Tag: The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 14/03/2020

Britain by Barge - 20-03-2020 - YouView appRace Across the World (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 15th March 2020)

The teams head out of Copan Ruinas in Western Honduras to their next checkpoint – Panama City. The journey sees them travel across vast swathes of Central America, passing through El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and finally Panama. Mother and son Jo and Sam are the first to set off, and having raced hard in the previous leg, they’re keen to experience more this time round. Working at a hostel in El Salvador offers some respite from the race, and gives the pair the chance to help with a turtle conservation project.

Britain’s Train Hell – Dispatches (Channel 4 | 8:30pm to 9:00pm | Monday 16th March 2020)

Despite rising fares, millions of rail commuters suffer daily from delays and overcrowding. The Government wants to spend billions on new infrastructure, particularly in the north of England with HS2, but the new high-speed supertrain won’t arrive until 2040. In the meantime, Liam Halligan asks how the rail network can be fixed.

The Station: Trouble On The Tracks (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 19th March 2020)

Euston is evacuated during Friday rush hour – leaving passengers there and in Birmingham New Street station stranded, confused and angry. Driver Andy reveals just how close his train came to disaster on the tracks and train dispatcher and former bank manager David imparts his worldly wisdom to a new recruit on his first shift. A train runs a red signal at Birmingham, so engineers have to work through the night to move the stranded locomotive, investigate the cause and get things back up and running before the morning rush.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 20th March 2020)

One of the biggest events on the NYMR timetable is the annual War Weekend. The event, which sees the whole railway transformed into a nostalgic snapshot of wartime Britain, is hugely popular with steam enthusiasts, war re-enactors and others fascinated by days gone by. Coming towards the end of the railway’s season the event is vital to bring in much-needed funds to see it through the quiet winter months. For its 20th year, the railway has brought in a new attraction – a huge Second World War artillery gun. However, getting the monster gun into position proves a mission in itself.

Britain by Barge (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 20th March 2020)

Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Anne Diamond and Pete Waterman learn how canals evolved into places of leisure. Pete revisit one of his childhood haunts, Braunston Marina, to meet the owner who turned around its fortunes, while Jennie discovers canal camping, an activity holiday popular with children since the 1960s. The foursome head off from Braunston taking the Oxford canal towards Banbury, discovering that the Oxford is a very different canal to those experienced earlier. Built by James Brindley to be as cheap as possible, it slowly carries them south through farmland and past sleepy villages.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 07/01/2020

The Station: Trouble On The Tracks - 12-03-2020 - YouView appRace Across the World (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 8th March 2020)

Five pairs of competitors journey around the globe, carrying only limited cash and unable to get on a plane or use mobile phones and credit cards. In the first edition, the teams set off from Mexico City, hoping to reach the first of seven checkpoints – Copan Ruinas in Honduras. Each team adopts a different strategy, with married couple Jen and Rob quickly deciding on a route via Belize, but confusion on the Metro leads to a delay.

The Station: Trouble On The Tracks (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 12th March 2020)

Documentary following the staff of Network Rail, which operates the country’s railway tracks, focusing on Birmingham New Street station. Engineers battle the elements after extensive flooding, while beleaguered staff deal with stranded passengers demanding answers. Graffiti artist Banksy leaves Birmingham rail engineers a gift spray-painted on to one of the walls – all done under his usual veil of secrecy – and train manager Adam is faced with a passenger without a ticket.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 13th March 2020)

The August bank holiday coincides with a heatwave and in the old carriage kitchen, Sammie swelters with 100 meals to prepare and serve, while on the loco footplates the boiler kicks out an extra 1,000 degrees of heat. A trackside wall collapse threatens to stop the railway in its tracks, though a curious group of volunteers called the Wombles comes to the rescue, working through the night to get it fixed. Elsewhere, Piglet comes up with a money-spinner by sending one of the locos, little Engine 29, to another railway.

Britain by Barge (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:20pm | Friday 13th March 2020)

Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Anne Diamond and Pete Waterman head to Northamptonshire to navigate the mighty Grand Union Canal, at one time the busiest waterway on the network and the vital transport link between Birmingham and London. Travelling from north of Milton Keynes to the old canal port of Braunston, they celebrate the `boat people”, who once lived and worked on Britain’s canals, keen to uncover the secrets of this lost community. Travelling through a notoriously dark and deadly tunnel at Weedon Bec, they also visit a once secret arms store.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 29/02/2020

Britain by Barge - 06-03-2020 - YouView appTop Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 1st March 2020)

Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris put emergency vehicles to the test to see if the fire brigade, the police or the ambulance service has the fastest vehicles. Chris pays tribute to rally driver Colin McRae, Paddy puts the new BMW M8 through its paces, and comedian Tom Allen joins the team in the studio.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 4th March 2020)

Documentary telling the story of the unpaid volunteers who sacrifice their free time to staff more than two hundred RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK. In the final episode, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteers race to rescue two teenagers stuck in mud in Cleethorpes on the Humber estuary before the incoming tide overwhelms them. Elsewhere, a team in Devon help a crew of a yacht shipwrecked on a notorious sand bar, and a routine call to pick up a boat that has broken its moorings becomes a race to save a family of four.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Friday 6th March 2020)

The annual steam gala is held and this year, in a bid to generate as much cash as possible, the railway decides to put on a show with a record 15 locos coming from all over the country for a weekend steam spectacular. The star-studded line-up includes the iconic Union of South Africa. This engine, a sister to the Mallard, the fastest steam loco ever built, is due to be retired, so this will be one of the last opportunities to see it. However, Piglet is optimistic for a home win with the 9F, the last remaining example of one of the most powerful class of engines ever built in Britain.

Britain by Barge (Channel 5/HD | 8:30pm to 9:45pm | Friday 6th March 2020)

On the second part of the Scottish leg, Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Anne Diamond and Pete Waterman join the Glasgow and Edinburgh Union Canal, rising lock, stock and barge up the Falkirk wheel before heading east. Anne and Jennie encounter the ghost of William Burke – of Burke and Hare fame – as they travel through the Falkirk tunnel, which he helped build as an Irish navvy. Pete goes digging for industrial treasure at an old railway terminus and Bill gets to look down on the birds for once as the barges take to the air on the longest aqueduct in Scotland.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 22/02/2020

Saving Lives at Sea - 26-02-2020 - YouView appCall the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 23rd February 2020)

Sister Julienne decides it is time to take matters in hand when a letter arrives from the council saying that it will cut funding to Nonnatus House and no longer pay for the accommodation, and goes to see Violet at one of her open sessions as a local councillor. At clinic, Nurse Crane meets and cares for heavily pregnant Bonnie, who is not married but committed to the baby’s father Eddie, while Kevin’s dependency on pain relief is discovered by the team and Dr Turner and Miss Higgins must find a way to help him.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 23rd February 2020)

Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris take the latest sports cars from Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche on a Yorkshire road trip. Back on the track, Chris tests out Volkswagen’s ID-R electric racer. YouTube star KSI is the studio guest.

Fish Town (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 24th February 2020)

During a trip, there is a celebration on board Westro as apprentice Stephen West turns 20 and officially receives his skipper’s licence, while fishing boat Sardonyx is on the hunt for squid in the Moray Firth. In Peterhead, part-timer Arthur James McKenzie is following in his grandfather’s footsteps fishing for lobsters just 50 metres from shore.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 26th February 2020)

Documentary telling the story of the unpaid volunteers who sacrifice their free time to staff more than two hundred RNLI lifeboat stations across the UK. The volunteers race to the rescue of a shark attack victim, and two fishermen caught by the tide find themselves stranded in a rising sea. Elsewhere, two young boys are swept out to sea in a rip current.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 27th February 2020)

A blind actress is the only witness to her husband’s murder, but it remains to be seen whether she can really be trusted. Drama, starring Ralf Little, Aude Legastelois and Frances Tomelty.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 28th February 2020)

Paul Middleton, aka Piglet, and the team attempt to finish the restoration of a 9F locomotive that has taken more than 50 years, and also bring the monster King Edward IV engine to the branch line for its gala. It cost a small fortune to transport there, and Piglet doesn’t know if the huge engine will fit on the small branch line. Plus, the programme meets Beth, the railway’s first female loco driver, and follows Gill and Sammie on the Pullman dining train for their last afternoon tea service of the season.

Britain by Barge (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:20pm | Friday 28th February 2020)

Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Anne Diamond and Pete Waterman cross Scotland from the west coast to the east on its oldest canal, the Forth and Clyde. On their way, they learn about the role Clydesdale horses played on the waterway and find out how pleasure boats began to use the canal in the late-1800s, transporting people out of the city to the countryside on day trips.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 15/02/2020

Britain by Barge - 21-02-2020 - YouView appCall the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th February 2020)

After performing an excellent forceps delivery in final supervision, Dr McNulty’s next patient is a woman whose husband is a drunk and abusive towards her. At the clinic, the team finally receives the long-awaited incubator for the maternity home, while Trixie is keen to support new patient Marion, who has a rare form of retinitis pigmentosa that has left her blind.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th February 2020)

Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff tackle the Baja 1000t off-road race. On the test track, a showdown is held between a Renault hot hatch, a Porsche sports car and an old Lamborghini. Guests Laurence and Emilia Fox drop in to the studio.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th February 2020)

Rob Bell heads to the industrial heartlands of north-east England, beginning on Wearside, where he learns about the world’s first railway designed for steam locomotives. Rob also visits the ‘living’ museum at Beamish and rides a railway from George Stephenson’s day, following an old line into Hartlepool, where a medieval port was turned into a mega-centre of coal, rail and shipping in just one generation.

Fish Town (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 17th February 2020)

Davie Milne skippers trawler Faithlie to Norwegian waters to trial a new style of fishing net, and it doesn’t take long for first mate Jakey and the rest of the crew to get to grips with the new technology. In the waters off Orkney, Iain Harcus is aiming for high-value white fish on his boat Aalskere, while back in Peterhead a new scheme is under way to provide the vital skills needed to work in the fishing industry.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 20th February 2020)

The owner of a hair salon is killed in front of her family, leaving DI Neville Parker and his team stumped when it turns out no one actually saw what happened. Ralf Little stars as the British detective, with Aude Legastelois-Bidé, Tobi Bakare and Shyko Amos.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 21st February 2020)

The return of the behind-the-scenes look at the North York Moors Railway. Piglet’s been promoted, but seems to spend more time in his overalls than behind his desk as he grapples with an old American war-horse, the S160 Omaha. Elsewhere on the railway, lovable ticket inspector Bert Blower has a new trainee, and `king of the carriages” Kieran awaits a Flying Scotsman carriage returning to the railway after being vandalised two years earlier. Plus, there are antics from trainee driver Phil and budget-conscious big boss Chris.

Britain by Barge (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 21st February 2020)

Travelling along the Leeds and Liverpool canal, Bill Oddie, Jennie Bond, Anne Diamond and Pete Waterman eventually leave Yorkshire behind them and head into Lancashire. Pete and Anne discover a Polish war memorial and learn about the role canals played in the Second World War. Bill goes in search of an elusive kingfisher, while Jennie walks in Charlotte Brontë’s footsteps. Later, Anne samples a Fat Rascal, Pete tries to turn Bill into a steam engine nut and the entire quartet disappear into the dripping darkness of Foulridge Tunnel, where they find out about a famous cow who once swam it.

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 15/06/2019

Britain’s Most Historic Towns (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Saturday 15th June 2019)

Alice Roberts visits Canterbury to explore the Plantagenet era, when the powerful house held the throne between 1154 and 1485. She discovers the secrets of the city’s cathedral, a centre of ecclesiastical power and also the site of the shocking murder of Thomas Becket. She also discovers the lasting impact of the Black Death and joins a modern-day pilgrimage in medieval garb. Aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson provides a bird’s-eye view of how the religious institutions of the era still dominate the city’s topography.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th June 2019)

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness take over as the latest hosting team of the motoring show. Their first episode takes them to Ethiopia, where they test cars to see how they can endure in the searing heat. Back at the track, Chris puts the Ferrari 488 Pista and McLaren 600LT through their paces.

Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th June 2019)

Part two of two. Timothy West and Prunella Scales’ final journey takes them through Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and across the border into Cambodia. They visit the capital city of Phenom Penh, and conclude their travels at Angkor Wat, an ancient temple built by the clever use of canals.

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 17th June 2019)

The concluding part of the documentary looks at how Margaret Thatcher’s leadership style and the issues of Europe and the poll tax split her cabinet and created public anger, leading to her downfall. Protests against the poll tax resulted in violence in central London, but more damagingly there was widespread disenchantment in Tory strongholds across the country. Fractures emerge with senior cabinet colleagues, worsened by her European policy and Geoffrey Howe’s resignation leads to a leadership challenge.

The Thames: Britain’s Great River with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 18th June 2019)

Reaching central London, the actor and presenter boards an industrial working ship on the Thames, learning it is a route not without risks as ships must squeeze under bridges at high tide and avoid running aground at low tide. At the Chelsea embankment, Tony explores the Physic Gardens where early botanical remedies were created from exotic plants brought in by river from all over the world. On the south bank, he goes mudlarking, scouring the shore at low tide for objects discarded by revellers past, before getting a bird’s-eye-view of the river from the Shard. Tony’s final stop is Tower Bridge.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 21st June 2019)

Under pressure to bring in extra revenue now that the somewhat challenging season is nearing its end, the North York Moors Railway team decides to put on a special `curry train” night together with a massive bash for Halloween. Visitors and staff alike put in the effort to make it a night to remember, though proceedings are threatened when the lights in the carriages suddenly stop working. The Bishop of Wakefield comes to bless Eric Treacy, an engine that has been through a £500,000 overhaul taking over two years.

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/05/2019

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard  - 31-04-2019 - YouView appThatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th May 2019)

A look at Margaret Thatcher’s early period as prime minister, when she had to deal with divisions in the cabinet as well as an economy in deep trouble.

The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th May 2019)

Historical series exploring how Britain, and Liverpool in particular, was bombarded for eight days in May 1941, through the stories of people caught up in the events. Michael Buerk, Angellica Bell and Rob Bell follow Margaret Johnson, a mother of six whose children could not be evacuated from the city. Mary Lawson, was a promising film star who was in Liverpool when the raids began. And they assess Churchill’s morale-boosting tour of bombed Britain.

The Great Flood of London (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 28th May 2019)

Documentary series about the battle against climate change. For decades, London trusted that its sophisticated Thames Barrier would keep it safe from water. But as sea levels rise and rainfall increases, London’s sleeping giant is facing new threats.

The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 28th May 2019)

Historical series exploring eight days in Liverpool in May 1941 through the stories of people caught up in the events. Matron Gertrude Riding and Dr Leonard Findlay ran a hospital with a busy maternity ward and were right in the midst of the target zone. In the docks, Captain Howard Kinley’s bomb-laden ship caught fire, and 350 tonnes of high explosive went up.

The Blitz: Britain on Fire (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 29th May 2019)

Historical series exploring eight days in Liverpool in May 1941 through the stories of people caught up in the events. Mary Lawson’s rash decision to stay above ground during the bombing had serious consequences, but the city ultimately emerged from this terrible time wounded but not defeated.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 31st May 2019)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. For the annual Gala Festival, the NYMR plans to swap their precious Q6 engine with another from the Severn Valley, but there is a crack in the engine box and no-one to fix it on short notice.

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

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 18/05/2019

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard - 24-05-2019 - YouView appA Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Heath (BBC 1/HD | 10:30pm to 11:10pm | Sunday 19th May 2019)

The Duke of Cambridge, Gareth Southgate, Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry, Danny Rose and Jermaine Jenas discuss the importance of talking about men’s mental health.

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 20th May 2019)

The rise and downfall of Margaret Thatcher, as told by members of her inner circle, who reveal how a political outsider won power and came to dominate the 1980s.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 24th May 2019)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Head boilersmith Mark and his fiancee Emma choose their beloved B1 steam train to lead their wedding, but not everything goes to plan.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/03/2018

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th March 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. The team must rally to prepare for Sister Monica Joan’s birthday. Meanwhile, the closing of a nearby maternity home brings an influx of expectant mothers to the Nonnatus midwives.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 11th March 2018)

There is a Japanese flavour to this week’s show, as Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris buy second-hand sports cars at auction for a big road trip across Honshu, while Rory has one night to discover the weirdest car culture Tokyo has to offer. Out on track, Chris compares the Honda Civic Type R and Lexus LC500.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th March 2018)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan explores a French Renaissance-style chateau in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside which was a magnet for the great and the good of the 19th century. Clive Aslet visits Flint House, a striking example of modern architecture, on the same estate. Oz Clarke watches the restoration of a precious Dubois lacquer desk, and Alison Hammond visits Polesden Lacey.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th March 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Perez must reassess the investigation in the aftermath of the attack. The MIT arrives on Shetland and sets its sights on Malone. Meanwhile, Tosh begins to have doubts about Lars.

Wild Britain (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 13th March 2018)

Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. Britain’s forests contain majestic trees, some of them thousands of years old. Behind the leafy veil, there are booming populations of previously rare wild boar and goshawks.

The Battle for Scotland’s Countryside (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 14th March 2018)

Documentary in which actor David Hayman presents a personal view of the battle for access to Scotland’s countryside, revealing how this conflict has shaped the physical and cultural landscape of the country. He meets landowners, gamekeepers and hill walkers to discover how ordinary Scots have come to claim their right to roam over their country’s mountains and glens, starting with Victorian rebels who dared to march across private grouse moors and progressing on to the 1930s, when thousands of urban Scots streamed out of the cities and into the hills. Finally, he discovers the present-day controversies that may threaten Scotland’s internationally renowned and hard-fought right to roam laws.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. Boabby is persuaded to have a lock-in at The Clansman to mark the passing of Craiglang’s much-respected undertaker, so the regulars enjoy outdoing each other with stories of the most famous person they have ever met, dead or alive. After news spreads that a creepy new undertaker, Sheathing, has moved into Craiglang, nobody quite knows what to make of him. Isa, who has heard the stories, spreads the fear amongst the residents that he’s the grim reaper. Jack decides to figure out who this mysterious new undertaker really is. But when Isa turns up at Victor’s door in a complete panic and Sheathing appears unannounced, Jack and Victor have no option but to take matters into their own hands.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th March 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its 50th anniversary. The busy summer season is looming and the steam engines are old, so there’s always something to fix. The only chance of getting through the summer is if they complete the overhaul of Repton, a 1934 Schools class engine.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 03/03/2018

Still not listing anything to do with Channel 4, till they put Channel 4 HD back on Freesat.

Cycling: World Track Championships (BBC 1/HD | 2:45pm to 4:30pm | Saturday 3rd March 2018)

Jill Douglas presents highlights from the UCI World Track Championships in the Netherlands, with Sir Chris Hoy providing expert analysis. These championships see British stars Jason and Laura Kenny return to elite competition. Four-time Olympic champion Laura is back in action just six months after giving birth to the couple’s first child, while Jason – a six-time Olympic gold medallist – has reversed a private decision to retire after the Rio Games in 2016. Commentary is by Simon Brotherton and Chris Boardman.

Call the Midwife (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th March 2018)

Drama about a group of midwives in 1960s London. Dr Turner gets involved with a troubled young man, and Lucille makes new friends. Meanwhile, Barbara lies ill in hospital.

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th March 2018)

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris head into the Californian woods to test off-road toys and hunt for Big Foot. Rory Reid invents the sport of reverse camera racing, while Chris tests the new McLaren 720S. Lee Mack is this week’s studio guest.

The Flying Scotsman (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th March 2018)

Documentary presented by Rob Bell, charting the story of the world’s most famous steam locomotive. With steam on its way out, it fell to enthusiast Alan Pegler to save the mighty Scotsman, but his ambitions saw her stranded stateside. Three owners later, it was revamped by the National Railway Museum in the 00s.

Rocky Mountain Railroad (Quest | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 5th March 2018)

Canadian Pacific freight crews tackle one of their most challenging loads. The team attempt to haul a 210-tonne reactor on an epic cross country journey.

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Documentary series. Alan Titchmarsh reveals the history, human stories and the hidden treasures of Britain’s historical estates. Alan visits Stowe in Buckinghamshire, the most magnificent landscape garden of late 18th-century Britain and the site of a well-known public school. Pete Waterman discovers the link between Stowe and the Beatles, Dan Jones abseils down Lord Cobham’s Pillar at Stowe and Suzannah Lipscomb visits a Norfolk stone masonry to help re-create some of Stowe’s iconic statues.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Crime drama set on the remote Scottish islands. Ignoring Secret Service warnings, Perez and Tosh track down Mathias Soderland. Back on Shetland, a beach memorial service is held for Sally McColl.

Wild Britain with Ray Mears (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 6th March 2018)

Wildlife series revealing the hidden lives of both the familiar and more unusual animals with which we share our island home. Only the hardiest of beasts survive in Britain’s mountains and uplands, including the golden eagle and its prey the mountain hare, plus 400,000 red deer, the flamboyant black grouse, and sheep who have grazed for centuries.

Still Game (BBC 1/HD | 9:30pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 8th March 2018)

Comedy series in which lifelong friends cope with everything modern life has to throw at them. In this first episode of a new series, Winston appeals to his friends for help, as asbestos is forcing him out of his flat for a while but, with nobody keen to take him in, he has to find an alternative arrangement. Meanwhile, Isa’s birthday is coming up and she is on a mission to find out who is throwing her a surprise party.

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th March 2018)

Documentary series going behind the scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its 50th anniversary. Marketing Manager Laura targets teachers in the hope they’ll return with their classes, Chris reveals how some of the bridges are in desperate need of repair, and Piglet has a race against time to fix an engine which Laura wants to be on display when the Tour de Yorkshire whizzes by.

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

%d bloggers like this: