SAT 19:00 Rick Stein's Long Weekends (b07cc9rt)

Rick Stein's series of long weekends across Europe - taking in markets, restaurants and vineyards, the culture, history and scenery, and including fabulous dishes to cook at home.

This time Rick visits Bologna in northern Italy, a city so famous for its food that it's known as the stomach of Italy. He learns how to make the local fresh egg pasta used for tortellini, tagliatelle, ravioli and lasagne. There's stuffed rabbit filled with parma ham and parmesan frittata for dinner. At the market, Rick finds a fish stall and cafe, where he enjoys squid stuffed with mashed potato and capers.

Bologna is a medieval city with a university even older than Oxford, and Rick explores the local cloisters and the Whispering Walls. He even climbs Bologna's famous Asinelli Tower, despite vertigo. He also drives up into the hills to a cheese dairy, where he tastes 13-year-old parmesan. Nearby, there's lunch at a pig farm with restaurant attached. Out in the back, they're making brawn, but for the crew lunch they serve huge pork steaks, grilled over charcoal, with a big glass of local San Giovese wine. Delicious.

SAT 20:00 Amazon with Bruce Parry (b00dqy8l)
Episode 2

Bruce Parry continues his Amazon adventure, travelling through the jungles of Peru to visit the Achuar people, a remote tribe who are fighting to keep oil companies off their land. He undergoes a profound Shamanic ritual in an effort to find his vision.

SAT 21:00 The Gone (m001wryp)
Series 1

Episode 5

The police focus moves to a former colleague of Sinead’s, Aileen is convinced Frank Pastors knows more about the original murders than he’s letting on, and Diana and Richter are left blindsided by a devastating decision.

SAT 21:50 The Gone (m001wryr)
Series 1

Episode 6

Tāmati learns the devastating truth about the pollution danger posed by Houkura, and Aileen decides to follow an anonymous tip that could hold the key to solving the original mountain murders.

Mayor Ken welcomes cyclists from across the country to the grand opening of his new cycle trail, but Richter and Diana are suddenly forced into a deadly confrontation in the hunt for the killer.

SAT 22:45 Wogan (m001xynt)
Jane Goodall, Ade Edmondson, Eurythmics

Terry Wogan talks to primatologist Jane Goodall and actor Adrian Edmondson, with music by Eurythmics. There is also a satellite interview with Parker from Thunderbirds.

SAT 23:15 To the Manor Born (b00787k2)
Series 3

The New Scout Hut

Stately sitcom. Audrey upbraids Richard for not sponsoring a charity event in aid of a new scout hut.

SAT 23:45 To the Manor Born (p04bsv48)
Series 3

Station Closing

British Rail decides to close down the local station and Audrey goes into battle.

SAT 00:15 Rick Stein's Long Weekends (b07cc9rt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

SAT 02:15 Amazon with Bruce Parry (b00dqy8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


SUN 19:00 The Lake District: A Wild Year (b08flyr2)
For the wildlife and people who live amongst the epic scenery of the Lake District, life is one of continuous change. Cutting-edge camera techniques give a new and unique perspective on a turbulent year in the life of England's largest national park.

Time-lapse photography shows months and weeks passing in seconds - snow and ice giving way to sunshine or the frequent rain showers - whilst the animals, plants and people find extraordinary ways to cope with the challenges of this stunning, ancient landscape.

SUN 20:00 Timeshift (p0287mq6)
Series 14

Bullseyes and Beer: When Darts Hit Britain

Timeshift tells the story of how a traditional working-class pub game became a national obsession during the 1970s and 80s, and looks at the key role television played in elevating its larger-than-life players into household names.

Siobhan Finneran narrates a documentary which charts the game's surprising history, its cross-class and cross-gender appeal, and the star players that, for two decades, transformed a pub pastime into a sporting spectacle like no other.

Featuring legendary names such as Alan Evans and Jocky Wilson and including contributions from Eric Bristow, Bobby George, John Lowe and Phil Taylor.

SUN 21:00 Jocky Wilson Said (m000553c)
In 1989, Jocky Wilson was crowned world darts champion for the second time. Featuring rare archive footage and told in his own words, this is the story of the rise and fall of a cult Scottish sporting hero.
Known for his heavy drinking and unorthodox throwing style, Jocky was propelled to fame through a sport that went from pub pastime to mass entertainment. Darts took him from the dole queue in Kirkcaldy and made him one of the most recognisable faces in the country.
Everything was on offer for a skilled arrowsmith: fame, glory and a potential fortune. But for the cheeky lad from the Lang Toun with the enigmatic smile, lasting riches were somehow beyond his reach. Poor choices, a love of a drink and bad management meant Jocky left the sport penniless.
In 1995, he abandoned the game and returned to the same council estate, in the same town, near the same pub where his incredible journey to stardom began.
Following his humble upbringing, his onwards rise to national treasure and sad descent, ‘Jocky Wilson Said’ features exclusive interviews with his friends and darts contemporaries such as Bobby George, John Lowe and Phil Taylor - this is the complicated, bitter-sweet story of a Scottish folk hero, Jocky Wilson.

SUN 22:00 Arrows with Eric Bristow (b04v6f99)
In 1979, film-maker John Samson went on the road with a 22-year-old Eric Bristow, one of the rising stars of British darts. This film from the archives depicts Bristow between major competitions as he travels around the pubs and working men's clubs of Britain, challenging the local heroes and playing exhibition matches. Bristow takes on all-comers and breezily faces down a belligerent local radio host.

SUN 22:35 Timeshift (b0074qnd)
The History of Pubs

The pub has been the mainstay of British society since medieval times, a cornerstone of any community playing a unique role in national life. But in the past 50 years the pub has undergone massive change. This programme examines the core values of this definitively British institution and questions its survival. With contributions from Jeremy Hardy, Rowan Pelling and Pete Brown. Narrated by Arthur Smith.

SUN 23:15 For Folk's Sake: Morris Dancing and Me (m0003vhz)
What’s the best way to save the ageing breed of male Morris dancer from extinction? Richard Macer infiltrates the endangered world of bells, beer and beards to discover an unlikely saviour of this ancient masculine tradition in the form of women.

The Morris Ring, the oldest Morris organisation in the country, has voted to admit women dancers for the first time with the hope that its member sides - as the teams are called - might stem the tide of declining numbers. But there are hardliners who believe females will dilute the very essence of what makes men’s Morris great. So, is Morris better when danced just by men or are women and mixed sides just as good?

During this journey, Macer is invited to join his local side the Manchester Morris Men, where the average age is over 70. Macer might represent an injection of youth to this team but does he have the talent to perform at one of the biggest festivals in the Morris Ring calendar?

What emerges during a long hot summer of folk dance is a bitter conflict as one of Britain’s most enduring traditions tries to reconcile itself to the modern world of gender equality. It also becomes a fascinating meditation on the nature of masculinity in a society in thrall to the idea of political correctness. And there is a personal development too for Macer, which sends his journey off in an unexpected direction.

SUN 00:15 Hemingway (p09lp2vf)
Series 1

Episode 3

Having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, Hemingway settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer and spends his time seeking new conquests in the natural world – marlin fishing in the Gulf Stream and hunting in Africa.

SUN 01:05 Hemingway (p09lp3fq)
Series 1

Episode 4

Inspired by the fight against fascism, Hemingway reports on the Spanish Civil War. He also begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

SUN 01:55 The Lake District: A Wild Year (b08flyr2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

SUN 02:55 Timeshift (p0287mq6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


MON 19:00 Wild (b0078z0j)
2005-06 Shorts

Deer in the City

Short documentary about a pair of roe deer who have made a Scottish cemetery their home. Surrounded on all sides by a sprawling metropolis, these normally shy creatures are a magical addition to the city's urban population.

MON 19:10 Monsoon Railway (b007rtzs)
Part 1

Director Gerry Troyna paints an affectionate portrait of the Indian railway culture.

Indian Railways is a vast organisation, employing 1,500,000 people and catering for every aspect of their lives from cradle to grave. The documentary follows three typical employees as they face the annual battle to keep trains running during the monsoon season.

MON 20:00 Britain in Focus: A Photographic History (b08h95jk)
Series 1

Episode 1

Series in which Eamonn McCabe celebrates Britain's greatest photographers, sees how science allowed their art to develop, and explores how they have captured our changing lives and country.

In the first of three programmes, Eamonn goes back to the 19th century to trace the astonishingly rapid rise of the photograph in British life. Eamonn explores the science behind early photography, and shows how innovative photographic techniques made possible the careers of pioneers like Roger Fenton and Julia Margaret Cameron. He sees how great figures of the age such as Queen Victoria and Isambard Kingdom Brunel were captured on camera, and revisits the Victorians' sense of wonder about the 'natural magic' of photography and the role it played in their lives.

MON 21:00 Tish (m001xyrg)
Mother, fighter and visionary photographer - Tish Murtha emerged from the north east in Thatcher's Britain to expose the struggles and triumphs of her local community.

Tish's daughter, Ella, uncovers her poignant story in this heartfelt documentary, piecing together a portrait of a woman who wielded her camera as a tool to celebrate overlooked working-class lives and to strive for social change.

Tragically, Tish died aged 56, her work relatively unknown, but now, Ella unlocks the doors to her mother's long-hidden archive. Inside, a treasure trove of unseen images, personal artefacts, letters and diaries awaits, revealing the true essence of this enigmatic artist.

MON 22:30 imagine... (b0366jd5)
Summer 2013

Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard - thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.

Now Vivian Maier has gone viral, and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life, she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.

MON 23:40 On Camera: Photographers at the BBC (b08jgr3w)
Drawing on the BBC's rich archive, this documentary reveals the working practices, lives and opinions of some of the greatest photographers since the 1950s. From Norman Parkinson to David Bailey, Eve Arnold to Jane Bown, Henri Cartier-Bresson to Martin Parr, for decades the BBC has drawn our attention to the creators of what has become the most ubiquitous, contemporary art form.

Pioneering BBC programmes like Arena, Monitor and Omnibus have given unique insights into the careers of photography's leading practitioners. Through a selection of fascinating clips, this programme brings into focus the key genres - fashion, portraiture, documentary and landscape - and the characters behind the camera who have helped define them.

MON 00:40 Me, My Selfie and I with Ryan Gander (m0003g0r)
Celebrated conceptual artist Ryan Gander investigates the selfie – the icon of a new kind of self-regard that hardly existed just ten years ago. He discovers the roots of the selfie go back hundreds of years before smartphones. In the age of social media, when we are told to be our best selves and live our best lives, he investigates what that really means and what technology is doing to our sense of self.

MON 01:40 Monsoon Railway (b007rtzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:10 today]

MON 02:35 Britain in Focus: A Photographic History (b08h95jk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]


TUE 19:00 Monsoon Railway (b007rv05)
Part 2

Second of two films by director Gerry Troyna, painting an affectionate portrait of the Indian railway culture.

Indian Railways is a vast organisation, employing 1,500,000 people and catering for every aspect of their lives from cradle to grave. The documentary follows three typical employees as they face the annual battle to keep trains running during the monsoon season.

TUE 19:50 To the Manor Born (b007bl9n)
Series 3

Horse vs Cars

Stately sitcom. A repair bill for Audrey's Rolls-Royce finally convinces her to revert to four-legged horsepower.

TUE 20:20 William Gaunt and Marcia Warren Remember... No Place Like Home (m001xyr7)
Actors William Gaunt and Marcia Warren reunite for a look back at No Place Like Home, the BBC sitcom that ran from 1983 to 1987, and which made them two of the most popular TV stars of the day.

William played Arthur Crabtree, a father of four who is looking forward to the freedom of having his children finally leave home, now struggling to come to terms with the realisation that their fleeing the nest seems increasingly unlikely to ever happen. Marcia was the Crabtree’s nosey, noisy and animal-obsessed neighbour Vera Botting – another fly in Arthur’s ointment.

Off screen, William and Marcia were firm friends, who now come together to remember their experiences of making the series and share some fond memories of life behind the scenes on a hit TV comedy.

TUE 20:30 No Place Like Home (m001xyr9)
Series 1

Episode 1

Arthur is planning a brand new, peaceful life with wife Beryl now that all their four children have flown the nest, but it's not long before trouble comes knocking.

TUE 21:00 A Timewatch Guide (b06zdll0)
Series 2

Queen Elizabeth I

Vanessa Collingridge examines the life of Elizabeth Tudor, with particular interest in how documentary television and the BBC has examined her legacy and interrogated her reign. Using Timewatch and other BBC archive stretching back over 60 years, Vanessa looks at her upbringing, her conflicts with her enemies including Mary, Queen of Scots, and her greatest victory against the Spanish Armada. The programme seeks to understand how Elizabeth I created a legacy that we still live with today, and examines how that legacy has changed over the centuries.

TUE 22:00 The Secret Army (m001xrx9)
The true story of a strange, lost film. In 1972, the IRA allowed an unusual documentary crew to film its members carrying out attacks. Right at the bloodiest point of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA bombers were filmed unmasked, and most of its underground leadership appeared on camera. The film looked like a propaganda coup, before disappearing and going largely unseen for almost 50 years, with the IRA never allowing anything like it to happen again.

The unearthing of the film sets Darragh MacIntyre off in search of the men who made it, the bombers who willingly showed their faces on camera, and the reason for its disappearance. In doing so, he finds himself following the footprints of spies.

TUE 23:30 Storyville (m0016txs)

This Oscar-winning documentary follows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as he and his team unravel a plot to poison him with deadly nerve agent novichok.

In August 2020, a plane travelling from Siberia to Moscow made an emergency landing. Alexei Navalny was deathly ill. He was taken to a local Siberian hospital and eventually evacuated to Berlin. Doctors there confirmed that he had been poisoned with novichok, a nerve agent implicated in attacks on other opponents of the Russian government. President Vladimir Putin immediately cast doubt on the findings and denied any involvement.

While Navalny is recovering, he and his team uncover the plot against him, finding evidence of the Kremlin’s involvement, and prepare to go public with their findings.

TUE 01:05 Timeshift (b0074qnd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:35 on Sunday]

TUE 01:45 Monsoon Railway (b007rv05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

TUE 02:35 A Timewatch Guide (b06zdll0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


WED 19:00 Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts (b00v9j22)
In 1960, a young secretary from Bournemouth, with no scientific qualifications, 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.

WED 20:00 Himalaya with Michael Palin (b0074qqv)
The Roof of the World

Leaving Everest Base Camp Michael Palin takes the high road to Lhasa to see for himself what the Chinese have done to Tibet. From the Potala Palace to the great monasteries of Tashilunpo and Sera he sees that religion is once again tolerated, while at the same time the old Tibetan centre of the city is being torn down and replaced with modern Chinese shopping malls and nightclubs.

Following the pilgrims to the holy Namtso Lake he finally gets warm in an Olympic sized hotspring before learning how to milk a yak with a nomad family with whom he travels to the summer horse festival in Yushu.

WED 21:00 Rise of the Nazis (p0d3fx8v)
The Downfall

Into the Abyss

In April 1945, the Nazis organise one of the final acts of the Third Reich – a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic, including the last scene of the opera Gotterdammerung, which features a suicide at its centre. It’s a clear sign that Hitler and many of his supporters are going to end it all.

Most of Germany is occupied by invading Allied forces. A two million-strong Soviet army is now just a mile from Hitler’s hiding place.

With the Nazi regime disintegrating, most of Hitler’s deputies are busy making plans to try to survive the end of the war. Only his most die-hard loyalists stay by his side.

WED 22:00 Paul Abbott Remembers… Clocking Off (m001xz4p)
Acclaimed screenwriter Paul Abbott tells the story behind the creation of his 2000 Bafta-winning drama series Clocking Off, which ran for four series until 2003.

Set in a Manchester textile factory, each episode focused on the home life, relationships and struggles of a different individual character. The series was notable for its incredible casting, featuring an ensemble of some of the biggest stars of the day and an impressive selection of young actors who would go on to become some of television’s most recognisable faces.

Among a long list of acting talent were the likes of Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Christopher Eccleston, John Simm, Philip Glenister, Maxine Peake, Diane Parish, Lesley Sharp and Sophie Okonedo.

Paul looks back on how he and the team managed to bring them together with a collection of stories that captured the experiences of the north of England at the turn of the century, and made for truly compelling viewing.

WED 22:15 Clocking Off (p00yrwj7)
Series 1

The Leaches' Story

Thirteen months ago, Stuart Leach set off for his job at Mackintosh textiles and never came back - until now. His brother Martin won't believe that he lost his memory.

WED 23:10 Clocking Off (p00yrxbg)
Series 1

Yvonne's Story

Yvonne burns her house down after her boyfriend kicks her out. Tragedy nearly occurs, but her neighbour rescues her kids and then falls in love with her. But can she rely on a man again?

WED 00:05 Clocking Off (p00yrxn7)
Series 1

KT's Story

Young and attractive Katherine Mackintosh seems the perfect partner for factory owner Mack. But Katherine is in fact trapped in a loveless marriage. She has an affair with young employee KT - but things go too far.

WED 01:00 Jocky Wilson Said (m000553c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Sunday]

WED 02:00 Arrows with Eric Bristow (b04v6f99)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:00 on Sunday]

WED 02:30 Rise of the Nazis (p0d3fx8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 today]


THU 19:00 Wild (b0078zkd)
2005-06 Shorts

Red Stag Rut

Documentary about the annual autumn red deer rut in the New Forest, a wildlife spectacle that can end in epic battles between the largest males.

As the weather cools, herds of females are joined by the stags, pumped full of male hormones and ready to fight for mating rights. Their roars are meant to intimidate, but if this doesn't work, the sound of antlers clashing echoes through the forest as the rut reaches its peak.

THU 19:10 Great Railway Journeys (b0074phf)
Series 4

India: East to West

Ian Hislop travels through India from Kolkata, the former capital of the British Raj and present seat of the Marxist government of West Bengal, to the romantic desert forts of Rajasthan. Between journeys on a railway system that carries more than ten million passengers daily, Ian poses for photographs by the Taj Mahal, and visits the black hole in the desert where the Indians recently exploded a nuclear bomb.

THU 20:00 On the Waterfront (b013cfmk)
Oscar-winning drama. A one-time boxing hopeful learns about responsibility through his love for the sister of a murdered docker. Music by Leonard Bernstein.

THU 21:45 Talking Pictures (b054831b)
On the Waterfront

Sixty years after its original release, Talking Pictures examines On the Waterfront, one of the greatest films in US cinema history. Archive interviews with the director, writer and cast members, including Marlon Brando, reveal how behind its success lies a story of betrayal and resentment, born from America's anti-communist fervour of the 1950s.

THU 22:15 Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (m000lht5)
In 1970, Captain Willard on R&R in Saigon is given a secret mission by the top brass to travel the perilous river route through war-torn South Vietnam into neighbouring Cambodia to 'terminate' a decorated American colonel who has gone rogue and is presumed insane.

Regularly voted one of the greatest films ever made, Apocalypse Now is based on Joseph Conrad's literary classic Heart of Darkness.

THU 01:10 Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts (b00v9j22)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Wednesday]

THU 02:10 Great Railway Journeys (b0074phf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:10 today]

THU 03:00 Himalaya with Michael Palin (b0074qqv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Wednesday]


FRI 19:00 Top of the Pops (m001xz4d)
Jack Dee presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 30 November 1995 and featuring Berri, PJ & Duncan, Passengers, Garbage, Childliners, The Beatles, Coolio ft LV, Enya and Robson & Jerome.

FRI 19:30 Top of the Pops (m001xz4g)
John Peel presents the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 14 December 1995 and featuring Everything but the Girl, Childliners, The Beatles, Simply Red, Molella ft The Outhere Brothers, Boyzone, Björk, The Mike Flowers Pops and Michael Jackson.

FRI 20:00 Top of the Pops (m00071fk)
Gary Davies and Simon Mayo present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 7 April 1988 and featuring Taylor Dayne, Fleetwood Mac, Glen Goldsmith, Hazell Dean, Natalie Cole, AC/DC, Pebbles, Scott Fitzgerald, Pet Shop Boys and Jellybean ft Adele Bertei.

FRI 20:30 Top of the Pops (b01076jz)
Classic Top of the Pops from April 1976, as Noel Edmonds introduces performances from Abba, Hot Chocolate, Brotherhood of Man, Sheer Elegance, Paul Nicholas, Linda Lewis, The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, 10CC and Bay City Rollers.

FRI 21:00 Marvin Gaye: Live at Montreux (m001gqgr)
Captured during his live appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1980, this highly energetic concert reinforces Marvin Gaye as the undisputed prince of Motown.

He performs many of his timeless classics, including Let’s Get It On, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, What’s Going On and I Heard It Through the Grapevine, resulting in thundering appreciation and applause from his audience. One of the most gifted talents to come up through the ranks of the Motown label, Marvin Gaye paved the way for the unrelenting progression of popular black tracks.

FRI 22:40 Kings of Soul (b05n2bx6)
Celebrating the men whose vocal stylings have carried the torch for soul across six decades. It showcases the rarely seen but infectious Brenton Wood's Gimme Little Sign and offers the velvet voice of Curtis Mayfield singing Keep On Keeping On. There are groundbreaking artists from the 60s to the noughties, with performances from Billy Preston, Bill Withers, Billy Ocean, Alexander O'Neal, Barry White, Bobby Womack and many more.

FRI 23:35 Barry White in Concert 1975 (b0074pvz)
Barry White live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1975.

FRI 00:25 Electric Proms (b00nkpx9)

Smokey Robinson

The last night of the Electric Proms stars American soul legend Smokey Robinson in a very special celebration of 50 years of Motown.

Presented from London's Roundhouse by Trevor Nelson and Edith Bowman, Smokey and his band are joined on stage by the BBC Concert Orchestra for a unique performance of arrangements specially commissioned by the BBC.

The set includes classic soul and Motown songs from Smokey's career like Tears of a Clown, Tracks of My Tears and My Girl, alongside new material from his forthcoming album Time Flies When You're Having Fun.

FRI 01:25 Top of the Pops (m00071fk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 today]

FRI 01:55 Top of the Pops (b01076jz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:30 today]

FRI 02:25 Top of the Pops (m001xz4d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 today]

FRI 02:55 Top of the Pops (m001xz4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:30 today]