Planet Earth III (BBC 1/HD | 6:15pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 5th November 2023)
Deserts and Grasslands. Series 3, episode 3. Life in some of the many deserts and grasslands around the world, including in the baked Namib desert, where a pair of ostriches raise their family in the searing heat to keep them safe from predators. One troop of desert baboons are on a continual quest to find water and a young mother who is low in the pecking order must battle for her right to drink. Closer to the equator, in the grassland paradise of the Cerrado in Brazil, lives the rare, fruit-eating maned wolf, a bizarre creature about whom little is known.
Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 8th November 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **
Calder and Tosh must work together to find the armed killers and prevent further disaster, but can’t agree on whether it’s the work of experienced criminals, with Tosh thinking that the hand of organised crime is involved. On the other side of the island, Agnes Moffat’s morning drive is interrupted by a gun-toting Howell standing in the middle of the road.
Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 9th November 2023)
Motley Crew. Series 8, episode 7. In Blackpool, the crew respond to reports of a teenager who has been swept out to sea, within sight of the main beach. On the Kent coast, the Margate crew begin a frantic search to find two paddleboarders – a father and son – who have drifted two miles out to sea.
All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 9th November 2023)
The Home Front. Series 4, episode 6. Helen feels redundant at Skeldale, and buried family secrets threaten to tear their relationship apart as Richard refuses to let her muck in on the farm. Helen notices that calf Smokey seems unwell and tries to help him, but it only makes things worse with her dad. Drama, starring Nicholas Ralph and Rachel Shenton.
Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 10th November 2023)
The comedian enjoys a new adventure at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, home to the Museum of Scottish Railways, and she remembers some of the highlights from her escapades over the years.
The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 10th November 2023)
Comedians Jon Richardson and Desiree Burch join Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker as they launch the show’s 29th series offering a light-hearted review of significant moments of the past seven days. As usual, the hashtag #isitok paves the way for the gang to round up, examine and explain the leading and most entertaining news stories of the week.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.