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Only Connect
Season 13 Episode 13 of 37
Vikings v Parishioners A team of Vikings takes on a squad of parishioners in the lateral thinking general knowledge quiz. As ever, host Victoria Coren Mitchell will be asking contestants to make connections between things that at first do not appear to be linked, including a comedian, an identical twin, and a `history boy'

Category Quiz Show
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University Challenge
Season 24 Episode 13 of 37
The academic quiz's first-round matches continue, with four students from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, pitting their wits against a team from St Anne's College, Oxford, in a bid to reach the second stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions

Category Quiz Show
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Jacqueline du Pre: A Gift Beyond Words
Tribute to the cellist, marking the 30th anniversary of her death. Du Pre was one of Britain's most acclaimed performing musicians, but her career was cut short by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis when she was 28, leading to her death just 14 years later. The programme features footage from five films made during her lifetime

Category Documentary
Not Yet Rated
Hamlet from Glyndebourne
A performance of Brett Dean's new opera based on Shakespeare's tragedy, from its debut run at the 2017 Glyndebourne festival. Tenor Allan Clayton heads the cast as the tormented prince driven to avenge his father's murder. Featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

Category Documentary
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Jacqueline du Pre plays Dvorak's Cello Concerto
A recently recovered 1968 performance by the cellist at the Royal Albert Hall, conducted by her husband Daniel Barenboim. The concerto was once of the musician's favourite pieces, and this performance was originally dedicated to the people of Czechoslovakia, just days after the country was invaded by the Soviet Union

Category General Music/Ballet/Dance
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Classic Cellists at the BBC
Julian Lloyd Webber examines the BBC archives from the 1950s to the present to celebrate the world of the cello through some of its greatest interpreters. From dazzling performances by legendary masters such as Paul Tortelier, Jacqueline du Pre and Mstislav Rostropovich to some of today's leading interpreters including Yo Yo Ma, Steven Isserlis and Mischa Maisky, the presenter offers a cellist's perspective on an extraordinary virtuoso tradition

Category Documentary
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The Brontes at the BBC
A look back at how the Bronte sisters' novels have been portrayed on TV over the last 60 years, as each generation of writers and directors has put their spin on the characters. The heroines of the novels have been portrayed in various ways, from 1950s housewives to empowered modern women, while their male counterparts have appeared as prigs, wife beaters and brooding rock stars

Category Literature
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The Story of Scottish Art
Season 1 Episode 2 of 4
Artist Lachlan Goudie explores Scottish artistry in the 18th century, examining how the Enlightenment and the classical influence of the continent inspired a new artistic landscape. Powerful and influential British figures clamoured to have their portraits painted by the likes of Allan Ramsay and Henry Raeburn, and admired Horatio McCulloch's Highland landscapes and David Wilkie's genre paintings

Category Fine Arts
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