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Thu 26 Apr

6:00am
Maestro: The Director's Cut
Documentary following conductor Paavo Jarvi and other musicians over two years as they perform to sold-out audiences in concert halls around the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1
7:35am
Andre Rieu: Dreaming
The Dutch violinist and the Johann Strauss Orchestra perform a selection of romantic melodies, including Air on the G String, Romance from The Gadfly Suite and Salut d'Amour

9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 14/49

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

Rating: 7.4
9:30am
The Adventurers of Modern Art
Midnight in Paris
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Paris emerges from the Second War to find that an astonishing work has been created from within its war-torn midst - Marcel Carne's film Les Enfants du Paradis
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
10:30am
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: 7.9
11:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Heavy Metal
Season 1 Episode 15/19

Music experts explore the development of heavy metal music, from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to Metallica and Motley Crue
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
12:00pm
The Seventies
The State of the Union Is Not Good
Season 1 Episode 5/8

The documentary examines how America went from bad to worse as it dealt with one crisis after another throughout the presidential terms of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Cary Grant
Season 1 Episode 8/13

A profile of Bristol-born leading man Cary Grant, star of films including His Girl Friday, North by Northwest and Charade, and who married five times
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 14/49

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

Rating: 7.4
2:30pm
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Magazine show in which artists and art lovers including June Sarpong, Charming Baker and Kate Bryan uncover the most fascinating talking points in the cultural world
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
3:30pm
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: 7.9
4:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: New Romantics
Season 1 Episode 16/19

Toyah Willcox and Billy Bragg are among those examining key moments in the development of the New Romantic genre, from the Human League and Adam Ant, to David Bowie and Ultravox
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
5:00pm
The Seventies
Terrorism at Home and Abroad
Season 1 Episode 6/8

A look at the evolution of terrorism, from the fatal TWA Flight 481 to the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Robert Mitchum
Season 1 Episode 9/13

A look at the life and films of actor Robert Mitchum, who was a professional boxer before going on to star in movies including Cape Fear and The Night of the Hunter
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
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)

8:00pm
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Documentary examining the country star's 1968 concert at California's Folsom Prison, with contributions by his family and band members, as well as inmates who witnessed the event
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:00pm
Urban Myths
Urban Myths: Johnny Cash and the Ostrich
Season 2 Episode 3/8

The tale of the country star's run-in with an ostrich in a Nottingham hotel, much to the surprise of manager Jean. Comedy written by and starring Frank Skinner, with Isy Suttie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.3
9:30pm
Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears
The story behind Johnny Cash's lost Native American-themed concept album and his collaboration with folk artist Peter La Farge
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:45pm
Johnny Cash: A Legend in Concert
A selection of early recordings by the country star, featuring performances of Five Feet High and Rising, I Got Stripes and Don't Take Your Guns to Town
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
11:30pm
Urban Myths
Urban Myths: Johnny Cash and the Ostrich
Season 2 Episode 3/8

The tale of the country star's run-in with an ostrich in a Nottingham hotel, much to the surprise of manager Jean. Comedy written by and starring Frank Skinner, with Isy Suttie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.3
12:00am
National Treasures: The Art of Collecting
Season 1 Episode 10/10

A look at the collection of artist and collector Cecil French, offering a unique window into the world the Pre-Raphaelites. Last in the series
(Subtitles)

1:00am
Monty Python: Almost the Truth
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The comedians look back on performing at the Hollywood Bowl, making 1983 film The Meaning of Life, and the early death of colleague Graham Chapman in 1989
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
2:05am
Psychob*****s
Season 2 Episode 6/6

Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins (Richard E Grant) bursts into the psychiatrist's office to confront a group of grotesque witches (Mathew Baynton, Kevin Eldon and Dustin Demri-Burns). Also visiting the therapist are Gracie Fields (Frances Barber), Fanny Cradock (Seb Cardinal), Hildegard of Bingen (Michelle Gomez), the Statue of Liberty (Doon Mackichan), Shirley Temple (Sheila Reid), Daphne du Maurier (Morgana Robinson), as well as Zeus's wife Hera (Meera Syal) and Hindu goddess Kali (Marc Wootton). Comedy sketches, starring Rebecca Front
(Subtitles)

2:35am
Film Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005)
Documentary about the life and career of the Canadian singer-songwriter, who details the intricacies of his distinctive brand of music, and his unique outlook on life. Archive footage and photographs from Cohen's private collection illustrate high points from his career, and there are performances of his songs by artists including Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, the Handsome Family, Beth Orton, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright at a 2005 tribute concert in Sydney
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
4:30am
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: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 10/11

A Jaguar C-Type once driven at Le Mans and a 1968 Ferrari valued at 23 million euros go up for auction at the Monaco Grand Prix Historique
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Auction: David Bowie Collector
Season 7 Episode 11/11

The sale of pieces from the musician's personal art collection at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6

Fri 27 Apr

6:00am
South Bank Masterclasses
South Bank Masterclasses: Evelyn Glennie
Season 1 Episode 1/15

The percussionist demonstrates her innovative approach to music in this tutorial

6:20am
Lucia Di Lammermoor
A 2016 Royal Opera House production of Donizetti's tragic opera about a woman forced to breaking point

9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 15/49

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

Rating: 7.4
9:30am
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Magazine show in which artists and art lovers including June Sarpong, Charming Baker and Kate Bryan uncover the most fascinating talking points in the cultural world
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
10:30am
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: 7.9
11:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: New Romantics
Season 1 Episode 16/19

Toyah Willcox and Billy Bragg are among those examining key moments in the development of the New Romantic genre, from the Human League and Adam Ant, to David Bowie and Ultravox
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
12:00pm
The Seventies
Terrorism at Home and Abroad
Season 1 Episode 6/8

A look at the evolution of terrorism, from the fatal TWA Flight 481 to the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Robert Mitchum
Season 1 Episode 9/13

A look at the life and films of actor Robert Mitchum, who was a professional boxer before going on to star in movies including Cape Fear and The Night of the Hunter
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 15/49

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

Rating: 7.4
2:30pm
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 2/8

Will Best and Kate Bryan find art in unexpected places in Tokyo, Carrie Scott meets American artist Rashid Johnson, and James Fox heads to Mexico on the trail of cochineal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
3:30pm
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: 7.9
4:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Pop Radio
Season 1 Episode 17/19

Former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock and DJ Annie Nightingale are among those examining the role of radio in some of pop's biggest hits, from Queen to Pharrell Williams
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
5:00pm
The Seventies
Battle of the Sexes
Season 1 Episode 7/8

A look at how the dramatic shifting of gender roles and the relaxing of censorship created new artistic and social directions in America
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Fred Astaire
Season 1 Episode 10/13

A profile of dancer and actor Fred Astaire, who found fame with partner Ginger Rogers in films including Top Hat, The Gay Divorcee and Swing Time
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Sunday Mornin' Coming Down
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The singer's recording of Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Mornin' Coming Down, which was named song of the year at the Country Music Association Awards in 1970
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5
7:30pm
Dolly Parton: Song by Song
9 to 5
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The Country and Western singer reflects on her Oscar-nominated song 9 to 5 and the challenges of acting in Hollywood. With contributions by Lily Tomlin and Miley Cyrus
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

8:00pm
Video Killed the Radio Star
Depeche Mode
Season 6 Episode 8/

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of a selection of Depeche Mode's most notable music videos
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
8:30pm
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
9:00pm
The Nineties
New World Order
Season 1 Episode 5/8

A look at international politics during the 1990s, including the Gulf War, the dismantling of the Soviet Union and the 1992 Clinton-Bush US presidential election

9:55pm
The History of the Clash
Documentary exploring the band's career. Featuring interviews with Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon, plus archive contributions by Joe Strummer

Rating: 10
11:00pm
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Austin City Limits
The band perform at Austin City Limits, Texas, in an exhilarating career-spanning set

Rating: 9
12:15am
Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road
Sting
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Brian heads to New York to meet his old friend Sting, who reflects on the Police's humble beginnings, his rise to fame, the band's break-up and his pre-show rituals
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
1:15am
Rock and Roll
Pain
Season 1 Episode 2/10

A look at how heartache has had a pervasive presence in rock n' roll, from the lonesome world of Hank Williams to the soulful virtuosity of Donny Hathaway
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
2:45am
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: One More Time with Feeling
Documentary chronicling the recording of the band's album Skeleton Tree, exploring the deeply personal circumstances surrounding the making of it

5:00am
Auction
Season 8 Episode 1/12

Return of the programme venturing into the great auction houses of the world, where bidding frenzies, art masterpieces and big money investments are commonplace
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 8 Episode 2/12

A sculpture by Henry Moore comes up for auction at Christie's, while the work of the late Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden go under the hammer at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6

Sat 28 Apr

6:00am
Classical Destinations
Sergei Rachmaninov - Vocalise Aco Rt
The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs music by Sergei Rachmaninov

Rating: 6
6:10am
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
8:00am
National Treasures: The Art of Collecting
Season 1 Episode 10/10

A look at the collection of artist and collector Cecil French, offering a unique window into the world the Pre-Raphaelites. Last in the series
(Subtitles)

9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 11/49

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

Rating: 7.4
9:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 12/49

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

Rating: 7.4
10:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 13/49

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

Rating: 7.4
10:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Miriam Makeba
Season 4 Episode 27/30

Melvyn Bragg reflects on a classic episode of The South Bank Show featuring South African singer, actress and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba

Rating: 9.3
11:00am
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: 7.9
11:30am
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: 7.9
12:00pm
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: 7.9
12:30pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Edwin Landseer - Jeremy Paxman
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Jeremy Paxman and art expert Gus Casely-Hayford head to Scotland's Cairngorms mountains to walk in the footsteps of renowned Victorian artist Edwin Landseer

Rating: 10
1:30pm
The Seventies
Peace with Honour
Season 1 Episode 3/8

A look at how the United States began to reconcile with itself after withdrawing from the Vietnam War in 1973
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

2:30pm
The Seventies
Crimes and Cults
Season 1 Episode 8/8

A look at the wave of violent crime that gripped the US throughout the 1970s, from the Son of Sam murders in New York to serial killer John Wayne Gacy
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

3:30pm
The Seventies
The State of the Union Is Not Good
Season 1 Episode 5/8

The documentary examines how America went from bad to worse as it dealt with one crisis after another throughout the presidential terms of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

4:30pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Ginger Rogers
Season 1 Episode 6/13

A profile of dancer and actress Ginger Rogers, who found fame with screen partner Fred Astaire and won a best actress Oscar for her role in Kitty Foyle
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
5:30pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Ava Gardner
Season 1 Episode 7/13

The films and personal life of The Killers and On the Beach star Ava Gardner, who hit the headlines in 1951 when crooner Frank Sinatra left his wife Nancy to marry her
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
6:30pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Cary Grant
Season 1 Episode 8/13

A profile of Bristol-born leading man Cary Grant, star of films including His Girl Friday, North by Northwest and Charade, and who married five times
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:30pm
Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin
A 2013 concert by the band at the O2 World arena, featuring tracks from 13th studio album Delta Machine, as well as hits including Personal Jesus and Policy of Truth
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
9:00pm
Super Duper Alice Cooper
Documentary about the rock singer, featuring contributions by fellow musicians Elton John and Iggy Pop and lyricist Bernie Taupin
(Subtitles)

11:00pm
Black Sabbath: The End of the End
Documentary charting the band's last gig, a sold-out home town performance on February 4, 2017, at Birmingham's 16,000-seat Genting Arena
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
1:00am
Rock and Roll
Love
Season 1 Episode 3/10

A look at how love has always been a key component in the history of rock 'n' roll, featuring interviews and music from Carly Simon, Martha Wainwright and Wilko Johnson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
2:30am
Super Duper Alice Cooper
Documentary about the rock singer, featuring contributions by fellow musicians Elton John and Iggy Pop and lyricist Bernie Taupin

4:30am
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

Sun 29 Apr

6:00am
Rain
Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's dance production from 2014, set to Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians

Rating: 8.2
7:20am
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love
The life and work of the American composer and conductor, who created the Broadway musical A Chorus Line and Oscar-winning scores for The Way We Were and The Sting
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
9:00am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 3/

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII, which was set to break all records at auction at Christie's in New York
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
9:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 14/49

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

Rating: 7.4
10:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 15/49

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

Rating: 7.4
10:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Michael Powell
Season 4 Episode 28/30

A look back at a vintage episode of The South Bank Show in which Melvyn Bragg met British director Michael Powell

Rating: 9.3
11:00am
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: 7.9
11:30am
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: 7.9
12:00pm
Manon
A Royal Opera House production of Kenneth MacMillan's ballet about lovers Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut, set to music by Massenet

2:10pm
The Seventies
Terrorism at Home and Abroad
Season 1 Episode 6/8

A look at the evolution of terrorism, from the fatal TWA Flight 481 to the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

3:05pm
The Seventies
Battle of the Sexes
Season 1 Episode 7/8

A look at how the dramatic shifting of gender roles and the relaxing of censorship created new artistic and social directions in America
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

4:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Robert Mitchum
Season 1 Episode 9/13

A look at the life and films of actor Robert Mitchum, who was a professional boxer before going on to star in movies including Cape Fear and The Night of the Hunter
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
5:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Fred Astaire
Season 1 Episode 10/13

A profile of dancer and actor Fred Astaire, who found fame with partner Ginger Rogers in films including Top Hat, The Gay Divorcee and Swing Time
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu: How It All Began
Season 2 Episode 4/10

An insight into the life and career of the Dutch violinist, from his humble beginnings in Maastricht to his critically acclaimed sell-out world tours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Edwin Landseer - Jeremy Paxman
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Jeremy Paxman and art expert Gus Casely-Hayford head to Scotland's Cairngorms mountains to walk in the footsteps of renowned Victorian artist Edwin Landseer

Rating: 10
8:00pm
The Nineties
New World Order
Season 1 Episode 5/8

A look at international politics during the 1990s, including the Gulf War, the dismantling of the Soviet Union and the 1992 Clinton-Bush US presidential election

9:00pm
Coldplay: Austin City Limits
The band's 2011 appearance at the Texas Festival, including performances of Yellow, In My Place, The Scientist and Paradise

10:15pm
Johnny Cash: Behind Prison Walls
Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark join the Man in Black for this 1976 concert at Tennessee State Prison, including performances of Folsom Prison Blues and A Boy Named Sue
(Subtitles)

11:15pm
Urban Myths
Urban Myths: Johnny Cash and the Ostrich
Season 2 Episode 3/8

The tale of the country star's run-in with an ostrich in a Nottingham hotel, much to the surprise of manager Jean. Comedy written by and starring Frank Skinner, with Isy Suttie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.3
11:45pm
Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears
The story behind Johnny Cash's lost Native American-themed concept album and his collaboration with folk artist Peter La Farge
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:00am
An Evening with Mark Knopfler
Concert from the Hurlingham Club in London, featuring an intimate live performance by the former lead singer of Dire Straits. The show features songs from his solo career and several Straits hits including Romeo and Juliet, Money for Nothing and Sultans of Swing
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:15am
Concert for George
A special tribute concert for George Harrison filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, and featuring surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Ravi Shankar, Jools Holland and George's son Dhani sing renditions of hits including Taxman and My Sweet Lord

Rating: 10
5:00am
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
5:30am
Video Killed the Radio Star
Tom Petty
Season 6 Episode 2/

An insight into how some of Tom Petty's most memorable music videos were brought to life
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8

Mon 30 Apr

6:00am
Eras of Music History
Season 1 Episode 2/8

Documentary charting the evolution of classical music, from Baroque and Viennese classicism to Romantic and the modern era
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.6
7:00am
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
9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 16/49

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

Rating: 7.4
9:30am
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 2/8

Will Best and Kate Bryan find art in unexpected places in Tokyo, Carrie Scott meets American artist Rashid Johnson, and James Fox heads to Mexico on the trail of cochineal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
10:30am
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: 7.9
11:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Pop Radio
Season 1 Episode 17/19

Former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock and DJ Annie Nightingale are among those examining the role of radio in some of pop's biggest hits, from Queen to Pharrell Williams
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
12:00pm
The Seventies
Battle of the Sexes
Season 1 Episode 7/8

A look at how the dramatic shifting of gender roles and the relaxing of censorship created new artistic and social directions in America
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Fred Astaire
Season 1 Episode 10/13

A profile of dancer and actor Fred Astaire, who found fame with partner Ginger Rogers in films including Top Hat, The Gay Divorcee and Swing Time
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 16/49

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

Rating: 7.4
2:30pm
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 3/8

Will Best and Carrie Scott take an artistic tour of Barcelona, while Charming Baker visits Zhang Huan at his studio in Shanghai and watches him make one of his famous ash paintings
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
3:30pm
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: 7.9
4:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Pub Rock
Season 1 Episode 18/19

A fascinating musical journey examining the development of the back-to-basics movement that emerged in the south of England in the 1970s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
5:00pm
The Seventies
Crimes and Cults
Season 1 Episode 8/8

A look at the wave of violent crime that gripped the US throughout the 1970s, from the Son of Sam murders in New York to serial killer John Wayne Gacy
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Humphrey Bogart
Season 1 Episode 11/13

A look back at the life and career of Humphrey Bogart, who starred in Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon and won an Oscar for his role in The African Queen
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Auction
Season 10 Episode 4/

The skeletons of a woolly mammoth family - found on a building site in Siberia in 2002 - are auctioned in West Sussex, while American art goes under the hammer in New York

Rating: 8.6
7:30pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: The Beach Boys
Season 5 Episode 9/

The career of the American rock and pop group who rose to stardom with their happy, fun-loving songs that were filled with beautiful harmonies
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
8:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: South Gare Steelworks
Season 3 Episode 2/9

More artists take up the challenge as they paint the imposing steelworks at South Gare, near the mouth of the River Tees. Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell host
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
9:00pm
Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu: World Tour
Season 2 Episode 5/10

A selection of performances by the Dutch violinist at historic venues around the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
10:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Edwin Landseer - Jeremy Paxman
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Jeremy Paxman and art expert Gus Casely-Hayford head to Scotland's Cairngorms mountains to walk in the footsteps of renowned Victorian artist Edwin Landseer

Rating: 10
11:00pm
The South Bank Show Originals
Wayne Sleep
Season 4 Episode 29/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on a classic South Bank Show episode focusing on British dancer, director, choreographer and actor Wayne Sleep

Rating: 9.3
11:30pm
The South Bank Show Originals
David Puttnam
Season 4 Episode 30/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits a classic episode of The South Bank Show featuring Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire director David Puttnam. Last in the series

Rating: 9.3
12:00am
The South Bank Show
Obsession: Jude Law and Ivo van Hove
Season 7 Episode 5/6

Melvyn Bragg talks to double Oscar nominee Jude Law and director Ivo van Hove about their production of Obsession at London's Barbican

Rating: 7.1
1:00am
Rodin: In His Time
Through his writings and correspondence, this documentary takes a fresh look at Rodin's life and work against the political, cultural and artistic backdrop of 19th-century Europe
(Subtitles)

2:00am
The Happy Film
Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister attempts to find the root of human happiness by experimenting with meditation, therapy and drugs

Rating: 10
4:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Brigitte Bardot
Season 2 Episode 14/14

Film critics, fashion editors and director Nicolas Saada look back at the French actress's most famous movies, including La Verite, Viva Maria! and Le Mepris. The programme also examines how her personal life was marred by failed marriages and explores the media frenzy that drove her to several suicide attempts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
4:30am
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: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 8 Episode 3/12

A rare portrait of two young brothers by Titian is the highlight of an Old Masters sale at Sotheby's, while Cartier jewellery is being auctioned at Christie's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 8 Episode 4/12

A sketch by John Constable is expected to fetch £300,000 at Bonhams, while Sotheby's is selling the art collection of David Bowie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6

Tue 1 May

6:00am
Saint-Saens & Schubert: Bertrand
The Orchestre de Paris joins forces with conductor Bertrand de Billy for a performance of Saint-Saens's Symphony in A

7:30am
Sir Simon Rattle: Beethoven Symphonies
Symphonies No 4 and No 7
Performances of the composer's fourth and seventh symphonies by the Berliner Philharmoniker

Rating: 8
9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 17/49

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

Rating: 7.4
9:30am
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 3/8

Will Best and Carrie Scott take an artistic tour of Barcelona, while Charming Baker visits Zhang Huan at his studio in Shanghai and watches him make one of his famous ash paintings
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
10:30am
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: 7.9
11:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Pub Rock
Season 1 Episode 18/19

A fascinating musical journey examining the development of the back-to-basics movement that emerged in the south of England in the 1970s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
12:00pm
The Seventies
Crimes and Cults
Season 1 Episode 8/8

A look at the wave of violent crime that gripped the US throughout the 1970s, from the Son of Sam murders in New York to serial killer John Wayne Gacy
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Humphrey Bogart
Season 1 Episode 11/13

A look back at the life and career of Humphrey Bogart, who starred in Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon and won an Oscar for his role in The African Queen
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 17/49

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

Rating: 7.4
2:30pm
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 4/8

Historian James Fox explores the art of Jodhpur, while Will Best and Kate Bryan take a cultural tour of Venice and Carrie Scott talks to British artist Yinka Shonibare
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
3:30pm
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: 7.9
4:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Dance
Season 1 Episode 19/19

An eye-opening look at the most memorable dance videos ever made, from Madonna's Vogue to Psy's Gangnam Style. Noddy Holder presents
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
5:00pm
The Eighties
Raised on Television - Part One
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary giving an insight into a decade that had a profound effect on America, looking at the impact of significant events and key individuals, beginning with the first of a two-part look at the role of TV and the beginning of the Reagan era
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Burt Lancaster
Season 1 Episode 12/13

A profile of Burt Lancaster, who shot to fame in The Killers before starring in From Here to Eternity and Atlantic City and winning an Oscar for Elmer Gantry
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
The Nineties
New World Order
Season 1 Episode 5/8

A look at international politics during the 1990s, including the Gulf War, the dismantling of the Soviet Union and the 1992 Clinton-Bush US presidential election

8:00pm
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2017
Season 3 Episode 5/9

Musician Rick Wakeman, Hairy Biker Dave Myers and singer Katie Kissoon are the celebrity sitters awaiting a new group of portrait artists as the competition continues
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
9:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Dora Carrington - Helena Bonham Carter
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Actress Helena Bonham Carter travels from Sussex to the Lake District with art expert Gus Casely-Hayford to shed light on the life and work of artist Dora Carrington

Rating: 10
10:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Warren Beatty
Season 8 Episode 8/13

A look at the life and career of the Oscar-winning American actor and director, whose films include Bonnie and Clyde, Reds and Heaven Can Wait
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
11:00pm
Urban Myths
Urban Myths: Johnny Cash and the Ostrich
Season 2 Episode 3/8

The tale of the country star's run-in with an ostrich in a Nottingham hotel, much to the surprise of manager Jean. Comedy written by and starring Frank Skinner, with Isy Suttie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.3
11:30pm
Johnny Cash - Behind Prison Walls
Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark join the Man in Black for this 1976 concert at Tennessee State Prison, including performances of Folsom Prison Blues and A Boy Named Sue

12:30am
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Ring of Fire
Season 1 Episode 2/6

A look at the impact of Johnny Cash's 1963 track Ring of Fire, which became the biggest hit of his career and stayed at number one in America for seven weeks
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5
1:00am
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Dora Carrington - Helena Bonham Carter
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Actress Helena Bonham Carter travels from Sussex to the Lake District with art expert Gus Casely-Hayford to shed light on the life and work of artist Dora Carrington

Rating: 10
2:00am
Film Confessions of a Superhero (2007)
Documentary film following a group of aspiring actors who dress up as superheroes and pose with tourists for tips on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
(Subtitles)

3:45am
Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and Her Disturbing Black & White Drawings
Documentary about American artist Laurie Lipton, whose haunting black and white images seek answers to the most uncomfortable themes in human culture
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
4:30am
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: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 8 Episode 5/12

Bonhams auctions 10 cars that tell the story of early British motoring, including an 1897 Daimler, which could fetch up to £250,000
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 8 Episode 6/12

Christie's sells a masterpiece by Jacob Jordaens that might fetch £1,000,000. At Bonhams, Margot Fonteyn's ballet shoes and a Jimi Hendrix guitar go up for sale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6

Wed 2 May

6:00am
Dvorak: The Complete Symphonies
No 9 in E Minor
Season 1 Episode 9/9

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the Czech Philharmonic in a performance of Dvorak's Symphony No 9 in E minor at the Rudolfinum in Prague

6:50am
Manon
A Royal Opera House production of Kenneth MacMillan's ballet about lovers Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut, set to music by Massenet

9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 18/49

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

Rating: 7.4
9:30am
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 4/8

Historian James Fox explores the art of Jodhpur, while Will Best and Kate Bryan take a cultural tour of Venice and Carrie Scott talks to British artist Yinka Shonibare
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
10:30am
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: 7.9
11:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Dance
Season 1 Episode 19/19

An eye-opening look at the most memorable dance videos ever made, from Madonna's Vogue to Psy's Gangnam Style. Noddy Holder presents
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
12:00pm
The Eighties
Raised on Television - Part One
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary giving an insight into a decade that had a profound effect on America, looking at the impact of significant events and key individuals, beginning with the first of a two-part look at the role of TV and the beginning of the Reagan era
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Burt Lancaster
Season 1 Episode 12/13

A profile of Burt Lancaster, who shot to fame in The Killers before starring in From Here to Eternity and Atlantic City and winning an Oscar for Elmer Gantry
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 18/49

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

Rating: 7.4
2:30pm
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Charming Baker examines Jason deCaires Taylor's underwater sculpture in Lanzarote, Sue Tilley explores the appeal of the nude and Will Best and Kate Bryan head to Istanbul
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
3:30pm
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: 7.9
4:00pm
Classic Albums
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Season 1 Episode 18/18

The making of U2's album The Joshua Tree, which features the tracks I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and With or Without You. Members of the band and producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois reveal stories behind the 1987 classic
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
5:00pm
The Eighties
Raised on Television - Part Two
Season 1 Episode 2/8

A look at the evolution of TV throughout the 1980s, from VCRs and remote controls to family sitcoms and prime-time soaps
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Henry Fonda
Season 1 Episode 13/13

A profile of Oscar-winning actor Henry Fonda, whose long career included roles in The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men and Once Upon a Time in the West
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Dora Carrington - Helena Bonham Carter
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Actress Helena Bonham Carter travels from Sussex to the Lake District with art expert Gus Casely-Hayford to shed light on the life and work of artist Dora Carrington

Rating: 10
8:00pm
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Churchill
Season 1 Episode 1/8

New series. Following the work of Factum Arte as the organisation's artists, technicians and conservators recreate historic artworks that have been lost, stolen or destroyed, beginning with a 1954 portrait of Winston Churchill by Graham Sutherland
(New Series)

9:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Jack Palance
Season 8 Episode 9/13

A look at the life and career of the American actor, who made his name playing gunfighter Jack Wilson in Shane and won an Oscar for his role in 1991 comedy City Slickers

Rating: 7
10:00pm
The Mona Lisa Myth
Morgan Freeman narrates a docudrama telling the story of the creation of Da Vinci's masterpiece and how new discoveries have unlocked the final mystery of the Mona Lisa

11:50pm
At-Issue
A struggling thirtysomething puppet attempts to become a Hollywood star, just like his father. Drew Roper's comedy combining stop-motion, 2D and CG animation

12:00am
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Churchill
Season 1 Episode 1/8

New series. Following the work of Factum Arte as the organisation's artists, technicians and conservators recreate historic artworks that have been lost, stolen or destroyed, beginning with a 1954 portrait of Winston Churchill by Graham Sutherland

1:00am
Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin
A 2013 concert by the band at the O2 World arena, featuring tracks from 13th studio album Delta Machine, as well as hits including Personal Jesus and Policy of Truth
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
2:30am
Black Sabbath: The End of the End
Documentary charting the band's last gig, a sold-out home town performance on February 4, 2017, at Birmingham's 16,000-seat Genting Arena
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
4:30am
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: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 8 Episode 7/12

Timepieces made by clockmaker Thomas Tompion come up for auction at Sotheby's, while a 1920s Rolls-Royce is expected to fetch one million pounds at Bonhams
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 8 Episode 8/12

A collection of 19th-century art goes on sale at Bonhams, while Sotheby's prepares to sell a unique musket made for a Chinese emperor
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6