SAT 19:00 Brecon Jazz Festival (b008x4hy)

Joe Lovano: A Life in Jazz

Profile of the American saxophonist Joe Lovano, artist-in-residence at the 2007 Brecon Jazz Festival.

SAT 19:25 Pride and Prejudice (b0074r75)
Episode 1

Colin Firth stars as Mr Darcy in this iconic BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by writer Andrew Davies. The arrival of the wealthy Mr Bingley causes great excitement within the Bennet family. One of her five daughters, Mrs Bennet feels, is sure to capture the heart of the wealthy young aristocrat. Meanwhile the wilful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr Darcy.

SAT 20:20 Pride and Prejudice (b0074rn9)
Episode 2

Mr Bennet's estranged cousin, Mr Collins, writes to announce his imminent visit to Longbourn, the house he will inherit on Mr Bennet's death. Mrs Bennet has high hopes that he will propose to one of her daughters and expects also that Jane will soon be engaged to Mr Bingley.

SAT 21:15 Savile Row (b008x3qn)
Love Thy Neighbour

Three-part documentary series about Savile Row, the London street famous for its bespoke tailoring establishments. The tailors fear for their future and identity when giant jeanswear company Abercrombie and Fitch arrives on the street, but in the past this resilient bunch have seen off the Kaiser, the Luftwaffe and Giorgio Armani. They fight back with an ancient-yet-modern business plan, the model of eco-friendliness, hitting the road to take the service overseas and winning new clients.

SAT 22:15 Heading South (b008zjyx)
Erotic drama in which three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti.

SAT 00:00 Nation on Film (b008x3qp)
Munich Remembered

Archive footage and personal testimony tell the story of the Munich air disaster 50 years on. The film explores the excitement surrounding the Busby Babes, a young, talented Manchester United, the best team in Britain who were on the verge of European success. It then follows the tragic events of 1958, when 23 people, including stars like Duncan Edwards, died. Contributors include crash survivors and former players Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg.

SAT 00:30 Timeshift (b008h4zm)
Series 7

A Game of Two Eras: 1957 v 2007

John Inverdale hosts a unique experiment, using the latest football technology, to find out how English football has really changed in the past fifty years. Through computerised analysis it compares every aspect of the FA Cup finals of 2007 and 1957 - the year of the dramatic encounter between Manchester United and Aston Villa. The results uncover a lost era of English football via interviews with the surviving members of the 1957 final and contributors including Tom Finney and Graham Taylor.

SAT 01:30 Nation on Film (b008x9lv)
Sir Bobby Remembers Munich

Sir Bobby Charlton tells the story of the Munich air disaster fifty years on. Watching archive footage, some for the first time, he charts the emotional journey - from the glory days of the Busby Babes to the tragic events of February 6th 1958. One of the survivors, Sir Bobby gives his own personal account of what happened, talking about team mates who died and the impact the disaster had on his own career, the city of Manchester and the world of football.

SAT 02:00 Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (b008x4hz)
Profile of the influential and enigmatic Scott Walker, which explores his music and career from the early days as a jobbing bass player on the Sunset Strip, to stardom in Britain's 1960s pop scene as lead singer of The Walker Brothers, to his evolution into one of the most radical soundmakers of the last few decades. Features exclusive footage of the making of his latest album, plus interviews with Scott and friends, collaborators and fans such as David Bowie, Radiohead and Jarvis Cocker.

SAT 03:40 Brecon Jazz Festival (b008x4hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]


SUN 19:00 Dear Television (b008yvnq)
Episode 2

Letters cataloguing the preoccupations and passions of television viewers over the last five decades.

SUN 19:10 The Brothers (b008zqf4)
Classic 1970s drama series based around a family-run haulage business. The founder of Hammond Transport has just died, leaving a widow, three sons and a will that is likely to cause conflict between the brothers.

SUN 19:15 The Brothers (p012gdhc)
Series 1

End of the Beginning

The founder of Hammond Transport has died leaving a widow, three sons. Drama charting the struggle within the Hammond family over their road haulage business.

SUN 20:00 The Cult of... (b008yvnr)
Sunday Night

The Brothers

Archaeology series unearthing the history and anecdotes behind cult British Sunday night drama series looks at 1970s boardroom-to-bedroom saga The Brothers, set around a family-owned road haulage firm. It reveals how the writers mirrored the country's class divisions within the Hammond family, why a viewer punched actor Colin Baker in the mouth, what happened after Liza Goddard and Colin Baker met at the altar, and how being in a bad mood at the audition got Kate O'Mara the part of Jane Maxwell.

SUN 20:30 Doctors to Be: 20 Years On (b008byc9)
The Manager's Tale

Update on the 1980s series about a group of doctors just starting out on their careers. John was already 28 and had spent more than a decade in the Navy before retraining. His wife Debbie supported him through medical school but they paid a heavy price for his success, with their marriage a casualty of his long hours as a junior doctor. After spells in many different branches of medicine, John has become interested in healthcare management. Could this be the niche he has been searching for?

SUN 21:00 10 Things You Didn't Know About... (b0074spx)

Iain Stewart takes a grand tour of the world's most extraordinary volcanoes. With explosions that dwarf atomic bombs, waves of hot turbulent gas that travel at the speed of sound and rivers of hot molten rock that destroy everything in their path, volcanic eruptions can literally move mountains in minutes and are rightly thought of as among the most destructive and deadly events in nature. But there is far more to volcanoes than death and destruction, because without them the planet would be a very different place - there would be no atmosphere and no life.

SUN 22:00 Earth: The Power of the Planet (b008h3zq)

Geography series with Dr Iain Stewart. Iain travels to surfers' paradise Hawaii to learn more about oceans, explaining the difference between waves, tides and currents. In the Amazon, he rides the world's longest tidal bore. In the beginning, there were no oceans: they are thought to have gradually formed from volcano steam and melted comet ice. Change continues today: a new sea is forming in Ethiopia, which will separate East Africa from the mainland, and the Mediterranean is drying up.

SUN 23:00 The Late Edition (b008x43f)
Series 4

Episode 13

Satirical comedy show, with host Marcus Brigstocke and guests.

SUN 23:30 The Cult of... (b008yvnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

SUN 00:00 10 Things You Didn't Know About... (b0074spx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

SUN 01:00 The Satellite Story (b008fmdq)
Documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first satellite, Sputnik, which launched the space age in 1957. The film explores how satellites have affected almost every aspect of our lives, from spy satellites and GPS transforming the military to the communications revolution kickstarted by Telstar. But recent events in China have revealed just how vulnerable we might be, for they suggest we might be on the verge of another new age, one of satellite terrorism.

SUN 02:00 Doctors to Be: 20 Years On (b008byc9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]

SUN 02:30 The Cult of... (b008yvnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

SUN 03:00 10 Things You Didn't Know About... (b0074spx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


MON 19:00 World News Today (b008znb1)
The latest news from around the world.

MON 19:30 The Cult of... (b008yvnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Sunday]

MON 20:00 Brits Can't Dance (b008lz2h)
A celebration of the not-so-successful example of Brits hoofing on TV, from Step This Way to Strictly Come Dancing.

MON 20:30 Ready to Wear (b0077rnz)
You're Not Going Out Like That

Documentary series which explores the history of Britain through changes and developments in fashion. This programme looks at the chequered history of teenage fashion and charts the rise of Teddy Boys, mods, rockers and hippies.

MON 21:00 Savile Row (b008yvwv)
Foreign Affairs

Three-part documentary series about Savile Row, the London street famous for its bespoke tailoring establishments. To survive in the international menswear market the tailors need to think as one and promote themselves, so they hit the road with a touring exhibition that stops first in Florence, taking centre stage at the world's biggest menswear expo. New rules and regulations that define what a Savile Row tailor is, and where he may operate, begin to cause trouble in Mayfair and in Kensington.

MON 22:00 The Cult of... (b008yvnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Sunday]

MON 22:30 Summits (b008x43d)
Vienna 1961

David Reynolds, Professor of International History at Cambridge University, uncovers the story of three groundbreaking summit meetings that have shaped the modern world. When John F Kennedy met Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna in 1961, the result was a massive clash of personalities, generations and ideology. Reynolds unravels the poisonous duel between these two huge egos, one which revealed their human frailties and which pushed the world to the brink of nuclear destruction over Cuba.

MON 23:30 Hungary 1956: Our Revolution (b0074szd)
Documentary recalling the Hungarian uprising of autumn 1956, which, although it failed and was savagely repressed by the Soviets and their collaborators in Hungary, marked a crucial moment in the history of the Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and the Cold War.

It was in many ways the prelude to the events of Prague in 1968 and the Solidarity movement in Poland. The flowering of optimism that moved masses of Hungarians, inebriated by the idea of democratic government and the end of Soviet-backed tyranny, provided a source of inspiration for other dissenters throughout the Eastern bloc.

There was something immensely heroic about Hungary's freedom-fighters, who fought a just war against overwhelming odds and something tragic about their inevitable defeat, once they realised that the West would not come to their rescue and that Khrushchev was determined to not give an inch.

The images of men, women and children climbing on Soviet tanks disabled by skilfully thrown Molotov cocktails, or young 'freedom-fighters' stalking the Budapest streets with machine-guns slung over their shoulders was instantly iconic.

200,000 Hungarians fled to the West, of whom only 40,000 returned. Many people were sent to prison and at least 1,200 executed. The wounds inflicted in those bitter days still fester today.

The film brings together the memories of a varied group of men and women who tell the story of 1956 from a personal point-of-view, evoking the inner and outer drama of the events - how they affected them as people and how they shaped the mood of the city as a whole.

The resulting mix of reminiscences offers a powerful and often deeply emotional account of events, the highs as well as the lows, that have universal significance.

MON 00:30 Savile Row (b008yvwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

MON 01:30 Summits (b008x43d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]

MON 02:30 The Cult of... (b008yvnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Sunday]

MON 03:00 Savile Row (b008yvwv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


TUE 19:00 World News Today (b008znbl)
The latest news from around the world.

TUE 19:30 Pop Go the Sixties (b008791y)
Series 1

The Shadows

A colourful nugget of pop by The Shadows, mined from the BBC's archive.

TUE 19:35 Batman (b007zld9)
Series 1

Fine Finny Fiends

Superhero action with the caped crusader. The pernicious Penguin brainwashes Alfred, then vacuums up the dynamic duo in an attempt to loot Bruce Wayne's multi-millionaires' dinner. Guest starring Burgess Meredith as the fishy fiend.

TUE 20:00 Around the World in 80 Treasures (b0078vpz)
Series 1

Australia to Cambodia

Giant termite mounds, edible juicy ants and erotic cave paintings are the treasures Dan Cruickshank unearths in the outback. In Dan's view, even the brilliance of Sydney Harbour can't rival the artefacts of ancient Australia.

Dan then moves on to Indonesia and meets the Torajan people of Sulawesi for whom, with their elaborate funerals and continued contact with loved ones after they have died, the line between life and death is very different to that in the west.

Dan's excitement is palpable as he visits the highlight of his trip so far - the temples of Angkor Wat and the 12th-century city of Angkor Thom in Cambodia. A golden elephant is Dan's final prize in Thailand - another wonder of the ancient world.

Dan's visit to Indonesia and Thailand was made before the devastation wrought by the Indian Ocean tsunami and earthquake in 2004.

TUE 21:00 Goodness Gracious Me (b008yvz1)
Series 1

Episode 6

British-Asian sketch comedy series based on the award-winning Radio 4 series and starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir and Nina Wadia.

TUE 21:30 The Armstrong and Miller Show (b008bycn)
Series 1

Episode 4

Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller star in a sketch show in which scratching beneath the surface of po-faced British respectability reveals a wealth of great characters.

TUE 22:00 Citizen Smith (b008yvz2)

Writer Michael Smith takes on the guise of a contemporary Citizen Smith, scouring the country in search of a modern day definition of nationality. He celebrates the quintessentially English mavericks who feel at liberty to buck the system by doing it themselves and doing it their way. Richard Wilson, the Rubbish Men, Colin Pillinger and his Beagle mission to Mars are all considered worthy, as Smith flies the flag for the only country in the world that uses the word eccentric as a compliment.

TUE 22:30 Storyville (b008yvz3)
Orthodox Stance

Documentary about Dmitriy Salita, a Russian immigrant, a professional boxer and a religious Jew. To overcome the loss of his mother, Dmitriy dedicated himself to boxing and to battle his fear of the ring, Dmitriy turned to God. The film shows Dmitriy growing up among the seemingly incompatible communities of boxing and Orthodox Judaism, and the cultures and characters working together to support his rare and remarkable devotion to both religion and the pursuit of a professional boxing title.

TUE 23:50 10 Things You Didn't Know About... (b0074spx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Sunday]

TUE 00:50 Citizen Smith (b008yvz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]

TUE 01:20 BBC Proms (b007t3tb)

Rossini and Berio - Prom 4

Suzy Klein introduces the Chorus and Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, Rome, and an international quartet of young singers as they perform Rossini's theatrical Stabat Mater, conducted by Antonio Pappano. The orchestra is joined by the Swingle Singers for Luciano Berio's modern masterpiece, Sinfonia.

TUE 03:20 10 Things You Didn't Know About... (b0074spx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Sunday]


WED 19:00 World News Today (b008znc7)
The latest news from around the world.

WED 19:30 Pop Go the Sixties (b008d06d)
Series 1

Alan Price

A colourful nugget of pop mined from the BBC's archive.

WED 19:35 Batman (b008zk4m)
Series 1

Batman Makes the Scenes

Fantasy adventure series. Batman realises that Alfred has been brainwashed, and decides to use him as bait to lure Penguin into a trap.

WED 20:00 The Queen's Castle (b00792v0)
The Ranger

Prince Philip, as Ranger of the Great Park, gives a tour of the castle's grounds. Plus, a look at the new shop in the Royal Chapel.

WED 21:00 Summits (b008yw46)
Geneva, 1985

David Reynolds, Professor of International History at Cambridge University, uncovers the story of three groundbreaking summit meetings that shaped the modern world. When Ronald Reagan met the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at Geneva in 1985, few foresaw any meaningful progress. Each had arrived with real doubts about the other and entrenched ideological convictions. Yet despite two days of fundamental disagreement over arms policy, Reagan saw the peacemaker in Gorbachev and reached out to him.

WED 22:00 The Rock 'n' Roll Years (b008znc8)

Headliners and chart toppers from 1985, the year that Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader and meets Ronald Reagan. Football hooligans cause tragedy at Heysel Stadium, there are riots in Handsworth, Brixton and Tottenham, a state of emergency is declared in South Africa, and the world tunes in to Live Aid.

WED 22:30 The Late Edition (b008yw48)
Series 4

Episode 14

Satirical comedy show, with host Marcus Brigstocke and guests.

WED 23:00 Art of Spain (b008x4bp)
The Dark Heart

Critic and art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon travels from southern to northern Spain to tell the story of some of Europe's most exciting and vital art. He journeys to the country’s scorched centre to explore Spanish art of the 16th and 17th centuries. From the mystical world of El Greco to the tender genius of Velazquez, this was a moment so extraordinary it became known as the Golden Age. But beneath the glittering surface was a dark and savage heart. Travelling from the architectural jewel of Toledo to majestic Madrid, Andrew Graham-Dixon traces the rise and fall of the Spanish Empire, the brutal conquest of the New World, and the religious madness of the Inquisition, to discover how a history so violent could produce some of the most beautiful art ever seen.

WED 00:00 Summits (b008yw46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

WED 01:00 The Late Edition (b008yw48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]

WED 01:30 Art of Spain (b008x4bp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today]

WED 02:30 Summits (b008yw46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

WED 03:30 The Late Edition (b008yw48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]


THU 19:00 World News Today (b008zncj)
The latest news from around the world.

THU 19:30 Masterpieces of the East (b007rvmf)
Shiva and Parvati Seated on a Terrace

Series revealing the stories behind iconic artefacts from the Indian subcontinent. The Hindu god Shiva and his partner Parvati are the subjects of an exquisite miniature painting, crammed with detail. It was bought by a British army officer in India at the end of the 18th century and dates from a time when two great nations met as equals.

THU 20:00 Michael Wood: The Story of India (b007ymb0)
Spice Routes and Silk Roads

Michael Wood traces India in the days of the Roman Empire. In Kerala the spice trade opened India to the world, whilst gold and silk bazaars in the ancient city of Madurai were a delight for visiting Greek traders. From the deserts of Turkmenistan, Michael travels down the Khyber Pass to Pakistan to discover a forgotten Indian Empire that opened up the Silk Road and at Peshawar built a lost Wonder of the World.

THU 21:00 Art of Spain (b008yw7p)
The Mystical North

Andrew Graham-Dixon reveals how northern Spain has produced some of the most dazzling and iconic art of the modern age. He shows how Spain's turbulent history has shaped its artists, from Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso to Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. As well as the giants of painting, Graham-Dixon argues that Spanish architecture is the art form taking the nation forward into the new millennium.

THU 22:00 Ashes to Ashes (b008y6pr)
Series 1

Episode 1

Drama series following the exploits of Life on Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. In this first episode, DI Alex Drake is shot and lands in 1981, coming face-to-face with Gene Hunt, the relic of old-fashioned policing she had read about in Sam Tyler's reports. Thinking that she is in a coma, Alex demands Hunt's help in tracking down the man who shot her in 2008.

THU 23:00 Pop Britannia (b008lz85)
Move It

Three-part documentary series telling the story of British popular music and its place in British culture since the 1950s. This edition charts Britain's journey from the austere post-war years, when popular music meant 'light entertainment' and was dominated by the conservative tastes of the establishment, to the early 1960s when British pop ruled the world. Contributors include Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde, Ray Gosling, Bruce Welch and Helen Shapiro.

THU 00:00 Art of Spain (b008yw7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

THU 01:00 Robert Hughes on Goya: Crazy Like a Genius (b0074mnz)
Documentary in which the late art critic Robert Hughes travels across Spain in search of the reality beyond the mythology of Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Goya has long been Hughes's favourite artist but has become a particular obsession since a near-fatal car accident left Hughes living with nightmares of Goya's often dark and violent imagery.

THU 02:10 Pop Britannia (b008lz85)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today]

THU 03:10 Art of Spain (b008yw7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


FRI 19:00 World News Today (b008zncp)
The latest news from around the world.

FRI 19:30 Legends (b00859zv)
Louis Prima - King of the Swingers

Profile of American entertainer, singer, actor, songwriter and trumpeter Louis Prima. Immortalised as the voice of King Louis in Disney's Jungle Book, Prima was a musical chameleon whose career spanned more than five decades. Born in New Orleans, he became a star on New York's 52nd St during the 30s, had countless hits with his Big Band in the 40s and in the 50s teamed up with wife Keely Smith to create a Las Vegas lounge act that quickly earned a reputation as the hottest act in showbusiness.

FRI 20:30 Brecon Jazz Festival (b008yw98)

Women in Jazz

Julian Joseph meets four very different female jazz musicians to understand their creativity and discuss their musical influences. Jessica Williams is an American pianist who started her career playing in the clubs of San Francisco's 1970's jazz scene, while rising British star Zoe Rahman is one of the country's shining talents. Japanese performer Hiromi is causing a real stir wherever she plays, and there's also a performance by British jazz vocalist Tina May.

FRI 21:00 Legends (b0074t6m)
Edith Piaf - Singing Her Life

Profile of legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf, whose talent for re-inventing herself was second only to her phenomenal voice and who used her difficult upbringing to feed her art and create the iconic performer the world came to know simply as Piaf. She found a generation of great songwriters to help her tell her story and nurtured singers including Charles Aznavour, Georges Moustaki and Yves Montand. Includes contributions from Ute Lemper, biographer Margaret Crosland and critic Gene Lees.

FRI 22:00 BBC Four Sessions (b008yw99)
k.d. lang

Series of unique concerts featuring musicians from around the world at St Luke's in London. Canadian country singer and four-times Grammy Award winner k.d. lang performs together with a 30-strong strings section from the BBC Concert Orchestra. The set features songs from across her 25-year career, including her biggest hit Constant Craving, covers of Neil Young and Leonard Cohen songs, and material from her 2008 album Watershed.

FRI 23:00 Originals (b0074rrd)
Tammy Wynette - 'Til I Can Make it on my Own

Profile of the late country legend, including performances of many of Tammy's greatest songs. Contributors include husbands George Jones and George Richey, Elvis Costello, Allison Moorer, Bill Drummond of the KLF and actress Anna Chancellor.

FRI 00:00 Batman (b007zld9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:35 on Tuesday]

FRI 00:25 Batman (b008zk4m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:35 on Wednesday]

FRI 00:50 Brecon Jazz Festival (b008yw98)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]

FRI 01:20 BBC Four Sessions (b008yw99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]

FRI 02:20 Legends (b00859zv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

FRI 03:20 Legends (b0074t6m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]