Tag: Weatherman Walking

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 25/04/2020

The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys - 01/05/2020 BT TV appRace Across the World (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 26th April 2020)

The teams embark on the final leg of their journey, heading off on the 4,800 kilometre trek to the finish line in Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southerly city in the world. However, as they prepare to leave the last checkpoint, one of the teams reveals that they have run out of money and will not be completing the challenge. The three remaining pairs rely on different tactics to get ahead, benefiting from risky gambles, lucky opportunities and the kindness of strangers.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 28th April 2020)

Tim Dunn explores the disused tube station Down Street in Mayfair, that played a crucial tactical role during the Second World War, and tours Rotterdam’s new Centraal station with the man who designed it.

Weatherman Walking (BBC 1 Wales/HD & BBC iPlayer only| 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Friday 1st May 2020)

Derek Brockway is in fine voice when he kicks off his walk in Cardigan, home of the first Eisteddfod. After visiting the castle, lovingly restored by locals, he learns about the dying `art” of Seine net fishing before climbing the famous mount at Mwnt. He also gets to feed an alpaca and take tea with the Women’s Institute at his final destination, Aberporth – where he meets a fellow meteorologist, 98-year-old Joan.

The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 1st May 2020)

A trip beginning in Inverness and soon passing Culloden, the site of the last pitched battle on British soil. It then enters the Cairngorms National Park, home to some of Europe’s finest landscapes as well as valleys steeped in Gaelic folklore. The park’s station at Aviemore is home to the Strathspey Railway, where Victorian steam locomotives come to life. There is then a climb to the highest point on Britain’s railway network before the train winds its way through Fife. Eventually the route crosses the Forth Bridge before arriving in Scottish capital Edinburgh, admired for its architecture and annual arts festival. Narrated by Bill Nighy.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 18/04/2020

Race Across the World - 19-04-2020 - BT TV appRace Across the World (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 19th April 2020)

After a frantic race to make it to Ilha Grande, the teams set off for the next checkpoint in Mendoza, Western Argentina, but as the race enters its final phase, the depleted budgets begin to take their toll on the competitors. Emon and Jamiul are the first to set off, but disagree about the best route to take. Jen and Rob are the team with the most money remaining, but also have clashing priorities over how best to proceed. Jo and Sam look for jobs that include bed and board to save their money, while Dom and Lizzie hitch a ride and receive an unexpected invitation.

One Night in the Museum (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:45pm Wednesday 22nd April 2020)

With no adults around to supervise them, three groups of children from different primary schools visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds at night.

Weatherman Walking (BBC 1 Wales/HD & BBC iPlayer only| 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Friday 24th April 2020)

Derek Brockway climbs the Nash Point lighthouse, a place he used to visit as a child. His coastal walk takes him along the `Jurassic” Glamorgan coastline. On the way he goes fossil hunting, searches for an elusive chough and learns the story of a pregnancy-testing frog. He begins his walk at St Donat’s Castle, once owned by newspaper magnate Sir Randolph Hearst, which became a party palace for the rich and famous, then heads for Dunraven Bay.

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 24th April 2020)

Rob Bell explores the Waverley Route, which ran south from Edinburgh for 100 miles through the Scottish Borders to Carlisle, connecting with what is now known as the West Coast Main Line. After years of campaigning, the first stage of Rob’s journey is aboard the new Borders Railway, the longest railway to open in over a century. It follows part of the old Waverley Route, making fine use of the 170-year-old, 23-arch Newbattle Viaduct. Rob also pays a visit to one of Hawick’s surviving cashmere factories and discovers a First World War prisoner of war camp served by the railway.

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 24th April 2020)

The actor enjoys a 10,000km journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway, a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East. In Khabarovsk, Tony is met by the extraordinary sight of the River Amur, frozen solid. He’s invited to warm up over dinner with a group of locals who offer him a taste of their home-brewed vodka. Tony then re-joins the rails, learning about how Russia has changed since the days of communism. Further stops on his tour are Yekaterinburg, in the foothills of the Ural Mountains and Red Square in Moscow, before he heads west towards Finland’s capital city, Helsinki.

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