Dusty Springfield at the BBC (BBC 2/HD | 8:45pm to 9:45pm | Saturday 11th March 2023)
Volume 2. A selection of archive appearances on the BBC by singer Dusty Springfield through the decades, including performances of You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Son of a Preacher Man and The Look of Love.
Wild Isles (BBC 1/HD | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 12th March 2023) ** PICK OF THE WEEK + NEW SERIES **
Our Precious Isles. Series 1, episode 1. David Attenborough explores British woodland, grassland, freshwater and ocean habitats, revealing the surprising and dramatic wildlife that exist right on the doorstep, the existence of which is critical for the survival of species right across the globe. The first episode examines the benefits of Britain’s natural geology and examines ways in which depleted islands can be restored for future generations.
Paul Whitehouse: Our Troubled Rivers (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th March 2023)
Part two of two. Paul visits the River Wye and discovers how an explosion of algae caused by fertiliser run-off from farming is part of a cocktail overwhelming the habitats along the waterway. He travels to Hampshire where he hears about the damage being caused to rare and precious chalk streams, before discovering how regular sewage discharges on the coast are causing problems for Whitstable’s famous oyster industry. Ending his journey in London, Paul finds a beacon of hope in the form of the £4.4billion Thames Tideway super sewer.
Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 14th March 2023)
Spitfire. Series 2, episode 9. For the first time in 50 years, the Airfix team attempt a 1:24 scale kit of a Spitfire. Will designer Chris be able to capture the iconic warbird in sufficient detail?
The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 14th March 2023)
Channel Tunnel. Series 4, episode 3. Tim goes deep beneath the waves to explore the Channel Tunnel, stopping off at Ashford International to take in this underappreciated piece of 90s railway architecture.
The Piano (Chanel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:15pm | Wednesday 15th March 2023) ** WOW **
A concert at The Royal Festival Hall sets the stage for the final of the competition, as the remaining pianists rehearse and prepare before they walk out onto one of the world’s great music stages in front of a packed house. Mika and Lang Lang have got one last surprise up their sleeves, but who will win the performance of the night?
The Piano (More4 | 10:15pm to 11:15pm | Wednesday 15th March 2023) ** WOW **
Claudia Winkleman presents the final concert at the Royal Festival Hall, featuring performances by Lang Lang, Mika and the finalists of the competition.
The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 17th March 2023)
Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by guest comedians Nish Kumar and Fern Brady for a comic review of the 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.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.