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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 14/09/2013

Tour of Britain (itv4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 15th September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present the highlights from stage one from Peebles to Drumlanrig Castle. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Tour of Britain (itv4 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 15th September 2013)

Ned Boulting is joined by Matt Stephens for the highlights of stage two from Carlisle to Kendal. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Tour of Britain (itv4 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 17th September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present highlights of stage three – a time trial at Knowsley. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Bad Education (BBC3 | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday 17th September 2013)

School-based sitcom. Abbey Grove is rocked by the news that deputy headmistress Miss Pickwell is dead and Alfie is left particularly on edge when her suicide note clearly lays the finger of blame on him after one of his class’s pranks pushes her over the edge. Haunted by guilt, will Alfie be able to put her unquiet spirit at rest with the perfect memorial service? With Pickwell gone, headmaster Mr Fraser decides to advertise for her position with less-than-successful results, which may mean Miss Gulliver is offered the role full-time. But will the power change her?

Tour of Britain (itv4 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 18th September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present highlights of stage four from Stoke-on-Trent to Llanberis. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 18th September 2013)

You couldn’t meet two more different people than Martin and Kae Walker. Martin’s a commercial architect who specialises in industrial buildings. He’s clinical and technical, obsessed with how things fit together. Kae is an art director, a creative powerhouse who is passionate about giving buildings heart and soul. They’ve worked together ever since they got married, but now they’re taking on their toughest project yet, building the ultimate family home near York, inspired by a giant farm shed. Kae’s vision is for a ‘mothership’, a home that makes the business of being a mum easier, with a central command centre from which she’ll be able to keep track of the kids wherever they play in the house.

Waterloo Road (BBC1/HD 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th September 2013)

School-based drama. Princess’s relationship with George continues to sour – leading her to temptation with one of his pupils. Elsewhere, there is conflict when Simon introduces his Apprentice competition to Waterloo Road, creating a ‘boys against girls’ rivalry.

The Railway: First Great Western (Channel 5 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th September 2013)

Documentary series following the staff of First Great Western, one of Britain’s largest train operating companies. This episode explores what happens on the network after dark. We spend a night in Reene Ehrman’s shoes on the Night Riviera service, which connects the capital to the far south west. Before the train sets off, it is touch-and-go for a broken down carriage. Gary Brownlie, Reading’s duty station manager, finds hordes of student merrymakers passing through the station.

Perfect Storms: Disasters That Changed the World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 19th September 2013)

History-defining disasters. A huge earthquake devastated Japan in 1923, killing up to 160,000 people and setting the country on a path to war as the military took power.

Tour of Britain (itv4 | 10:30pm to 11:30pm | Thursday 19th September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present highlights of stage five from Machynlleth to Caerphilly. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Tour of Britain (itv4 | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 20th September 2013)

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens present highlights of stage six from Sidmouth to Haytor. Commentary by Hugh Porter and Brian Smith.

Big School (BBC1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 20th September 2013)

Comedy series set in a secondary school. Mr Church is keen to be involved with Miss Postern’s school trip to France, but with no places left he needs to find a way to get on the coach. Anything is possible with a hefty bribe, but things do not go according to plan in Dieppe. Love is in the air, but Mr Church had moules mariniere for supper.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/08/2013

The Cycle Show (itv4 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 19th August 2013)

The cycling magazine show with regular presenter Graham Little including special guests and items and features on all aspects of bike riding.

The Midwives: Delivering Under Pressure (BBC2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th August 2013)

Series following the work of midwives in hospitals. This episode focuses on the busy delivery suite at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester. Lesley used to be a dental nurse but when she had a difficult delivery herself she was so inspired by the care she received that she retrained to become a midwife. She knows just how unpredictable and difficult the job can be. Lesley is looking after Neelam who has type 1 diabetes. Pregnancy is putting increased strain on Neelam’s already fragile kidneys which needs to be constantly monitored. Midwife Gemma is looking after Helen who is having her fourth baby with husband Ben. Helen is anxious about the birth having previously lost a baby 21 weeks into pregnancy. In tragic cases like this, bereavement midwives like Vicky and Emma can try and help couples to come to terms with their loss. Meanwhile, Liza is expecting twins but Lesley must keep a close eye on the situation as her pregnancy becomes increasingly complicated.

Restoration Home (BBC2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 21st August 2013)

A last remnant of a once grand and wealthy estate, St Peter’s Barn had been overlooked for generations and carved up by modern farming practices. The moment Graham and Nicola walked into it, they knew it was the family home they had been searching for. At 35 meters long and 20 meters high, the crumbing cathedral-like interior would appear an impossible dream to most, but roofer and builder Graham saw its potential and decided to pour their life savings into buying it.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 10:50pm | Wednesday 21st August 2013)

Gabby Logan is the celebrity guest as host Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker take a look at the weird and wonderful stories of the week, live in front of a studio audience. The show also features the all-encompassing question: Is It OK? Viewers at home and the studio audience are encouraged to ask this question about anything from the week, without fear of judgement, and the three hosts attempt to step into the minefield of sometimes difficult and delicate areas and answer the questions with their own unique insight.

Perfect Storms (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd August 2013)

Nature at its most brutal is investigated in this series about history-defining disasters. How a huge thunderstorm in 9 AD halted the Roman advance into Germania.

Big School (BBC1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 23rd August 2013)

Comedy series set in a secondary school. It is talent show time at Greybridge School, but the teachers are the acts and the pupils are the judges. Mr Church is reluctant to enter, until Miss Postern suggests a duet with her, but will artistic differences ruin their chances? Mr Gunn’s Keith Lemon impression is set to steal the show, until there are some unexpected late entries.

The Burrowers: Animals Underground (BBC2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 23rd August 2013)

Chris Packham reveals the underground world of badgers, water voles and rabbits. In specially created full-scale replica burrows it is spring, and baby burrowers must grow up fast, ready to take their first steps above ground. The programme reveals how baby rabbits learn to bond and looks at orphan badgers as they grow up. Will the water voles manage to produce their first litter? And how does a mole survive its solitary life almost entirely underground? In another first, the team excavate a massive abandoned rabbit warren in the wild by casting it in concrete.

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/08/2013

The Cycle Show (itv4 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 12th August 2013)

The cycling magazine show with regular presenter Graham Little including special guests and items and features on all aspects of bike riding. Today’s guests are Mick Bennett, a Race Director of the Tour of Britain, Iain Edmondson, Tanni Grey-Thompson and the transplant girls.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm 10:50pm | Wednesday 14th August 2013)

The latest series of the award-winning live gang show continues. Host Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker take a look at the weird and wonderful talking point stories of the week to enjoy and celebrate what makes this country so unique. Each week the guys are joined by a celebrity guest with a live studio audience, and in this edition it’s comedian and chat show host Alan Carr. The show also features the all-encompassing question: Is It OK? Viewers at home and the studio audience are encouraged to ask this question about anything from the week, without fear of judgement, and the three hosts attempt to step into the minefield of sometimes difficult and delicate areas and answer the questions with their own unique insight.

Perfect Storms: Disasters That Changed the World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th August 2013)

Fascinating series revealing how devastating disasters shaped history. How the Nazi army were halted – and decimated – by freezing weather in Russia in 1941.

Crazy About One Direction (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Thursday 15th August 2013)

Directioners are a rare breed of fan. Connected to their idols through social media, they have a love and dedication like no other. These are the girls that heart One Direction. This documentary reveals what it truly means to be a Directioner, the lengths they will go to meet 1D, and how these teenage girls are united in their love of the most popular boy band in the world. From Milton Keynes to Glasgow, Directioners dedicate their lives and their money to following Harry, Zayn, Niall, Liam and Louis.

Big School (BBC1/HD | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Friday 16th August 2013)

Comedy series set in a secondary school. Deputy head of chemistry Mr Church is about to resign from Greybridge School but the arrival of Miss Postern, the new French teacher, changes everything. PE teacher Mr Gunn also has designs on the new member of staff so Mr Church takes advice from a pupil on how to succeed with women. Mr Church’s phone doesn’t send picture messages, so he can’t follow Manyou’s first suggestion. That just leaves offering her a lift home. The course of true love never did run smooth, particularly in an Austin Maxi.

The Burrowers: Animals Underground (BBC2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 16th August 2013)

Chris Packham sheds light on the magical underground world of three iconic British animals – badgers, water voles and rabbits. In one of the biggest natural history experiments ever undertaken, he investigates wild burrows to recreate full-scale replicas for the animals to live in and be observed, including the largest man-made rabbit warren of its kind ever built. This creates a window on their lives never witnessed before, from birth in winter to their emergence from the burrow in summer. How do they create their burrows? How do they breed and give birth? Observe fascinating new science and new behaviour as the team design and build a rabbit warren, a badger sett and a water vole burrow with its own riverbank.

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

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