Aug 192017
 

Casualty (BBC 1/HD | 8:45pm to 9:35pm | Saturday 19th August 2017)

As some of the team head to France to help aid efforts at a refugee camp, their experiences leave lasting impressions. At the ED, Connie’s world is rocked by sudden news.

Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 21st August 2017)

Documentary series following new recruits as they train to become pilots for easyJet. In this episode, newly qualified 20-year-old Ryan Clyde has his first landing in Paris, in the dark and with passengers on board. One passenger has never flown before and is extremely nervous. Cadet Sophie is now back in the UK, learning how to deal with G-force, and the trainee captains take a jaunt to France to show off their experience to seven more trainees.

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 22nd August 2017)

In this final episode of the series, as the busiest event of the year fast approaches, there’s a staffing crisis at Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s highest pub. At Muncaster Castle in the Lakes, the library ceiling needs urgent repair work, including intricate gold-leaf design. Lake Warden Martin Dodgson patrols Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. And as the start of the climbing season approaches, Zac Poulton and fellow adventurer Mick Allen complete safety checks on the Shepherd’s Crag rock face in Barrowdale.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 23rd August 2017)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Off the coast of Bridlington, a kayaker has been missing for an hour and only the crews’ tidal knowledge can track him down. A crew member on his first shout races to a dinghy capsize to find a man losing consciousness in the water. And when a fishing trawler sinks off the coast of the Shetland Islands, the fishermen and RNLI crew aboard must swim for their lives.

Lego Masters (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 24th August 2017)

The hunt is on for the UK and Ireland’s best Lego builders, as some of the country’s most skilled brick fanatics do battle to be crowned Lego Masters. In the first episode, 48 pairs are whittled down to just eight final teams through a series of challenges. Next, the eight teams must create a spectacular brick banquet, including an impressive chair that not only looks the part, but also strong enough for presenter Melvin Odoom. The teams must also make at least one supersized masterpiece for the banquet table. The results include a crispy aromatic duck and prawn toast, a hog roast, and a gravity-defying cuppa. Judging the models is a man who knows a thing or two about bricks, The LEGO Group’s Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design. Joining Matthew this time is structural engineer Roma Agrawal, who will be looking at how the seats sit up under scrutiny. Two teams must be eliminated. Who will tower above their opponents, and who will come tumbling down under the pressure?

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

Aug 122017
 

Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit (itv | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 14th August 2017)

Documentary series following new recruits as they train to become pilots for easyJet. The airline has launched a large drive to recruit more pilots from all walks of life, including a particular focus on hiring more female pilots. The programme follows the rookies as they take their first steps from the flight-school classroom, into the flight simulator, and finally flying with hundreds of paying passengers on board. Becoming a pilot involves dedication and determination – but does the reality live up to the recruits’ dreams of flying high?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 15th August 2017)

There’s a palpable sense of urgency in the air in the Dales as lambing season starts for the hill farming Dawson family, with the arrival of forty lambs per day. In Swaledale, at Britain’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Vanessa and Nigel have survived the winter months but must now decide if running one of the remotest hostelries in Britain is really for them. Also, Ribblesdale primary, a 300-year-old village school in Horton, faces closure. And gamekeeper David Hutchinson and his team begin preparing the fells and woods for the shooting season.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 16th August 2017)

Documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). In the first episode, a father and daughter find themselves treading water for almost an hour, hundreds of metres out at sea, after being swept out by a rip current. In Kinsale, Ireland, three fishermen swim for their lives as their trawler is smashed on to rocks. And in London, an unlucky tourist is minutes from hypothermia after his attempt to take a selfie lands him in the Thames.

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

Aug 052017
 

Gareth Thomas v Homophobia: Hate in the Beautiful Game (BBC 2/HD | 10:30pm to 11:30pm | Sunday 6th August 2017)

Documentary in which former Wales and Lions rugby union captain Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas takes a hard-hitting look at the open homophobia in professional football. A Commons report on homophobia in sport earlier this year praised many changes for the good but was notably scathing and damning of football. There are no openly gay footballers in a sport that has around 5,000 professional players in the UK, and Justin Fashanu, the only player to have ever come out while still playing, killed himself in 1998. Alfie looks at the issues keeping gay players from coming out, meeting fans, players and managers, as well as pressure groups, lawyers and police. He encounters open homophobia in the stands and suffers personal abuse by football fans online. He also attempts to meet the heads of the FA and the Premier League, with little success.

Tornado – the 100mph Steam Engine (BBC 4/HD | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Monday 7th August 2017)

The new A1 class steam engine Tornado tries to achieve 100mph on the main line. The secret speed attempt will be made in the dead of night. If it tops the ton it will be the first time in 50 years steam has gone this fast. Tornado was built over two decades and financed by enthusiasts who want to show steam has a viable future on Britain’s railways.

Man in an Orange Shirt (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 7th August 2017)

A love story in two films charts the very different challenges to happiness for Michael and Thomas in the aftermath of WW2 and to Adam and Steve in the present day. In 2017, young vet Adam Berryman tentatively forms a relationship with his client Steve but can he find happiness under his grandmother Flora’s unforgiving eye?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 8th August 2017)

In the Lake District, farmer Pip comes up with a unique solution to put an end to losing his sheep – something to do with Day-Glo. In the Yorkshire Dales, have the owners of the Tan Hill Inn finally found landlords to manage their pub? Also, the Dent Brewery boys from the Dales are busy brewing, marketing and delivering their own craft ales. And in the Lakes, Jon Bennett makes his daily ascent to the summit of Helvellyn for a noble reason.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 11th August 2017)

The final episode of the current series of award-winning irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. In this last show they are joined by environmentalist and former Vice President of the United States Al Gore who helps dissect the week’s events.

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

Jul 222017
 

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more 4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 25th July 2017)

In Swaledale, mountain rescuer Pete Roe is called to Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s highest pub, where a man has gone missing in freezing overnight temperatures. In the Lake District, Iona and Peter Frost-Pennington – owners of Muncaster Castle – are about to put 800 years of family history in the hands of first-year performing arts students at the annual Halloween festival. And at Bleak Bank farm in the Dales, will John Dawson be the final Dawson to work on the land?

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 25th July 2017)

Opened in 2016, the Panama Canal expansion was an engineering project on a colossal scale. Hear how history’s pioneers shaped this modern-day feat.

Against the Law (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:30pm | Wednesday 26th July 2017)

Powerful factual drama following the lead-up to the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts between adult males, in private, in England and Wales. The dramatic events that led to this Act took place over ten years before and are at the heart of this film. When Peter Wildeblood fell in love with Edward McNally in 1952, homosexuality was a crime. Wildeblood’s lover, under pressure from the authorities, turned evidence against him in the infamous Montagu Trial. Wildeblood and his friends were found guilty of homosexual offences and jailed. With his career in tatters and his private life painfully exposed, Wildeblood began his sentence a broken man, but he emerged from Wormwood Scrubs a year later determined to do all he could to change the way these draconian laws against homosexuality impacted on the lives of men like him. Woven through this powerful drama is testimony from a chorus of men who lived through those dark days.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 26th July 2017)

The building of this 3km-long bridge in Greece faced may obstacles – not least seismic activity. Discover how an improbable feat of engineering was accomplished.

Prejudice and Pride: The People’s History of Lgbtq Britain (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 27th July 2017)

Presented by Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman, this series features LGBTQ people from across the UK as they share the objects that helped define their lives during the transformative 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality, offering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people the opportunity to start living openly for the first time. In episode one, these crowdsourced treasures range from a rare collection of the first openly gay magazine to letters from worried parents trying to understand their newly ‘out’ daughters and sons. Over the years 1967 to 1987, we meet the fearless revolutionaries of the Gay Liberation Front, a transgender pioneer who almost caused a strike and a woman who faced losing her children when she came out as a lesbian. By the early 1980s, LGBTQ people were starting to build a community, which would be tested to the limit when AIDS loomed.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 27th July 2017)

The world’s largest crane ship, the Pioneering Spirit can install oil pipelines in deep waters. Hear about the cutting-edge technology behind this project.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 28th July 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. In this show John Cleese joins Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe to examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week.

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 28th July 2017)

The Shanghai Tower is the world’s second tallest building and is designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons. Learn more about this triumph of engineering.

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

Jul 152017
 

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 18th July 2017)

John and William Dawson of Bleak Bank Farm face a crux moment in the farming calendar as they must gather in 2000 sheep across a 3500-acre expanse of the Dales. Later, at auction, John has his eye on a tip-top tup for breeding. The Leyburn Brass Band prepares for the Hardraw Brass Band Festival. And in the Lakes, Trudy Harrison fights to turn round the fortunes of Bootle, a village that has seen 20 businesses fold in two decades. They’ve lost their local pub and the village shop is up for sale. Can Trudy transform the old butcher’s into an estate agents?

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm 11:05pm | Friday 21st July 2017)

For the second week, as well as examining the biggest and most entertaining stories of the week with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe will bring viewers up to date on the highs and lows from the World Para Athletics Championships taking place live from London. The guys are joined by a live audience and big name guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and sport to help dissect the week’s events. In this show, Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds joins double Paralympic gold medalists Jonnie Peacock and Liam Malone live in the studio, alongside many more Paralympic heroes.

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

Jul 082017
 

TRNSMT (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only  | 10:00pm to 12:00am | Saturday 8th July 2017)

Edith Bowman introduces the best performances from the second night of the TRNSMT festival, live from Glasgow Green. Including Kasabian, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra and The Kooks.

TRNSMT (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only | 10:15pm to 12:30am | Sunday 9th July 2017)

Edith Bowman introduces the best performances from the final night of the TRNSMT festival, live from Glasgow Green. Including Biffy Clyro, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club and Twin Atlantic.

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 11th July 2017)

This new series, filmed over the course of one year, explores what it is like to live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside – in the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. In this episode, in the Dales, craft mason and mountain rescuer Pete Roe is called out to try and find a puppy that’s fallen down a 50-foot sinkhole near Wensleydale. In the Lakes, sheepdog trainer Katy Cropper – the first woman to win One Man and His Dog – has a tough challenge with maverick dog Connor. At Kilnsey Park, estate owner Jamie Roberts faces a race against time to be ready for The Kilnsey Show. And antique upholsterer Angela Butcher is called to Muncaster Castle for a special commission.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm | 11:05pm | Friday 14th July 2017)

For the next two weeks, as well as examining the biggest and most entertaining stories of the week with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe will bring viewers up to date on the highs and lows from the World Para Athletics Championships taking place live from London. The guys are joined by a live audience and big name guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and sport to help dissect the week’s events. In this show, Paralympic double gold medalist Liam Malone, plus many more Paralympic heroes, are live in the studio.

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

Jul 012017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 1st July 2017)

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.

50 Shades of Gay (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Monday 3rd July 2017)

In this personal documentary, Rupert Everett explores the changes in gay life in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. He meets LGBT people from all walks of life, including former royal butler Paul Burrell, black gay rapper Jai’Rouge, actors from Hollyoaks, and Southend carpenter Steve, and visits the ‘lesbian capital of Britain’, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. So much has been gained in the long journey towards mainstream acceptance, but has something of the rebellious, outsider spirit of gay culture also been lost? Is Britain finally able to accept the full 50 shades of gay?

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 4th July 2017)

This new series explores what it is like to live and work in England’s biggest expanse of protected countryside – in the national parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. At Bleak Bank Farm in the Dales, the Dawson family prepare for their most critical week of the year amd the annual sale of their lambs at auction. The episode also follows the hound trail, a little known Cumbrian sport where hounds race around the natural bowl of Buttermere. There’s also ultra running up Helvellyn in the Lakes; while the residents of Barbon in the Dales await the arrival of high-speed broadband.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:05pm | Friday 7th July 2017)

The double Bafta-nominated series continues live on Friday nights for the 11th series with its unique brand of irreverent satire and sharp topical comedy. The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examines the biggest and most entertaining news stories and rounds up the main talking points of the week. Each week, they are joined by a live audience and guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics to help dissect the week’s events.

TRNSMT (BBC 2 Scotland and BBC iPlayer only | 11:05pm to 12:35am | Friday 7th July 2017)

Edith Bowman introduces the best performances from the first night of the new TRNSMT festival, live from Glasgow Green. Including Radiohead, Rag’n’Bone Man, Belle and Sebastian, and London Grammar.

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

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