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 Villages by the Sea (m000c799)

Archaeologist Ben Robinson reveals the story of this Devon coastal gem’s transformation from fishing village to romantic Victorian seaside resort.

Our coastal villages are often seen as remote places for retreat and relaxation. However, they have often been on the front line of history - from the arrival of Christianity to battles with neighbours and nature, from slave trading to the birth of modern tourism.

Thanks to a powerful and pioneering woman, Clovelly found itself at the forefront of the Victorian seaside holiday revolution. Even today cars are banned and the village is privately owned, helping to preserve it as a reminder of a bygone age.

SAT 19:30 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World (m000x8l0)

Main Prize Final

After a week of exceptional performances, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 reaches its climax with the main prize final. In a competition showcasing 16 rising stars from across the world, the winners of the four rounds and one additional wildcard finalist compete for one of the most prestigious titles in opera.

Petroc Trelawny and Josie d’Arby present full coverage of the final from St David’s Hall, Cardiff, alongside expert guests from the opera world offering their insight on the performances.

The five finalists sing their hearts out in front of a prestigious panel of jurors: Welsh bass-baritone Neal Davies, himself a winner of the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, acclaimed US soprano Roberta Alexander and, chairing the jury, general director of the Welsh National Opera, Aiden Lang.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales provide accompaniment conducted by Andrew Litton and Michael Christie. The winning artist will be awarded the title BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021.

SAT 22:00 An Impossible Love (m000x8l2)
Late 1950s France. Rachel, a young office worker, has a brief and passionate affair with Philippe. Despite the birth of a daughter, Chantal, Philippe refuses to marry below his bourgeois status. Rachel raises the child alone, but never gives up on the hope that Philippe will acknowledge that he is the father.

In French with English subtitles.

SAT 00:05 The Killing (b017t3jp)
Series 2

Episode 4

After yet another gruesome murder is discovered, all clues indicate that the perpetrator of the first two killings may be responsible. But Special Branch is no longer convinced that police have the right suspect. Justice minister Thomas Buch, still under pressure, discovers some key secrets about his predecessor.

SAT 01:05 The Killing (b017z1s5)
Series 2

Episode 5

Lund and Strange travel to Sweden to question and protect the only other surviving member of Raben's former army squad. But Raben himself is on the same mission. Having lost face with the prime minister, Buch is pressured into passing the much-negotiated anti-terrorism bill. Will he agree to the new draconian measures against his own better judgement? Top police brass and Special Branch interfere with the investigation, but Lund persists and has a breakthrough when she suddenly sees the case from a new angle.

SAT 02:05 The Killing (b017z1tc)
Series 2

Episode 6

Lund is convinced that the body of the fallen soldier, Per K Moller, is not the one in the buried coffin and orders it to be exhumed. Now the sole survivor of his former squad, Jens Peter Raben realises that the preacher lied about his acquaintance with Anne Dragsholm. Thomas Buch is still in the hot seat and tries to uncover the mysterious motivations of his predecessor, former justice minister Monberg.


SUN 19:00 Discovering... (b0bs67c1)
Series 1

Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin

George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (1924) is a landmark in 20th-century music. Gershwin drew upon the jazz music enveloping New York City in the 1920s to create the 'American Sound', which would inspire generations of composers in years to come.

Josie D'Arby presents the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with pianist Marc Andre Hamelin, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard, performing the piece in full from Glasgow's City Halls.

Through conversations with the Dausgaard, Hamelin and members of the orchestra, and interviews with jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph and broadcaster, critic and biographer David Benedict, the programme delves deep into Gershwin's swinging salute to the city that never sleeps, exploring the composer's desire to be taken seriously beyond Broadway, and the improvisational approach which drew together so many different musical influences to create this iconic and and much-loved piece of music.

SUN 20:00 Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession (b00s2wvh)
Windows on the World

In a series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps aren't simply about getting from A to B, but are revealing snapshots of defining moments in history and tools of political power and persuasion.

Visiting the world's first known map, etched into the rocks of a remote alpine hillside 3,000 years ago, Brotton explores how each culture develops its own unique, often surprising way of mapping. As Henry VIII's stunning maps of the British coastline from a bird's-eye view show, they were also used to exert control over the world.

During the Enlightenment, the great French Cassini dynasty pioneered the western quest to map the world with greater scientific accuracy, leading also to the British Ordnance Survey. But these new scientific methods were challenged by cultures with alternative ways of mapping, such as in a Polynesian navigator's map which has no use for north, south and east.

As scientifically accurate map-making became a powerful tool of European expansion, the British carved the state of Iraq out of the Middle East. When the British drew up Iraq's boundaries, they had devastating consequences for the nomadic tribes of Mesopotamia.

SUN 21:00 World War II: Behind Closed Doors (m000x8mb)
Episode 1

Documentary series revealing the 'behind-closed-doors' politics of World War II. This episode focuses on the secret history of the non-aggression pact between Hitler and Stalin.

SUN 22:00 Diary Days (m000x8md)
VE Day - 8 May 1945

Diarists give their memories of 8 May 1945, the first Victory in Europe Day.

SUN 22:05 Mark Lawson Talks To... (b00w4jcy)
Jimmy McGovern

Mark Lawson talks to the Emmy and Bafta Award-winning screenwriter Jimmy McGovern about his life and career in television drama. In this insightful interview McGovern shares his memories of working-class Liverpool, how his own struggle with speech drove his love of words, and the lasting impact of being 'steeped in Catholicism'.

After his breakthrough role on Channel Four's Brookside, McGovern went on to pursue his passion for socially and emotionally powerful stories. His fascination with faith and the human conscience was deftly explored in ITV's Cracker and his interrogation of contemporary issues brought him acclaim for Hillsborough, Dockers and Sunday.

Despite a foray into feature films in the controversial Priest, McGovern has remained resolutely smitten with the small screen, most notably in The Lakes, The Street and his latest BBC drama, Accused.

SUN 23:05 Fathers and Songs: Music for Father's Day (b02yhsb6)
Fatherhood has proved a great subject for a variety of artists - some celebratory, some conflicted, but all inspired by what dad does and doesn't do. Here's a mixture of songs that celebrate and probe the emotional complexities generated by the sometime head of the household. Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Cat Stevens, Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Mike and the Mechanics, Suggs and the Blockheads, Neil Young, James Brown, Pigbag and even Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter Kelly put in an appearance, making a cracking compilation for Father's Day.

SUN 00:00 Storyville (b08xyq06)
This Was My Dad – The Rise and Fall of Geoffrey Matthews

A profoundly intimate documentary filmed by Bafta-winning director Morgan Matthews over a period of more than ten years in the life of Morgan's father Geoff and his wonderfully eccentric partner Anna.

In an attempt to reconnect with his dad after becoming estranged, Morgan uses the camera as both a facilitator and a filter that enables him to stay close during challenging times. The film follows Geoff and Anna through a financial crisis that sees them losing their home, it captures the challenges of their relationship, and documents the decline in Geoff's health as a result of emphysema and cancer.

With the warmth, love and humour that is so often mixed up in family dramas, this is a documentary made from the inside by a film-maker who is used to turning his camera towards other people's families - but never his own. The result is deeply personal, but the themes of a challenging paternal dynamic, a relationship under pressure, and death in the family, are widespread and universal.

SUN 01:25 Discovering... (b0bs67c1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

SUN 02:25 Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession (b00s2wvh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


MON 19:00 The Joy of Painting (m000lppg)
Series 3

Mountain Retreat

Bob Ross creates a beautiful summer getaway with rugged brown peaks, clear blue waters and a cosy little cabin.

American painter Bob Ross offers soothing words of encouragement to viewers and painting hobbyists in an enormously popular series that has captivated audiences worldwide since 1982. Ross is a cult figure, with nearly two million Facebook followers and 3,000 instructors globally. His soothing, nurturing personality is therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife helps heighten environmental awareness.

Across the series, Ross demonstrates his unique painting technique, which eliminates the need for each layer of paint to dry. In real time, he creates tranquil scenes taken from nature, including his trademark ‘happy’ clouds, cascading waterfalls, snow-covered forests, serene lakes and distant mountain summits.

Many of Bob’s faithful viewers are not painters at all. They are relaxing and unwinding with Bob’s gentle manner and encouraging words, captivated by the magic taking place on the canvas.

MON 19:30 The Cruise (m000x8m4)
Let the Dream Begin

Classic docusoap featuring singer Jane McDonald. Go behind the scenes of luxury cruise ship Galaxy as she sails around the Caribbean.

MON 20:00 Viceroy's House (m0007zh5)
Lord Mountbatten arrives in India to take the post of last Viceroy. He and his wife Edwina take up residence in the Viceroy's House, with its hundreds of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Indian servants. Meanwhile new servant Jeet Kumar arrives to begin his new work as one of Mountbatten's dressers, only to encounter a long lost love from a difficult period in his past. With the country shrouded in civil unrest, Mountbatten is determined to oversee a peaceful transition of power but as India's leaders squabble amongst themselves it begins to look as though partition might be the only answer.

MON 21:40 India's Partition: The Forgotten Story (p0595jtw)
In this documentary, British film-maker Gurinder Chadha, director of Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy's House, travels from Southall to Delhi to find out about the Partition of India - one of the most seismic events of the 20th century. Partition saw India divided into two new nations - independent India and Pakistan. The split led to violence, disruption and death.

To find out why and how it happened, Gurinder crosses India, meeting people whose lives were torn apart by Partition and talking to historians who explain the motivations behind the split. Along the way, she discovers that Partition was caused by politicians who were more interested in their own power than in Indian unity, and finds out that the British also played a major role in the Partition.

MON 22:40 The Stolen Maharajah: Britain's Indian Royal (b0bfnldw)
Documentary about the last Maharajah of the Punjab, Duleep Singh, who was wrenched from his mother's arms as a child in the 1840s and put into the care of an official of the British Empire. Growing up in a colonial enclave in India, the boy king abandoned his Sikh religion and signed away his ancient kingdom to the British - decisions he would come to bitterly regret. He moved as a teenager to Britain, where Queen Victoria became his godmother. The Maharajah Duleep Singh lived most of his adult life here as a supremely wealthy English country gentleman, part of the British social elite. But, in time, his relationship with Britain turned sour.

This documentary retraces the journeys of Duleep Singh and his family: from the royal palaces of the Punjab to royal palaces in Britain, to his own English country estate, Elveden in Suffolk, to bohemian Paris. The programme uses recently rediscovered letters by Singh, letters and diaries written by those whose knew him, extraordinary photographs and surviving artefacts. We interview historians to get at the motives and inner life of the Maharajah Duleep Singh as he set out to recover his Sikh heritage and turn his back on his colonial past. This is a story from the age of Empire about someone whose life was defined by those historic forces.

MON 23:40 Churchill and the Movie Mogul (m0008rnl)
Winston Churchill understood the power of films, but the true extent of his use of cinema as a propaganda tool is rarely explored. In 1934, one of Britain's most celebrated film producers, Alexander Korda, signed Churchill up as a screenwriter and historical advisor. It was the start of a unique collaboration. Churchill provided script notes for Korda's productions and penned an epic screenplay.

When war broke out, their collaboration took on national importance. Korda was sent on a mission to Hollywood to help bring America into the war, with positive results.

With access to previously undiscovered documents, this film documentary examines that mission and a friendship that underpinned a unique, creative partnership.

MON 00:40 The Joy of Painting (m000lppg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

MON 01:10 The Cruise (m000x8m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

MON 01:40 India's Partition: The Forgotten Story (p0595jtw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:40 today]

MON 02:40 The Stolen Maharajah: Britain's Indian Royal (b0bfnldw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:40 today]


TUE 19:00 The Joy of Painting (m000lwdy)
Series 3

Blue Moon

Breathtaking skies, bending palms and waves that accentuate a cool night breeze. A one-of-a-kind masterpiece by Bob Ross.

TUE 19:30 The Cruise (m000x8nc)
Stranded in Paradise

Classic docusoap featuring singer Jane McDonald. The Galaxy pulls into Jamaica for Christmas, but only cocktail waiter Granville can go home. Meanwhile, Jane is reunited with her Danish boyfriend.

TUE 20:00 Yes, Minister (b0074rjz)
Series 2

A Question of Loyalty

Hacker and Sir Humphrey are called to appear before a Select Committee looking into government expenditure, and Hacker must choose between toeing the party line and doing what the Civil Service want him to do.

TUE 20:30 To the Manor Born (b00786vg)
Series 1

A Touch of Class

Stately sitcom. When DeVere decides to film a commercial at the manor, Audrey thinks the world should know the truth about him - and about her.

TUE 21:00 The Jet Stream and Us (b00909b0)
Documentary tracing how human understanding of the jet stream - a ribbon of fast moving air high in the atmosphere - has grown.

It has been responsible for bewildering effect on bomber pilots during the Second World War, turbocharging modern transatlantic flyers, the infamous 1987 hurricane and devastating floods. Scientists believe this powerful weather phenomenon is now changing its pattern of behaviour and could have an even bigger impact on our climate and the way we live our lives.

Interviewees include Sir Brian Hoskins, University of Reading and Kirsty McCabe from the BBC Weather Centre.

TUE 22:00 Philly DA: Breaking the Law (m000x8nf)
Series 1

You're the Man Now

It’s autumn 2017, and outsider Larry Krasner is running for district attorney of Philadelphia, the most incarcerated big city in America. Krasner joins a new crop of 'progressive prosecutors' across America, who are paving the way for change. A new policy on cash bail will be the first major announcement of his office, the first of many controversial decisions.

The story of Krasner's tenure is a captivating and relevant real-life legal drama that poses a crucial and timely question: can America’s broken criminal justice system really be fixed?

In a groundbreaking eight-part series, Storyville charts Krasner's shock election and tumultuous first term. As Larry and a new team take charge, the series follows his radical experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.

In 2017, Philadelphia is the most incarcerated big city in the United States. With Larry as DA, Philadelphia becomes the epicentre of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. His long-shot campaign to become district attorney is run on a bold pledge: to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system.

He upsets the establishment, winning by a landslide. As he takes office, the police, whom he denigrates loudly during his campaign, become his rank-and-file law enforcers and co-workers. Pressure comes from all sides of a system resistant to reform. Krasner’s unapologetic promise to use the power of the DA’s office to enact sweeping change now threatens to alienate those he needs to work alongside.

From the eye of this political storm, film-makers Ted Passon, Yoni Brook and Nicole Salazar gain unique access to Krasner’s office, going behind the scenes to observe the daily struggles of Larry and his team as they try to solve the seemingly insurmountable issues within the criminal justice system: police brutality, the opioid crisis, gun violence, racism, and mass incarceration. In doing so this dramatic series provides a fascinating – and even hopeful – insight into contemporary America.

TUE 23:00 Philly DA: Breaking the Law (m000x8nj)
Series 1

Damaged Goods

Krasner and his team begin a radical overhaul of the criminal justice system from within. As they pore over a cache of police misconduct archives, they discover a file damningly titled Damaged Goods. Over the team's first months in office, they focus on creating a database of officers whose past records must be disclosed if they testify in court.

Meanwhile, there is tension between old and new prosecutors with conflicting values and ideas, who must now work together under Krasner’s leadership. Veteran prosecutor Lisa Harvey, the supervisor of the juvenile unit, is optimistic that she can work with her new boss Bob Listenbee, Krasner’s second-in-command.

TUE 23:55 Art of America (b017755r)
Looking for Paradise

In the first episode of a series exploring the history of American art, Andrew Graham-Dixon embarks on an epic journey from east to west, following in the footsteps of the pioneers who built the foundations of modern America.

During his journey, he travels to Massachusetts to see the earliest portraits in America depicting the Puritan settlers and visits Pennsylvania to uncover the dark truth behind Benjamin West's most famous painting, the spectacular Treaty of Penn with the Indians. In Philadelphia, he turns the pages of one of the world's most expensive books - John James Audubon's exquisite Birds of America, and explores the wilderness that inspired America's greatest landscape painter, Thomas Cole.

He also uncovers the paradox at the heart of America: that progress and innovation have come at a tragic price, the destruction of the unique cultural heritage of Native Americans by European settlers.

Andrew's journey takes us to the end of the 19th century and the announcement that the era of westward expansion was officially over.

TUE 00:55 The Joy of Painting (m000lwdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

TUE 01:25 The Cruise (m000x8nc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

TUE 01:55 Motherland (p09gv6bk)
Series 3

Episode 3

Mother’s Day leaves Julia feeling ignored while Meg gets spoilt rotten. Amanda endures a passive aggressive lunch with her appalling mother Felicity.

TUE 02:25 The Jet Stream and Us (b00909b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


WED 19:00 The Joy of Painting (m000lwgm)
Series 3

Bubbling Stream

In the midst of a forest flows a stream that splashes and trickles endlessly along – Bob Ross depicts the true beauty of nature.

WED 19:30 The Cruise (m000x8p3)
Scotty to the Rescue

Classic travelogue featuring Jane McDonald. It's New Year on the Galaxy, and Scotty, the ship's madcap DJ, takes charge of the new high-tech disco. Jane helps with the countdown to midnight.

WED 20:00 Timeshift (b00dzzdc)
Series 8

Last Days of Steam

The surprising story of how Britain entered a new age of steam railways after the Second World War and why it quickly came to an end.

After the war, the largely destroyed railways of Europe were rebuilt to carry more modern diesel and electric trains. Britain, however, chose to build thousands of brand new steam locomotives. Did we stay with steam because coal was seen as the most reliable power source, or were the railways run by men who couldn't bear to let go of their beloved steam trains?

The new British locomotives were designed to stay in service well into the 1970s, but in some cases they were taken off the railways and scrapped within just five years. When Dr Richard Beeching took over British Railways in the 1960s the writing was on the wall, and in 1968 the last steam passenger train blew its whistle.

But while steam use declined, steam enthusiasm grew. As many steam engines lay rusting in scrapyards around Britain, enthusiasts raised funds to buy, restore and return them to their former glory. In 2008, the first brand new steam locomotive to be built in Britain in nearly 50 years rolled off the line, proving our enduring love of these machines.

WED 21:00 The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance (b008m6wb)
As it celebrates its 90th birthday, Barbara Flynn narrates the story of the nation's love affair with the Flying Scotsman, the steam locomotive that symbolises all that was great about British engineering.

WED 22:00 King Arthur's Britain: The Truth Unearthed (b0bkvw8v)
With exclusive access to a major new excavation, Alice Roberts pulls together all the latest evidence to reveal what Dark Age Britain was really like. In the 5th century, the future of Britain hung in the balance. After four centuries of straight roads and hot-and-cold running water the Romans upped and left, called back to support their own ailing empire. The country quickly descended into chaos, plunging the native population into poverty and instability as their livelihoods - many dependent on the Romans - disappeared almost overnight. The nation was vulnerable and it didn't take long for Anglo-Saxon invaders to take advantage, a vast bloodthirsty army quickly overran the country, killing the locals and settling down to change the history of the British Isles forever.

At least, that is what the fragmentary historical texts record, but the truth is we don't actually know what happened. There is no reliable written account of events and for two whole centuries sources provide the names of less than ten individuals. This pivotal moment in our national history has been shrouded in mystery until now.

Alice Roberts uses new archaeological discoveries to decode the myths and medieval fake news, piecing together a very different story of this turning point in Britain's history. The story begins with exclusive access to the excavations of an unprecedented stone palace complex on the Tintagel peninsula in Cornwall. Long known to have been a Dark Age settlement the new evidence reveals that Tintagel was also a seat of power, but who ruled there? The rocky outcrop has mythical connections with the legendary King Arthur, but there has never been any evidence found that he actually lived there or even existed.

Alice explores the link between the Arthur legend and the location, tracking down the early sources for the period and the first written reference to King Arthur. She discovers the story of a divided Britain - bloodthirsty conquering Anglo-Saxons in the east and embattled Britons in the west. Into this great divide the legend of King Arthur was born, a heroic defender of the native population against the invading Anglo-Saxon hordes, but is there any archeological evidence that the written accounts are true?

WED 23:00 The Making of King Arthur (b00tg2q2)
Poet Simon Armitage traces the evolution of the Arthurian legend through the literature of the medieval age and reveals that King Arthur is not the great national hero he is usually considered to be. He's a fickle and transitory character who was appropriated by the Normans to justify their conquest, he was cuckolded when French writers began adapting the story, and it took Thomas Malory's masterpiece of English literature, Le Mort d'Arthur, to restore his dignity and reclaim him as the national hero we know today.

WED 00:00 Handmade in Japan (b08v8gxl)
Series 1

Samurai Sword

On the island of Kyushu in Japan, one of the country's last remaining families of Samurai sword makers are continuing a tradition their ancestors began 230 years ago. Working with his brother and son, Shiro Kunimitsu is dedicated to perfecting the art of producing swords of exceptional sharpness and durability. This film follows Shiro and his family as they lovingly craft a sword - a process that takes many months. We discover the importance of the sword in the ancient Samurai code, its enduring spiritual and symbolic power, and the challenges facing the dwindling numbers of sword makers in Japan today.

WED 00:30 The Joy of Painting (m000lwgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

WED 01:00 The Cruise (m000x8p3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

WED 01:30 Timeshift (b00dzzdc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

WED 02:30 The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance (b008m6wb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


THU 19:00 The Joy of Painting (m000lwgr)
Series 3

Winter Night

Bob Ross captures the still of cold darkness and rests a cosy little cabin on top of a snow-covered hill – a real black canvas favourite.

THU 19:30 The Cruise (m000x8pj)
Life's a Beach

The ship sails into the western Caribbean. Mrs Goodman, angry about being on the wrong cruise, demands compensation. Scotty drags
Jane up a waterfall in Jamaica. When they return to the ship,
Jane is given her first audience ratings, and Scotty receives some shattering news.

THU 20:00 Timeshift (b082v57b)
Series 16

Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues: How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps

Timeshift charts the evolution of the British postage stamp and examines how these sticky little labels became a national obsession. Like many of us, writer and presenter Andrew Martin collected stamps when he was young, and now he returns to that lost world to unpeel the history of iconic stamps like the Penny Black and the Blue Mauritius, study famous collectors like King George V and the enigmatic Count Phillip de Ferrary, and to meet present-day philatelists at a stamp club.

THU 21:00 imagine... (b09srjgv)
Winter 2017/18

Mel Brooks: Unwrapped

At the age of 91, Mel Brooks is unstoppable, with his musical Young Frankenstein opening to great critical acclaim in London in late 2017. Alan Yentob visits Mel at home in Hollywood, at work and at play.

With the aid of BBC archive stretching back decades, together they embark on an unpredictable, irresistible journey through the city of stars, meeting the legendary Carl Reiner along the way. The driver is Mel Brooks - you have been warned!

THU 22:10 Blazing Saddles (m000x8pm)
When the citizens of Rock Ridge ask Governor Lepetomane to find a new sheriff to clean up their town, his nefarious assistant Hedley Lamarr picks Bart, a black convict, reasoning that the racist townsfolk will soon get rid of Bart and leave him free to get on with destroying Rock Ridge in secret. But Bart and his newfound friend, the Waco Kid, have other ideas and set about winning over the people of Rock Ridge and spoiling Lamarr's dastardly plans at every turn.

THU 23:40 Philly DA: Breaking the Law (m000x8nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Tuesday]

THU 00:40 Philly DA: Breaking the Law (m000x8nj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Tuesday]

THU 01:35 The Joy of Painting (m000lwgr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

THU 02:05 The Cruise (m000x8pj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]

THU 02:35 Timeshift (b082v57b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


FRI 19:00 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.

FRI 20:00 Top of the Pops (m000x8p7)
Simon Mayo presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 14 March 1991 and featuring Chesney Hawkes, Ride and Happy Mondays.

FRI 20:30 Top of the Pops (m000x8pb)
Anthea Turner presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 21 March 1991 and featuring Roxette, Jesus Loves You and Banderas.

FRI 21:00 Glastonbury (m000xd8v)

Al Green at Glastonbury 1999

A look back at the time the American soul legend performed many of his big and most loved songs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 1999. Including classics such as Let’s Stay Together, If You Ever Change Your Mind, I’m So Tired of Being Alone and Take Me to the River.

FRI 22:00 Glastonbury (m000x8pd)

Best of Glastonbury 1998

Highlights from the 1998 Glastonbury Festival, one of the muddiest festivals on record.

FRI 23:35 Glastonbury (m000x8pg)

Best of Glastonbury 1999

Highlights of 1999's sunbaked Glastonbury Festival, including performances by R.E.M., Manic Street Preachers, The Corrs, Fun Lovin' Criminals, the Beautiful South and Al Green.

FRI 01:35 Top of the Pops (m000x8p7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

FRI 02:05 Top of the Pops (m000x8pb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]

FRI 02:35 Singer-Songwriters at the BBC (b00v9lhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

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

An Impossible Love 22:00 SAT (m000x8l2)

Art of America 23:55 TUE (b017755r)

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 19:30 SAT (m000x8l0)

Blazing Saddles 22:10 THU (m000x8pm)

Churchill and the Movie Mogul 23:40 MON (m0008rnl)

Diary Days 22:00 SUN (m000x8md)

Discovering... 19:00 SUN (b0bs67c1)

Discovering... 01:25 SUN (b0bs67c1)

Fathers and Songs: Music for Father's Day 23:05 SUN (b02yhsb6)

Glastonbury 21:00 FRI (m000xd8v)

Glastonbury 22:00 FRI (m000x8pd)

Glastonbury 23:35 FRI (m000x8pg)

Handmade in Japan 00:00 WED (b08v8gxl)

India's Partition: The Forgotten Story 21:40 MON (p0595jtw)

India's Partition: The Forgotten Story 01:40 MON (p0595jtw)

King Arthur's Britain: The Truth Unearthed 22:00 WED (b0bkvw8v)

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession 20:00 SUN (b00s2wvh)

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession 02:25 SUN (b00s2wvh)

Mark Lawson Talks To... 22:05 SUN (b00w4jcy)

Motherland 01:55 TUE (p09gv6bk)

Philly DA: Breaking the Law 22:00 TUE (m000x8nf)

Philly DA: Breaking the Law 23:00 TUE (m000x8nj)

Philly DA: Breaking the Law 23:40 THU (m000x8nf)

Philly DA: Breaking the Law 00:40 THU (m000x8nj)

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 19:00 FRI (b00v9lhx)

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 02:35 FRI (b00v9lhx)

Storyville 00:00 SUN (b08xyq06)

The Cruise 19:30 MON (m000x8m4)

The Cruise 01:10 MON (m000x8m4)

The Cruise 19:30 TUE (m000x8nc)

The Cruise 01:25 TUE (m000x8nc)

The Cruise 19:30 WED (m000x8p3)

The Cruise 01:00 WED (m000x8p3)

The Cruise 19:30 THU (m000x8pj)

The Cruise 02:05 THU (m000x8pj)

The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance 21:00 WED (b008m6wb)

The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance 02:30 WED (b008m6wb)

The Jet Stream and Us 21:00 TUE (b00909b0)

The Jet Stream and Us 02:25 TUE (b00909b0)

The Joy of Painting 19:00 MON (m000lppg)

The Joy of Painting 00:40 MON (m000lppg)

The Joy of Painting 19:00 TUE (m000lwdy)

The Joy of Painting 00:55 TUE (m000lwdy)

The Joy of Painting 19:00 WED (m000lwgm)

The Joy of Painting 00:30 WED (m000lwgm)

The Joy of Painting 19:00 THU (m000lwgr)

The Joy of Painting 01:35 THU (m000lwgr)

The Killing 00:05 SAT (b017t3jp)

The Killing 01:05 SAT (b017z1s5)

The Killing 02:05 SAT (b017z1tc)

The Making of King Arthur 23:00 WED (b00tg2q2)

The Stolen Maharajah: Britain's Indian Royal 22:40 MON (b0bfnldw)

The Stolen Maharajah: Britain's Indian Royal 02:40 MON (b0bfnldw)

Timeshift 20:00 WED (b00dzzdc)

Timeshift 01:30 WED (b00dzzdc)

Timeshift 20:00 THU (b082v57b)

Timeshift 02:35 THU (b082v57b)

To the Manor Born 20:30 TUE (b00786vg)

Top of the Pops 20:00 FRI (m000x8p7)

Top of the Pops 20:30 FRI (m000x8pb)

Top of the Pops 01:35 FRI (m000x8p7)

Top of the Pops 02:05 FRI (m000x8pb)

Viceroy's House 20:00 MON (m0007zh5)

Villages by the Sea 19:00 SAT (m000c799)

World War II: Behind Closed Doors 21:00 SUN (m000x8mb)

Yes, Minister 20:00 TUE (b0074rjz)

imagine... 21:00 THU (b09srjgv)