April 2021




Science fiction, Acclaimed futuristic chiller about two strait-laced businessmen who go to a theme park in which robots help them live out the adventures of their dreams. While taking part in a Wild West-style saloon shoot-out one of the robots malfunctions retaliating in high-noon fashion. Suddenly the men find their lives are in grave danger as they are stalked by a cowboy robot who will stop at nothing to eliminate them.
Weather for the Week Ahead
Weather, Detailed weather forecast.
The Travel Show
Travel, The team revisits some of its favourite adventures in the great outdoors including the time Ade Adepitan went walking with lion cubs in Zambia and Mike Corey s trip to the Great Barrier Reef where he saw some of the advanced science being used to try to save the barrier from warming seas.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Dateline London
Newsmagazine, Foreign correspondents from London look at and analyse events in the UK through the eyes of outsiders.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Our World
Newsmagazine, BBC journalism at its best with programmes that expose and evaluate global topics.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Computers, Click takes a robot dog for a remote walk around San Francisco and looks at the latest developments in cloud gaming.
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
The Week in Parliament
Politics, BBC Parliament s programme looking back at the week in Westminster presented by David Cornock.
World Championship Snooker
Snooker, Highlights: Day 1. Highlights from the first round with matches featuring Ronnie O Sullivan and Yan Bingtao.
World Championship Snooker
Snooker, Day 1. Extended highlights from the first day s matches.
Entertainment, A preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.
Top of the Pops
Music, 20 December 1990. Bruno Brookes presents the pop chart programme first broadcast on 20 December 1990 and featuring Snap Cliff Richard and The Carpenters.
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All
Documentary, Part 1. A closer look at Frank Sinatra s life and career. He rises to the top as a superstar experiences a mid-career decline and has a comeback with an Oscar win.
Italy s Invisible Cities
Travel, Florence. Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the romantic city of Florence. They reveal how its wonderful facades and artworks mask a hidden story of intrigue and secrecy and one powerful dynasty was behind it all: the Medicis godfathers of the Renaissance.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
Newsmagazine, The BBC s Breakfast programme features the latest news sport business weather and other items on a daily basis.
Match of the Day
Soccer, All the goals highlights and reaction from the day s Premier League games as the relegation battle and the race for Europe gather pace with only five weeks left of the season. Two sides with Champions League aspirations Everton and Tottenham meet at Goodison Park while West Ham look to further their own top-four aims at the expense of relegation-threatened Newcastle.
Match of the Day
Soccer, FA Cup Semi-Final Highlights: Manchester City v Chelsea. Highlights of the semi-final between Manchester City and Chelsea at Wembley.
The Andrew Marr Show
Talk, Andrew Marr interviews key newsmakers and reviews the weekend s stories.
Politics, London. The latest political news interviews and debate.
Sunday Morning Stories
Religious, Kate Bottley shares inspirational stories rooted in faith hope and spirituality.
Homes Under the Hammer
House garden, Dion catches up with a new build in Cottishall in Norfolk while Martin meets a developer who has made it three in a row of terraced houses in Liverpool. Martel talks to a husband-and-wife team who are taking on a house in Maidstone in Kent.
Britain in Bloom
Nature, Breaston. Chris Bavin meets the community of Breaston in Derbyshire which is entering Britain in Bloom for the very first time. With little gardening experience between them the Breaston Bloomers are ambitiously planning to fill the whole village with flowers. They feel it s important to keep the community spirit alive and want to involve as many residents as possible.
Gardeners World
House garden, In the cottage garden at Longmeadow Monty gives advice on what to plant under shrubs and roses while in the vegetable garden now that the soil has warmed up he sows seeds for summer crops. In East Sussex the show visits a nurseryman with a passion for orchids to get his tips for growing success and in Oxfordshire there s a couple who share an enthusiasm for gardening and growing vegetables.
Environment, Canals. Tom Heap and Margherita Taylor look at the impact of canals on the past present and future of our countryside. In the Midlands Tom is on the UK s longest canal - the Grand Union - discovering the engineering triumphs that helped traverse our rugged landscape and how they could now play their part in a 21st-century green tech revolution. Meanwhile Margherita celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Regent s Canal.
Agriculture, Dougie is at the stunning Tenstmuir National Nature Reserve by Tayport in Fife. He finds out how the reserve has coped with the dramatic surge in visitors during lockdown as local people reconnect with the nature on their doorstep. He also catches up with the new president of the farmer s union to assess how the industry is coping post-Brexit.
House garden, Mairi and Carole give Beechgrove a spring clean George is down at his allotment and Kirsty takes a day out at the beach to go searching for seaweed.
Great British Menu
Cooking, Wales Judging. The two highest scoring chefs from Wales must go head-to-head and cook their six-course menus again. The chefs need to impress the formidable judges - food writer Matthew Fort restaurateur Oliver Peyton and broadcaster and food creative Rachel Khoo.
Saturday Kitchen Best Bites
Cooking, Compilation programme with Matt Tebbutt presenting highlights from Saturday Kitchen .
Live: World Championship Snooker
Snooker, Day 2. Live coverage of the morning session of day two at the 2021 World Snooker Championship.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
Educational, Cereal. Buster tells the story of a missing cereal box on his all-new podcast. Will he be able to find the thief and in the process the truth
Danger Mouse
Adventure, Gold Flinger. Danger Mouse s addiction to challenges threatens the world. Quark tricks Danger Mouse into transporting a ticking timebomb back to earth that threatens to turn the entire world into gold within hours.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, There s Something About Scarlett. Moments after Penfold lands a date with Scarlett Johamster Danger Mouse and the Professor pounce with conflicting advice on how to woo his world-famous love interest.
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Adventure, Pi in the Sky. The gang spot what appears to be a meteor through Screwtop s mega-powerful telescope. It turns out to be an early space-invention of the Professor s hurtling back towards Earth on collision course with Beanotown Can Dennis and the gang save the day or will Beanotown be destroyed forever
News, News magazine keeping young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad.
Odd Squad
Educational, My Better Half. The Odd Squad investigate strange events. When symmetrical objects become vandalised Olive and Otto must figure out why.
Danny and Mick
Comedy, Artful Bodgers. Talented artist Satchel has been painting a big mural at Pottsfield which is ready to be unveiled and photographed by the local paper. However Danny isn t happy with how he has been painted and decides to make a few small changes that leave the mural unrecognisable just as the photographer arrives.
Nine Minute Ninja
Entertainment, Letter Skills. Ricky gets arty with the alphabet making some abstract letter art a comic door sign and the Grand Master appears to create a secret message magnifying glass.
Step Up to the Plate
Cooking, Fright Bites Day 2. Service guru Fred Sirieix and top Chef Allegra McEvedy search for contestants with the potential to make it in the restaurant business. The restaurant fills with hungry diners including influencer and host of Got What It Takes Anna Maynard.
Blue Peter
Variety, Springtime Baby Animals and Upcycle Ideas. Richie tries his hand working on a farm with one of Britain s youngest farmers and some cute baby animals visit the studio afterwards. Plus find out how to transform a milk carton into a plant pot and check in on the new Green badge campaign.
Mimi on a Mission: Meet My Family
Documentary, Chase Your Dream. Mimi is on a mission to debunk stereotypes and celebrate people who inspire her. One of those people is Tesha a school friend who runs a salon loves hair and make-up but also plays football in the FA Women s National League and internationally.
Planet Defenders
Environment, Jahawi and the Dolphins. Jahawi is an underwater camera operator who is passionate about preserving the coastline of Kenya his home country. The ocean is home to a whole host of marine wildlife but one species here is particularly under threat: dolphins.
Gym Stars
Gymnastics, When Nothing Can Stop You. It s competition time in Israel for acrobatic pair Finn and Kirsten. They are about to face their first competition as Seniors but it s going to be tough. They must keep their focus to achieve a clean routine when it really matters.
Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch
Cooking, The Last Day of Summer. It s the last day of the summer holidays and Tilly is determined to make the most of it. She rounds up her brother and sisters heads to the harbour and together they set sail on a fishing trip around the beautiful Cornish coast. The mackerel season has just started. As the Bunch try to hook some fresh fish for supper and mum and dad waiting at home to find out if they are going hungry tonight they all look back over the action adventures and delicious cooking they have packed into the summer.
Odd Squad
Educational, The Sandwich Project. When members of the Mobile Unit get turned into sandwiches The Big O comes to the rescue.
Odd Squad
Educational, Wax on Wax Odd. The Mobile Unit faces a series of odd challenges that only Orla knows how to stop.
Scooby-Doo Camp Scare
Comedy, When the gang heads to Fred s summer camp they find it has just been shut down due to the appearance of the Woodsman a ghostly figure from camp folklore.
Bargain Hunt
Game show, Stamford Meadows 6. Natasha Raskin Sharp is at Stamford Meadows in Lincolnshire with experts Mark Stacey and Gary Pe helping the reds and blues. Natasha also finds out how to spot rare books that could be worth thousands of pounds.
BBC Weekend News
News, National and international news followed by weather.
Songs of Praise
Music, York. Katherine Jenkins interviews Stephen Cottrell the archbishop of York about his first eight months in office and the role of the Church of England after lockdown. Comedian Frank Skinner talks to Sean Fletcher about his Roman Catholic faith. Sean also discusses the two-year renovation of the grand organ at York Minster with assistant director of music Ben Morris and the Minster s precentor the Rev Canon Vicky Johnson.
Escape to the Country
House garden, Wiltshire. The house hunters are preparing for a triumphant homecoming after a quarter of a century living in Sweden. Nicki Chapman will be leading the pair in their search for a perfect rural Wiltshire home for their £450 000 budget. Away from the house hunt Nicki takes the reigns on a ride with a professional Carriage Driver.
Money for Nothing
Reality, Sarah is in Witley on the look out for more treasure that she can rescue from the trash. Amongst the three items she grabs at the tip are a set of decorative features from a Victorian home and it s up to craftsman and design artisan Daniel Heath to come up with some inventive ideas to transform them.
Adventure, While King Philip of Spain plots to kill Queen Elizabeth of England young Bill Shakespeare leaves Stratford to follow his dream to be a playwright in London despite the theatres being closed due to plague. Luckily the Queen desires a new play.
The Great British Sewing Bee
Arts crafts, Joe Lycett is back in charge with twelve of Britain s most talented home sewers competing to win one of TV s toughest creative challenges. Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young cast an expert eye over the garments in the contest to find Britain s best amateur sewer. Week One sees Patrick and Esme settling the contestants in with a trio of challenges based on everyday wardrobe staples.
Live: World Championship Snooker
Snooker, Day 2. Live coverage of the afternoon session of day two at the 2021 World Snooker Championship.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
Deadly Dinosaurs with Steve Backshall
Animals, Aquatic Terrors. Steve travels to new depths as he discovers just what it takes to be an aquatic terror. His quest sees him rocket through water in spectacular style just like an Opthalmosaurus.
Operation Ouch Hospital Takeover
Medical, Extraordinary Eyes. The doctors reveal the special cells in your eyes which help you to see out of the corner of your eye and they find out what it takes to be a hospital entertainer. Dr Chris heads to a laboratory where scientists are making blood from stem cells.
Operation Ouch
Science, Terrific Teeth. The doctors reveal why you need differently shaped teeth to eat your food safely by wearing some very strange gnashers. Also they find out what it s like to be lifeguards in Operation Takeover.
Dwight in Shining Armor
Fantasy, Lessons One Through Four. Dwight and Gretta must track a fairy-possessed Baldric as he tries to open a portal to the fairy realm.
Nowhere Boys: Battle for Negative Space
Dramaserie, The Alternate World Is Here. With the Guardian in Negative Space the team believe the mutliverse has been saved until a disastrous event proves otherwise.
The New Legends of Monkey
Fantasy, A Part of You That s Missing. Sandy won t let Tripitaka travel alone as she tries to leave the quest to search for her mother. The two of them travel to the North Water.
Dramaserie, The Truth. Issie and the gang target Frankie in an attempt to find out where Blaze is.
Deadly Dinosaurs with Steve Backshall
Animals, King of the Killers. Steve tries to chomp through a car like a T-rex wield an axe like an Allosaurus and hitch a ride in Britain s biggest tank to showcase the might of a Spinosaurus.
The Dengineers
Home improvement, Eco Den. Whitney 11 is a recycling queen who hates litter droppers so much that when she and her family go out they take a bin bag because Whitney can t help picking up litter. To answer all her eco needs the Dengineers build Whitney her very own eco den.
Seven Worlds One Planet
Nature, North America. More than any other continent North America is defined by extreme weather and seasonal change. For animals that live here this poses great challenges but for those with a pioneering spirit it can also offer great rewards.
BBC Weekend News
News, National and international news followed by weather.
BBC London News
News, News sport and weather from London.
Environment, Hambleden Valley. Sean Fletcher goes wild in the Hambleden Valley in Buckinghamshire with a whistlestop trike tour of a chocolate box landscape that has been the beautiful backdrop for many TV dramas and films. But how can we breathe new life into the area Sean finds out how the old cottage industry of lace-making is poised for a comeback and he saddles up to meet a couple opening up their farm to enable safer riding in this corner of the countryside.
Antiques Roadshow
Collectibles, Newby Hall 2. The show returns to the stunning setting of Newby Hall in Yorkshire where treasures include a letters sent by Roald Dahl to a primary school and a Chippendale chair worth a king s ransom.
Down the Mighty River with Steve Backshall
Nature, Steve and his crew kayak Baliem s lower gorge one of the most extreme stretches of white water on the planet. With jagged rock walls looming overhead and crashing currents bearing down on the kayaks the risk of capsizing is constant.
This Farming Life
Documentary, A new family dairy farmers the McLeans are introduced. Raymond goes the extra mile to save his lambs. Stevie faces buffalo cow number 666 and Kirsty and Aimee take last year s calves to market.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
This Is BBC Four
Event, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
Live: World Championship Snooker
Snooker, Day 2. Live coverage of the evening session of day two at the 2021 World Snooker Championship.
The Dengineers
Home improvement, DJ Den. The Dengineers build a DJ den for 11-year-old Joshua who loves DJ ing and Radio 1 s Annie Mac. Joshua and his younger brother Owen are great friends but Owen has Down syndrome which means a lot of his parents time is taken up looking after him.
Nikki Lilly Meets
Interview, Jacqueline Wilson. Nikki Lilly meets one of her idols award-winning children s writer Dame Jacqueline Wilson to share stories and cake. Find out what the Tracy Beaker author was like as a teenager who she had a crush on Elvis and how she once said in her diary that she d never write children s books.
The Playlist
Music, The show where viewers control the running order and different pop celebrities play the tracks that have been chosen on the CBBC website. The most-streamed A-listers the best tunes and videos.
Gangsta Granny
Sitcom, David Walliams best-selling children s novel comes to life in this hour-long adaptation starring Julia McKenzie Joanna Lumley Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart. The comedy-drama centres on schoolboy Ben whose grandma tells him a story that she was once an international jewel thief and together they go on a wild adventure to complete the one heist she never quite managed in her criminal heyday. That s when they come face to face with the Queen and a nosy neighbour - both of whom threaten to thwart their plans.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, Dark Dawn. Playtime is over as Danger Mouse battles an army of vengeful soft toys. Pink Dawn s henchman-teddy bear Snuggles is bringing cuddly toys to life as rage-filled criminals. Danger Mouse spots the source of Snuggles power it s Pink Dawn s tiara.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, The Admirable Penfold. The Baron and Penfold are stranded together on King Kong Brunel s desert island. In the skies above the island the Mark IV and the Frog s Head Flyer are in a race to snatch Brunel s All Encompassing Remote Control.
Horrible Histories
History, Formidable Florence Nightingale. There is much more to Florence Nightingale than being The Lady with the Lamp . Follow Florence as she embarks on her journey to help the soldiers in the Crimean War and in doing so changes the world of nursing forever.
Heirs of the Night
Fantasy, Race to the Knot. The race has begun and Dracula has a head start. If Alisa unties the knot they ll all going to be human again and some will be lost forever.
Dwight in Shining Armor
Fantasy, Lessons One Through Four. Dwight and Gretta must track a fairy-possessed Baldric as he tries to open a portal to the fairy realm.
Call the Midwife
Dramaserie, Sister Julienne and Dr Turner clash over whether to provide a private care service and a distressing birth raises fears of another Thalidomide case.
Line of Duty
Crime drama, AC-12 link Gail Vella s murder with a historic case of police corruption and Kate hatches a plan to tell once and for all if Jo is bent. They are closer than ever to cracking the case but when Hastings authority is undermined it leaves his team in a potentially dangerous situation.
BBC Weekend News
News, National and international news followed by weather.
BBC London News
News, News sport and weather from London.
Match of the Day 2
Soccer, Mark Chapman brings you the best of Sunday s top-flight games with Manchester United hosting Burnley and Arsenal taking on Fulham. There s also a recap of every Premier League goal from earlier in the weekend.
Match of the Day
Soccer, FA Cup Semi-Final Highlights: Leicester v Southampton. Action and reaction from the weekend s second FA Cup semi-final at Wembley where Leicester City and Southampton had a rare opportunity to reach the showpiece final. Leicester who have never lifted the trophy were playing in their first semi-final for 39 years while 1976 winners Southampton last reached the final in 2003. Plenty of talk in the build-up focused on Southampton s record 9-0 home defeat by Leicester last season.
This Is My House
Game show, Stacey Dooley hosts as Bill Bailey Emily Atack Judi Love Jamali Maddix and guest panelists Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams try to separate fact from fiction and find the true homeowner. Four people claim to own the same house and be the same person but only one of them is telling the truth. This time four people claim to be Mitch from Hinckley near Leicester to be married to partner Adam and to be the interiors enthusiast who has lovingly created their green-heavy home.
Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline
Documentary, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Ade travels through the stunning water world of Bangladesh s Ganges delta before heading into the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The Bangladesh delta is stunning and lush - but it s also under threat from increasingly extreme weather.
Australia: Earth s Magical Kingdom
Documentary, Ocean. Below the surface of Australia s three surrounding oceans is an abundance of unique marine wildlife from predators in the Indian Ocean to the animals living in the Pacific and Southern Oceans.
I Tonya
Biography, In 1991 talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994 her world comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan a fellow Olympic hopeful in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding s life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she s forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.
World Championship Snooker
Snooker, Highlights: Day 2. Highlights from the first round with matches featuring Stephen Maguire and John Higgins.
Call the Midwife: The Casebook
Documentary, Stephen McGann travels the country to meet midwives nuns and doctors who experienced the joys and dangers of childbirth in the 1950s and 60s. He also explores the real life dramatic social and medical changes affecting childbirth and home life of the period.
Between the Lines
Crime drama, The Only Good Copper. DCI Tony Clark is ordered to investigate complaints against an officer killed in the course of duty. PC Norton s death may hide a sinister secret.
Between the Lines
Crime drama, Watching the Detectives. DCI Tony Clark accuses Sgt Markham of corruption. Meanwhile PC Jenny Dean is under pressure over her part in the Michael Carswell affair.
A Timewatch Guide
History, Roman Britain. Using 50 years of BBC History archive film Dr Alice Roberts investigates how views and understanding of Roman Britain have changed over the decades. Along the way she investigates a diverse range of subjects from the Roman invasion through Hadrian s Wall the Vindolanda tablets and the eventual collapse of Roman rule.
So Awkward
Comedy drama, The Kiss. When Jas asks Lily what her first kiss with Matt was like Lily panics - there hasn t been a first kiss yet It makes her doubt whether they are actually going out. The challenge is now on to kiss Matt to prove they really are boyfriend and girlfriend.
The Next Step
Dramaserie, Heathers. Piper discovers a new dancer to bring to TNS West while Zara tries to juggle her commitments at TNS East. Noah and Jacquie struggle to get on the same page romantically.
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