Apr 152017
 

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 7:20pm to 8:10pm | Saturday 15th April 2017)

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill, and a chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a terrifying chase across time and space. Bill’s mind is opened to a universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined. But who is the Doctor, and what is his secret mission on Earth?

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pn to 9:00pm | Sunday 16th April 2017)

Matt LeBlanc gets to grips with the fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG GT R supercar. Elsewhere, Chris Harris and Rory Reid journey across Cuba in a pair of second-hand sports cars, while comedian Ross Noble takes to the Top Gear track in the Reasonably Fast Car.

Inside the Tube: Going Underground (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 17th April 2017)

London’s Metropolitan Line was the world’s first underground railway, and is still used by 70 million passengers each year. Rob Bell discovers how the capital’s overcrowding problem was the necessity that prompted this hitherto unthinkable transport innovation.

Me and My Dog (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 19th April 2017)

Chris Packham hosts a physical and mental competition in the Lake District, where eight owners and their dogs compete together in a series of challenges, all in a bid to make it to the grand final. This episode’s challenges are all designed to test the owners’ ability to immerse themselves in their dog’s world.

Mind Over Marathon (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 20th April 2017)

Two-part film in which a group of ten unlikely runners living with different mental health issues are brought together by Nick Knowles to train for the ultimate test – the 2017 London Marathon. The group come from all over the country to meet for the first time at a training camp. Among the runners is Rhian, a mum-of-three who lost her one-year-old son to pneumonia and five days later lost her husband as well. She struggles with PTSD and anxiety and can’t run on her own when she starts this process. Shereece had postpartum after the birth of her first child and struggles with depression and panic attacks, and persuading her family that mental health problems are a real illness. Brighton barman Jake has struggled with depression, but wants to try running as a way to help cope with his illness. The episode follows them up to the point of getting ready for the challenge of running their first 10k race – an important milestone if they are to make the marathon starting line.

Dial “B” for Britain: The Story of the Landline (BBC 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 20th April 2017)

Timeshift journeys back to the age of the landline – a distant era when phones weren’t pocket-sized wireless devices, but bulky objects wired into our homes and workplaces. Over the course of 100 years, a communications network was rolled out to join up Britain, bringing commercial and social change in its wake. Yet despite ongoing technical innovation, the phone service often struggled to meet demand. From the speaking clock to the Trimphone, the first public call boxes to the Post Office Tower, this is the story of how Britain got connected, told by the operators and engineers themselves, and featuring rarely seen archive footage.

Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast (Chnanel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 21st April 2017)

Tony Robinson explores the 200-mile coast-to-coast walking trail made famous by Alfred Wainwright. En route to Robin Hood’s Bay, his final destination on the North Yorkshire coast, Tony meets people who are determined to keep the local industries alive, including a steam railway. He also visits RAF Fylingdales, a family-run bakery and the area’s last shipyard in Whitby, and enjoys a day of whale-watching.

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

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe examine the biggest, most entertaining news stories via the #isitok Twitter hashtag, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. In this edition, Alan Carr and Tinie Tempah help the team to dissect the week’s events.

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

Apr 082017
 

Inside the Tube: Going Underground (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 10th April 2017)

Engineer Rob Bell unearths the history of the Central Line, learning that Bank’s platforms are curved to avoid the Bank of England’s gold vaults, and he investigates the most tragic night in the Tube’s history.

Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 11th April 2017)

Winter is slowly setting in, and for the grey seals at Ravenscar Beach it is time to give birth. Elsewhere, migrating short eared owls arrive hungry, but competition is tight. Roe deer must fend off the cold, but for salmon at the end of their odyssey, the chill means the time has come to spawn.

Me and My Dog (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 12th April 2017)

Chris Packham hosts a physical and mental competition in the Lake District, where eight owners and their dogs compete together in a series of challenges, all in a bid to make it to the grand final. Programme two’s challenges are all designed to test the levels of trust between the owners and their dogs.

Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 14th April 2017)

Hands-on history travelogue about the 200-mile coast-to-coast walking trail made famous by Alfred Wainwright. Tony Robinson reaches the North Yorkshire Moors, visiting the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and the orchards of Ampleforth Abbey. He also goes up in a glider, rides on a giant combine harvester, revives his woodworking skills, meets an enterprising food expert and a sawmill boss, and learns about the campaigning movement that led to the creation of the National Parks.

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

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.

Apr 012017
 

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 2nd April 2017)

Motoring magazine, including road tests, news and features. Matt LeBlanc is the first to test America’s explosive new supercar, the Ford GT. Presenters Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz go head to head in one of motorsport’s toughest events – a buggy race across the wild Californian desert.

Inside the Tube: Going Underground (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 3rd April 2017)

Rob Bell explores the hidden history of how the London metro was built. The Northern Line was the world’s first deep Tube line, running 36 miles and connecting the north and south of the Thames. Rob reveals the obstacles encountered and the innovations pioneered by the Victorian engineers who built it.

Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 4th April 2017)

Autumn is on hold as summer continues, with unexpectedly balmy conditions throwing a life line to the roe deer as they prepare for the winter ahead. For other animals, mating season has arrived, making for a dangerous and testosterone-fuelled time at Ravenscar Beach.

Me and My Dog (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Wednesday 5th April 2017)

Chris Packham hosts a physical and mental competition in the Lake District, where eight owners and their dogs compete together in a series of challenges, all in a bid to make it to the grand final. Only one pair can win but experts are on hand to help them all unlock the full potential of their partnerships. Chris unveils the science behind the incredible bond between human and dog. Challenges in this episode are designed to test communication skills between human and canine. The eight pairs are split into two groups, the reds and the yellows. The reds must encourage dogs through a series of gates using three key modes of communication. For the yellows, it’s an uphill scramble through fast-flowing water. The ultimate test of communication is a tethered biking challenge. Some realise they’ve got a lot to learn, but for others it’s a joy to be racing side by side with their canine companions.

Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 7th April 2017)

Hands-on history travelogue about the 200-mile coast-to-coast walking trail made famous by Alfred Wainwright. Tony reaches the Yorkshire Dales, where he visits Wensleydale cheese manufacturers, a calf auction, Asgarth Falls, joins in the rehearsals of a traditional brass band, samples an award-winning honey, meets a retired major who has turned a disused army training ground into a wildlife haven and takes a tour around the Jacobean stately home of Kiplin Hall.

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

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. 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. In this edition, Ed Miliband joins the team to dissect the week’s events.

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

Mar 252017
 

Top Gear (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th March 2017)

Chris Harris and the £2m Bugatti Chiron attempt to cross the Arabian peninsula faster than Matt LeBlanc and a roster of money-no-object transport solutions. Back in Britain, Rory Reid constructs a life-size arcade game to test the Renault Twingo GT and its city car rivals, while rap star Tinie Tempah tackles the Top Gear track in the Reasonably Fast Toyota GT86.

Rivers with Jeremy Paxman (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th March 2017)

Devoted fisherman Jeremy Paxman travels along four of the great rivers of Britain, meeting the people who make them what they are, unearthing their history and traditions, and exploring their wildlife. Jeremy travels from the Thames’s elusive source in Gloucestershire to its bleak but epic end in the Kent and Essex marshes. In spite of its fame, there’s a lot to the Thames that people don’t know. It’s always been a working river, where people from Domesday millers to Victorian cockneys and modern engineers have made their living. So Jeremy meets the people who manage the floods, maintain the bridges, control the locks and deal with the sewage, with the odd stop along the way for entertainment.

Inside King’s Cross: The Railway (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 27th March 2017)

Christmas holiday plans are knocked off course when a person is hit by a train near Doncaster, Christmas Eve heralds the start of an ambitious programme of engineering works and train guard Matt shares some stories about his family’s long association with the railways.

Britain’s Busiest Motorway (itv/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 28th March 2017)

Documentary series which goes behind the scenes and on the roads with the characters who work on one of the most famous and busiest motorways in Britain – the M25. After dark, the M25 takes on a very different atmosphere. As the speed of traffic goes up the visibility goes down, making the motorway a more dangerous place. As traffic officers Andy and Keith clock on for the late shift, reports come in of a cupboard on the carriageway. Last year, there were more than 2,000 call outs regarding items in the road, which can pose an obvious risk to drivers. Back in the control room, Emily spots some unusual visitors at Junction 23 – loose horses on the motorway, which are causing chaos. Loose horses are often a problem on the network and Emily is concerned for the safety of one of her night-time maintenance teams. Meanwhile, at junction 10, a bridge joint is being replaced and the engineers are in a race against time to get the job done before the sun rises.

Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 28th March 2017)

High up in Malham Cove, two 40-day-old peregrines must learn how to fly, while south of the North York Moors National Park, a pair of grebes carry their youngsters around on their backs. Facing unseasonably cold weather, times are tough for the roe deer of Malham Tarn.

Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 31st March 2017)

Hands-on history travelogue. In the Eden Valley, Tony makes a dramatic ascent to limestone paved Asby Scar, the last evidence of a 300 million-year-old tropical sea. He also finds out why border collies make perfect sheepdogs, before reflecting upon the huge drystone cairns at Nine Standards Rigg.

The Last Leg (Channel 4/HD | 10:00pm to 11:10pm | Friday 31st March 2017)

The award-winning satirical comedy continues. 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. In this week’s show stars of the new West End play The Philanthropist, Lily Cole, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal are live in the studio to help 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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