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6:00am
Rip Off Britain: Holidays
Season 5 Episode 12 of 15
Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, and Julia Somerville examine a life-changing accident in Cuba that left one group of friends asking who is responsible when disaster strikes

Category Advertisement/Shopping
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
3.8
 
   
6:45am
Wanted Down Under
Season 11 Episode 12 of
Vickerstaff With most of his extended family living in Australia, Dave Vickerstaff hopes to convince wife Becky, with the aid of a trial week in Perth, that it should be their new home

Category Property
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4.5
 
   
7:30am
Cash in the Attic
Season 17 Episode 68 of 75
Gundelfinger Lorne Spicer and John Cameron take on the challenge of helping a woman who relocated from South Africa to Surrey raise enough money to pay for a holiday in Italy with her best friend

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
1.9
 
   
8:00am
Caught Red Handed
Season 5 Episode 13 of 20
A couple suffer at the hands of the same burglar twice in two nights and a woman sets up a stakeout when she suspects her elderly aunt is being fleeced by a thief

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
2.9
 
   
8:30am
Great British Menu
Season 11 Episode 39 of 45
Northern Ireland Dessert Northern Ireland hopefuls Chris McGowan, Mark Abbott and Eddie Attwell serve up their desserts in a last bid to make it through to the regional final. One of the chefs is hoping to beat his boss - a veteran of Great British Menu - by achieving more points than anyone has in the history of the competition. But the kitchen is hot and the chefs are working with chocolate and sugar, and before long disaster strikes

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
6
 
   
9:00am
Victoria Derbyshire
18/01/2017 Daily news and current-affairs programme offering discussion of breaking stories, exclusive interviews and audience interaction via social media

Category News Magazine/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
1.5
 
   
11:00am
BBC Newsroom Live
18/01/2017 A chance to stay up to date on the day's leading stories, with the latest breaking news as it happens

Category General News/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.9
 
   
11:30am
Daily Politics
18/01/2017 Coverage of Prime Minister's Questions from the House of Commons at 12.00, interspersed with discussions, interviews and reports from around the country. Presented by Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn

Category Discussion/Debate
(Subtitles)
Rating
5.7
 
   
1:00pm
Live Snooker: The Masters
Mark Selby v Mark Williams Mark Selby v Mark Williams. Hazel Irvine presents coverage of the penultimate last-16 match, played over the best of 11 frames on day four at Alexandra Palace in London. Williams has won this title on two occasions but not since 2003, while current world champion Selby has been victorious in this event three times, most recently in 2013

Category Snooker
(Subtitles)
Rating
5.4
 
   
5:00pm
Coast
The team explores some of western Europe's most dramatic shorelines, telling stories, investigating notable landmarks and exploring mysteries that have played an important role in the region's development

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
8.6
 
   
5:15pm
Flog It!
Season 12 Episode 18 of 60
Oxford 18 Paul Martin presents from the Oxford Union, often considered the most famous UK debating chamber outside of Westminster, where he is joined by experts Will Axon and Mark Stacey to pick out a selection of interesting antiques and collectibles to be sold at the local auction house. Will gets a little light refreshment when he comes across some 18th-century picnic bottles, while Mark discovers a unique collection of children's toys. Auctioneer Thomas Plant also reveals his insider tip on how to spot a diamond, and Paul spends the day on the water with the Oxford crew as they whittle down their team for the University Boat Race

Category Antiques/Collectibles
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
6.5
 
   
6:00pm
Eggheads
Season 18 Episode 48 of 85
Quiz in which the winners of famous game shows work as a team to tackle a new set of challengers hoping to win a cash prize

Category Game Show/Quiz
(Subtitles)
Rating
5.2
 
   
6:30pm
Great British Railway Journeys
Season 8 Episode 13 of 15
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland: Navan to Mullingar Michael Portillo continues his journey across Ireland, travelling from Navan to Mullingar. Along the way, he gets up to speed with modern archaeology in County Meath, where he uncovers a controversial Victorian dig at the sacred Hill of Tara. Later, he investigates leaping salmon in Leixslip, and in Mullingar, bangs the drum for the town's traditional marching band

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
9.4
 
   
7:00pm
Rick Stein's Long Weekends
Season 1 Episode 10 of 10
Palermo The chef visits Palermo in northern Sicily, a city echoing Arab, North African, French, Spanish and Italian influences, making its cuisine unique and irresistible. Pine nuts, raisins, almonds and golden breadcrumbs are combined with flavours of sun-ripened tomatoes, lemons and the finest olive oil to create a range of unforgettable dishes. Rick witnesses locals celebrating a festival in honour of Palermo's patron saint Rosalia, and receives a cookery lesson from a real-life duchess. At home he cooks Marsala chicken, a Sicilian classic served in UK bistros since the 1960s

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
6.2
 
   
8:00pm
The Great Interior Design Challenge
Season 4 Episode 8 of 9
Thatched, Ashby St Ledgers In the penultimate show, the pressure mounts as the two designers go head to head for a place in the final. They are given the challenge to transform two rooms, a living room and a dining room, in a traditional thatched cottage in Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire, with only 48 hours to complete the task and a budget of £2,000 for both rooms

Category Challenge/Reality Show
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
3.2
 
   
9:00pm
Hospital
Season 1 Episode 2 of 6
With nearly all of the 297 beds in St Mary's hospital occupied, the staff must discharge patients before anyone else can be admitted. Sixty-year-old Peter Lai arrives for a lifesaving operation, but unless the staff can clear a bed for him, his operation will not go ahead. Elsewhere, a 91-year old woman waits three weeks for a place in a rehabilitation centre after breaking her ankle, and a homeless Polish man cannot be discharged from the hospital without the assistance of a translator

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Rating
6.4
 
   
10:00pm
Common Sense
Season 1 Episode 2 of 6
Topical, fast-paced comedy news series voiced by Ruth Jones, featuring a regular cast of real British people, including dinner ladies from Leeds, East End market traders, supermarket co-workers, launderette owners and butchers from Birmingham. Chosen for their sharp wit and humorous take on life, the cast offer their honest and unfiltered thoughts on some of the biggest talking points of the week, from major breaking stories and bizarre headlines, to the worlds of sport and popular culture

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
6.3
 
   
10:30pm
Newsnight
18/01/2017 Analysis of the day's events, presented by Emily Maitlis

Category News Magazine/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.2
 
   
11:10pm
Weather

Category Weather
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.1
 
   
11:15pm
Snooker: The Masters
Shaun Murphy v Barry Hawkins Shaun Murphy v Barry Hawkins. Jason Mohammad presents action from the concluding last-16 match on day four at Alexandra Palace in London, played over the best of 11 frames

Category Snooker
(Subtitles)
Rating
5
 
   
12:05am
Snooker: The Masters - Extra
Mark Selby v Mark Williams Mark Selby v Mark Williams. Hazel Irvine presents extended highlights of the penultimate last-16 match, played over the best of 11 frames on day four at Alexandra Palace in London

Category Snooker
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.3
 
   
2:05am
Italy's Invisible Cities
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
Venice In the second episode, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the Italian city of Venice, and using the latest 3D technology, they discover how a city built in a swamp came to be one of the most powerful locations in Medieval Europe. The pair dive deep into the many canals in this unique place to experience how its buildings still remain standing to this day, and highlight how Venice's beauty once masked a ruthless secret state, and a world of excess and vice

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.8
 
   
3:05am
Life in Polar Bear Town with Gordon Buchanan
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan visits the community of Churchill, Manitoba, on the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay. For two months every year, the people of Churchill must share their town with huge packs of polar bears, which gather at the bay every autumn to wait for the sea ice to form, so they can begin their winter hunt. Gordon goes on patrol with the `bear cops' charged with ensuring the towns residents - and the bears themselves - stay safe, and meets the bin-men who must dodge bears every day as they deliver refuse to the dump. He also illustrates the dangers of living in the `polar bear capital of the world' as he interviews a young woman who was mauled by a bear, right in the middle of Churchill's main street

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.6
 
   
4:05am
This Is BBC Two
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
9
 
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