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Thu 19 Jul

6:00am
Andre Rieu: Wonderful World - Live in Maastricht
The Dutch violinist and composer's annual concert in his home town, where he is joined by the Johann Strauss Orchestra as well as some famous guest artists and soloists
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.8
9:00am
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
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
There's One Born Every Minute
Season 4 Episode 13/17

An ordinary married couple inherit a fortune that has a dramatic effect on their lives. Starring Frank Finlay and Heather Sears
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015: Final
Season 1 Episode 8/9

Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell present the final from Stourhead in Wiltshire, where the three finalists battle it out for the title and a £10,000 commission
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
12:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: 80s Pop
Season 1 Episode 8/19

Noddy Holder narrates a look at the combination of personalities and events that gave rise to the pop party music of the 1980s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Richard Harris
Season 6 Episode 3/13

A look at the life and career of the Irish actor, exploring his roles in movies including This Sporting Life, Camelot A Man Called Horse and the first two Harry Potter films

Rating: 7
2:00pm
The Eighties
Greed Is Good
Season 1 Episode 6/8

A look at America's economic growth throughout the 1980s, a decade of junk bonds, savings and loan bailouts and pervasive Wall Street corruption
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
A Glowing Future
Season 4 Episode 15/17

A woman's gift for her lover's bride-to-be could not be more suitable - or so she thinks
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Way to Do It
Season 4 Episode 16/17

A casino offers Roger Carson an escape from his domineering aunt and he develops a love for both gambling and a pretty hostess called Suzie. But the casino boss has a score to settle with the Carson family. Andrew Ray, Elaine Paige , Elizabeth Spriggs and Martin Benson star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015
Season 1 Episode 9/9

Cameras follow the winner of the competition as they paint the evocative landscape of Flatford in Suffolk, made famous by Constable's The Hay Wain
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Progressive Rock
Season 1 Episode 9/19

Noddy Holder narrates a look at the combination of personalities and events that gave rise to progressive rock music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: James Coburn
Season 6 Episode 4/13

A profile of the American actor, who starred in The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Cross of Iron and won an Oscar for his role in Affliction
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
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
8:00pm
The Nineties
The One About TV - Part One
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary exploring the decade's cultural and political milestones, beginning with its TV shows, from South Park and Seinfeld to The Sopranos and Friends
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
The Directors
Billy Wilder
Season 1 Episode 2/

A look at the life and career of director Billy Wilder, who dominated Hollywood's Golden Age with films such as Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot and Sunset Boulevard
(Subtitles)

10:00pm
Film The Apartment (1960)
A lowly insurance clerk tries to curry favour with his seedy manager by lending him his flat for his extramarital flings. But the clerk soon grows wise to the nastiness of corporate ethics and infidelity when his heartless boss seduces the elevator girl, whom he has always loved from afar. Oscar-winning comedy drama, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray and Shirley MacLaine
(Black & White)

Rating: 7
12:15am
The Directors
Billy Wilder
Season 1 Episode 2/

A look at the life and career of director Billy Wilder, who dominated Hollywood's Golden Age with films such as Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot and Sunset Boulevard
(Subtitles)

1:15am
Billy Wilder: Nobody's Perfect
Clara and Julia Kuperberg's documentary draws on archive interviews with the six-time Oscar winning writer and director for a profile of one of cinema's greats
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

2:15am
The Doors: Feast of Friends
The Doors' 1968 self-produced documentary film offering a cinematic look at the band on the road during their summer tour
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Electronic Music
Season 1 Episode 10/19

A look at how electronic music developed through the 1970s, featuring contributions by Gary Numan and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Glowing Future
Season 4 Episode 15/17

A woman's gift for her lover's bride-to-be could not be more suitable - or so she thinks
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Way to Do It
Season 4 Episode 16/17

A casino offers Roger Carson an escape from his domineering aunt and he develops a love for both gambling and a pretty hostess called Suzie. But the casino boss has a score to settle with the Carson family. Andrew Ray, Elaine Paige , Elizabeth Spriggs and Martin Benson star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 4/11

The skeletons of a woolly mammoth family - found on a building site in Siberia in 2002 - are auctioned in West Sussex, while American art goes under the hammer in New York
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
5:30am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 5/11

Public interest is intense as a selection of Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn's possessions come up for sale at Christie's

Rating: 8

Fri 20 Jul

6:00am
Sounds of the Dolomites
Season 1 Episode 1/3

Documentary capturing the spirit of the music festival held in high altitude of the Alpine range, starting with music by accordionist Richard Galliano
(Subtitles)

7:00am
Mariinsky Ballet: Cinderella
Set to Prokofiev's magical score, Alexei Ratmansky's take on the classic folk tale features vibrant choreography, feisty humour and a glamorous 1930s twist

Rating: 10
9:00am
The Eighties
Greed Is Good
Season 1 Episode 6/8

A look at America's economic growth throughout the 1980s, a decade of junk bonds, savings and loan bailouts and pervasive Wall Street corruption
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Glowing Future
Season 4 Episode 15/17

A woman's gift for her lover's bride-to-be could not be more suitable - or so she thinks
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Way to Do It
Season 4 Episode 16/17

A casino offers Roger Carson an escape from his domineering aunt and he develops a love for both gambling and a pretty hostess called Suzie. But the casino boss has a score to settle with the Carson family. Andrew Ray, Elaine Paige , Elizabeth Spriggs and Martin Benson star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
11:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015
Season 1 Episode 9/9

Cameras follow the winner of the competition as they paint the evocative landscape of Flatford in Suffolk, made famous by Constable's The Hay Wain
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
12:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Progressive Rock
Season 1 Episode 9/19

Noddy Holder narrates a look at the combination of personalities and events that gave rise to progressive rock music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: James Coburn
Season 6 Episode 4/13

A profile of the American actor, who starred in The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Cross of Iron and won an Oscar for his role in Affliction
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
The Eighties
Tear Down This Wall
Season 1 Episode 7/8

A look at how Mikhail Gorbachev's rise to power in the Soviet Union sparked a chain of events that culminated in the dramatic conclusion of the Cold War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Hijack
Season 4 Episode 17/17

A captain has to deal with a man on board his airliner who seizes a stewardess, holds her hostage and demands a million dollars in ransom money and a parachute for himself. Starring Denis Quilley, Suzanne Danielle and Simon Cadell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Blue Marigold
Season 5 Episode 1/18

A fashion model loses her glamorous lifestyle and is ditched by her boyfriend - but years later she sees an opportunity to win him back
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2016: Scotney Castle
Season 2 Episode 1/9

Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner are once again joined by judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan to find the nation's best landscape painter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Electronic Music
Season 1 Episode 10/19

A look at how electronic music developed through the 1970s, featuring contributions by Gary Numan and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Dean Martin
Season 6 Episode 5/13

A look at the life and career of the singer and actor, the Rat Pack star famed for his film and stage partnership with comedian Jerry Lewis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
The Directors
Billy Wilder
Season 1 Episode 2/

A look at the life and career of director Billy Wilder, who dominated Hollywood's Golden Age with films such as Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot and Sunset Boulevard
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Eurythmics
Season 1 Episode 4/12

Documentary exploring the history of Eurythmics, examining Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's unlikely partnership, the impact of their breakthrough hit Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) and how they conquered the music scene on both sides of the Atlantic. Critics and journalists including Michael Bonner, Hamish MacBain and John Aizlewood reflect on Stewart and Lennox's first band the Tourists and their early experiments with synthesizers
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
8:30pm
Video Killed the Radio Star
Dave Stewart and Eurythmics
Season 7 Episode 4/13

A look at the creative processes that helped create Dave Stewart and Eurythmics' most popular and iconic music videos

Rating: 8.9
9:00pm
Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary exploring the music tied to iconic moments in history, featuring rare archival footage and interviews with a host of famous faces from film and music
(New Series)

10:00pm
1968: A Year of War, Turmoil and Beyond
A look at the significance of the year 1968 in American history, from Apollo 8 and Vietnam, to the race riots and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy

11:00pm
The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco
Documentary following the band's early career and subsequent rise to fame, discovering how they conquered the charts and won millions of fans around the world
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.8
12:00am
Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here
Documentary telling the story behind the making of Pink Floyd's landmark 1975 album Wish You Were Here, featuring interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.5
1:15am
Classic Artists: Jethro Tull
The story of the classic rock band from Luton, Jethro Tull, responsible for such renowned hits as Aqualung, Living in the Past, and Thick As a Brick
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:30am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Progressive Rock
Season 1 Episode 9/19

Noddy Holder narrates a look at the combination of personalities and events that gave rise to progressive rock music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Hijack
Season 4 Episode 17/17

A captain has to deal with a man on board his airliner who seizes a stewardess, holds her hostage and demands a million dollars in ransom money and a parachute for himself. Starring Denis Quilley, Suzanne Danielle and Simon Cadell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 6/11

One of the finest paintings by JMW Turner still in private hands goes up for auction at Sotheby's in London, where it is expected to fetch around £20m
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
5:30am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 7/11

Sotheby's auctions a range of paintings from the 20th and 21st centuries that are no bigger than the size of the catalogue page on which they are illustrated
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Sat 21 Jul

6:00am
Sounds of the Dolomites
Season 1 Episode 2/3

The Barcelona Gypsy balKan Orchestra showcase their folk, gypsy, Balkan and Spanish influences at the music festival in Trentino, Italy
(Subtitles)

7:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Best Policy
Season 4 Episode 9/17

An accountant whose book-keeping is perfect finds his honesty being put to the test
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
7:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Last Bottle in the World
Season 4 Episode 10/17

A husband invites the man he suspects of being his wife's lover to dinner. Starring Anthony Quayle and Nigel Hawthorne
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
8:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Kindly Dig Your Grave
Season 4 Episode 11/17

A devious woman meets her match when she tries to take advantage of a struggling artist
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Completely Foolproof
Season 4 Episode 12/17

A wealthy man's wife plans to murder him - but her astute husband proves more ruthless than she bargained for. Starring Telly Savalas and Rita Gam
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
There's One Born Every Minute
Season 4 Episode 13/17

An ordinary married couple inherit a fortune that has a dramatic effect on their lives. Starring Frank Finlay and Heather Sears
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
9:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Billy Connolly
Season 5 Episode 1/30

New series. Melvyn Bragg looks back to his previous South Bank Show meeting with Billy Connolly and reflects on the Glaswegian's remarkable career in comedy

Rating: 9.3
10:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Nuclear Protest
Season 1 Episode 6/19

A look at how the threat of nuclear war prompted a series of protest songs, with contributions by Trevor Horn, Billy Bragg, Bob Stanley, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
11:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Acid House
Season 1 Episode 7/19

Noddy Holder narrates a look at the combination of personalities and events that gave rise to acid house music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
12:00pm
Master of Photography
Sanctuary
Season 3 Episode 8/8

The three remaining photographers attempt to capture the humanitarian side of the European refugee crisis, before the series winner is chosen. Last in the series
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
1:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015: Trelissick House
Season 1 Episode 6/9

Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell return to Trelissick on the Fal estuary in Cornwall to challenge another group of artists to capture views of the National Trust property on canvas
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
2:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015: Semi-Final
Season 1 Episode 7/9

Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell present the semi-final from Potters Fields Park in central London, where the artists are challenged to paint views of Tower Bridge and the City
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
3:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015: Final
Season 1 Episode 8/9

Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell present the final from Stourhead in Wiltshire, where the three finalists battle it out for the title and a £10,000 commission
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
4:30pm
Billy Wilder: Nobody's Perfect
Clara and Julia Kuperberg's documentary draws on archive interviews with the six-time Oscar winning writer and director for a profile of one of cinema's greats
(Subtitles)

5:30pm
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: Special
A preview of the romantic musical comedy sequel

6:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Abba
Season 2 Episode 1/9

Leading music critics reflect on the career of the Swedish pop band, examining how they cracked the UK, US and Australian charts with hits such as Dancing Queen, SOS and Mamma Mia
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
7:00pm
Classic Albums
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
Season 1 Episode 12/18

The story behind Meat Loaf's phenomenally successful 1977 album Bat Out of Hell, charting record companies' initial indifference toward the star's powerful lyrics and theatrical style

Rating: 5.6
8:00pm
The History of the Clash
Documentary exploring the band's career. Featuring interviews with Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon, plus archive contributions by Joe Strummer

Rating: 10
9:00pm
Iggy Pop: American Valhalla
Documentary following the recording of the rock musician's Post Pop Depression album in a secluded studio in the Californian desert with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme

10:45pm
Queen Rock Montreal
The rock band perform for an audience of more than 18,000 at the Montreal Forum in November 1981. As well as featuring hits including We Will Rock You, Killer Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody, the concert also saw the first live performance of Under Pressure
(Subtitles)

12:45am
Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary exploring the music tied to iconic moments in history, featuring rare archival footage and interviews with a host of famous faces from film and music
(Subtitles)

1:45am
Discovering Music
Discovering: James Brown
Season 5 Episode 13/

Music critics look at the life and career of James Brown, who was dubbed the Godfather of Soul and was one of the most influential musicians of all time

Rating: 7.2
2:15am
Iggy Pop: American Valhalla
Documentary following the recording of the rock musician's Post Pop Depression album in a secluded studio in the Californian desert with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme

4:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Peter O'Toole
Season 6 Episode 1/13

A look at the life and work of the star of stage and screen, who shot to international fame by playing the title role in David Lean 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
5:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Joan Fontaine
Season 6 Episode 2/13

A profile of the Hollywood star, who won an Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchock's 1941 psychological thriller Suspicion, and was nominated for Rebecca and The Constant Nymph
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7

Sun 22 Jul

6:00am
Sounds of the Dolomites
Season 1 Episode 3/3

Italian cellist Mario Brunello performs in one of the highlights of the high-altitude summer festival in Trentino, Italy
(Subtitles)

7:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Bosom Friends
Season 4 Episode 14/17

Friendships are pushed to their limits when two school chums decide to share a house. Starring Rachael Kempson and Joan Greenwood
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
7:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Glowing Future
Season 4 Episode 15/17

A woman's gift for her lover's bride-to-be could not be more suitable - or so she thinks
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
8:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Way to Do It
Season 4 Episode 16/17

A casino offers Roger Carson an escape from his domineering aunt and he develops a love for both gambling and a pretty hostess called Suzie. But the casino boss has a score to settle with the Carson family. Andrew Ray, Elaine Paige , Elizabeth Spriggs and Martin Benson star
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Hijack
Season 4 Episode 17/17

A captain has to deal with a man on board his airliner who seizes a stewardess, holds her hostage and demands a million dollars in ransom money and a parachute for himself. Starring Denis Quilley, Suzanne Danielle and Simon Cadell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Blue Marigold
Season 5 Episode 1/18

A fashion model loses her glamorous lifestyle and is ditched by her boyfriend - but years later she sees an opportunity to win him back
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
9:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Joan Rivers
Season 5 Episode 2/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his entertaining 2002 meeting with Joan Rivers in a warm-hearted tribute to the New York comedian
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
10:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: 80s Pop
Season 1 Episode 8/19

Noddy Holder narrates a look at the combination of personalities and events that gave rise to the pop party music of the 1980s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
11:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Progressive Rock
Season 1 Episode 9/19

Noddy Holder narrates a look at the combination of personalities and events that gave rise to progressive rock music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
12:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Electronic Music
Season 1 Episode 10/19

A look at how electronic music developed through the 1970s, featuring contributions by Gary Numan and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
1:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2015
Season 1 Episode 9/9

Cameras follow the winner of the competition as they paint the evocative landscape of Flatford in Suffolk, made famous by Constable's The Hay Wain
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
2:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2016: Scotney Castle
Season 2 Episode 1/9

Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner are once again joined by judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan to find the nation's best landscape painter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
3:00pm
Johnny Cash: A Legend in Concert
A selection of early recordings by the country star, featuring performances of Five Feet High and Rising, I Got Stripes and Don't Take Your Guns to Town
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:45pm
Film The Apartment (1960)
A lowly insurance clerk tries to curry favour with his seedy manager by lending him his flat for his extramarital flings. But the clerk soon grows wise to the nastiness of corporate ethics and infidelity when his heartless boss seduces the elevator girl, whom he has always loved from afar. Oscar-winning comedy drama, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray and Shirley MacLaine
(Black & White)

Rating: 7
6:00pm
The Directors
Billy Wilder
Season 1 Episode 2/

A look at the life and career of director Billy Wilder, who dominated Hollywood's Golden Age with films such as Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot and Sunset Boulevard
(Subtitles)

7:00pm
Master of Photography
Sanctuary
Season 3 Episode 8/8

The three remaining photographers attempt to capture the humanitarian side of the European refugee crisis, before the series winner is chosen. Last in the series
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
8:00pm
1968: A Year of War, Turmoil and Beyond
A look at the significance of the year 1968 in American history, from Apollo 8 and Vietnam, to the race riots and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
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

10:30pm
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
11:45pm
Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary exploring the music tied to iconic moments in history, featuring rare archival footage and interviews with a host of famous faces from film and music
(Subtitles)

12:45am
Soundstage
Soundstage Presents Joan Baez
The Grammy award-winning American folk singer is joined by Gillian Welch and Nickel Creek for this 2004 concert
(Audio Described)

Rating: 9.4
2:00am
Discovering Music
Discovering: Abba
Season 2 Episode 1/9

Leading music critics reflect on the career of the Swedish pop band, examining how they cracked the UK, US and Australian charts with hits such as Dancing Queen, SOS and Mamma Mia
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
3:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Richard Harris
Season 6 Episode 3/13

A look at the life and career of the Irish actor, exploring his roles in movies including This Sporting Life, Camelot A Man Called Horse and the first two Harry Potter films
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
4:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: James Coburn
Season 6 Episode 4/13

A profile of the American actor, who starred in The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Cross of Iron and won an Oscar for his role in Affliction
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
5:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Dean Martin
Season 6 Episode 5/13

A look at the life and career of the singer and actor, the Rat Pack star famed for his film and stage partnership with comedian Jerry Lewis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7

Mon 23 Jul

6:00am
Nigel Kennedy: The Four Seasons
The violinist performs Vivaldi's work with the English Chamber Orchestra, a piece that earned him a place in the record books as the best-selling classical work of all time

Rating: 3
7:10am
LSO: Sir Simon Rattle Conducts Delage, Ravel and Dutilleux With Leonidas
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, performs a special French programme, featuring pieces by Delage, Ravel and Dutilleux

Rating: 10
9:00am
The Eighties
Tear Down This Wall
Season 1 Episode 7/8

A look at how Mikhail Gorbachev's rise to power in the Soviet Union sparked a chain of events that culminated in the dramatic conclusion of the Cold War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Hijack
Season 4 Episode 17/17

A captain has to deal with a man on board his airliner who seizes a stewardess, holds her hostage and demands a million dollars in ransom money and a parachute for himself. Starring Denis Quilley, Suzanne Danielle and Simon Cadell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Blue Marigold
Season 5 Episode 1/18

A fashion model loses her glamorous lifestyle and is ditched by her boyfriend - but years later she sees an opportunity to win him back
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
11:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2016: Scotney Castle
Season 2 Episode 1/9

Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner are once again joined by judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan to find the nation's best landscape painter
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
12:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Electronic Music
Season 1 Episode 10/19

A look at how electronic music developed through the 1970s, featuring contributions by Gary Numan and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Dean Martin
Season 6 Episode 5/13

A look at the life and career of the singer and actor, the Rat Pack star famed for his film and stage partnership with comedian Jerry Lewis
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
The Eighties
Technology Gets Personal
Season 1 Episode 8/8

A look at how the personal computer, the internet and video games all became part of daily life thanks to technological innovations made during the 1980s
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Eavesdropper
Season 5 Episode 2/18

A woman eavesdrops on a private conversation while at lunch, which has disastrous repercussions on her marriage
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Operation Safecrack
Season 5 Episode 3/18

A retired thief tries to break into a new safe as a publicity stunt, but the money inside proves too much of a temptation for the ex-convict. Starring John Mills and June Ritchie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2016: Wray Castle
Season 2 Episode 2/9

The competition continue as Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell welcome eight more artists and 50 wildcard entries to Wray Castle in Cumbria
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Madchester
Season 1 Episode 11/19

Happy Mondays' Bez and the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock look back on the rise of the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Peter Sellers
Season 6 Episode 6/13

A profile of the English actor, inlcuding his early life, his time in the Goons, his work in the Pink Panther films and Oscar-nominated roles in Doctor Strangelove and Being There
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu: Live in Sydney
Season 1

Dame Edna Everage joins the violinist for an evening of music as he performs in Sydney, Australia

Rating: 7.5
10:00pm
Master of Photography
Sanctuary
Season 3 Episode 8/8

The three remaining photographers attempt to capture the humanitarian side of the European refugee crisis, before the series winner is chosen. Last in the series
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
11:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Abba
Season 2 Episode 1/9

Leading music critics reflect on the career of the Swedish pop band, examining how they cracked the UK, US and Australian charts with hits such as Dancing Queen, SOS and Mamma Mia
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
12:00am
The South Bank Show Originals
Billy Connolly
Season 5 Episode 1/30

New series. Melvyn Bragg looks back to his previous South Bank Show meeting with Billy Connolly and reflects on the Glaswegian's remarkable career in comedy

Rating: 9.3
12:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Joan Rivers
Season 5 Episode 2/30

Melvyn Bragg looks back on his entertaining 2002 meeting with Joan Rivers in a warm-hearted tribute to the New York comedian
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
1:00am
We Remember Marilyn
Profile of Marilyn Monroe, using still photographs, home movies, film clips, theatrical trailers and newsreel footage. The programme charts the actress's journey from her early years in Los Angeles, where she was in and out of institutions and living in foster care with relatives, all the way to her big Hollywood break and starring roles in films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire and Some Like It Hot
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Madchester
Season 1 Episode 11/19

Happy Mondays' Bez and the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock look back on the rise of the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Eavesdropper
Season 5 Episode 2/18

A woman eavesdrops on a private conversation while at lunch, which has disastrous repercussions on her marriage
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Operation Safecrack
Season 5 Episode 3/18

A retired thief tries to break into a new safe as a publicity stunt, but the money inside proves too much of a temptation for the ex-convict. Starring John Mills and June Ritchie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 8/11

A work by Le Corbusier joins a host of Old Masters and modern British and Irish paintings up for auction at Bonhams
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
5:30am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 9/11

Married to Laurence Olivier, the actress Vivien Leigh had star quality and Sotheby's are hoping her name will attract bidders to a two-day sale of her possessions
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Tue 24 Jul

6:00am
Matilda & Me
Documentary charting Tim Minchin's long-term fascination with Roald Dahl as well as his childhood and early career and the creative process behind the hit musical Matilda
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

7:00am
The Railway Children
Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of E Nesbit's hugely popular story of discovery, friendship and adventure, brought to life at London's King's Cross Theatre
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.2
9:00am
The Eighties
Technology Gets Personal
Season 1 Episode 8/8

A look at how the personal computer, the internet and video games all became part of daily life thanks to technological innovations made during the 1980s
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 9.1
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Eavesdropper
Season 5 Episode 2/18

A woman eavesdrops on a private conversation while at lunch, which has disastrous repercussions on her marriage
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Operation Safecrack
Season 5 Episode 3/18

A retired thief tries to break into a new safe as a publicity stunt, but the money inside proves too much of a temptation for the ex-convict. Starring John Mills and June Ritchie
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
11:00am
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2016: Wray Castle
Season 2 Episode 2/9

The competition continue as Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell welcome eight more artists and 50 wildcard entries to Wray Castle in Cumbria
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
12:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Madchester
Season 1 Episode 11/19

Happy Mondays' Bez and the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock look back on the rise of the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Peter Sellers
Season 6 Episode 6/13

A profile of the English actor, inlcuding his early life, his time in the Goons, his work in the Pink Panther films and Oscar-nominated roles in Doctor Strangelove and Being There
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Master of Photography
The Beauty of Rome
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Isabella Rossellini hosts a competition to find Europe's best photographer, with the first edition seeing the 12 finalists arrive in Rome to take a picture representing the relationship between art and the Italian capital. Their work is judged by Simon Frederick, Rut Blees Luxemburg and Oliviero Toscani
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Run, Rabbit, Run
Season 5 Episode 4/18

A writer uncovers an intriguing story when he revisits his wartime lodgings. Drama, starring Leslie Caron and James Aubrey
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Stranger in Town
Season 5 Episode 5/18

An eccentric stranger arrives in town and bewitches the children with his magic, but he appears to have something else up his sleeve. Drama, starring Derek Jacobi
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
Landscape Artist of the Year
Landscape Artist of the Year 2016: Stowe
Season 2 Episode 3/9

Eight new artists and a host of wildcard entries attempt to capture the picture-perfect views of Stowe in Buckinghamshire. Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell host
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.4
5:00pm
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Gothic Rock
Season 1 Episode 12/19

Musician Steve Abbott and DJ Princess Julia are among those taking a look at key moments in the history of the gothic rock genre
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Robert Shaw
Season 6 Episode 7/13

A look at the life and career of British actor Robert Shaw. Often cast in menacing roles, he is widely remembered for his performance as shark hunter Quint in Jaws
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: Eurythmics
Season 1 Episode 4/12

Documentary exploring the history of Eurythmics, examining Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's unlikely partnership, the impact of their breakthrough hit Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) and how they conquered the music scene on both sides of the Atlantic. Critics and journalists including Michael Bonner, Hamish MacBain and John Aizlewood reflect on Stewart and Lennox's first band the Tourists and their early experiments with synthesizers
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
7:30pm
Video Killed the Radio Star
Dave Stewart and Eurythmics
Season 7 Episode 4/13

A look at the creative processes that helped create Dave Stewart and Eurythmics' most popular and iconic music videos
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
8:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Stanley Spencer - Billy Connolly
Season 2 Episode 1/6

The return of the programme in which art historian Gus Casely-Hayford guides celebrities through the landscapes made famous by their favourite British artists. He begins by leading comedian Billy Connolly on a walking tour of the historic village of Cookham in Berkshire to shed light on the influences of artist Stanley Spencer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
9:00pm
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2018: Noel Fielding, Reggie Yates and Daphne Selfe
Season 4 Episode 2/11

The contestants paint celebrity sitters Noel Fielding, Reggie Yates and Daphne Selfe, before the judges decide who to send through to the next round of the competition
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
10:00pm
The Directors
Billy Wilder
Season 1 Episode 2/

A look at the life and career of director Billy Wilder, who dominated Hollywood's Golden Age with films such as Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot and Sunset Boulevard
(Subtitles)

11:00pm
The South Bank Show Originals
Ian McKellen
Season 5 Episode 3/

Melvyn Bragg looks back at actor Ian McKellen's appearances on the programme, tracing his rise from the National Theatre to Hollywood stardom
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
11:30pm
The South Bank Show Originals
Ronnie Corbett
Season 5 Episode 4/

Melvyn Bragg revisits a 2008 edition featuring Ronnie Corbett, who shared his love of shopping, food, golf, cookery, fine tailoring and all things comedic
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.3
12:00am
Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History
Season 1 Episode 1/8

Documentary exploring the music tied to iconic moments in history, featuring rare archival footage and interviews with a host of famous faces from film and music
(Subtitles)

1:00am
Queen Rock Montreal
The rock band perform for an audience of more than 18,000 at the Montreal Forum in November 1981. As well as featuring hits including We Will Rock You, Killer Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody, the concert also saw the first live performance of Under Pressure
(Subtitles)

3:00am
Trailblazers
Trailblazers: Gothic Rock
Season 1 Episode 12/19

Musician Steve Abbott and DJ Princess Julia are among those taking a look at key moments in the history of the gothic rock genre
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Run, Rabbit, Run
Season 5 Episode 4/18

A writer uncovers an intriguing story when he revisits his wartime lodgings. Drama, starring Leslie Caron and James Aubrey
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Stranger in Town
Season 5 Episode 5/18

An eccentric stranger arrives in town and bewitches the children with his magic, but he appears to have something else up his sleeve. Drama, starring Derek Jacobi
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 10/11

Bonham's auction off a range of classic cars the Goodwood Revival festival in West Sussex, as well as a selection of vintage aeroplanes
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
5:30am
Auction
Rockefeller Special
Season 10 Episode 11/11

The extraordinary art collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller goes up for sale at Christie's in New York
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8