Tag: Life Savers

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 22/06/2013

Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet (BBC1/HD | 10:25pm to 11:25pm | Sunday 23rd June 2013)

Documentary following tennis player Andy Murray, a US Open and Olympic champion, revealing just what it takes to be a global sports star. The programme looks at Murray’s life off the court, filled with a comprehensive list of commitments and responsibilities, including fashion shoots and charity and media work. Cameras follow the Scot as he takes an open-top bus ride in his home town of Dunblane, does Pilates in Miami, takes ice baths in Monte Carlo and undergoes rehabilitation for an injury in Surrey. A private and shy man, Murray won the hearts of many with his raw emotion at Wimbledon and earned a place in history by winning the US Open to become Britain’s first male Grand Slam champion in 76 years. There are contributions from Murray’s girlfriend Kim Sears, mother Judy, brother Jamie and coach Ivan Lendl as well as his rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer and tennis greats Andre Agassi and John McEnroe.

Glastonbury (BBC2/HD | 11:30pm to 1:45am | Sunday 23rd June 2013)

Julien Temple’s acclaimed film celebrating and documenting the history of the Glastonbury Festival. Concert footage, interviews, archive and home video combine to capture the essence and spirit of Glastonbury. Also features performances from throughout the history of the festival including David Bowie, Bjork, Pulp, Blur, Billy Bragg, Radiohead, Nick Cave, Richie Havens, The Prodigy and many more.

British National Elite Road Race Championship Highlights (itv4 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Monday 24th June 2013)

Highlights from the biggest single day road race on the British cycling calendar which this year comes from Glasgow. Riders will be utilising part of the proposed course for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The men will be riding 182km of the 14km circuit, and the women 112km.

Wild Cameramen at Work: Sea. Episode 4 (BBC1 Scotland/HD only and iPlayer | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 24th June 2013)

Series in which five of the best wildlife cameramen in the world spotlight some of their favourite natural history moments. Int his final programme, cameramen Doug Anderson and Doug Allan reveal the technical challenges of filming under the sea and encounter animals as diverse as blue whales, white-tip sharks and the weedy sea dragon performing a graceful courtship dance. Narrated by David Attenborough.

Life Savers (BBC1/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Tuesday 25th June 2013)

Documentary revealing the life and death dilemmas faced at the very limits of frontline medicine. Critical Care paramedic Dan Cody rushes to help seventeen-year-old Molly who’s lying in agony on a busy road, having been knocked off her moped on the way home from college. Her broken leg and badly smashed pelvis means she needs Dan’s drugs, far more potent than carried by normal ambulance crews. At hospital, surgeon Julian Owen discovers her hip is even worse than originally thought – she has a long and dangerous operation ahead of her. Dr Adam Chesters is on duty in the Emergency Department when a highly critical patient is transferred to Addenbrookes with a head injury. David has been attacked around the head with a hammer in a horrific assault. For a couple of days he is able to talk and brain specialist Peter Hutchinson is hopeful. But as his condition deteriorates, Peter must convey a less optimistic outlook to David’s family.

The Route Masters: Running London’s Roads: Nightbus (BBC2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:05pm | Tuesday 25th June 2013)

Series revealing how TFL and the police keep London’s roads moving in the face of extreme pressure. This episode explores the world of London’s nightbuses. As London has become a more 24-hour city since 2000, the number of passengers travelling at night has tripled. The nightbus service has grown to cope with the demand, but now its drivers face an unpredictable crowd. Duane Williams, a nightbus driver from Brixton bus garage, likes the ladies but some of his passengers are just too loud for him. Driver Tommy McKerr faces trouble on the notorious N25 route when a gang of young men storm his bus without paying. And Jeff, a homeless person, shows us how he has perfected the art of riding the longest nightbus route in London all night to keep warm.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 26th June 2013)

School-based drama. The Barrys prepare to air their dirty laundry on national television, but it is Kevin that ends up under the spotlight when an unexpected guest turns up. Meanwhile, Maggie has a heart-breaking decision to make.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 15/06/2013

Airport Live (BBC2/HD | 8pm to 9pm | Monday 17th June 2013)

In one of BBC Two’s most ambitious live broadcasts, Dan Snow, Dallas Campbell and Anita Rani go airside at Heathrow, the world’s busiest international hub airport. More than 200,000 passengers travel through Heathrow each day. Everything and everyone is on a deadline. Unprecedented behind-the-scenes access allows viewers to witness this daily relay race first-hand. The programme shows air traffic control in action and explains the extraordinary science and logistics behind every flight. Dan is based at the heart of the airport, the air traffic control tower, giving an eagle’s eye view of the complex choreography of landings, departures and ground movements. He finds out how Heathrow went from a row of tents to an international powerhouse welcoming 70 million passengers a year. Anita discovers how weather affects the airport each day, not just when it snows. And Dallas looks at first class on the A380, the world’s largest passenger jet.

Airport Live (BBC2/HD | 8pm to 9pm | Tuesday 18th June 2013)

The second episode of the series looking behind the scenes at Heathrow Airport, revealing the people, systems and science that keep us flying. Dan Snow is in the air traffic control tower, where controllers handle some 1,400 landings and departures every day. Dallas Campbell learns to hand-marshal a plane on the tarmac, and Anita Rani finds out how Heathrow trains to deal with extreme weather. Plus the programme follows, live, a shorthaul flight turnaround. The plane has just 45 minutes from landing until it takes off again.

The Route Masters: Running London’s Roads (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Tuesday 18th June 2013)

Series revealing how TFL and the police keep London’s roads moving in the face of extreme pressure. This episode follows the TFL staff who try to keep a city constantly on the verge of gridlock moving. At the Blackwall Tunnel, the most crucial mile of road in the whole city, tow truck driver Sean has to deal with a pregnant motorist who can not face driving through the tunnel. Meanwhile in the central control room, operator Chris has to cope with multiple accidents blocking the roads on a single Friday night. On the ground, Gurkha roadmender Indra faces abuse about his pothole repairs. Finally, one typical rush hour morning, a helicopter crashes into a crane near a busy interchange. Can the roads team stop the city grinding to a halt?

Airport Live (BBC2/HD | 8pm to 9pm | Wednesday 19th June 2013)

The third episode of the series looking behind the scenes at Heathrow Airport, revealing the people, systems and science that keep us flying. Dan Snow is at the heart of the airport in air traffic control, and the programme follows all the preparations that ready a long-haul flight for take-off. Dallas Campbell is in Heathrow’s paint bay, finding out about the hundreds of markings that must be painstakingly painted on to every plane. And Anita Rani discovers that as you fly off on holiday, you could be sitting above anything from mango to mail, cars to cougars.

Horizon: Fracking – The New Energy Rush (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Wednesday 19th June 2013)

Iain Stewart investigates a new and controversial energy rush for the natural gas found deep underground. Sometimes, this is right under the places people live in. Getting it out of the ground involves hydraulic fracturing – or fracking. Iain travels to America to find to find out what it is, why it is a potential game changer and what we can learn from the US experience. He meets some of the people who have become rich from fracking as well as the communities worried about the risks.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD | 8pm to 9pm | Thursday 20th June 2013)

School-based drama. Michael is back with a last ditch attempt to stop Lorraine from turning Waterloo Road into a fee-paying academy. If his efforts fail it spells the end of both his headship and his relationship with Christine. Elsewhere, Lula’s campaign against Nox comes to a shocking conclusion.

Airport Live (BBC2/HD | 8pm to 9pm | Thursday 20th June 2013)

In the final episode of the live behind-the-scenes series from Heathrow, Dan Snow sees if he has got what it takes to be an air traffic controller and Anita Rani finds out how tomorrow’s planes might offer a quieter future. Dallas Campbell, whose father used to fly 747s, is at the controls of a flight simulator to see if he can land an A380, the biggest passenger jet in the sky.

Life Savers (BBC1/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Thursday 20th June 2013)

Documentary revealing the life and death dilemmas faced at the very limits of frontline medicine. This episode explores how the major trauma network rushes critical patients to the world-famous hub at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, and the difficult decisions doctors face when trying to save a life. Specially trained emergency medics Adam and Neil are sent to a car that has hit a tree at speed. The driver is trapped in the wreckage by his legs, and the risk of massive bleeding the moment he is released means Adam takes control of the scene. At Addenbrookes, the emergency department receives two patients from another car that has hit a tree.

Flights and Fights: Inside the Low Cost Airlines (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Thursday 20th June 2013)

Documentary telling the inside story of low-cost airlines – a tale of big characters and big money. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary and EasyJet’s Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou opened up new frontiers in the aviation industry as their airlines offered cheap flights to a vast range of popular and alternative destinations. The programme follows O’Leary to on a trip to Poland, an EasyJet flight to Moscow and a group of lads travelling to Riga to sample the low-cost airline experience. But how much further can these companies grow? With rising costs, Stelios, now EasyJet’s biggest shareholder, is trying to halt its expansion, while O’Leary has just placed a massive order for new planes.

DOCUMENTARY: Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers (Channe5 | 8pm to 9pm | Friday 21st June 2013)

Observational documentary series following one of the world’s biggest haulage firms. Tim Fox embarks on an epic biomass delivery, starting in Cumbria, going on to Northumberland and ending at a power station in Scotland. On the hunt for new trucks, Head of Fleet David Cox flies out to the Volvo factory in Sweden to size up the next generation of tractor units. Matt Ekins is handed a Friday run around London.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/06/2013

Australia with Simon Reeve (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Sunday 2nd June 2013)

Simon travels down the east coast of Australia to the magnificent cities of Sydney and Melbourne. The final part of his journey begins in Surfer’s Paradise, near the city of Gold Coast. Known as the Las Vegas of Australia, the area has also become the organised crime capital of the country. Then, in the East Coast suburbs, Simon joins a vet and his team who rescue and treat injured koalas. In Sydney, Simon investigates attitudes to immigration among Australians. Finally, Simon takes to the air and witnesses the devastating bush fires ripping through the countryside as he travels to Melbourne – arriving just in time for Australia Day.

The People’s Coronation with David Dimbleby (BBC1/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Monday 3rd June 2013)

To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, David Dimbleby tells the story of a ceremony which for centuries had been the preserve of the privileged. But in 1953, after initial resistance, the coronation would, for the first time, be televised and witnessed by millions. Dimbleby, then a teenager, was at the heart of the London festivities; he recalls how a Britain still in the grip of post-war rationing celebrated that momentous day.

Town with Nicholas Crane: Huddersfield (BBC2/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Tuesday 4th June 2013)

Nicholas Crane visits towns across the United Kingdom, revisiting the history of urban life in the British Isles. A Yorkshire mill town with a history of rugby, rebellion, and high-quality cloth, Huddersfield is a hidden gem.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD | 8pm to 9pm | Thursday 6th June 2013)

School-based drama. Steve-O turns up the terror, with terrible consequences for Dynasty. Furious, Kevin and Connor enlist Barry’s help in a dramatic plan to get rid of Steve-O once and for all. While Sonya cannot help getting involved with Audrey’s wedding, Michael clashes with Lorraine and makes a decision that will change Waterloo Road forever.

Life Savers (BBC1/HD | 9pm to 10pm | Thursday 6th June 2013)

Documentary series following every step of a ground-breaking ‘chain of survival’ for life-threatening injuries, designed to save hundreds of extra lives every year. The first regional ‘major trauma network’ to become fully operational opens its doors to Life Savers, to capture the complete story of patients’ journeys from the roadside, through life-saving surgery, to recovery. Early on a Saturday evening, a high-speed, head-on collision on a country road triggers the new system. The wreckage traps a family of three in one car and a single driver in another. Forty firefighters and six ambulances are already on scene, but they need the advanced medical skills of Dr Auden Langhelle and Neil Flowers to help release them. As the four patients travel along the chain of survival – from the emergency department, through the scanner, intensive care, surgery and beyond – it becomes clear the most critical is the mother from the family. She puts the new life-saving system to the ultimate test.

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers (Channel 5 | 8pm to 9pm | Friday 7th June 2013)

Observational documentary series following one of the world’s biggest haulage firms. Craig has some foggy issues, Matt swaps the classroom for the cab, dieting Dave pulls a sweet load and a scenic drive through the Lake District becomes a grind for Ashley.

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

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