Tag: Tales From the Coast with Robson Green

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 18/02/2017

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 19th February 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Nurse Valerie Dyer. A vulnerable young man captures Fred and Violet’s hearts, whilst the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia is a concern.

Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 20th February 2017)

Documentary series. In Essex, RAC patrolman Simon fights through a blizzard to get to a lone woman who has broken down on a busy A-road at night, while in Lowestoft coastguards have their work cut out to keep the public safe as a red alert is issued for a huge tidal surge.

The Railways That Built Britain, with Chris Tarrant (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 20th February 2017)

Documentary series. Chris Tarrant explores how the advent of the railways transformed the nation. The railways played a crucial role during the two world wars. The factories were converted to produce munitions, the lines kept vital supply lines open, carried troops to and from the front line, and its underground stations became bomb shelters. There were heroes, but also victims as the railways became an enemy target.

Tales From the Coast with Robson Green (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 21st February 2017)

Robson Green travels along some of the nation’s fascinating stretches of coastline. In the last episode, Robson visits Essex and Suffolk for a journey along one of the most varied coastal landscapes in Britain. His journey begins in the famous salt marshes of the Blackwater estuary, where he finds himself knee deep in sludge as he attempts to run the route of the Maldon mud race. At Clacton-on-Sea, Robson recalls the teenage hysteria of the early sixties, as he reunites a group of Mods and Rockers who hit the headlines when they clashed on the beach there in 1964. In Suffolk, Robson visits a giant shingle spit called Orford Ness, once a top secret military base that played a vital role in defending Britain from attack in both World Wars and was a testing site for atomic bombs. His final destination is the resort of Southwold, where he meets the owners of some of Britain’s most sought-after beach huts and hears the stories behind the highly-personal plaques which adorn its pier.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 21st February 2017)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh and a celebrity experts and enthusiasts reveal the hidden treasures to be found at Britain’s historic houses and estates. Alan visits Attingham Hall in Shropshire, one of the Trust’s grandest properties. Jon Culshaw uncovers a lost WWII secret at the former home of Benjamin Disraeli. Anneka Rice goes fly-fishing on the River Test. Lisa Holloway watches the restoration of a 430-year-old tapestry in Norfolk. Dan Jones visits a remote farm in north Wales, which was rescued by a group of Hollywood A-listers.

South Downs: England’s Mountains Green (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 21st February 2017)

Peter Owen-Jones takes us into heart of the UK’s newest national park – the South Downs. Following the South Downs Way along the spine of the park, from the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs to Winchester – the ancient capital of England – Peter experiences an extraordinary year exploring the park’s stunning landscapes, rich history, wildlife and people. What emerges is a portrait of one of Britain’s most iconic landscapes, described by William Blake as ‘England’s mountains green’.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 23rd February 2017)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. Saint Marie’s mayoral elections are thrown into disarray when one of the candidates is stabbed in his polling booth whilst casting his vote.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm 11:05pm | Friday 24th February 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy returns for its tenth series. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. Each week a celebrity guest joins the team to dissect the week’s events.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 11/02/2017

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th February 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. An expectant mother with financial struggles enters into a painful arrangement with her cousin. As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why this case touched him more than most.

Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 13th February 2017)

Series following patrols who make sure the UK does not grind to a halt when winter weather hits. In Glasgow, breakdown patrolman Mark rushes to help three young lads who have come off a dangerous slip road, and on the M6 Highways England traffic officer Jason arrives at the scene of a rush hour accident involving a mother and her baby daughter.

The Railways That Built Britain, with Chris Tarrant (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th February 2017)

Documentary series. Chris Tarrant explores how the advent of the railways transformed the nation. Starting in the cab of Puffing Billy, the world’s oldest surviving steam locomotive, he looks at the lives of two leading railway pioneers and the navvies who dug the tunnels and laid the tracks. He also reveals how rail changed the food we eat, and learns how a disaster in Armagh led the government to impose national safety standards.

Tales From the Coast with Robson Green (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 14th February 2017)

Robson Green travels along some of the nation’s fascinating stretches of coastline. In this episode, Robson visits the wild and remote coastline of the Outer Hebrides. He discovers first-hand how an unpredictable climate and the often volatile weather have given this group of islands an identity and way of life all of their own. At the ancient village of Gearrannan, Robson tries his hand at weaving Harris tweed in a traditional crofter’s blackhouse. On the Isle of Lewis, he goes snorkelling for sugar kelp – which is used to flavour the local gin. He also encounters Britain’s largest bird of prey, the white-tailed sea eagle. Robson camps out on one of Britain’s most beautiful beaches at Luskentyre, and on the Isle of Barra, he helps out at the airport where the beach doubles as the runway.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 14th February 2017)

Documentary series revealing the hidden history, human stories and natural history behind National Trust properties. Alan Titchmarsh reveals some surprising facts about Beatrix Potter, Joan Bakewell the role of a small island in Lake Grasmere in the creation of the National Trust, Oz Clarke visits a nursery housing some of our rarest plants, Jon Culshaw visits a time capsule in Gloucestershire and Suzannah Lipscomb travels to Blakeney Point, home of the UK’s largest seal colony.

June Brown at 90 (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 16th February 2017)

Celebrate a milestone birthday and all things Dot Cotton as EastEnders actress June Brown chats about her life and career. Featuring famous Walford faces and one or two surprises.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 16th February 2017)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. When a tourist provides an alibi for a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case.

Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Friday 17th February 2017)

Julia Bradbury chooses some of her favourite and most accessible family treks from across the UK. In the final episode, Julia’s favourite island walk has it all – an ancient Manx river glen, the world’s biggest mining waterwheel and a climb which culminates with spectacular views of England, Scotland and Ireland. With steam trains and electric trams on the TT island famous for Thomas the Tank Engine, this is an action-packed finale.

Alan Cumming’s Edge of Scotland (stv/HD & stv player only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 17th February 2017)

Alan Cumming fulfills a lifelong dream to explore the rugged beauty of the Outer Hebrides and meet the people who live there. Alan travels from Barra to Stornoway on a stunning island odyssey where he sees white sandy beaches, ancient wonders and a world-famous football pitch.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 17th February 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy continues its tenth series. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. Each week a celebrity guest joins the team to dissect the week’s events.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 04/02/2017

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 5th February 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. The winds of change are blowing through Poplar, as a new government paper calls for the eradication of small hospitals in favour of large general hospitals. Dr Turner and Shelagh are informed that an inspection of the maternity home will decide its fate. Sister Ursula has her own anxieties about the efficiency of Nonnatus House, so she introduces a new 20-minute rule for all antenatal and postnatal house visits. Barbara struggles the most with this, as she is drawn into helping a first-time mother from the Chinese community. It soon becomes apparent that the shortened visit might have allowed a serious oversight. With the future of the maternity home hanging by a thread, serious questions are raised over Sister Ursula’s suitability for her role. Meanwhile, Sister Monica Joan has started disappearing for long periods of time and there are growing concerns for Sister Mary Cynthia’s whereabouts.

Tales From the Coast with Robson Green (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 7th February 2017)

Robson Green travels along some of the nation’s fascinating stretches of coastline. In this episode, Robson visits one of the most exciting and dramatic stretches of coastline in Britain as he explores the hidden coves and remote islands of Pembrokeshire. There is a reunion in store for Robson, as he meets up with his former Soldier Soldier co-star and singing partner Jerome Flynn – who now lives on the Pembrokeshire coast. They go sea kayaking around Ramsey Island and Robson attempts to navigate some of the most dangerous tidal rapids off British shores. On Skokholm Island, Robson spends 24 hours living and working with its only human inhabitants – wildlife wardens Giselle Eagle and Richard Brown, a couple who look after an incredible array of seabirds including the largest concentration of Manx shearwaters in the world. Robson also goes cliff jumping in a disused quarry known as The Blue Lagoon, and meets a man who creates giant sand art at Mwnt Beach.

Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree’s Story (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 7th February 2017)

Documentary following Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree’s 2013 attempt to challenge the world land speed record at Nevada’s Battle Mountain. Using a bike built in his kitchen, he took on teams employing the latest computer simulation technology and leading aerodynamics experts. The film captures Obree as he prepares himself, from building his latest hand-built machine, The Beastie, in his small one bedroom flat using mostly recycled materials, to his rudimentary analysis of physics, biomechanics and aerodynamics using nothing more than his mind and imagination. Using no wind tunnels or computer simulations to determine the optimum performance parameters, The Beastie is designed with one purpose in mind – to go fast.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 7th February 2017)

Documentary series visiting National Trust properties and revealing the hidden history, human stories and natural history behind them. At Knole House in Kent, Alan Titchmarsh joins a team of archaeologists as they uncover new information about its 600-year history, and Joan Bakewell follows the restoration work on some of its priceless paintings. Plus, Anneka Rice discovers Capability Brown’s connection to Croome Court in Worcestershire and Miriam O’Reilly walks in the footsteps of giants on the Jurassic Coast.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 9th February 2017)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. The team race against the clock in London to solve two murders, after their prime suspect is found dead. Meanwhile, Dwayne has an emotional encounter and Humphrey finds that some advice from an unexpected source helps him come to a big decision.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 10th February 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy returns for its tenth series. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. Each week a celebrity guest joins the team to dissect the week’s events.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 28/01/2017

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:25pm to 9:15pm | Saturday 28th January 2017)

Cal’s trust in Alicia is tested by a horrifying discovery, and Charlie and Duffy’s wedding is in jeopardy after Charlie takes things a step too far.

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 29th January 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Sister Ursula continues to reign with an iron fist and the midwives at Nonnatus House struggle to toe the line, especially when she insists they must not be emotionally involved with their patients. This unpopular new edict is immediately put to the test when new father George Marsh is badly burnt in an explosion at the docks and is unable to support his new family, and when expectant mother Penny Reed and her anxious husband Derek are brought to the attention of Nonnatus House. Penny and Derek both have achondroplasia (colloquially known as dwarfism) and problems with the pregnancy are anticipated, including their baby being stillborn or only living for a short time. As the midwives prepare the Reeds for an infant that may not live, their unconditional devotion to one another and to their unborn child makes a deep impact, especially on Patsy, who is facing one of her toughest decisions yet.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 30th January 2017)

Nikki travels to Mexico when her friend is killed in a carjacking, but she soon makes a discovery that sets her on a collision course with some dangerous and unpredictable forces. Thomas sends Jack to bring Nikki back, but soon he is knee-deep in the unfolding situation.

Tales From the Coast with Robson Green (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 31st January 2017)

Robson Green travels along some of the nation’s most fascinating stretches of coastline. In this episode, he visits the shores of North Devon – the location of some of his most precious childhood holidays – where he traces the origins of the British love affair with the coast. At Ilfracombe, Robson finds out how miners dug a network of tunnels through the cliffs to enable Victorian holidaymakers to access the beach and its tidal pool. His next stop is Clovelly, one of Britain’s best-preserved fishing villages, where he unwittingly finds himself involved in a dramatic clifftop rescue mission. Finally, Robson visits the tiny island of Lundy, where he has a scary encounter with an Atlantic grey seal and attempts to climb a 400-foot high sea cliff nicknamed the Devil’s Slide.

Silent Witness (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 31st January 2017)

With Nikki locked in a struggle for survival, Jack must use all of his abilities to track her down. When a mysterious person calls to make demands in return for Nikki’s release, Jack’s moral principles are put to the test. And with life and death in the balance, every decision counts.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 2nd February 2017)

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. A murder investigation propels the team to London in pursuit of their suspects.

Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury (itv/HD | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Friday 3rd February 2017)

Julia Bradbury chooses some of her favourite and most accessible family treks from across the UK. This edition sees Julia reveal her favourite river walk that follows the tree-green canopy of water-rapids along the East Lyn River and the Hoar Oak River, where they merge at stunning Watersmeet.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 3rd February 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy returns for its tenth series. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this show, comedian, actor and campaigner Russell Brand helps the team dissect the week’s events.

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

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