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6:00am
Rip Off Britain: Holidays
Season 5 Episode 7 of 15
Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate health-related holiday disasters, and couples left out of pocket because of cancelled breaks due to the zika virus

Category Advertisement/Shopping
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4
 
   
6:45am
Wanted Down Under
Season 11 Episode 7 of
Fisher Maclean Having moved to the UK from Australia almost 50 years ago, Simon Maclean longs to return, and hopes a trial week in Perth will persuade fiancee Jane the dream could be a reality

Category Property
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4.4
 
   
7:30am
Caught Red Handed
Season 5 Episode 17 of 20
Dom Littlewood examines the case of a pregnant shop assistant terrorised by robbers, and a centre for adults with learning disabilities is haunted by a mysterious figure

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
2.7
 
   
8:00am
Great British Menu
Season 11 Episode 35 of 45
North East Judging The North East region's two highest-scoring chefs cook for judges Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort. Joining the trio of arbiters in the chamber is John Williams, the executive head chef at The Ritz, the only hotel to hold a royal warrant for banqueting. One contender will be chosen to represent the region in the national finals, taking them a step closer to cooking at the banquet at the Palace of Westminster

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
6
 
   
8:30am
Great British Menu
Season 11 Episode 36 of 45
Northern Ireland Starter The first of the Northern Ireland heats sees returning contender Chris McGowan and newcomers Mark Abbott and Eddie Attwell prepare their starters for the banquet. There are some varied and exciting dishes as the chefs get creative with pig's heads and potatoes, as well as a reinvention of the classic ploughman's, while there is real shock and emotion when the veteran judge delivers his scores

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
6
 
   
9:00am
Victoria Derbyshire
11/01/2017 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
11/01/2017 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
11/01/2017 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
The Link
Season 2 Episode 13 of 40
Three teams battle it out to spot connections between an increasing number of clues and break the links on cash pods to secure a place in the Super Link final, and the chance to take home the money. Quiz show, hosted by Mark Williams

Category Quiz Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
6.8
 
   
1:45pm
Chefs: Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is
Season 1 Episode 3 of 15
Circus Chefs John Burton Race and Richard Phillips go head to head in a culinary battle for charity at a pan-Asian restaurant and cabaret venue in the heart of London's Covent Garden. The duo each create a three-course menu in a bid to impress the diners

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
3.6
 
   
2:30pm
Supersized Earth
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Food, Fire and Water Dallas Campbell examines what it takes to keep seven billion humans alive, in terms of energy, food and water. Forty per cent of the planet's land surface is now devoted to growing food. To understand the sheer scale of this, the presenter paraglides over the world's largest collection of greenhouses on the south coast of Spain and joins the cowboys on Brazil's biggest cattle ranch as they herd more than 125,000 livestock. He also discovers how the man-made Lake Mead helped transform harsh desert into the bright lights of Las Vegas and joins the team building an artificial river from south to north China. Currently the world's most ambitious engineering project, it is an example of how the planet is being remodelled to man's needs. Last in the series

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.4
 
   
3:30pm
Land of the Lost Wolves
Season 1 Episode 2 of 2
In the conclusion of the two-part documentary following the lives of a wolf pack in North America, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and the team discover most of the animals have been killed by locals. However, as they try to find out whether any of the predators survived, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.4
 
   
4:30pm
A Place to Call Home
Season 2 Episode 8 of 10
Answer Me, My Love Sarah arrives in Paris, hoping to reconnect with her husband, and is shocked by what she finds. Elizabeth pushes George to be truthful, but causes more damage to their already fragile relationship. Regina puts the next stage of her plan into action, and while Anna finds out the truth about her real father, Olivia proves the depths she is prepared to go to in order to save her marriage

Category General Movie/Drama
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4.6
 
   
5:15pm
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Season 7 Episode 3 of 30
David v Paul Auction David Harper and Paul Hayes go head to head at Wotton Auction Rooms in Gloucestershire, hoping to uncover antiques they can sell on. Their aim is to out-do each other and raise the biggest profit for their chosen charity at the end of the competition

Category Antiques/Collectibles
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
5.9
 
   
6:00pm
Eggheads
Season 18 Episode 43 of 85
Jeremy Vine hosts the 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 8 of 15
Chapeltown to Doncaster Michael starts his journey in Chapeltown, Sheffield, following what was once known as the North Country Continental service, and finishing in the engineering centre of Doncaster

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
9.4
 
   
7:00pm
Rick Stein's Long Weekends
Season 1 Episode 6 of 10
Lisbon The chef embarks on another round of extended culinary breaks, visiting markets, restaurants, wineries, cafes and bars, beginning with Portuguese capital Lisbon. The culinary effects of Portugal's historic explorations are still seen in its dishes with hints of cinnamon and freshly chopped coriander from the east and tomatoes and chillies from the Americas. Rick is inspired to cook salt cod fritters and an almond tart, before heading for the St Anthony's Day Parade and Sardine Festival

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
6.1
 
   
8:00pm
The Great Interior Design Challenge
Season 4 Episode 5 of 9
Aberaeron Georgian Houses In the second quarter-final from the coastal town of Aberaeron in Wales, the two designers battle it out as they are challenged to transform two rooms - a bedroom and a study/guest room - whilst incorporating rope as the creative challenge into their overall scheme. Elsewhere, architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff explores Aberaeron and uncovers its far-reaching architectural influences

Category Challenge/Reality Show
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
3.2
 
   
9:00pm
Hospital
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
New series. A six-part series capturing the day-to-day realities that face the NHS in unprecedented times. With an ever-increasing demand on its various services, the programme shows the real-life dilemmas and tough decisions that hospital staff and patients alike have to endure. In the first episode, two patients await life-saving surgery at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington - both need to be in the intensive care ward, but the hospital is at full capacity and there is only one bed remaining

Category Documentary
(New Series) (Subtitles)
Rating
5.7
 
   
10:00pm
Common Sense
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
New series. 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
(New Series) (Subtitles)
Rating
8
 
   
10:30pm
Newsnight
11/01/2017 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
Our Dancing Town
Season 1 Episode 1 of 5
Episode 1 - Barnsley The residents of three Yorkshire towns celebrate their history in a series of one-off dance spectaculars that take place through each area's streets, with the help of West End performer and choreographer, Steve Elias. He begins his Yorkshire odyssey in the ex-mining town of Barnsley, delving into its rich industrial past, as he attempts to recruit a cast of hundreds

Category General Arts/Culture
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.6
 
   
12:15am
Alan Bennett's Diaries
A candid profile of the writer, following him in his home village in Yorkshire, to his community library in Primrose Hill and during a trip to New York. In a series of intimate encounters filmed over the period of a year, he reflects on his modest beginnings and his enduring gratitude to a Welfare State that paid for his education and looked after his parents in their old age

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
9.5
 
   
1:15am
Muslims Like Us
Season 1 Episode 2 of 2
Ten Muslims who have volunteered to live together are presented with the results of a survey exploring British opinion about the Muslim community. They are joined by four non-Muslim Brits to explore `British Values'. Cameras reveal the dilemmas presented by race, faith and British history played out for real

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
2.6
 
   
2:15am
Italy's Invisible Cities
Season 1 Episode 1 of 3
Naples Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the hidden history of three Italian cities, beginning with Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. The pair explore the impact of the volcano of Mount Vesuvius, and how it both nurtured the region and exacted a terrible price on the local population. Alexander and Michael also delve into a labyrinth of underground spaces constructed by ruling Bourbon kings in the 19th century, that helped to sustain the city

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.7
 
   
3:15am
The Big Food Rescue
Season 1 Episode 3 of 5
New volunteers join the organisation, just in time to handle a surplus of edible waste bread. Robin sets out to find more charities that might help them get rid of the excess food

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
8.5
 
   
4:00am
This Is BBC Two
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
9
 
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