5SELECT Today Saturday 20 May 2023

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What’s On 5Select Today Saturday 20 May 2023

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

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways


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



The Black Bird Club takes on the quiz experts



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

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Home shopping


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GPs: Behind Closed Doors


A young man suffering from psoriasis comes to the surgery

The doctors meet with Ryan, a young man suffering from psoriasis which is so severe that when he rolls up his trousers to reveal his condition, huge chunks of dry skin fall off. Dr Shaikh Shaikh deals with a patient trying to conceive a baby, but is alarmed to hear that she still wishes to travel to Mexico in South America despite the ongoing Zika virus epidemic, that has had devastating effects on newborn children

GPs: Behind Closed Doors


The doctors treat a young man with a crack cocaine addiction

Dr Ranj Kochhar treats Adam, a young man whose life has begun to spiral due to a crack cocaine addiction, brought on by his clinical depression. Eight-year-old Marcus and his mother come into the surgery to seek advice about his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which has become so challenging that he has even attempted to self-harm

GPs: Behind Closed Doors


Dr Jim O’Donnell offers dietary advice to the mother of a child with an infection

Dr Jim O’Donnell offers dietary advice to the mother of a child with an ear, nose and throat infection, and Dr Manj Tawana treats an unwell patient whose blood test results show he may have leukaemia, which runs in his family. Dr Nithy Nanda is concerned about a blind patient who has a family history of heart disease when a monitor he has been wearing reveals irregularities

GPs: Behind Closed Doors


A man recently released from prison urgently needs Dr Muki Sri’s help

A man recently released from prison after three months urgently needs Dr Muki Sri’s help. He is suffering from a history of depression and heart problems, but his only hope of getting emergency accommodation is a note from a doctor. Dr Jackie Bulger comes to the aid of a regular patient suffering an anxiety attack in the waiting room, and Dr Zareena Hyder treats a woman with an unusual form of arthritis that causes her skin to dry out

Drain the Oceans


Experts explore evidence of the fabled city of Atlantis

Exciting evidence emerges of civilizations lost under the waves. However, it is unclear whether these ancient cities are the long sought-after Atlantis or accidents of geology. Cutting-edge graphics are employed to reveal the sea floor. Narrated by Craig Sechler

Mega Volcano: Draining the Pacific


The dangerous geological forces in the Pacific’s Ring of Fire

Drain the Ocean: Egypt’s Lost Wonders


Discoveries found at the bottom of the Nile

Metaphorically speaking, experts `pull the plug” on the River Nile, looking at historical discoveries found at its bottom. The programme addresses issues such as the exact identity of the Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, why the so-called Abydos boats are buried in the desert and cites those who built 15 forts on the Nile that never saw battle

Plane Wreck: Draining the Ocean


The case of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Drain the Oceans


Uncovering historical artefacts from the bottom of the sea

Dinosaurs from the Deep: Drain the Oceans


The secrets on the sea bed in the Gulf of Mexico

Drain the Oceans: Lost Worlds of the Mediterranean


Ruins of ancient civilisations in the Mediterranean

Sunken Treasures Revealed: Drain the Ocean


Exploring the wreckage of ships laden with treasure

Monty: Our WW2 Hero

A profile of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery

A profile of Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, telling the story of a military leader whose strategy in wartime led the Allies to extraordinary success against all the odds. The programme pieces together one of Britain’s most complex military characters and looks at how he led British forces to victories in the Second World War after overcoming one of the biggest mistakes of his career Operation Market Garden

Buried Secrets of WWII


Surviving evidence of the attack on Pearl Harbor, both on land and under the sea

What Went Wrong: Countdown to Disaster


The collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Italy

On August 14, 2018, the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, collapsed, sending vehicles and tons of rubble to the ground 50 meters below, killing 43 people. What went wrong with the Morandi Bridge and how did the design and maintenance of one of Genoa’s most iconic structures lead to its demise? Engineers provide insight, and survivors tell their incredible stories

David Jason: All The Best Bits & More

A look at the life and career of the actor

Sue Johnston narrates a look at the life and career of the actor, the star of Only Fools and Horses, The Darling Buds of May, A Touch of Frost and Open All Hours. The programme examines his early stage career and hear what his fellow thespians thought of him, and there are clips of him in long-forgotten shows, quirky TV adverts and his very first movie. Featuring interviews with industry insiders and former castmates, including Tessa Peake-Jones, who played his long-suffering on-screen partner Raquel in Only Fools and Horses

Dad’s Army: 55 Years of Laughs

Behind the scenes of the comedy

Behind the scenes of the comedy, revealing what the cast were like in real life and telling the stories of some of their own heroic efforts in the two world wars. Featuring interviews with some of the original cast and their wives and children, who give an insight into the drinking, the affairs, the personal problems and the tragedies that befell them during nine series of the show

Walking Tudor Britain

Suzannah Lipscomb explores the history of the royal dynasty

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