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SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2009

SAT 19:00 Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil (b00l7r9j)
Episode 1

Three-part series combining archive footage and eye-witness accounts to tell the dramatic narrative of North Sea oil and gas from the 1960s to the present. It charts the decades when the country made the most of its North Sea windfall, with scarcely a thought about where it came from or of the men and women who brought it to us. Through the story of oil, the series offers a fresh perspective on British politics and society and a timely insight into the state of our economy today.

Forty years ago, Britain was poised on the brink of an extraordinary discovery - oil, billions of gallons of it, deep beneath the harsh waters of the North Sea. This opening edition gives a voice to some of the men who made that discovery and who risked their lives in the North Sea to get the oil ashore.

Theirs is a tale of dramatic risk-taking and high politics as the government and the oil companies raced to get their hands on the bonanza. The promise of enormous riches inspired technical innovation on a scale never seen before, but did the haste of the North Sea project put at risk the lives of men who were working in some of the most extreme conditions in the world?


SAT 20:00 Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot (b00jw9gn)
Sir Jackie Stewart is one of Britain's all time great sporting personalities - winner of three Formula 1 world championships and 27 grand prix, and ranked as one of the ten greatest racing drivers of all time.

With his black cap and sideburns, he became an unmistakable icon in the glorious era of style, glamour and speed of the 1960s and 70s.

Venturing beyond the world of motor sport, this documentary is an insight into the triumphs and tragedies of Stewart's eventful life, and includes contributions from friends and colleagues such as Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sean Connery, Murray Walker and Edsel Ford, as well as the last ever interview with the late Ken Tyrrell, without whom Stewart's career might have taken a very different turn.

Produced by Stewart's youngest son Mark, the film is enriched with family photographs, home movies and scrapbooks kept by Lady Helen Stewart that document her husband's career.


SAT 21:30 Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion (b00jw9cw)
A comprehensive, entertaining and moving portrait of Jim Clark, one of the most talented and intriguing characters of the 1960s. From unlikely beginnings on a farm in Scotland, the introverted and media-shy Clark emerged to become the most successful racing driver of his time, and forged a reputation as one of the all-time great heroes of motor sport.

Using previously unseen archive footage, testimonials from friends, family and former colleagues, the film tells the extraordinary but tragic story of an enigmatic racing legend.


SAT 22:30 Graham Hill: Driven (b00bv14q)
Emotive documentary portrait of a sporting legend who lived and died during a time when sex was safe and motor racing was dangerous!

Graham Hill was an eccentric, charismatic Englishman from a bygone era of sporting endeavour. With great determination he won the Formula 1 World Championship, the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 hours race, thereby achieving the 'triple crown' of motor racing - a unique feat that remains unmatched to this day. Graham also won the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix five times during an era when drivers routinely met violent death. Away from the circuit, he was a raconteur of hilarious proportions, a dashing figure with a keen eye for the ladies. He was an irrepressible free spirit who simply didn't know when to quit.

Ultimately, it was to be his undoing.

Graham's illustrious racing career spanned three decades, which at its height saw him routinely slugging it out with fellow F1 champions Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart. Close friends yet intense rivals on the track, they were the 'Three Musketeers' during a golden era of motor racing. But what was the truth behind Graham's popular public image? 30 years on from his death, his family, close friends and former colleagues paint an intimate, revealing and entertaining portrait of a sporting hero tragically killed in a plane crash in 1975.


SAT 23:30 Cobra Ferrari Wars (b0074n1j)
The date is 1959. The place is Le Mans racing circuit, France. A little known Texan racing driver, Carrol Shelby, wins the most prestigious event in motor racing at his first attempt and is universally acclaimed as one of the best drivers in the world.

But Shelby had a secret that was to prevent him ever driving again.

This is the comeback story of a man driven by the desire to beat the world on the race track, and specifically to beat the might of motor racing, Ferrari. From his base in California with only a team of hot rodders for support, in three years Shelby put together a car that would take on the world and win. The Shelby Cobra, as it was known, is still an automotive icon today.

Featuring a great 60s soundtrack and using true-to-the-period split screen effects, this film is for car fans and casual viewers alike.


SAT 00:30 In Search of Speed (b0074qym)
The Battle of Bonneville

The Battle of Bonneville focuses on six dramatic years in land speed history that saw Craig Breedlove and Art Arfons go head-to-head in a death-defying land speed duel. Two men locked in a near-lethal contest which saw the 400, 500 and 600 miles per hour barriers broken. The programme features interviews with Arfons and Breedlove, friends, family and members of their teams.

Farm-boy Art Arfons was affectionately known as the Junkyard Genius. Art famously built his record breaking car from pieces of junk and stock-parts, including the powerful J-79 aircraft surplus jet engine which he bought from a scrap dealer. When he first ignited his restored J-79, Art obliterated his chicken shed. In his car The Green Monster, an angry, over-powered beast, Art captured the world record three times only to have it snatched from him on each occasion by Breedlove. In 1966, Art became the first man to survive a crash at over 600 miles an hour.

Smooth-talking Californian hot-rodder Craig Breedlove, in his cars Spirit of America and Sonic 1, was the first man to break the 400, 500 and 600mph barriers on land. At the tender age of 24, Craig Breedlove was so moved by President Kennedy's plea to 'ask what you can do for your country', he decided that his goal was to recapture the world land speed record from the British. Breedlove persuaded Shell Oil to sponsor his vision and, backed by a team of hot-rod friends, he went on to build his car Spirit of America, arguably the most beautiful land speed car ever built.

This is a story of a dramatic showdown between two land speed legends who displayed extraordinary ingenuity, ambition and bravery.


SAT 01:30 Leonard Cohen Live in London (b00l6dhm)
A recording of a concert from Leonard Cohen's 2008-2009 world tour.

For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. In 2008, Leonard Cohen embarked on his first tour in 15 years. His set included Hallelujah, Suzanne, Bird on the Wire, I'm Your Man, The Future, Democracy, Dance Me to the End of Love and First We Take Manhattan, and was quickly recognised as musical folklore in the making, leaving fans and critics alike hailing the show as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


SAT 02:30 Omnibus (b00l9j6s)
Leonard Cohen - Songs from a Life

Portrait of Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen, recorded in 1988. Featuring interviews, archive film and live performances from London, Paris, Athens and New York.


SAT 03:40 Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil (b00l7r9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]



SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2009

SUN 19:00 The Secret Life of the Airport (b00l7q57)
Preparing for Take Off

Travel in time from the heady glamour of Britain's first terminal at Croydon to the signs and squiggles that direct pilots, as well as passengers, in today's airports. This series reveals how rivalry, skulduggery and sheer passion for flight gave birth to our airports, turning muddy airfields into the 24-hour mini-cities we know today. In the process, they've transformed Britain - giving us the freedom to travel anywhere we want and inspiring fear about our borders.

Rare archive, access to airports' hidden corners and contributors ranging from philosopher and author Alain de Botton to the man charged with scaring birds off Manchester's runways, reveal all.


SUN 20:00 Fossil Detectives (b00d63tf)
London

Series in which Open University associate lecturer Dr Hermione Cockburn leads a team of fossil experts and geologists around different regions of Britain to search for its best fossil treasures and mysteries, in an effort to uncover and make sense of our ancient past.

She visits the London home of David Attenborough to view his private fossil collection and find out why fossils have held such a special place in his heart since his childhood.

The fossil detective team also track down evidence of the capital's ancient past, a lost world where hippos were common. They take a trip to Kew Gardens to see living fossils - plants which existed in prehistoric times and still thrive today.


SUN 20:30 Wainwright Walks (b0079y0f)
Series 1

Blencathra

Julia Bradbury sets off to climb her first mountain, Blencathra. Her route to the summit sees her tackle Sharp Edge, the Lake District's most technical and vertigo-inducing ridge climb. In the process, she discovers why the obsessive Wainwright chose to cover this fell in more detail than any other.


SUN 21:00 Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? (b00l7qdh)
Episode 1

King Henry VIII had a fascinating and enlightening relationship with art. He came to the throne as the Renaissance swept across Europe, yet England's new king never lost sight of the medieval chivalry of his forefathers. In the first of a two-part documentary, architectural historian Jonathan Foyle looks at the palaces, tapestries, music and paintings created in Henry's name and questions whether the art he commissioned compensates for the religious treasures he would come to destroy.


SUN 22:00 Diary Days (b00llp27)
First Man on the Moon: 29th July 1969

Great days in 20th Century History as seen through the eyes of different diarists.


SUN 22:05 James May at the Edge of Space (b00lc5ph)
James May always wanted to be an astronaut. Now, 40 years after the first Apollo landings, he gets a chance to fly to the edge of space in a U2 spy plane. But first he has to undergo three gruelling days of training with the US Air Force and learn to use a space suit to stay alive in air so thin it can kill in an instant. He discovers that during the flight there are only two people higher than him, and they are both real astronauts on the International Space Station.


SUN 22:35 The Moon (b0074s8j)
1972 was the year a great affair ended, as the human race fell out of love with the moon. Just three years after the world was gripped by Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind, the last man left the moon and we have never been back.

This film tells the epic story of our love affair with the moon - what inspired it, how it faded away and how we are now falling in love all over again.


SUN 23:35 The Sky at Night (b0074s8m)
Apollo 11: A Night to Remember

Using archive sound, satellite footage and film taken by the astronauts, Patrick Moore presents the story of mankind's first journey to another world.


SUN 01:35 James May at the Edge of Space (b00lc5ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:05 today]


SUN 02:05 The Moon (b0074s8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:35 today]


SUN 03:05 Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? (b00l7qdh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



MONDAY 22 JUNE 2009

MON 19:00 World News Today (b00lc6bl)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


MON 19:30 Return to... Airport (b00cmn34)
Episode 3

Jeremy Spake and his fellow Heathrow residents take us back to the early days of the 'fly on the tarmac' series about the world's busiest airport. Take a bunch of highly strung celebrities, with entourage, a near catastrophe or two, add bags of confusion, and you've got the explosive mix which made Airport such a hit.


MON 20:00 The Way We Travelled (b0074tb9)
The Way We Travelled

Second in a three-part series recalling holiday and travel guides that have graced British television screens focuses on travel's 'golden girls' - Anne Gregg, Judith Chalmers and Jill Dando - and follows their journeys as the programmes and destinations became more adventurous.


MON 21:00 The Secret Life of the Airport (b00lc6bn)
Joining the Jet Set

Three-part series charting the development of Britain's airports and how they have transformed the country, in the process creating both freedom and fear.

Relive the heyday of jet travel, when airports held beauty pageants for air hostesses and information films taught us how to pack for flight. This episode celebrates how 'money, tickets, passport' became the mantra of the moving masses. But while we giddily embarked on our foreign holidays, Britain itself was being shaped by the airport - tourism, business and immigration all felt the impact of these gateways to the globe.

Glorious colour archive captures the airport's golden age, while contributions from author Sarfraz Manzoor and airline staff to early immigrants explore how airports changed us.


MON 22:00 Timeshift (b0074psz)
Series 3

Jet Set

Rich, distant and opulent, the jet set fascinated the public as they waved to us from airplane doorways before winging their way across the skies heading for yachts and exotic locations that the rest of us could only dream of. They were the aristocrats, the high fliers and high earners whose lives and loves fascinated us long before celebrity became a dirty word.

This film looks back at the glamorous heyday of the jet set from the 1950s to the 1970s. Contributors include former Formula One world champion Jackie Stewart, psychologist Dr Martyn Dyer Smith, society columnist Ross Benson, travel writer Simon Calder, Concorde pilot Christopher Orlebar and former women's magazine editor Marcelle d'Argy Smith.


MON 22:40 Horizon (b007937g)
2006-2007

The Survivor's Guide to Plane Crashes

Despite a widespread fear of flying, few people realise that most plane crashes have survivors and that there are many things that you can do to increase your chances of staying alive. This film investigates the latest scientific research and meets people to discover what they did to survive under horrific circumstances.


MON 23:30 The Secret Life of the Airport (b00lc6bn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


MON 00:30 Storyville (b008s9l9)
Cannibals in the Andes: Stranded!

In October 1972, a student rugby team boarded a small plane in Montevideo to fly across the Andes for a long weekend of playing rugby and partying in Chile. But they never reached their destination as a storm brought their plane down in the high Andes, leaving the survivors stranded on a remote glacier.

Ill-equipped, with no food and little hope of rescue, the survivors faced extreme hardship and many life-or-death situations, including the agonising decision to eat the flesh of those killed in the crash to stay alive. Thirty years later, those that got down from the mountain relive their 72 days 'up there' to give this extraordinarily powerful, vivid and immediate account of human endurance and heroism.


MON 02:25 Timeshift (b0074psz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


MON 03:05 The Secret Life of the Airport (b00lc6bn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



TUESDAY 23 JUNE 2009

TUE 19:00 World News Today (b00lc6x6)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


TUE 19:30 Yellowstone (b00jrh7r)
Summer

As the spring melts the winter snow, the full extent of Yellowstone is gradually revealed. Now, from the surrounding lowlands herds of elk, pronghorn and bison return from their winter feeding grounds to take advantage of America's richest natural grasslands - right in the heart of Yellowstone. In only a few weeks, a brutally harsh deep freeze has been transformed into a flower-decked nursery perfect for the year's newborn animals. There is also a new cast of characters that emerge bleary-eyed from hibernation as grizzly bears begin to teach their young the secrets of survival in Yellowstone - how to hunt fish in the still-frozen rivers and, as the season progresses, when to move out through valleys and grasslands into summer forests and up into Yellowstone's alpine peaks. In this spectacular wilderness, over 10,000ft high, they slide and scrabble, hunting millions of tiny moths buried under rocks on the barren slopes.

But summer here is fickle - even on Midsummer's Day, winter can descend from the surrounding mountains bringing punishing snows to fragile flower meadows. August is the only month in the year when it does not snow, but then, just as it seems the easy living of summer has finally arrived, it is brought to an abrupt end as fires sweep through the forest, laying Yellowstone to waste.

Yellowstone is the most geothermally active place on earth. There are 10,000 boiling springs, bubbling mudpots and fumeroles there, and more geysers than in all the rest of the world put together. For some, nature's fountains are more than just a marvel, they are an obsession. 'Geyser Gazers' have seen them all and can even imitate them.


TUE 20:30 The Pre-Raphaelites (b00lc6x8)
Episode 2

Three-part series examining the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who brought notoriety to British art in the 19th century, bursting into the spotlight in 1848 and shocking their peers with a new kind of radical art.

This second part looks at how they continued by transforming landscape painting with a microscopic examination of the natural world, some ten years before the French Impressionists.


TUE 21:00 TV's Believe It Or Not (b009pgzv)
Episode 1

Comedian Sean Lock looks at some extraordinary television.


TUE 22:00 The Chaser's War on Everything (b00lc6xb)
Episode 1

Comedy team The Chaser launch a real-life assault on everyone and everything.

Will public buildings ignore the lessons of history and accept delivery of a gigantic wooden horse? How gracefully will a parking inspector react if you hand him a fine for being a parking inspector? And what happens when you book plane tickets under the names Al Kyder and Terry Wrist?

The sketch-and-stunt series was nominated for the Rose d'Or, probably due to a bureaucratic error. And, in its native Australia, it won a swag of awards which the Chaser team is adamant are very prestigious.


TUE 22:30 Flight of the Conchords (b00lc6xd)
Series 2

Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of New Zealand is in town and Murray has to arrange a meeting with the President. He also gets the boys a gig as a Simon and Garfunkel tribute act, and one fan is particularly impressed by Jemaine's Garfunkeling.


TUE 23:00 The Armstrong and Miller Show (b0084lz5)
Series 1

Episode 1

Beneath the veneer of po-faced respectability lies a wealth of great characters in Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller's sketch show.


TUE 23:30 Make 'em Laugh (b00lc6xg)
Sock it to Me?: Satire and Parody

Six-part series chronicling over 100 years of American comedy, introduced by Billy Crystal and narrated by Amy Sedaris.

Americans have always loved to make fun of the world around them using the slings and arrows of parody and satire. Whether it was Will Rogers, Johnny Carson, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert poking a finger in the eye of the government, or Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks and the Saturday Night Live gang lampooning the latest blockbuster, generations have revelled in the anarchic tradition of mocking American life, politics and pre-occupations.


TUE 00:25 Newswipe (b00jf3hx)
Series 1

Episode 1

Charlie Brooker returns to train his sights firmly on news and current affairs.

He looks at the news's obsession with the credit crunch, and the potty levels it has reached. Nick Davies authors a piece about the influence the PR industry has over the news and Tim Key performs a poem.


TUE 00:55 Newswipe (b00jks6r)
Series 1

Episode 2

Charlie Brooker sets his satirical sights on news and current affairs. In charting the rise of the public's role in making the news via vox pops and mobile phone footage, Brooker examines the good, the bad and the absurd in citizen journalism. Plus, reviews of two big stories making the news, controversial authored pieces, a poem and much more.


TUE 01:25 Newswipe (b00jqm9x)
Series 1

Episode 3

Charlie Brooker sets his satirical sights on news and current affairs, looking at how news anchors and their styles have changed over the years and reflecting on how they do it over in America.

Plus, a short film by Power of Nightmares creator Adam Curtis, a look at what's happening with the war against terror and a poem by Tim Key.


TUE 01:55 Newswipe (b00jwcb3)
Series 1

Episode 4

Charlie Brooker sets his satirical sights on news and current affairs, taking a look at how graphics have morphed over the years from modest explaining devices to shouty, scary, video game-style extravaganzas.

Brooker also charts the way the media handled both the politics and the protests of the G20 summit in London, while Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, vents his anger over its coverage of science stories.


TUE 02:25 Newswipe (b00k3687)
Series 1

Episode 6

Charlie Brooker sets his satirical sights on news and current affairs, with the help of Nick Davies and Peter Oborne.


TUE 02:55 Make 'em Laugh (b00lc6xg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 today]



WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2009

WED 19:00 World News Today (b00lc6zn)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


WED 19:30 The Pre-Raphaelites (b00lc6x8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Tuesday]


WED 20:00 The Book Quiz (b00ktpwc)
Poetry Special

Kirsty Wark presents a special edition of the literary panel game, as she asks four teams of famous faces to test themselves against some demanding questions on all aspects of poetry. Guests include former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, poet Brian Patten, actress Alice Eve and comedian Natalie Haynes.


WED 21:00 Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? (b00lc71z)
Episode 2

In the 1530s, King Henry VIII was at a crossroads. In his desperation for a new wife and an heir he had broken with Rome, divorced Catherine of Aragon and married Anne Boleyn. Isolated and vulnerable, he needed a powerful new image as head of church and state.

In the second of a two-part documentary, architectural historian Jonathan Foyle looks for clues in the king's art to glimpse what was going on inside his head as he faced his darkest days.


WED 22:00 My Best Friend (b00hq387)
When his business partner Catherine accuses him of not having any friends, the hard-headed and graceless Francois makes a bet with her that she will meet his best friend soon. Only problem is, he has to find one. Anyone. In desperation, he turns to likeable and easy-going taxi driver Bruno for help.


WED 23:30 The Book Quiz (b00ktpwc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


WED 00:30 Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? (b00lc71z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


WED 01:30 Batman (b008fmys)
Series 1

The Ring of Wax

Comic-book capers. The dynamic duo narrowly cheat a waxy fate when they take on the Riddler, who is attempting to steal Incan treasure from Gotham City's library.


WED 01:55 Batman (b008fr64)
Series 1

Give 'em the Axe

Comic-book capers. The Dynamic Duo are about to take a wax dip - what can save them? Holy wax candles! Is this the end for Batman and Robin?


WED 02:20 Mad Men (b00jwbtp)
Series 2

The Inheritance

Drama series which takes an unflinching look at the world of advertising in 1960s New York.

Betty takes Don to visit her father, who has had a stroke. Paul and Pete look set to go to LA for a rocket fair, but Paul's girlfriend Sheila wants him to go on a civil rights march. Betty finds a surprise in the Wendy House. Pete decides he doesn't like his mother.


WED 03:05 Mad Men (b00jzjmq)
Series 2

The Jet Set

Drama series which takes an unflinching look at the world of advertising in 1960s New York.

Don takes a business trip to Los Angeles, where he has some 'Joy'. Peggy's in the mood for an office romance and Duck contemplates the future at Sterling Cooper. Roger looks to make a radical change to his life.



THURSDAY 25 JUNE 2009

THU 19:00 World News Today (b00lc7np)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


THU 19:30 Return to... Airport (b00cspw3)
Episode 4

Jeremy Spake and his fellow Heathrow residents take us back to the early days of the 'fly on the tarmac' series about the world's busiest airport. Take a bunch of highly strung celebrities, with entourage, a near catastrophe or two, add bags of confusion, and you've got the explosive mix which made Airport such a hit.


THU 20:00 Hidden Histories (b00fhqp4)
Series 1

Episode 2

Series looking at how the Royal Commission investigates and records Welsh history. The challenges for Huw Edwards and the history detectives include using flash photography to decipher the writing on a ninth century stone pillar, recreating what an iron age fort would have looked like and uncovering an eighteenth century copper works before it disappears beneath a housing development.


THU 20:30 James May at the Edge of Space (b00lc5ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:05 on Sunday]


THU 21:00 Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil (b00lc7nr)
Episode 2

Three-part series combining archive footage and eye-witness accounts to tell the dramatic narrative of North Sea oil and gas from the 1960s to the present. It charts the decades when the country made the most of its North Sea windfall, with scarcely a thought about where it came from or of the men and women who brought it to us. Through the story of oil, the series offers a fresh perspective on British politics and society and a timely insight into the state of our economy today.

As the oil industry boomed in the early 1980s, workers up and down the country vied for jobs offshore. Under Margaret Thatcher, dozens of new platforms were built in the North Sea, bringing in millions of barrels of oil and billions of pounds of taxes to the Treasury. The economy was transformed as the fortunes of oil and banking soared, while Britain's traditional manufacturing industries declined.

But before the decade was out the boom would turn to bust with the collapse of the global price of oil, and the industry would be rocked a succession of tragedies, culminating in the destruction of the Piper Alpha platform by fire and the deaths of 167 men.


THU 22:00 The Secret Life of the Airport (b00lc6bn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Monday]


THU 23:00 The High Life (b00gvhjj)
Birl

Comedy set among the cabin crew of a passenger jet on a budget airline. As standards fall, the company orders its employees to attend a weekend of intensive retraining. Steve finds love, Shona finds herself and Sebastian finds out a secret.


THU 23:30 The Great British Foreign Holiday (b00k99g2)
Mark Benton has been abroad, he knows all about it: 'The British are an island race - abroad is really abroad, not just across the border but actually over the horizon. It's far away - outlandish, exotic and scary. Frankly, we're terrified of it.'

The Brits, foreign travel and all points in between - how we got there, what we did there and how we got back.


THU 00:30 James May at the Edge of Space (b00lc5ph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:05 on Sunday]


THU 01:00 Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil (b00lc7nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


THU 02:00 Timeshift (b0074psz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Monday]


THU 02:40 Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil (b00lc7nr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2009

FRI 19:00 World News Today (b00lc8mq)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


FRI 19:30 In Search of England's Green and Pleasant Land (b00jz4c9)
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Selina Scott goes in search of the ultimate rural idyll in the stunning countryside of North Yorkshire.


FRI 20:00 Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me (b00l7rg2)
Felix Mendelssohn was a passionate Christian. He was also born a Jew. This film, marking the 200th anniversary of his birth, tells the extraordinary story of what happened, generations later, both to Mendelssohn's family and to his music, when the Nazis remembered the Jewish roots of Germany's most celebrated composer.

It also examines how the influences of both Judaism and Christianity affected Mendelssohn's music and was made by documentary-maker Sheila Hayman, Mendelssohn's great-great-great-great niece.


FRI 21:00 Glastonbury (b00lc8ms)
2009

The Specials

Mark Radcliffe introduces the Coventry kings of ska and two-tone, the Specials, as they perform on the Pyramid Stage.


FRI 22:00 Soul Britannia (b0074tcr)
Soul Rebels

Series looking at the impact of soul music in Britain over the past 40 years. This edition examines examines how soul music in the 1970s and 80s reflected the tensions and changes of British society. From white Northern Soul clubs to militant reggae sound systems, from street funk to lovers rock, and from the retro fashions of 2-Tone to stylish black 'pop soul' bands like Loose Ends, it shows how British soul sought its own distinctive voice and image.


FRI 23:00 The Chaser's War on Everything (b00lc6xb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Tuesday]


FRI 23:30 Flight of the Conchords (b00lc6xd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 on Tuesday]


FRI 00:00 The Great British Foreign Holiday (b00k99g2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Mendelssohn in Britain (b00kvd36)
Charles Hazlewood celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn with three performances from the BBC Proms of some of his best loved music. Includes the Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider's performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.


FRI 02:00 Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me (b00l7rg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


FRI 03:00 Soul Britannia (b0074tcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

Batman 01:30 WED (b008fmys)

Batman 01:55 WED (b008fr64)

Cobra Ferrari Wars 23:30 SAT (b0074n1j)

Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil 19:00 SAT (b00l7r9j)

Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil 03:40 SAT (b00l7r9j)

Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil 21:00 THU (b00lc7nr)

Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil 01:00 THU (b00lc7nr)

Crude Britannia: The Story of North Sea Oil 02:40 THU (b00lc7nr)

Diary Days 22:00 SUN (b00llp27)

Flight of the Conchords 22:30 TUE (b00lc6xd)

Flight of the Conchords 23:30 FRI (b00lc6xd)

Fossil Detectives 20:00 SUN (b00d63tf)

Glastonbury 21:00 FRI (b00lc8ms)

Graham Hill: Driven 22:30 SAT (b00bv14q)

Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? 21:00 SUN (b00l7qdh)

Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? 03:05 SUN (b00l7qdh)

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Hidden Histories 20:00 THU (b00fhqp4)

Horizon 22:40 MON (b007937g)

In Search of England's Green and Pleasant Land 19:30 FRI (b00jz4c9)

In Search of Speed 00:30 SAT (b0074qym)

Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot 20:00 SAT (b00jw9gn)

James May at the Edge of Space 22:05 SUN (b00lc5ph)

James May at the Edge of Space 01:35 SUN (b00lc5ph)

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James May at the Edge of Space 00:30 THU (b00lc5ph)

Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion 21:30 SAT (b00jw9cw)

Leonard Cohen Live in London 01:30 SAT (b00l6dhm)

Mad Men 02:20 WED (b00jwbtp)

Mad Men 03:05 WED (b00jzjmq)

Make 'em Laugh 23:30 TUE (b00lc6xg)

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Mendelssohn in Britain 01:00 FRI (b00kvd36)

Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me 20:00 FRI (b00l7rg2)

Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me 02:00 FRI (b00l7rg2)

My Best Friend 22:00 WED (b00hq387)

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Newswipe 02:25 TUE (b00k3687)

Omnibus 02:30 SAT (b00l9j6s)

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Soul Britannia 22:00 FRI (b0074tcr)

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Storyville 00:30 MON (b008s9l9)

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The Chaser's War on Everything 22:00 TUE (b00lc6xb)

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The Great British Foreign Holiday 23:30 THU (b00k99g2)

The Great British Foreign Holiday 00:00 FRI (b00k99g2)

The High Life 23:00 THU (b00gvhjj)

The Moon 22:35 SUN (b0074s8j)

The Moon 02:05 SUN (b0074s8j)

The Pre-Raphaelites 20:30 TUE (b00lc6x8)

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The Sky at Night 23:35 SUN (b0074s8m)

The Way We Travelled 20:00 MON (b0074tb9)

Timeshift 22:00 MON (b0074psz)

Timeshift 02:25 MON (b0074psz)

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Wainwright Walks 20:30 SUN (b0079y0f)

World News Today 19:00 MON (b00lc6bl)

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