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The Edible Garden
Season 1 Episode 4 of 6
Juicy Fruits Alys Fowler demonstrates how easy it is to grow raspberries and blueberries, and plants juicy fruits from which she then prepares jams and tangy fruit leathers. She also tries her hand at hapazome, a Japanese printing technique used to transfer flower and leaf shapes on to fabric

Category Education/Science/Factual
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The Instant Gardener
Season 1 Episode 5 of 10
Presenter Helen Skelton and expert garden designer Danny Clarke head to Bradford to breathe new life into a thoroughly overgrown garden lost in time. The aim is that they will get the job completed in just one day for owner Beverley and her family

Category Education/Science/Factual
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Season 2020 Episode 27 of 52
Matt Baker - Grand Union Canal Matt Baker explores the stretch of the Grand Union Canal that runs close to his home in the Chilterns - meeting those who live and work on the waterway and also getting to grips with an engineering marvel that keeps the whole system flowing. Elsewhere, Tom Heap investigates how farmers are adjusting to the challenges posed by climate change, and John Craven launches this year's Countryfile photography competition with the help of singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews and wildlife expert Simon King

Category Education/Science/Factual
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Gardeners' World
Season 53 Episode 17 of 32
At Longmeadow, Monty Don checks the progress of the potatoes he planted earlier in the year and recommends plants for dry shade under trees. There are water-saving tips from a water scientist in Somerset who uses a variety of techniques to save as much water as possible in her own garden and advice from a head gardener in Dorset, dedicated to growing plants for their aromatic properties both in leaf and flower. Plus, Nick Bailey on summer-flowering clematis and Ant Anderson meeting people planting up the Birmingham canal sides

Category Leisure/Hobbies
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Season 42 Episode 13 of 26
Carole Baxter demonstrates the ultimate in no-fuss, easy-to-grow strawberries and Chris Beardshaw shows how to prune figs and grapes for summer

Category Leisure/Hobbies
Saturday Kitchen Best Bites
Season 2020
12/07/2020 Matt Tebbutt presents highlights of the series, recalling his favourite moments from previous years in the kitchen

Category Leisure/Hobbies
Rick Stein's Spain
Season 1 Episode 2 of 4
The chef continues his culinary tour of Spain by travelling east from the Basque region toward the Mediterranean coast, sampling a selection of great dishes and enjoying local hospitality along the way

Category Leisure/Hobbies
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The Good Cook
Season 1 Episode 2 of 6
Risotto Rice Food writer Simon Hopkinson demonstrates how to create restaurant-quality food at home, preparing risotto alla Parmigiana, tandoori chicken, and Parma ham and asparagus pancakes. He also creates a quiche Lorraine and a coffee granita

Category Leisure/Hobbies
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Natural World
Season 29 Episode 3 of 14
Sea Otters - A Million Dollar Baby Following the life of a sea otter pup growing up on the coast of California, in an unusual location among the yachts of a marina. Its mother must teach her baby how to avoid the boats and find food in the busy harbour, but an attack by a tough male otter signals disaster for the family. Narrated by Bonnie Greer

Category Education/Science/Factual
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The Choir: Singing for Britain
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Gareth Malone sets out to bring the nation together through music during the Coronavirus lockdown, by getting people from all walks of life to perform a specially composed song. Gareth employs technology to bring the voices of performers from across the country together online even if social distancing makes large gatherings impossible. The final episode features the country's most vulnerable people, who have contributed to the project while self-shielding, and discovers their personal stories of finding hope during isolation

Category Music/Ballet/Dance
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Talking Pictures
Season 1 Episode 33 of 34
Talking Pictures: Michael Caine The life of acting legend Michael Caine, star of movies such as The Ipcress File (being shown next), The Italian Job, and The Dark Knight. Using rare TV interviews and classic archive clips, this programme tells the story of one of Britain's most successful actors. Narrated by Sylvia Syms

Category Arts/Culture (without music)
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Film The Ipcress File (1965)
An intelligence agent investigating the kidnap and brainwashing of Britain's most renowned scientists unpicks a complex chain of connections and high-level intrigue, while detecting evidence of double-dealing and counter-espionage. Spy thriller based on Len Deighton's novel, starring Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson and Nigel Green

Category Film
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Saving Lives at Sea
Season 3 Episode 6 of 10
At Anstruther station in Scotland, one of their newest helms, George, takes charge for his first shout to a serious medical evacuation. A woman has slipped on one of the most notorious parts of the station's patch - the Chain Walk. The RNLI volunteers also race to the rescue of two teenagers trapped in a cave, and when Storm Henry hits the UK, two lifeboats must battle to save a cargo ship from disaster

Category News/Current Affairs
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This World
Cuba with Simon Reeve Two years after Cuba announced radical economic reforms, broadcaster Simon Reeve heads to the Caribbean island to look at the effects the liberalisation has had. He meets Cubans whose lives are being transformed - from the owners of fledgling businesses to the newly rich estate agents selling properties valued at up to £750,000 - and asks if this new openness could lead to more political freedom. He also explores whether Cuba will be able to maintain the positive aspects of its long isolation under socialism - such as low crime, high-quality education and one of the best healthcare systems in the world - while embracing a form of capitalism. Part of the This World strand

Category News/Current Affairs
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Test Cricket Highlights
Today at the Test: England v West Indies Isa Guha presents action from the fifth and final day of the First Test in the three-match series, held at Ageas Bowl in Southampton. With analysis from Michael Vaughan and commentary by Alastair Cook, Carlos Brathwaite, Phil Tufnell and Alison Mitchell

Category Sports
One Day: Sport's Super Sunday
A look back at a memorable sporting day on 14 July last year, when England looked to win the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time as they took on New Zealand in the final at Lord's, while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic contested a high-quality Wimbledon final at the All England Club

Category Sports
Not Yet Rated
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan: From My Sofa
Season 1 Episode 1 of 3
The comedian revisits memorable moments from his travel series, beginning with a look back at the episodes where he explored Zimbabwe, Bosnia and the Sahara. The programme features some never-before-seen footage shot for these episodes, including the moment when Romesh tried to make a horror film in the desert

Category Education/Science/Factual
(New Series) (Subtitles)
The Paddy Raff Show
Comedy sketch pilot written and performed by the stand-up and social-media sensation. The backbone of the show is Paddy filming his own sketches at home, bottling his unique and hilarious observations of his family life and trying to deal with our 'new normal' of lockdown. Characters include Nigel the BT9 snob, Father Pat the raving priest and Granny Raff

Category General
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Not Yet Rated
Sunday Politics Northern Ireland
Sunday Politics Mark Carruthers looks at the political developments of the week and questions policy-makers on the key issues

Category News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Film Mum's List (2016)
Young couple Kate and Singe's lives are turned upside down when Kate is diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over the course of her final few months, she creates a list - writing her thoughts and memories down to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons after she is gone. Drama based on the book by St John Greene, starring Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox and Elaine Cassidy

Category Film
Ambulance - Liverpool
Season 5 Episode 5 of 6
Ambulance A busy night shift begins with Chelsey and Dave providing back-up for advanced paramedic Rob at a road traffic accident, where a driver has overturned his car at a roundabout. It is clear he has been drinking, meaning once they have assessed him, he will be answering questions from the police. Eric and Emily are dispatched to an 83-year-old who is in a lot of pain from her back, after which they answer a call from the police to a suspected assault on a 12-year-old, while senior paramedic Tony is called out to a man found slumped in his car in the city centre

Category Education/Science/Factual
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Holby City
Season 22 Episode 20 of 52
Nicky is stressed and exhausted, with devastating consequences at work. As she struggles to cope with the pressure from her mother, a tragic incident pushes her over the edge. Ange tells Cameron he is not ready to take the next step in his career. Frustrated by the rejection, he takes out his anger on Louis. Sacha decides to respect Essie's wishes concerning her cancer treatment, but Dominic urges him to persuade her not to give up on palliative care

Category Soap
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