famous gay faces champion the buildings that have helped define Britain’s gay history, revealing the groundbreaking events that happened there and the extraordinary people who lived and worked at these key historical sites. The Reverend Richard Cole revisits Heaven Nightclub, to reveal its hedonistic past. Mary Portas visits Shibden Hall, in Yorkshire, to discover the secret diaries of a Yorkshire heiress. Craig Revel Horwood explores Britain’s drag scene at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Simon Callow tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s downfall at the Old Bailey. Rikki Beadle Blair visits the Theatre Royal Haymarket, to discover how the British public showed their support for Sir John Gielgud after his arrest for cottaging. Liz Carr travels to Bletchley Park, which fostered one of Britain’s greatest scientists, Alan Turing. And Baron Waheed Alli tells the story of the Houses of Parliament’s recent battle for gay rights.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th June 2017)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales have been exploring canals for half a century. But this time they embark on their most ambitious voyage, along the waterways of India. In this episode, Tim and Pru leave behind the safe confines of the canals as they head out into the rarely navigated Brahmaputra river in the far north east of India. The Brahmaputra features intoxicating scenery, rich culture, and remarkable history. Tim and Pru follow an old route from the tea trade; meet a community of monks; and hitch a ride on an elephant.

Supermarket Shopping Secrets (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th June 2017)

Series in which Gregg Wallace and journalist Babita Sharma get the inside track on the latest tactics in the supermarket wars to help people stay one step ahead. In this edition looking at health, Gregg discovers the exotic ingredient being used to produce a healthier burger and explores spiralised vegetables, now a major health trend. And Babita examines how the public is being manipulated by food health labels.

The Adventure Show (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 27th June 2017)

In the first of a new series, the Adventure Show visits the rugged Kintyre Peninsula to join athletes in one of Scotland’s most scenic races – the Kintyre Way Ultra. With no less than 1,300 metres of ascent and over 35 miles of rough terrain, this is a tough challenge for every runner. Also on the programme, an inspiring athlete who is proving that living with epilepsy doesn’t prevent achieving sporting success at the highest level.

The Last Leg (Chnannel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 30th June 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

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

Jun 172017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:45pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 17th June 2017)

A hunt for the lost Ninth Roman Legion leads the Doctor, Bill and Nardole into the middle of an ancient battle that could cast humanity into the dark forever. What is inside the cairn? And how far will they have to go defeat the terrifying alien Eaters of Light?

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th June 2017)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales have been exploring canals for half a century. But now they embark on their most ambitious voyage ever, along the waterways of India. In this episode, they explore the extraordinary backwaters of Kerala: a 1000-mile network of palm-fringed lakes, rivers banked by rice paddies and some very familiar-looking British-built canals. For millennia the trade in ginger, cardamom and black pepper has made the backwaters a thriving trade route for spices. Tim and Pru pass laden cargo ships, school bus-boats, and fishermen whose only tools are their hands. They explore a canal built by a local ruler to boost trade and make offerings at a temple. And Pru dusts off her dancing shoes to learn the traditional Kerlan dance of the enchantress.

Theresa v Boris: How May Became PM (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:15pm | Sunday 18th June 2017)

This drama documentary tells the story of the Conservative Party’s 2016 leadership campaign – how Boris Johnson, having won the referendum and in pole position to be the next PM, handed victory to Theresa May. Based on extensive research and first-person testimonies, this dramatized narrative goes beyond the headlines to lay bare the politicking and positioning, betrayals and blunders of this extraordinary political time. The programme also features key interviews with people who were intimately involved in the campaigns of the main contenders.

Supermarket Shopping Secrets (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th June 2017)

Series in which Gregg Wallace and journalist Babita Sharma get the inside track on the latest tactics in the supermarket wars to help people stay one step ahead. In this episode, Gregg discovers the high-tech acoustic kit being used to get an edge in the battle to bring us a perfect avocado. Also, a look at what’s going on in the new battlefield of luxury products on a budget, and Babita uncovers what can be learned from supermarket data gatherers.

Who Should We Let in? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd June 2017)

Ian Hislop takes an entertaining, provocative look at the decades from the Victorian Era to the First World War, when modern Britain introduced its first peacetime restrictions on immigration. The Victorians had an open door to foreigners, drawing no distinction between economic migrant and asylum seeker. But rising immigration in the late 19th century triggered a debate fuelled by clashing values, economic anxiety and the media. Winston Churchill spoke out against the tough curbs proposed by the 1902 Royal Commission, lambasting it as the work of prejudice and racism. But the 1905 Aliens Act restricted peacetime immigration for the first time. Ian also examines the role of the press in stoking fear and prejudice against migrants, discusses attitudes to immigration then and now with Alan Johnson, Baroness Warsi and Katie Hopkins, and takes the temperature of the nation in animated conversation with native and foreign-born Brits in London, Liverpool and Folkestone.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 23rd June 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

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

Jun 102017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:15pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 10th June 2017)

‘God save the Queen’ has been scrawled on the surface of Mars. What are Victorians doing on the home of the Ice Warriors? And what will they find beneath the Martian soil?

Triathlon World Series (BBC 2/HD | 1:00pm to 6:00pm | Sunday 11th June 2017)

Ore Oduba presents live coverage from Leeds, where the fourth leg of the World Triathlon Series is taking place. Jonny Brownlee is aiming to get his world title challenge back on track after a dramatic race in Japan last time out, where he ended up having to carry his bike after a crash in the cycling phase. Jonny is joined by brother and Olympic champion Alistair, who makes his first World Series appearance of the season. The pair will certainly not lack for support as Leeds is their hometown but their rivals include five-time world champion Javier Gomez, along with current world champion and series leader Mario Mola. Leading the charge for the British women’s team is former world champion Non Stanford but she faces stiff opposition in a high-quality field, not least in the form of reigning world champion Flora Duffy, who showed she had shaken off early-season injury problems with victory in the most recent race in Yokohama.

Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th June 2017)

Billy Connolly celebrates his 75th birthday and 50 years in show business by sitting for three Scottish artists – John Byrne, Jack Vettriano and Rachel MacLean. During each sitting, Billy talks about his remarkable life and career, which has taken him from musician and pioneering stand-up to Hollywood actor.

The Passengers That Took on the Train Line (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th June 2017)

In 2016, with the contract for Southeastern trains due to expire in six months, a group of dissatisfied but determined passengers come together to try to take a railway franchise into their own hands. Jacques Peretti follows the group as they set about executing their revolutionary plan. Is their dream far-fetched, or will the Department for Transport, looking for fresh ideas, see this new passenger-run company as a viable option for the franchise?

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 16th June 2017)

It’s time to bring the country back together with a Channel 4 two hour special, The Last Leg: Re-United Kingdom, inspired by and in memory of MP Jo Cox, this special show celebrates what we have in common a year on since her murder. With warmth and humour The Last Leg hosts Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdecombe urge people to put aside their differences following polling day and various divisive referenda. They host their own celebrity-filled street party, reuniting famous foes and settle some long-standing disputes as high-profile guests from the worlds of politics and show business come together to put their differences aside. Cross-party involvement and international faces lend their support in surprising and interesting ways across the evening.

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

Jun 032017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:35pm to 8:25pm | Saturday 3rd June 2017)

Earth has been invaded and Bill is living alone, an isolated figure surviving in occupied Britain. The Doctor is imprisoned and appears to be on the side of the enemy, flooding the airwaves with fake news. Bill and Nardole must embark on a deadly mission to rescue the Doctor and lead the resistance against the new regime, whatever the cost.

Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Saturday 3rd June 2017)

Documentary in which composer Howard Goodall presents The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as never heard before. Howard explores just why this album is still seen as so innovative, so revolutionary, and so influential. With the help of out-takes and studio conversations between the band, never heard before outside of Abbey Road, Howard gets under the bonnet of Sgt Pepper. He takes the music apart and reassembles it, to show us how it works – and makes surprising connections with the music of the last 1,000 years to do so.

One Love Manchester (BBC 1/HD | 6:55pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 4th June 2017)

Live coverage of a concert at Old Trafford cricket ground to benefit those affected by the May 2017 Manchester bomb attack. Performers include Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Take That, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Usher and Pharrell.

Election 2017 (BBC 1/HD | 9:35pm to 2:00am | Thursday 8th June 2017)

David Dimbleby presents as the general election votes are counted around the country and the results begin to pour in. BBC correspondents, led by Andrew Marr, Nick Robinson, Kirsty Wark and Sophie Raworth, are at the key counts. Jeremy Vine, Emily Maitlis and Professor John Curtice analyse the results as they come in. Mishal Husain grills political heavyweights in the BBC Election Centre. Media editor Amol Rajan follows how the night is unfolding on social media, and political editor Laura Kuenssberg assesses the impact the result will have in the days, weeks and years ahead.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 9th June 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series returns live for a post-election special with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. This extended episode hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe sees them go through the thrills and spills of the election results night with special guests, including Steve Coogan, Jamie Oliver, Brendan Cox and a host of politicians.

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

May 272017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:45pm to 8:30pm | Saturday 27th May 2017)

When a pyramid appears overnight, every clock in the world begins counting down to the Earth’s destruction. As three opposing armies lie ready to annihilate each other, an alien race stands ready to offer humanity a deal that could save them. Will the Doctor be forced to accept their help?

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th May 2017)

This final episode follows the men and women racing to build London’s brand new underground railway – the Elizabeth Line – in time for the first train launch in May 2017. Engineers must construct and fit out a new station at Paddington, erect a 130m-long great glass canopy to soar above the structure and plug directly into Brunel’s original grade one listed station – a nerve-wracking feat. At Tottenham Court Road, workers are building underground platforms and concourses the size of an aircraft carrier in the heart of the world’s busiest shopping district. The team must carefully remove enormous props that hold apart the station walls, as convoys of concrete trucks drive down Oxford Street where half a million shoppers and tourists visit, every day. In Derby, a father and son team race to construct 66 trains to ferry passengers across the 30 miles of Crossrail line. Every site and engineer must pull together as they race to deliver this new fifteen billion pound railway.

The Great Fire: In Real Time (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 31st May 2017)

History series revealing what actually happened during the Great Fire of London of 1666, hour by hour, and street by street. Dan Jones visits the exact location of the bakery where it started, Suzannah Lipscomb reveals how Londoners tried to save their belongings, and Rob Bell investigates 17th-century building materials and the prevailing weather conditions.

The Great Fire: In Real Time (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 1st June 2017)

History series. Dan Jones follows the path of the fire on the worst day of its rampage as it swept through some of London’s iconic buildings. Suzannah Lipscomb finds evidence in the archives of who was blamed and who escaped scot free. Rob Bell visits Imperial College London for more information about the spread of the fire and to re-create the intense heat it generated.

The Great Fire: In Real Time (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd June 2017)

History series. Dan Jones reveals why Londoners were desperate to stop the fire reach the Tower, Rob Bell looks at the bizarre 17-century methods of treating burns and Suzannah Lipscomb examines a controversial new theory about how many people died. They also examine how the authorities dealt with the 100,000 people who had lost everything and how a new city was built from the ashes.

The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Friday 2nd June 2017)

Documentary with unprecedented access to Qantas and their long-haul service out of London to Sydney, revealing passengers’ touching stories and reasons for travel, confessions of the cabin crew, secret areas of the plane that are off-limits to passengers, technological wizardry that launches tons of metal into the air, and the army of staff that keeps every aspect of the airline running.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 2nd June 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series returns live to Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week, including the latest general election news. The team reunites at this crucial time with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy. In this edition they are joined by presenter and comedian Sue Perkins who helps dissect the week’s events.

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

May 202017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:25pm to 8:15pm | Saturday 20th May 2017)

‘The Veritas. The truth. Truth so true you can’t live with it. Is that looking into hell… or seeing the light?’ Everyone who has ever read the Veritas has been found dead. In a forbidden library at the heart of the Vatican, the pope urges the Doctor to read the ancient text – but can he handle the truth?

Yorkshire Wolds Way (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Saturday 20th May 2017)

Adventurer Paul Rose explores the 79 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, arguably Britain’s least well-known national walking trail. In this edition, Paul takes to the skies to get a unique view of this stretch of chalk downland and gets a special invitation to a military base that has been keeping the country safe since the start of WWII.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd May 2017)

This series follows more than ten thousand engineers and construction workers as they race to complete the brand new railway directly underneath the city – Crossrail, London’s new Underground. Costing fifteen billion pounds, it is the biggest engineering project in Europe. Linda Miller, an engineer more at home constructing space launch complexes, must build what will become Britain’s busiest station – Farringdon – an underground structure longer than the Shard is tall. Linda and her team battle ancient fault lines, race to build emergency access tunnels to alleviate congestion and piece together a giant geometric jigsaw that will form a cathedral-sized station entrance. The episode ends with a very special visitor arriving on site to give the railway its new title.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:000pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th May 2017)

Series following Heathrow Airport’s army of 76,000 staff – from plumbers to pilots to police – as they deal with 200,000 passengers a day in a never-ending race to get thousands of planes away on time. In this episode, passenger experience manager Numan has a challenge on his hands when a flight to New York is cancelled and 40 angry passengers demand to be rebooked immediately. As snow and ice threaten to close the runways, airside operations driver Hugh swings into action to drive a special runway de-icer. A team of Border Force officers and sniffer dog Ruby patiently wait at the departure gate, hoping to seize cash that could be linked to crime. Their powers of detection are tested when they have to make the seizures in just 30 minutes before the plane departs. One of the busiest departures of the week is the flight to Dhaka in Bangladesh. Customer service agents Carrie-Anne and Selina bravely step up to the plate in order to get the passengers boarded and the plane away on time.

The Truth About HIV (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 25th May 2017)

As trials are announced in Britain of a new preventative drug, Dr Chris van Tulleken explores the latest science around HIV, meeting health professionals, scientists, and individuals affected by the virus in the UK and South Africa, challenging the myths and stigma surrounding it.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 26th May 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series returns live to Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week, including the latest general election news. The team reunites at this crucial time with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

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

May 132017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:15pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 13th May 2017)

‘Space – the final frontier. Final because it wants to kill us.’ Trapped on a space station with no oxygen, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole are horrified to discover the automated spacesuits keeping them alive are also trying to kill them!

Yorkshire Wolds Way (BBC 2/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Saturday 13th May 2017)

Adventurer Paul Rose explores the 79 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, arguably Britain’s least well-known national walking trail. The trail starts at the Humber Estuary and ends at the Yorkshire seaside resort of Filey. On the way Paul takes in the views of the Yorkshire Wolds from the top of the Humber Bridge, learns to ride a penny farthing and searches out the spots made internationally famous by the artist David Hockney.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th May 2017)

Series following Heathrow Airport’s army of 76,000 staff – from plumbers to pilots to police – as they deal with 200,000 passengers a day in a never-ending race to get thousands of planes away on time. In this episode, travellers face the challenges of transferring in the five-square-mile airport, with 200 gates and four terminals. Passenger experience manager Jawad battles a language barrier to get 72 Chinese tourists to their connecting flights to Lisbon. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police have a dedicated sniffer dog unit looking for explosives. Water services engineers Jon, Vic and Scott hunt for a sewage leak in the 500-mile labyrinth of pipes beneath the airport.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10pm to 11:05pm | Friday 19th May 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series returns live to Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week, including the latest general election news. The team reunites at this crucial time with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events. In the first show, Armando Iannucci, the satirist behind critically-acclaimed shows Veep, The Thick of It and The Day Today, is in the studio.

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

May 062017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:20pm to 8:05pm | Saturday 6th May 2017)

Why do floorboards creak? When a sinister landlord shows Bill and her friends the perfect houseshare, they have no idea what lies ahead… knock knock, who’s there?

Babs (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 7th May 2017)

Written by Tony Jordan, this is the heartwarming story of Dame Barbara Windsor, the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match. Preparing to perform in the theatre one cold evening in 1993, the cheeky, chirpy blonde Babs recounts the people and events that have shaped her life and career over fifty years from 1943 to 1993. She contemplates her lonely childhood and WWII evacuation, her decision to go from Barbara Ann Deeks to Barbara Windsor – inspired by the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, her complicated relationship with her father, her doomed marriage to Ronnie Knight, capturing the attention of Joan Littlewood and becoming the blonde bombshell in the Carry On films. Babs, ever the consummate professional, never lets her fans down whatever her personal anguish and steps on the stage to rapturous applause.

Scotland’s Superhospital (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th May 2017)

Series following the staff and patients at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. In this edition, Rose is rushed to the hospital and waits to find out if a kidney from a deceased donor is a match for her, we meet Maureen and her best friend Del, who is about to donate one of her kidneys to her life-long pal, and the staff in the Emergency Department are surprised to see how a man in his 50s reacts to a painkiller after he breaks his ankle skateboarding.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th May 2017)

Documentary series which follows Heathrow Airport’s army of 76,000 staff – from plumbers to pilots to police – as they deal with 200,000 passengers a day in a never-ending race to get thousands of planes away on time. In this episode, a passenger arrives from Doha on the way to Dublin, but his final flight of the journey has been booked from Gatwick, almost 40 miles away. Can passenger experience manager Sue battle a cultural barrier in order to help him? Meanwhile, engineering apprentice Matt heads out onto the runway to calibrate the arrival lights and gets closer to a 747 than he ever thought possible. There is a massive new arrival in the shape of a brand new 787 Dreamliner plane, with senior first officer Dave flying to Seattle to collect the new aircraft. Finally, the airport’s dedicated fire brigade extinguishes a fire on a 747, but fortunately it is just a drill.

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

Apr 292017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:20pm to 8:10pm | Saturday 29th April 2017)

London, 1814. The entire city has turned out for the biggest Frost Fair in decades. But beneath the frozen Thames, revellers are disappearing, snatched through the ice and pulled into the depths where a terrifying monster lurks. Will the Doctor and Bill stop the slaughter before they too are dragged into the icy waters?

Scotland’s Superhospital (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st May 2017)

Series following the staff and patients at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. In this edition, hospital staff are excited to be part of a new clinical trial which could revolutionise kidney dialysis for thousands of patients around the world. Eight-year-old Charlotte has an operation to enlarge her windpipe and help her avoid terrifying bouts of croup, and 50-year-old Peter has an operation to remove his brain tumour – all while awake.

Classic Albums (BBC 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Friday 5th May 2017)

Documentary series focusing in a unique way on the great albums that have influenced the course of music and touched generations. This edition looks at Carly Simon’s 1972 album No Secrets. In a new interview Carly ties together her life and work on No Secrets – she is at her most honest, sometimes defiant, but with a wit and wisdom that comes from her rich and turbulent life. Carly had a number of highly public affairs in the early 70s and her experience fed into the album’s most famous song, the global hit You’re So Vain. She performs the missing fourth verse on the piano – the first time she has ever sung it along with the melody. Carly tells of how her producer made her do the vocal track on You’re So Vain over and over, and how Mick Jagger ended up on backing vocals. Finally, the film includes footage of Taylor Swift and Carly Simon performing You’re So Vain together.

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

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