Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. At Paddington, the early morning service from Swansea breaks down and causes major disruption during the morning rush hour. Meanwhile, the staff face further challenges with a string of medical emergencies at the station and sabotage on the tracks.
Ben Nevis: The Venomous Mountain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 24th April 2018)
Created 350 million years ago by the implosion of a giant volcano, Ben Nevis is a mountain of two faces. The gentle, winding paths of the south contrast with the deadly cliff faces of the north, which draw in adventurers from around the world. Animals who live on Ben Nevis include the majestic golden eagle and three species of deer.
Ambulance (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pn to 10:00pm | Thursday 26th April 2018)
A day shift takes an unexpected turn for West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics when a 999 call about an unconscious patient suddenly becomes very personal.
Michael Portillo: Our Housing Crisis – Who’s to Blame? (Channel 5/HD | 10:00pm to 11:30pm | Thursday 26th April 2018)
Feature length documentary about the rise and fall of the British council estate. Michael Portillo investigates the extraordinary story of the social housing revolution that has transformed the country. Featuring contributions from council tenants, private renters, housing campaigners and historians.
Britain’s Great Cathedrals, with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 27th April 2018)
Tony Robinson tells the turbulent history of six of Britain’s cathedrals. Durham cathedral is one of Britain’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a leading tourist attraction. The cathedral is over 900 years old and stands 218 feet high. When it was first constructed, it was the country’s tallest building.
Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 27th April 2018)
Documentary series. Michael Portillo unlocks the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations. For almost a century, Orford Ness was owned by the MOD, a lens into a bygone era of secrets, spies and superpowers. When it closed in 1993, its buildings were still shrouded in secrecy.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.