Mar 232019
 

Off the Tracks: Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 24th March 2019)

Temperatures rise as Glasgow Fair passengers are affected by disruptions. Tom and Marie reminisce about their holidays to the coast, while Paul reveals the station’s wartime past.

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

Riding both a local railway and the legendary bullet train (but not the £10k-a-ticket 7 Stars line), Tony explores the samurai of Kyushu, the neon and noise of Tokyo, and the fresh sushi of Hakodate.

London: 2,000 Years of History (Channel 5/HD | 9:15pm to 10:15pm | Tuesday 26th March 2019)

History series telling the glorious and gory story of the city’s rise to power. As the team reaches the 20th century, Dan Jones heads in search of the origins of London’s vast suburbia, then goes underground to explore how Crossrail will propel the capital into the future.

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

Jack and Victor decide to accomplish their long-standing ambition to climb the world-famous munro Ben Lomond – and invite the gang to join them.

Still Game (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 10:30pm to 11:00pm | Thursday 28th March 2019)

Tribute to the comedy following on from the final episode, with contributions from stars and creators Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, as well as cast members and celebrity fans.

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

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.

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.

Apr 072018
 

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th April 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. British Transport Police chase down a mysterious trespasser known as ‘spiderman’. The Great Western Railway’s top brass holds a naming ceremony for a new electric train, but the new route requires demolishing a 120-year-old footbridge in only 72 hours.

Made in Yorkshire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 10th April 2018)

John Prescott explores the factories making some of the region’s best-loved foods. Whitakers Chocolates produces 2m confections a day, while the machines at Heck! Sausages can create 1,200 bangers a minute. Prescott works alongside the staff at both factories to learn how it’s done.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 12th April 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Isa’s pulse is set racing as a long-lost companion returns to Craiglang from Hollywood. As Isa and Callum get reacquainted, she has to fend off stiff competition, especially from one particularly persistent gooseberry. Meanwhile, Boabby decides it’s time to get a car and learn to drive – but it doesn’t come easily, and he soon terrifies the life out of anyone who takes him for a lesson. As he quickly runs out of willing instructors, Callum steps in. He is a qualified driving instructor and comes to the rescue with the promise of a lesson in a local car park. Also trying to better their lot is Methadone Mick, who has enrolled in an online course that he doesn’t want to reveal to anyone, for fear that they will laugh at him. The thing is, Mick doesn’t have a computer, so he relies on Isa, Jack and Victor’s good will. Pushed to their limits, Jack and Victor demand to know what the course is.

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

Mar 242018
 

RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin Mcgregor (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 25th March 2018)

To celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force, Ewan and Colin McGregor take to the skies in some of the world’s most iconic planes. These are the planes that were involved in aerial combat at every stage of the RAF’s story, from the biplanes used in the early days of dogfighting in World War One to the beautiful Spitfire of the Battle of Britain, the plucky Lysander and on to the mighty Vulcan nuclear bomber, as well as the Chinook helicopter and supersonic Typhoon that are still in service today. It is a story of amazing machines and epic battles, but above all it is the story of the men and women whose courage and ingenuity have been at the heart of the RAF for 100 years. On their journey Ewan and Colin meet people from throughout the RAF’s history.

Extreme Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 26th March 2018)

Documentary series following the emergency services who come to our aid when winter weather causes chaos. In the week that Storm Emma hits, the UK’s road network is brought to its knees. The heavy road team get to work to help a food delivery truck which is stuck in the snow to a local shop which has run out of food.

Paddington Station 24/7 (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th March 2018)

Behind-the-scenes documentary series about one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs and the western rail network it serves. When the Beast from the East and storm Emma collide, Paddington’s managers debate whether to close the station completely, something that has happened on very few occassions since World War II. There is excitement among the staff as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle board a train to Cardiff, but a rail defect at Didcot threatens to upset their journey.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 27th March 2018)

Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan explores Cragside, a unique estate in Northumberland masterminded and landscaped by the Victorian inventor and pioneering industrialist Lord William Armstrong and filled with the most advanced technical advances of his day. Peter Purves visits Castle Drogo on Dartmoor, Miriam O’Reilly walks through the vast Cragside woodland and Angela Rippon visits the Red House in Bexleyheath, home of William Morris.

Wild Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 27th March 2018)

Wildlife series. A look at some of Britain’s wildest and wettest corners, and their inhabitants. Beavers display their skills as landscapers, a water spider constructs its own air tank, and starlings put on a head-turning display to keep a peregrine falcon at bay.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 29th March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Jack and Victor persuade Navid to lend them his caravan for one night only, but end up spending most of their precious time tracking down an unwanted guest.

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.

Nov 052016
 

The Last Leg - 09-11-2016 - YouView appGreat Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 6th November 2016)

Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on an ambitious two-stage voyage across Scotland. In stage one, they cross the Highlands on the spectacular Caledonian Canal, which was built by Thomas Telford, who ingeniously joined the lochs of the Great Glen together and created a waterway that links the North Sea with the Atlantic. Tim and Pru embark on a sun-kissed voyage through the heart of the Highlands – a world of Loch Ness monster hunters, tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and 60 miles and 29 canal locks to navigate on their way to the ocean.

The River (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 7th November 2016)

Documentary series charting life along the river Tweed. In this episode, it is mid-spring and the Floors stud team wait for their final expectant mare Dusty Answer to foal. In Melrose, Rugby Sevens coach John Dalziel prepares his team for their home Sevens championships, with player Nyle Godsmark hoping to make an impression and stake a claim for a place in the team. On the river, ghillie Mick Charlton uses all his knowledge to help land fishing client Jeremy his first Tweed salmon. In the heart of Kelso, as businesses spring clean ahead of peak season, with The Ednam House hotel renovating rooms and the local tackle shop, Tweedside Tackle, fitting out customers in fishing waders.

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 7th November 2016)

Documentary series in which Chris Tarrant explores the world’s most extreme railway lines. From Buenos Aires, Chris heads to the Pampas lowlands, where he talks to local gauchos. In Bahia Blanca, four Falklands veterans share their opinion of Britain, before Chris takes in South America’s beautiful Patagonia region.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 9th November 2016)

How do you turn your small bungalow from a 1960s dormer into a generous 21st-century piece of slick architecture, all for £175k? Stuart and Rosie Treasurer from the Wirral plan to decapitate their bungalow – cutting the roof off to leave just the walls – then balance a big new floating timber box on top, containing five bedrooms. To keep costs down, they take on the plumbing and electrics themselves, spend as little as they can on insulation, and leave elements of the building unfinished. The hope is to get a stylish industrial look in the process. But the stress levels spiral when their neighbours grumble about the ultra-modern wooden box going up in the middle of their traditional suburb.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Wednesday 9th November 2016)

This edition is a special US election extravaganza, broadcast live on the day when the brand new leader of the free world is announced. While the confetti settles in town halls across America, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker apply their non-jaundiced, award-winning brand of satire to the most bonkers election in US history. The boys are joined by some huge names as well as live reports from across the pond as they try and figure out whether the world has changed for the better or the worse. As ever the taboo busting ‘Is It Ok?’ questions will inform the show.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Friday 11th November 2016)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Emotions run high as Jack, Victor and the residents gather to watch the demolition of a Craiglang tower block. Tam drags Winston into a new moneymaking scheme, and Jack and Victor are enticed by Mrs Fletcher, the beguiling manager of the local care home.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 11th November 2016)

The award-winning show continues live on Fridays with its unique brand of irreverent satire. Hosts Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories via the #isitok Twitter hashtag, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. A celebrity guest joins the trio in the studio to help dissect the week’s events.

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

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