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Weekly TV Diary 8 - 14 May (U K Channels) (1 Viewer)


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Monday 8th
*T BBC1 4.10 - 4.55 am Sign Zone: Animal Park: Wild in Africa
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*T BBC2 10.10 - 10.20 am Our Planet - Animals, Eating and Growing Fruit and Vegetables
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T BBC1 4.30 - 4.55 pm The Really Wild Show
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T BBC2 Scotland 7.00 - 7.50 pm The Adventure Show Winter Olympics Dougie Vipond, Mary Albion and Duncan McCallum present a series of monthly reports on Scotland’s fast growing adventure scene and the lifestyle that accompanies it. This edition follows the fortunes of the Scottish skiers and snow boarders who’ve made the leap from the icy slopes of the Cairngorms to the Winter Olympics in Turin. Also, finding a paradise for snow boarders in Kashmir, taking a winter walk in the high Cairngorms and sampling the delights of Aviemore’s eateries.
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Tuesday 9th
*T BBC 1.20 - 2.20 am Sign Zone: Planet Earth - Mountains - beginning with the birth of a mountain at one of the lowest places on Earth and ending at the summit of Everest. Experience the full force of an avalanche in the Rockies, where grizzlies survive the harsh winters deep inside the dangerous slopes, and fly alongside demoiselle cranes as they attempt to cross the Himalayas.
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T Channel 4 3.15 - 4.00 am Wild Things
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*T BBC1 3.20 - 4.05 am Sign Zone: Animal Park: Wild in Africa
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*T BBC2 10.10 - 10.20 am Our Planet - Noisy Animals and Grizzly Bears
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*T BBC2 11.10 - 12.00 pm Horizon The Dinosaur that Fooled the World. This programme follows the story across the world of how a Chinese fossil appeared to be the fabled missing link between birds and dinosaurs
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T BBC1 Northern Ireland 11.30 - 12.00 pm Belfast Zoo
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*T BBC2 Wales 1.30 - 2.00 pm Hands on Nature . Chris Packham visit’s the UK’s woodlands to reveal the secrets of successful badger watching and discovers the best place to see our biggest game birds as they strut their stuff in the Scottish Highlands.
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T BBC1 4.30 - 4.55 pm The Really Wild Show
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T BBC2 8.30 - 9.00 pm It’s not Easy Being Green - It’s the festive season and the pigs are about to be butchered, but not everyone’s happy. While inventor and engineer Dick can’t wait to make his own hams, bacon and sausages, wife Brigit vows to become vegetarian.
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T BBC1 Northern Ireland 9.30 - 10.00 pm Around the World in 1080 days Michael McGarrigle continues his three year hike round the planet. He travels from Australia’s Northern Territory on a 3,000 mile journey to meet HRH Prince Leonard of Hutt River Province in Western Australia. On the way, he encounters parts of Australia never before seen by Europeans.
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Wednesday 10th
T Channel 4 3.15 - 4.00 am Wild Things
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*T BBC1 4.05 - 4.50 am Sign Zone: Animal Park: Wild in Africa
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*T BBC2 10.10 - 10.20 am Our Planet - Animals Feeding Young
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*T BBC2 10.40 - 11.30 am Horizon The Secret Treasures of Zeugma - The story of a group of Archaeologists’ race against time to save the treasures of a vast and magnificent ancient city in Eastern Turkey. When a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates was completed, the site was threatened by flood.
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T BBC1 4.30 - 4.55 pm The Really Wild Show
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T BBC1 Northern Ireland 7.00 - 7.30 pm Belfast Zoo
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T BBC1 Wales 7.00 - 7.30 pm Iolo’s Welsh Safari. This week he travels to the Parc Slip reserve near Bridgend, once an opencast coal mine, now a haven for wild deer, slow worms, lizards and rare great crested newts.
VP 8107
Thursday 11th
*T BBC1 3.30 - 3.45 am Sign Zone: Animal Park: Wild in Africa
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*T BBC 10.10 - 10.20 am Our Planet - Animals Changing Colour and Seasons
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*T BBC1 Scotland 12.15 - 12.30 pm Animal Park - Cane Toads and Cash
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T BBC1 4.30 - 5.00 pm The Really Wild Show
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T BBC2 Scotland 7.00 - 7.30 pm Tir is Teanga Hillwalker Colin MacLeod discovers the meaning of the place names of the Highland landscape. He explores the Perthshire area of Scotland
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*T BBC2 Northern Ireland 7.00 - 7.30 pm Hands on Nature - Parks Chris Packham visits some of the country’s parks and estates to reveal the ideal place to spot red deer rutting and witness the amazing spectacle of a dawn swarm of the country’s tiniest bat.
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T BBC2 Wales 7.30 - 8.00 pm It’s not Easy Being Green - It’s the festive season and the pigs are about to butchered, but not everyone’s happy. While inventor and engineer Dick can’t wait to make his own hams, bacon and sausages, wife Brigit vows to become vegetarian.
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T ITV1 Anglia 7.30 - 8.00 pm Coastal Inspirations - Paul looks at the wind turbines off Scroby Sands with photographer Alan O’Neill. Gary Pereira creates a stunning oil painting of the waves from North Denes beach. And Paul visits Great Yarmouth potteries and the studio of John Kiki, who shows how he captures the energy of the town in his work.
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T ITV1 Border & ITV Border Scottish 7.30 - 8.00 pm Solway
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T ITV1 Carlton Central 7.30 - 8.00 pm Sky High - Lucy Kite flies by helicopter across the 18 counties that make up the Midlands. Lucy begins today’s journey in Monmouthshire and flies along the Wye Valley before heading east across two motorway bridges to the Cotswolds and some of the prettiest towns, houses and countryside.
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T ITV1 Carlton West Country 7.30 - 8.00 pm Bendell’s West country - Ron Bendell travels on a steam train to spend two very traditional days out at the seaside - a funfair on the North Somerset coast and a visit to a Royal Regatta in South Devon.
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T ITV1 Granada 7.30 - 8.00 pm - Cookery - Grub’s Up
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T ITV1 Meridian 7.30 - 8.00 pm Coastal Ways Pegwell Bay on the South East corner of Kent in July. A haven for seabirds, it also attracts bait diggers, geologists, historians, golfers, kite-surfers and holiday visitors. Presented by Jim Flegg and Jill Cochrane.
VP 701
T ITV1 Wales 7.30 - 8.00 pm Stories from the Street Florence Road in Ammanford.
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T ITV1 West 7.30 - 8.00 pm - Slimbridge at Sixty A six part series celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge. Spring is here, the waders are being egged on to breed, kingfishers are nesting, young children and young birds are everywhere, Slimbridge shows off its hands on approach to species conservation.
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T ITV1 Yorkshire 7.30 - 8.00 pm Zoo Vet at Large - Series following the work of zoo vet Matt Brash at Flamingoland in North Yorkshire. Today, he investigates two suspicious deaths and treats a litter of tiny abandoned kittens. And at Flamingoland, three new Shetland ponies turn out to be quite a handful.
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Friday 12th
*T BBC1 1.45 - 2.30 am Sign Zone: Animal Park: Wild in Africa
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T Channel 4 4.35 -5.25 am Wild Things
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*T BBC2 10,10 - 10.20 am Our Planet - Sharks and Baby Animals
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*T BBC2 Scotland 7.00 - 7.30 pm Elephants of Samburu - Part 2
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The following programme is on BBC2 Wales 9.30 - 10.20 pm VP 172853
*T BBC2 9.00 - 9.50 am Timewatch - San Francisco’s Great Quake Wednesday 18 April 1906
Saturday 13th
T Channel 5 5.30 - 6.00 am Wildlife Down Under with Nick Baker
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T ITV1 3.25 - 4.25 pm The Crocodile Hunter Diaries
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*T BBC2 7.40 - 8.40 pm Life on Air - Michael Palin pays tribute to David Attenborough, offering behind the scenes glimpses of a fifty year career in broadcasting
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(I deliberately highlighted this, why slip it on a Saturday night some of us might like to see it again and I for one look forward to seeing SIR David for many years to come. He maybe doesn‘t fit in with the “modern image of the BBC“ thank God. He was the first wildlife presenter but his way of getting the facts across are even more relevant now. I for one wish the BBC had archived every programme he has done and show it again. Imagine what a great collection to have on DVD whatever. It would surely be a top seller. ”How the Natural World has Changed in the last 50 Years“)
Sunday 14th
T BBC2 3.30 -4.00 am Education Volcanoes and the Atmosphere
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T BBC2 4.00 - 4.30 am Education Asthma and the Bean - Investigating how statistics were used to find the cause of mysterious outbreaks of asthma in Barcelona during the 1980’s.
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T BBC2 4.30 - 5.00 am Education Blue Haven A look at whether mathematical models can help to decide whether the Blue Whale will survive, or whether it is already too late.
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*T Channel 5 5.35 - 6.00 am Animal Airport - A Shipment of exotic birds from Mozambique must be identified. Seven cockatoos which escaped being put down with 69 others are given a final blood test and a German Shepherd dog ha a perforated intestine.
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T BBC2 11.30 - 12.00 pm Country File - John Craven reports on the threat to British bluebell woods from Spanish invaders. Charlotte Smith looks at controversial plans to build a barrage across the River Severn that could generate six per cent of the UK’s energy needs.
VP 7725
T BBC1 Scotland 11.30 - 12.00 pm Landward - The programme comes from the annual Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Awards at the Hub, Edinburgh.
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T Channel 4 4.40 - 5.40 pm Time Team Special - Journey to Stonehenge. The Time Team take on the mammoth task of building a full scale replica of Durrington Walls, a massive monument uncovered just one mile from Stonehenge. In the summer of 2005, archaeologists linked the two monuments and revealed an extraordinary and sophisticated picture of Stone Age life.
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*T BBC2 6.00 - 7.00 pm Coast - Liverpool to Carlisle
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T BBC2 Northern Ireland 6.00 - 6.45 pm Balmoral Show Jackie Fullerton and Karen Patterson present highlights of this year’s Balmoral Show, live from Belfast. Featuring, daredevil quad bike stuntman, a round up of the animal classes and the chance to put questions to the new RUAS Chief Executive. With Kim Lenaghan and Martin Cassidy.
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T ITV1 Meridian 6.00 - 6.25 pm Monkey Business
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T ITV1 Wales 6.00 - 6.25 pm Hywel James meets an animal physiotherapist and learns how water therapy can help injured dogs.
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T ITV1 West 6.00 - 6.40 pm How the West Was Made - Chris Chapman goes to the Somerset levels to look for evidence in the landscape of the emerging Kingdom of Wessex under Alfred the Great and his ultimate triumph over Viking warlords.
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matt green

Norfolkman gone walkabout
some interesting programmes,however I won't be watching any of them!

at present i'm experimenting whether i can go without the TV altogether,might
sound drastic but i'm trying to make room for other things in my somewhat diminutive quarters.

I'm giving it til the end of may before i'm scrambling up the loft for that large cardbored box with MATTS TV scrawled on one side :-O



Winner of the Copeland Wildlife Photographer of th
Thanks,Ann.Not much in the way of birding progs at the moment,but perhaps it is good they are shown in the winter months when we cannot get out and about to see much.
Many thanks ,Ann for the time you give to sussing out these progs for us.


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Hi Matt,

Sorry to hear you are putting the tv in the loft and thanks for all your support.


Sorry no birding programmes but remember Springwatch starts soon. Other regions seem to have more nature programmes than us up in the north west. Guess the tv channels think as we have nature on our doorstep as it were they can fill the schedules with something else, cookery seeming to be the most popular at the moment, then they worry why everyone is so obese.

Maybe I should put the diary away for the summer but think of all the rainy days and housebound people, what do you think folks?

Ha ha I chose the wrong day off (again) it is wet and miserable.

Love to Alfie.

Ann :egghead: |:S|

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