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Sat 19 Aug

6:00am
The Birth of Empire: The East India Company
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Dan Snow concludes his history of the trading company, looking at the events that led to its downfall. By 1800, it had grown from a tiny band of merchants to a colossal network that was governing India on behalf of the British crown. However, a dangerous chasm opened up between the rulers and the Indian people - resulting in a bloody uprising in 1857 and the birth of the British Raj, when control of the subcontinent was passed to the monarchy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
7:10am
Medieval Dead
Pestilence and Disease
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Documentary, made in conjunctions with staff at the University of York, shedding light on the illnesses and diseases that blighted medieval life

Rating: 7.4
8:00am
The Secret Life Of
The Secret Life of Marie Antoinette
Season 1 Episode 3/14

A look at the lesser-known side of French queen Marie Antoinette, who was a gambling addict and enjoyed a life of luxury and excess

Rating: 5.4
8:30am
The Secret Life Of
The Secret Life of Casanova
Season 1 Episode 7/14

The lesser-known side of 18th-century womaniser Giacomo Casanova, who charmed his way into high society

Rating: 5.4
9:00am
The Life of Mammals
Plant Predators
Season 1 Episode 3/10

David Attenborough uses advanced surveillance technology to observe the feeding habits of herbivores, including elephants forced to undertake epic migrations to ensure a steady diet of the plants they need to survive. He also considers the habits of the sloth, which takes a month to digest each meal, and reveals scientific research suggesting that grazing wildebeest do not follow the rains as originally thought, but detect trails of phosphorus in the grass
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
10:00am
The Life of Mammals
Chisellers
Season 1 Episode 4/10

David Attenborough examines the world of rodents, whose constantly growing incisor teeth are used to chisel through any obstacle and range from squirrels and the English harvest mouse to the large South American capybara. He looks at examples of their dental prowess, showing how agoutis in Panama break open rock-hard nutshells and the skills employed by beavers in Wyoming as they fell massive trees to build dams rivalling feats of human engineering
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
11:00am
The Life of Mammals
Meat Eaters
Season 1 Episode 5/10

David Attenborough examines the hunting tactics of the world's carnivores. Arctic foxes in the frozen north must collect food during warmer times to survive the winter, while the big cats of the southern hemisphere rely on stealth and surprise to catch each meal. The presenter also reveals how leopards and tigers are solitary hunters, coming together only to mate, whereas lions stay in family groups so they can tackle larger prey and better protect their young
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
12:00pm
Galapagos
Born of Fire
Season 1 Episode 1/3

High-definition cameras and aerial photography techniques are used to explore the archipelago, which is rich in wildlife and made famous by Charles Darwin's On the Origin of the Species. This programme focuses on the geological history of the islands through the evidence of volcanic eruptions and examines what makes it unique. Tilda Swinton narrates
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
1:00pm
Galapagos
Islands That Changed the World
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Examining the lesser-known parts of the islands and the species that have successfully evolved to suit the environment. The programme discovers how tortoise shells have changed shape, flowers have turned yellow to attract bees, and finches have become warblers. Plus, how flightless cormorants are still hunting underwater. Narrated by Tilda Swinton
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
2:00pm
Galapagos
Forces of Change
Season 1 Episode 3/3

An insight into how creatures adapt to the islands' extremes of weather, including iguanas that climb more than 1,000 metres to lay eggs, fish forced to rely on the shade provided by mangroves, and seals that survive on exposed shorelines by taking shelter in lava grottos
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
3:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Ghost Ships
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Exploring ship graveyards, including Scapa Flow in Orkney, where German warships were scuttled after the First World War, and Mallows Bay, home to 200 wrecks colonised by wildlife
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
4:00pm
Impossible Engineering
Orion Space Craft
Season 2 Episode 2/8

The spacecraft designed for the first manned mission to Mars, planned to launch by 2035, which requires the most powerful rocket ever built and a specially designed crew module
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
5:00pm
Impossible Engineering
Three Gorges Dam
Season 2 Episode 3/8

The Three Gorges Dam, built across China's Yangtze river, which is the largest and heaviest concrete structure ever built, housing the world's largest power station
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
6:00pm
Impossible Engineering
International Space Station
Season 3 Episode 7/12

The construction and maintenance of the international space station, revealing the influence of an unconventional aircraft designer and a 19th-century rebreather
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
7:00pm
Impossible Engineering
Littoral Combat Ships
Season 3 Episode 8/12

The US Navy's fastest combat ships, which are capable of a turn of speed only possible due to a revolutionary water propulsion system and the chance discovery of a brand new alloy
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Guitar Heroes at the BBC
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Archive footage from BBC music shows of the 1970s, including Pete Townshend of the Who, acoustic numbers by Davy Graham and Ralph McTell, and the talents of Americans Nils Lofgren and Ted Nugent. Also featured are performances by the Faces, Chris Spedding, the Runaways, Judas Priest, ZZ Top and the Cate Brothers

Rating: 7.6
9:20pm
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell
A profile of the rock star's life and career, reflecting on the music that propelled him to fame and charting his journey from an overweight, bullied child to his larger-than-life persona and icon status. Featuring an interview and performance by the singer, as well as backstage footage from a Las Vegas concert. The film also revisits the Dallas of Meat Loaf's early years and includes insights from high school friends who reveal where the unusual moniker really came from

Rating: 8.5
10:25pm
Why Planes Crash
Collision Course
Season 1 Episode 2/5

Eyewitnesses and survivors share their accounts of planes colliding in mid-air, and there is a look at when a corporate jet ran into a 737 over the Amazon River

Rating: 8.3
11:25pm
CIA Declassified
Castro and the Cold Cream
Season 1 Episode 4/10

The story of an assassination attempt on Cuban communist revolutionary Fidel Castro, when the US security agency tried to turn his 19-year-old lover Marita Lorenz into a killer by placing poisoned face cream in his home

Rating: 2.5
12:25am
Guitar Heroes at the BBC
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Archive footage from BBC music shows of the 1970s, including Pete Townshend of the Who, acoustic numbers by Davy Graham and Ralph McTell, and the talents of Americans Nils Lofgren and Ted Nugent. Also featured are performances by the Faces, Chris Spedding, the Runaways, Judas Priest, ZZ Top and the Cate Brothers

Rating: 7.6
1:45am
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell
A profile of the rock star's life and career, reflecting on the music that propelled him to fame and charting his journey from an overweight, bullied child to his larger-than-life persona and icon status. Featuring an interview and performance by the singer, as well as backstage footage from a Las Vegas concert. The film also revisits the Dallas of Meat Loaf's early years and includes insights from high school friends who reveal where the unusual moniker really came from

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

Rating: 3.4

Sun 20 Aug

6:00am
Instruments of Death
The Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo 1815
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Kevin Hicks and Karl Ude-Martinez test a cannon, grenade and Brown Bess musket as they explore what it was like to face a Napoleonic charge
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.1
7:10am
Medieval Dead
The Mysterious Woman of Tadcaster
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Experts investigate the life and death of a medieval woman when her skeleton is found at Tadcaster Castle, North Yorkshire

Rating: 7.4
8:00am
Battle Factory
Season 1 Episode 14/14

A look at the production of Swiss army knives, sub-machine guns, body armour and laser sights
(Subtitles)

8:30am
The Secret Life Of
The Secret Life of Mata Hari
Season 1 Episode 8/14

The lesser-known side of Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer who was also believed to be a German spy during the Second World War

Rating: 5.4
9:00am
Galapagos
Born of Fire
Season 1 Episode 1/3

High-definition cameras and aerial photography techniques are used to explore the archipelago, which is rich in wildlife and made famous by Charles Darwin's On the Origin of the Species. This programme focuses on the geological history of the islands through the evidence of volcanic eruptions and examines what makes it unique. Tilda Swinton narrates
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
10:00am
Galapagos
Islands That Changed the World
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Examining the lesser-known parts of the islands and the species that have successfully evolved to suit the environment. The programme discovers how tortoise shells have changed shape, flowers have turned yellow to attract bees, and finches have become warblers. Plus, how flightless cormorants are still hunting underwater. Narrated by Tilda Swinton
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
11:00am
Galapagos
Forces of Change
Season 1 Episode 3/3

An insight into how creatures adapt to the islands' extremes of weather, including iguanas that climb more than 1,000 metres to lay eggs, fish forced to rely on the shade provided by mangroves, and seals that survive on exposed shorelines by taking shelter in lava grottos
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.2
12:00pm
Bahama Blue
The Sand Flats
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Looking at the Sand Flats and the creatures that live there, including iguanas, stingrays and bottlenose dolphins
(Subtitles)

1:00pm
Bahama Blue
Blue Water
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Looking at species including Oceanic whitetip sharks, sperm whales and Blainesville's beaked whales as they survive in the open water in the Bahamas
(Subtitles)

2:00pm
Bahama Blue
Bringing it All Together
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Looking at how the interconnected ecosystems and species in the Bahamas depend on each other in order to survive
(Subtitles)

3:00pm
Monarchy by David Starkey
The Glorious Revolution
Season 3 Episode 2/5

The historian examines the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the Parliament-devised plot to overthrow England's last Roman Catholic King James II and replace him with his Dutch Protestant son-in-law William of Orange. The deposition of the Stuart family ruler heralded the end of the era in which the country's monarch would hold absolute power
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.8
4:00pm
Monarchy by David Starkey
Rule Britannia
Season 3 Episode 3/5

The historian examines the union of England and Scotland in 1707 to create Great Britain, and the defeat of the Jacobite rebellion in 1715. He also reveals how the relationship between Crown and Parliament evolved into a modern constitutional monarchy and explores the financial reforms of the time, which laid the basis for future prosperity
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.8
5:00pm
Only Fools and Horses
Heroes and Villains
Season 8 Episode 1/3

Del feels down on his luck after the council rejects his application for a home improvement grant, but his spirits are raised when he hears about a fancy-dress party across town. David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Buster Merryfield star as the wheeler-dealers in the first part of the Christmas 1996 trilogy. With Tessa Peake-Jones, Gwyneth Strong, Douglas Hodge and Angela Bruce

Rating: 7.4
6:20pm
Only Fools and Horses
Modern Men
Season 8 Episode 2/3

Del buys a new manual to help him show Raquel more appreciation and give him the confidence to make positive decisions. Unfortunately, as a result of such upbeat thinking, the Trotters' cash flow hits an all-time low and an angry punter is left baying for blood. The second part of the Christmas 1996 trilogy, starring David Jason, Tessa Peake-Jones and Nicholas Lyndhurst
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.4
7:40pm
Only Fools and Horses
Time on Our Hands
Season 8 Episode 3/3

Raquel invites her estranged parents around for dinner, and Del-Boy is keen to make an impression - but a mix-up with the gravy boat puts a damper on proceedings. However, things soon take a turn for the better when Del's `father-in-law' finds an old watch among the Trotters' junk, which he claims could net them a pretty packet at auction. But nothing can quite prepare them for the shock they have in store. The final part of the Christmas 1996 trilogy, starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.4
9:00pm
Mike Hawthorn: On the Limit
Profile of Britain's first Formula 1 champion, examining his flamboyant driving and public profile, high-profile personal life, and his rivalry with Stirling Moss
(Audio Described)

10:00pm
Wonders of the Solar System
Aliens
Season 1 Episode 5/5

Professor Brian Cox considers whether the building blocks of life might be found on other planets by studying the required substance that is most abundant on Earth - water. He descends to the bottom of the Pacific to discover the creatures that have evolved in this most alien of environments, and flies above the American Scablands to see the effect of the geological changes caused by water in exactly the circumstances astronomers believe occurred on Mars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
11:00pm
The World's Weirdest Weapons
In Search of the Smart Bomb
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The quest to make the world's first guided bombs. During the years of the Second World War, everything from unmanned drones to bombs steered by animals were trialled
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.2
12:00am
UFOs Declassified
Battle of LA
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Recalling reports of silvery objects hovering over Los Angeles in February 1942. In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbour, the city was immediately placed on high alert
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.5
1:00am
Mike Hawthorn: On the Limit
Profile of Britain's first Formula 1 champion, examining his flamboyant driving and public profile, high-profile personal life, and his rivalry with Stirling Moss
(Audio Described)

1:20am
Wonders of the Solar System
Aliens
Season 1 Episode 5/5

Professor Brian Cox considers whether the building blocks of life might be found on other planets by studying the required substance that is most abundant on Earth - water. He descends to the bottom of the Pacific to discover the creatures that have evolved in this most alien of environments, and flies above the American Scablands to see the effect of the geological changes caused by water in exactly the circumstances astronomers believe occurred on Mars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
2:00am
The World's Weirdest Weapons
In Search of the Smart Bomb
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The quest to make the world's first guided bombs. During the years of the Second World War, everything from unmanned drones to bombs steered by animals were trialled
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.2
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.4

Mon 21 Aug

6:00am
Secrets of War
German Intelligence in World War Two
Season 1 Episode 1/65

Documentary explaining how rivalry between Nazi intelligence forces may have impaired Germany's ability to win the Second World War
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
7:10am
The World at War
Genocide
Season 1 Episode 20/27

The story of the Nazi quest to establish an Aryan race, which set out to subjugate the Jewish population with decrees and laws about citizenship and escalated to the use of execution camps and the horrors of the Holocaust. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00am
Forbidden History
The Secrets of the Murder Bureau
Season 4 Episode 3/6

Jamie Theakston investigates a secret department of the Bulgarian government charged with carrying out assassinations in nine other countries during the Cold War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
9:00am
Bahama Blue
The Sand Flats
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Looking at the Sand Flats and the creatures that live there, including iguanas, stingrays and bottlenose dolphins
(Subtitles)

10:00am
Bahama Blue
Blue Water
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Looking at species including Oceanic whitetip sharks, sperm whales and Blainesville's beaked whales as they survive in the open water in the Bahamas
(Subtitles)

11:00am
Bahama Blue
Bringing it All Together
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Looking at how the interconnected ecosystems and species in the Bahamas depend on each other in order to survive
(Subtitles)

12:00pm
Human Planet
Arctic - Life in the Deep Freeze
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The lives of people in the Arctic, an environment where little food grows, temperatures remain well below freezing for much of the year and it stays dark for months on end. Amos and Karl-Frederik travel across the sea ice with their dogs to catch a Greenland shark, Inuit mussel-gatherers embark on a perilous quest to collect their food and the trick-or-treating children of Churchill, Manitoba, risk coming face to face with polar bears
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
1:00pm
Human Planet
Jungles - People of the Trees
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The ingenious survival techniques used by people who live in rainforests, home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on Earth. The Matis tribe of Brazil carve blow-pipes to hunt monkeys in almost total silence, while deep in the Congo forests a man scales a giant tree and contends with a swarm of bees to collect honey for his family. Three children from Venezuela's Piaroa tribe search for tarantulas for lunch, and a high-rise home is constructed in West Papua. Narrated by John Hurt
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
2:00pm
Human Planet
Mountains - Life in Thin Air
Season 1 Episode 5/8

The ways in which people survive living at high altitudes, beginning on the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia, where the locals have forged an unusual hunting partnership with golden eagles. On the cliffs of the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia, a boy fights off gelada monkeys intent on stealing his family's grain, while in the Himalayan country of Nepal, the dead are fed to vultures in a rarely seen sky burial. Narrated by John Hurt
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
3:00pm
Mike Hawthorn: On the Limit
Profile of Britain's first Formula 1 champion, examining his flamboyant driving and public profile, high-profile personal life, and his rivalry with Stirling Moss
(Audio Described)

4:00pm
The World's Weirdest Weapons
In Search of the Smart Bomb
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The quest to make the world's first guided bombs. During the years of the Second World War, everything from unmanned drones to bombs steered by animals were trialled
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.2
5:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Truro to Penzance
Season 1 Episode 15/20

Michael Portillo undertakes the last leg of his journey from Swindon to Penzance. He travels to Perran Sands, where he searches for the lost church of St Piran, a place believed to be one of the earliest Christian sites in England. In Redruth, he explores the remains of the Cornish tin industry, before heading to St Ives, where he spends the night in Treganna Castle. The former politician finishes his trip in Penzance, discovering how railways link remote communities to the rest of the country
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
5:30pm
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 5/10

Russ Malkin focuses on the UK shipbuilding trade, and visits a dockyard

6:00pm
Forbidden History
The Dark Truth of the Templars
Season 4 Episode 4/6

Jamie Theakston uncovers the secrets of the Knights Templar and challenges the accepted views of the order that angered medieval Europe
(Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
7:00pm
The World at War
Nemesis
Season 1 Episode 21/27

Chronicling the events that brought about the demise of the Third Reich, as the Allies arrived at the gates of Berlin and Hitler boarded himself up in his bunker, where it is believed he committed suicide. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Monarchy by David Starkey
Empire
Season 3 Episode 4/5

The historian explores how the role of prime minister and the crown's relationship with Parliament progressed during the reign of King George I. He also examines how George III's rift with William Pitt the Elder disturbed this relationship - eventually leading to the War of Independence and the loss of the American colonies
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.8
9:00pm
Monarchy by David Starkey
Survival
Season 3 Episode 5/5

The historian examines the impact the French Revolution had on the United Kingdom. The execution of King Louis XVI in 1793 led the royal family to fear the British people would want to cast aside their monarchy too, and they set about reminding the public of the value of history and tradition. The programme concludes with an examination of the institution at the beginning of the 20th century
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.8
10:00pm
Steptoe and Son
The Seven Steptoerai
Season 8 Episode 4/6

Local gangsters start running a protection racket in Shepherd's Bush, and choose Harold as one of their first victims - but reckon without Albert and his two-fisted friends. Classic comedy, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.1
10:40pm
Steptoe and Son
Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs
Season 8 Episode 5/6

Albert is confined to bed with a back injury, meaning that someone has to wait on him hand and foot - and the job inevitably falls to long-suffering Harold, who is soon run ragged by his father's never-ending demands
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.1
11:20pm
Steptoe and Son
Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard
Season 8 Episode 6/6

Albert falls under the spell of dotty medium Madame Fontana (Patricia Routledge) and starts trying to contact the dead. Gandhi and music hall star Dan Leno prove particularly friendly, but Hitler soon starts cutting up rough. Classic comedy, starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.1
12:00am
Forbidden History
The Dark Truth of the Templars
Season 4 Episode 4/6

Jamie Theakston uncovers the secrets of the Knights Templar and challenges the accepted views of the order that angered medieval Europe
(Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
1:00am
The World at War
Nemesis
Season 1 Episode 21/27

Chronicling the events that brought about the demise of the Third Reich, as the Allies arrived at the gates of Berlin and Hitler boarded himself up in his bunker, where it is believed he committed suicide. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
2:00am
Great British Railway Journeys
Truro to Penzance
Season 1 Episode 15/20

Michael Portillo undertakes the last leg of his journey from Swindon to Penzance. He travels to Perran Sands, where he searches for the lost church of St Piran, a place believed to be one of the earliest Christian sites in England. In Redruth, he explores the remains of the Cornish tin industry, before heading to St Ives, where he spends the night in Treganna Castle. The former politician finishes his trip in Penzance, discovering how railways link remote communities to the rest of the country
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
2:30am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 5/10

Russ Malkin focuses on the UK shipbuilding trade, and visits a dockyard

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

Rating: 3.4

Tue 22 Aug

6:00am
Great British Railway Journeys
Truro to Penzance
Season 1 Episode 15/20

Michael Portillo undertakes the last leg of his journey from Swindon to Penzance. He travels to Perran Sands, where he searches for the lost church of St Piran, a place believed to be one of the earliest Christian sites in England. In Redruth, he explores the remains of the Cornish tin industry, before heading to St Ives, where he spends the night in Treganna Castle. The former politician finishes his trip in Penzance, discovering how railways link remote communities to the rest of the country
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 5/10

Russ Malkin focuses on the UK shipbuilding trade, and visits a dockyard

7:10am
The World at War
Nemesis
Season 1 Episode 21/27

Chronicling the events that brought about the demise of the Third Reich, as the Allies arrived at the gates of Berlin and Hitler boarded himself up in his bunker, where it is believed he committed suicide. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00am
Forbidden History
The Dark Truth of the Templars
Season 4 Episode 4/6

Jamie Theakston uncovers the secrets of the Knights Templar and challenges the accepted views of the order that angered medieval Europe
(Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
9:00am
Human Planet
Arctic - Life in the Deep Freeze
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The lives of people in the Arctic, an environment where little food grows, temperatures remain well below freezing for much of the year and it stays dark for months on end. Amos and Karl-Frederik travel across the sea ice with their dogs to catch a Greenland shark, Inuit mussel-gatherers embark on a perilous quest to collect their food and the trick-or-treating children of Churchill, Manitoba, risk coming face to face with polar bears
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
10:00am
Human Planet
Jungles - People of the Trees
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The ingenious survival techniques used by people who live in rainforests, home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on Earth. The Matis tribe of Brazil carve blow-pipes to hunt monkeys in almost total silence, while deep in the Congo forests a man scales a giant tree and contends with a swarm of bees to collect honey for his family. Three children from Venezuela's Piaroa tribe search for tarantulas for lunch, and a high-rise home is constructed in West Papua. Narrated by John Hurt
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
11:00am
Human Planet
Mountains - Life in Thin Air
Season 1 Episode 5/8

The ways in which people survive living at high altitudes, beginning on the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia, where the locals have forged an unusual hunting partnership with golden eagles. On the cliffs of the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia, a boy fights off gelada monkeys intent on stealing his family's grain, while in the Himalayan country of Nepal, the dead are fed to vultures in a rarely seen sky burial. Narrated by John Hurt
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
12:00pm
Wild Africa
Mountains
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Documentary focusing the mountains of Africa, home to many rarely seen species. From the snow-covered peaks of Kilimanjaro to the Ethiopian Highlands where temperatures fall as low as -20C, wildlife continues to thrive, including the rat-catching wolves which revel in their rodent-infested territory and bone-smashing vultures with a taste for marrow. Unique habits and survival instincts are all on display as the unpredictability and numerous threats to mountain life are revealed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.8
1:00pm
Wild Africa
Savannah
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The savannah's mixture of grassy plains and woodlands boast an array of wildlife, ranging from many species of big cat to herds of buffalo, wildebeest and gazelle. The programme explores the way animals and people have shaped these lands
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.8
2:00pm
Wild Africa
Deserts
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The wildlife of the African deserts, where rain may not fall for 10 years at a time. In spite of inhospitable conditions, a multitude of species survives in these arid landscapes, including cartwheeling spiders, camels, squirrels which use their tails as sunshades, and even crocodiles
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.8
3:00pm
Steptoe and Son
The Seven Steptoerai
Season 8 Episode 4/6

Local gangsters start running a protection racket in Shepherd's Bush, and choose Harold as one of their first victims - but reckon without Albert and his two-fisted friends. Classic comedy, starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.1
3:40pm
Steptoe and Son
Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs
Season 8 Episode 5/6

Albert is confined to bed with a back injury, meaning that someone has to wait on him hand and foot - and the job inevitably falls to long-suffering Harold, who is soon run ragged by his father's never-ending demands
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.1
4:20pm
Steptoe and Son
Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard
Season 8 Episode 6/6

Albert falls under the spell of dotty medium Madame Fontana (Patricia Routledge) and starts trying to contact the dead. Gandhi and music hall star Dan Leno prove particularly friendly, but Hitler soon starts cutting up rough. Classic comedy, starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.1
5:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Buxton to Matlock
Season 1 Episode 16/20

Michael Portillo embarks on the first leg of a journey to London from Buxton, Derbyshire, where he discovers how railways inspired a building craze and boosted tourism. In the Peak District, he joins a team of volunteers repairing damage done to ancient peat landscapes during the Industrial Revolution, and near the quarries of Stanton Moor he learns how trains transported Derbyshire's famous sandstone all over England
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
5:30pm
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

Russ Malkin visits a steam railway and explores potential advances in train design

6:00pm
Forbidden History
The Real Mary Magdalene
Season 4 Episode 5/6

The life of Mary Magdalene, a key figure in Christianity, having witnessed Jesus' death and resurrection
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
7:00pm
The World at War
Japan
Season 1 Episode 22/27

How Japan's early victories over Allied forces during the Second World War convinced its people that their strength and discipline would bring them victory. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Quest for Power
Season 1 Episode 5/6

How Europe's most advanced power station became a film set. Plus, the structures made by scientific pioneer Nikola Tesla in his thwarted quest to prove the US with free electricity
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
9:00pm
Impossible Engineering
Tesla
Season 3 Episode 9/12

The Tesla automotive manufacturing facility, where the world's strongest robots produce 2000 cars a week. Featuring a comparison with the world's first production line
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
10:00pm
Blackadder
Blackadder II: Beer
Season 2 Episode 5/6

Lord Melchett challenges Edmund to a drinking contest that he cannot get out of - but his puritanical uncle and aunt Lord and Lady Whiteadder are visiting on the same night, leaving him trying to be in two places at once. Comedy, guest starring Miriam Margolyes, with Rowan Atkinson and Stephen Fry
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
10:40pm
Blackadder
Blackadder the Third: Amy and Amiability
Season 3 Episode 5/6

Edmund needs to get his hands on some cash and asks the Prince Regent for a raise - only to find the brainless royal has lost all his money playing cards. To remedy the situation, the butler decides he will have to find George a bride with a large dowry and introduces him to the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. Comedy, guest starring Miranda Richardson and Warren Clarke, with Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
11:20pm
Blackadder
Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan E - General Hospital
Season 4 Episode 5/6

Capt Blackadder sees a chance to get some rest while hunting for a spy in the field hospital, and decides he is not going to let his holiday be cut short just because he has found an obvious suspect with a German accent. Comedy, guest starring Miranda Richardson, with Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
12:00am
Forbidden History
The Real Mary Magdalene
Season 4 Episode 5/6

The life of Mary Magdalene, a key figure in Christianity, having witnessed Jesus' death and resurrection
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
1:00am
The World at War
Japan
Season 1 Episode 22/27

How Japan's early victories over Allied forces during the Second World War convinced its people that their strength and discipline would bring them victory. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
2:00am
Great British Railway Journeys
Buxton to Matlock
Season 1 Episode 16/20

Michael Portillo embarks on the first leg of a journey to London from Buxton, Derbyshire, where he discovers how railways inspired a building craze and boosted tourism. In the Peak District, he joins a team of volunteers repairing damage done to ancient peat landscapes during the Industrial Revolution, and near the quarries of Stanton Moor he learns how trains transported Derbyshire's famous sandstone all over England
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
2:30am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

Russ Malkin visits a steam railway and explores potential advances in train design

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

Rating: 3.4

Wed 23 Aug

6:00am
Great British Railway Journeys
Buxton to Matlock
Season 1 Episode 16/20

Michael Portillo embarks on the first leg of a journey to London from Buxton, Derbyshire, where he discovers how railways inspired a building craze and boosted tourism. In the Peak District, he joins a team of volunteers repairing damage done to ancient peat landscapes during the Industrial Revolution, and near the quarries of Stanton Moor he learns how trains transported Derbyshire's famous sandstone all over England
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

Russ Malkin visits a steam railway and explores potential advances in train design

7:10am
The World at War
Japan
Season 1 Episode 22/27

How Japan's early victories over Allied forces during the Second World War convinced its people that their strength and discipline would bring them victory. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00am
Forbidden History
The Real Mary Magdalene
Season 4 Episode 5/6

The life of Mary Magdalene, a key figure in Christianity, having witnessed Jesus' death and resurrection
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
9:00am
Wild Africa
Mountains
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Documentary focusing the mountains of Africa, home to many rarely seen species. From the snow-covered peaks of Kilimanjaro to the Ethiopian Highlands where temperatures fall as low as -20C, wildlife continues to thrive, including the rat-catching wolves which revel in their rodent-infested territory and bone-smashing vultures with a taste for marrow. Unique habits and survival instincts are all on display as the unpredictability and numerous threats to mountain life are revealed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.8
10:00am
Wild Africa
Savannah
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The savannah's mixture of grassy plains and woodlands boast an array of wildlife, ranging from many species of big cat to herds of buffalo, wildebeest and gazelle. The programme explores the way animals and people have shaped these lands
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.8
11:00am
Wild Africa
Deserts
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The wildlife of the African deserts, where rain may not fall for 10 years at a time. In spite of inhospitable conditions, a multitude of species survives in these arid landscapes, including cartwheeling spiders, camels, squirrels which use their tails as sunshades, and even crocodiles
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.8
12:00pm
The Blue Planet
Tidal Seas
Season 1 Episode 7/8

David Attenborough investigates the opportunities tides create for marine life, showing giant stingrays gliding on currents for a rest, South African sea snails surfing the waves in pursuit of a meal, crabs playing football on a beach, and bottlenose dolphins embarking on a dangerous game of catch. In the oceanic world each turn of the tide can mean life or death for its inhabitants
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.9
1:00pm
The Blue Planet
Coasts
Season 1 Episode 8/8

Exploring the wealth of marine life that inhabits the ocean's edge, dealing with the dangers of an ever-shifting environment. David Attenborough observes nesting seabirds in east Russia, Patagonian killer whales, Newfoundland caplin fish, walruses, and Brazilian green turtles - which make their annual expedition to an island in the middle of the Atlantic to lay their eggs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.9
2:00pm
Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough
Builders
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Following his visit to the Great Barrier Reef in 1957, naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough returns and uses the latest filming techniques to unlock the secrets of the natural wonder. In the first edition, he descends beneath the waves at night and uses cutting-edge technology to generate computer scans of the sea floor. He also learns about a complex community of animals, as well as the annual coral spawning, which is responsible for the great diversity in the reef

Rating: 5
3:00pm
Blackadder
Blackadder II: Beer
Season 2 Episode 5/6

Lord Melchett challenges Edmund to a drinking contest that he cannot get out of - but his puritanical uncle and aunt Lord and Lady Whiteadder are visiting on the same night, leaving him trying to be in two places at once. Comedy, guest starring Miriam Margolyes, with Rowan Atkinson and Stephen Fry
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
3:40pm
Blackadder
Blackadder the Third: Amy and Amiability
Season 3 Episode 5/6

Edmund needs to get his hands on some cash and asks the Prince Regent for a raise - only to find the brainless royal has lost all his money playing cards. To remedy the situation, the butler decides he will have to find George a bride with a large dowry and introduces him to the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. Comedy, guest starring Miranda Richardson and Warren Clarke, with Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
4:20pm
Blackadder
Blackadder Goes Forth: Plan E - General Hospital
Season 4 Episode 5/6

Capt Blackadder sees a chance to get some rest while hunting for a spy in the field hospital, and decides he is not going to let his holiday be cut short just because he has found an obvious suspect with a German accent. Comedy, guest starring Miranda Richardson, with Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
5:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Cromford to Burton-on-Trent
Season 1 Episode 17/20

Michael Portillo embarks on the second leg of his journey from Buxton to London, stopping at Cromford, Derbyshire, where Bradshaw's railway guide reports Richard Arkwright built his original cotton mill. He also visits Derby to take a walk through Britain's first public park, and heads for Burton-on-Trent for a tour of Burton Bridges Breweries
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
5:30pm
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Russ Malkin investigates the history of the tram, a mode of transport that appears to be making a comeback

6:00pm
Forbidden History
The Riddle of Mussolini's Murder
Season 4 Episode 6/6

Jamie Theakston investigates conflicting accounts of the killing of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1945
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
7:00pm
The World at War
Pacific
Season 1 Episode 23/27

The Allied offensive in the Pacific, where America's two-pronged attack led to heavy casualties on both sides, as the Japanese mounted a ferocious defence. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Impossible Engineering
Tesla
Season 3 Episode 9/12

The Tesla automotive manufacturing facility, where the world's strongest robots produce 2000 cars a week. Featuring a comparison with the world's first production line
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
9:00pm
Impossible Engineering
Millau Viaduct
Season 2 Episode 4/8

The Millau Viaduct in South West France, which is the tallest bridge in the world and stretches two and a half kilometres over one of Europe's deepest valleys
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
10:00pm
Porridge
A Storm in a Teacup
Season 3 Episode 1/6

Harris accidentally drops stolen pills into Fletcher's midday cuppa - much to the annoyance of prison racketeer Harry Grout, who resents a newcomer muscling in on his patch. Classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
10:40pm
Porridge
Poetic Justice
Season 3 Episode 2/6

Fletcher objects to having a third cellmate foisted on him, especially as the newcomer seems to enjoy special privileges and the full backing of the wardens. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Fulton Mackay
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
11:20pm
Porridge
Rough Justice
Season 3 Episode 3/6

The inmates are shocked to discover there is a thief in their midst, so Fletcher decides to stage a mock trial to bring the culprit to justice with the help of Slade's resident legal consultant Judge Rawley. Classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale and Maurice Denham
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
12:00am
Forbidden History
The Riddle of Mussolini's Murder
Season 4 Episode 6/6

Jamie Theakston investigates conflicting accounts of the killing of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1945
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
1:00am
The World at War
Pacific
Season 1 Episode 23/27

The Allied offensive in the Pacific, where America's two-pronged attack led to heavy casualties on both sides, as the Japanese mounted a ferocious defence. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
2:00am
Great British Railway Journeys
Cromford to Burton-on-Trent
Season 1 Episode 17/20

Michael Portillo embarks on the second leg of his journey from Buxton to London, stopping at Cromford, Derbyshire, where Bradshaw's railway guide reports Richard Arkwright built his original cotton mill. He also visits Derby to take a walk through Britain's first public park, and heads for Burton-on-Trent for a tour of Burton Bridges Breweries
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
2:30am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Russ Malkin investigates the history of the tram, a mode of transport that appears to be making a comeback

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

Rating: 3.4

Thu 24 Aug

6:00am
Great British Railway Journeys
Cromford to Burton-on-Trent
Season 1 Episode 17/20

Michael Portillo embarks on the second leg of his journey from Buxton to London, stopping at Cromford, Derbyshire, where Bradshaw's railway guide reports Richard Arkwright built his original cotton mill. He also visits Derby to take a walk through Britain's first public park, and heads for Burton-on-Trent for a tour of Burton Bridges Breweries
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Russ Malkin investigates the history of the tram, a mode of transport that appears to be making a comeback

7:10am
The World at War
Pacific
Season 1 Episode 23/27

The Allied offensive in the Pacific, where America's two-pronged attack led to heavy casualties on both sides, as the Japanese mounted a ferocious defence. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00am
Forbidden History
The Riddle of Mussolini's Murder
Season 4 Episode 6/6

Jamie Theakston investigates conflicting accounts of the killing of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1945
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.9
9:00am
The Blue Planet
Tidal Seas
Season 1 Episode 7/8

David Attenborough investigates the opportunities tides create for marine life, showing giant stingrays gliding on currents for a rest, South African sea snails surfing the waves in pursuit of a meal, crabs playing football on a beach, and bottlenose dolphins embarking on a dangerous game of catch. In the oceanic world each turn of the tide can mean life or death for its inhabitants
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.9
10:00am
The Blue Planet
Coasts
Season 1 Episode 8/8

Exploring the wealth of marine life that inhabits the ocean's edge, dealing with the dangers of an ever-shifting environment. David Attenborough observes nesting seabirds in east Russia, Patagonian killer whales, Newfoundland caplin fish, walruses, and Brazilian green turtles - which make their annual expedition to an island in the middle of the Atlantic to lay their eggs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.9
11:00am
Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough
Builders
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Following his visit to the Great Barrier Reef in 1957, naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough returns and uses the latest filming techniques to unlock the secrets of the natural wonder. In the first edition, he descends beneath the waves at night and uses cutting-edge technology to generate computer scans of the sea floor. He also learns about a complex community of animals, as well as the annual coral spawning, which is responsible for the great diversity in the reef

Rating: 5
12:00pm
Wild Canada
The Eternal Frontier
Season 1 Episode 1/4

A look at the scenery and wildlife of the North American nation, beginning with humpback whales feeding on capelin. Plus, an insight into a giant rainforest
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.6
1:00pm
Wild Canada
The Wild West
Season 1 Episode 2/4

A look at the Pacific temperate forests and the snow-dusted peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which stretch from British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the US
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.6
2:00pm
Wild Canada
The Heartland
Season 1 Episode 3/4

A look at pronghorn antelopes, wolverines and beavers in boreal forests and prairies
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.6
3:00pm
Porridge
A Storm in a Teacup
Season 3 Episode 1/6

Harris accidentally drops stolen pills into Fletcher's midday cuppa - much to the annoyance of prison racketeer Harry Grout, who resents a newcomer muscling in on his patch. Classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
3:40pm
Porridge
Poetic Justice
Season 3 Episode 2/6

Fletcher objects to having a third cellmate foisted on him, especially as the newcomer seems to enjoy special privileges and the full backing of the wardens. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Fulton Mackay
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
4:20pm
Porridge
Rough Justice
Season 3 Episode 3/6

The inmates are shocked to discover there is a thief in their midst, so Fletcher decides to stage a mock trial to bring the culprit to justice with the help of Slade's resident legal consultant Judge Rawley. Classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale and Maurice Denham
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
5:00pm
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

Rating: 7.3
6:00pm
Who Do You Think You Are?
Twiggy
Season 11 Episode 10/10

Four decades ago, Neasden-born model and actress Twiggy, then known as Lesley Hornby, found her life transformed when a reporter spotted her photo on the wall of a London hairdresser, and she was dubbed the `face of the 60s'. Suddenly the 16-year-old was catapulted into life as a supermodel, travelling the world, mixing with some of its biggest stars and eventually appearing in films such as The Boyfriend and The Blues Brothers. In the 100th episode of the genealogy show, Twiggy examines her family's past, where she discovers a history involving strong women and a hint of crime
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.1
7:00pm
The World at War
The Bomb
Season 1 Episode 24/27

The Enola Gay drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945 as America bids to secure an unconditional surrender from the Japanese, even though conventional bombing raids had already flattened the country. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Unearthing WWII
Season 2 Episode 2/

Relics of the Rhineland Campaign of March 1945, which was the first Allied push into Nazi Germany
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.7
9:00pm
Impossible Engineering
Airlander 10
Season 3 Episode 10/12

The construction of Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft which combines elements of planes, helicopters and airships and is able to stay airborne for five days
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
10:00pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
The Baby Arrives
Season 2 Episode 6/6

After several false alarms, Betty finally goes into labour - but Frank's precise routine and presence in the delivery room inevitably put a strain on the otherwise happy occasion. Comedy first aired in 1973, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.7
10:40pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Moving House
Season 3 Episode 1/6

The Spencers move house - but chaos ensues when Frank decides their new place could use a few improvements. Classic comedy, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.7
11:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Wendy House
Season 3 Episode 2/6

Frank plans to build a playhouse for Jessica at his woodwork class, but finds his carpentry skills leave a lot to be desired. Classic comedy, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.7
12:00am
Who Do You Think You Are?
Twiggy
Season 11 Episode 10/10

Four decades ago, Neasden-born model and actress Twiggy, then known as Lesley Hornby, found her life transformed when a reporter spotted her photo on the wall of a London hairdresser, and she was dubbed the `face of the 60s'. Suddenly the 16-year-old was catapulted into life as a supermodel, travelling the world, mixing with some of its biggest stars and eventually appearing in films such as The Boyfriend and The Blues Brothers. In the 100th episode of the genealogy show, Twiggy examines her family's past, where she discovers a history involving strong women and a hint of crime
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.1
1:00am
The World at War
The Bomb
Season 1 Episode 24/27

The Enola Gay drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945 as America bids to secure an unconditional surrender from the Japanese, even though conventional bombing raids had already flattened the country. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
2:00am
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

Rating: 7.3
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.4

Fri 25 Aug

6:00am
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

Rating: 7.3
7:10am
The World at War
The Bomb
Season 1 Episode 24/27

The Enola Gay drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945 as America bids to secure an unconditional surrender from the Japanese, even though conventional bombing raids had already flattened the country. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00am
Who Do You Think You Are?
Twiggy
Season 11 Episode 10/10

Four decades ago, Neasden-born model and actress Twiggy, then known as Lesley Hornby, found her life transformed when a reporter spotted her photo on the wall of a London hairdresser, and she was dubbed the `face of the 60s'. Suddenly the 16-year-old was catapulted into life as a supermodel, travelling the world, mixing with some of its biggest stars and eventually appearing in films such as The Boyfriend and The Blues Brothers. In the 100th episode of the genealogy show, Twiggy examines her family's past, where she discovers a history involving strong women and a hint of crime
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.1
9:00am
Wild Canada
The Eternal Frontier
Season 1 Episode 1/4

A look at the scenery and wildlife of the North American nation, beginning with humpback whales feeding on capelin. Plus, an insight into a giant rainforest
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.6
10:00am
Wild Canada
The Wild West
Season 1 Episode 2/4

A look at the Pacific temperate forests and the snow-dusted peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which stretch from British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the US
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.6
11:00am
Wild Canada
The Heartland
Season 1 Episode 3/4

A look at pronghorn antelopes, wolverines and beavers in boreal forests and prairies
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.6
12:00pm
The Life of Mammals
Opportunists
Season 1 Episode 6/10

David Attenborough explores the world of omnivores, nature's generalists, revealing their myriad talents in the wild and how some species have adapted to man's encroachment into their habitats by making their homes in cities and towns
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
1:00pm
The Life of Mammals
Return to the Water
Season 1 Episode 7/10

David Attenborough swims alongside sea otters, discovering he is no match for their natural agility in the water, while in Florida he takes a dip with manatees for the first time and observes their feeding habits. On the coast of California, he encounters the largest mammals on the planet, blue whales, and reveals how they, along with porpoises and dolphins, learned to court, mate and give birth in the water
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
2:00pm
The Life of Mammals
Life in the Trees
Season 1 Episode 8/10

David Attenborough profiles the tree-dwellers of the animal kingdom, as primates, bats and squirrels perform complicated manoeuvres in the world's forests. Whether aided by sharp claws, webbed feet or gripping tails, these animals play a complicated game of survival with predators lurking below, ready to make a meal of those who fail to stay aloft
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
3:00pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
The Baby Arrives
Season 2 Episode 6/6

After several false alarms, Betty finally goes into labour - but Frank's precise routine and presence in the delivery room inevitably put a strain on the otherwise happy occasion. Comedy first aired in 1973, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.7
3:40pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Moving House
Season 3 Episode 1/6

The Spencers move house - but chaos ensues when Frank decides their new place could use a few improvements. Classic comedy, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.7
4:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Wendy House
Season 3 Episode 2/6

Frank plans to build a playhouse for Jessica at his woodwork class, but finds his carpentry skills leave a lot to be desired. Classic comedy, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.7
5:00pm
Who Do You Think You Are?
Samantha Womack
Season 9 Episode 1/10

Actress Samantha Womack sets out to trace her ancestry, having grown up with only a fractured sense of her family history as her parents separated when she was young. She begins by looking into her great-grandfather's military career, to discover if the rumour that he was gassed during the First World War is true. However, the story takes an astonishing turn when she finds a puzzling discrepancy in his military record
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.1
6:00pm
The World at War
Reckoning
Season 1 Episode 25/27

The award-winning documentary series reveals how the end of the Second World War resulted in Britain's military and economic exhaustion, leaving Europe at the mercy of sparring superpowers as the Cold War era dawned. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
7:00pm
The World at War
Remember
Season 1 Episode 26/27

Jeremy Isaacs' classic documentary explores the Second World War's powerful legacy. For many people the conflict was the most significant experience of their lives, but it also left millions dead - ordinary civilians and victims of persecution, as well as military casualties. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
8:00pm
Impossible Engineering
Airlander 10
Season 3 Episode 10/12

The construction of Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft which combines elements of planes, helicopters and airships and is able to stay airborne for five days
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
9:00pm
Impossible Engineering
AT&T Stadium
Season 2 Episode 5/8

A colossal American football stadium in Texas, that features the world's largest retractable roof and is able to seat over 100,000 spectators with no restricted viewpoints
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
10:00pm
The Two Ronnies Sketchbook
Season 1 Episode 5/7

More of the renowned duo's favourite madcap moments, including the Squash sketch, Identical Dialogue Party, Real Water, Towels/Tiles and Rhyming Vicar, plus Ronnie Corbett's monologue Green Books and another helping of the Phantom Raspberry Blower. Renee Olstead is the musical guest, performing Midnight at the Oasis
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.3
11:20pm
To the Manor Born
Tramps and Poachers
Season 2 Episode 4/6

Arthur Smith makes his annual visit to Grantleigh, but as he happens to be a tramp, DeVere becomes concerned about his presence. Guest starring Bill Travers (Born Free)
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.6
12:00am
The World at War
Reckoning
Season 1 Episode 25/27

The award-winning documentary series reveals how the end of the Second World War resulted in Britain's military and economic exhaustion, leaving Europe at the mercy of sparring superpowers as the Cold War era dawned. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
1:00am
The World at War
Remember
Season 1 Episode 26/27

Jeremy Isaacs' classic documentary explores the Second World War's powerful legacy. For many people the conflict was the most significant experience of their lives, but it also left millions dead - ordinary civilians and victims of persecution, as well as military casualties. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.1
2:00am
Who Do You Think You Are?
Samantha Womack
Season 9 Episode 1/10

Actress Samantha Womack sets out to trace her ancestry, having grown up with only a fractured sense of her family history as her parents separated when she was young. She begins by looking into her great-grandfather's military career, to discover if the rumour that he was gassed during the First World War is true. However, the story takes an astonishing turn when she finds a puzzling discrepancy in his military record
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.1
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.4