Tag: World’s Most Scenic River Journeys

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 01/05/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 2nd May 2021)

Dr Turner and Sister Hilda are both bewildered and concerned by a patient’s unexplained symptoms, and try to get to the bottom of her ill health before it impacts her pregnancy. A woman expecting her third child is worried about her recent weight gain and turns to Lucille for support, leading to an unexpected discovery.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Monday 3rd May 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Michael Portillo explores East Anglia between the wars, beginning at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, where archaeologists discovered a 27-metre-long Anglo-Saxon ship in 1939. In the Essex village of Dedham, he unearths a nasty brush between painters, with art experts explaining the antipathy between traditional artist Alfred Munnings and the modern art school established in the village by Cedric Morris.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Tuesday 4th May 2021)

Michael Portillo continues his journey through East Anglia, where he discovers the Essex origins of the BBC and joins the Women’s Land Army to pick damsons at Tiptree.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Wednesday 5th May 2021)

Michael Portillo’s travels resume in leafy Hertfordshire, where he attempts a canoe slalom course, and visits the estate of Dame Barbara Cartland.

Scotland’s Home of the Year (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Wednesday 5th May 2021)

Anna Campbell-Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers continue their search for properties with unique style, design and architecture in Central Scotland. They explore an industrial new build in Fife, a Victorian cottage in Grangemouth and a house filled with fun in Dunblane.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Thursday 6th May 2021)

Michael Portillo heads for the Hertfordshire village of Perry Green to learn about Henry Moore became one of the defining artists of British modernism. In Cambridge, he revisits his former university to hear about a treacherous time in its past.

Ian Wright: Home Truths (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 6th May 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

The footballer-turned-broadcaster investigates what effect growing up in a psychologically abusive and violent home has on children in the UK. He meets with social workers to find out how they are supporting and protecting youngsters living in at-risk households during Covid-19 as well as adults and young people who have been affected by growing up with domestic abuse. Ian also shares the story of his own formative years, shaped by a difficult relationship with his stepfather, and on the final leg of his journey visits a charity who work with people at risk of committing, or who have already committed, domestic abuse.

Great British Railway Journeys (BBC 2/HD | 6:30pm to 7:00pm | Friday 7th May 2021)

Michael Portillo is in Suffolk on the last leg of his 1930s Bradshaw’s inspired tour of East Anglia, visiting the racecourse at Newmarket and the Roman Catholic shrine at Walsingham.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 7th May 2021)

A journey along Ireland’s longest river, the Shannon, through an emerald green landscape of rolling hills and sparkling waters. Carving a route from north to south of the country, we discover how Vikings, monks and kings have all made their mark along this important waterway. Bill Nighy narrates.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 24/04/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 25th April 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Trixie befriends a patient during a delivery, but is troubled by the news that she has subsequently been readmitted to the Lady Emily after collapsing unexpectedly at home. Sister Frances decides she needs to know more of the outside world if she is truly to understand her patients’ needs, and Cyril and Fred come to the aid of a family who have been evicted from their home – although Violet is less than happy about their acts of charity.

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 26th April 2021)

The Covid-19 pandemic reveals the enormity of the challenge that climate change poses, as the drop in emissions during lockdown proves far from enough to get the world back on track. She explores new measures to reduce the level of emissions further, visiting a tree plantation and learning about a machine that sucks carbon dioxide out of the air. She also explains the everyday choices that members of the public can make to reduce their environmental impact.

Secrets of the Transport Museum (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 27th April 2021)

The Napier Railton – the legendary racing car and jewel in the museum’s motoring crown – is put through its paces when it meets an old rival.

Scotland’s Home of the Year (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Wednesday 28th April 2021)

A renovated coach house in Uddingston, a 1970’s inspired home in Mauchline, and a Victorian conversion in Ayr come under scrutiny this week as judges Anna Campbell-Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers take a look round the regional finalists in the West of Scotland.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 29th April 2021)

Four people claim to be an artist called Erica, living with partner Sam in a stylish property in south-east London. Panellists Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love, Jamali Maddix and guest Katie Piper are tasked with determining which is the true Erica, as each of the quartet airs their opinion on the real Erica’s taste in fashion, her passion for Sam, the story of their wedding day and the name of their plumber. Presented by Stacey Dooley.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 30th April 2021)

A journey down the mighty Hudson river, weaving 315 miles through some of New York state’s most stunning natural landscapes, and ending at the Statue of Liberty. The trek begins at the Adirondack Mountains, where the forested slopes are covered with trees turned a thousand brilliant colours in the autumn sunshine. Bill Nighy narrates.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 17/04/2021

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 18th April 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Controversial plans are afoot to introduce a private clinic to Nonnatus House. The proposition leads to the first disagreement in 20 years between Sister Julienne, who sees the potential to generate income, and Dr Turner, who opposes private healthcare on principle. Shelagh feels caught in the middle of their conflict, while Trixie is delighted by the opportunity of working at the new clinic. Sister Monica Joan’s crisis of faith continues to trouble her, a baby is born with no legs below the knees, and Lucille helps Cyril find the perfect accommodation that will benefit him and the Church.

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 19th April 2021)

Greta sets off to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to call for an immediate reduction in fossil fuel use, but is frustrated by what she sees as a media obsession constantly pitting her against Donald Trump. As she travels across Europe, Greta meets Polish miners who fear that climate change policies will further decimate their industry and culture, and discovers the prototype of a technology that aims to capture carbon dioxide from factory emissions before it enters the atmosphere. She also meets one of her inspirations – Sir David Attenborough.

Scotland’s Home of the Year (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 8:00pm to 8:30pm | Wednesday 21st April 2021)

Judges Anna Campbell-Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers check head to the East of Scotland to check out properties in Aberdeenshire and St Andrews, including a rural farm steading conversion, a silvery city apartment, and a home with a garden at its heart.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 22nd April 2021)

Joe Sugg and Richard Madeley join regular panellists Bill Bailey, Emily Atack and Judi Love in trying to guess which of the four Clares is the real owner of a property in Guildford, Surrey. Those trying to pass themselves off as the lady of the manor include a former air hostess and a `Klara” from Slovakia, who says most people think she is the cleaner not the homeowner. Presented by Stacey Dooley.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 23rd April 2021)

Bill Nighy narrates this journey along the River Spey, travelling from its source in the Cairngorms to where it enters the North Sea. Cameras also follow two river biologists counting the baby salmon population in the highest reaches of the river.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 10/04/2021

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 12th April 2021)

Documentary following the climate activist over the course of 2019 and 2020, as she travels the world exploring the science of global warming and challenging world leaders to take action on the growing crisis. The programme follows the impact of Covid-19 on her campaign, and the challenges of persuading a world living through one crisis to face up to the possibility of another on the horizon. In the first programme, Greta travels through North America on her way to a UN climate conference in Chile.

Secrets of the Transport Museum (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 13th April 2021)

A rare Triumph motorcycle is rescued from a barn and resurrected. There’s a battle against the elements for vintage aircraft to grace Brooklands’ skies once again.

Scotland’s Home of the Year (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | Wednesday 14th April 2021)

Judges Anna Campbell-Jones, Michael Angus and Kate Spiers continue their search in the Hebrides, with two conversions in Skye and a home built with sustainability in mind in Harris.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 15th April 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Regular panellists Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love and Jamali Maddix are joined by reality star Spencer Matthews and model Vogue Williams, aiming to identify the real Mitch from a line-up of four. Mitch is a interiors enthusiast, who has lovingly created a green-heavy home in Hinckley near Leicester. Hosted by Stacey Dooley.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 16th April 2021)

A journey down the River Po, travelling across northern Italy from the snow-capped Alps to the spell-binding delta, where the river meets the Adriatic Sea. The trek concludes in Chioggia, an island town in the Venetian lagoon, home to one of the biggest fish markets on the Adriatic. Bill Nighy narrates.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 03/04/2021

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 4th April 2021)

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness confront the male mid-life crisis by buying the perfect sports cars for a middle-aged gentleman. Back at the track, Chris tests out the raucous new Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch.

Secrets of the Transport Museum (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 6th April 2021)

A Delage V12 famous for early women’s records on the track returns to be driven by a modern-day legend. Plus, Concord’s wings need some urgent TLC.

Top Gear (BBC 1/HD | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Wednesday 7th April 2021)

Special episode celebrating the life of the motor racing driver and Top Gear presenter. Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness are joiined by former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid and well-known figures from the world of motoring to share their fondest memories of the Queen of the Nurburgring.

The Dog House (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 8th April 2021)

Members of the Fullagar family get more than they bargained for when they are introduced to father and daughter, Pepe and Tink – who can’t be separated. Meanwhile, Louise and Angela are conflicted when Trinity a five-month-old lurcher puppy shows off both her adorable side and an impressive ability to chew everything from furniture to shoes.

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 7th April 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love and Jamali Maddix are joined by guest panellist Jimmy Carr to identify the real Gemma from a line-up of four, all claiming to own the same house in Farnham, Surrey. The house may be easy to spot with its colourful cladding and bright interior, but the real Gemma is not. One says she has gone to town with the decor after becoming newly single, another claims she decorates her house to be `liked” on social media, the third is a die-hard rainbow fan and the fourth is out to impress to her neighbours. Hosted by Stacey Dooley.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 9th April 2021)

Bill Nighy narrates this journey along the River Spey, travelling from its source in the Cairngorms to where it enters the North Sea. Cameras also follow two river biologists counting the baby salmon population in the highest reaches of the river.

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

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 27/03/2021

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

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness head on an icy expedition across the wild Scottish Highlands in the new Land Rover Defender, Mercedes G-Wagen and Ariel Nomad to see which vehicle will prove itself the ultimate off-roader.

Secrets of the Transport Museum (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 30th March 2021)

A historic Frazer Nash car must be fixed before a big race. Plus, the first car to go round the track is resurrected but will the museum director be able to drive it?

This Is My House (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 31st March 2021)

Stacey Dooley hosts the property-based guessing game in which four people claim to own the same house, while a celebrity panel try work out which one is telling the truth. This week, regulars Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love, Jamali Maddix are joined by Rob Rinder to find the real Michael. From the first sight of the four players the panel are instantly thrown by a familiar face, while the path to the truth is obscured by another Michael’s inability to remember anything about his own life.

The Dog House (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 1st April 2021)

An 11-year-old is thrilled to meet his dream dog – Gizmo the pug. However, Wood Green staff are worried his excitement might send breathless Gizmo into a panic. After the loss of her previous dog, Charley is wondering if she can love again and considers whether young lurcher Sonia can fill the void. Plus, ever-optimistic Jack Russell Rocco is matched with the adventurous Job family, who are looking a dog who can keep up with them.

World’s Most Scenic River Journeys (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 2nd April 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Documentary series telling the stories of six epic river journeys via the characters who live and work on and around the water. It begins with a trip down the Niagara River, before arriving at the world-famous Niagara Falls. Bill Nighy narrates.

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

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