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Weekly TV Diary 7 June – 13 July 2008 (U K Channels) (1 Viewer)

Alex_sk

A lady who *hearts* nature
Weekly TV Diary 7 – 13 July 2008 (U K Channels)

Please note the title for this thread should read 7 - 13th July (not June!).

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Monday 7th
*T Channel 5 5.10am – 5.35am Wildlife SOS
Documentary series about the work of dedicated animal lovers who save injured and orphaned wild animals brought into their sanctuary.
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*T Channel 5 5.35am – 6.00am Wildlife SOS
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*T BBC2 4.05pm – 4.35pm Roar
It's man vs beast! Can the keepers outrun their big cats? There's stinging nettles on the menu for the gorillas and cockroaches for the meercats - yuk! With Rani Price and Matthew Skilton.
VP 8791674
T BBC2 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Animal Park
Kate Humble and Ben Fogle look behind the scenes at Longleat Safari Park. A newborn pygmy goat is rejected by her mother so the Longleat keepers work round the clock to try and save its life. Meanwhile, Kate Humble introduces some bath toys to three ferocious tigers and Ben Fogle takes one of the park's boats for a spin on the lake.
VP 113
T Channel 5 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Wild Animal ER
Documentary series based at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire, presented by Kate Gerbeau. The vets face a double challenge when a Muntjac deer is admitted after being involved in a traffic accident. As well as having a broken leg, the deer is heavily pregnant. The only way to save its baby is to perform an emergency C-section. Elsewhere, veterinary nurses must treat a frisky frog with a fractured leg.
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T BBC1 Wales 7.30pm – 7.57pm Not In My Nature
Iolo Williams continues his mission to convert a group of nature novices into wildlife enthusiasts. The explorers try to get to grips with bird watching and help to catch some bats. For train conductor Chris, a day on the mud flats gets a bit sticky.
VP 755
Sorry the following programme is not on BBC2 Scotland
T BBC2 7.30pm – 8.00pm Return To Vets In Practice
In 1996, a BBC drama ran into filming difficulties and a filler was needed quickly: the result was the hastily conceived, Bristol-based observational series Vets' School, which spawned Vets in Practice. The latter was regularly watched by 10 million, who obviously enjoyed the sight of Norwegian student Trude Mostue failing to inject a kitten, as well as relishing the frequent opportunities to ogle Steve Leonard minus a shirt. But the icing on the cake was when students Emma Milne and Joe Inglis fell in love - it was TV gold. This chirpy documentary (worryingly stretched out to make a five-part series) reminds us of the original show and all the spin-offs, while updating us on where they are now.
VP 397
*T Channel 5 7.30pm – 8.00pm How Do They Do It?
Series examining the feats of science and engineering behind everyday life. A look at how fireworks are made in the Chinese city of Liuyang. The show also visits a limestone quarry in Yorkshire to see how this vital material is blasted out of the ground; and heads to a factory in the Alps to see rail tracks being made.
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Tuesday 8th
*T Channel 5 12.00pm – 12.30pm Monkey Life
Series following the inhabitants of Dorset's Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. We catch up with Carli and Gypsy, the two newest chimp hooligans who have joined the boisterous bachelor group. And Jim and Alison are on a rescue mission to Hungary to collect stump-tailed macaque Koko. She has been living in a pet-shop cage for 20 years and the team gets a feisty greeting.
VP 1027137
T BBC2 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Animal Park
VP 717
T Channel 5 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Wild Animal ER
VP 7505040
Sorry the following programme is not on BBC2 Scotland and BBC2 Wales
T BBC2 7.00pm – 7.30pm Meekat Manor: A Family At War
Documentary series looking at a family of meerkats living on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. The Whiskers' leader, Rocket Dog, struggles to keep everything under control with 50 members to look after, and sister Maybelline is not going to let Rocket Dog tell her what to do.
VP 4311
Sorry the following programme is not on BBC2 Scotland but is on BBC2 Wales at 7.00pm – 7.30pm VP 4311
T BBC2 7.30pm – 8.00pm Return To Vets In Practice
VP 601
T Channel 5 7.30 – 8.00pm Extraordinary Animals: The Superheroes
Documentary series profiling remarkable animals from across the globe. This edition focuses on some small furry animals with unexpected talents. In Tanzania, scientists have trained rats to detect patients with tuberculosis and locate landmines in fields. Meanwhile, back in the UK, ferrets are using their incredible flexibility to thread cables and unblock pipes in hard-to-reach places.
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Wednesday 9th
T BBC2 2.00pm – 2.30pm Open Gardens
Series which follows people's attempts to have their gardens accepted into the demanding National Gardens Scheme. Heather Cottage is in the middle of Dartmoor National Park, and has made the most of what a moorland garden has to offer. Can a rickety bridge and a rundown vegetable patch be brought into line? Old Birmingham Road is an organic garden in Worcestershire, but the immature garden needs Carol Klein's help to be ready in time.
VP 7101
T BBC2 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Animal Park
VP 793
T Channel 5 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Wild Animal ER
VP 7572712
T BBC2 Scotland 7.00pm – 7.30pm Meekat Manor: A Family At War
Documentary series looking at a family of meerkats living on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. The Whiskers' leader, Rocket Dog, struggles to keep everything under control with 50 members to look after, and sister Maybelline is not going to let Rocket Dog tell her what to do.
VP 1847
T BBC2 Scotland 7.30pm – 8.00pm Return To Vets In Practice
VP 977

Thursday 10th
T BBC2 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Animal Park
VP 497
T Channel 5 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Wild Animal ER
VP 7476584
T BBC2 7.00pm – 7.30pm Return To Vets In Practice
VP 5687
T BBC2 7.30pm – 8.00pm Return To Vets In Practice
VP 381
T Channel 7.30 – 8.00pm By Royal Appointment
Series exploring royal patronage and association across London and the south. Hannah Scott-Joynt visits Richmond Park where she discovers more about the famous deer, and makes a trip to the Royal Ballet School located in the park's famous White Lodge.
VP 107
T ITV1 Anglia 7.30 – 8.00pm Coastal Ways
A portrait of Chichester harbour on the Sussex coast, focusing on the lives of a full-time boat dweller, children learning to sail, classic racing boat engineers, a pleasure boat skipper, a coastal smallholder, and a jolly harbour hand. Presented by Jim Flegg and Jill Cochrane.
VP 107
*T ITV1 Border & Border Central 7.30 – 8.00pm Home Sweet Stately Home
Heather Larcombe visits some of the nation's historic houses and castles and talks to the owners, seeing how they maintain their family homes and the ways in which they manage to keep the places going in the 21st century. In this edition, she goes behind the scenes at Manderston near Duns in Berwickshire.
VP 107
T ITV1 Carlton Central 7.30 – 8.00pm Sky High
Series of helicopter journeys following major transport routes through the Midlands and east of England. Today's programme tracks the 200-year-old canal network from the Wash in the east to Chester in the west, and passing over King's Lynn, Wisbech, Ely, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Warwick, Stoke Bruerne, Birmingham, and Shrewsbury.
VP 107
T ITV1 Carlton West Country 7.30 – 8.00pm West Country Property Hunters
Tris Payne joins a young couple as they try to buy their first home in Plymouth. Will their dream be realised, or will they have to keep living with their parents? In Cornwall, a group who banded together and spent millions on a farm complex talk about their community. Plus, a look at the project development company in Somerset which builds eco houses.
VP 107
T ITV1 Granada 7.30 – 8.00pm Grundy’s Northern Pride
Rivers, canals, locks and quays are the subject of this exploration of the North's architectural heritage, as today John Grundy visits some of the natural ports along the rivers. He also checks out some of the amazing feats of engineering that arrived during the canal age, including locks, a canal that swivels and a lift that takes boats up and down a fifty foot hillside..
VP 107
T ITV1 London 7.30 – 8.00pm Tales from the Country
Tony Francis joins chef Mike Robinson on the hunt for pike in Berkshire - whatever Mike catches in the morning will be on the menu of his pub in the afternoon. And Selina Scott is in Derbyshire with a fly-fishing champion who has promised to reel her in a first class meal.
VP 107
T ITV1 Meridian 7.30 – 8.00pm By Royal Appointment
Series exploring royal patronage and association across London and the south. Hannah Scott-Joynt visits Richmond Park where she discovers more about the famous deer, and makes a trip to the Royal Ballet School located in the park's famous White Lodge.
VP 107
T ITV1 Tyne Tees 7.30 – 8.00pm Northern Skies
Eric Robson acts as guide through the second half of a spectacular 190-mile helicopter journey between the Lake District and Robin Hood's Bay, which passes through some of the grandest scenery in the North.
VP 107
T ITV1 Wales 7.30 – 8.00pm Waterworld
Timothy West and Heledd Fychan meet boaters on the canals, lakes and rivers of the Midlands and Wales. Featuring Terry and Monica Darlington's latest adventure with whippet Jim, and Olympic hopeful James Roberts, the rower with a 200 million training aid ? Cardiff's new tidal barrage.
VP 107
T ITV1 West 7.30 – 8.00pm West Eye View
Award-winning current affairs series. An update on the multi-million pound lawsuit by the West's national servicemen, whose health was damaged when nuclear bombs were tested in the area.
VP 107
T ITV1 Yorkshire 7.30 – 8.00pm YTV at 40
A celebration of 40 years of YTV, from its precarious first few days in 1968, to its making of some of the most memorable programmes in television history..
VP 107

Friday 11th
*T BBC1 12.55 – 1.50 am Sign Zone: Countryfile
VP 8758140
*T BBC2 3.35 – 4.00 am Meerkat Manor – Farewell My Lovely
VP 23905805
T BBC2 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Animal Park
VP 701
T Channel 5 6.30pm – 7.00 pm Wild Animal ER
VP 7443256
T BBC1 Wales 7.30pm – 7.57pm Not In My Nature
It's the last lap for Iolo Williams' wildlife recruits as they help some buzzard chicks, get close to a family of badgers and sail to Skomer to see the puffins. Have they caught the nature bug or do they still think wildlife is for the birds?
VP 343
Sorry the following programme is not on BBC2 Scotland
T BBC2 7.00pm – 7.30pm Return To Vets In Practice
VP 985
T Channel 8.00 – 8.30 pm Country Ways
A film portrait of the countryside surrounding The Hurlers in Cornwall, filmed during a week in February.
VP 1324
T ITV1 Anglia 8.00 – 8.30 pm Country Lives
Chris Beardshaw visits East Bergholt to explore a little-known arboretum, then travels to the chalk downs of Sussex to discover a unique display of 20th-century art and design.
VP 1324
*T ITV1 Border & Border Central 8.00 – 8.30 pm Vets
Series about the work of vets in Newcastle, Cumbria and South West Scotland. The vets treat a very nervous pony with a cut on his eye, an African Grey parrot is brought in with a suspected broken leg, and a young bull has a mystery illness.
VP 1324
T ITV1 Carlton Central 8.00 – 8.30 pm Above and Beyond
Series celebrating the courage of British armed forces since World War II. Soldiers tell their stories of bravery and courage during 38 years of violence in Northern Ireland. John Moore from the East Midlands re-lives the night IRA gunmen opened fire and left him fighting for his life.
VP 1324
T ITV1 Carlton West Country 8.00 – 8.30 pm Secrets From The Attic
Historian Nick Barratt investigates some of the weird and wonderful artefacts that can be found in attics around the region. Nick finds out about an extraordinary, yet little-known female rally driver and aviator; before meeting a woman who traced her grandfather's entire life through his collection of receipts.
VP 1324
T ITV1 Granada 8.00 – 8.30 pm Les Dennis’ Liverpool
Les Dennis takes a tour of his hometown to celebrate Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture. Today, he looks at football and music, revealing his family connection to both Liverpool and Everton. With contributions from Gerry Marsden, Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen and footballers Brian Hall and Jamie Carragher.
VP 1324
T ITV1 London 8.00 – 8.30 pm By Royal Appointment
Series exploring royal patronage and association across London and the south. Hannah Scott-Joynt takes trip to Royal Tunbridge Wells and walks along the famous Pantiles. She also discovers more about the Royal Horticultural Society and their Westminster flower shows.
VP 1324
T ITV1 Meridian 8.00 – 8.30 pm Country Ways
A film portrait of the countryside surrounding The Hurlers in Cornwall, filmed during a week in February.
VP 1324
T ITV1 Tyne Tees 8.00 – 8.30 pm Northern Eye
Investigating how increasing sums of public money are being ploughed into gardening schemes in run-down areas of Teesside to encourage communities to blossom. And gardener Simon Cross explains why he believes so passionately in the transforming power of flowers.
VP 1324
T ITV1 Wales 8.00 – 8.30 pm The Ferret
Chris Segar and The Ferret team stand up for Welsh consumers.
VP 1324
T ITV1 West 8.00 – 8.30 pm Secrets From The Attic
Historian Nick Barratt investigates some of the weird and wonderful artefacts that can be found in attics across the region. Nick meets the son of an early aviator and looks at some extraordinary footage of 1920s joyrides, before heading off to meet the grandson of a theatre impresario. Finally, he takes a look at 20th century China through the correspondence of Christian missionaries in the country.
VP 1324
T ITV1 Yorkshire 8.00 – 8.30 pm Northern Skies
Eric Robson is the guide on a breathtaking helicopter tour of the backbone of England, with a flying visit to the great natural wilderness of the Pennines.
VP 1324

Saturday 12th
Sorry the following programme is not being shown on BBC1 Scotland
T BBC1 1.25 – 2.25 am Sign Zone: Paradise Or Bust
VP 5724251
T ITV1 12.30pm – 1.00pm Planet’s Funniest Annimals
VP 84367

Sunday 13th
*T Channel 5 5.10 – 5.35 am Wildlife SOS
Documentary series about the work of dedicated animal lovers who save injured and orphaned wild animals brought into their sanctuary.
VP 74222400
“T Channel 5 5.35 – 6.00 am Wildlife SOS
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T BBC1 11.00 – 12.00 pm Countryfile
Adam Henson heads to Llangollen in Wales for the International Eisteddfod, a celebration of music and dance which attracts competitors from 50 countries. John Craven dons his walking boots to follow in the footsteps of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. Juliet Morris explains why an estimated 150,000 bull calves are killed at birth each year. Plus, what happens when a farm goes under the hammer and a guided tour of Tory Island by its very own king.
VP 44435
T BBC2 11.30 – 12.00pm Animal Park
Ben Fogle and Kate Humble explore life behind the scenes at Longleat Estate and Safari Park. There's rhino beauty treatment with a two-tonne mudpack, and upstairs-downstairs stories from Victorian times in the great house.
VP 8042
*T BBC2 12.00 – 12.30pm Meerkat Manor: A Family At War
Documentary series looking at a family of meerkats living on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. The Whiskers' leader, Rocket Dog, struggles to keep everything under control with 50 members to look after, and sister Maybelline is not going to let Rocket Dog tell her what to do.
VP 69145
T ITV1 Anglia 6.00 – 6.25 pm Bygones
Wendy Hurrell revisits Bressingham where she first discovered Alan Bloom's steam museum as a child and meets old friends. And Eddie Anderson talks to Home Guard veterans from Northants about the reality of facing Hitler's invasion nearly seventy years ago.
VP 955
*T ITV1 Border & Border Central 6.00 – 6.25 pm Northern Skies
Eric Robson is the guide on a breathtaking helicopter tour of the backbone of England, with a flying visit to the great natural wilderness of the Pennines.
VP 955
T ITV1 Carlton Central 6.00 – 6.25 pm Tales From The Country
Selina Scott tracks down a couple who gave up the world of film to take their passion for puppetry on to the water, as they live and perform their shows on the Grand Union Canal. Tony Francis beholds the sound of brass, and recalls the phenomenon of the Singing Postman when he meets his agricultural heir.
VP 955
T ITV1 Carlton West Country 6.00 – 6.25 pm Country Ways
A film portrait of the Manningford villages in Wiltshire, filmed during a week in March. Jill Cochrane presents.
VP 955
T ITV1 Granada 6.00 – 6.25 pm Lost Treasures
Mark Olly presents an archaeology series in which he searches out some of the North West's most intriguing lost treasures, legendary heroes and hidden history. Today, he investigates Buxton, the beautiful 'Capital of the Peaks', and begins a journey to the centre of cave country to discover the world's most precious gemstone, prehistoric predators and the oldest cave art in Britain.
VP 955
T ITV1 London 6.00 – 6.25 pm Private Lives
Helen Atkinson-Wood meets other celebrities who share their time between London and East Anglia. Today, writer, presenter, and lifelong Arsenal fan Clive Anderson takes Helen to the new Emirates Stadium to reveal his passion for football, and then to Hainault Forest in Essex where he explains why he became President of The Woodland Trust.
VP 955
T ITV1 Meridian 6.00 – 6.25 pm Country Lives
Chris Beardshaw meets people from all walks of life who share a passion for their local countryside. He travels to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset to explore the Jurassic Coast for evidence of the local quarrying industry. Back in Norfolk, he meets enthusiasts who are reintroducing the lost art of long-straw thatching.
VP 955
T ITV1 Tyne Tees 6.00 – 6.25 pm Vets
Following the work of vets in Newcastle, Cumbria and southwest Scotland. Today, the vets check over a nervous Staffordshire bull terrier, there's a visit to a wild boar farm in southwest Scotland, and Winston the bull dog is back in Newcastle for a check up after his plastic surgery.
VP 955
T ITV1 Wales 6.00 – 6.25 pm Down To Earth
More tales of rural life as Enfys Wyse has a day off from her tea rooms to play centre stage at a food festival. The Thomas family find out if they can take their sheep to the Royal Welsh Show. And Jane Smith has some new cattle at her farm in Usk.
VP 955
T ITV1 West 6.00 – 6.25 pm Park Life
Documentary series following the people and animals in the Cotswolds Wildlife Park. Today, head gardener Tim Miles strives to create the flora of Madagascar in the Cotswolds, and head keeper Jamie Craig selects the different lemurs and birds which will freely roam the exhibit. Planting complete, the animals are released together for the first time, but will their behaviour differ from a conventional enclosure?
VP 955
T ITV1 Yorkshire 6.00 – 6.25 pm Coastal Kitchen with Chris Coubrough
Kiwi masterchef Chris Coubrough searches all along the east coast for regional delicacies in great locations, and meets some fascinating characters along the way. Today, he visits Scarborough - where he meets a passionate Italian restaurateur and samples a tea dance at the town's famous Spa Pavilion.
VP 955
 
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