The Daily Telegraph
The Yorkshire Vet
Channel 5, 8pm
The engaging series is back with a hearty celebration of Yorkshire’s fine fauna and folk in a gentle hour of TV, narrated by Christopher Timothy. Local vet Peter Wright has the unenviable task of solving a problem pregnancy in a Texel ewe, while Julian Norton finds himself involved in a high-stakes operation on Lovejoy the terrier.
The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo
Channel 5, 9pm
Michael Portillo’s pleasant perambulations introduce us to those living alternative
lifestyles on the French side of the mountains near Ariège. They include an abbey full of hardworking nuns and a Luxembourger couple who swapped the rat race for pig farming. Along with heavenly shots of rural France, Portillo’s interest in others and his fascinating ruminations after a lifetime of service manage to keep this travelogue engaging.