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? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 15/12/2018

Sports Personality of the Year 2018 (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th December 2018)

Gabby Logan, Clare Balding and Gary Lineker present BBC Sports Personality of the Year live from Birmingham, celebrating a sensational year of sport. In front of a 12,000-strong crowd, including 1,000 sporting greats, the event, now in its 65th year, reviews 2018’s magical moments and rewards some of its standout achievers. And, for the first time, the contenders for the main BBC Sports Personality of the Year award are revealed at the start of the show, with the winner decided by a public vote later in the programme. The night is full of inspiration, emotion, surprises, musical performances, powerful films, interviews and celebration. The winners for the Team, Coach, Unsung Hero, Helen Rollason and Lifetime Achievement awards are revealed alongside the recipient of a new award for best sporting moment.

The Adventure Show (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Monday 17th December 2018)

The Adventure Show travels to the Outer Hebrides for a two-day race that takes competitors on a spectacular journey across the wild landscape of this remote island chain. With 200 kilometres of running, biking and kayaking, The Heb is a challenge for both adventure enthusiasts and hardened endurance athletes fighting for the top spots. This month’s programme also joins two students from Breadalbane Academy in Highland Perthshire as they cast aside their school books to experience working in the great outdoors. Plus, an exceptional young ice climber preparing for the winter competition season.

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 17th December 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. The crew stand-off with a Russian warship over Syria, and young sailor Danny tries for his first promotion, but chef Liam gets in trouble for drinking and might lose shore leave privileges.

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 17th December 2018)

The Commute: Trains That Make Cities. The world’s 10 busiest metro systems carry more than 22 billion passengers every year. How has the train shaped cities – and changed the world?

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 08/12/2018

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:25pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 9th December 2018)

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos lie the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux? The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.

River Walks (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

The Severn. Shobna Gulati takes a revealing stroll through Shropshire and Worcestershire along a now tranquil and quiet stretch of the Severn River which was once the hub for hundreds of boats that served the industries which had grown up along its banks. It is a voyage of discovery Shobna, as she learns about a part of the country that is a world away from her native north west.

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. The mood on Duncan changes with the news that a chemical weapon is reported to have been used in Salisbury. When a second chemical attack takes place, this time in Syria, the ship goes to action stations for the very first time.

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 10th December 2018)

Intended as an efficient, economical way of moving freight, the emergence of express trains revolutionised society with the demand for fast travel.

Oxford Street 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 13th December 2018)

Documentary series following the army of workers who keep one of London’s busiest shopping streets moving. London is melting in the grip of a heatwave, plus the annual Pride Parade is taking place. The heat results in nearly 200 casualties, tons of rubbish, dogs on death’s door, celebrity photographers and summer crowds late into the night.

Britain by Boat (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 14th December 2018)

Michael Buerk and John Sergeant sail around the UK coast. On the biggest test of their seamanship yet, Michael and John set sail alone. In sole charge of the Bonaventure, can they make it safely from Falmouth to Brixham? But first, they must decide who is to be captain…

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/12/2018

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 2nd December 2018)

On the edge of a Norwegian fjord in the present day, the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 3rd December 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. The ship and its crew are deep in the heart of the Black Sea, heading towards Crimea, when a Russian ship HMS Duncan has been tracking suddenly disappears. The crew discover that the Russians are also tracking them and the situation soon escalates.

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 3rd December 2018)

From the Channel Tunnel to carrying iron ore in the Australian Outback, experts discuss the history and the future of freight trains.

Lockerbie: The Unheard Voices (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday 4th December 2018)

Documentary which recalls the downing of the Pan Am flight in December 1988. The stories of six victims and six survivors are told, including the man who got drunk at Heathrow and missed the flight, the mother and daughter who flipped a coin to decide who would travel, and the father taking his young family on holiday.

Oxford Street 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 6th December 2018)

Documentary series following the army of workers who keep one of London’s busiest shopping streets moving. Sandro and his team work through the night to redress Benetton’s flagship store before the doors re-open. Engineer Jenna has to get the new Crossrail station ready for an open day. Anticipation is high as staff at Christys’ hat shop wait for a special guest.

Britain by Boat (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 7th December 2018)

Michael Buerk and John Sergeant sail around the UK coast. After shopping for supplies in the historic harbour town of Fowey, our competitive shipmates make their way along the south coast of Cornwall to Newlyn, near Penzance. En route they try their hand at kayaking, fishing, plying the oars on an ocean rowing boat, participating in a sea shanty festival and joining the RNLI on a rescue drill.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 7th December 2018)

Documentary series. Michael Portillo explores the popular destination of Brighton, where he goes in search of the hidden history of the British seaside resort. The ghostly skeleton of Brighton’s West pier has become one of the UK’s most well-known ruins, and is all that remains of one of the most iconic seaside attractions in British history.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/11/2018

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 25th November 2018)

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th-century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?

How Trains Changed the World (Quest/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th November 2018)

One of the great advances of the 19th Century, the railways were a tool of empire. How did the Victorians use them to expand their influence?

Warship: Life at Sea (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to to 10:00pm | Monday 26th November 2018)

Documentary series filmed aboard the destroyer HMS Duncan. Heading out to the Med and the Black Sea, the 280 men and women onboard face a heart attack, a man overboard, and a show of force from Russian airplanes.

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 27th November 2018)

Just five teams remain in the Lego Masters semi-final, all of them facing a huge fight to get through to the final. The teams need to access their artistic side as first they’re challenged to create a bust of a live model, Johnny Vegas. Using the plastic building bricks, the teams must create a sculpture that not only looks like Johnny, but also expresses his personality. And he’ll be the one to judge who’s captured him the best. Next, the teams head for the Lego Masters House of Fun, where they must create a playable, life-size arcade game. It needs to not only look great, but must also function just like the real thing. Presenter Melvin Odoom and judges Matthew Ashton and Fran Scott will be testing each game for actual playability.

Egyptian Tomb Hunting (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 27th November 2018)

Tony Robinson takes an exciting tomb-hunting adventure across Egypt to investigate the startling series of recent tomb discoveries that are revealing new facts about life in the ancient world. He enters tombs that have been sealed shut for thousands of years, meets mummies, holds an Ancient Egyptian prime minister’s heart and discovers hieroglyphs only ever seen by the ancient Egyptians who created them.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 28th November 2018)

In this final episode, Kevin exclusively reveals the winner of the most prestigious prize for residential architecture, the Riba House of the Year 2018. But first, alongside architect Damion Burrows and design expert Michelle Ogundehin, he explores the last group of houses on the long list. Each one uses materials in interesting ways. In leafy Berkshire, there’s a perfectly crafted timber box, with sleek concrete floors and giant six-metre windows. In Belfast, there is a small but perfectly formed house with black larch cladding. In Surrey, a completely revamped 1930s house with a pale brick and glass modernist extension blends beautifully into its setting. And finally, an experimental house in London makes the materials it’s built from part of the design. Kevin then reveals which of these properties has made it onto the shortlist before exclusively announcing the overall winner of House of the Year.

Britain by Boat: 2 Grumpy Men (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 30th November 2018)

Travelogue series reuniting Michael Buerk and John Sergeant to explore Britain’s coastline by yacht. Missing the morning tide out of Portsmouth, the duo visit HMS Victory. Then they set sail to Cowes, where too much champagne inspires a race in small sailing dinghies. Finally they decipher the maps to make their way past the iconic Needles to Poole.

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 30th November 2018)

Michael Portillo explores abandoned locations. The New Victoria in Bradford was Britain’s first cinema, with a 3,000-seat theatre, a decadent ballroom and state-of-the-art technology. It closed in 2000, but a new generation has reinvented the building.

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

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