Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th May 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **
Sister Julienne is concerned when a toddler displays troubling symptoms, while an overly protective mother struggles to cope with her daughter’s teenage pregnancy and is insistent on keeping it low key, much to the frustration of new Pupil Midwife Nancy.
Titanic: Into the Heart of the Wreck (Channel 4/HD | 7:30pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th May 2021)
Capturing the underwater odyssey of the greatest Titanic expeditions and the evolution of the most scrutinised shipwreck in the world. From the epic discovery of the wreck by a French-American team in 1985 to the exploratory missions led by James Cameron, who managed to light the wreck scene like a Hollywood film set and venture inside the ship thanks to remote-controlled robots, this documentary captures the unequalled thrill of those extreme dives.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 17th May 2021)
Michael Portillo takes a trip in a Second World War Spitfire above Biggin Hill aerodrome, and takes the train to East Grinstead on the trail of Winnie the Pooh. He also visits Plaw Hatch Farm, 200 acres of community-owned farmland that operates biodynamically according to principles first laid out in the 1920s.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 18th May 2021)
Michael Portillo arrives in Hassocks and makes his way to the beautiful Sussex village of Ditchling, where a Roman Catholic community of artists once made their home. Next, he visits the seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea, before the Kent and East Sussex heritage railway conveys Michael from Bodiam Castle through the scenic Rother Valley to Tenterden, and finally arrives in the village of Benenden.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 19th May 2021)
Michael Portillo follows his 1930s Bradshaw’s guide to the unspoilt East Sussex port of Rye, where he learns about the loss of a generation of lifeboatmen in 1928. On the beaches at Rye, Michael explores one of 28,000 pillboxes constructed around the British coastline during the Second World War, before boarding the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway to Dungeness.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 20th May 2021)
From the Kent Cinque Port of Deal, Michael Portillo heads to Walmer Castle, home during the 1920s to Lord Beauchamp, whose openly homosexual lifestyle led to his exile from the country. And in Margate, Michael discovers the connection to TS Eliot.
Great British Railway Journeys (BBC2 /HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 21st May 2021)
Michael Portillo reaches the Kent seaside resort of Herne Bay, where he learns about a pioneering aviatrix who began her working life as a typist in Hull. In the seaside town of Whitstable, he tucks into its famous staple, oysters. Michael later crosses the North Downs to Lenham, and visits Leeds Castle.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.