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Wed 19 Jun

7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
19/06/2019
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.9
7:30pm
Match of the Day Live: FIFA Women's World Cup
Scotland v Argentina
Scotland v Argentina (Kick-off 8.00pm). Eilidh Barbour presents coverage of both teams' third and final Group D match, held at Parc des Princes in Paris
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.9
10:05pm
Madagascar
Lost Worlds
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The wildlife of the narrow band of mountains and rainforest on the island's east coast, including cyanide-eating lemurs and endangered primate the sifaka
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.1
11:05pm
Britain's Lost Masterpieces
Manchester
Season 3 Episode 2/3

Bendor Grosvenor finds a painting form the 1770s at the Manchester Art Gallery, which he believes has been misattributed to Nathaniel Dance
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.9
12:05am
Andrew Marr's Great Scots: The Writers Who Shaped a Nation
Hugh MacDiarmid
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The life of poet Hugh MacDiarmid, a staunch nationalist who reinvented Scots as a language for serious writing and was for many years under surveillance by MI5
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 0.8
1:05am
Utopia: In Search of the Dream
Build It And They Will Come
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Professor Richard Clay asks whether utopian visions for living can ever reconcile the tension between the group and the individual, the rules and the desire to break free
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.5
2:05am
Handmade in Mexico
Alebrijes
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Following the creation of alebrijes, which are brightly coloured, fantastical creatures carved from copal wood and decorated in extremely detailed paintwork
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
2:35am
Madagascar
Lost Worlds
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The wildlife of the narrow band of mountains and rainforest on the island's east coast, including cyanide-eating lemurs and endangered primate the sifaka
(Subtitles) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.1

Thu 20 Jun

7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
20/06/2019
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.9
7:30pm
Nature's Weirdest Events
Season 2 Episode 1/7

The town brought to a standstill by a swarm of flying insects, the polar bears whose friendships shocked a community and the residents kept awake by a lovers deafening serenade

Rating: 5.4
7:45pm
Match of the Day Live: FIFA Women's World Cup
Sweden v USA
Sweden v USA (Kick-off 8.00pm). Coverage of both teams' third and final Group F encounter, held at Stade Oceane in Le Havre
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.9
10:05pm
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019
Song Prize Final
Young classical singers gather at St David's Hall to compete for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize Trophy and a prize of £10,000
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
12:05am
The Battle for Stonehenge
Alastair Sooke examines the conflict and controversy surrounding the prehistoric site, as druids, archaeologists and scientists fight to have their views on its future heard
(Subtitles)

1:05am
Peaky Blinders
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Drama about a family running the most feared and powerful gang in Birmingham just after the end of the First World War. Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Chief Inspector Campbell carries out a violent raid on the gang's territory, and Thomas is sent a bullet with his name on it after picking a fight with a gypsy family
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
3:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Two men claiming to be IRA sympathisers offer to buy the stolen guns, Thomas tries to gain favour with Billy Kimber, and Ada secretly marries communist agitator Freddie Thorne
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7

Fri 21 Jun

7:00pm
World News Today
21/06/2019
The day's leading stories
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.3
7:30pm
Top of the Pops: 1988
14/01/1988
Performances by Climie Fisher, Tiffany, Krush, Morris Minor and the Majors, the Christians, AC/DC, Terence Trent D'Arby, Belinda Carlisle and George Michael
(Subtitles) (Repeat)

8:00pm
Elvis: That's Alright Mama 60 Years On
A musical tribute to Elvis Presley, originally broadcast 60 years after the singer recorded his first single That's All Right in Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
I Can Go for That: The Smooth World of Yacht Rock
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Part two of two. Katie Puckrik receals the '80s era when artists like Toto, Hall & Oates and George Benson created a technicolour second wave of a super smooth sound
(Subtitles)

10:00pm
Top of the Pops: 1980 Big Hits
Performances from the show during 1980, including appearances by Madness, Pretenders, Dexys Midnight Runners, Adam Ant, the Piranhas, Hot Chocolate, OMD, Motorhead and the Beat
(Subtitles)

11:00pm
Punk Britannia at the BBC
Archive performances by British punk bands, including Dr Feelgood, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Gang of Four, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Buzzcocks, the Damned and Joy Division
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.3
12:30am
Top of the Pops: 1988
14/01/1988
Performances by Climie Fisher, Tiffany, Krush, Morris Minor and the Majors, the Christians, AC/DC, Terence Trent D'Arby, Belinda Carlisle and George Michael
(Subtitles)

1:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The Lees ransack the Shelbys' betting shop, Campbell puts pressure on Thomas to deliver Freddie and the stolen guns, and John reveals he intends to remarry
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Thomas deals with an IRA chief out to avenge his cousin's death, Campbell gets closer to finding the stolen guns and Grace has to decide where her loyalties lie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
3:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Secrets are revealed that force the Shelbys to face up to the problems that have divided them, while Campbell unleashes one last plan to take down the gang
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7

Sat 22 Jun

7:00pm
TOTP2: The 60s
More performances from the 1960s, featuring Clodagh Rodgers, the Move, Tom Jones and the Bee Gees. Narrated by Mark Radcliffe
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
7:30pm
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Final
Petroc Trelawny and Josie d'Arby are joined by soprano Danielle de Niese to present coverage as the five remaining contenders perform at St David's Hall, Cardiff
(Subtitles)

10:00pm
Inspector Montalbano
The Mud Pyramid
Season 4 Episode 2/4

The detective investigates when a body is found inside an industrial pipe on a building site, while a journalist gives him information on a local corruption ring. In Italian

Rating: 8.2
11:45pm
Top of the Pops: 1988
14/01/1988
Performances by Climie Fisher, Tiffany, Krush, Morris Minor and the Majors, the Christians, AC/DC, Terence Trent D'Arby, Belinda Carlisle and George Michael
(Subtitles)

12:15am
Talking Pictures: Orson Welles
Season 1 Episode 10/34

Profile of American actor, director, writer and producer Orson Welles, whose significant contribution to cinema included Citizen Kane and The Third Man
(Subtitles)

1:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 1/6

Thomas tries to expand his empire into the south of England, but an enemy from his past looks set to stand in his way. Cillian Murphy stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Tommy encounters gang leader Alfie Solomons in London while searching for Polly's children, while Arthur continues to feel the devastating effects of the Great War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
3:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Tommy hatches a plan to take control of the southern racecourses, while Major Campbell and London gangster Darby Sabini both plot the downfall of the Shelbys
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7

Sun 23 Jun

7:00pm
The Art of the Vikings: Secret Knowledge
Janina Ramirez explores the long-lasting effects of Viking culture on the British Isles through interpretations of artefacts from the Swedish National Museum
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.7
7:30pm
Hogarth - One Man and His Pug
To mark 250 years since William Hogarth's death, ceramics expert Lars Tharp tries to recover a precious terracotta sculpture of the artist's pet pug Trump
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
The Mary Rose: A Timewatch Guide
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Historian Dan Snow explores the discovery, excavation and raising of the ship, finding out what the latest research has revealed about the vessel and her crew
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
9:00pm
Egypt's Lost Queens
Professor Joann Fletcher examines the lives and reigns of four of ancient Egypt's most powerful female rulers, exploring what it was like to be a woman of influence in those times
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.4
10:00pm
Prejudice and Pride: The People's History of LGBTQ Britain
Season 1 Episode 1/2

First of two programmes in which people share the items that have defined their lives in the 50 years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised in 1967
(Subtitles)

Rating: 0.3
11:00pm
Prejudice and Pride: The People's History of LGBTQ Britain
Season 1 Episode 2/2

Second of two programmes using personal possessions to tell people's stories, from naval discharge papers and a controversial schoolbook to a pair of Ugg boots
(Subtitles)

Rating: 0.3
12:00am
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Simon Armitage travels through Britain, following in the footsteps of the hero from the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, learning about the stories that inspired its author
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.1
1:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 4/6

Tommy discovers the truth about the mission he is being forced to undertake for Major Campbell, while Arthur leads the takeover of London's Eden Club
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 5/6

The gang's power base in London is obliterated and Arthur and Michael are imprisoned as Major Campbell makes his influence felt. Tommy receives a visit by a person from his past
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
3:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 2 Episode 6/6

Tommy is at Epsom racecourse to carry out Major Campbell's mission, but plans to turn the situation to his advantage by striking a blow against Sabini
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7

Mon 24 Jun

7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
24/06/2019
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.9
7:30pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Sofia to Istanbul - Part One
Season 4 Episode 1/10

Part one of two. Michael Portillo travels through the Balkans to Istanbul along part of the route taken by the Orient Express, beginning in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
8:00pm
Life
Challenges of Life
Season 1 Episode 1/10

David Attenborough explores extreme behaviour patterns in the natural world, beginning with the extraordinary strategies of animals and plants in their everyday fight for survival
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.7
9:00pm
A Year to Save My Life: George McGavin and Melanoma
Documentary following the biologist as he undergoes treatment for cancer, using drugs approved for use by the NHS only weeks before his diagnosis
(Subtitles)

10:00pm
Project Greenglow: The Quest for Gravity Control
Season 52 Episode 2/

Documentary exploring science's long-standing obsession with the idea of gravity control, including the groundwork carried out by Project Greenglow in the mid-1990s
(Subtitles)

11:00pm
Colour: The Spectrum of Science
Life
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Dr Helen Czerski explores life's different hues and the true masters of colour, travelling to the mountains of Tennessee to witness the colourful mating display of fireflies
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.2
12:00am
Tales from the National Parks
The Peak District
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Richard Macer spends a year filming in the Peak District, where the increased use of off-road vehicles on the area's green lanes has angered many residents of local villages
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 1/6

Thomas Shelby's wedding day arrives, but in the middle of the celebrations, a mysterious visitor puts the entire family in danger. Period drama, starring Cillian Murphy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
1:55am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 2/6

Tommy goes to London, where he discovers the extreme lengths his new paymasters are willing to go in their quest for power. Back in Birmingham, John's temper gets the better of him
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:55am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 3/6

Tommy responds to the Italians' actions, setting him on a path of deadly vengeance that threatens to splinter the family. Linda implores Arthur to give up the criminal life
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7

Tue 25 Jun

7:00pm
Beyond 100 Days
25/06/2019
BBC News teams in Washington DC and London report on the events that are shaping the world
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.9
7:30pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Sofia to Istanbul - Part Two
Season 4 Episode 2/10

Part two of two. Arriving in Istanbul, Michael Portillo orients himself with a boat trip on the Bosphorus, a much fought over stretch of water, and crosses from Europe to Asia
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
8:00pm
Cairngorms: A Year in the Wild
Season 1 Episode 3/3

An exploration of Britain's largest national park through the eyes of people who live and work there, including a mountain guide, an artist and a gamekeeper
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
Britain's Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story
The inside story of how Britain became a nuclear superpower, featuring interviews with veterans and scientists who took part in the extraordinary atomic bomb programme
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.3
10:00pm
Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley
The Road to Revolution
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The historian examines the period between 1825 and 1918, in which Russian society moved toward revolution and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.4
11:00pm
Forces of Nature with Brian Cox
The Moth and the Flame
Season 1 Episode 3/4

The physicist examines the building blocks of life that have been taken from the Earth's elements, including the pure sulphur mined in the heart of a volcano in Indonesia
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.7
12:00am
Ice Age Giants
Last of the Giants
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Alice Roberts investigates why certain species died out as the world warmed up, examining how the woolly rhino was unable to adapt to increasing snowfall
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.1
1:00am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 4/6

Tommy outlines his plans for the most audacious criminal act the gang has ever undertaken. Polly fights with her conscience as she makes an ill-advised confession
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
1:55am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 5/6

As the Russians test the Shelbys and their gang, Tommy realises he is being seriously outmanoeuvred. But he has an ace up his sleeve in the form of an enemy-turned-ally
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:55am
Peaky Blinders
Season 3 Episode 6/6

Tommy prepares for his latest plan, only to receive a blow that could change everything. He needs his family more than ever - but is not sure who he can trust
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7