Countryfile is in Snowdonia. John Craven races a hill runner to the summit of Snowdon and meets the volunteers protecting the area’s ospreys. Anita Rani dons her wetsuit to discover that you don’t need to be near the sea to go surfing. Joe Crowley meets the artist whose work is taking centre stage in this landscape. And it’s all going down on Adam Henson’s farm as spring takes hold. The EU referendum is arguably the biggest decision facing our countryside for decades; Tom Heap meets up with the leading figures from both sides of the argument and asks the prime minister and Boris Johnson why rural Britain should vote with them.
Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 29th May 2016)
In the first show of the new series, Chris Evans takes the Dodge Viper ACR to the home of Top Gun in Nevada, to battle Sabine Schmitz in a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Matt LeBlanc tackles wildest Morocco in Somerset’s finest off-roader, the Ariel Nomad. Back on British soil, Evans and LeBlanc take a rather soggy road trip to Blackpool in a pair of roofless Reliant three-wheelers, whereupon they are tasked with defending the honour of their nations in a series of gruelling UK-versus-USA challenges. Back in the studio, this week’s celebrity guests are Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg and Gordon Ramsey.
Britain and Europe: For Richer or Poorer? (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 31st May 2016)
Ahead of the EU referendum, Laura Kuenssberg examines the economic costs and benefits of EU membership. She talks to politicians and business leaders on both sides of the debate in a bid to find out what leaving could mean for trade and jobs, for red tape and people’s livelihoods. Kuenssberg also looks at what the UK brings to the EU, and what it gets back, before hearing the views of the public on whether Britain is better off in or out.
Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 1st June 2016)
Ewan McGregor narrates this landmark series about the wildlife of the Scottish Highlands. This edition charts how damaging an effect human impact had in the past, with the cutting down of forests, warming seas and the loss of iconic species like bears and wolves. But now things are are changing, as people work hard to protect the Highlands’ precious ospreys, eagles, red kites, seabirds and dolphins, in order to restore the wild Highlands to its full glory.
Living with Dementia: Chris’s Story (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 2nd June 2016)
In a powerful, multi-textured documentary filmed over almost two years, one family living with dementia reveals what life is really like behind closed doors. Using CCTV cameras, video diaries and a small, immersive film crew, the programme follows 55-year-old Chris Roberts from north Wales as he, his wife Jayne and his youngest daughter Kate come to terms with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. From making the decision to choose his own care home to writing a living will, getting lost in his own house and not recognising his family, Chris chronicles his changing life as his independence slips away. Once a businessman and a keen biker, he now struggles to walk and talk – his life is beset by frustration, yet his remarkable insight allows us into his world.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.