May 2021
City of Tiny Lights
Drama, In modern-day London a private investigator becomes entangled in the world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue while investigating a missing persons case.
Weather for the Week Ahead
Weather, Detailed weather forecast.
BBC News
News Info, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
BBC News
News Info, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Dateline London
News Info, Foreign correspondents currently posted to London look at events in the UK through outsiders eyes and at how the issues of the week are being tackled around the world.
BBC News
News Info, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Our World
News Info, Myanmar: The Spring Revolution. More than 700 people have been killed by the Myanmar military since they seized power. Meet a brother and sister now fighting for their future.
BBC News
News Info, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Computers, Go shopping on the high street to see how new tech may get people more interested in visiting retailers and to find out how shops are getting a makeover after Covid. The team also visits Plymouth where Mayflower an autonomous marine research ship starts its journey.
BBC News
News Info, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
Witness History
Documentary, India Special. Divya Arya presents five eyewitness accounts of key moments in India s history including the consequences of partition and how India built a model city in the 1950s.
The Fits
Dramaserie, Psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati s West End. Enamoured by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls Toni eagerly absorbs routines masters drills and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team Toni s desire for acceptance is twisted.
Entertainment, A preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.
The Killing
Drama, Inspector Sarah Lund thought she was going to work one last day in Copenhagen before moving to a remote Swedish town with her boyfriend and young son. She was wrong. When a teenage girl s body is found in a car with links to a mayoral candidate s office Lund begins what becomes a 20-day investigation into the murder. Each episode of this crime drama covers one day of the investigation.
Michael Palin s New Europe
Travel, War and Peace. Michael Palin explores the countries that were for much of his life hidden behind the Iron Curtain but are now part of the new Europe of post-Soviet times. From high in the Julian Alps of Slovenia along the magical coast of Croatia and deep into Bosnia and Serbia he discovers new countries coming to terms with the bloody wars that created them and now enjoying peace. From Dubrovnik he sails to Albania.
Francesco s Venice
Documentary, Beauty. The golden age of art and architecture arrived and it was the moment the Venice we know today emerged - when wooden houses transformed into stone and marble palaces covered in gold and jewel-encrusted palaces lined the Grand Canal.
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.




News Info, The BBC s Breakfast programme features the latest news sport business weather and other items on a daily basis.
Match of the Day
Soccer, Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the latest round of Premier League fixtures.
The Andrew Marr Show
Aktuelles Thema, Andrew Marr interviews key newsmakers and reviews the weekend s stories.
Politics, London. The latest political news interviews and debate.
Saturday Kitchen Live
Cooking, Eid Special. Matt Tebbutt hosts a special edition in celebration of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr. Chefs Asma Khan and Shelina Permalloo offer brilliant ideas about what to cook once Ramadan comes to an end and celebrity guests share their favourite traditions and dishes for Eid. There are treats from the BBC food archive from the likes of Nadiya Hussain and Nigel Slater with recipes to help break the fast and celebrate with some inspirational Eid delicacies.
Live: Match of the Day
Soccer, Premier League: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton Hove Albion. Live coverage of the Premier League clash at Molineux.
Britain in Bloom
Nature, Grimsby. Chris Bavin travels to the Lincolnshire coast to meet a group of dedicated Bloomers determined to put the Great back into Great Grimsby. Last year their council funding for Bloom was cut and the volunteers had to drop out of the competition but this year they are back and have created a social enterprise company to raise funds.
The Edible Garden
House garden, Juicy Fruits. Alys shows how simple it can be to grow fruit. With most of her garden devoted to growing vegetables she still manages to squeeze in some juicy fruits alongside her mature apple tree. As well as enjoying them for breakfast Alys preserves their flavour by making jams tangy fruit leathers and sweet dried apple rings.
Gardeners World
House garden, Adam Frost gives tips on lawn repair grows some unusual vegetables and plants a seasonal container. Advolly Richmond brings us up to date in her history of lawns by exploring the trend for ever more sophisticated machinery.
Environment, John Craven s Best of Britain. As John Craven celebrates 50 years as a BBC presenter on this his 1 250th episode for Countryfile he opens up a treasure trove of memories of some of his favourite parts of Britain. Each location evokes aspects of his life his career and his passions: discovering a hidden treasure he never knew existed on his childhood doorstep in Yorkshire indulging his love of verse with a trip to Cambridgeshire to find out more about John Clare the peasant poet and revealing his love of history.
Agriculture, Dougie is in Kelso celebrating the 250th anniversary of literary great and Borders boy Sir Walter Scott exploring the landscape that inspired him. Meanwhile Arlene meets modern day farmer and author Patrick Laurie.
House garden, Carole and Mairi are in Beechgrove to show how to create a bluebell wood. They also lay ready-sown turf to create a near-instant carpet of colour. In sunny Joppa George shows the happy results of some of his pruning exploits from last year.
A Farewell to Arms
Romance, During the First World War US lieutenant Frederic falls in love with English nurse Catherine as she treats his battle injuries. When he returns to the war to fight in Italy they hope their love will survive.
Talking Pictures
Documentary, Sex Symbols. Sylvia Syms looks at the handsome heroes and gorgeous heroines pin-ups and bombshells who came to be known as cinema s greatest sex symbols. They were the actors who made audiences hearts beat fastest the men and women who the camera just seemed to love that little bit more than most.
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, The Butler Did It. When Mr Crosswire gets a robot butler for Father s Day Muffy fears Bailey may be replaced.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, Twysted Sister. When a teenage Squawk goes on the rampage DM summons her Twistyverse counterpart to talk some sense into her. But he overlooks one vital thing a twisty Squawk is an evil Squawk
Danger Mouse
Adventure, Grand Stressed Auto. Danger Mouse inherits the ancient but spritely MK3 car after the beloved MK4 gets jammed-up. But Penfold is suspicious when the MK3 is determined to have DM all to himself.
Dennis Gnasher Unleashed
Adventure, Beat the Bus. New teacher Miss Mistry is taking Class 3C on a trip to Flumes o Doom theme park. If anyone is a nano-second late the bus leaves without them. Walter pulls out all the stops to make Dennis late for the bus.
News Info, News magazine keeping young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad.
Odd Squad
Educational, Skip Day. When Olive catches a case of the skips and goes missing rookie agent Otto must solve his first case by himself.
Danny and Mick
Comedyshow, Bot Bot. Salesman Mr Smallman wants to sell his new robot Bot-Bot to the leisure centre to make their lives easier. He leaves it for a day so they can trial it but Danny breaks it within minutes.
Nine Minute Ninja
Entertainment, Mini Skills. Ricky makes some mini masterpieces and a 3D shrunken scene while the Grand Master constructs an enormous pencil.
Step Up to the Plate
Cooking, Grill Seekers Day 1. Eight young contestants battle it out to see if they ve got the skills to run their own restaurant no matter what obstacles are put in their way.
Blue Peter
Quiz & Gameshow, Ollie and Jacob Live in Studio. Teenage duo and online sensations Ollie Ball and Jacob bring their iconic Chuck It or Scran It to the BP studio to judge the presenters lunches. Plus it s part two of Lindsey versus Mwaksy with a netball battle and Richie has some walking hacks to make the great outdoors that bit more fun.
Planet Defenders
Environment, Jack and Rewilding. Environmentalist Jack has made films since he was very young. More recently he has thrown himself into climate change activism. His mission is to investigate the growing but sometimes controversial movement to rewild Britain.
Gym Stars
Gymnastics, The Lockdown Showdown. Acro gymnasts Dylan and Nyree have come up with a special lockdown competition and all the Gym Stars are getting involved.
The Zoo
Animals, Guess Zoo. Rumours are spreading around the zoo that a mystery animal is due to arrive. But who could it be All the animals are in on the game of Guess Zoo and as more and more clues are unearthed Geoffrey begins to suspect that the new arrival is a silverback to replace Jurgen. While the zoo animals continue to speculate the keepers are busy building the new home for whoever is moving in. As the new animal arrives at the zoo gates - tensions rise...
Comedyshow, The thrill-seeking eggs go iron-boarding and superhero Slippy Banana saves the day sort of. Stunt Tomato thrills with a daredevil tightrope trick the toast soldiers ambush an unsuspecting egg and Mr and Mrs Strawberry enter a talent show and get a bit of extra help.
Odd Tube
Comedyshow, Villains and Puppies. Olympia makes a list of her favourite villains.
Odd Squad
Educational, The Weight of the World Depends on Orla Substitute Agents. Orla shares the story of how she was chosen to protect the 44-leaf clover in order to stop the villain Jellybean Joe from causing oddness to the Mobile Unit van.
Odd Squad
Educational, Substitute Agents. With the Mobile Unit agents in trouble Oxley and Olanda must go to the rescue.
Scooby-Doo Music of the Vampire
Comedyshow, When Daphne becomes the star of a vampire film the production is thrown into chaos by a real vampire forcing the Scooby-Doo team to investigate who s behind this monstrous mayhem.
BBC Weekend News
News Info, National and international news followed by weather.
Escape to the Country
House garden, Somerset. Jonnie helps a couple scour the Somerset countryside for the finest rural homes they can buy for their £900 000 budget complete with space for a helipad. Along the way Jonnie meets the bronze medal winner in trap shooting at the Rio Olympics.
Inside Out
Comedyshow, When 11-year-old Riley moves from Minnesota to San Francisco with her parents she endures a bad first day at her new school. Her emotions Joy Fear Anger Disgust and Sadness consider how to navigate this new environment.
Great British Menu
Cooking, North West Judging. Today the two highest-scoring chefs from the North West of go head-to-head cooking their entire six-course menus. The guest judge is Wayne Hemingway MBE designer and vegetarian co-founder of fashion brand Red or Dead and now an advisor to House of Commons Select Committee on coastal regeneration.
Sunday Morning Stories
Religious, The Rev Kate Bottley shares a collection of inspirational stories rooted in faith hope and spirituality. Hear from people who have used their religion self belief and determination to overcome adversity in their lives.
Songs of Praise
Music, Swansea. Brenda Edwards is in Swansea to explore how Christianity has shaped the city s past and present. She explores the history of how the rise of nonconformist chapels and the famous Welsh Revival of 1904 saw the Christian faith sweep through the nation.
Points of View
Entertainment, Viewers have their say on BBC television programmes.
Natural World
Anthology, Mississippi: Tales of the Last River Rat. A stunningly photographed portrait of the wildlife and landscape of the Mississippi River seen through the eyes of Kenny Salwey a legendary hunter trapper and author who lives off the land.
Flog It
Collectibles, The team are in Aberystwyth at the Old College the original site of the first university in Wales. The experts on duty are David Harper and Christina Trevanion. Christina values a Victorian Claret jug and David gets all of a flutter over a large selection of antique fans. Meanwhile Paul Martin visits Laugharne the home of his literary hero Dylan Thomas.
All That Glitters: Britain s Next Jewellery Star
Reality, Katherine Ryan welcomes five up-and-coming jewellers back to the workshop to continue their quest to impress two of the biggest names in the business. They are tasked to make a pair of identical hoop earrings which could be a bestseller before welcoming real world client Zeynap who wants a gold locket to give to the woman who saved her mum s life.
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, Deadlier than the Dinosaurs. Steve Backshall is on the hunt for the most deadly animals to have ever walked the earth: dinosaurs. Steve goes on a mission to uncover what was deadlier than the dinosaurs from massive monsoons and super-sized sandstorms to ballistic bacteria and gory gas. In an epic finale Steve ends with a bang as he recreates the dinosaur-killing asteroid impact in an experiment.
Operation Ouch Hospital Takeover
Medical, Pancreas Power. The doctors reveal how the pancreas keeps blood sugar levels in check and they find out what it s like to be the hospital postman in Operation Takeover. Dr Xand investigates how scientists make Bioglass to help doctors mend damaged bones.
Operation Ouch
Science, Marvellous Valves. Dr Chris and Dr Xand find out why blood rushes to your head when you are upside down but does not rush to your feet when you are standing up. They head to hospital laundry to see if they are up to the job of laundry workers in Operation Takeover.
Dwight in Shining Armor
Fantasy, Todd. Gretta gets struck by a very strong love spell and ends up falling madly in love with Todd the paperboy.
Tom Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse
Comedyshow, Robin Hood has Jerry as his sidekick while Tom is spying for the Sheriff of Nottingham. When Robin is captured the unlikely duo work together to save Robin.
So Awkward Files
Documentary, Jas and Lily. Lily is eager to help Jas with her form. Although Jas herself just wants to eat snacks look at puppies on the internet and see how many cushions she can balance on her head. Lily being Lily decides to take control and complete the form the way she thinks best.
One Zoo Three
Animals, The Reopening. It s the zoo s grand reopening and the boys are preparing to open the gates to the public for the first time. The night before Moto the lion took the opportunity to investigate what the animals get up to during the dead of night.
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.
The Dengineers
Home improvement, Revisits. The presenters look back at some of our amazing dens from series one and two seeing how they have been enjoyed and finding out how they changed the lives of the young Dengineers. Lauren revisits the Survival Art Hollywood Cinema and DJ dens.
Documentary, Emperor. A colony of emperor penguins gather in Atka Bay on the coast of Antarctica after three months feeding at sea. They arrive as the sea freezes over and all the other Antarctic animals have left the continent for the relative safety of the sea. The penguins have come here to raise the next generation in their emperor s dynasty but to do so they will have to work together to keep themselves and their chicks alive through the coming winter: the coldest and cruellest on earth.
BBC Weekend News
News Info, National and international news followed by weather.
BBC London News
News Info, News sport and weather from London.
Environment, Cranborne Chase. Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison uncover the wonders past and present of Cranborne Chase. Matt unravels a puzzling piece of the area s past as he explores a 900-year-old mediaeval miz maze hidden in the woods before crossing the Chase to help tend to Britain s biggest modern day maze on the Longleat Estate. Ellie joins the UK s only supercluster of farmers working together to encourage wildlife on their land.
Antiques Roadshow
Collectibles, Windermere Jetty 2. The roadshow comes from the Jetty Museum on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District where finds include some rare Dinky Toys and a unique piece of footballing history. Fiona hears the heartbreaking story of the Windermere children orphans rescued from Nazi concentration camps at the end of the Second World and given the chance to rebuild their lives on the shores of this tranquil lake.
Catch Me if You Can
Comedyshow, Based on a true crime story about teenage con man Frank Abagnale Jr who cashed fake cheques worth over 2.5 million while disguised as a pilot a doctor and a lawyer all the while chased by an FBI agent who is determined to catch him.
This Farming Life
Documentary, The Rodgers face a final TB test animals arrive at Lynn and Sandra s croft Raymond is kept guessing by his surrogate sheep and a calving boom starts at Kirsty and Aimee s farm.
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.
Revolution and Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th Century
Music, Talkin Bout a Revolution. Suzy Klein shows how music wasn t just a backdrop to life easing pain and enhancing pleasure. It became a revolutionary force that could - and did - change the world. In France during the revolution La Marseillaise emerged as a rallying cry - sung by the mob as they stormed the royal palace. Even opera intended by the authorities to reinforce the status quo became politically potent fanning the flames of nationalism and revolution.
The Dengineers
Home improvement, Revisits: Episode Two. The presenters look back at some amazing dens from series one and two seeing how they have been enjoyed and finding out how they changed the lives of the young Dengineers. Lauren revisits the train magical library community and plane dens.
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.
Tom And Jerry And The Wizard Of Oz
Adventure, When a tornado strikes in Kansas Dorothy her dog Toto Tom and Jerry awake in a strange place the Oz land where they live incredible adventures in order to go back home...
Danger Mouse
Adventure, I Believe in Danger Mouse. When Danger Mouse makes short work of Burt Badboy and his newly acquired band of fanatical feline followers the group s leader Mandy and her cult of cats immediately become Danger Mouse worshippers.
Danger Mouse
Adventure, Thanksgiving Sinner. Danger Mouse and Penfold receive a crash course in the customs of America s oldest holiday when they cover for Jeopardy Mouse as she takes time off for Thanksgiving.
Horrible Histories
History, Awesome Ancient Civilisations. Delving deeper into the dastardly deeds of history s greatest blockbuster rulers.
The New Legends of Monkey
Fantasy, The Edge of Nowhere. Tripitaka feels disappointed when she releases the Monkey King and finds him indifferent to the mission. With demons in pursuit she finds help in the unlikeliest of places.
Dwight in Shining Armor
Fantasy, Todd. Gretta gets struck by a very strong love spell and ends up falling madly in love with Todd the paperboy.
So Awkward
Comedyshow, BFF. Mrs Hampton volunteers to help out at the upcoming food festival at school and Lily panics that her mother is going to embarrass her big time as usual. Jas suggests helping her manage her mum but ends up becoming BFFs with Mrs Hampton herself.
Call the Midwife
Dramaserie, It s July 1966 and Britain is in the grip of World Cup fever. Unbeknown to Violet Fred puts on an accumulator bet for the World Cup which keeps any winnings rolling forward. When England reaches the final against West Germany Fred questions whether he has made the right decision. Nonnatus House awaits the arrival of four new pupil midwives. One of them Nancy Corrigan makes quite an impact. Meanwhile Cyril and Lucille s relationship continues to blossom.
The Pursuit of Love
Dramaserie, On the brink of adulthood Linda Radlett and her beloved cousin Fanny Logan are stuck in the countryside impatiently waiting for life to begin so they can escape the confines of Alconleigh. Linda who has lived her life under the terrifying regime of Uncle Matthew dreams of excitement and adventure. But Fanny abandoned by her mother and raised by her Aunt Emily is more concerned with comfort and stability.
BBC Weekend News
News Info, National and international news followed by weather.
BBC London News
News Info, News sport and weather from London.
Match of the Day 2
Soccer, Mark Chapman presents highlights of the day s Premier League matches.
The Women s Football Show
Aktuelles Thema, Eilidh Barbour presents highlights of the Women s Super League on the final day of the 2020 21 season. Highlights of the matches between Chelsea and Reading and West Ham against Manchester City feature plus the rest of the goals from the weekend s action.
Journeys into the Wild
Nature, Africa: Our Wild Adventures. Presenters share memories of their wild adventures across Africa. Gordon Buchanan reminisces about his career beginnings in Africa when he was only seventeen. Camerawoman Sue Gibson remembers the time she spent filming a baby elephant called Safina.
Gods of Snooker
Snooker, Alex The Hurricane Higgins helped transform snooker from a game played in the backrooms of working men s clubs to a national sporting obsession. Interest in the sport had been growing thanks to the new possibilities of colour broadcasting.
Alex Higgins: The People s Champion
Biography, One man transfixed television viewers during snooker s golden age - his name was Alex Hurricane Higgins. This poignant documentary charts the life of snooker s first genius from his early days growing up in Belfast to his climb to the top of the sport as two-time world champion. Contributors include Jimmy White Ronnie O Sullivan Dennis Taylor Steve Davis and members of the Higgins family.
Britain s Pompeii: A Village Lost in Time
History, Professor Alice Roberts joins the team excavating a 3 000 year-old Bronze Age village in the Cambridgeshire Fens that s been called the British Pompeii . The village earned its nickname because 3 000 years ago it burned to the ground - as it burned it fell into the peat preserving both the houses and their contents. Until its discovery we had little real idea of what life was like in Bronze Age Britain.
The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words
War, On 14th August 1945 only a few months after the liberation of the camps 10 decommissioned RAF Stirling bomber aircraft left Prague airport bound for Crosby-on-Eden near Carlisle. On board were 300 young people who had all survived the concentration camps and were now all alone.
The Sky at Night
Documentary, Mapping the Milky Way. The Gaia space telescope is not just creating the ultimate star map of the Milky Way. It is also showing us our galaxy s past and how it will change in the future. The team takes a look at the history of astrometry and meets the scientists now able to prove that change is the only constant in the universe.
Science, Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation. Forget the big bang. The real moment of creation was the cosmic dawn the moment of first light. This is the scientific version of the story of Genesis. Astronomers are now trying to witness the cosmic dawn. For the first time they have the tools to explore the very first stars of the universe.
Mindful Escapes: Breathe Release Restore
Health, How does connecting with the images and sounds of the natural world help us gain a greater sense of ease perspective and connection This first episode is about breathing. By immersing ourselves in images of jellyfish floating elephants swimming and lemurs swinging through the rainforest we learn to focus on our breathing and are reminded that we are not separate from the world around us. What is the relationship between each breath and mindfulness and why is breathing so important.
Nikki Lilly Meets
Aktuelles Thema, The Next Step: Part One. Nikki catches up with The Next Step s Summer and Henry to find out who their celebrity crushes are who is the A grade student and who is most likely to get homesick.
The Next Step
Dramaserie, United and Divided. Piper struggles to get along with her duet partner Noah s loyalty to TNS East is tested and Henry must decide if he s ready to move on from an old heartache.
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