Apr 202019
 

Undiscovered Worlds with Steve Backshall (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 21st April 2019)

The naturalist explores some of the world’s most dangerous environments, beginning with a journey to the Arctic, kayaking across the world’s largest fjord.

World’s Busiest Train Stations (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd April 2019)

Documentary series exploring some of the busiest transport hubs in the world. Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street station is not just the busiest and oldest in Australia, but the whole of the southern hemisphere.

Devon and Cornwall (more 4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 22nd April 2019)

New and first on More4: In Brixham, South Devon, trawlerman Dave Driver sets out to sea on his boat in search of cuttlefish. Sea fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in Britain. Dave and his crew travel out 25 miles from the shore for an 18-hour shift. On the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, Mark and Isobelle Delbridge, one of Cornwall’s youngest tenant farming couples, are determined to make a success of their new dairy farm. They are keeping things traditional and their hand-delivered bottle milk is growing in popularity. On the northern reaches of Dartmoor National Park, horseback farmers Crispin Alford, his wife Diana and son Steve are preparing to sell their hill ponies. And back in Brixham, there’s a visit to a guillemot colony.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 24th April 2019)

Jamie Crawford takes to the skies using aerial images to discover how people in Scotland have lived off the land over the centuries.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 25th April 2019)

In an epic self-build project five years in the making, Kevin McCloud follows ten pioneers as they construct neighbouring homes to create an entire street. Twenty-five-year-olds Chris and Roxie take a risk building their first home together using an untested flatpack construction system which sees 380 plywood boxes bolted together. It proves repetitive work, especially painting the hundreds of wooden cladding units, and the stress and strain of the project threatens the young couple’s relationship. Peter and Anita and their two teenagers live locally, but have outgrown their current house. Father and son hope to bond while building a dream family home with space for all. But the process isn’t all plain sailing.

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

Apr 132019
 

World’s Busiest Train Stations (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 15th April 2019)

Documentary series exploring some of the busiest transport hubs in the world. A million daily passengers and no ticket barriers makes spotting far evaders difficult in Calcutta. Meanwhile a hundred street kids live right on the platforms.

Devon and Cornwall (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 15th April 2019)

and first on More4: On the serene waterways of Mylor Creek, south Cornwall, lifelong friends and mariners Jess Harris and Charlotte Whyte welcome diners aboard their custom-built floating restaurant. It’s opening week following months of planning and hard graft. Diver and conservationist Rob Thompson leads a team of volunteers to sweep up the man-made rubbish in the coves around Lansallos. On the southern edge of Dartmoor, sheep farmers Jess and Russell Steer prepare for their first trip to Devon’s historic Widecombe fair. Near Exmoor, farmer Cyril Cole is determined to give back to the land he once farmed.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 17th April 2019)

Jamie Crawford takes to the skies to explore Scotland’s cities, coasts and countryside, using aerial images to uncover fascinating stories from Scotland’s past.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 18th April 2019)

Kevin McCloud follows 10 pioneering households hoping to build new homes, and a brand-new street, as part of Britain’s most extensive self-build project. In this episode, Paul and Blanka and their two children attempt to construct an eco-home. Paul puts his career as a human rights lawyer on hold to build an ambitious three bed sustainable home, using natural, chemical-free materials, and for no more than a £160,000 – including the price of the plot. However, the project ends up costing the family more than they bargained for, and not just financially.

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

Apr 062019
 

Race Across the World (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Saturday 6th April 2019)

The four remaining teams travel through Cambodia and Vietnam. Darron and Alex are 24 hours ahead of the others, and take a detour into the jungle to work with elephants.

Race Across the World (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 7th April 2019)

The teams face the final leg of their journey, travelling 1500 miles down the Malaysian Peninsula. However, seven weeks on the road is starting to take its toll.

Off the Tracks: Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th April 2019)

Music festival goers descend on Glasgow, a street art mystery is revealed, and the oldest and youngest train cleaners on the station set to work.

World’s Busiest Train Stations (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th April 2019)

Documentary series exploring some of the busiest transport hubs in the world. In New York, Grand Central Terminal sees more than one million people per week use its platforms and cross its art deco terminus. Penn Station, on the west side of Manhattan, is the busiest terminal in the western hemisphere.

Devon and Cornwall (more4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th April 2019)

In Devon, the Alfords are one of the last farming families to tend Dartmoor’s wild ponies. Demand for the ponies is on the wane, and they must rely on other livestock for their living and nervously await the TB testing of their cattle. On the north Jurassic coast, local adventurers Mark Bullock and George Malkin take on the famous spectacular climb of Black Church Rock. In Cornwall, surfing pioneer Gwyn Haslock gives a tour while preparing for the World Belly Board Championships. Further west, in Poldark country, former miner Les Rowe makes a poignant return to the colliery where he laboured years ago, bringing the Cape Cornwall singers to Geevor to celebrate their shared Cornish heritage in song.

Grand Designs (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 11th April 2019)

In Bicester, Oxfordshire, Kevin McCloud follows 10 households as they embark on an epic five-year mission to construct their own homes and create a brand-new street as part of Britain’s biggest self-build project. In this episode, two young couples – Jack and Hannah, and James and Shannon – who are priced out of the local housing market, hope to get on the property ladder by building their own homes. Jack goes scavenging for raw materials and builds much of his house with his own labour. James and Shannon are making a barn-house home in a project that pushes their relationship to breaking point.

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

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