SAT 19:00 Men, Women and Clothes (b00hhzp6)
Sense and Nonsense

Doris Langley Moore presents a 1950s fashion series from the Museum of Costume at Eridge Castle, Sussex.

SAT 19:15 Wives and Daughters (b00hvtwt)
Episode 3

Adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel which follows the intrigues, loves and losses experienced by young Molly Gibson.

Molly's life is thrown into turmoil by her father's decision to remarry and her fate becomes intertwined with those of Squire Hamley, his ailing wife and their sons Osborne and Roger.

SAT 21:00 Seven Photographs that Changed Fashion (b00gq75c)
Fashion photographer Rankin recreates seven of his favourite images as he takes a journey through a brief history of the fashion photograph. By re-staging iconic images by Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, David Bailey and Guy Bourdin, Rankin exposes the ways in which fashion photography uses fantasy and beauty to communicate something about reality.

Heidi Klum, Erin O'Connor, Jade Parfitt, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tuuli Shipster, Mollie Gondhi, Daphne Guinness and David Gandy are the models for Rankin's shoots, while other contributors include David Bailey and Lillian Bassman.

SAT 22:00 Legends (b00hq4qt)
The Motown Invasion

Documentary revealing what made Motown special in Britain through the lens of two decisive moments in 1965 - the Motown Revue UK tour and the Sounds of Motown Ready Steady Go! television special.

Arriving in London in March 1965, the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder were bussed across Britain on a tough but crucial tour.

The television special, recorded during the tour, kicked open the door, thrusting Motown's slick routines and magical music into front rooms across the nation.

SAT 23:00 Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges (b009372j)
Documentary looking at how Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval.

In the early 60s, Motown transcended Detroit's inner city to take black music to a white audience, whilst in the late 60s suburban kids like the MC5 and the Stooges descended into the black inner city to create revolutionary rock expressing the rage of young white America.

With contributions from Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Martha Reeves, John Sinclair and the MC5.

SAT 00:00 What's Going On: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye (b0074rql)
Marvin Gaye is one of the great and enduring figures of soul music, but his life was one of sexual confusion, bittersweet success and ultimately death by the hand of his own father. Through Marvin's own words and intimate memories gathered from rare film and recordings, director Jeremy Marre tells the story of a 'life of outer grace and inner torment'.

Including interviews with the singer's family, friends and musical colleagues, with re-enactments and archive film of Marvin on stage, at home and in the recording studio.

SAT 01:00 Motown at the BBC (b00hq4qr)
To mark the 50-year anniversary of Motown in 2009, a compilation of some of the iconic record label's greatest names filmed live in the BBC studios. Visitors from Hitsville USA over the years have included Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops and The Jackson 5.

SAT 02:00 Storyville (b0074qf6)
Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Documentary telling the story of the Funk Brothers, the Motown session musicians who were behind more number one hits that the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined. Drawn together from Detroit's jazz and blues scene, the film recounts their evolution of the Motown sound from its origins to its demise in LA during the 1970s, and reunites the surviving Funk Brothers for the first time in thirty years.


SUN 19:00 Wine (b00hq2vg)
The Firm

Documentary series about the wine industry, taking a look behind the scenes at Berry Brothers and Rudd, widely considered to be the oldest and poshest wine merchant in the world.

After 310 years of business, there is still a Mr Berry at the helm as bombs, wars, kings and queens have come and gone, but this charmed existence may be under threat as the credit crunch bites deep. The film unwittingly becomes a chronicle of the changing world order, where the super-rich look alarmingly as though they are about to turn into the ancient regime.

Quaint anachronism it might seem from the outside, but this is the firm that turned fine wine into the sine qua non of the super-rich. Everyone here - from Berry's larger-than-life Bordeaux and Burgundy buyers to the eccentric and ambitious chateau owners and producers they do business with - services what seemed to be the ever-increasing demand for the finest wines available to humanity, until the rot creeps in and threatens three centuries of history.

SUN 20:00 Sissinghurst (b00hvvg9)
Episode 1

Documentary series about the attempts of writer Adam Nicolson and his wife Sarah Raven to bring farming back into the heart of the estate and garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, their historic home which is owned by the National Trust and was moulded into its present form by Nicolson's grandmother Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson back in the 1930s.

Adam and Sarah have big ideas about how to change the management of the place, to regain a sense of its authentic atmosphere and rural life, but they are under no illusions as to the amount of control they will have.

An important aspect of the plan is to enable the farm to provide fresh produce that will be served in the National Trust restaurant. Finally, after some 50 meetings they get the green light, but for Sarah, acting as consultant on the restaurant, things don't go as smoothly as she'd hoped.

Meanwhile Adam is halfway through researching his latest book - a history of Sissinghurst. He introduces us to the rich cultural milieu of his grandmother Vita who, aside from creating the most influential garden of the 20th century, had affairs with 45 other women.

SUN 20:30 Sissinghurst (b00hyjld)
Episode 2

Documentary series about the attempts of writer Adam Nicolson and his wife Sarah Raven to bring farming back into the heart of the estate and garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, their historic home which is owned by the National Trust and was moulded into its present form by Nicolson's grandmother Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson back in the 1930s.

The property manager at Sissinghurst wants Adam to come up with a plan to change the area at the front of the house. Adam seizes the opportunity to alter first impressions of Sissinghurst so that it looks more like a farm than just another visitor attraction. It's a watershed moment, the first time the National Trust have asked him for any input and things seem to be moving in the right direction.

For Sarah, though, there is increasing resistance from the restaurant staff, in particular head chef Steve who is feeling uneasy about having a consultant in his kitchen.

Adam and his sister Juliet trace their grandmother Vita's aristocratic roots and return to her impressive ancestral home of Knole in Kent.

Sissinghurst opens its gates to hordes of loyal pilgrims eager to worship at the shrine of Vita on the first day of the garden-opening season.

SUN 21:00 The Joy of Motoring (b00hq385)
Tristram Hunt shows how motoring has gone from allowing us to explore the beautiful English countryside to the present day of speed cameras, congestion charges and environmental issues. Along the way, he looks at different cars through the ages that define a decade and a generation.

SUN 22:00 Penelope Keith and the Fast Lady (b00hq4fd)
Penelope Keith tells the story of Edwardian 'it girl' and motoring pioneer Dorothy Levitt.

She retraces Levitt's 1905 journey from London to Liverpool in a De Dion motor car, with the aid of Dorothy's handbook The Woman and the Car and advice from motoring historians and veteran car enthusiasts. The story is further illustrated by archive material from the period.

SUN 23:00 The History Man (b00hvvgc)
Episode 2

Malcolm Bradbury's satirical novel of 1970s greybrick campus life, adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton. Starring a moustachioed Antony Sher as Howard Kirk - Marxist sociologist, womaniser and bully.

SUN 00:50 Communism and Football (b0074sfb)
Footballers from Russia, Hungary and East Germany recall how the Beautiful Game was manipulated for political ends during the Cold War. Despite the high stakes, many courageous footballers resisted attempts by ruthless leaders from the Eastern Bloc's totalitarian regimes to exploit their sporting celebrity for political gain, with their careers often being destroyed as a result.

SUN 01:50 Penelope Keith and the Fast Lady (b00hq4fd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]

SUN 02:50 Sissinghurst (b00hvvg9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

SUN 03:20 Sissinghurst (b00hyjld)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]


MON 19:00 World News Today (b00hvwrd)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

MON 19:30 Iran and Britain (b00hq1w7)
Documentary in which writer and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue explores the fraught but often surprisingly intimate history of Britain's relations with Iran, and asks why Iranians think that if something goes wrong in Iran then Britain must have something to do with it.

De Bellaigue has lived in Tehran, speaks fluent Persian and knows well the phenomenon of 'Uncle Napoleonism', the notion that the cunning British are 'out to get you' that has been a common attitude in Iranian society for 100 years.

He looks at some key events in the relationship, notably Britain's role in the overthrow of several Iranian governments, its control of Iran's oil and the on-off support for Iran's democrats.

Meeting prominent Iranians, including Uncle Napoleon's inventor and others with direct knowledge of these events, he examines the foundations and justification for these Iranian suspicions and asks if they are still there after 30 years of isolation.

MON 20:30 The Book Quiz (b00hvwrg)
Series 3

Episode 5

Kirsty Wark presents the literary panel game, as writer Stella Duffy and Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell do battle against biographer and novelist Victoria Glendinning and art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon.

MON 21:00 Wine (b00hvwrj)
The Faith

Documentary series about the wine industry charts the creation of the 2008 vintage at Margaux, one of the world's greatest wine estates.

Corinne Mentzelopoulos, daughter of a Greek supermarket tycoon, introduces us to the chateau her family has owned for the past 30 years, as everyone from vineyard worker to chief winemaker looks anxiously at a sky which appears hellbent on making the year a wretched one. One bottle of this cult wine can cost up to 1,000 pounds if the vintage is good, but the quality of the vintage is always in the lap of the weather gods.

Blessed by sunshine and a soaring economy in previous years, Margaux has turned itself into the world's luxury wine. From the inside, we track the meticulous cultivation of a top-notch brand, with Margaux's urbane director Paul Pontallier playing the role of chief evangelist as we follow him all the way to China where he is almost mobbed by devotees of Margaux.

MON 22:00 Storyville (b00hvwrl)
Maradona: In the Hands of the Gods

Documentary telling the true story of five young British freestyle footballers' journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona, a coming-of-age road movie about a group of young men in pursuit of a lifelong dream.

The group is made up of urban youths, most of whom have never been abroad before. There is a devout Christian, a cheeky scouser, a failed footballer, a pampered teen and an asylum seeker from Somalia. These boys, ranging in age from 17 to 22, represent the diversity and attitude of British youth today. For them, Maradona epitomises everything they love about football, both the creator of their art and their inspiration during hard times in their lives. Along the way they find that it wasn't just Diego they were searching for, but something inside themselves as well.

MON 23:30 Storyville (b0074r2s)
Barca - The Inside Story

Documentary following the fortunes of Barcelona Football Club over a year of crisis. With poor performances and spiralling debts, reform of the club is urgently needed. The new board, under the leadership of the charismatic Joan Laporta, attempt to turn an old fashioned Catalan family affair into a global football business.

MON 01:00 Storyville (b0074mzf)
Gods of Brazil

Documentary telling the story of legendary Brazilian footballers Pele and Garrincha, whose emergence following Brazil's defeat at home in the 1950 World Cup Final heralded the dawn of a golden age of football for the country. But while one man became known as the world's greatest footballer, the other died a broken alcoholic at the age of 49.

MON 02:10 Football and Fascism (b0074pk7)
Documentary looking at the manipulation of the world's favourite game by Mussolini, Hitler and

The three most powerful fascist dictators of the 20th century were brilliant manipulators of the masses and seized upon football as a potent way to win the hearts and minds of their people. They hijacked international football events to demonstrate the superiority of their nations and their ideology and to symbolise their power on the world stage.

The film explores the way Mussolini took control of the 1934 World Cup, how the Nazis intimidated and even murdered footballers who refused to bend to their will and how Franco exploited the bitter regional divisions in Spain as it emerged from bloody civil war.

Contributors include Gary Lineker and the legendary Real Madrid star player Alfredo Di Stefano.

MON 03:10 Wine (b00hvwrj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


TUE 19:00 World News Today (b00hvwzy)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

TUE 19:30 Coal House (b00f31rv)
Coal House at War

Episode 2

The families settle into the punishing routine of 1944. The men face a tough training period to equip them for life at the coal face and in the Home Guard. The children cope with school and discipline, and the women face the dangers of the munitions factory as well as running the home.

TUE 20:00 Lloyd George: The People's Champion (b0074sf8)
Huw Edwards presents a profile of the former Prime Minister, depicting him as a brilliantly innovative social reformer to whom we owe old age pensions, National Insurance and much else. Contributors include Stephen Constantine, Margaret MacMillan, Neil Kinnock, Michael Heseltine and David Steel.

TUE 21:30 Early Doors (b0078s1v)
Series 2

Episode 1

Comedy series set in a small Manchester public house. Forged bank notes are being passed over the counter, but who is the culprit? Phil and Nige the policemen are on the case.

TUE 22:00 Mad Men (b00hvx7j)
Series 2

The Benefactor

Drama series which takes an unflinching look at the world of advertising in 1960s New York. On the set of a commercial, comedian Jimmy Barrett insults an important client over her weight. Harry finds out that Ken Cosgrove is earning more than him and wonders how he can get a salary increase. Don gets close to Jimmy's wife Bobbie.

TUE 22:45 Party Animals (b00795hz)
Series 1

Episode 3

Drama series taking a look at Westminster from the ground up - the researchers and advisers shouldering huge responsibility in a frantic, high-stakes world. Scott returns to the office and is relegated to charity work. The charity's aim is to free Chinese bears illegally held in captivity for their bile, and to everyone's surprise, he throws himself into the cause, ending up in a jail cell. Ashika is approached to put herself forward as a candidate for the upcoming Longton South by-election.

TUE 23:35 We Need Answers (b00hq4fj)
Series 1


Mark Watson, Tim Key and Alex Horne lead a comic quiz show with a difference, adapted from their award-winning Edinburgh show.

Celebrity guests Julia Bradbury and Robert Llewellyn take part in a knock-about quiz to find out which one of them is the smartest, the funniest and the best at surreal physical challenges.

All the questions come from the audience members and text-messaging services.

TUE 00:05 The Book Quiz (b00hvwrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Monday]

TUE 00:35 The Game of Their Lives (b0074myj)
Documentary charting North Korea's shock success in the 1966 World Cup, telling the story of the team's seven surviving members who remain national heroes and household names to this day. Not only were they the first Asian team to reach the quarter-finals of the competition, but in so doing they sent home championship favourites Italy.

TUE 01:55 Lloyd George: The People's Champion (b0074sf8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

TUE 03:25 The Book Quiz (b00hvwrg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Monday]


WED 19:00 World News Today (b00hw3ry)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

WED 19:30 Britain's Best Drives (b00hq4fb)
North Yorkshire Moors

Actor Richard Wilson takes a journey into the past, following routes raved about in motoring guides of mid-20th century.

In a classic Morris Minor Traveller, he drives from Scarborough to Whitby via the Yorkshire moors. On the way, he learns about the rise and fall of the British seaside resorts, takes a toll road through the Dalby Forest and checks out the mythical roadside wonder that is the Hole of Horecum.

He finds out how the village of Goathland now lives a double life, and ends up with a carload of goths on their way to visit Whitby Abbey.

WED 20:00 The Secret Life of the Motorway (b007xmbm)
The Honeymoon Period

The second episode in this evocative series about Britain's motorways explores how they have transformed where we live, work and play in Britain over the last 50 years. From unbelievably glamorous early service stations to contemporary shopping centres with the infrastructure of a small town, this enthralling film is a journey through the wonderful, and the weird, places motorways have taken us. Contributors include seminal planner Sir Peter Hall, author Will Self, caravanners, hitchhikers and commuters, all on our eagerness to accelerate down the slip road, and the social changes that have followed.

WED 21:00 Caravans: A British Love Affair (b00hw3s0)
Documentary about the love affair between the British and their caravans, which saw the country establish the world's largest caravan manufacturer and transformed the holiday habits of generations of families.

In telling the intriguing story of caravanning in Britain from the 1950s through to the present day, the film reveals how caravans were once the plaything of a privileged minority, but after World War II became a firm favourite with almost a quarter of British holidaymakers.

It explores how changes in caravanning across the years reflect wider changes in British society, in particular the increased availability of cars during the 1950s and 60s, but also the improved roads network and changing attitudes towards holidaymaking and leisure time.

Enthusiasts and contributors include Dorrie van Lachterop from the West Midlands and Christine Fagg from Hertfordshire, remarkable and adventurous women who started touring alone in their caravans during the 1950s.

WED 22:00 Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (b00hw3s2)
Impressionistic and captivating film about the art of a great footballer and the intensity of a live experience. 17 cameras follow Zinedine Zidane ceaselessly during Real Madrid's home match against Villareal in 2005, and the resulting film depicts the entire 90-minute match entirely from his perspective.

WED 23:30 From A to B: Tales of Modern Motoring (b00hw3s4)
She Likes It Hot

Series about the British and their cars looks at couples whose relationships disintegrate once they get into the car, following journeys rife with marital discord.

WED 00:20 Timeshift (b0074phz)
Series 2

Six Days to Saturday

John Boorman-directed documentary from 1963, recounting a week in the life of the players and manager of Swindon Town football club, a fascinating snapshot of a profession a world away from Premiership and sponsorship.

WED 01:00 The Golden Vision (b0074qdm)
Ken Loach-directed drama from 1968 about the relationship between fans and footballers, for which he obtained unprecedented access to one of the top clubs of the era, Everton.

Footage of matches against Sheffield United, Arsenal and Manchester City is incorporated, as are training sessions and interviews with playing and coaching staff.

WED 02:15 Caravans: A British Love Affair (b00hw3s0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

WED 03:15 Britain's Best Drives (b00hq4fb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]


THU 19:00 World News Today (b00hw3tz)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

THU 19:40 The New Avengers (b00hz3sg)
Series 2

Dead Men are Dangerous

Steed returns home to find his possessions destroyed by an intruder. When Purdey is kidnapped, more clues to the perpetrator's identity are revealed.

THU 20:30 Britain's Best Drives (b00hw3yp)
North Wales

Actor Richard Wilson takes a journey into the past, following routes raved about in motoring guides of 50 years ago.

Richard takes the wheel of Ford Zodiac to drive the circular route from Caernarfon that loops through some of Snowdonia's most sensational scenery.

He gets a Welsh lesson at Caernarfon Castle, learns the significance of the Dinorwic slate quarry, drives the Llanberis Pass, meets 71-year-old human fly Eric Jones and takes a trip down memory lane at a former Butlins holiday camp.

THU 21:00 Touring Britain (b00hw3yr)
The Victorian Way

Cultural historian David Heathcote uses his favourite old 1887 Baedeker Guide to explore modern-day Britain, discovering unexpected delights and hidden treasures which were popular with Victorian tourists but are rarely visited today.

Following in the footsteps of early American tourists who arrived off the boats in Liverpool, he takes the advice of the Guide and discovers 'the most fashionable of Welsh watering places'. The Guide then recommends a trip to the salt mines, popular with American visitors 100 years ago and, surprisingly, just as interesting today.

He then travels on to Manchester, recommended by Baedeker as a hotbed of music, politics and radical thinking and discovers that the spirit of what attracted the curious visitors 100 years ago lives on.

The journey ends in York where modern day tourists follow in the footsteps of their Victorian counterparts and enjoy the magnificent medieval city and cathedral.

As he travels, Heathcote explores the story behind the guide books that were so influential in creating the independent traveller as we know it today.

THU 22:00 Michael Smith's Drivetime (b00hw3yt)
Long Days on Watling Street

Novelist and raconteur Michael Smith explores Britain's modern obsession with cars and driving, as well as seeking to understand the effects it has on our daily lives. Whilst travelling to all corners of the UK, he questions why we love them, what they say about us and whether there is a car out there that even a stubborn non-driver like him could one day fall in love with.

Smith travels the length of the historic Watling Street, which splits England in two and has inspired both literature and art, and asks whether the road's new found efficiency and convenience has replaced its cultural value.

THU 22:30 We Need Answers (b00hw3yw)
Series 1


Mark Watson, Tim Key and Alex Horne lead a comic quiz show with a difference, adapted from their award-winning Edinburgh show. Jilly Goolden and Jay Rayner take part in a knock-about quiz to find out which one of them is the smartest, the funniest and the best at surreal physical challenges. All the questions come from the audience members and text-messaging services and are on the subject of wine.

THU 23:00 The Joy of Motoring (b00hq385)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Sunday]

THU 00:00 Touring Britain (b00hw3yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

THU 01:00 Michael Smith's Drivetime (b00hw3yt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]

THU 01:30 We Need Answers (b00hw3yw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]

THU 02:00 Britain's Best Drives (b00hw3yp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]

THU 02:30 Touring Britain (b00hw3yr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

THU 03:30 Michael Smith's Drivetime (b00hw3yt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


FRI 19:00 World News Today (b00hw49j)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

FRI 19:30 Partners in Art (b00hwvzl)
Bartok and Van Gogh

Innovative audio-visual concert presentation by David Robertson, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's principal guest conductor, at the Barbican in London.

Performances of two 20th century works by Bartok, his Concerto for Two Pianos and Concerto for Orchestra, and images of paintings and drawings by Van Gogh are heard and seen together to illustrate the parallels that can be traced between Bartok's folk-derived music and the organic patterns and proportions of the natural world used in Van Gogh's art.

FRI 21:00 Legends (b00hw49n)
The Beverley Sisters - Tickled Pink

Profile of singing trio the Beverley Sisters, charting their rise from their humble beginnings in London's East End to the huge stars they became in the 1950s, at the forefront of the television revolution.

Joy, Teddie and Babs are remembered for their sweet image, but behind the scenes they fought several battles about sexy costumes and saucy lyrics, many of which were banned as they were considered too risque for post-war Britain.

Not content with being amongst the highest paid female entertainers in Britain, they were the first British female group to have a top ten hit in America, married dashing sporting heroes, had children and were a constant staple of British television throughout their career.

Featuring interviews with Jimmy Tarbuck, Cannon and Ball, Max Clifford and the trio's daughters.

FRI 22:00 Calendar Girls (b007cjn3)
Knapely, North Yorkshire. Firm friends Chris and Annie are part of the local Womens' Institute, where nothing dramatic has ever happened. Then Annie's husband dies of leukaemia, and in aid of the local hospital, the ladies propose posing (tastefully) naked for a charity calendar, though this strains relationships all round.

FRI 23:40 Mad Men (b00hvx7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Tuesday]

FRI 00:30 The New Avengers (b00hz3sg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:40 on Thursday]

FRI 01:20 Legends (b00hw49n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

FRI 02:20 Partners in Art (b00hwvzl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]