Tag: Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/04/2013

Doctor Who: The Rings of Akhaten. Series 33, episode 7 (BBC 1/HD | 6:15pm to 7:00pm | Saturday 6th April 2013)

Sci-fi drama. Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.

Toughest Place to be a Fisherman: The Return (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th April 2013)

Cornish fisherman Andy Giles gave up his state of the art trawler for two weeks to travel to the coast of Sierra Leone, where the fishing is done from a dugout canoe. Now he is returning to see what has happened to a fishing community whose survival was under threat from the illegal trawlers which took their fish, damaged their nets and even sunk their canoes. The transformation Andy finds is extraordinary: since the original programme was broadcast Sierra Leone was given a new fisheries patrol vessel, donated by the Isle of Man. The government and a British NGO have combined to almost eradicate the scourge of illegal fishing, transforming the lives of local fishermen. For Andy it is an emotional return to the village of mud huts and the two cousins with whom he formed such a bond.

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 9th April 2013)

Documentary series capturing one day in the NHS, filmed by 100 camera crews across the UK, revealing the extraordinary range of demands placed on the country’s biggest institution. In the third episode a GP struggling with an unusual medical emergency on a Scottish Island and a top surgeon performing a high risk brain operation while the patient Daryl is still awake. In London, Pat waits anxiously for his wife Laura to come round from an induced coma. This film shows the vastly different contexts in which the NHS operates; urban and rural; both the cutting edge treatment for those who are critically ill with the more everyday procedures that make up the ailments and dilemmas of modern Britain.

24 Hours in A and E (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th April 2013)

RTS award-winning 24 Hours in A&E returns for a new series, capturing dramatic and emotional stories of love, life and loss on the frontline of the NHS. Filmed around the clock at one of Britain’s busiest A&E departments at King’s College Hospital in south London, which this year celebrates its centenary, the series begins with a powerful episode about how our lives can change forever in the blink of an eye.

QUIZ SHOW: Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 12th April 2013)

The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Brian Blessed and guest panellists Bridget Christie and Nick Robinson.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/03/2013

Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint John. Series 33, episode 6 (BBC 1/HD | 6:15pm to 7:00pm | Saturday 30th March 2013)

Sci-fi drama. The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern-day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.

Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Channel 4/HD | 5:50pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 31st March 2013)

The network premiere of Michael Apted’s family fantasy adventure, telling the continued adventures of the children who discovered a fantastical world hidden at the back of a wardrobe. In this third instalment of CS Lewis’s enduring saga, Lucy and Edmund are transported back to the mystical land of Narnia while admiring what turns out to be an enchanted painting.

Toughest Place to be a Bus Driver: The Return (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 31st March 2013)

British workers return to the place where they did their jobs in some of the toughest conditions in the world. London bus driver Josh West heads back to the chaotic streets of Manila in the Philippines. In 2010, he spent an emotional two weeks learning to drive a jeepney – a colourfully decorated, adapted jeep which has no power steering, dodgy lights and an uncomfortable seat. He formed a strong bond with his host Rogelio Castro, moved by the daily struggle of an ordinary Filipino working to feed his family and lift them from poverty. Since Josh came home to the UK, he has raised money to try and transform Rogelio’s life. Now he is returning to Manila to see how things have changed and to set out on a new adventure that sees him star on Manila’s most popular chat show and go fishing in the South China Sea, before taking to the streets once more in the terrifying jeepney.

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 2nd April 2013)

Documentary series capturing one day in the NHS, filmed by 100 camera crews across the UK, revealing the extraordinary range of demands placed on the country’s biggest institution. In the second episode, the anxious parents in a neonatal unit await news from a critical scan, and an ex-boxing champion battles his demons at a Welsh detox clinic. In Essex, Susan struggles with her husband’s worsening dementia. In London, Alan prepares for his first ever operation, in which he will donate a kidney to wife.

Have I Got News for You (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 5th April 2013)

The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Mangan and guest panellists Joan Bakewell and Richard Osman.

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

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