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7:00pm
The Chronicles of Erne
Season 1 Episode 4 of 4
Winter The programme documents winter on the lough, with migratory birds from colder climates arriving and painter Lorna Smyth putting the finishing touches to her exhibition of landscapes. At Portora's lock gates, commercial fisherman Eugene Brazil and Roy Shaw clean and checking their nets for European silver eels

Category Leisure/Hobbies
(Subtitles)
Rating
7
 
   
7:30pm
The Joy of Painting
Season 3 Episode 11 of 52
Mountain Retreat American artist Bob Ross demonstrates how to create a beautiful summer getaway with rugged brown peaks, clear blue waters and a cosy little cabin

Category Arts/Culture (without music)
(Subtitles)
Rating
3.2
 
   
8:00pm
Snooker: The World Championship
Live Snooker: The World Championship Further coverage of the second semi-final from Sheffield, as the players look to gain an early advantage in the first of four scheduled sessions, and a potential 33 frames

Category Sports
(Subtitles)
Rating
6.7
 
   
9:00pm
Burma's Secret Jungle War with Joe Simpson
Season 1 Episode 1 of 2
The first of two programmes in which the mountaineer travels to Burma to tell the story of a guerilla campaign fought behind Japanese lines in the Second World War, which his own father was a part of. Guided by his father's old maps and diaries, he goes in search of the airstrip where the special forces soldiers arrived in the country. However, his journey is thrown into upheaval by current political events in Myanmar

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
6.3
 
   
10:00pm
Burma's Secret Jungle War with Joe Simpson
Season 1 Episode 2 of 2
The mountaineer's trek through the Burmese jungle faces an unexpected diversion when the first free elections in the country since 1990 trigger unrest, and force Joe to divert his journey to Bhamo, a small town north-east of Myanmar. The hills and ridges where his father fought during the Second World War are within sight, but he is not permitted to go there. Once the chaos settles, Joe and his guide Ed Stafford continue their mission, following a river to the settlements and battlefields where Allied special forces clashed with the Japanese military. He meets villagers who still remember the Chindits, and visits the spot where his father's commanding officer was beheaded by an enemy combatant, and the experience provides him with a deeper respect for what Lt Ian Simpson accomplished

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
6.3
 
   
11:00pm
The Sky at Night
Mars: Planet of Dreams Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock revisit the BBC's archive in a programme dedicated to humanity's ongoing fascination with the planet Mars

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles)
Rating
8.6
 
   
12:00am
The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear
Jeremy Paxman joins forces with 'art sleuth' Bernadette Murphy in a bid to solve one of the greatest and bloodiest mysteries of the art world - why did Vincent Van Gogh take a blade to his own ear in December, 1888? The pair set out to discover why the Dutch post-impressionist chose to mutilate himself, and also to identify the unknown girl to whom he is reported to have given is severed ear. Their quest takes them from Vincent's former home in the south of France to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and along the way, they seek to determine the causes of the painter's debilitating mental turmoil. The answers they are looking for, however, might not lie in Europe. Instead, a library in California may hold crucial evidence that - if verified - could cause an art world sensation

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
9.4
 
   
1:00am
The Beauty of Anatomy
Season 1 Episode 3 of 5
Rembrandt & Ruysch Dr Adam Rutherford travels to the Hague and Amsterdam to find out what inspired artists such as Rembrandt and Ruysch to create anatomical paintings in the 17th century, and learns how dissecting bodies became considered a suitable subject for art in the period

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.5
 
   
1:30am
The Beauty of Anatomy
Season 1 Episode 4 of 5
The Hunter Brothers Dr Adam Rutherford investigates the story of the two brilliant but controversial Hunter brothers, who transformed both medicine and art in 18th-century Britain. Their belief that students could only learn anatomy by carrying out dissections created an unprecedented demand for dead bodies - as well as a market for the growing trade of body-snatching from graveyards

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.5
 
   
2:00am
The Joy of Painting
Season 3 Episode 11 of 52
Mountain Retreat American artist Bob Ross demonstrates how to create a beautiful summer getaway with rugged brown peaks, clear blue waters and a cosy little cabin

Category Arts/Culture (without music)
(Subtitles)
Rating
3.2
 
   
2:30am
The Chronicles of Erne
Season 1 Episode 4 of 4
Winter The programme documents winter on the lough, with migratory birds from colder climates arriving and painter Lorna Smyth putting the finishing touches to her exhibition of landscapes. At Portora's lock gates, commercial fisherman Eugene Brazil and Roy Shaw clean and checking their nets for European silver eels

Category Leisure/Hobbies
(Subtitles)
Rating
7
 
   
3:00am
Inside Porton Down: Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility
Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, in a programme originally shown on its 100th anniversary in 2016. He learns about chemical and biological weapons old and new, reveals the truth about animal and human testing, and discovers how the latest science and technology are helping to defend the UK against terrorist attacks and rogue nations

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.4
 
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