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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 28/11/2015

The World's Most Famous Train - 30/11/2015 (YouView app)Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 8:05pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 28th November 2015)

Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…

Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber (Channel 4/HD | 7:30pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 29th November 2015)

The last airworthy Vulcan bomber, XH558, flew for the final time to great fanfare in October this year. This iconic plane played a pivotal role in protecting UK interests in the post-World War II era as the first nuclear deterrent, and was also responsible for the longest raid in British military history when it successfully attacked enemy targets in the Falkland Islands. Mechanic Guy Martin is given unprecedented access to the aircraft, helping a select group of engineers prepare it for an ambitious farewell tour around of Britain. He also gets the rare chance to fly alongside the plane in formation, as well as taking the controls to try and ‘wheelie’ the 70-tonne aircraft along a runway. This 90-minute documentary is the definitive story of the Vulcan bomber, featuring expert contributions from Vulcan pilots and crew who faced the awesome responsibility of potentially having to drop nuclear bombs.

The Hunt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 29th November 2015)

Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, taking an intimate and detailed look at the strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey, and the hunted to escape. Half of all land is desert or grassland. In these, the most exposed habitats on our planet, predators like cheetahs, bald eagles and lions can usually see their prey. But it works both ways: the prey can see them too. With nothing but open vistas the element of surprise is hard-won, and predators must make their own opportunities. Nowhere to Hide explores the strategies of predator and prey in the open arena.

The Mountain (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 30th November 2015)

Series charting life around Cairngorm. The mountain team has to call in the helicopter to reach their remotest ski tow, the Glorious Twelfth looks less than glorious, Ruari gets married, and 25,000 people turn up in Aviemore to hear Spud the piper.

Coming Oot! (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:35pm to 11:35pm | Monday 30th November 2015)

Documentary featuring a rich mix of eye-witness testimony, archive and historical research to chart the radically changing attitudes towards Scotland’s gay community. Scotland was over a decade behind England and Wales in decriminalising homosexuality but now has the best gay rights in Europe.

The World’s Most Famous Train (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 30th November 2015)

During its nine-month-long season, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express makes over 60 journeys, covering 150,000 kilometres, with the majority of trips between London and Venice. Marketed as the world’s most luxurious and romantic train journey, the train is comprised of 17 unique 1920s carriages. Having carried an abundance of elite individuals across Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey for well over a century, each one contains its own unique history, from dramatic incidents to royal scandals. Nowadays, from champagne bars to five-star gastronomy, the train service offers an idyllic, luxury trip. This one-off film follows the stories of the staff and passengers – who in a world of budget, two-hour flights, are still willing to fork out £2000 for a 36-hour journey across Europe, without Wi-Fi or showers.

Trusadh (BBC Alba | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 30th November 2015)

Railway enthusiast Alasdair MacCalum goes on a special journey of discovery on the Highland Railway as he tells the story of this famous network to mark its 150th anniversary. The series of lines run from Perth to Inverness, then out east towards Keith, north up to Wick and Thurso and across to Kyle of Lochalsh in the west. Together they make up one of the most stunning and isolated railway systems in Europe. Along the way, Alasdair meets historians, experts, engineers and fellow enthusiasts and brings this amazing railway’s story to life. From the enormous engineering feats needed to build it to the massive impact that it had on the Highland communities, this programme tells the story of a railway that is unique in many different ways.

Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 1st December 2015)

Documentary series about the wildlife of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, filmed across one year. The winter is mild and wet, which is good news for some but bad news for others. Red deer are forced to higher ground, salmon have gone six months without food, mountain hares turn a conspicuous white, and squirrels kick their own young out of the nest.

TFI Friday (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 4th December 2015)

The new series of Chris Evans’ entertainment show continues, from its new home in central London, with new features, raucous stunts and guests include Kylie Minogue, Daniel Radcliffe, Florence and The Machine, Mumford and Sons, and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 21/11/2015

Doctor Who - 21/11/2015 (YouView app)Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 8:10pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 21st November 2015)

The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London. Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe, and Ashildr! With a death sentence hanging over their heads, not all of the intruders will get out alive.

The Hunt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 22nd November 2015)

Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, taking an intimate and detailed look at the strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey, and the hunted to escape. This episode follows blue whales, sharks, sea lions, frigatebirds, dolphins and albatrosses to reveal the strategies they use to hunt for prey in the big blue. The open ocean is an immense wilderness that covers more than half the surface of our planet, yet for the most part it’s a watery desert, largely devoid of life. Predators face an endless search to find and catch food, yet these great tracks of ocean are home to some of the most remarkable hunters on the planet.

The Mountain (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 23rd November 2015)

Series charting life around Cairngorm. In this edition, the steam railway gets overheated, the mountain team battles the midges, Rona the downhill racer’s dreams come adrift, and the pub springs a leak.

Emergency! Trains v Weather (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 24th November 2015)

What does it take to keep Britain’s railways running through some of the worst winter weather on record? This film follows the army of engineers and maintenance teams as they battle against the elements to keep the rail network open and prevent the delays that cause misery to millions of passengers every winter. Using the latest technology and sheer old-fashioned graft, they tackle floods, hurricane force winds and tracks buried under six feet of snow – not to mention the annual blight of leaves on the line. With millions depending on the trains every day, the maintenance teams are the unsung heroes of the rail network.

Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 24th November 2015)

Documentary series featuring the wildlife of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, filmed across one year. Autumn is when stags compete to breed, osprey chicks begin a 3000-mile migration to West Africa, salmon return to the rivers where they were born and adders give birth to live young.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 25th November 2015)

In this final episode Kevin McCloud reveals the winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2015. There are three extraordinary houses still to see: a simple but beautiful timber and steel clad home in Dungeness; a soaring pink brick house in Belfast with fabulous views of the surrounding landscape; and an 18th-century converted mill in a remote, rural part of Scotland. The three are vying for the last place on the finalist shortlist. And then, at the end of the show, Kevin announces the overall winner of this year’s prestigious award and visits the house to discover why it has been crowned the best new home in Britain.

TFI Friday (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 27th November 2015)

The new series of Chris Evans’ entertainment show continues, from its new home in central London, with new features, raucous stunts and guests include Ellie Goulding, The Vamps, Wolf Alice and Jamie Lawson.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 14/11/2015

Restoring Britain's Landmarks - 18-11-2015 - YouView appDoctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 8:15pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 14th November 2015)

This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.

The Hunt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 15th November 2015)

Hide and Seek (Forests). Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, taking an intimate and detailed look at the strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey, and the hunted to escape. This episode follows tigers, harpy eagles, chimpanzees, army ants and other predators as they rise to the challenge of hunting within the forest – a dense, confusing, three-dimensional world, one in which even finding prey is a maddening task. The prize for succeeding at nature’s great game of hide-and-seek is one worth winning. Forests cover one third of the land surface, and concealed within are over half of the species on Earth.

The Mountain (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 16th November 2015)

Series charting life around Cairngorm. Spud the piper returns and gets a riding lesson, Ruari goes diving for his wedding menu, the oldest ski tow on the mountain needs demolishing, and a young mountain biker gets out of school to go racing.

Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 17th November 2015)

Documentary series featuring the wildlife of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, filmed across one year. It is now June, and the park is bathed in 17 hours of daylight. With the warm temperatures come rich pickings, but for the newborn the summer months are crucial as they learn to fight, find food and avoid predators. Will an orphaned hen harrier chick, young red squirrels, Eurasian beaver kits and two rare osprey chicks make it through to the autumn?

Restoring Britain’s Landmarks (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 18th November 2015)

The last episode in the series follows the final push to complete the restoration of St Edward’s Presbytery in Ramsgate, a house designed by architect Augustus Pugin. Conservation Manager Alastair Dick-Cleland visits an unusual Martello tower at Aldeburgh in Suffolk – one of a chain of impressive coastal forts built to keep Napoleon out of Britain, that is now battling to keep out the water. And historian Anna Keay explores Appleton Water Tower in Sandringham Park. She investigates the role it played in a shocking story of disease and death on the Royal Estate, and reveals how the heir to the throne of the British Empire very nearly died.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm Wednesday 18th November 2015)

Kevin McCloud reveals another five candidates vying to be crowned Riba House of the Year 2015. There’s a luxurious city home built from Danish brick and bronze, complete with a basement swimming pool. A bold concrete and brick open-plan house in Liverpool, with floor to ceiling glass. A dramatic geometric homestead in rural Northern Ireland. A glamorous Hollywood-inspired pad in north London. And lastly, a picture perfect, white, modernist villa in north Wales, with vast sea views, that appeared on Grand Designs last year. Find out at the end of the show which one has made it through to the finals for this year’s prestigious award.

Tyger Takes On (BBC 3/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 19th November 2015)

Two-part series in which Tyger Drew-Honey explores the blurring boundaries of 21st-century sexuality and sexism, delving head first into the thought-provoking lives of young adults today. In the second film, Tyger explores the battle of the sexes, visiting some of the battlegrounds on which it is being fought, and treading the minefield of sexism from the mating game and universities to politics. Tyger questions whether he is part of the problem.

TFI Friday (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 20th November 2015)

Chris Evans’ seminal cult entertainment show continues the new series with brand new features, raucous stunts and guests including Mark Ronson, ELO, Hozier and Stereophonics.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 05/11/2015

Tyger Takes On - 12-11-2015 - YouView appDoctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 8:50pm | Saturday 7th November 2015)

Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralised, only the Doctor stands in their way. But how do you stop a war? And what can the Doctor do to save his friends?

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm 9:00pm | Sunday 8th November 2015)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales head to Ireland. In perhaps their most dramatically beautiful voyage, they trace the story of the canal that links the south to the north: the Shannon Erne Waterway, also known as the Peace Canal. Their voyage begins on the shores of Lough Allen in County Leitrim. They try some folk singing and Irish dancing; travel across border country; visit the ruins of Crom Castle and Bloody Pass, and also meet a genealogist with an interesting story to tell.

The Hunt (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 8th November 2015)

Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, taking an intimate and detailed look at the strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey, and the hunted to escape. This episode looks at the challenges of hunting in the Arctic, the most seasonal place on Earth. To a predator, seasonal change is a problem. It means that all the parameters of the hunt – the conditions, the strategies, the prey – change too. The only option for the Arctic’s top predators, the wolf, the Arctic fox and the polar bear, is to continually adapt to their changing world, exploiting the good times and enduring the bad.

The Mountain (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 9th November 2015)

Series charting life around Cairngorm. The summer months bring new opportunities for the folk who live in the shadow of Cairngorm, and the warmer weather brings no rest for the mountain team. The funicular train comes off its tracks, Ruari the ski patroller turns gamekeeper for the summer, the new boss at the sailing school has big boots to fill, and a young couple try to get their music festival off the ground.

Scotland’s Superhospital (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th November 2015)

Series following the staff and patients of four of Glasgow’s oldest hospitals as they move into one brand new state-of-the-art superhospital, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. This edition follows the closure of the Western Infirmary and Scotland’s largest children’s hospital, known locally as Yorkhill. The transfer of patients to the new Royal Hospital for Children involves moving some of the hospital’s sickest children, while on the Schiehallion cancer ward, staff prepare to close the doors for good, and look forward to the better facilities in the new hospital.

Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 10th November 2015)

Documentary series featuring the wildlife of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, filmed across one year. It is spring, and migrating ospreys return to the park. Pregnant red deer come down from the mountain tops to the lowlands to calve. On a mountainside, two big cocks fight for the right to mate in a spectacle called a lek.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 11th November 2015)

Every year the Royal Institute of British Architects holds a competition to find the best new home in Britain and this time Grand Designs is along for the ride. In this episode, Kevin McCloud explores another set of inspiring homes in the running for the prestigious Riba House of the Year Award – including a bright orange metal clad home in the quiet suburbs of Kew; a sleek modernist house built over a river in Belfast; a low budget home constructed around a series of courtyard gardens; and a spectacular hidden house that draws light down into its depths through a series of dramatic vaulted roof lights. At the end of the show, Kevin exclusively reveals which home has made it onto the Riba shortlist and is in with a chance to scoop the overall prize.

Tyger Takes On (BBC 3/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 12th November 2015)

Two-part series in which Tyger Drew-Honey explores the blurring boundaries of 21st-century sexuality and sexism, delving head first into the thought-provoking lives of young adults today. In the first film, Tyger meets some of the trailblazers who are forging a brave new world of sexual expression amidst a backdrop of elite sex parties and the nu-drag scene, as he tries to be open-minded about his own sexuality.

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

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