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Sat 25 Feb

7:00pm
Indian Hill Railways
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The lives and loves of workers on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a steam-powered line that runs through the south Indian jungle up to a hill station once known as Snooty Ooty. Happily married guard Ivan worries about the romantic prospects of ticket inspector Jenni, while engineer Shivani works to make sure a locomotive is ready for the annual Black Beauty competition, which will pick the best engine on the line
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
8:00pm
Timeshift
Timeshift: The People's Liners - Britain's Lost Pleasure Fleets
Season 15 Episode 4/6

The history of the steamers which were once a common sight on rivers and coastal waters around Britain and were a highlight of seaside holidays from the 1820s until the early 1960s, providing the adventure and trappings of an ocean voyage without venturing out of sight of land
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
9:00pm
Treasures of Ancient Egypt
A New Dawn
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Alastair Sooke concludes the documentary by revealing how the decline of the Egyptian Empire ran parallel with a creative revival that produced, among other proclamations of the pharaoh's power, colossal statues of Ramses II. He then discovers that invasions by foreign powers such as the Nubians and the Romans led to the production of hybrid forms of art, before revealing a selection of satirical work that continues to inspire Egypt's graffiti artists today. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.6
10:00pm
Timewatch
Timewatch: Captain Cook - The Man Behind the Legend
Season 30 Episode 4/7

Vanessa Collingridge profiles the famous 18th-century navigator and chart-maker, who is regarded in some quarters as the greatest explorer in history, and in others as a ruthless conqueror. Following in his footsteps, she sets out to uncover the forces that drove him to success - and ultimately to his death
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.8
11:00pm
Top of the Pops: 1983
Steve Wright and Richard Skinner present music from March 31, featuring New Order, the Style Council, Mari Wilson, U2, Kajagoogoo, Tracey Ullman and Duran Duran
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.1
11:30pm
Top of the Pops: 1983
Simon Bates and Peter Powell present the pop chart programme from April 7, 1983, featuring Dexys Midnight Runners, Culture Club, Joboxers, Twisted Sister, Michael Jackson, Tracie, FR David, Nick Heyward, Big Country and David Bowie
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.1
12:05am
Arena
Arena: Loretta Lynn - Still a Mountain Girl
The veteran country music singer-songwriter looks back at her life from being born a coal miner's daughter in Kentucky, to selling over 45 million albums worldwide and to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2013. Contributors include Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Jack White and Sissy Spacek
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.7
1:35am
Country Kings at the BBC
A chronological compilation of performances from the BBC archive by male country singers, ranging from the Everly Brothers and Jerry Lee Lewis to Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson. Featuring classic songs from studio shows by Glen Campbell, Charley Pride, George Hamilton IV, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, Johnny Cash and Eric Church
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

2:35am
Country Queens at the BBC
A compilation of archive performances by female country-music stars from a variety of BBC studio shows. Featured acts include Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris, Taylor Swift, Crystal Gayle, Tammy Wynette, Billie Jo Spears, and Lucinda Williams with Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 2.3
3:35am
Sounds of the Seventies
Roxy Music, Queen and Elton John
BBC archive recordings of classic hits by Roxy Music, Elton John and Queen
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.5
3:50am
Pop Go the Sixties
Procul Harum
Procul Harum's 1967 Top of the Pops performance of A Whiter Shade of Pale
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 8.3

Sun 26 Feb

7:00pm
Sound of Song
Reeling and Rocking
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Musician Neil Brand explores the elements that come together to make classic songs by recreating some of the most famous recording sessions in history. Among the samples analysed are Elvis Presley's slapback echo effect in Memphis, the Beatles' tape loops at Abbey Road, Phil Spector's `wall of sound' technique, and the Beach Boys' pop symphonies. The presenter also looks at how an American soldier's discovery of magnetic tape in the ruins of Second World War Germany drove the emergence of the music studio and the rise of the producer as a new creative force for shaping the sound of song
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
8:00pm
South Downs: England's Mountains Green
Peter Owen-Jones takes viewers into heart of the UK's newest National Park - the South Downs. Following the South Downs Way along the spine of the park, from the Seven Sisters Cliffs to Winchester - the ancient capital of England - Peter experiences a year exploring the park's landscapes, rich history, wildlife and people
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
Film Two Days, One Night (2014)
Premiere. A woman recovering from depression plans to return to work, only to discover the money that would have paid her salary has been distributed to the staff as a bonus. She spends the weekend trying to persuade her old colleagues to give up the cash so the company can afford to re-hire her. Drama, starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione. In French
(Premiere) (In Vision)

10:30pm
Film Hockney (2014)
Documentary exploring the career of acclaimed artist David Hockney. The film uses previously unseen home movies and photographs taken from his personal archive to create a visual diary of Hockney's life, and examines his upbringing in working-class Bradford, his relocation to America, the influences on his work and his desire to escape categorisation
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
12:15am
Treasures of the Louvre
Andrew Hussey traces the history of the art museum in Paris, and investigates what its collection of masterpieces has to say about France and the country's rich culture. The programme examines the changing face of the 800-year-old building, which started off life as a fortress, and explores how its most famous exhibit - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa - came to be stolen in 1911. It also reflects on the Louvre's recently opened Islamic Gallery
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.8
1:45am
Order and Disorder with Jim Al-Khalili
Information
Season 1 Episode 2/2

The theoretical physicist investigates the concept of information, exploring how humanity harnessed the power of symbols, including the first alphabet and the electric telegraph, through to the modern digital age. He also discovers how information is transmitted every day in many different forms, and is not solely reliant on human communication
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.4
2:45am
South Downs: England's Mountains Green
Peter Owen-Jones takes viewers into heart of the UK's newest National Park - the South Downs. Following the South Downs Way along the spine of the park, from the Seven Sisters Cliffs to Winchester - the ancient capital of England - Peter experiences a year exploring the park's landscapes, rich history, wildlife and people
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)

Rating: 5.5

Mon 27 Feb

7:00pm
100 Days
27/02/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Reel History of Britain
Britain's Green and Pleasant Land
Season 1 Episode 14/20

Melvyn Bragg visits the Museum of Kent Life to look back at the 1930s, when farming was on the verge of mechanisation. He meets Gerry Smith, who recalls life as a young farm worker, and John Reeves-Vane demonstrates how rural Britain used to be
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
8:00pm
The Big Painting Challenge
Animals
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Mariella Frostrup and Richard Coles bring the contestants to Whipsnade Zoo to paint the animals, giving them a chance to demonstrate their ability to capture a sense of a living creature. The first challenge involves flamingos, which have a body shape that is harder to depict than it seems. The artists are then challenged to paint elephants, before the public panel vote for their favourite
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
9:00pm
Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost in Time
Professor Alice Roberts joins the team excavating a 3,000 year-old Bronze Age village in the Cambridgeshire Fens that burned to the ground and was preserved in peat. Archaeologists also investigate the cause of the fire. Was it just a terrible accident, or did the villagers' wealth provoke an attack?
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
10:00pm
Dan Cruickshank and the Family That Built Gothic Britain
Documentary exploring the changing fortunes of a family of architects, following the rise and fall of George Gilbert Scott, his son George Junior, and grandson Giles. Presenter Dan Cruickshank finds out how the dynasty was responsible for the creation of iconic landmarks such as the Midland Hotel at St Pancras station, and helped shape the Victorian age with their designs
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.2
11:00pm
This World
Born Too White
An examination of the persecution and discrimination of people with albinism in Tanzania and Malawi, East Africa. Doctor Oscar Duke, who himself has albinism, embarks on a journey to discover what life is like for people who share his condition in these countries. He meets young people facing the brunt of discrimination, from a 15-year-old who was mutilated in an attack, to the 280- children placed in a secure camp for people with albinism in Tanzania. Oscar also confronts some of those responsible for making these people's lives a living hell - and comes face to face with an `albino hunter' imprisoned for murder
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.8
12:00am
Oceans
The Southern Ocean
Season 1 Episode 2/8

The team go in search of the weedy sea dragon and investigate why parts of the Southern Ocean are warming much faster than other oceans
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
1:00am
Art of China
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Andrew Graham-Dixon combines an appreciation of Chinese art with a journey of discovery around the country, seeking to understand the works in their historical context. In the first episode, he pieces together the recent discoveries of ancient art that are redefining China's understanding of its own beginnings. He comes face to face with an extraordinary collection of sophisticated, alien-line bronze masks created nearly four millennia ago, before travelling to the Yellow River to explore the tomb of a warrior empress and discover the origins of calligraphy
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.7
2:00am
Timeshift
Timeshift: The People's Liners - Britain's Lost Pleasure Fleets
Season 15 Episode 4/6

The history of the steamers which were once a common sight on rivers and coastal waters around Britain and were a highlight of seaside holidays from the 1820s until the early 1960s, providing the adventure and trappings of an ocean voyage without venturing out of sight of land
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
3:00am
Dan Cruickshank and the Family That Built Gothic Britain
Documentary exploring the changing fortunes of a family of architects, following the rise and fall of George Gilbert Scott, his son George Junior, and grandson Giles. Presenter Dan Cruickshank finds out how the dynasty was responsible for the creation of iconic landmarks such as the Midland Hotel at St Pancras station, and helped shape the Victorian age with their designs
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.2

Tue 28 Feb

7:00pm
100 Days
28/02/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Weird Nature
Bizarre Breeding
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Unusual breeding in the animal kingdom, including the habits of Australian marsupial mouse the antechinus, which has the dubious distinction of mating itself to death. These antipodean sex maniacs indulge in bouts of love-making that may last up to 12 hours with as many as 16 partners, leaving males little time to eat, sleep or drink
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Planet Earth II
Grasslands
Season 2 Episode 5/6

Wildlife that inhabit the world's grasslands, areas that are struck by some of the most dramatic seasonal changes seen in the world. The programme features footage of Brazil's giant anteaters and Asian saiga antelope, as well as lions engaging in ferocious battles with buffalo in the flooded Okavango, bee-eaters taking advantage of elephants to help them catch insects, and caribou embarking on migrations across the freezing northern tundra, stalked every step of the way by predatory Arctic wolves
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.7
9:00pm
The Secret Science of Pop
Evolutionary biologist Professor Armand Leroi gathers a team of scientists and researchers to analyse more than 50 years of UK chart music. When the results are in, Armand teams up with producer Trevor Horn. Using machine-learning techniques, they try to take a song by unsigned artist Nike Jemiyo and turn it into a potential chart-topper
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
The Richest Songs in the World
Mark Radcliffe presents a countdown of the 10 songs that have earned the most money of all time, along with the stories behind them. He also explains how music royalties work and reveals the biggest winners and losers in the history of popular music
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 3.8
11:30pm
Indian Hill Railways
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The lives and loves of workers on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a steam-powered line that runs through the south Indian jungle up to a hill station once known as Snooty Ooty. Happily married guard Ivan worries about the romantic prospects of ticket inspector Jenni, while engineer Shivani works to make sure a locomotive is ready for the annual Black Beauty competition, which will pick the best engine on the line
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
12:30am
What a Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment
The Rise of Variety
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The golden age of variety theatre, from the start of the 20th century to the outbreak of the Second World War, which starred the likes of George Formby and Gracie Fields
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.8
1:30am
The Real Tom Thumb: History's Smallest Superstar
Michael Grade explores the story of General Tom Thumb, who became a global celebrity due to his small stature, at just 32 inches tall, and performed for President Lincoln and Queen Victoria. However, the presenter questions whether this was a tale of success or exploitation, since the man become famous only because of a disability, and asks why society remains fascinated by performers with unusual bodies
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

3:00am
Planet Earth II
Grasslands
Season 2 Episode 5/6

Wildlife that inhabit the world's grasslands, areas that are struck by some of the most dramatic seasonal changes seen in the world. The programme features footage of Brazil's giant anteaters and Asian saiga antelope, as well as lions engaging in ferocious battles with buffalo in the flooded Okavango, bee-eaters taking advantage of elephants to help them catch insects, and caribou embarking on migrations across the freezing northern tundra, stalked every step of the way by predatory Arctic wolves
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.7

Wed 1 Mar

7:00pm
100 Days
01/03/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Reel History of Britain
Britain's Secondary Modern Schools
Season 1 Episode 15/20

Melvyn Bragg and the vintage mobile cinema arrive at the Francis Combe Academy in Watford, Hertfordshire, where he explores the 1960s, learning how children's performances in the 11-plus exams could often shape their entire future. Former TV presenter Marylyn Mason explains how her failure to pass the tests drove her to work harder later in life, and John Krish recalls his experiences of filming at the school in 1962
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
8:00pm
Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies
Military Marvels
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Two-part documentary examining advances in British aviation in the 1950s and 60s, which begins by exploring the design and technology behind a new generation of military planes including the Vulcan bomber and the Meteor jet fighter. The first programme investigates how the achievements came at a time of national austerity, and there is a tragic reminder of how some test pilots paid the ultimate price for their work. Including contributions by Norman Tebbit and Tony Blackman
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.3
9:00pm
Roots
Season 1 Episode 4/4

After 20 years in England, Chicken George makes his way back to America and reaches Tom Lea's farm, where he hopes to be reunited with his family, but tracking down his long-lost relations won't be an easy task. Meanwhile, the American Civil War breaks out, and lines are drawn. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 1.9
10:25pm
Wild China
Tibet
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Wildlife living on the Tibetan plateau - an inhospitable area the size of western Europe - including brown bears, yaks, giant sheep, snow leopards and the chiru or Tibetan antelope
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
11:25pm
Imagine
Imagine: Dame Shirley Bassey: The Girl from Tiger Bay
Season 16 Episode 2/10

Alan Yentob celebrates Shirley Bassey's 2009 album The Performance, the David Arnold-produced record that was her first studio release in two decades, by examining a selection of her greatest archive performances. He also meets songwriters who contributed to the album, including Gary Barlow, Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers, KT Tunstall and frequent James Bond composer John Barry
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 5
12:25am
Archaeology: A Secret History
Power of the Past
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Richard Miles concludes his series charting the history of archaeological breakthroughs by discovering more about the ancient common man. The investigation takes the archaeologist from the elaborate grave of Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun to the Danish resting place of the Tollund Man, who died as part of an Iron Age sacrifice more than 2,000 years ago. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 8
1:25am
Treasures of Ancient Egypt
A New Dawn
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Alastair Sooke concludes the documentary by revealing how the decline of the Egyptian Empire ran parallel with a creative revival that produced, among other proclamations of the pharaoh's power, colossal statues of Ramses II. He then discovers that invasions by foreign powers such as the Nubians and the Romans led to the production of hybrid forms of art, before revealing a selection of satirical work that continues to inspire Egypt's graffiti artists today. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.6
2:25am
Wild China
Tibet
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Wildlife living on the Tibetan plateau - an inhospitable area the size of western Europe - including brown bears, yaks, giant sheep, snow leopards and the chiru or Tibetan antelope
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:20am
Britain on Film
Britain on Film: Animal Magic
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Documentary examining Look at Life's coverage of Britain's ambiguous relationship with animals, revealing how the programme managed to capture aspects of the fur trade, fox-hunting and circuses. The clips also demonstrate how the UK's attitude toward wildlife has changed since the 1960s
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 10

Thu 2 Mar

7:00pm
100 Days
02/03/2017
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8
7:00pm
Weather
(Subtitles) (Follow On)

Rating: 9.1
7:30pm
Top of the Pops: 1983
Gary Davies and Andy Peebles present music from April 14, including Eurythmics, Kajagoogoo, Bauhaus, Kissing the Pink, Sunfire, David Bowie and Sweet Dreams
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.1
8:00pm
Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise
The Central Heartland
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Exploring the forests, plains and bustling cities of Central Thailand, an area known as the nation's rice bowl. The programme explores how people live alongside animals in these areas, and the spiritual fulfilment to be found in these relationships. Narrated by Sophie Okonedo
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
9:00pm
Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics
Making Sound
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Helen Czerski investigates the science behind familiar sounds as well as those humans cannot hear. At the Palace of Westminster, she teams up with scientists to carry out measurements using state-of-the-art lasers to reveal how Big Ben vibrates to create pressure waves in the air at particular frequencies. She also explores the science of the voice, inviting soprano Lesley Garrett to sing I Dreamed A Dream inside an MRI scanner to reveal how her vocal tract acts as a resonator, amplifying and shaping the sound from her larynx
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
Andrew Marr: My Brain And Me
The broadcaster reveals his personal story of recovery from a stroke in 2013, following his progress over the last year as he explores a range of cutting-edge stroke treatments. For the first time, Andrew returns to the hospital that saved his life and meets the consultant who told his family he might die. With interviews from some of his closest family and friends, this offers an insight into Andrew the man and the struggles every stroke victim faces once the immediate medical crisis is over
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5
11:00pm
The Nazis: A Warning from History
The Road to Treblinka
Season 1 Episode 5/6

A revealing account of Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, which was a catalyst for an even more extreme persecution of the Jews. New evidence from victims, bystanders and a former member of a Nazi killing squad combine to provide a fresh insight into the decision-making processes that led to mass slaughter
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.4
11:50pm
Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory
Journalist and historian Simon Heffer explores the cinematic merit of films such as The Dam Busters, The Colditz Story and The Cruel Sea, and whether they say something significant about the society from which they emerged. Contributors include Donald Sinden, Sylvia Syms and Virginia McKenna
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 9
12:50am
Top of the Pops: 1983
Gary Davies and Andy Peebles present music from April 14, including Eurythmics, Kajagoogoo, Bauhaus, Kissing the Pink, Sunfire, David Bowie and Sweet Dreams
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.1
1:20am
Sounds of the Eighties
Season 1 Episode 2/8

Showcasing a selection of musical performances from the BBC archives, including Eurythmics, Spandau Ballet, Phil Collins, Fine Young Cannibals, Tears for Fears, Suzanne Vega and Simply Red
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 1.9
1:45am
Sound of Song
Reeling and Rocking
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Musician Neil Brand explores the elements that come together to make classic songs by recreating some of the most famous recording sessions in history. Among the samples analysed are Elvis Presley's slapback echo effect in Memphis, the Beatles' tape loops at Abbey Road, Phil Spector's `wall of sound' technique, and the Beach Boys' pop symphonies. The presenter also looks at how an American soldier's discovery of magnetic tape in the ruins of Second World War Germany drove the emergence of the music studio and the rise of the producer as a new creative force for shaping the sound of song
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
2:45am
Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics
Making Sound
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Helen Czerski investigates the science behind familiar sounds as well as those humans cannot hear. At the Palace of Westminster, she teams up with scientists to carry out measurements using state-of-the-art lasers to reveal how Big Ben vibrates to create pressure waves in the air at particular frequencies. She also explores the science of the voice, inviting soprano Lesley Garrett to sing I Dreamed A Dream inside an MRI scanner to reveal how her vocal tract acts as a resonator, amplifying and shaping the sound from her larynx
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)

Fri 3 Mar

7:00pm
World News Today
03/03/2017
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
Richard Skinner and Janice Long introduce performances by Culture Club, the Human League, FR David, Twisted Sister, Toto, Heaven 17, Thompson Twins, Spandau Ballet and David Bowie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
8:00pm
The Good Old Days
A 1978 edition of the old-time music hall programme, chaired by Leonard Sachs. Alfred Marks, Moira Anderson, Arthur Askey, Sheila Steafel, Barry Cryer, Wong Mow Ting, Albert Aldred and members of the Players Theatre, London, entertain an audience from the stage of the Leeds City Varieties. First shown on 14 February 1978
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 8
9:00pm
Better Than the Original: The Joy of the Cover Version
The role of the cover in the pop industry, investigating what it takes to reinvent someone else's hit and following the stories behind 10 cover songs, tracking how artists as varied as the Moody Blues, Soft Cell, Puff Daddy and Alexandra Burke have topped the charts with their retake on someone else's song. Contributors include John Cale, Gloria Jones, Marc Almond, Rick Rubin, Faith Evans and Nerina Pallot. Narrated by Meera Syal
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

10:00pm
Ultimate Covers at the BBC
The pop cover has proved a remarkably imaginative and durable form, and this 60-year compilation tracks this pop alchemy at its finest and most intriguing through material sought from the Corporation's archive. Footage includes artists as diverse as the Moody Blues, Soft Cell, Alexandra Burke, Mariah Carey and UB40 scoring chart hits that are, in some cases, perhaps even better than the original
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 10
11:00pm
Sings the Beatles
A look back through the BBC's archives at memorable covers of classic Beatles songs. Included are a performance of Day Tripper by Sandie Shaw, Shirley Bassey's version of Something, the Carpenters' rendition of Help!, Oasis's reinvention of I Am the Walrus, and Joe Cocker's chart-topping interpretation of With a Little Help from My Friends. Plus, Paul McCartney's solo performance of Lady Madonna
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.2
12:00am
Top of the Pops: 1983
Richard Skinner and Janice Long introduce performances by Culture Club, the Human League, FR David, Twisted Sister, Toto, Heaven 17, Thompson Twins, Spandau Ballet and David Bowie
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 7.1
12:35am
Better Than the Original: The Joy of the Cover Version
The role of the cover in the pop industry, investigating what it takes to reinvent someone else's hit and following the stories behind 10 cover songs, tracking how artists as varied as the Moody Blues, Soft Cell, Puff Daddy and Alexandra Burke have topped the charts with their retake on someone else's song. Contributors include John Cale, Gloria Jones, Marc Almond, Rick Rubin, Faith Evans and Nerina Pallot. Narrated by Meera Syal
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

1:35am
Ultimate Covers at the BBC
The pop cover has proved a remarkably imaginative and durable form, and this 60-year compilation tracks this pop alchemy at its finest and most intriguing through material sought from the Corporation's archive. Footage includes artists as diverse as the Moody Blues, Soft Cell, Alexandra Burke, Mariah Carey and UB40 scoring chart hits that are, in some cases, perhaps even better than the original
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 10
2:35am
Sings the Beatles
A look back through the BBC's archives at memorable covers of classic Beatles songs. Included are a performance of Day Tripper by Sandie Shaw, Shirley Bassey's version of Something, the Carpenters' rendition of Help!, Oasis's reinvention of I Am the Walrus, and Joe Cocker's chart-topping interpretation of With a Little Help from My Friends. Plus, Paul McCartney's solo performance of Lady Madonna
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 4.2
3:35am
Sounds of the 60s
The Folk Revival
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Archive footage with an acoustic theme. Featuring performances by Pat Seeger, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Tim Buckley
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

Rating: 5