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Category General Social/Political Issues/Economics
Naomi's Nightmares of Nature
Season 4 Episode 12 of 15
Intrepid Iceland Naomi Wilkinson travels to snowy Iceland in her quest to find her ultimate nightmare of nature. She goes on a hunt for a real life monster, lands a helicopter on a steaming volcano and meets the hardest horse in the world but will she catch a glimpse of Iceland's only native land mammal, the Arctic fox?

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
Deadly 60
Season 3 Episode 22 of 26
Superpower Steve Backshall investigates the skills and senses that creatures around the world use to hunt and survive. This programme focuses on the speed and acceleration of the cheetah, the elastic tongue and 360-degree vision of the chameleon, and a shark with a hidden sixth sense

Category General Children's/Youth
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Show Me What You're Made Of
Season 7 Episode 1 of 5
Show Me What You're Made Of: UK: Recycling New series. The kids start their working trip with one of the UK's biggest recycling firms Suez, who sort the waste of 12 million homes. The kids are heading to Bristol to a Mixed Recycling Facility, known as MRF, where what we throw away is sorted by hand on fast flowing conveyor belts. Previously seen on CBBC

Category General Children's/Youth
(New Series) (Subtitles)
Saturday Mash-Up!
Season 1 Episode 9 of 12
Yasmin Evans, Jonny Nelson and Hacker T Dog host Saturday morning entertainment for youngsters, and are joined by stars from The Pets Factor, WWE and Emmerdale. Includes episodes of Danger Mouse, Zig and Zag, and The Next Step

Category General Children's/Youth
Natural World
Season 29 Episode 11 of 14
Natural World: Chimps of the Lost Gorge Documentary providing an insight into the lives of chimpanzees in Uganda's Kyambura Gorge, a deep, forested ravine running through the African savannah. For 15 years, the gorge has been cut off from the rest of the jungle, leaving the animals stranded with limited sources of food. The programme follows the 20 remaining chimps as alpha male Brutus tries to retain control of the family in its daily struggle to survive

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
Crowd Pleasers The double Michelin-starred chef creates new versions of some of Britain's favourite recipes, elevating everyday, ordinary food with his impressive flair. In the first episode, Tom focuses on crowd-pleasing dishes, perfect for sharing at a party, including crispy stuffed potato skins with Roquefort and pancetta, pulled beef brisket with garlic coleslaw, and barbecued mackerel. He finishes off with an indulgent chocolate tart that is not only delicious, but also deceptively easy to rustle up

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Raymond Blanc: How to Cook Well
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
Slow Cooking The chef gives six masterclasses in basic cooking techniques, using each one to demonstrate five dishes, with recipes ranging from simple to ambitious. He begins with the slow-cooking method, preparing an Asian-flavoured beef shin with papaya salad, a squid and chorizo stew, and a compressed apple terrine

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Season 4 Episode 5 of 23
Past Prosperity Hermione Cockburn discovers the secrets to the success of British seaside towns on a visit to Blackpool's Pleasure Beach, and looks back at Rhyl's glory years through Victorian postcards. Neil Oliver also finds out about the people who manned Liverpool's dockyards

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Talking Pictures
Season 1 Episode 16 of 34
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: Talking Pictures A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by legendary Hollywood double act Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, capturing the milestones and highlights of their lives and careers. Narrated by veteran actress Sylvia Syms

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Film Daddy Long Legs (1955)
An 18-year-old Frenchwoman falls in love with an older man, unaware he is the secret millionaire benefactor who saved her from a Paris orphanage and sponsored her education in America. Romantic musical, with Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron and Fred Clark

Category Musical
Britain Afloat
Season 1 Episode 6 of 6
The Rowing Eight Mary-Ann Ochota discovers how the rowing eight - the world's fastest rowing boat - counts the 17th-century river taxis of the Thames among its ancestors. Through the centuries racing has become more formal, from the Doggett's Coat and Badge race, still going strong and open only to apprentices working on the river, to the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race and the Henley Royal Regatta, where elite crews compete from all over the world. Mary-Ann learns how technology and athletes' quest for speed have led to the boat known today. Contributors include Olympians Anna Watkins and Steve Redgrave. Last in the series

Category Documentary
Live International Rugby Union
Wales v New Zealand Wales v New Zealand (Kick-off 5.15pm). John Inverdale is joined by Martyn Williams, Jeremy Guscott, Doug Howlett and Sam Warburton to present coverage of the autumn international at Principality Stadium. An unsuccessful three-match series in New Zealand this summer saw Wales return home still looking for a victory over the All Blacks for the first time since 1953, in a sequence that has now seen them lose 29 consecutive fixtures, 10 of which have been presided over by Warren Gatland during his tenure. With commentary by Eddie Butler, Brian Moore and Jonathan Davies

Category Rugby Union - International
International Rugby Union
England v Samoa England v Samoa. Sara Orchard presents action from the autumn international at Twickenham, which saw England attempt to extend their unbeaten run against the Samoans. The most recent encounter between these nations also took place at the home of English rugby union, and saw England triumph 28-9 in November 2014. With commentary by Chris Jones and Mike Tindall

Category Rugby Union - International
Dad's Army
Season 5 Episode 5 of 13
The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones Captain Mainwaring camps the platoon in a deserted barn, unaware it is inside the target range of an artillery exercise. Only Corporal Jones knows the danger, leading to a desperate race to raise the alarm in time. Clive Dunn, Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier star in an episode first shown in November 1972

Category Sitcom
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Joe Orton Laid Bare
Documentary exploring the wit, work and world of Joe Orton, the Leicester-born playwright and author whose flourishing literary career was cut short when he was killed by his boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell in 1967. Fifty years after his demise, this film charts Orton's meteoric rise to fame following his imprisonment in 1962 for defacing library books. Orton believed his sentence was unduly harsh, and had more to do with the fact he was homosexual than the crime itself, but his time in prison allowed him to crystallise his distinctive worldview. Here, excerpts from his stage and TV plays, along with his personal diaries, outline his outrageous perspective, and the circumstances of his death are re-examined. Includes contributions by Kenneth Cranham, Michael Codron, Christopher Hampton, Patricia Routledge and Joe Orton's sister Leonie

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Season 15 Episode 5 of
Odorous and Odious Sally Phillips, Ross Noble and Nish Kumar join regular panellist Alan Davies and host Sandi Toksvig for an extended version of the comedy quiz show. This time, the topic is `Odorous and Odious'. During the course of the show, the panellists learn why the world's second-smelliest man is so frustrated. As ever, correctness and even intelligence go out of the window, as the fiendishly difficult questions lead to points being awarded for the answers its questionmaster finds most interesting, as opposed to correct

Category Comedy
Insert Name Here
Season 3 Episode 1 of 8
Tom New series. Comedians Nish Kumar and Katherine Ryan, historian Kate Williams and sports presenter Gabby Logan join host Sue Perkins and captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe as the comedy quiz returns. The two teams answer questions about famous people who share a name, with the winning trio getting to decide the greatest-ever bearer of this week's moniker

Category Comedy
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Film Albert Nobbs (2011)
A woman in 19th-century Ireland has lived in disguise as a man for 30 years, holding down a job as a butler at a Dublin hotel. She meets a married house painter whom she discovers is a fellow cross-dresser, and is inspired by her new friend's happy life to seek a wife of her own. Period drama, starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Janet McTeer

Category Historical/Period Drama
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Film Chances Are (1989)
A lawyer with everything to live for is killed on his wedding anniversary, and reincarnated with no recollection of his past. At the age of 25, his new incarnation falls for a woman who just happens to be the daughter he never met in his previous life. But their fledgling romance is disrupted by his awakening memories - and his love for his wife. Romantic comedy, with Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr and Ryan O'Neal

Category Comedy
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