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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 13/08/2022

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 17th August 2022)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and fellow designer Micaela Sharp travel to the market town of Bedworth near Coventry, to help two sets of neighbours make over a room in each other’s homes. This week it’s a family affair, as science teachers Ann and Kevin swap key keys with daughter Hannah and her husband Chris, redesigning a 1960s office bedroom and a living space in a converted garage.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th August 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Perez reassures Rachel that last night’s horrific discovery may have nothing to do with the disappearance of her son Connor. Danny is outraged at the decision to let Pepper Waldron’s family return home to Ayrshire – and news soon comes in that the ex-cop has fled Shetland. Perez has no choice but to follow him, and soon finds himself caught up in a perilous journey into the ex-cop’s past.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 19th August 2022)

Panellists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Joel Dommett and Fatiha El-Ghorri are confronted by four people all claiming to be Tom, the owner of a three-bedroom converted church in Liverpool, which he shares with two Rhodesian ridgeback dogs. Alongside three imposters, the real Tom attempts to prove he is a huge Lego fan and sets out to demonstrate the special skill he acquired while courting his beloved wife Sisa.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/08/2022

Inside the Factory (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th August 2022)

Gregg Wallace goes behind the scenes at a factory in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, where London’s famous red double-decker buses are built, finding out what goes into making the electric model. Cherry Healey visits a factory where she gets to grips with the construction of tough laminated heated windscreens for buses, while historian Ruth Goodman learns about London’s earliest double deckers and the vital role they played in the First World War.

Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 9th August 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The Olympic diving champion investigates homophobic behaviour around the Commonwealth, travelling to some of the countries where homosexuality is a crime and even punishable by death. Daley talks to sportspeople facing persecution and advocates fighting for change, including Michael Gunning of Jamaica, India’s Dutee Chand and swimmers Theresa Goh (of Singapore) and Amini Fonua (of Tonga).

Changing Rooms (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 10th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

The return of the home makeover challenge, which sees Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead joined by two new interior experts – sustainable designer Micaela Sharp and queen of retro Whinnie Williams. In the first show, Laurence and Whinnie bring their creative flair to Tunbridge Wells, where neighbours Eddie and Lotta and Charlotte and Stuart are transforming each other’s living rooms.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th August 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Douglas Henshall returns in the detective drama, based on the novels by Ann Cleeves. DI Perez and his team look into the secret past of a family new to Shetland when they report their vulnerable son Connor has gone missing. Parents Danny and Rachel are panicking as it turns out their son once attempted suicide – and when his scooter is found abandoned, a search is launched. However, the case takes an interesting turn when Perez discovers why the family moved to Shetland in the first place.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th August 2022)

The property-based guessing game sees four people all claiming to be Anita, the owner of an idyllic farm, complete with cows, goats, fancy pigeons and farmer husband John. The real Anita also happens to have the largest collection of royal memorabilia in the world, with over 7,000 items. It falls to panellists Judi Love, Richard Madeley, Harry Hill, Harriet Kemsley and Kadeena Cox to sort out the facts from the fiction.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 20/11/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:20pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 21st November 2021)

Time-travelling adventures, following the exploits of the Doctor.

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 21st November 2021)

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness try to spruce up caravanning’s image by undertaking a sports caravan road trip. Plus, Chris heads to Silverstone to test-drive Lamborghini’s £250,000 Huracan STO.

The Lakes with Simon Reeve (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 21st November 2021)

The adventurer explores the impact of humans on the Lake District, discovering that the high number of visitors to Scafell Pike is damaging England’s highest peak and stretching the resources of mountain rescue volunteers. He goes wild swimming in the crystal clear lake of Buttermere, before taking a look at the less-fortunate Derwent Water, one of the many lakes now clogged with invasive New Zealand pygmyweed.

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Sunday 21st November 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Trainees Kia and Daniel get used to the realities of customer service, while staff cope with an influx of passengers heading to the seaside to take advantage of the hot weather. Over in Paisley, a busy shift for Scotrail’s hardworking CCTV staff throws up some dangerous-looking activity on platforms across Scotland.

Great British Landmark Fixers (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 29th November 2021)

The team build a Protection Deck and more then 300km of scaffolding cover the Edinburgh North Bridge, encasing it in an exoskeleton of constantly changing steel.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd November 2021)

The Intercity 125 gets an overhaul and the pressure is on to design two quick build models of the Ford Mustang in time for the summer holiday.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th November 2021)

Niven and Darren are arrested and brought to the station for interview, and while the businessman maintains a cool exterior, Perez senses the guilt in the doctor. The inspector finally brings the investigation to a climax – but has no time to rest when it turns out Donna has one last surprise in store.

Britain’s Scenic Railways (More4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th November 2021)

The documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary of classic movie The Railway Children with a steam train ride through the Yorkshire moors and recalls the winter storms that washed away the south Devon.

Scotland’s Best Dog (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Thursday 25th November 2021)

Three more promising pups compete for the Scotland’s Best Dog title, with Bernese Mountain Dog Brannigan, Luna the miniature Jack Russell and Staffordshire Terrier Tonka showcasing their canine credentials.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 13/11/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 14th November 2021)

On a planet that should not exist, in the aftermath of apocalypse, the Doctor, Dan, Yaz and Vinder face a battle to survive. Starring Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 14th November 2021)

Motoring magazine.

The Lakes with Simon Reeve (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 14th November 2021) ** NEW SERIES & PICK OF THE WEEK **

The adventurer explores the beautiful and unique landscapes of the Lake District, beginning by meeting Cumbrians with different visions for the future of England’s biggest national park. He talks to members of a campaign group trying to protect the remaining red squirrels, a traditional farmer who feels that his ancient way of life is on the point of extinction, and an 18-year-old student who runs a 1,500-acre farm.

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Sunday 14th November 2021)

Staff help to arrange a marriage proposal under the station’s famous clock, while the Caledonian Sleeper is taking one brave young passenger to London. At the rail depot, the engineering team is hard at work making sure passengers enjoy the smoothest possible ride.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 15th November 2021)

James Crawford begins his journey with Scotland’s lost canal just outside Glasgow, and then travels back to the heyday of airship travel, the abandoned island of Mingulay. He also discovers the dark history of Inchkeith Island in the Firth of Forth, and ends on the Isle of Lewis, where archaeologists have recently discovered what might be a lost stone circle.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 15th November 2021)

Tim Dunn visits the historic Grade 1 Curzon Street Station, to be reborn as part of the terminus for HS2, the rail link between London and Birmingham.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 15th November 2021)

After visiting an original Mosquito at the de Havilland aircraft museum, Airfix designer Paramjit attempts to shrink the wooden wonder to 1:72 scale.

DIY SOS (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 16th November 2021)

Comedian Rhod Gilbert dons his hard hat as guest presenter for this ambitious build in Brandesburton near Hull, East Yorkshire. The team are joined by local volunteers to transform an overgrown 2.5 acres into a purpose-built adventure campsite for the St Michael’s Youth Project (St Mike’s), which receives funding from Children in Need.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th November 2021)

Having reached a dead end, Perez returns to the incident board in a fresh search for clues and soon finds that Carrie McAndrew, the chef on Eamon’s boat, was in debt to Niven Guthrie. Fiona Bedford also reveals that her husband is tracking her whereabouts, so must have known about her affair with Galbraith. Armed with this information, Perez delves deeper into Bedford’s movements on the day of Galbraith’s death. Meanwhile, as Donna grows weaker she asks Duncan for one last favour, a request that leaves him horrified.

Britain’s Scenic Railways (More4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th November 2021)

The documentary follows the route of the Hogwarts Express to Glenfinnan station, where a piece of railway history is up for sale. A Highlands helicopter ride reveals how climate change is threatening the line, and cameras follow efforts to restore a cherished steam locomotive to the Strathspey Railway.

Scotland’s Best Dog (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only Thursday 18th November 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Proud pet owners and their hopeful hounds compete for the coveted Golden Bone trophy. Along with their proud humans, each week three pooches will be tested on a number of challenges before a panel of judges – dog-lover Kaye Adams, animal behaviourist River McDonald and SSPCA veteran, and dog trainer, Alan Grant.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 19th November 2021)

Rob Bell explores the lost railways of Northern Ireland, starting in Belfast, where they helped to create a city and a world-renowned shipbuilding centre. Rob’s railway route takes him from the Irish Sea to the Atlantic coast, and, on a visit to Armagh, he learns of a campaign to restore the Belfast to Armagh route and visits the site of the Armagh railway disaster, which proved a watershed moment for railway safety.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 19th November 2021)

The presenter explores Kent, and investigates the curiously named Leeds Castle. She also takes a look round Chatham and its historic dockyard, which, as it turns out, is home to not only the world’s only working Victorian Ropery, but also Britain’s only female master rope maker. Susan concludes her trip at one of the most iconic and recognisable views of Britain – the White Cliffs of Dover.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/11/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:15pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 7th November 2021)

The Doctor has an unexpected encounter with one of her deadliest enemies when the Sontarans become a new faction in the Crimean War. As the British army goes into pitched battle with the warlike aliens, the Doctor and her companions seek the help of renowned nurse Mary Seacole (Sara Powell), while an ancient temple hides mysterious secrets.

Off the Tracks: Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th November 2021) ** NEW SERIES & PICK OF THE WEEK **

Return of the documentary following life at Glasgow Central Station, with staff dealing with crowds of fans heading for Hampden as the Euro 2020 football tournament starts. At the rail depot, a whole fleet of electric trains is getting a major overhaul, while two signalling colleagues take a step into the past.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 8th November 2021)

Tim Dunn heads to the seaside to find out how the railways changed the fortunes of Margate and Ramsgate, and finds out more about 19th-century Dom Luiz Bridge in Porto.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th November 2021)

James Crawford discovers how the Scottish landscape has influenced sport, visiting a golf course in South Uist designed by one of the sport’s founding fathers that was almost lost to history. He also takes a trip to the volcanic landmark Ailsa Craig, on the trail of the best curling stones in the world, discovers the story behind Livingston’s famous skate park, and climbs on Rannoch Wall with one of Scotland’s leading young climbers, Natalie Berry.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th November 2021)

Hornby’s young designer Paramjit Sembhi takes on the challenge of building a new version of the iconic RAF fighter of the Second World War – the Spitfire.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th November 2021)

After the shocking events of the previous night, Perez must piece together what happened before a rampaging and vengeful Creggan finds his target. Eve denies any involvement and has an alibi, while Tosh visits Maurice Ross to find out why Galbraith was paying for his care. At the religious retreat on Whalsay, Sister Carolyn receives a threatening postcard and quickly packs her bags.

Britain’s Scenic Railways (More4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th November 2021)

A steam train ride through the Yorkshire Moors reveals how the Bronte sisters became railway revolutionaries, and artist Leo du Feu takes a Highland journey to Thurso in the footsteps of the Jellicoe Express. Plus, the hero who rescued the crumbling Ribblehead Viaduct. Narrated by Bill Paterson.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th November 2021)

Susan heads for the West Country, and travels from Bath to the village of Cheddar, before meandering through the medieval city of Wells and ending her road trip in Weston-super-Mare. Along the way she meets a Jane Austen aficionado who is happy to provide some fitting period costume and all the gossip behind that era, takes in the astonishing 400-foot-high cliffs of the Cheddar Gorge and is challenged to a game of skittles.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/10/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:25pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 31st October 2021) ** NEW SERIES & PICK OF THE WEEK **

On Halloween, terrifying forces are stirring from the Arctic Circle to the depths of space, as an ancient evil breaks free. Meanwhile, in Liverpool, Dan Lewis’ life is about to change forever as he becomes the Doctor’s latest travelling companion. Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill return for a six-part series, alongside new co-star John Bishop.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

Tim Dunn takes a trip through the history of the North Staffordshire Railway Company, admiring the beautiful Stoke Station.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

James Crawford explores the ways that the Scottish people have managed to surmount the challenges of tough terrain to connect communities and places across the centuries. Taking to the air in a seaplane, he visits Loch Ness to reveal its geological secrets, uncovers traces of the Viking era, explores how we have crossed the treacherous Pentland Firth and flies above the stunning West Highland line. Finally, he visits the Highland crofters and Scotland’s first spaceport.

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

After being pushed into announcing a departure date, Tony Blair stepped down as prime minister on June 27, 2007 and Gordon Brown was finally able to take the reins. This episode tells the story of how Brown reacted to the global financial crash, bringing together leaders to try to save the world’s economy. Despite this, the public turned against his government and in 2010, after 13 years in power, New Labour was finally forced out of office.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

Record producer Pete Waterman is commissioned by Chester Cathedral to construct a monster layout in tribute to the unsung 19th-century railway builder Thomas Brassey.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 2nd November 2021)

In Portrush, Co Antrim, the crew race to rescue a boy who has got into difficulties after jumping off rocks, and one of the crew volunteers enters the water to save him. On the Pembrokeshire coast, the lifeguard team at Whitesands Beach join forces with the St David lifeboat crew to rescue someone who has been found unconscious in the water.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd November 2021)

The race is on to catch Sandy’s attacker before he can escape Shetland, while Lynda Morton finds herself in trouble, so she desperately calls Perez for help – offering a key name for his investigation in return. Blood from the recent break-in throws up a DNA match that leads to another murder suspect, and a shocking confession causes tensions to boil over, sowing the seeds of further violence.

Britain’s Scenic Railways (More4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd November 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Following the teams protecting the tracks and the volunteers preserving the steam heritage along some of Britain’s most scenic railways. Narrated by Bill Paterson.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th November 2021)

Susan discovers some of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland’s coastline, beginning in Belfast and heading to the Antrim coast, before moving inland to Lough Neagh. Along the way she meets a number of local characters, including some passionate spade makers who have turned the humble spade into an art form, and visits a place that is responsible for attracting 350,000 Game of Thrones enthusiasts to the region’s shores every year.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 23/10/2021

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 25th October 2021)

Tim Dunn explores London’s first passenger railway – the London and Greenwich Railway, on the longest railway viaduct in Britain today.

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 25th October 2021)

A look at how Tony Blair stood beside America in the war against terror after the attacks of September 11, 2001, provoking huge criticism from the British public and parliament. The programme charts the fallout of British Intelligence reports suggesting the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and New Labour’s decision to publicise those findings – leading to a media frenzy and, some months later, to the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 25th October 2021)

Designer Sam creates a model of Winston Churchill’s funeral wagon and first-time modeller Simon builds Britain’s biggest model railway layout from his memory.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 27th October 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Perez and Tosh board the dive boat to investigate this latest death. Was this a tragic accident, or was the only witness to Galbraith’s murder silenced before they could speak? Suspicion falls on Mick Muir, the Life Support Supervisor responsible for diver safety – and when he is attacked by angry crew members, he has to be rushed to hospital. Perez senses the hand of organised crime, but getting answers proves difficult. Crime drama, starring Douglas Henshall.

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 28th October 2021)

Bill Nighy narrates a trip along the Far North Line between Inverness and Wick, a four-hour ride that travels 167 miles along the coast. There is a stop at Beauly for a visit to a renowned tartan tailors and a spot of fly fishing, as well as a look at Dunrobin Castle, the abode of the Duke of Sutherland, who built part of the railway and then fancied himself a castle styled like a French chateau.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 29th October 2021)

The comedian visits Shakespeare Country, and stops off at the impressive Warwick Castle. There she is invited to try the ancient art of archery and, to her surprise, discovers she’s a natural. Susan also enjoys a pedalo trip on the River Avon before she and campervan Helen travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, the spot synonymous with playwright and poet William Shakespeare.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 29th October 2021)

Rob Bell is in Kent following a quiet, rural line that exploded into prominence during two world wars. The Elham Valley railway once linked Canterbury to Folkestone via the chalk downs of the ‘Garden of England’. As Rob discovers, the line was built as part of a tug of war between competing Victorian rail companies.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 16/10/2021

The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 17th October 2021)

Dermot O’Leary and Clara Amfo present the awards ceremony celebrating environmental projects working to combat climate change, and providing funding to help them achieve their goals in the next 10 years. David Attenborough speaks on the challenges these issues are designed to mitigate, and there are performances from Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Yemi Alade, KSI and Shawn Mendes.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 18th October 2021)

Tim Dunn heads to Bishopstone in Sussex, a seaside station with a difference – it’s also a fortress designed to defend the nation from German attack during the Second World War.

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 18th October 2021)

A look at how millennium celebrations were tempered by a feeling across the country that New Labour hadn’t yet delivered what they promised when they first came to power in 1997. Prime minister Tony Blair decided to regroup and refocus by turning his attention to public services and aiming to put choice at the heart of reform, stepping firmly outside of the Old Labour tradition.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 18th October 2021)

Experienced designer Carl has a challenge on his hands attempting to recreate a First World War biplane as a 1/48th scale Corgi model.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 19th October 2021)

Just off the west coast of Scotland, on the rugged Isle of Mull, the Tobermory lifeboat crew have to battle huge waves to save a 40-foot fishing boat that’s lost all power. On the Pembrokeshire coast, the crew are called out to reports of an injured fisherman onboard a Belgian trawler.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 20th October 2021) ** NEW SERIES & PICK OF THE WEEK **

Douglas Henshall returns in the detective drama. Perez attends his mother’s funeral on Fair Isle, where he begins to worry that his father is having trouble with his memory. However, when Tosh calls to inform him of a murder – the shooting of a prominent and controversial Shetlander on their doorstep in broad daylight – he rushes back to lead the investigation. Co-starring Alison O’Donnell, Mark Bonnar and Steven Robertson.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 21st October 2021)

As Chamberlain heads to meet with Hitler in Munich, James prepares to face his parents and give them some difficult news. Meanwhile, the prospect of a return to war acts as a timely reminder to make the most of life while you can. But James’s agenda is derailed by an emergency with the Alderson’s pregnant mare, Candy.

Secrets of the River Clyde (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Friday 22nd October 2021)

The River Clyde is one of Britain’s most important rivers. Running from the Lowther Hills in Lanarkshire to the Irish Sea, it has been a source of wealth and a symbol of pride for Glasgow and for Scotland. Using archive footage, contemporary film and interviews, cameras reveal how the Clyde has been at the heart of British shipbuilding for more than 300 years.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 22nd October 2021)

The comedian climbs the dramatic and spectacular peaks of north Wales. She she stops off at the must-see tourist spot of the Tu Hwnt Ir Bont Tearoom, said to be the most photographed in Wales and famed for its Welsh rarebit. Moving on to Mount Snowdon, Susan climbs the magnificent peak in style, using the mountain railway.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 22nd October 2021)

Rob Bell visits Cornwall, once one of the world’s great industrial landscapes, and explores the copper mining that once dominated this peninsula. From north coast to south coast, Rob follows Cornwall’s first two railways, and discovers how the deep mines they served prompted the invention of the all-important steam engine.

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 16/03/2019

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 17th March 2019)

Matt LeBlanc test drives the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage, while Rory Reid puts the Rolls-Royce Phantom through its paces. With guest Stephen Mangan.

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 17th March 2019)

Storm Hector causes havoc on the tracks, Sajid completes his last shift before he retires after 45 years in the station, and Beyonce and Jay Z are in town.

Around the World by Train, with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 9:000pm to 10:00pm | Monday 18th March 2019)

Travelogue series with Tony Robinson. As he rides the rails across the mighty island of Australia, Tony visits a vast outback farm where herding is done by helicopter. He learns about the uncertain future facing the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and tries his hand at spearfishing.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 19th March 2019)

Perez closes in on Zezi’s location and tries to reach her before it is too late. Duncan is traumatised following his discovery on the beach.

London: 2,000 Years of History (Channel 5/HD | 9:15pm to 10:15pm | Tuesday 19th March 2019)

History series telling the glorious and gory story of the city’s rise to power. Dr Suzannah Lipscomb investigates how London’s West End became the playground of the wealthy elite, while Dan Jones follows in the footsteps of London’s poor in the east of the city. Rob Bell explores the impact of the greatest invention of the Victorian age, the railways.

Still Game (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Thursday 21st March 2019)

Winston is getting married but he does not have the means to give his bride her dream wedding, so the friends band together to give the couple the perfect day.

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 09/03/2019

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 10th March 2019)

Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid buy three used luxury limousines, and put them through a six-hour endurance challenge at Silverstone. With guest Matt Baker.

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 10th March 2019)

The events team cope with Cup Final madness, and sniffer dog Floyd discovers a suspect package.

Around the World by Train, with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 11th March 2019)

Travelogue series with Tony Robinson. In the North of Thailand, Tony finds himself amid a Buddhist ceremony, then takes a sleeper train to Bangkok. Crossing the border into Malaysia, Tony instantly sees echoes of British rule everywhere, and in Kuala Lumpur, a city of wild contrasts.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 12th March 2019)

Perez interviews Andrea Doyle, who quickly becomes scared when he explains the charges against her, and reluctantly agrees to show him the safe house.

London: 2,000 Years of History (Channel 5/HD | 9:15pm to 10:15pm | Tuesday 12th March 2019)

History series telling the glorious and gory story of the city’s rise to power. Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is granted access to view artefacts from Henry VIII’s pleasure palace. Dan Jones tells the story of Dick Whittington in full and discovers what 14th Century skeletons reveal about the Black Death. Rob Bell finds out how Elizabethan adventurers bailed out Queen Elizabeth I, and transformed the city.

James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 13th March 2019)

Conclusion of the two-part documentary following a year inside the British toymaking company, Hornby Hobbies. Ken, head of audio development, is sent on a top secret mission.

Still Game (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Thursday 14th March 2019)

In the second of this double-bill, a trip to the cinema ends up creating a mystery for Jack and Victor and the gang. Meanwhile Boabby has discovered internet dating and encourages Winston to try it too.

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

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