The BBC has announced that it has a sustainable plan for the future of the BBC Singers, in association with The VOCES8 Foundation.
The threat to reduce the staff of the three English orchestras by 20% has not been lifted, but it is being reconsidered.
See the BBC press release here.

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SAT 19:00 Life (b00nj6dr)
Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians look like hang-overs from the past. But they overcome their shortcomings through amazing innovation.

The pebble toad turns into a rubber ball to roll and bounce from its enemies. Extreme slow-motion shows how a Jesus Christ lizard runs on water, and how a chameleon fires an extendible tongue at its prey with unfailing accuracy. The camera dives with a Niuean sea snake, which must breed on land but avoids predators by swimming to an air bubble at the end of an underwater tunnel. In a TV first, komodo dragons hunt a huge water-buffalo, biting it to inject venom, then waiting for weeks until it dies. Ten dragons strip the carcass to the bone in four hours.

SAT 20:00 Michael Wood's Story of England (b00v9kb5)
Peasants' Revolt to Tudors

Groundbreaking series in which Michael Wood tells the story of one place throughout the whole of English history. The village is Kibworth in Leicestershire in the heart of England - a place that lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution and was even bombed in World War Two.

Wood's gripping tale moves on to dramatic battles of conscience in the time of the Hundred Years' War. Amazing finds in the school archive help trace peasant education back to the 14th century and we see how the people themselves set up the first school for their children.

Some villagers join in a rebellion against King Henry V, while others rise to become middle class merchants in the textile town of Coventry. On the horizon is the Protestant Reformation, but the rise of capitalism and individualism sow the seeds of England's future greatness.

SAT 21:00 Wallander (b00pfs6y)
Series 1

Blood Line

Following an argument with her lover on her boat, a woman is found dead. Wallander and the Ystad police investigate - their enquiries lead them to a farm commune and to an old friend of Linda's.

In Swedish with English subtitles.

SAT 22:30 Mad Men (b00v9kb7)
Series 4

Waldorf Stories

Drama series set in the world of advertising in 1960s New York. Don and the agency are up for an award for their Glo Coat ad. Roger reflects on how he first met Don. Peggy gets stripped for action and an old young face returns to the fold.

SAT 23:15 Crooked House (b00gf5sy)
The Knocker

When schoolteacher Ben unearths an old door knocker in the garden of his new home, the curator suggests it may come from the now-demolished house, reputed to be haunted. Ben prompts the curator to tell him two stories about the house's past.

Back in the present day, commitment-shy Ben begins to discover that, though demolished, Geap Manor casts a long shadow. Having recently left his girlfriend Hannah for a life of excitement over cosy domesticity, he is excited by the curator's stories and screws the ancient door knocker to his new front door. However, he soon finds himself getting more excitement than he bargained for as the past begins to intrude rudely with a loud knock at the door in the night and a terrifying journey into Geap Manor's bloody past.

SAT 23:45 Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts (b00v9j22)
In 1960, a young secretary from Bournemouth, with no scientific qualifiactions, entered a remote forest in Africa and achieved something nobody else had ever done before. Jane Goodall became accepted by a group of wild chimpanzees, making discoveries that transformed our understanding of them, and challenged the way we define ourselves as human beings by showing just how close we are as a species to our nearest living relatives.

Since then, both she and the chimps of Gombe in Tanzania have become world famous - Jane as the beauty of many wildlife films, they as the beasts with something profound to tell us. As one of the programme's contributors, David Attenborough, suggests, Jane Goodall's story could be a fable if it wasn't true.

In this revealing programme filmed with Jane Goodall in Africa, we discover the person behind the myth, what motivates her and the personal cost her life's work has exacted from her - and why she still thinks we have a lot to learn from the chimps she has devoted her life to understanding.

SAT 00:45 Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough (b0074sfp)
David Attenborough recounts his very personal experiences with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Ever since they were discovered over a century ago, these remarkable creatures have been threatened by loss of habitat, poaching, disease and political instability. But despite all odds their numbers have increased. David tells the extraordinary tale of how conservationists like Dian Fossey have battled to save the mountain gorilla from the brink of extinction.

SAT 01:45 Chopin: The Women Behind the Music (b00v9qpb)
Documentary about the life of the great pianist and composer Chopin and the story of the women whose voices inspired his music. It is undeniable that Chopin revolutionised the nature of music composed for the piano both technically and emotionally. What is less well known is that the actual musical instrument that provided his greatest source of inspiration was the female voice.

To mark the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, this film follows young pianist James Rhodes on a journey to Warsaw, Paris and London to discover the real women who had such a powerful influence on the composer.

Exploring the events of Chopin's life, Rhodes encounters the singers who enchanted the composer with their voices: Konstancja, a young soprano and the object of his teenage affections; Delfina, the sexually notorious Polish Parisian emigre countess; fellow composer and opera singer Pauline Viardot; and, during the final few months of his life, the Swedish operatic superstar Jenny Lind.

Threaded through the narrative of the film is a selection of Chopin's piano music performed by Rhodes, while rising young opera singer Natalya Romaniw performs some of the signature arias that thrilled Chopin.

Featuring contributions from Chopin experts including the interpreters Emanuel Ax and Garrick Ohlsson, his biographer Adam Zamoyski and piano guru Jeremy Siepmann.

SAT 03:15 Explosions: How We Shook the World (b00v9kb3)
Engineer Jem Stansfield is used to creating explosions, but in this programme he uncovers the story of how we have learnt to control them and harness their power for our own means.

From recreating a rather dramatic ancient Chinese alchemy accident to splitting an atom in his own home-built replica of a 1930s piece of equipment, Jem reveals how explosives work and how we have used their power throughout history. He goes underground to show how gunpowder was used in the mines of Cornwall, recreates the first test of guncotton in a quarry with dramatic results and visits a modern high explosives factory with a noble history.

Ground-breaking high speed photography makes for some startling revelations at every step of the way.


SUN 19:00 Time to Remember (b00v6c8q)
A Woman's World

Newsreel footage and original 1950s Time to Remember voiceover by Joyce Grenfell and Dame Edith Evans offer an insight into the ways women's roles in society changed through the first five decades of the 20th century.

Featuring footage of suffragette protest, including Emily Davison at the 1913 Derby; working women during the First World War; Suzanne Lenglen playing tennis; and something of the fashions of the 20s and 30s.

SUN 19:30 The Beauty of Maps (b00s64f4)
Atlas Maps - Thinking Big

Documentary series charting the visual appeal and historical meaning of maps.

The Dutch Golden Age saw map-making reach a fever pitch of creative and commercial ambition. This was the era of the first ever atlases - elaborate, lavish and beautiful. This was the great age of discovery and marked an unprecedented opportunity for mapmakers, who sought to record and categorise the newly acquired knowledge of the world. Rising above the many mapmakers in this period was Gerard Mercator, inventor of the Mercator projection, who changed mapmaking forever when he published his collection of world maps in 1598 and coined the term 'atlas'.

The programme looks at some of the largest and most elaborate maps ever produced, from the vast maps on the floor of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, to the 24-volume atlas covering just the Netherlands, to the largest atlas in the world, The Klencke Atlas. It was made for Charles II to mark his restoration in 1660. But whilst being one of the British Library's most important items, it is also one of its most fragile, so hardly ever opened. This is a unique opportunity to see inside this enormous and lavish work, and see the world through the eyes of a king.

SUN 20:00 All Our Working Lives (b00vff10)


The story of the British coal mining industry, told with rare archive and interviews with the people who worked in it. The programme features the original 1980s documentary on the industry, followed by a new film which brings the story of our coal mines right up to date.

SUN 21:30 Boys from the Blackstuff (b00vff5g)
Yosser's Story

After his wife leaves him, Yosser Hughes struggles to hold his family together. But with no work and the police and social services closing in, he is driven towards a final desperate act. Bernard Hill's moving portrayal of a man who has hit rock bottom earned him a BAFTA award for best actor.

SUN 22:40 Gods and Monsters (b0074stb)
Fictionalised biopic of famed horror film director James Whale. No longer a Hollywood player because of his homosexuality, Whale entertains himself by giving interviews to fans of his work. When a handsome gardener starts working at his house, Whale becomes entranced and starts up a complex friendship with the new arrival - one that will affect both of them profoundly.

SUN 00:20 Singer-Songwriters at the BBC (b00v9lhx)
Series 1

Episode 3

Compilation which unlocks the BBC vaults to explore the burgeoning singer-songwriter genre that exploded at the dawn of the 1970s and became one of the definining styles of that decade.

Featuring classic songs from Bobbie Gentry, Kris Kristofferson, Buffy Saint-Marie, Janis Ian, Gordon Lightfoot, John Martyn, Randy Newman, Linda Lewis, Joni Mitchell, Don McLean, Ralph McTell, Loudon Wainwright III, Don Williams and Paul Brady.

Programme sources include The Old Grey Whistle Test, Top of the Pops, Sounds for Saturday, The Bobbie Gentry Show and One in Ten.

SUN 01:20 Songwriters' Circle (b00v9lhz)
Joe Ely, John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett

This session of the specially-created concerts for BBC FOUR in which three singer-songwriters take it in turns to play their signature works, chat about their songs and collaborate muscially features three of the best exponents of Americana - Texans Lyle Lovett and Joe Ely and Indiana's John Hiatt.

All three draw on country, rock 'n' roll, blues and soul influences to craft their own characteristic sound, each with their own distinctive lyrical voice. Lyle Lovett performs classics like If I Had a Boat and My Baby Don't Tolerate; John Hiatt plays some of his strongest and most covered work including Thing Called Love and Have a Little Faith In Me; and Joe Ely, who flew in especially for the show from his home town of Lubbock, Texas and tells his share of good stories, performs Me and Billy the Kid, Honky Tonk Masquerade and more.

SUN 02:20 Later... Folk America (b00h6xmd)
Compilation of performances by artists from the American folk, blues, bluegrass and country scenes that revisits the spirit of the 1920s and beyond with a distinctly Southern flavour.

Including Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Blind Boys of Alabama, Norah Jones, Odetta, Old Crow Medicine Show, Chatham County Line, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Guy and many more.

SUN 03:20 Leonard Cohen: Songs from the Road (b00vdgmf)
A selection of live performances from Leonard Cohen's triumphant 2008-2009 world tour, featuring classic songs like Bird on the Wire, Famous Blue Raincoat and Hallelujah performed by Leonard and his impeccable musicians and singers before transfixed audiences in a variety of venues across the world.

SUN 04:20 Time to Remember (b00v6c8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]


MON 19:00 World News Today (b00vffvn)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

MON 19:30 Atom (b007tr91)
The Clash of the Titans

The first of three programmes in which nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of the greatest scientific discovery ever - that everything is made of atoms.

As scientists delved deep into the atom, into the very heart of matter, they unravelled nature's most shocking secrets. They had to abandon everything they believed in and create a whole new science, which today underpins the whole of physics, chemistry, biology and maybe even life itself.

The series tells a story of geniuses like Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg who were driven by their thirst for knowledge and glory. It is a story of false starts and conflicts, ambition and revelation, a story which leads us through some of the most exciting and exhilarating ideas ever conceived by the human race.

MON 20:30 Only Connect (b00vffvq)
Series 4

Mountain Men vs In-Laws

Quiz show presented by Victoria Coren in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital.

Three dedicated hill walkers from Derbyshire face off against a family threesome of husband, wife and brother-in-law.

They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Race for Life to the Sanctuary Spa to the Oaks Stakes to the Orange Prize for Fiction.

MON 21:00 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (b00vffvs)
Home Counties Horror

Three-part series in which actor and writer Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who, Sherlock) celebrates the greatest achievements of horror cinema.

Mark uncovers stories behind the films of his favourite period - the 1950s and 60s - which fired his lifelong enthusiasm for horror. These mainly British pictures were dominated by the legendary Hammer Films, who rewrote the horror rulebook with a revolutionary infusion of sex and full-colour gore - all shot in the English Home Counties.

Mark meets key Hammer figures to find out why their Frankenstein and Dracula films conquered the world, making international stars of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. He looks at the new boom of horror that followed in Hammer's wake, including the ravishing Italian movie Black Sunday, and talks to the influential American producer Roger Corman about his disturbing and dreamlike Edgar Allan Poe films. He also explores the intriguing cycle of British 'folk horror' films, such as The Wicker Man and Mark's personal favourite, Blood on Satan's Claw.

Mark also speaks to leading horror ladies Barbara Steele and Barbara Shelley about their most famous roles, makes a pilgrimage to Whitstable, home of Peter Cushing, and finds out why Dracula's bedroom activities got the British censor steamed up.

MON 22:00 Brides of Dracula (b00vhz6x)
Gruesome, handsomely-produced vampire yarn from Hammer Films. A young baron who has inherited the Dracula curse is kept locked away by his mother to hide the family secret - although she does procure for him an occasional victim. But when he breaks out of his castle prison, she becomes a victim herself, and the undead lad takes flight to terrorise the local village and rampage through a girls' school before a specialist is called in.

MON 23:25 All Our Working Lives (b00vff10)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Sunday]

MON 00:55 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (b00vffvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

MON 01:55 This World (b00jtxyl)
Escaping North Korea

The dramatic stories of North Koreans who are risking everything, including torture and execution, to escape the repression and hunger of their homeland and reach safety in the South.

The border between the two Koreas is so heavily guarded that refugees are forced to flee into China, dodging border guards and risking freezing to death crossing the river that divides the two countries. Once in China, they are forced to live secret lives, the women often sold into forced marriages or prostitution, because if discovered, the Chinese authorities will send them back.

This film follows two women who have decided to embark on the next stage of the journey, a desperate attempt to reach South Korea. For May, it involves a four thousand mile journey through the jungles of Laos and Thailand, to claim asylum in Bangkok. For Guem Hee, it means buying a fake passport and risking arrest at any moment. For both women, it is a moving story of leaving their loved ones behind in the biggest gamble of their lives.

MON 02:55 Atom (b007tr91)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

MON 03:55 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (b00vffvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


TUE 19:00 World News Today (b00vfgcq)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

TUE 19:30 It's Only a Theory (b00nk9yy)
Episode 4

Comedians Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter host a series in which qualified professionals and experts submit their theories about life, the universe and everything for examination by a panel of Hamilton, Hunter and a guest celebrity, who then make a final decision on whether the theory is worth keeping.

The guest celebrity is broadcaster Clare Balding and the experts are Prof Geoff Beattie and Marcus Chown.

TUE 20:00 Britain's Best Drives (b00j4dfr)
Lake District

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

Richard drives a sporty, convertible Triumph TR3A around some of the Lake District's most famous roads. He gets the lowdown on the area from author and resident Hunter Davies, takes on a notorious road, celebrates his birthday at one of Britain's highest pubs, and learns how climate change is affecting this delicate landscape.

TUE 20:30 Time to Remember (b00vfgcs)
Pushing the Boundaries

The endeavour, innovation and technological breakthroughs of the first half of the 20th century are illustrated through newsreel footage and the 1950s narration of the original Time to Remember documentary series.

Includes footage of tanks on the battlefields of the Great War; Scott's expedition to Antarctica; Mallory and Irving on Everest; Roosevelt at the Boulder Dam; and a car testing its very necessary roll-bar.

TUE 21:00 The First Men in the Moon (b00vfgcw)
Mark Gatiss's adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He's a man with an extraordinary story of how, way back in 1909, he got to the moon first, and, together with the eccentric Professor Cavor, discovered a terrifying secret deep beneath its seemingly barren surface.

TUE 22:30 HG Wells: War with the World (b0074t1l)
Drama telling the story of the father of science fiction, HG Wells.

Wells earned global fame with his prophetic novels such as War of the Worlds and used his celebrity to meet the world's greatest leaders. His almost messianic ambition was to create a world state and avert humankind's headlong course towards self-destruction.

Wells was also infamous for his radical thinking on sexual freedom, but ultimately his belief in free love was to have catastrophic consequences.

TUE 00:00 Time to Remember (b00vfgcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]

TUE 00:30 The First Men in the Moon (b00vfgcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

TUE 02:00 North Korea: Crossing the Line (b0074tl7)
In 1962, a US soldier sent to guard the peace in South Korea deserted his unit, walked across a fortified area and defected to the Cold War enemy, the communist state of North Korea.

He became a coveted star of the propaganda machine, but then disappeared from the face of the known world. He later found fame acting in North Korean films, typecast as an evil American. He has now lived in North Korea twice as long as he has in America, uses Korean as his daily language and has three sons from two wives.

At one time, there were four Americans living in North Korea. Today, just one remains. Now after 45 years, the story of Comrade Joe, the last American defector in North Korea is told for the first time.

TUE 03:30 Time to Remember (b00vfgcs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]


WED 19:00 World News Today (b00vfgtd)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

WED 19:30 War Walks (b0074mbh)
Series 2


Professor Richard Holmes walks the French beaches and breakwaters from which thousands of British troops escaped capture in May 1940. German tanks had overwhelmed British and French troops and were poised to seize the British Expeditionary Force.

WED 20:00 We Need Answers (b00q0hvn)
Series 2


Anarchic comedy game show in which celebrity guests answer questions set by the public.

Mark Watson hosts, Tim Key is in the questionmaster's chair and Alex Horne provides expert analysis from a booth as two celebrities battle it out to be crowned the winner and avoid the shame of donning 'The Clogs of Defeat'.

Comedienne and broadcaster Sue Perkins competes against television doctor Phil Hammond.

The rules are simple - contestants must match their answer to the one given by a text answering service. Questions can range from 'Name the seven different ways to cook an egg?' to 'What would happen if I bellyflopped off Dartmouth Bridge?'.

In the cunning physical challenge which pits the contestants against each other, Sue and Phil find out if it's possible to eat, think and move at the same time - cue spinning chairs, yoghurt and a word search.

WED 20:30 A History of the World (b00sj1ry)
Towton 1461

Horrible Histories author Terry Deary tells the story of the country's biggest and bloodiest ever battle in which 28,000 soldiers died in a single day of slaughter during the Wars of the Roses. Terry unearths objects that tell of the extreme brutality of the Battle of Towton, including bullets, arrowheads and even the skeletons of some of the men who died near Tadcaster in North Yorkshire 550 years ago.

WED 21:00 Michael Wood's Story of England (b00vfgtg)
Henry VIII to the Industrial Revolution

Groundbreaking series in which Michael Wood tells the story of one place throughout the whole of English history. The village is Kibworth in Leicestershire in the heart of England - a place that lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution and was even bombed in World War Two.

The tale reaches the dramatic events of Henry VIII's Reformation and the battles of the English Civil War. We track Kibworth's 17th century dissenters, travel on the Grand Union Canal and meet an 18th century feminist writer from Kibworth who was a pioneer of children's books.

The story of a young highwayman transported to Australia comes alive as his living descendents come back to the village to uncover their roots. Lastly, the Industrial Revolution comes to the village with framework knitting factories, changing the village and its people forever.

WED 22:00 Mad Men (b00vfgtj)
Series 4

The Suitcase

An impending deadline leaves the firm in disarray, as Don makes Peggy stay late to work on a Samsonite ad, missing a birthday dinner with her boyfriend Mark. That night, Don receives a call from Anna's niece confirming his fears about her health, while a drunk Duck visits the SCDP offices in search of Peggy.

WED 22:45 The Quatermass Xperiment (b007y4fk)
Sci-fi classic. An astronaut returns to Earth after an experimental space flight, afflicted by a strange fungus that transforms him into a murderous monster. After bullets and bombs fail to stop the creature, brilliant scientist Professor Quatermass becomes mankind's last hope of survival.

WED 00:05 Michael Wood's Story of England (b00vfgtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

WED 01:05 A History of the World (b00sj1ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]

WED 01:35 North Korea: A State of Mind (b0074q9w)
Documentary following two young North Korean gymnasts and their families for over eight months in the preparations for the Mass Games, a choreographed socialist realism spectacular involving a cast of thousands in the biggest and most elaborate human performance on earth.

The film provides a rare glimpse into one of the world's least known societies. North Korea is sealed off from outside influences. It borders China and Russia to the north, and to the south there is a 4km wide impenetrable border with South Korea. The country follows its own communist ideals, a strict philosophy known as the Juche Idea wrapped around the worship of the Kim dynasty - Kim Il Sung, their Eternal President who died in 1994 but remains Head of State, and his son and successor, Kim Jong Il, known as the General.

The crew began filming in February 2003 and had unique access to the families' day-to-day life, and have created a remarkable insight into a part of North Korean society never before seen by Western eyes.

WED 03:05 Michael Wood's Story of England (b00vfgtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


THU 19:00 World News Today (b00vfhhm)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

THU 19:30 Seven Ages of Britain (b00rl4zv)
Age of Empire

The story of the British Empire from 1750 to 1900, revealed through its art and treasures. David Dimbleby travels through Britain, America and India, tracing the descent from adventure and inspiration into moral bankruptcy as the Empire became a self-serving bureaucratic machine.

In Britain, David looks at William Hodges' paintings of Captain Cook's famous voyages, Sir Hiram Maxim's original machine gun, the relics of General Gordon brought back from the Sudan, and some of the priceless trophies plundered in foreign campaigns: Tipu's mechanical Tiger and the Benin Bronzes.

In Philadelphia, he explores William Penn's utopian Old Town, the Liberty Bell, and painter Benjamin West's pictorial white-washing of history in Penn's Treaty With the Indians.

In India, David looks at the colonial architecture of Calcutta, and some fabulous frescoes in a Rajasthan village mocking British customs and personalities.

The programme ends at the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, not so much a monument to the British Empire as its mausoleum.

THU 20:30 In Search of Medieval Britain (b00b6w6k)

Medieval art historian, Dr Alixe Bovey, uses the oldest surviving route map of Britain to make a series of journeys through Britain in the Middle Ages. She explores the most mysterious region on the whole map - Scotland, a nation so young it still had no capital, where wolves reigned over its highland wilderness and gangsters terrorised its border lands.

THU 21:00 Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women (b00vfhhp)
Crime author Denise Mina investigates the life and work of one of the world's greatest horror writers, Edgar Allan Poe. The relationships between Poe and the women in his life - mother, wife, paramour and muse - were tenuous at best, disastrous at worst, yet they provided inspiration and stimulus for some of the most terrifying and influential short stories of the early 19th century.

Travelling between New York, Virginia and Baltimore, Mina unravels Poe's tortuous and peculiar relationships. Dramatised inserts take us into the minds of Poe and his women through their own letters, journals and published writing.

THU 22:00 Michael Wood's Story of England (b00vfgtg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Wednesday]

THU 23:00 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (b00vffvs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Monday]

THU 00:00 Brides of Dracula (b00vhz6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Monday]

THU 01:25 Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women (b00vfhhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]

THU 02:25 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.

THU 03:45 Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women (b00vfhhp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


FRI 19:00 World News Today (b00vfhp7)
The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.

FRI 19:30 Chopin 200th Anniversary Gala Concert (b00vfhp9)
Katie Derham introduces a sumptuous gala concert from Warsaw to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth.

Three past winners of the prestigious International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition pay their own tribute to Poland's favourite musical son. Yundi plays an exquisite selection of Nocturnes, with the Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, then Dang Thai Son and Garrick Ohlsson each play the piano concertos in F minor and E minor. In interview they reminisce about winning the competition and their affinity with Chopin's music.

FRI 21:30 Singer-Songwriters at the BBC (b00vfhy7)
Series 1

Episode 4

Compilation which unlocks the BBC vaults to explore the burgeoning singer-songwriter genre that exploded at the dawn of the 1970s and became one of the defining styles of that decade.

Featuring songs from Donovan, Gerry Rafferty, James Taylor, Elton John, Mickey Newbury, Tom Paxton, John Prine, Melanie, Jesse Winchester, Steve Forbert, Chris Rea, Carole King and others.

Programme sources include The Old Grey Whistle Test, In Concert, Top of the Pops, One in Ten and Cilla!

FRI 22:30 Songwriters' Circle (b00vfhy9)
David Gray, KT Tunstall, Ray LaMontagne

Three premier singer-songwriters play solo, taking it in turns to perform their signature songs and play together at west London's intimate Bush Hall. Chatting about the art and process of songwriting, Cheshire-born David Gray plays songs like Babylon and This Year's Love, plus material from his album Foundling. KT Tunstall plays Other Side and Black Horse and the Cherry Tree from her million-selling debut album Eye of the Telescope and songs from her recent Tiger Sun album. American Ray LaMontagne plays Trouble as well as songs from his fourth album God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise.

FRI 23:40 The Man Who Recorded America: Jac Holzman's Elektra Records (b00vfhyc)
In the 1960s, a small indie label would conquer American music. With artists like the Doors, Love, Tim Buckley, the Incredible String Band and the Stooges, Elektra Records was consistently on the cutting edge, having built its name initially with folk revival artists like Judy Collins and Tom Paxton, signed out of Greenwich Village. Elektra was run by suave visionary Jac Holzman and this is his story. Featuring contributions from Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, Judy Collins and choice BBC archive.

FRI 00:30 Chopin 200th Anniversary Gala Concert (b00vfhp9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

FRI 02:30 Singer-Songwriters at the BBC (b00vfhy7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:30 today]

FRI 03:30 Songwriters' Circle (b00vfhy9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:30 today]

(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 21:00 MON (b00vffvs)

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 00:55 MON (b00vffvs)

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 03:55 MON (b00vffvs)

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss 23:00 THU (b00vffvs)

A History of the World 20:30 WED (b00sj1ry)

A History of the World 01:05 WED (b00sj1ry)

All Our Working Lives 20:00 SUN (b00vff10)

All Our Working Lives 23:25 MON (b00vff10)

Atom 19:30 MON (b007tr91)

Atom 02:55 MON (b007tr91)

Boys from the Blackstuff 21:30 SUN (b00vff5g)

Brides of Dracula 22:00 MON (b00vhz6x)

Brides of Dracula 00:00 THU (b00vhz6x)

Britain's Best Drives 20:00 TUE (b00j4dfr)

Chopin 200th Anniversary Gala Concert 19:30 FRI (b00vfhp9)

Chopin 200th Anniversary Gala Concert 00:30 FRI (b00vfhp9)

Chopin: The Women Behind the Music 01:45 SAT (b00v9qpb)

Crooked House 23:15 SAT (b00gf5sy)

Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women 21:00 THU (b00vfhhp)

Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women 01:25 THU (b00vfhhp)

Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women 03:45 THU (b00vfhhp)

Explosions: How We Shook the World 03:15 SAT (b00v9kb3)

Gods and Monsters 22:40 SUN (b0074stb)

Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough 00:45 SAT (b0074sfp)

HG Wells: War with the World 22:30 TUE (b0074t1l)

In Search of Medieval Britain 20:30 THU (b00b6w6k)

It's Only a Theory 19:30 TUE (b00nk9yy)

Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts 23:45 SAT (b00v9j22)

Later... Folk America 02:20 SUN (b00h6xmd)

Leonard Cohen: Songs from the Road 03:20 SUN (b00vdgmf)

Life 19:00 SAT (b00nj6dr)

Mad Men 22:30 SAT (b00v9kb7)

Mad Men 22:00 WED (b00vfgtj)

Michael Wood's Story of England 20:00 SAT (b00v9kb5)

Michael Wood's Story of England 21:00 WED (b00vfgtg)

Michael Wood's Story of England 00:05 WED (b00vfgtg)

Michael Wood's Story of England 03:05 WED (b00vfgtg)

Michael Wood's Story of England 22:00 THU (b00vfgtg)

North Korea: A State of Mind 01:35 WED (b0074q9w)

North Korea: Crossing the Line 02:00 TUE (b0074tl7)

Only Connect 20:30 MON (b00vffvq)

Seven Ages of Britain 19:30 THU (b00rl4zv)

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 00:20 SUN (b00v9lhx)

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 21:30 FRI (b00vfhy7)

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 02:30 FRI (b00vfhy7)

Songwriters' Circle 01:20 SUN (b00v9lhz)

Songwriters' Circle 22:30 FRI (b00vfhy9)

Songwriters' Circle 03:30 FRI (b00vfhy9)

The Beauty of Maps 19:30 SUN (b00s64f4)

The First Men in the Moon 21:00 TUE (b00vfgcw)

The First Men in the Moon 00:30 TUE (b00vfgcw)

The Game of Their Lives 02:25 THU (b0074myj)

The Man Who Recorded America: Jac Holzman's Elektra Records 23:40 FRI (b00vfhyc)

The Quatermass Xperiment 22:45 WED (b007y4fk)

This World 01:55 MON (b00jtxyl)

Time to Remember 19:00 SUN (b00v6c8q)

Time to Remember 04:20 SUN (b00v6c8q)

Time to Remember 20:30 TUE (b00vfgcs)

Time to Remember 00:00 TUE (b00vfgcs)

Time to Remember 03:30 TUE (b00vfgcs)

Wallander 21:00 SAT (b00pfs6y)

War Walks 19:30 WED (b0074mbh)

We Need Answers 20:00 WED (b00q0hvn)

World News Today 19:00 MON (b00vffvn)

World News Today 19:00 TUE (b00vfgcq)

World News Today 19:00 WED (b00vfgtd)

World News Today 19:00 THU (b00vfhhm)

World News Today 19:00 FRI (b00vfhp7)