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What's on Channel 5?

From fascinating history documentaries to must-see entertainment, there's tons of fantastic new shows to look forward to on Channel 5! Check out what looks good and get ready for some top telly on Channel 5 this week.

FREESAT'S TOP PICK ON CHANNEL 5 THIS WEEK: 

The Madame Blanc Mysteries 

Channel 5, Starts Saturday 16th October at 9pm 

madame blanc mysteries

 

This brand new drama stars Sally Lindsay as a recently widowed antique dealer named Jean White. Jean is shocked to find that her husband has died while travelling back from the South of France, and with his all their money has disappeared too. In desperation, she travels to the South of France herself to try and get to the bottom of what happened to him, solving other mysteries along the way, gaining the name Madame Blanc from the locals in Saint Victorie.   


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1000 Years a Slave 

Channel 5, Tuesday 19th October at 10pm 

1000 years a slave

 

In this new documentary series, famous people with family links to the slave trade travel around the globe to discover more about their connections to slavery and how it’s shaped both their families and the modern world.  


Walking Britain’s Lost Railways, S4 

Channel 5, Fridays at 8pm 

rob bell walking britains lost railways kent

 

Rob Bell is once again exploring Britain’s lost railway lines, starting in Yorkshire on following the tracks of a man once known as the ‘Railway King’ who went from life on the farm to the Lord Mayor of York.  


All Creatures Great and Small, S2 - FINALE 

Channel 5, Thursdays at 9pm 

all creatures great and small series 2

 

Picking up three months after the events of series 1’s final episode, All Creatures Great and Small sees James Herriot returning to the Yorkshire Dales after a trip home to Glasgow which has left him feeling conflicted. While in Glasgow he’s been offered a high-flying job with his old mentor, but will he choose to move on or stay in the Yorkshire Dales which have become so dear to him? Don’t miss the new series of this feel-good drama on Channel 5 every Thursday at 9pm.  

Read our interviews with the stars, Nicholas Ralph and Rachel Shenton


A Year in Provence with Carol Drinkwater 

Channel 5, Sundays at 9pm  

carol drinkwater in provence

 

Join actress and author Carol Drinkwater as she gives us a glimpse into her life at her home of 35 years: Provence in the South of France. From how her relationship with her husband blossomed in this beautiful region to how they transformed their run-down villa into a dream home, get away to Provence with Carol.  


Susan Calman's Grand Day Out  

Channel 5, Fridays at 8pm 

susan calmans grand day out vintage camper van

 

In this new series, comedian Susan Calman continues to travel the UK on grand days out to explore the sights and get involved with the local community, heritage and pastimes.  


Our Yorkshire Farm, S5 

Channel 5, Tuesdays at 9pm 

our yorkshire farm owen family

 

Head back to the farm with the Owen family for the latest season of Our Yorkshire Farm. As the children get older, they take on new responsibilities, while old fixtures of the farm pass on. Experience the idyllic life of the Owen family on their stunning Yorkshire farm where the nine children get stuck in with lambing, embracing the great outdoors, and living a wholesome life!  


This Week on the Farm 

Channel 5, Wednesdays at 9pm 

jules hudson on a tractor

 

Helen Skelton and Jules Hudson are back to get stuck in with autumn at Cannon Hall Farm in South Yorkshire. Joined by brothers Rob and Dave Nicholson, get ready for another busy season.  


The Yorkshire Vet 

Channel 5, Tuesdays at 8pm 

the yorkshire vet

 

A new series of The Yorkshire Vet kicks off on Tuesday 13th April. Tune in as the vets get stuck in to helping a wide range of animals, from a kitten who may have been hit by a car to a cow struggling to give birth – as well as a few animals you might not expect to see in Yorkshire! 

Why should I watch it? 

From the animals to their owners, meet some remarkable characters in this feel-good show. 


ON MY5:

Lie with Me 

Watch on My5

lie with me channel 5

 

Starring Charlie Brooks, Brett Tucker and Phoebe Roberts, this brand-new drama is a must-see this week on Channel 5. It follows British Anna and her Australian husband move to Melbourne with their two children for a fresh start, but when they bring in a young local girl named Becky to be a live-in nanny to help out, Anna begins to see that Becky isn’t the innocent stranger she says she is. Watch the new thriller, Lie With Me, on My5.  


The Railway Killers 

Watch on My5

woman sat alone in a railway carriage

 

This new documentary series follows a chain of murders of women at railway stations across London which took place in the early 1980s. Using testimony from police and the victims’ friends as well as reconstructions of the crimes, hear the true stories behind these London murders.  

Find more true crime and railway programmes on Freesat. 


Great Paintings of the World with Andrew Marr 

Watch on My5

andrew marr sat in a gallery

 

In this new series, broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr will tell the stories behind some of the world’s greatest paintings, their places in history and the artists behind them, starting with Claude Monet’s Water Lilies which have a far more complex and brutal history than their delicate form might suggest.  


Kew Gardens: A Year in Bloom 

Watch on My5

kew gardens palm house

 

Kew Gardens consists of 320 acres of remarkably diverse, important and beautiful plant life, and is one of the world’s most significant botanical gardens. This new documentary series follows a year at Kew, from winter to spring, to see how the staff care for and curate the gardens.  

Why should I watch it? 

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a year at Kew to see the everyday work which goes into keeping their gardens and the vital plants they house looking their best, from pruning to making sure the banana plants don’t break through the ceiling of the palm house! 


Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Mark Millar 

Watch on My5

mark millar in a bathroom with couple

 

In this brand new series, DIY expert Mark Millar goes to homes around the country to help homeowners transform their kitchens and bathrooms into the dream rooms they’ve always wanted. 

Why should I watch it? 

From a modern £50,000 kitchen in Glasgow to a £5,000 rainforest-themed bathroom in Sutton Coldfield, tune in to get ideas and inspiration for your own home reno project... 

Can’t get enough of these home transformations? Check out the other top home renovation shows on right now! 


Churchill 

Available on My5

winston churchill

 

In this new documentary series, discover more about the life of one of Britain’s most renowned Prime Minsters. From his early years and relationship with his father to his years leading Britain during World War II, find out how Winston Churchill made his place in history.  

Why should I watch it? 

Winston Churchill was a complex leader – both inspiring and controversial, he remains one of Britain’s most well-known prime ministers. Learn about Churchill’s roots, ambitions, experiences and views in this brand new documentary on My5. 


Inside Chernobyl with Ben Fogle 

Watch on My5

ben fogle chernobyl

 

Join Ben Fogle as he spends a week living alone in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. More than 30 years since the devastating nuclear accident, the exclusion zone remains a ghost town, prohibited to all except rare and permitted visitors. During his time there, Ben will explore the deserted remains of Pripyat, where residents had to flee leaving most of their possessions behind them. From the hospital to the infamous nuclear power plant, explore the haunting ruins left behind the accident. Watch Inside Chernoybyl with Ben Fogle now on My5

Watch if you want to venture into the rarely seen city which has been deserted since 1986.   


Kate Humble’s Coastal Britain 

Available on My5 

kate humble on cliff by the coast

 

Or for something a little lighter, you can follow naturalist Kate Humble on a bracing 11-mile walk along the beautiful South West Coast Path in this brand new series. 

Watch if you’ve been missing getting out and exploring... 


Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild 

Available on My5 

ben fogle new lives in the wild

 

Ben Fogle returns for a new series of New Lives in the Wild as he meets people who have shunned the rat race for new lives closer to nature.   

Watch if you dream of leaving the city behind and leading a more sustainable life. 


 Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly 

Available on My5 

dogs behaving very badly

 

Graeme Hall continues to travel across Britain to visit naughty pups and try to set them straight.  

Watch if: You love dogs, plain and simple 🐶 Or if you want a few tips for training your dog out of a few bad habits...  


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