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7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
20/02/2020 BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
6.4
 
   
7:30pm
The Pennine Way
Season 1 Episode 4 of 4
Polar adventurer Paul Rose explores rural Northumberland as he embarks on the last stage of his journey along the Pennine Way. He makes a remarkable discovery at the Roman archaeological dig at Vindolanda, finds out what lies beyond the red flags while on exercise with the Grenadier Guards and discovers how night-time walkers can have an almost magical experience in an area acclaimed for the quality of its dark skies

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
6.1
 
   
8:00pm
Walt Disney
Season 1 Episode 2 of 2
Conclusion of the documentary exploring the life, career and legacy of Walt Disney, making use of archive footage alongside interviews with his friends, colleagues and relatives to present a portrait of a ruthlessly driven animator and entrepreneur whose single-minded ambition allowed him to create a string of cartoon masterpieces that would define an entire industry. The second episode explores Disney's later years, as he made films such as Cinderella and Mary Poppins, and realised his dream project - Disneyland

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.8
 
   
9:00pm
Inside Chernobyl's Mega Tomb
Documentary following the construction of a 36,000 tonne steel structure to entomb the ruins of the nuclear power plant destroyed in the 1986 disaster. A team of international engineers race to build the new steel structure, but radiation levels make it almost impossible for workers to build right on top of the old reactor. The team face difficult challenges as they attempt to erect this new steel mega-structure and move it into place

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.9
 
   
10:00pm
The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Gillian Pachter focuses on the three weeks leading up to Ruth Ellis's execution, and the last-minute attempts to save her life even though Ruth herself was determined to die. The killer finally admitted she had an accomplice, prompting her solicitor to race to the Home Office in a bid to stop the execution. But it was all in vain and Ruth was hanged. Gillian goes on to explore the role of her case in the introduction of the defence of diminished responsibility in England and its place in the eventual abolition of capital punishment in 1965

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.1
 
   
11:00pm
How We Built Britain
Season 1 Episode 4 of 6
The West: Putting on the Style David Dimbleby travels west to discover the impact of Georgian architectural theory, exploring the Stourhead garden in Wiltshire and taking in the grandeur of Oxfordshire's Blenheim Palace. He travels by sedan chair through Bath, taking the waters and extolling the virtues of the terraced house, visits the tin mines of Cornwall and crosses the Menai Bridge into Anglesey before ending his journey in Dublin

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
6.6
 
   
12:00am
Don McCullin: Looking for England
Following the 83-year-old photographer as he documents England, from inner cities to seaside towns, on a journey in search of his own nation. Sixty years after starting out, McCullin returns to his old haunts in the East End of London, Bradford, Consett, Eastbourne and Scarborough, encountering an array of characters along the way

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
5.1
 
   
1:00am
The Silk Road
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
Sam Willis travels through Central Asia. In Tajikistan, he meets the last survivors of the Sogdian people, a culture that proved vital to the success of the Silk Road and traded from the China Sea to the Mediterranean. He also visits the Uzbek cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, discovering how the conqueror Timur captured large numbers of craftsmen to build them, and discovers how trade between nations led to the birth of astronomy and modern mathematics

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.9
 
   
2:00am
Mars Uncovered: Ancient God of War
Bettany Hughes investigates the enduring relationship between warfare and worship by following the trail of the ancient Roman god of war Mars. She begins in Carthage, site of one of the most significant and bloodiest victories in the history of the Roman Empire and explores the vital role of Mars in Rome's Imperial expansion. Bettany also considers how the figure of Mars was used by artists such as Botticelli and Rubens to examine the inevitability of war, and whether the benefits of war still outweigh the horrors

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8
 
   
3:00am
Inside Chernobyl's Mega Tomb
Documentary following the construction of a 36,000 tonne steel structure to entomb the ruins of the nuclear power plant destroyed in the 1986 disaster. A team of international engineers race to build the new steel structure, but radiation levels make it almost impossible for workers to build right on top of the old reactor. The team face difficult challenges as they attempt to erect this new steel mega-structure and move it into place

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.9
 
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