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00:10
 
The First Grader
Drama, An 84-year-old illiterate Kenyan freedom fighter wants to learn to read and write and attends classes at a primary school.
01:50
 
Weather for the Week Ahead
Weather, Detailed weather forecast.
01:55
 
Joins BBC News
Special, BBC One joins the BBC s rolling news channel for a night of news.
02:00
 
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
02:30
 
The Big Interviews
Public affairs, Nick Cave. Singer songwriter Nick Cave talks about the death of his fifteen year old son Arthur and how he has addressed loss and grief through music particularly his hugely lauded album Ghosteen .
03:00
 
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
03:30
 
Africa Eye
Documentary, What Happened to the Housegirls. Nancy Kacungira previously reported on the plight of three young women Mercy Scovia and Esther who left their homes to find jobs as domestic workers. Now Nancy is back and catching up with the three young women to find out how their lives have changed and whether their hopes and dreams became reality. From babies to boutiques to back to school Nancy discovers how each former domestic worker has overcome difficulties and embraced their new lives.
04:00
 
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
04:30
 
HARDtalk
News, Hard-hitting interviews with international political leaders corporate decision makers and entertainers.
05:00
 
BBC World News
News, A closer look at international news reported from London and BBC correspondents from around the world.
05:30
 
World Business Report
Bus. financial, The latest news from the business world with analysis and speculation straight from the world s leading financial centres.
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00:00
 
Simon Schama s History of Now
Documentary, Equality. Simon Schama explores the artists at the vanguard of the fight for equality in the decades after the Second World War. He revisits his childhood as a Jewish boy in Southend and his memories of seeing James Baldwin debate William Buckley at the Cambridge Union explores the story behind Nina Simone s classic civil rights song Mississippi Goddam and meets Coleman Woodson Junior who was part of the historic Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.
01:00
 
Iolo s Anglesey
Documentary, Iolo watches breeding marsh harriers majestic birds of prey that have only recently started to nest in Wales. He finds stoats grey seals and lizards. He also visits Puffin Island to find the only breeding site in Wales for eider ducks. On a disused railway line he finds breeding adders.
01:30
 
Strictly Come Dancing
Reality, Week 11: Musicals Special. It s time to take a front row seat for the Musicals Special on Strictly Come Dancing. The show opens with a dance extravaganza performed by the professional dancers alongside West End legends Marisha Wallace Ivano Turco and Trevor Dion Nicholas. The remaining couples take to the ballroom floor with more incredible routines inspired by the world of musical theatre. Everyone wants to secure their place in next week s semi-final so expect showstopping performances and a stellar night of dance.
02:40
 
Strictly Come Dancing
Reality, Week 11 Results. The results show opens with a Guys and Dolls routine by the professional dancers and also features a music performance by the stars of The Cher Show . Two couples face a dance-off to secure a place in the semi-final.
03:15
 
This Is BBC TWO
Special, A preview of upcoming programmes from BBC Two.
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03:50
 
This is BBC Three
Special, This is BBC Three. Programmes start at 7.00pm.
05:30
 
This is BBC Three 1
Special, This is BBC Three. Programmes start at 7.00pm.
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00:45
 
Horizon
Science, The Lost Tribes of Humanity. Alice Roberts explores the latest discoveries in the study of human origins revealing the transformation that has been brought about in this field by genetics.
01:45
 
Great American Railroad Journeys
Documentary, La Jolla to San Diego. Michael Portillo joins the US Navy Pacific Fleet birthplace of the elite flying academy Top Gun . Aboard the Pacific Surfliner he arrives first in the coastal town of La Jolla where he takes to the water in a kayak to explore the extraordinary 75million year old caves. In San Diego he picks up the trail of the industrialist and property speculator John D Spreckels who made the city boom in the 19th century and built a pavilion to house the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world.
02:15
 
The Real Marigold on Tour
Documentary, Iceland. The group split their time between a fishing village and Reykjavik in cold but beautiful Iceland. In Husavik the ladies visit a senior citizens centre while Paul and Dennis join an all-male choir and sing to a huge audience in a canyon.
03:15
 
This Is BBC Four
Special, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
05:30
 
This Is BBC Four
Special, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
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06:00
 
Breakfast
Newsmagazine, The BBC s Breakfast programme features the latest news sport business weather and other items on a daily basis.
09:15
 
Morning Live
Newsmagazine, Kimberley Walsh and Gethin Jones present a mix of topical chat and expert advice.
10:00
 
Expert Witness
Crime, Soil Secrets and Crime Scene Management Extended Versions. After 32 years fibre analysis catches the killer of two schoolgirls the murderous story behind bones found on a Yorkshire moor and how to preserve and examine a crime scene.
10:45
 
Claimed and Shamed
Documentary, A sickness scam is uncovered when text messages expose the holidaymakers lies and a claim for a burnt wig exposes a serial fraudster who changed his name to avoid detection.
11:15
 
Homes Under the Hammer
House garden, Tommy visits a Norfolk house where someone had already done half the renovation work before selling it at the auction. Dion is in Leicestershire playing detective to find out where the drips are coming from. Martin meanwhile is having fun wielding a big stick at a dated dwelling in Derbyshire.
06:15
 
Homes Under the Hammer
House garden, Martin is in the Cornish village of Blackwater to see a three-bed bungalow with an exterior that reminds him of a Battenberg cake. Tommy heads to Wandsworth in south London to visit a large period property split into three separate flats with an eyewatering guide price of over £1 million. Martel takes a trip to Bilston in the West Midlands where a three-bed semi with a rather large driveway catches her eye.
07:15
 
Bargain Hunt
Game show, Newark 10. Natasha Raskin Sharp and the teams seek out profitable antiques in Nottinghamshire with experts Thomas Forrester and Ochuko Ojiri before heading to Derby for today s auction. Natasha discovers how an ancient Chinese craft is still popular 2 000 years later.
08:00
 
Trawlermen: Hunting the Catch
Documentary, The Gamble. Emilia Jayne hunts for cuttlefish in the world s busiest shipping lane. Cargo ships have right of way here but lucrative cuttlefish swim in these grounds too. Margaret of Ladram is Brixham s most successful trawler. This week skipper Adam Cowan Dickie is gambling he s leaving his home waters of the English Channel behind and steaming 20 hours to the Bristol Channel.
09:00
 
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
10:00
 
BBC News
News, Twenty-four hours a day the latest national and international stories as they break.
09:30
 
This is BBC Three 2
Special, This is BBC Three. Programmes start at 7.00pm.
09:30
 
This Is BBC Four
Special, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
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12:15
 
Bargain Hunt
Game show, Harrogate 7. Danny Sebastian and the teams seek out profitable antiques in Harrogate with experts Izzie Balmer and John Cameron. In the Victorian spa town Danny visits a famous tea rooms and learns about a vintage teapot collection.
13:00
 
BBC News at One
News, The latest national and international news followed by weather.
13:30
 
BBC London
News, News sport and weather from London.
13:45
 
Doctors
Soap, In the Moment. Zara doesn t know what to do about Izzie s secret Princess tries to avoid her mother s calls and Al finds himself unwittingly playing marriage counsellor to a couple who are struggling to adapt to life with a newborn.
14:15
 
Planet Earth Live
Documentary, A Meerkat s Tale. The story of Swift a five-week-old meerkat pup who has been born in one of the harshest places on Earth the Kalahari Desert. A drought has hit the region food is scarce and Swift s family are hungry. Their desperation will lead them into danger across busy roads and into the hostile territories of rival meerkats. Worse still they are not the only animals in the desert trying to find a meal predators are on the hunt from above and below and meerkats are definitely on the menu.
14:30
 
Live: Match of the Day
Soccer, FIFA World Cup 2022 Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA. Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of the first quarter-final between the winners of Monday s two round-of-16 matches.
12:15
 
Politics UK
News, Highlights of the week s proceedings at Westminster and the regional governments.
13:00
 
Best House in Town
Documentary, Cardiff: Final. The winning homes from the four categories in Cardiff go head to head. They are revisited by the five local judges who are given new insight into these magnificent homes.
13:45
 
Lightning
Game show, Comedian Zoe Lyons presents the electrifyingly fast quiz with a £3 000 jackpot. Six plucky contestants compete across six rounds testing their general knowledge quick thinking and speedy reactions whilst our ruthless spotlight patrols the studio.
14:15
 
Dancing Through Christmas
Drama, When widower Michael meets Olivia his daughter s dance teacher a flame is sparked in the firefighter s heart. However young Lily s jealousy and Olivia s clouded outlook quickly extinguish hope of romance.
15:40
 
Christmas à La Carte
Holiday, When food correspondent Carly gets a shot at her own show she is sent to Angel Heights to help Grant open his diner and film it as a Holiday special for her TV show.
13:30
 
This is BBC Three
Special, This is BBC Three. Programmes start at 7.00pm.
13:30
 
This Is BBC Four
Special, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
17:15
 
BBC News at Six
News, The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team followed by weather.
17:45
 
BBC London
News, News sport and weather from London.
18:15
 
Live: Match of the Day
Soccer, FIFA World Cup 2022 Quarter-Final: TBA v TBA. Live and uninterrupted coverage of the second quarter-final featuring the winners of Saturday s two round-of-16 matches.
17:10
 
Beechgrove
House garden, Beechgrove Repotted. Janet Mcarthur and Stanley Dunlop of Starbank Park have been instrumental in the care and redevelopment of this lovely community space. Plus a look at the beautiful community park overlooking the Forth in the springtime.
17:15
 
Flog It
Collectibles, Burton Constable. Paul Martin presents from Burton Constable Hall in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Expert Catherine Southon enthuses about a diamond ring and Charles Hanson enjoys trying on a pair of boxing gloves signed by some of the greats of the boxing world.
18:00
 
Richard Osman s House of Games
Game show, Every day this week celebrity contestants Ashley John-Baptiste Simon Rimmer Claire Sweeney and Esme Young take on a series of quiz rounds selected by the host quiz legend Richard Osman.
18:30
 
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two
Reality, Rylan is on hand with even more Strictly exclusives and is joined by a trio of celebrity super fans in the Friday Panel.
19:00
 
Saving Lives at Sea
Documentary, At Anstruther station in Scotland George takes charge for his first shout to a serious medical evacuation. A woman has slipped on one of the most notorious parts of the station s patch where walkers have to negotiate steep cliffs.
19:30
 
Nigella: Cook Eat Repeat
Cooking, Nigella s grandmother s recipe for creme caramel provides the inspiration for a simple but elegant dessert of caramel custard. Nigella then rifles through her pasta collection to find the ideal pasta shape to go with her spicy sauce made from Italian nduja and cavolo nero. This is followed by a visit to the famous gadget cupboard for an electric potato masher to prep her brown butter colcannon the perfect match to a dish of black pudding meatballs in tomato sauce.
18:58
 
This is BBC Three
Special, This is BBC Three. Programmes start at 7.00pm.
19:00
 
The Next Step
Children, History Has Its Eyes On You. Izzy tries to help Jett with an issue that threatens her nationals opportunity.
19:25
 
The Next Step
Children, All That s Known. The Next Step finally make it to nationals. Ebby performs her solo competing against a familiar face and Richelle runs into an old friend of her own.
19:50
 
The Next Step
Children, What I Did for Love. Dylan s connection to a guest judge puts the fate of the small group in jeopardy.
17:30
 
This Is BBC Four
Special, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
18:58
 
This Is BBC Four
Special, BBC FOUR is the BBC channel for people who want more. More depth more range more to stimulate the mind.
19:00
 
Christmas University Challenge
Game show, Corpus Christi Cambridge v St Anne s Oxford. It s match five of this special Christmas series for distinguished alumni. Novelist Helen Oyeyemi and literary editor Robert McCrum play on behalf of Corpus Christi College Cambridge fighting it out for a place in the semi-finals against St Anne s College Oxford featuring comedian John Robins and engineer Roma Agrawal.
19:30
 
Top of the Pops
Music, 16 December 1993. Tony Dortie presents the pop chart programme first broadcast on 16 December 1993 and featuring Meat Loaf Chaka Demus Pliers Diana Ross Haddaway and Take That.
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21:15
 
Ghosts
Holiday, He Came. When they discover a man living in a tent on their grounds Alison and Mike with the ghosts help learn that they have more to offer this Christmas than they realised.
21:45
 
Would I Lie to You
Holiday, At Christmas. Sorting the fact from the fiction in this festive special are guests Jim Broadbent Ardal O Hanlon Rose Matafeo and Angela Rippon.
22:15
 
BBC News at Ten
News, The latest national and international news with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide.
22:45
 
BBC London
News, News sport and weather from London.
22:55
 
The Graham Norton Show
Talk, Together on Graham s sofa: Oscar winner Kate Winslet starring in James Cameron s epic sequel Avatar: The Way of Water actor and writer Sir Lenny Henry celebrity baker Nadiya Hussain and top comedian and actor Jack Whitehall in BBC Three s Bad Education: Reunion . With music from Olly Murs who performs his latest single. Plus more stories from the audience in the world-famous Big Red Chair.
23:45
 
The Place Beyond the Pines
Crime drama, In upstate New York two men and later their sons must deal with the unforeseen consequences of their actions.
20:00
 
Gardeners World
House garden, Frances Tophill and the team continue to celebrate the joy that the gardening year brings throughout the seasons. Rachel de Thame visits Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire a garden designed to look its best in winter.
21:00
 
Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen
Documentary, Unfinished Portrait. Lucy Worsley examines Agatha Christie s later life and discovers how amid the turbulent social and political change of the 1930s and 40s newfound personal happiness ushered in a golden age for her writing.
22:00
 
QI
Game show, Testing. Sandi has a testing time with Susan Calman Maisie Adam Josh Widdicombe and Alan Davies.
22:30
 
Newsnight
News, The day s important national and international news stories. With Faisal Islam.
23:00
 
BBC Weather
Weather, The latest weather forecast.
23:05
 
How to With John Wilson
Documentary, How to Find a Spot. John reflects on the competitive and complex process of parking in NYC where the possibilities opened by having a car comes with a catch.
23:30
 
How to With John Wilson
Documentary, How to Throw Out Your Batteries. Seeking a solution to the universal conundrum of battery disposal John ponders the value of things people hold onto and what is thrown away.
20:10
 
The Catch-Up
News, A round-up of the day s news.
20:15
 
Freeze
Documentary, Back on Thin Ice. Close friends off the ice and rivals on it skaters Emily and Eleanor have a second chance to qualify for the British Championships. Fourteen-year-old Rene may be in the little-league of skaters but that doesn t stop him dreaming big.
21:00
 
The Traitors
Competition Reality, With Claudia s revelation throwing the castle into chaos breakfast reaches a dramatic climax and the levels of distrust reach boiling point. Before the dust has even had a chance to settle the players must momentarily put their differences aside as they face another mission where they are given the chance to add a potential £10 000 to the already growing prize pot. And with a tense round table on the horizon one player has an extremely difficult decision to make.
22:00
 
The Traitors
Competition Reality, Tempers around the round table are more frayed than ever as another player is sent home. With the traitors set to murder again the faithful are even more determined to catch a traitor in the act. But not even the traitors are prepared for the surprises in store during the mission as Claudia proves that the castle really is full of secrets.
23:00
 
The Traitors
Competition Reality, With life-changing money still at stake the players must also remain focused on building the prize pot in a mission that sees them sink to new depths of despair. But that s the least of their worries with an explosive round table on the horizon.
20:00
 
Top of the Pops
Music, 1993 Biggest Hits. A look back at some of the songs performed on the show in 1993. Dance music and Euro pop continued to dominate the charts with performances from Haddaway Sub Sub Ace of Base and Robin S. The early stages of Britpop began to emerge with Suede and Radiohead plus Icelandic superstar Björk makes an early appearance. Then there are the big sellers from Meat Loaf and Gabrielle and the grooves came courtesy of Jamiroquai and Chaka Demus Pliers plus many more.
21:00
 
Definitely Dusty
Special, A look at the life and work of soul and pop diva Dusty Springfield singer of such classics as You Don t Have to Say You Love Me and Son of a Preacher Man who was equally famous for her trademark panda eyes and blonde beehive.
22:00
 
Dusty Springfield at the BBC
Special, A selection of Dusty Springfield s greatest performances at the BBC from 1961 to 1995. Dusty was one of Britain s great pop divas guaranteed to give us a big melody in songs soaring with drama and yearning.
23:00
 
Dusty
Music, Vintage episode of Dusty Springfield s 1960s TV series featuring special guest singer-songwriter Scott Walker. Among the highlights Dusty sings You Don t Have to Say You Love Me .
23:25
 
Country Music by Ken Burns
Documentary, Hillbilly Shakespeare 1945-1953. The country stars of post-war America including Hank Williams whose songs are inspired by his troubled and tragically short life.
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