5SELECT Today Thursday 18 May 2023

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What’s On 5Select Today Thursday 18 May 2023

A full run down of everything airing on 5Select today.

02:00
Walking Britain’s Lost Railways

S02E01

A railway line that cut a path through the Peak District

Rob Bell explores more abandoned rail routes, beginning with one that cut an outrageous path through the dramatic hills and gorges of the Peak District – part of the 1860s express route between London and Manchester. From Matlock to the spa town splendour of Buxton, Rob unearths a tale of Victorian ambition, as he travels along a route filled with great engineering, which is now a beloved part of the Peak District National Park

03:00
Eggheads

S23E12

Once Upon a Team in the West try their luck against the Eggheads

03:25
Eggheads

S23E13

Sandy Shores try their luck against the Eggheads

03:50
Entertainment News on 5

Showbiz news and gossip

04:00
Teleshopping

Home shopping

06:00
Teleshopping

08:00
Shop Dormeo

08:30
High Street TV Teleshopping

09:00
Eggheads

S23E16

The Black Bird Club takes on the quiz experts

09:30
Eggheads

S23E17

First ‘N’ Last from Pembrokeshire try their luck against the Eggheads

10:00
The Yorkshire Vet

S11E16

Julian investigates when a cow delivers an afterbirth but no calf

Julian investigates when a pregnant cow delivers an afterbirth but no calf, while Peter and Matt compete to see if modern or traditional pregnancy tests are more reliable. A German shepherd puppy belonging to a woman who has recently lost two dogs is lame and in pain, requiring delicate keyhole surgery to remove a fragment of bone. At the trekking centre, Julian treats a very poorly one-week old llama called Noah

11:00
The Yorkshire Vet

S11E17

Peter provides urgent dental treatment to his niece’s horse

Peter provides urgent dental treatment to his niece’s horse, while Julian visits a group of vets in training to pass on what he knows about treating farm animals. A ewe in a difficult labour is rushed into hospital, but Matt and the other vets fear it may not be possible to save either mother or lamb. Vets from West Yorkshire attend a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of James Herriot’s first book

12:00
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

S15E04

Ben travels to a unique and tiny island in the Hebrides

Ben travels to a unique, tiny island in the Hebrides where he meets ex-social care worker Philip, who has embraced a new way of life in this small, alternative community. In his company, Ben spends the week cut off from the outside world, in an old lighthouse keeper’s cottage, where he experiences the unusual routines of the island’s community

13:00
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

S16E03

Ben ventures to the Greek island of Andros to visit the founder of a remote animal shelter

Ben ventures to the lesser-known Greek island of Andros to visit Sandy, founder of a remote animal shelter perched on the slopes of the island’s highest peak. He embraces sharing a home with 25 dogs, eight donkeys, a horse, a mule and more than 20 cats. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, he also helps to feed, groom, walk and clean up after the multitude of animals that roam free around the land and a 300-year-old house

14:00
The Yorkshire Vet

S13E01

Peter is called out to a cow with a life-threatening stomach problem

Peter is called out to an emergency when a cow has a life-threatening stomach problem, and Julian welcome an expectant dog to the new Wetherby practice. In Huddersfield, Matt treats an exotic animal in the form of water dragon Bandit, who needs his tail amputating

15:00
The Yorkshire Vet

S13E02

A pregnant ewe is rushed to the animal hospital from Cannon Hall Farm

A pregnant ewe is rushed to the animal hospital from Cannon Hall Farm, while for young vet Rohin, there’s a day gaining vital experience on the farm. With Matt’s guidance, he has to remove the very large horns from some cows, and soon learns that traditional vet work is tiring. Meanwhile, Julian rushes a cat into emergency surgery before heading to Jacki’s farm for some well-earned relaxation, with some alpaca yoga

16:00
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

S16E04

Ben travels to the rugged cliffs of Cornwall

Ben travels to the rugged cliffs of Cornwall, where he stays with Davina and Todd and their family, who left their city lives behind to follow their dreams to become farmers. Ben finds out how the couple turned their seven-acre empty plot into an off-grid farm, and embraces the family’s energy and hectic daily routine – from juggling kids and raising livestock, to digging a duck pond and harvesting vegetables

17:00
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

S16E07

Ben spends time with a multi-generational family in Oxfordshire

Ben spends time with a multi-generational family in Oxfordshire who have left their conventional life behind and relocated to an empty plot of land which they have transformed. Ben learns about the obstacles the family has overcome and how its members have spent two decades honing their skills and living off the land

18:00
Walking Britain’s Lost Railways

S02E03

Rob Bell travels to Bangor in north Wales, and explores a lost line that was built in 1801

Rob Bell travels to Bangor in north Wales, where he explores a lost line that was built in 1801 to transport Welsh slate from the local quarry, which once was the largest in the world, and now provides the backdrop for the world’s fastest zip line. He also follows the Victorian railway inland to Llanberis, where tourists still flock to ride a special train to the summit of Snowdon, and discovers why the heirs to the throne have been styled ‘Prince of Wales’ for seven centuries

19:00
Secrets of the Royal Palaces

S01E02

Historian Jonathan Foyle casts his eye over Balmoral Castle

20:00
The Mountbattens: A Scandalous Marriage

The relationship between Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife Edwina Ashley

Lord Louis Mountbatten, distinguished naval officer and last viceroy of India, is perhaps best remembered as elder statesman of the royals. Uncle to Prince Philip, he had an even closer bond with his great-nephew Prince Charles. But there is a lesser-known – yet vital – part of Mountbatten’s life in his open marriage to multimillionaire Edwina Ashley. This film charts how Louis and Edwina gradually became the `It” couple of their time, despite a series of scandals that caused a sensation in society, but largely stayed out of the newspapers

21:00
The Queen Mother’s Blitz

The royal’s efforts to raise morale during the Second World War

Documentary examining the Queen Mother’s efforts to improve British people’s morale during the Second World War. With air raids a constant threat, her insistence that the royal family remain in London was a reassuring move for the public. The programme also looks at how her personality and determination made a remarkable difference to the war effort

22:00
Forged in Fire

S09E07

Two smiths fashion a Continental Cavalry sabre

Four bladesmiths forge a Rifleman’s knife. After an intense round of testing, two smiths return home to re-create an even more iconic weapon of the Revolution – the Continental Cavalry sabre

22:55
Forged in Fire

S09E03

Four bladesmiths are given thin sheet metal to forge a knife

23:50
The Search for Attila the Hun’s Tomb

A search for the final resting place of Attila the Hun

A search for the final resting place of Attila the Hun. Researchers surmise the tomb of the legendary king is located in the Hungarian lowlands

01:00
British Planes That Won the War with Rob Bell

S01E03

The Lancaster bomber’s crucial role in the outcome of the Second World War

The presenter reveals how the Lancaster bomber played a crucial role in the outcome of the Second World War. For the first time, Allied forces could take the fight to the enemy. The design for the new Lancaster bomber represented a major capability breakthrough for the Allies. Its four powerful Merlin engines allowed it to carry the largest bombs used by the RAF

02:00
Walking Britain’s Lost Railways

S02E02

Rob Bell heads to the industrial heartlands of north-east England

Rob Bell heads to the industrial heartlands of north-east England, beginning on Wearside, where he learns about the world’s first railway designed for steam locomotives. Rob also visits the ‘living’ museum at Beamish and rides a railway from George Stephenson’s day, following an old line into Hartlepool, where a medieval port was turned into a mega-centre of coal, rail and shipping in just one generation

03:00
Eggheads

S23E14

Pub quizzers Smokies and Wine take on the Eggheads

03:25
Eggheads

S23E15

Plymouth quizzers Marooned 5 take on the regulars

03:50
Entertainment News on 5

Showbiz news and gossip

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