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Tue 12 Dec

7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
12/12/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
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7:00pm
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7:30pm
Christmas University Challenge
Kent University v Sussex University
Season 6 Episode 2/10

It's the second match of the Christmas quiz with two teams of graduates fighting it out for a place in the semi-finals. Playing are the University of Kent with presenter Paul Ross and journalist Shiulie Ghosh, and the University of Sussex with news presenter Dermot Murnaghan and comedienne Hattie Hayridge. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions
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8:00pm
Armada - 12 Days to Save England
The Battle for England
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Dan Snow relives the events of the naval battle in 1588, drawing on recently rediscovered documents to get a sense of the key events in the conflict and exposing the tensions among the Spanish commanders. Dramatic reconstructions go behind the scenes in Elizabeth I's royal court, revealing the impact the prospect of invasion had on the queen and her advisors as she tried to maintain a strong public image while under the threat of an assassination attempt
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9:00pm
Invasion! With Sam Willis
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Sam Willis tells the story of the Barbary Corsaire pirates who made their headquarters on Lundy Island. He also sheds light on the little-known tale of King Louis the Lion, a French King who invaded Britain in the 13th century
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10:00pm
A Timewatch Guide
The Mary Rose: A Timewatch Guide
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian Dan Snow explores the discovery, excavation and raising of the ship, finding out what the latest research has revealed about the vessel and her crew. The presenter also investigates how the project helped create modern underwater archaeology, and examines the techniques, challenges and successes of the divers and archaeologists involved
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11:00pm
The Greatest Knight: William the Marshal
Thomas Asbridge examines the life and times of William Marshal, an English soldier and statesman who served four kings of England in the 12th and 13th centuries. The historian reveals how Marshal fought in battles across Europe, survived court intrigue and exile, put his seal to the Magna Carta and remained loyal to those he served through disaster and victory
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12:00am
Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings and Scanners
Away
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Professor Mark Miodownik's investigation into the complexities of modern invention concludes with an insight into how new materials enabled people to become curious about the world around them. He reveals the impact the advent of the bicycle had on the national gene pool, and highights how the concept of levitation provided the spiritually inclined to set out in search of their inner self
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1:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 4/6

Arthur leads the Peaky Blinders in their plot to take over London's Eden Club, and an angry Sabini manages to convince Alfie to put their feud to one side and help him destroy the gang. Tommy hires society darling May Carleton to train his race horse and they quickly form a close relationship, and he later discovers the truth about the mission he is being forced to undertake for Major Campbell. Is he on the verge of losing everything as he becomes embroiled in Campbell's political game? Back in Birmingham, Polly's son Michael soon discovers the dark side of the family business
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2:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 5/6

Tommy's power base in London is obliterated and Arthur and Michael are imprisoned as Major Campbell makes his influence felt. Distraught at the prospect of losing her son to a lengthy spell in prison, Polly compromises herself to secure Michael's freedom. However, her actions risk damaging already fragile relationships. While attempting to regain the upper hand, Tommy is paid a visit by someone from his past. Old wounds are reopened and he finds himself having to make an impossible decision. Starring Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill
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3:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 6/6

It is the day of the Epsom Derby and Tommy is there to carry out the mission given to him by Major Campbell, but he plans to turn the situation to his advantage by bringing his gang to the racecourse and striking a blow against Sabini. However, more than one of his adversaries have forged secret schemes, and as he readies his troops, Tommy receives shocking news that will change everything. Period gangster drama, starring Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill
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Wed 13 Dec

7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
13/12/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
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7:30pm
Christmas University Challenge
City - University of London v Newcastle University
Season 6 Episode 3/10

Jeremy Paxman presents the third match of the Christmas series, in which alumni from City, University of London take on former students of the University of Newcastle. Among the graduates representing City are journalist Samira Ahmed and Chair of ACAS Brendan Barber, while Newcastle's champions include music industry veteran Wilko Johnson, and TV presenter Charlie Webster
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8:00pm
Horizon
70 Million Animal Mummies: Egypt's Dark Secret
Season 51 Episode 11/19

Modern technology is used to scan Egyptian animal mummies from museums across the world. By creating 3D images of their content, experts are able to discover the truth about the strange role the creatures played in the ancient civilisation's beliefs, and why so many of them were buried
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9:00pm
Digging for Britain
The Horsemen of Hadrian's Wall
Season 6 Episode 4/4

In a special episode, Alice Roberts sets off across Hadrian's Wall to reveal the forgotten story of the Roman Army's secret weapon in Britain - their cavalry. The programme also follows team of archaeologists and historical re-enactors as they attempt to re-stage a Roman cavalry tournament for a public display in Carlisle. Last in the series
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10:00pm
Detectorists
Season 3 Episode 6/6

Andy and Lance have one last day on the farm to pull out all the stops and find the gold. Plus, Terry's got a new gazebo, the perfect time for a rally. Last in the series
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10:30pm
The League of Gentlemen
Escape from Royston Vasey
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Incompetent vet Mr Chinnery struggles with a calving cow, and Tubbs and Edward are brought face to face with their long-lost son. Elsewhere, Geoff resorts to drastic action to make sure his birthday is not forgotten. Last in the series
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11:00pm
Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace
Documentary offering a personal portrait of the truly unique comedian, as told in his own words and featuring exclusive home movie footage. With contributions from those who worked with him, lived with him and were inspired by him
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12:30am
Goya Exposed with Jake Chapman
The visual artist explores why Spanish painter Francisco de Goya's 83 etchings The Disasters of War are so central to his own art. He will re-examine his relationship to the Spanish artist by visiting Goya's hometown Zaragoza for the first time, and by spending time at the Prado art museum in Madrid where some of Goya's greatest works hang on the walls
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1:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 1/6

Cillian Murphy returns as Birmingham-based mobster Thomas Shelby in the third run of author Steven Knight's period drama. At the end of the last series, having outwitted his enemies once again, Shelby announced he was getting married - but who to? At last the long-awaited ceremony has arrived, but in the middle of the celebrations, a mysterious visitor puts the entire Shelby family in danger, pulling the mob boss into a web of intrigue more lethal than anything he has yet encountered. Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle and Joe Cole star as the family, with an appearance from Alexander Siddig (last seen as Dorne ruler Doran Martell in Game of Thrones)
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2:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 2/6

On the orders of the secretive Economic League, Tommy goes to London to meet the wildly eccentric and volatile Duke Leon - and when he is given his mission, he soon realises the extreme lengths his new paymasters are willing to go to in their quest for power. Back in Birmingham, John's temper gets the better of him, and a personal dispute with the Italians threatens to explode into a devastating war. Tommy struggles to regain control of the situation - only to discover how extensive his new enemy's hold on the Peaky Blinders is. Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Joe Cole star, with an appearance by Paddy Considine (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher)
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3:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 3/6

Tommy responds to the Italians' actions, setting him on a path of deadly vengeance that threatens to take him to his darkest place yet - and could also splinter the family. And when he meets Grand Duchess Izabella, the real force behind his mission, he discovers there's a traitor in his paymasters' midst - one who could unravel the entire plan. Meanwhile, Polly realises the depths of her new friend's intentions for her, and Linda implores an increasingly guilty Arthur to give up the criminal life
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Thu 14 Dec

7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
14/12/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
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7:00pm
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7:30pm
Christmas University Challenge
Season 6 Episode 4/10

Teams made up of distinguished alumni of SOAS University of London and University of Leeds compete, with both sides hoping to secure a place in the semi-finals. Among those facing questions from host Jeremy Paxman are comedian Dom Joly, presenter Gus Casely-Hayford, BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed and Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell
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8:00pm
The Secrets of Quantum Physics
Let There Be Life
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Jim Al-Khalili continues his exploration of quantum physics, asking whether the subject can be used to solve mysteries in biology, looking at how the European robin navigates using the process of quantum entanglement, and how humans use quantum vibrations in their sense of smell. Finally, the presenter looks at the Uncertainty Principle, and surmises that the effects suggested by this science might play a role in evolution
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9:00pm
The Science of Doctor Who
Brian Cox takes an audience at the Royal Institution of Great Britain's lecture hall on a journey into the universe of sci-fi series Doctor Who, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last month. Brian reveals the science behind the show and explains the physics that allows the Doctor to travel through space and time, and also looks at evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial life. Featuring an appearance by Matt Smith
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10:00pm
Horizon
Horizon: Which Universe Are We In?
Season 51 Episode 17/19

Documentary exploring the `multiverse', a theoretical approach to some of the fundamental questions of existence, which posits that an infinite number of universes exists. Each of these separate universes is defined by the way they differ from the others, in a concept seized upon by science-fiction writers to depict worlds where dinosaurs still live and the Germans won the Second World War, among other fantastical variations. The programme reveals that, until relatively recently, the `multiverse' theory was dismissed as a fantasy, but now this unusual idea has found its way to the forefront of scientific thinking, and for a growing number of scientists, has become fundamental to understanding the nature of reality
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11:00pm
Every Breath We Take: Understanding Our Atmosphere
Science writer Gabrielle Walker reveals how humanity has acquired an ever-greater understanding of air, upon which its life depends. By tracing the development of early scientific studies into the natural world, the presenter reveals how people came to appreciate that plants are supported by carbon dioxide, nitrogen enriches the soil, and oxygen gives people the energy they need to stay alive
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12:00am
Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World
Sea Change
Season 1 Episode 4/4

Dan Snow explores how Britain emerged as the global superpower during the 19th century, building on Nelson's triumph at the Battle of Trafalgar. By 1848, the country enjoyed relative peace due to naval domination, but the growing threat posed by Germany led to Admiral `Jackie' Fisher introducing plans to modernise the force by building battleships like the Dreadnought. An arms race between the two countries ensued, which led to the 1916 conflict at Jutland in the First World War, considered a strategic victory for the Allies. Last in the series
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1:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 4/6

The gripping drama is halfway through and the twists and turns come thick and fast as Tommy shares some important family news with his brothers, and outlines his plans for the most audacious criminal act the gang has ever undertaken. He also finds himself playing a dangerous game with Tatiana as they attempt to acquire information from each another. Meanwhile, a guilty Polly makes an ill-advised confession - with terrible consequences for her nephew. Cillian Murphy stars, with Helen McCrory, Paddy Considine and Gaite Jansen
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1:55am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 5/6

The Russians test the Shelbys and their gang, and Tommy begins to realise he may have underestimated his new business partners, and has now been seriously outmanoeuvred. As aristocrats exiled by the Soviet Revolution, the Petrovnas have absolutely nothing to lose, and beneath their civilised veneer lies a fierce determination to regain what they have lost. However, the Birmingham mobster still has an ace up his sleeve, in the form of an old enemy now working as an ally. The question is, can he control him? Tom Hardy returns as menacing mobster Alfie Solomons, with Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Annabelle Wallis and Paul Anderson
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2:55am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 6/6

The third run of Steven Knight's period drama reaches its final episode, and yet again Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby finds himself in a seemingly impossible situation. Has his criminal life finally caught up with the Birmingham-based mobster? Tommy prepares to commit the most audacious crime of his career, only to receive an unexpected blow that puts him under unbearable pressure. In a nerve-shredding race against time, Tommy is forced to confront hard truths about himself and his family that could change the Peaky Blinders for ever. As he faces his worst fears he needs help more than ever - but is increasingly uncertain about who he can trust
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Fri 15 Dec

7:00pm
World News Today
15/12/2017
The day's leading stories
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7:00pm
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7:30pm
Christmas University Challenge
Edinburgh v St Catharine's, Cambridge
Season 6 Episode 5/10

Representing Edinburgh University, actress Rachael Stirling and geneticist Steve Jones fight it out for a place in the semi-finals against St Catharine's College, Cambridge, which features Radio 4 Today's chief correspondent Matthew Price and novelist Joanne Harris among its numbers. As usual, Jeremy Paxman asks the questions
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8:00pm
Danny Baker Rocks
Danny Baker Rocks the Seventies (A Bit)
Season 1 Episode 1/3

The presenter introduces a selection of archive sessions by the era's most notable artists - including the Who, Genesis, Kate Bush and the Specials
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8:30pm
Top of the Pops: 1984
The Christmas Day edition, introduced by and featuring Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Howard Jones, Duran Duran, Nik Kershaw, Culture Club, Thompson Twins, Jim Diamond, Wham, Paul Young, George Michael and Band Aid
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9:30pm
Roy Orbison: Love Hurts
The performer's legacy as a beloved rock legend and a devoted father is revealed through intimate interviews with Roy's three sons, featuring previously unseen home videos. Alex, Roy Jr and Wesley Orbison discuss the immense talent and fierce determination that provided the driving force behind their father's success and how his family life offered a strong spiritual base to escape the pressures of the rock ?n' roll lifestyle
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10:30pm
Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black and White Night
In a programme first broadcast in 1988 - the year of his death - the singer performs his greatest hits, including Oh, Pretty Woman, It's Over and Crying. His backing band is made up of stars including Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, kd lang, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt. The TCB Band which backs all featured artists was Elvis Presley's band until his death in 1977 and includes James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Jerry Scheff and Ronnie Tutt with musical drector T-Bone Burnett. Filmed at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles
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11:35pm
Rock 'n' Roll America
Whole Lotta Shakin'
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The mid-1950s saw Elvis Presley made his TV debut with Heartbreak Hotel, following it with a gyrating version of Hound Dog that outraged the conservative media. A `cleaned-up' artist was required, and Christian family man Pat Boone sated that need. While Jerry Lee Lewis caused upset with Whole Lotta Shakin and the Everlys shocked with Wake Up Little Susie, bespectacled geek Buddy Holly calmed things down with his school friends the Crickets. Contributors include Jerry Lee Lewis, Don Everly and Tom Jones
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12:35am
Top of the Pops: 1984
The Christmas Day edition, introduced by and featuring Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Howard Jones, Duran Duran, Nik Kershaw, Culture Club, Thompson Twins, Jim Diamond, Wham, Paul Young, George Michael and Band Aid
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1:35am
Roy Orbison: Love Hurts
The performer's legacy as a beloved rock legend and a devoted father is revealed through intimate interviews with Roy's three sons, featuring previously unseen home videos. Alex, Roy Jr and Wesley Orbison discuss the immense talent and fierce determination that provided the driving force behind their father's success and how his family life offered a strong spiritual base to escape the pressures of the rock ?n' roll lifestyle
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2:35am
Peaky Blinders
The Noose
Season 4 Episode 1/6

Tommy receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve 1925 and realises that the Shelbys are in danger of annihilation, despite his new-found and unprecedented legitimacy. As the enemy closes in, Tommy flees his country house and returns to the only safe place he knows - Small Heath, Birmingham, where the family must find a way to put differences aside, take up arms and fight for survival
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Sat 16 Dec

7:00pm
All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride
A two-hour sleigh ride filmed in Karasjok, Norway - 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle - filmed from point of view of the reindeer herder travelling across the frozen wilderness. Following the path of an ancient postal route, the ride captures the traditional world of the Sami people who are indigenous to northern Scandinavia and for whom reindeer herding remains a way of life
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9:00pm
Witnesses
Witnesses: A Frozen Death
Season 2 Episode 7/8

Sandra finds herself in the clutches of the killer, who intends to subject both her - and her past lovers - to the same grisly fate that awaited his previous victims. Meanwhile, Audrey Solange's refusal to talk causes Justine and Max's investigation to stall, prompting Catherine to make some enquiries of her own. French mystery, starring Marie Dompnier
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9:55pm
Witnesses
Witnesses: A Frozen Death
Season 2 Episode 8/8

Sandra tries to find a way to escape from the killer before she can become his next `bride', but the wellbeing of her past lovers remains unknown. Catherine continues to search for her baby, and the mystery of the power `the Minotaur' held over the children of the Mount St Michel orphanage is revealed. In French. Last in the series
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10:55pm
The Vietnam War
Chasing Ghosts (June 1968 - May 1969)
Season 1 Episode 7/10

Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas, while soldiers on both sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage in Vietnam
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11:50pm
Rich Hall's You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas
The sardonic comedian takes a trip to Texas to discover what it really means to be an inhabitant of `The Lone Star State'. He explores the landscape, the oil industry, the Alamo and the people, seeking the truth behind the myths and legends with the help of ranchers, musicians, politicians and scholars. With his customary wit he also examines the Texan psyche through its sport, movies, industries and lifestyle
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1:20am
Natural World
The Himalayas
Season 29 Episode 4/14

Examining how animals, including monkeys, wolves, bears, foxes and birds, cope with mountain life in the Himalayas, and how the harsh terrain has given many creatures remarkable strength. Narrated by David Attenborough
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2:20am
Flamenco: Gypsy Soul
Writer Elizabeth Kinder travels through Andalusia from Malaga to Cadiz to find the soul of flamenco - the beguiling mix of guitar, song and dance strongly associated with southern Spain's gypsies. She witnesses enchanting performances by humble blacksmiths and goat herders, and shows a glimpse of a timeless way of life that has been preserved for centuries. The history of this mysterious music and its relationship to Spain is explored in locations including Moron de la Frontera, Granada, Seville and Jerez, and the programme also features rare archive footage of notable artists Camaron de la Isla and Diego del Gastor
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Sun 17 Dec

7:00pm
Only Connect
Detectives v Arrowheads
Season 13 Episode 18/37

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as the Detectives and Arrowheads return for this round two game of the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. Among the challenges facing the players is to determine what connects Man-Killer, Penthesilea, Sharron Davies and Jeff Bezos' company
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7:30pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
The Black Forest to Hannover
Season 4 Episode 5/6

Michael Portillo ventures deep into the Black Forest, where he discovers how Hansel and Gretel helped to unify the German nation. A masterclass in carving cuckoo clocks demonstrates how the nation's reputation for quality and reliability in manufacturing was established. Later, at Goettingen University, the former politician discovers two sides of student life at the turn of the 20th century - the duelling fraternities and the ground-breaking scientists who laid the foundation of Germany's world-class transport technology
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8:00pm
Mrs Dickens' Family Christmas
Sue Perkins explores Charles Dickens' marriage through the eyes of his wife, Catherine - and exposes the reality of their festive family holiday, which was much different to the heart-warming versions he wrote about in A Christmas Carol. Focusing on the woman behind the man, Sue reveals parallels between the female characters he created and in his changing affections for his other half, explores the realities of Victorian marriage and follows Catherine's recipe for a Twelfth Night cake
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9:00pm
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Season 1

Psychological thriller based on Charles Dickens' unfinished final novel. Choirmaster John Jasper is a troubled man, frustrated by his life in the claustrophobic cathedral town of Cloisterham, addicted to opium as he seeks to expand his horizons and obsessed with the 17-year-old Rosa. The only thing standing between him and the girl is his own nephew, Edwin Drood. Matthew Rhys, Tamzin Merchant and Freddie Fox star in the first of this two-part adaptation
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11:00pm
The Sky at Night
The Real Star of Bethlehem: A Sky at Night Christmas Special
Christmas special which explores the potential causes of the Star of Bethlehem; an idea which has fascinated astronomers for centuries. The Sky at Night team explores the possibilities, investigates the nature of the phenomena, and looks through historical records, in an attempt to reconstruct events in the night sky two thousand years ago. A list of candidates includes supernovae, comets, meteors and the unusual alignments of giant planets
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12:00am
The Genius of Marie Curie - The Woman Who Lit Up the World
Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie became a celebrity during her lifetime, attracting media attention for being the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. This docu-drama looks at the woman behind the science, revealing a tenacious mother who had to survive the pain of the loss of husband and collaborator Pierre and the public humiliation of a doomed love affair, but who also discovered two elements and coined the term radioactivity. David Malone narrates, with readings by Geraldine James
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1:00am
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
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2:00am
Timeshift
Timeshift: Mods, Rockers and Bank Holiday Mayhem
Season 14 Episode 1/6

Documentary recalling events that occurred in 1964, when large groups of young people who identified with two disparate subcultures descended upon seaside resorts on motorbikes and scooters - sparking violent confrontations. The programme considers how their repeated clashes created widespread moral panic about the state of British youth, the notion of which was undergoing a vast transformation due to greater prosperity and freedom
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3:00am
The Art That Made Mexico: Paradise, Power and Prayers
Power
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Alinka Echeverria argues that indigenous artists not only projected the elites in Mexico's ancient civilisations but became power-brokers in the struggles for political dominance
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Mon 18 Dec

7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
18/12/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
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7:00pm
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7:30pm
Christmas University Challenge
Magdalene, Cambridge v St Hilda's, Oxford
Season 6 Episode 6/10

Jeremy Paxman chairs the penultimate first-round match of the special run of Christmas episodes, which pits alumni of Magdalene College, Cambridge, including radio presenter Clemency Burton-Hill and director Mike Newell, against a team from St Hilda's, Oxford with crime writer Val McDermid and historian Daisy Dunn
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8:00pm
Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life
Burning North
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The series concludes by exploring the north of the country, which is dominated by two deserts - the Sonoran and the Chihuahuan. The programme explores the conditions that have shaped this environment, and reveals how animals including prairie dogs, pygmy owls and aplomado falcons have adapted to thrive in these arid conditions. Last in the series
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9:00pm
The Art That Made Mexico: Paradise, Power and Prayers
Prayers
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Alinka Echeverria explores how faith has always driven cultural life in Mexico, exploring spectacular art that blends Mesoamerican and Catholic iconography. Last in the series
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10:00pm
Handmade in Mexico
Alebrijes
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Following the creation of alebrijes, which are brightly coloured, fantastical creatures carved from copal wood and decorated in extremely detailed paintwork. Last in the series
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10:30pm
Britain's Lost Masterpieces
Belfast
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Jacky Klein and Dr Bendor Grosvenor visit Belfast to take in the Ulster Museum, and assess what are thought to be low-value copies of works by Peter Breughel the Younger. They also head to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont, where they view a controversial image. Said to depict William III and the Pope, the painting was once slashed with a knife, and is now kept in a room away from public view. Last in the series
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11:30pm
Kiri Te Kanawa at the BBC
Highlights of the soprano's career, over the past 40 years. The programme showcases memorable performances, including the Last Night of the Proms, the Royal Opera's production of Puccini's Manon, and singing rugby union anthem World in Union on Top of the Pops. Plus, chat show appearances and documentary footage in which the singer returns to her roots in New Zealand and discusses performing at a royal wedding in 1981
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12:30am
Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life
Burning North
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The series concludes by exploring the north of the country, which is dominated by two deserts - the Sonoran and the Chihuahuan. The programme explores the conditions that have shaped this environment, and reveals how animals including prairie dogs, pygmy owls and aplomado falcons have adapted to thrive in these arid conditions. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)

1:30am
The Art That Made Mexico: Paradise, Power and Prayers
Prayers
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Alinka Echeverria explores how faith has always driven cultural life in Mexico, exploring spectacular art that blends Mesoamerican and Catholic iconography. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)

2:30am
Britain's Lost Masterpieces
Belfast
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Jacky Klein and Dr Bendor Grosvenor visit Belfast to take in the Ulster Museum, and assess what are thought to be low-value copies of works by Peter Breughel the Younger. They also head to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont, where they view a controversial image. Said to depict William III and the Pope, the painting was once slashed with a knife, and is now kept in a room away from public view. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)