Blackadder IIFrom Saturday 1 November at 21:00
Many great men have played a part in shaping Britain's noble heritage. Others have just ended up on the dung heap. Men like Edmund Blackadder.
From coward to cad and back again, Edmund surfaces in Tudor era England, where he seriously lowers the tone with an assortment of cunning plans and serpentine banter in his bid to win grace and favour from stark raving mad Queen Bess.
How we Made our MillionsFrom Wednesday 10 November at 21:00
Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones gains a unique insight into the minds of two of Britain’s leading business figures, with this access-all-areas pass into their glossy and fascinating worlds.
Richard Reed (co-founder of the smoothie company Innocence) and Michelle Mone (the woman behind Ultimo lingerie) discuss their successes, failures and strategies, revealing what makes their business brains tick and their blueprint for commercial success.
On a behind-the-scenes tour of their companies and luxurious lifestyles, we find out what it takes to reach the top and what fun – or not – they have had along the way.
- From Sunday 16 November at 21:00
The roll call of stand-ups who have performed in front of a live audience at the world famous Hammersmith Apollo plays out like a who’s who of comedic royalty, and the list of acts featured in this series is no different.
Highlights include sets from comedy stalwart Phill Jupitus, misanthropic but loveable Jon Richardson, everyone’s favourite Welshman Rhod Gilbert and the multi-talented Nina Conti, among many others.
Top Gear WeekendSaturday 29 November & Sunday 30 November from 11:55
Catch up with a selection of Top Gear specials, with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond embarking on crazy and epic challenges in Vietnam, Bolivia, the Middle East and Africa.
Plus, Richard Hammond presents Top Gear’s Top Fails – a celebration of some of the most iconic and ambitious (but rubbish) challenges ever attempted by the Top Gear gang.
- Sundays at 21:45
Stephen Fry and the world’s most impossible quiz is back for a brand new series of topics beginning with the letter J – from jargon, right through to jumpers and jobs.
Guests include QI regulars as Jimmy Carr, Jo Brand, David Mitchell and Sandi Toksvig, along with such less-frequent panellists as David O'Doherty, Brian Cox, Jason Manford and Rhys Darby. And Alan Davies retains his place as the ever-present clown and butt of Stephen Fry’s wicked wit.