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8pm LILIES - Drama 

Three Catholic sisters coming of age in 1920's Liverpool.

IN THIS EPISODE - The Sea: Billy's best friend from the war returns to Liverpool, and a maelstrom of long-suppressed emotions threatens to engulf them both. May learns that she is expecting and then discovers that things aren't what they've seemed in the Brazendale household.

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7pm FILTHY CITIES: Revolutionary Paris - Science/History

Just 200 years ago, Paris was famously one of the foulest and smelliest cities in Europe. Historian Dan Snow sniffs out the rotten story of the French revolution. He reveals the stinking streets where ordinary people slaved in toxic industries and suffered grotesque poverty and disease. Dan immerses himself in their world, visiting a perfumer to recreate the stench of the 18th century city - Pong de Paris. He has a go at one of the worst jobs in history - tanning leather by 18th century methods using dog excrement and urine - to make exquisite luxury goods that only the filthy rich could afford. He gets a rare glimpse of the private rooms of infamous Queen Marie Antoinette at the glittering palace of Versailles and reveals some surprising facts about the royal court. Plus he comes face to face with the ultimate killing machine - the gruesome guillotine. Dan finds out what happened to the thousands of bodies that overflowed in the cemeteries of Paris during The Terror. Dan discovers how monumental filth and injustice drove Parisians to a bloody revolution which would transform their city and give birth to a new republic. 

8pm DOC MARTIN: Other People's Children - Comedy/Drama

Martin and Louisa don’t seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr. Timoney advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship, and plan a date.  Louisa is planning James Henry’s first birthday party, when a last-minute request from Danny, Louisa’s ex-boyfriend, brings him and seven children from London camping on Ruth’s farm.   Things are going slightly better for Mrs. Tishell and Clive, until Mrs. Tishell invites him back into the bedroom, with disastrous consequences. Things don’t start off too badly for Martin and Louisa at the restaurant, but when Danny calls saying one of his children, Jake, has gone missing, date night is effectively over. Martin and Louisa are left wondering if anything will ever go right for them, when Martin uncovers a health scare at James’s party, that makes all the guests leave very quickly: not even Ruth’s birthday cake can keep them there.

9pm VERA: Shadows In The Sky - Crime/Drama

When the body of a well-loved family man plummets from a multi-story car park, DCI Vera Stanhope is forced to uncover a life of secrets and lies. 

7pm THIS WILD LIFE: Baby Elephant Rescue - Nature/Documentary

Wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton, together with her husband Frank and their three young children, move to the romantic Samburu National Reserve in Kenya to run a safari camp for the first time. This series follows their ups and downs as the family struggles to keep guests, elephants, lions and even crocodiles smiling. IN THIS EPISODE: Wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton and the elephant rescue team race to save the life of a recently orphaned calf. The baby elephant is flown to an elephant orphanage in Nairobi. But with a terror threat on the Kenya's east coast, the family's safari camp is in crisis. Saba must work to save the business and do all she can to try to protect Samburu's trusting elephants.

8pm LILIES: The Tallyman - Drama

Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood; a world on the brink of change. Iris, May, and Ruby come of age in a time when life is lived on the breadline.

TALLYMAN

Scarlet fever invades the district, and the Mosses scramble to provide for seven orphaned children and stay one step ahead of the dreaded housing inspector. But, in secret, May becomes more occupied with Mr. Brazendale's renewed attentions.

London: Down & Dirty

Apr 27, 2016

7pm FILTHY CITIES: Medieval London - Science

Historian Dan Snow gets down and dirty in Medieval grime to discover the hard way how the London we know was forged in the filth of the 14th century. State of the art CGI reveals London's streets as they were 700 years ago - wooden platforms designed to help him rise above the disgusting mess underfoot. Plus, he examines the remains of a plague victim to discover how a catastrophic epidemic would help a new and cleaner London emerge from the muck of the past.

8pm DOC MARTIN: Control-Alt-Delete   Comedy/Drama

Martin wants to put down Buddy because the dog won't stop following him. In other events, Ruth learns Bert's secret; Penhale tries to ask out Janice, but instead invites her to a group cookout; and Louisa and Martin do their therapy homework: a picnic.

A Want Ad For Murder

Apr 26, 2016

9pm VERA: Muddy Waters - Crime/Drama

When the remains of a teenage girl are found half-buried in a Northumberland wood, Vera and the team find themselves investigating a 30-year-old mystery. The remains are identified as those of miner's daughter Carrie Telling, who vanished during the strike clashes in 1984. A politically minded, rebellious teen, her father Bill insisted Carrie would never run away but his protests fell on deaf ears. The case brings Vera back in contact with her old boss, John Warrick, who is shocked to learn he may have dropped the ball.

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8pm LILIES - The White Charger - Drama

The Moss sisters-my lilies, as their father calls them, live in working-class Liverpool right after World War I. They struggle through poverty, passions, and disappointments-sustained by the fortifying power of family.

IN THIS EPISODE: THE WHITE CHARGER

At tea with her employer, Mr. Brazendale, May meets a charming photographer with obvious designs on the trusting girl. Meanwhile, Billy finds a stray stallion in the woods, which her Dad schemes to keep for the upcoming Orange Parade.

7pm THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN: Who Will We Be? - Science/Technology   Dr David Eagleman takes viewers on an extraordinary journey that explores how the brain, locked in silence and darkness without direct access to the world, conjures up the rich and beautiful world we all take for granted. In this episode Dr Eagleman journeys into the future, and asks what's next for the human brain and for our species. Mother nature has evolved a brain that is able to rewire itself according to its environment. We meet Cameron Mott, who had half her brain removed at the age of four, but was able to develop normally as her brain rewired itself to take over the functions of the missing half. This extraordinary plasticity of the brain opens up all sorts of possibilities for enhancing our reality with new technology. 

 

8pm DOC MARTIN: Education, Education, Education - Comedy/Drama Schoolboy Peter Cronk begins work experience at the surgery. He is enthusiastic and almost as pedantic as Martin himself but he has an ulterior motive for the placement that almost ends in disaster. Sally Tishell's husband Clive reappears after several months' absence, anxious to help her in the chemists though she is less than enthusiastic whilst Bert, hiding out on Ruth's land, attempts to recover the gear from his repossessed restaurant. Martin and Louisa attend a therapy session but it is the shared experience when one of her pupils falls ill that starts to reconcile them. 

Crime Fighting Women

Apr 18, 2016

9pm VERA: Old Wounds - Crime/Drama 

 When the remains of a teenage girl are found half-buried in a Northumberland wood, Vera and the team find themselves investigating a 30-year-old mystery. The remains are identified as those of miner's daughter Carrie Telling, who vanished during the strike clashes in 1984. A politically minded, rebellious teen, her father Bill insisted Carrie would never run away but his protests fell on deaf ears. The case brings Vera back in contact with her old boss, John Warrick, who is shocked to learn he may have dropped the ball. 

7pm THIS WILD LIFE: Crocodile In Crisis - Nature/Documentary

Wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton, together with her husband Frank and their three young children, move to the romantic Samburu National Reserve in Kenya to run a safari camp for the first time. But life out there isn't easy. There are monkeys in the kitchen, floods threatening the camp and, with no fences to keep out the wildlife, elephants are regular house guests. This series follows their ups and downs as the family struggles to keep guests, elephants, lions and even crocodiles smiling.

IN THIS EPISODE: Saba is called away to rescue an injured crocodile and the camp team comes face to face with a bull elephant in a dramatic search for a young child lost in the bush. It's a nail-biting adventure for Saba and her warrior friends.

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8pm LILIES: The Thunderbolt - Drama

The Moss sisters-my lilies, as their father calls them, live in working-class Liverpool right after World War I. They struggle through poverty, passions, and disappointments-sustained by the fortifying power of family in this captivating series.

IN THIS EPISODE: The Thunderbolt - When Iris falls head over heels for a young magician who comes to the door in search of rabbits, the rest of the family must face the unpromising prospect of running the household without her competence and self-sacrifice at the center.

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