Tag: Villages by the Sea

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 11/12/2021

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 12th December 2021)

Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris set out to find interesting old cars for new drivers, then put them to the test on a road trip through Devon and Cornwall. Chris also drives the original supercar, Lamborghini’s legendary Miura.

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Sunday 12th December 2021)

Crowds heading to the TRNSMT music festival hit the concourse and one young staff member with a new customer service supervisory role is thrown in at the deep end. Meanwhile, tour guide Jackie and the maintenance team investigate a watery mystery in the station’s basements, and author Judith Vallely tells the story of how Suffragettes descended on Central Station in 1914 to trying to stop their leader Emmeline Pankhurst being sent back to London – and jail.

Villages by the Sea (BBC 2/HD | 7:00pm to 7:30pm | Monday 13th December 2021)

Archaeologist Ben Robinson visits Alnmouth, Northumberland, which was founded in the mid-12th century after the barons of nearby Alnwick obtained a charter from King John to build a new village. It had a market and a small port and the village flourished – so much so that by the mid-1700s, Alnmouth’s grain export started to play an integral role in feeding the growing English population.

Great British Landmark Fixers (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 13th December 2021)

Salt water and iron don’t mix and Southend Pier, built back in 1888, has seen better days. Now a team of specialists are working hard to prevent it falling into the sea.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 13th December 2021)

The Scalextric team attempt to tap into the brand’s glory years, the 1980s, and devise a plan to create a model of a classic supercar, the Lamborghini Countach.

The Thames By Night (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 17th December 2021)

The presenter is on the West London stretch of the Thames, and here he discovers how night-shift workers contend with the river’s tides. Tony joins the fire service based at Lambeth, who deal with emergencies on the river, as they practice rescuing a body from the freezing waters in the pitch black.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 27/11/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:25pm to 7:20pm | Sunday 28th November 2021)

Time-travelling adventures, following the exploits of the Doctor.

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 28th November 2021)

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness set out on an expedition across Iceland, with the help of some temperamental old British cars. Back in the UK, Freddie gets his hands on America’s latest sports car, the new Chevrolet Corvette.

The Lakes with Simon Reeve (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 28th November 2021)

The adventurer explores the wild and rugged coast of Cumbria and learns how central the county is to many of the challenges facing Britain. He visits Sellafield, which is home to hundreds of ageing and disused nuclear facilities and meets people tasked with clearing and securing more than half a century of Britain’s nuclear waste.

Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Sunday 28th November 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The engineering team races to erect a huge new structure, while ecologist Helen monitors how the work is affecting local wildlife such as bats and beavers. Tour guide Paul takes his father-in-law Joe on a trip down memory lane to explore the history of Glasgow’s tram network.

Villages by the Sea (BBC 2/HD | 7:00pm to 7:30pm | Monday 29th November 2021)

Archaeologist Ben Robinson explores the history of Charlestown in Cornwall, revealing how the villages’s namesake Charles Rashleigh transformed the local trade and commerce from fishing and distribution of pilchards, to minerals exported by a hand-built port with pioneering technology. Ben looks at how Charles commissioned renowned engineer John Smeaton to create man-made lakes and hand-dug ponds, and explores their impact on the village’s prosperity.

Winter Walks (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 29th November 2021)

Amanda Owen crosses hills and fields through Wensleydale and Raydale, taking ancient routes first made by the Romans and exchanging notes with fellow sheep farmers. Crossing over the dale, she drops down to Semer Water, ending her walk on the pebble banks.

Great British Landmark Fixers (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 29th November 2021)

The team build a Protection Deck and more then 300km of scaffolding cover the Edinburgh North Bridge, encasing it in an exoskeleton of constantly changing steel.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 29th November 2021)

Young designer Tom has his work cut out creating a new model of the record-breaking British jet the Vampire with its unusal space age look.

Winter Walks (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Tuesday 30th November 2021)

Alastair Campbell treks across the snow-covered hillsides of Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales. Starting at a waterfall above the market town of Settle, the political veteran descends into town, meeting local residents who are also out braving the weather. Along the way, Alastair talks about his mental health and how time in this space can help him focus

Winter Walks (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 1st December 2021)

The Rev Kate Bottley treks across the snow-dusted landscape of Wensleydale and Coverdale, setting off as the sun rises over the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey. She walks along the banks of the river Cover and into the dale of the same name, along the way reflecting on her faith and relationships, before ending her journey at Middleham Castle, the ruined fortress that was a childhood home of Richard III.

Winter Walks (BBC 4/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Thursday 2nd December 2021)

Broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake explores coast and countryside around the Cumbria and Lancashire border, and finds local characters, breathtaking views and moments of serenity along the way. Starting in the town of Arnside and looking out over the mudflats of Morecambe Bay, Nihal heads south with just his 360-degree camera for company. Along the way, he passes Arnside Tower and crosses the border into Lancashire. Views from the top of Arnside Knott and from hidden coves on the Silverdale coast showcase the beauty of this corner of the country, as he `declutters” his mind and reflects on the importance of solitude.

Scotland’s Best Dog (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Thursday 2nd December 2021)

Along with their proud humans, Darcey, Nodens and Ro are tested on three key challenges – Recall, Agility and Bond – before the Scotland’s Best Dog judges, Kaye Adams, animal behaviourist River McDonald and Scottish SPCA veteran and dog trainer, Alan Grant.

The Thames By Night (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 3rd December 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The latest leg of the presenter’s journey begins in Greenwich, with behind-the-scenes access to the Royal Observatory on the banks of the Thames. Tony discovers the vital role the observatory played in helping sailors navigate the globe. And he has a unique opportunity to view the planet Mars as the Victorians would have seen it – through Britain’s largest refracting telescope.

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

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