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Sat 18 Nov

6:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Peter O'Toole
Season 6 Episode 1/

A look at the life and work of the star of stage and screen , who shot to international fame by playing the title role in David Lean 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Joan Fontaine
Season 6 Episode 2/

A profile of the Hollywood star, who won an Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchock's 1941 psychological thriller Suspicion, and was nominated for Rebecca and The Constant Nymph
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
8:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Hijack
Season 4 Episode 17/17

A captain has to deal with a man on board his airliner who seizes a stewardess, holds her hostage and demands a million dollars in ransom money and a parachute for himself. Starring Denis Quilley, Suzanne Danielle and Simon Cadell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Blue Marigold
Season 5 Episode 1/18

A fashion model loses her glamorous lifestyle and is ditched by her boyfriend - but years later she sees an opportunity to win him back
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Eavesdropper
Season 5 Episode 2/18

A woman eavesdrops on a private conversation while at lunch, which has disastrous repercussions on her marriage
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Operation Safecrack
Season 5 Episode 3/18

A retired thief tries to break into a new safe as a publicity stunt, but the money inside proves too much of a temptation for the ex-convict. Starring John Mills and June Ritchie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Run, Rabbit, Run
Season 5 Episode 4/18

A writer uncovers an intriguing story when he revisits his wartime lodgings. Drama, starring Leslie Caron and James Aubrey
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Stranger in Town
Season 5 Episode 5/18

An eccentric stranger arrives in town and bewitches the children with his magic, but he appears to have something else up his sleeve. Drama, starring Derek Jacobi
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
11:00am
Hollywood: Singing and Dancing
Season 1 Episode 9/13

Stars of stage and screen continue to look back at the film musicals made during the turbulent decade of the 1960s, reflecting on how rock 'n' roll was embraced
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
12:15pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 36/

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

Rating: 7.4
12:45pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 37/

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

Rating: 7.4
1:15pm
Andre Rieu: Live in Maastricht
The violinist performs in his home town Maastricht, and Anthony Hopkins joins him on a magical evening in the city's Vrijthof Square. Plus, gospel choirs take to the stage, along with the St Petersburg Trio, soprano Kimmy Skota and the Platin tenors
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1
3:30pm
The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth
A performance from the June 1980 Knebworth Festival featuring all six of the Beach Boys - Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston - who provide a set comprising many of their most memorable hits including Good Vibrations, Wouldn't It Be Nice, California Girls, I Get Around and Surfin' USA
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
5:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: Paddy's Hole
Season 3 Episode 5/9

The competition heads to Paddy's Hole in South Gare in the Tees Valley, where Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell invite a new group of artists to capture the harbour scene on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
6:00pm
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)

7:00pm
Pink Floyd: A Delicate Sound of Thunder
An extravagant concert film from the musicians' A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour, recorded at New York's Nassau Coliseum in August 1988 using 27 cameras. The performance sees David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason deliver seminal tracks including Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Time, Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
9:00pm
Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here
Documentary telling the story behind the making of Pink Floyd's landmark 1975 album Wish You Were Here, featuring interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason
(Subtitles)

10:15pm
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Documentary charting the history of the magazine founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and Ralph J Gleason
(Subtitles)

11:15pm
A Technicolor Dream
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and Nick Mason recount the story of the musical subculture of the 1960s, which culminated in a 14-hour concert at London's Alexandra Palace
(Subtitles)

1:15am
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)

3:00am
Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here
Documentary telling the story behind the making of Pink Floyd's landmark 1975 album Wish You Were Here, featuring interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason
(Subtitles)

4:15am
Classical Film Music: Wayne Marshall
The English conductor leads the Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France in a special concert celebrating classical music in film. Recorded at Paris's Salle Pleyel in December 2014

Rating: 10

Sun 19 Nov

6:00am
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
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
7:00am
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) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
8:00am
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
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Moles
Season 5 Episode 6/18

Two would-be burglars enlist the help of a professional villain, but things do not turn out as planned. Starring Harry H Corbett and Fulton Mackay
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Decoy
Season 5 Episode 7/18

A police constable is used as bait to catch a murderer. Drama, starring Susan Penhaligon and Tim Woodward
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Pattern of Guilt
Season 5 Episode 8/18

A man falls in love with his ex-wife, but his heartless current spouse will do anything to make divorce difficult. Starring Peter Egan, Jennie Linden and Suzanne Danielle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Harmless Vanity
Season 5 Episode 9/18

A middle-aged woman finds her husband is looking for a young mistress. Drama, starring Sheila Gish
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
11:00am
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
12:15pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 38/

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

Rating: 7.4
12:45pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 39/

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

Rating: 7.4
1:15pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 40/

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

Rating: 7.4
1:45pm
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
3:00pm
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons
A production at the Royal Opera House of two pieces by choreographer Frederick Ashton set to scores by Rachmaninov and Messager

Rating: 10
5:00pm
War and Peace
Season 1 Episode 2/4

Adaptation of Tolstoy's epic story of aristocratic families experiencing Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Starring Clemence Poesy, Malcolm McDowell and Brenda Blethyn

Rating: 4.2
7:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: Paddy's Hole
Season 3 Episode 5/9

The competition heads to Paddy's Hole in South Gare in the Tees Valley, where Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell invite a new group of artists to capture the harbour scene on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
8:00pm
Classic Albums
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Documentary exploring Pink Floyd's ground-breaking 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, which remained in the US Top 200 for 724 consecutive weeks. Featuring interviews with band members Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. Part of Pink Floyd Night
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.6
9:00pm
Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii
A 1972 concert in which David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright perform hits including Echoes and A Saucerful of Secrets amid the empty ruins of Pompeii's Ancient Roman amphitheatre
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
10:20pm
The History of Comedy
Ripped from the Headlines
Season 1 Episode 6/8

The evolution of topical humour, from the rise of the monologue to the `fake news' shows of today. With contributions by Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and Kathy Griffin
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:20pm
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)

12:20am
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Documentary charting the history of the magazine founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and Ralph J Gleason
(Subtitles)

1:20am
A Shot of Whisky
The story of Los Angeles rock venue Whisky a Go Go, featuring classic archive performances by the likes of Led Zeppelin, the Doors and Janis Joplin as well as interviews
(Subtitles)

3:10am
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

5:00am
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: 9.5

Mon 20 Nov

6:00am
The Metamorphosis
Arthur Pita's ballet, based on Franz Kafka's novella about a man who wakes up one day to find he has turned into an insect. Starring Edward Watson and Corey Annand
(Subtitles)

7:35am
Prokofiev: The Complete Symphonies
Scythian Suite
Season 1 Episode 9/7

A performance of Prokofiev's Scythian Suite, which was written in 1915 and heavily influenced by Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

8:00am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 2/11

The work of designers including Finn Juhl, Shiro Kuramata and Arne Jacobsen come to the salerooms of London in a week dedicated to design classics
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 40/

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

Rating: 7.4
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Pattern of Guilt
Season 5 Episode 8/18

A man falls in love with his ex-wife, but his heartless current spouse will do anything to make divorce difficult. Starring Peter Egan, Jennie Linden and Suzanne Danielle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Harmless Vanity
Season 5 Episode 9/18

A middle-aged woman finds her husband is looking for a young mistress. Drama, starring Sheila Gish
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
My Shakespeare
David Harewood
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Actor David Harewood delves into Othello, the tragic tale of how an honourable man is transformed into a jealous killer through the psychological manipulation of his alleged friend Iago. Along the way, he hears from Simon Russell Beale - who played Iago to his Othello - Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Adrian Lester and Imogen Stubbs, who discuss their previous portrayals of the play's characters and its most powerful scenes. He also looks back at previous portrayals of Othello and examines how racial prejudice has affected interpretations of the play throughout the centuries
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
11:00am
Treasures of the British Library
Benjamin Zephaniah
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah explores the British Library's collection, picking out items including one of the first bank notes ever printed
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.3
12:00pm
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
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Death Can Add
Season 5 Episode 10/18

An investment banker defrauds his employer and appears to get away with his crime - until an eagle-eyed accountant steps in. Ian Holm stars
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Light Fingers
Season 5 Episode 11/18

The theft of a few pairs of gloves leads a man to a discovery that shatters his world. Drama, starring Janet Leigh and Tom Bosley
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 41/

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

Rating: 7.4
2:30pm
Auction
Season 7 Episode 3/11

The blouse Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz goes up for sale in London, as do Warwick Castle's ornate Grimani tables - valued at half a million pounds each
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
3:00pm
Meat Loaf Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
A 2004 concert by the rock singer, accompanied by his own backing band as well as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and singer Patti Russo. Featuring hits including I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That), Two Out of Three Ain't Bad and Paradise by the Dashboard Light
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.3
4:00pm
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: 8.8
5:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Cher
Season 4 Episode 4/10

Music journalists look at the career of the singer and actress, from her duets with Sonny Bono in the 1960s to her Academy, Grammy and Emmy award wins
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
5:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 41/

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

Rating: 7.4
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
Master of Photography
Street Fashion Photography
Season 2 Episode 6/8

The contestants head to London during fashion week to capture the buyers, bloggers, journalists and photographers at the heart of that world in just three shots
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
8:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Roy Orbison
Season 5 Episode 15/

Music journalists examine the life and music of the American singer-songwriter, whose hits included Oh, Pretty Woman, Only the Lonely and Crying
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
8:30pm
Lang Lang: New York Rhapsody
The pianist pays tribute to the Big Apple in a concert recorded at the Lincoln Centre, with guests including Rufus Wainwright, Regina Spektor, Suzanne Vega and Kurt Elling
(Subtitles)

10:15pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: Paddy's Hole
Season 3 Episode 5/9

The competition heads to Paddy's Hole in South Gare in the Tees Valley, where Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell invite a new group of artists to capture the harbour scene on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
11:15pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Leslie Howard
Season 7 Episode 8/13

A profile of the English star of stage and screen, who starred in Gone with the Wind and was nominated for Academy Awards for Berkeley Square and Pygmalion
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
12:15am
Passions
Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Former poet laureate Andrew Motion heads back to Hull to explore Philip Larkin's extraordinary - and sometimes controversial - legacy
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
1:15am
Tales of the Unexpected
Death Can Add
Season 5 Episode 10/18

An investment banker defrauds his employer and appears to get away with his crime - until an eagle-eyed accountant steps in. Ian Holm stars
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
1:45am
Tales of the Unexpected
Light Fingers
Season 5 Episode 11/18

The theft of a few pairs of gloves leads a man to a discovery that shatters his world. Drama, starring Janet Leigh and Tom Bosley
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:15am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 3/11

The blouse Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz goes up for sale in London, as do Warwick Castle's ornate Grimani tables - valued at half a million pounds each
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:45am
Talks Music
Boy George
Season 1 Episode 6/10

Boy George talks to Malcolm Gerrie about his life and career, chatting about his childhood and the foundation of his band Culture Club. The singer performs new song Bigger Than War, before discussing his relationships, writing the West End and Broadway musical Taboo, embracing Buddhism and his songwriting process
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.8
3:45am
Dmitri Shostakovich: A Man of Many Faces
Documentary about the life and career of the Russian composer and pianist, featuring footage of Shostakovich talking about and performing his work
(Subtitles)

5:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Afro-Cuban All Stars
Season 3 Episode 15/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back to 1998, when The South Bank Show travelled to Havana to tell the story of the band Afro-Cuban All Stars
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
5:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Bjork
Season 3 Episode 16/30

Melvyn Bragg reflects on a episode of from 1997 when he travelled to Reykjavik to meet Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork, who talked about her many influences and inspirations
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Tue 21 Nov

6:00am
Daniel Barenboim: The Warsaw Recital
The celebrated Argentine-born pianist showcases his partiality for Chopin in a performance dedicated to the works of the Polish composer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
7:35am
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 1
Season 1 Episode 1/5

Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Sergei Prokofiev's first piano concerto

8:00am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 3/11

The blouse Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz goes up for sale in London, as do Warwick Castle's ornate Grimani tables - valued at half a million pounds each
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
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: 7.4
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Death Can Add
Season 5 Episode 10/18

An investment banker defrauds his employer and appears to get away with his crime - until an eagle-eyed accountant steps in. Ian Holm stars
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Light Fingers
Season 5 Episode 11/18

The theft of a few pairs of gloves leads a man to a discovery that shatters his world. Drama, starring Janet Leigh and Tom Bosley
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Talks Music
Boy George
Season 1 Episode 6/10

Boy George talks to Malcolm Gerrie about his life and career, chatting about his childhood and the foundation of his band Culture Club. The singer performs new song Bigger Than War, before discussing his relationships, writing the West End and Broadway musical Taboo, embracing Buddhism and his songwriting process
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.8
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: 8.8
12:00pm
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
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Death in the Morning
Season 5 Episode 12/18

Two women strike up a friendship, but one appears to have highly questionable motives. Drama, with Cherie Lunghi and Carol Drinkwater
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
What Have You Been Up to Lately?
Season 5 Episode 13/18

Tragedy strikes when two actors get together for a reunion. Drama, starring Peter Barkworth and Benjamin Whitrow
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
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: 7.4
2:30pm
Auction
Season 7 Episode 4/11

Items from the collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire go under the hammer at Sotheby's in London. Elsewhere, prints and multiples are offered at Christie's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
3:00pm
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)

4:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: Paddy's Hole
Season 3 Episode 5/9

The competition heads to Paddy's Hole in South Gare in the Tees Valley, where Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell invite a new group of artists to capture the harbour scene on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
5:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Coldplay
Season 4 Episode 5/10

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

Rating: 7.2
5:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 42/

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

Rating: 7.4
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Rex Harrison
Season 6 Episode 8/

A look at the life and career of the English actor, who won an Oscar for his role as Professor Henry Higgins in the 1964 musical My Fair Lady
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
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)

8:00pm
Too Young to Die
River Phoenix
Season 1 Episode 6/9

A look at the life and career of actor River Phoenix, who died outside Los Angeles nightclub the Viper Room due to a drug overdose in 1993, aged just 23
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
9:00pm
Passions
Barry Humphries on the Music Hitler Banned
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Comedian Barry Humphries examines the innovative and powerful art of the Weimar Republic after the First World War and explores why it later came under attack from Adolf Hitler
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
10:00pm
The History of Comedy
Ripped from the Headlines
Season 1 Episode 6/8

The evolution of topical humour, from the rise of the monologue to the `fake news' shows of today. With contributions by Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and Kathy Griffin
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:00pm
Harold Lloyd: Hollywood's Timeless Comedy Genius
Documentary about the life of the actor, comedian, director and stunt performer, who made almost 200 movies and was a huge star of the silent film era
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
12:00am
A Young Doctor's Notebook
Season 1 Episode 3/4

While revolution hangs in the air in Moscow, young Vladimir feels increasingly isolated in the tiny and remote village of Muryovo. Desperate to escape, he jokes about how many people he might have to let die before he is stripped of his licence and allowed to return to the bright lights and shops of the capital. Meanwhile, his older self begins to suffer from the side effects of acute morphine addiction and is hit by terrible stomach pains when an unconscious girl is carried into the surgery. Comedy drama, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

12:30am
A Young Doctor's Notebook
Season 1 Episode 4/4

After a tracheotomy makes young Vladimir famous, he is inundated with patients - but he begins to experience the embarrassing and unsavoury side effects that have been plaguing his older self . Repulsed by what is happening to his body, the young doctor vows to make a clean start and decides to open a specialist syphilis clinic to combat the disease rife in his remote village. Comedy drama, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:00am
Passions
Barry Humphries on the Music Hitler Banned
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Comedian Barry Humphries examines the innovative and powerful art of the Weimar Republic after the First World War and explores why it later came under attack from Adolf Hitler
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
2:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Death in the Morning
Season 5 Episode 12/18

Two women strike up a friendship, but one appears to have highly questionable motives. Drama, with Cherie Lunghi and Carol Drinkwater
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
What Have You Been Up to Lately?
Season 5 Episode 13/18

Tragedy strikes when two actors get together for a reunion. Drama, starring Peter Barkworth and Benjamin Whitrow
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
3:00am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 4/11

Items from the collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire go under the hammer at Sotheby's in London. Elsewhere, prints and multiples are offered at Christie's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
3:30am
Master of Photography
Street Fashion Photography
Season 2 Episode 6/8

The contestants head to London during fashion week to capture the buyers, bloggers, journalists and photographers at the heart of that world in just three shots
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
4:30am
Les Patineurs
A performance of Frederick Ashton's ballet, which depicts a party of Victorian skaters on a frozen pond. Paul Murphy conducts Giacomo Meyerbeer's score

Rating: 10
5:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Kay Mellor
Season 3 Episode 17/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his eye-opening 1997 meeting with Kay Mellor, the writer of TV dramas including Playing the Field, Jane Eyre and Band of Gold
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
5:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Andrew Davies
Season 3 Episode 18/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back to 2002, when he joined screenwriter Andrew Davies on the set of Dr Zhivago, the British TV mini-series for which he wrote the teleplay
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Wed 22 Nov

6:00am
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
A concert of Christmas songs by the American violinist, with guests including Renee Fleming, Frankie Moreno, Michael Feinstein, Rob Moose and Frederic Chlu

7:20am
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos
Season 1 Episode 2/5


8:00am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 4/11

Items from the collection of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire go under the hammer at Sotheby's in London. Elsewhere, prints and multiples are offered at Christie's
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
8:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 42/

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

Rating: 7.4
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Death in the Morning
Season 5 Episode 12/18

Two women strike up a friendship, but one appears to have highly questionable motives. Drama, with Cherie Lunghi and Carol Drinkwater
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
What Have You Been Up to Lately?
Season 5 Episode 13/18

Tragedy strikes when two actors get together for a reunion. Drama, starring Peter Barkworth and Benjamin Whitrow
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
Master of Photography
Street Fashion Photography
Season 2 Episode 6/8

The contestants head to London during fashion week to capture the buyers, bloggers, journalists and photographers at the heart of that world in just three shots
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
11:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: Paddy's Hole
Season 3 Episode 5/9

The competition heads to Paddy's Hole in South Gare in the Tees Valley, where Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell invite a new group of artists to capture the harbour scene on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
12:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Rex Harrison
Season 6 Episode 8/

A look at the life and career of the English actor, who won an Oscar for his role as Professor Henry Higgins in the 1964 musical My Fair Lady
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Absence of Emily
Season 5 Episode 14/18

A woman suspects her brother-in-law of being involved in her sister's disappearance. Drama, starring Frances Tomelty and Anthony Valentine
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
In the Bag
Season 5 Episode 15/18

A safebreaker is hired by a pretty woman who insists on accompanying him when he goes to recover her stolen jewellery. Starring Edward Albert and Roxanne Hart
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:00pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 43/

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

Rating: 7.4
2:30pm
Auction
Season 7 Episode 5/11

The Hospices de Beaune wine auction takes place in the Burgundy region of France, in a charitable event that dates back to 1795
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
3:00pm
Classic Albums
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Documentary exploring Pink Floyd's ground-breaking 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, which remained in the US Top 200 for 724 consecutive weeks. Featuring interviews with band members Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. Part of Pink Floyd Night
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.6
4:00pm
Too Young to Die
River Phoenix
Season 1 Episode 6/9

A look at the life and career of actor River Phoenix, who died outside Los Angeles nightclub the Viper Room due to a drug overdose in 1993, aged just 23
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
5:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Paul Weller
Season 4 Episode 6/10

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

Rating: 7.2
5:30pm
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 43/

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

Rating: 7.4
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Yul Brynner
Season 6 Episode 9/

A profile of the Russian-born actor, who won an Oscar for The King and I and also starred in The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven and Westworld
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
Artemisia: Painting to Survive
Documentary examining the complex life and revolutionary art of Artemisia Gentileschi, a 16th-century painter who was recognised as a master of light and shadow
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
8:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: Worm's Head
Season 3 Episode 6/9

The last of the heats takes place on the tidal island of Worm's Head on the Gower Peninsula, where the contenders have just four hours to capture a coastal scene on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
War and Peace
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Adaptation of Tolstoy's epic story of aristocratic families experiencing Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Starring Clemence Poesy, Malcolm McDowell and Brenda Blethyn
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.2
11:00pm
Passions
Barry Humphries on the Music Hitler Banned
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Comedian Barry Humphries examines the innovative and powerful art of the Weimar Republic after the First World War and explores why it later came under attack from Adolf Hitler
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
12:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: Worm's Head
Season 3 Episode 6/9

The last of the heats takes place on the tidal island of Worm's Head on the Gower Peninsula, where the contenders have just four hours to capture a coastal scene on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
1:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Absence of Emily
Season 5 Episode 14/18

A woman suspects her brother-in-law of being involved in her sister's disappearance. Drama, starring Frances Tomelty and Anthony Valentine
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
1:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
In the Bag
Season 5 Episode 15/18

A safebreaker is hired by a pretty woman who insists on accompanying him when he goes to recover her stolen jewellery. Starring Edward Albert and Roxanne Hart
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:00am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 5/11

The Hospices de Beaune wine auction takes place in the Burgundy region of France, in a charitable event that dates back to 1795
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30am
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 6/8

Kate Bryan and Will Best explore the art of Mumbai, Carrie Scott meets artist Mickalene Thomas in Brooklyn and Charming Baker takes a cultural tour of Beijing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
3:30am
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird
Documentary exploring the life of reclusive author Nelle Harper Lee, shedding light on the context and history of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
5:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Courtney Pine
Season 3 Episode 19/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits a 2000 interview with Courtney Pine, in which the jazz musician reflected on his early influences after his parents arrived in London from Jamaica
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
5:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Humphrey Lyttelton
Season 3 Episode 20/30

Melvyn Bragg reflects on his 2007 meeting with jazz musician Humphrey Lyttelton, who also hosted BBC Radio 4 panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue from 1972 until his death in 2008
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5

Thu 23 Nov

6:00am
Andre Rieu: Love Songs
Dutch violinist Andre Rieu performs a selection of romantic melodies, including the Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet, Sereanata, Song to the Moon, Going Home, Ballade, Greensleeves, Love Theme from The Godfather and Stranger in Paradise
(Subtitles)

7:15am
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos
Season 1 Episode 3/5


8:00am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 5/11

The Hospices de Beaune wine auction takes place in the Burgundy region of France, in a charitable event that dates back to 1795
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
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: 7.4
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Absence of Emily
Season 5 Episode 14/18

A woman suspects her brother-in-law of being involved in her sister's disappearance. Drama, starring Frances Tomelty and Anthony Valentine
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
In the Bag
Season 5 Episode 15/18

A safebreaker is hired by a pretty woman who insists on accompanying him when he goes to recover her stolen jewellery. Starring Edward Albert and Roxanne Hart
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
10:00am
The Art Show
Season 1 Episode 6/8

Kate Bryan and Will Best explore the art of Mumbai, Carrie Scott meets artist Mickalene Thomas in Brooklyn and Charming Baker takes a cultural tour of Beijing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.5
11:00am
Too Young to Die
River Phoenix
Season 1 Episode 6/9

A look at the life and career of actor River Phoenix, who died outside Los Angeles nightclub the Viper Room due to a drug overdose in 1993, aged just 23
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.6
12:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Yul Brynner
Season 6 Episode 9/

A profile of the Russian-born actor, who won an Oscar for The King and I and also starred in The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven and Westworld
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
1:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
A Man with a Fortune
Season 5 Episode 16/18

A wealthy American searches London for his family, but a chance meeting with flatmates Eva and Janet brings catastrophe. Starring Shane Rimmer and Cyd Hayman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
1:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Who's Got the Lady?
Season 5 Episode 17/18

A ruthless art gallery owner gets a new companion, who also happens to be a talented artist. Drama, starring Richard Johnson and Victoria Tennant
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
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: 7.4
2:30pm
Auction
Season 7 Episode 6/11

Bonhams in Staffordshire auctions off eight rare Brough motorbikes, which were made famous by TE Lawrence. Meanwhile in London, Christie's is selling a selection of Old Masters
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
3:00pm
Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge
Animals
Season 1 Episode 6/8

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

Rating: 9.9
4:00pm
Queen - Live in Milton Keynes
Highlights from the 1982 concert, featuring many of the band's greatest hits, among them renditions of Flash and Under Pressure
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.7
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
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 44/

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

Rating: 7.4
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Claude Rains
Season 6 Episode 10/

The life and career of the English actor, who was nominated for Academy Awards for his roles in Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Casablanca, Mr. Skeffington and Notorious
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.5
7:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017: Worm's Head
Season 3 Episode 6/9

The last of the heats takes place on the tidal island of Worm's Head on the Gower Peninsula, where the contenders have just four hours to capture a coastal scene on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
8:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Eli Wallach
Season 7 Episode 9/13

The life and career of the versatile American character actor, best known for his roles in classic westerns The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
The History of Comedy
Cultural Divide
Season 1 Episode 7/8

An exploration of the evolution of racial humour, looking at how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers to unite people in laughter
(Subtitles)

10:00pm
The Lot of Fun: Where the Movies Learned to Laugh
Documentary telling the story of how producer and director Hal Roach brought Hollywood's greatest comedian to cinema screens, from Harold Lloyd to Laurel and Hardy
(Subtitles)

11:00pm
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Documentary charting the history of the magazine founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and Ralph J Gleason
(Subtitles)

12:00am
The History of Comedy
Cultural Divide
Season 1 Episode 7/8

An exploration of the evolution of racial humour, looking at how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers to unite people in laughter
(Subtitles)

1:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Man with a Fortune
Season 5 Episode 16/18

A wealthy American searches London for his family, but a chance meeting with flatmates Eva and Janet brings catastrophe. Starring Shane Rimmer and Cyd Hayman
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
1:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Who's Got the Lady?
Season 5 Episode 17/18

A ruthless art gallery owner gets a new companion, who also happens to be a talented artist. Drama, starring Richard Johnson and Victoria Tennant
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.8
2:00am
Auction
Season 7 Episode 6/11

Bonhams in Staffordshire auctions off eight rare Brough motorbikes, which were made famous by TE Lawrence. Meanwhile in London, Christie's is selling a selection of Old Masters
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.6
2:30am
Artemisia: Painting to Survive
Documentary examining the complex life and revolutionary art of Artemisia Gentileschi, a 16th-century painter who was recognised as a master of light and shadow
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
3:30am
Mariinsky Ballet: Anna Karenina
A performance of Alexei Ratmansky's two-act ballet based on Tolstoy's classic novel

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

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

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

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

Rating: 9.5