SAT 19:00 The Book Quiz (b00b09r8)
Series 2

Episode 5

Kirsty Wark presents the literary panel game, as Wendy Holden and Giles Coren do battle against Baroness Margaret Jay and David Nicholls for a place in the final.

SAT 19:30 The Book Quiz (b00b3zk8)
Series 2

Episode 6

Kirsty Wark presents the second semi-final of the literary panel game as Daisy Goodwin and David Aaronovitch fight it out against India Knight and James Delingpole for a place in the final.

SAT 20:00 Not Cricket (b00byf78)
The Captain and the Bookmaker

Documentary which lifts the lid on the new South Africa through the prism of sport, the international boycott of which had helped bring down the racist regime. It tells the story of Hansie Cronje, the iconic hero of South African cricket who, by taking bribes to fix international matches, betrayed the game supposed to embody the spirit of fair play.

Featuring interviews with Marlon Aronstam, one of the bookmakers who corrupted him, and with Cronje's boss and controversial coach, the late Bob Woolmer, filmed just weeks before his death, amid false rumours he was murdered by match fixers. Plus frank confessions from fellow test team-members, friends and mentors and most of the key opinion formers in South African cricket.

SAT 21:00 Oliver Twist (b008kxng)
30 Minute Versions

Episode 4

Drama adaptation of Charles Dickens's much-loved tale of a young orphan boy. Despite Corney and Bumble's attempts to extort money from him, Monks quickly gets the upper hand and leaves with the necklace, letter and a page of the register recording Oliver's birth. Nancy cares for Oliver, promising that she will get him back to the safety of the Brownlows. Dodger, however, is aware of Nancy's betrayal, putting her in grave danger.

SAT 21:30 Oliver Twist (b008lxvc)
30 Minute Versions

Episode 5

Drama adaptation of Charles Dickens's much-loved tale of a young orphan boy. Sikes goes on the run with Oliver, but his journey is interrupted. Brownlow and the police search Fagin's den. Monks returns to London, but when he arrives home he finds Brownlow, Rose and the police waiting for him.

SAT 22:00 Broken Trail (b00c12k0)
Episode 2

Two-part Western mini-series set in 1898 as the cowboy way of life begins to expire. Print Ritter is an Oregonian herding 500 horses to Wyoming with his nephew, Tom. Along the way, they acquire a hired hand and then rescue five young Chinese girls, sold into slavery by their families and earmarked to become prostitutes in a local mining camp.

SAT 23:30 Tory! Tory! Tory! (b0074s9d)

Series exploring the history of the people and ideas behind what became known as Thatcherism. This edition tells of the radicals in the political wilderness after WWII who saw the foundation of the Welfare State as the thin end of a totalitarian wedge. At first they were seen as cranks, but gradually they attracted supporters within the political mainstream. It was only when Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative party that they saw a champion.

SAT 00:30 Not Cricket (b00byf78)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

SAT 01:30 The Book Quiz (b00b09r8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

SAT 02:00 The Book Quiz (b00b3zk8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

SAT 02:30 Tory! Tory! Tory! (b0074s9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 today]


SUN 19:00 Bombay Railway (b007t367)

India is undergoing unprecedented growth and Bombay is its financial powerhouse. The city promotes itself as a positive vision of the future, a place where dreams can come true. Like an extended family, the Bombay railway provides an unfailing lifeline to the city. This series follows the hope and dreams of some the people who work for the railway.

Hans Dev Sharma is a senior operations clerk. He works in the timetabling department, which schedules over 2,000 trains a day - under its cultural quota, Hans was talent-spotted as an exceptional actor and dancer and the railways offered him a job. Hans is living the Bollywood dream, with Bombay Railways as his life and his stage. But will he get his big break?

Jagdish Paul Raj was born in Bombay and is as ambitious as the city he lives in. The son of a railway catering officer, Jagdish, like his father, always had an interest in food but none in the railway. He graduated in politics and economics and became a fully qualified chef. Now 31, he is running a successful catering business on the train to Goa. He is tendered for more trains, but will he be successful?

Mumtaz Kazi is Indian Railways' first fully qualified female train driver and has driven trains all over India. Mumtaz was brought up in a traditional Muslim family - a railway family. Now her father has retired and her immediate family live in Canada - Mumtaz is the only member left in Bombay. It will be Mumtaz's responsibility to find a wife for her brother, to get him married and back to Canada in just eight weeks. Can she do it and still drive the train?

SUN 20:00 My New Best Friend (b00byhrf)

Three-part documentary series about the importance and nature of friendship among children, told from their point of view. Four London children make the transition from their familiar primary schools to the grown-up world of an inner-city secondary school. The two boys, Demian and Azad, are best friends from the start, while girls Semra and Katriye are twin sisters. Playground politics and rivalries come to affect all of them profoundly.

SUN 21:00 The Making of the Iron Lady (b00c13bf)
Using unseen archive footage, new filming and interviews with those closest to the action, Michael Cockerell tells the inside story of the 20 years that took Margaret Thatcher from Commons new girl to her election in 1979 as the first ever female British prime minister.

While her decade inside Number 10 has been well covered, the story of how she rose to the top has remained untold, and the film shows how she fought the male chauvinism of Westminster, particularly in her own party.

SUN 22:00 Favourite Things (m000qcy4)
Margaret Thatcher

During her time at Number 10, Margaret Thatcher welcomed Russell Harty into her home where she read him her favourite poem and showed him things she held particularly dear. She also disclosed her favourite recipes and explained why she strode on while strong men keeled over all around her.

SUN 22:30 The Alan Clark Diaries (b0074pwr)
March of the Grey Men

Dramatisation of the colourful memoirs of the late Conservative MP. Clark joins the Department of Employment, parties with the Coven, suffers under the tyranny of the civil service and scandalises the House in a late night session.

SUN 23:00 The Alan Clark Diaries (b0074pxc)
The Lady

Dramatisation of the colourful memoirs of the late Conservative MP. Determined to escape the hateful confines of the Department of Employment and to get into the very vortex of power, Clark plots his way ever closer to Margaret Thatcher and her lovely ankles. But at every turn, he is hampered by his predilection for scandal and gaffes.

SUN 23:30 Tory! Tory! Tory! (b0074sb1)
The Road to Power

Series exploring the history of the people and ideas behind what became known as Thatcherism. When Thatcher became Prime Minister, the monetarist policies used to combat inflation created large-scale unemployment and weakened the unions. As riots broke out across Britain, there was growing dissent even inside the government. How would Mrs Thatcher survive her plummeting popularity?

SUN 00:30 The Making of the Iron Lady (b00c13bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

SUN 01:30 My New Best Friend (b00byhrf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

SUN 02:30 Tory! Tory! Tory! (b0074sb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 today]


MON 19:00 World News Today (b00c13m6)
The latest news from around the world.

MON 19:30 Living with Modernism (b0074skh)
Episode 4

Simon Davies presents a series looking at modernist homes in the UK and the people who live in them. Stella and David Rankin originally bought their house for the garden, only to discover later that they had also purchased one of Scotland's finest modernist houses. Simon brings one of the architects, Bob Steedman, back to the house for the first time in forty years.

MON 20:00 The Life of Mammals (b007c188)
Meat Eaters

Join Sir David Attenborough in the fifth programme in the series, as he sits beside wild lions in the darkness of the night and meets a Siberian tiger face to face. From the first tree-dwelling hunters through to the modern-day big cats, we follow the true story about cats and dogs to find out what you need to be a true carnivore.

In the frozen north, the Arctic fox needs to hunt during warmer times and cache this food to survive the winter. In southern climates, leopards and tigers have become solitary hunters relying on stealth and surprise to catch their next meal, coming together only to mate. Others around the globe like wolves and lions work in teams and family groups so they can tackle larger prey and better protect their young. But their efficiency as hunters makes it essential that their family life is held together and tightly controlled. With all hunters, the aggression of the kill means the difference between life and death.

MON 21:00 Portillo on Thatcher: The Lady's Not for Spurning (b009223q)
Former cabinet minister Michael Portillo assesses the legacy and continued influence of Margaret Thatcher on the Conservative Party.

He talks with former colleagues about the highs of the Thatcher years and the lows that followed for the Tories, speaking frankly about his own personal regrets and the damage Thatcher inflicted on the party in the wilderness years after John Major's premiership.

MON 22:30 The Alan Clark Diaries (b0074py6)
Foreign Parts

Dramatisation of the colourful memoirs of the late Conservative MP. Clark revels in his new-found status as minister of trade and his new diary secretary but soon finds himself prisoner to a gruelling travel schedule, deep jet lag and infuriating civil servants. As he forges on with his precious anti-fur legislation, personal and political pressures begin to escalate.

MON 23:00 The Alan Clark Diaries (b0082cp3)
Defence of the Realm

Dramatisation of the colourful memoirs of the late Conservative MP. Clark has finally made it into the coveted Ministry of Defence. But his triumph is short-lived when he finds himself once again walking on thin ice with his old rival Tom King. All the while, the political temperature is rising - poll tax riots rage, the Gulf War breaks out, and The Lady's iron grip on the Tory party appears to be slipping fast.

MON 23:30 Tory! Tory! Tory! (b0074sbs)
The Exercise of Power

Series exploring the history of the people and ideas behind what became known as Thatcherism. This edition describes how Mrs Thatcher rode on her popularity after the Falklands War to roll out a series of radical policies.

MON 00:30 The Cult of... (b0091tc4)
Sunday Night

Howard's Way

Series which unearths the history and anecdotes behind cult British Sunday night drama series looks at Howards' Way.

It was nearly called The Boatbuilders, which didn't really communicate creator Gerard Glaister's desire for a British serial drama with all the glamour of the American soaps of the day. But borrowing from Dallas and Dynasty proved to be inspired and the re-named Howard's Way became a Sunday night must-see for millions, as well as giving Marti Webb an appearance on Top of the Pops.

Unashamedly aspirational and said to capture the ethos of the eighties, it outlasted Margaret Thatcher's term as prime minister by a mere three days. So how does it look from a 21st century vantage point? And could it possibly be true that many of us aspired to dress like Ken Masters and Jan Howard?

MON 01:00 Portillo on Thatcher: The Lady's Not for Spurning (b009223q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

MON 02:30 Living with Modernism (b0074skh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

MON 03:00 Tory! Tory! Tory! (b0074sbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 today]


TUE 19:00 World News Today (b00c13z1)
The latest news from around the world.

TUE 19:30 Sounds of the Seventies (b00c45nf)

Roxy Music

Vintage rock, pop and soul performances from the BBC archives. Roxy Music perform Ladytron in 1972.

TUE 19:35 Batman (b00c3sqm)
Series 2

The Puzzles are Coming

Fantasy adventure series featuring the Dynamic Duo. Shakespeare-spouting Puzzler gasses guests at the christening of a new supersonic plane and relieves them of their jewellery. At the Puzzler's balloon factory the Batman and Robin are sent skyward and unconcious in an aerial balloon, the basket holding them set to fall back to earth when the balloon reaches 20,000 feet.

TUE 20:00 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.

TUE 21:00 What Happened Next? (b00c13z3)
Fathers to Be

Series which finds out what happened to people featured in past BBC documentaries. In 1984, the BBC visited the last Catholic junior seminary in England, at Upholland, Lancashire. Despite their young age, many of the boys at St Joseph's College were committed to a life in the priesthood, and confident they could face the challenges of such a strict lifestyle. How have they fared more than 20 years later?

TUE 22:00 Storyville (b00c13z5)
The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World

Family Duties

Four-part series looking at China's largest restaurant explores the strong sense of duty implicit in family relationships in China. It show how waitress Peng has sacrificed her own education to support her sister's studies. The restaurant is also busy preparing for a 70th birthday banquet for Sun and her family, including special dishes such as steamed longevity buns and stir-fried turtle. Through her story, this episode explores China's painful past and the extreme hardship faced by many families. The owner, Qin Linzi, discusses her own difficult childhood and introduces us to her daughter, who has led a privileged life.

TUE 22:30 Fear of Fanny (b0074sz9)
Dramatisation of Fanny Cradock's career, scripted by Brian Fillis based on interviews with her friends and family, reveals the private vulnerability behind her tart public persona. Not only a moving and insightful portrait of this enduring culinary icon, it's a black comedy about family, food and heavily-applied foundation.

TUE 23:50 Timeshift (b008l3cn)
Series 7

Stuffed: The Great British Christmas Dinner

It's the season of peace and goodwill to all, when we think of those less fortunate than ourselves. It's also the time of year when we stuff our faces and gorge and drink ourselves silly. Christmas dinner is served. Being the last great feast in the British culinary tradition, what role does it play today?

With contributions from actor Simon Callow, cultural critic Jonathan Meades, food writers Paul Levy, Prue Leith and Diana Henry, and historians Kate Colquhoun and Kathryn Hughes, this fun documentary asks why the British remain so wedded to this meal? What does it say about us as a nation? Can it survive in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse Britain of different faiths, food fads and health concerns?

For many, Christmas dinner means the anxiety and pressure to get it right, the endless advice from every celebrity chef reinventing the wheel and the bizarre traditions that must be maintained at all costs. For others it's a time to savour good food, dine with family and friends and connect with ancient customs and rituals. Either way, we end up completely stuffed.

TUE 00:50 Storyville (b00c13z5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]

TUE 01:20 Fear of Fanny (b0074sz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]

TUE 02:40 What Happened Next? (b00c13z3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


WED 19:00 World News Today (b00c17ng)
The latest news from around the world.

WED 19:30 Sounds of the Seventies (b00c46qg)

The Moody Blues

Vintage rock, pop and soul performances from the BBC archives. The Moody Blues perform Question in 1970.

WED 19:35 Batman (b00c3ss5)
Series 2

The Duo is Slumming

Fantasy adventure series. With the aid of gum and a migrating bird the Dynamic Duo are free. Meanwhile, the Puzzler plans to steal a supersonic jet.

WED 20:00 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.

WED 21:00 The Falklands Play (b0074mv0)
Ian Curteis's once-controversial dramatisation of how the Thatcher government went to war against Argentina to regain the Falkland Islands. It charts the backroom manoeuvrings between Thatcher's government and the military, between the British and the Americans, and the Americans and the Argentineans that led to a breakdown in diplomacy, to war and to Britain's eventual victory.

WED 22:30 The Alan Clark Diaries (b0074pzb)
Into the Wilderness

Dramatisation of the colourful memoirs of the late Conservative MP. In the grip of a hopeless affair, Clark is lovesick and his relationship with Jane is crumbling under the strain. Convinced that his political career is also on the descent, he must decide whether to stay or to go.

WED 23:00 The Alan Clark Diaries (b0074pzy)
Leaving Home

Dramatisation of the colourful memoirs of the late Conservative MP. Revelations of Clark's affairs with the Harknesses have hit the tabloid headlines and the media are in a frenzy. Clark yearns to return to the cut and thrust of Parliament, but with his political reputation and health in steady decline, can he realise his dream?

WED 23:30 A Revolution in Childhood (b00byhz2)
Social experiment which follows 48 hours in the lives of 22 British children to see what they actually get up to. Martha Kearney and a panel of childhood experts examine the candid and intimate footage to determine if childhood in Britain really is in crisis.

WED 01:00 What Happened Next? (b00c13z3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Tuesday]

WED 02:00 A Revolution in Childhood (b00byhz2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 today]


THU 19:00 World News Today (b00c188l)
The latest news from around the world.

THU 19:30 Terry Jones' Medieval Lives (b0078pc6)
The Minstrel

Monty Python star and medieval enthusiast Terry Jones takes us on a tour of the Middle Ages. He reveals that minstrels were medieval spin doctors and could be warriors, political movers and shakers and even spies, playing a key and often dangerous role in history.

THU 20:00 Savile Row (b00909d4)
New Blood

Three-part documentary series about Savile Row, the London street famous for its bespoke tailoring establishments. The tailors face their toughest challenge - encouraging the next generation to take up their mantle and become apprentices. Training is long and arduous, with limited financial rewards so companies treat new recruits with care and compassion. The programme follows those hoping to make the cut as they try to win The Golden Shears - tailoring's equivalent of the Oscars.

THU 21:00 Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (b00c188n)
Satirical drama based on Margaret Thatcher's early years in politics. Young Margaret wants nothing more than to be an MP, but may be too much of a rebel for the Conservative Party of the 1950s. She did not have a 'good war', she is interested in politics and she thinks a woman's place can be in the House as well as the home.

THU 22:25 Dinner with Portillo (b00c3k8t)
The Iron Lady and the Glass Ceiling

Michael Portillo hosts a dinner party with a cross-section of guests, including Baroness Shirley Williams, Lord Rees-Mogg and Lionel Shriver. They explore the early years of Margaret Thatcher's political career and ask if she was a feminist role model, why the Left has not produced a successful female equivalent and whether women in politics have an easier time now.

THU 22:55 The Making of the Iron Lady (b00c13bf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Sunday]

THU 23:55 Decision '79 (b00c18bv)
Revisting the 1979 coverage of the General Election, when Margaret Thatcher swept to power.


FRI 19:00 World News Today (b00c18jj)
The latest news from around the world.

FRI 19:30 A Seaside Parish (b0078p33)
Series 1

Episode 3

Documentary series following Rev Christine Musser in her new Cornish parish. More trouble for Christine as she risks the wrath of her more conservative parishioners by extending the hand of friendship to the local pagan community.

FRI 20:00 Early Music (b0074q66)
Episode 3

Charles Hazlewood introduces performances by some of Britain's leading players of the music of the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. This edition features the King's Consort, Rebecca Outram, Palladian Ensemble, Mark Padmore and the Burning Bush. The programme consists of pieces by Bach, Purcell, Matteis, Handel and Monteverdi.

FRI 21:00 Quincy Jones: The Many Lives of Q (b00c18jl)
From the Jazz Age to Hollywood - 1933-1974

In a career spanning six decades, American jazz musician, composer, arranger, record producer and entrepreneur Quincy Jones has won more Grammy awards than any other artist. His list of other honours includes an Emmy for his work on the seminal American television series Roots and an Oscar for his humanitarian work.

This two-part documentary celebrates the life and career of the man who helped make Michael Jackson the king of pop, arranged Frank Sinatra's Fly Me To The Moon, wrote the score for The Italian Job, produced the world's top selling album and single and helped launch the careers of Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.

At the heart of both films is a wide-ranging interview with Quincy himself, in which he talks candidly about his work and personal life, covering the highs and lows, the triumphs and the tragedies. Family, friends and stars from the music and film industries provide an insight into the man and his unique genius. Both programmes feature archive illustrating the key stages in Quincy's life, including previously unseen home movies and studio footage from his personal archive.

This first part, From the Jazz Age to Hollywood: 1933-1974, spans Quincy's childhood in Chicago, reveals how he discovered music almost by chance and features his first professional engagement at the age of 18, playing trumpet in the Lionel Hampton band. It also charts his Hollywood career writing music for some of the most iconic films of the 1970s and concludes with his life-threatening brain aneurysm.

Contributors include Quincy himself, brother Richard, Harry Belafonte, Michel Legrand, Herbie Hancock, Michael Caine, jazz photographer Herman Leonard, children Martina and Quincy Jones III and former wife Peggy Lipton, and there is footage of Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Ray Charles.

FRI 22:00 Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (b00c188n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Thursday]

FRI 23:25 The Avengers (b0074s65)
Series 5

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station

Steed goes off the rails and Mrs Peel discovers her station in life as they confront a plot to kill the prime minister by detonating a bomb on his private train.

FRI 00:15 The Avengers (b0074s71)
Series 5

Something Nasty in the Nursery

Steed and Mrs Peel are called in when an agent is found dead in the home of the Chief of Defence. They find themselves on the trail of a mysterious Nanny Roberts.

FRI 01:05 Quincy Jones: The Many Lives of Q (b00c18jl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

FRI 02:05 Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (b00c188n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Thursday]

FRI 03:30 Early Music (b0074q66)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]