Feb 172018
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th February 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Lucille must win the trust of a mother who is terrified of giving birth. Nurse Crane and Dr Turner are anxious to find a possible smallpox sufferer.

The X Files (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th February 2018)

Revival of the classic sci-fi drama. A spate of deaths in which the victims were plagued by their own doppelgangers lead Mulder and Scully to a pair of twins playing a dangerous game.

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest  | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th February 2018)

A spike in the temperature threatens Rocky Mountain’s shipments. The team struggle to shore up the track after mudslides and washouts devastate the rail-line.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th February 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. The hunt is on for Malone’s attacker, Malone seems to know who is responsible, but isn’t keen to share the information. Perez and Rhona believe Andreas Hagan, the health and safety officer at Forst Energy is responsible for covering up corporate manslaughter and is their strongest lead in Sally McColl’s murder. Meanwhile, DNA testing in the Kilmuir case yields a surprising result.

Flatpack Empire (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th February 2018)

With unprecedented access to IKEA’s design studios, factories, test labs and stores over the course of a year, this series gets to know the people who work for the famous company. In episode three, we follow Mia Lundstrom as she takes on the company’s biggest challenge in a generation – pushing into India with an aggressive expansion plan.

Elizabeth: Our Queen (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th February 2018)

Documentary series using interviews with those close to her to paint a personal picture of HM the Queen. The 50s and 60s brought plenty of challenges, as Elizabeth tried to bring the royal family’s image into the modern age. She made use of technology to get closer to her people via her first televised Christmas message, befriended Labour PM Harold Wilson, and invited the BBC into Buckingham Palace.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd February 2018)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. When the lead guitarist of a popular reggae band is murdered, Jack and his team must crack a cold case that has haunted the commissioner for years, before they can arrest the killer.

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

Feb 102018
 

Village of the Year Final with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 10th February 2018)

It’s the grand final of Village of the Year. Across 19 heats and four semi-finals, 76 villages have been whittled down – and now only four remain. There’s one last chance to impress, as each of the villages put on a special event for the judges to showcase everything they think makes their village great. Then, residents from each of the final villages gather together at a Village of the Year fete. The judges consider everything they’ve seen before Penelope Keith announces which village will be crowned Village of the Year and win £10,000.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th February 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Sister Julienne is drawn into the heart of a different culture when she is called upon to help a Pakistani family. Having come to terms with her own childlessness, Mumtaz Gani is heartbroken when her husband Saddiq brings home a second wife who is eight months pregnant. Sister Julienne must help Mumtaz come to terms with this new addition to her family. Elsewhere, Trixie struggles to cope after her break-up with Christopher and looks for comfort at the bottom of a bottle. But it is not long before she can no longer conceal her struggle with sobriety. Sister Julienne and Dr Turner are convinced Sister Monica Joan needs cataract surgery, but before having the first consultation she must acknowledge that her vision is impaired. At clinic, Lucille meets a woman with pica – but this is no ordinary craving, as Mrs Campbell cannot stop eating coal.

The Forest (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 12th February 2018)

Mark Bonnar narrates a series revealing the hidden world of Galloway Forest, the country’s largest afforested area. John ‘Cool’ Coughtrie and his Recreation Team boss Archie McNeillie spend the days leading up to the Galloway Hills Rally preparing safe places for attending crowds along the route to stand. Reigning champion and local legend Jock Armstrong hopes to defend his title and is thinking of nothing but the finish line. On the day of the rally, a troop of the event’s safety marshalls are on duty helping Archie to keep a watchful eye over proceedings. At Penninghame, tree planter Alastair Livingstone restocks a recently felled site with sycamore and oak. The Forestry Commission plant 4.5 million trees a year and Alastair has single-handedly planted over a million. Wildlife ranger Grant Carson works to manage the thousands of deer that roam the Forest Park to prevent them from damaging valuable recently planted trees.

The X Files (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 12th February 2018)

Revival of the classic sci-fi drama. After a violent home invasion, Mulder and Scully go on the run from Russian gunmen while following a trail of clues left by their long-dead friend Langly.

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 12th February 2018)

Train crews in the Rockies must haul their 15,000 ton grain train through ice-encrusted tunnels to make their delivery on time.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th February 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Thomas Malone returns to Shetland after serving 23 years in jail for the murder of teenager Lizzie Kilmuir, a crime he swears he didn’t commit. Whilst most of the islanders are convinced of Malone’s guilt, the appeal and his subsequent release have thrown up the possibility that someone else could be responsible for Lizzie’s murder, but as Malone arrives back on Shetland, local journalist Sally McColl is found murdered. Perez and the team must investigate both cases.

Flatpack Empire (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th February 2018)

With unprecedented access to IKEA’s design studios, factories, test labs and stores over the course of a year, this series gets to know the people who work for the famous company. In episode two, we see what it takes to get new products from initial design to stores around the world. One of IKEA’s newest designers, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkila, wants to challenge mass production by creating an ‘imperfect vase’ that has the finger-marks of the creator – she travels to China to see if her idea is possible.

Impossible Railways (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th February 2018)

From tunnelling through the mighty Swiss Alps to overcoming a cliff face in Southern Australia, see how railway engineers have skilfully conquered mountains.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th February 2018)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. Long-buried memories are raked up for JP when someone from his past is caught red-handed at a murder scene and Jack must unravel a complex mystery to find the truth.

Walks with My Dog (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th February 2018)

TV presenter Anna Richardson takes her Staffie to the Peak District, including a walk through Dovedale and a spot of trout fishing. Jimmy Doherty is by the Suffolk seaside with his Irish terrier, visiting Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. And comedian Bill Bailey takes a pleasant stroll through Richmond Park with his dingoes Boolay and Banjar and tries a session of yoga for dogs.

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

Feb 032018
 

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 3rd February 2018)

Five villages from the Village of the Year Central Zone compete for a place in the final – and the chance to be crowned Village of the Year. With £10,000 up for grabs, Penelope Keith and her team of expert judges are searching for the very best of what British village life has to offer. From the west of Ireland to the heart of the Midlands, five villages show they have even more strings to their bow as they continue to try to woo the Judges. Which village will be selected to represent the Central Zone in the Village of the Year Grand Finale?

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th February 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. A pregnant mother hears a devastating diagnosis. Fred and Violet organise a beauty contest. Trixie and Christopher’s relationship feels the strain.

The Biggest Little Railway in the World (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th February 2018)

The tiny train’s in bad shape, it’s only halfway to Inverness, and the volunteers are due to head home in two and a half days. The train battles bad weather, steep hills, rocky terrain and poor track-laying while, nearer Inverness, the track teams try to insert a rack and pinion solution to steep sections of track. As the weather closes in the security team call off track-laying for safety reasons. But the train battles on, and Dick decide.

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Monday 5th February 2018)

Penelope Keith and her team of judges weigh up four contenders in this first heat from the Northern Zone, stretching from Scotland to Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Northumberland. In Inverness-shire Penelope discovers Boat of Garten, the village that brought ospreys back to the British Isles. Alex plays king of the castle in Bamburgh, Northumberland. Juliet takes in the beauty of the Lake District in Grasmere and Patrick explores the once independent state of Embo in the Scottish Highlands. Which will be the first village from the Northern Zone to secure a spot in the semi-finals?

The Forest (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 5th February 2018)

Mark Bonnar narrates a new series revealing the hidden world of Galloway Forest, the country’s largest afforested area. When two fishing huts are discovered on remote Forestry Commission harvesting sites, Community Liaison Forester Lyndy Renwick must investigate and decide if the huts should be demolished. Specialist chainsaw contractor Dewi Williams prepares to take part in the UK Logging Competition, but the former champion will be up against his employee Gethin. With Galloway Forest becoming the continent’s first gold tier Dark Sky Park, the observatory near Dalmellington gives the public an open-air, hands-on observing experience, and at a Wednesday evening stargazing event, all they need is clear skies for a perfect view of Saturn.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th February 2018)

Forensic crime drama series. Nikki, Jack, Thomas and Clarissa are just settling down for their respective festive celebrations when they are interrupted by a call-out to a tragedy at a family home.

The X Files (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th February 2018)

Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Naiah Cummins, Annabeth Gish. Revival of the classic sci-fi drama. Scully wakes from a vision that warns her of the end of the world, and that only one who can stop it is her and Mulder’s long-lost son William.

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th February 2018)

Canadian Pacific Railway crews transport a huge payload of coal across the Rockies. Plus, a hockey team is stranded in the frozen wilderness.

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Tuesday 6th February 2018)

Searching for the very best of British village life, Penelope and her team explore four more worthy contenders from the Northern Zone. In Aberdeenshire, Penelope discovers the inspiration for great art in Catterline. Alex checks out the North Yorkshire village of Goathland that’s no stranger to the cameras. Juliet Sargeant pops into the Lancashire local that’s reviving the heart of Bolton-by-Bowland. On the Isle of Skye, Patrick Grant explores Tarskavaig, a unique community who are thriving on the edge of the Atlantic.

Impossible Railways (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 6th February 2018)

From the iconic Forth Bridge to a vertigo-inducing viaduct in rural New Zealand, discover how railway engineers have conquered valleys, canyons and waterways.

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (CHannel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Wednesday 7th February 2018)

Penelope Keith, Patrick Grant, Alex Langlands and Juliet Sargeant are in the Northern Zone looking to crown one village Village of the Year. Penelope visits a Moray village that was planned to perfection: Fochabers. Alex explores the smuggling stronghold of Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. Patrick dances to a Scottish tune in Acharacle and Juliet is in hot pot heaven in Croston, Lancashire.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 7th February 2018)

With the conclusion of a challenging Christmas, the team are reunited with their families. Nikki learns that her colleagues have bought her an open return to see Matt.

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Thursday 8th February 2018)

In the last of the Northern Zone heats, Penelope enjoys going back to the land in Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland. Alex Langlands draws his sword in Great Ayton in Yorkshire. Patrick Grant tries his hand at the local lingo in Avoch in Ross-shire. In Cumbria, Juliet Sargeant immerses herself in the hustle and bustle of Staveley. With stunning landscapes and exceptional traditions.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 8th February 2018)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. The leader of a spiritual retreat is strangled and Jack and his team are baffled by the fact that all their suspects were in a meditation circle at the time of the murder.

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Friday 9th February 2018)

It’s the Northern Zone semi- final. Four villages compete for a slot in the final and the chance to be crowned Village of the Year. From the north of Scotland to the heart of Lancashire, four villages have made it on to the judge’s shortlist, but only one will be in with a chance to win £10,000. We’ll see a bit more from each of the semi-finalists, including hearing what they would spend the prize money on.

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

Jan 272018
 

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 27th January 2018)

Five villages from this week’s heats go head-to-head for a spot in the grand final and the chance to win Village of the Year and the £10,000 prize money. Penelope Keith and her three judges have been searching for the very best of British village life, and tonight they will find out even more from the five contenders in the South East Zone. Will it be the buildings, the scenery or good old British eccentricity that wins the day?

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 28th January 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Lucille faces racism and prejudice when a new mother falls ill. Sister Winifred is keen to have fathers be more involved in the care of their babies.

The Biggest Little Railway in the World (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 28th January 2018)

Dick Strawbridge and a team of model railway enthusiasts attempt to build the longest model railway in the world, 71 miles across Scotland, from Fort William to Inverness. The teams face a series of tricky challenges on one key day as they race to get to Inverness. First the tiny train must cross the 60-metre Aberchalder Viaduct. Dick decides to run an electric loco rather than a steam one, but the train team refuse. They’re purists and insist on returning to the steam engine, which they claim they can run faster with a new enhanced fuelling system. After negotiating its way through a packed Fort Augustus, the loco must cross a curving trestle bridge that spans a rocky stream. Meanwhile, the build team struggle to find a way to climb a flight of 12 steps on the approach to Inverness. They settle on a helix – a technically demanding but beautiful solution.

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (BBC 1/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Monday 29th January 2018)

Penelope Keith and the team of judges are in the Central Zone heat of the Village of the Year. In Rutland, Penelope meets Lyddington’s own Sherlock Holmes. In Edale in the Derbyshire Dales, Patrick explores a unique method of beer delivery. In Northamptonshire Alex gets a chance to sample Aynho’s apricots. And in Eglinton in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland, Juliet enjoys a good old fashioned ceilidh. Which of the villages will secure a place in the semi-finals?

The Forest (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 29th January 2018)

Mark Bonnar narrates a new series revealing the hidden world of Galloway Forest, the country’s largest afforested area. The programme follows truckers Jimmy, Norman and Eric as they track down the timber stacks, load them using cranes and ferry the cargo to mills north and south of the border. The Forestry Commission plan an explosion at a forest quarry to produce rock for a new road masterminded by Forestry engineer Elaine McClymont, but not before Environment Officer Gareth Ventress has checked for any pine marten activity in the area. Gareth also heads to a secret location deep within the forest to check a golden eagle feeding station.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th January 2018)

While two care home staff are chasing Kevin McDowd, a young man with learning disabilities and sociopathic tendencies, Nikki and Jack examine a fatal road accident where the deceased is Kevin McDowd’s mother. The investigation led by police sergeant Button should be straightforward, but the forensic evidence suggests foul play.

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th January 2018)

When a massive snowstorm hits the mountain railroad, an avalanche warning threatens to derail one of Canadian Pacific’s most important $50 million loads

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Tuesday 30th January 2018)

Penelope Keith and her panel of expert judges investigate four more villages from the Central Zone. In Lincolnshire, Penelope looks in on Irish dancing in Nettleham. Alex Langlands goes cuckoo for a water garden in Pembridge, Herefordshire. In Ulster Juliet attends the first wife-carrying championships in Glenarm. And Patrick takes a cruise down the Union canal in Gnosall in Staffordshire. Which village will impress the judges the most?

Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 (itv/HD | 7:30pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 30th January 2018)

Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba present a guide to the British public’s favourite 100 walks.

Impossible Railways (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 30th January 2018)

From a canyon-spanning bridge in San Diego to a track ascending an imposing Swiss peak, hear how railway engineers have conquered jungles, deserts and mountain.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 30th January 2018)

The team are determined to uncover the truth about unexplained deaths of patients at a care home. They are desperate to rescue Serena and return her to safety. Unbeknownst to her colleagues in the Lyell Centre, Clarissa allows herself to be admitted to the care home in order to investigate. Her determination to find out what happened leads her to uncover a shocking truth, but puts her life in danger.

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Wednesday 31st January 2018)

Penelope Keith and her panel of judges consider four more villages from this Central Zone heat. Penelope bonds with alpacas in Houghton and Wyton in Cambridgeshire. Alex Langlands bangs his drum with the last village band in Bretforton in Worcestershire. Patrick Grant learns what it is to be to the manor born in Tissington in Derbyshire. And Juliet takes a hair-raising back seat ride in Armoy, County Antrim. Which village wins over the judges for a spot in the semi-finals?

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Thursday 1st February 2018)

Penelope Keith and her team uncover the very best of British village life. In this heat Penelope unleashes her inner graffiti artist in Histon and Impington in Cambridgeshire. Patrick Grant pilots a rocket in Audlem, Cheshire. Juliet Sargeant is out to sea in Strangford in Northern Ireland. And in Frampton-on-Severn in Gloucestershire, Alex Langlands explores the largest village green in England. The competition is tough as four villages go head to head for a spot in the semi-finals.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 1st February 2018)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. The island’s Day of the Dead celebrations are cut short by a woman’s death. DI Mooney and the team must navigate the waters of the elitist Yacht Club to catch the killer.

Walks with My Dog (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 1st February 2018)

Actor Emilia Fox takes her dachshunds through a wooded valley in Cornwall, where she uncovers a secret industrial past. Comedian Bill Bailey wanders under big skies on the Norfolk coast and in the shadow of Hunstanton’s spectacular striped cliffs. And stand-up Katherine Ryan visits Kent’s picturesque Hever Castle with her Tibetan spaniel.

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith (Channel 4/HD | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Friday 2nd February 2018)

Four more villages compete for a chance to win £10,000 and to be crowned Village of the Year. In Lincolnshire Penelope tracks down a seriously good sausage in Woodhall Spa. Alex Langlands get jiggy with the Morris men of Illmington in Warwickshire. Juliet Sargeant explores the blooming beautiful Broughshane in County Antrim. In Cheshire, Patrick Grant takes tea by the lake in Pickmere. With one more slot to fill for tomorrow’s semi, which village will be joining the line-up and in with the chance to win £10,000?

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

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