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6:00am
The World's Most Photographed
Season 1 Episode 5 of 10
Marilyn Monroe An examination of movie icon Marilyn Monroe's love affair with the camera, revealing how photography gave her the reassurance she craved when the pressure of the Hollywood machine threatened to overwhelm her. The documentary profiles the work of photographer Sam Shaw, who captured the early, happy days of her marriage to Arthur Miller and was responsible for setting up the famous billowing skirt shot for The Seven Year Itch

Category General Arts/Culture
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4.3
 
   
6:30am
Heir Hunters
Season 11 Episode 2 of 20
McMurrich/Overbury The search is on for heirs to the million pound estate of Douglas McMurrich, an engineer who was survived by his 76-year-old-pet tortoise. Plus, details of two unclaimed estates

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
3.7
 
   
7:15am
The Farmers' Country Showdown
Season 1 Episode 12 of 15
Cheese The Cheddar-making Clothier family from Somerset and neighbouring goat's cheese-maker Roger from Pylle compete against the cream of the crop at the Global Cheese Awards at Frome

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
6.9
 
   
8:00am
See Hear
Season 36 Episode 16 of 16
Deaf Refugees Seb Cunliffe reports on a six-year-old deaf boy from Iraq threatened with deportation, and questions is deaf people seeking asylum are being treated fairly by the authorities

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Sign Language)
Rating
6.3
 
   
8:30am
Great British Railway Journeys
Season 8 Episode 6 of 15
Blackpool to Manchester Victoria Michael Portillo travels from Blackpool to Manchester and unveils a new monument to 87 railwaymen of the London and North Western Railway who lost their lives in the Great War

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
9.4
 
   
9:00am
Victoria Derbyshire
01/03/2017 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
01/03/2017 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
03/03/2017 Parliamentary proceedings interspersed with discussions, interviews and filmed reports from around the country

Category Discussion/Debate
(Subtitles)
Rating
5.7
 
   
1:00pm
Cash in the Attic
Season 17 Episode 58 of 75
Bessey Angela Rippon and Paul Hayes help Mike and Dorothy Bessey find valuable items to sell and fund horse-riding lessons for their five grandchildren

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
1.9
 
   
1:30pm
Beat the Brain
Season 1 Episode 19 of 30
Quiz in which contestants face puzzles, problems, posers and conundrums designed to test every part of their mental fitness against the show's resident genius - The Brain. For every correct answer they accumulate seconds in their `brain bank' and improve their chances of winning a jackpot of £3,000. Hosted by John Craven, with Josie Lawrence as The Brain

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4.4
 
   
2:00pm
Building Dream Homes
Season 1 Episode 2 of 15
Architects Laurence Bowen and Paul Robinson are working with a Winchester couple who bought a small house in their dream location, but problems with the planners threaten to delay the completion of an ultra-modern extension. In Cardiff, a disagreement over a kitchen puts Chris Loyn at odds with his clients

Category Property
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
1.4
 
   
2:30pm
Channel Patrol
Season 2 Episode 1 of 10
The return of the observational documentary following the lives of people who work and play on the English Channel, the busiest waterway in the world. In the first edition, RNLI volunteers from Calshot are faced with the task of rescuing 25 people during the night when a giant car carrier, the Heogh Osaka, is grounded on a sandbank in the Solent. Meanwhile, a premature baby seal that was found washed up on the beach receives intensive care from the RSPCA team in Hastings

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
3
 
   
3:15pm
Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones
Season 1 Episode 3 of 4
Highland Cattle Drove The presenter joins two farmers and a herd of Highland cattle to retrace a 250-mile-long droving route from the Isle of Skye to market in Falkirk, via the Highlands. Griff and his companions trek through steep mountain passes and fast-flowing rivers, discovering how the drovers braved inclement weather and used weapons to fend off rustlers to ensure people could enjoy their beef dinners

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
4.9
 
   
4:15pm
Africa
Season 1 Episode 5 of 6
Sahara David Attenborough explores the wildlife eking out an existence in and around the scorching wilderness of the Sahara Desert, where only the toughest survive. It's a constant struggle against dehydration, as zebra battle over dwindling rivers, camels search for water and tiny barn swallows navigate thousands of square miles of barren sand to find a life-saving oasis. The naked mole rat avoids the heat by living a subterranean existence, while the silver ant is able to take on the midday sun - but needs a `spacesuit' to do it

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
6.5
 
   
5:15pm
Bargain Hunt
Season 43 Episode 10 of 32
Newalk 17 Charlie Ross presents from Newark Antiques and Collectors Fair in Nottinghamshire, inviting two teams of married couples to purchase items and make the greater profit when they go under the hammer at Charles Hanson's saleroom in Derby. Natasha Raskin and Ben Cooper assist the contenders, while Charlie pays a visit to the dray horses at the National Brewery Museum

Category Antiques/Collectibles
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
3
 
   
6:00pm
Eggheads
Season 18 Episode 53 of 85
Jeremy Vine hosts the quiz in which the winners of famous game shows including Mastermind and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 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 Continental Railway Journeys
Season 4 Episode 8 of 10
Athens to Thessaloniki - Part Two Part two of two. Michael Portillo continues his Greek journey to Thessaloniki, boarding one of the world's narrowest gauge railways as he travels through the village of Milies

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.3
 
   
7:00pm
Antiques Road Trip
Season 13 Episode 3 of 10
Anita Manning and Raj Bisram conclude their trip across the South East of England, and Anita pops to Canterbury Cathedral to uncover the story behind the bloody murder of Thomas Becket. Later, Charles Hanson and James Braxton begin their journey antique hunting through the Scottish Highlands, where Charles goes on a boat trip to learn about the Caledonian Canal

Category Antiques/Collectibles
(Subtitles)
Rating
6.6
 
   
8:00pm
The House That £100K Built
Season 3 Episode 2 of 6
Derek & Christine Retired couple Derek and Christine from Huddersfield attempt to build their first house from scratch in the south-east of England. However, the development does not go according to plan when the unthinkable happens, and they receive word that the house may have been built in the wrong place

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Rating
2.2
 
   
9:00pm
Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's Casebook
Season 1 Episode 2 of 6
Surgeon Gabriel Weston investigates the human body's ability to adapt for survival, meeting with individuals who push this aptitude to the absolute limit. She meets a man who injects himself with snake venom, a woman living with only half a brain, and the only man in the world to be completely cured of HIV

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
2.5
 
   
10:00pm
Mock the Week
Season 15 Episode 6 of 13
Loyiso Gola, Milton Jones, Miles Jupp, Ellie Taylor and Josh Widdicombe join host Dara O Briain and regular Hugh Dennis for the topical comedy show, looking back at the week's events through the medium of fast-thinking and improvisation

Category Comedy
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
5.4
 
   
10:30pm
Newsnight
03/03/2017 Analysis of the day's events

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

Category Weather
(Subtitles)
Rating
9
 
   
11:15pm
Dragons' Den
Season 14 Episode 16 of 16
Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins assess the profit-making potential of a husband and wife team's Welsh delicacy, a new male fragrance, and a London businessman's food delivery service for Michelin star restaurants. Presented by Evan Davis. Last in the series

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
5.4
 
   
12:15am
1066: A Year to Conquer England
Season 1 Episode 1 of 3
Docudrama in which Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to the Battle of Hastings. The first edition reveals how the death of Edward the Confessor without an heir triggered a bitter race to succeed him as king of England, with Earl Harold successfully taking the crown. However, William of Normandy believes the throne has been promised to him and decides to invade, while Viking king Harald Hardrada also fancies himself as monarch

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
5
 
   
1:15am
See Hear
Season 36 Episode 16 of 16
Deaf Refugees Seb Cunliffe reports on a six-year-old deaf boy from Iraq threatened with deportation, and questions is deaf people seeking asylum are being treated fairly by the authorities

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
6.3
 
   
1:45am
Trust Me, I'm a Doctor
Season 6 Episode 2 of 3
08/02/2017 Medical journalist Michael Mosley and a team of doctors offer advice on health, using their expertise and the latest research to investigate the truth behind various claims about well-being made in the media

Category Medicine/Health
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
3.1
 
   
2:45am
Royal Recipes
Season 1 Episode 9 of 15
Diplomatic Relations Paul Ainsworth makes food served at royal state banquets, including a dish inspired by President Obama's state visit and scones offered to President Eisenhower in the 1960s

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
6.8
 
   
3:30am
This Is BBC Two
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
9
 
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