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6:00am
Money for Nothing
Season 7 Episode 10 of 20
EJ Osborne use his salvaging expertise at Llanfoist Recycling Centre in Monmouthshire, searching for three items that he can rescue and revamp. A collection of trampoline poles are worked on by carpenter Ollie Allen, while lighting specialist Guy Trench has to come up with a bright idea for a paraffin can and a pair of blow torches. For his own project, EJ has a large desk to keep him busy

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
2
 
   
6:45am
Escape to the Perfect Town
Season 1 Episode 10 of 15
Arundel Sonali Shah explores Arundel in West Sussex, in her quest for the ideal location as her buyers seek the right place to spend their £900,000 on. She hands over the keys to some surprising houses, but will her self-confessed 'instant buyers' decide to seal the deal on any of them?

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
2.4
 
   
7:30am
Saving Lives at Sea
Season 4 Episode 7 of 10
The RNLI volunteers at Lough Ree Lifeboat Station race to the rescue of the last inhabitant of a remote island. On the north-east coast of England, the Blyth crew races to find a kayaker in trouble in the North Sea, while at Tower station in Central London, a dog is trapped by the tide on the River Thames

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.2
 
   
8:30am
The Week in Parliament
Saturday in Parliament A round-up of the week's proceedings in Parliament

Category Social/Political/Economics
(Subtitles)
Rating
3.3
 
   
9:00am
BBC News at 9
21/10/2019

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
7.2
 
   
10:00am
Victoria Derbyshire
21/10/2019 Daily news and current-affairs programme offering discussion of breaking stories, exclusive interviews and audience interaction via social media

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
1.1
 
   
11:00am
BBC Newsroom Live
21/10/2019 A chance to stay up to date on the day's leading stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
5.4
 
   
12:15pm
Politics Live
21/10/2019 Update on politics from Westminster and beyond

Category Social/Political/Economics
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.1
 
   
1:00pm
The Boss
Season 2 Episode 23 of 25
Quiz hosted by Susan Calman in which one contestant becomes the Boss and has to use judgement and tactics to decide which player is best suited to answer questions

Category General
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
3.8
 
   
1:45pm
Heir Hunters
Season 11 Episode 15 of 20
Southall/Howard Probate detectives discover a surprise connection to gun-making in Birmingham, while searching for the beneficiaries to a £100,000 estate. The case of a west London man with Indian ancestry, proves a major challenge for the team

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
3.7
 
   
2:30pm
Yes Chef
Season 2 Episode 1 of 20
Nigel Haworth Return of the culinary challenge hosted by Sheree Murphy in which leading chefs choose their perfect partner from three home cooks, beginning with Nigel Haworth

Category Leisure/Hobbies
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
2.4
 
   
3:15pm
Hidden Kingdoms
Season 1 Episode 1 of 3
Under Open Skies Documentary revealing the survival techniques used by the animal kingdom's smallest creatures. North America's Sonoran Desert is home to the grasshopper mouse, which is capable of disarming scorpions and centipedes twice its size, and displays a power and athleticism that enables it to avoid the attentions of rattlesnakes and tarantulas. In Africa, the elephant shrew, known as the sengi, employs speed to keep its distance from predators, following a meticulously constructed - and maintained - network of tiny racetracks in the savannah. The film concludes with Hidden Kingdoms Revealed, a 10-minute report on how the documentary was made. Narrated by Stephen Fry

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.1
 
   
4:15pm
The Hunt
Season 1 Episode 1 of 7
The Hardest Challenge The challenges predators face as they stalk their prey, and revealing how it is far more common for hunts to end in failure. The first episode demonstrates how leopards use stealth and concealment to get close to their prey, while African wild dogs have to work as a team. The programme also features footage of killer whales, which rely on their intelligence, Nile crocodiles that can wait years between meals, spiders able to spin 25 foot webs and amur falcons, which travel 16,000 miles every year to hunt insects. Narrated by David Attenborough

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.2
 
   
5:15pm
Make Me a Dealer
Season 2 Episode 11 of 20
Clevedon: Lin & Dean Paul Martin shows a cattery owner and a handyman from Clevedon the tricks of the trade for buying and selling collectibles, before an auction showdown

Category Show/Game Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
3
 
   
6:00pm
Richard Osman's House of Games
Season 3 Episode 11 of 100
Andi Oliver, Ivo Graham, Phill Jupitus and Kate Humble test their general knowledge skills in a variety of trivia-based games across the week, with a winner declared each Friday

Category General
(Subtitles)
Rating
1.3
 
   
6:30pm
Strictly: It Takes Two
Season 17 Episode 21 of 60
Rylan Clark-Neal is joined by the latest couple to be eliminated from the competition after losing the dance-off at the weekend. Plus, interviews with the remaining pairs

Category General
(Subtitles)
Rating
2.3
 
   
7:00pm
Match of the Day Live
MOTD: FA Cup 1st Round Draw Mark Chapman presents coverage of the draw, as the non-league clubs to have progressed to the first-round proper enter alongside the teams from League One and League Two

Category Sports
(Subtitles)
Rating
7.4
 
   
7:30pm
Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
Legends of the West Paul Murton begins an exploration of the nation's lochs by travelling through the wilds surrounding Loch Etive. He witnesses the spectacular tidal race at the Falls of Lora, where kayakers ride a three-metre standing wave, and goes high-altitude camping on a hill opposite Buchaille Etive More, watching the sunset light up the hundreds of lochans across Rannoch Moor

Category General
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
7.4
 
   
8:00pm
Only Connect
Season 15 Episode 7 of 28
Journeymen v Turophiles Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another first-round match as transit fans the Journeymen take on cheese-lovers the Turophiles. The teams must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of charge and release, band and break up, locate and move out of position, and courage and deter

Category General
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.6
 
   
8:30pm
University Challenge
Season 26 Episode 13 of 37
The academic quiz's penultimate first-round match takes place, with four students from Imperial College, London pitting their wits against a team from Brasenose College, Oxford in a bid to reach the second stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions

Category General
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.1
 
   
9:00pm
The Day California Burned
Documentary examining the devastating wildfire that swept through northern California in November 2018, causing the deaths of more than 80 people and approximately $16.5billion of damage. The film features interviews with firefighters, police officers and local residents who came face to face with the fire, including a nurse who evacuated her patients before finding herself trapped in the middle of the blaze

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Not Yet Rated
 
   
10:00pm
Motherland
Season 2 Episode 3 of 6
Mother's Load Julia finds that working from home is impossible due to all the tasks she has to do for her family. Meg tells her this is her 'Mother's Load' - all the things that no-one else will do, but need to be done to keep the home running. Julia removes herself to the cafe to work, but even there finds it's not that easy to get motivated. A possible solution presents itself when she shares a table with a fellow freelancer, but is Julia taking advantage of him? Meanwhile, much to her surprise, Liz finds herself bored to tears when her youngest starts nursery and she is alone during the day, and Kevin has problems when he takes on responsibility for a school fund-raising project

Category Sitcom
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
4.5
 
   
10:30pm
Newsnight
21/10/2019 Analysis of the day's events, presented by Emily Maitlis

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.2
 
   
11:10pm
Weather
21/10/2019

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
8.7
 
   
11:15pm
Miriam's Dead Good Adventure
Season 1 Episode 1 of 2
Part one of two. Miriam Margolyes explores mortality, visiting a home for dementia patients and meeting a scientist in the US who claims that technology will soon provide a cure for the ageing process. She attends a festival in California for people determined to prolong their lives by any means, and discovers that laughter may help people to live longer and stay healthier

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
1.7
 
   
12:15am
Miriam's Dead Good Adventure
Season 1 Episode 2 of 2
Part two of two. Miriam Margolyes questions if it is ever possible to be ready for death, helping a terminal cancer patient to plan her wake, and building her own personalised flatpack coffin with a support group for people facing death. She also meets a doctor who uses tranquilisers to treat terminal patients' anxiety and a rapper with bowel and liver cancer who refuses to give up on life. Plus, a representative of the right to die movement explains why he believes all rational people over 50 have the right to end their lives, and reveals his invention to make this easier

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
1.7
 
   
1:15am
Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin
Documentary in which Werner Herzog sets out on a journey inspired by his friend, writer and adventurer Bruce Chatwin, who had a passion for the nomadic life. Carrying the rucksack that Chatwin gave him on his deathbed, Herzog travels to South America, Australia and the Welsh borders, uncovering stories of lost tribes, wanderers and dreamers

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
8.3
 
   
2:45am
Countryfile
Season 2019
Wembury The team explores Wembury in Devon, with Anita Rani learning about its naval history, Joe Crowley investigating its rock pools as he takes part in an annual nature survey and Ellie Harrison going in search of its marine wildlife. Elsewhere, Adam Henson is moving some of his sheep and Tom Heap is on the trail of the ramraiding gangs ripping out the ATMs on which villages rely

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
6.7
 
   
3:40am
This Is BBC Two
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two

Category General
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.1
 
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