Mar 162019
 

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.

Mar 092019
 

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.

Mar 022019
 

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:40pm to 9:30pm | Saturday 2nd March 2019)

The first of a two-part crossover episode. A cyber-attack rocks Holby hospital and has a devastating impact across several departments. Meanwhile, Iain’s life hangs in the balance.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 3rd March 2019)

Shelagh organises a ballroom dance to raise money for the maternity home, and Sister Hilda is determined to make sure a dying patient gets one last dance.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 3rd March 2019)

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris review the new Bentley Continental GT, while Rory Reid test drives the new Renault Megane hot hatch. With guest Gregory Porter.

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 3rd March 2019)

First in a six-part series following the staff in Glasgow Central Station. Thousands of Ed Sheeran fans push the events team to their limit as the station copes with the heat.

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 4th March 2019)

Travelogue series with Tony Robinson. The Himalayan Mountain Railway is an engineering miracle originally built for transporting tea, while a hot air balloon provides a view of the 2,500 temples of Burma.

Holby City (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 5th March 2019)

The second of a two-part crossover episode. After a computer virus shuts down the hospital’s power, Jac and Connie fight to save friends, and Ric mounts a rescue to help Essie.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 5th March 2019)

An angry Duncan confronts Jimmy over his fears for Cassie’s safety, and in an attempt to extract further information, Perez and Sandy pay Morag Dunwoody a visit.

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

History series telling the glorious and gory story of the city’s rise to power. Dan Jones explores Crossrail to discover the ruins of Roman Londinium, Suzannah Lipscomb gets to know Boudica, and Rob Bell investigates the first London Bridge, built by the Romans but ransacked by the Vikings.

James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 6th March 2019)

Two-part documentary presented by James May, following a year inside the iconic British toymaking company Hornby Hobbies, on the brink of collapse.

Secret Scotland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 8th March 2019)

Comedian Susan Calman uncovers the untold tales behind some of Scotland’s iconic locations. On the Orkney Islands, Susan discovers the role the Vikings played in Orcadian history. At the Italian Chapel, Susan hears a tale that moves her to tears.

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

Feb 232019
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 24th February 2019)

Sister Frances panics when Mother Mildred insists that she attend her first solo birth before Nurse Crane returns, and a pregnant woman discovers that she has gonorrhoea.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 24th February 2019)

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris take a trip across Sri Lanka in tuk-tuks. Professor Green is this week’s Star in a Reasonably Fast Car, and a pair of saloons are put to the test.

Still Game (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 9:30pm | Sunday 24th February 2019)

Winston saves the day by thwarting a mugger and becomes an internet sensation. Meanwhile, Jack and Victor have one mix-up too many so decide it’s time to get mobile phones.

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 25th February 2019)

Travelogue series with Tony Robinson. Covering tens of thousands of miles around the globe, Tony begins his first leg by exploring Paris, Munich, Budapest and Istanbul by train.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 26th February 2019)

As the death toll rises, Perez heads to Glasgow in an attempt to crack the case, and joins forces with DI Sam Boyd from the trafficking unit.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 28th February 2019)

A horse trekking expedition is cut short when Jack discovers the dead body of a rider in the most unexpected of places – the police station itself.

Still Game (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:00pm to 10:30pm | Thursday 28th February 2019)

Twilight Monthly magazine needs a new cover star and Victor is convinced he’s the man for the job. Meanwhile, Winston battles with a neighbour to win a stray cat’s affections.

Secret Scotland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 1st March 2019)

Comedian Susan Calman uncovers the untold tales behind some of Scotland’s iconic locations. Susan heads behind the scenes at Gretna Green, discovers her own clan tartan, and learns the secrets of sheep herding from a border collie.

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

Feb 162019
 

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 17th February 2019)

Mother Mildred returns to Nonnatus while Nurse Crane is in hospital, and provides care for a retired dock worker whose former job has taken its toll on his health.

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

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris go to Norway to test drive Porsche and Ferrari estate cars, while Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz create a mountain. With guest James Marsden.

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

A horrifying discovery at the Hayes house changes the course of the investigation. Perez establishes the probable cause for Daniel’s murder and his sister Zezi’s disappearance.

Fish Town (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 20th February 2019)

Skipper Paul notices that his boat is on a collision course with another trawler off the Scottish coast and takes evasive action to ensure they avoid each other.

The 15 Billion Pound Railway (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 20th February 2019)

Drama unfolds in the aftermath of the news that the Elizabeth Line has been delayed by over a year, and will cost hundreds of millions of pounds more than planned.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 21st February 2019)

A famous radio presenter is murdered live on air and Jack must unravel a complex mystery to find the culprit – while being observed by an officer from internal affairs.

Secret Scotland – Loch Ness (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 22nd February 2019)

Comedian Susan Calman uncovers the untold tales behind some of Scotland’s iconic locations. Susan heads to the Highlands, where she searches for Scotland’s most secretive superstar – the Loch Ness Monster.

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

Mar 172018
 

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th March 2018)

Matt LeBlanc tests the world’s fastest accelerating car, with a little help from NASA. Chris Harris pens a heartfelt love letter to the Citroen 2CV, while Rory Reid samples some exciting cars from South Korea. Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne are the studio guests.

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

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. The personal and the professional collide for Perez, as he finally closes in on the truth.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 20th March 2018)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan visits Southwell Workhouse in Nottinghamshire and experiences some of the Dickensian conditions that the inmates endured. Jenni Bond learns how a workhouse runaway was punished in Lavenham, Nigel Havers visits back-to-back houses for the poor in Birmingham, and at Sutton House in Hackney Angelica Bell discovers the legacy of squatters in the 1980s.

Wild Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 20th March 2018)

Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. From sandy beaches to soaring cliffs, Britain’s coastlines are one of nature’s wildest habitats, where hardy creatures are battling to survive.

Sport Relief: The Big TRY-Athalon (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st March 2018)

Documentary following comedian Des Clarke, who cannot swim, drive or ride a bicycle, as he attempts to do all three for Sport Relief by competing in three very special events. Joined by a team of celebrity supporters – including Sir Chris Hoy, Susan Calman and Joe McFadden – Des travels to Scotland, and amongst his many challenges, attempts to swim Loch Ness, cycle the Forth Bridge and drive to the top of a mountain with Top Gear’s Rory Reid.

Zoe Ball’s Hardest Road Home (BBC 1/HD not BBC 1 Scotland | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 21st March 2018)

Documenting an inspiring charity challenge, TV presenter Zoe Ball attempts to cycle over 300 miles, all to raise awareness about mental health and raise money for Sport Relief.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. With Boabby out of the game, Jack and Victor gather a team for the walking football tournament. They absolutely must win, but will they be match-fit or have to employ other tactics?

Sport Relief 2018 (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 23rd March 2018)

Some of the biggest stars come together to raise money for good causes in the UK and overseas. Gary Lineker, Davina McCall and Ore Oduba start the evening with a live performance from Kylie Minogue and a special footballers’ edition of Strictly Come Dancing. Magician Ben Hanlin goes behind the scenes at Sports Personality of the Year, and Salford Quays plays host to a clash of the channels. Claudia Winkleman and Paddy McGuinness then take over hosting duties as John Bishop tries to help the England football team prepare for the World Cup finals. Sir Andy Murray gets the shock of his life when Michael McIntyre and celebrity friends wake him up to play a very special edition of his Midnight Gameshow. Rob Brydon and the cast of Swimming with Men feature in a comedy sketch, celebrities go head to head in the ring for the evening’s Celebrity Boxing battles, and Big Shaq makes a special appearance.

Sport Relief 2018 (BBC 1/HD | 10:35pm to 1:00am | Friday 23rd March 2018)

Davina McCall joins Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff as Sport Relief 2018 reaches its conclusion. There are two more big Celebrity Boxing bouts and the climax of the non-stop football marathon, with Robbie Savage’s All Stars completing 12 hours of play against teams from the FA People’s Cup. There is also the climax to A Question of Sport Relief and live music from Rae Morris. Plus a special edition of Pop Star Penalties from A League of Their Own, and more from John Bishop and the England team. s

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

Mar 102018
 

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

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. The team must rally to prepare for Sister Monica Joan’s birthday. Meanwhile, the closing of a nearby maternity home brings an influx of expectant mothers to the Nonnatus midwives.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th March 2018)

There is a Japanese flavour to this week’s show, as Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris buy second-hand sports cars at auction for a big road trip across Honshu, while Rory has one night to discover the weirdest car culture Tokyo has to offer. Out on track, Chris compares the Honda Civic Type R and Lexus LC500.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th March 2018)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan explores a French Renaissance-style chateau in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside which was a magnet for the great and the good of the 19th century. Clive Aslet visits Flint House, a striking example of modern architecture, on the same estate. Oz Clarke watches the restoration of a precious Dubois lacquer desk, and Alison Hammond visits Polesden Lacey.

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

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Perez must reassess the investigation in the aftermath of the attack. The MIT arrives on Shetland and sets its sights on Malone. Meanwhile, Tosh begins to have doubts about Lars.

Wild Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th March 2018)

Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. Britain’s forests contain majestic trees, some of them thousands of years old. Behind the leafy veil, there are booming populations of previously rare wild boar and goshawks.

The Battle for Scotland’s Countryside (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th March 2018)

Documentary in which actor David Hayman presents a personal view of the battle for access to Scotland’s countryside, revealing how this conflict has shaped the physical and cultural landscape of the country. He meets landowners, gamekeepers and hill walkers to discover how ordinary Scots have come to claim their right to roam over their country’s mountains and glens, starting with Victorian rebels who dared to march across private grouse moors and progressing on to the 1930s, when thousands of urban Scots streamed out of the cities and into the hills. Finally, he discovers the present-day controversies that may threaten Scotland’s internationally renowned and hard-fought right to roam laws.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Boabby is persuaded to have a lock-in at The Clansman to mark the passing of Craiglang’s much-respected undertaker, so the regulars enjoy outdoing each other with stories of the most famous person they have ever met, dead or alive. After news spreads that a creepy new undertaker, Sheathing, has moved into Craiglang, nobody quite knows what to make of him. Isa, who has heard the stories, spreads the fear amongst the residents that he’s the grim reaper. Jack decides to figure out who this mysterious new undertaker really is. But when Isa turns up at Victor’s door in a complete panic and Sheathing appears unannounced, Jack and Victor have no option but to take matters into their own hands.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th March 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its 50th anniversary. The busy summer season is looming and the steam engines are old, so there’s always something to fix. The only chance of getting through the summer is if they complete the overhaul of Repton, a 1934 Schools class engine.

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

Mar 032018
 

Still not listing anything to do with Channel 4, till they put Channel 4 HD back on Freesat.

Cycling: World Track Championships (BBC 1/HD | 2:45pm to 4:30pm | Saturday 3rd March 2018)

Jill Douglas presents highlights from the UCI World Track Championships in the Netherlands, with Sir Chris Hoy providing expert analysis. These championships see British stars Jason and Laura Kenny return to elite competition. Four-time Olympic champion Laura is back in action just six months after giving birth to the couple’s first child, while Jason – a six-time Olympic gold medallist – has reversed a private decision to retire after the Rio Games in 2016. Commentary is by Simon Brotherton and Chris Boardman.

Call the Midwife (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th March 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Dr Turner gets involved with a troubled young man, and Lucille makes new friends. Meanwhile, Barbara lies ill in hospital.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th March 2018)

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris head into the Californian woods to test off-road toys and hunt for Big Foot. Rory Reid invents the sport of reverse camera racing, while Chris tests the new McLaren 720S. Lee Mack is this week’s studio guest.

The Flying Scotsman (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th March 2018)

Documentary presented by Rob Bell, charting the story of the world’s most famous steam locomotive. With steam on its way out, it fell to enthusiast Alan Pegler to save the mighty Scotsman, but his ambitions saw her stranded stateside. Three owners later, it was revamped by the National Railway Museum in the 00s.

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

Canadian Pacific freight crews tackle one of their most challenging loads. The team attempt to haul a 210-tonne reactor on an epic cross country journey.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan visits Stowe in Buckinghamshire, the most magnificent landscape garden of late 18th-century Britain and the site of a well-known public school. Pete Waterman discovers the link between Stowe and the Beatles, Dan Jones abseils down Lord Cobham’s Pillar at Stowe and Suzannah Lipscomb visits a Norfolk stone masonry to help re-create some of Stowe’s iconic statues.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Ignoring Secret Service warnings, Perez and Tosh track down Mathias Soderland. Back on Shetland, a beach memorial service is held for Sally McColl.

Wild Britain with Ray Mears (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. Only the hardiest of beasts survive in Britain’s mountains and uplands, including the golden eagle and its prey the mountain hare, plus 400,000 red deer, the flamboyant black grouse, and sheep who have grazed for centuries.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 8th March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. In this first episode of a new series, Winston appeals to his friends for help, as asbestos is forcing him out of his flat for a while but, with nobody keen to take him in, he has to find an alternative arrangement. Meanwhile, Isa’s birthday is coming up and she is on a mission to find out who is throwing her a surprise party.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th March 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its 50th anniversary. Marketing Manager Laura targets teachers in the hope they’ll return with their classes, Chris reveals how some of the bridges are in desperate need of repair, and Piglet has a race against time to fix an engine which Laura wants to be on display when the Tour de Yorkshire whizzes by.

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

Feb 242018
 

First of all, sorry, I am no longer listings things on Channel 4, till they put Channel 4 HD back on Freesat.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th February 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Barbara gets involved with a recently widowed pregnant woman. Sister Monica Joan has her cataract surgery.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th February 2018)

The series kicks off with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid taking a motorsports road trip across America’s Wild West, in the latest V8 sports cars from McLaren, Jaguar and Ford. Rob Brydon tackles the Top Gear track in the Reasonably Fast Car.

Are Scotland’s Trains Fit for the 21st Century (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Monday 26th February 2018)

Documentary in which Ian Hamilton journeys along some of Scotland’s urban and rural rail services to find out if they are on the right track to meet growing customer demand. Along the way he hears from commuters on a range of issues that affect their travel experience on a daily basis, including ease of access, overcrowding and punctuality. He also examines the track record of initiatives such as the opening of the rail link between the Borders and Edinburgh and hears how infrastructure improvements are in the pipeline for parts of the north east network. In Newcastle, he checks on the progress of the manufacture of new rolling stock and catches up with transport minister Humza Yousaf.

The Unstoppable Flying Scotsman (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th February 2018)

Documentary presented by Rob Bell, charting the story of the world’s most famous steam locomotive. During her life, the Flying Scotsman has broken records, travelled the world, starred in a movie, and even bankrupted her owners. But why has she inspired such affection among steam fans? And why, almost a century coming into service, does she still attract huge crowds wherever she goes?

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th February 2018)

Winter may be over but spring presents a whole new set of dangers on the Rocky Mountain railroad. Lethal rockslides threaten Canadian Pacific’s longest and heaviest train.

The X Files (Channel 5/HD | 10:00pm to 11:00pm | Monday 26th February 2018)

Revival of the classic sci-fi drama. Exploring the idea of the Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully learn how the X-Files themselves may have originated.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 28th February 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. With Andreas Hagan their strongest lead on Sally’s killer, Tosh arrives in Norway, leaving Perez following up the leads on the Kilmuir case. Tosh accesses the CCTV from the airport and sees footage of Sally leaving the terminal, discovering she had met with a man who has far-right associations.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd March 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its 50th anniversary. To celebrate, the railway has hired headlining steam engine Royal Scot, but she has a problem with her boiler, carriages that haven’t been serviced in five years, and no-one even knows if she will fit the line.

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

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.

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