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Thu 29 Jun

7:00pm
100 Days
100 Days+: 29/06/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.3
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9
7:30pm
Top of the Pops: 1984
John Peel and David Jensen present the February 2 show, featuring Musical Youth, Queen, Matthew Wilder, Fiction Factory, Thomas Dolby, Thompson Twins, Juan Martin and Duran Duran
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

8:00pm
Castles - Britain's Fortified History
Instruments of Invasion
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian Sam Willis charts the stories of Britain's castles and their roles in the country's history, art and literature. He begins by looking at the structure's first appearance during Norman rule in 1066, and then at the siege of Kenilworth Castle 200 years later, revealing how it was initially used as an instrument of invasion, but soon became a weapon with which unruly barons challenged the crown. He also visits Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the place where King Arthur is said to have been conceived
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.4
9:00pm
Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands
Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands: Hokkaido
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The documentary examining the wildlife of the east Asian country focuses on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island and a place totally unlike the rest of the country. Every year it swings from a bitter Siberian winter into the warmth of a Mediterranean-like summer, with the thaw revealing a landscape changed beyond all recognition. It takes hardy animals and tough people with real ingenuity to survive in this ever-changing place. Michelle Dockery narrates. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
10:00pm
Frank Skinner on Muhammad Ali
The comedian learns more about his hero, boxing icon Muhammad Ali, by visiting key locations and people in his life. In Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, he meets the boxer's brother Rahman and his former wife Khalilah, who was alongside him in the turbulent years when he was banned from the ring for refusing to fight in Vietnam. Frank also meets a bare-knuckle boxer from Oxfordshire who became one of Ali's dearest friends, and visits the Pennsylvania training compound where Ali and his team prepared for the Rumble in the Jungle. With contributions from Nicola Adams, Larry Holmes and Ali's business manager Gene Kilroy
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 1
11:00pm
Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring
Writer and critic Danny Leigh explores the elemental drama of the boxing movie, examining how each generation's fight films have reflected their times and been used to address powerful themes such as redemption, race and corruption. He asks why film-makers from Stanley Kubrick to Martin Scorsese have depicted tales of the ring, and interviews former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, Rocky director John G Avildsen and Thelma Schoonmaker, editor of Raging Bull
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 2.9
12:00am
Top of the Pops: 1984
John Peel and David Jensen present the February 2 show, featuring Musical Youth, Queen, Matthew Wilder, Fiction Factory, Thomas Dolby, Thompson Twins, Juan Martin and Duran Duran
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

12:30am
A Brief History of Graffiti
Dr Richard Clay presents a comprehensive outline of the 30,000-year history of graffiti, from the prehistoric cave-paintings found in Burgundy, France, through to the gladiatorial fan-worship of Roman Lyon, and the messages left on the walls of the German Reichstag by Russian troops in 1945. Along the way, he unpicks the many reasons that compel people to scribble and scratch lasting mementos to their successors into any available surface, and reveals how these rudimentary memorials have developed into a legitimate art-form
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.2
1:35am
Castles - Britain's Fortified History
Instruments of Invasion
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian Sam Willis charts the stories of Britain's castles and their roles in the country's history, art and literature. He begins by looking at the structure's first appearance during Norman rule in 1066, and then at the siege of Kenilworth Castle 200 years later, revealing how it was initially used as an instrument of invasion, but soon became a weapon with which unruly barons challenged the crown. He also visits Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the place where King Arthur is said to have been conceived
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.4
2:35am
Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands
Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands: Hokkaido
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The documentary examining the wildlife of the east Asian country focuses on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island and a place totally unlike the rest of the country. Every year it swings from a bitter Siberian winter into the warmth of a Mediterranean-like summer, with the thaw revealing a landscape changed beyond all recognition. It takes hardy animals and tough people with real ingenuity to survive in this ever-changing place. Michelle Dockery narrates. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5

Fri 30 Jun

7:00pm
World News Today
30/06/2017
The day's leading stories
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9
7:30pm
Top of the Pops: 1984
Simon Bates and Peter Powell introduce performances by Slade, Thompson Twins, Style Council, Shannon, Queen and Nena
(Subtitles)

7:55pm
Sounds of the Seventies
Roxy Music
Roxy Music perform Ladytron in 1972
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.1
8:00pm
The Good Old Days
A 1979 edition of the old-time music hall programme, chaired by Leonard Sachs. John Inman, Rita Morris, the Balladiers, John Wade, Julie Royce, Duo Barodies, Raymond Bowers and members of The Players' Theatre, London, entertain an audience from the stage of the Leeds City Varieties. First shown on March 1, 1979
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 8
8:50pm
Sounds of the Seventies
Moody Blues, Faces and Bowie
Compilation of archive performances, comprising tracks by the Moody Blues, the Faces and David Bowie, originally recorded for It's Lulu, Sounds for Saturday and The Old Grey Whistle Test
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.1
9:00pm
Tom Jones' 1950s: The Decade That Made Me
Tom Jones fronts the first of four retrospective documentaries in which celebrated musicians look back at the decades that defined them. For Tom, that decade is the 1950s, the era following the austerity of the Second World War that saw a boom in popular culture, which swept aside the old order and ushered in a new era of entertainment. The veteran singer provides a first-hand guide to his formative years in a small mining community in south Wales, revealing how he - much like many people of his generation - turned to TV, movies, radio and music to find a voice for himself. Revisiting Treforest and Pontypridd, where he spent his childhood and teenage years, Tom recalls his joy when rationing finally ended, his encounter with American GIs stationed near his home, and the arrival of rock `n' roll and the `Teddy Boys'. Includes contributions by writers Joan Bakewell, Katherine Whitehorn and Michele Hanson, and historians Alwyn Turner, Dr Martin Johnes, Tony Russell and Francis Beckett
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 10
10:00pm
Tom Jones at the BBC
A celebration of the singer's performances, from the start of his career in the 1960s to his appearance on Later with Jools Holland just before he celebrated his 70th birthday in 2010. The programme includes archive footage of the Welshman's appearances on The Dusty Springfield Show and Top of the Pops
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 9.1
11:00pm
Dusty Springfield at the BBC
A tribute to the renowned London-born pop diva, featuring BBC archive footage of some of Dusty's most famous performances from 1961 to 1995. The programme also offers a chance to relive the singer's story, from her folk beginnings with the Springfields, through to her Motown homage years and her collaboration with Pet Shop Boys in the late 1980s. Also includes the star's duets with Tom Jones and Mel Torme
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 2.1
12:00am
Top of the Pops: 1984
Simon Bates and Peter Powell introduce performances by Slade, Thompson Twins, Style Council, Shannon, Queen and Nena
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

12:25am
Tom Jones' 1950s: The Decade That Made Me
Tom Jones fronts the first of four retrospective documentaries in which celebrated musicians look back at the decades that defined them. For Tom, that decade is the 1950s, the era following the austerity of the Second World War that saw a boom in popular culture, which swept aside the old order and ushered in a new era of entertainment. The veteran singer provides a first-hand guide to his formative years in a small mining community in south Wales, revealing how he - much like many people of his generation - turned to TV, movies, radio and music to find a voice for himself. Revisiting Treforest and Pontypridd, where he spent his childhood and teenage years, Tom recalls his joy when rationing finally ended, his encounter with American GIs stationed near his home, and the arrival of rock `n' roll and the `Teddy Boys'. Includes contributions by writers Joan Bakewell, Katherine Whitehorn and Michele Hanson, and historians Alwyn Turner, Dr Martin Johnes, Tony Russell and Francis Beckett
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 10
1:25am
Tom Jones at the BBC
A celebration of the singer's performances, from the start of his career in the 1960s to his appearance on Later with Jools Holland just before he celebrated his 70th birthday in 2010. The programme includes archive footage of the Welshman's appearances on The Dusty Springfield Show and Top of the Pops
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 9.1
2:20am
Dusty Springfield at the BBC
A tribute to the renowned London-born pop diva, featuring BBC archive footage of some of Dusty's most famous performances from 1961 to 1995. The programme also offers a chance to relive the singer's story, from her folk beginnings with the Springfields, through to her Motown homage years and her collaboration with Pet Shop Boys in the late 1980s. Also includes the star's duets with Tom Jones and Mel Torme
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 2.1
3:20am
Sounds of the Seventies
Moody Blues, Faces and Bowie
Compilation of archive performances, comprising tracks by the Moody Blues, the Faces and David Bowie, originally recorded for It's Lulu, Sounds for Saturday and The Old Grey Whistle Test
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.1

Sat 1 Jul

7:00pm
Britain and the Sea
Trade & Romance
Season 1 Episode 3/4

David Dimbleby investigates the importance of the sea to trade and to the individual livelihoods of coastal communities. He sails along the west coast of Scotland, starting at Craobh Haven and along the Crinan Canal, a waterway designed by East Lothian engineer John Rennie to take 120 miles off the journey from the west coast to Glasgow and safely avoid the turbulent waters around the Mull of Kintyre. He also climbs aboard the last working sea-going Clyde puffer, where he earns his keep shovelling coal in the steam room, and reflects on the role played by the river in both trade and shipbuilding
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.4
8:00pm
Nature's Great Events
The Great Flood
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The migration of elephant herds across Botswana's Kalahari Desert during the annual flooding of the Okavango Delta, which turns 4,000 square miles of arid plains into a maze of wetlands, setting the scene for great clashes between animals in search of water. Resourceful elephants make the most of stagnant pools and waterholes guarded by lions, while hippos converge on prime territories to do battle. David Attenborough narrates
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
9:00pm
Film Kon-Tiki (2012)
Premiere. An anthropologist forms a theory that Polynesia was settled by explorers from South America prior to Christopher Columbus' expedition. To prove his claims are possible, he and a small crew sail a wooden raft across the Pacific using no modern technology. Fact-based drama, starring Pal Sverre Hagen and Anders Baasmo Christiansen. In Norwegian, English, French and Swedish
(Premiere) (In Vision)

10:50pm
Top of the Pops: 1984
John Peel and David Jensen present the February 2 show, featuring Musical Youth, Queen, Matthew Wilder, Fiction Factory, Thomas Dolby, Thompson Twins, Juan Martin and Duran Duran
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

11:25pm
Top of the Pops: 1984
Simon Bates and Peter Powell introduce performances by Slade, Thompson Twins, Style Council, Shannon, Queen and Nena
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

11:50pm
The Old Grey Whistle Test
Old Grey Whistle Test: 70's Gold
Performances from the 1970s music series, including appearances by Elton John, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, Roxy Music, Steppenwolf, Iggy Pop, Blondie, Patti Smith and the Jam
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 9.5
1:20am
The Who at the Electric Proms
The legendary group perform classic tracks including My Generation, Baba O'Riley and Pinball Wizard for the BBC's 2006 Electric Proms finale at the famous Roundhouse in north London. Including material from the band's mini-opera Wire and Glass
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 3.6
2:10am
Totally British: 70s Rock 'n' Roll
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. A collection of archive performances by artists including David Bowie, Free, Status Quo, Mott the Hoople, the Faces, Humble Pie, Babe Ruth and Thin Lizzy from TV shows such as The Old Grey Whistle Test and Top of the Pops
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 5.2

Sun 2 Jul

7:00pm
Handmade in Japan
Handmade in Japan: Samurai Sword
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Documentary about traditional Japanese craftspeople, beginning by following Shiro Kunimitsu and his family as they craft a katana of exceptional sharpness and durability, continuing a tradition begun by their ancestors nearly three centuries ago
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
7:30pm
Handmade in Japan
Handmade in Japan: The Kimono
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The production of the traditional garment, following the painstaking process of the silk being bound, hand-dyed, woven and finally turned into a kimono by a seamstress
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
8:00pm
Handmade in Japan
Handmade in Japan: Pottery
Season 1 Episode 3/3

A look at the work of the Hamadas, one of Japan's most famous families of potters, following Tomoo as he creates and fires pots in a wood-fuelled kiln
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
8:30pm
Schonbrunn Summer Night Concert from Vienna
Katie Derham introduces the open-air concert from the gardens of the Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, given by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
10:00pm
Storyville
Oink: Man Loves Pig - Storyville
Documentary exploring humans' relationship with pigs, looking at such things as the xenotransplantation of organs and wild hogs being hunted with machine guns from a helicopter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
11:20pm
Climate Change by Numbers
The debate surrounding climate change, as the public appears to be less sure it understands exactly what is going on, despite there being more information on the issue than ever. Mathematicians Dr Hannah Fry, Professor Norman Fenton and Professor David Spiegelhalter discuss the three key numbers that clarify the important questions around climate change, as scientists use them to help explain what is happening to the Earth
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

12:35am
Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species
Notes and correspondence, film extracts and interviews with biographers and scientists provide an insight into the struggle Charles Darwin went through while working on his book On the Origin of Species. This documentary reveals how he suffered family tragedies, physical illness and moments of self-doubt during the writing process
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.2
1:35am
Nature's Great Events
The Great Flood
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The migration of elephant herds across Botswana's Kalahari Desert during the annual flooding of the Okavango Delta, which turns 4,000 square miles of arid plains into a maze of wetlands, setting the scene for great clashes between animals in search of water. Resourceful elephants make the most of stagnant pools and waterholes guarded by lions, while hippos converge on prime territories to do battle. David Attenborough narrates
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
2:35am
Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring
Writer and critic Danny Leigh explores the elemental drama of the boxing movie, examining how each generation's fight films have reflected their times and been used to address powerful themes such as redemption, race and corruption. He asks why film-makers from Stanley Kubrick to Martin Scorsese have depicted tales of the ring, and interviews former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, Rocky director John G Avildsen and Thelma Schoonmaker, editor of Raging Bull
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 2.9

Mon 3 Jul

7:00pm
100 Days
100 Days+: 03/07/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.3
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9
7:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Swansea to Hereford
Season 6 Episode 17/20

Michael Portillo begins in the ruinous gardens at Aberglasney House near Llandeilo before riding shotgun in the driver's cab on one of the most scenic routes in Britain. Over the border in Leominster, Herefordshire, he steps out onto the dance floor at the Lion Hotel Ballroom, where a grand ball was held to celebrate the opening of the Ludlow to Hereford railway, and finishes this leg of his journey at a traditional cider house in Hereford
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.4
8:00pm
Colour: The Spectrum of Science
Colours of Earth
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Dr Helen Czerski examines the complexities of colour, including what it is, how it works, and how it has written the story of the planet. In the first edition, she looks for the colours that have made the earth multi-coloured, investigating the essence of sunlight, how vivid blue is formed from sulphur atoms, and why the presence of red ochre is a key sign of life. She also looks at why gold should not even exist on the surface of the planet, and the role of salt and water in shaping planet earth
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
9:00pm
Science and Islam
The Language of Science
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Professor Jim Al-Khalili travels to Iran, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, and Italy to chart the scientific achievements that occurred in the Islamic world between the eighth and 14th centuries. The nuclear physicist examines the development of algebra by the mathematician Al-Khwarizmi, improvements made to medical diagnosis by Al-Razi and the regular scholarly debates organised by the ruling elite in Baghdad in the eighth and ninth centuries
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.7
10:00pm
The Hidden Art of Islam
Rageh Omaar visits an exhibition of artefacts from the Muslim world at the British Museum, and examines artworks reflecting Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. He discovers how Islamic artists throughout history have reacted to laws governing depictions of human figures and religious rituals, and explores the culture's tradition of figurative art
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 3.6
11:00pm
The Secret Life of Waves
David Malone investigates the importance of ocean waves. He discovers they are not made of water, can travel sideways and their sound is created by bubbles, and examines the connection between the life cycles of waves and human beings
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 8.3
12:00am
Hidden Kingdoms
Under Open Skies
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Documentary revealing the survival techniques used by the animal kingdom's smallest creatures. North America's Sonoran Desert is home to the grasshopper mouse, which is capable of disarming scorpions and centipedes twice its size, and displays a power and athleticism that enables it to avoid the attentions of rattlesnakes and tarantulas. In Africa, the elephant shrew, known as the sengi, employs speed to keep its distance from predators, following a meticulously constructed - and maintained - network of tiny racetracks in the savannah. The film concludes with Hidden Kingdoms Revealed, a 10-minute report on how the documentary was made. Narrated by Stephen Fry
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
1:00am
Natural World
Wye - Voices from the Valley: Natural World
Season 25 Episode 17/17

The last programme in the series documenting wildlife from around the world celebrates British countryside at its best. Cameras follow the work of a cider-maker, salmon fisherman, sheep farmer and beekeeper from the Wye Valley, who all rely on the natural cycles that vary from season to season
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9
1:50am
Science and Islam
The Language of Science
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Professor Jim Al-Khalili travels to Iran, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, and Italy to chart the scientific achievements that occurred in the Islamic world between the eighth and 14th centuries. The nuclear physicist examines the development of algebra by the mathematician Al-Khwarizmi, improvements made to medical diagnosis by Al-Razi and the regular scholarly debates organised by the ruling elite in Baghdad in the eighth and ninth centuries
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.7
2:50am
Colour: The Spectrum of Science
Colours of Earth
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Dr Helen Czerski examines the complexities of colour, including what it is, how it works, and how it has written the story of the planet. In the first edition, she looks for the colours that have made the earth multi-coloured, investigating the essence of sunlight, how vivid blue is formed from sulphur atoms, and why the presence of red ochre is a key sign of life. She also looks at why gold should not even exist on the surface of the planet, and the role of salt and water in shaping planet earth
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8

Tue 4 Jul

7:00pm
100 Days
100 Days+: 04/07/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.3
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9
7:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Abergavenny to Hanborough
Season 6 Episode 18/20

Michael Portillo begins underground at Big Pit coal mine in Blaenavon, where he discovers how Victorians toiled night and day to power the Industrial Revolution. On the River Usk, he learns about 19th-century developments in angling before heading to Ascott-under-Wychwood in Oxfordshire - once the scene of a farm labourers' dispute that ended in rioting. Michael concludes this leg of his journey at Blenheim Palace
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.4
8:00pm
Britain Beneath Your Feet
Building Britain
Season 1 Episode 1/2

First in a two-part documentary in which Dallas Campbell takes a unique look at Britain, exploring the hidden wonders beneath people's feet. Along the way he finds out how the Shard of London stays standing on soft clay and reveals how Edinburgh was set upon an ancient volcano. The presenter also abseils down an underground waterfall higher than Niagara, canoes along a secret river under the city of Bristol and discovers a vast root system beneath one of the nation's oldest oak trees
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 1.8
9:00pm
The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner
Documentary exploring the life of the Clyde-built ship, from the maiden voyage in May 1936 to New York, and her 1939 role in the Battle of the Atlantic, to her current status as a floating luxury hotel and museum in Long Beach, California. Among the contributors are singer Johnny Mathis
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
10:00pm
Photographing Africa
Photojournalist and film-maker Harry Hook captures images of some of Africa's most remote tribes and peoples in a reflective journey across the continent where he grew up. Travelling around Kenya's Samburu district - an area approximately the size of Wales - he endeavours to track down five women whom he first photographed 30 years ago, in a bid to find out how their lives have since changed
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.7
11:00pm
Roger Bannister: Everest on the Track
On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes. Since that day, more people have reached the summit of Everest than have matched Bannister's feat. But as this documentary reveals, before the lunchtime-trained runner could make history, he first had to survive the Second World War. His story is told by Bannister himself, as well as his rival John Landy, Sebastian Coe, and Chris Chataway, who was Bannister's friend and pacesetter - among many others
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
12:00am
The Brits Who Built the Modern World
The Freedom of the Future
Season 1 Episode 1/3

British architects reveal how they helped craft the modern world with their vision, beginning by discussing their latest work including London's `Cheesegrater' skyscraper, Spaceport America in New Mexico and the KK100 in China. Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw, Michael Hopkins and Terry Farrell were all born in the 1930s and were shaped by the optimism of the post-war years and the 1960s counter-culture, and began their careers as outsiders and radicals. They tell the stories of the designs for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Willis Faber & Dumas Headquarters in Ipswich and Hopkins House in Hampstead
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.7
1:00am
Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death
A Good Birth
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian Helen Castor explores life in the Middle Ages, beginning with a look at the circumstances surrounding labour and birth at the time. She reveals how childbirth was one of the most dangerous experiences a medieval woman could encounter and that it took place in an all-female environment. With little in the way of pain relief, it was believed that the agony endured was punishment for the original sin of humankind
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 5.7
2:00am
Britain and the Sea
Trade & Romance
Season 1 Episode 3/4

David Dimbleby investigates the importance of the sea to trade and to the individual livelihoods of coastal communities. He sails along the west coast of Scotland, starting at Craobh Haven and along the Crinan Canal, a waterway designed by East Lothian engineer John Rennie to take 120 miles off the journey from the west coast to Glasgow and safely avoid the turbulent waters around the Mull of Kintyre. He also climbs aboard the last working sea-going Clyde puffer, where he earns his keep shovelling coal in the steam room, and reflects on the role played by the river in both trade and shipbuilding
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.4
3:00am
The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner
Documentary exploring the life of the Clyde-built ship, from the maiden voyage in May 1936 to New York, and her 1939 role in the Battle of the Atlantic, to her current status as a floating luxury hotel and museum in Long Beach, California. Among the contributors are singer Johnny Mathis
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6

Wed 5 Jul

7:00pm
100 Days
100 Days+: 05/07/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.3
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9
7:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Oxford to Luton
Season 6 Episode 19/20

Beginning in the heart of academia in Oxford, Michael Portillo visits the Bodleian library to see some Victorian treasures, including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein manuscript and a pocket-sized edition of Bradshaw's Companion. At Bicester, he investigates two new rail projects, finds out about Victorian philanthropy in Bedford and finishes in Luton, where he explores the dark arts of the hat-maker
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.4
8:00pm
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies
New Frontiers
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Neil Brand looks at how developing technology has taken film soundtracks in new directions and changed perceptions on how they should be made. He tries his hand at playing a theremin, the early Russian instrument that Miklos Rozsa used to evoke a sense of psychological disturbance in Alfred Hitchcock's movies and talks to Vangelis, who shares his inspiration for the Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner scores. The presenter also interviews Walter Murch and Carter Burwell, before Clint Mansell explains how electronic technology allowed him to become an acclaimed composer despite his lack of formal musical training. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.1
9:00pm
Spies of Warsaw
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais' two-part adaptation of Alan Furst's spy novel concludes. Jean-Francois Mercier's mission becomes all too dangerous when his cover is compromised while trying to unearth German military plans. After travelling to Czechoslovakia to find and question the elusive `Seagull', Mercier finds his superiors becoming increasingly frustrated with his risk-taking and lack of protocol. Anna Skarbek is devastated after she receives news about ex-lover Max Mostov and heads to Spain on mission of mercy for the League of Nations. Starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.4
10:30pm
Modern Times
The Last Dukes
The hereditary title of duke has been bestowed by British monarchs for reasons ranging from a grateful nation rewarding a major war leader to a king acknowledging his illegitimate son. However, the last dukedom was created by Queen Victoria and this documentary examines what will happen as they gradually become extinct due to lack of a male heir. Featuring interviews with the Duke of Marlborough and his Aunt Rosemary, the Duke of Atholl, the Duke of Montrose, the Duchess of Rutland and the Duke and Duchess of St Albans
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.3
11:30pm
The Renaissance Unchained
Gods, Myths and Oil Paints
Season 1 Episode 1/4

Waldemar Januszczak challenges received wisdom about the cultural movement that began in the Late Medieval period. He begins by examining the notion of the Renaissance having fixed origins in Italy, showcasing the ingenuity in both technique and ideas of great artists including Van Eyck, Memling, Van der Weyden, Cranach, Riemenschneider and Durer
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
12:30am
Natural World
Natural World: Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs
Season 33 Episode 10/10

As a boy, frogs were the first animals David Attenborough kept and today he is still just as passionate about them. In this film, he takes viewers into the weird and wonderful world of the amphibian, shedding new light on the charismatic, colourful and frequently bizarre creatures, and examining their anatomy, extraordinary behaviour and ability to survive in some of the most extreme places on the planet
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Rating: 9
1:30am
Climate Change by Numbers
The debate surrounding climate change, as the public appears to be less sure it understands exactly what is going on, despite there being more information on the issue than ever. Mathematicians Dr Hannah Fry, Professor Norman Fenton and Professor David Spiegelhalter discuss the three key numbers that clarify the important questions around climate change, as scientists use them to help explain what is happening to the Earth
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2:45am
Voyages of Discovery
Circumnavigation
Season 1 Episode 1/5

Paul Rose discovers the truth behind the first circumnavigation of the world. More than 500 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan set out to find the riches of the Spice Islands, but contrary to popular perception, he failed to reach them. A dramatic sequence of events followed, involving mutiny and murder, as his scurvy-ridden crew continued the journey without him
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Rating: 6.3