If you’re needing to cosy up and hunker down away from the wintry weather tonight, then we’ve got the perfect televisual accompaniment for you, with this week’s #CatchupRoundup. So go get a nice blanket and your hot drink of choice whilst we recommend our picks for this week from the on demand services…
- LADYBIRD BOOKS: THE BUGS THAT GOT BRITAIN READING (BBC iPlayer)
A commonplace part of every British childhood bookshelf for over three centuries, whether they’re teaching us numbers, colours or ancient history, telling us classic fairy tales, or even providing a cheerful tie-in to a popular film or TV show, Ladybird Books have remained just as popular as they ever were, and this Time Shift documentary brings the story behind the iconic pocket sized books to life.
- KOALAS: CUTE & CUDDLY (My5)
It has to be said that Channel 5 can always be relied on for a good old nature documentary – and this is no exception. This unique film takes a look into one of Australia’s most instantly recognisable animals – but one that is under threat, and how efforts are being made to protect its future survival.
- GEORGE CLARKE’S AMAZING SPACES (All4)
Everyone’s favourite Geordie architect George Clarke returns for a new series of the show where he meets people giving all manner of dilapidated buildings a new lease of life whilst making a faithful nod to their pasts. The first episode includes everything from a former mobile cattle shed turned into a luxury holiday home, to a picturesque villa in Southern Andalusia.
- ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG IN THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN (ITV Hub)
Let the unwieldy title of this new travelogue from our blog fave and host of Pointless put you off. In this new series, Alexander Armstrong goes on a very cold but incredible 8,000 mile journey around the Arctic circle, starting in Scandinavia and finishing in Alaska. A really engaging and insightful watch, with Armstrong hosting it with his usual jovial nature.
Leave your comments below or Tweet us with the hashtag #CatchupRoundup to let us know what you thought of our choices this week – and let us know if there’s a show you want to recommend for a future edition!