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UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/02/2017

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th February 2017)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Valerie Dyer cares for a pregnant Somali woman and is shocked by aspects of this unfamiliar culture. The nuns and midwives try to provide the best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.

Ice Chaos: Winter Road Rescue (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Documentary series. Jason and Barry rush to a serious incident in which a car hangs precariously above a motorway, ten fire engines tackle a lorry fire and Jamie deals with a mangled car abandoned by its driver at the scene of a crash.

Meet the Lords (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain’s oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important institutions. In a TV first, Meet the Lords has exclusive access to film behind the scenes in a turbulent year which has seen dramatic changes in the political landscape and the Lords battling it out with the government. This episode features new people’s peers, hereditaries and political grandees as they try to change legislation, follow their personal passions and clash with the government, all in a gothic palace where centuries-old ceremony and tradition dominate. This is the first time free-roaming cameras have ever been allowed to film in the Lords Chamber and in its committees.

The Railways That Built Britain, with Chris Tarrant (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th February 2017)

Documentary series. Chris Tarrant tells the story of how the engines that had made Britain finally ran out of steam, the devastating effect of the Beeching Report, how the railways were reinvented for the modern age, and how a sleek new locomotive not only saved the railway network, but reshaped the country.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 28th February 2017)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh, with celebrity experts and enthusiasts, reveals the hidden treasures to be found at Britain’s historic houses and estates. Alan visits Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, an 18th-century cotton mill that is still home to a working mill as well as a museum. Oz Clarke uncovers some Civil War history at Dunster Castle in Somerset. Jon Culshaw visits a stately pile in an unusual location, Dan Jones joins an architectural dig on the south coast, and Clive Aslet visits the spectacular grounds of Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire.

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

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories and make use of the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this edition, the boys are joined live in the studio by the creators and co-stars of Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe: Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan.

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

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.

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