Fantasy adventure series. Catwoman impersonates a wealthy recluse in order to steal a couple of rare violins. Batman employs a new accessory to foil her.
Documentary series providing insight into the work of The Queen and other members of the Royal Family over the course of a year.
A look behind the doors of Buckingham Palace - the Head of State's official offices, a museum, a residence, and a focal point for national celebrations and important State occasions. Some 2,500 people come to the Palace each year to receive an honour, and even public figures such as Steven Gerrard are nervous as they line up for their moment with the Monarch.
Three-part documentary series about fantasy fiction, which has become one of the biggest-selling genres in publishing thanks to JK Rowling's Harry Potter books and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. This part explores the changing role of child heroes and heroines, from Peter Pan to Harry Potter, and asks why they have such an enduring appeal to writers of fiction for all ages. With contributions from writers including Pullman, Alan Garner, Will Self and Alasdair Gray.
Series about Vienna's cultural artefacts looks at Oskar Kokoschka's expressionist masterpiece The Tempest, the product of a passionate love affair between the impoverished Viennese artist and a wealthy, older woman. The film tells the extraordinary story of their relationship and the bizarre behaviour it inspired from the rebellious Kokoschka.
Just a Minute host and raconteur Nicholas Parsons in conversation with Mark Lawson.
THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2008
THU 19:00 World News Today (b0091tsg)
The latest news from around the world.
THU 19:30 Masterpieces of the East (b007t30n)
Series revealing the stories behind iconic artefacts from the Indian subcontinent. One of the great masterpieces of Mughal art, the 16th century Hamzanama paintings took 15 years to complete and were commissioned by Akbar, 13-year-old boy who was to become one of the greatest rulers in history. Of the original 1,400 paintings, just a precious few remain to demonstrate the extraordinary skills of the Iranian and Indian painters who created them.
THU 20:00 Michael Wood: The Story of India (b007zn52)
The Meeting of Two Oceans
The documentary series about the history of India charts the coming of Islam to the subcontinent and one of the greatest ages of world civilisation: the Mughals. Michael Wood visits Sufi shrines in Old Delhi, desert fortresses in Rajasthan and the cities of Lahore and Agra, where he offers a new theory on the design of the Taj Mahal. He also looks at the life of Akbar, a Muslim emperor who decreed that no one religion could hold the ultimate truth, but whose dream of unity ended in civil war.
THU 21:00 Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North (b0091tsh)
Jonathan Meades travels through the Baltic states to Finland in an attempt to decipher exactly what the concept of northernness entails. On his way he sees massive castles, tiny pasties, Lith dancing, totem poles, terrestrial sputniks and many, many crosses.
THU 22:00 Ashes to Ashes (b0090d3n)
Drama series following the exploits of Life on Mars DCI Gene Hunt. With two faithful sidekicks, Hunt is drawn to the action and intrigue of the London Met, where he turns his attentions to taking on London's criminals.
THU 23:00 Pop Britannia (b008ptkd)
Three-part documentary series telling the story of popular music and its place in British culture since the 1950s. This last part looks at the constant struggle between the forces of art and commerce. In the early 80s, punk-inspired art students such as The Human League and ABC took British pop to the top of the world's charts, but from the late 80s onwards, dynasties of star-makers such as Stock Aitken and Waterman have tried to mould British pop into a highly-profitable production line.
THU 00:00 How Pop Songs Work (b008nk4h)
Celebration of the magic of pop music and the skill and musical dexterity that goes into writing, performing and producing hit records. Conductor Charles Hazlewood explores the mechanics of pop songs such as Imagine, Tomorrow Never Knows and Back to Black by breaking them down into six key areas, aided by contributions from a cast of writers, producers and arrangers including Guy Chambers, Martin Fry, Steve Levine, Richard Niles, Nick Ingman, John Altman and Rob Davis.
THU 01:00 Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North (b0091tsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today
THU 02:00 Pop Britannia (b008ptkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today
THU 03:00 Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North (b0091tsh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today
FRIDAY 29 FEBRUARY 2008
FRI 19:00 World News Today (b0091twr)
LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
The latest news from around the world.
FRI 19:30 Transatlantic Sessions (b007yyss)
The best of Nashville, Ireland and Scotland come together in an exclusive Highland location and with no audience except one another to make music in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'.
Paul Brady remembers Louisiana, Karen Matheson astonishes with some Gaelic mouth music and American star Joan Osborne makes her UK television debut.
FRI 20:00 Legends (b00879rc)
Al Bowlly - the Very Thought of You
Profile of the debonair 1930s crooner Al Bowlly. Listening to his songs today, one is transported back to the dreams, aspirations and style of the inter-war years. The film tells the colourful and chaotic story of how a South African barber travelled halfway across the world to become Britain's first pop star. From busking on the streets of London to his own radio show in New York, it tells how Bowlly led a life of extraordinary success that ultimately ended in disappointment and tragedy.
FRI 21:00 Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis (b0091tws)
Comedian Rob Brydon explores Welsh identity and tries to discover what makes his patriotic countrymen so defensive.
Along the way, he talks to a host of Welsh celebrities, including Griff Rhys Jones, Goldie Lookin' Chain and actress Ruth Jones, as he examines the national psyche, in particular questioning his own belief that the Welsh have a natural leaning toward pessimism.
Rob also constructs a stand-up routine of Welsh-based material which he tries out in surprise appearances at comedy clubs around Wales.
FRI 22:00 Timeshift (b0081mbk)
Emmylou Harris's Ten Commandments of Country
Live performance in which Emmylou Harris presents her ten rules of what makes a great country song, personally chosen from her own extensive repertoire. Filmed in Los Angeles in an intimate venue, the show features songs with Emmylou accompanied by her blue grass band. Each track illustrates one of her ten commandments, with a short introduction to explain why it was chosen and what element of country music it best represents.
FRI 23:00 Timeshift (b0081mbl)
Emmylou Harris at the BBC
BBC collection of performances which traces Emmylou Harris's musical development from her first British TV appearance on the Old Grey Whistle Test right up to recent UK festival shows. Rarely seen archive from the BBC vaults nestles alongside more widely known material as Harris covers a broad spectrum of styles from country rock to Celtic traditional.
FRI 23:35 Batman (b009224v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:35 on Tuesday
FRI 00:00 Batman (b009225p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:35 on Wednesday
FRI 00:25 Timeshift (b0081mbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today
FRI 01:25 Legends (b00879rc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today
FRI 02:25 Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis (b0091tws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today
FRI 03:25 Transatlantic Sessions (b007yyss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)
Are We Having Fun Yet? 00:00 MON (b0074tjc)
Are We Having Fun Yet? 01:00 MON (b0074tkt)
Are We Having Fun Yet? 02:00 MON (b0074tk4)
Around the World in 80 Treasures 20:00 TUE (b0078vxj)
Ashes to Ashes 22:00 THU (b0090d3n)
BBC Proms 02:00 TUE (b007t3v6)
Batman 19:35 TUE (b009224v)
Batman 19:35 WED (b009225p)
Batman 23:35 FRI (b009224v)
Batman 00:00 FRI (b009225p)
Brecon Jazz Festival 01:55 SAT (b0090cbw)
Brecon Jazz Festival 03:55 SAT (b0090cbw)
Citizen Smith 01:25 SAT (b0090b8b)
Citizen Smith 03:25 SAT (b0090b8b)
Dave Cameron's Incredible Journey 19:30 MON (b008kj8z)
Diary of a Nobody - Shorts 19:00 SAT (b007d8r3)
Diary of a Nobody - Shorts 19:10 SAT (b007gm0h)
Doctors to Be: 20 Years On 19:00 SUN (b008ftj7)
Doctors to Be: 20 Years On 01:50 SUN (b008ftj7)
Going for a Song 19:30 SUN (b0092xs0)
Goodness Gracious Me 22:00 TUE (b0077n6q)
How Pop Songs Work 00:00 THU (b008nk4h)
How to Murder Your Wife 22:30 SAT (b0078m0w)
Howards' Way 20:00 SUN (b0091tc3)
Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North 00:50 SUN (b0090bzs)
Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North 02:50 SUN (b0090bzs)
Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North 21:00 THU (b0091tsh)
Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North 01:00 THU (b0091tsh)
Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North 03:00 THU (b0091tsh)
Legends 20:00 FRI (b00879rc)
Legends 01:25 FRI (b00879rc)
Mark Lawson Talks To... 23:00 WED (b0091tqr)
Mark Lawson Talks To... 01:30 WED (b0091tqr)
Masterpieces of Vienna 22:00 WED (b008m61x)
Masterpieces of the East 19:30 THU (b007t30n)
Michael Wood: The Story of India 20:00 THU (b007zn52)
Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work 20:00 WED (b008fm5g)
Pop Britannia 23:00 THU (b008ptkd)
Pop Britannia 02:00 THU (b008ptkd)
Pop Go the Sixties 19:30 TUE (b0088xv2)
Pop Go the Sixties 19:30 WED (b008d00q)
Portillo on Thatcher: The Lady's Not for Spurning 21:00 MON (b009223q)
Portillo on Thatcher: The Lady's Not for Spurning 03:00 MON (b009223q)
Portillo on Thatcher: The Lady's Not for Spurning 23:30 TUE (b009223q)
Pride and Prejudice Revisited 21:00 SAT (b0074rnb)
Pride and Prejudice 19:20 SAT (b0074rph)
Pride and Prejudice 20:10 SAT (b0074rpj)
Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis 21:00 FRI (b0091tws)
Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis 02:25 FRI (b0091tws)
Savile Row 21:30 SAT (b00909d4)
Savile Row 02:25 SAT (b00909d4)
Story of Light Entertainment 22:20 SUN (b00792f0)
Storyville 21:00 TUE (b0091tjj)
Storyville 01:00 TUE (b0091tjj)
The Armstrong and Miller Show 23:00 TUE (b008fn10)
The Cult of... 20:50 SUN (b0091tc4)
The Cult of... 00:20 SUN (b0091tc4)
The Cult of... 02:20 SUN (b0091tc4)
The Cult of... 20:30 MON (b0091tc4)
The Cult of... 23:30 MON (b0091tc4)
The Great British Sunday 21:20 SUN (b008x370)
The Hard Sell 22:30 TUE (b0091tnn)
The Jet Stream and Us 00:25 SAT (b00909b0)
The Late Edition 23:50 SUN (b0090blw)
The Late Edition 22:30 WED (b0091tqq)
The Late Edition 01:00 WED (b0091tqq)
The Late Edition 03:30 WED (b0091tqq)
The Worlds of Fantasy 21:00 WED (b0090blv)
The Worlds of Fantasy 00:00 WED (b0090blv)
The Worlds of Fantasy 02:30 WED (b0090blv)
The Worst Job In British Politics? The Leader of the Opposition 22:30 MON (b0074sqt)
Timeshift 22:00 FRI (b0081mbk)
Timeshift 23:00 FRI (b0081mbl)
Timeshift 00:25 FRI (b0081mbk)
Transatlantic Sessions 19:30 FRI (b007yyss)
Transatlantic Sessions 03:25 FRI (b007yyss)
World News Today 19:00 MON (b0091tfg)
World News Today 19:00 TUE (b0091tjh)
World News Today 19:00 WED (b0091tqp)
World News Today 19:00 THU (b0091tsg)
World News Today 19:00 FRI (b0091twr)