Sky Arts

Back to Grid Sky Arts TV Listings

Fri 28 Jul

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
7:50am
Classical Destinations
Bela Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances Aco
The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs music by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok

Rating: 6
8:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 40/

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

Rating: 7.2
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 41/

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

Rating: 7.2
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Landlady
Season 1 Episode 5/12

A landlady appears kind and friendly - but her last two guests disappeared two years ago. Siobhan McKenna and Leonard Preston star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Neck
Season 1 Episode 6/12

A butler plots vengeance on his master's bed-hopping wife. Drama, starring John Gielgud, Joan Collins and Peter Bowles
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Peter Ackroyd's Venice
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Peter Ackroyd tells the story of Venetian music, from the songs of women on the seashore, to the sacred music of Antonio Vivaldi
(Subtitles)

11:00am
Auction
Season 5 Episode 9/10

An Aston Martin DB5 goes up for sale at an auction in London, and queues build up in Paris as buyers aim to get their hands on a great deal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
11:30am
Auction
Season 5 Episode 10/10

A sale of works by Kees van Dongen shows Normandy's resorts 100 years ago and buyers flock to Sussex in search of Oriental art
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
12:00pm
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
12:30pm
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)

Rating: 7.2
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Richard Harris
Season 6 Episode 3/

A look at the life and career of the Irish actor, exploring his roles in movies including This Sporting Life, Camelot A Man Called Horse and the first two Harry Potter films

Rating: 7.5
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 42/

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

Rating: 7.2
2:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 43/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Edward the Conqueror
Season 1 Episode 7/12

A housewife befriends a stray cat and suddenly finds her life begins to change. Drama, starring Joseph Cotten and Wendy Hiller
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
A Dip in the Pool
Season 1 Episode 8/12

An American tourist on board a trans-Atlantic liner stakes everything on the biggest gamble of his life. Jack Weston and Gladys Spencer star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
4:00pm
Peter Ackroyd's Venice
Season 1 Episode 4/4

The author explores the history of theatre, parades and carnivals in the city, discovering the controversy behind the rebuilding of its opera house La Fenice
(Subtitles)

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: James Coburn
Season 6 Episode 4/

A profile of the American actor, who starred in The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Cross of Iron and won an Oscar for his role in Affliction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
The Summer of Love
The story of the cultural, social, and political changes that were brought about following the 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
8:00pm
Classic Albums
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Season 1 Episode 5/18

Elton John discusses the making of his chart-topping 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, while lyricist Bernie Taupin adds a personal insight into how the songs were written
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.6
9:00pm
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
10:15pm
Queen - Live in Rio
The band's historic opening performance at the Rock in Rio festival in 1985, playing Love of My Life, Tie Your Mother Down and Radio Gaga to an audience of more than 250,000
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.7
11:30pm
Elton John: Million Dollar Piano
The musician plays a selection of his greatest hits, recorded during his residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Featuring performances of Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Tiny Dancer, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I'm Still Standing and Circle of Life
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
1:45am
Tales of the Unexpected
Edward the Conqueror
Season 1 Episode 7/12

A housewife befriends a stray cat and suddenly finds her life begins to change. Drama, starring Joseph Cotten and Wendy Hiller
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:15am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Dip in the Pool
Season 1 Episode 8/12

An American tourist on board a trans-Atlantic liner stakes everything on the biggest gamble of his life. Jack Weston and Gladys Spencer star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:45am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 42/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:15am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 43/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:45am
The South Bank Show Originals
South Bank Show Originals: John Lee Hooker
Season 1 Episode 27/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits his 1993 profile of the American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, in which Hooker talked about his life and music. With a contribution by soul singer James Hunter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
4:15am
The South Bank Show Originals
South Bank Show Originals: Daniel Barenboim: Daniel Barenboim
Season 1 Episode 28/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back at a 2003 profile of Argentine pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, which was conducted in Seville prior to a Proms performance with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
4:45am
Classical Destinations
E Elgar - Live Intro & Allegro for String and Orchestra
The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs Edward Elgar's intro and allegro for strings and orchestra

Rating: 6
5:00am
Auction
Season 5 Episode 9/10

An Aston Martin DB5 goes up for sale at an auction in London, and queues build up in Paris as buyers aim to get their hands on a great deal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 5 Episode 10/10

A sale of works by Kees van Dongen shows Normandy's resorts 100 years ago and buyers flock to Sussex in search of Oriental art
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6

Sat 29 Jul

6:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 34/

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

Rating: 7.2
6:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 35/

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

Rating: 7.2
7:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 36/

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

Rating: 7.2
7:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 37/

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

Rating: 7.2
8:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 38/

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

Rating: 7.2
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Time to Die
Season 9 Episode 8/9

A romantic Frenchman is forced into a decision when his mistress falls pregnant
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Mr Knowall
Season 9 Episode 9/9

A woman discovers the disturbing secret of an archaeologist able to immediately date relics with unerring accuracy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Man from the South
Season 1 Episode 1/12

A man on holiday in the West Indies become involved in a bizarre bet with a stranger. Starring Pamela Stephenson, Jose Ferrer and Michael Ontkean
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
Season 1 Episode 2/12

An unfaithful wife receives a mink coat from her lover - and must explain the gift to her husband's satisfaction. Starring Richard Greene, Julie Harris and Michael Hordern
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
William and Mary
Season 1 Episode 3/12

By persuading a surgeon to perform a macabre experiment, a man continues to dominate his wife after his death. Elaine Stritch and Marius Goring star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
11:00am
Joan Baez: Live in New York
The folk singer-songwriter performs alongside stars including David Crosby, Damien Rice and Paul Simon in a concert at New York's Beacon Theatre in celebration of her 75th birthday

1:00pm
Cambridge Folk Festival 2016
Season 1 Episode 1/2

Part one of two. Highlights from the annual event at Cherry Hinton Hall, where performers included KT Tunstall, Christy Moore, Gogol Bordello and Kate Rusby

Rating: 8.7
3:00pm
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 7/8

Will Best explores the world of anime in Tokyo, Carrie Scott travels to Delhi, June Sarpong visits Christie's, and Kate Bryan and Charming Baker report on London's art scene
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
4:00pm
Battle at Versailles
The 1973 Palace of Versailles fashion show, where American fashion took a leap forward, racial barriers were broken and the industry transformed. Narrated by Stanley Tucci
(Subtitles)

5:15pm
Eric Clapton Plays Baloise Session
Eric Clapton and his band conclude their 2013 concert tour at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, playing Don't Go to Strangers, Since You Said Goodbye, Call Me the Breeze, Cocaine and After Midnight. Clapton then sits down for an acoustic session, in which he performs Driftin', Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out, Goodnight Irene and Layla
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
6:45pm
Joe Cocker: Fire It Up - Live
A 2013 performance at Cologne's Lanxess Arena by the singer, featuring songs including Up Where We Belong, Unchain My Heart and With a Little Help from My Friends

9:00pm
Bob Dylan: No Direction Home
Martin Scorsese's two-part profile of the singer, featuring rare interviews and archive footage. The first half examines Dylan's formative years, with contributions by childhood friends and teachers on his earliest musical efforts and also explores his arrival on New York's thriving early 1960s folk scene and the artists who influenced his work. In his own words, Dylan tells how he became smitten with folk music as the story shifts from the iron range in Minnesota to Greenwich Village in New York City, with characters including Dave Van Ronk, the king of Greenwich village folk clubs, Joan Baez, queen of the folk music world, and Allen Ginsburg, America's beat poet laureate

11:15pm
Bob Dylan: No Direction Home
Conclusion. Martin Scorsese's profile of the singer takes a dark turn. Already a phenomenon at the age of 23, Dylan struggled to find a new musical vocabulary. The old Left hoped he would be a political activist, while the media wanted him to articulate the concerns of America's youth, but neither role interested Dylan

1:00am
The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash
How the singer sought spiritual fulfilment in music, scripture and visits to the Holy Land. Featuring archive footage and interviews with friends and family
(Subtitles)

2:00am
Elton John: Million Dollar Piano
The musician plays a selection of his greatest hits, recorded during his residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Featuring performances of Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Tiny Dancer, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I'm Still Standing and Circle of Life
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
4:15am
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
5:15am
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Oscar-winning film about Holocaust survivor and pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, who shares her views on how to live a long and happy life, and discusses music, laughter and how to remain optimistic come what may. Herz-Sommer lived in Belsize Park in north-west London and died in February at the age of 110, just a week before Malcolm Clarke's film won Best Short Subject Documentary at the Academy Awards
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10

Sun 30 Jul

6:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Lamb to the Slaughter
Season 1 Episode 4/12

The killing of a policeman proves baffling - the murder weapon cannot be determined, nor can it be found. Susan George and Brian Blessed star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
6:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Landlady
Season 1 Episode 5/12

A landlady appears kind and friendly - but her last two guests disappeared two years ago. Siobhan McKenna and Leonard Preston star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
7:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Neck
Season 1 Episode 6/12

A butler plots vengeance on his master's bed-hopping wife. Drama, starring John Gielgud, Joan Collins and Peter Bowles
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
7:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Edward the Conqueror
Season 1 Episode 7/12

A housewife befriends a stray cat and suddenly finds her life begins to change. Drama, starring Joseph Cotten and Wendy Hiller
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
8:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Dip in the Pool
Season 1 Episode 8/12

An American tourist on board a trans-Atlantic liner stakes everything on the biggest gamble of his life. Jack Weston and Gladys Spencer star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 39/

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

Rating: 7.2
9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 40/

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

Rating: 7.2
9:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 41/

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

Rating: 7.2
10:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 42/

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

Rating: 7.2
10:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 43/

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

Rating: 7.2
11:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015
Season 1 Episode 2/9

The contestants set up their easels at Trelissick on the Fal Estuary in Cornwall as they attempt to impress judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Artists in Love
Maria Callas & Aristotle Onassis
Season 1 Episode 2/10

The story of the much-publicised relationship of renowned opera star Maria Callas and Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.3
1:00pm
Cambridge Folk Festival 2016
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. Further highlights from the event at Cherry Hinton Hall, where performers included Imelda May, Christy Moore, Gogol Bordello, Kate Rusby and Afro Celt Sound System

Rating: 8.7
3:00pm
The South Bank Show
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Season 7 Episode 2/6

Melvyn Bragg meets award-winning Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard to discuss his life and work, including his six-volume Min Kamp series of autobiographical novels
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
4:00pm
The Animal Symphony
Chris Packham leads an experiment that aims to determine the effect music has on animals, culminating in a concert orchestrated by acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney
(Subtitles)

5:00pm
Too Young to Die
Sharon Tate
Season 1 Episode 4/9

A look at the life of American actress and model Sharon Tate, who was murdered at the age of 26 in 1969 by followers of cult leader Charles Manson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
LSO
Valery Gergiev Conducts Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique
Mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill joins conductor Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

Rating: 9.5
7:50pm
Beat Beat Beat
Cat Stevens
Season 1 Episode 8/11

Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens performs on the 1960s German pop show
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
8:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Eric Clapton
Season 2 Episode 4/9

Documentary exploring the life and career of the guitarist, who is the only musician to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times - as a solo act and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
8:30pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Paul Simon
Season 2 Episode 5/9

Music critics shed fresh light on the career of award-winning American singer-songwriter Paul Simon, whose fame, influence and success began with his partnership with Art Garfunkel

Rating: 7.2
9:00pm
Paul Simon: Live at Hyde Park
The American singer-songwriter performs a career-spanning set at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park

10:20pm
Elvis Costello Plays Baloise Session
The singer-songwriter delivers a set at the Event Halle in Basel, Switzerland, as part of the 2014 Baloise Session music festival

12:00am
Live from the Artists Den
Alabama Shakes
Season 9 Episode 2/4

American blues rock band Alabama Shakes perform in front of around 500 fans at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
1:00am
Bob Dylan: No Direction Home
Martin Scorsese's two-part profile of the singer, featuring rare interviews and archive footage. The first half examines Dylan's formative years, with contributions by childhood friends and teachers on his earliest musical efforts and also explores his arrival on New York's thriving early 1960s folk scene and the artists who influenced his work. In his own words, Dylan tells how he became smitten with folk music as the story shifts from the iron range in Minnesota to Greenwich Village in New York City, with characters including Dave Van Ronk, the king of Greenwich village folk clubs, Joan Baez, queen of the folk music world, and Allen Ginsburg, America's beat poet laureate

3:15am
Bob Dylan: No Direction Home
Conclusion. Martin Scorsese's profile of the singer takes a dark turn. Already a phenomenon at the age of 23, Dylan struggled to find a new musical vocabulary. The old Left hoped he would be a political activist, while the media wanted him to articulate the concerns of America's youth, but neither role interested Dylan

5:00am
Breezin' - The George Benson Story
Documentary about the American soul singer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4

Mon 31 Jul

6:00am
From Berlin to New York
A concert featuring music by the American composers

Rating: 9
7:45am
Classical Destinations
Camille Saint-Saens - Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor
The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs music by Camille Saint-Saens' Rondo Capriccioso in A minor

Rating: 6
8:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 42/

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

Rating: 7.2
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 43/

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

Rating: 7.2
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Edward the Conqueror
Season 1 Episode 7/12

A housewife befriends a stray cat and suddenly finds her life begins to change. Drama, starring Joseph Cotten and Wendy Hiller
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Dip in the Pool
Season 1 Episode 8/12

An American tourist on board a trans-Atlantic liner stakes everything on the biggest gamble of his life. Jack Weston and Gladys Spencer star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Peter Ackroyd's Venice
Season 1 Episode 4/4

The author explores the history of theatre, parades and carnivals in the city, discovering the controversy behind the rebuilding of its opera house La Fenice
(Subtitles)

11:00am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 1/10

The return of the programme examining intriguing and valuable pieces passing through the world's auction houses. At Sotheby's, artist JMW Turner's painting Rome, from Mount Aventine is expected to sell for upwards of £20million
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
11:30am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 2/10

Christie's auctions the precious gems of Princess Eugenie in Geneva, while Sotheby's has a rare miniature portrait of Mozart on offer in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
12:00pm
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
12:30pm
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
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: James Coburn
Season 6 Episode 4/

A profile of the American actor, who starred in The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Cross of Iron and won an Oscar for his role in Affliction

Rating: 7.5
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 44/

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

Rating: 7.2
2:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 45/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Way Up to Heaven
Season 1 Episode 9/12

A woman who worries about being late is taunted by her husband - especially when a trip to America seems doomed after a series of delays. Julie Harris and Roland Culver star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Depart in Peace
Season 1 Episode 10/12

An art collector battles with two beautiful women in a story laced with greed and deceit. Drama, starring Joseph Cotten, Gloria Grahame and Maureen O'Brien
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
4:00pm
National Trust: Garden Treasures
Sissinghurst
Season 1 Episode 1/5

A tour of the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, designed as a series of rooms with hedges for walls by poet and author Vita Sackville-West
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
5:20pm
Arts Scholarships - Sky Academy
Sarah Grant
Season 5 Episode 1/5

A profile of animator and film-maker Sarah Grant, who aims to produce a film fusing stop-motion and hand-drawn images
(New Series)

Rating: 10
5:30pm
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
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Dean Martin
Season 6 Episode 5/

A look at the life and career of the singer and actor, the Rat Pack star famed for his film and stage partnership with comedian Jerry Lewis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
The South Bank Show
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Season 7 Episode 2/6

Melvyn Bragg meets award-winning Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard to discuss his life and work, including his six-volume Min Kamp series of autobiographical novels
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
8:00pm
Music for Mercy
Andrea Bocelli, Carly Paoli, David Foster and Elaine Paige are among the performers at the Roman Forum in this 2016 concert marking the Pope's Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Rating: 9
9:00pm
Andre Rieu: Wedding Special
A concert by the Dutch violinist in which he plays a host of celebratory songs

10:00pm
Andy Williams: My Favourite Duets
A selection of the veteran performer's favourite duets recorded during his decade-long run as host of a weekly variety show on the American network NBC. Featuring Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as Judy Garland singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Ray Charles with What'd I Say
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
11:15pm
Joe Cocker: Fire It Up - Live
A 2013 performance at Cologne's Lanxess Arena by the singer, featuring songs including Up Where We Belong, Unchain My Heart and With a Little Help from My Friends

1:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Way Up to Heaven
Season 1 Episode 9/12

A woman who worries about being late is taunted by her husband - especially when a trip to America seems doomed after a series of delays. Julie Harris and Roland Culver star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Depart in Peace
Season 1 Episode 10/12

An art collector battles with two beautiful women in a story laced with greed and deceit. Drama, starring Joseph Cotten, Gloria Grahame and Maureen O'Brien
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 44/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 45/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:30am
Andre Rieu: Wedding Special
A concert by the Dutch violinist in which he plays a host of celebratory songs

4:30am
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
5:00am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 1/10

The return of the programme examining intriguing and valuable pieces passing through the world's auction houses. At Sotheby's, artist JMW Turner's painting Rome, from Mount Aventine is expected to sell for upwards of £20million
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 2/10

Christie's auctions the precious gems of Princess Eugenie in Geneva, while Sotheby's has a rare miniature portrait of Mozart on offer in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6

Tue 1 Aug

6:00am
Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo
The Royal Swedish Ballet performs choreographer Mats Ek's adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, set to a score by Tchaikovsky. From Sadler's Wells Theatre in London
(Subtitles)

7:55am
Classical Destinations
Richard Strauss - Munich Soundscape
The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs music by Richard Strauss

Rating: 6
8:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 44/

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

Rating: 7.2
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 45/

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

Rating: 7.2
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Way Up to Heaven
Season 1 Episode 9/12

A woman who worries about being late is taunted by her husband - especially when a trip to America seems doomed after a series of delays. Julie Harris and Roland Culver star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Depart in Peace
Season 1 Episode 10/12

An art collector battles with two beautiful women in a story laced with greed and deceit. Drama, starring Joseph Cotten, Gloria Grahame and Maureen O'Brien
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
National Trust: Garden Treasures
Sissinghurst
Season 1 Episode 1/5

A tour of the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, designed as a series of rooms with hedges for walls by poet and author Vita Sackville-West
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
11:20am
Arts Scholarships - Sky Academy
Sarah Grant
Season 5 Episode 1/5

A profile of animator and film-maker Sarah Grant, who aims to produce a film fusing stop-motion and hand-drawn images

Rating: 10
11:30am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 3/10

Sotheby's puts the world's most complicated handmade watch up for sale in Geneva, with the 1925 Henry Graves Supercomplication expected to fetch more than £10million
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
12:00pm
Auction
Season 6 Episode 4/10

The remarkable contents of Winston Churchill's daughter Mary Soames' home come up for auction in London following her death in May 2014
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
12:30pm
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
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Dean Martin
Season 6 Episode 5/

A look at the life and career of the singer and actor, the Rat Pack star famed for his film and stage partnership with comedian Jerry Lewis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 46/

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

Rating: 7.2
2:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 47/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
My Lady Love, My Dove
Season 1 Episode 11/12

A trickster gets her comeuppance after playing an evil joke at the expense of a caring couple. Drama, starring Elaine Strich and Shane Rimmer
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Taste
Season 1 Episode 12/12

A man discovers a vintage wine and impulsively gambles that no one will be able to name it. Drama, starring Ron Moody and Anthony Carrick
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
4:00pm
National Trust: Garden Treasures
Stourhead
Season 1 Episode 2/5

A tour of the gardens of the Stourhead estate in Wiltshire, set out in a classic 18th-century design and inspired by artists who painted idealistic views of the Italian landscape
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
5:20pm
Arts Scholarships - Sky Academy
Yinka Ayinde
Season 5 Episode 2/5

A profile of creative producer Yinka Ayinde, who discusses her project to reimagine TV show Kenan & Kel in a 21st-century, south London setting

Rating: 10
5:30pm
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
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Peter Sellers
Season 6 Episode 6/

A profile of the English actor, inlcuding his early life, his time in the Goons, his work in the Pink Panther films and Oscar-nominated roles in Doctor Strangelove and Being There
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
Live from the Artists Den
Alabama Shakes
Season 9 Episode 2/4

American blues rock band Alabama Shakes perform in front of around 500 fans at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.1
8:00pm
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 8/8

Charming Baker takes in the art of Pietrasanta in Italy, Carrie Scott meets conceptual artist Ryan Gander and Will Best and Kate Bryan explore Mexico City. Last in the series
(Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
9:00pm
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters
Documentary exploring the world of illustrated film posters, meeting the artists who create them, the people that commission them and the collectors who covet them
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
10:35pm
Paul Simon: Live at Hyde Park
The American singer-songwriter performs a career-spanning set at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park

11:55pm
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
1:15am
Tales of the Unexpected
My Lady Love, My Dove
Season 1 Episode 11/12

A trickster gets her comeuppance after playing an evil joke at the expense of a caring couple. Drama, starring Elaine Strich and Shane Rimmer
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:45am
Tales of the Unexpected
Taste
Season 1 Episode 12/12

A man discovers a vintage wine and impulsively gambles that no one will be able to name it. Drama, starring Ron Moody and Anthony Carrick
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:15am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 46/

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

Rating: 7.2
2:45am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 47/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:15am
Sonny Rollins Live in '65 and '68
Two concerts by the American tenor saxophonist filmed for broadcast on Danish TV, with accompaniment by bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, pianist Kenny Drew and drummers Alan Dawson and Albert Heath. Including performances of There Will Never Be Another You, St Thomas, Darn That Dream, Three Little Words and On Green Dolphin Street

5:00am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 3/10

Sotheby's puts the world's most complicated handmade watch up for sale in Geneva, with the 1925 Henry Graves Supercomplication expected to fetch more than £10million
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 4/10

The remarkable contents of Winston Churchill's daughter Mary Soames' home come up for auction in London following her death in May 2014
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6

Wed 2 Aug

6:00am
Celtic Woman
The 2004 concert at The Helix in Dublin that launched the global career of the music ensemble. Chloe Agnew, Orla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha and Mairead Nesbitt perform songs including Danny Boy, She Moved Thru' the Fair, Nella Fantasia, Orinoco Flow and You Raise Me Up
(Subtitles)

7:45am
South Bank Masterclasses
South Bank Masterclasses: Nick Hytner
Season 1 Episode 5/15

The National Theatre chief offers an insight into the art of directing plays. His successes include Miss Saigon, The History Boys and One Man, Two Guvnors
(Subtitles)

8:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 46/

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

Rating: 7.2
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: 7.2
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
My Lady Love, My Dove
Season 1 Episode 11/12

A trickster gets her comeuppance after playing an evil joke at the expense of a caring couple. Drama, starring Elaine Strich and Shane Rimmer
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Taste
Season 1 Episode 12/12

A man discovers a vintage wine and impulsively gambles that no one will be able to name it. Drama, starring Ron Moody and Anthony Carrick
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
National Trust: Garden Treasures
Stourhead
Season 1 Episode 2/5

A tour of the gardens of the Stourhead estate in Wiltshire, set out in a classic 18th-century design and inspired by artists who painted idealistic views of the Italian landscape
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
11:20am
Arts Scholarships - Sky Academy
Yinka Ayinde
Season 5 Episode 2/5

A profile of creative producer Yinka Ayinde, who discusses her project to reimagine TV show Kenan & Kel in a 21st-century, south London setting

Rating: 10
11:30am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 5/10

The original images of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road go up for auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, while Old Master sculptures go under the hammer at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
12:00pm
Auction
Season 6 Episode 6/10

Ascot welcomes a number of classic cars put up for sale by Coys, while a Henry Moore artwork from the collection of Lauren Bacall is up for auction in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
12:30pm
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
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Peter Sellers
Season 6 Episode 6/

A profile of the English actor, inlcuding his early life, his time in the Goons, his work in the Pink Panther films and Oscar-nominated roles in Doctor Strangelove and Being There
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 48/

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

Rating: 7.2
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: 7.2
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Skin
Season 2 Episode 1/12

A penniless man persuades an unknown artist to tattoo a picture on his back. But when the artist becomes famous, the man becomes a masterpiece. Drama, starring Derek Jacobi
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Galloping Foxley
Season 2 Episode 2/12

A man is haunted by an unhappy childhood and taunted by school bullies - and a stranger on a train could be responsible for his misery. Drama, starring John Mills and Anthony Steel
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
4:00pm
National Trust: Garden Treasures
Kingston Lacy
Season 1 Episode 3/5

A tour of the garden at Kingston Lacy in Dorset, which includes a Victorian fernery, a sunken garden and an Iron-Age hill fort
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
5:20pm
Arts Scholarships - Sky Academy
Caitlin McLeod
Season 5 Episode 3/5

A profile of theatre director Caitlin McLeod, who talks about the Coterie, her theatre company that aims to help female writers explore daring ideas

Rating: 10
5:30pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: The Eagles
Season 5 Episode 2/

Music critics discuss the lives and careers of the members of the American rock band, best-known for their song Hotel California
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Robert Shaw
Season 6 Episode 7/

A look at the life and career of British actor Robert Shaw. Often cast in menacing roles, he is widely remembered for his performance as shark hunter Quint in Jaws
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
The Women Who Run Hollywood
Documentary retracing women's historic role in the now male-dominated film industry, exploring the stories of those who were major figures in the early days of cinema
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
8:00pm
The South Bank Show
Sally Wainwright
Season 7 Episode 3/6

Melvyn Bragg meets TV scriptwriter, producer and director Sally Wainwright, who has won Bafta awards for her dramas Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley

Rating: 7
9:00pm
Too Young to Die
Natalie Wood
Season 1 Episode 5/9

A look at the life of West Side Story star Natalie Wood, who drowned during a boating trip to California's Santa Catalina Island in 1981 at the age of 43

Rating: 10
10:00pm
Casting By
Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Robert de Niro, Jeff Bridges, Woody Allen and John Travolta are among the stars discussing the role of the casting director in Hollywood. The film focuses on Marion Dougherty, who plucked many subsequently successful stars from obscurity - including Bette Midler, Dustin Hoffman, Glenn Close and Gene Hackman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
11:40pm
Buster Keaton In Scarecrow
Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl. But she's not impressed with either of them. Short comedy film starring Buster Keaton

12:00am
The South Bank Show
Sally Wainwright
Season 7 Episode 3/6

Melvyn Bragg meets TV scriptwriter, producer and director Sally Wainwright, who has won Bafta awards for her dramas Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley

Rating: 7
1:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Skin
Season 2 Episode 1/12

A penniless man persuades an unknown artist to tattoo a picture on his back. But when the artist becomes famous, the man becomes a masterpiece. Drama, starring Derek Jacobi
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Galloping Foxley
Season 2 Episode 2/12

A man is haunted by an unhappy childhood and taunted by school bullies - and a stranger on a train could be responsible for his misery. Drama, starring John Mills and Anthony Steel
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 48/

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

Rating: 7.2
2:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 49/

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

Rating: 7.2
3:00am
Too Young to Die
Natalie Wood
Season 1 Episode 5/9

A look at the life of West Side Story star Natalie Wood, who drowned during a boating trip to California's Santa Catalina Island in 1981 at the age of 43

Rating: 10
4:00am
Darbar Festival 2015
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Performances from the festival at London's Southbank Centre celebrating the diversity of Indian classical music, beginning with music by sitar maestro Ustad Irshad Khan

Rating: 5
5:00am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 5/10

The original images of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road go up for auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, while Old Master sculptures go under the hammer at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 6 Episode 6/10

Ascot welcomes a number of classic cars put up for sale by Coys, while a Henry Moore artwork from the collection of Lauren Bacall is up for auction in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6