7pm HOW WE GOT TO NOW - Science/Technology - Steven Johnson reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.
Graham Orchard, a Salvation Army member, arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a missing woman named Emma Lewis. Danny's near death experience with a collapsed lung has made him appreciate how precious life is, and, in particular, how special his relationship with Louisa is to him. He wants Louisa to move in with him, but she is hesitant. With his wedding to Julie imminent, Mylow is busy making final preparations, including securing life insurance. The health check reveals puzzling results, especially when Mark's bride tells him she is pregnant. Mrs. Tishell has been wearing a collar to combat neck pain for years. The doctor urges her to remove it. Mrs. Tishell fears removing the collar will just cause her more pain, and toys with the idea of helping herself to painkillers from the pharmacy. Louisa tells Martin that she has split up with Danny and invites him to join her for a glass of wine. She pulls him into the sitting room and asks him to kiss her. He blurts out that he loves her, and promptly collapses on the floor!
Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) takes a wry and witty look at why we are prepared to take the risk of sharing our homes with dogs who are genetically still 99.8 % like wolves. This epic, dramatic and sometimes surreal journey takes Martin to Africa, Australia and America to find the surviving wild ancestors of pampered pets like his own beloved dogs,and seeks to answer the question, did we choose dogs, or did they choose us?
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.
In this episode Johnson explores how clean water has changed our world and the way we live our lives.
Mark Mylow intends to marry beautiful Julie Mitchell. For his stag night, Mark wants to camp out in the woods under the stars accompanied by his Best Man, Al Large, but it is not long before the two intrepid campers are lost in the woods. Then an adder bites Mark's ankle and he suffers a potentially fatal allergic reaction. Al has finally flown the nest, and has been busy setting up his first home. The flat needs a lot of work to make it habitable again. While he was wandering in the woods, his dad Bert thought he would try to spruce the place up for him, with disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, it appears the beaches of North Cornwall are being stormed by legions of poisonous fish intent on terrorizing the teenage population of Portwenn. Teenage boys have been lining up for treatment for weever fish stings. Martin is furious to hear that the boys had been playing a deadly game of who could stand the pain of being stung the longest.
8pm A PLACE TO CALL HOME: Living In The Shadow - Drama - A compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s.
Rene remains cold to Sarah following the revelation that she's carrying George's baby. After one of Regina's threats goes too far, she retreats to the farmhouse, but still proves dangerous. Anna confides in Olivia about her unhappiness, accidentally disclosing the contents of Andrew's letter.
Located north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the Lembeh Strait is a hotspot of marine biodiversity. In the fascinating documentary SEA OF CREEPY MONSTERS, two wildlife filmmakers use macro cinematography to bring viewers up close with the countless amazing creatures that thrive in this underwater ecosystem, including miniature seahorses, mantis shrimp, and even a previously unidentified species of sea slug.
Sunday 8pm GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING: Professor Stephen Hawking reveals our true potential in a radical new science show which challenges a selection of volunteers and the viewer to think like the greatest geniuses of the past and answer some of humanity's toughest and most enduring questions.
Using large-scale experiments and incredible stunts, we'll follow the volunteers' journeys as they get to grips with molecular biology, astrophysics and even quantum mechanics. Likewise, we'll learn about the geniuses whose discoveries helped build our scientific knowledge and allowed us to solve questions like "Where are we?" "Are we alone?" and "Can we travel through time?"
9pm Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Crime/Drama - Phryne Fisher is a thoroughly modern woman of the late 1920s operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous “lady detective” goes about her work with a pistol close at hand—and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer.