A look at Margaret Thatcher’s early period as prime minister, when she had to deal with divisions in the cabinet as well as an economy in deep trouble.
The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th May 2019)
Historical series exploring how Britain, and Liverpool in particular, was bombarded for eight days in May 1941, through the stories of people caught up in the events. Michael Buerk, Angellica Bell and Rob Bell follow Margaret Johnson, a mother of six whose children could not be evacuated from the city. Mary Lawson, was a promising film star who was in Liverpool when the raids began. And they assess Churchill’s morale-boosting tour of bombed Britain.
The Great Flood of London (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 28th May 2019)
Documentary series about the battle against climate change. For decades, London trusted that its sophisticated Thames Barrier would keep it safe from water. But as sea levels rise and rainfall increases, London’s sleeping giant is facing new threats.
The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 28th May 2019)
Historical series exploring eight days in Liverpool in May 1941 through the stories of people caught up in the events. Matron Gertrude Riding and Dr Leonard Findlay ran a hospital with a busy maternity ward and were right in the midst of the target zone. In the docks, Captain Howard Kinley’s bomb-laden ship caught fire, and 350 tonnes of high explosive went up.
The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 29th May 2019)
Historical series exploring eight days in Liverpool in May 1941 through the stories of people caught up in the events. Mary Lawson’s rash decision to stay above ground during the bombing had serious consequences, but the city ultimately emerged from this terrible time wounded but not defeated.
The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 31st May 2019)
Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. For the annual Gala Festival, the NYMR plans to swap their precious Q6 engine with another from the Severn Valley, but there is a crack in the engine box and no-one to fix it on short notice.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.