Tag: Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 13/07/2024

MOTD Live: UEFA Euro 2024 (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 10:40pm | Sunday 14th July 2024) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Spain v England (Kick-off 8.00pm). Coverage of the final, which comes from Olympiastadion in Berlin, where England are aiming to win the tournament for the first time. Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first meeting between the two at a major finals since Euro 96, when England progressed via a penalty shootout after a goalless draw at Wembley Stadium. Wembley was also the venue in 2021, when Gareth Southgate’s men were on the wrong end of their final shootout against Italy, but they now have the chance to become the first England men’s senior team to win a major tournament on foreign soil. Spain have undoubtedly been the best team in the competition so far, and have seen off Germany and France in their last two matches to reach this stage, and victory here would see them become the most successful nation in European Championship history.

Secrets of the London Underground (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 16th July 2024)

Waterloo. Series 4, episode 3. Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway explore the forgotten tunnels underneath one of Britain’s busiest stations – Waterloo.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 18th July 2024)

West Yorkshire Valleys. Series 7, episode 3. The comedian explores the West Yorkshire Valleys, beginning in Keighley, and also visits Holmfirth, best known for being the setting of sitcom classic Last of the Summer Wine. Susan then heads to the rugged Ilkley Moor, and in the charming village of Upperthong, she investigates the sport of welly wanging. Last stop is York, where she visits the National Railway Museum.

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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/07/2024

MOTD Live: UEFA Euro 2024 (BBC 1/HD | 4:00pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 6th July 2024) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

England v Switzerland (Kick-off 5.00pm). Coverage of the third quarter-final, held at Dusseldorf Arena. After topping a group containing Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia, England were on the brink of a shock last-16 defeat at the hands of Slovakia, but Jude Bellingham scored a spectacular overhead kick in injury-time, before Harry Kane headed home in extra time to give them a 2-1 win. However, they are likely to need an improved display if they are to defeat the Swiss, who came second in their group behind Germany and above Hungary and Scotland, before producing an excellent display to eliminate holders Italy with a 2-0 win courtesy of goals by Remo Freuler and Ruben Vargas.

Guy Martin and the Lost WW2 Bomber (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Sunday 7th July 2024)

In the most ambitious engineering project he’s ever taken part in, Guy Martin helps to recover a crashed Second World War Lancaster bomber – and the remains of its missing crew members – from the depths of a Dutch lake where it’s been submerged for 80 years. Guy helps build a massive dam around the crash site at Lake IJssel, then drains it to reveal the aircraft. He joins the expert team as its members recover Pathfinder Lancaster ED603 piece by piece.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 11th July 2024)

Nottinghamshire. Series 7, episode 2. In historic Nottinghamshire, Susan hears tales of superheroes, explores mysterious caves, lets off steam in a wondrous example of Victorian invention, and walks in the footsteps of ice skaters Torvill and Dean. The comedian also meets a Robin Hood enthusiast, flexes her fingers at an archery contest, and takes in Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron’s ancestral home.

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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 04/11/2023

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.

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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 28/10/2023

Planet Earth III (BBC 1/HD | 6:20pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 29th October 2023)

Ocean. Series 3, episode 2.  The wildlife inhabiting the world’s oceans, from the shallow seas of the tropics, where predators like the lionfish can become the prey to one of the world’s oddest hunters, to the greatest depths, where a massive siphonophore, longer than a blue whale, and a gulper eel with huge jaws are captured on film using specialised vessels designed to withstand the pressure. The episode also features the mating dances of mobula rays and the symbiotic relationship between Columbus crabs and turtles.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 1st November) ** NEW SERIES + PICK OF THE WEEK **

Met detective Ruth Calder returns to Shetland on the trail of a vulnerable witness, and must team up with Tosh on a case that will test their fragile, new partnership. On top of the case, Calder is faced with figures from her past and cringes through a chance encounter with deadbeat ex-boyfriend Cal Innes. Even worse is her visit to estranged younger brother Alan, now the minister of their father’s old kirk, as it’s clear that the two siblings have starkly different views of their childhood.

Doctor Who at 60: A Musical Celebration (BBC 4/HD | 8:30pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 1st November 2023)

Jo Whiley introduces this concert celebrating the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who from Cardiff’s Hoddinott Hall, featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Singers conducted by Alastair King. Music includes the first live performance of Ruby Sunday’s theme The Life of Sunday, and composer Murray Gold’s best-known Doctor Who themes, including I Am the Doctor, The Long Song, Doomsday and Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know). The classic years are also featured as the Radiophonic Workshop’s Mark Ayres and Peter Howell hark back to the days of the Sea Devils, City of Death and The Five Doctors. Plus, new works including The Woman Who Fell to Earth.

Roman Kemp: The Fight for Young Lives (BBC 3/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 1st November 2023) ** MUST WATCH **

Broadcaster Roman Kemp knows first-hand the impact of serious mental health issues. In 2020, he made Our Silent Emergency in the wake of the death of a friend. He encouraged those in need to talk to friends, family and professionals, but now strives to move the conversation on from talking about mental health to discovering what action is needed to support those suffering.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 2nd November 2023)

Family. Series 8, episode 6. In Torbay, Devon, a yacht has sent out a Mayday, meaning the lives of the six crew on board are in grave and imminent danger. In Wales, the Aberystwyth crew race to the rescue of a small boat that has lost engine power, and is drifting perilously close to the rocks at the end of the harbour wall.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 2nd November 2023)

Papers. Series 4, episode 5. The war is getting closer, James is about to embark on a new journey. He desperately wants things in order and Carmody trained up to support Siegfried. But James is frustrated at Carmody’s inability to drive and he keeps missing opportunities to spend precious time with Helen.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 3rd November 2023)

Kent. Series 2, episode 7. The comedian hits the highways of Kent, where she explores Canterbury and the Garden of England. Susan kicks off her adventure at the mighty Hever Castle. Later she stops at Canterbury Cathedral, and In Penshurst, she tries her hand at the noble art of fencing in a location used for classic film The Princess Bride.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 21/10/2023

Celebrity Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 25th October 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The teams face set out on the final leg to reach the finish line in Tromso and have to make the decision to take the more direct route with expensive public transport or venture east via the Baltic States passing through five countries. Race leaders Billy and Bonny Monger have a huge decision to make and Alex Beresford fulfills a childhood dream in Lapland. Mel and Helene Blatt have squeezed their budget to within an inch of its life and Harry and Emma Judd share a special moment while fishing in the fjords of Norway.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 25th October 2023)

Hackney, 2023. Kevin McCloud meet Graeme and Melanie who have huge ambitions for a home in Hackney. They plan to build on a tiny twin garage plot with no surrounding land that cost them £275,000 on a traditional Victorian terraced road. Architect Graeme has come up with an unapologetically modernist, bright red-clad design laid out to maximise space over three floors and has set out just 12 months to build it.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 26th October 2023)

Adrenaline. Series 8, episode 5. In Plymouth, the crew race to the rescue of a fisherman who’s fallen off his boat, and is now adrift in the water, with a sea temperature of just eight degrees. In Llandudno – Wales’ largest seaside resort – a father and son have capsized from their kayak, on its first outing.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 26th October 2023)

By the Book. Series 4, episode 4. James and Helen are keeping a secret, and following a visit to the Crabtree’s Farm, Carmody is challenged with learning how to be a vet outside of his books. The new farmers have a worrying illness amongst their herd and James wants to help them in any way he can.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 27th October 2023)

Scottish Borders. Series 6, episode 4. The presenter is on home soil exploring the beautiful Scottish Borders and the neighbouring Dumfries and Galloway. Just outside the town of Duns, Susan hears about Jim Clark, a local hero who became one of the greatest racing drivers of all time and Scotland’s first Formula One Champion. She also heads to the base of the Leaderfoot Viaduct, where the northernmost amphitheatre of the Roman Empire once sat.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 14/10/2023

Friday Night is Music Night: Doctor Who 60th Birthday Celebration (BBC Radio 2 | 8:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 15th October 2023) ** RADIO SHOW OF THE WEEK **

Jo Whiley presents this performance celebrating the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who from Cardiff’s Hoddinott Hall, featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Singers conducted by Alastair King. The music includes composer Murray Gold’s best-known Doctor Who themes, including I Am the Doctor, The Long Song, Doomsday and Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know). The classic years of Doctor Who are also featured by the Radiophonic Workshop’s Mark Ayres and Peter Howell as they hark back to the days of the Sea Devils, City of Death and The Five Doctors. Plus, new works including The Woman Who Fell to Earth, a full-length suite composed by Segun Akinola, and three Murray Gold works.

Endurance: Race to the Pole (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 16th October 2023)

Terra Nova Expedition 1910-1913. Series 1, episode 3. Ben and Dwayne Fields tackle the trials and tribulations faced by Robert Falcon Scott and his team on the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole from 1910 to 13. Ben and Dwayne drag their kit across the polar plateau in fierce storms as they did, but for Scott and his crew arriving at the Pole was a desperate and wretched moment as they discovered that they had been beaten by Norwegian Roald Amundsen – and by a full month.

Norfolk and Suffolk (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 8:58pm | Wednesday 18th October 2023)

On Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile, Doug and Mark as they do their morning inspections of a 91-year-old wooden rollercoaster, while on the banks of the River Waveney, Jonny Crickmore starts the process of turning that morning’s milk into an English version of Brie. As a Mid-Norfolk Railway train steams through the stunning countryside, passengers are served high tea and we ride on the foot plate where Stuart and Matt use the fireman’s shovel to cook up their own tea.

Celebrity Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 18th October 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

In the penultimate leg of the race, the teams make their way 1,500km north from Sarajevo to Berlin, Germany. Race leaders Harry and Emma Judd use their eight hour lead to visit one of the traditional baths in Budapest and spend some quality time together. Alex and Noel Beresford venture to the Great Hungarian plains to make some money for the rest of their journey while Billy and Bonnie Monger race economically to try get the edge over the other team in joint second place. Mel and Helene Blatt reflect on their family’s Jewish heritage when they visit the shoes on the Danube bank in Budapest.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 19th October 2023)

Facing the Fear. Series 8, episode 4.  In Conwy, north Wales, the RNLI crew respond to reports of two people – including a young boy – who have been caught out by the tide, and are now struggling to stay afloat.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 19th October 2023)

Right Hand Man. Series 4, episode 3. When new vet Richard Carmody joins the practice, James feels his place by Siegfried’s side is threatened. Conflicts come to the surface at Mrs Pumphrey’s community tea party. Drama, starring Nicholas Ralph.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 20th October 2023)

Lincolnshire. Series 6, episode 3. The presenter explores the second largest county in England as she takes in the rural sights in and around the Lincolnshire Fens. Susan stops by Isaac Newton’s family home, Woolsthorpe Manor House, explores Lincoln Cathedral, and tries soapbox racing.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 07/10/2023

Endurance: Race to the Pole (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 9th October 2023)

The Nimrod Expedition 1907 – 1909. Series 1, episode 2. Ben and Dwayne Fields tackle the trials and tribulations faced by Ernest Shackleton on his Nimrod expedition, the explorer’s second foray into the great white wilderness. Shackleton and his three-man team faced the formidable and unexplored Trans Antarctic Mountain Range, and Ben and Dwayne take on their own ice mountain challenge, facing steep slippery waves of blue ice, deadly crevasses and steep slopes to try to reach the barren and seemingly endless polar plateau.

Norfolk and Suffolk (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 8:58pm | Wednesday 11th October 2023)

At Shottisham campsite high above the River Deben in Suffolk, campsite owner Claire Norton is busy gathering eggs and milking goats for what will soon be breakfast for the snoozing campers. Up the coast, Bill Pinney is rowing out onto Orford Ness to dredge up oysters to serve up for lunch at his restaurant on the bank. At Norwich Cathedral, Andrew Fiddes and Daniel Rose-Jones near the end of a mammoth project to restore the organ, tuning the last of the 6,000 pipes that give the instrument its voice.

Celebrity Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 11th October 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Budgets dwindle and intensity rises as the teams leave western Europe and set off to the next checkpoint in Sarajevo, travelling over 1,200km and passing through five countries on the way. Race leaders Harry Judd and his mother Emma opt to go through Austria but their budget is rapidly shrinking and the pace is taking its toll on Emma. Alex and Noel Beresford take advantage of their newly achieved second place and take some time to appreciate their surroundings on the journey while Billy Monger and sister Bonny adopt a ‘cheap and smart’ mantra for this leg. Mel and Helene Blatt hit a low point when things don’t go to plan.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 11th October 2023)

Gloucestershire Treehouse Revisit. Series 23, episode 3. Kevin McCloud returns to Gloucestershire to visit Jon and Noreen who, in 2013, planned to build a three-bed treehouse on a half-acre patch of woodland. Their stacked three box design was to be almost gravity-defying to avoid harming any tree roots and a mirror glass ground floor to reflect the surrounding trees but their £250,000 budget didn’t seem to match the project’s high ambition. Despite having worked hands-on for long hours with help from friends and family, by 2016 the house was barely ready enough for them to move in and the money had run out with the project not finished. Seven years later, Kevin returns to see their progress.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 12th October 2023)

Heart of the Community. Series 8, episode 3. Reports come in of a kayaker who has failed to make it back to shore in Larne, Northern Ireland, so father-son duo Frank and Jack race to the rescue, while the missing man’s wife watches on helplessly. On the south Devon coast, the Torbay volunteers race to the rescue of a dinghy crew who have found themselves in a perilous position after running aground on rocks, and in Cardigan, two capsized kayakers provide the RNLI with a stern test.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 12th October 2023)

Carpe Diem. Series 4, episode 2. Siegfried has the bright idea of bringing in an experienced bookkeeper, Miss Harbottle, to bring method to the madness of the practice. She’s certainly efficient, but the cracks soon start to show – and a sick ferret only makes matters worse. Farmer Dakin is very attached to his injured, elderly cow, but Siegfried advises letting the animal go, while James and Helen arrive at a long-awaited decision.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 13th October 2023)

Hampshire. Series 6, episode 2. Susan’s adventures bring her to the county of Hampshire. In Portsmouth she explores HMS Victory, learning how Nelson’s cunning tricks won out in the Battle of Trafalgar. She also visits the former home of Jane Austen in Chawton, which inspires her to have a go at Regency dancing, and finds out about a curious eating competition in the town of New Alresford.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/09/2023

Endurance: Race to the Pole (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 2nd October 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

The Discovery Expedition, 1901-1904. Series 1, episode 1. Ben and Dwayne Fields tackle the trials and tribulations faced by the expeditions racing to become the first to reach the South Pole at the beginning of the 20th century, experience decisive moments that saw Roald Amundsen reach the pole first, Ernest Shackleton become a seasoned explorer and Robert Falcon Scott reach the pole only to die on the return journey. In the opeining episode, Ben and Dwayne land on Antarctica and transition from modern polar explorers into their historical clothes and follow in the footsteps of Britain’s three-year-long Discovery expedition, which began in 1901.

Norfolk and Suffolk (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 8:58pm | Wednesday 4th October 2023)

At a Second World War airbase in Norfolk, 30 members of the Women’s Institute take to the air with the Norfolk Gliding Club. Elsewhere at Thetford Forest, Geoff Scrivens and his team erect two giant tipis in time for a wedding, which takes place as the sun begins to set, and in Lowestoft in Suffolk, the 77ft fishing smack Excelsior is readying for sea.

Celebrity Race Across the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 4th October 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

As they approach the halfway point, the teams must travel from the Mediterranean island of Corsica to the third checkpoint in Zermatt, a mountain resort in the Swiss Alps. Harry Judd and his mother Emma hold a slim one-hour lead having jumped from last place to first place in the previous leg. The pair plan their route to Zermatt via Italy where they take a horseback tour of Lake Como which reawakens Emma’s childhood passion while Mel Blatt and her mum Helene opt for a route through France. Billy Monger and his sister Bonny decide to have some fun after a challenging last leg but Bonny will need some convincing to go with Billy’s caving idea. Alex Beresford and his dad Noel arrive at the checkpoint over 24 hours after the race leaders but are determined to catch up.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 4th October 2023)

North Lincolnshire 2023. Series 23, episode 2. Kevin McCloud meets college deputy principal Danny who plans on building a four-bedroom house in his garden in North Lincolnshire. He plans to build a stylish, sustainable but affordable home among the trees with dramatic bedroom pods raised on steel stilts on the edge of a fishing pond to help his three children connect to nature. With plenty of ambition but no experience as a self-builder, his £300,000 budget doesn’t seem to match the scale of his project.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 5th October 2023)

In a Split Second. Series 8, episode 2. In Whitby, north Yorkshire, the crew race to the rescue of two fossil hunters who are cut off by the tide – and soon find that they too are in grave danger. On Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, in Swanage, a trainee yachtsman has suffered a mysterious head injury and is in need of urgent treatment.

All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 5th October 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

Broodiness. Series 4, episode 1. Return of the drama, starring Nicholas Ralph and Samuel West. It is Spring 1940, and without Tristan, Skeldale House is busier than ever. James and Helen dream about the future, hoping that he won’t be called up. And a chance encounter with young lad, Wesley Binks, leaves James worrying if his dog, Duke, is being mistreated.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 6th October 2023) ** NEW SERIES **

Pennines and Northumberland. Series 6, episode 1. The comedian returns for a fresh batch of adventures, beginning with a trip to the northeast corner of England, taking in the Pennines and Northumberland coast. Susan enjoys a stretch of Heritage Coast and the rolling countryside of the North Pennines. She also explores the Northumberland National Park.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/06/2023

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 12th June 2023)

Weymouth to Lulworth. Series 2, episode 16. Michael Portillo travels across Dorset, beginning in Portland Harbour, home to some of the finest sailing waters in the UK and the location for the 2012 Olympic sailing events. In the county town of Dorchester, Michael hears the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who paved the way for today’s trade unions.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 13th June 2023)

Kimmeridge to Brownsea Island. Series 2, episode 17. Michael Portillo alights at Wareham to visit Dorset’s internationally renowned Jurassic Coast. He heads through Swanage, Poole and Sandbanks, before ending his journey on Brownsea Island.

Waterloo Road (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th June 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Kim rallies the troops for a surprise Ofsted inspection and Joe’s day goes from bad to worse while the whole school is watching. Danny helps with the school knife crime initiative and Kai comes to Nicky’s aid when she finds herself caught up with the wrong people.

Grand Designs: The Street (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th June 2023)

Jonathan uses a new experimental system that uses wooden boxes held together with only bolts to build his home in York. With a plan to build three storeys, it will be the largest structure ever made using this method.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 14th June 2023)

Southampton to Isle of Wight. Series 2, episode 18. Michael Portillo heads from a bustling Southampton to the Isle of Wight, where he rides the island’s railway, made up of recycled London Underground trains.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 15th June 2023)

Lee on Solent to Bosham. Series 2, episode 19. Michael Portillo’s journey has brought him to Lee on the Solent in Hampshire and the training centre for the coastguard. He also visits the great maritime city of Portsmouth, and then travels eastwards to Chichester’s vast, natural harbour.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 16th June 2023)

Fishbourne to Seaford. Series 2, episode 20. The final leg of this South Coast adventure begins in Fishbourne, the location of one of the most significant Roman sites in Britain. Heading into East Sussex, Michael Portillo visits Brighton, and for the final stop he celebrates the burgeoning winemaking industry of the South Downs.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th June 2023)

South Queensferry Coast. Series 5, episode 6. A special episode featuring the comedian’s countryside adventures, from Hopetoun House, billed as Scotland’s finest stately home, to the Eden Project. There’s also a look back at the time she enjoyed a trip to sunny Dartmoor.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 03/06/2023

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 5th June 2023)

Bellarena to Giant’s Causeway. Series 2, episode 11. Michael Portillo heads to Northern Ireland’s spectacular Causeway coast to begin a new journey, which takes him along the north and east coasts through Ulster and Leinster. He begins in Co Derry on the windswept shores of Loch Foyle, where the largest accumulation of coastal sands in Ireland has formed a system of dunes visible from space. He also learns how scientists are monitoring the site and hears how their work has been picked up by fellow scientists in the United States to help research the surface of Mars.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 6th June 2023)

Ballymena to Carrikfergus. Series 2, episode 12. Michael Portillo is in the glens of Antrim, where he is transfixed by tales of fairies and legends of the sea. At the entrance to Belfast Lough in Whitehead he discovers a museum which tells the story of Ireland’s railway heritage. He also sees if he has what it takes to join the local rowing club. At the medieval Carrickfergus Castle, Michael learns of the town’s important role in the history of Ireland, when William of Orange landed at its harbour and went on to fight the Battle of the Boyne, which is commemorated by Unionists to this day.

Waterloo Road (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 6th June 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Shola’s behaviour causes concern with the staff leading Val to investigate. Kelly Jo’s first day out of the BU goes from bad to worse when a kind-hearted gesture from Dean backfires. Myles causes problems for Joe who is already reeling from an unexpected visitor, leaving him and Mike feeling uncertain about the future.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 7th June 2023)

Bangor to Belfast. Series 2, episode 13. Michael Portillo is in Bangor, County Down, en route to the Northern Irish capital of Belfast. Along the way he enjoys live music on a boat, stops off at the imposing parliament building at Stormont and explores the regenerated Titanic Quarter on the Maritime Mile.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 8th June 2023)

Carlingford to Dublin. Series 2, episode 14. Michael Portillo continues his railway journey along the Atlantic and Irish Sea coasts of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This time, he makes his way from the vast beaches of the Carlingford Peninsula towards Drogheda and Newgrange, before arriving in capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, where he visits Dublin Castle and Dublin docks.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 9th June 2023)

Dun Laoghaire to Rosslare. Series 2, episode 15. Michael Portillo travels from the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, on the DART suburban railway to the harbour town of Dun Laoghaire. He joins the crew of the RV Malice to survey what lies beneath the waves in Dublin Bay. Back on dry land, the DART takes Michael to his next stop, Sandycove, where James Joyce, one of Ireland’s greatest writers, found inspiration.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th June 2023)

Lancashire and Morecambe Bay. Series 5, episode 5. The comedian heads into the heart of the country – Lancashire and Morecambe Bay, with its contrasting landscapes, quirky traditions, historic landmarks and community spirit. In picturesque Wray, Susan learns about the nine-day scarecrow festival that raises money for local charities. Over at the coast in Morecambe Bay, she discovers a bird sanctuary named in Eric Morecambe’s honour.

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