5SELECT Today Saturday 25 February 2023

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What’s On 5Select Today Saturday 25 February 2023

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GPs: Behind Closed Doors


The doctors must deal with the subject of bereavement

The subject of bereavement and the importance of knowing one’s family medical history are dealt with in this edition, as Dr Watson offers `talking therapy” to a young woman who has recently lost her mother. Meanwhile, Dr Bower treats a patient who has been suffering from suicidal thoughts since his mother’s death, and Dr Beecraft meets a man who has lost six members of his family to heart disease. Plus, a man suspects he may have a rare genetic condition, and Dr Kayat attempts a breast examination on a ticklish patient

GPs: Behind Closed Doors


The doctors deal with emergency situations

Dr Eleanor Beecraft sends a patient with a potentially life-threatening blood clot to A&E, while Dr Sarah Glynne refers a woman with crippling back pain for emergency surgery. Dr Marietta Swanne uses the two-week referral rule for a patient with suspected stomach cancer

Drain the Oceans: Lost Giants


Maritime archaeologists go in search of the biggest wrecks ever sunk

Atomic Ghost Fleet: Drain the Oceans


A sonar map of the wreckage at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean

The American Revolution: Drain the Oceans


Forgotten shipwrecks from the American Revolution

Raiders of the Civil War: Drain the Oceans


Submerged evidence of the American Civil War’s forgotten battlegrounds

Great British Ships: Golden Hinde


Rob Bell explores the extraordinary story of the Golden Hinde

Rob Bell explores the extraordinary story of the Golden Hinde, the flagship of Elizabethan mariner, privateer and explorer Sir Francis Drake. Sent on a secret mission to plunder Spanish ships in the Pacific, the Golden Hinde’s voyage was packed with adventure, from witchcraft and attempted mutiny to the supreme triumph of her most famous achievement, becoming the first English ship to sail around the world

Great British Ships: Cutty Sark


Rob Bell explores the extraordinary tea clipper Cutty Sark

Rob Bell explores the extraordinary tea clipper Cutty Sark, a ship that endured drunken captains and murderous crews, inspired a whiskey and survived the coming of the steam age. Rob clambers aboard to experience first-hand the beauty and superior design of the ship. He delves into her tragic past – the vagabond years of `tramping”, mistreatment by her captains and desertion by her crews

Great British Ships


Rob Bell investigates the sinking of the Mary Rose

Rob Bell investigates the sinking of the Mary Rose – Henry VIII’s great warship – which went down nearly five centuries ago, killing more than 400 men. He gathers evidence from the marine archaeologists who excavated the shipwreck and learns what secrets they discovered on the seabed. He also delves into the Admiralty’s archives to uncover the Mary Rose’s forgotten past as the very first flagship of the Royal Navy

Great British Ships: SS Great Britain


The story behind the passenger ship

Rob Bell uncovers the story behind what was once the longest passenger ship in the world, the SS Great Britain. Designed by acclaimed Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this vast vessel rewrote the rulebook, pioneering innovations still found on almost all modern ships

Great British Ships


The secrets of Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory

Rob Bell reveals the secrets of the historic ships that shaped the nation. He begins with the story of HMS Victory, Admiral Nelson’s personal flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. When Victory was built more than 40 years previously, she was the largest warship in the world with firepower equivalent to a whole army on land. However, Rob discovers that this titan of the seas was very nearly scrapped long before the battle that would ultimately seal her place in history

Great British Ships


Rob Bell delves into the history of the Second World War cruiser

Rob Bell delves into the history of Second World War cruiser HMS Belfast, the sole survivor of the British ships that bombarded the Normandy coast on D-Day, playing critical role in some of the most dramatic battles of the war. Rob also hears the testimony of second World War veteran John, who was on board HMS Belfast at the moment it was attacked by a Nazi magnetic mine

China: The Rise of a Superpower

How China became a dominant power of the ancient world

Air Crash: Disaster Revealed


An aircraft that crashed in the Andes

A report on American Airlines Flight 965, which crashed in the Andes in December 1995, leaving all but four passengers dead. The aircraft plummeted into a mountainside in northern Colombia at around 8,900ft, near the summit of a peak called El Deluvio

Air Crash: Disaster Revealed


How thick fog caused 73 deaths at JFK Airport in 1990

The fate of Avianca Flight 052, which was travelling from Colombia to New York in January 1990. Thick fog over New York’s JFK Airport prevented any aircraft from landing, and the language barrier disrupted the message that the plane was running low on fuel – resulting in the deaths of 73 people

Titanic: Draining the Wreck

The creation of a 3D map of the ship’s remains

Since sinking on its maiden voyage in 1912, ocean liner Titanic has rested on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean below 12,000 feet of icy water. Many film-makers have visited the wreck since it was first located in 1985, but none has set out to create a full 3D record of what remains. Using the most comprehensive mapping data ever collected, this programme provides the most dynamic and comprehensive look at Titanic to date, observing the creation of a 3D map of the ship and the sea floor. Finally, the ocean is `drained” away to give a clear view of this most famous of shipwrecks

Tony Robinson’s History of Britain


The actor explores people’s lives in the 1950s

The actor explores people’s lives in the 1950s, beginning with the story of immigrant Irishwoman Mary Powell, who was determined to fulfil her childhood dreams of becoming a nurse. Tony also re-creates a day in the life of rag-and-bone man Flash John on the streets of Manchester, and tells the story of Doreen Turner, a working-class mother of five who went out to work so that her family could benefit from the consumer boom

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson


The actor travels along the Trans-Siberian Railway

The actor enjoys a 10,000km journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway, a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East. In Khabarovsk, Tony is met by the extraordinary sight of the River Amur, frozen solid. He’s invited to warm up over dinner with a group of locals who offer him a taste of their home-brewed vodka. Tony then re-joins the rails, learning about how Russia has changed since the days of communism. Further stops on his tour are Yekaterinburg, in the foothills of the Ural Mountains and Red Square in Moscow, before he heads west towards Finland’s capital city, Helsinki

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