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Sun 23 Sep

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 Hitch-Hiker
Season 2 Episode 6/12

When a driver picks up a hitch-hiker in his car, his mundane journey turns into a thrilling ride involving cunning trickery. Drama, starring Rod Taylor and Cyril Cusack
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
7:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Genesis and Catastrophe
Season 2 Episode 7/12

An Austrian couple rejoice when, following a difficult pregnancy, they finally bring their son into the world - but their celebrations may be premature
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
8:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Mr Botibol's First Love
Season 2 Episode 8/12

A wealthy yet lonely man dreams of conducting an orchestra, and his fantasies seem set to be realised with the help of a talented female musician he meets while buying a piano. Drama, starring Jack Weston and Anna Massey
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
8:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Umbrella Man
Season 2 Episode 9/12

A well-dressed old man sells his umbrella claiming he needs money for the fare home - but then spends it in a pub. John Mills and Michael Gambon star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
9:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Flypaper
Season 2 Episode 10/12

A girl who is followed by a stranger seeks shelter with a kindly woman, but her troubles are far from over. Alfred Burke and Stephanie Cole star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
9:30am
The South Bank Show Originals
Rhythm and Blues
Season 5 Episode 20/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits an edition of the arts programme exploring the history of rhythm and blues music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
10:00am
Andre Rieu: Live in Dublin
The violinist and his Johann Strauss Orchestra perform some of his best-loved music in the Irish capital city

Rating: 10
11:40am
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Monet
Season 1 Episode 2/8

The experts attempt to digitally reconstruct Monet's Water Lilies, a much-beloved painting that was destroyed in a fire at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1958
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
12:40pm
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Van Gogh
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The pioneering team of art experts attempts to recreate Vincent van Gogh's 1888 painting Six Sunflowers, which was destroyed in Japan during the Second World War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
1:40pm
Maria Callas at Covent Garden
The diva performs the title role of Tosca alongside Tito Gobbi (Scarpia) in the second act of Puccini's tragic opera, recorded at a gala performance in 1964

2:30pm
Legends of Opera
Maria Callas: Legends of Opera
Season 1 Episode 3/12

Critics, directors and singers look at the life and career of soprano Maria Callas, who captivated audiences with her performances in productions including Tosca and Norma
(Subtitles)

3:30pm
La Traviata
Olga Peretyatko and Atalla Ayan star in Rolando Villazon's production of Verdi's La Traviata at the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden, Germany

Rating: 9.8
6:00pm
Treasures of the British Library
Hanif Kureishi
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Playwright and novelist Hanif Kureishi looks at the work of PG Wodehouse and ER Braithwaite, before exploring the library's vast music collection

Rating: 8.8
7:00pm
Warren Beatty: A Hollywood Obsession
A profile of the Oscar-winning actor and director, best known for his films Bonnie and Clyde, Reds and Heaven Can Wait
(Subtitles)

8:00pm
Music Videos That Defined the 90s
A look at the most memorable videos of the decade, including ones by Sinead O'Connor, Fatboy Slim, Oasis, Blur, the Verve, the Prodigy, Massive Attack and Spice Girls
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
REM Road Movie
Michael Stipe and the band perform at Atlanta's Omni Stadium in 1995. Songs featured include Orange Crush, Losing My Religion and What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

Rating: 8
10:55pm
Video Killed the Radio Star
REM
Season 7 Episode 13/13

A look back at the making of some of American rock band REM's most memorable music videos. Last in the series
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
11:25pm
Radiohead: Austin City Limits
The band perform at the 2016 festival in Texas, playing songs including Street Spirit (Fade Out) and Karma Police

Rating: 10
12:40am
The History of Comedy
Gone Too Soon
Season 2 Episode 4/6

A look at comedians including Bill Hicks, John Belushi and John Candy who died at a relatively young age, examining how their connections to their audiences magnified the loss
(Subtitles)

1:35am
Rock and Roll
Poetry
Season 1 Episode 4/10

Joni Mitchell, Chuck D and Pete Doherty are among those reflecting on how lyrics became the poetry of the modern age, featuring words bursting with emotions
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8.8
3:05am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Robert Mitchum
Season 1 Episode 9/13

A look at the life and films of actor Robert Mitchum, who was a professional boxer before going on to star in movies including Cape Fear and The Night of the Hunter
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
4:05am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Fred Astaire
Season 1 Episode 10/13

A profile of dancer and actor Fred Astaire, who found fame with partner Ginger Rogers in films including Top Hat, The Gay Divorcee and Swing Time
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
5:00am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Humphrey Bogart
Season 1 Episode 11/13

A look back at the life and career of Humphrey Bogart, who starred in Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon and won an Oscar for his role in The African Queen
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7

Mon 24 Sep

6:00am
2Cellos at Sydney Opera House
A concert by classical duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Rating: 10
8:00am
Sons of Vienna
Season 1 Episode 1/

New series. Exploring the vibrant musical journeys of history's great composers, including Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Schubert, who, at one time or another, called Vienna home
(New Series)

8:30am
Sons of Vienna
Season 1 Episode 2/

Exploring the vibrant musical journeys of history's great composers, including Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Schubert, who, at one time or another, called Vienna home

9:00am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 4/10

In London, Ingles & Hayday sells a rare Stradivarius violin, while masterpieces by Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz and Jean Dubuffet are auctioned at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

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

An 1897 painting by Gustav Klimt goes on sale at Sotheby's in New York City after years in a private collection, while a work from the later years of Renoir is auctioned
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Umbrella Man
Season 2 Episode 9/12

A well-dressed old man sells his umbrella claiming he needs money for the fare home - but then spends it in a pub. John Mills and Michael Gambon star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Flypaper
Season 2 Episode 10/12

A girl who is followed by a stranger seeks shelter with a kindly woman, but her troubles are far from over. Alfred Burke and Stephanie Cole star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
11:00am
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Van Gogh
Season 1 Episode 3/8

The pioneering team of art experts attempts to recreate Vincent van Gogh's 1888 painting Six Sunflowers, which was destroyed in Japan during the Second World War
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
12:00pm
Soundbreaking
Sound and Vision
Season 1 Episode 7/8

A look at the emergence and influence of the music video, examining how a marketing tool became a powerful link between artist and audience
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Humphrey Bogart
Season 1 Episode 11/13

A look back at the life and career of Humphrey Bogart, who starred in Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon and won an Oscar for his role in The African Queen
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great British Walks: Simon Callow & Powell Frith
Season 1 Episode 6/6

Simon Callow joins Gus Casely-Hayford to explore William Powell Frith's work, heading to Epsom races to examine the inspiration for his painting The Derby Day
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Orderly World of Mr Appleby
Season 2 Episode 11/12

A woman learns her husband has killed off his three previous wives - forcing her to outwit him or become his next victim. Robert Lang and Elizabeth Spriggs star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Fat Chance
Season 2 Episode 12/12

A man plots to kill his overweight wife, but his ingenious plan goes awry. Drama, with John Castle, Sheila Gish and Miriam Margolyes
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Vermeer
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The pioneering team of art experts re-creates The Concert by Johannes Vermeer, which was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 in the biggest art heist of modern times
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
5:00pm
Soundbreaking
How We Listen
Season 1 Episode 8/8

A look at the development and evolution of different formats for listening to music, from vinyl records and cassette tapes to CDs and MP3s
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Burt Lancaster
Season 1 Episode 12/13

A profile of Burt Lancaster, who shot to fame in The Killers before starring in From Here to Eternity and Atlantic City and winning an Oscar for Elmer Gantry
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Master of Photography
Seven Deadly Sins
Season 3 Episode 4/8

The seven remaining photographers travel to Munich during carnival season, where they must each capture a shot representing one of the seven deadly sins
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
8:00pm
Legends of Opera
Placido Domingo: Legends Of Opera
Season 1 Episode 4/12

An intimate look at the life and career of Placido Domingo, the Spanish tenor who enjoyed tremendous international success over many years
(Subtitles)

9:00pm
Il Volo with Placido Domingo: A Tribute to the Three Tenors
Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo pay tribute to the Three Tenors in this stunning concert in Florence, featuring Placido Domingo as a special guest conductor

Rating: 10
11:15pm
Treasures of the British Library
Hanif Kureishi
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Playwright and novelist Hanif Kureishi looks at the work of PG Wodehouse and ER Braithwaite, before exploring the library's vast music collection

Rating: 8.8
12:15am
The South Bank Show Originals
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Season 5 Episode 19/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits Andrew Lloyd Webber's appearance that focused on the composer's 1978 classical and rock fusion album Variations
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
12:45am
The South Bank Show Originals
Rhythm and Blues
Season 5 Episode 20/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits an edition of the arts programme exploring the history of rhythm and blues music
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
1:15am
Legends of Opera
Placido Domingo: Legends Of Opera
Season 1 Episode 4/12

An intimate look at the life and career of Placido Domingo, the Spanish tenor who enjoyed tremendous international success over many years
(Subtitles)

2:15am
Passions
Chi-chi Nwanoku on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Season 2 Episode 4/6

Chineke! orchestra founder Chi-chi Nwanoku pays tribute to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, who overcame extreme racial prejudice to become one of England's finest composers
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.2
3:10am
Maria Callas at Covent Garden
The diva performs the title role of Tosca alongside Tito Gobbi (Scarpia) in the second act of Puccini's tragic opera, recorded at a gala performance in 1964

4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Orderly World of Mr Appleby
Season 2 Episode 11/12

A woman learns her husband has killed off his three previous wives - forcing her to outwit him or become his next victim. Robert Lang and Elizabeth Spriggs star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Fat Chance
Season 2 Episode 12/12

A man plots to kill his overweight wife, but his ingenious plan goes awry. Drama, with John Castle, Sheila Gish and Miriam Margolyes
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 4/10

In London, Ingles & Hayday sells a rare Stradivarius violin, while masterpieces by Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz and Jean Dubuffet are auctioned at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

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

An 1897 painting by Gustav Klimt goes on sale at Sotheby's in New York City after years in a private collection, while a work from the later years of Renoir is auctioned
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Tue 25 Sep

6:00am
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2
Semyon Bychkov conducts the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig as Kirill Gerstein gives a performance of Sergei Rachmaninov's second piano concerto

Rating: 1
6:45am
Il Volo with Placido Domingo: A Tribute to the Three Tenors
Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo pay tribute to the Three Tenors in this stunning concert in Florence, featuring Placido Domingo as a special guest conductor

Rating: 10
9:00am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 6/10

A sale at Bonham's features swords from the English Civil War and letters revealing the extent of the love affair between David Ormsby-Gore and Jackie Kennedy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
9:30am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 7/10

In London, Christie's auctions Francesco Guardi's Rialto Bridge painting, while Sotheby's sells Turner's view of the fortress at Ehrenbreitstein, valued at £15m
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Orderly World of Mr Appleby
Season 2 Episode 11/12

A woman learns her husband has killed off his three previous wives - forcing her to outwit him or become his next victim. Robert Lang and Elizabeth Spriggs star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Fat Chance
Season 2 Episode 12/12

A man plots to kill his overweight wife, but his ingenious plan goes awry. Drama, with John Castle, Sheila Gish and Miriam Margolyes
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
11:00am
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Vermeer
Season 1 Episode 4/8

The pioneering team of art experts re-creates The Concert by Johannes Vermeer, which was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 in the biggest art heist of modern times
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
12:00pm
Soundbreaking
How We Listen
Season 1 Episode 8/8

A look at the development and evolution of different formats for listening to music, from vinyl records and cassette tapes to CDs and MP3s
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Burt Lancaster
Season 1 Episode 12/13

A profile of Burt Lancaster, who shot to fame in The Killers before starring in From Here to Eternity and Atlantic City and winning an Oscar for Elmer Gantry
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
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
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Back for Christmas
Season 3 Episode 1/9

A philandering physician with an obsession for orchids cultivates a deadly plot to see off his wife. Sian Phillips and Richard Johnson star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
A Picture of a Place
Season 3 Episode 2/9

A swindler buys a painting from a sweet old lady, but gets less than he bargained for. Drama, starring Bill Maynard and Jesse Matthews
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Lempicka
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Factum Arte recreates Tamara de Lempicka's Myrto, a priceless painting that was stolen during the Nazi occupation of France during the Second World War and has never been recovered
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
5:00pm
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
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Henry Fonda
Season 1 Episode 13/13

A profile of Oscar-winning actor Henry Fonda, whose long career included roles in The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men and Once Upon a Time in the West
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Discovering Music
Discovering: REM
Season 3 Episode 6/10

A look at the career of the American band, from their early days in Athens, Georgia, to their sell-out tours and bestselling albums including Automatic for the People and Monster
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
7:30pm
Video Killed the Radio Star
REM
Season 7 Episode 13/13

A look back at the making of some of American rock band REM's most memorable music videos. Last in the series
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.9
8:00pm
Treasures of the British Library
Andrew Scott
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Award-winning actor Andrew Scott heads to the British Library, where he uncovers sketches by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and a letter written by Oscar Wilde

Rating: 8.8
9:00pm
Portrait Artist of the Year
Portrait Artist of the Year 2018: The Winner's Story
Season 4 Episode 11/11

A special film following the winner of the competition as they paint a commissioned portrait of Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8.4
10:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Jack Nicholson
Season 9 Episode 1/

New series. A profile of the Oscar-winning American actor, whose film credits include Easy Rider, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, A Few Good Men and The Departed

Rating: 7
11:00pm
The South Bank Show Originals
Vanessa Redgrave: The South Bank Show Originals
Season 5 Episode 21/30

Melvyn Bragg revisits old episodes of his arts programme The South Bank Show, with each edition featuring added footage and extra interviews and contributors
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
11:30pm
The South Bank Show Originals
Howard Jacobson: The South Bank Show Originals
Season 5 Episode 22/30

Melvyn Bragg reflects on his 1999 interview with Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9.2
12:00am
Treasures of the British Library
Andrew Scott
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Award-winning actor Andrew Scott heads to the British Library, where he uncovers sketches by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and a letter written by Oscar Wilde

Rating: 8.8
1:00am
Warren Beatty: A Hollywood Obsession
A profile of the Oscar-winning actor and director, best known for his films Bonnie and Clyde, Reds and Heaven Can Wait
(Subtitles)

2:00am
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

4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Back for Christmas
Season 3 Episode 1/9

A philandering physician with an obsession for orchids cultivates a deadly plot to see off his wife. Sian Phillips and Richard Johnson star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Picture of a Place
Season 3 Episode 2/9

A swindler buys a painting from a sweet old lady, but gets less than he bargained for. Drama, starring Bill Maynard and Jesse Matthews
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 6/10

A sale at Bonham's features swords from the English Civil War and letters revealing the extent of the love affair between David Ormsby-Gore and Jackie Kennedy
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
5:30am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 7/10

In London, Christie's auctions Francesco Guardi's Rialto Bridge painting, while Sotheby's sells Turner's view of the fortress at Ehrenbreitstein, valued at £15m
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Wed 26 Sep

6:00am
Darbar Festival 2016
Season 1 Episode 5/6

Performances from the festival at London's Southbank Centre that celebrates the diversity of Indian classical music

7:00am
South Bank Masterclasses
South Bank Masterclasses: Evelyn Glennie
Season 1 Episode 1/15

The percussionist demonstrates her innovative approach to music in this tutorial
(Subtitles)

7:15am
Andre Rieu: Live in Dublin
The violinist and his Johann Strauss Orchestra perform some of his best-loved music in the Irish capital city

Rating: 10
9:00am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 8/10

The marble lions from the tomb of Charles V of France are sold at Christie's, while an exquisite Johann Christian Neuber snuff box comes under the hammer at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

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

Paintings by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and Spanish surrealist Joan Miro go under the hammer in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Back for Christmas
Season 3 Episode 1/9

A philandering physician with an obsession for orchids cultivates a deadly plot to see off his wife. Sian Phillips and Richard Johnson star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Picture of a Place
Season 3 Episode 2/9

A swindler buys a painting from a sweet old lady, but gets less than he bargained for. Drama, starring Bill Maynard and Jesse Matthews
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
11:00am
Mystery of the Lost Paintings
Mystery of the Lost Lempicka
Season 1 Episode 5/8

Factum Arte recreates Tamara de Lempicka's Myrto, a priceless painting that was stolen during the Nazi occupation of France during the Second World War and has never been recovered
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 8
12:00pm
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
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Henry Fonda
Season 1 Episode 13/13

A profile of Oscar-winning actor Henry Fonda, whose long career included roles in The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men and Once Upon a Time in the West
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Edwin Landseer - Jeremy Paxman
Season 2 Episode 2/6

Jeremy Paxman and art expert Gus Casely-Hayford head to Scotland's Cairngorms mountains to walk in the footsteps of renowned Victorian artist Edwin Landseer
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Proof of Guilt
Season 3 Episode 3/9

A man is shot in a locked room with only one other person in it - but there is no sign of a gun
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Vengeance Is Mine Inc
Season 3 Episode 4/9

When an acid-tongued gossip columnist lets fly with another barrage of witty one-liners, his victims want revenge. Luckily, a pair of young actors are on hand to teach him a lesson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
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
5:00pm
The British Invasion
The Gerry & The Pacemakers
Music series celebrating legendary British acts Dusty Springfield, the Small Faces, Herman's Hermits and Gerry and the Pacemakers
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Charlie Chaplin
Season 2 Episode 1/14

A second collection of profiles of stars from Hollywood's golden age begins with the story of cinematic pioneer Charlie Chaplin, whose huge impact on the 20th-Century film industry won him a 12-minute standing ovation at the Academy Awards in 1972. Neil Norman, Ian Nathan and Derek Malcolm are among the critics exploring Chaplin's rise from the London workhouses to one of the highest-paid people in the world
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
The Sixties
Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll
Season 1 Episode 10/10

A look at America's changing morality during the decade, from attitudes towards sex and the use of drugs to a newfound expressiveness through music
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.2
8:00pm
Harold Lloyd: Hollywood's Timeless Comedy Genius
Documentary about the life of the actor, comedian, director and stunt performer, who made almost 200 movies and was a huge star of the silent film era
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
9:00pm
The History of Comedy
In It Together
Season 2 Episode 5/6

A look at the appeal of comedy partnerships, from Laurel and Hardy to Key and Peele
(Subtitles)

10:00pm
Laurel and Hardy: Their Lives and Magic
Documentary shedding new light on the turbulent private lives of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and the genuine friendship between them
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 10
11:45pm
The Lot of Fun: Where the Movies Learned to Laugh
Documentary telling the story of how producer and director Hal Roach brought Hollywood's greatest comedian to cinema screens, from Harold Lloyd to Laurel and Hardy
(Subtitles)

12:45am
The History of Comedy
In It Together
Season 2 Episode 5/6

A look at the appeal of comedy partnerships, from Laurel and Hardy to Key and Peele
(Subtitles)

1:45am
Oasis: Live by the Sea
A 1995 concert by the band at Southend Cliffs Pavilion, performing hits including Rock 'n' Roll Star, Some Might Say, Live Forever and Supersonic

3:00am
Elvis Presley: A Legend in Concert
A collection of the star's early TV appearances, featuring hits including Tutti Frutti, Love Me and Blue Suede Shoes, as well as a duet with Frank Sinatra. The programme also includes footage from his 1956 performance on The Milton Berle Show, where his pelvic gyrations caused uproar, and an appearance from later that year on The Steve Allen Show - where the host came up with a unique solution to counteract the singer's supposedly threatening sexuality

Rating: 8
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Proof of Guilt
Season 3 Episode 3/9

A man is shot in a locked room with only one other person in it - but there is no sign of a gun
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Vengeance Is Mine Inc
Season 3 Episode 4/9

When an acid-tongued gossip columnist lets fly with another barrage of witty one-liners, his victims want revenge. Luckily, a pair of young actors are on hand to teach him a lesson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 8/10

The marble lions from the tomb of Charles V of France are sold at Christie's, while an exquisite Johann Christian Neuber snuff box comes under the hammer at Sotheby's
(Subtitles)

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

Paintings by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and Spanish surrealist Joan Miro go under the hammer in London
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Thu 27 Sep

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


6:30am
La Traviata
A 2013 English National Opera production of Verdi's opera, recorded at the London Coliseum and starring Corinne Winters as Violetta and Ben Johnson as Alfredo

Rating: 9.8
9:00am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 10/10

A packed saleroom at Christie's in London sees record prices paid for ancient treasures including a bronze dirk, an Etruscan mirror and a lion's head carved from granite
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
9:30am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 1/11

Return of the programme venturing into the great auction houses, with letters written by Verdi, a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi and a rarely seen Picasso up for sale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
Proof of Guilt
Season 3 Episode 3/9

A man is shot in a locked room with only one other person in it - but there is no sign of a gun
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Vengeance Is Mine Inc
Season 3 Episode 4/9

When an acid-tongued gossip columnist lets fly with another barrage of witty one-liners, his victims want revenge. Luckily, a pair of young actors are on hand to teach him a lesson
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
11:00am
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
12:00pm
The British Invasion
The Gerry & The Pacemakers
Music series celebrating legendary British acts Dusty Springfield, the Small Faces, Herman's Hermits and Gerry and the Pacemakers
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Charlie Chaplin
Season 2 Episode 1/14

A second collection of profiles of stars from Hollywood's golden age begins with the story of cinematic pioneer Charlie Chaplin, whose huge impact on the 20th-Century film industry won him a 12-minute standing ovation at the Academy Awards in 1972. Neil Norman, Ian Nathan and Derek Malcolm are among the critics exploring Chaplin's rise from the London workhouses to one of the highest-paid people in the world
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Dora Carrington - Helena Bonham Carter
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Actress Helena Bonham Carter travels from Sussex to the Lake District with art expert Gus Casely-Hayford to shed light on the life and work of artist Dora Carrington
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
Season 3 Episode 5/9

A selfish actress used to having her own way asks her friend for help - but may be expecting too much after catching the eye of a rich, elderly widower. Joan Collins and Pauline Collins star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
Parson's Pleasure
Season 3 Episode 6/9

A crooked antiques dealer masquerading as a clergyman encounters a farmer - who gives him a piece of furniture worth a fortune. Starring John Gielgud and Bernard Miles
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
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
5:00pm
The British Invasion
Herman's Hermits
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Music series celebrating British acts who found success on both sides of the Atlantic during the 1960s, focusing on Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Greta Garbo
Season 2 Episode 2/14

A look at the career of Swedish actress Greta Garbo, who was an incredibly private person and retired from acting when she was just 35 after appearing in 28 films
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Treasures of the British Library
Andrew Scott
Season 2 Episode 3/6

Award-winning actor Andrew Scott heads to the British Library, where he uncovers sketches by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and a letter written by Oscar Wilde

Rating: 8.8
8:00pm
Twiggy: The Face of the 60s
Retracing the steps of English supermodel Twiggy, this documentary takes viewers on a journey through '60s London, with its parties, exuberant energy and incredible creativity

9:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Jane Fonda
Season 9 Episode 2/

Movie experts look back at the life and career of Jane Fonda, who won Oscars for her performances in both neo-noir crime-thriller Klute and wartime drama Coming Home

Rating: 7
10:00pm
The History of Comedy
In It Together
Season 2 Episode 5/6

A look at the appeal of comedy partnerships, from Laurel and Hardy to Key and Peele
(Subtitles)

11:00pm
The Art of Drumming
Season 1 Episode 2/4

This episode looks at drummers as musicians and explores the musical possibilities of the drum kit, featuring tracks from the Beatles to Nirvana and folk rock to thrash metal

Rating: 7.3
12:15am
New Order: Live In Glasgow
A performance by the rock band in Glasgow

2:30am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Jane Fonda
Season 9 Episode 2/

Movie experts look back at the life and career of Jane Fonda, who won Oscars for her performances in both neo-noir crime-thriller Klute and wartime drama Coming Home

Rating: 7
3:30am
Discovering Film
Discovering: Brigitte Bardot
Season 2 Episode 14/14

Film critics, fashion editors and director Nicolas Saada look back at the French actress's most famous movies, including La Verite, Viva Maria! and Le Mepris. The programme also examines how her personal life was marred by failed marriages and explores the media frenzy that drove her to several suicide attempts
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
Season 3 Episode 5/9

A selfish actress used to having her own way asks her friend for help - but may be expecting too much after catching the eye of a rich, elderly widower. Joan Collins and Pauline Collins star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Parson's Pleasure
Season 3 Episode 6/9

A crooked antiques dealer masquerading as a clergyman encounters a farmer - who gives him a piece of furniture worth a fortune. Starring John Gielgud and Bernard Miles
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 9 Episode 10/10

A packed saleroom at Christie's in London sees record prices paid for ancient treasures including a bronze dirk, an Etruscan mirror and a lion's head carved from granite
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
5:30am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 1/11

Return of the programme venturing into the great auction houses, with letters written by Verdi, a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi and a rarely seen Picasso up for sale
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8

Fri 28 Sep

6:00am
Placido Domingo Live at Loreley
The Spanish tenor is joined by sopranos Angel Blue and Micaela Oeste in a 2013 concert at Loreley Open-Air Theatre in the German town of St Goarshausen
(Subtitles)

8:00am
Legends of Opera
Placido Domingo: Legends Of Opera
Season 1 Episode 4/12

An intimate look at the life and career of Placido Domingo, the Spanish tenor who enjoyed tremendous international success over many years
(Subtitles)

9:00am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 2/11

A rare painting by Christopher Nevinson comes to Sotheby's, while bidders scramble for the final painting by Winston Churchill - of his beloved goldfish pool at Chartwell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
9:30am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 3/11

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII, which was set to break all records at auction at Christie's in New York
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
10:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
Season 3 Episode 5/9

A selfish actress used to having her own way asks her friend for help - but may be expecting too much after catching the eye of a rich, elderly widower. Joan Collins and Pauline Collins star
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
10:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
Parson's Pleasure
Season 3 Episode 6/9

A crooked antiques dealer masquerading as a clergyman encounters a farmer - who gives him a piece of furniture worth a fortune. Starring John Gielgud and Bernard Miles
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
11:00am
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
12:00pm
The British Invasion
Herman's Hermits
Season 1 Episode 3/4

Music series celebrating British acts who found success on both sides of the Atlantic during the 1960s, focusing on Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
1:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Greta Garbo
Season 2 Episode 2/14

A look at the career of Swedish actress Greta Garbo, who was an incredibly private person and retired from acting when she was just 35 after appearing in 28 films
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
2:00pm
Tate Britain's Great
Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: John Singer Sargent - David Bailey
Season 2 Episode 4/6

Photographer David Bailey joins Gus Casely-Hayford to explore places connected to John Singer Sargent, travelling from Blenheim Palace and Ightham Mote all the way to Paris
(Subtitles)

Rating: 10
3:00pm
Tales of the Unexpected
The Stinker
Season 3 Episode 7/9

A scorned husband seeks revenge on his wife and her lover - but is not certain who the man is. Starring Denholm Elliott and Joss Ackland
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
3:30pm
Tales of the Unexpected
I'll Be Seeing You
Season 3 Episode 8/9

A woman's eye transplant leads her lover to see her in a new light. Starring Amanda Redman and Anthony Valentine
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:00pm
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
5:00pm
The British Invasion
Dusty Springfield
Season 1 Episode 4/4

A celebration of Dusty Springfield, who rose to fame with 1960s hits including The Look of Love, Son of a Preacher Man and You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
(Subtitles)

Rating: 9
6:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Bing Crosby
Season 2 Episode 3/14

Leading film critics discuss the life and career of Bing Crosby, who became an Oscar-winning movie star and best-selling singer despite a number of personal troubles
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7
7:00pm
Discovering Film
Discovering: Jane Fonda
Season 9 Episode 2/

Movie experts look back at the life and career of Jane Fonda, who won Oscars for her performances in both neo-noir crime-thriller Klute and wartime drama Coming Home

Rating: 7
8:00pm
Music Icons
Buddy Holly: Music Icons
New series. The life and work of the iconic singer
(New Series)

8:30pm
Music Icons
Jerry Lee Lewis: Music Icons
The career of the musician and performer

9:00pm
The Art of Drumming
Season 1 Episode 3/4

A celebration of the style and showmanship of some of music's most iconic performers, including Cream's Ginger Baker and Deep Purple's Ian Paice

Rating: 7.3
10:15pm
New Order: Decades
Documentary following New Order's staging of their acclaimed collaboration So It Goes with the artist Liam Gillick during the Manchester International Festival 2017

12:05am
Discovering Music
Discovering: New Order
Season 3 Episode 5/10

Documentary charting the rise of English band New Order, from their creation in the wake of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis's suicide in 1980 to their subsequent 1983 hit Blue Monday
(Subtitles)

Rating: 7.2
12:35am
The Art of Drumming
Season 1 Episode 3/4

A celebration of the style and showmanship of some of music's most iconic performers, including Cream's Ginger Baker and Deep Purple's Ian Paice

Rating: 7.3
1:50am
REM Road Movie
Michael Stipe and the band perform at Atlanta's Omni Stadium in 1995. Songs featured include Orange Crush, Losing My Religion and What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

Rating: 8
3:45am
Beat Beat Beat
The Yardbirds
Season 1 Episode 5/11

A 1960s performance by blues-rock outfit the Yardbirds, featuring future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page

Rating: 9
4:00am
Tales of the Unexpected
The Stinker
Season 3 Episode 7/9

A scorned husband seeks revenge on his wife and her lover - but is not certain who the man is. Starring Denholm Elliott and Joss Ackland
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
4:30am
Tales of the Unexpected
I'll Be Seeing You
Season 3 Episode 8/9

A woman's eye transplant leads her lover to see her in a new light. Starring Amanda Redman and Anthony Valentine
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)

Rating: 7.9
5:00am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 2/11

A rare painting by Christopher Nevinson comes to Sotheby's, while bidders scramble for the final painting by Winston Churchill - of his beloved goldfish pool at Chartwell
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8
5:30am
Auction
Season 10 Episode 3/11

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII, which was set to break all records at auction at Christie's in New York
(Subtitles)

Rating: 8