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Mon 22 Jan

6:00am
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
6:15am
The Barber of Seville
A 2013 ENO production of Rossini's opera staged at London's Coliseum, starring Benedict Nelson, Andrew Kennedy, Andrew Shore and Lucy Crowe

Rating: 9
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Mr Botibol's First Love
Season 2 Episode 8/12

A wealthy yet lonely man dreams of conducting an orchestra, and his fantasies seem set to be realised with the help of a talented female musician he meets while buying a piano. Drama, starring Jack Weston and Anna Massey
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 10/13

Stars look back at the musical films of the 1970s, when The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Grease hit the screens and Liza Minnelli won an Oscar for her role in Cabaret
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
10:45am
Monty Python: Almost the Truth
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The comedians discuss making the transition from television to cinema, and talk about their experiences making films including Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
12:00pm
The Sixties
The World on the Brink
Season 1 Episode 2/10

A look back at the tense political situations that arose in the 1960s, from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Bay of Pigs Invasion
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
1:00pm
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
2:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Umbrella Man
Season 2 Episode 9/12

A well-dressed old man sells his umbrella claiming he needs money for the fare home - but then spends it in a pub. John Mills and Michael Gambon star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:30pm
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 11/13

Stars including Shirley Jones continue to look back on the musical films of the 1970s, which reflected a diverse and wildly changing era
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
3:45pm
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The BBC Lawyer's Cut
Documentary telling the story of the comedy troupe Monty Python. Starting with their humble beginnings, the programme examines how the members met, their early influences and how their transition into films changed the face of comedy. Featuring contributions by John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle, along with archive interviews from Graham Chapman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
5:00pm
The Sixties
The Assassination of President Kennedy
Season 1 Episode 3/10

The events surrounding the assassination of US president John F Kennedy in November 1963 are examined through eyewitness accounts and details of the original investigation
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
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
7:00pm
Auction
Season 9 Episode 1/

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

Rating: 8.6
7:30pm
Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu: Live in Maastricht IV
Season 1

A concert by the Dutch violinist, recorded at the Vrijthof in his home city of Maastricht. He is accompanied by soprano Mirusia Louwerse, as well as solo performers he met during his tour of South Africa
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
10:00pm
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2018: David Tennant, Michaela Coel, James Morrison
Season 4 Episode 1/11

New series. Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell launch another talent search, with the first contestants painting celebrity sitters David Tennant, Michaela Coel and James Morrison
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
11:00pm
The South Bank Show Originals
Cher
Season 4 Episode 3/

Melvyn Bragg revisits his 1999 meeting with singer and actress Cher, who candidly discussed her career highs and lows

Rating: 9.5
11:30pm
The South Bank Show Originals
Gilbert and George
Season 4 Episode 4/

Melvyn Bragg reflects on an archive edition of the programme featuring pioneering artists Gilbert and George

Rating: 9.5
12:00am
Carole King: Tapestry Live from Hyde Park
The singer-songwriter performs her 1971 album Tapestry in front of 65,000 people in the central London park

Rating: 9
1:15am
David Hockney: Time Regained
Documentary painting an intimate portrait of influential British artist David Hockney, using images, anecdotes and detailed pictorial analysis
(Subtitles)

2:15am
Royal Academy: Painting the Future
Antony Gormley, Jonathan Yeo, Farshid Moussavi and Yinka Shonibare team up with the Royal Academy to explore the extraordinary potential of virtual reality in art
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:45am
South Bank Masterclasses
South Bank Masterclasses: Tracey Emin
Season 1 Episode 4/15

The artist demonstrates a monoprint technique she used to create a series of images that chronicled her life growing up in Margate
(Subtitles)

4:00am
Dag
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Norwegian comedy, starring award-winning stand-up Atle Antonsen as a reclusive marriage counsellor who tries to coax all the couples he treats into divorce. With a firm belief that people should live in solitude, Dag hates spending time with other people. However, his peaceful existence is about to change. In Norwegian
(Subtitles) (In Vision)

Rating: 9.6
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Umbrella Man
Season 2 Episode 9/12

A well-dressed old man sells his umbrella claiming he needs money for the fare home - but then spends it in a pub. John Mills and Michael Gambon star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
5:00am
Auction
Season 2 Episode 7/10

A collection of more than 100 British paintings and sculptures assembled by Wilfrid Evill goes up for sale in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
Auction
Season 2 Episode 8/10

A painting from Monet's poplar series goes on sale in New York, while a sculpture of Berenice by Ambrogio Borghi is estimated to fetch anything up to £400,000 in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6

Tue 23 Jan

6:00am
Sir Simon Rattle: Beethoven Symphonies
Symphony No 9
A performance of the composer's ninth symphony by the Berliner Philharmoniker

Rating: 8
7:20am
From Berlin to New York
A concert featuring music by the American composers

Rating: 9
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Umbrella Man
Season 2 Episode 9/12

A well-dressed old man sells his umbrella claiming he needs money for the fare home - but then spends it in a pub. John Mills and Michael Gambon star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 11/13

Stars including Shirley Jones continue to look back on the musical films of the 1970s, which reflected a diverse and wildly changing era
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
10:45am
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The BBC Lawyer's Cut
Documentary telling the story of the comedy troupe Monty Python. Starting with their humble beginnings, the programme examines how the members met, their early influences and how their transition into films changed the face of comedy. Featuring contributions by John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle, along with archive interviews from Graham Chapman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
12:00pm
The Sixties
The Assassination of President Kennedy
Season 1 Episode 3/10

The events surrounding the assassination of US president John F Kennedy in November 1963 are examined through eyewitness accounts and details of the original investigation
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
1:00pm
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
2:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Flypaper
Season 2 Episode 10/12

A girl who is followed by a stranger seeks shelter with a kindly woman, but her troubles are far from over. Alfred Burke and Stephanie Cole star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:30pm
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 12/13

A look at how 1980s musical films such as Dirty Dancing and Footloose made dancing part of the story, while the 1990s saw the rise of animated musicals
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
3:45pm
South Bank Masterclasses
South Bank Masterclasses: Patrick Ness
Season 1 Episode 14/15

The prize-winning author, famous for penning young adult fiction including A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy, gives a masterclass on writing
(Subtitles)

4:00pm
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
5:00pm
The Sixties
The War in Vietnam
Season 1 Episode 4/10

A look at the complexities that led to America's involvement in the Vietnam War and how it changed the country in ways that be felt even today
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
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
7:00pm
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
8:00pm
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2018
Season 4 Episode 2/11

The contestants paint celebrity sitters Noel Fielding, Reggie Yates and Daphne Selfe, before the judges decide who to send through to the next round of the competition

Rating: 8.9
9:00pm
Art of the Prank
Documentary about New York artist and media hoaxer Joey Skaggs, following him as he tries to pull off the most challenging stunt of his career
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:45pm
Through the Repellent Fence
Documentary following three Native American artists as they construct a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddles the US-Mexico border
(Subtitles)

12:15am
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2018
Season 4 Episode 2/11

The contestants paint celebrity sitters Noel Fielding, Reggie Yates and Daphne Selfe, before the judges decide who to send through to the next round of the competition

Rating: 8.9
1:15am
The Adventurers of Modern Art
Bohemia
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Documentary focusing on artists living in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century, which saw the blossoming of fauvism, cubism, Dadaism and surrealism

2:15am
Judy Garland: The Concert Years
The singer's daughter Lorna Luft presents a documentary highlighting some of her mother's finest on-camera performances
(Subtitles)

4:00am
Dag
Season 1 Episode 2/10

While Eva is determined to seduce Dag within a week, Marianne is interested in getting her brother into therapy. Comedy, starring Atle Antonsen. In Norwegian
(Subtitles) (In Vision)

Rating: 9.6
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Flypaper
Season 2 Episode 10/12

A girl who is followed by a stranger seeks shelter with a kindly woman, but her troubles are far from over. Alfred Burke and Stephanie Cole star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
5:00am
Auction
Season 2 Episode 9/10

Author and amateur auctioneer Jeffrey Archer sells the watch used to time Roger Bannister's four-minute mile, and Margaret Thatcher's famous black Asprey bag also goes up for sale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
5:30am
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

Wed 24 Jan

6:00am
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2
A performance by Hungarian maestro Kristof Barati

6:35am
Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu: Live in Maastricht IV
Season 1

A concert by the Dutch violinist, recorded at the Vrijthof in his home city of Maastricht. He is accompanied by soprano Mirusia Louwerse, as well as solo performers he met during his tour of South Africa
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Flypaper
Season 2 Episode 10/12

A girl who is followed by a stranger seeks shelter with a kindly woman, but her troubles are far from over. Alfred Burke and Stephanie Cole star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 12/13

A look at how 1980s musical films such as Dirty Dancing and Footloose made dancing part of the story, while the 1990s saw the rise of animated musicals
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
10:45am
South Bank Masterclasses
South Bank Masterclasses: Edward Watson
Season 1 Episode 10/15

The Royal Ballet principal dancer demonstrates the basics of classical ballet and also performs an excerpt from L'histoire de Manon
(Subtitles)

11:00am
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
12:00pm
The Sixties
The War in Vietnam
Season 1 Episode 4/10

A look at the complexities that led to America's involvement in the Vietnam War and how it changed the country in ways that be felt even today
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
1:00pm
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
2:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Orderly World of Mr Appleby
Season 2 Episode 11/12

A woman learns her husband has killed off his three previous wives - forcing her to outwit him or become his next victim. Robert Lang and Elizabeth Spriggs star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:30pm
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 13/13

A look at the revival of the musical film genre in the 2000s, when Chicago scooped a Best Picture Oscar and Hairspray, Dreamgirls and Moulin Rouge! hit cinemas
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
3:45pm
California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas
Documentary charting the success of the Californian pop group, featuring performance and archive footage, and interviews with band members, including Mama Cass. The band provide accounts of the writing and recording process involved in the creation of their hit songs and how they personally dealt with instant fame and success
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
5:00pm
The Sixties
A Long March to Freedom
Season 1 Episode 5/10

A look at the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr and his courageous efforts to lead the civil rights movement
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Kirk Douglas
Season 3 Episode 9/13

A profile of the man who helped define the Golden Age of Hollywood, earning Oscar nominations for his roles in Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful and Lust for Life
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2018
Season 4 Episode 2/11

The contestants paint celebrity sitters Noel Fielding, Reggie Yates and Daphne Selfe, before the judges decide who to send through to the next round of the competition

Rating: 8.9
8:00pm
A Plastic Voyage
A crew of women embark on an ambitious sailing expedition around Britain, determined to find out more about the damage caused by single-use plastics in the waters close to home
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
Maestros of the Camps
Documentary following pianist Francesco Lotoro across the world as he tracks down and performs music composed in PoW camps during the Second World War
(Subtitles)

10:00pm
Spielberg and Williams: The Adventure Continues
Documentary celebrating the long working collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams, featuring interviews with both men
(Subtitles)

10:30pm
Pet Shop Boys: A Life In Pop
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe talk about their early days in the 1980s, and artists including Robbie Williams and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears discuss the influence of the pop duo
(Subtitles)

11:45pm
Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Brought Down the Wall
Kiefer Sutherland narrates a documentary telling the story of how rock music became a symbol of freedom behind the Iron Curtain and how it helped end the Cold War
(Subtitles)

1:00am
Spandau Ballet: The Reformation Tour 2009
The band perform at London's O2 nearly 20 years after they split up, featuring hits To Cut a Long Story Short, Highly Strung, Through the Barricades, Gold and True
(Subtitles)

3:30am
Video Killed the Radio Star
The Human League
Season 5 Episode 10/13

Singer Phil Oakey and director Steve Barron reflect on a selection of videos for the Human League, recalling the inspirations behind promos for Don't You Want Me, Circus of Death, Empire State Human and (Keep Feeling) Fascination
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
4:00am
Dag
Season 1 Episode 3/10

The marriage counsellor is persuaded to go on a date with Eva, but things do not quite go to plan, while his nephew Theo is determined to live with his father. In Norwegian
(Subtitles) (In Vision)

Rating: 9.6
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Orderly World of Mr Appleby
Season 2 Episode 11/12

A woman learns her husband has killed off his three previous wives - forcing her to outwit him or become his next victim. Robert Lang and Elizabeth Spriggs star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
5:00am
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
5:30am
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

Thu 25 Jan

6:00am
Brahms: Piano Concertos No 1 & No 2
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin as Daniel Barenboim performs the two pieces at the 2014 Berlin Music Festival

8:00am
Nigel Kennedy: The Four Seasons
Profile of the violinist, one of only a handful of artists who successfully entered the pop charts with a completely classical recording
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Orderly World of Mr Appleby
Season 2 Episode 11/12

A woman learns her husband has killed off his three previous wives - forcing her to outwit him or become his next victim. Robert Lang and Elizabeth Spriggs star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 13/13

A look at the revival of the musical film genre in the 2000s, when Chicago scooped a Best Picture Oscar and Hairspray, Dreamgirls and Moulin Rouge! hit cinemas
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
10:45am
California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas
Documentary charting the success of the Californian pop group, featuring performance and archive footage, and interviews with band members, including Mama Cass. The band provide accounts of the writing and recording process involved in the creation of their hit songs and how they personally dealt with instant fame and success
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
12:00pm
The Sixties
A Long March to Freedom
Season 1 Episode 5/10

A look at the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr and his courageous efforts to lead the civil rights movement
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Kirk Douglas
Season 3 Episode 9/13

A profile of the man who helped define the Golden Age of Hollywood, earning Oscar nominations for his roles in Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful and Lust for Life
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Fat Chance
Season 2 Episode 12/12

A man plots to kill his overweight wife, but his ingenious plan goes awry. Drama, with John Castle, Sheila Gish and Miriam Margolyes
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:30pm
Treasures of the British Library
Robert Winston
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Professor Robert Winston picks items from the library's collection, selecting a colleague's pioneering lab notes and Beethoven's notebook
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
3:30pm
Discovering Fashion Designers
Discovering: Givenchy
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Fashion writers and journalists explore the impact of groundbreaking and influential 20th-century designers, beginning with Hubert de Givenchy
(Subtitles)

4:00pm
Tate Britain's Great British Walks
Miriam Margolyes & Wallis
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford accompanies celebrities as they walk in the footsteps of their favourite artists, beginning with Miriam Margolyes exploring the life and art of Alfred Wallis
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
5:00pm
The Sixties
The British Invasion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at how American culture was changed by the Beatles and the new wave of British bands and artists that followed
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Bette Davis
Season 3 Episode 10/13

Profile of the American actress who became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and appeared in nearly 100 films, winning Oscars for her roles in Dangerous and Jezebel
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Matilda & Me
Documentary charting Tim Minchin's long-term fascination with Roald Dahl as well as his childhood and early career and the creative process behind the hit musical Matilda
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

8:00pm
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
9:00pm
I Am Heath Ledger
Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn, Ang Lee are among the contributors to a documentary celebrating the life and work of the Australian actor, who died in 2008
(Subtitles)

11:00pm
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2018
Season 4 Episode 2/11

The contestants paint celebrity sitters Noel Fielding, Reggie Yates and Daphne Selfe, before the judges decide who to send through to the next round of the competition

Rating: 8.9
12:00am
California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas
Documentary charting the success of the Californian pop group, featuring performance and archive footage, and interviews with band members, including Mama Cass. The band provide accounts of the writing and recording process involved in the creation of their hit songs and how they personally dealt with instant fame and success
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
1:15am
We Remember Marilyn
Profile of Marilyn Monroe, using still photographs, home movies, film clips, theatrical trailers and newsreel footage. The programme charts the actress's journey from her early years in Los Angeles, where she was in and out of institutions and living in foster care with relatives, all the way to her big Hollywood break and starring roles in films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire and Some Like It Hot
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:15am
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
4:00am
Dag
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Eva asks Dag if she can stay at his place for a week, leaving the solitude-loving marriage counsellor having to decide whether to finally let someone stay in his home. In Norwegian
(Subtitles) (In Vision)

Rating: 9.6
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Fat Chance
Season 2 Episode 12/12

A man plots to kill his overweight wife, but his ingenious plan goes awry. Drama, with John Castle, Sheila Gish and Miriam Margolyes
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
5:00am
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
5:30am
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

Fri 26 Jan

6:00am
JS Bach: Goldberg Variations
Pianist Alexandre Tharaud delivers a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's work

Rating: 7
7:05am
3 Stars in Munich
A concert by Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson at the Konigsplatz in Munich, featuring arias, duets and opera scenes by Verdi, Puccini and Bizet, among others

Rating: 9.5
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Fat Chance
Season 2 Episode 12/12

A man plots to kill his overweight wife, but his ingenious plan goes awry. Drama, with John Castle, Sheila Gish and Miriam Margolyes
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Treasures of the British Library
Robert Winston
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Professor Robert Winston picks items from the library's collection, selecting a colleague's pioneering lab notes and Beethoven's notebook
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
10:30am
Discovering Fashion Designers
Discovering: Givenchy
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Fashion writers and journalists explore the impact of groundbreaking and influential 20th-century designers, beginning with Hubert de Givenchy
(Subtitles)

11:00am
Tate Britain's Great British Walks
Miriam Margolyes & Wallis
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford accompanies celebrities as they walk in the footsteps of their favourite artists, beginning with Miriam Margolyes exploring the life and art of Alfred Wallis
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
12:00pm
The Sixties
The British Invasion
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at how American culture was changed by the Beatles and the new wave of British bands and artists that followed
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Bette Davis
Season 3 Episode 10/13

Profile of the American actress who became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and appeared in nearly 100 films, winning Oscars for her roles in Dangerous and Jezebel
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Back for Christmas
Season 3 Episode 1/9

A philandering physician with an obsession for orchids cultivates a deadly plot to see off his wife. Sian Phillips and Richard Johnson star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:30pm
Treasures of the British Library
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Famous faces pick out what they believe are the most important items from the British Library's collection
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
3:30pm
Discovering Fashion Designers
Discovering: Yves Saint Laurent
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Writers and journalists examine the impact that French designer Yves Saint Lauren has had on global fashion trends over the years
(Subtitles)

4:00pm
Tate Britain's Great British Walks
Richard E Grant & Constable
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Actor Richard E Grant joins art curator Gus Casely-Hayford explores sites made famous by John Constable, walking on Hampstead Heath and visiting Flatford Mill in Suffolk
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
5:00pm
The Sixties
The Space Race
Season 1 Episode 7/10

A look at the beginning of space exploration and the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to be the first to land on the moon
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Clark Gable
Season 3 Episode 11/13

A profile of the American actor dubbed the King of Hollywood, who starred in films including Mutiny on the Bounty and Gone with the Wind and won an Oscar for It Happened One Night
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Simply Red: Live at Sydney Opera House
Mick Hucknall and his band perform in Sydney on their 2010 farewell tour. Featuring hits including Stars, Fairground and Money's Too Tight to Mention
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
Live from the Artists Den
Alanis Morrissette
Season 1 Episode 1/13

Alanis Morissette delivers a set including hits Ironic, You Learn and Thank U at the historic Judson Memorial Church in New York's Greenwich Village
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.2
9:00pm
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
10:00pm
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
11:00pm
Soul Power!
Season 1 Episode 3/4

The documentary examining the evolution of soul music continues, with leading musicians and performers revealing the impact it has had on their lives and careers
(Subtitles)

12:00am
Pet Shop Boys: A Life In Pop
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe talk about their early days in the 1980s, and artists including Robbie Williams and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears discuss the influence of the pop duo
(Subtitles)

1:15am
Crowded House: Live at Sydney Opera House
A 2016 concert by the band, featuring songs including Fall at Your Feet, Four Seasons in One Day, Don't Dream It's Over and Weather With You

Rating: 10
4:00am
Dag
Season 1 Episode 5/10

The marriage counsellor gives couples some sex tips, while Eva surprises Dag by cooking his favourite meal at home. Norwegian comedy, starring Atle Antonsen
(Subtitles) (In Vision)

Rating: 9.6
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Back for Christmas
Season 3 Episode 1/9

A philandering physician with an obsession for orchids cultivates a deadly plot to see off his wife. Sian Phillips and Richard Johnson star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
5:00am
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
5:30am
Auction
Season 3 Episode 6/10

A collection of paintings by LS Lowry comes up for sale in London, along with an Enigma cypher machine and a biscuit from Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic expedition
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6

Sat 27 Jan

6:00am
Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu: Romantic Moments
Season 1

The violinist performs a concert in Majorca, playing romantic melodies including Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet, Plaisir d'Amour, Far from Home and Lied an den Mond
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
7:00am
Katherine Jenkins Featuring Collabro
A performance by the mezzo and the boy band recorded at Cadogan Hall, London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Umbrella Man
Season 2 Episode 9/12

A well-dressed old man sells his umbrella claiming he needs money for the fare home - but then spends it in a pub. John Mills and Michael Gambon star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Flypaper
Season 2 Episode 10/12

A girl who is followed by a stranger seeks shelter with a kindly woman, but her troubles are far from over. Alfred Burke and Stephanie Cole star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Orderly World of Mr Appleby
Season 2 Episode 11/12

A woman learns her husband has killed off his three previous wives - forcing her to outwit him or become his next victim. Robert Lang and Elizabeth Spriggs star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Cher
Season 4 Episode 3/

Melvyn Bragg revisits his 1999 meeting with singer and actress Cher, who candidly discussed her career highs and lows
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
11:00am
The Adventurers of Modern Art
Bohemia
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Documentary focusing on artists living in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century, which saw the blossoming of fauvism, cubism, Dadaism and surrealism
(Subtitles)

12:00pm
The Sixties
The Assassination of President Kennedy
Season 1 Episode 3/10

The events surrounding the assassination of US president John F Kennedy in November 1963 are examined through eyewitness accounts and details of the original investigation
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
1:00pm
The Sixties
The War in Vietnam
Season 1 Episode 4/10

A look at the complexities that led to America's involvement in the Vietnam War and how it changed the country in ways that be felt even today
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
2:00pm
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
3:00pm
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
4:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Kirk Douglas
Season 3 Episode 9/13

A profile of the man who helped define the Golden Age of Hollywood, earning Oscar nominations for his roles in Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful and Lust for Life
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
5:00pm
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2018
Season 4 Episode 2/11

The contestants paint celebrity sitters Noel Fielding, Reggie Yates and Daphne Selfe, before the judges decide who to send through to the next round of the competition
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
6:00pm
Live from the Artists Den
Alanis Morrissette
Season 1 Episode 1/13

Alanis Morissette delivers a set including hits Ironic, You Learn and Thank U at the historic Judson Memorial Church in New York's Greenwich Village
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.2
7:00pm
David Gilmour: Live in Gdansk
A 2006 concert by the former Pink Floyd guitarist and singer in front of 50,000 fans at the shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. Gilmour and his six-piece band are accompanied by the 40-strong string section of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zbigniew Preisner, as they perform songs including Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Fat Old Sun and Wish You Were Here
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
Sting: A Free Man
Documentary offering an insight into the former Police frontman through interviews with the singer, his family and artists including Will.i.am
(Subtitles)

10:15pm
Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen
The blues singer in concert at Manhattan's Fillmore East and the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, featuring Delta Lady, The Letter and She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
(Subtitles)

12:30am
The Doors: Feast of Friends
The Doors' 1968 self-produced documentary film offering a cinematic look at the band on the road during their summer tour
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:15am
The Doors Live at the Hollywood Bowl '68
Footage of a concert by the band staged at the Los Angeles amphitheatre on July 4, 1968, including performances of Alabama Song, Light My Fire and The End
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.7
2:45am
Sting: A Free Man
Documentary offering an insight into the former Police frontman through interviews with the singer, his family and artists including Will.i.am
(Subtitles)

4:00am
Simply Red: Live at Sydney Opera House
Mick Hucknall and his band perform in Sydney on their 2010 farewell tour. Featuring hits including Stars, Fairground and Money's Too Tight to Mention
(Subtitles)

5:00am
Matilda & Me
Documentary charting Tim Minchin's long-term fascination with Roald Dahl as well as his childhood and early career and the creative process behind the hit musical Matilda
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)