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Fri 23 Feb

6:00am
Coast
Life Beyond the Edge
Season 7 Episode 2/6

An exploration of the history and culture of some of the most extreme locations in Britain. Nick Crane visits the Isles of Scilly, Ruth Goodman walks the dangerous path traversed daily by the Branscombe Cliff farmers in Devon, and Mark Horton investigates the Transatlantic Telegraph service. Meanwhile, Hermione Cockburn learns how the fossil of a large sea creature found at St David's Head, Pembrokeshire, shaped scientists' understanding of Earth's history
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
7:10am
Pointless
Season 2 Episode 21/30

Quiz show, in which five pairs of contestants have to score the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious answers to questions posed to 100 people before the show. At the end of each round, the team with the most points is eliminated until the final two pairs battle for a cash prize. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

Rating: 5.9
8:00am
Time Team Specials
Britain's Stone Age Tsunami: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson reveals new evidence that shows how a huge tsunami swamped the east coast of Britain 8,000 years ago, and explores the lives of those it affected. For years, these Mesolithic communities were thought to be primitive hunter-gatherers, but through archaeological excavation, Tony discovers they were living comfortable existences in their own houses, with varied diets and sophisticated skills. Scientists take him on a virtual journey through the rich landscape of Doggerland - the area of dry land that connected Britain to Europe - which was destroyed by the wave and persistent flooding
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
9:00am
Coast
Life Beyond the Edge
Season 7 Episode 2/6

An exploration of the history and culture of some of the most extreme locations in Britain. Nick Crane visits the Isles of Scilly, Ruth Goodman walks the dangerous path traversed daily by the Branscombe Cliff farmers in Devon, and Mark Horton investigates the Transatlantic Telegraph service. Meanwhile, Hermione Cockburn learns how the fossil of a large sea creature found at St David's Head, Pembrokeshire, shaped scientists' understanding of Earth's history
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
10:00am
Nazi Victory: The Post-War Plan
Megacities
Season 1 Episode 2/6

A look at Hitler's plans to build ambitious new cities in the countries he conquered, as well as schemes to transform Berlin to serve as a global capital city

11:00am
History's Greatest Hoaxes
Hitler's Diaries
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The forgery of Hitler's diaries in the 1980s, which fooled several respected historians and news publications, and brought to light the thriving trade in Nazi memorabilia
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
12:00pm
Time Team Specials
Britain's Stone Age Tsunami: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson reveals new evidence that shows how a huge tsunami swamped the east coast of Britain 8,000 years ago, and explores the lives of those it affected. For years, these Mesolithic communities were thought to be primitive hunter-gatherers, but through archaeological excavation, Tony discovers they were living comfortable existences in their own houses, with varied diets and sophisticated skills. Scientists take him on a virtual journey through the rich landscape of Doggerland - the area of dry land that connected Britain to Europe - which was destroyed by the wave and persistent flooding
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
1:00pm
Earth's Natural Wonders
Vast Wonders
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The second of two documentaries profiling some of the world's most expansive - and inhospitable - landscapes, and the people who live there. A fisherman in Zambia faces off against crocodiles and risks being swept to his death as he tries to make a living above the imposing Victoria Falls, and in the Amazon, a giant fish offers salvation to a hungry family that calls the river home. A boy's future hangs on the outcome of a single horse race in the vast grasslands of the Steppe, and in a European salt marsh, a young man duels with a savage bull in a centuries-old battle of wills
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.3
2:00pm
South Pacific
Ocean of Volcanos
Season 1 Episode 4/6

An exploration of the effects of the eruption of volcanos in the ocean. From these violent beginnings emerge islands and coral reefs that are home to a vast array of wildlife, including giant manta rays and vampire bugs that thrive in the tropical snow, after a process that takes millions of years. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.7
3:00pm
Coast
Life Beyond the Edge
Season 7 Episode 2/6

An exploration of the history and culture of some of the most extreme locations in Britain. Nick Crane visits the Isles of Scilly, Ruth Goodman walks the dangerous path traversed daily by the Branscombe Cliff farmers in Devon, and Mark Horton investigates the Transatlantic Telegraph service. Meanwhile, Hermione Cockburn learns how the fossil of a large sea creature found at St David's Head, Pembrokeshire, shaped scientists' understanding of Earth's history
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
History's Greatest Hoaxes
Hitler's Diaries
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The forgery of Hitler's diaries in the 1980s, which fooled several respected historians and news publications, and brought to light the thriving trade in Nazi memorabilia
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:00pm
Murder Maps
Ruth Ellis
Season 3 Episode 4/4

Nicholas Day investigates the murder committed by Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain whose case divided the nation

Rating: 4.7
6:00pm
Nazi Hunters
Hunting Adolf Eichmann
Season 1 Episode 10/13

How Second World War criminal Adolf Eichmann was tracked down to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1961
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
7:00pm
Nazi Victory: The Post-War Plan
Megacities
Season 1 Episode 2/6

A look at Hitler's plans to build ambitious new cities in the countries he conquered, as well as schemes to transform Berlin to serve as a global capital city

8:00pm
James May's Cars of the People
Season 1 Episode 3/3

James concludes his examination of the social significance of cars by exploring how aspiration and new wealth were behind the development of some of the greatest models ever made. He tries to make sense of the baffling world of company car hierarchy by holding a travelling salesman race-off and indulges his 1980s urges with the twin delights of a Lamborghini and a Porsche. He also unveils his choice of the ultimate people's car - a vehicle that can lay claim to being the greatest in history
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.2
9:00pm
Blackadder
The Black Adder: The Archbishop
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Edmund tries to have Harry appointed Archbishop of Canterbury - a position sure to cost him his head - but panics when he is given the job himself. Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson and Brian Blessed
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
9:45pm
Blackadder
The Black Adder: The Queen of Spain's Beard
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Edmund seems set for a change of luck in the lottery of love thanks to a slip-up by the King - but soon discovers the charming princess he meets is not all she is cracked up to be. Guest starring Miriam Margolyes and Jim Broadbent, with Rowan Atkinson and Brian Blessed
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
10:30pm
Blackadder
The Black Adder: Witchsmeller Pursuivant
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The king comes down with the black death, and summons the Witchsmeller to expose the evil sorcerers he holds responsible - with Edmund the prime suspect. Frank Finlay guest stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
11:10pm
Murder Maps
Ruth Ellis
Season 3 Episode 4/4

Nicholas Day investigates the murder committed by Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain whose case divided the nation

Rating: 4.7
12:10am
Nazi Hunters
Hunting Adolf Eichmann
Season 1 Episode 10/13

How Second World War criminal Adolf Eichmann was tracked down to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1961
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
1:10am
Battleplan
Counterstrike
Season 1 Episode 5/13

Three real-life examples of incisive military counter-attacks, including the siege at Tannenberg in 1914 and the Russians' retaliation to Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, in which they kept control of their capital
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:15am
Time Team
The Lost Castle of Dundrum
Season 20 Episode 9/13

Tony Robinson and the team search for the remains of a Norman castle in Dundrum, Co Down, one of Northern Ireland's most picturesque counties, exploring a territory established by renegade knight John de Courcy in the 12th century against the orders of King John. The castle was later rebuilt, and much of its replacement is still standing, but the experts are convinced that some of what remains dates from de Courcy's time - and discover that it may go back even further
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.8

Sat 24 Feb

6:00am
Museum Secrets
Inside the Smithsonian Institution
Season 3 Episode 5/8

A behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which is home to the original Star-Spangled Banner script
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
7:10am
Museum Secrets
Inside the Chateau de Versailles
Season 3 Episode 6/8

A behind-the-scenes look at the Palace of Versailles, formerly a royal house, but now a museum of French history. The programme reveals facts about figures including Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
8:00am
Unearthing World War I
Battle of the Somme
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Historian David O'Keefe and film-maker Wayne Abbott focus on the Battle of the Somme in 1916, widely regarded as one of the bloodiest conflicts in history
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8
9:00am
Unearthing World War I
Vimy Ridge
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Historian David O'Keefe and film-maker Wayne Abbott explore the site of the battle of Vimy Ridge, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8
10:00am
Impossible Railways
Waterworld
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Unusual rail networks designed to traverse water, including the Indian Ocean, the earthquake zones of the Bosphorous Strait and the sea cliffs of the Italian Riviera
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
11:00am
The Day When
The Day When Churchill Chose War
Season 1 Episode 1/6

New series. Pivotal moments in history recreated using archive materials and dramatic reconstructions, beginning with Churchill persuading the British government to go to war

Rating: 5
12:00pm
Nazi Victory: The Post-War Plan
Megacities
Season 1 Episode 2/6

A look at Hitler's plans to build ambitious new cities in the countries he conquered, as well as schemes to transform Berlin to serve as a global capital city
(Subtitles)

1:00pm
Private Lives of the Monarchs
Charles II
Season 1 Episode 4/5

Tracy Borman explores the decadent Reformation court of Charles II, and uncovers some little-known facts about the king's famous mistress Nell Gwynn
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

2:00pm
Private Lives of the Monarchs
Henry VIII
Season 1 Episode 5/5

Tracy Borman examines the life of Henry VIII, revealing his physical deterioration in old age and the true story behind his famously short fourth marriage
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

3:00pm
Private Lives of the Tudors
Henry VIII - Rise of a Dynasty
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Tracy Borman takes a closer look at the rituals and routines of life in the Tudor courts, beginning with attitudes to sex at the beginning of Henry VIII's reign

Rating: 9.4
4:00pm
Private Lives of the Monarchs
Charles II
Season 1 Episode 4/5

Tracy Borman explores the decadent Reformation court of Charles II, and uncovers some little-known facts about the king's famous mistress Nell Gwynn
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

5:00pm
Private Lives of the Monarchs
Henry VIII
Season 1 Episode 5/5

Tracy Borman examines the life of Henry VIII, revealing his physical deterioration in old age and the true story behind his famously short fourth marriage
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

6:00pm
Private Lives of the Tudors
Henry VIII - Rise of a Dynasty
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Tracy Borman takes a closer look at the rituals and routines of life in the Tudor courts, beginning with attitudes to sex at the beginning of Henry VIII's reign

Rating: 9.4
7:00pm
Motown at the BBC
A compilation of studio performances by some of Motown's greatest artists, originally broadcast to mark the record label's 50th anniversary. Featuring Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Jackson Five, the Four Tops and Stevie Wonder

Rating: 1.3
8:00pm
Exotic Pop at the BBC
Compilation of archive performances by international artists who found success in the UK charts, including Greek crooner Demis Roussos, French star Vanessa Paradis, Swedish singer Sylvia and Romanian pan-pipe player Gheorghe Zamfir

Rating: 2.1
9:00pm
Synth Britannia at the BBC
A showcase of 1970s and 80s synth music taken from the BBC archives. Popular acts in the genre include Roxy Music, New Order, Ultravox, Soft Cell, OMD, Yazoo and Depeche Mode

Rating: 6.9
10:30pm
Sounds of the Seventies
The Boy Looked at Johnny
Season 1 Episode 9/10

America's punk and new wave era in the 1970s, featuring acts including Alice Cooper, the New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, the Ramones and Bruce Springsteen

Rating: 4.1
11:00pm
Unearthing World War I
Battle of the Somme
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Historian David O'Keefe and film-maker Wayne Abbott focus on the Battle of the Somme in 1916, widely regarded as one of the bloodiest conflicts in history
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8
12:00am
Unearthing World War I
Vimy Ridge
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Historian David O'Keefe and film-maker Wayne Abbott explore the site of the battle of Vimy Ridge, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.8
1:00am
Museum Secrets
Inside the Smithsonian Institution
Season 3 Episode 5/8

A behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which is home to the original Star-Spangled Banner script
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
2:00am
Museum Secrets
Inside the Chateau de Versailles
Season 3 Episode 6/8

A behind-the-scenes look at the Palace of Versailles, formerly a royal house, but now a museum of French history. The programme reveals facts about figures including Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.8

Sun 25 Feb

6:00am
Museum Secrets
Inside the Royal Museums, Greenwich
Season 3 Episode 7/8

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, south-east London, which houses a collection of seafaring treasures. Relics include Nelson's jacket from the Battle of Trafalgar
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
7:10am
Museum Secrets
Inside the Bardo Museum, Tunisia
Season 3 Episode 8/8

The Bardo Museum in Tunisia, which houses information about Hannibal and the Romans. Plus, a look at some of the Star Wars film sets in the country
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
8:00am
Games on the Battlefield
The role of sport in the First World War, revealing how games played behind the lines led to sports that had once been the preserve of the upper class being enjoyed by all
(Subtitles)

9:00am
WWI Aces Falling
The story of Edward Mannock and James McCudden, the British fighter pilots who rose from modest backgrounds to become two of the country's greatest First World War aces. But as their tally of victories grew, so did their chances of dying. Timewatch recounts Mannock and McCudden's battle to survive against the odds - and the 90-year mystery surrounding their deaths
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
10:00am
Impossible Engineering
Rion-Antirion Bridge
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The Rion-Antirion Bridge, which runs for 3kms and links the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece. Located in one of Europe's most active seismic zones, its engineers had to conquer the problems of deep water, high winds and constant land mass movement to build the colossal structure
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
11:00am
Mummies Alive
The Gunslinger Mummy
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The myth and legend of the American West through an investigation into a mysterious mummy called Sylvester - on display at a Seattle curiosity shop since the 1950s. According to folklore, Sylvester was a cowboy killed over a century ago in a saloon shoot-out, which left a bullet hole in his leathery stomach. Computer-generated animation reveals whether the truth really is stranger than fiction

Rating: 9
12:00pm
History's Greatest Hoaxes
Hitler's Diaries
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The forgery of Hitler's diaries in the 1980s, which fooled several respected historians and news publications, and brought to light the thriving trade in Nazi memorabilia
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
1:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Cast Adrift
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Sam Neill narrates a documentary examining the wildlife of the antipodean island chain, which has been left to its own devices for 80 million years - with surprising consequences. The opening edition features New Zealand's weirdest and most ancient species, including dinosaur-like reptiles, insects that have become giants, and flightless birds that behave like badgers, while the people who settled developed their own unique culture, and all must battle the natural forces that shape the island nation

Rating: 8.3
2:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Wild Extremes
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Sam Neill narrates the story of some of New Zealand's wildest places, home to hyper-intelligent parrots, snails with teeth, and constellations of glow-worms. In these often inhospitable locations, any creature hoping to survive must resort to radical techniques, none more so than on the South Island, which lies toward Antarctica and is home to the rapidly rising peaks of the Southern Alps

Rating: 8.3
3:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
New Arrivals
Season 1 Episode 3/3

New Zealand is now home to some of the richest agricultural land in the world, boasting magnificent gardens with plants from around the planet and rare magical creatures. A caving expedition reveals relics of the original lost world of its pre-human past; the actual bones of a cow-sized flightless grazing bird, a moa, among the largest birds that has ever lived. However, as narrator Sam Neill reveals, against all the odds, one giant bird from primeval New Zealand has survived to this day. Last in the series

Rating: 8.3
4:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Cast Adrift
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Sam Neill narrates a documentary examining the wildlife of the antipodean island chain, which has been left to its own devices for 80 million years - with surprising consequences. The opening edition features New Zealand's weirdest and most ancient species, including dinosaur-like reptiles, insects that have become giants, and flightless birds that behave like badgers, while the people who settled developed their own unique culture, and all must battle the natural forces that shape the island nation

Rating: 8.3
5:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Wild Extremes
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Sam Neill narrates the story of some of New Zealand's wildest places, home to hyper-intelligent parrots, snails with teeth, and constellations of glow-worms. In these often inhospitable locations, any creature hoping to survive must resort to radical techniques, none more so than on the South Island, which lies toward Antarctica and is home to the rapidly rising peaks of the Southern Alps

Rating: 8.3
6:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
New Arrivals
Season 1 Episode 3/3

New Zealand is now home to some of the richest agricultural land in the world, boasting magnificent gardens with plants from around the planet and rare magical creatures. A caving expedition reveals relics of the original lost world of its pre-human past; the actual bones of a cow-sized flightless grazing bird, a moa, among the largest birds that has ever lived. However, as narrator Sam Neill reveals, against all the odds, one giant bird from primeval New Zealand has survived to this day. Last in the series

Rating: 8.3
7:00pm
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
The Return of the Seven - Part Two
Season 2 Episode 2/13

Part two of two. The motley crew pulls together as Barry's renovation finally begins to take shape, and Oz uses his head to get Dennis out of trouble with local hardcase Ally Fraser. Comedy drama, starring Kevin Whately, Timothy Spall and Jimmy Nail
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
A Law for the Rich
Season 2 Episode 3/13

The brickies arrive in sleepy Derbyshire to convert Thornley Manor into timeshare holiday homes for dodgy property dealer Ally Fraser. However, an eagle-eyed local lady becomes suspicious of the gang and decides to investigate further
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
9:00pm
The Two Ronnies
Christmas Night with the Two Ronnies
Festive frolics from Messrs Barker and Corbett with a special yuletide show of sketches, jokes and songs from 1987. Guests include Lynda Baron, Sandra Dickinson and Frank Finlay. From 1987
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
10:00pm
Porridge
The Desperate Hours
Season 2 Episode 8/8

Fletch plans to bring a bit of Christmas spirit to Slade Prison in the form of his own home-made booze. But when Mackay and Barrowclough uncover the stash in his and Godber's cell, the crafty con seems in danger of spending the yuletide period in solitary confinement. Festive edition of the classic comedy from 1976, starring Ronnie Barker and Fulton Mackay
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
11:00pm
Games on the Battlefield
The role of sport in the First World War, revealing how games played behind the lines led to sports that had once been the preserve of the upper class being enjoyed by all
(Subtitles)

12:00am
WWI Aces Falling
The story of Edward Mannock and James McCudden, the British fighter pilots who rose from modest backgrounds to become two of the country's greatest First World War aces. But as their tally of victories grew, so did their chances of dying. Timewatch recounts Mannock and McCudden's battle to survive against the odds - and the 90-year mystery surrounding their deaths
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
1:00am
Museum Secrets
Inside the Royal Museums, Greenwich
Season 3 Episode 7/8

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, south-east London, which houses a collection of seafaring treasures. Relics include Nelson's jacket from the Battle of Trafalgar
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
2:00am
Museum Secrets
Inside the Bardo Museum, Tunisia
Season 3 Episode 8/8

The Bardo Museum in Tunisia, which houses information about Hannibal and the Romans. Plus, a look at some of the Star Wars film sets in the country
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
3:10am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.8

Mon 26 Feb

6:00am
Coast
The Hidden History of Harbours
Season 7 Episode 3/6

In an edition devoted to Britain's harbours, Nicholas Crane visits Newlyn, Cornwall, where in 1854, a fishing boat set sail on the 12,000-mile journey to Melbourne, Australia. Dick Strawbridge explores the building of airships in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, in the early 1900s, while Tessa Dunlop travels to Portsmouth to investigate the history of body art. Ruth Goodman hears how Birkenhead's harbour led to the opening of the world's first municipal park and there is a look at naval warfare re-enactments by Scarborough council staff
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
7:20am
Pointless
Season 2 Episode 22/30

Quiz show, in which five pairs of contestants have to score the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious answers to questions posed to 100 people before the show. At the end of each round, the team with the most points is eliminated until the final two pairs battle for a cash prize. Presented by Alexander Armstrong

Rating: 5.9
8:10am
Time Team
Wolsey's Lost Palace
Season 20 Episode 10/13

Tony Robinson and the team try to piece together the complete picture of the Manor of the More, a once impressive structure masterminded by Henry VIII's right-hand man, Cardinal Wolsey. The palace had been forgotten about until the 1950s, when a group of pupils at Northwood School in Hertfordshire discovered its remains beneath a playing field. One of them joins the team on an adventure of discovery, observing remains dating back to the 16th century
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
9:00am
Coast
The Hidden History of Harbours
Season 7 Episode 3/6

In an edition devoted to Britain's harbours, Nicholas Crane visits Newlyn, Cornwall, where in 1854, a fishing boat set sail on the 12,000-mile journey to Melbourne, Australia. Dick Strawbridge explores the building of airships in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, in the early 1900s, while Tessa Dunlop travels to Portsmouth to investigate the history of body art. Ruth Goodman hears how Birkenhead's harbour led to the opening of the world's first municipal park and there is a look at naval warfare re-enactments by Scarborough council staff
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
10:00am
David Starkey's Monarchy
Henry VIII - King and Emperor
Season 2 Episode 2/5

The historian examines the reign of King Henry VIII, who inherited the throne at the age of 17 and became overwhelmed by a desire for fame. In his search for love and the need for an heir, he divorced his wife Catherine of Aragon to marry his mistress Anne Boleyn - severing England's allegiance to the Pope in Rome and giving him powers no English monarch had ever exercised before
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
11:00am
Private Lives of the Monarchs
George III and the Prince Regent
Season 1 Episode 2/5

Tracy Borman investigates the troubled relationship between George III and his eldest son, and the impact the king's declining mental health had on the prince
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

12:00pm
Time Team
Wolsey's Lost Palace
Season 20 Episode 10/13

Tony Robinson and the team try to piece together the complete picture of the Manor of the More, a once impressive structure masterminded by Henry VIII's right-hand man, Cardinal Wolsey. The palace had been forgotten about until the 1950s, when a group of pupils at Northwood School in Hertfordshire discovered its remains beneath a playing field. One of them joins the team on an adventure of discovery, observing remains dating back to the 16th century
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
1:00pm
Hunters of the South Seas
The Whale Hunters of Lamalera
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Writer and explorer Will Millard heads to the Indonesian village of Lamalera, which is one of the Coral Triangle's most notorious communities as the inhabitants have survived for centuries by hunting manta rays, dolphins, sharks and whales. Using hand-thrown harpoons, the fisherman are the last people on earth who continue to hunt whales in this traditional manner and Will goes out to sea with them to witness their hunts first-hand, testing his Western values to the limit
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
2:00pm
South Pacific
Strange Islands
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The struggle for survival on the region's isolated islands, home to flightless parrots, burrowing bats, giant skinks and tree-dwelling kangaroos. The documentary reveals how the arrival of new species can upset the delicate natural balance, with disastrous consequences, and explores the human history of the region. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.7
3:00pm
Coast
The Hidden History of Harbours
Season 7 Episode 3/6

In an edition devoted to Britain's harbours, Nicholas Crane visits Newlyn, Cornwall, where in 1854, a fishing boat set sail on the 12,000-mile journey to Melbourne, Australia. Dick Strawbridge explores the building of airships in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, in the early 1900s, while Tessa Dunlop travels to Portsmouth to investigate the history of body art. Ruth Goodman hears how Birkenhead's harbour led to the opening of the world's first municipal park and there is a look at naval warfare re-enactments by Scarborough council staff
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
History's Greatest Hoaxes
War Of The Worlds
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The story of Orson Welles' infamous radio adaptation of HG Wells' The War of the Worlds, which many Americans mistook for a news broadcast about a real alien invasion
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:00pm
Murder Maps
The Bermondsey Horror
Season 1 Episode 1/9

Drama-documentary revealing the most shocking and surprising murder cases in history, beginning with a man from Bermondsey who vanished without trace in 1849
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.7
6:00pm
Nazi Hunters
The Monster and the Butcher
Season 1 Episode 11/13

The hunt for Gestapo head Klaus Barbie and death camp guard John Demjanjuk, dubbed `The Butcher of Lyon' and `Ivan the Terrible' respectively, which lasted into the 1980s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
7:00pm
Who Do You Think You Are?
Julie Walters
Season 11 Episode 1/10

Bafta-winning actress Julie Walters, of Educating Rita, Mamma Mia! and Harry Potter fame, traces her roots back to Co Mayo in western Ireland, where her great-grandfather Anthony Clark was one of the first members of the Land League. The organisation was formed in 1879 and campaigned for more than 40 years for the rights of tenant farmers to own their own land

Rating: 6.1
8:00pm
Forbidden History
The Lost Treasure of the Templars
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Jamie Theakston investigates whether the Knights Templar hid their treasure, looted from Jerusalem, on an uninhabited island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Rating: 4.4
9:00pm
Goodnight Sweetheart
Turned Out Nice Again
Season 3 Episode 7/11

Ron outstays his welcome at the Sparrows', while back in the 1940s, George Formby asks permission to record one of Gary's songs - When I'm 64. The accidental time-traveller is forced to save musical history from a mauling at the hands of the singer he loathes more than any other
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
9:40pm
Goodnight Sweetheart
There's Something About a Soldier
Season 3 Episode 8/11

Phoebe's husband escapes from the PoW camp and returns to the Royal Oak, prompting Gary to consider abandoning his double life and settling down in the 1990s - especially as Yvonne is determined to get him a responsible job with her new company. Time-travelling romantic comedy, with Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dervla Kirwan and Michelle Holmes
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
10:20pm
Goodnight Sweetheart
Someone to Watch Over Me
Season 3 Episode 9/11

Gary concocts a dodgy illness story to explain his absence from the job interview Yvonne has arranged for him. Back in 1942, Phoebe really is unwell, sending her husband on a search for the penicillin needed to save her life. Nicholas Lyndhurst stars
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
11:00pm
Ripping Yarns
Whinfrey's Last Case
Season 2 Episode 1/3

A dashing British hero suffers a conflict of loyalties on learning of the German plan to start the First World War a year early - on the same day as his annual Cornish fishing holiday. He elects not to either sacrifice his much-needed break but soon runs into an even more dastardly plot. Comedy, starring Michael Palin

Rating: 9.3
11:40pm
Ripping Yarns
Golden Gordon
Season 2 Episode 2/3

Michael Palin and Terry Jones wrote this classic comedy, in which Palin stars as a soccer fan whose obsession with the world's worst team causes misery for both him and his long-suffering family. With Gwen Taylor and Bill Fraser. First shown in 1979

Rating: 9.3
12:20am
Ripping Yarns
Roger of the Raj
Season 2 Episode 3/3

Youngster Roger Bartlesham experiences a sexual awakening in colonial India, but the emotional turmoil leads him to commit a deplorable act. Final episode of the comedy series, starring Michael Palin, Richard Vernon, John Le Mesurier and Joan Sanderson. First shown in 1979

Rating: 9.3
1:00am
Battleplan
Blockade
Season 1 Episode 6/13

The German effort to blockade Britain - the longest running campaign of the Second World War - and the US submarine campaign against Japan, which demonstrated how a major force could be brought to its knees
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:00am
Time Team
Wolsey's Lost Palace
Season 20 Episode 10/13

Tony Robinson and the team try to piece together the complete picture of the Manor of the More, a once impressive structure masterminded by Henry VIII's right-hand man, Cardinal Wolsey. The palace had been forgotten about until the 1950s, when a group of pupils at Northwood School in Hertfordshire discovered its remains beneath a playing field. One of them joins the team on an adventure of discovery, observing remains dating back to the 16th century
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.8

Tue 27 Feb

6:00am
Coast
Peril from the Seas
Season 7 Episode 4/6

Nicholas Crane tells the tale of the Great Storm of 1703, which saw ships blown from British shores to Norway, while Ian McMillan discusses the fate of hospital ship Rohilla, which ran aground off Whitby, North Yorkshire, in 1914. Dick Strawbridge visits Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, where he explains how the timings of the D-Day landings were determined by RAF weather forecasters
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
7:20am
Pointless
Season 2 Episode 23/30

Quiz show in which five pairs of contestants have to score the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious answers to questions posed to 100 people before the show. At the end of each round, the team with the most points is eliminated until the final two pairs battle for a cash prize. Presented by Alexander Armstrong

Rating: 5.9
8:10am
Time Team
An Englishman's Castle
Season 20 Episode 11/13

The team investigates acres of overgrown gardens surrounding Upton Castle in Pembrokeshire, the centre of a romantic mystery for owners Steve and Pru Barlow. The pair bought what looked like a medieval castle at the front and a Victorian mansion at the back, leaving the origins of the complex unclear. The group digs trenches to look for a courtyard, while building specialists crawl through the roof and an excavation for the remains of a drawbridge takes place. Presented by Tony Robinson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
9:00am
Coast
Peril from the Seas
Season 7 Episode 4/6

Nicholas Crane tells the tale of the Great Storm of 1703, which saw ships blown from British shores to Norway, while Ian McMillan discusses the fate of hospital ship Rohilla, which ran aground off Whitby, North Yorkshire, in 1914. Dick Strawbridge visits Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, where he explains how the timings of the D-Day landings were determined by RAF weather forecasters
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
10:00am
Impossible Engineering
The Shanghai Tower
Season 1 Episode 3/6

A look at the Shanghai Tower, which at a height of 632 metres is the second tallest building in the world, With a weight of 850,000 tons, it has been built to withstand winds of typhoon proportions
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
11:00am
History's Greatest Hoaxes
Papillon: Fact or Fiction
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The story of Henry Charrierre's book Papillon, which he claimed was a true account of his time in the Devil's Island penal colony, but was later exposed as fiction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
12:00pm
Time Team
An Englishman's Castle
Season 20 Episode 11/13

The team investigates acres of overgrown gardens surrounding Upton Castle in Pembrokeshire, the centre of a romantic mystery for owners Steve and Pru Barlow. The pair bought what looked like a medieval castle at the front and a Victorian mansion at the back, leaving the origins of the complex unclear. The group digs trenches to look for a courtyard, while building specialists crawl through the roof and an excavation for the remains of a drawbridge takes place. Presented by Tony Robinson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
1:00pm
Hunters of the South Seas
The Bajau
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Will Millard explores the Coral Triangle in the western Pacific, interacting with indigenous communities to learn how they have thrived in spite of their extreme isolation. In the village of Sampela, home to 1,500 Bajau people, Will lives with spear fisherman Kabei and his family in their small stilt house. He witnesses the Bajau's breathtaking skills in the water, learns how Kabei hasn't set foot on dry land for three years, and looks at what the future holds for this remarkable community

Rating: 10
2:00pm
South Pacific
Fragile Paradise
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Efforts to preserve the marine life of the region, which is home to the world's richest coral reefs and an array of species, including whales, sharks, albatross and tuna. Despite millions of people relying on its fish stocks, the seas have very little protection and face various threats, with international fishing fleets taking a disastrous toll. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.7
3:00pm
Coast
Peril from the Seas
Season 7 Episode 4/6

Nicholas Crane tells the tale of the Great Storm of 1703, which saw ships blown from British shores to Norway, while Ian McMillan discusses the fate of hospital ship Rohilla, which ran aground off Whitby, North Yorkshire, in 1914. Dick Strawbridge visits Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, where he explains how the timings of the D-Day landings were determined by RAF weather forecasters
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
History's Greatest Hoaxes
Papillon: Fact or Fiction
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The story of Henry Charrierre's book Papillon, which he claimed was a true account of his time in the Devil's Island penal colony, but was later exposed as fiction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:00pm
Murder Maps
In The Shadow Of Jack
Season 1 Episode 2/9

Drama-documentary revealing the most shocking and surprising murder cases in history. At the time of Jack the Ripper, London was home to some of the most terrible individuals the city has ever seen. One of the very worst was the elusive Borough Poisoner, George Chapman. Presenter Nicholas Day reveals how he was finally brought to justice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.7
6:00pm
Nazi Hunters
Goering - The Star Exhibit
Season 1 Episode 13/13

The story of Hitler's former deputy Hermann Goering, who emerged from house arrest in May 1945 and made his way to American lines in the hope of surrendering to them rather than the Russians. After being imprisoned at Nuremberg, he committed suicide by poisoning in October 1946
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
7:00pm
Impossible Engineering
The Shanghai Tower
Season 1 Episode 3/6

A look at the Shanghai Tower, which at a height of 632 metres is the second tallest building in the world, With a weight of 850,000 tons, it has been built to withstand winds of typhoon proportions
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Impossible Railways
Need for Speed
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The drive to make trains faster, from supersonic rocket sleds to engines that seem to fly above their guideways. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
9:00pm
Ripping Yarns
Whinfrey's Last Case
Season 2 Episode 1/3

A dashing British hero suffers a conflict of loyalties on learning of the German plan to start the First World War a year early - on the same day as his annual Cornish fishing holiday. He elects not to either sacrifice his much-needed break but soon runs into an even more dastardly plot. Comedy, starring Michael Palin

Rating: 9.3
9:40pm
Ripping Yarns
Golden Gordon
Season 2 Episode 2/3

Michael Palin and Terry Jones wrote this classic comedy, in which Palin stars as a soccer fan whose obsession with the world's worst team causes misery for both him and his long-suffering family. With Gwen Taylor and Bill Fraser. First shown in 1979

Rating: 9.3
10:20pm
Ripping Yarns
Roger of the Raj
Season 2 Episode 3/3

Youngster Roger Bartlesham experiences a sexual awakening in colonial India, but the emotional turmoil leads him to commit a deplorable act. Final episode of the comedy series, starring Michael Palin, Richard Vernon, John Le Mesurier and Joan Sanderson. First shown in 1979

Rating: 9.3
11:00pm
Open All Hours
The Housekeeper Caper
Season 4 Episode 3/6

Miserly grocer Arkwright advertises for a live-in housekeeper, and pits his retail expertise against a red-hot vacuum-cleaner salesman. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker, David Jason and Lynda Baron
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
11:40pm
Open All Hours
Errand Boy Executive
Season 4 Episode 4/6

Granville decides a fashion makeover is needed to impress Stephanie from the local boutique, but Arkwright's meddling soon puts paid to any romantic dalliance. Roy Clarke's classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
12:20am
Open All Hours
Happy Birthday Arkwright
Season 4 Episode 5/6

Nurse Gladys decides Arkwright needs a lesson in politeness, and convinces him a writer for the Good Shop Guide is doing the rounds. She then poses as the critic to see for herself the unusual sight of the miserly shopkeeper being nice to his customers. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Lynda Baron
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
1:00am
Battleplan
Siege
Season 1 Episode 7/13

Three examples of military sieges, including the Nazi attack on Leningrad during the Second World War, the Viet Minh victory at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and the Viet Cong attempt to decommission US forces at Khe Sanh in 1968
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:00am
Time Team
An Englishman's Castle
Season 20 Episode 11/13

The team investigates acres of overgrown gardens surrounding Upton Castle in Pembrokeshire, the centre of a romantic mystery for owners Steve and Pru Barlow. The pair bought what looked like a medieval castle at the front and a Victorian mansion at the back, leaving the origins of the complex unclear. The group digs trenches to look for a courtyard, while building specialists crawl through the roof and an excavation for the remains of a drawbridge takes place. Presented by Tony Robinson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.8

Wed 28 Feb

6:00am
Coast
The Riddle of the Tides
Season 7 Episode 5/6

Exploring the tidal ebb and flow of the seas surrounding Britain. Nicholas Crane braves the dangerous rapids off the coast of Anglesey, and investigates a tidal predictor in Liverpool. Miranda Krestovnikoff visits Jersey's Seymour Tower to witness the marine life revealed at low spring tide, Tessa Dunlop compares the fashions in bathing suits favoured by different generations of beach-goers and Mark Horton travels to Poppit Sands, Pembrokeshire, to explore the remains of a 900-year old fish trap
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
7:10am
Pointless
Season 2 Episode 24/30

Quiz show in which five pairs of contestants have to score the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious answers to questions posed to 100 people before the show. At the end of each round, the team with the most points is eliminated until the final two pairs battle for a cash prize. Presented by Alexander Armstrong

Rating: 5.9
8:00am
Time Team
Trial and Error: The Time Team Guide to Experimental Archaeology
Season 20 Episode 12/13

Tony Robinson celebrates the many practical experiments and re-creations that he and the team have conducted over 20 years to unlock the mysteries exposed by their digs. The programme revisits some memorable highlights from shows of yesteryear, from making individual objects like Stone Age axes, Roman pewter bowls, medieval pottery and King Arthur's sword, to building an entire Iron Age house and a Roman machine to lift water from a deep well
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
9:00am
Coast
The Riddle of the Tides
Season 7 Episode 5/6

Exploring the tidal ebb and flow of the seas surrounding Britain. Nicholas Crane braves the dangerous rapids off the coast of Anglesey, and investigates a tidal predictor in Liverpool. Miranda Krestovnikoff visits Jersey's Seymour Tower to witness the marine life revealed at low spring tide, Tessa Dunlop compares the fashions in bathing suits favoured by different generations of beach-goers and Mark Horton travels to Poppit Sands, Pembrokeshire, to explore the remains of a 900-year old fish trap
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
10:00am
Impossible Railways
Need for Speed
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The drive to make trains faster, from supersonic rocket sleds to engines that seem to fly above their guideways. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
11:00am
History's Greatest Hoaxes
Piltdown Man
Season 1 Episode 6/6

A famous attempt to fake the missing link between ape and man, which went unquestioned for 40 years with serious consequences for the study of evolution
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
12:00pm
Time Team
Trial and Error: The Time Team Guide to Experimental Archaeology
Season 20 Episode 12/13

Tony Robinson celebrates the many practical experiments and re-creations that he and the team have conducted over 20 years to unlock the mysteries exposed by their digs. The programme revisits some memorable highlights from shows of yesteryear, from making individual objects like Stone Age axes, Roman pewter bowls, medieval pottery and King Arthur's sword, to building an entire Iron Age house and a Roman machine to lift water from a deep well
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
1:00pm
Hunters of the South Seas
The Kula Ring
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Will Millard interacts with indigenous communities in the most remote corner of the Coral Triangle. He heads to the Trobriand Islands, 150 miles off the east coast of Papua new Guinea, where he discovers a trading network called the Kula Ring. On the largest island, Kiriwina, he meets Edric and Nagiya who introduce him to ancient customs including funeral rites, feasts and fishing traditions, which remain untouched by modern tourism
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
2:00pm
The Himalayas
The wildlife of the mountain range in Asia, including dancing pheasants, square-faced foxes, Tibetan bears and snow leopards
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
3:00pm
Coast
The Riddle of the Tides
Season 7 Episode 5/6

Exploring the tidal ebb and flow of the seas surrounding Britain. Nicholas Crane braves the dangerous rapids off the coast of Anglesey, and investigates a tidal predictor in Liverpool. Miranda Krestovnikoff visits Jersey's Seymour Tower to witness the marine life revealed at low spring tide, Tessa Dunlop compares the fashions in bathing suits favoured by different generations of beach-goers and Mark Horton travels to Poppit Sands, Pembrokeshire, to explore the remains of a 900-year old fish trap
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
History's Greatest Hoaxes
Piltdown Man
Season 1 Episode 6/6

A famous attempt to fake the missing link between ape and man, which went unquestioned for 40 years with serious consequences for the study of evolution
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:00pm
Murder Maps
Finding Dr Crippen
Season 1 Episode 3/9

The case of Dr Crippen, who murdered his wife and buried her in the basement before fleeing to Canada
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.7
6:00pm
Nazi Hunters
Who Killed Heinrich Himmler?
Season 1 Episode 12/13

The capture and subsequent suicide of Heinrich Himmler. One of Hitler's most feared allies, his earlier reign of persecution had resulted in the deaths of millions of people
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
7:00pm
Impossible Railways
Need for Speed
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The drive to make trains faster, from supersonic rocket sleds to engines that seem to fly above their guideways. Last in the series
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
8:00pm
The Day When
The Day When De Gaulle Chose War
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Charles De Gaulle's refusal to surrender to the German invasion of France in 1940, and his subsequent escape to London and establishment of a French government in exile
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
9:00pm
Open All Hours
The Housekeeper Caper
Season 4 Episode 3/6

Miserly grocer Arkwright advertises for a live-in housekeeper, and pits his retail expertise against a red-hot vacuum-cleaner salesman. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker, David Jason and Lynda Baron
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
9:40pm
Open All Hours
Errand Boy Executive
Season 4 Episode 4/6

Granville decides a fashion makeover is needed to impress Stephanie from the local boutique, but Arkwright's meddling soon puts paid to any romantic dalliance. Roy Clarke's classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
10:20pm
Open All Hours
Happy Birthday Arkwright
Season 4 Episode 5/6

Nurse Gladys decides Arkwright needs a lesson in politeness, and convinces him a writer for the Good Shop Guide is doing the rounds. She then poses as the critic to see for herself the unusual sight of the miserly shopkeeper being nice to his customers. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Lynda Baron
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
11:00pm
The Two Ronnies
Season 11 Episode 3/5

Vintage comedy from Messrs Barker and Corbett, with music by Elaine Paige singing Slap That Bass
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
11:45pm
The Two Ronnies
Season 7 Episode 3/8

Vintage comedy from Messrs Barker and Corbett, including more from Sid and Lil, and George and Edie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
12:30am
The Two Ronnies
Season 11 Episode 1/5

Vintage comedy with Messrs Barker and Corbett, including the sketches News Items, Fatheads Revisited, Hell Fire, Tramps and One Man Band. Elaine Paige provides the music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
1:20am
Battleplan
Battlefleet
Season 1 Episode 8/13

The importance of military fleets throughout the ages, highlighting America's dive-bombing operation on Japanese aircraft carriers during the Second World War
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:15am
Time Team
Trial and Error: The Time Team Guide to Experimental Archaeology
Season 20 Episode 12/13

Tony Robinson celebrates the many practical experiments and re-creations that he and the team have conducted over 20 years to unlock the mysteries exposed by their digs. The programme revisits some memorable highlights from shows of yesteryear, from making individual objects like Stone Age axes, Roman pewter bowls, medieval pottery and King Arthur's sword, to building an entire Iron Age house and a Roman machine to lift water from a deep well
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.8