Programmes 2018

  • 2 x 60' Thursday 15th March at 9pm / Thursday 22nd March at 9pm


    Medical technology can now prolong the lives of children who
    cannot be cured. Filmed over the year that the Charlie Gard
    case hit the headlines, this series follows doctors and families
    wrestling with impossible end-of-life decisions in Southampton Children's Hospital.
  • 5 x 60' Starts 8pm Sunday 7th Jan Channel 4

    A team of 56 model railway enthusiasts and engineers led by Dick Strawbridge attempt to do what our Victorian forbears could not – build a railway connecting Fort William with Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The only difference is they are doing it in miniature, building the longest model railway in the world at 71 miles.

    The Victorians gave up because the terrain was simply too challenging and inhospitable for railway building, but our modern day navvies are unperturbed. For 12 days they must camp by the track as it extends across Scotland - crossing rivers and scaling mountains as they devise engineering solutions to anything the Highlands can throw at them.

    While being a ground-breaking television event, The Biggest Little Railway in the World is also a joyful celebration of British eccentricity and of a little seen, but widely loved hobby.

  • 1 x 60' Monday 1st January 2018 at 7:40pm


    This Winter Wonderland themed Great Festive Bake Off begins with Noel, Sandi, Prue and Paul musing over their wishes for the New Year. A dream like sequence transports the foursome into a remake of the Christmas classic, Stay Another Day by East 17.


    Benjamina and Rav from 2016, will bake alongside Rob Billington (Series 2) and Sandy Doherty (Series 6) in the hope of impressing with their skills and creativity in wintery themed challenges, featuring a Snowy Signature, a Scandinavian technical and an ice-cold showstopper.


    After announcing the winner of The Great Festive Bake Off, the real life Tony Mortimer tinkles the ivories whilst Noel, Sandi, Prue, Paul and the bakers gather around to sing Stay Another Day.