Tag: Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 20/03/2021

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 21st March 2021)

The team takes some of greatest-ever cars featured in James Bond movies for a spin, including the iconic Aston Martin DB5. Freddie Flintoff gets behind the wheel of an Extreme E race car and puts it to the test against a man in a jet-pack, while Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness test a new Ferrari against a very old Alfa.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 23rd March 2021)

Tim Dunn explores Wingfield, one of the oldest surviving railways and uncovers the longest brick viaduct in the UK, the Welland Viaduct in Northamptonshire.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th March 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Stacey Dooley hosts this property-based guessing game in which four people claim to own the same house. It’s then up to celebrity judges Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love, Jamali Maddix – joined each week by a special guest – to watch the four `owners” interact and figure out which one is telling the truth and who are the impostors. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen joins in the fun for the first edition, set in a converted barn in Ashford, Kent.

The Dog House (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 25th March 2021)

Documentary set inside Wood Green animal charity, following efforts to match dogs with new owners. Nine-year-old Rohan meets Patterdale terrier puppy Friday, but there are concerns that the hound may be just a bit too enthusiastic for the youngster. Rocco the Jack Russell has been struggling to find a home, though his bouncy exuberance and love of a good face lick means he could be the perfect match for Zach, who is looking for a dog not fazed by his Tourette’s. Grant the stray westie has seen some tough times, but his luck might be about to change with the arrival of Casper and Sid.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 26th March 2021)

The naturalist walks 12 miles of Suffolk’s shingle coast, starting at Minsmere Nature Reserve, and later heads through the protected wetlands at Snape Maltings in a kayak. Her final destination is the 10-mile-long shingle spit at Orford Ness, a former military test site which is now a National Trust nature reserve.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/03/2021

Life in Colour (BBC 1/HD in 4K on BBC iPlayer | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 7th March 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary ways that some animals use colour to hide and disappear into the background. The Bengal tigers of central India use their striped patterns to dazzle colour blind prey, while zebras on the Masai Mara use motion dazzle to confuse predators. Other animals use colour to trick and to deceive. On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a blue-striped blenny uses colours to mimic other fish and launch a sudden attack.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 9th March 2021)

Tim Dunn goes behind the scenes at Bristol Temple Meads, a Grade I listed station, and is given special access to Brunel’s old Tudor station and boardroom.

The Dog House (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 11th March 2021)

Documentary following the staff of Wood Green animal charity, who are committed to matching their homeless dogs with prospective owners. An eight-stone Newfoundland makes a favourable first impression on the Coxon family, but staff are worried that his habit of showering everyone with a spray of slobber may take some of the gloss off. Nine-week-old French bulldog Kevin competes with a nervous terrier to win the hearts of loved-up couple Ryan and Katie, while a recently widowed grandmother seeks another `beating heart” to help fill a home that is feeling very empty.

Return to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 11th March 2021)

Twenty five years ago, the small Scottish town of Dunblane was struck by tragedy when 16 primary school children and their teacher were murdered by a lone gunman. Lorraine Kelly was a reporter on the ground that day, and in this documentary she returns to speak again to those affected by the events. Her film also looks at the spirit of the town, which showed remarkable resilience and mutual support in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in British history.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th March 2021)

Starting at Dunwich Heath, Kate walks an 11-mile stretch of the Suffolk coastline – one of the fastest eroding in Europe. The naturalist also finds one of the country’s biggest freshwater reed beds, and learns about the ancient art of thatching.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 27/02/2021

Life in Colour (BBC1/HD in 4K on BBC iPlayer | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 28th February 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

David Attenborough explores the many ways animals use colour, with cameras built specifically for this series revealing a world normally invisible to human eyes. The peacock’s tail has evolved entirely to impress females and is one of the most extreme colour ornaments in the natural world, while mandrill baboons signal their strength and status with striking red and blue face masks, the brighter the colours, the higher ranking the male.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 2nd March 2021)

Tim visits Sheffield station, which been reinvented for the 21st century. He also helps to restore the Bennerley Viaduct in the Erewash valley.

Everest: The Deadliest Mountain (Channel 5/HD | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Tuesday 2nd March 2021)

The stories of mountaineers who have reached the summit of the world’s tallest mountain, including a look at the dangers of the low oxygen levels at high altitudes. The programme examines the factors that allowed Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s 1953 expedition to succeed where so many had failed, and reveals how the Sherpas, who work as porters and guides for expeditions, have a physiology uniquely adapted to surviving at high altitudes.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th March 2021)

Starting in Dorset on Stonebarrow Hill, the naturalist walks a 13-mile stretch of the South West Coast Path. Her first stop is at Charmouth, a place well-known for fossil hunting, where local girl Mary Anning found an ichthyosaur in the early 19th century. At Lyme Regis, Kate discovers the lengths and costs engineers have gone to in order to protect the town, before visiting a local mill listed in the Doomsday Book. After a spell bird spotting in the Seaton Wetlands, Kate enjoys a tour of the area’s limestone mines before making her way to Beer Point, which boasts wonderful views of the sea.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 20/02/2021

DIY SOS (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd February 2021)

Nick Knowles and the team head to Bangor in Co Down to help Mandy McCreight, who is isolated in her bedroom due to a variety of medical issues and is missing out on family life. Her children Ben and Kara also have mobility problems, while husband Davey looks after everyone, but now he is suffering from a back injury. The entire family are under real stress and the house is not wheelchair friendly, making the situation unbearable.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 23rd February 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Tim explores the last working roundhouse in the UK – Barrow Hill in Derbyshire. Tim also visits Bath, a city renowned for its Georgian architecture.

Trump Takes on the World (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th February 2021)

After one of the most shocking presidencies in history, Donald Trump’s top advisers and the leaders who clashed with him lift the lid on the critical moments of his foreign policy. In the third and final programme, Trump sets his sights on Asia, and determined to go ahead with his new tough approach, he launches the biggest trade war in economic history. Trump’s unorthodox style is on full display as he switches between maximum pressure and maximum flattery, as he forms the most unlikely of friendships with one of the world’s most brutal dictators, Kim Jong-un.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 26th February 2021)

On a 15-mile walk in North Yorkshire, Kate sets off from the picturesque settlement of Robin Hood’s Bay, where archaeologist Maria explains how, in the 18th century, the fishing village’s position made it an idea drop-off point for contraband shipped from Holland and France. From here, Kate heads south along the coast, meeting up with geologist Will, who reveals what dinosaur footprints can reveal about the creatures that once roamed the area. After arriving at her destination in Scarborough, Kate dons her wetsuit to join a group of swimmers braving the North Sea.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 13/02/2021

Love, Simon (Film4 | 9:00pm to 11:15pm | Sunday 14th February 2021) ** FILM OF THE WEEK **

Coming-of-age comedy drama about a secretly gay high-school student who begins to fall for an anonymous classmate after exchanging emails with the boy, known as `Blue”. While trying to discover Blue’s identity, Simon must also find himself. Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel.

Edie (BBC 2/HD | 10:45pm to 12:20am | Sunday 14th February 2021)

Seeking to fulfil a decades-old dream to climb a mountain in the Scottish Highlands, Edith Moore, an 83-year-old widow, escapes to Scotland, where she grudgingly accepts the help of Jonny, the manager of a struggling shop that sells outdoor gear. Drama, starring Sheila Hancock and Kevin Guthrie.

DIY SOS (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 15th February 2021)

Nick Knowles and the team head to Barnstaple in Devon to help Jan and Lucy, whose daily four-hour round trips to hospital for life-saving dialysis treatment for two of their daughters is taking a heavy toll on family life. Along with designer Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and hundreds of local volunteers, Nick and the crew extend their house to create a home dialysis centre, enabling the girls to be treated where they live and letting the whole family settle into a healthier and happier routine.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 16th February 2021)

Tim Dunn rides on a funicular railway powered entirely by water. Also, how an abandoned Victorian railway tunnel in Northamptonshire is being transformed into a racetrack.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 18th February 2021)

A man confesses to murdering his boss, despite being unable to remember what happened. Convinced that things are not as simple as they seem, Neville determines to uncover the truth and unmask the real killer. Detective drama, starring Ralf Little.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 19th February 2021)

The naturalist enjoys an 11-mile walk in Exmoor along the South West Coast Path, regarded as one of the most beautiful such paths in the world. Starting at Porlock Weir, Kate heads to St Bueno’s, a tiny parish church that seats just 33 worshippers – and which holds a dark past. She then heads inland to see the valley that inspired RD Blackmore’s 1869 novel of outlaws and revenge, Lorna Doone. At Lynmouth, Kate rides the world’s highest and steepest water-powered railway, before finishing her walk seemingly on top of the world in the Valley of Rocks.

It’s a Sin (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 19th February 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

November 1991 finds the situation darkening. Jill and Roscoe work extra hours, while Ritchie clings to past success and even Carol finds a kinder side. As the final days of the old gang unravel, everyone must face up to the spectre of Aids and the prejudice and fear that walk alongside it. When Valerie goes on the warpath, terrible confrontations are made and it falls to Jill to find hope and reconciliation for Ritchie in the darkest days of their lives. The final instalment of Russell T Davies’ drama, starring Olly Alexander, Keeley Hawes and Lydia West.

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

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