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Weekly TV Diary 16 – 22 June 2008 (U K Channels) (1 Viewer)


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Monday 16th
Sorry the following programme is not being shown in Northern Ireland
*T BBC1 1.15am – 2.15am Sign Zone: Wild China – Beyond The Great Wall
VP 720239
*T BBC1 3.15pm – 4.05pm Natural World: Spectacled Bears - Shadows of the Forest
VP 6932806
*T Channel 5 5.10am – 5.35am Wildlife SOS
VP 12217142
*T Channel 5 5.35am – 6.00am Wildlife SOS
VP 22320535
T BBC2 1.00pm – 2.00pm Animal Park
VP 14974
*T BBC2 Northern Ireland 2.00pm – 2.15pm Secret Garens
Darryl Grimason goes in search of the best gardens in Northern Ireland and the passionate people who own them.
VP 92730806
*T Channel 5 2.50pm – 3.05pm Animal Rescue Squad
VP 4958245
*T BBC2 Northern Ireland 3.30pm – 3.45pm Secret Gardens
Darryl Grimason goes in search of the best gardens in Northern Ireland and the passionate people who own them.
VP 1089448
*T BBC1 4.05pm - 4:.30pm Roar
Rani Price and Matthew Skilton bring a fresh crop of stories from the Howletts and Port Lympne wild animal parks.
VP 3294535
T Channel 5 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Zoo Days
Documentary series from Colchester Zoo, presented by Konnie Huq. Jez takes on his biggest challenge yet - southern white rhino sisters Emily and Cynthia. How will he go about training these two-tonne giants? Elsewhere in the zoo, news arrives that baby elephant Jambo is off on a big adventure; and the young cheetah cubs have a suspected leg-bone deformity that throws their whole future into question.
VP 2622429
*T BBC2 7.00pm – 8.00pm Ray Mears Goes Walkabout 3/4 Rock Art
Rock art is incredibly important to the Australian Aboriginal way of life and the Kimberley area of North Western Australia is full of it. Ray travels with an Aboriginal artist to learn more about the significance of the art of the area and even has a go at painting in the aboriginal style himself.
VP 2697
*T Channel 5 7.30pm – 8.00pm How Do They Do It?
Series examining the feats of science and engineering behind everyday life. The team finds out how light bulbs are made; how a tower is demolished safely with explosives; and how giant cranes are assembled.
VP 2548413
T BBC2 8.00 – 9.00 pm Springwatch: Sealife
After a Springwatch series touched by more controversy than usual (Bill Oddie doing impressions of animals mating isn't a highlight of anyone's season, dear me, no), here's the start of a run of special films fronted by Springwatch regulars. Preview DVDs weren't available, but we begin with Kate Humble's celebration of the UK's marine life, from otters to dolphins and basking sharks. And what about the fish? We all know our coastal stocks are suffering, but what can any of us do about it? Humble argues that simple changes to our take on fish and chips, for example, could help save the day.
VP 4245

Tuesday 17th
*T BBC1 Northern Ireland 12.30am – 1.30am Sign Zone: Wild China – Beyond The Great Wall
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*T Channel 4 11.50am – 12.00pm Water Stories: The Big Clean Up
The stories of people whose lives are inextricably linked to the rivers, lakes and canals of Great Britain. Today, London's Grand Union Canal gets a facelift with a little help from the members of a local Hindu Temple.
VP 5775920
T BBC2 Wales 1.00pm – 2.00pm Animal Park
VP 14974
The following programme is on BBC2 Wales at 3.10pm – 3.20pm VP 5123889
T BBC2 1.00pm – 1.15pm Coast: Wales – The Smalls
VP 23482291
Sorry the following programme is not being shown in Wales
T BBC2 1.20pm – 1.50pm Animal Park
VP 14018814
*T Channel 5 2.50 – 3.05 Animal Rescue Squad
VP 4852017
T Channel 5 6.30 – 7.00 pm Zoo Days
VP 2519901
Sorry the following programme is not being shown in Scotland or Northern Ireland
*T BBC2 7.00 – 8.00 pm Michael Palin's New Europe 7/7 Journey’s End
VP 9017
T BBC2 Scotland 7.00 – 8.00 pm Mountain: Wales
VP 9017
T Channel 5 7.30 – 8.00pm Extraordinary Animals: The Bravest Horse
VP 2515185
T BBC2 8.00 – 9.00 pm Springwatch: Gardens
Bill Oddie invites you into his very own garden to reveal wildlife stories of drama, passion and surprise. We Brits are a nation of animal and garden lovers, and in our unassuming gardens rather ordinary creatures are doing extraordinary things right under our noses. Wood mice produce huge families of up to 36 babies a year, gentle ladybirds deal savagely with garden pests and sleepy hedgehogs live dangerously in compost heaps.
VP 8765

Wednesday 18th
*T BBC1 2.50am– 3.50 am Sign Zone: Russia – A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby – Motherland
VP 4771741
*T BBC2 10.30 – 11.30 am Earth: The Power Of The Planet – Atmosphere
Documentary series. Dr Iain Stewart reveals the crucial natural forces that have shaped the earth's development. A flight in a jet plane, a trip to the Andes and a trip to Shark Bay in Australia are expensive but necessary to discuss atmosphere. Without atmosphere, humans couldn't live; we are, in Iain's words, but lobsters scuttling around in an ocean of air. He traces the history of the atmosphere, from the ozone layer's creation to its current destruction.
VP 15942
Sorry the following programme is not being shown in Wales
T BBC2 2.00pm – 2.05pm Coast: Northern Ireland - Strangford Lough & Torr Head
VP 46940760
The following programme is on BBC2 Scotland at 2.00pm – 2.30pm VP 5857
T BBC2 2.05pm – 2.35pm Springwatch: Action teams
Naturalist Mike Dilger rolls up his sleeves to help a Birmingham community transform a neglected inner city site into a haven for wildlife, and finds out how 50 Breathing Places have been created all across the UK in one weekend.
VP 5857

*T Channel 5 2.50 – 3.05 pm Animal Rescue Squad
VP 4829789
T Channel 5 6.30 – 7.00 pm Zoo Days
Documentary series from Colchester Zoo
VP 2586673
T BBC2 8.00 – 9.00 pm Springwatch: Spectacular
Tonight's outing with the Springwatch team is fronted by Simon King, whose mission is to impress on us just how special some of the wildlife treats to be seen around Britain are. No-one can do specialness quite as persuasively as King, so by the end you're liable to find yourself packing your bags for a badger watch, or heading for a seabird colony on the strength of his say-so. Remember: he makes it look easy.
VP 8895

T Channel 4 9.00 – 10.00 pm River Cottage Spring 4/4
VP 6429

Thursday 19th
*T BBC1 2.05 – 2.35 am Sign Zone: Seaside Rescue
VP 8927109
*T Channel 5 2.50 – 3.05 pm Rough Guide To Eco Escapes
Travel series that visits top destinations around the world, presented by Julia Bradbury and Toby Amies. This highlights edition explores eco-friendly holidays in Morocco, Kenya and Nicaragua.
VP 4889161
T Channel 5 6.30 – 7.00 pm Zoo Days
VP 2553345
T BBC2 7.30pm – 8.00pm The Trees That Made Britain
VP 838
T BBC2 8.00 – 9.00 pm Springwatch: People
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan takes a personal journey to find his wildlife roots and celebrates the passionate human heroes of Springwatch. Old and young, city slickers and country dwellers, these wildlife watchers share their local wildlife secrets with the nation. Meet two veteran conker champions that have been bonkers for conkers for over 65 years, a talented teenager with a love of badgers, and dedicated communities that transform their local patches into Breathing Places, that are good for wildlife and people. Beautiful wildlife, stunning places and real characters are all part of Gordon's personal journey to uncover what led him to a life working with wildlife.
VP 2987
The following programme is on ITV1 Granada at 11.10pm – 11.40pm VP 879172

T ITV1 Border & Border Scottish 10.40pm – 11.10pm The Lake
Every year millions of people pour into the Lake District, drawn by the beauty of the landscape. Many of them come to Windermere, England's largest lake. This series examines life and work around the ten and a half mile stretch of water. We take a look at the importance of tourism to the lake and feature some people who've come from abroad to live and work in the area..
VP 773258

Friday 20th
*T BBC1 1.35 – 2.35 am Sign Zone: Countryfile
VP 3073759
T Channel 5 6.30 – 7.00 pm Zoo Days
VP 2457117
T BBC2 Scotland 7.00pm – 7.30pm Landward
Scotland's farming and countryside programme. Nick Nairn takes a trip on Loch Katrine aboard the famous Sir Walter Scott which has just undergone a green makeover. Plus more stories celebrating life in Scotland's countryside and a five day weather forecast.
VP 8391
T BBC2 8.00pm – 9.00pm Gardener’s World
VP 4049
T Channel 4 8.00 – 9.00 pm Deadliest Catch 6/12 A New
Featuring one of the world's deadliest jobs - fishing for Alaskan king crab in Dutch Harbour. January finds the fishermen returning to their boats for the crab-fishing season.
VP 9117

Saturday 21st
*T BBC1 1.25 – 2.25 am Sign Zone: Paradise Or Bust
VP 4749266
T ITV1 11.00 – 12.00 pm The Crocodile Hunter Diaries – Sore Like An Eagle
VP 2112
*T Channel 5 12.20pm – 12.50pm Moneky Life
Series following the day-to-day lives of the monkeys, chimps, orangutans and apes that live in the largest primate rescue centre in the world, the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. Nerves are running high in the chimp nursery, as Bryan prepares to meet Seamus. Baby orangutan Dinda is growing up fast - it is time for her to move into the orang nursery full time. Meanwhile, the adult orangutans have fun with giant ice lollies.
VP 10663605
*T BBC2 Northern Ireland 5.30pm – 5.45pm Secret Gardens
Darryl Grimason goes in search of the best gardens in Northern Ireland and the passionate people who own them.
VP 376773
*T BBC2 7.00 – 8.00 pm Wild China – Tides Of Change
VP 7889
T ITV1 6.30pm – 7.30pm Animals Do The Funniest Things
VP 51222
T Channel 4 7.00 – 8.00 pm River Cottage Spring
VP 2957

Sunday 22nd
*T Channel 5 5.10 – 5.35 am Wildlife SOS
VP 12159174
“T Channel 5 5.35 – 6.00 am Wildlife SOS
VP 22199667
*T BBC2 9.00am – 10.00am Roar
Series following keepers in Port Lympne and Howletts wild animal parks in Kent. Matthew Skilton and Alex Dolan see the baby meerkats bite off more than they can chew, and the gorillas turn out to be real guzzle-guts. Two tigers fall in love, which could mean there will soon be the patter of tiny paws.
VP 56754
T BBC1 11.00 – 12.00 pm Countryfile
Rural and agricultural news. John Craven heads to Wharfedale in Yorkshire where the traditional hay meadows are being restored. Adam Henson investigates whether the credit crunch is having an adverse effect on the organic produce market. Miriam O'Reilly goes dolphin-watching in Cardigan Bay, Michaela Strachan is up with the lark to hear British bird song at its best, plus the very latest from the Somerset dairy farm preparing to host the Glastonbury Festival.
VP 62808
Sorry the following programme is not being shown on BBC2 North, North East & North West
*T BBC2 11.30 – 12.30pm Animal Park
Ben Fogle and Kate Humble explore life behind the scenes at Longleat Estate and Safari Park. It's round two for the lion cub inoculations and this time the cubs know what's coming. Molly the iguana needs life-saving surgery and up in the goat paddock it's time for the annual MOT.
VP 25716
T Channel 4 4.45 – 5.45 pm Time Team – The Domesday Mill
Tony Robinson and the team shed light on Britain's past. Heading to the River Otter in Devon they excavate the site of a watermill that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1088 and beyond, yet the last mill building on the site was pulled down as recently as the 1960s.
VP 966700
*T BBC2 6.35 – 7.00pm Meerkat Manor – Farewell My Lovely
Documentary series following a group of meerkats living in the Kalahari desert. The changing season means Zaphod must leave the Whiskers clan and face living alone. He finds a mate from the Zappa clan, but first he must get past their dominant male, Houdini.
VP 563769
*T BBC2 7.00 – 8.00 pm Coast: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
VP 7551
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