Tue, 2011-04-12 09:29
TV & radio
15 – 21 February
Pick of the week
Call the Midwife
Sunday 19 February, 8.30pm BBC One
It’s the last episode of this fantastic series on the daily trials and sufferings of midwives in 1950’s East London. Things finally reach breaking point when Sister Monica Joan is accused of theft, and Chummy has to contend with the dramatic arrival of her pushy mother. Not to be missed!
Britain's Heritage Heroes
Friday 17 February, 6.30pm BBC2
Britain’s Heritage Heroes meets the people working to preserve the heritage and history of Britain before it becomes lost to the past. Although mining may appear to be a dying industry, communities in the Forest of Dean and the Welsh valleys are keeping their rich mining heritage alive by hosting tours in abandoned mining tunnels, and educating the community on mining practices. An excellent chance to learn about the experiences and working conditions of miners in the 1980s and earlier.
More Industrial Revelations: Building a Revolution
Friday 17 February, 8.30am Discovery
Mark Williams looks at the building industry boom that occurred during the Industrial Revolution, and the way this affected the construction trade and its workers. A great series for discovering the profound effects these revolutionary changes had on all aspects of our ancestor’s daily lives.
How London Was Built: The City and Housing
Friday 17 February, 11pm HISTORY
Adam Hart-Davis continues on his tour around the city of London, looking at its houses and the story of their construction. Discover the homes of our ancestors and admire the architecture of some of the capital’s most iconic buildings, as he uncovers the history of how London was built.
Plus don't miss the following episodes of WDYTYA? | Natasha Kaplinsky Thursday 9pm YeSTERDAY | Esther Rantzen Saturday 3pm YeSTERDAY | Ainsley Harriott Saturday 4pm YeSTERDAY | David Suchet Saturday 5pm YeSTERDAY