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6:10am
The Wonder of Animals
Season 1 Episode 8 of 12
Crocodiles Chris Packham examines what lies beneath a crocodile's hard exterior, discovering the secret to its ancient history and gaining an insight into one of the most sophisticated physiologies on the planet. By following all stages of a crocodile hunt, Chris reveals how their extraordinary circulatory system enables them to hold their breath for more than an hour, and looks at how their exceptionally sensitive skin detects their prey through water

Category Documentary
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6:40am
Naomi's Nightmares of Nature
Season 4 Episode 10 of 15
Rascals of Rio Naomi Wilkinson heads to Rio de Janeiro to investigate the jungle giants that have made the city their home, including reckless reptiles and the world's largest rodent

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
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7:10am
The Pets Factor
Season 1 Episode 2 of 10
Tilly, Bagheera, Tommy and Casper Vet Cat works around the clock to save some seriously poorly Border Collie pups, and Cheryl faces her worst nightmare when she is called to perform dental surgery on her own cat

Category Cartoons/Puppets
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7:30am
Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch
Season 1 Episode 3 of 15
The Monster Party Matilda Ramsay creates food for a monster-themed party, featuring a menu with severed hands, gory goblin heads and bloodied cakes. The rest of the family members get into the mood with a trip to a special effects studio, where they have some frightening make-up applied, and they also find out how to levitate

Category General Children's/Youth
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7:45am
Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch
Season 1 Episode 4 of 15
The Beach BBQ The family heads to the beach, and Matilda cooks up a storm by the sea with her easy herby garlic bread, a clam bake and melting marshmallows. A leading Californian surfer pass on his skills to the family members, and Jack learns how to fix a camera to his board to film some wipe-outs

Category General Children's/Youth
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8:00am
The Dengineers
Season 2 Episode 2 of 11
Bollywood Den A young boy called Aron loves all things Bollywood, especially dancing, so the team builds him his very own Bollywood-style den

Category General Children's/Youth
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8:30am
Deadly Top 10
Season 1 Episode 2 of 5
Lethal Weapons Steve Backshall counts down the most impressive weapons used by animals and plants to catch prey, before revealing which will be crowned as number one

Category General Children's/Youth
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9:00am
Robot Wars
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon host the revival of the programme in which radio-controlled robots created by teams of amateur engineers battle it out in an arena. The machines have to make it through an initial group stage, then head-to-head rounds before the heat final. The first show features students from Reading and a family team from Caithness, as well as a memorable robot from the original series

Category Game Show/Quiz
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10:00am
Steve Backshall's Extreme Mountain Challenge
Season 1 Episode 1 of 2
Part one of two. The naturalist leads a team of rock climbers across Venezuela's tepuis - sheer-sided mountains surrounded by jungle. In the first episode, he attempts an ascent of a rockface that has never been climbed previously to discover what kind of animals live at the summit. However, to get there he will have to brave wildlife, rapids and a run-in with a rickety biplane

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
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11:00am
Pets - Wild at Heart
Season 1 Episode 2 of 2
Secretive Creatures David Tennant narrates the concluding documentary revealing household animals in a new light, with special photographic techniques showing their hidden senses and secret communication skills. Dogs in Paris use their sense of smell to uncover a very different city, a hamster stages a great escape - then uses its navigational talents to find its way home - and a budgie literally glows as it woos its mate. In Japan, cats display their secret messages, while in Peru, dogs employ hidden signs to communicate across a city

Category General Arts/Culture
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12:00pm
The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure
Season 1 Episode 2 of 6
Si King and Dave Myers explore the culinary delights of Sardinia, starting out in Cagliari, where everyone is in high spirits for the feast of St Efisio. The bikers join in by cooking a local speciality, almond and orange cakes. They also meet the tuna fishermen of Carloforte and a chef who has a special way of serving up platters of the fish, are shown how to make sheep's black pudding by a group of shepherds and are served a stew by the `King of Sardinia'

Category Cooking
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1:00pm
A Vicar's Life
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
New series. Documentary following the day-to-day lives of vicars in the diocese of Hereford, detailing the challenges they face in their work. In the first edition Matthew Stafford persuades a local hairdresser and her fiance to get married in church, who works in a small Shropshire market town, Ruth cares for a terminally ill churchwarden, while Nicholas Lowton has to deal with a break-in and theft of priceless church records

Category Spiritual/Religious
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1:30pm
Back to the Land with Kate Humble
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
South Devon The presenter is in South Devon to meet cider-makers who are trying to reverse the trend of apple orchard decline as they plough a six figure sum into a new orchard on their land. She also follows a farming family who have tapped into the trend for the UK's answer to olive oil, and discovers a young lad with no farming background who is running a modern business with traditional Devon sheep breeds. Plus, entrepreneur Geetie Singh-Watson finds how online shopping is bringing our markets closer together and enabling an edible flower grower to thrive

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
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2:30pm
Rome Unpacked
Season 1 Episode 2 of 2
Chef Giorgio Locatelli and art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon conclude their exploration of Italy's capital. In the second of two programmes, as well as marvelling at the mosaics in the 12th-century Basilica di San Clemente, Andrew takes Giorgio to an ancient Roman schoolteacher's classroom. Then it's on to a true architectural and civic wonder - the vast Testaccio Slaughterhouse, where workers were once paid in offal. Travelling to the Palazzo Colonna, Andrew shows Giorgio the Beaneater by Carracci, a Baroque painting that makes an everyday subject extraordinary

Category Documentary
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3:30pm
Brendan Foster: A Life in Athletics
An insight into the career of the broadcaster and former athlete, who won gold as a long distance runner at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games in the 1970s, before going on to become a commentator. Foster covered nine summer Olympic Games during his time with the BBC, and retired in August 2017 following the IAAF World Championships

Category Athletics
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4:15pm
Flog It!
Season 13 Episode 22 of 40
Nottingham 7 Paul Martin and the team value antiques in Southwell Minster, near Nottingham. Experts Michael Baggott and Mark Stacey try to find the best collectibles inspired by nature, while Paul learns how the green man sculptures that cover the minster chapter house first took their inspiration from ancient pagan beliefs - which could have links with local legend Robin Hood

Category Antiques/Collectibles
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5:00pm
Trust Me, I'm a Doctor
Season 7 Episode 2 of
Giles Yeo investigates how much fruit we should eat, and Zoe Williams learns more about a sleeping disorder that causes thousands of road accidents each year. Plus, Alain Gregoire finds out how you can use your eyes to help cope with age-related hearing loss

Category Medicine/Health
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5:30pm
Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight for Good
Season 1 Episode 2 of 6
Quick and Easy Tom turns the spotlight on the dieters in the group who say they are too busy, or too inexperienced to cook their own healthy meals. He shows the group quick and easy recipes they can make at home, including a 'cheat pizza', a pea and ham pasta dish and a low calorie French apple tart. Later, Tom reveals how much weight the dieters have lost in the first month of their weight loss journey

Category Cooking
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6:00pm
Hugh's Wild West
Season 1 Episode 2 of 12
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall continues his wildlife expedition in the West Country, turning his attention to the curious creatures of the Jurassic Coast, and the local conservationists dedicated to their care. Resident fishermen help Hugh devise a plan to witness the odd behaviour of cuttlefish up-close, and on the shingle expanse of Chesil Beach, a team of volunteers works to ensure nesting terns are able to raise their young in safety

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
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7:00pm
A House Through Time
Season 1 Episode 2 of 4
David Olusoga continues to chart British history through the successive inhabitants of a terraced house in Liverpool, focusing on the 1850s to the 1890s. David uncovers the stories of a widow who turned the dwelling into a boarding house, and an ambitious Jewish immigrant struggling to stay afloat in the midst of a financial crisis. He also traces the story of a seemingly successful couple for whom that house was the backdrop to a family drama involving violence and infidelity and reveals how an unidentified body dragged from the Mersey turned out to have surprising connections to the house

Category Documentary
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8:00pm
Dad's Army
Season 5 Episode 9 of 13
When Did You Last See Your Money? Corporal Jones misplaces £500 donated by local shopkeepers to provide a new canteen for servicemen, so the platoon tries to help him remember what he did with it. Comedy first broadcast in 1972, starring Clive Dunn, John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe

Category Sitcom
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8:30pm
Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs
Season 1 Episode 3 of 6
Taming the Wild Paul Murton continues his Grand Tour with a chilly swim across Loch Ba high on Rannoch Moor, struggles against the elements while trainspotting, and meets some veteran Tunnel Tigers - men who tunnelled deep inside the Grampians, diverting water to hydro-electric schemes

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
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9:00pm
Live at the Apollo
Season 13 Episode 6 of 7
Award-winning stand-up comedian Dane Baptiste plays host in this show recorded before a packed house at London's Hammersmith Apollo. He warms up the audience and then introduces routines by New York comic Desiree Burch and Liverpool funnyman Chris McCausland

Category Stand-up Comedy
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9:45pm
QI XL
Season 15 Episode 11 of 16
Objects and Ornaments Sarah Millican, Cariad Lloyd and Alice Levine join regular panellist Alan Davies and host Sandi Toksvig for an extended edition of the unconventional quiz, this time focusing on the theme `Objects and Ornaments'. During the course of the show, the panellists discover where to find an actual UFO and meet the world's best-dressed crab. 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
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10:30pm
Madonna Rebel Heart Tour
Directors Danny B Tull and Nathan Rissman showcase the American pop singer's 2015-2016 international tour via as-live footage and candid behind-the-scenes coverage from the various venues that played host to the exuberant Queen of Pop. Includes performances of Madonna's most recent hits, along with classic tunes from throughout her decades-long career, such as Living for Love, Material Girl, Holiday, and an acoustic version of Like a Prayer

Category Pop
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12:30am
Film Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
An academic impulsively pursues a woman he met by chance, leading to him abandoning his job to follow her to Lisbon. On the journey, he reads a book belonging to her, and is inspired by the philosopher who wrote it. He sets out to track down everyone who knew the author to discover the story of his life. Drama based on Pascal Mercier's novel, starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Laurent

Category General Movie/Drama
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2:15am
This Is BBC Two
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two

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