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Sat 4 Dec

6:00am
Impossible Engineering
The Gotthard Tunnel
Season 2 Episode 1/8

Constructing the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, the longest rail tunnel in the world, running for 57 kilometres through the Alps
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
7:10am
Impossible Engineering
Orion Space Craft
Season 2 Episode 2/8

The spacecraft designed for the first manned mission to Mars, planned to launch by 2035, which requires the most powerful rocket ever built and a specially designed crew module
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
8:00am
Underground Worlds
Bouzincourt
Season 1 Episode 5/10

A labyrinth of tunnels underneath a tiny French village which contains mysteries from several historical eras, and a Welsh slate mine that has been given a new lease of life
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.8
9:00am
Full Steam Ahead
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn relive the golden age of steam. They begin by exploring how the introduction of steam railways in the early 19th century created a domestic revolution, from the way people lived to the food they ate. Arriving at Ffestiniog Railway in Snowdonia, they find out how millions of tons of slate were moved down the mountain, while underground, Alex experiences the brutal conditions face by miners in the Llechwedd Quarry
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
10:00am
Full Steam Ahead
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn continue to relive the golden age of steam and how the Victorian railways created modern Britain. They visit Beamish in County Durham, learning how the rail companies first realised there was money to be made in moving people rather than commodities. Then Peter and Alex live the life of navvies, the men who built the thousands of miles of tracks in all weather conditions, and Ruth finds out what impact the new railroads had on the cottage industries. She also learns about the role of the guard, and the trio learn what precautions were necessary for taking a long journey on a train that was yet to include the necessary facilities
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
11:00am
Full Steam Ahead
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The historians reveal how the railways transformed the British diet, rescuing a nation that was struggling to feed itself. Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn discover how the mass transportation of livestock gave birth to the traditional British roast, and Ruth Goodman is in Whitby, which became a thriving fishing town thanks to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway supplying its kippers. Plus, Hampshire's watercress line, which brought nutritional salad to the masses, and how the use of steam-powered engines revolutionised production at Britain's oldest brewery
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
12:00pm
Full Steam Ahead
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The historians take a trip on the Flying Scotsman, arguably the most famous locomotive in the world, along its original route connecting London and Edinburgh - the two most important financial capitals of the Empire. Peter Ginn explores how the railways revolutionised the delivery of mail across Britain, he and Alex Langlands learn about the first electronic communication service - more than 100 years before the arrival of email - and Ruth finds out about the role of the wheeltapper. Plus, why do some railway clocks have more than one minute hand?
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.6
1:00pm
Great British Landmark Fixers
Edinburgh North Bridge
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The team build a Protection Deck and more then 300km of scaffolding cover the Edinburgh North Bridge, encasing it in an exoskeleton of constantly changing steel
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
2:00pm
Hornby: A Model World
Vampire
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Young designer Tom has his work cut out creating a new model of the record-breaking British jet the Vampire with its unusal space age look
(Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
3:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Enfield to Cambridge
Season 2 Episode 3/25

The third leg of Michael Portillo's journey from Brighton to Cromer begins in the London borough of Enfield, where he visits the Royal Small Arms Factory, the largest machine shop in Europe in the Victorian era. He then discovers the influence of trains on horse racing in Newmarket, and heads to Cambridge to find out why it could be considered the birthplace of football
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
3:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Ely to King's Lynn
Season 2 Episode 4/25

Michael Portillo goes fishing at Ely in Cambridgeshire with the last remaining eel trapper on the Fens, and visits the Denver Sluice, one of the great triumphs of 19th-century engineering. In the Norfolk town of King's Lynn, he uncovers an ambitious plan to reclaim the Wash in Victorian times
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
4:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Dereham to Cromer
Season 2 Episode 5/25

Michael Portillo sets off from Dereham in Norfolk on the final leg of his journey to the seaside town of Cromer. Along the way he gets the opportunity to drive a heritage diesel train, discovers why Norfolk black turkeys appeared on the Victorian Christmas menu, and samples classic Cromer crab
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
4:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Ledbury to Shrewsbury
Season 2 Episode 6/25

Michael Portillo sets out to follow the route of the historic Irish mail service from Ledbury in Herefordshire to Holyhead on Anglesey. He begins by tasting the Victorian drink perry, meeting a pedigree Hereford bull and visiting the world's first iron-framed building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
5:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Telford to Wrexham
Season 2 Episode 7/25

Michael Portillo continues his journey along the route of the historic Irish mail service from Ledbury to Holyhead, stopping off in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, to visit the world's first iron bridge. He also explores Wrexham's Chirk Castle, and tries his hand at making traditional Cheshire cheese
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
5:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Chester to Conwy
Season 2 Episode 8/25

Michael Portillo continues his journey along the Irish mail route beginning in Chester, where he takes a tour of Roman remains, and then visits a secret Second World War chemical plant at Rhydymwyn, Flintshire. After spending the night in Llandudno, he heads to the Conwy estuary for a spot of mussel fishing
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Llanrwst to Porthmadog
Season 2 Episode 9/25

Michael Portillo explores the Conwy Valley in north Wales, stopping in Betws-y-Coed to find out about Britain's first artists' colony. He also visits the Victorian slate capital Blaenau Ffestiniog and takes a steam train to Porthmadog harbour
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Llanberis to Holyhead
Season 2 Episode 10/25

Michael Portillo continues his journey from Ledbury to Holyhead, taking the train to the summit of Wales' highest peak, Mount Snowdon. He then examines the revival of Anglesey's sea salt industry, before discovering how the railways transformed the port of Holyhead
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
7:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Newcastle to Chester-le-Street
Season 2 Episode 11/25

Michael Portillo embarks on the next leg of his journey, travelling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, along some of the earliest railways in England. He visits the first locomotive factory in the world, opened by George Stephenson, searches for the lost pit village of Marsden in South Shields, and is entertained by a comic troupe of rapping sword-dancers in Chester-le-Street, Co Durham
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
7:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Durham to Grosmont
Season 2 Episode 12/25

Michael Portillo continues his journey from Newcastle to Melton Mowbray, stopping at historic Durham Cathedral. He also explores one of the first locomotives in Darlington, and takes a gothic Dracula-inspired tour of Whitby. Finally, he boards a steam train to travel across the North Yorkshire Moors
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
8:00pm
Open All Hours
Duet for Solo Bicycle
Season 3 Episode 3/6

A squeak on Granville's bike interferes with his hopes of romance, and Arkwright worries about a mysterious visitor to a house in Atkinson Terrace
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
8:40pm
Open All Hours
How to Ignite Your Errand Boy
Season 3 Episode 4/6

Arkwright decides to make his own product, unhappy at the amount of profit lost to middlemen, and instructs Granville to come up with a suitable idea for something that is in daily demand, yet cheap and simple to make. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
9:20pm
Open All Hours
The Man from Down Under
Season 3 Episode 5/6

Arkwright has a rival for Nurse Gladys Emmanuel's attention, as a visitor from Australia - and an old flame of hers- returns to his old stomping ground
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
10:00pm
Sounds of the Sixties
In Living Colour
Season 1 Episode 9/10

The late 1960s saw the first regular transmission of colour television, and the music world followed the trend with the launch of BBC television show Colour Me Pop. This episode features some of the programme's highlights, including performances by the Who, the Kinks, the Small Faces, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the Jimi Hendrix Experience
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
10:30pm
Sounds of the Sixties
1968-69 - The Progressive Tendency
Season 1 Episode 10/10

Celebration of the supergroups and guitar heroes to emerge toward the end of the decade, including Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
11:00pm
Sounds of the Seventies
The Boy Looked at Johnny
Season 1 Episode 9/10

America's punk and new wave era in the 1970s, featuring acts including Alice Cooper, the New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, the Ramones and Bruce Springsteen
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.3
11:30pm
Sounds of the Seventies
Shut Up, Listen and Dance
Season 1 Episode 10/10

Archive performances by post-punk acts including Ian Dury and the Blockheads, the Police, Simple Minds and Madness
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.3
12:00am
Underground Worlds
Bouzincourt
Season 1 Episode 5/10

A labyrinth of tunnels underneath a tiny French village which contains mysteries from several historical eras, and a Welsh slate mine that has been given a new lease of life
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.8
1:00am
Impossible Engineering
The Gotthard Tunnel
Season 2 Episode 1/8

Constructing the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, the longest rail tunnel in the world, running for 57 kilometres through the Alps
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
2:00am
Impossible Engineering
Orion Space Craft
Season 2 Episode 2/8

The spacecraft designed for the first manned mission to Mars, planned to launch by 2035, which requires the most powerful rocket ever built and a specially designed crew module
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3

Sun 5 Dec

6:00am
Impossible Engineering
Three Gorges Dam
Season 2 Episode 3/8

The Three Gorges Dam, built across China's Yangtze river, which is the largest and heaviest concrete structure ever built, housing the world's largest power station
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
7:10am
Impossible Engineering
Millau Viaduct
Season 2 Episode 4/8

The Millau Viaduct in South West France, which is the tallest bridge in the world and stretches two and a half kilometres over one of Europe's deepest valleys
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
8:00am
World War Weird
Season 2 Episode 3/8

Crossword puzzles in a national newspaper begin to attract the attention of MI5 when they appear to reveal information about the upcoming D-Day landings
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.1
9:00am
World War Weird
Season 2 Episode 4/8

The story of an RAF pilot with incredible night vision, which supposedly came from eating carrots. Plus, rebels in the Philippines who believed they were fighting a vampire
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.1
10:00am
World War Weird
Season 2 Episode 5/8

How the Japanese air force dropped swarms of fleas on a Chinese city in a bid to infect the population with bubonic plague
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.1
11:00am
World War Weird
Season 2 Episode 6/8

A First World War story in which German soldiers retreated from angels, examining the possibility of mass hallucinations, divine intervention or something stranger
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.1
12:00pm
The Architecture The Railways Built
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Tim Dunn visits the former HQ of London Underground, 55 Broadway, which was the capital's first skyscraper, and sees the timber-framed Barmouth Bridge in north Wales
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.3
1:00pm
The Architecture The Railways Built
Season 1 Episode 9/10

Tim Dunn visits the architecture of the Stockton & Darlington railway, the first passenger steam line in the world and learns how Essex's enormous Chappel Viaduct was built
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.3
2:00pm
The Architecture The Railways Built
Season 1 Episode 10/10

Tim Dunn visits Swindon's railway village, which became home to Great Western's enormous works and he also explores the dark and secret past of Milan's station
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.3
3:00pm
The Architecture The Railways Built
Season 2 Episode 1/10

Tim Dunn visits Wemyss Bay Station in Inverclyde and also explores the engineering marvel that is Blackfriars station in central London
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.3
4:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Germany's Lost Warship
Season 2 Episode 7/8

An advanced German battleship that sank in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War, the Miles Glacier Bridge in Alaska, and a mysterious concrete giant in Bulgaria
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
5:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Lost Highway in the Rainforest
Season 2 Episode 8/8

A highway built in the Brazilian jungle as an escape route in the event of an emergency at a nuclear power station, a Soviet fortress and Ellis Island hospital
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
6:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
The Desert Ghost Fleet
Season 3 Episode 1/8

The programme looks at a mysterious group of rusting ships stranded in an arid desert, and a monstrous defensive line on the snow-covered peaks of the Italian Alps
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
7:00pm
Bangers and Cash
Red E Type & Fast Fords
Season 1 Episode 9/10

A classic car fan with a love of the Jaguar E-Type reluctantly sends his dream car to auction, hoping to buy a motorhome with the money. Two Ford Escorts get Dave's pulse racing
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
8:00pm
Bangers and Cash
Rolls & Bentleys
Season 1 Episode 10/10

A widow reluctantly parts with her husband's treasured collection of Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, and an impulse buyer finds one of the cars a new home
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
9:05pm
One Foot in the Grave
The Executioner's Song
Season 6 Episode 1/6

Patrick's plans for a quiet birthday with Pippa are left in tatters when the Meldrews join them for a meal at a Chinese restaurant. Comedy, starring Richard Wilson and Annette Crosbie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
9:45pm
One Foot in the Grave
Tales of Terror
Season 6 Episode 2/6

Victor's unease at the possible outcome of a medical test is compounded by the discovery that he has just bought a car with an obscene number plate. However, it isn't until later, when he attends an amateur dramatics rehearsal at neighbour Nick Swainey's house, that things really start getting him down. Richard Wilson stars
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
10:25pm
One Foot in the Grave
The Futility of the Fly
Season 6 Episode 3/6

Victor hires a daily to help out around the house, but comes to regret his decision, and a visit to the fish shop unleashes all manner of horrors. Comedy, starring Richard Wilson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
11:05pm
Great British Landmark Fixers
Edinburgh North Bridge
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The team build a Protection Deck and more then 300km of scaffolding cover the Edinburgh North Bridge, encasing it in an exoskeleton of constantly changing steel
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5
12:05am
Hornby: A Model World
Vampire
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Young designer Tom has his work cut out creating a new model of the record-breaking British jet the Vampire with its unusal space age look
(Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:05am
Impossible Engineering
Three Gorges Dam
Season 2 Episode 3/8

The Three Gorges Dam, built across China's Yangtze river, which is the largest and heaviest concrete structure ever built, housing the world's largest power station
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
2:05am
Impossible Engineering
Millau Viaduct
Season 2 Episode 4/8

The Millau Viaduct in South West France, which is the tallest bridge in the world and stretches two and a half kilometres over one of Europe's deepest valleys
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.6
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3

Mon 6 Dec

6:00am
Hidden Traces
Hitler's Mountain
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Archaeologists examine important sites from past conflicts, beginning with Adolf Hitler's Bavarian mountain retreat at Obersalzberg
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
7:10am
Hidden Traces
14-18
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Archaeological findings from the First World War, with expert accounts and animated reconstructions
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
8:00am
Railway Murders
The First Railway Murderer
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Investigating the most notorious murders ever to take place on the British railways. In 1864 wealthy banker Thomas Briggs was the first murder victim on a British railway
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
9:00am
Bangers and Cash
Season 3 Episode 6/10

Derek auctions off some vehicles that were used in the TV show Heartbeat. There's love for an Austin Cambridge and a sporty Italian number finds a new home
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
10:00am
Warbird Workshop
Defender
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Aircraft restoration expert Mark Masters and his son James rebuild a 1943 US Army Aeronca Defender liaison plane for its German owner
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
11:00am
Hornby: A Model World
Merchant Navy
Season 1 Episode 1/10

The model-making company, home to four iconic brands, Hornby, Airfix, Scalextric and Corgi, opens its doors to reveal how their dedicated team of designers strive to shrink a new generation of mighty machines. A perfect diecast replica of a 1940's Merchant Navy steam locomotive is the task for Hornby's design team
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
12:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Hartlebury to Great Malvern
Season 3 Episode 12/25

Michael Portillo visits the Worcestershire village of Hartlebury, which was once home to a bishop who captured Queen Victoria's attention, on the second leg of his journey from Oxford to the south Wales coast. He also investigates the secrets of Worcestershire sauce and learns why the Malvern Hills were popular with 19th-century health enthusiasts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
12:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Lydney to Newport
Season 3 Episode 13/25

Michael Portillo discovers micro-mines hidden in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, and finds out why the Victorians were so enamoured with Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley along the border between England and Wales. Plus, he investigates the railway engineering behind the Newport Transporter Bridge
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Lynton & Lynmouth to Exeter
Season 4 Episode 19/25

On the penultimate leg of his journey Michael Portillo travels from Lynton to Exeter. He gets up close to a piece of natural history, visits a garden used as a viewing platform for public hangings and examines a timepiece like no other
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Exmouth to Newton Abbot
Season 4 Episode 20/25

Michael Portillo starts off in Exmouth on the final leg of his journey to Newton Abbot. Along the way, he goes out to sea with an RNLI lifeboat crew, visits a stormy coastal railway and has an encounter with his boyhood hero
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
2:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
The Desert Ghost Fleet
Season 3 Episode 1/8

The programme looks at a mysterious group of rusting ships stranded in an arid desert, and a monstrous defensive line on the snow-covered peaks of the Italian Alps
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
3:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
The Lost Pirate City
Season 6 Episode 1/11

Investigating what happened to a pirate city in Jamaica, a grim gulag in Croatia and a Louisiana plantation caught up in the aftermath of the American Civil War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
4:00pm
World War Two From Above
Monte Cassino
Season 1 Episode 3/6

A team of battlefield experts set out to scan the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino, one of the longest and bloodiest campaigns of the Second World War II
(Subtitles)

5:00pm
Rise of the Nazis
The First Six Months in Power
Season 1 Episode 2/3

It is 1933 and Adolf Hitler is the chancellor of Germany, but he does not have absolute power as there is still a democratic parliament, a head of state and the rule of law. Hitler calls a general election to increase Nazi representation, but a fire in the Reichstag building is blamed on communists - prompting thousands of arrests of left-wingers. Hitler then calls on President von Hindenburg to act and a decree is passed giving the Nazis emergency powers to ban free speech and the right to protest
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Cardiff to Brecon
Season 3 Episode 14/25

Michael Portillo discovers the importance of Cardiff's Victorian coal heritage to the city's development. He also finds out why Barry Island has been attached to the mainland since the 19th century, and takes a steam ride through the Brecon Beacons National Park
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Port Talbot to Milford Haven
Season 3 Episode 15/25

Michael Portillo ends his journey through the west of England and south Wales by exploring the connection between the Victorian railway and Port Talbot's steelworks. He then follows the trail of 19th-century waterfall hunters in Neath, and reveals Milford Haven's whaling past
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
7:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Silent Cities
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Series exploring ruined engineering projects that have been put to alternative use, including the site of the Chernobyl disaster and a Nazi holiday complex
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
8:00pm
Great British Landmark Fixers
Royal Albert Hall
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The historic Royal Albert Hall is in need of urgent repairs. A specialist team is required to restore the building to the highest order before its grand reopening

Rating: 5
9:00pm
Hornby: A Model World
P2
Season 1 Episode 9/10

The Hornby team races to complete a model of the giant P2, The Prince of Wales locomotive, determined to be the first to bring a model of this giant to market
(Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Motherwell to Linlithgow
Season 6 Episode 3/20

Michael Portillo sets off from Motherwell as he continues his journey through southern Scotland, celebrating the Victorian iron and steel industry and admires one of its crowning achievements - the Forth Rail Bridge. He then visits the Falls of Clyde, which inspired Wordsworth and Coleridge, heads to Cumbernauld to learn about the origins of one of Scotland's best-selling soft drinks, and in Linlithgow he marvels at the ingenuity of the engineers who built the Union Canal
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
10:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Stirling to Pitlochry
Season 6 Episode 4/20

Michael Portillo begins this leg of his journey in Stirling, where he visits the scene of the Battle of Bannockburn before travelling north to Crieff in Perth and Kinross to take in a Victorian spa. In Perth, he finds out how to make a sporran and catches the Highland Main Line to Pitlochry and one of Queen Victoria's favourite haunts, then finishes with a dram in Scotland's smallest distillery
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
11:00pm
Secrets of the Transport Museum
Morris 8
Season 1 Episode 8/10

Racing driver Billy Monger gives a fellow double amputee a driving lesson and a fire engine gets pumping for the first time in years
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.7
12:00am
Abandoned Engineering
Silent Cities
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Series exploring ruined engineering projects that have been put to alternative use, including the site of the Chernobyl disaster and a Nazi holiday complex
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
1:00am
Hidden Traces
Hitler's Mountain
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Archaeologists examine important sites from past conflicts, beginning with Adolf Hitler's Bavarian mountain retreat at Obersalzberg
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
2:00am
Hidden Traces
14-18
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Archaeological findings from the First World War, with expert accounts and animated reconstructions
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3

Tue 7 Dec

6:00am
Hidden Traces
D-Day
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Personal items unearthed from the Normandy Landings and the discovery of a set of underground tunnels used in the attack
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
7:10am
Hidden Traces
Hiroshima
Season 1 Episode 4/6

A look at the downfall of Imperial Japan and the first use of an atomic bomb, featuring testimonies from survivors, archaeological findings, and CGI reconstructions
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
8:00am
Railway Murders
The Body In The Tunnel
Season 1 Episode 2/6

In 1881 Percy Lefroy Mapleton, a talented young writer became fixated on a beautiful stage actress
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
9:00am
Bangers and Cash
Season 3 Episode 7/10

A rare Honda S800 sports car from 1967 takes Derek's fancy, and a couple of very different Ford Capris with long histories go head-to-head at the auction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
10:00am
Warbird Workshop
Piper Cub
Season 1 Episode 5/6

A group of amateur pilots find their light plane has a glorious war record - and launch an ambitious project to rebuild the Piper Cub and restore its military markings
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
11:00am
Hornby: A Model World
Bristol Fighter
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Experienced designer Carl has a challenge on his hands attempting to recreate a First World War biplane as a 1/48th scale Corgi model
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
12:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Cardiff to Brecon
Season 3 Episode 14/25

Michael Portillo discovers the importance of Cardiff's Victorian coal heritage to the city's development. He also finds out why Barry Island has been attached to the mainland since the 19th century, and takes a steam ride through the Brecon Beacons National Park
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
12:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Port Talbot to Milford Haven
Season 3 Episode 15/25

Michael Portillo ends his journey through the west of England and south Wales by exploring the connection between the Victorian railway and Port Talbot's steelworks. He then follows the trail of 19th-century waterfall hunters in Neath, and reveals Milford Haven's whaling past
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 4 Episode 21/25

Michael Portillo embarks on a railway journey through the Republic of Ireland from Co Kerry to the city of Galway. On the first leg, he travels from Killarney to Cobh, sampling 19th-century delicacies and exploring a stunning landscape that achieved fame due to rails and royals
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 4 Episode 22/25

Michael Portillo travels from Charleville, Co Cork, to the city of Waterford, along the way finding out about the ancient art of making butter, attempting to learn the basics of Ireland's oldest game, and riding on the Duke of Devonshire's Victorian railway
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
2:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
The Underwater Prison
Season 3 Episode 2/8

An abandoned prison beneath the water, a tunnel in the heart of a mountain, concrete towers hidden in the woods and a rusting coastal relic
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
3:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Forbidden Island
Season 6 Episode 2/11

Examining a ghost island once belonging to a secretive country on the fringes of Europe. Also, a haunting site in the UK with evidence of strange burial practices
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
4:00pm
World War Two From Above
D-Day
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Experts uncover a WWII German trench system revealing a daring commando raid to capture it. And, the sunken remains of a tank show how dangerous preparations for D-Day were
(Subtitles)

5:00pm
Rise of the Nazis
Night of the Long Knives
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The final episode examines the infamous Night of the Long Knives in late June and early July of 1934, when Adolf Hitler - urged on by Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler - ordered a series of political executions on those seen as a threat to the Nazi regime. The most well-known of these was Ernst Roehm, commander and co-founder of the Sturmabteilung, the Nazi Party's militia, whom Hitler had come to see as a potential rival. At least 85 people died during the purge, although the final death toll may have been in the hundreds
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Berwick-upon-Tweed to Morpeth
Season 3 Episode 16/25

Michael Portillo begins his journey to the Isle of Man from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, and examines the cross-border history of the town. Plus, he hears the story of the Pitman Painters of Ashington and learns about the perils of working on the rails in Victorian times
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Bardon Mill to Wigton
Season 3 Episode 17/25

Michael Portillo embarks on the second leg of his journey from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Isle of Man, beginning in the Northumberland village of Bardon Mill. He follows in the footsteps of Victorian archaeologists at Hadrian's Wall, discovers how the introduction of ticket machines transformed 19th-century train travel and learns about the impact of railways on the west Cumbrian town of Wigton
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
7:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Mission: Space
Season 1 Episode 2/6

Abandoned projects of the space age, including the HARP gun in Barbados and the mountainside Barcroft Observatory in California
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
8:00pm
Secrets of the London Underground
Clapham
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway explore Clapham South deep level shelter, where thousands of Londoners slept during the Second World War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2
9:00pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Chris crosses Australia from south to north following the original ill-fated route of the 2,000 mile-long Adelaide to Darwin railway. After beginning his journey on a luxury modern train, he transfers to one of the line's surviving steam locomotives before hitting the Outback, where he quickly concludes that a 4x4 is a more practical means of travelling. He passes through ghost towns and explores abandoned railway relics before uncovering why most of the southern section of the line eventually had to be abandoned. At Alice Springs he hitches a ride on a freight train headed for Darwin and reaches his final destination after nearly 24 hours in the cramped cab
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
10:00pm
Hornby: A Model World
P2
Season 1 Episode 9/10

The Hornby team races to complete a model of the giant P2, The Prince of Wales locomotive, determined to be the first to bring a model of this giant to market
(Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
11:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Top Secret Nuclear Arsenal
Season 5 Episode 4/8

A secretive underground base that concealed the power to destroy nations, and a sprawling industrial relic clinging to the edge of an unforgiving waterfall
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
12:00am
The Architecture The Railways Built
Barrow Hill
Season 2 Episode 6/10

Tim explores the last working roundhouse in the UK - Barrow Hill in Derbyshire. Tim also visits Bath, a city renowned for its Georgian architecture
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.3
1:00am
Hidden Traces
D-Day
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Personal items unearthed from the Normandy Landings and the discovery of a set of underground tunnels used in the attack
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
2:00am
Hidden Traces
Hiroshima
Season 1 Episode 4/6

A look at the downfall of Imperial Japan and the first use of an atomic bomb, featuring testimonies from survivors, archaeological findings, and CGI reconstructions
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 5.6
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3

Wed 8 Dec

6:00am
Ice Bridge: Expedition Across the Atlantic
Scientists uncover evidence that a party of hunters living during the last Ice Age may have attempted a vast journey across the frozen Atlantic ocean and settled in America
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9
7:10am
The Day When
The Day When Hitler Lost the War
Season 1 Episode 4/5

How the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1941 would lead directly to Hitler's ultimate downfall four years later
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.3
8:00am
Railway Murders
The Police Killer
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The first time a railway police officer was murdered in the line of duty
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
9:00am
Bangers and Cash
Season 3 Episode 8/10

The Mathewsons sell a 1958 Bedford D122 and a 1969 Vanden Plas Princess. They also meet a collector who may be willing to finally part with his 220-car collection
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
10:00am
Warbird Workshop
L39
Season 1 Episode 6/6

At St Athan in Wales, engineer John Sparks and his team of ex-Navy and RAF engineers begin the task of reassembling the Czech-built jet from nine parts delivered by lorry
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
11:00am
Hornby: A Model World
Churchill's Funeral Wagon
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Designer Sam creates a model of Winston Churchill's funeral wagon and first-time modeller Simon builds Britain's biggest model railway layout from his memory
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
12:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Berwick-upon-Tweed to Morpeth
Season 3 Episode 16/25

Michael Portillo begins his journey to the Isle of Man from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, and examines the cross-border history of the town. Plus, he hears the story of the Pitman Painters of Ashington and learns about the perils of working on the rails in Victorian times
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
12:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Bardon Mill to Wigton
Season 3 Episode 17/25

Michael Portillo embarks on the second leg of his journey from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Isle of Man, beginning in the Northumberland village of Bardon Mill. He follows in the footsteps of Victorian archaeologists at Hadrian's Wall, discovers how the introduction of ticket machines transformed 19th-century train travel and learns about the impact of railways on the west Cumbrian town of Wigton
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 4 Episode 23/25

On the next leg of his journey from Co Kerry to Galway, Michael Portillo travels from the city of Kilkenny to Athy in Co Kildare. Along the way he tries his hand at cutting marble in the Victorian style, uncovers 19th-century Ireland's surprising industrial heritage and learns how the railways helped bring motorsport to the masses
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 4 Episode 24/25

Michael Portillo travels from Newbridge in Co Kildare to Roscrea, North Tipperary, visiting the Irish National Stud in Tully, discovering how harsh life was for the Irish poor and investigating an astronomical feat of Victorian engineering
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
2:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
The Siege of Sarajevo
Season 3 Episode 3/8

Concrete channels hidden in a mountaintop forest, a collapsing bridge, a marooned military base and the upright rusting carcass of ship
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
3:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Blast Zone
Season 6 Episode 3/11

Within a dense Polish woodland sits a forgotten complex with an explosive history. Also, grand coastal defences in Ghana reveal a tortured past
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
4:00pm
World War Two From Above
Battle for the Skies
Season 1 Episode 5/6

For the first time, the theatre of war takes place mainly in the air. From the invention of radar to Hitler's 'Wonder Weapons', all means are good to bring the enemy down
(Subtitles)

5:00pm
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution
Surprising Beginnings
Season 1 Episode 1/6

The history of the concentration camp, charting its origins as a place to hold political prisoners through its development into a mechanised factory for mass murder. The first episode features the accounts of Polish inmates held there prior to the Holocaust, Jewish survivors and a former SS officer, who discusses being placed in charge of a firing squad
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Cockermouth to Eskdale
Season 3 Episode 18/25

Michael Portillo heads to Cumbria, where he visits the Sellafield site that reprocesses fuel from nuclear reactors, drinks a Victorian brew made from the waters of Cockermouth and explores a Japanese-inspired garden created in the 19th century
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Kirkby-in-Furness to Lancaster
Season 3 Episode 19/25

Michael Portillo begins his journey in Kirkby-in-Furness, Cumbria, where he learns about the village's famous blue slates. He then heads to Barrow to examine the secret world of nuclear submarines and finishes his trip in Lancaster, where he discovers why executions at the castle drew so many spectators in Victorian times
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
7:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Lost Bridges
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The world's most impressive disused railway bridges, including the biggest wooden trestle bridge in the world, which was closed down due to hurricane damage
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
8:00pm
Bangers and Cash
Cosworth & Teardrop Caravan
Season 1 Episode 2/10

A rare 1980s Sierra Cosworth draws in a crowd of admiring Ford fans, while a restorer delights buyers with his immaculate 1966 Sunbeam Rapier and Sarah takes a shine to a caravan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
9:00pm
Bangers and Cash
Season 4 Episode 8/8

Dave heads to Bolton to pick up a classic Italian sports car - a Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Sport styled by Milan coachbuilder Zagato
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
10:00pm
Secrets of the Railways
Kiruna to Narvik - Hitler's Arctic Railway Line
Season 1 Episode 4/6

The Nordland Line, the longest in Norway at 453 miles. Stretching between Trondheim and Bodo, it was first built to transport the country's greatest natural resource - iron ore
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 3.3
11:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Ghosts of the Swamp
Season 5 Episode 6/8

Forgotten relics from the defence of America's homeland, concealed by the banks of the Mississippi, and a concrete behemoth on the French coast that proved invulnerable to attacks
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
12:00am
The Architecture The Railways Built
Bristol
Season 2 Episode 8/10

Tim Dunn goes behind the scenes at Bristol Temple Meads, a Grade I listed station, and is given special access to Brunel's old Tudor station and boardroom
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.3
1:00am
Ice Bridge: Expedition Across the Atlantic
Scientists uncover evidence that a party of hunters living during the last Ice Age may have attempted a vast journey across the frozen Atlantic ocean and settled in America
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9
2:00am
The Day When
The Day When Hitler Lost the War
Season 1 Episode 4/5

How the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1941 would lead directly to Hitler's ultimate downfall four years later
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.3
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3

Thu 9 Dec

6:00am
The Day When
The Day When De Gaulle Chose War
Season 1 Episode 2/5

Charles De Gaulle's refusal to surrender to the German invasion of France in 1940, and his subsequent escape to London and establishment of a French government in exile
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.3
7:10am
The Day When
The Day When Roosevelt Chose War
Season 1 Episode 3/5

The United States' entry into the Second World War following the attack on Pearl Harbor, focusing on Roosevelt's decision to engage German forces as well as Japanese
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.3
8:00am
Railway Murders
The Newcastle Train Murder
Season 1 Episode 4/6

In 1910 the city of Newcastle was transfixed by a murder trial
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
9:00am
Bangers and Cash
Season 3 Episode 9/10

There is a triple collection of desirable cars in store for Derek when an MG Midget, an Austin-Healey 'frogeye' Sprite and an RS2000 come up for auction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
10:00am
Warbird Workshop
Hurricane
Season 2 Episode 1/4

With no plans to guide them, an elite team of expert engineers re-create a unique two-seater version of the legendary Hawker Hurricane fighter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
11:00am
Hornby: A Model World
APT
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Record producer Pete Waterman is commissioned by Chester Cathedral to construct a monster layout in tribute to the unsung 19th-century railway builder Thomas Brassey
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
12:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Cockermouth to Eskdale
Season 3 Episode 18/25

Michael Portillo heads to Cumbria, where he visits the Sellafield site that reprocesses fuel from nuclear reactors, drinks a Victorian brew made from the waters of Cockermouth and explores a Japanese-inspired garden created in the 19th century
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
12:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Kirkby-in-Furness to Lancaster
Season 3 Episode 19/25

Michael Portillo begins his journey in Kirkby-in-Furness, Cumbria, where he learns about the village's famous blue slates. He then heads to Barrow to examine the secret world of nuclear submarines and finishes his trip in Lancaster, where he discovers why executions at the castle drew so many spectators in Victorian times
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 4 Episode 25/25

Michael Portillo embarks on the final leg of his journey through the Republic of Ireland, travelling from Athlone to Galway. Along the way he examines historic jewellery with royal connections, encounters a people's king and meets up with a traditional Irish singing group
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Manchester to Birkenhead
Season 5 Episode 1/20

Armed with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook, Michael Portillo embarks on another journey around the country to discover how the railways have affected people and communities, and the legacy they have left behind. He begins in Manchester, where he finds out how the world's first industrialised city produced a revolutionary political movement, and learns about the railway workers who founded one of the most successful football clubs of all time. Along the way, the presenter does the washing in Port Sunlight - a model village on the Wirral - and hears stories about the aptly named George Francis Train's time in Birkenhead, Merseyside
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
2:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Sabotage in the Mountains
Season 3 Episode 4/8

A towering structure with an explosive past, a deserted cityscape, a mysterious top-secret facility and a vast Nazi construction
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
3:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
North Of The Wall
Season 6 Episode 4/11

A complex of stone buildings near Hadrian's Wall that were built to keep Northern hordes at bay. Also, a top secret military facility in the American Midwest
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
4:00pm
World War Two From Above
Nazi War Machine
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Using cutting edge drone technology, experts revisit some of the key sites across the former Third Reich to understand how the Nazi war machine operated
(Subtitles)

5:00pm
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution
Orders and Initiatives
Season 1 Episode 2/6

A look at the early stages of genocide at the camp, examining the role of commander Rudolf Hoess in the process. Despite later claiming he was only following orders, Hoess was instrumental in the development of Auschwitz for mass murder, arranging for Soviet prisoners to be brought in as construction workers and scouring Europe for more victims to kill. Featuring contributions from survivors
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Heysham to Snaefell
Season 3 Episode 20/25

Michael Portillo ends his journey across northern England by setting sail from Heysham, Lancashire, to visit the Isle of Man, where he learns about the horse-drawn trams of Douglas, reveals the 19th-century secrets of the Laxey Waterwheel and explores the Victorian history of the Snaefell mountain railway
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 3 Episode 21/25

Michael Portillo crosses the Irish Sea to explore the history of Ireland's railways, including the construction of a line along the treacherous east coast near Dublin. Ahead of visiting Northern Ireland later in the week, he also examines 19th-century crime and punishment in a Victorian jail, and discovers how the lions of Dublin Zoo changed the fortunes of the railways
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
7:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Ghost Ships
Season 1 Episode 4/6

Exploring ship graveyards, including Scapa Flow in Orkney, where German warships were scuttled after the First World War, and Mallows Bay, home to 200 wrecks colonised by wildlife
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
8:00pm
Hornby: A Model World
P2
Season 1 Episode 9/10

The Hornby team races to complete a model of the giant P2, The Prince of Wales locomotive, determined to be the first to bring a model of this giant to market
(Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
9:00pm
Secrets of the Transport Museum
100 Year Old Bike
Season 1 Episode 9/10

The legendary Napier-Railton has a service and some treasure is found in the museum tower, while a 100-year-old push bike gets a wooden wheel built
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.7
10:00pm
Great British Landmark Fixers
Royal Albert Hall
Season 1 Episode 3/6

The historic Royal Albert Hall is in need of urgent repairs. A specialist team is required to restore the building to the highest order before its grand reopening

Rating: 5
11:00pm
Porridge
Just Desserts
Season 2 Episode 1/8

The disappearance of an illicit tin of pineapple chunks leaves the inmates horrified that there is a thief in their midst - and for a while, no one is above suspicion. Prison comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
11:40pm
Porridge
Heartbreak Hotel
Season 2 Episode 2/8

Godber is feeling dejected after his romantic fortunes take a turn for the worse, so Fletch tries to revive his friend's flagging spirits. However, his cunning plan has one potential drawback - it involves his own daughter. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
12:20am
Porridge
Disturbing the Peace
Season 2 Episode 3/8

Fletcher and the rest of Slade's inmates take advantage of the relaxed atmosphere - and of Barrowclough - with Mackay away on holiday. Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
1:00am
The Day When
The Day When De Gaulle Chose War
Season 1 Episode 2/5

Charles De Gaulle's refusal to surrender to the German invasion of France in 1940, and his subsequent escape to London and establishment of a French government in exile
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.3
2:00am
The Day When
The Day When Roosevelt Chose War
Season 1 Episode 3/5

The United States' entry into the Second World War following the attack on Pearl Harbor, focusing on Roosevelt's decision to engage German forces as well as Japanese
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.3
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3

Fri 10 Dec

6:00am
The Day When
The Day When Stalin Won the War
Season 1 Episode 5/5

The historical documentary explores how Stalin managed to seize a large chunk of Europe in the wake of the Second World War - to the chagrin of Churchill and Roosevelt
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.3
7:10am
Unearthing WWII
Season 2 Episode 1/

Military historian David O'Keefe and filmmaker Wayne Abbott explore the site of Operation Market Garden
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.8
8:00am
Railway Murders
The Guardsman
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The story of Jimmy Alcott, a troubled young man who, in 1952, staked out a railway station and plotted a theft that would end in murder
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.6
9:00am
Bangers and Cash
Season 3 Episode 10/10

Dave's son Jack heads to Cheshire to collect two cars with a 35-year age difference, and luckily for Mathewsons, Lucy knows exactly what's been brought in for auction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
10:00am
Warbird Workshop
Waterbird
Season 2 Episode 2/4

The epic battle to rebuild The Waterbird, the Royal Navy's first seaplane. Filmed over 12 years, the labour intensive project tests veteran engineer Gerry Cooper
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
11:00am
Hornby: A Model World
Spitfire
Season 1 Episode 5/10

Hornby's young designer Paramjit Sembhi takes on the challenge of building a new version of the iconic RAF fighter of the Second World War - the Spitfire
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
12:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Heysham to Snaefell
Season 3 Episode 20/25

Michael Portillo ends his journey across northern England by setting sail from Heysham, Lancashire, to visit the Isle of Man, where he learns about the horse-drawn trams of Douglas, reveals the 19th-century secrets of the Laxey Waterwheel and explores the Victorian history of the Snaefell mountain railway
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
12:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 3 Episode 21/25

Michael Portillo crosses the Irish Sea to explore the history of Ireland's railways, including the construction of a line along the treacherous east coast near Dublin. Ahead of visiting Northern Ireland later in the week, he also examines 19th-century crime and punishment in a Victorian jail, and discovers how the lions of Dublin Zoo changed the fortunes of the railways
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Southport to Leyland
Season 5 Episode 2/20

Michael Portillo continues his journey around north-west England in the elegant resort town of Southport, where the railways provided thousands of holidaymakers with the chance enjoy the fun of the fair. On his journey around some of the region's larger towns, the presenter uncovers the history of Victorian entrepreneurship in Wigan and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in Bolton, before heading to smaller Leyland to get behind the wheel of a 100-year-old commercial vehicle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
1:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Preston to Rochdale
Season 5 Episode 3/20

Michael Portillo continues his journey around north-west England by celebrating Victorian trade with the Preston Guild, and then heading to Rochdale to learn about a pioneering movement to improve the lives of working families. The presenter also follows in the tracks of many 19th-century industrial employees who made day trips to Hebden Bridge to walk in the Calder Valley
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
2:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Germany's D-Day Fortress
Season 3 Episode 5/8

A devastated cliff-top ruin, an extraordinarily tall tower, a concrete structure stranded at sea and a heavy metal monster in a field all feature
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
3:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Season 7 Episode 8/12

A Middle Eastern region littered with ruins and a strange facility in Taiwan that struck fear into the hearts of those who knew its true purpose
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
4:00pm
War Factories
German Aviation
Season 1 Episode 1/8

The untold secret story of war production that shaped the Second World War, beginning with how the German aviation industry came to dominate the skies of Europe
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
5:00pm
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution
Factories of Death
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Examining the complex system the Nazis set up to implement the extermination of the Jewish race throughout Europe from 1942, with Auschwitz as the hub. The programme reveals that at other camps, including Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor, rival commanders participated in the genocide with enthusiasm and shared ideas for the best method of mass murder
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 3 Episode 22/25

Michael Portillo travels from the Co Meath town of Enfield to the east coast port of Drogheda in Co Louth. He explores the railway network within the Bog of Allen, learns about the Victorian secrets of the Boyne Viaduct, and ventures into underground zinc mines
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
6:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland
Season 3 Episode 23/25

Michael Portillo explores the Victorians' fascination with antiquity as he continues his tour of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He visits the cromlech stones of Dundalk, Co Louth, and an observatory in Co Armagh, and travels on the steam railway in Downpatrick, Co Down
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
7:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Quest for Power
Season 1 Episode 5/6

How Europe's most advanced power station became a film set. Plus, the structures made by scientific pioneer Nikola Tesla in his quest to provide the US with free electricity
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 4.4
8:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Saxmundham to Norwich
Season 11 Episode 14/15

Michael Portillo's journey through eastern England takes him to the Snape Maltings music and arts venue, the Norfolk seaside resort of Great Yarmouth and the city of Norwich
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
8:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Attleborough to Skegness
Season 11 Episode 15/15

Michael Portillo completes his rail journey through 1930s Britain, beginning in Norfolk at the headquarters of an international horse welfare organisation. In Peterborough, he visits a tidal defence barrier that helped save the city from flooding, while in Lincolnshire crosses the point at which the Mallard broke the speed record for a steam-powered locomotive in 1938. After a spell in the coastal town of Skegness, Michael's journey ends at RAF Coningsby where he sees some iconic Second World War aircraft, before witnessing a dazzling display featuring the RAF's latest combat aircraft
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.4
9:00pm
Porridge
Just Desserts
Season 2 Episode 1/8

The disappearance of an illicit tin of pineapple chunks leaves the inmates horrified that there is a thief in their midst - and for a while, no one is above suspicion. Prison comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
9:40pm
Porridge
Heartbreak Hotel
Season 2 Episode 2/8

Godber is feeling dejected after his romantic fortunes take a turn for the worse, so Fletch tries to revive his friend's flagging spirits. However, his cunning plan has one potential drawback - it involves his own daughter. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
10:20pm
Porridge
Disturbing the Peace
Season 2 Episode 3/8

Fletcher and the rest of Slade's inmates take advantage of the relaxed atmosphere - and of Barrowclough - with Mackay away on holiday. Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
11:00pm
Open All Hours
The Cool Cocoa Tin Lid
Season 3 Episode 6/6

Granville changes his image with the help of some trendy clothes and a medallion made from a cocoa tin lid, while Arkwright decides to increase his profits through advertising
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
11:40pm
Open All Hours
Soulmate Wanted
Season 4 Episode 1/6

Granville places an ad in a lonely hearts magazine and finally meets the girl of his dreams. After stretching the truth about being a young executive with a flash sports car, his romance ends before it even begins. Classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
12:20am
Open All Hours
The Housekeeper Caper
Season 4 Episode 3/6

Arkwright tries to make Nurse Gladys Emmanuel jealous and decides to advertises for a live-in housekeeper, but is taken aback when Mrs Featherstone applies for the position
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
1:00am
The Day When
The Day When Stalin Won the War
Season 1 Episode 5/5

The historical documentary explores how Stalin managed to seize a large chunk of Europe in the wake of the Second World War - to the chagrin of Churchill and Roosevelt
(Subtitles)

Rating: 3.3
2:00am
Unearthing WWII
Season 2 Episode 1/

Military historian David O'Keefe and filmmaker Wayne Abbott explore the site of Operation Market Garden
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.8
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 3