Nov 172018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 18th November 2018)

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy’s largest retailer, Kerblam.

Driven: The Billy Monger Story (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th November 2018)

Following the remarkable story of 18-year-old Billy Monger, one of Britain’s most exciting young racing drivers, who in April 2017 was involved in a devastating crash, resulting in the amputation of his legs. Incredibly, soon after his accident, Billy resolved to get back to racing, in the hope of becoming the first ever amputee to race competitively in a single-seater racing car.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st November 2018)

Kevin McCloud, architect Damion Burrows, and design expert Michelle Ogundehin visit four more stunning homes looking to be crowned Riba House of the Year 2018. This time, the theme is Extreme Houses. There’s an awe-inspiring set of cantilevered black boxes which push the limits of engineering; a far-flung 21st century crofter’s cottage by a Loch in Scotland; a curvaceous minimal concrete home in London; and in Northern Ireland, a sculptural home designed around a single shape – the wedge. Which of them will make it onto the shortlist for the overall big prize?

Britain by Boat (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 23rd November 2018)

Travelogue series reuniting Michael Buerk and John Sergeant to explore Britiain’s coastline by yacht. Their first task is to cross the Thames estuary, where they discover a genuine Dunkirk rescue boat and are challenged to eat oysters gracefully.

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

Nov 102018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 7:50pm | Sunday 11th November 2018)

The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab in 1947, as India is being torn apart. While Yaz attempts to discover her grandmother’s hidden history, the Doctor discovers demons haunting the land. Who are they, and what do they want?

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Sunday 11th November 2018)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales return to the English canal system as they navigate the Lancaster Canal. An early masterpiece of the waterways, ‘The Lanky’ wends its way north, through the city of Lancaster and along the coast at Morecambe Bay. The waterway is largely rural, running through rolling open countryside and deep woods. It also boasts one of the most elegant pieces of canal architecture in the country, the Lune Aqueduct. When their journey reaches Carnforth, Tim and Pru visit its train station, which was used as the key location in the film Brief Encounter. This is a very personal voyage for Pru. Long-forgotten memories rise to the surface as she visits the lakeland village of Near Sawrey, where her family lived during much of the war and as a child she once saw Beatrix Potter.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 12th November 2018)

Swindon control jump into action when an unexploded WWII bomb is found near the line in Teignmouth, transport police seek a word with a man who jumped onto the track to retrieve something he dropped, and team leader Martyn reveals the high cost of cleaning up graffiti.

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th November 2018)

Presenter Melvin Odoom invites the seven remaining teams to take part in the Lego Masters ‘Drop Test’. Using just 1000 bricks, the teams must create a structure that will smash to pieces when dropped from a height. The further the spread of broken bricks, the higher the score. It will be unnatural for them, and against everything they believe in, but who will win this test of brick building destruction? Next, the teams put their creative hats on, as they step ‘brick in time’ to construct a scene from history. From the Ice Age to Ancient Egypt to 1950s America, which historical scene will the judges like the best? Matthew Ashton and Fran Scott are joined on judging duty by comedian Paddy McGuinness.

100 Years of the RAF (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th November 2018)

Documentary marking the 100th anniversary of the Ryal Air Force, narrated by Sir Martin Lewis. Includes extraordinary and unseen historical footage of WWI and WWII, paying tribute to the determination and courage our men and women take into the theatres of war.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 16th November 2018)

Michael Portillo explores abandoned locations. A top secret Cold War stronghold and a decommissioned Soviet nuclear submarine reveal just how close we came to nuclear armageddon, and the British military’s plans if it should come.

Mysteries at the Castle (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 16th November 2018)

An English palace is the setting for a royal tale of uncontrollable lust and limitless power. Plus, a New York arsenal falls victim to a menacing curse.

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

Nov 032018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 7:50pm | Sunday 4th November 2018)

Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, the Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe’s most deadly – and unusual – creatures.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th November 2018)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on their first Latin American adventure and head for Argentina. A few miles from Buenos Aires, lies a vast labyrinth of canals and rivers that meander ever deeper into the jungle. Hiring a traditional cargo boat, known as a chatta, Tim and Pru voyage into the remoter corners of the Paraná delta. ‘When you’re my age, a trip from Wandsworth to Putney on a 37 bus can seem quite an adventure,’ remarks Pru. ‘And here I am in South America on a tramp steamer, heading into the jungle – I mean I can’t believe it.’ Tim and Pru discover the Belle Epoque splendour of the jungle town of Tigre. They visit a remote enclave of Anglo Argentines, who still drink G and T and toast the Queen. They also learn about the ‘dirty war’ of the 1970s. They marvel at the local flora and fauna and admire the hummingbirds, and perform Argentina’s national dance.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th November 2018)

The bank holiday works schedule is disrupted when reports come in of a trespasser on the relief lines outside of London, forcing the cancellation of all trains leaving Paddington station. However, the total shutdown allows the engineers onto the track to renew large sections of the ageing rail infrastructure.

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 6th November 2018)

Lego Masters returns – the show in which some of the most skilled brick fanatics do battle to be crowned Lego Master. This year Lego Masters is bigger than ever. From thousands of applications, eight of the best amateur brick-building duos in the British Isles prepare to plunge their skills, creativity and imaginations into a series of challenges, to claim the title of Lego Masters Champion 2018. Melvin Odoom hosts and is joined by scientist and engineer-at-heart Fran Scott to co-judge alongside Matthew Ashton, the LEGO Group’s Vice President of Design. In the first episode, the eight teams must construct a 1.3m-long bridge, with no prior planning, over which Melvin will be driving a weighted remote-controlled dumper truck. Which bridges will come crashing down to earth?

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 7th November 2018)

Kevin McCloud embarks on a nationwide journey to examine some of the most cutting-edge contemporary homes, all of them in the running for the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year. In each episode, he exclusively reveals which houses the Riba judges have selected for the competition’s final shortlist. The last programme of the series will announce the winner of this prestigious prize. In this first episode, Kevin and his co-presenters architect Damion Burrows, and design expert Michelle Ogundehin, visit five extraordinary homes that dare to be different: a magnificent monolithic dark-rendered block in London; a controversial cutting-edge glass modernist building in Henley; a glorious north London townhouse filled with Nicaraguan mahogany; a beautiful bright red end-of-terrace property that stands out but also blends in; and a smart semi-detached home in Newcastle built by two neighbours working together.

The Great Model Railway Challenge (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th November 2018)

Reality contest as railway modellers compete to create miniature masterpieces against the clock. The final five teams compete on the theme A Journey Through Time, creating models based on the Cold War, the industrial revolution, 1950s West Country railways, the 2012 Olympics, and all the way into the future.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 9th November 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo explores abandoned locations. The officers of the London Road Fire Station stood guard over the people of Manchester for 80 years through war, civil unrest and serial killers.

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

Oct 272018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 7:50pm | Sunday 28th October 2018)

In Yorkshire, the Doctor and friends meet Yaz’s family – and uncover a creepy mystery at the heart of the city. What is happening to the spiders of Sheffield?

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 28th October 2018)

Simon Reeve embarks on the fourth and final leg of his journey around the Mediterranean, travelling from Morocco, across the sea to Spain, and on to Corsica and the French Riviera.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 28th October 2018)

Beginning on Britain’s first purpose-built canal, the Bridgewater, Tim and Pru embark on a voyage through canal history, as they explore the waterways of north west England. Heading from the suburbs of Manchester to the great canal port at Ellesmere, along the way they’ll discover how canals became the veins and arteries of the early industrial revolution, and helped to transform England’s green and pleasant land into the workshop of the world. At Worsley, Tim and Pru discover how in 1761, the building of the Bridgewater Canal, more than halved the price of coal in Manchester and launched a transport revolution. In Manchester, Tim and Pru discover a lesser known aspect of canal history when visiting Canal Street, which lies at the heart of the city’s LGBT+ community.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th October 2018)

Swindon control discovers an intoxicated man running around the tracks, forcing them to shut the line. Engineers at Cowley Bridge near Exeter insert 24 huge culverts to ease flooding there. In Paddington, a drink-addled dentist is convinced he has left his bag on a train.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 30th October 2018)

The RNLI volunteers race to try and rescue a teenager being swept out to sea on an inflatable, two girls caught in a rip current and a woman who has fallen from a cliff in Cornwall.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 1st November 2018)

A suspected terror incident requires a large-scale response and brings back memories of the Manchester Arena attack for the paramedics.

The Great Model Railway Challenge (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd November 2018)

Reality contest as railway modellers compete to create miniature masterpieces against the clock. The Wakefield RMS, Aberdeen Model Railway Club and the Shunter Guys compete for a place in the final by creating railway layouts based on the theme ‘Waterworld’.

The Lakes with Paul Rose (BBC 2/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd November 2018)

Four-part series about the Lake District, the National Park that is now a World Heritage Site. Remote Eskdale is the final destination in explorer Paul Rose’s trek through the Lake District. This corner of the western Lakes is off the normal tourist track but it boasts England’s highest mountain. Before heading for the tough Lakeland summit of Scafell Pike, Paul meets the folk who run one of the country’s most scenic railways, he has a close encounter with a vulture, and gets to grips with the locals in a spot of Cumberland wrestling.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 2nd November 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to more extraordinary abandoned locations. A medical revolution was born at Cambridge that changed the face of Britain – literally.

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

Oct 202018
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:55pm to 7:45pm | Sunday 21st October 2018)

Montgomery, Alabama. 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history.

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 21st October 2018)

Simon Reeve embarks on the third leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. He begins in Libya – a country torn apart by revolution, insurgents from the so-called Islamic State and western air strikes. Travelling west along North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, Simon journeys through Tunisia where he meets a man who is keeping Berber traditions alive by harnessing camel power to make olive oil and excavating rock by hand to build new Berber homes. From Tunisia, Simon boards the overnight ferry to Sicily. Here he meets three inspiring sisters who – despite constant intimidation – are making a defiant stand against the mafia.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd October 2018)

Documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. Huge delays occur after a man is hit by a train at Southall, and more chaos occurs when the power out on track is accidentally switched off. Meanwhile, hundreds of train enthusiasts descend on Paddington to get a glimpse of the world-famous Flying Scotsman.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 23rd October 2018)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). As storm Ophelia hits the British Isles, on the south east coast of Ireland the Rosslare crew try to rescue a small yacht with three people on board. In Devon, the crew at Appledore race an incoming tide to try and reach a man stuck fast in quicksand, while on the north coast of Cornwall, the crew of St Agnes must battle through huge breaking waves to reach two young boys being swept out to sea in a deadly rip current.

Without Limits: Australia (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 24th October 2018)

Two-part observational documentary following a team of injured British and Australian veterans as they embark on an extraordinary near 1000-mile expedition across Western Australia’s remote Kimberley region. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome the veterans at the Invictus Games in Sydney after their dramatic expedition across Western Australia.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th October 2018)

Professional deep-sea diver Adrian Corrigall is obsessed with concrete. He fell in love with this cold uncompromising material in the skateparks of Scotland. Now he’s convinced his wife Megan to agree to build their new family home in rural East Sussex almost entirely out of the stuff – both inside and out. No cladding, no carpets, no plaster or wallpaper – this will be as pure a concrete building as possible. Construction involves cutting-edge technologies conceived in Switzerland and never used to build a house before. The hope is these new mix recipes will overcome the historic negatives of concrete and keep costs down. However, the perils of being a pioneer soon become evident. With both schedule and budget under strain, Adrian is forced to resume work as a diver, servicing North Sea oil installations and taking him away for a month at a time. With Megan now left juggling the build, all the while looking after three young children, the concrete dream seems a long way off.

Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 25th October 2018)

Documentary series focusing on the work of the North West Ambulance Service. Call handler Elly tackles an increasing volume of calls, and there are surprises for paramedics April and Clare.

The Great Model Railway Challenge (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | The Great Model Railway Challenge)

Reality contest as railway modellers compete to create miniature masterpieces against the clock. The Fawley Fliers, The Diesel Dynamos and The Railway Children are the teams competing, and they each have to create a railway layout based on the creatively taxing theme ‘Fire and Ice’.

The Lakes with Paul Rose (BBC 2/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 26th October 2018)

Four-part series about the Lake District, the National Park that is now a World Heritage Site. In this episode, Paul Rose heads to Coniston, where he enters a retro-cycling event on a penny farthing before joining the mountain bikers of Grizedale Forest. He relives the final moments of Donald Campbell in his attempt to break the world water-speed record on Coniston Water, and ends his trek by climbing Dow Crag, before ascending to one of the area’s best-known hills, The Old Man of Coniston.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 26th October 2018)

Rob Bell explores the lost landscapes and infrastructure of some of Britain’s former railway lines. Rob unearths the lost line from Ruabon to Barmouth, taking a memorable trip across the ‘Stream in the Sky’ on the breath-taking Pontcysyllte Aquaduct.

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

Dec 232017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Monday 25th December 2017)

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. A British army captain, seemingly destined to die in the First World War but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. In the final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure, he must face his past to decide his future. Along the way he realises the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment. It is the end of an era, but the Doctor’s journey is only just beginning.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 7:40pm to 9:00pm | Monday 25th December 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London, based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. Boxing Day brings a large snowfall that covers the country. The adverse weather causes major disruption across Poplar as roads become blocked and pipes freeze. Trixie’s holiday with Christopher is cancelled due to the snow. Valerie helps an unmarried couple living in a caravan prepare for their baby. As the labour progresses, unforeseen complications knock Valerie’s confidence in her ability as a midwife. Tom is offered a new position in Birmingham, but it would mean him and Barbara leaving Poplar for at least six months. It’s all hands on deck to help during the weather crisis, so Shelagh comes back to work. Nurse Crane meets her match in Sergeant Woolf as he challenges her driving ability and Akela leadership.

Roads Less Travelled – The Heart of Scotland (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 27th December 2017)

First of two Adventure Show specials in which Cameron McNeish journeys over 300 miles through some of Scotland’s most impressive wild places. Travelling on foot, by bike, by pack-raft and with his beloved camper van, Cameron begins his journey in the whisky country around Ben Rinnes before heading over the wild Dava Moor and into the Cairngorm mountains and glens that have shaped his life. He finishes this part of his journey in the remote splendour around Loch Rannoch, and along the way he meets scientists, historians and outdoor enthusiasts, and finds the only railway station in Scotland that hosts regular ceilidhs.

Roads Less Travelled – The Heart of Scotland (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Thursday 28th December 2017)

Second of two Adventure Show specials in which Cameron McNeish journeys over 300 miles through some of Scotland’s most impressive wild places. The second part of his journey takes him from the Falls of Bruar, south east to the magnificent Angus Glens before turning north to Deeside and finishing in the Cromdale Hills. During his travels he joins a descendent of the travelling folk, meets a collector of traditional songs and has first-hand experience of how illicit whisky stills once worked. He also meets two people whose lives have been changed by the outdoors.

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

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.

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