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Sat 21 Oct

6:00am
Pointless
Season 2 Episode 17/30

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
7:00am
Battleplan
Special Operations
Season 2 Episode 5/5

The use of special operations in modern warfare which can take on a range of forms - from the deployment of entire squadrons to the use of just two operatives, backed up with a spectrum of intelligence services and organisations
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
8:00am
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
Secret History documentary telling the inside story of the dynastic tensions that were unleashed when Princess Elizabeth, the future queen, fell in love with Prince Philip. It was felt that Philip was rough and ill-mannered - and with the Second World War still fresh in most people's minds, the royal and political elite disliked his German roots. But following the death of King George VI in 1952, the establishment feared a dynastic coup, with the Queen torn between the two sides. The documentary examines the complexities and frustrations of the royal marriage, as the monarch struggled to reconcile the love of her husband with the suspicions of her family and her government
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.8
9:00am
Madagascar
Land of Heat and Dust
Season 1 Episode 3/3

David Attenborough observes the wildlife of the desert-like west and south of the island, an area where dry spells can last months and survival is a struggle. Verreaux's sifakas live among trees with potentially lethal spikes, while the baobab trees house mouse lemurs, primates that feed on the droppings of fluffy bugs. During the toughest time of year, gangs of ring-tailed lemurs try to raise their young, and as the rains arrive, the year-long life cycle of the Labord's chameleon begins
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.1
10:00am
Wildest Africa
Garden of Eden
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Exploring the Ngorongoro crater in northern Tanzania, considered to be one of Africa's most treasured wonders, including a look at the wildlife that inhabits the area
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.2
11:00am
Africa
Congo
Season 1 Episode 3/6

David Attenborough looks at the varied creatures of the Congo rainforest, one of the most competitive habitats on Earth. A sweet-toothed chimpanzee uses a complex array of tools to access honey from a beehive, the elusive picathartes bird feeds unsuspecting frogs to its dinosaur-like chicks and a massive female python reveals her maternal side as she sunbathes to incubate her eggs. Tiny leaf-folding frogs battle it out kung fu style, and as darkness falls the forest elephants gather to face their rivals
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
12:00pm
Life in Cold Blood
The Cold-Blooded Truth
Season 1 Episode 1/5

Veteran naturalist David Attenborough explores the world of reptiles, in a series marking the final chapter of his overview of life on Earth. He begins on the Galapagos Islands, where thermal cameras reveal how marine iguanas use solar energy accumulated from basking in the sun to power their dives

Rating: 7.3
1:00pm
Yellowstone
Summer
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Summer returns, transforming the landscape of the famous national park from a frozen wilderness into the ideal environment for newborn animals. As temperatures rise, grizzly bears teach their young the secrets of survival - but even at this time of year, snow can sweep down from the mountains without warning
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
2:00pm
Madagascar
Land of Heat and Dust
Season 1 Episode 3/3

David Attenborough observes the wildlife of the desert-like west and south of the island, an area where dry spells can last months and survival is a struggle. Verreaux's sifakas live among trees with potentially lethal spikes, while the baobab trees house mouse lemurs, primates that feed on the droppings of fluffy bugs. During the toughest time of year, gangs of ring-tailed lemurs try to raise their young, and as the rains arrive, the year-long life cycle of the Labord's chameleon begins
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.1
3:00pm
Wildest Africa
Garden of Eden
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Exploring the Ngorongoro crater in northern Tanzania, considered to be one of Africa's most treasured wonders, including a look at the wildlife that inhabits the area
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.2
4:00pm
Africa
Congo
Season 1 Episode 3/6

David Attenborough looks at the varied creatures of the Congo rainforest, one of the most competitive habitats on Earth. A sweet-toothed chimpanzee uses a complex array of tools to access honey from a beehive, the elusive picathartes bird feeds unsuspecting frogs to its dinosaur-like chicks and a massive female python reveals her maternal side as she sunbathes to incubate her eggs. Tiny leaf-folding frogs battle it out kung fu style, and as darkness falls the forest elephants gather to face their rivals
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
5:00pm
Life in Cold Blood
The Cold-Blooded Truth
Season 1 Episode 1/5

Veteran naturalist David Attenborough explores the world of reptiles, in a series marking the final chapter of his overview of life on Earth. He begins on the Galapagos Islands, where thermal cameras reveal how marine iguanas use solar energy accumulated from basking in the sun to power their dives

Rating: 7.3
6:00pm
The Hunt
Hide and Seek
Season 1 Episode 3/7

The challenges predators face finding and catching prey in a forest, where more than half the animal species on Earth live. However, it proves a tricky environment for predators, as vision is often blocked, escape routes are numerous, and the terrain makes travelling at speed almost impossible. The programme features footage of tigers using their surroundings to ambush deer and pine martens making tunnels in the snow, as well as examining the strategies adopted by sparrowhawks, jumping spiders, tarsiers, eagles and chimpanzees
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
7:00pm
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
8:00pm
Top of the Pops
Ultimate Number 1s at the BBC
A selection of chart-topping hits from the BBC archives, originally shown in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of the UK singles chart. Featuring tracks from the Bee Gees, T-Rex, Donna Summer, John Lennon, Culture Club, Spice Girls, James Blunt, Rihanna and Adele

Rating: 8
9:00pm
Deadline Gallipoli
Season 1 Episode 1/2

The first of a two-part drama exploring the Battle of Gallipoli in the First World War from the point of view of war correspondents Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett and Phillip Schuler who arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. Joel Jackson, Hugh Dancy, Sam Worthington and Charles Dance star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
11:05pm
The Great War in Numbers
Descent into Hell
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The key events of 1916, examining the unprecedented levels of recruitment by both sides, and the thousands of deaths in the battles of Verdun and the Jutland Peninsula
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
12:05am
The Monocled Mutineer
Before the Shambles
Season 1 Episode 2/4

Toplis arrives at the training camp in France, where the harsh regime leads to unrest among the soldiers

1:50am
Mummy Mysteries
Battlefield of Bones
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Investigating whether thousands of human bones dug up at an Iron Age site in France are from the victims of a ritual killing

Rating: 7
2:20am
Mummy Mysteries
Vampire Graves
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Experts investigate rearranged bones from digs in New England and Prague, and link them to a folkloric belief in vampires

Rating: 7
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.4

Sun 22 Oct

6:00am
Pointless
Season 2 Episode 19/30

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
7:00am
Top of the Pops
Ultimate Number 1s at the BBC
A selection of chart-topping hits from the BBC archives, originally shown in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of the UK singles chart. Featuring tracks from the Bee Gees, T-Rex, Donna Summer, John Lennon, Culture Club, Spice Girls, James Blunt, Rihanna and Adele

Rating: 8
8:00am
Yellowstone
Summer
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Summer returns, transforming the landscape of the famous national park from a frozen wilderness into the ideal environment for newborn animals. As temperatures rise, grizzly bears teach their young the secrets of survival - but even at this time of year, snow can sweep down from the mountains without warning
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
9:00am
Wild Arabia
Sand, Wind and Stars
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Documentary revealing the connections between the wildlife, landscape and people of the Arabian peninsula. The first edition features animals including oryxes, jerboas, horned vipers and scorpions, and a journey with the Bedouin - camel-riding nomads who are the only humans to have mastered the art of survival in the desert. Narrated by Alexander Siddig
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
10:00am
Wildest Africa
Sands of Time
Season 1 Episode 4/4

Exploring the landscape of the Namib Desert, considered to be one of the most striking landscapes in Africa, with its rugged mountain ranges and hauntingly beautiful deserts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.2
11:00am
Africa
Cape
Season 1 Episode 4/6

David Attenborough describes some of the wildlife spectacles of southern Africa, starting out in a little-explored rainforest discovered less than a decade ago by scientists who spotted it on satellite maps. There, thousands of butterflies dance for the right to mate, while on a tiny island off Mozambique, green turtles emerge from eggs and begin a hazardous journey to the water - with pied crows and hungry crabs eager to get them. Cameras also capture one of the largest gatherings of great white sharks on the planet as 30 of the predators circle around a dead whale
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
12:00pm
Life in Cold Blood
Land Invaders
Season 1 Episode 2/5

David Attenborough explores how amphibians first took to dry land, studying the Australian lungfish and the giant Japanese salamander. He also reveals the remarkable paternal behaviour of the male marsupial frog in Australia, which carries tadpoles in pouches on its hips until they develop into froglets

Rating: 7.3
1:00pm
The Hunt
Hide and Seek
Season 1 Episode 3/7

The challenges predators face finding and catching prey in a forest, where more than half the animal species on Earth live. However, it proves a tricky environment for predators, as vision is often blocked, escape routes are numerous, and the terrain makes travelling at speed almost impossible. The programme features footage of tigers using their surroundings to ambush deer and pine martens making tunnels in the snow, as well as examining the strategies adopted by sparrowhawks, jumping spiders, tarsiers, eagles and chimpanzees
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
2:00pm
Wild Arabia
Sand, Wind and Stars
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Documentary revealing the connections between the wildlife, landscape and people of the Arabian peninsula. The first edition features animals including oryxes, jerboas, horned vipers and scorpions, and a journey with the Bedouin - camel-riding nomads who are the only humans to have mastered the art of survival in the desert. Narrated by Alexander Siddig
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
3:00pm
Wildest Africa
Sands of Time
Season 1 Episode 4/4

Exploring the landscape of the Namib Desert, considered to be one of the most striking landscapes in Africa, with its rugged mountain ranges and hauntingly beautiful deserts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.2
4:00pm
Africa
Cape
Season 1 Episode 4/6

David Attenborough describes some of the wildlife spectacles of southern Africa, starting out in a little-explored rainforest discovered less than a decade ago by scientists who spotted it on satellite maps. There, thousands of butterflies dance for the right to mate, while on a tiny island off Mozambique, green turtles emerge from eggs and begin a hazardous journey to the water - with pied crows and hungry crabs eager to get them. Cameras also capture one of the largest gatherings of great white sharks on the planet as 30 of the predators circle around a dead whale
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.5
5:00pm
Life in Cold Blood
Land Invaders
Season 1 Episode 2/5

David Attenborough explores how amphibians first took to dry land, studying the Australian lungfish and the giant Japanese salamander. He also reveals the remarkable paternal behaviour of the male marsupial frog in Australia, which carries tadpoles in pouches on its hips until they develop into froglets

Rating: 7.3
6:00pm
The Hunt
Hunger at Sea
Season 1 Episode 4/7

Examining the hunting methods of aquatic predators. The vastness of oceans means that wildlife is scattered over a large area, and animals often have to travel great distances in search of food. Blue whales' great size proves useful in their search for krill, while frigate birds have developed a clever means of catching food without having to land on water. Also featuring footage of sharks, sea lions, spinner dolphins, albatross and sargassum fish
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
7:00pm
Deadline Gallipoli
Season 1 Episode 1/2

The first of a two-part drama exploring the Battle of Gallipoli in the First World War from the point of view of war correspondents Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett and Phillip Schuler who arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. Joel Jackson, Hugh Dancy, Sam Worthington and Charles Dance star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
9:05pm
The Great War in Numbers
Descent into Hell
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The key events of 1916, examining the unprecedented levels of recruitment by both sides, and the thousands of deaths in the battles of Verdun and the Jutland Peninsula
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
10:00pm
The Monocled Mutineer
Before the Shambles
Season 1 Episode 2/4

Toplis arrives at the training camp in France, where the harsh regime leads to unrest among the soldiers

11:50pm
Egypt's Animal Mummies
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Egyptologist Dr Salima Ikram examines how and why the Ancient Egyptians mummified certain animals and buried them in tombs alongside their deceased rulers
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

12:50am
Egypt's Animal Mummies
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. Examining the preserved remains of animals found in ancient Egyptian tombs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:50am
Mummy Mysteries
Plague Mummies
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Experts discover how one of the 200 mummies discovered in a dig in Hungary could help in the fight against tuberculosis

Rating: 7
2:20am
The Secret Life Of
The Secret Life of the Borgias
Season 1 Episode 9/14

A look at the lesser-known side of the Borgia family who produced three popes, yet were suspected of committing a host of crimes - including murder

Rating: 5.4
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3.4

Mon 23 Oct

6:00am
Dickinson's Real Deal
Oldham
Season 5 Episode 56/

David Dickinson helps members of the public in Oldham, Greater Manchester, sort the treasures from their trash, offering them the chance to put items up for auction or accept a cash sum. One person walks away with £270 after selling their Moorcroft vase

Rating: 7.2
6:40am
Battle Factory
Season 1 Episode 9/14

The documentary exploring how goods are manufactured in military factories continues, with a look at the production of a life-saving response tool, the M1 Abrams tank and the traser H3 watch
(Subtitles)

7:10am
Raiders of the Lost Art
The Many Faces Of Rembrandt
Season 2 Episode 3/12

How Rembrandt's works, including several self-portraits, became scattered across the world
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.3
7:35am
Raiders of the Lost Art
El Greco: Lost in Time
Season 2 Episode 4/12

How El Greco's work was unappreciated in his lifetime, but went on to influence future generations of artists
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.3
8:00am
Time Team Specials
The Real Vikings: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson, Mick Aston and Phil Harding follow digs around the UK that uncover an array of ancient artefacts and provide insights into the Viking way of life. The Norsemen had a reputation as fearsome, axe-wielding warriors, but as the team visits sites in Orkney, York and on the south coast, it becomes apparent they were also successful global traders and mariners, as well as technological pioneers
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
9:00am
Walking Through History
Walking Through History: King John's Ruin - Peak District
Season 4 Episode 5/6

As the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta in June 1215 approaches, Tony Robinson sets out to discover the real King John. His walk across the medieval monarch's stamping grounds of Sherwood Forest and the Peak District reveals a hapless man stumbling from crisis to crisis who, in the end, had no choice but to sign away some of his power. In the midst of what are now cultivated fields, Tony finds the scant remains of Laxton Castle, once the control centre where strict `forest law' was administered and where taxes and fines flooded into the royal coffers. Later, in Sherwood, he explores how the myth of Robin Hood has helped to skew the public's image of King John

Rating: 2.3
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)

11:00am
David Starkey's Monarchy
The Children of Henry VIII
Season 2 Episode 3/5

The historian examines the reigns of Henry VIII's three children, revealing how the king's advice to pursue moderation in matters of religion fell on deaf ears as his son Edward enforced extreme Protestantism on the country, only for eldest daughter Mary to reimpose Catholicism after his death. Elizabeth I initially embraced her father's words, but when Mary Queen of Scots arrived in England, religious tensions rose again
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

12:00pm
Time Team Specials
Wars of the Roses: A Time Team Special
Season 2 Episode 1/4

Tony Robinson heads to Leicestershire to examine archaeological discoveries at the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field, a confrontation that took place in 1485 and led to Henry Tudor taking the English Crown. Artefacts are unearthed that challenge the traditional interpretation of events, and Tony hears from experts who believe that not only were gunpowder weapons used in far greater numbers than previously thought, but also that the encounter was fought in a different place
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
1:00pm
Walking Through History
England's Last Battle - West Country
Season 4 Episode 6/6

Tony Robinson hikes up from Lyme Regis on Dorset's Jurassic Coast to the Somerset Levels in the footsteps of a ragtag rebel army led by the young Duke of Monmouth, the illegitimate son of Charles II. He sailed in from Holland around Lyme's famous Cobb with a handful of soldiers, believing the people would support him in overthrowing the newly crowned James II, who was also Monmouth's uncle, but, more importantly, Roman Catholic. The year was 1685 and the country was riven by anti-Catholic feeling mixed up with revolutionary zeal. Monmouth marched through the fiercely independent towns of Devon, gathering support from artisans and farmworkers. Meeting up with Billy Bragg in Colyton, Tony learns about the kind of people prepared to risk their lives for the Monmouth Rebellion

Rating: 2.3
2:00pm
Yellowstone
Summer
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Summer returns, transforming the landscape of the famous national park from a frozen wilderness into the ideal environment for newborn animals. As temperatures rise, grizzly bears teach their young the secrets of survival - but even at this time of year, snow can sweep down from the mountains without warning
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
3:00pm
Coast
Brittany
Season 5 Episode 3/8

Neil Oliver explores Brittany in northern France, where he meets a lighthouse keeper immortalised in a famous photograph and the last survivors of a French Resistance effort during the Second World War. Nick Crane joins the onion sellers who have delivered their products around the countryside and provided the stereotypical image of the Frenchman for the past 200 years, while Alice Roberts reveals how iodine was discovered. Mark Horton investigates the standing stones at Carnac and Miranda Krestovnikoff dives for a seafood treat
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
The Hunt
Hunger at Sea
Season 1 Episode 4/7

Examining the hunting methods of aquatic predators. The vastness of oceans means that wildlife is scattered over a large area, and animals often have to travel great distances in search of food. Blue whales' great size proves useful in their search for krill, while frigate birds have developed a clever means of catching food without having to land on water. Also featuring footage of sharks, sea lions, spinner dolphins, albatross and sargassum fish
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
5:00pm
The Interviews
Spike Milligan
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The spotlight turns to Spike Milligan, one of the country's most surreal and beloved comedy performers, partly thanks to The Goon Show on radio and Q on television. A combination of his career-spanning chat show appearances and interviews tells his story in his words. Dawn French narrates
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
6:00pm
Nazi Hunters
Death Camp Kommandant
Season 1 Episode 5/13

The pursuit of former Austrian policeman Franz Stangl, who served as commandant of the Nazi extermination camps Sobibor and Treblinka
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
7:00pm
Nazi Hunters
Albert Speer: The `Good' Nazi?
Season 1 Episode 6/13

The story of German architect Albert Speer, one of the only war criminals to accept his guilt during the Nuremberg trials, although there were doubts about the scale of his remorse
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
8:00pm
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)

9:00pm
David Starkey's Monarchy
The Children of Henry VIII
Season 2 Episode 3/5

The historian examines the reigns of Henry VIII's three children, revealing how the king's advice to pursue moderation in matters of religion fell on deaf ears as his son Edward enforced extreme Protestantism on the country, only for eldest daughter Mary to reimpose Catholicism after his death. Elizabeth I initially embraced her father's words, but when Mary Queen of Scots arrived in England, religious tensions rose again
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
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: 8.3
10:40pm
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
11:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Scottish Dancing
Season 3 Episode 3/6

Frank joins a Scottish dancing class, and is recruited to replace an injured fellow member in a public display. Comedy, starring Michael Crawford
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.9
12:00am
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: 8.7
1:00am
Nazi Hunters
Albert Speer: The `Good' Nazi?
Season 1 Episode 6/13

The story of German architect Albert Speer, one of the only war criminals to accept his guilt during the Nuremberg trials, although there were doubts about the scale of his remorse
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
2:00am
Secrets of War
Vietnam - Alpha Strike
Season 1 Episode 21/65

The air war over Vietnam, featuring covert US bases and President Johnson's daily target selection
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 3.4

Tue 24 Oct

6:00am
Dickinson's Real Deal
Wigan
Season 5 Episode 57/

David Dickinson travels to Wigan, where antiques experts Brenda Haller, Cheryl Brown, Ian Towning and Mike Melody haggle over their favourite items and a Vienna porcelain urn is sold for £600

Rating: 7.2
6:45am
Battle Factory
Season 1 Episode 10/14

The documentary continues with a look at the production processes behind the F-16 Fighting Falcon plane and simulated ammunition
(Subtitles)

7:10am
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)

8:00am
Time Team Specials
Wars of the Roses: A Time Team Special
Season 2 Episode 1/4

Tony Robinson heads to Leicestershire to examine archaeological discoveries at the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field, a confrontation that took place in 1485 and led to Henry Tudor taking the English Crown. Artefacts are unearthed that challenge the traditional interpretation of events, and Tony hears from experts who believe that not only were gunpowder weapons used in far greater numbers than previously thought, but also that the encounter was fought in a different place
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
9:00am
Walking Through History
England's Last Battle - West Country
Season 4 Episode 6/6

Tony Robinson hikes up from Lyme Regis on Dorset's Jurassic Coast to the Somerset Levels in the footsteps of a ragtag rebel army led by the young Duke of Monmouth, the illegitimate son of Charles II. He sailed in from Holland around Lyme's famous Cobb with a handful of soldiers, believing the people would support him in overthrowing the newly crowned James II, who was also Monmouth's uncle, but, more importantly, Roman Catholic. The year was 1685 and the country was riven by anti-Catholic feeling mixed up with revolutionary zeal. Monmouth marched through the fiercely independent towns of Devon, gathering support from artisans and farmworkers. Meeting up with Billy Bragg in Colyton, Tony learns about the kind of people prepared to risk their lives for the Monmouth Rebellion

Rating: 2.3
10:00am
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: 8.7
11:00am
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: 8.7
12:00pm
Time Team Specials
The Secrets of Westminster Abbey: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson and the team are given access to Westminster Abbey as the Cosmati pavement is revealed for the first time in 100 years. The huge mosaic floor in front of the altar, at the centre of which the Coronation Chair is placed, is usually covered by a carpet. The programme also follows a night-time search under the floors for lost tombs and graves, as well as the 1,000-year-old faked documents that gave the Abbey the right to host the Coronation
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
1:00pm
Walking Through History
Stonehenge: Walking Through History
Season 2 Episode 1/3

Tony Robinson embarks on a 45-mile walk across Wiltshire, from Avebury to Stonehenge, telling the story of the remarkable development that occurred in the latter days of the Neolithic era. His route over chalk downlands and Salisbury Plain takes him through one of the greatest concentrations of prehistoric sites in Europe

Rating: 2.3
2:00pm
Yellowstone
Autumn
Season 1 Episode 3/3

An early dusting of snow signals the end of autumn, a time when the forests are a blaze of red and gold and the animals prepare for the coming cold. The elk face hungry wolves as they move down from the mountains to feed in the valleys, while beavers rush to defend their habitat against the destructive ice, repairing dams and stocking underwater larders before the waters freeze over
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
3:00pm
Coast
Gower to Anglesey
Season 5 Episode 4/8

Neil Oliver participates in an aerial dogfight as he learns about the capture of a top-secret Nazi fighter plane during the Second World War. Miranda Krestovnikoff visits the island of Skomer, where she witnesses Manx shearwaters as they return from their 18,000-mile migration, and Alice Roberts discovers the musical properties of the beach on Porth Oer. Elsewhere, Mark Horton examines Harlech Castle's origins and Nick Crane explores the history of smuggling in the Gower Peninsula
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
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: 8.3
4:40pm
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
5:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Scottish Dancing
Season 3 Episode 3/6

Frank joins a Scottish dancing class, and is recruited to replace an injured fellow member in a public display. Comedy, starring Michael Crawford
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.9
6:00pm
Unearthing WWII
Italy
Season 1 Episode 2/3

David O'Keefe and Wayne Abbott visit Monte Cassino in Italy, searching for evidence of a bloody campaign near the Abbey and investigating the story behind two artefacts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6
7:00pm
Unearthing WWII
Season 2 Episode 1/

Military historian David O'Keefe and filmmaker Wayne Abbott explore the site of Operation Market Garden
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6
8:00pm
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
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
9:00pm
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: 8.7
10:00pm
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: 8.3
10:40pm
Blackadder
Blackadder II: Chains
Season 2 Episode 6/6

Edmund and Lord Melchett are embarrassingly kidnapped by a maniacal German master of disguise with designs on the English throne. Unfortunately for them, the Queen decides to pay only one of the ransom demands. Comedy, guest starring Hugh Laurie, with Rowan Atkinson and Stephen Fry

Rating: 9.6
11:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Men as Women
Season 3 Episode 4/6

Frank prepares for the arrival of his grandfather from Australia and is horrified to see Doctor Mender dressed up as a woman when he gets changed for a fancy-dress party in the Spencers' spare bedroom. Classic comedy, starring Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice and Derek Farr
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.9
12:00am
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
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
1:00am
Unearthing WWII
Italy
Season 1 Episode 2/3

David O'Keefe and Wayne Abbott visit Monte Cassino in Italy, searching for evidence of a bloody campaign near the Abbey and investigating the story behind two artefacts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6
2:05am
Secrets of War
Vietnam - Hidden in Plain Sight
Season 1 Episode 22/65

The covert methods used by the Vietcong to foil the Americans, including hidden supply trails and underground cities. Narrated by Charlton Heston
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 3.4

Wed 25 Oct

6:00am
Dickinson's Real Deal
Hereford
Season 5 Episode 63/

David Dickinson and his team of antiques experts visit Hereford to offer locals the chance to put their items up for auction or accept a cash sum. A set of silver champagne goblets and an inherited portrait catch the eye of James Layte and David Ford in the dealers' den

Rating: 7.2
6:45am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Russ Malkin explores the manufacture of British utility vehicles. Plus, he investigates the history of manufacturing the vehicles and what the future holds

7:10am
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
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
8:00am
Time Team Specials
The Secrets of Westminster Abbey: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson and the team are given access to Westminster Abbey as the Cosmati pavement is revealed for the first time in 100 years. The huge mosaic floor in front of the altar, at the centre of which the Coronation Chair is placed, is usually covered by a carpet. The programme also follows a night-time search under the floors for lost tombs and graves, as well as the 1,000-year-old faked documents that gave the Abbey the right to host the Coronation
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
9:00am
Walking Through History
Stonehenge: Walking Through History
Season 2 Episode 1/3

Tony Robinson embarks on a 45-mile walk across Wiltshire, from Avebury to Stonehenge, telling the story of the remarkable development that occurred in the latter days of the Neolithic era. His route over chalk downlands and Salisbury Plain takes him through one of the greatest concentrations of prehistoric sites in Europe

Rating: 2.3
10:00am
The Russian Revolution in Colour
Freedom and Hope
Season 1 Episode 1/2

First of a two-part documentary exploring the overthrow of the Tsar and the rise of the Soviet state, using archive footage and dramatic reconstructions. When the Tsar ordered military force to be used against the demonstrators, many soldiers began to question their loyalties, forming a revolutionary committee to plot against their commanding officers

Rating: 3.3
11:00am
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
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
12:00pm
Time Team Specials
The Somme's Secret Weapon: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson joins a dig near Mametz on the site of the Somme battlefield, where British trenches from 1916 are uncovered. The experts investigate the deployment of a weapon known as the Livens Flame Projector as the army launched its assault in northern France
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
1:00pm
Walking Through History
The Lakes: Walking Through History
Season 2 Episode 2/3

It was 30 years after the Romans invaded Britain that they were ready to take on the challenge of conquering the Lake District. With the toughest landscape they had encountered in the nation, peopled by a rebellious tribe, it was no small task, but within a few years, the whole of Lakeland was under their control. Tony Robinson tackles the journey by himself, walking 50 miles from Penrith to Ambleside and on to the Irish Sea at Ravenglass, discovering that the Romans encountered beauty and danger in equal measure

Rating: 2.3
2:00pm
Bahama Blue
Blue Holes
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Looking at nature in the Bahamas, including creatures, plants, caves, blue holes and biological anomalies
(Subtitles)

3:00pm
Coast
Galway to Arranmore Island
Season 5 Episode 5/8

Neil Oliver meets a photographer who covered John F Kennedy's visit to Galway in June 1963 as the team explores Ireland's Atlantic coast, and learns about pirate queen Grace O'Malley. Dick Strawbridge tries to re-create Marconi's radio technology, Miranda Krestovnikoff examines why mountain hares are eating seaweed, Alice Roberts discovers the oldest farm in the British Isles, dating back to the Stone Age, and Nick Crane investigates Clew Bay's landscape
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
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: 8.3
4:40pm
Blackadder
Blackadder II: Chains
Season 2 Episode 6/6

Edmund and Lord Melchett are embarrassingly kidnapped by a maniacal German master of disguise with designs on the English throne. Unfortunately for them, the Queen decides to pay only one of the ransom demands. Comedy, guest starring Hugh Laurie, with Rowan Atkinson and Stephen Fry

Rating: 9.6
5:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Men as Women
Season 3 Episode 4/6

Frank prepares for the arrival of his grandfather from Australia and is horrified to see Doctor Mender dressed up as a woman when he gets changed for a fancy-dress party in the Spencers' spare bedroom. Classic comedy, starring Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice and Derek Farr
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.9
6:00pm
WW2 Air Crash Detectives
Australia's Worst Air Crash - Baker's Creek
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Garth Barnard investigates the Baker's Creek aviation disaster in Australia in 1943, when 40 American servicemen were killed when their B-17 bomber aircraft crashed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
7:00pm
WW2 Air Crash Detectives
Death on the Great Plains: Naper 28
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Garth Barnard investigates the likely cause of an accident in Nebraska in 1944, when a transport plane crashed during a violent storm
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
8:00pm
The Russian Revolution in Colour
Freedom and Hope
Season 1 Episode 1/2

First of a two-part documentary exploring the overthrow of the Tsar and the rise of the Soviet state, using archive footage and dramatic reconstructions. When the Tsar ordered military force to be used against the demonstrators, many soldiers began to question their loyalties, forming a revolutionary committee to plot against their commanding officers

Rating: 3.3
9:00pm
The Great War in Numbers
The Home Front
Season 1 Episode 4/6

How the First World War transformed life on the home front, from a greater number of women in the workplace to increased government interference in everyday life
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
10:00pm
Open All Hours
The Mystical Boudoir of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel
Season 4 Episode 6/6

Arkwright hatches a plan to get into Nurse Gladys's bedroom by forcing a reluctant Granville to masquerade as a burglar, so the miserly shopkeeper can come to her rescue. Ronnie Barker and Lynda Baron star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
10:40pm
Blackadder
Blackadder the Third: Dish and Dishonesty
Season 3 Episode 1/6

Devious royal butler Edmund Blackadder steps in to foil a plan by new prime minister Pitt the Younger to bankrupt his master the Prince Regent - but as usual his intentions are not particularly honourable. Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie and Tony Robinson star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
11:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
King of the Road
Season 3 Episode 5/6

Frank's new job as a motorcycle dispatch rider requires him to take a test - but after setting out on the wrong route, he inadvertently places the unfortunate examiner in a dangerous situation. Comedy, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.9
12:00am
The Russian Revolution in Colour
Freedom and Hope
Season 1 Episode 1/2

First of a two-part documentary exploring the overthrow of the Tsar and the rise of the Soviet state, using archive footage and dramatic reconstructions. When the Tsar ordered military force to be used against the demonstrators, many soldiers began to question their loyalties, forming a revolutionary committee to plot against their commanding officers

Rating: 3.3
1:00am
WW2 Air Crash Detectives
Australia's Worst Air Crash - Baker's Creek
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Garth Barnard investigates the Baker's Creek aviation disaster in Australia in 1943, when 40 American servicemen were killed when their B-17 bomber aircraft crashed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
2:00am
Secrets of War
World War One - Germany's Secret Gambles
Season 1 Episode 23/65

German use of sabotage, biological weapons and top-secret communication during the First World War
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 3.4

Thu 26 Oct

6:00am
Dickinson's Real Deal
Leamington Spa 3
Season 5 Episode 64/

David Dickinson and antiques dealers Simon Schneider, Cheryl Hakeney, Mike Melody and Anna Rennie visit Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, where the owner of a diamond and aquamarine brooch has to decide whether to accept a cash sum or enter the saleroom

Rating: 7.2
6:45am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Russ Malkin examines the history of car manufacturing in Britain, and what the future holds for the industry

7:10am
The Russian Revolution in Colour
Freedom and Hope
Season 1 Episode 1/2

First of a two-part documentary exploring the overthrow of the Tsar and the rise of the Soviet state, using archive footage and dramatic reconstructions. When the Tsar ordered military force to be used against the demonstrators, many soldiers began to question their loyalties, forming a revolutionary committee to plot against their commanding officers

Rating: 3.3
8:00am
Time Team Specials
The Somme's Secret Weapon: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson joins a dig near Mametz on the site of the Somme battlefield, where British trenches from 1916 are uncovered. The experts investigate the deployment of a weapon known as the Livens Flame Projector as the army launched its assault in northern France
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
9:00am
Walking Through History
The Lakes: Walking Through History
Season 2 Episode 2/3

It was 30 years after the Romans invaded Britain that they were ready to take on the challenge of conquering the Lake District. With the toughest landscape they had encountered in the nation, peopled by a rebellious tribe, it was no small task, but within a few years, the whole of Lakeland was under their control. Tony Robinson tackles the journey by himself, walking 50 miles from Penrith to Ambleside and on to the Irish Sea at Ravenglass, discovering that the Romans encountered beauty and danger in equal measure

Rating: 2.3
10:00am
Secrets of Britain
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The documentary series exploring the less well known side of Britain continues, with this edition exploring MI6, asking whether the shadowy world of espionage and counter-intelligence operations bear any resemblance to the James Bond novels
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
11:00am
The Great War in Numbers
The Home Front
Season 1 Episode 4/6

How the First World War transformed life on the home front, from a greater number of women in the workplace to increased government interference in everyday life
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9
12:00pm
Time Team Specials
Boudica's Lost Tribe: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson traces the story of the warrior queen, following an excavation in Norfolk that may hold clues to what happened to her tribe, the Iceni, after its defeat at the hands of the Romans. The presenter visits Caistor St Edmund to investigate whether the Empire crushed Boudica's people or if she unwittingly led them to destruction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
1:00pm
Walking Through History
Cornwall: Walking Through History
Season 2 Episode 3/3

Tony Robinson takes a four-day trek along the coastline between Plymouth in Devon and Falmouth, learning about the thriving smuggling trade in Cornwall during the late 18th century. The area's tiny secretive harbours, beaches and secluded coves were ideal for illicit imports such as tobacco and brandy, and the business was so huge it threatened the national economy. Along his route, visiting such beauty spots as Lantic Bay and Polperro, he encounters all sorts of reminders of the trade and meets descendants of those involved

Rating: 2.3
2:00pm
Bahama Blue
Mangroves
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Looking at Mangroves, salt-water tolerant shrubs which are home to numerous different creatures, including sea horses and tree crabs

3:00pm
Coast
Glasgow to Edinburgh via Caledonian Canal
Season 5 Episode 6/8

The team explores the Caledonian Canal. Neil Oliver gets aboard the Clyde Puffer, the last working coal-fired, steam-powered cargo vessel of its kind, Alice Roberts investigates the life of painter Joan Eardley in Catterline, and Nick Crane reveals how the canals that link the lochs of the Great Glen fault were created. Miranda Krestovnikoff finds out about a tunnel network created by worms at Loch Creran, Hermione Cockburn visits the islands around Easdale, and Mark Horton examines the history of the Picts in Burghead
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
Open All Hours
The Mystical Boudoir of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel
Season 4 Episode 6/6

Arkwright hatches a plan to get into Nurse Gladys's bedroom by forcing a reluctant Granville to masquerade as a burglar, so the miserly shopkeeper can come to her rescue. Ronnie Barker and Lynda Baron star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
4:40pm
Blackadder
Blackadder the Third: Dish and Dishonesty
Season 3 Episode 1/6

Devious royal butler Edmund Blackadder steps in to foil a plan by new prime minister Pitt the Younger to bankrupt his master the Prince Regent - but as usual his intentions are not particularly honourable. Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie and Tony Robinson star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
5:25pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
King of the Road
Season 3 Episode 5/6

Frank's new job as a motorcycle dispatch rider requires him to take a test - but after setting out on the wrong route, he inadvertently places the unfortunate examiner in a dangerous situation. Comedy, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.9
6:00pm
World War II: The Price of Empire
The Turning Point
Season 1 Episode 7/13

Examining the advance of Japanese forces across the Pacific and the bombing of German cities by the RAF
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.7
7:00pm
World War II: The Price of Empire
The End Of The Beginning
Season 1 Episode 8/13

The key events of 1942, which saw the beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Solomon Islands campaign, and an escalation of the fighting in North Africa
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.7
8:00pm
Secrets of Britain
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The documentary series exploring the less well known side of Britain continues, with this edition exploring MI6, asking whether the shadowy world of espionage and counter-intelligence operations bear any resemblance to the James Bond novels
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
9:00pm
Murder Maps
The Towpath Murders
Season 3 Episode 3/4

Nicholas Day investigates the murder of two teenagers in 1953, their bodies discovered the day before and a few days after the Queen's coronation

Rating: 8.9
10:00pm
Porridge
The Hustler
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Betting fever sweeps Slade Prison, but the stakes rise too high for some of the inmates, stretching honour among thieves to the limit. Vintage comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
10:40pm
Blackadder
Blackadder the Third: Ink and Incapability
Season 3 Episode 2/6

Dr Johnson seeks Prince George's support in publishing his new dictionary, but brainless Baldrick burns the only copy. Edmund sets out to save the English language by rewriting the great man's masterpiece - but he has only one night to complete it. Comedy, guest starring Robbie Coltrane, with Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
11:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Australia House
Season 3 Episode 6/6

Frank goes to Australia House to discuss his emigration request, but his lack of qualifications leaves the official decidedly unimpressed. Classic comedy, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.9
12:00am
Secrets of Britain
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The documentary series exploring the less well known side of Britain continues, with this edition exploring MI6, asking whether the shadowy world of espionage and counter-intelligence operations bear any resemblance to the James Bond novels
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
1:00am
World War II: The Price of Empire
The End Of The Beginning
Season 1 Episode 8/13

The key events of 1942, which saw the beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Solomon Islands campaign, and an escalation of the fighting in North Africa
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.7
2:00am
Secrets of War
Super Guns
Season 1 Episode 24/65

The development of superguns, from Germany's Big Bertha to Iraq's secret Project Babylon
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 3.4

Fri 27 Oct

6:00am
Dickinson's Real Deal
Winsford, Cheshire
Season 5 Episode 65/

David Dickinson and antiques experts Michael Hogben, Brenda Haller, Stewart Hofgartner and Alison Chapman visit Winsford in Cheshire, where a Chanel watch proves to be the deal of the day

Rating: 7.2
6:45am
Britain in Motion
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Russ Malkin explores Britain's contribution to the aviation industry

7:10am
Secrets of Britain
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The documentary series exploring the less well known side of Britain continues, with this edition exploring MI6, asking whether the shadowy world of espionage and counter-intelligence operations bear any resemblance to the James Bond novels
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
8:00am
Time Team Specials
Boudica's Lost Tribe: A Time Team Special
Tony Robinson traces the story of the warrior queen, following an excavation in Norfolk that may hold clues to what happened to her tribe, the Iceni, after its defeat at the hands of the Romans. The presenter visits Caistor St Edmund to investigate whether the Empire crushed Boudica's people or if she unwittingly led them to destruction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
9:00am
Murder Maps
The Towpath Murders
Season 3 Episode 3/4

Nicholas Day investigates the murder of two teenagers in 1953, their bodies discovered the day before and a few days after the Queen's coronation

Rating: 8.9
10:05am
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
11:05am
Who Do You Think You Are?
Paul Hollywood
Season 12 Episode 1/10

Paul Hollywood delves into his family history, finding out about his maternal grandfather's experiences in the Second World War, serving as an anti-aircraft gunner in Tunisia and Italy. The Great British Bake Off judge then digs deeper, learning about his Scottish ancestry - and how one of his forebears held down a very demanding job
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.1
12:00pm
Time Team Specials
Secrets of the Saxon Hoard: A Time Team Special
An investigation of the Anglo-Saxon treasure discovered in Staffordshire in 2009, with analysts in Paris and from the British Museum having traced the materials used to Turkey, India and Sri Lanka. Some of the hoard was discovered to be made from recycled jewellery and luxury goods, leading to a better understanding of Britain's Dark Ages and shedding light on the skills of those who made the items. Tony Robinson presents
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
1:00pm
Walking Through History
Walking Through History: Wigan Pier
Season 3 Episode 1/3

Tony Robinson embarks on another expedition through some of Britain's most historic landscapes. He begins with a towpath exploration of industrial engineering along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Setting off from Liverpool, he takes a three-day walk inland to Wigan, ending at the town's iconic pier as he traces the story of the waterway's chaotic construction and its impact on the development of Lancashire

Rating: 2.3
2:00pm
Bahama Blue
Coral
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Looking at the diverse and colourful marine creatures as they live among the coral structures and share the reef under the water
(Subtitles)

3:00pm
Coast
Denmark
Season 5 Episode 7/8

The team visits Denmark where Neil Oliver learns about the concept of `hygge', a feeling of wellbeing almost impossible to translate into any other language. Nick Crane explains why Britain imports so much Danish bacon, Alice Roberts sails aboard a full-scale replica of a Viking longship, and Miranda Krestovnikoff encounters red deer. Mark Horton reveals the story of Heligoland, a tiny island used by the Royal Navy in 1947 for one of the largest non-nuclear explosive detonations in history, and Dick Strawbridge examines the construction of one of the world's largest offshore wind farms
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
Porridge
The Hustler
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Betting fever sweeps Slade Prison, but the stakes rise too high for some of the inmates, stretching honour among thieves to the limit. Vintage comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
4:40pm
Blackadder
Blackadder the Third: Ink and Incapability
Season 3 Episode 2/6

Dr Johnson seeks Prince George's support in publishing his new dictionary, but brainless Baldrick burns the only copy. Edmund sets out to save the English language by rewriting the great man's masterpiece - but he has only one night to complete it. Comedy, guest starring Robbie Coltrane, with Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
5:20pm
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Australia House
Season 3 Episode 6/6

Frank goes to Australia House to discuss his emigration request, but his lack of qualifications leaves the official decidedly unimpressed. Classic comedy, starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.9
6:00pm
Hitler v Churchill: The Eagle and the Lion
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Documentary exploring the rivalry between the leaders of Britain and Germany during the Second World War, and their common experiences during the First World War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6
7:00pm
Hitler v Churchill: The Eagle and the Lion
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. Documentary exploring the rivalry between the leaders of Britain and Germany during the Second World War, and their common experiences during the First World War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6
8:00pm
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
9:00pm
Who Do You Think You Are?
Paul Hollywood
Season 12 Episode 1/10

Paul Hollywood delves into his family history, finding out about his maternal grandfather's experiences in the Second World War, serving as an anti-aircraft gunner in Tunisia and Italy. The Great British Bake Off judge then digs deeper, learning about his Scottish ancestry - and how one of his forebears held down a very demanding job
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.1
10:00pm
The Interviews
Spike Milligan
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The spotlight turns to Spike Milligan, one of the country's most surreal and beloved comedy performers, partly thanks to The Goon Show on radio and Q on television. A combination of his career-spanning chat show appearances and interviews tells his story in his words. Dawn French narrates
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
11:00pm
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)

12:00am
David Starkey's Monarchy
The Children of Henry VIII
Season 2 Episode 3/5

The historian examines the reigns of Henry VIII's three children, revealing how the king's advice to pursue moderation in matters of religion fell on deaf ears as his son Edward enforced extreme Protestantism on the country, only for eldest daughter Mary to reimpose Catholicism after his death. Elizabeth I initially embraced her father's words, but when Mary Queen of Scots arrived in England, religious tensions rose again
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:00am
Hitler v Churchill: The Eagle and the Lion
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. Documentary exploring the rivalry between the leaders of Britain and Germany during the Second World War, and their common experiences during the First World War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6
2:00am
Secrets of War
Vietnam - Special Operations
Season 1 Episode 25/65

Covert operations by Rangers, Seals and Air Commandos during the Vietnam War
(Subtitles)

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

Rating: 3.4