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6:00am
Top of the Pops
Ultimate Number 1s at the BBC A selection of chart-topping hits from the BBC archives, originally shown in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of the UK singles chart. Featuring tracks from the Bee Gees, T-Rex, Donna Summer, John Lennon, Culture Club, Spice Girls, James Blunt, Rihanna and Adele

Category Pop
Rating
6.6
 
   
7:10am
Sir David Attenborough - A Life on Earth: David Attenborough Interview
Interview with the celebrated natural history film-maker, in which he discusses his upbringing, his family, his love of fossils and his experience of the early days of TV

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Not Yet Rated
 
   
8:00am
The World's Weirdest Weapons
Season 1 Episode 6 of 6
Weapons of the Superspies A look at the tools developed for Cold War spies, including an eavesdropping cat and an aircraft that flies faster than a bullet

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
5.4
 
   
9:00am
TOTP2: Wham! Special
Mark Radcliffe narrates a selection of Top of the Pops performances by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley's duo, featuring Young Guns (Go For It!), Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do), Bad Boys, Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Freedom, Everything She Wants and Edge of Heaven

Category Pop
Rating
3.7
 
   
9:40am
TOTP2: Duran Duran Special
Broadcaster and DJ Mark Radcliffe introduces the most memorable performances by Duran Duran on long-running music programme Top of the Pops, featuring Girls on Film, My Own Way, Hungry Like the Wolf, Rio, Is There Something I Should Know?, The Reflex, Wild Boys and Notorious

Category General Music/Ballet/Dance
Rating
1
 
   
10:00am
TOTP2
TOTP2: Donna Summer Mark Radcliffe introduces an archive tribute to Donna Summer, including hits such as I Feel Love and No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), and featuring her first appearance on the show in 1977

Category General Music/Ballet/Dance
Rating
4.6
 
   
11:00am
Britpop Now
Damon Albarn presents a compilation of live performances originally broadcast in 1995, providing a snapshot of British music in the Britpop era. Featuring Blur, Pulp, Supergrass, Elastica, PJ Harvey, the Boo Radleys, Echobelly, Gene, Sleeper, Menswear, Powder and Marion. Shown as part of Britpop Night

Category General Music/Ballet/Dance
(Subtitles)
Rating
9
 
   
12:00pm
Prog at the BBC
Footage from the BBC studios of some of Britain's most popular progressive rock bands dating back to the early 1970s. Including performances by Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Genesis, Caravan, Gentle Giant, Family and Atomic Rooster

Category Discussion/Debate
Rating
6
 
   
1:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Season 1 Episode 1 of 3
Wild New Zealand: Cast Adrift Sam Neill narrates a documentary examining the wildlife of the antipodean island chain, which has been left to its own devices for 80 million years - with surprising consequences. The opening edition features New Zealand's weirdest and most ancient species, including dinosaur-like reptiles, insects that have become giants, and flightless birds that behave like badgers, while the people who settled developed their own unique culture, and all must battle the natural forces that shape the island nation

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.3
 
   
2:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
Wild New Zealand: Wild Extremes Sam Neill narrates the story of some of New Zealand's wildest places, home to hyper-intelligent parrots, snails with teeth, and constellations of glow-worms. In these often inhospitable locations, any creature hoping to survive must resort to radical techniques, none more so than on the South Island, which lies toward Antarctica and is home to the rapidly rising peaks of the Southern Alps

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.3
 
   
3:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Wild New Zealand: New Arrivals New Zealand is now home to some of the richest agricultural land in the world, boasting magnificent gardens with plants from around the planet and rare magical creatures. A caving expedition reveals relics of the original lost world of its pre-human past; the actual bones of a cow-sized flightless grazing bird, a moa, among the largest birds that has ever lived. However, as narrator Sam Neill reveals, against all the odds, one giant bird from primeval New Zealand has survived to this day

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.3
 
   
4:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Season 1 Episode 1 of 3
Wild New Zealand: Cast Adrift Sam Neill narrates a documentary examining the wildlife of the antipodean island chain, which has been left to its own devices for 80 million years - with surprising consequences. The opening edition features New Zealand's weirdest and most ancient species, including dinosaur-like reptiles, insects that have become giants, and flightless birds that behave like badgers, while the people who settled developed their own unique culture, and all must battle the natural forces that shape the island nation

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.3
 
   
5:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Season 1 Episode 2 of 3
Wild New Zealand: Wild Extremes Sam Neill narrates the story of some of New Zealand's wildest places, home to hyper-intelligent parrots, snails with teeth, and constellations of glow-worms. In these often inhospitable locations, any creature hoping to survive must resort to radical techniques, none more so than on the South Island, which lies toward Antarctica and is home to the rapidly rising peaks of the Southern Alps

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.3
 
   
6:00pm
New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands
Season 1 Episode 3 of 3
Wild New Zealand: New Arrivals New Zealand is now home to some of the richest agricultural land in the world, boasting magnificent gardens with plants from around the planet and rare magical creatures. A caving expedition reveals relics of the original lost world of its pre-human past; the actual bones of a cow-sized flightless grazing bird, a moa, among the largest birds that has ever lived. However, as narrator Sam Neill reveals, against all the odds, one giant bird from primeval New Zealand has survived to this day

Category Nature/Animals/Environment
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
8.3
 
   
7:00pm
The Best of Tommy Cooper
Season 1 Episode 4 of 11
Comedy highlights, courtesy of the frantic funnyman with the fez, featuring his unique style of magical illusion

Category Comedy
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.3
 
   
7:30pm
The Best of Tommy Cooper
Season 1 Episode 11 of 11
Comedy highlights, courtesy of the frantic funnyman with the fez, featuring his unique style of magical illusion

Category Comedy
(Subtitles)
Rating
9.3
 
   
8:00pm
'Allo 'Allo!
Season 3 Episode 6 of 6
The Great Unescape Rene and the gang are roped into helping dig a tunnel from the mortuary to the PoW quarters, but end up trapped inside the camp - disguised as British inmates - when their hard work collapses behind them. Comedy, starring Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera and Vicki Michelle

Category Sitcom
(Subtitles)
Rating
7.4
 
   
8:50pm
'Allo 'Allo!
Season 4 Episode 1 of 6
Hans Goes Over the Top Rene and the gang hatch a devious plan to escape from the German prisoner of war camp. Wartime comedy, starring Gorden Kaye

Category Sitcom
(Subtitles)
Rating
7.4
 
   
9:25pm
'Allo 'Allo!
Season 4 Episode 2 of 6
Camp Dance Rene and friends attempt another escape from the prisoner-of-war camp, this time dressed as girls from music hall the Folies Bergere. Comedy, starring Gorden Kaye

Category Sitcom
(Subtitles)
Rating
7.4
 
   
10:00pm
The World at War
Season 1 Episode 12 of 27
Whirlwind British bombers are unable to hit their targets precisely and attack German cities under cover of darkness, while the Blitz in Britain brings public demand for revenge strikes, and Arthur Harris takes charge of Bomber Command

Category Documentary
(Subtitles)
Rating
8.9
 
   
11:00pm
The World at War
Season 1 Episode 13 of 27
Tough Old Gut Churchill's plan to attack Germany through Italy. Although considered the simplest military solution, the Allies were to face formidable opposition, while the Americans met the Wehrmacht for the first time. Narrated by Laurence Olivier

Category Documentary
Rating
8.9
 
   
12:00am
The World at War
Season 1 Episode 14 of 27
It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow The longest retreat in British military history, when Allied troops defending Burma in 1942 were confronted by Japanese forces well prepared for jungle warfare. Narrated by Laurence Olivier

Category Documentary
Rating
8.9
 
   
1:00am
Black Ops
Season 2 Episode 1 of 8
The Strike on Syria Documentary exploring covert military operations, with the second series beginning by looking at how Israel's special forces unit Sayeret Matkal tried to thwart Syria's attempt to create a nuclear bomb

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
7
 
   
2:00am
Black Ops
Season 2 Episode 2 of 8
Operation Viking Hammer Examining the events of Operation Viking Hammer in 2003, when the Green Berets teamed up with rebel Kurds to target Islamic insurgents in Iraq who were believed to be creating chemical weapons

Category Documentary
(Subtitles) (Audio Described)
Rating
7
 
   
3:00am
Home Shopping
A chance to purchase goods from the comfort of home

Category Advertisement/Shopping
Rating
4.1
 
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