Mar 252017
 

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th March 2017)

Chris Harris and the £2m Bugatti Chiron attempt to cross the Arabian peninsula faster than Matt LeBlanc and a roster of money-no-object transport solutions. Back in Britain, Rory Reid constructs a life-size arcade game to test the Renault Twingo GT and its city car rivals, while rap star Tinie Tempah tackles the Top Gear track in the Reasonably Fast Toyota GT86.

Rivers with Jeremy Paxman (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th March 2017)

Devoted fisherman Jeremy Paxman travels along four of the great rivers of Britain, meeting the people who make them what they are, unearthing their history and traditions, and exploring their wildlife. Jeremy travels from the Thames’s elusive source in Gloucestershire to its bleak but epic end in the Kent and Essex marshes. In spite of its fame, there’s a lot to the Thames that people don’t know. It’s always been a working river, where people from Domesday millers to Victorian cockneys and modern engineers have made their living. So Jeremy meets the people who manage the floods, maintain the bridges, control the locks and deal with the sewage, with the odd stop along the way for entertainment.

Inside King’s Cross: The Railway (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th March 2017)

Christmas holiday plans are knocked off course when a person is hit by a train near Doncaster, Christmas Eve heralds the start of an ambitious programme of engineering works and train guard Matt shares some stories about his family’s long association with the railways.

Britain’s Busiest Motorway (itv/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 28th March 2017)

Documentary series which goes behind the scenes and on the roads with the characters who work on one of the most famous and busiest motorways in Britain – the M25. After dark, the M25 takes on a very different atmosphere. As the speed of traffic goes up the visibility goes down, making the motorway a more dangerous place. As traffic officers Andy and Keith clock on for the late shift, reports come in of a cupboard on the carriageway. Last year, there were more than 2,000 call outs regarding items in the road, which can pose an obvious risk to drivers. Back in the control room, Emily spots some unusual visitors at Junction 23 – loose horses on the motorway, which are causing chaos. Loose horses are often a problem on the network and Emily is concerned for the safety of one of her night-time maintenance teams. Meanwhile, at junction 10, a bridge joint is being replaced and the engineers are in a race against time to get the job done before the sun rises.

Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 28th March 2017)

High up in Malham Cove, two 40-day-old peregrines must learn how to fly, while south of the North York Moors National Park, a pair of grebes carry their youngsters around on their backs. Facing unseasonably cold weather, times are tough for the roe deer of Malham Tarn.

Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 31st March 2017)

Hands-on history travelogue. In the Eden Valley, Tony makes a dramatic ascent to limestone paved Asby Scar, the last evidence of a 300 million-year-old tropical sea. He also finds out why border collies make perfect sheepdogs, before reflecting upon the huge drystone cairns at Nine Standards Rigg.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:10pm | Friday 31st March 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this week’s show stars of the new West End play The Philanthropist, Lily Cole, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal are live in the studio to help the team to dissect the week’s events.

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

Mar 182017
 

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 19th March 2017)

Matt LeBlanc’s review of the Aston Martin DB11 is thwarted by Chris Harris and a very evil Mercedes. Elsewhere, Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz go supercar-hunting on Germany’s fearsome Nurburgring race circuit with the help of the VW Golf Clubsport S, while actress Tamsin Greig takes to the Top Gear track in the new Reasonably Fast Car.

Rivers with Jeremy Paxman (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 19th March 2017)

Devoted fisherman Jeremy Paxman travels along four of the great rivers of Britain, meeting the people who make the rivers what they are, unearthing their history and traditions and exploring their wildlife. Jeremy travels along the Mersey, from the wuthering heights of the Peak District to the sands of the estuary at Liverpool. He investigates the river’s part in creating modern industry, and finds that today it has recovered from historic pollution to become a haven for wildlife of all sorts. He goes electrofishing for brown trout in the river, scales the heights of the tallest bridge on the Mersey, and tracks down the mysterious ‘Mersey mermaids’ in their watery home.

Inside King’s Cross: The Railway (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 20th March 2017)

Documentary series. Michael responds to a report of a suspicious bag, Mel’s quick thinking reunites a split-up family in Leeds, and driver Lee gets his hands on one of Virgin’s new Azuma trains that will come into service in 2018.

Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm)

Documentary series. Spring comes to the Dales and North York Moors National Parks, the season when the parks’ animals must find food, a mate and raise a family. Adders battle to secure a mate, while grebes prefer a mating dance. On the coast, a quarter of a million sea birds arrive to nest, many returning to exactly the same nest site every year. And up around Malham Tarn, an injured, pregnant roe deer desperately seeks Spring’s green shoots to survive.

Walks with My Dog (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 23rd March 2017)

Adventurer Ben Fogle takes Storm, his black Labrador, for a walk along the banks of the River Thames, starting out from Marlow. Broadcaster Emma Kennedy and her maltipoo puppy visit the Lake District, including Grasmere and Loughrigg. And presenter Helen Skelton and her dog Barney are on a voyage of discovery in Dumfries and Galloway – Scotland’s so-called ‘Secret Coast’, with its mudflats and deserted beaches.

Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 24th March 2017)

Hands-on history travelogue. Tony visits the Lake District, where he meets one of the last tenant sheep farmers, gets an exclusive tour of the only inhabited island on Derwentwater, learns how to cook chutney and gets a rare sighting of a red squirrel.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 24th March 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this edition, the lads are joined live in the studio by singer songwriter James Blunt.

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

Mar 112017
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th March 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. A wedding is hastily arranged following an unexpected turn of events. Shelagh finally goes into labour. The arrival of the pill leads to unforeseen consequences.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pn to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th March 2017)

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris embark on an all-season US road trip in the latest convertible supercars from Lamborghini and Porsche, journeying from broiling desert to snowy mountain. Back at the test track, Rory Reid sets the toughest of driving challenges for Chris and the Alfa Romeo Giulia, while actor David Tennant takes a spin in the new Reasonably Fast Car.

Meet the Lords (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th March 2017)

Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain’s oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions. Brexit hits the Lords with a bang when they vote on leaving Europe and become the centre of the nation’s attention. They also have their biggest ceremonial day of the year when the Queen pays her annual visit. The House’s Victorian sewage system is on its last legs and not equipped to deal with so many Lords. To fix the many structural problems an inquiry is considering a dramatic move for the five or so years the work will take. Some Lords have radical overhaul plans of their own and want the size of the House cut. And Baroness D’Souza is worrying about peers who claim their expenses without contributing and has some new research.

Inside King’s Cross: The Railway (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th March 2017)

Documentary series exploring King’s Cross station. The London Fire Brigade are called when a passenger falls between the platform and a departing train, Aria the hawk is put to work frightening away scavenging pigeons and a tube strike hits the capital resulting in lots of passengers arriving late for their trains.

Walks with My Dog (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 16th March 2017)

Comedian Bill Bailey returns to his West Country roots for a walk on Exmoor with his dog Louie. Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark swaps the intrigue of Westminster for the tranquillity of the Isle of Arran and a deserted sandy beach. And Julian Clary and his Jack Russell visit the beautiful South Downs, Britain’s newest national park. They also visit an old queen’s house in Lewes.

Tony Robinson’s Coast to Coast (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 17th March 2017)

Hands-on history travelogue. Actor Tony Robinson traverses northern England from the west coast to the east. Tony begins by asking why the village of St Bees has such a big church. Then in the Lake District, Tony discovers the origins of the scotch egg, before heading to England’s most remote youth hostel.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 17th March 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy returns for its tenth series. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. Each week a celebrity guest joins the team to dissect the week’s events.

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

Mar 042017
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 5th March 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Dr Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child as the terrible legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent and Nurse Crane faces an unexpected crisis.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 5th March 2017)

Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid return for the 24th series of Top Gear. This week features the astonishing, ultra-exclusive Ferrari FXXK, tested to the max by Chris Harris at the Daytona circuit in Florida. Matt, Chris and Rory then race across Kazakhstan in three high-mileage cars: a Mercedes saloon, a Volvo estate and a London taxi, all of which have done at least 480,000 miles, the equivalent distance of going to the moon and back. Actor James McAvoy guest stars in the studio and on the famous Top Gear test track.

Rivers with Jeremy Paxman (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 5th March 2017)

Devoted fisherman Jeremy Paxman travels along four of the great rivers of Britain, meeting the people who make them what they are, unearthing the rivers’ history and traditions and exploring their wildlife. This time he’s on the Severn, the longest river in Britain, flowing through the heartlands of both England and Wales. He meets the last mud-horse fisherman on the Severn Sea, investigates the country’s largest ship graveyard, stops off for a glass or two of organic Worcestershire wine and, after demonstrating quite extraordinary levels of ineptitude at a coracle regatta, is greeted by a poet at the Severn’s source in the watershed of Wales.

Meet the Lords (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 6th March 2017)

Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain’s oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions. Episode two of the exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary returns to the House as the government threatens to trim the Lords’ powers if they rebel again, but will they comply? Rebellious peer Lord Dubs is on a crusade to push through an amendment to the Immigration Bill to allow unaccompanied refugee children into the country, and Admiral Lord West isn’t happy about a public poll that has voted overwhelmingly to name a new polar research ship Boaty McBoatface.

Inside King’s Cross: The Railway (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm t0 10:05pm | Monday 6th March 2017)

Documentary series exploring King’s Cross station and the East Coast mainline. A train loses power, causing delays all the way from the North east to the capital. The team at the Rail Operating Centre must work the problem to get the vital network running again.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 7th March 2017)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh pieces together the incredible rags-to-riches story of Thomas Legh, owner of Lyme in Cheshire. In Wiltshire, Oz Clarke learns the art of painted glass restoration, while Dan Jones is in Wales to discover the ingenious ways the Romans got their hands on gold.

Walks with My Dog (more4 | 9:00pn to 10:10pm | Thursday 9th March 2017)

Celebrities go for a stroll through the great British outdoors with their faithful hound. Along the way they explore the history, wildlife and culture of the area. To the start the series, actor Robert Lindsay walks his two labradors on the Cornish coast. As a child Robert spent many happy days on Porthcurno beach. Now he’s back, walking a stretch of the South West Coast Path with its stunning views. Phil Spencer visits the historic Kent marshes and a brewery with his cocker spaniels. And actress Angela Griffin returns to her Yorkshire roots with her cavapoo, where she tries her hand as a shepherd.

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

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories and make use of the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this edition, the boys are joined live in the studio by comedian Harry Hill and physicist Professor Brian Cox.

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

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