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Thu 21 Sep

6:00am
2Cellos: Live at Arena Pula
Classical crossover duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser perform a concert at the Roman amphitheatre in Pula, Croatia, featuring interpretations of songs including U2's Where the Streets Have No Name, Guns N' Roses' Welcome to the Jungle and AC/DC's Highway to Hell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
8:00am
Auction
Season 2 Episode 10/10

George Stubbs' painting Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath is up for auction in London, and an emerald and diamond tiara goes on sale in Geneva with an estimate of $10million
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 47/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Best Chess Player in the World
Season 7 Episode 2/15

A chess game gets out of control when one of the players learns his wife has been unfaithful
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Proxy
Season 7 Episode 3/15

A chauffeur offers his wealthy employer a solution to an impending scandal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On
The singer-songwriter performs tracks from his 50-year career at London's Royal Albert Hall. Songs include Amarillo, Oh! Carol and That's When the Music Takes Me
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
12:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Elizabeth Taylor
Season 3 Episode 3/13

Movie experts look back over the career of Elizabeth Taylor. Born in London in 1932, the actress made her film debut aged ten, achieved acclaim two years later in National Velvet and won Academy Awards for her roles in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Butterfield 8. The star's fame also spread through her glamorous lifestyle, eight marriages and her extensive jewellery collection
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Have a Nice Death
Season 7 Episode 4/15

A successful author receives threatening phone calls
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Number Eight
Season 7 Episode 5/15

A driver picks up a hitch-hiker, before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:00pm
Auction
Season 3 Episode 1/10

The return of the programme examining intriguing and valuable pieces passing through the world's auction houses. More than 100 pianos go on sale at Conway Hall in central London and a view of Venice by 18th-century artist Francesco Guardi comes up for auction at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 48/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:00pm
The Who: Quadrophenia - Live in London
In a concert at Wembley Arena in 2013, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey complete their tour marking the 40th anniversary of the original release of Quadrophenia. They perform the landmark rock opera in its entirety, including The Real Me, The Punk and the Godfather, Doctor Jimmy, Bell Boy and 5:15
(Subtitles)

5:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Coldplay
Season 4 Episode 5/10

A look at the rise of the band, from their formation in London in 1996 to their bestselling albums, sell-out tours and multiple Grammy Award wins
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
5:30pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Paul Weller
Season 4 Episode 6/10

Music critics examine the work of the singer-songwriter, who was the frontman of the Jam and the Style Council before embarking on a successful solo career
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Marlon Brando
Season 3 Episode 4/13

Film critics look back at the life and career of the American actor, who won Academy Awards for his performances in On the Waterfront and The Godfather
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
Treasures of the British Library
Alison Balsom
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Trumpeter Alison Balsom pick items from the collection, including charts made for Tudor royalty to help protect the country from invasion, and the surprising inventions of one of her ancestors
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
8:00pm
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio: Jeff Daniels
Season 21 Episode 4/6

The star of stage, film and TV tells James Lipton about his long and varied career before showcasing his musical ambitions with a song inspired by Clint Eastwood
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
9:00pm
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
Douglas Tirola's documentary explores the history of the National Lampoon, the American comedy publication and production company from its beginnings in the 1970s, to the modern empire of spin-offs that exist today. Includes interviews with the stars and directors associated with various National Lampoon films, including Chevy Chase, John Landis, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Tim Matheson, John Goodman and Billy Bob Thornton
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
11:00pm
Sex & the Silver Screen
Hollywood Comes of Age
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Examining the end of the Second World War, when American morality changed and film censorship codes were relaxed - though certain movies were still deemed inappropriate
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
12:15am
The Art of the Joy of Sex
In 1972, British author Alex Comfort published The Joy of Sex, an illustrated sex manual detailing a variety of sexual practices and positions. The illustrations were created by British artist and science fiction illustrator Chris Foss and here, modern artist and illustrator Julie Verhoeven reinterprets Foss's original work by having sitters pose for her while also taking an entirely new conceptual approach to the work
(Subtitles)

1:15am
Tales of the Unexpected
Have a Nice Death
Season 7 Episode 4/15

A successful author receives threatening phone calls
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:45am
Tales of the Unexpected
Number Eight
Season 7 Episode 5/15

A driver picks up a hitch-hiker, before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:15am
Auction
Season 3 Episode 1/10

The return of the programme examining intriguing and valuable pieces passing through the world's auction houses. More than 100 pianos go on sale at Conway Hall in central London and a view of Venice by 18th-century artist Francesco Guardi comes up for auction at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:45am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 48/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:15am
Painting the Modern Garden - Monet to Matisse
Behind the scenes with the Royal Academy of Arts for its landmark exhibition examining the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s
(Subtitles)

5:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Ruth Rendell
Season 3 Episode 21/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his 2004 meeting with crime writer Ruth Rendell, who discusses her early career as a reporter and her fascination with the murder mystery genre
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
5:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Patricia Highsmith
Season 3 Episode 22/30

Melvyn Bragg reflects on his 1982 meeting with writer Patricia Highsmith, who discussed Tom Ripley, her most well-known creation and protagonist of five of her novels
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Fri 22 Sep

6:00am
Celtic Woman: Believe
A performance by the music ensemble at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, where they are joined by a troupe of Irish dancers, a 20-piece orchestra, the Atlanta Pipe Band, the Aontas Choir and a 30-strong children's choir . Featuring The Water Is Wide, Green Grow the Rushes, A Woman's Heart, The Parting Glass, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Sailing
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
8:00am
Auction
Auction: Jackie Kennedy Special
Season 8 Episode 11/12

Bonhams auctions a collection of letters written by Jackie Kennedy that she sent to British diplomat David Ormsby-Gore shortly after being widowed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 48/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Have a Nice Death
Season 7 Episode 4/15

A successful author receives threatening phone calls
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Number Eight
Season 7 Episode 5/15

A driver picks up a hitch-hiker, before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
The Who: Quadrophenia - Live in London
In a concert at Wembley Arena in 2013, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey complete their tour marking the 40th anniversary of the original release of Quadrophenia. They perform the landmark rock opera in its entirety, including The Real Me, The Punk and the Godfather, Doctor Jimmy, Bell Boy and 5:15
(Subtitles)

12:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Marlon Brando
Season 3 Episode 4/13

Film critics look back at the life and career of the American actor, who won Academy Awards for his performances in On the Waterfront and The Godfather
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Last of the Midnight Garden
Season 7 Episode 6/15

A competition to find the best murder story attracts an unusually high level of attention. Jane Asher and Patrick Mower star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Gift of Beauty
Season 7 Episode 7/15

A woman kills her husband to be with her young lover, but is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:00pm
Auction
Season 3 Episode 2/10

Bonhams prepares to sell a special Jaguar E-Type at the Goodwood Revival festival and a rarely seen Picasso comes up for auction in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 49/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:00pm
Supertramp: Live in Paris '79
The rock band's performance at the Pavillon de Paris on their Breakfast in America tour in November 1979, tracks from which made up the majority of their 1980 live album Paris. Featuring The Logical Song, Give a Little Bit and Dreamer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
5:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: The Clash
Season 4 Episode 8/10

Music critics examine the career of the punk rock band, who helped define the genre's sound
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
5:30pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Tina Turner
Season 4 Episode 9/10

Music critics examine the life and music of the American singer, who rose to fame in the 1960s alongside then-husband Ike Turner, before enjoying a highly successful solo career
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Audrey Hepburn
Season 3 Episode 5/13

A look at the life and career of fashion icon, philanthropist and actress Audrey Hepburn, who starred in films including Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Acid House
Season 1 Episode 7/19

Noddy Holder narrates a look at the combination of personalities and events that gave rise to acid house music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
8:00pm
The Sixties
The British Invasion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at how American culture was forever altered by The Beatles and the new wave of British bands and artists that followed

Rating: 7.1
9:00pm
Rock and Roll
Poetry
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Joni Mitchell, Chuck D and Pete Doherty are among those reflecting on how lyrics became the poetry of the modern age, featuring words bursting with emotions

Rating: 8.5
10:30pm
Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The American record producer search for musical talent from the UK and Ireland takes him to see buskers in York, before discovering a very special rock 'n' roll cellist in Glasgow
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
11:30pm
The Making of Marc Bolan
Documentary telling the story of how East End boy Mark Feld became a glam rock superstar as the frontman of T. Rex. Featuring contributions from friends, family and well-known fans
(Subtitles)

12:30am
More Than This: The Story of Roxy Music
Documentary examining the background and influences of the rock group formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, detailing the changing relationships between band members and their return to the stage and studio in 2001. Featuring interviews with former band members, as well as Duran Duran's John Taylor, Siouxsie Sioux and former Sex Pistol Steve Jones
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
1:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Last of the Midnight Garden
Season 7 Episode 6/15

A competition to find the best murder story attracts an unusually high level of attention. Jane Asher and Patrick Mower star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Gift of Beauty
Season 7 Episode 7/15

A woman kills her husband to be with her young lover, but is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:30am
Auction
Season 3 Episode 2/10

Bonhams prepares to sell a special Jaguar E-Type at the Goodwood Revival festival and a rarely seen Picasso comes up for auction in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
3:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 49/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:30am
Rock and Roll
Poetry
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Joni Mitchell, Chuck D and Pete Doherty are among those reflecting on how lyrics became the poetry of the modern age, featuring words bursting with emotions

Rating: 8.5
5:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Andrew Wyeth
Season 3 Episode 23/30

Melvyn Bragg reflects on an episode of his arts programme from 1980 in which he met American artist Andrew Wyeth at his Pennsylvania home
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
5:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Alice Walker
Season 3 Episode 24/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his 1992 interview with American author Alice Walker, whose novel Possessing the Secret of Joy tackled the subject of female genital mutilation
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Sat 23 Sep

6:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: James Mason
Season 2 Episode 13/14

Leading film critics discuss the life and career of Huddersfield-born James Mason, who graduated from Cambridge University in the early 1930s before making his name as a leading man in British cinema. He then left for America where he became one of Hollywood's biggest stars, taking lead roles in films including The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Julius Caesar, Georgy Girl, The Boys from Brazil, The Verdict and Salem's Lot
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Marilyn Monroe
Season 3 Episode 1/13

Film critics discuss the life and career of actress Marilyn Monroe, who overcame a troubled childhood to become one of Hollywood's most famous stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
8:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Season 6 Episode 6/13

An American airman returns to England for a nostalgic visit, but his plans turn sour. Starring Van Johnson, Geoffrey Bayldon, Margaraet Courtenay and Anne Carroll
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Vorpal Blade
Season 6 Episode 7/13

An elderly aristocrat recalls a duel fought in Germany in the 1920s, and reveals a shocking secret. Drama, starring Peter Cushing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Wrong 'Un
Season 6 Episode 8/13

A businessman ignores valuable advice and invites a woman up to his hotel room, where he finds himself in trouble
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Luncheon
Season 6 Episode 9/13

A woman persuades a naive writer to buy her lunch at her fiance's restaurant. Drama, starring Gayle Hunnicutt and Bosco Hogan
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Tribute
Season 6 Episode 10/13

Three aristocratic ladies are reunited by the death of a woman who once served their families. They invite the deceased's niece to lunch, but she proves a surprising guest
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Hit and Run
Season 6 Episode 11/13

A doctor is distraught when his wife disappears, but he finds life has its own surprises. With John Duttine, Susan Penhaligon and Brenda Blethyn
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
11:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2016: Stowe
Season 2 Episode 6/9

The competition moves to Stowe, Buckinghamshire, where the artists attempt to capture views of the country house and its gardens. Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell host
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Tate Britain's Great British Walks
Cerys Matthews & Turner
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Musician and broadcaster Cerys Matthews joins art curator Gus Casely-Hayford on a walk along the Scotland-England border to take in sites made famous by JMW Turner
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
1:00pm
Painting the Johnsons
Documentary about artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl, the mother of politician Boris Johnson, exploring the challenges she has faced throughout her life
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
2:00pm
Faberge: A Life of Its Own
Documentary examining the history of the jewellery firm, which is one of the most prestigious producers of luxury items, featuring insights from experts and interviews with the members of the Faberge family
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.5
3:30pm
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music
1966
A TV special from December 1966 in which the singer performs tracks including Fly Me to the Moon, Luck Be a Lady and That's Life, with a guest appearance by daughter Nancy

4:40pm
The Sixties
The British Invasion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at how American culture was forever altered by The Beatles and the new wave of British bands and artists that followed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
5:40pm
Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The American record producer search for musical talent from the UK and Ireland takes him to see buskers in York, before discovering a very special rock 'n' roll cellist in Glasgow
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
6:40pm
The Rolling Stones Return to Hyde Park - Sweet Summer Sun
In July 1969, the Rolling Stones played in front of 200,000 fans for free at the central London park, a landmark gig that came only two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones. In 2013, having already wowed the crowd at Glastonbury, the veteran band returned to Hyde Park on two consecutive Saturday nights as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Here Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the others treat 100,000 fans to their greatest hits, including Gimme Shelter, Jumpin' Jack Flash, You Can't Always Get What You Want and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and there is a special appearance by former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor - who made his debut with the band at the original concert in '69

8:00pm
Classic Artists: Jethro Tull
The story of the classic rock band from Luton, Jethro Tull, responsible for such renowned hits as Aqualung, Living in the Past, and Thick As a Brick
(Subtitles)

10:30pm
Deep Purple: From Here to Infinity
Documentary telling the story of the pioneering and influential British heavy rock band, with cameras also following them as they enter the studio to record a new album
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
12:00am
Rock and Roll
Poetry
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Joni Mitchell, Chuck D and Pete Doherty are among those reflecting on how lyrics became the poetry of the modern age, featuring words bursting with emotions

Rating: 8.5
1:30am
Bob Dylan: The Folk Years
Drawing on rare footage of Bob Dylan in performance, this documentary explores the factors that shaped the musician's early career and deals with the thorny issue of acoustic versus electric. Featuring archive performances of Baby, Please Don't Go, Hard Times in New York Town, Lonesome Whistle Blues, Fixin' to Die, Man of Constant Sorrow, Blowin' in the Wind, A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall and The Times They Are a-Changin'
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.2
3:00am
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
Douglas Tirola's documentary explores the history of the National Lampoon, the American comedy publication and production company from its beginnings in the 1970s, to the modern empire of spin-offs that exist today. Includes interviews with the stars and directors associated with various National Lampoon films, including Chevy Chase, John Landis, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Tim Matheson, John Goodman and Billy Bob Thornton
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
5:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 45/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
5:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 46/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9

Sun 24 Sep

6:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Frank Sinatra
Season 3 Episode 2/13

An intimate profile of the entertainer, tracing his rise from New Jersey high-school dropout to Grammy Award-winning singer and Oscar-winning actor
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Elizabeth Taylor
Season 3 Episode 3/13

Movie experts look back over the career of Elizabeth Taylor. Born in London in 1932, the actress made her film debut aged ten, achieved acclaim two years later in National Velvet and won Academy Awards for her roles in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Butterfield 8. The star's fame also spread through her glamorous lifestyle, eight marriages and her extensive jewellery collection
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
8:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Marlon Brando
Season 3 Episode 4/13

Film critics look back at the life and career of the American actor, who won Academy Awards for his performances in On the Waterfront and The Godfather
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Youth from Vienna
Season 6 Episode 12/13

Three close friends discover an elixir of youth, but there is only enough for two of them. Drama, starring Dick Smothers and Sharon Gless
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Turn of the Tide
Season 6 Episode 13/13

A man murders his friend, but the forces of nature are against him. Richard Basehart stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Dirty Detail
Season 7 Episode 1/15

Vietnam veteran Fred Pearson is a broken man after years of punishment from his sergeant, but years later he gets his chance for revenge. Kevin Dobson and George Peppard star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Best Chess Player in the World
Season 7 Episode 2/15

A chess game gets out of control when one of the players learns his wife has been unfaithful
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
11:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2016: Margate Harbour - Semi-Final
Season 2 Episode 7/9

Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell present the semi-final from Margate in Kent, where the artists are challenged to paint views of the harbour
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge
Landscapes
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Giles Coren and Rose Balston challenge members of the public to pick out a fake by Antonia Williams hidden among 10 British landscapes at the National Museum Cardiff
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.9
1:00pm
Treasures of the British Library
Alison Balsom
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Trumpeter Alison Balsom pick items from the collection, including charts made for Tudor royalty to help protect the country from invasion, and the surprising inventions of one of her ancestors
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
2:00pm
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio: Jeff Daniels
Season 21 Episode 4/6

The star of stage, film and TV tells James Lipton about his long and varied career before showcasing his musical ambitions with a song inspired by Clint Eastwood
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
3:00pm
Bolero
The Paris Opera Ballet performs Maurice Bejart's production of the one-act ballet set to Maurice Ravel's orchestral piece

Rating: 8.7
3:20pm
Andre Rieu: And the Waltz Goes On
Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra capture the sights and sounds of Vienna as they play at the city's Town Hall, performing an enchanting collection of songs against the backdrop of the classical music capital
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
6:15pm
LSO: Sir Simon Rattle Conducts Delage, Ravel and Dutilleux With Leonidas
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, performs a special French programme, featuring pieces by Delage, Ravel and Dutilleux

Rating: 10
8:00pm
Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The American record producer search for musical talent from the UK and Ireland takes him to see buskers in York, before discovering a very special rock 'n' roll cellist in Glasgow
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
9:00pm
Deep Purple With Orchestra: Live At Montreux 2011
The band play their classic hits with the accompaniment of a full symphony orchestra conducted by Stephen Bentley-Klein, in Montreux in 2011

11:00pm
The Sixties
The British Invasion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at how American culture was forever altered by The Beatles and the new wave of British bands and artists that followed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
12:00am
Jimi Hendrix: American Landing
Documentary charting the rise of the guitarist, who become a global star following his incendiary performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
1:15am
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
Documentary about renegade New York artists who created vast earthworks in the desolate American southwest during the 1960s and '70s
(Subtitles)

2:40am
LSO: Sir Simon Rattle Conducts Delage, Ravel and Dutilleux With Leonidas
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, performs a special French programme, featuring pieces by Delage, Ravel and Dutilleux

Rating: 10
4:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 47/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 48/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
5:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 49/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9

Mon 25 Sep

6:00am
Mariinsky Ballet: Cinderella
Set to Prokofiev's magical score, Alexei Ratmansky's take on the classic folk tale features vibrant choreography, feisty humour and a glamorous 1930s twist

Rating: 10
8:00am
Auction
Basquiat Special
Season 8 Episode 12/12

Examining intriguing and valuable pieces passing through the world's auction houses

Rating: 8.6
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 49/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Last of the Midnight Garden
Season 7 Episode 6/15

A competition to find the best murder story attracts an unusually high level of attention. Jane Asher and Patrick Mower star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Gift of Beauty
Season 7 Episode 7/15

A woman kills her husband to be with her young lover, but is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Supertramp: Live in Paris '79
The rock band's performance at the Pavillon de Paris on their Breakfast in America tour in November 1979, tracks from which made up the majority of their 1980 live album Paris. Featuring The Logical Song, Give a Little Bit and Dreamer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
12:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Audrey Hepburn
Season 3 Episode 5/13

A look at the life and career of fashion icon, philanthropist and actress Audrey Hepburn, who starred in films including Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Wet Saturday
Season 7 Episode 8/15

When his disabled daughter commits a terrible act, a father must cover it up or risk losing his social standing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Sauce for the Goose
Season 7 Episode 9/15

The fate of a newlywed seems sealed after he suffers a string of accidents similar to his wife's first husband
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:00pm
Auction
Season 3 Episode 3/10

A larger-than-life Ron Mueck sculpture of a baby causes a furore at Christie's, and an RMS Titanic crew member's suitcase comes up for auction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 1/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Iggy Pop
Season 4 Episode 10/10

Music critics discuss the life and career of the singer, whose band the Stooges laid the foundation for punk in the late 1960s
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
3:25pm
The Rolling Stones Return to Hyde Park - Sweet Summer Sun
In July 1969, the Rolling Stones played in front of 200,000 fans for free at the central London park, a landmark gig that came only two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones. In 2013, having already wowed the crowd at Glastonbury, the veteran band returned to Hyde Park on two consecutive Saturday nights as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Here Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the others treat 100,000 fans to their greatest hits, including Gimme Shelter, Jumpin' Jack Flash, You Can't Always Get What You Want and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and there is a special appearance by former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor - who made his debut with the band at the original concert in '69

4:45pm
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 1/13

Liza Minnelli, Shirley MacLaine, Mickey Rooney and Debbie Reynolds are among the stars reflecting on Hollywood's most successful musical films in an examination of the genre's history. The first episode looks at Alan Crosland's 1927 movie The Jazz Singer, which ushered in the talkie era and changed the face of cinema
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Gene Kelly
Season 3 Episode 6/13

Leading film critics examine the life and career of the actor, dancer and choreographer, who co-directed and starred in classic musical Singin' in the Rain
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
Tate Britain's Great British Walks
Michael Sheen
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Actor Michael Sheen embarks on a journey to south Wales, where he and art historian Gus Casely-Hayford walk in the footsteps of artist Josef Herman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
8:00pm
Josh Groban: Stages Live
The singer celebrates Broadway musicals, performing numbers including Somewhere Over the Rainbow and You'll Never Walk Alone, and duetting with Kelly Clarkson on All I Ask of You

Rating: 10
9:55pm
Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden
The Canadian singer performs hits including Home and Me and Mrs Jones at the New York City venue. Featuring build-up to the concert and backstage footage
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
11:15pm
Elvis: The Final Hours
Documentary exploring the highs and lows of Elvis Presley's life, as told by a small group of the singer's closest friends and confidants
(Subtitles)

12:15am
Painting the Johnsons
Documentary about artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl, the mother of politician Boris Johnson, exploring the challenges she has faced throughout her life
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
1:15am
Tales of the Unexpected
Wet Saturday
Season 7 Episode 8/15

When his disabled daughter commits a terrible act, a father must cover it up or risk losing his social standing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:45am
Tales of the Unexpected
Sauce for the Goose
Season 7 Episode 9/15

The fate of a newlywed seems sealed after he suffers a string of accidents similar to his wife's first husband
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:15am
Auction
Season 3 Episode 3/10

A larger-than-life Ron Mueck sculpture of a baby causes a furore at Christie's, and an RMS Titanic crew member's suitcase comes up for auction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:45am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 1/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:15am
A John Williams Celebration: LA Opening Gala 2014
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a tribute to composer John Williams, the man behind the scores to Star Wars, Jaws and Schindler's List among others

Rating: 7.2
5:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Peter Kosminsky
Season 3 Episode 25/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his 2009 meeting with writer, director and producer Peter Kosminsky, whose acclaimed TV dramas include Britz and Shoot to Kill
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
5:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Terence Davies
Season 3 Episode 26/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his 1992 meeting with film director Terence Davies, a candid interviewee who found a love for musicals after a troubled childhood
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Tue 26 Sep

6:00am
Bolero
The Paris Opera Ballet performs Maurice Bejart's production of the one-act ballet set to Maurice Ravel's orchestral piece

Rating: 8.7
6:20am
Daniel Barenboim: The Warsaw Recital
The celebrated Argentine-born pianist showcases his partiality for Chopin in a performance dedicated to the works of the Polish composer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
8:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 1/

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Wet Saturday
Season 7 Episode 8/15

When his disabled daughter commits a terrible act, a father must cover it up or risk losing his social standing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
8:55am
Tales of the Unexpected
Sauce for the Goose
Season 7 Episode 9/15

The fate of a newlywed seems sealed after he suffers a string of accidents similar to his wife's first husband
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:25am
The Rolling Stones Return to Hyde Park - Sweet Summer Sun
In July 1969, the Rolling Stones played in front of 200,000 fans for free at the central London park, a landmark gig that came only two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones. In 2013, having already wowed the crowd at Glastonbury, the veteran band returned to Hyde Park on two consecutive Saturday nights as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Here Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the others treat 100,000 fans to their greatest hits, including Gimme Shelter, Jumpin' Jack Flash, You Can't Always Get What You Want and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and there is a special appearance by former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor - who made his debut with the band at the original concert in '69

10:45am
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 1/13

Liza Minnelli, Shirley MacLaine, Mickey Rooney and Debbie Reynolds are among the stars reflecting on Hollywood's most successful musical films in an examination of the genre's history. The first episode looks at Alan Crosland's 1927 movie The Jazz Singer, which ushered in the talkie era and changed the face of cinema
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
12:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Gene Kelly
Season 3 Episode 6/13

Leading film critics examine the life and career of the actor, dancer and choreographer, who co-directed and starred in classic musical Singin' in the Rain
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Bird of Prey
Season 7 Episode 10/15

Jack and Edna's parrot lays a strange egg, but when the chick hatches it appears to be watching them
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
I Like It Here in Wilmington
Season 7 Episode 11/15

A troubled businessman contemplates murdering his wife so he can get his hands on her trust fund
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:00pm
Auction
Season 3 Episode 4/10

Memorabilia from the Space Race of the 1960s is auctioned in New York, while in London, author Jeffrey Archer is having a clear out of his art collection
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 2/

More budding artists take up the challenge of painting a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: U2
Season 5 Episode 1/

Music critics discuss the lives and careers of the members of the Irish rock band
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
3:30pm
A MusiCares Tribute
Paul McCartney: A MusiCares Tribute
Eddie Izzard hosts the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner and tribute concert at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, with guest of honour Paul McCartney kicking off proceedings. Artists including Alicia Keys, Tony Bennett, Norah Jones, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Neil Young and James Taylor then perform songs from the former Beatle's back catalogue, including Blackbird, Here,There and Everywhere, Oh! Darling, Jet, We Can Work it Out, Hey Jude, I Saw Her Standing There and Yesterday, before McCartney returns to the stage for the finale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.7
4:45pm
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 2/13

A look at how Hollywood used the musical as a way to provide much-needed escapism during the Great Depression of the early 1930s, and introduced stars like Shirley Temple
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Rita Hayworth
Season 3 Episode 7/13

A profile of the American actress who was one of the leading Hollywood stars of the 1940s and appeared in films including The Lady from Shanghai and Gilda
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
The Sixties
The British Invasion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at how American culture was forever altered by The Beatles and the new wave of British bands and artists that followed
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
8:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Elton John
Season 2 Episode 7/9

Friends, fans and fellow musicians reflect on Elton John's career, exploring his greatest hits, as well as his work on The Lion King and Billy Elliot
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
9:00pm
Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Imelda May trawls the streets, bars and clubs of Dublin to recruit the country's best undiscovered musical talent for a special concert celebrating Tony Visconti
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
10:00pm
Rock and Roll
Poetry
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Joni Mitchell, Chuck D and Pete Doherty are among those reflecting on how lyrics became the poetry of the modern age, featuring words bursting with emotions

Rating: 8.5
11:30pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Leonard Cohen
Season 5 Episode 21/

Music critics discuss the life and career of the Canadian singer-songwriter, known for his poetic lyrics in songs including Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
12:00am
Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Imelda May trawls the streets, bars and clubs of Dublin to recruit the country's best undiscovered musical talent for a special concert celebrating Tony Visconti
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
1:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Bird of Prey
Season 7 Episode 10/15

Jack and Edna's parrot lays a strange egg, but when the chick hatches it appears to be watching them
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
I Like It Here in Wilmington
Season 7 Episode 11/15

A troubled businessman contemplates murdering his wife so he can get his hands on her trust fund
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:00am
Auction
Season 3 Episode 4/10

Memorabilia from the Space Race of the 1960s is auctioned in New York, while in London, author Jeffrey Archer is having a clear out of his art collection
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 2/

More budding artists take up the challenge of painting a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:00am
Nina Simone Live in '65 and '68
Two concerts by the jazz singer filmed for television broadcast in Holland and Britain in 1965 and 1968 respectively, including performances of Tomorrow Is My Turn, Mississippi Goddam, Four Women, The Ballad of Hollis Brown, I Put a Spell on You and Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
(Subtitles)

4:25am
Jiri Kylian's Bella Figura
The Nederlands Dans Theater perform the choreographer's abstract work celebrating the human body and spirit

Rating: 10
5:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Pet Shop Boys
Season 3 Episode 27/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his 1992 meeting with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys, and reflects on their remarkable rise to stardom
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
5:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Blur
Season 3 Episode 28/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits an episode of his arts programme from 1999 in which rock band Blur reflected on their meteoric rise to stardom during the Britpop era
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Wed 27 Sep

6:00am
Brahms & Szymanowski Symphonies
Season 1 Episode 1/

Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in the first symphonies of Brahms and Szymanowski, as well as the latter's Violin Concerto No 1 with soloist Janine Jansen

8:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 2/

More budding artists take up the challenge of painting a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Bird of Prey
Season 7 Episode 10/15

Jack and Edna's parrot lays a strange egg, but when the chick hatches it appears to be watching them
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
I Like It Here in Wilmington
Season 7 Episode 11/15

A troubled businessman contemplates murdering his wife so he can get his hands on her trust fund
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
A MusiCares Tribute
Paul McCartney: A MusiCares Tribute
Eddie Izzard hosts the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner and tribute concert at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, with guest of honour Paul McCartney kicking off proceedings. Artists including Alicia Keys, Tony Bennett, Norah Jones, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Neil Young and James Taylor then perform songs from the former Beatle's back catalogue, including Blackbird, Here,There and Everywhere, Oh! Darling, Jet, We Can Work it Out, Hey Jude, I Saw Her Standing There and Yesterday, before McCartney returns to the stage for the finale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.7
10:45am
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 2/13

A look at how Hollywood used the musical as a way to provide much-needed escapism during the Great Depression of the early 1930s, and introduced stars like Shirley Temple
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
12:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Rita Hayworth
Season 3 Episode 7/13

A profile of the American actress who was one of the leading Hollywood stars of the 1940s and appeared in films including The Lady from Shanghai and Gilda
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Accidental Death
Season 7 Episode 12/15

Two villains decide to take advantage of an old man
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Reconciliation
Season 7 Episode 13/15

An unhappy man decides to give up on his boring marriage - but his wife seems unwilling to co-operate
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:00pm
Auction
Season 3 Episode 5/10

An Andy Warhol self-portrait causes a stir when it goes on sale in London. Two Winter Bears by Jeff Koons and a painting by Edward Poynter also come up for auction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 3/

More budding artists take up the challenge of painting a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Meat Loaf
Season 5 Episode 4/

Music journalists examine the life and music of Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, the larger-than-life singer-songwriter behind Bat Out of Hell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
3:30pm
Queen - The Magic Years
Documentary about the rock group's rise to fame and eventual superstardom, including profiles of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
4:45pm
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 3/13

The celebration of song and dance in Hollywood continues to look at the 1930s, when stars including Shirley Temple and Betty Grable became household names
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Sophia Loren
Season 3 Episode 8/13

A profile of the Italian-French actress, who won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1962 for her role as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge
Animals
Season 1 Episode 6/8

Giles Coren and Rose Balston are at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, where members of the public are challenged to spot a fake by artist Nicholas Pace
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.9
8:00pm
Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Imelda May trawls the streets, bars and clubs of Dublin to recruit the country's best undiscovered musical talent for a special concert celebrating Tony Visconti
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
9:00pm
Meat Loaf Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
A 2004 concert by the rock singer, accompanied by his own backing band as well as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and singer Patti Russo. Featuring hits including I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That), Two Out of Three Ain't Bad and Paradise by the Dashboard Light
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
10:00pm
Chaplin: The Birth Of The Tramp
Documentary charting Charlie Chaplin's rise to stardom, looking beyond the iconic toothbrush moustache, bowler hat, walking cane and splayed feet
(Subtitles)

11:15pm
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
A profile of the actor, director, screenwriter and playwright, making use of archive interviews and clips from his stage, screen and radio work
(Subtitles)

1:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Accidental Death
Season 7 Episode 12/15

Two villains decide to take advantage of an old man
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Reconciliation
Season 7 Episode 13/15

An unhappy man decides to give up on his boring marriage - but his wife seems unwilling to co-operate
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:00am
Auction
Season 3 Episode 5/10

An Andy Warhol self-portrait causes a stir when it goes on sale in London. Two Winter Bears by Jeff Koons and a painting by Edward Poynter also come up for auction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 3/

More budding artists take up the challenge of painting a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:00am
Tim Marlow: Art's Greatest Failures
The critic examines why failure is a necessary evil in the creative process, from Old Masters including da Vinci and Rembrandt, to contemporary artists Gavin Turk and Michael Landy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
4:00am
Darbar Festival 2016
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Performances from the festival at London's Southbank Centre that celebrates the diversity of Indian classical music

5:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Elizabeth Taylor
Season 3 Episode 29/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back at his 1992 meeting with actress Elizabeth Taylor, who discussed topics including the making of her 1966 classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
5:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Jodie Foster
Season 3 Episode 30/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits a profile of Jodie Foster
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5