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Abandoned Engineering: Episode 8 / Yesterday 3 Mar 2021

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Abandoned Engineering: Episode 8

A Middle Eastern region littered with ruins – the site of an extraordinary deception, an industrial relic in Buffalo that was the source of an unlikely American icon, the relics of a once thriving city-state in Tanzania, and a strange facility in Taiwan that struck fear into the hearts of those who knew its true purpose.

As the saying goes – they probably seemed like good ideas at the time. The world is peppered with examples of incredible engineering projects and buildings designed to make life easier for those that used them, amaze those that came to see them, and make money for those that ordered, designed and built them. They were the stuff of dreams. Often enormous engineering problems had to be resolved, obstacles overcome and new innovations employed just to get them built in the first place. Alas, a great number of these remarkable structures have now been abandoned, cast aside like enormous expensive out-of-date toys, never to be used in the ways for which they were intended. Each and every one of these extraordinary places is home to a wealth of powerful and compelling stories. We’ll see and hear about some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering the world has eve…

Season 7 Episode 8
Runtime: 60 minutes
Time: 20:00
Airdate: 3 Mar 2021
Network: Yesterday

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Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs: Episode 2 / ITV 14 Apr 2021

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Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs: Episode 2

In episode two, Paul meets a dog that won’t go near people, a dog that won’t go for a walk and a dog who has been at Battersea for five months because she just won’t calm down.

Presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady loves dogs and joins the team to help out at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Season 10 Episode 2
Runtime: 30 minutes
Time: 20:00
Airdate: 14 Apr 2021
Network: ITV

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The Repair Shop: Episode 25 / BBC One 14 Apr 2021

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The Repair Shop: Episode 25

Jay Blades and the team restore a ship-shaped clock, a ceramic night light, a 1960s skateboard and a teddy that accompanied a young man through life-changing surgery.

The Repair Shop is a workshop of dreams, where broken or damaged cherished family heirlooms are brought back to life.

Furniture restorers, horologists, metal workers, ceramicists, upholsterers and all manner of skilled craftsmen and women have been brought together to work in one extraordinary space, restoring much-loved possessions to their former glory.

Many of these items have incredible stories behind them and a unique place in history: from an accordion played in the Blitz by a woman who is now in her 90s, to a beautifully crafted clock made by a father who was completely blind; a Pinball machine that is currently being used as a kitchen counter, and a Davenport desk with its trademark fake drawers which fooled burglars – and their crowbar.

The Repair Shop is an antidote to our throwaway culture and shines a light on the wonderful treasures to be found in homes across the country.

Season 2021 Episode 25
Runtime: 60 minutes
Time: 20:00
Airdate: 14 Apr 2021
Network: BBC One

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Coronation Street: Wednesday 14th April / ITV 14 Apr 2021

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Coronation Street: Wednesday 14th April

Coronation Street is the story of working people and the city street in which they live. The show has been seen all around the world and has remained in the top viewing ratings throughout its long lifetime.

Season 62 Episode 75
Runtime: 30 minutes
Time: 20:30
Airdate: 14 Apr 2021
Network: ITV

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