Tag: The Met: Policing London

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 04/07/2015

A Song for Jenny (YouView app)A Song for Jenny (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:20pm | Sunday 5th July 2015)

One-off drama which tells the true story of Julie Nicholson’s response to her daughter Jenny’s death in the 7 July bombing at Edgware Road tube station, exploring the impact of violence on one woman and her family.

The Met: Policing London (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 6th July 2015)

Documentary following the officers of Britain’s biggest and busiest police service as they deal with life, death, crime and its victims, all across the capital. Over 50 per cent of new Met officers are from outside London, and Yorkshireman Tom Hebblethwaite has his work cut out finding his way around. During his training he must achieve some vital goals, from making an arrest to learning to march. The streets of London are a challenge for even the most experienced police constables, and response officers Caroline Hay and Karl Davies are old hands at dealing with the ups and downs of policing the public in Camden, north London. While putting up with verbal abuse from angry buskers is part of the job, it’s protecting some of society’s more vulnerable individuals that makes Caroline reflect on why she joined the service. In east London, Detective Jason Weald is nearing retirement and must call on his years of experience to get to the bottom of the tragic death of a four-month-old baby.

Britain Beneath Your Feet (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Thursday 9th July 2015)

Dallas Campbell reveals a fascinating and secret world hidden below Britain. In this episode he explores how what goes on underground keeps our country on the move. He delves into the past to discover how a secret wartime pipeline is now delivering fuel to Heathrow Airport. Extraordinary computer graphics lay bare the underwater engineering genius that allowed the iconic Forth Rail Bridge to be built in the 19th century. Along the way Dallas meets some of the hidden army of workers that keep Britain running from underground, from the drivers of the largest tunnelling machines in the world to the engineers running a vast power station under a mountain in Wales. In one memorable scene, he helps dislodge a ‘fatberg’ that’s blocking one of London’s sewers. And he does some secret filming of badgers that are threatening the foundations of a primary school and helps to relocate the whole sett.

The Cycle Show (itv4 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 9th July 2015)

The cycling magazine show with celebrity guests, cycling stars and features on all things bike related. Presented by Matt Barbet.

The Last Leg (Channel 4 /HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 10th July 2015)

The award-winning show returns for a sixth series of unique irreverent satire. Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker tear into the week’s main talking points, joined by a live studio audience and weekly celebrity guest.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 27/06/2015

Britain Beneath Your Feet - 02-07-2015 (YouView app)Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:15pm | Sunday 28th June 2015)

This episode features two films that were shot for the last series. In the first film, Jeremy, Richard and James immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the traditional classic car enthusiast. Armed with affordable classics including a Fiat 124 Spyder, a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet and an MGB GT, the trio set off on an adventure that features brown beer, breakdowns and a hair-raising classic car show. In the second film, Clarkson, Hammond and May try to become lifestyle leisure enthusiasts with the help of some incredibly cheap lifestyle leisure vehicles. Restricted to a maximum budget of £250, the trio buy three massive mileage SUVs – a Vauxhall Frontera, a Jeep Cherokee and a Mitsubishi Shogun – and then embark on a series of action-packed challenges that include battling with the Stig’s Leisure Activity Cousin and a race with terrifying consequences for the loser.

The Met: Policing London (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th June 2015)

Documentary following the officers of Britain’s biggest and busiest police service as they deal with life, death, crime and its victims, all across the capital. On an average night, the Met receives over 4,000 emergency calls. In the residential streets of north London, a burglar has been caught in the act. It’s down to PC Waz Din to literally talk him down when the suspect is found hanging from a first-floor window. On the busy streets of Soho, Detective Superintendent Kevin Southworth has been gathering evidence on the thieves and drug dealers exploiting the area. With the help of 400 riot-trained officers he makes his move. After dark, London’s clubs and bars come alive, but as the punters spill out onto the streets, it’s up to the cops to deal with the ones who can’t hold their booze. And the long night can be a lonely time for those suffering from mental health issues. Constables Ian Gray and Christine Wratten rush to help two Londoners who are feeling suicidal.

Britain Beneath Your Feet (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 2nd July 2015)

This series is a unique view of Britain – from below. In this first of two programmes, Dallas Campbell reveals why we can only understand the familiar world around us by discovering the hidden wonders beneath our feet. Breathtaking computer graphics strip away the earth to lay bare this secret world that’s rarely explored. Dallas finds out how the Shard of London – the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe – stays standing on soft clay. He canoes along a secret river under the city of Bristol and discovers why Edinburgh was sited on an ancient volcano. Exploring the natural world, he abseils down an underground waterfall higher than Niagara. And beneath one of the nation’s oldest oak trees, he discovers a vast root system that’s wider and more intricate than its branches.

The Cycle Show (itv4 | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 2nd July 2015)

The cycling magazine show returns for a new series with celebrity guests, cycling stars and features on all things bike related.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 3rd July 2015)

The award-winning show returns for a sixth series of unique irreverent satire. Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker tear into the week’s main talking points, joined by a live studio audience and guest Johnny Vegas.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 20/06/2015

Disaster on Everest (YouView app)Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 21st June 2015)

Discover a world of designer style, glorious eccentricity, and truly amazing spaces in this year’s ‘Shed of the Year’ competition.

BBC at War with Jonathan Dimbleby (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 21st June 2015)

Series exploring how the BBC fought not only Hitler but also the British government to become the institution it is today. Using a wealth of preserved recordings and previously unseen documents, Jonathan Dimbleby uncovers the story of how the BBC went into battle against Hitler and Whitehall’s ministers, and its part in the social revolution the war provoked. In this programme, Jonathan looks at how the BBC prepared to report from the front line during World War II.

Disaster on Everest (BBC 1/HD | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Monday 22nd June 2015)

BBC reporter Tom Martienssen was halfway up Mount Everest when an earthquake made the mountain shake. Tom and a team of British Army Gurkhas were trapped after a wall of rock and ice came crashing down around them. Their footage tells the story of an extraordinary rescue and of the people who lost their lives on Everest. After a second devastating quake, Tom returns to Nepal to find the men who were with him on the mountain and to discover how the country is coping amid continuing aftershocks.

The Met: Policing London (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd June 2015)

Documentary following the officers of Britain’s biggest and busiest police service as they deal with life, death, crime and its victims, all across the capital. Detectives Stuart McNaughton and Bob Dolce work for Trident, the Met’s specialist gang unit. As increasingly younger boys and girls are being lured into the gang lifestyle, Bob and Stuart have focused on London’s most dangerous gang. Wealthy residents of Camden, north London, have been plagued by a wave of violent snatch-and-grab thefts by robbers using mopeds to evade police. Public confidence in the police is running low, and it’s up to borough commander Richard Tucker to win back trust and wipe out the problem. Police constables Tim Dawes and Steph Mills have been patrolling the streets of Brixton for over five years and deal with knife crime on an almost daily basis. But nothing can prepare them for the shock of a vicious knife attack in broad daylight. It’s up to them to try to save the life of an innocent teenage boy.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:10pm | Friday 26th June 2015)

Following three election specials earlier this year, the award-winning show returns for a sixth series of unique irreverent satire. Adam Hills and co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker tear into the week’s main talking points. They are joined by a live studio audience and weekly celebrity guest. This time it’s actor, writer and director Stephen Merchant.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 13/06/2015

The Secret World of Lego- 14-06-2015 (YouView app)The Secret World of Lego (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 14th June 2015)

In 2013 Lego became the most profitable toy maker in the world. Now this notoriously secretive, privately-owned superbrand is opening its doors. This documentary reveals what makes Lego tick, meeting some of its key people and revealing more about the company DNA than ever before. The Secret World of Lego follows Justin, a 23-year-old design student, as he travels to Lego headquarters in Denmark in pursuit of one of the most hotly contested jobs in the world, as a Lego set designer. The programme also meets Liverpudlian Matthew, who undertook the same process and has now risen to become a Vice President of Design; and Mark and Tom, two adult fans of Lego, as they try two different money-making schemes they hope will transform their love of the brick into cash. And there’s Roar, the Lego ‘reputation manager’, who guides viewers through this secret world, until the programme gets a little too close for comfort.

The Met: Policing London (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 15th June 2015)

Documentary following the officers of Britain’s biggest and busiest police service as they deal with life, death, crime and its victims, all across the capital. Mistaken identity leaves a young father dead and detectives struggling to catch his killers. Brixton CID hunt a violent sexual offender before he attacks again, and Notting Hill Carnival sees London’s biggest police operation.

Dogs: Their Secret Lives (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 18th June 2015)

One in four British homes has a dog. But our 21st-century world can be baffling for man’s best friend. Mark Evans and his team take on the cases of dogs struggling with the modern world, tackling some of the most outrageous, challenging and shocking examples of dog behaviour. In this episode specially shot surveillance footage shows how battling Alsatian sisters Tasha and Kes have forced their owners to partition their home and lead separate lives. Meanwhile, tiny Chihuahua Marley is a big nuisance as he marks his territory throughout his house, leaving a smelly trail and destroying furniture. Mark sets out to help these dogs, other dogs and all their owners enjoy happier, healthier lives. The team also investigate whether dogs can feel jealous or guilty, and trainer Tamsin Durston shows how to stop dogs jumping up.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 18th June 2015)

Documentary series going behind the scenes at Britain’s biggest and busiest international airport – London Heathrow. The final episode focuses on Departures and the process of getting 100,000 passengers on board their flights on time every day. Dispatcher Callie and ramp manager Steve have a problem when a passenger disappears after checking in. In security, Sundeep and his team have to search an unusually dressed traveller and deal with a man who is unhappy about having his bag searched. Photographer Kate – one of the paparazzi – is on the lookout for celebrities. Meanwhile, Heathrow’s extradition team ensure that police suspects are put on departing flights.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/06/2015

The Met: Policing London - 08-06-2015 (YouView app)The Adventure Show (BBC 2 Scotland & BBC iPlayer only | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 7th June 2015)

The Adventure Show heads to the Borders for the Bowhill Duathlon. This is a back-to-basics event, with the mountain biking and trail running firmly off-road. Former Scottish footballer Michael Stewart has volunteered to join over 200 other competitors as they face a mixture of mud, sleet and snow. This episode also features a bird’s-eye view of Scotland’s stunning landscape, a look ahead to the World Orienteering Championships, which Scotland is hosting this year, and a moving report from Nepal with James Lamb from Fife.

The Met: Policing London (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th June 2015)

Documentary series filmed over the course of a year, following the officers of Britain’s biggest and busiest police service as they deal with life, death, crime and its victims. The killing by a Met officer of a young black man called Mark Duggan sparked the 2011 riots. Now an inquiry is about to decide if the killing was lawful, and Scotland Yard is anxious about renewed racial tension and more riots in London.

Michael Smiley: Something to Ride Home About (BBC 1 Northern Ireland and BBC iPlayer only | 10:35pm 11:05pm |Monday 8th June 2015)

Michael Smiley takes a bike tour of Northern Ireland, meeting other cycling enthusiasts en route and recalling stories from his past. In this edition, Michael meets comedian Kevin McAleer, tours the Beaghmore Stone Circles near Cookstown and goes to Strabane to take part in the Cycle Against Suicide ride to Derry with Jim Breen. His odyssey concludes with a cycle up the steep Mamore Gap in the company of 74-year-old Willie-John McLaughlin.

Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 11th June 2015)

Documentary series going behind the scenes at Britain’s busiest and biggest international airport – London Heathrow. This episode reveals how cleaners, ground staff and flight crew turn around hundreds of incoming planes and prepare them for their next take-off, among them the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380. The airport is about to open a brand new two billion pound terminal and welcomes a very special royal guest. Duty manager Andy is called on to defuse a major international protest, and a team of workers battle the elements as they try to resurface one of the runways overnight before the first flight of the morning arrives.

TFI Friday (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:35pm | Friday 12th June 2015)

Chris Evans’ seminal entertainment show returns for a live 90-minute anniversary special with the original crew including Danny Baker. Chris presents brand new features and revisits former memorable segments, as well as celebrating some of the brilliant, anarchic moments in the show’s colourful history. TFI Friday was at the heart of 90s Britpop, and featured some leading British and international bands, as guests queued up to appear during its run. Broadcasting from a new central London location, TFI promises to be an unmissable live television event. Also taking part will be Blur and Shaun Ryder, Amanda Seyfried and Kirstie Allsopp. Other guests include Liam Gallagher and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, Ian Broudie and Zak Starkey who form a supergroup to mark the anniversary.

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

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