Planet Earth III (BBC 1/HD | 6:20pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 29th October 2023)
Ocean. Series 3, episode 2. The wildlife inhabiting the world’s oceans, from the shallow seas of the tropics, where predators like the lionfish can become the prey to one of the world’s oddest hunters, to the greatest depths, where a massive siphonophore, longer than a blue whale, and a gulper eel with huge jaws are captured on film using specialised vessels designed to withstand the pressure. The episode also features the mating dances of mobula rays and the symbiotic relationship between Columbus crabs and turtles.
Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 1st November) ** NEW SERIES + PICK OF THE WEEK **
Met detective Ruth Calder returns to Shetland on the trail of a vulnerable witness, and must team up with Tosh on a case that will test their fragile, new partnership. On top of the case, Calder is faced with figures from her past and cringes through a chance encounter with deadbeat ex-boyfriend Cal Innes. Even worse is her visit to estranged younger brother Alan, now the minister of their father’s old kirk, as it’s clear that the two siblings have starkly different views of their childhood.
Doctor Who at 60: A Musical Celebration (BBC 4/HD | 8:30pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 1st November 2023)
Jo Whiley introduces this concert celebrating the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who from Cardiff’s Hoddinott Hall, featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Singers conducted by Alastair King. Music includes the first live performance of Ruby Sunday’s theme The Life of Sunday, and composer Murray Gold’s best-known Doctor Who themes, including I Am the Doctor, The Long Song, Doomsday and Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know). The classic years are also featured as the Radiophonic Workshop’s Mark Ayres and Peter Howell hark back to the days of the Sea Devils, City of Death and The Five Doctors. Plus, new works including The Woman Who Fell to Earth.
Roman Kemp: The Fight for Young Lives (BBC 3/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 1st November 2023) ** MUST WATCH **
Broadcaster Roman Kemp knows first-hand the impact of serious mental health issues. In 2020, he made Our Silent Emergency in the wake of the death of a friend. He encouraged those in need to talk to friends, family and professionals, but now strives to move the conversation on from talking about mental health to discovering what action is needed to support those suffering.
Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 2nd November 2023)
Family. Series 8, episode 6. In Torbay, Devon, a yacht has sent out a Mayday, meaning the lives of the six crew on board are in grave and imminent danger. In Wales, the Aberystwyth crew race to the rescue of a small boat that has lost engine power, and is drifting perilously close to the rocks at the end of the harbour wall.
All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 2nd November 2023)
Papers. Series 4, episode 5. The war is getting closer, James is about to embark on a new journey. He desperately wants things in order and Carmody trained up to support Siegfried. But James is frustrated at Carmody’s inability to drive and he keeps missing opportunities to spend precious time with Helen.
Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 3rd November 2023)
Kent. Series 2, episode 7. The comedian hits the highways of Kent, where she explores Canterbury and the Garden of England. Susan kicks off her adventure at the mighty Hever Castle. Later she stops at Canterbury Cathedral, and In Penshurst, she tries her hand at the noble art of fencing in a location used for classic film The Princess Bride.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.