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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.

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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.

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.

7pm THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN: Why Do I Need You? - Education/Science

Dr. David Eagleman explores how the brain relies on other brains to thrive and survive. This neural interdependence underpins our need to group together, and our ability to do the very best and the very worst of things to each other.

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8pm A PLACE TO CALL HOME: Unforgettable -  A sweeping romantic drama that centers on enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams as she returns to her native Australia after two decades in Europe.

One Wild Family!

Apr 11, 2016
BBC

7pm THIS WILD LIFE - 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.

IN THIS EPISODE: Elephant in the Bedroom - Things get off to a rocky start when guests arrive earlier than expected and an elephant emergency pushes everyone to their limits. Has the family got what it takes to survive their new wild life?

LILIES (8 PM) - Drama

Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lillies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic sisters coming of age in a dockland terraced house. Familial love sustains them, and their fortunes are bound to those of their brother and their father. Set in the years immediately following the First World War, Lilies pulls no punches in its storytelling. It depicts a sensual, vivid and sometimes savage universe - where life is lived on a knife-edge of poverty, fuelled by various kinds of love. Dadda, the family's charismatic and mercurial father married very young, is now widowed, and his struggle to nurture his unruly children proves both moving and comic.

IN THIS EPISODE: The Chit Behind King Billy

To help get the family pianola out of hock for a street party honoring war vets, Ruby takes a job selling corsets, training all the while for the Olympic swimming tryouts. But brother Billy finds that not all of the returning soldiers are welcomed as heroes.

7pm THE BRAIN: How Do I Decide? - Science/Education

Dr. David Eagleman takes a journey through the unseen world of decisions and how they get made inside your brain. Your emotions, your energy level, and your memories all come together in concert to help you neural networks decide what to do next.

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