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Thu 15 Nov

6:00am
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos
Season 1 Episode 5/5


6:30am
3 Stars in Munich
A concert by Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson at the Konigsplatz in Munich, featuring arias, duets and opera scenes by Verdi, Puccini and Bizet, among others

Rating: 9.3
8:30am
Masterpieces Unveiled
Season 1 Episode 4/8

Greta Scacchi reveals the stories behind Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, exploring the complex history behind one of the most famous and valuable artworks in the world
(Subtitles)

9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 29/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
9:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Liza Minnelli
Season 4 Episode 9/30

Melvyn Bragg reflects on his 2008 meeting with actress and singer Liza Minnelli and how she rose to become one of the world's great showbusiness figures
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Dirty Detail
Season 7 Episode 1/15

Vietnam veteran Fred Pearson is a broken man after years of punishment from his sergeant, but years later he gets his chance for revenge. Kevin Dobson and George Peppard star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Best Chess Player in the World
Season 7 Episode 2/15

A chess game gets out of control when one of the players learns his wife has been unfaithful
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
11:00am
The Seventies
Crimes and Cults
Season 1 Episode 8/8

A look at the wave of violent crime that gripped the US throughout the 1970s, from the Son of Sam murders in New York to serial killer John Wayne Gacy
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

12:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Pub Rock
Season 1 Episode 18/19

A fascinating musical journey examining the development of the back-to-basics movement that emerged in the south of England in the 1970s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Sidney Poitier
Season 4 Episode 6/13

A profile of Hollywood actor Sidney Poitier, who became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor for his role as an altruistic travelling handyman in Lilies of the Field
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
2:00pm
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Klimt
Season 1 Episode 6/8

Factum Arte attempts to recreate Medicine, a painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt that was destroyed in 1945 by the retreating German army
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Proxy
Season 7 Episode 3/15

A chauffeur offers his wealthy employer a solution to an impending scandal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Have a Nice Death
Season 7 Episode 4/15

A successful author receives threatening phone calls
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:00pm
The Eighties
Raised on Television - Part One
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary giving an insight into a decade that had a profound effect on America, looking at the impact of significant events and key individuals, beginning with the first of a two-part look at the role of TV and the beginning of the Reagan era
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
5:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Dance
Season 1 Episode 19/19

An eye-opening look at the most memorable dance videos ever made, from Madonna's Vogue to Psy's Gangnam Style. Noddy Holder presents
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Steve McQueen
Season 4 Episode 7/13

Film critics discuss the life and career of the American actor, who starred in films including The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Bullit and The Getaway
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
7:00pm
The Directors
Howard Hawks
Season 1 Episode 5/

A look at the life and career of Howard Hawks, the director of films including His Girl Friday, Bringing Up Baby, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
8:00pm
The 2000s
Mission Accomplished
Season 1 Episode 3/8

A look at terrorism in the US during the decade, including the September 11, 2001, attacks and president George W Bush's war on terror

9:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Karl Malden
Season 9 Episode 9/

A profile of the American actor, who won an Oscar for his role as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for another for On the Waterfront

Rating: 7.1
10:00pm
Comedy Legends
Jack Benny
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Barry Cryer looks back on the life and career of comedian Jack Benny, who was one of the most celebrated American entertainers of the 20th century

Rating: 8
11:00pm
Hollywood: No Sex, Please
Documentary exploring how film and TV have evolved to reflect society's changing attitudes toward sex, from Basic Instinct and Body Heat to Mad Men and Sex and the City
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
12:00am
The Art of the Joy of Sex
In 1972, British author Alex Comfort published The Joy of Sex, an illustrated sex manual detailing a variety of sexual practices and positions. The illustrations were created by British artist and science fiction illustrator Chris Foss and here, modern artist and illustrator Julie Verhoeven reinterprets Foss's original work by having sitters pose for her while also taking an entirely new conceptual approach to the work
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

1:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Karl Malden
Season 9 Episode 9/

A profile of the American actor, who won an Oscar for his role as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for another for On the Waterfront

Rating: 7.1
2:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Frank Sinatra
Season 3 Episode 2/13

An intimate profile of the entertainer, tracing his rise from New Jersey high-school dropout to Grammy Award-winning singer and Oscar-winning actor
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
3:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Dance
Season 1 Episode 19/19

An eye-opening look at the most memorable dance videos ever made, from Madonna's Vogue to Psy's Gangnam Style. Noddy Holder presents
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Proxy
Season 7 Episode 3/15

A chauffeur offers his wealthy employer a solution to an impending scandal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Have a Nice Death
Season 7 Episode 4/15

A successful author receives threatening phone calls
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
5:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 29/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:30am
Auction
Season 3 Episode 9/10

Jewels that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor go on sale at Sotheby's. The collection is expected to fetch up to £30million and includes the Krupp diamond Richard Burton gave her
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Fri 16 Nov

6:00am
Callas, Kennedy, Onassis: Two Queens for a King
The story of how opera singer Maria Callas, multimillionaire Aristotle Onassis and former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy became the leading players in a scandalous love triangle
(Subtitles)

8:00am
Legends of Opera
Enrico Caruso: Legends of Opera
Season 1 Episode 11/12

A look at the life and career of the Italian tenor, who starred at New York's Metropolitan Opera in the early 20th century

Rating: 10
9:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 30/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
9:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Akram Khan
Season 4 Episode 10/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits a 2002 profile of dancer Akram Khan
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Proxy
Season 7 Episode 3/15

A chauffeur offers his wealthy employer a solution to an impending scandal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Have a Nice Death
Season 7 Episode 4/15

A successful author receives threatening phone calls
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
11:00am
The Eighties
Raised on Television - Part One
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary giving an insight into a decade that had a profound effect on America, looking at the impact of significant events and key individuals, beginning with the first of a two-part look at the role of TV and the beginning of the Reagan era
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
12:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Dance
Season 1 Episode 19/19

An eye-opening look at the most memorable dance videos ever made, from Madonna's Vogue to Psy's Gangnam Style. Noddy Holder presents
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Steve McQueen
Season 4 Episode 7/13

Film critics discuss the life and career of the American actor, who starred in films including The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Bullit and The Getaway
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
2:00pm
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Marc
Season 1 Episode 7/8

The experts attempt to make a perfect replica of Franz Marc's expressionist work The Tower of Blue Horses, which disappeared following the collapse of Nazi Germany
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Number Eight
Season 7 Episode 5/15

A driver picks up a hitch-hiker, before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Last of the Midnight Garden
Season 7 Episode 6/15

A competition to find the best murder story attracts an unusually high level of attention. Jane Asher and Patrick Mower star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:00pm
The Eighties
Raised on Television - Part Two
Season 1 Episode 2/8

A look at the evolution of TV throughout the 1980s, from VCRs and remote controls to family sitcoms and prime-time soaps
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
5:00pm
Soundbreaking
The Recording Artist
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary tracing the history of music recording, beginning with a look at the production work of George Martin, Phil Spector, Rick Rubin, Joni Mitchell and Prince
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: Broadstairs
Season 4 Episode 5/9

Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell welcome eight artists to Broadstairs beach in Kent, where they have just four hours to create an artwork that will impress the judges

Rating: 7.7
7:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Karl Malden
Season 9 Episode 9/

A profile of the American actor, who won an Oscar for his role as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for another for On the Waterfront

Rating: 7.1
8:00pm
Video Killed the Radio Star
Joe Strummer
Season 5 Episode 7/13

Shane MacGowan and former manager Frank Murray discuss Joe Strummer's career after leaving the Clash, looking at his time with the Pogues and his appearance in Alex Cox''s 1987 Spaghetti Western parody Straight to Hell. Featuring archive interviews with Strummer, who died in 2002
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.9
8:30pm
Music Icons
The Grateful Dead: Music Icons
Season 1 Episode 9/

The story of the American rock band, who emerged from the counterculture of the 1960s with a diverse, eclectic style that fused myriad musical genres
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
9:00pm
The 2000s
Quagmire: Bush's Second Term
Season 1 Episode 4/8

A reflective look at George W Bush's second term as president, which encompassed events including Hurricane Katrina and the global financial crisis

10:00pm
Rush: Time Stand Still
Documentary about Canadian rock band Rush and their unique relationship with fans, set against the backdrop of the group's 40th anniversary tour in 2015
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
12:00am
Dire Straits: Alchemy 1983
Concert film recorded over two nights at London's Hammersmith Odeon in July 1983 at the end of the band's eight-month Love Over Gold tour, including performances of Once Upon a Time in the West, Private Investigations, Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing and Telegraph Road
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
1:50am
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead
Documentary charting the complex history of the influential punk band, who formed in London in 1976

Rating: 10
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Number Eight
Season 7 Episode 5/15

A driver picks up a hitch-hiker, before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Last of the Midnight Garden
Season 7 Episode 6/15

A competition to find the best murder story attracts an unusually high level of attention. Jane Asher and Patrick Mower star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
5:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 30/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:30am
Auction
Season 3 Episode 10/10

Art owned by collector Darthea Speyer goes on sale in Paris, and celebrity watches go under the hammer in New York, including one Howard Hughes gave as a gift
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Sat 17 Nov

6:00am
Sir Simon Rattle: Beethoven Symphonies
Symphonies No 4 and No 7
Performances of the composer's fourth and seventh symphonies by the Berliner Philharmoniker

Rating: 8
7:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Tribute
Season 6 Episode 10/13

Three aristocratic ladies are reunited by the death of a woman who once served their families. They invite the deceased's niece to lunch, but she proves a surprising guest
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
8:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Hit and Run
Season 6 Episode 11/13

A doctor is distraught when his wife disappears, but he finds life has its own surprises. With John Duttine, Susan Penhaligon and Brenda Blethyn
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Youth from Vienna
Season 6 Episode 12/13

Three close friends discover an elixir of youth, but there is only enough for two of them. Drama, starring Dick Smothers and Sharon Gless
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Turn of the Tide
Season 6 Episode 13/13

A man murders his friend, but the forces of nature are against him. Richard Basehart stars
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
9:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Dirty Detail
Season 7 Episode 1/15

Vietnam veteran Fred Pearson is a broken man after years of punishment from his sergeant, but years later he gets his chance for revenge. Kevin Dobson and George Peppard star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
10:00am
The Pity of War: Poets at the Front
Documentary focusing on the lives and work of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, renowned poets who both fought on the front lines during the First World War

11:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: New Romantics
Season 1 Episode 16/19

Toyah Willcox and Billy Bragg are among those examining key moments in the development of the New Romantic genre, from the Human League and Adam Ant, to David Bowie and Ultravox
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
12:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Pop Radio
Season 1 Episode 17/19

Former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock and DJ Annie Nightingale are among those examining the role of radio in some of pop's biggest hits, from Queen to Pharrell Williams
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
1:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: Broadstairs
Season 4 Episode 5/9

Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell welcome eight artists to Broadstairs beach in Kent, where they have just four hours to create an artwork that will impress the judges

Rating: 7.7
2:00pm
The South Bank Show
Beverley Knight
Season 8 Episode 2/6

Melvyn Bragg sits down for a chat with soul singer Beverley Knight, who was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to music

Rating: 7.1
3:00pm
Rebecca Ferguson at Baloise Session
The singer performs at the 2015 staging of the Baloise Session indoor music festival in Basel, Switzerland
(Subtitles)

4:15pm
Frank Sinatra: The Vintage Years
A collection of television performances spanning the singer's heyday in the 1940s and 50s. Featuring Ol' Man River, High Hopes and Luck Be a Lady
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
5:15pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Frank Sinatra
Season 3 Episode 2/13

An intimate profile of the entertainer, tracing his rise from New Jersey high-school dropout to Grammy Award-winning singer and Oscar-winning actor
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
6:15pm
Comedy Legends
Jack Benny
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Barry Cryer looks back on the life and career of comedian Jack Benny, who was one of the most celebrated American entertainers of the 20th century

Rating: 8
7:15pm
The Hollies: Look Through Any Window
Profile of the band, including an interview with members Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott and archive TV performances by the group from 1963 to 1975
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9
9:45pm
Beat Beat Beat
The Kinks
Season 1 Episode 2/11

More highlights from the West German pop show, featuring a 1965 performance by the Kinks. The London band, featuring brothers Ray and Dave Davies, play songs including You Really Got Me and I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
10:00pm
The Kinks: Echoes of a World
The story of 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, which failed to chart upon release but went on to become one of the most influential works in rock

11:30pm
The British Invasion
The Small Faces
Season 1 Episode 1/4

Music show celebrating British acts of the 1960s, beginning with the Small Faces. Featuring interviews with the band's members and performances of hits including Itchycoo Park
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
12:30am
A Shot of Whisky
The story of Los Angeles rock venue Whisky a Go Go, featuring classic archive performances by the likes of Led Zeppelin, the Doors and Janis Joplin as well as interviews
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
2:15am
The Kinks: Echoes of a World
The story of 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, which failed to chart upon release but went on to become one of the most influential works in rock

3:45am
Beat Beat Beat
The Kinks
Season 1 Episode 2/11

More highlights from the West German pop show, featuring a 1965 performance by the Kinks. The London band, featuring brothers Ray and Dave Davies, play songs including You Really Got Me and I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
4:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Doris Day
Season 4 Episode 4/13

A profile of the actress and singer, who starred in a series of popular film musicals, including Calamity Jane and The Pajama Game
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
5:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Errol Flynn
Season 4 Episode 5/13

Leading film critics discuss the decadent life and swashbuckling career of the Hollywood actor, who starred in Captain Blood, Robin Hood and Adventures of Don Juan
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1

Sun 18 Nov

6:00am
Brahms & Szymanowski Symphonies
Season 1 Episode 5/

Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO and four solo singers in performances of Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and Brahms' German Requiem

7:40am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Best Chess Player in the World
Season 7 Episode 2/15

A chess game gets out of control when one of the players learns his wife has been unfaithful
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
8:10am
Tales of the Unexpected
Proxy
Season 7 Episode 3/15

A chauffeur offers his wealthy employer a solution to an impending scandal
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
8:40am
Tales of the Unexpected
Have a Nice Death
Season 7 Episode 4/15

A successful author receives threatening phone calls
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
9:10am
Tales of the Unexpected
Number Eight
Season 7 Episode 5/15

A driver picks up a hitch-hiker, before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
9:40am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Last of the Midnight Garden
Season 7 Episode 6/15

A competition to find the best murder story attracts an unusually high level of attention. Jane Asher and Patrick Mower star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
10:10am
The South Bank Show
Beverley Knight
Season 8 Episode 2/6

Melvyn Bragg sits down for a chat with soul singer Beverley Knight, who was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to music

Rating: 7.1
11:10am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Pub Rock
Season 1 Episode 18/19

A fascinating musical journey examining the development of the back-to-basics movement that emerged in the south of England in the 1970s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
12:10pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Dance
Season 1 Episode 19/19

An eye-opening look at the most memorable dance videos ever made, from Madonna's Vogue to Psy's Gangnam Style. Noddy Holder presents
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
1:10pm
Soundbreaking
The Recording Artist
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary tracing the history of music recording, beginning with a look at the production work of George Martin, Phil Spector, Rick Rubin, Joni Mitchell and Prince
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
2:10pm
Legends of Opera
Enrico Caruso: Legends of Opera
Season 1 Episode 11/12

A look at the life and career of the Italian tenor, who starred at New York's Metropolitan Opera in the early 20th century
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:10pm
Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae
Franz Welser-Most conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a production of the opera staged at the 2016 Salzburg Festival, starring soprano Krassimira Stoyanova

6:00pm
Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu: Wedding Special
Season 2 Episode 6/10

A concert by the Dutch violinist in which he plays a host of celebratory songs

Rating: 7.6
7:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: Broadstairs
Season 4 Episode 5/9

Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell welcome eight artists to Broadstairs beach in Kent, where they have just four hours to create an artwork that will impress the judges
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.7
8:00pm
The 2000s
Quagmire: Bush's Second Term
Season 1 Episode 4/8

A reflective look at George W Bush's second term as president, which encompassed events including Hurricane Katrina and the global financial crisis

9:00pm
The Who: Sensation - The Story of Tommy
Documentary exploring the background, creation and impact of the Who's 1969 double album Tommy, featuring interviews with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
10:15pm
The Who: Tommy Live at the Royal Albert Hall
A concert from 2017 in which the band perform their rock opera Tommy in its entirety for the first time, with tracks including The Acid Queen and Pinball Wizard

11:45pm
The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre
A 2015 performance by the veteran band in Hollywood, California, performing their 1971 album in its entirety

Rating: 1
1:30am
The Hollies: Look Through Any Window
Profile of the band, including an interview with members Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott and archive TV performances by the group from 1963 to 1975
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9
4:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Sidney Poitier
Season 4 Episode 6/13

A profile of Hollywood actor Sidney Poitier, who became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor for his role as an altruistic travelling handyman in Lilies of the Field
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
5:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Steve McQueen
Season 4 Episode 7/13

Film critics discuss the life and career of the American actor, who starred in films including The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Bullit and The Getaway
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1

Mon 19 Nov

6:00am
Turandot on Sydney Harbour
An Opera Australia production of Puccini's tale of disguised identities, riddles, ritual executions and triumphant love, performed on a floating stage in Sydney Harbour

8:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Jamie Cullum
Season 4 Episode 11/30

Melvyn Bragg reflects on his 2004 meeting with jazz musician Jamie Cullum, which was broadcast shortly after the release of his album Twentysomething
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
8:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Jeanette Winterson
Season 4 Episode 12/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on Jeanette Winterson's appearance on the show in 2004, when the writer discussed her strict religious upbringing
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
9:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Tom Jones
Season 4 Episode 13/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits singer Tom Jones's 2000 appearance on The South Bank Show
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
9:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 31/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Number Eight
Season 7 Episode 5/15

A driver picks up a hitch-hiker, before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Last of the Midnight Garden
Season 7 Episode 6/15

A competition to find the best murder story attracts an unusually high level of attention. Jane Asher and Patrick Mower star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
11:00am
The Eighties
Raised on Television - Part Two
Season 1 Episode 2/8

A look at the evolution of TV throughout the 1980s, from VCRs and remote controls to family sitcoms and prime-time soaps
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
12:00pm
Soundbreaking
The Recording Artist
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary tracing the history of music recording, beginning with a look at the production work of George Martin, Phil Spector, Rick Rubin, Joni Mitchell and Prince
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
1:00pm
The Directors
Howard Hawks
Season 1 Episode 5/

A look at the life and career of Howard Hawks, the director of films including His Girl Friday, Bringing Up Baby, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
2:00pm
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Caravaggio
Season 1 Episode 8/8

The experts attempt to re-create Caravaggio's 17th-century masterpiece The Adoration, stolen from the Oratory of San Lorenzo in Palermo, Italy, in 1969
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Gift of Beauty
Season 7 Episode 7/15

A woman kills her husband to be with her young lover, but is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Wet Saturday
Season 7 Episode 8/15

When his disabled daughter commits a terrible act, a father must cover it up or risk losing his social standing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:00pm
The Eighties
Video Killed the Radio Star
Season 1 Episode 3/8

A look at how MTV marked the dawn of the music video's rise, with Michael Jackson taking the artform to a new level by creating groundbreaking short films
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
5:00pm
Soundbreaking
Painting with Sound
Season 1 Episode 2/8

Developments in recording studio technology, from the advent of magnetic tape and multi-tracking to the digital innovations that fuel the work of artists today
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Maureen O'Hara
Season 4 Episode 8/13

A look at the life and career of the Irish-born actress, who starred in classics How Green Was My Valley, Miracle on 34th Street and The Quiet Man
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
7:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: John Wayne
Season 2 Episode 6/14

A profile of the actor who became one of the 20th century's biggest Hollywood stars and won an Oscar for his portrayal of US marshal Rooster Cogburn in 1969 film True Grit
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
8:00pm
Legends of Opera
Jessye Norman: Legends of Opera
Season 1 Episode 12/12

A profile of the American soprano, whose roles in Aida and Les Troyen made her an international superstar throughout the 1980s. Last in the series

Rating: 10
9:00pm
Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu: Making the Magic
Season 2 Episode 7/10

The Dutch violinist performs for the first time in Bucharest and reveals the secrets behind his open-air concerts, from the construction of the stage to singing with the audience

Rating: 7.6
10:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: Broadstairs
Season 4 Episode 5/9

Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell welcome eight artists to Broadstairs beach in Kent, where they have just four hours to create an artwork that will impress the judges

Rating: 7.7
11:00pm
Masterpieces Unveiled
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Greta Scacchi examines the extraordinary history of Piero della Francesca's 15th-century masterpiece Montefeltro Altarpiece, also known as the Brera Madonna
(Subtitles)

11:30pm
Music Icons
The Grateful Dead: Music Icons
Season 1 Episode 9/

The story of the American rock band, who emerged from the counterculture of the 1960s with a diverse, eclectic style that fused myriad musical genres
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
12:00am
The South Bank Show
Beverley Knight
Season 8 Episode 2/6

Melvyn Bragg sits down for a chat with soul singer Beverley Knight, who was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to music

Rating: 7.1
1:00am
Legends of Opera
Jessye Norman: Legends of Opera
Season 1 Episode 12/12

A profile of the American soprano, whose roles in Aida and Les Troyen made her an international superstar throughout the 1980s. Last in the series

Rating: 10
2:00am
Lessons from Joan
The fascinating story of the creation and performance of iconoclastic director Joan Littlewood's satirical First World War musical Oh, What a Lovely War!
(Subtitles)

3:00am
The Pity of War: Poets at the Front
Documentary focusing on the lives and work of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, renowned poets who both fought on the front lines during the First World War

4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Gift of Beauty
Season 7 Episode 7/15

A woman kills her husband to be with her young lover, but is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Wet Saturday
Season 7 Episode 8/15

When his disabled daughter commits a terrible act, a father must cover it up or risk losing his social standing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
5:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 31/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:30am
Auction
Season 4 Episode 1/10

The return of the programme examining intriguing and valuable pieces passing through the world's auction houses, beginning with works by Picasso and Monet, and a 1938 Jaguar SS100
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Tue 20 Nov

6:00am
Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Sibelius & Shostakovich
A performance by the German violinist

Rating: 10
8:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Michael Douglas
Season 4 Episode 14/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas's appearance on The South Bank Show in 2000
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
8:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Vera Lynn
Season 4 Episode 15/30

Melvyn Bragg takes a nostalgic look back at forces' sweetheart Vera Lynn's appearance on The South Bank Show in 1991
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
9:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Doris Lessing
Season 4 Episode 16/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his 1988 meeting with author Doris Lessing, who discussed her life, work and novel The Fifth Child
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
9:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 32/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Gift of Beauty
Season 7 Episode 7/15

A woman kills her husband to be with her young lover, but is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Wet Saturday
Season 7 Episode 8/15

When his disabled daughter commits a terrible act, a father must cover it up or risk losing his social standing
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
11:00am
The Eighties
Video Killed the Radio Star
Season 1 Episode 3/8

A look at how MTV marked the dawn of the music video's rise, with Michael Jackson taking the artform to a new level by creating groundbreaking short films
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
12:00pm
Soundbreaking
Painting with Sound
Season 1 Episode 2/8

Developments in recording studio technology, from the advent of magnetic tape and multi-tracking to the digital innovations that fuel the work of artists today
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Maureen O'Hara
Season 4 Episode 8/13

A look at the life and career of the Irish-born actress, who starred in classics How Green Was My Valley, Miracle on 34th Street and The Quiet Man
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
2:00pm
Master of Photography
Dancing Naples
Season 3 Episode 1/8

The return of the competition to find Europe's best photographer, beginning with 10 hopefuls trying to impress the judges in a creative challenge in Naples
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Sauce for the Goose
Season 7 Episode 9/15

The fate of a newlywed seems sealed after he suffers a string of accidents similar to his wife's first husband
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Bird of Prey
Season 7 Episode 10/15

Jack and Edna's parrot lays a strange egg, but when the chick hatches it appears to be watching them
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:00pm
The Eighties
The AIDS Crisis
Season 1 Episode 4/8

A look at how a mysterious and lethal illness known as Aids developed into a pandemic with enormous political and cultural consequences
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
5:00pm
Soundbreaking
The Human Instrument
Season 1 Episode 3/8

A look at what goes into recording the perfect vocal track, which is the product of a complex collaboration between performer, producer and sound engineer
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Edward G Robinson
Season 4 Episode 9/13

A look at the life and career of the Bucharest-born American actor, who is best known for his gangster roles in films including Little Caesar and Key Largo
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
7:00pm
Video Killed the Radio Star
Joe Strummer
Season 5 Episode 7/13

Shane MacGowan and former manager Frank Murray discuss Joe Strummer's career after leaving the Clash, looking at his time with the Pogues and his appearance in Alex Cox''s 1987 Spaghetti Western parody Straight to Hell. Featuring archive interviews with Strummer, who died in 2002
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.9
7:30pm
Music Icons
The Grateful Dead: Music Icons
Season 1 Episode 9/

The story of the American rock band, who emerged from the counterculture of the 1960s with a diverse, eclectic style that fused myriad musical genres
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
8:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: Inveraray Castle
Season 4 Episode 6/9

Eight artists are challenged to paint the picturesque and historic Inveraray Castle on the shore of Loch Fyne in Scotland. Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan present

Rating: 7.7
9:00pm
Elvis and the Girl from Vienna
Documentary about Elvis Presley's former secretary Trude Forsher, who reveals the inside story of the singer's journey to becoming a global superstar
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

10:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Karl Malden
Season 9 Episode 9/

A profile of the American actor, who won an Oscar for his role as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for another for On the Waterfront

Rating: 7.1
11:00pm
The 2000s
Quagmire: Bush's Second Term
Season 1 Episode 4/8

A reflective look at George W Bush's second term as president, which encompassed events including Hurricane Katrina and the global financial crisis

12:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: Inveraray Castle
Season 4 Episode 6/9

Eight artists are challenged to paint the picturesque and historic Inveraray Castle on the shore of Loch Fyne in Scotland. Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan present

Rating: 7.7
1:00am
The Art of the Joy of Sex
In 1972, British author Alex Comfort published The Joy of Sex, an illustrated sex manual detailing a variety of sexual practices and positions. The illustrations were created by British artist and science fiction illustrator Chris Foss and here, modern artist and illustrator Julie Verhoeven reinterprets Foss's original work by having sitters pose for her while also taking an entirely new conceptual approach to the work
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

2:00am
Hollywood: No Sex, Please
Documentary exploring how film and TV have evolved to reflect society's changing attitudes toward sex, from Basic Instinct and Body Heat to Mad Men and Sex and the City
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
3:00am
Frank Sinatra: The Vintage Years
A collection of television performances spanning the singer's heyday in the 1940s and 50s. Featuring Ol' Man River, High Hopes and Luck Be a Lady
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Sauce for the Goose
Season 7 Episode 9/15

The fate of a newlywed seems sealed after he suffers a string of accidents similar to his wife's first husband
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Bird of Prey
Season 7 Episode 10/15

Jack and Edna's parrot lays a strange egg, but when the chick hatches it appears to be watching them
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
5:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 32/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:30am
Auction
Season 4 Episode 2/10

Items up for auction include a portrait by Modigliani and a chess board taken to the scaffold by King Charles I of England
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Wed 21 Nov

6:00am
South Bank Masterclasses
South Bank Masterclasses: Edward Watson
Season 1 Episode 10/15

The Royal Ballet principal dancer demonstrates the basics of classical ballet and also performs an excerpt from L'histoire de Manon
(Subtitles)

6:15am
La Bayadere
Royal Opera House production of Ludwig Minkus's ballet. Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez star in the tale of love, murder and vengeful judgement by the gods, set in India. Valeriy Ovsyanikov conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Rating: 10
8:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Gore Vidal
Season 4 Episode 17/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back at an eye-opening interview with American writer Gore Vidal on The South Bank Show in 2008
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
9:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
John Le Carre
Season 4 Episode 18/30

Melvyn Braggr reflects on his fascinating 1983 interview with thriller writer John le Carre

Rating: 9.2
9:30am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 33/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Sauce for the Goose
Season 7 Episode 9/15

The fate of a newlywed seems sealed after he suffers a string of accidents similar to his wife's first husband
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Bird of Prey
Season 7 Episode 10/15

Jack and Edna's parrot lays a strange egg, but when the chick hatches it appears to be watching them
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
11:00am
The Eighties
The AIDS Crisis
Season 1 Episode 4/8

A look at how a mysterious and lethal illness known as Aids developed into a pandemic with enormous political and cultural consequences
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
12:00pm
Soundbreaking
The Human Instrument
Season 1 Episode 3/8

A look at what goes into recording the perfect vocal track, which is the product of a complex collaboration between performer, producer and sound engineer
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Edward G Robinson
Season 4 Episode 9/13

A look at the life and career of the Bucharest-born American actor, who is best known for his gangster roles in films including Little Caesar and Key Largo
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
2:00pm
Master of Photography
Pets and Friends
Season 3 Episode 2/8

The contestants head to Rome where they are challenged to capture the special bonds between pets and their owners
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
I Like It Here in Wilmington
Season 7 Episode 11/15

A troubled businessman contemplates murdering his wife so he can get his hands on her trust fund
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Accidental Death
Season 7 Episode 12/15

Two villains decide to take advantage of an old man
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:00pm
The Eighties
The Reagan Revolution
Season 1 Episode 5/8

A look at the events of Ronald Reagan's two terms in the White House, examining landmark legislative achievements as well as political setbacks
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
5:00pm
Soundbreaking
Going Electric
Season 1 Episode 4/8

Music by the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and the Who illustrates the revolutionary role electricity has played in creating never-before-heard sounds
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Jack Lemmon
Season 4 Episode 10/13

A look at the life and career of the American actor, who starred in Some Like it Hot, The Apartment and The Odd Couple and won Oscars for Mister Roberts and Save the Tiger
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.1
7:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: Inveraray Castle
Season 4 Episode 6/9

Eight artists are challenged to paint the picturesque and historic Inveraray Castle on the shore of Loch Fyne in Scotland. Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan present

Rating: 7.7
8:00pm
Robin Hood: The First Celebrity Outlaw
The story behind the myth of English folk hero Robin Hood, who famously stole from the rich and gave to the poor

9:00pm
Comedy Legends
George Burns
Season 1 Episode 7/8

Barry Cryer pays tribute to George Burns, the New York comedian best known for his long-running radio and TV shows with wife Gracie Allen

Rating: 8
10:00pm
The South Bank Show
Danielle de Niese
Season 8 Episode 3/6

Melvyn Bragg meets opera singer Danielle de Niese, who has won acclaim all around the world while also being a prolific recording artist, TV personality and philanthropist

Rating: 7.1
11:00pm
Monty Python: Almost the Truth
Season 1 Episode 6/6

The comedians look back on performing at the Hollywood Bowl, making 1983 film The Meaning of Life, and the early death of colleague Graham Chapman in 1989
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
12:15am
Comedy Legends
George Burns
Season 1 Episode 7/8

Barry Cryer pays tribute to George Burns, the New York comedian best known for his long-running radio and TV shows with wife Gracie Allen

Rating: 8
1:15am
Robin Hood: The First Celebrity Outlaw
The story behind the myth of English folk hero Robin Hood, who famously stole from the rich and gave to the poor

2:15am
Rebecca Ferguson at Baloise Session
The singer performs at the 2015 staging of the Baloise Session indoor music festival in Basel, Switzerland
(Subtitles)

3:30am
Video Killed the Radio Star
Joe Strummer
Season 5 Episode 7/13

Shane MacGowan and former manager Frank Murray discuss Joe Strummer's career after leaving the Clash, looking at his time with the Pogues and his appearance in Alex Cox''s 1987 Spaghetti Western parody Straight to Hell. Featuring archive interviews with Strummer, who died in 2002
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.9
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
I Like It Here in Wilmington
Season 7 Episode 11/15

A troubled businessman contemplates murdering his wife so he can get his hands on her trust fund
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Accidental Death
Season 7 Episode 12/15

Two villains decide to take advantage of an old man
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
5:00am
Watercolour Challenge
Season 1 Episode 33/49

Competition in which budding artists are challenged to paint a scene in just four hours
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:30am
Auction
Season 4 Episode 3/10

The sale of film director Michael Winner's collection of children's book illustrations, including EH Shepard's first depiction of Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh. Plus, blueprints for the Volkswagen Beetle
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8