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Tue 17 Jan

7:00pm
World News Today
17/01/2017
The day's leading stories
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Grand Tours of Scotland
From Burns to Butlin's
Season 3 Episode 5/6

Paul Murton visits places connected to poet Robert Burns, the man who made Ayrshire famous. His tour takes him from Alloway, following the Burns trail to Mauchline, before heading for the coast and discovering the delights of Butlin's, bathing and betting
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 3
8:00pm
The Golden Age of Canals
Documentary charting the changing face of Britain's canals after the Second World War, as enthusiasts fought to save the inland waterways from destruction - despite facing strong opposition from the government. Amateur and professional footage illustrates the canals' transformation from industrial thoroughfares to tourist attractions during the 1950s and 1960s, as well as efforts to restore and preserve the network's locks and boats. Narrated by Gina McKee
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.3
9:00pm
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)

Rating: 1.6
10:00pm
Horizon
Horizon: Swallowed by a Sink Hole
Season 50 Episode 5/

in February, 2013, Jeff Bush was asleep at his home in Florida when a sink hole opened up beneath his bedroom. Despite the efforts of his brother to rescue him, Jeff was never seen alive again and his body could not be recovered. Professor Iain Stewart travels to the American state to discover what took Jeff's life and investigate why the geology of the area makes it the sinkhole capital of the world
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.7
11:00pm
Storyville
Storyville: Circus Elephant Rampage
The story of Tyke, an elephant who went on the rampage in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1994, killing her trainer in front of thousands of spectators, before dying in a hail of gunfire. Her break for freedom, filmed from start to end, traumatised a city and ignited a global battle over the use of animal in the entertainment industry. This film goes back to meet the trainers and handlers who knew her and witnesses to the rampage
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.7
11:55pm
A Very British Renaissance
Whose Renaissance?
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Dr James Fox explores how the tension between two cultures - one courtly, classical and European and the other homegrown, innovative and vital - contributed to England's descent into civil war in the mid-17th century. Concluding episode of the programme celebrating an age that saw Britain embrace a world of cutting-edge art, literature, architecture and science. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
12:55am
How the Devil Got His Horns: A Diabolical Tale
Art historian Alastair Sooke reveals how the Devil's image was created by artists in the Middle Ages. He explores how visual interpretations of Satan evolved between the birth of Christ and the Renaissance, and how he was depicted in an array of different guises, including tempter, tyrant and rebellious angel
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 8.1
1:55am
A Very English Winter: The Unthanks
Singers Rachel and Becky Unthank explore more of England's folk traditions, in a follow-up to the documentary Still Folk Dancing After All These Years, which examined traditional dances from spring to harvest. This time, the sisters experience carol singing in a pub in South Yorkshire, molly dancing in East Anglia and a fiery tradition in Lewes, East Sussex
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 6.7
2:55am
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)

Rating: 1.6

Wed 18 Jan

7:00pm
World News Today
18/01/2017
The day's leading stories
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Grand Tours of Scotland
It's Just Like Switzerland
Season 3 Episode 6/6

By the end of the Victorian era, Scotland had become a favourite destination for summer holiday-makers. But what happened when the chill winds of winter began to blow and the tourists packed their bags and headed for home? Paul Murton travels from the icy shores of the Lake of Menteith to the cold summit of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, to discover how Scotland was first promoted as a winter holiday spot
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 3
8:00pm
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
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 9
9:00pm
James May: The Reassembler
Portable Record Player
Season 2 Episode 4/4

James pieces together the 195 parts of a 1963 Dansette Bermuda portable record player, and reminisces about the musical revolution these players inspired. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
9:30pm
Play It Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp
In the early 1960s drum shop owner Jim Marshall launched the loudest amplifier in the world at a point in time widely perceived to be the birth of rock. Young musicians like Clapton and Hendrix rushed to adopt the revolutionary `Marshall sound', and the electric guitar spoke for a new generation, while stacks and walls became an essential backdrop at concerts. The company was rescued from financial meltdown by comic exposure in the 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap, and the electronic boxes were propelled to iconic status. This documentary charts the amp's history, with contributions from rock musicians Pete Townshend, Lemmy and Slash, plus an interview with the founder himself
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.3
10:30pm
Autism: Challenging Behaviour
The work being carried out at Treetops School in Essex, the UK's only state school using applied behavioural analysis, a controversial and intensive intervention to treat the condition. Though the parents of three youngsters just starting at the school are hopeful that the approach will prove fruitful, critics argue that efforts to eliminate autistic behaviour are both dehumanising and counter-productive
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

11:30pm
The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms
Without people noticing, modern life has been taken over. Algorithms run everything, from search engines on the internet, to satnavs and credit-card security - they even help people travel the world, find love and save lives. Here, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy demystifies this hidden world by showing some of the most essential algorithms. He reveals where these 2,000-year-old problem-solvers came from, showing how they work, what they have achieved and how they are now so advanced they can even program themselves
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 3.3
12:30am
Timeshift
Timeshift: When Coal Was King
Season 13 Episode 2/7

A look at the lost world of coal mining and the social and cultural lives of those who worked in what was once Britain's most important industry, using footage from the 1940s to the 80s. With contributions by those who worked underground, lived in the pit villages and people who have been inspired by the coalfield culture, such as Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall. Narrated by Christopher Eccleston
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.2
1:30am
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
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 9
2:30am
Autism: Challenging Behaviour
The work being carried out at Treetops School in Essex, the UK's only state school using applied behavioural analysis, a controversial and intensive intervention to treat the condition. Though the parents of three youngsters just starting at the school are hopeful that the approach will prove fruitful, critics argue that efforts to eliminate autistic behaviour are both dehumanising and counter-productive
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)

Thu 19 Jan

7:00pm
World News Today
19/01/2017
The day's leading stories
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Top of the Pops: 1983
Janice Long and Gary Davies present the chart from January 20, featuring Kajagoogoo, Joe Jackson, Echo and the Bunnymen, Melba Moore, U2, Laura Branigan and Phil Collins
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4
8:00pm
A Timewatch Guide
The Crusades: A Timewatch Guide
Season 2 Episode 2/4

Dr Thomas Asbridge looks at how TV's telling of the Crusades has changed over the past 60 years. Using footage from Crusade documentaries, he reveals how modern political and social change have influenced its interpretation, and asks whether this 1,000-year-old story really does cast a shadow over the modern world
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:00pm
Sword, Musket & Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History
Rapid Fire
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Dr Sam Willis charts the evolution of weaponry in Britain from 1800 to the First World War, looking at the drive to develop ever-more precise weapons, from artillery shells and rifles to the Maxim machine gun. Sam test-fires a Brown Bess musket, the infantry weapon of choice at Waterloo in 1815 and looks at efforts to make artillery more effective on the battlefield with the invention of ?spherical case shot', a new type of shell that was named after its inventor - Henry Shrapnel. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.8
10:00pm
Churchill's First World War
Drama-documentary charting Winston Churchill's road to redemption after his disgrace following the Dardanelles disaster during the First World War through intimate letters he wrote to his wife Clementine. It reveals how he was instrumental in the creation of the tank and notes his contribution to the Allied victory in 1918 as Minister of Munitions, demonstrating how the future prime minister was shaped by his experiences of the Great War
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 3
11:30pm
Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match
The comedian examines the sordid machinations behind becoming the president of the US, giving an insight into some of the dirtiest and nastiest campaigns in American history
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 9.8
1:00am
Horizon
Horizon: Swallowed by a Sink Hole
Season 50 Episode 5/

in February, 2013, Jeff Bush was asleep at his home in Florida when a sink hole opened up beneath his bedroom. Despite the efforts of his brother to rescue him, Jeff was never seen alive again and his body could not be recovered. Professor Iain Stewart travels to the American state to discover what took Jeff's life and investigate why the geology of the area makes it the sinkhole capital of the world
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.7
2:00am
Top of the Pops: 1983
Janice Long and Gary Davies present the chart from January 20, featuring Kajagoogoo, Joe Jackson, Echo and the Bunnymen, Melba Moore, U2, Laura Branigan and Phil Collins
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4
2:35am
Sword, Musket & Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History
Rapid Fire
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Dr Sam Willis charts the evolution of weaponry in Britain from 1800 to the First World War, looking at the drive to develop ever-more precise weapons, from artillery shells and rifles to the Maxim machine gun. Sam test-fires a Brown Bess musket, the infantry weapon of choice at Waterloo in 1815 and looks at efforts to make artillery more effective on the battlefield with the invention of ?spherical case shot', a new type of shell that was named after its inventor - Henry Shrapnel. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)

Rating: 9.8

Fri 20 Jan

7:00pm
World News Today
20/01/2017
The day's leading stories
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Top of the Pops: 1983
Simon Bates and Richard Skinner present a run-down of the pop charts, first broadcast on January 27, 1983. Includes performances by Level 42, The Belle Stars, Central Line, The Beatles, China Crists, Wham, Bauhaus, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, Dire Straits and Men At Work
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4
8:00pm
The Good Old Days
A 1977 edition of the old-time music hall programme, chaired by Leonard Sachs. Ron Moody, Teresa Brooke, Melanie Munro, Arthur Askey, Josef Locke, Aimi MacDonald and members of the Players' Theatre, London, entertain an audience from the stage of the Leeds City Varieties. First shown on 00 Month 1900
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 8
9:00pm
Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand
Something's Coming
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The presenter explores how a new generation of composers transformed musical theatre by embracing more gritty, challenging subjects, from the mean streets of 1950s New York in West Side Story to the Dickensian London of British blockbuster Oliver!. Neil learns the stories behind Broadway hits Fiddler on the Roof and A Chorus Line, and celebrates the ground-breaking work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. He also reveals the `secrets' of some classic numbers with the help of performers Robert Lindsay and Frances Ruffelle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
10:00pm
Film Hello Quo (2012)
Documentary examining rock band Status Quo's five-decade history, including interviews with the band, concert footage and rarely seen archive material, as well as a look at the 2012 reunion of the original line-up, performing together for the first time in more than 30 years. With contributions by Paul Weller, Brian May, Noddy Holder, Cliff Richard and Jeff Lynne
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
11:20pm
Status Quo: Live and Acoustic
A compilation of footage from Status Quo's 2014 live appearance at London's Roundhouse, where they performed acoustic versions of their best-known hits, including Pictures of Matchstick Men, Rockin' All Over the World, Whatever You Want, What You're Proposing, Down Down, and Marguerita Time. Playing alongside a string section, Francis and Rick reminisce about their career and recall some of the stories behind their classic songs
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

12:20am
Top of the Pops: 1983
Simon Bates and Richard Skinner present a run-down of the pop charts, first broadcast on January 27, 1983. Includes performances by Level 42, The Belle Stars, Central Line, The Beatles, China Crists, Wham, Bauhaus, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, Dire Straits and Men At Work
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4
1:00am
Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand
Something's Coming
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The presenter explores how a new generation of composers transformed musical theatre by embracing more gritty, challenging subjects, from the mean streets of 1950s New York in West Side Story to the Dickensian London of British blockbuster Oliver!. Neil learns the stories behind Broadway hits Fiddler on the Roof and A Chorus Line, and celebrates the ground-breaking work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. He also reveals the `secrets' of some classic numbers with the help of performers Robert Lindsay and Frances Ruffelle
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 10
2:00am
Film Hello Quo (2012)
Documentary examining rock band Status Quo's five-decade history, including interviews with the band, concert footage and rarely seen archive material, as well as a look at the 2012 reunion of the original line-up, performing together for the first time in more than 30 years. With contributions by Paul Weller, Brian May, Noddy Holder, Cliff Richard and Jeff Lynne
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2

Sat 21 Jan

7:00pm
Patagonia with Huw Edwards
The newsreader follows in the footsteps of settlers who travelled from Wales to Patagonia 150 years ago with the intention of creating a colony where their language and culture would endure. On arrival in South America, Huw meets descendants of the original immigrants and examines how much of their spirit lives on in the present
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7
8:00pm
Treasures of the Indus
Pakistan Unveiled
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian and museum curator Sona Datta explores the story of the Indian subcontinent told through its people, places and dynasties, and looking at their effect on the modern world. She begins by investigating Pakistan's intriguing multicultural past, which also produced some extraordinary and little-known works of art
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4
9:00pm
Lost Kingdoms of Central America
Between Oceans and Empires
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Dr Jago Cooper chronicles the history of the people of ancient Costa Rica, who built a series of spectacular settlements among the rivers and volcanos of Central America. Admiring the civilisation's hundreds of giant stone spheres, the presenter tries to unravel the civilisation's enigmatic legacy, which archaeologists are still exploring
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9
10:00pm
The Young Montalbano
Death on the High Seas
Season 2 Episode 3/6

The Sicilian detective is called in to investigate the death of a man on board a Vigata fishing boat. However, as his inquiry proceeds, it becomes clear that what seemed to be an accidental fatality has far-reaching connections to more insidious criminal activity. Meanwhile, Montalbano discovers young policeman Fazio has been protecting a local family from death threats during his spare time, and as the wedding plans continue at pace, Livia and Salvo's relationship seems to have run into trouble. Crime drama, starring Michele Riondino. In Italian
(Repeat) (In Vision)

Rating: 7.4
11:40pm
Top of the Pops: 1983
Janice Long and Gary Davies present the chart from January 20, featuring Kajagoogoo, Joe Jackson, Echo and the Bunnymen, Melba Moore, U2, Laura Branigan and Phil Collins
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4
12:15am
Top of the Pops: 1983
Simon Bates and Richard Skinner present a run-down of the pop charts, first broadcast on January 27, 1983. Includes performances by Level 42, The Belle Stars, Central Line, The Beatles, China Crists, Wham, Bauhaus, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, Dire Straits and Men At Work
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4
12:55am
Imagine
Imagine - Sir Roderick Stewart: Can't Stop Me Now
Season 29 Episode 4/4

The veteran rocker invites Alan Yentob to his LA home to conduct an interview, in which Stewart looks back on a career spanning more than 50 years. He discusses working with acts like the Steampacket and Jeff Beck in the 1960s and his time with the Faces, whose offstage antics became legendary - as did the frontman's affairs with a string of famous women. His solo career propelled him to superstardom with songs such as Maggie May and Sailing, and while the 1980s proved to be less successful, his constant reinvention has given him a lasting career. Having more recently become known as a singer of American standards, he talks about recording Time, his first album of new material in almost 20 years
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.9
2:20am
Rod Stewart Live at Hyde Park
A concert by the singer that closed Radio 2's annual Festival in a Day, held in September 2015 in London's Hyde Park. Featuring a selection of hits from his back catalogue including Angel, In a Broken Dream, The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II) as well as Faces classics including Ooh La La and blues standard Rollin' and Tumblin'
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 5.8
3:20am
Sounds of the 70s
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Archive performances by groups and solo artists from the decade, beginning with music by the Kinks, Roxy Music, Elton John and Queen, plus a rendition of The Jean Genie by David Bowie recorded in January 1973
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 5

Sun 22 Jan

7:00pm
David Starkey's Music & Monarchy
Great British Music
Season 1 Episode 3/4

The historian explores how Great Britain's dominance as a military and economic power in the 18th century inspired patriotic classics such as Rule, Britannia! and God Save the King. He also examines George Frideric Handel's work for the royal family, with his Water Music written to accompany George I on a trip along the Thames, and his Music for the Royal Fireworks full of military instruments at the insistence of George II
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Sword, Musket & Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History
Rapid Fire
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Dr Sam Willis charts the evolution of weaponry in Britain from 1800 to the First World War, looking at the drive to develop ever-more precise weapons, from artillery shells and rifles to the Maxim machine gun. Sam test-fires a Brown Bess musket, the infantry weapon of choice at Waterloo in 1815 and looks at efforts to make artillery more effective on the battlefield with the invention of ?spherical case shot', a new type of shell that was named after its inventor - Henry Shrapnel. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.8
9:00pm
Titanic's Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster
Kate Humble and Andy Torbet try to piece together the events of November 21, 1916, when the Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, sank in just 55 minutes. Kate speaks to descendants of some of the survivors, including Violet Jessops, who survived both Titanic and Britannic, and look-out Archie Jewell, who survived when those around him lost their lives
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.7
10:00pm
Hidden Killers
Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home
Dr Suzannah Lipscomb reveals some of the unexpected dangers lurking in the ever-changing homes of Britain in the 1950s. For the first time, moulded plywood furniture, fibreglass, plastics and polyester were becoming fixtures of domestic life, having all been developed and created during the Second World War. However, even as this bright new era of social change progressed, bringing higher living standards and improved technologies, new, unprecedented hazards were finding their way into everyday life
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.2
11:00pm
Horizon
Horizon: What's Wrong with Our Weather?
Physicist Helen Czerski and meteorologist John Hammond investigate why the British weather appears to have become more extreme and if it has anything to do with climate change. They examine the impact of the jet stream's strange behaviour, revealing what is causing it, and attempt to find out if severe winters are going to become more common
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.7
12:00am
Play It Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp
In the early 1960s drum shop owner Jim Marshall launched the loudest amplifier in the world at a point in time widely perceived to be the birth of rock. Young musicians like Clapton and Hendrix rushed to adopt the revolutionary `Marshall sound', and the electric guitar spoke for a new generation, while stacks and walls became an essential backdrop at concerts. The company was rescued from financial meltdown by comic exposure in the 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap, and the electronic boxes were propelled to iconic status. This documentary charts the amp's history, with contributions from rock musicians Pete Townshend, Lemmy and Slash, plus an interview with the founder himself
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.3
1:00am
Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand
Something's Coming
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The presenter explores how a new generation of composers transformed musical theatre by embracing more gritty, challenging subjects, from the mean streets of 1950s New York in West Side Story to the Dickensian London of British blockbuster Oliver!. Neil learns the stories behind Broadway hits Fiddler on the Roof and A Chorus Line, and celebrates the ground-breaking work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. He also reveals the `secrets' of some classic numbers with the help of performers Robert Lindsay and Frances Ruffelle
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 10
2:00am
Lost Kingdoms of Central America
Between Oceans and Empires
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Dr Jago Cooper chronicles the history of the people of ancient Costa Rica, who built a series of spectacular settlements among the rivers and volcanos of Central America. Admiring the civilisation's hundreds of giant stone spheres, the presenter tries to unravel the civilisation's enigmatic legacy, which archaeologists are still exploring
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9
3:00am
Titanic's Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster
Kate Humble and Andy Torbet try to piece together the events of November 21, 1916, when the Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, sank in just 55 minutes. Kate speaks to descendants of some of the survivors, including Violet Jessops, who survived both Titanic and Britannic, and look-out Archie Jewell, who survived when those around him lost their lives
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.7

Mon 23 Jan

7:00pm
World News Today
23/01/2017
The day's leading stories
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Reel History of Britain
Britain's First Teenagers
Season 1 Episode 2/20

In central London, Melvyn Bragg takes his vintage mobile cinema to Soho to look back to the 1950s, the decade that gave birth to the teenager. Singer Marty Wilde explains how the new music scene brightened up post-war Britain, and former `wild man of rock' Wee Willie Harris reminisces about the rowdy youths who dominated the dance floors
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
8:00pm
Timeshift
The Engine That Powers the World: Timeshift
Season 15 Episode 3/6

Looking at the surprising story of the diesel engine - a 19th century invention which is the hidden powerhouse behind the globalised world and is now indispensable. Car enthusiast Mark Evans gets hands on with Rudolf Diesel's original creation, including vintage submarines, tractors, locomotive trains and container ships
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.2
9:00pm
Scotland and the Klan
Throughout the 18th Century, hundreds of thousands of Scots emigrated to America. Neil Oliver travels more than 2,000 miles to examine links between racism today in the Deep South and the Scottish settlers that first occupied it
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
Genius of the Ancient World
Buddha: Genius of the Ancient World
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the ideas of ancient philosophers, starting with the Indian nobleman Siddhartha Gautama, more popularly known as Buddha. Thought to have been lived and tought between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, the sage and holy man inspired a diverse belief system that influences the lives of millions of people to this day. She travels to India, where the Buddha experienced the challenging ideas and extreme methods of wandering `truth seekers', after he had abandoned his family and homeland in the Himalayas to embark on his philosophical quest to find a solution to human suffering
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

11:00pm
Materials
Plastic: How It Works
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Mark Miodownik charts the story of mankind's understanding of plastic and its properties, and the ways this knowledge contributed to the development of civilisation. He explores how it brought luxury to the masses, and looks back at some failed inventions, including plastic billiard balls and Bakelite. He also examines the properties that have made plastic such a popular resource, and reveals what the future holds for the material
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.7
12:00am
When God Spoke English - The Making of the King James Bible
Adam Nicolson examines the creation of the influential text, which has shaped language, culture and society around the world. Scholars from Cambridge, Oxford and London worked on the version for a king who hoped to unite a country torn by religious factions. The programme delves into recently discovered manuscripts that reveal the translation process and asks why the result has had such a lasting legacy
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.2
1:00am
David Starkey's Music & Monarchy
Great British Music
Season 1 Episode 3/4

The historian explores how Great Britain's dominance as a military and economic power in the 18th century inspired patriotic classics such as Rule, Britannia! and God Save the King. He also examines George Frideric Handel's work for the royal family, with his Water Music written to accompany George I on a trip along the Thames, and his Music for the Royal Fireworks full of military instruments at the insistence of George II
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
2:00am
Timeshift
The Engine That Powers the World: Timeshift
Season 15 Episode 3/6

Looking at the surprising story of the diesel engine - a 19th century invention which is the hidden powerhouse behind the globalised world and is now indispensable. Car enthusiast Mark Evans gets hands on with Rudolf Diesel's original creation, including vintage submarines, tractors, locomotive trains and container ships
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.2
3:00am
Scotland and the Klan
Throughout the 18th Century, hundreds of thousands of Scots emigrated to America. Neil Oliver travels more than 2,000 miles to examine links between racism today in the Deep South and the Scottish settlers that first occupied it
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)