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Sun 18 Apr

6:00am
World's Greatest Palaces
Lukshmi Villas Palace
Season 1 Episode 10/10

Behind the scenes of Lukshmi Villas Palace in India, which was built for the Maharaja of Baroda in 1890 and remains the home of the royal family to this day
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

7:10am
Shipwreck Secrets
Bermuda Triangle Mystery Wreck
Season 1 Episode 1/6

The discovery of a wreck off the coast of Florida sends a team of underwater explorers on a mission to discover the identity of a ship that simply shouldn't exist
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
8:00am
History Hunters
Season 1 Episode 4/

A former dealer is selling his entire medal collection - will Dave and Steve find anything worth bidding for? And Steve digs deep into a WW1 army medic's family history
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.8
9:00am
History Hunters
Season 1 Episode 5/

The team acquire a personalised Victorian pistol and try to track down the original owner. A customer brings in brasses that his dad brought back from the Somme
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.8
10:00am
History Hunters
Season 1 Episode 6/

A customer brings in a family war letter, describing a man's fear for his life before battle. And animal lover Marie investigates the story of a medal awarded for rescuing a dog
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.8
11:00am
Remarkable Rwanda
Documentary revealing the diverse and different aspects of the African country, from magnificent mountain gorillas to one of the world's largest colobus monkey colonies
(Subtitles)

12:00pm
Earth's Natural Wonders
Surviving the Extreme
Season 2 Episode 1/3

Cameras explore some of the most breathtaking places on Earth, following the lives of some of the people who call these extraordinary places home. In the first episode, cameras follow yak-herder Thokmay Lowa as he leads his herd through one of the most treacherous mountain passes in the high Himalaya. Elsewhere, the programme follows members of Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic as they take part in the hazardous mussel harvest, and people in Siberia searching for mammoth tusks, now released from the Siberian Permafrost after thousands of years
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
1:00pm
Earth's Natural Wonders
Surviving with Animals
Season 2 Episode 2/3

Focusing on the relationships between animals and people living in some of the world's most extraordinary natural wonders, this episode follows nomadic people from the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia, as they hunt one of the very few animals that can survive in this frozen environment, reindeer. Elsewhere, cameras observe a local ranger in the coastal salt marshes of Northern Australia's Arnhem Land, as he goes in search of the eggs of one of the world's most aggressive predators, the saltwater crocodile
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
2:00pm
Earth's Natural Wonders
Surviving Against the Odds
Season 2 Episode 3/3

Documentary exploring some of the most inhospitable places on the planet concludes by shedding light on the lives of the Kamayura People, who reside in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park. For the Kamayura, pleasing the spirits is crucial to maintaining good health, and during one key festival, a warrior must dance for hours to appease a bird spirit, sustained only by food and drink brought to him by villagers. In Ethiopia, belief drives the residents of the Tigray region to climb a 400-metre mountain to reach their church. In Switzerland, the Zermatt air rescue team offers an insight into why millions of hikers, climbers and skiers visit the Swiss Alps every year, despite the risk of injury - or even death
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
3:00pm
Life in the Air
Defying Gravity
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Wildlife series following animals that are able to defy gravity in various ways. The first programme features caracal cats, which jump to catch birds out of the air, and reveals how kangaroos' hopping movements help them find water in the desert. Leaping snakes are able to glide without wings in the jungles of Borneo while insects are able to accelerate up to 700G
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
4:00pm
Life in the Air
Masters of the Sky
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The series turns to animals that fly, including footage of half a million mother bats, an agile sparrowhawk raiding for food, and large beetles taking to the sky as part of their mating ritual. The programme also reveals how peregrine falcons are able to reach speeds of 200mph, and why an albatross's nose helps it to fly. Narrated by Suranne Jones
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
5:00pm
Life in the Air
Crowded Skies
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The final episode of the series features footage shot from within a giant flock of birds, revealing how half a million of them can fly in a group without colliding with each other. The programme also showcases the world's fastest airborne courtship display, a bird that savagely defends its territory, and conflict between moths and bats in the South American jungle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Shark
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Wildlife documentary venturing below the waves to examine the ocean predators' behaviour. The first film reveals their many different hunting methods, from blacktip sharks gathering in huge packs and herding fish into baitballs, to tasselled wobbegongs, which ambush their prey. Other highlights include Greenland sharks, which live under the arctic ice, whitetip reef sharks - arguably the masters of night-time hunting - and the great white, shown stalking fur seals off the coast of South Africa
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
7:00pm
Shark
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The documentary series continues, revealing how the creatures are far more than just the hunters they are sometimes perceived as. New discoveries have revealed a hidden side to the shark's character, uncovering how their intricate social lives involve complicated courtship rituals, surprising ways of raising their young, and impressive powers of navigation. Paul McGann narrates
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
8:00pm
'Allo 'Allo!
Down the Drain
Season 5 Episode 25/26

Yvette and Edith both question René about the whereabouts of the gold, while the Colonel and Gruber search the café for the missing Enigma machine
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
8:30pm
'Allo 'Allo!
All in Disgeese
Season 5 Episode 26/26

Michelle tells René and the others that two British experts are coming disguised as policemen to examine the Enigma machine
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
9:00pm
'Allo 'Allo!
Desperate Doings in the Graveyard
Season 6 Episode 1/8

Rene attempts to send an urgent message to London via the transmitter under his twin brother's tomb - but ends up getting carried away. Wartime comedy, starring Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera and Vicki Michelle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
9:40pm
'Allo 'Allo!
The Gestapo for the High Jump
Season 6 Episode 2/8

Rene learns that the Gestapo are plotting to disguise themselves as British airmen - prompting General Von Klinkerhoffen to adopt a similar plan for Captain Bertorelli's soldiers. Later, the cafe owner and his workers dress up as characters from horror films to fool Herr Flick
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
10:15pm
Bangers and Cash
Season 4 Episode 7/8

Dave heads to West Yorkshire to collect a rare 1926 Dodge bus. Derek gets his hands on a rare Vauxhall Victor VX 90 police car that is expected to sell for more than a few coppers

Rating: 6.8
11:15pm
Bangers and Cash
Season 2 Episode 3/10

Anglophile Derek struggles to get his message across on a rare trip abroad to pick up a Bentley, while a well-restored Ford XR2 sets the auction alight
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
12:15am
Bangers and Cash
Season 2 Episode 4/10

Dave finds a very rare 70s Sunbeam Lotus that has been rotting away in a farmyard for 29 years, while a Morris Minor convertible goes under the hammer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
1:10am
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: 8.5
2:10am
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: 8.5
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.9

Mon 19 Apr

6:00am
Shipwreck Secrets
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle
Season 1 Episode 2/6

In 1925 the SS Cotopaxi carrying coal and 32 men vanished. It has since become synonymous with one of the ocean's greatest mysteries - the Bermuda Triangle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
7:10am
Shipwreck Secrets
The Dutch Titanic
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Divers search a newly discovered wreck as they investigate the story of the SS Justicia, sunk in the First World War by U-Boats off the coast of Ireland
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
8:00am
Private Lives of the Tudors
Henry VIII - The Tyrant King
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Tracy Borman examines the reign of Henry VIII, revealing his interests, clothing, taste in food and the accidents he survived during his life
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.9
9:00am
Viking Dead
The Viking Burial Shops of Estonia
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Experts analyse the remains of two Viking boats, that were filled with dead bodies
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
10:00am
Viking Dead
Mysteries of the Oseberg
Season 1 Episode 4/6

How a well-preserved Viking ship discovered in 1904 continues to present archaeologists with new mysteries to unravel
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
11:00am
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Amsterdam to Northern France
Season 1 Episode 5/5

Michael Portillo uses his 1913 copy of Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide to explore Holland and Belgium, before travelling to the French sector of the Western Front. He ends his journey in the Forest of Compiegne in northern France to hear how the First World War armistice was signed in a railway carriage
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
12:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
RAF Coningsby 2
Season 38 Episode 10/26

Fiona Bruce presents the second programme this year from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, and discovers the story of a length of tree that ended up inside a Lancaster bomber. Treasures brought in to be valued include a harp that survived the French Revolution, a curious wooden item with an unexpected purpose, a diamond brooch found hidden inside a barometer and a pair of Second World War propaganda posters printed on hessian sacking
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
1:00pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Broadcaster Chris Tarrant continues his travels along the world's most challenging railways. Here he attempts to cross the Andes, setting off from the coast of Chile and heading for the Bolivian capital of Sucre. Along the way he traverses some of the driest and most inhospitable environments on the planet, hitches rides on unusual trains and deals with altitude sickness at more than 3,000 metres
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
2:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Behind Enemy Lines
Season 5 Episode 8/8

An Albanian village home to Allied secret agents, devastated for resisting the Nazi war machine, and a notorious asylum in America that enforced lobotomies
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
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: 6.3
4:00pm
Hitler's Most Wanted
Heinrich Himmler
Season 1 Episode 1/10

A new perspective on how and why a generation of men and women living in a European society became the leaders of one of the most terrifying regimes of all time. In the first episode, historian James Ellis learns how Heinrich Himmler orchestrated the genocide of millions
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Narrow Escapes of World War Two
Evacuation in the Baltics
Season 1 Episode 10/13

The largest evacuation of the Second World War, which saw two million civilians and soldiers removed in an extraordinary German operation that lasted for four months
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
RAF Coningsby 2
Season 38 Episode 10/26

Fiona Bruce presents the second programme this year from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, and discovers the story of a length of tree that ended up inside a Lancaster bomber. Treasures brought in to be valued include a harp that survived the French Revolution, a curious wooden item with an unexpected purpose, a diamond brooch found hidden inside a barometer and a pair of Second World War propaganda posters printed on hessian sacking
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
7:00pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Madrid to Gibraltar
Season 2 Episode 1/6

Michael Portillo once again ventures onto the European rail network to retrace journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 publication Continental Guide. He begins in Spain, where he visits the scene of an assassination attempt at a royal wedding in Madrid, before dancing with an unusual partner in Cordoba. He investigates the story behind Bizet's Carmen at a tobacco factory in Seville, learns about Winston Churchill's tense diplomatic mission to Algeciras and finishes with tales of British espionage in Gibraltar
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
8:00pm
The Buildings That Fought Hitler
We Shall Fight On The Beaches
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Rob Bell explores the costal defence network built to defend Britain's beaches, including a tower in Essex which controlled mines laid across the estuary
(New Series) (Audio Described)

9:00pm
War Factories
Russia
Season 1 Episode 8/8

The remarkable story of how Stalin's massive war factories were dismantled and moved east on one and half million railway trucks, to avoid being lost to the Nazis
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
10:00pm
The World at War
The Bomb
Season 1 Episode 24/27

The Enola Gay drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945 as America bids to secure an unconditional surrender from the Japanese, even though conventional bombing raids had already flattened the country. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
11:00pm
Open All Hours
The Reluctant Traveller
Season 2 Episode 2/7

Granville struggles to find some privacy when the milkwoman makes a pass at him. Nurse Gladys Emmanuel steps in by persuading Arkwright to take her to a hotel
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
11:40pm
Open All Hours
Fig Biscuits and Inspirational Toilet Rolls
Season 2 Episode 3/7

Arkwright decides to open the shop before dawn to catch the morning rush and tries a special promotion to get rid of some of the goods, including fig biscuits and toilet rolls
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
12:20am
Open All Hours
The New Suit
Season 2 Episode 4/7

Arkwright is reluctant to buy a new suit until Nurse Gladys Emmanuel persuades him to. He agrees, but only if I can be made in the same style as his old one. Roy Clarke's classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker, David Jason and Lynda Baron
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
1:00am
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: 8.5
2:00am
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: 8.5
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.9

Tue 20 Apr

6:00am
Shipwreck Secrets
Japan's Ghost Fleet
Season 1 Episode 4/6

A marine biologist and a deep-sea diver explore Chuuk Lagoon, one of the world's greatest underwater graveyards, for a wreck discovered by sonar nearly 20 years ago
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
7:10am
Shipwreck Secrets
The Lake Serpent
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The discovery of a 19th-century schooner in Lake Erie off Ohio's coast that could shed light on not just the founding of Ohio, but the settlement of North America itself
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
8:00am
Private Lives of the Tudors
Elizabeth I - The Golden Age
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Tracy Borman explores the life of Elizabeth I, looking into her relationships with her closest attendants and her attitudes to, and treatment of, other women
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.9
9:00am
Viking Dead
The Lost Viking Fleet of Roskilde
Season 1 Episode 5/6

The remains of a fleet of Viking boats, and the modern historians attempting to recreate them
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
10:00am
Viking Dead
Treasure of the Vikings
Season 1 Episode 6/6

A look at the discovery of various sites where Vikings had buried treasure, examining why they did it and where the loot came from originally
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.5
11:00am
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Madrid to Gibraltar
Season 2 Episode 1/6

Michael Portillo once again ventures onto the European rail network to retrace journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 publication Continental Guide. He begins in Spain, where he visits the scene of an assassination attempt at a royal wedding in Madrid, before dancing with an unusual partner in Cordoba. He investigates the story behind Bizet's Carmen at a tobacco factory in Seville, learns about Winston Churchill's tense diplomatic mission to Algeciras and finishes with tales of British espionage in Gibraltar
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
12:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
Walmer Castle 1
Season 38 Episode 11/26

Fiona Bruce presents the show from Walmer Castle, Kent, and is challenged to identify a valuable 18th-century glass out of a collection of reproductions. Other items brought in to be valued include a rare pottery piglet, a revolving table with secret compartments, a British PoW's diary, a set of French fashion illustrations from the 1920s, a table clock and a collection of Victorian ceramic birds
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
1:00pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Chris sets out to reach the northernmost railway station on Earth, inside Russia's Arctic Circle. This is an epic 2,000-mile adventure from Moscow into Arctic Siberia, and begins with a marathon 19-hour leg. Along the way he enjoys a reindeer stew with a local family and takes the controls of one of the massive locomotives that power the trains, before pressing on along railways built under the brutal regime of Joseph Stalin
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
2:00pm
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: 6.3
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: 6.3
4:00pm
Hitler's Most Wanted
Joseph Goebbels
Season 1 Episode 2/10

James Ellis explores how the virulently anti-Semitic minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels orchestrated a campaign of hate that paved the way for the Holocaust
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Narrow Escapes of World War Two
Moore's March
Season 1 Episode 11/13

A Scottish soldier who walked 200 miles through the Libyan desert without water or supplies recalls Ronald Moore, the leader of his party
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
Walmer Castle 1
Season 38 Episode 11/26

Fiona Bruce presents the show from Walmer Castle, Kent, and is challenged to identify a valuable 18th-century glass out of a collection of reproductions. Other items brought in to be valued include a rare pottery piglet, a revolving table with secret compartments, a British PoW's diary, a set of French fashion illustrations from the 1920s, a table clock and a collection of Victorian ceramic birds
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
7:00pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Turin to Venice
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Armed with his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo travels through Italy from Turin to Venice. Along the way, he recreates a scene from the Michael Caine film The Italian Job on a Fiat test track and takes a trip in a seaplane to investigate the early 20th-century British love affair with Lake Como. In Verona, he visits the house used to attract Edwardian tourists to the alleged setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and finds a microcosm of pre-First World War Europe at the Venice Biennale art exhibition
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
8:00pm
Secrets of the Transport Museum
Formula E Car
Season 1 Episode 4/10

An F1 racer goes on a perilous journey and there's a new addition to the exhibit - a Formula E car

Rating: 7.3
9:00pm
Bangers and Cash
Season 4 Episode 7/8

Dave heads to West Yorkshire to collect a rare 1926 Dodge bus. Derek gets his hands on a rare Vauxhall Victor VX 90 police car that is expected to sell for more than a few coppers

Rating: 6.8
10:00pm
Bangers and Cash
Season 2 Episode 7/10

Three rare Alvises get the auction buyers going when put under the hammer. A Chevy Corvette which started its journey in Saudi Arabia makes its way to Thornton le Dale for the sale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
11:00pm
dinnerladies
Monday
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Norman the breadman fails to deliver, the stripper cannot play the accordion and Jean has bridesmaids' knickers on her mind. First episode of the canteen comedy, starring Victoria Wood, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.4
11:40pm
dinnerladies
Royals
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The staff await an important royal visit, but first Stan has to pick just the right toupee, and Bren is determined to get the tables cleared away in time. Comedy, starring Victoria Wood and Thelma Barlow
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.4
12:20am
dinnerladies
Scandal
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Bren's mother wreaks havoc in the factory and incurs Stan's wrath by pursuing an ill-considered romance, while Anita organises a heated debate on the workers' current situation. Comedy, with Victoria Wood and Julie Walters
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.4
1:00am
Impossible Engineering
AT&T Stadium
Season 2 Episode 5/8

A colossal American football stadium in Texas, that features the world's largest retractable roof and is able to seat over 100,000 spectators with no restricted viewpoints
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
2:00am
Impossible Engineering
Oasis Class Cruise Ships
Season 2 Episode 6/8

Examining a fleet of cruise ships that are the largest passenger vessels in the world, and revealing how they have built on 19th-century experiments in hydrodynamics
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.9

Wed 21 Apr

6:00am
Shipwreck Secrets
Battle of Jutland
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Beneath the North Sea lie relics of the Battle of Jutland. It took place during the First World War and an overconfident Royal Navy expected it to be easy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 2.5
7:10am
Royals on the Frontline
Season 1 Episode 1/3

An unprecedented insight into the Royals and the armed services that fight in their name, from the early 20th century to modern-day conflicts such as Afghanistan. The first episode focuses on Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

8:00am
Private Lives of the Monarchs
Queen Victoria
Season 1 Episode 1/5

The lives of some of history's most iconic kings and queens. Tracy Borman explores Queen Victoria's relationship with her husband and her eldest son
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.7
9:00am
World's Greatest Palaces
Hampton Court Palace
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Behind the scenes of Hampton Court Palace, which started out life as a Tudor palace in 1515 and is famous for being the home of King Henry VIII
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00am
World's Greatest Palaces
Schönbrunn Palace
Season 1 Episode 2/10

Behind the scenes of Schönbrunn Palace in Austria, which is located in a 500-acre park and includes an orangery, palm house and one of Europe's oldest zoos
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:00am
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Turin to Venice
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Armed with his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo travels through Italy from Turin to Venice. Along the way, he recreates a scene from the Michael Caine film The Italian Job on a Fiat test track and takes a trip in a seaplane to investigate the early 20th-century British love affair with Lake Como. In Verona, he visits the house used to attract Edwardian tourists to the alleged setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and finds a microcosm of pre-First World War Europe at the Venice Biennale art exhibition
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
12:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
Walmer Castle 2
Season 38 Episode 12/26

Fiona Bruce presents the second of two programmes from Walmer Castle in Kent, where the team values a jacket worn by President Kennedy that could be one of the most valuable items ever featured on the series. Other items brought in include an art deco mask that terrifies its owner's children, an enamel advertising sign, and a letter from Lord Nelson that has an unexpected connection to the owner's dead husband
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
1:00pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways
Season 2 Episode 4/6

Chris attempts to cross the length of Cuba, the only island in the Caribbean to boast an extensive railway network, starting in Havana in the west. This proves to be a major challenge given the unreliability of the service and the old trains regularly used, but makes for a fascinating journey to Chris's ultimate goal, the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Along the way he soaks up the sights and sounds of Havana, retraces the footsteps of the country's national hero Che Guevara, and visits the ghost town of Camilo Cienfuegos - a relic from Cuba's colonial sugar plantation era
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
2:00pm
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: 6.3
3:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Defenders Of Liberty
Season 6 Episode 6/11

A now-silent site that played a pivotal role defending the USA through the 20th century. Plus, a crumbling Italian fortress and a ghostly Ukrainian mansion
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
4:00pm
Hitler's Most Wanted
Hermann Goering
Season 1 Episode 3/10

Historian James Ellis explores how Hermann Goering, a revered fighter pilot of the First World War, could emerge as a psychopathic war criminal in the Second
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Narrow Escapes of World War Two
Operation Pedestal
Season 1 Episode 12/13

A profile of Dudley Mason, who was awarded the George Cross after the tanker he was commanding came under attack during Operation Pedestal in August 1942 to relieve Malta
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
Walmer Castle 2
Season 38 Episode 12/26

Fiona Bruce presents the second of two programmes from Walmer Castle in Kent, where the team values a jacket worn by President Kennedy that could be one of the most valuable items ever featured on the series. Other items brought in include an art deco mask that terrifies its owner's children, an enamel advertising sign, and a letter from Lord Nelson that has an unexpected connection to the owner's dead husband
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
7:00pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Dresden to Kiel
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Michael Portillo travels through Germany, learning about an Edwardian fitness craze in Dresden before heading to Leipzig on a historic line built by British engineers in 1839. He discovers model-railway making on the grandest of scales in Hamburg and ends his journey in Kiel, where he reveals how British yachtsmen spied on the German navy in the early 20th century
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
8:00pm
Underground Worlds
Switzerland
Season 1 Episode 3/10

A look at some of Switzerland's 300,000 subterranean bunkers, built across history. Plus, the extraordinary creation of a Liverpool entrepreneur that's shrouded in mystery, and a network of man-made tunnels used by adventurous subterranean thrill-seekers deep beneath Slovenia's landscape
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
dinnerladies
Monday
Season 1 Episode 1/6

Norman the breadman fails to deliver, the stripper cannot play the accordion and Jean has bridesmaids' knickers on her mind. First episode of the canteen comedy, starring Victoria Wood, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.4
9:40pm
dinnerladies
Royals
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The staff await an important royal visit, but first Stan has to pick just the right toupee, and Bren is determined to get the tables cleared away in time. Comedy, starring Victoria Wood and Thelma Barlow
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.4
10:20pm
dinnerladies
Scandal
Season 1 Episode 3/6

Bren's mother wreaks havoc in the factory and incurs Stan's wrath by pursuing an ill-considered romance, while Anita organises a heated debate on the workers' current situation. Comedy, with Victoria Wood and Julie Walters
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 2.4
11:00pm
'Allo 'Allo!
Landmines for London
Season 5 Episode 20/26

Rene and the resistance attempt to smuggle the airmen back to England inside empty landmines, but Herr Flick and Von Smallhausen hide in the mines awaiting resistance members
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
11:30pm
'Allo 'Allo!
Flight to Geneva
Season 5 Episode 21/26

Rene and Yvette elope by rail to Switzerland with four of General Von Klinkerhoffen's gold bars, but find they have company. To make matters worse, the Resistance is planning to blow up the train. Comedy, starring Gorden Kaye
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
12:00am
'Allo 'Allo!
Train of Events
Season 5 Episode 22/26

Rene is on the night train to Geneva, and while he is seeking to avoid Edith, he bumps into Mimi, the Colonel and Gruber. Second World War comedy, starring Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera and Vicki Michelle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
12:30am
'Allo 'Allo!
The Crooked Fences
Season 6 Episode 6/8

Officer Crabtree finally releases Rene, Mimi and the British airmen from the handcuffs, and the Germans order the cafe owner to arrange a meeting to sell the Fallen Madonna painting - but things do not quite go according to plan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.5
1:05am
Impossible Engineering
The Shard
Season 2 Episode 7/8

The construction of London's Shard, revealing how it was influenced by the Milan Metro, concrete grain storage in Minnesota and a lifting mechanism in the Venice shipyards
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
2:05am
Impossible Engineering
Virginia Class Submarine
Season 2 Episode 8/8

A look at the US navy's most advanced nuclear submarine - which can remain underwater for months at a time - examining the previous vessels that influenced it
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.9

Thu 22 Apr

6:00am
Royals on the Frontline
Season 1 Episode 2/3

Prince Andrew discusses his stint in the Falklands and what it's really like to confront your own mortality, while Prince Edward's decision to quit his marine training is examined
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

7:10am
Royals on the Frontline
Season 1 Episode 3/3

The highs and lows of Prince Harry and Prince William's roles in the forces, featuring an interview with Harry in which he discusses a planned secret deployment in Afghanistan
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

8:00am
Private Lives of the Monarchs
George III and the Prince Regent
Season 1 Episode 2/5

Tracy Borman investigates the troubled relationship between George III and his eldest son, and the impact the king's declining mental health had on the prince
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.7
9:00am
World's Greatest Palaces
The Royal Palace of Caserta
Season 1 Episode 3/10

The Royal Palace of Caserta near Naples, Italy, which was created by Luigi Vanvitelli and houses a silk factory that dates back to the 18th century and still functions to this day
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00am
World's Greatest Palaces
Kensington Palace
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Kensington Palace in London, which began life as an early 17th-century Jacobean mansion before becoming a palace fit for the monarchy, and was the brainchild of Christopher Wren
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:00am
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Dresden to Kiel
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Michael Portillo travels through Germany, learning about an Edwardian fitness craze in Dresden before heading to Leipzig on a historic line built by British engineers in 1839. He discovers model-railway making on the grandest of scales in Hamburg and ends his journey in Kiel, where he reveals how British yachtsmen spied on the German navy in the early 20th century
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
12:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
Plas Newydd 2
Season 38 Episode 13/26

Fiona Bruce presents the second visit in this series to Plas Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey. The team examine rarities including a cabinet with a secret function, a magazine rack made by celebrated designer Piero Fornasetti, a collection of historical items related to deafness, a Chinese silver punchbowl and a photo that has a connection to the Apollo 11 mission
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
1:00pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways
Season 2 Episode 5/6

Chris journeys a thousand miles across Japan, starting out in Nagasaki, where the story of eastern railways began 150 years ago with the help of an enterprising Brit. In Fukuoka, he visits one of the Bullet Train's giant repair centres and in Hiroshima, he unravels what happened to its streetcar network after the world's first atomic bomb devastated the city. Along the way, Chris also meets a superstar cat and a singing conductor, while also checking into a popular trainspotter hotel and riding a steam-powered mountain railway
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
2:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
The World's Strangest Disaster Zones
Season 6 Episode 5/11

A two-hour special featuring a deserted Caribbean city, an American ghost town still burning and an Arctic settlement facing a terrifying future
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
4:00pm
Hitler's Most Wanted
Adolf Eichmann
Season 1 Episode 4/10

James Ellis is on the trail of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi bureaucrat who escaped justice for 15 years until his trial made the Holocaust a household name
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Narrow Escapes of World War Two
Breakout Through Hell's Gate
Season 1 Episode 13/13

An examination of how Leon Degrelle and an array of Finns, Estonians and fellow Belgians joined German volunteer brigades to hold off the Red Army on the Eastern front during the Second World War and enabled 56,000 men to escape
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
Plas Newydd 2
Season 38 Episode 13/26

Fiona Bruce presents the second visit in this series to Plas Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey. The team examine rarities including a cabinet with a secret function, a magazine rack made by celebrated designer Piero Fornasetti, a collection of historical items related to deafness, a Chinese silver punchbowl and a photo that has a connection to the Apollo 11 mission
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
7:00pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Copenhagen to Oslo
Season 2 Episode 4/6

Michael Portillo explores Scandinavia, braving one of the world's oldest rollercoasters in Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens. He then crosses the Oresund Bridge linking Denmark to Sweden, retracing the journey of a train that carried a revolutionary Russian passenger on an epic voyage, before test-driving a vintage Volvo in Gothenburg. Crossing into Norway, Michael discovers how in 1913 the nation expressed its distinctively modern identity in plays, paintings and polar exploration
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
8:00pm
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
(New Series)

Rating: 6.8
9:00pm
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
(New Series)

Rating: 5.5
10:00pm
The Buildings That Fought Hitler
We Shall Fight On The Beaches
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Rob Bell explores the costal defence network built to defend Britain's beaches, including a tower in Essex which controlled mines laid across the estuary
(Audio Described)

11:00pm
The World at War
Reckoning
Season 1 Episode 25/27

The award-winning documentary series reveals how the end of the Second World War resulted in Britain's military and economic exhaustion, leaving Europe at the mercy of sparring superpowers as the Cold War era dawned. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
12:00am
The World at War
Remember
Season 1 Episode 26/27

Jeremy Isaacs' classic documentary explores the Second World War's powerful legacy. For many people the conflict was the most significant experience of their lives, but it also left millions dead - ordinary civilians and victims of persecution, as well as military casualties. Narrated by Laurence Olivier
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
1:00am
Impossible Engineering
Panama Canal Extension
Season 3 Episode 1/12

The extension of the Panama Canal to accommodate the world's largest ships, which drew inspiration from the work of 17th-century engineer Hugues Cosnier
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
2:00am
Impossible Engineering
The Pioneering Spirit
Season 3 Episode 2/12

How the world's biggest ship, designed to install oil platforms and lay pipelines, was inspired by a logging machine, a wire rope and 1940s shipbuilding techniques
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.9

Fri 23 Apr

6:00am
Underground Worlds
Gibraltar
Season 1 Episode 1/10

Incredible feats of human endeavour, revealing what people have built, where they've built it, how and why. The first edition explores deep inside the rock on Gibraltar where there's over 55km complex of tunnels, under London, where 21st-century engineering innovation is paving the way for the ultimate super sewer and continues the legacy of Victorian pioneers and reveals the extraordinary subterranean space of one of Europe's largest and most breath-taking natural cave systems - The Postojna Cave in Slovenia
(Subtitles)

7:10am
Underground Worlds
Sweden
Season 1 Episode 2/10

A look at Sweden's passion for subterranean spaces and how this nation has taken extraordinary precautions to protect itself - by excavating an astounding 65,000 nuclear bunkers. In south-west England, deep in the Mendip Hills of Somerset, lies one of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK, but beneath this breath-taking landscape sits secret caverns and magical rock formations carved out by nature. Plus, how in Romania, nside a 1.2km-thick layer of salt, sits a world underground first
(Subtitles)

8:00am
Private Lives of the Monarchs
Louis XIV
Season 1 Episode 3/5

The life of Louis XIV, revealing the unpleasant truth behind the grandeur of the Palace of Versailles, and exploring the king's love life and unusual fashion sense
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.7
9:00am
World's Greatest Palaces
Neuschwanstein Castle
Season 1 Episode 5/10

Behind the scenes of Neuschwanstein Castle in the Alps of southern Germany. Created for eccentric king Ludwig the second in the 19th century, the castle is both a visual and engineering marvel that was an influence on Walt Disney. Containing a huge throne room and man-made cave, it took 17 years to build but was never fully completed after Ludwig was deposed, incarcerated and mysteriously died in 1868
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00am
World's Greatest Palaces
Edinburgh Castle
Season 1 Episode 6/10

A look at Edinburgh Castle - a symbol of Scottish might that has been besieged more than 20 times and has existed in many guises, including a military fortress, prison and palace
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

11:00am
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Copenhagen to Oslo
Season 2 Episode 4/6

Michael Portillo explores Scandinavia, braving one of the world's oldest rollercoasters in Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens. He then crosses the Oresund Bridge linking Denmark to Sweden, retracing the journey of a train that carried a revolutionary Russian passenger on an epic voyage, before test-driving a vintage Volvo in Gothenburg. Crossing into Norway, Michael discovers how in 1913 the nation expressed its distinctively modern identity in plays, paintings and polar exploration
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
12:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
Burton Constable 1
Season 39 Episode 15/28

Fiona Bruce presents the show from Burton Constable Hall near Hull, which is home to a collection of treasures. Objects brought in to be valued include a ship's anchor that was found in a garden pond, a medal awarded to sailor for helping to recover Captain Scott's ship from the Antarctic in 1901, some 17th-century flat pack furniture, and a flimsy booklet that proved to be a profitable investment
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
1:00pm
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys
Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways
Season 2 Episode 6/6

Chris takes a railway trip across Canada, revealing how 2,500 miles of transcontinental railway was built against huge odds in just a few decades, helping to join together a vast wilderness of isolated communities and create the country that exists today. He begins his journey on one of the earliest sections of track to be built, on a train that is now a lifeline for hunters and fishermen. He then sees one of the biggest, most famous trains in the world - the Canadian, before heading for the Prairies, and on to the port of Vancouver. Along the way he also searches for Winnie the Pooh, crosses raging rivers and meets the descendant of a pioneering Yorkshire family who arrived here more than 100 years ago
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
2:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Space Plane
Season 6 Episode 7/11

A juggernaut of Soviet engineering which was crucial to the international space race. Deserted Scottish coastal defences and a complex that's crucial to American history
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
3:00pm
Abandoned Engineering
Disaster On The 38th Parallel
Season 6 Episode 8/11

The mysterious Cachtice Castle home to Elizabeth Bathory, said to have killed over 600 girls, and a mysterious structure on the 38th parallel
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 6.3
4:00pm
Hitler's Most Wanted
Albert Speer
Season 1 Episode 5/10

A profile of Albert Speer, the architectural mastermind of the Third Reich who escaped the noose. James Ellis believes there's a monstrous truth behind Speer's lies
(Subtitles)

Rating: 4.5
5:00pm
Churchill's Secret Son
Documentary telling the story of Tipperary-born businessman and Conservative cabinet minister Brendan Bracken, who became Winston Churchill's right-hand man during the Second World War by opposing efforts to appease Adolf Hitler. The film considers the possibility of a biological connection between the two men
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
6:00pm
Antiques Roadshow
Burton Constable 1
Season 39 Episode 15/28

Fiona Bruce presents the show from Burton Constable Hall near Hull, which is home to a collection of treasures. Objects brought in to be valued include a ship's anchor that was found in a garden pond, a medal awarded to sailor for helping to recover Captain Scott's ship from the Antarctic in 1901, some 17th-century flat pack furniture, and a flimsy booklet that proved to be a profitable investment
(Subtitles)

Rating: 5.8
7:00pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Prague to Munich
Season 2 Episode 5/6

Michael Portillo travels through Bohemia and Bavaria, beginning by exploring the art nouveau architecture of Czech Republic capital Prague. He then samples the sulphurous spa waters and wallows in peat and mud in Marianske Lazne, formerly known as Marienbad, before test driving a state-of-the-art passenger train made at the Skoda factory in Pilsen. Crossing the border into Germany, Michael encounters a fire-breathing dragon in Furth-im-Wald, and learns about an early 20th-century pioneer who laid the foundations for Munich's pre-eminence in science and technology
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
8:00pm
Secrets of Britain
Secrets of Underground London
Season 1 Episode 2/6

The series examining some of the UK's landmarks continues, with a look at the history of subterranean London, uncovering Roman remains, plague pits and secret bunkers under the capital's streets
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.3
9:00pm
Secrets of the Transport Museum
Formula E Car
Season 1 Episode 4/10

An F1 racer goes on a perilous journey and there's a new addition to the exhibit - a Formula E car

Rating: 7.3
10:00pm
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

Rating: 6.8
11:00pm
Bangers and Cash
Season 2 Episode 8/10

Dave gets a nasty surprise when he opens the bonnet of a fast Ford from the 80's, and an Austin Heavy 12 nearly a century old sets off a bidding war at the auction
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
12:00am
Bangers and Cash
Season 2 Episode 9/10

Derek, with help from the Mathewson clan, drag a mini pickup out of the barn where it's been for 20 years, and a 350cc Douglas Mark V motorbike from 1950 goes under the hammer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.8
1:00am
Impossible Engineering
500m Aperture Telescope
Season 3 Episode 3/12

The largest and most sophisticated radio telescope on the planet, which draws inspiration from geodesic dome designs and the work of 18th-century engineer Jean Marie Jacquard
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
2:00am
Impossible Engineering
Crossrail
Season 3 Episode 4/12

The creation of London's Crossrail network, a project of staggering proportions, with 10,000 personnel working across 40 sites and on 118km of track. The focus should have been on the impressive engineering feat, though delays and budgets have become the focus of attention
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.9

Sat 24 Apr

6:00am
Underground Worlds
Switzerland
Season 1 Episode 3/10

A look at some of Switzerland's 300,000 subterranean bunkers, built across history. Plus, the extraordinary creation of a Liverpool entrepreneur that's shrouded in mystery, and a network of man-made tunnels used by adventurous subterranean thrill-seekers deep beneath Slovenia's landscape
(Subtitles)

7:10am
Underground Worlds
Kingdom of Salt
Season 1 Episode 4/10

The Wieliczka Salt mine in southern Poland, some 327 metres deep, where the voids left behind from excavating salt have been transformed into extraordinary spaces, carved by hand
(Subtitles)

8:00am
Narrow Escapes of World War Two
The Amiens Raid
Season 1 Episode 2/13

Documentary explaining how a squadron of low-flying bombers freed resistance fighters from Amiens Jail during the Second World War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
9:00am
Narrow Escapes of World War Two
The Doolittle Raid
Season 1 Episode 3/13

First hand accounts of America's opening air raid on the Japanese archipelago, led by Colonel Jimmy Doolittle
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
10:00am
Narrow Escapes of World War Two
Wingate and the Chindits
Season 1 Episode 1/13

Stories of people who came close to losing their lives during the Second World War, beginning with tales about the Chindits, the army's elite jungle troops division who beat the Japanese in a daring mission
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
11:00am
Russia from Above
European Russia
Season 1 Episode 1/5

Natural history series focusing on the spectacular scenery and indigenous wildlife of Russia, beginning with the nature living in and around Lake Manych-Gudilo
(Subtitles)

12:00pm
Russia from Above
The Asian South
Season 1 Episode 2/5

The indigenous wildlife of Russia's Asian South, featuring spectacular footage of the Volga delta, the shores of the Caspian Sea and Rostov-on-Don, towards the Black Sea
(Subtitles)

1:00pm
Russia from Above
Siberia's Riches
Season 1 Episode 3/5

Focusing on the spectacular scenery and indigenous wildlife of Siberia, offering a bird's eye view of the world seldom seen before
(Subtitles)

2:00pm
Russia from Above
Freezing Coasts
Season 1 Episode 4/5

The wildlife that thrives and survives in some of the more remote areas of Russia, including reindeer and walruses in places such as Cape Schmidt and Vankarem
(Subtitles)

3:00pm
Russia from Above
Pacific and the Far East
Season 1 Episode 5/5

The spectacular scenery and indigenous wildlife on Russia eastern coast, including volcanic eruptions and the gas and oli pipeline construction in the Amur River area
(Subtitles)

4:00pm
Meet the Sloths
Special
Extended programme exploring the world's only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica, and meeting the characters that live there, including Alfie, who suffers from stunted growth
(Subtitles)

Rating: 6.3
5:00pm
Great Continental Railway Journeys
Prague to Munich
Season 2 Episode 5/6

Michael Portillo travels through Bohemia and Bavaria, beginning by exploring the art nouveau architecture of Czech Republic capital Prague. He then samples the sulphurous spa waters and wallows in peat and mud in Marianske Lazne, formerly known as Marienbad, before test driving a state-of-the-art passenger train made at the Skoda factory in Pilsen. Crossing the border into Germany, Michael encounters a fire-breathing dragon in Furth-im-Wald, and learns about an early 20th-century pioneer who laid the foundations for Munich's pre-eminence in science and technology
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
6:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Oakham to Cambridge
Season 6 Episode 20/20

Michael Portillo sets off from Oakham in Rutland, where he learns about a noble tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and decides to take part. Heading east to Stamford, Lincolnshire, he discovers why the town is such an attractive location for period dramas, while a ghoulish scene awaits in Peterborough when he visits a Victorian operating theatre where railwaymen were treated. Michael's last stop on his journey is Christ's College at Cambridge University, where he finds out about the student days of Charles Darwin
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
6:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Carlisle to Penrith
Season 7 Episode 1/20

Michael Portillo embarks on another journey around the country to discover how the railways have affected people and communities, and the legacy they left. The first leg of a journey through north-west England begins in Carlisle, where investigates the Victorian appetite for the custard cream, before braving a perilous descent into the only operational slate mine in England and discovering a miniature railway
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
7:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Windermere to Carnforth
Season 7 Episode 2/20

Michael Portillo continues his journey through the Lake District, where he discovers a magical world of talking rabbits, ducks, hedgehogs and mice, who have entertained children for more than 100 years. At the village home of author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, he learns about her legacy and her fears about the railways. Michael presses on to Brantwood, home of the Victorian art critic, John Ruskin, and finishes with a brief encounter at Carnforth
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
7:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Preston to Swinton
Season 7 Episode 3/20

Michael Portillo reads the riot act in Preston, and discovers four mill workers were shot dead at a protest in 1842. In Darwen, he traces developments in interior design from wallpaper to paint, before exploring the Victorian industrial landscape of Salford in the paintings on LS Lowry. He finishes his leg of the journey on Kersal Moor, where he discovers the poetry of Edwin Waugh and twists his tongue around the Lancashire dialect
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
8:00pm
Great British Railway Journeys
St Helens to Knutsford
Season 7 Episode 4/20

Michael Portillo travels from St Helens to Knutsford, finding out about modern glass-making and how techniques invented in the Victorian era to construct buildings such as the Crystal Palace have evolved and are powering a new architectural revolution
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
8:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Ashley to Alton Towers
Season 7 Episode 5/20

On the last leg of his journey through north-west England, Michael Portillo makes a clean sweep in Ashley, Cheshire, where in Victorian times the new middle classes set up home in suburban villas with multiple chimneys swept by children. In Macclesfield, he finds the end of the Silk Route and tries his hand at screen printing. Then after stoking the fire on the steam-powered Churnet Valley Railway, the former politician alights at Froghall, Staffordshire, heading for Alton Towers to trace the 19th-century origins of the theme park
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
9:00pm
Porridge
The Harder They Fall
Season 2 Episode 6/8

Godber takes up boxing and enters the prison championships. He is hot favourite to win until Fletcher is given the task of fixing the contest and nobbling his cell-mate. Classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale and Peter Vaughan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
9:40pm
Porridge
A Storm in a Teacup
Season 3 Episode 1/6

Harris accidentally drops stolen pills into Fletcher's midday cuppa - much to the annoyance of prison racketeer Harry Grout, who resents a newcomer muscling in on his patch. Classic comedy, starring Ronnie Barker
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
10:20pm
Porridge
Poetic Justice
Season 3 Episode 2/6

Fletcher objects to having a third cellmate foisted on him, especially as the newcomer seems to enjoy special privileges and the full backing of the wardens. Comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Fulton Mackay
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.8
11:00pm
The Rolling Stones at the BBC
A selection of the band's performances from the BBC archives, in a programme originally broadcast in 2012 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Songs include The Last Time, Let's Spend The Night Together, Get Off of My Cloud, Honky Tonk Women, Gimme Shelter, Miss You and Start Me Up. Plus, footage of the band performing 19th Nervous Breakdown on Top of the Pops in 1966, which was used in a 1960s BBC documentary about women with depression
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
12:00am
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell
A profile of the rock star's life and career, reflecting on the music that propelled him to fame and charting his journey from an overweight, bullied child to his larger-than-life persona and icon status. Featuring an interview and performance by the singer, as well as backstage footage from a Las Vegas concert. The film also revisits the Dallas of Meat Loaf's early years and includes insights from high school friends who reveal where the unusual moniker really came from
(Subtitles)

Rating: 1.4
1:00am
Impossible Engineering
Tokyo Skytree
Season 3 Episode 5/12

The construction of the Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest free-standing tower, which uses liquid springs and safety glass to withstand earthquakes and high winds
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
2:00am
Impossible Engineering
Halley VI Research Station
Season 3 Episode 6/12

A fully relocatable polar research station in Antarctica, which was inspired by a revolutionary icebreaking ship and ingenious designs for pre-fabricated buildings
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.5
3:00am
Teleshopping
A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

Rating: 2.9