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BBC2 London

   
6:00am
My Life in Books
Season 1 Episode 5 of 10
Peter Snow & Dan Snow Anne Robinson welcomes father-and-son broadcasters Peter and Dan Snow to discuss their five favourite reads, and how literature has affected their lives

Category Talk Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4.5
 
   
6:30am
Wanted Down Under Revisited
Season 10 Episode 10 of
Rutland Revisit Nicki Chapman catches up with the Rutland family, to find out if mum Julie ever convinced husband Dan and their three kids to take the plunge and move to Perth for good

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
2.7
 
   
7:15am
The Farmers' Country Showdown
Season 1 Episode 4 of 15
Beef Cattle Cattle farmers from West Sussex and Hertfordshire compete against each other and many others at the Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show in Surrey

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
7.5
 
   
8:00am
DIY SOS
Season 27 Episode 7 of 7
DIY SOS: The Big Build: Eckington Nick Knowles, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and the team head to the Worcestershire village of Eckington to help 17-year-old Antonia Payne-Cheney, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare and debilitating condition that causes her joints to regularly dislocate and means she cannot eat normally and is fed through a tube. The ambitious build features a functional, sterile space for medical procedures in her bedroom, a specially adapted wet room and an accessible area where she can socialise with friends and family

Category DIY
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
5.6
 
   
9:00am
Victoria Derbyshire
17/02/2017 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
17/02/2017 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 5 of 75
Roach Linda and Paul Roach from Nottinghamshire ask Angela Rippon and Paul Hayes to help them raise extra cash for their son before he starts university

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
1.9
 
   
1:30pm
Beat the Brain
Season 1 Episode 13 of 30
Four former work colleagues face puzzles, problems, posers and conundrums designed to test every part of their mental fitness against the show's resident genius in the hope of winning the jackpot of £3,000. Hosted by John Craven, with Josie Lawrence as the voice of the Brain

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
4.4
 
   
2:00pm
Landward
Dougie Vipond meets a chef who makes meals using only waste ingredients, Euan McIlwraith investigates the controversy surrounding genetically engineered food, and Sarah talks to a couple trying to make a living as crofters

Category Rural/Agricultural
(Subtitles)
Rating
8.8
 
   
2:30pm
Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
The broadcaster heads into the Outback to work at one of the largest sheep stations in Australia, where 25,000 of the animals are raised on a million acres of pasture. Kate meets farmers employing the latest breeding technology and leading the way in embryo transfer and genetic testing. Last in the series

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
3.9
 
   
3:30pm
The Blue Planet
Season 1 Episode 5 of 8
Seasonal Seas An exploration of the world's most densely inhabited waters, where variations in temperature owing to the year-long cycle of the sun encourage a vast array of marine life, from seals and sharks in the winter, to lobster and salmon in the summer, dolphins in the autumn and the walking handfish in spring. Narrated by David Attenborough

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.9
 
   
4:25pm
A Place to Call Home
Season 4 Episode 5 of 12
Happy Days Are Here Again George makes contact with Sarah to inform her of his plans to divorce Regina and marry her, while Elizabeth decides how she can ruin Regina's reputation

Category General Movie/Drama
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.4
 
   
5:15pm
Flog It!
Season 13
Dorset 22 Antiques experts Catherine Southon and Mark Stacey value items and collectibles brought in by the public to Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Plus, presenter Paul Martin explores the turbulent history of the Weld family and the anti-Catholic persecution they were subject to for more than 300 years

Category Antiques/Collectibles
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Rating
6.5
 
   
6:00pm
Eggheads
Season 14 Episode 115 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 20 of 20
Memphis, Tennessee Michael Portillo travels the lower Mississippi aboard a paddle steamer to hear about the life and work of former river boat captain Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. In the city of Memphis, Michael visits the historic Elmwood Cemetery, where he uncovers the story of a devastating epidemic that claimed the lives of thousands. He discovers one of the largest rail freight hubs in the United States and in the home of the Blues, meets contemporary artist Cedric Burnside in studio before joining millions of Elvis fans at Graceland. Last in the series

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
7.9
 
   
7:00pm
Big Dreams Small Spaces
Season 3 Episode 5 of 6
Monty Don visits two sets of ambitious gardeners, each facing challenges on a very different scale. The first project concerns a tiny urban courtyard in Hackney, north-east London, whose owners wish to make into a miniature urban jungle. The second is a plot of land at a primary school in Bury, Lancashire, where three mothers are keen to create a play space, a wildlife area and a place to grow vegetables and herbs. Narrated by Carole Starks

Category Gardening
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
4.1
 
   
8:00pm
Mastermind
Season 14 Episode 29 of 31
John Humphrys hosts as five more semi-finalists compete for a place in the final. The specialised subjects are Creation Records, mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler, the Hunger Games novels, mathematician, astronomer and physicist Isaac Newton and the films of William Goldman

Category Quiz Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
5.6
 
   
8:30pm
Only Connect
Season 12 Episode 30 of 37
Beekeepers v Oscar Men Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts as the Beekeepers take on the Oscar Men in this third-round match, with the last place in the quarter-finals of the quiz at stake. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between groups of four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Capitol Versicherung AG, Les Papiers Jennings, Dunder Mifflin and Wernham Hogg

Category Quiz Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.7
 
   
9:00pm
The Lake District: A Wild Year
For the wildlife and people who live amid the stunning scenery of the Lake District, life is one of continuous change. This documentary features cutting-edge camera techniques offering a new and unique perspective on a turbulent year in the life of England's largest national park. Time-lapse photography shows months and weeks passing in seconds - snow and ice giving way to sunshine or the frequent rain showers - while the animals, plants and people find extraordinary ways to cope with the challenges of this ancient landscape. Narrated by Bernard Cribbins

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8
 
   
10:00pm
QI
Season 14 Episode 17 of 18
VG - Part One The first of two editions showcasing highlights from the `N' series of the comedy panel game, featuring quizmaster Sandi Toksvig, regular panellist Alan Davies and a host of guest participants

Category Comedy
(Subtitles)
Rating
8.4
 
   
10:30pm
Newsnight
17/02/2017 Analysis of the day's events, presented by Kirsty Wark

Category News Magazine/Current Affairs
(Subtitles)
Rating
4.2
 
   
11:00pm
Weather

Category Weather
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.1
 
   
11:05pm
Back in Time for Dinner
Season 5 Episode 4 of 6
Further Back in Time for Dinner: 1930s The family discover a surprising decade of progress and optimism as they journey through the 1930s, with their larder now stuffed with familiar brands and snacks. Brandon and Rochelle take a trip out for dinner in their very first family car and there is popcorn to go with their own home cinema, but the family's old servant Debbie finds out that the 1930s bring hard times for working women such as her. However, as 1939 comes around the family's hopes for the future are dashed as their final party is interrupted by an historic radio announcement

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.3
 
   
12:05am
Spy in the Wild
Season 1 Episode 5 of 5
Meet the Spies A behind-the-scenes view of the extraordinary idea of deploying the Spy Creatures, showing how the concept evolved and became the inspiration for the animatronic animals of the series. This documentary reveals the painstaking work behind building the lifelike models, from first concept until they become `alive' for the first time. Narrated by David Tennant

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.9
 
   
1:05am
Imagine
Season 30
Imagine: Listen to Me Marlon Stevan Riley's award-winning documentary presents an intimate portrait of Marlon Brando, making use of hundreds of hours of the actor's own archival audio tapes and home-movie footage alongside excerpts from some of his most extraordinary performances on stage and screen. Covering the breadth of his life and career these extracts shed light on the notoriously private Brando's existence as a talented but tormented performer, and offer an insight into the feelings and fears he hid behind his actorly mask

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Sign Language)
Rating
5
 
   
2:45am
This Is BBC Two
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two

Category General Show/Game Show
(Subtitles)
Rating
9
 
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