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Category General Show/Game Show
Film Stage Door (1937)
A woman from a rich family hopes to become a successful actress. Her disapproving father plots to ruin her dreams by financing the play in which she will be cast, in the hope that it will fail. Her room-mate has problems of her own, when a lecherous producer tries to get her on the casting couch. Comedy drama, starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou and Lucille Ball

Category Comedy
(Subtitles) (Black & White)
Film Lucky Jim (1957)
A hard-drinking, unconventional junior lecturer is frustrated with his stuffy university, but still wants to curry favour with the formidable head of the history department. A family gathering and an academic ceremony provide opportunities to make an impression - but nothing goes to plan. Comedy based on Kingsley Amis's novel, starring Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas and Hugh Griffith

Category Comedy
(Subtitles) (Black & White)
On the UK's north-east coast, Miranda Krestovnikoff visits Bass Rock, Neil Oliver investigates a legend in Cullercoats and Dick Strawbridge has a riveting experience in Sunderland

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Britain's Secret Seas
Season 1 Episode 3 of 4
The Power of the East Paul Rose, Tooni Mahto and Frank Pope conduct an exploration of marine life in the North Sea, and how it has been affected by the construction of a wind farm off the Norfolk coast. They also observe England's largest colony of grey seals in the Farne Islands, find out why Bridlington, East Yorkshire, has enjoyed a particularly bountiful lobster harvest and learn more about how fish behave when threatened by predators

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Homes Under the Hammer
Season 19 Episode 24 of 80
Lucy Alexander, Martin Roberts and Dion Dublin explore properties about to be auctioned in Folkestone, Kent, Leytonstone, London and Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. They also hear from the new owners about their plans to bring their purchases up to date

Category Property
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
A Cook Abroad
Season 1 Episode 3 of 6
A Cook Abroad: John Torode's Argentina The MasterChef judge fulfills a lifelong ambition to go to Argentina, where he embarks on an epic road trip to find the best cut of steak in the world and the ideal method of cooking it. Along the way, John discovers that modern industrial farming has changed the landscape of the pampas and threatened a way of life unchanged for centuries. He joins a group of gauchos on a working livestock ranch, before ending at a restaurant in Mendoza where cooking beef has become an art form

Category Cooking
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Talking Pictures
Talking Pictures: John Hurt A profile of the screen career of John Hurt, the celebrated British character actor who died last month, having made a name for himself via roles in films such as The Elephant Man, The Naked Civil Servant, Midnight Express and 1984. In a selection of rare archive interviews, John discusses some of his most iconic cinematic creations, his perspective on acting, and the tragedy that claimed the life of the woman he planned to marry

Category Documentary
Film An Ideal Husband (1999)
A rising politician is blackmailed into pushing a dubious scheme through Parliament, a decision that threatens his career and marriage. Turning in desperation to an old and trusted friend, he ends up dragged even further into a mire of lies, temptations and secret liaisons. Oscar Wilde comedy drama, with Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Jeremy Northam and Julianne Moore

Category Comedy
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Escape to the Country
Season 15 Episode 44 of 75
North Yorkshire Jonnie Irwin helps a pair of university sweethearts as they search for their first home together in the North Yorkshire countryside, within a budget of £650,000. Meanwhile, away from the property hunt, Jonnie visits the widest home in the UK

Category Property
(Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
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) (Repeat)
University Challenge
Season 23 Episode 29 of 37
The quarter-finals continue, with two teams of four students battling it out to make it to the next stage of the competition as they try to win two matches and progress to the semi-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions

Category Quiz Show
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
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) (Repeat)
Nature's Weirdest Events
Season 5 Episode 5 of 5
Chris Packham finds out about nature's super-survivors, including the story of a frog whose dinner is fighting back, a shark with the secret to long life and a prehistoric fish whose thirst for blood almost destroyed an entire fishing community. Plus, a massive wave that shocked swimmers in Sydney, the tale of two fishermen engulfed by a fog tsunami on Lake Michigan and whether great white sharks like heavy metal. Last in the series

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Flog It!
Season 10 Episode 47 of 75
Crathes Castle 41 Anita Manning and Adam Partridge search for collectibles at Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire, where they value items including Wemyss pottery and a microscope. Paul Martin also learns about the building's history, revealing its connection to Robert the Bruce

Category Antiques/Collectibles
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
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) (Repeat) (Audio Described)
Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands
Season 4 Episode 1 of 6
From Berneray to Pabbay: The Riddle of the Sands New series. Paul Murton returns to explore more of the remote and fascinating places that lie off the mainland, beginning with a cluster of islands in the Outer Hebrides. He starts his journey just off the coast of North Uist at Berneray, then heads south to Grimsay and Kirkibost, before ending on the deserted whisky island of Pabbay

Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
(New Series) (Subtitles)
Dad's Army
Season 2 Episode 1 of 6
Operation Kilt The platoon defends headquarters in an exercise against members of the Highland Regiment, leaving Captain Mainwaring and his men with little choice but to spy on their rivals to try to come up with a plan to defeat them. Comedy first broadcast in 1969, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier

Category Sitcom
(Subtitles) (Repeat)
Film Testament of Youth (2014)
Premiere. When her fiance and brother are sent to the front line during the early days of the First World War, a young woman gives up her studies at Oxford University to follow them. She becomes a nurse, and the horrors she witnesses during the conflict change her outlook on life forever. Period drama based on the memoirs of writer Vera Brittain, starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and Taron Egerton

Category General Movie/Drama
(Subtitles) (Premiere) (Audio Described)
Film Safe Haven (2013)
A mysterious woman arrives in a small coastal town looking to make a fresh start, but seems reluctant to discuss her past. As she forms a close friendship with a neighbour and falls for a single father, she begins to realise the time has come to confront the dark secrets she is fleeing from. Romantic drama based on Nicholas Sparks' novel, with Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel and Cobie Smulders

Category Literary Adaptation
Film The White Ribbon (2009)
A village in Germany is plagued by strange events in the months leading up to the First World War, as a series of accidents leads on to mysterious acts of vandalism and people being attacked by unknown assailants. As the villagers try to cope with their bad fortune, secrets start to come to light. Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-winning mystery, starring Christian Friedel and Leonie Benesch. In German, Italian and Polish

Category Mystery
(Black & White) (In Vision)
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