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Warbird Workshop: Spitfire Series Premiere | Yesterday | 5 Mar 2020


In hangars and machine shops the length and breadth of Britain a brave bunch of engineers and aviators are battling to keep the UK’s most historic warplanes in the air. From Spitfires to C47 paratroop planes, Cold War jets to helicopters, the skies of 2020 are home to a growing fleet of antique warbirds – 20th Century military aircraft rebuilt or even recreated from scratch.
Fighting a desperate rear-guard action against corrosion and metal fatigue are the engineers.

Their only weapons are skill, ingenuity and tens of thousands of pounds. This new series follows the painstaking work of recreating long-forgotten components from lumps of aluminium; shows ancient engines bursting into life again after decades of silence; and spectates as pilots roar down the runway for the first take-off in years or even decades.

Each show follows the restoration of an iconic plane, telling the stories of the men who flew it; the part it played in military history; and the challenges it now presents its restorers and pilots. We explore the history of the planes, the people and the places in an absorbing series that marries amazing characters, astonishing machinery, riveting history and real life-or-death jeopardy.

Spitfire: The engineering team at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar begin the rebuild of Spitfire MJ772, a war veteran fighter that saw action in the skies over the D Day beaches and the battle to liberate Europe.

The restoration begins with the left wing, torn off in a crash landing in a field in Kent after an engine failure. Chief engineer Franca Tambascia and his young team must replace the main spars and repair damaged metalwork twisted and buckled in the accident. And a VIP visitor, Sgt Pilot David Mitchell, arrives to see the work in progress. Now 94, he still has clear memories of flying MJ772 when he was a young airman flying with 341 Squadron Free French Air Force in 1944.

Series 1 Episode 1

March 5 2020
21:00 — 22:00
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Location, Location, Location: Episode 2 / Channel 4 14 Apr 2021

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Location, Location, Location: Episode 2

Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer help two couples searching in south London. Elliot and James want to buy their first place together but are struggling to pin down exactly where. Their favourite areas are Putney and Richmond, but their money does not go as far as they would like. Pam and Ross are in Wimbledon, where former tennis professional Ross works. However, having been stung after the 2009 housing crisis, they are understandably cautious.

No floorboard is left unturned as dynamic property experts Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer help house hunters find the perfect home in the perfect location.

Season 36 Episode 2
Runtime: 60 minutes
Time: 20:00
Airdate: 14 Apr 2021
Network: Channel 4

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Newsnight: 14/04/2021 / BBC Two 14 Apr 2021

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Newsnight: 14/04/2021

The day’s important national and international news stories. With Emma Barnett.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news programme and runs on BBC2 five nights a week. Its format, with a limited number of items covered in each show, allows an in-depth analytical approach to news stories, with a particular emphasis on political and economic affairs. The show largely eschews the “human-interest” stories favoured by many news programmes.

Season 2021 Episode 71
Runtime: 40 minutes
Time: 22:45
Airdate: 14 Apr 2021
Network: BBC Two

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Celebrity Bumps: Famous & Pregnant: Episode 7 / MTV 14 Apr 2021

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Celebrity Bumps: Famous & Pregnant: Episode 7

Charlotte is in labour but finds pushing difficult. They decide to take her to theatre to attempt a forceps delivery. Jake takes his role as Sophie’s birth partner seriously.

Celebrity Bumps: Famous & Pregnant follows celebrity couples on the bumpy road to parenthood.

Each episodes reveals all the highs and lows of preparing to become a parent, from first scans to baby showers and bringing their newborns home for the very first time.

Season 1 Episode 7
Runtime: 60 minutes
Time: 20:00
Airdate: 14 Apr 2021
Network: MTV

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