Fantasy adventure series. The Minstrel literally rocks the Stock Exchange and the Caped Crusader sees through his disguise.
Documentary series providing insight into the work of the Queen and other members of the Royal Family over the course of a year. Features one of the Queen's most important duties, her weekly meetings with the Prime Minister.
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 edition tells the story of how, in the 1950s, two very different writers created texts that revolutionised fantasy literature - JRR Tolkien, the Oxford academic and writer of The Lord Of The Rings, and the visionary surrealist artist Mervyn Peake, creator of the Gormenghast trilogy.
Series about Vienna's cultural artefacts looks at Sigmund Freud's couch - now an iconic piece of furniture and the emblem of psychoanalysis. The film tells the story of how its arrival in Freud's Viennese apartment triggered a revolution in 20th-century thinking.
Journalist and broadcaster Lionel Blue, the first openly gay British rabbi, in conversation with Mark Lawson.
THURSDAY 06 MARCH 2008
THU 19:00 World News Today (b009fyh3)
The latest news from around the world.
THU 19:30 Masterpieces of the East (b007tr7t)
The Tara Statue
Series revealing the stories behind iconic artefacts from the Indian subcontinent. This edition takes a look at the near life-size bronze statue of the Buddhist goddess Tara, which has long been one of the most striking and memorable exhibits in the Asia gallery of the British Museum. Discovered in Sri Lanka, the statue made an extraordinary journey back to Britain via the country home Sir Robert Brownrigg.
THU 20:00 Michael Wood: The Story of India (b008095g)
Documentary series about the history of India presented by Michael Wood. This episode examines the British Raj and India's struggle for freedom. Wood reveals how in South India a global corporation came to control much of the subcontinent, and explores the magical culture of Lucknow, discovering the enigmatic Briton who helped found the freedom movement. He traces the Amritsar massacre, the rise of Gandhi and Nehru, and the events that led to the Partition of India in 1947.
THU 21:00 A Year in Tibet (b00936pn)
Intimate documentary series following a year in the life of the society living in and around Gyantse, Tibet's third largest town. The Panchen Lama, the highest ranking Buddhist living in Tibet today, pays an unexpected visit to the local monastery and throws the monks into turmoil. A local hotel owner is worried about the lack business. In the nearby village of Tangmai, a young farmers wife is rushed into hospital with complications with her pregnancy.
THU 22:00 Ashes to Ashes (b0091xk7)
When the body of a worker at a nuclear research centre disappears from the morgue, Alex smells a conspiracy. Was Martin Kennedy killed because he had proof the government was testing neutron bombs? Gene is adamant that murder has simpler motives, and a link to Alex's mother gives him at least one suspect in an investigation that leads them onto dangerous territory.
THU 23:00 Mad Men (b009364t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Sunday
THU 23:50 Selling the Sixties (b009364s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Sunday
THU 00:50 A Year in Tibet (b00936pn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today
THU 01:50 Rageh Inside Iran (b0074tdh)
Documentary presented by Rageh Omaar which reveals the lives, hopes and fears of the young generation of Tehran, the most intriguing, talked about but least understood city in the world today.
Omaar and director Paul Sapin spent a year arranging the permissions and contacts for the film, who include a renowned female photojournalist, a woman who is the CEO of an international transport company, the editor of a youth magazine, the staff at a drug rehab centre and a pop star.
THU 03:20 A Year in Tibet (b00936pn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today
FRIDAY 07 MARCH 2008
FRI 19:00 World News Today (b009fylg)
LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
The latest news from around the world.
FRI 19:30 Transatlantic Sessions (b007zmn2)
Folk musicians come together in what have been called the greatest backporch shows ever. Jerry Douglas demonstrates his Grammy award-winning dobro skills and other highlights include Eddi Reader with Tim O'Brien, Julie Fowlis with Donal Lunny and Darrell Scott backed by Karen Matheson.
FRI 20:00 Mozartballs (b009372h)
Lighthearted documentary which explores what Mozart symbolises in the modern age. It features curious characters that embody the spirit of Mozart – from an obsessed Swiss ex-schoolteacher to a pop musician in Oklahoma who believes that her body is actually inhabited by Mozart's spirit, from a computer genius in California whose software has created a 'new' Mozart cello concerto in less than one second to a piano-playing Austrian astronaut who carried a score of The Magic Flute into space.
FRI 21:00 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.
FRI 22:00 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.
FRI 23:00 John Lee Hooker and Friends (b0093rp3)
A concert recorded by the late blues legend John Lee Hooker in 1992 at the Sweetwater Club, Mill Valley, California.
FRI 23:45 Batman (b0094j01)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:35 on Tuesday
FRI 00:10 Batman (b0094j0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:35 on Wednesday
FRI 00:35 Glastonbury (b009373y)
Highlights of the incendiary set performed by Iggy Pop and the Stooges at Glastonbury 2007, featuring songs from their latest album The Weirdness and classics like No Fun and I Wanna Be Your Dog. About to hit 60 yet still the bad boy of American rock, frontman Iggy is at his strutting, dynamic best, as he incites several hundred muddy festivalgoers to invade the stage.
FRI 01:35 Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges (b009372j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today
FRI 02:35 Originals (b0074szq)
George Clinton - Tales of Dr Funkenstein
Don Letts's hilarious and colourful profile of the godfather of funk, whose 50-year career has defined the genre. From his 1950s days running a doo-wop group out of the back of his barber store, through the madness of the monster Parliament/Funkadelic machine of the 70s to his late 90s hip-hop collaborations with Dre and Snoop, George Clinton has inspired generations of imitators. Contributors include Outkast's Andre 3000 and Macy Gray.
FRI 03:35 Transatlantic Sessions (b007zmn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today
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A Year in Tibet 21:00 THU (b00936pn)
A Year in Tibet 00:50 THU (b00936pn)
A Year in Tibet 03:20 THU (b00936pn)
Around the World in 80 Treasures 20:00 TUE (b0078vzw)
Ashes to Ashes 22:00 THU (b0091xk7)
BBC Proms 01:30 TUE (b007v2bc)
Batman 19:35 TUE (b0094j01)
Batman 19:35 WED (b0094j0x)
Batman 23:45 FRI (b0094j01)
Batman 00:10 FRI (b0094j0x)
Dear Television 19:00 SUN (b00934wx)
Glastonbury 00:35 FRI (b009373y)
Goodness Gracious Me 22:00 TUE (b007490p)
John Lee Hooker and Friends 23:00 FRI (b0093rp3)
Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North 00:50 SUN (b0091tsh)
Jonathan Meades: Magnetic North 03:20 SUN (b0091tsh)
Mad Men 22:00 SUN (b009364t)
Mad Men 23:00 THU (b009364t)
Mark Lawson Talks To... 23:00 WED (b00936js)
Mark Lawson Talks To... 01:30 WED (b00936js)
Masterpieces of Vienna 22:00 WED (b008m62t)
Masterpieces of the East 19:30 THU (b007tr7t)
Michael Wood: The Story of India 20:00 THU (b008095g)
Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work 20:00 WED (b008h42f)
Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges 22:00 FRI (b009372j)
Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges 01:35 FRI (b009372j)
Mozartballs 20:00 FRI (b009372h)
Northanger Abbey 19:00 SAT (b00934l0)
Originals 02:35 FRI (b0074szq)
Political Mavericks 21:00 MON (b0093676)
Political Mavericks 03:00 MON (b0093676)
Pop Go the Sixties 19:30 TUE (b0088nyx)
Pop Go the Sixties 19:30 WED (b008d011)
Rageh Inside Iran 01:50 THU (b0074tdh)
Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis 00:35 SAT (b0091tws)
Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis 03:05 SAT (b0091tws)
Selling the Sixties 21:00 SUN (b009364s)
Selling the Sixties 23:20 SUN (b009364s)
Selling the Sixties 23:50 THU (b009364s)
Silbury: the Heart of the Hill 01:50 SUN (b0084l01)
Storyville 21:00 TUE (b00936cb)
Sweet Smell of Success 22:00 SAT (b007lrf7)
The Armstrong and Miller Show 23:00 TUE (b008h4dh)
The Cult of... 20:00 SUN (b00934wz)
The Cult of... 00:20 SUN (b00934wz)
The Cult of... 02:50 SUN (b00934wz)
The Cult of... 19:30 MON (b00934wz)
The Cult of... 23:00 MON (b00934wz)
The Hard Sell 21:30 SAT (b0091tnn)
The Hard Sell 01:35 SAT (b0091tnn)
The Hard Sell 22:30 TUE (b00936cc)
The Late Edition 22:50 SUN (b0091tqq)
The Late Edition 22:30 WED (b00936hl)
The Late Edition 01:00 WED (b00936hl)
The Late Edition 03:30 WED (b00936hl)
The Lost World of Tibet 22:00 MON (b0093677)
The Lost World of Tibet 02:00 MON (b0093677)
The Lost World of Tibet 23:30 TUE (b0093677)
The Moon 23:30 MON (b0074s8j)
The Onedin Line 19:10 SUN (b00934wy)
The Protestant Revolution 00:30 TUE (b007yyck)
The Protestant Revolution 03:20 TUE (b007yyck)
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 20:30 SUN (b0094ctx)
The Secret World of Haute Couture 20:30 SAT (b0074t0r)
The Secret World of Haute Couture 02:05 SAT (b0074t0r)
The Sky at Night 20:00 MON (b06jdkhs)
The Sky at Night 00:30 MON (b07416l4)
The Sky at Night 01:00 MON (b06jdkhs)
The Worlds of Fantasy 21:00 WED (b00936hj)
The Worlds of Fantasy 00:00 WED (b00936hj)
The Worlds of Fantasy 02:30 WED (b00936hj)
Timeshift 23:35 SAT (b0081mbk)
Transatlantic Sessions 19:30 FRI (b007zmn2)
Transatlantic Sessions 03:35 FRI (b007zmn2)
What's Going On: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye 21:00 FRI (b0074rql)
World News Today 19:00 MON (b0093675)
World News Today 19:00 TUE (b009f3p6)
World News Today 19:00 WED (b009fybz)
World News Today 19:00 THU (b009fyh3)
World News Today 19:00 FRI (b009fylg)