Tag: The Canal Map of Britain

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 09/03/2024

Texas Live in the Piano Room (BBC 2/HD | 8:35pm to 9:05pm | Saturday 9th March 2024)

The Glasgow band join the BBC Concert Orchestra for an extended TV special of their Radio 2 Piano Room, performing new orchestral versions of their hits. There are stripped back versions of classics such as Halo, sweeping takes of songs like Black Eyed Boy, special disco string arrangements on tracks like Mr Haze, plus an cover of Charles and Eddie’s Would I Lie to You? Vernon Kay presents.

Texas at the BBC (BBC 2/HD | 9:05pm to 10:15pm | Saturday 9th March 2024)

Sharleen Spiteri takes a dive into the BBC’s music archive to select the Glasgow band’s greatest appearances on a selection of programmes and live events from across their 35-year career. It’s a collection featuring all of their biggest hits, from I Don’t Want a Lover and Black Eyed Boy to Summer Son and Say What You Want, combined with Sharleen’s memories of several of her own favourite moments, including last year’s triumphant return to the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, dressing up as Elvis and a key collaboration with hip-hop icons the Wu-Tang Clan.

Texas with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC 2/HD | 10:15pm to 11:15pm | Saturday 9th March 2024)

The band join forces with the 60-piece BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at Glasgow’s Barrowland in an event recorded for BBC Music Day in 2017. Vic Galloway introduces the collaboration, which includes performances of Black Eyed Boy, Summer Son and I Don’t Want a Lover.

World’s Most Dangerous Roads (Dave | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 10th March 2024)

Namibia. Series 5, episode 4. Mike Wozniak and Ola Labib head to one of the wildest places on Earth – the Namib desert – to meet for the first time and have each other for company on their journey.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 10th March 2024) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

A tourist is stabbed whilst travelling down one floor, all alone, in a hotel lift. As the team investigates the victim’s loved ones, they discover a family with numerous skeletons in their closets – whilst an ominous woman watches everything unfold from the shadows. Meanwhile, an old face returns to St Marie, but isn’t met with open arms. Guest starring Ronni Ancona and John Gordon Sinclair.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 12th March 2024) ** NEW SERIES **

In this special episode, Dermot O’Leary will uncover the untold story of the institution’s heroic efforts in the Second World War, to commemorate the 2024 bicentenary of the RNLI. With first hand testimony from descendants of wartime crew members and stories from local historians, Dermot learns how the RNLI’s volunteer crews were launched into the conflict.

The Canal Map of Britain (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 15th March 2024)

A look at Britain’s beloved canal network via a fact-filled cruise along the first superhighways of the Industrial Revolution. In the age before mechanisation, a frenzy of canal-building saw a new army of workers carve out the British landscape, digging out hundreds of miles of waterways using picks, shovels and muscle.

Great British Cities with Susan Calman (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 15th March 2024)

Newcastle. Series 1, episode 2. The comedian explores Newcastle, where resident historian Dave Silk reveals the sinister story of William Heron – a roguish sheriff who ruled over the people with an iron fist. She marvels in the Georgian splendour of the city centre with local guide Amanda Hepburn. And Susan meets up with author Terry Deary at St Andrew’s Parish Church, where he reveals the horrible history of a mass execution.

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