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SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2008

SAT 19:00 Snowdrift at Bleath Gill (b00f2ksz)
Produced in 1955 and part of the British Transport Films' collection, this short film follows the heroic actions of railway workers who rescue a snowbound train in the north Pennines.


SAT 19:10 Picture Book (b00fm6vc)
Now We Are Growing Up

Series telling the enchanting story of childhood reading looks at books that help us with the growing pains of our early adolescence and teens.

Though words on the page begin to dominate, we still need strong visual imagery in books to understand darker and more complex worlds, as the magical interplay of words and pictures continues into early adulthood.

Books explored here include Treasure Island, Swallows and Amazons, Lord of the Rings, Stig of the Dump, Tracey Beaker, Northern Lights and Artemis Fowl, while there are interviews, readings and demonstrations of their art from leading writers and illustrators including Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Eoin Colfer, David Almond, Ralph Steadman and Dave McKean.


SAT 20:10 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (b00dlpcj)
Episode 1

Four-part drama series based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.

On a fine May afternoon, the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield spies a handsome young stranger at a village dance, but he ignores her.

Forced by family hardship to seek support from her 'relatives' the D'Urbervilles, apparently an ancient lineage, she falls under the spell of her manipulative 'cousin' Alec - with shocking and lasting consequences.


SAT 21:10 Timeshift (b00fh2bh)
Series 8

How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword

A look at the world of cryptic crosswords, offering up the secrets of these seemingly impenetrable puzzles.

Crossword setter Don Manley, AKA Quixote, reveals the tricks that compilers use to bamboozle and entertain solvers using a crossword he created especially for the programme.

We also find out why Britain became home to the cryptic crossword, how a crossword nearly put paid to the D-Day invasion and why London Underground is elevating the crossword to an art form.

Author Colin Dexter explains why Inspector Morse loved his crossword, Martin Bell reveals how his father became the first crossword setter of the Times without ever having solved one and the crossword editor of the Daily Telegraph opens up her postbag.

Also sharing their enthusiasm for cryptic crosswords are actors Prunella Scales and Simon Russell Beale, Val Gilbert of the Daily Telegraph and Jonathan Crowther, AKA Azed of the Times.


SAT 22:10 Mad Men (b009pg6v)
Series 1

Five G

Drama series which takes an unflinching look at the world of advertising in 1960s New York. Don's past catches up to him when he wins an award and gets his picture on a prominent industry periodical. Ken makes his colleagues envious when he gets a short story published in a national monthly magazine.


SAT 23:00 Selling Power: Admen and No 10 (b009hf6j)
Documentary which looks at how Britain's biggest advertising companies promoted the most unattractive product on earth - politicians. From the groundbreaking and controversial 'Yesterday's Men' through to the infamous Tony Blair 'Demon Eyes' campaign, it explores how best to sell power to a cynical public and is told by those who devised the memorable slogans, promotional films and negative adverts that won elections, changed the course of democracy and made their agencies fortunes.


SAT 00:00 Timeshift (b0094yzq)
Series 7

The Rise and Fall of the Ad Man

Cultural commentator Peter York takes a characteristically insightful and witty look at the changing fortunes of British advertising through the story of the personalities who led it through its highs and lows.

Inspired by the maverick US advertisers of Madison Avenue, a new generation of British ad men created a unique style of advertising based on authentic British culture. It tapped into home-grown humour and marketed itself as almost a branch of the arts. During the 1970s, British ads came to be regarded as the best in the world.

But as York shows, the same combination of ambition, big spending and oversized egos which fed British advertising's glorious rise also led to a disastrous fall when the business climate changed in the 1980s. Now the British ad man has had to reinvent himself for a new, global market.

York gets the extraordinary inside story from top British advertising figures past and present including Alan Parker, David Puttnam, Tim Bell, Frank Lowe and the most successful ad man in the world today, Martin Sorrell.


SAT 01:00 The Hard Sell (b009pgzx)
Gadgets and Gizmos

Phill Jupitus narrates a series exploring 50 years of British TV advertising, with this edition examining our love affair with technology. Adland has always made sure that people desire the latest model, from power tools and motor cars to stereo systems, flat-screen TVs and mobile phones. Contributors include Tim Bell, Sam Delaney, Alan Parker, Suzi Perry and India Knight.


SAT 01:30 Timeshift (b00fh2bh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:10 today]


SAT 02:30 Selling Power: Admen and No 10 (b009hf6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today]


SAT 03:30 Picture Book (b00fm6vc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:10 today]



SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2008

SUN 19:00 Star Portraits with Rolf Harris (b007c5lc)
Series 1

David Dickinson

Rolf Harris invites antiques expert David Dickinson to sit for professional portrait artists Rebecca Driffield, Andrew James and Binny Matthews, with the winning painting being the one that Dickinson chooses to keep for himself.


SUN 19:30 Rolf on Art (b00fswp0)
Series 3

Lowry

Series in which Rolf Harris explores the lives and works of influential artists. He goes to Salford, home to LS Lowry, to sketch the locals and paint his own version of Coming from the Mill. He also visits the Football Association to find out why they were so keen to buy the painting Going to the Match.


SUN 20:00 My Family at War (b00fkggq)
Episode 4

Rolf Harris has been singing Two Little Boys for 40 years. Until now, he had no idea just how much the song mirrors the story of his dad and uncle in the Great War. In this programme, Rolf fulfils a lifetime's ambition by travelling to the Western Front to find out the truth behind his hit song.

Kirsty Wark, meanwhile, uncovers the brutal reality of her great uncle's life in the machine gun corps.


SUN 21:00 The Queen, by Rolf (b007cf17)
For the first time, HM the Queen allows cameras to film at Buckingham Palace as Rolf Harris paints her portrait in honour of her 80th birthday.

She talks openly to Rolf about art, animals, her coronation and the weather, as Rolf tries to capture her personality on canvas during two sittings, ten days apart.

The film follows Rolf's journey from blank canvas to finished portrait, with all the highs and lows as he struggles to complete the job at his studio.


SUN 22:00 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00fqp4j)
Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris, inventor of the wobble-board and portrait painter to the Queen, discusses his career as one of the best-loved entertainers in Britain. He describes his early success as Australian junior swimming champion, how Animal Hospital changed his life, how he came to sing that version of Stairway to Heaven and shows Mark Lawson how to play the didgeridoo.


SUN 23:00 The Rolf Harris Show (b00ftfqj)
Series 3

Episode 12

From 1969, an edition of Rolf Harris's variety show, with Young Generation and guests Val Doonican, Vince Hill, Barbara Windsor and Ivan Rebroff and his Balalaika Group.


SUN 23:45 Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (b00fpwb4)
Series 4

Episode 1

Charlie Brooker takes an irreverent look at all aspects of life on the small screen, including capsule reviews of the week's highs and lows.

He examines the state of television in the current economic climate and, with now-redundant home sale programmes clogging up the schedule, he explores what we can expect in their place.

Expensive dramas and the plethora of job-based shows are also in his sights, while there is light relief as he illustrates the penny-pinching tricks TV uses to meet budgets.


SUN 00:15 Electric Proms (b00f3p6j)
2008

Maddy Prior

Maddy Prior returns to her English traditional roots to perform songs from her current album, Seven For Old England, and from her repertoire, at the English Folk Dance and Song Society headquarters in London's Camden Town.

It's a special moment at Cecil Sharp House, where Maddy researched both her first and her most recent albums. The concert sees her reunited with former Steeleye Span bandmate Tim Hart, and with June Tabor of her Silly Sisters era, and also features Rose Kemp, Maddy's daughter. This promises to be a special night for English folk and the Electric Proms.


SUN 01:15 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00fqp4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


SUN 02:15 Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (b00fpwb4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 today]


SUN 02:45 Electric Proms (b00f3p6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 00:15 today]


SUN 03:45 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00fqp4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]



MONDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2008

MON 19:00 World News Today (b00fqpmv)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


MON 19:30 Private Harry Patch (b00ftf6d)
A year in the life of Harry Patch, Britain's last survivor of the First World War trenches. Historian Richard Van Emden takes Harry back to the battlefield to lay a memorial stone, while the Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composes a new choral work to pay tribute.


MON 20:00 The Hard Sell (b009pgzx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:00 on Saturday]


MON 20:30 Only Connect (b00fqpmy)
Series 1

Episode 11

Quiz show presented by Victoria Coren in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital. It is all about making connections between things which may appear, at first glance, not to be connected at all.


MON 21:00 The Department Store (b00fqpn0)
Peters

Filmmaker Richard Macer visits the high street independent department stores that are fighting back against the big brands.

He spends six months at a family-run shop which has just come out of administration. David and Caroline Whittle lost control of Peters when it couldn't compete with a new shopping centre, but now a private backer has given them one last chance to turn the store around. Things are going well until problems arise with the staff in the shop's cafe.


MON 22:00 Gerry Robinson and the Money Makers (b00fqpn2)
Sir Terry Leahy

Businessman Gerry Robinson finds out what makes some of the country's top financial movers and shakers tick.

He meets Tesco boss Terry Leahy and discovers whether it was single-minded ambition, fanatical attention to detail or an obsession with the customer that took Liverpudlian Leahy from shelf-stacking to the boardroom.


MON 22:30 Pile It High, Sell It Cheap (b0074qzw)
Documentary about the rise of the supermarket, looking at its history and growth over the past 50 years and assessing how it has changed our lives and the consequences for society.


MON 23:10 Shopping for England (b0074tpn)
Historian Mica Nava presents a documentary revealing how, in the early 20th century, Woolworths and Selfridges began a consumer revolution that changed the face of the high street and London's West End.

In 1909, Gordon Selfridge offered up his emporium in Oxford Street as a new social space for Edwardian women keen to escape the restrictions of the past century, and Frank Woolworth raised shoppers' aspirations in Liverpool by offering mass-manufactured goods at low, fixed prices.


MON 00:10 Timeshift (b007nmvr)
Series 7

The Edwardian Larder

Documentary about the first mass-produced food brands focusing on Perrier water, Cadbury's Dairy Milk, Typhoo tea and Marmite. The tea-tasters of Typhoo explain how their predecessors turned a waste product into a bestseller. Chef Matthew Kay tries out some Edwardian recipes designed for vegetarian marmite fans.


MON 01:10 The Department Store (b00fqpn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


MON 02:10 Gerry Robinson and the Money Makers (b00fqpn2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


MON 02:40 Pile It High, Sell It Cheap (b0074qzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]


MON 03:20 The Department Store (b00fqpn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2008

TUE 19:00 World News Today (b00fqq3r)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


TUE 19:30 Versailles Stories (b0074sh7)
Follow the Guide

Series exploring the history and modern evolution of one of France's great palaces through the stories of the people who work there today.

In peak season at Versailles 20,000 tourists can roll up at the gates in just one day. For confused visitors, the keys to unlocking the past are held by the fifty-strong team of palace guides, each primed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the past glories of France. For many of the guides it's not so much a job as a way of life - a way of life that is now under threat.

This episode follows the dreams of would-be Versailles guide, Fabrice Callet, who has been passionate about French history since childhood. Becoming one of this elite band is a huge challenge at the best of times, involving three years of study and a tough national exam. Even if he succeeds, Fabrice will need to find his own way of infiltrating the close knit and not always welcoming world of the Versailles permanent team.

Fabrice's ambitions come at a time of great change for the historic chateau: although Versailles is one of the most popular tourist sites in Europe, competition for visitors is fierce, and new management is intent on modernising the palace and the way that tourists experience it. With the introduction of modern technology in the form of audio guides, the old guard's way of doing things, and indeed their jobs, hang in the balance. Would-be guide Fabrice Callet dreams of becoming one of this elite band.


TUE 20:00 The Thirties in Colour (b00cp456)
Wright Around the World

Four-part series using rare, private and commercial film and photographic archives to give poignant and surprising insights into the 1930s, a decade which erupted into colour as polychromatic photographic technology came of age and three important processes - Dufaycolour, Technicolor and Kodachrome - were brought to the market.

Together with his younger brother Bolling, the American industrialist Harry Wright was wealthy enough to indulge his twin passions for travel and filmmaking. Both siblings collected and shot films that captured the world at a pivotal time in history.

They captured astonishing images acquired and filmed in the islands of the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, as well as South Africa, Morocco, Palestine, and several countries in Europe, including Britain. These destinations were visited during the golden age of ocean travel, when the well-off could escape the Great Depression and travel the world on luxury cruise ships.

The sea had become a playground but it would soon become a battleground, as the world lurched towards the bloodiest war in history.


TUE 21:00 That Mitchell and Webb Look (b009hmgj)
Series 2

Episode 5

Off-beat comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Features a car boot sale where you can buy a wardrobe that's also a gateway to Narnia; a laboratory full of lethal poisons where a practical joker cheers everyone up; and an explanation of what happened to all the avocado bathroom suites.


TUE 21:30 Flight of the Conchords (b008h4bv)
Series 1

The Third Concord

Comedy series about Kiwi folk musicians Bret and Jemaine as they to try to make it big in New York. Murray adds a new band member, the bongo-playing Todd. Bret and Jemaine are unhappy, but the fans seem to love Todd's bongo grooves. Divisions in the band lead to a split and Bret forms The Original Flight of the Conchords. Features the song The Doggy Bounce.


TUE 22:00 Only Connect (b00fqpmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Monday]


TUE 22:30 Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (b00fqq3t)
Series 4

Episode 2

Charlie Brooker takes an irreverent look at all aspects of life on the small screen, including capsule reviews of the week's highs and lows.

In an advertising special, there are reports from a mysterious insider dishing the dirt on all that is bad in the industry, plus a potted history of advertising. Brooker reveals the changing psychology used to keep people buying, and how the portrayal of men and women in advertising has changed. Plus, poet Tim Key gives us an advert-related verse.


TUE 23:00 Stan (b0074sl7)
Neil Brand's drama tells the story of the world's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy - how they met, worked together and remained close friends despite bitter quarrels.


TUE 00:00 Only Connect (b00fqpmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (b00fqq3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]


TUE 01:00 The Thirties in Colour (b00cp456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


TUE 02:00 Stan (b0074sl7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today]


TUE 03:00 Only Connect (b00fqpmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:30 Flight of the Conchords (b008h4bv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:30 today]



WEDNESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2008

WED 19:00 World News Today (b00fqvn9)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


WED 19:30 Nation on Film (b0074t2z)
Series 1

Package Holidays

David Jason tells the story of how film was used to promote and record package-tour holidays in the 1960s. As the package break was established, tour operators made promotional films to sell the sun, sea and sand of the continent to a new audience. At the same time holiday-makers, armed with their new home movie kits, were also bringing back images of quaint Mediterranean fishing villages such as Torremolinos.


WED 20:00 Francesco's Venice (b0078sl0)
Blood

Francesco da Mosto tells the fantastic story of the birth of the most beautiful city in the world, Venice. Of how a city of palaces, of gold and jewels, of art and unrivalled treasures arose out of the swamp of a malaria-ridden lagoon.

Of how one city came to enjoy all the glory of a royal capital yet did away with kings and queens; of how a tomb violently robbed would make an entire people rich; and of how one man - tortured and blinded by his enemies - would lead Venice to a revenge so terrible it would go down in history as one of the worst crimes ever.

Da Mosto reveals the stunning interiors of the Doge's Palace, the Basilica of St Mark, the Ca da Mosto, the Ca D'Oro and the first low-level aerial shots of the city in years. As a Venetian by birth whose family has lived there for over a thousand years, Da Mosto also reveals secret Venice - beset by violence and political intrigue and yet a place which has become the most romantic destination on earth.


WED 21:00 Travels with Vasari (b00fqvnc)
Episode 1

The first part of an exploration of the extraordinary achievement of the chronicler of the Italian Renaissance, Giorgio Vasari, author of the monumental Lives of the Artists.

On a spectacular journey through Renaissance Italy, Andrew Graham-Dixon searches for the shadowy figure who wrote one of the most important books on art and looks at some dazzling works, including masterpieces of the early Renaissance by Giotto, Masaccio and Donatello.


WED 22:00 A Year in Tibet (b009phrr)
A Tale of Three Monks

Documentary series following a year in the life of the society living in and around the Tibetan town of Gyantse. Deputy head lama Tsultrim has to juggle running the monastery whilst complying with a myriad of government restrictions. Young monk Tsephun lives and works with his master Dondrup, a curmudgeonly old lama. Tsephun helps his master with the day-to-day jobs of cleaning and tidying; in return, Dondrup teaches Tsephun the sutras and scriptures, an essential part of becoming a monk.


WED 23:00 Everest: Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain (b0074nz8)
A look at the world's highest mountain in its various guises - Mother Goddess, symbol of human achievement, ruthless killer and latter-day tourist attraction. Contributors include Chris Bonington, Rheinhold Messner and Doug Scott.


WED 00:00 Travels with Vasari (b00fqvnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


WED 01:00 A Year in Tibet (b009phrr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


WED 02:00 Everest: Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain (b0074nz8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today]


WED 03:00 Travels with Vasari (b00fqvnc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]



THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2008

THU 19:00 World News Today (b00fqx7v)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


THU 19:40 The New Avengers (b00ftcl9)
Series 1

The Last of the Cybernauts...?

The creator of the cybernauts, the deadly robots which Steed and Mrs Peel faced a decade before, is kidnapped by a scarred double agent and forced to reactivate the remaining cybernauts, which are sent on a mission to kill Steed and his companions.


THU 20:30 Beeching's Tracks (b00fpvr4)
West

Travel journalist Simon Calder takes a journey along the West Country's lost railway lines to explore the legacy of the 1960s cuts inspired by the Beeching Report. He argues that the time has come to reverse some of Dr Beeching's branch line closures.


THU 21:00 Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights (b00dhv1n)
An amazing journey in Norway's far North as Joanna Lumley pursues a lifelong dream to track down the elusive, stunningly beautiful Northern Lights - 'the true wonder of the world,' as she puts it.

Joanna grew up in tropical Malaysia, and as a little girl never saw snow or felt cold. Inspired by fairytales and picture books, she always longed to make the journey north. At last she travels north across the Arctic Circle, up through Norway to Svalbard, the most northerly permanently inhabited place on Earth, where she has to cope with temperatures approaching minus 30 degrees centigrade.

With a box of crayons in hand, her journey takes her from train to boat, to husky-sled, to snowmobile, as she is pulled ever northwards by what she calls 'the strongest point of the compass'. She explores the romantic fjords of Lofoten and learns to ride a snowmobile, speeding across endless expanses of Lapland tundra with a Sami herdsman in search of his reindeer. As she reaches the Arctic Ocean, she prepares for bed in a hotel made entirely of ice. Everywhere she goes, she asks about the mysterious Northern Lights.


THU 22:00 The Department Store (b00fqpn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Monday]


THU 23:00 BBC Four Sessions (b0074r91)
Georgie Fame - The Birth of Cool

Filmed at St Luke's LSO in London for BBC Four, this session takes us on a musical, archival and anecdotal journey through Georgie Fame's career and the 1960s Soho scene which so epitomised the burgeoning British rhythm and blues movement and the blossoming of Georgie's career.

Performing with Georgie are some original members of the Blue Flames, British trumpet impresario Guy Barker plus Georgie's sons James and Tristan. Georgie will also be joined by his old friends from the scene and regular Flamingo Club performer Zoot Money, trumpet player Eddie Thornton and trombone player Rico Rodriguez. Famous soul and RnB session musician and former front woman of Blue Mink, Madeline Bell, will also joining Georgie on a couple of numbers. As Georgie takes us through stunning performances of classic such as Yeh Yeh, Getaway and Flamingo Allnighter, he intersperses his performances with stories that include some of the audience members - such as Geno Washington and the DJ at 1960s Roaring 20s Club, Count Suckle.

The Georgie Fame story started in 1943 when one Clive Powell was born in Leigh, Lancashire. Clive - or Georgie as he was to become - became aware of music through his father and the local church choir. Georgie took to blowing a harmonica and soon mastered the piano by ear, unaided by any tuition or guidance. After a meeting with the pop impresario Larry Parnes in early 1960s London, Georgie became one of Larry's stable of young stars along with Billy Fury, Vince Eager and Marty Wilde. Parnes employed Georgie as a sideman for his own groups and visiting American artists such as Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. After a enjoying a residency at the Flamingo Club in Wardour Street with his band the Blue Flames and introducing the stars of young 60s London such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to the joys of rhythm and blues, Georgie enjoyed his first number 1 hit with Yeh Yeh in January 1965.


THU 00:00 BBC Four Sessions (b00b0cl1)
Van Morrison

Series of unique and intimate concerts at St Luke's in London, featuring musicians from around the world. Van Morrison showcases tracks from albums including Keep It Simple, Magic Time and Vanlose Stairway, backed by a full band and joined by guests including guitarist Mick Green and organ maestro Georgie Fame.


THU 01:00 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00fqp4j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Sunday]


THU 02:00 The Department Store (b00fqpn0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Monday]


THU 03:00 BBC Four Sessions (b0074r91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 today]



FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2008

FRI 19:00 World News Today (b00fr0dv)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.


FRI 19:30 Gergiev Conducts Mahler (b00fss8h)
2nd

Renowned conductor Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra perform Mahler's gigantic Symphony No 2 (the Resurrection) at the Barbican in London. One of Mahler's choral symphonies, it begins with a huge funeral march and questions whether there is life after death, with the work as a whole marking the progression from darkness to light and from death to everlasting life.


FRI 21:00 Westway to the World (b0078n1k)
Documentary, directed by The Clash's long-term collaborator Don Letts, which allows each of the band's four original members - Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon - to tell their side of the group's story. Includes rarely seen archive footage of the band at their swaggering best.


FRI 22:00 The Clash Live: Revolution Rock (b00fr0dz)
Anthology, directed by Don Letts, which traces the live transformation of The Clash through a series of filmed performances from all phases of their meteoric career, beginning with live in-the-studio clips from 1977 and climaxing with an incendiary performance at Shea Stadium in 1982.

Most of The Clash's best-known songs are featured amongst a host of rare and previously unseen live performances and interviews.


FRI 23:00 Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (b00fqq3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 on Tuesday]


FRI 23:30 The New Avengers (b00ftcl9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:40 on Thursday]


FRI 00:20 The Avengers (b0074t94)
Series 4

A Sense of History

When the author of a visionary plan to eliminate world poverty is found dead with an arrow in his back, Steed dons his bowler hat to investigate.


FRI 01:15 The Clash Live: Revolution Rock (b00fr0dz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 today]


FRI 02:15 Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (b00fqq3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 on Tuesday]


FRI 02:45 Gergiev Conducts Mahler (b00fss8h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]




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

A Year in Tibet 22:00 WED (b009phrr)

A Year in Tibet 01:00 WED (b009phrr)

BBC Four Sessions 23:00 THU (b0074r91)

BBC Four Sessions 00:00 THU (b00b0cl1)

BBC Four Sessions 03:00 THU (b0074r91)

Beeching's Tracks 20:30 THU (b00fpvr4)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 23:45 SUN (b00fpwb4)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 02:15 SUN (b00fpwb4)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 22:30 TUE (b00fqq3t)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 00:30 TUE (b00fqq3t)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 23:00 FRI (b00fqq3t)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 02:15 FRI (b00fqq3t)

Electric Proms 00:15 SUN (b00f3p6j)

Electric Proms 02:45 SUN (b00f3p6j)

Everest: Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain 23:00 WED (b0074nz8)

Everest: Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain 02:00 WED (b0074nz8)

Flight of the Conchords 21:30 TUE (b008h4bv)

Flight of the Conchords 03:30 TUE (b008h4bv)

Francesco's Venice 20:00 WED (b0078sl0)

Gergiev Conducts Mahler 19:30 FRI (b00fss8h)

Gergiev Conducts Mahler 02:45 FRI (b00fss8h)

Gerry Robinson and the Money Makers 22:00 MON (b00fqpn2)

Gerry Robinson and the Money Makers 02:10 MON (b00fqpn2)

Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights 21:00 THU (b00dhv1n)

Mad Men 22:10 SAT (b009pg6v)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 22:00 SUN (b00fqp4j)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 01:15 SUN (b00fqp4j)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 03:45 SUN (b00fqp4j)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 01:00 THU (b00fqp4j)

My Family at War 20:00 SUN (b00fkggq)

Nation on Film 19:30 WED (b0074t2z)

Only Connect 20:30 MON (b00fqpmy)

Only Connect 22:00 TUE (b00fqpmy)

Only Connect 00:00 TUE (b00fqpmy)

Only Connect 03:00 TUE (b00fqpmy)

Picture Book 19:10 SAT (b00fm6vc)

Picture Book 03:30 SAT (b00fm6vc)

Pile It High, Sell It Cheap 22:30 MON (b0074qzw)

Pile It High, Sell It Cheap 02:40 MON (b0074qzw)

Private Harry Patch 19:30 MON (b00ftf6d)

Rolf on Art 19:30 SUN (b00fswp0)

Selling Power: Admen and No 10 23:00 SAT (b009hf6j)

Selling Power: Admen and No 10 02:30 SAT (b009hf6j)

Shopping for England 23:10 MON (b0074tpn)

Snowdrift at Bleath Gill 19:00 SAT (b00f2ksz)

Stan 23:00 TUE (b0074sl7)

Stan 02:00 TUE (b0074sl7)

Star Portraits with Rolf Harris 19:00 SUN (b007c5lc)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles 20:10 SAT (b00dlpcj)

That Mitchell and Webb Look 21:00 TUE (b009hmgj)

The Avengers 00:20 FRI (b0074t94)

The Clash Live: Revolution Rock 22:00 FRI (b00fr0dz)

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The Department Store 21:00 MON (b00fqpn0)

The Department Store 01:10 MON (b00fqpn0)

The Department Store 03:20 MON (b00fqpn0)

The Department Store 22:00 THU (b00fqpn0)

The Department Store 02:00 THU (b00fqpn0)

The Hard Sell 01:00 SAT (b009pgzx)

The Hard Sell 20:00 MON (b009pgzx)

The New Avengers 19:40 THU (b00ftcl9)

The New Avengers 23:30 FRI (b00ftcl9)

The Queen, by Rolf 21:00 SUN (b007cf17)

The Rolf Harris Show 23:00 SUN (b00ftfqj)

The Thirties in Colour 20:00 TUE (b00cp456)

The Thirties in Colour 01:00 TUE (b00cp456)

Timeshift 21:10 SAT (b00fh2bh)

Timeshift 00:00 SAT (b0094yzq)

Timeshift 01:30 SAT (b00fh2bh)

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Travels with Vasari 21:00 WED (b00fqvnc)

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Versailles Stories 19:30 TUE (b0074sh7)

Westway to the World 21:00 FRI (b0078n1k)

World News Today 19:00 MON (b00fqpmv)

World News Today 19:00 TUE (b00fqq3r)

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