Tag: Scrappers

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 08/08/2015

Scrappers - 11/08/2015 (YouView app)Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 10th August 2015)

Lying on the remote northwest coast of England is one of the most secret places in the country – Sellafield, the most controversial nuclear facility in Britain. Now, for the first time, Sellafield are letting nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili and the television cameras in, to discover the real story. Inside, Jim encounters some of the most dangerous substances on Earth, reveals the nature of radiation and even attempts to split the atom. He sees inside a nuclear reactor, glimpses one of the rarest elements in the world – radioactive plutonium – and even subjects living tissue to deadly radiation. Ultimately, the film reveals Britain’s attempts – past, present and future – to harness the almost limitless power of the atom.

Scrappers (BBC 2/HD | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Tuesday 18th August 2015)

With or Without You. Documentary following straight-talking scrapyard owner Terry and his glamorous wife Lyndsay as they fight for the future of their business and their family. Lyndsay announces that she and Terry will do a role swap. It can’t come soon enough – downstairs, Terry is rowing with Lee. The lads aren’t convinced that Lyndsay’s going to make it through the day. She arrives late but gets stuck in. And, with a rumour about an accident, she’s got plenty of challenges. Young Dean denies hitting anyone with the forklift but Lyndsay tells him not to drive it anyway. As the day goes on, Terry and Lyndsay get an insight into what the other faces, as he struggles with making bank payments and she finds her softly softly approach isn’t working. She hits the financial target, but is shocked when the lads don’t follow her orders about safety. Lyndsay realises the problems are bigger than just Terry’s temper.

The Wonder of Britain (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 20th August 2015)

Julia Bradbury continues her journey round some of her favourite spots in Britain. In this edition, she explores our beautiful and diverse countryside, from the dramatic volcanic Isle of Skye to the towering cliffs of Cheddar Gorge. Julia visits a gorgeous lavender farm in Kent and meets one of Britain’s most stunning birds of prey, the barn owl. With her father, who first introduced her to the great outdoors, Julia revisits a special place with memories of her childhood – Derbyshire’s Peak District.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 21st August 2015)

Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker tear into the week’s main talking points, joined by a live studio audience and guest Jack Whitehall.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/08/2014

Grand Designs | 03-09-2014 (YouView app)Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:15pm | Saturday 30th August 2014)

Sci-fi drama. A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them. As he faces his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever, he is forced to examine his conscience. Ser. 54, Ep. 2.

The Bridge: Fifty Years across the Forth (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 31st August 2014)

Documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Scotland’s great landmarks, the Forth Road Bridge. The programme charts the memories of the people who built the bridge, the biggest of its kind in Europe at the time, as well as those who ran the Forth ferries that stopped running when it opened in 1964.

Alex Polizzi: The Fixer (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st September 2014)

Alex Polizzi, champion of small businesses, returns with a new series. This time she is finding fixes for the critical issues that kill so many companies. In this episode, Alex looks at exporting. Six years ago it was Paul Walker’s dream to set up his very own microbrewery in the heart of the Devon countryside. But his dream has turned into a nightmare; finances are spiralling out of control and family life is suffering. A taste test at Sharp’s Brewery ruffles some feathers and a trip to Paris reveals interesting opportunities inherent within brand Britain. Can Alex capitalise on the growing popularity of British real ales and show a small firm how to shape up in order to ship out?

Dogs: Their Secret Lives (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 2nd September 2014)

It’s not common to associate dogs with mental health issues but some of our pooches are displaying symptoms, from compulsive behaviours and chronic fears to unusual behaviour like traffic-chasing. Applying the latest technology, using surveillance filming and working with the UK’s top behaviourists, Dogs: Their Secret Lives looks into the minds of our dogs and meets three troubled pets – Max, the spinning German shepherd, compulsive bus-chasing collie Biscuit, and Roxy the Staffordshire bull terrier, who’s terrified of the great outdoors – to find out what could be at the root of their problems and how to help them. Mark Evans, the former chief vet at the RSCPA, explores the latest brain scanning experiments, meets dogs with incredible learning abilities and finds out about the latest medications as he investigates the challenges facing the 21st-century dog.

Our Zoo (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd September 2014)

Drama series based on the true story of the Mottershead family who, in the face of staunch opposition and huge personal sacrifice, founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s. Frustrated by living with his wife and two daughters under his parents’ roof and tormented by his war trauma, George decides to change his life and put a bit of beauty back into the world. Driven by his unique love of animals and unable to stand by while an unwanted squirrel monkey and a camel are put down in the quarantine bay at the docks, George houses the animals in his parents’ backyard. His youngest daughter, June, immediately falls in love with them, but Lucy, his mother, quickly loses patience with George’s state of mind.

Grand Designs (Channel 4 | HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd September 2014)

Designer and writer Kevin McCloud follows Britain’s most ambitious and astonishing house-building or rebuilding projects.

Scrappers (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th September 2014)

Documentary following straight-talking Terry and glamorous Lyndsay, who run a multimillion-pound scrap empire from Bolton’s Metro Salvage, the biggest scrap metal yard in the north west. The yard is running smoothly, and Terry is getting bored. His plan to get the lads to take part in a semi-naked calendar might keep him amused, but it is not clear whether anyone else will join in. When Terry tries to make a quick profit selling grit salt, Lyndsay realises she needs to keep her eye on him. She would love to get him to slow down, but as the team gathers for the staff Christmas party, it is clear that retirement is the last thing on his mind.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 10:50pm | Friday 5th September 2014)

Adam Hills and regular co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker consider the weird and wonderful talking points of the week in the company of a studio audience and guest Nick Frost. 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.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 23/08/2014

Doctor Who 23-08-2014 (YouView app screenshot)Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:50pm to 9:10pm | Saturday 23rd August 2014)

Sci-fi drama. When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship with him survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy?

Scotland Decides (BBC 1 in Scotland & BBC 2 in England | 8:30pm to 10:00pm | Monday 25th August 2014)

Glenn Campbell chairs, as Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling lay out their competing visions for the future of the country in front of a specially invited audience live at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

Dogs: Their Secret Lives (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 26th August 2014)

Some dogs are hard to handle and when they show aggression it can be a serious issue for owners. Using surveillance filming, working closely with the UK’s leading behaviourists and exploring the latest science, Dogs: Their Secret Lives reveals what can make our dogs aggressive and how to treat them. The programme follows Layla the springer spaniel, Nash the cairn terrier and larger-than-life Great Dane Thor as they bark and growl their way through their daily lives, and finds out how our preconceptions about breed might be wrong and how understanding dog body language could prevent attacks. Mark Evans, the former chief vet at the RSCPA, investigates this growing canine crisis. He meets wolves, finds out whether dogs can pick up on our emotions and takes a dog communication test to find out what can be done to help our more menacing pets. Prod/.

Scrappers (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 29th August 2014)

Documentary following straight-talking Terry and glamorous Lyndsay, who run a multimillion-pound scrap empire from Bolton’s Metro Salvage, the biggest scrap metal yard in the north west. Terry faces some big decisions about Boyle and Chris, the two lads sacked while he was in Tenerife. Lyndsay thinks he has given enough second chances and Little Dave agrees. When Boyle snubs Terry by telling him he does not want his support in court for his driving offences trial, even Terry thinks it could be time to say goodbye to his young protege.

Big School (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Friday 29th August 2014)

Comedy series set in a secondary school. It may be start of a new year at Greybridge School, but the teaching staff is as dysfunctional as ever. Miss Postern and Mr Church’s relationship has taken a downward turn after a misunderstanding over a local Bella Italia, the woefully underqualified Mr Gunn is now teaching Geography and Mr Barber has a new job as the school caretaker. When Miss Postern sets up a careers workshop, it seems her slogan ‘Which Way Now?’ applies as much to her as it does her pupils, not least because the guest speaker is her old teacher training colleague (and now bestselling children’s author) Fenella Forbes. But at least things are looking up for one member of staff, as it seems Mr Martin is about to launch a successful pop career.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 10:50pm | Friday 29th August 2014)

The award-winning gang show that takes a joyful, offbeat look at the world. Adam Hills and regular co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker consider the weird and wonderful talking points of the week in the company of a studio audience and comedian and TV star John Bishop. 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.

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

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