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BBC2 London

   
6:00am
My Life in Books
Season 1 Episode 4 of 10
Trevor McDonald & Rebecca Front Anne Robinson talks to former newsreader Trevor McDonald and actress Rebecca Front about the books that shaped their lives, from guilty pleasures to works that inspired their careers

Category Talk Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4.5
 
   
6:30am
Wanted Down Under Revisited
Season 10 Episode 9 of
Restarick Revisit Nicki Chapman catches up with the Restarick family, to find out if Richard managed to convince his wife Nieva and daughter Izzy to move to Australia after a trial week in Adelaide

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
2.7
 
   
7:15am
The Farmers' Country Showdown
Season 1 Episode 3 of 15
Sheepdog Trials Sheepdog trainers and farmers Shirley from Lancashire, and Yorkshire-based John compete at the Nidderdale Agricultural Show Sheep Dog Trails

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
7.5
 
   
8:00am
An Island Parish
Season 12 Episode 5 of 8
An Island Parish: Anguilla: Lean on Me Bishop Brooks carries out parish duties on neighbouring St Barths as he checks on major church renovations, while businesswoman Nathalie le Senechal brings a touch of French culture to Anguilla with a wine tasting. Local cyclist Justin Hodge is battling it out against riders from all over the Caribbean in the island's biggest cycling race, and the fisheries department is out to eradicate a new predator in Anguillian waters - the lionfish

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.3
 
   
8:30am
Great British Railway Journeys
Season 8 Episode 4 of 15
Darlington to Dunbar Michael Portillo journeys from Darlington to Dunbar, following the route taken by George Stephenson's steam engine on its 1825 journey, and visiting Lewis Carroll's childhood home

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
9.4
 
   
9:00am
Victoria Derbyshire
16/02/2017 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
16/02/2017 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
 
   
1:00pm
Cash in the Attic
Season 17 Episode 69 of 75
Hasthorpe Heather Hasthorpe lives with her husband Frank in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, and hopes to raise £500 toward a trip to her mother's homeland of Canada. Angela Rippon and Paul Hayes help the couple go through their belongings and find items that can be sold at auction

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
1.9
 
   
1:30pm
Beat the Brain
Season 1 Episode 12 of 30
Four members of a women's football team 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
Landward
Dougie Vipond tries to persuade people in Ayr that there's more to beetroot than can be found in a pickle jar and Nick Nairn prepares a dish with the vegetable as its core ingredient. Dougie later takes in the stunning scenery of Sutherland and Wester Ross from the saddle of a Triumph Bonneville motorbike. Meanwhile, Sarah Mack visits the most northerly chocolate producer in the UK

Category Rural/Agricultural
(Subtitles)
Rating
8.8
 
   
2:30pm
Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
The broadcaster travels to the mountains of southern Peru to live with people who are descendants of the Incas, discovering an ancient culture based around alpaca herding. Kate immerses herself in everyday life and finds the people are struggling to make ends meet, with a lack of pasture and poor-quality animals threatening this traditional way of life

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
3.9
 
   
3:30pm
The Blue Planet
Season 1 Episode 4 of 8
Frozen Seas Marine life at the poles, where winter temperatures frequently fall to a numbing -40C. Even when the sun reappears in the spring, its weak rays take a long time to melt the ice. David Attenborough describes how wildlife including seals, whales, polar bears and penguins overcome the elements to survive through prolonged cold spells

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.9
 
   
4:25pm
A Place to Call Home
Season 4 Episode 4 of 12
Home to Roost Regina is in her element making final preparations on the day of the prime minister's visit, and George is happy to make a speech to the supporters gathered at the gates

Category General Movie/Drama
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.4
 
   
5:15pm
Flog It!
Season 13 Episode 16 of 40
Edinburgh 16 Paul Martin and the team visit Hopetoun House not far from Edinburgh. Antiques experts James Lewis and Adam Partridge are on hand to value items, while Paul discovers the architectural history of Hopetoun House and why it is such a unique treasure in the Scottish countryside

Category Antiques/Collectibles
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
6.5
 
   
6:00pm
Eggheads
Season 14 Episode 114 of 140
Quiz hosted by Jeremy Vine, 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) (Repeat)
Rating
5.2
 
   
6:30pm
Great American Railroad Journeys
Season 2 Episode 19 of 20
Mattoon, Illinois to Columbus, Kentucky Michael Portillo's journey brings him to rural Mattoon, where he gets a taste of the tough manual work that shaped the young Abraham Lincoln. He also joins an apple harvest before heading off to Kentucky and the banks of the Mississippi, where a bloody conflict unfolded that proved decisive in victory for Lincoln's Union

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.9
 
   
7:00pm
The Hairy Bikers' Chicken and Egg
Season 1 Episode 2 of 6
France Si King and Dave Myers set out to discover why French chickens have gained a reputation for being `the poshest birds on the planet'. Beginning their quest in Lyon, the pair discover the origins of haute cuisine, before heading to a farm for an introduction to the famous poulet de Bresse. They also enjoy chicken dishes created by some of the country's finest chefs, and then head for Dave's new home in Northern France to prepare a feast for his neighbours. Finally, the boys arrive in Paris, where they cook an iconic French casserole, coq au vin, against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
5.7
 
   
8:00pm
The Great Pottery Throw Down
Season 2 Episode 3 of 8
The home potters are tested on the art of Japanese-style ceramics. For the main challenge, they throw a sake set, consisting of one bottle and six identical cups. The exciting part, however, comes during the firing, when they use a risky 16th-century method in which they pull their burning pieces out of the kiln and plunge them into a bin full of combustible materials. For the spot test, they must pierce and carve an intricate design into a lantern using a technique known as the `devil's work', and the throw down sees them back at the wheel, making as many rice bowls as they can in 15 minutes

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
3.7
 
   
9:00pm
Russia's Hooligan Army
At the 2016 European Championships, violent clashes between Russian and English supporters in Marseille put the spotlight on Russian hooliganism. It was some of the worst football violence seen at an international tournament and raised serious concerns ahead of millions of fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup. To find out what UK supporters could face, film-maker Alex Stockley von Statzer travels to Russia to investigate this new generation of `firms' who are teetotal, physically fit and trained in martial arts. He also finds out how Russian police are enacting new laws promising to get tough on any trouble-makers, and films an organised fight in the woods where one firm is `auditioning' new members

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Rating
8
 
   
10:00pm
Live at the Apollo
Season 12 Episode 6 of 6
Stand-up comedian and author Joe Lycett 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 fellow funny men Ivo Graham and Phil Wang

Category Stand-up Comedy
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
6.1
 
   
10:30pm
Newsnight
16/02/2017 Analysis of the day's events, presented by Evan Davis

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

Category Weather
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.1
 
   
11:15pm
Andrew Marr: My Brain And Me
The broadcaster reveals his personal story of recovery from a stroke in 2013, following his progress over the last year as he explores a range of cutting-edge stroke treatments. For the first time, Andrew returns to the hospital that saved his life and meets the consultant who told his family he might die. With interviews from some of his closest family and friends, this offers an insight into Andrew the man and the struggles every stroke victim faces once the immediate medical crisis is over

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
5
 
   
12:15am
Panorama
Behind Bars: Prison Undercover - Panorama An undercover investigation revealing the reality of life behind bars in Britain's crisis-hit prison system, with footage recorded by a reporter also working as an officer at a Category C adult prison showing how inmates are effectively running the prison. The film also reveals how prison officers do not feel able to maintain control and are at risk themselves, while weak inmates suffer, career criminals profit while jailed and drug addicts simply change which narcotics they use

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
6.2
 
   
12:45am
Spy in the Wild
Season 1 Episode 4 of 5
Mischief The undercover cameras reveal how animals often get up to mischief among themselves - and some are downright criminal. A colony of adelie penguins hunker down to avoid a storm, unaware one of them is a thief out to steal the stones that make up their nests, and Spy Tropicbird witnesses an aerial attack by aggressive frigate birds who attempt to steal his fish. A boisterous elephant has a temper tantrum in the mud near the waterhole, chimpanzees have extra-marital affairs and lemurs get high by sniffing toxic millipedes

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.9
 
   
1:45am
Operation People Power with Dave Myers
Season 1 Episode 5 of 5
Direction The Hairy Biker visits a volunteer-run project that is devoted to giving young people the support and guidance they need to make the right choices in life. Inspired by the characters he meets, Dave and his team muster a team of volunteers to improve a community space

Category Enviroment
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
10
 
   
2:30am
This Is BBC Two
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
9
 
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