Tag: Inside the Factory

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/08/2022

Inside the Factory (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th August 2022)

Gregg Wallace goes behind the scenes at a factory in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, where London’s famous red double-decker buses are built, finding out what goes into making the electric model. Cherry Healey visits a factory where she gets to grips with the construction of tough laminated heated windscreens for buses, while historian Ruth Goodman learns about London’s earliest double deckers and the vital role they played in the First World War.

Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 9th August 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Olympic diving champion investigates homophobic behaviour around the Commonwealth, travelling to some of the countries where homosexuality is a crime and even punishable by death. Daley talks to sportspeople facing persecution and advocates fighting for change, including Michael Gunning of Jamaica, India’s Dutee Chand and swimmers Theresa Goh (of Singapore) and Amini Fonua (of Tonga).

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 10th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

The return of the home makeover challenge, which sees Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead joined by two new interior experts – sustainable designer Micaela Sharp and queen of retro Whinnie Williams. In the first show, Laurence and Whinnie bring their creative flair to Tunbridge Wells, where neighbours Eddie and Lotta and Charlotte and Stuart are transforming each other’s living rooms.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Douglas Henshall returns in the detective drama, based on the novels by Ann Cleeves. DI Perez and his team look into the secret past of a family new to Shetland when they report their vulnerable son Connor has gone missing. Parents Danny and Rachel are panicking as it turns out their son once attempted suicide – and when his scooter is found abandoned, a search is launched. However, the case takes an interesting turn when Perez discovers why the family moved to Shetland in the first place.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th August 2022)

The property-based guessing game sees four people all claiming to be Anita, the owner of an idyllic farm, complete with cows, goats, fancy pigeons and farmer husband John. The real Anita also happens to have the largest collection of royal memorabilia in the world, with over 7,000 items. It falls to panellists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Harry Hill, Harriet Kemsley and Kadeena Cox to sort out the facts from the fiction.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/07/2022

MOTD Live: UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (BBC 1/HD | 3:50pm to 7:45pm | Sunday 31st July 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

England v Germany (Kick-off 5.00pm). Gabby Logan presents coverage of the final, which takes place at Wembley Stadium, as the winners of the trophy lifted by the Netherlands in 2017 are crowned. Sarina Wiegman, the victorious manager five years ago, is now in charge of England and hopes are high of her repeating the feat. The Lionesses enjoyed an impressive group campaign that saw them score 14 goals without reply in victories over Austria, Norway and Northern Ireland, secured a hard-fought quarter-final win over Spain after extra time and then recorded a dominant 4-0 win over a Sweden side ranked second in the world in the last four. However, the Germans are record eight-time champions of Europe and cannot be written off, having defeated the likes of Spain, Denmark, the Dutch and France en route to the final. With commentary by Robyn Cowen and Rachel Brown Finnis, and analysis from Alex Scott and Ian Wright.

Inside the Factory (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st August 2022)

Gregg Wallace visits the 84-acre Alstom factory site in Derby to learn about the construction of a 187-ton five-carriage electric train, which takes up to 1,000 hours to complete. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey heads to the UK’s last remaining factory that produces aluminium via smelting, while Ruth Goodman explores the history of electric trains.

Susan Calman’s Big Seaside Holiday (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th August 2022)

The presenter’s seaside week is drawing to a close, but not before she stops at her final destination – Scarborough, a Yorkshire gem and a resort known for its historic charm. Susan kicks off her adventure by taking a trip on the historic cliff railway, where she’s greeted with fabulous views of the beach and surrounding area.

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