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  • Top Gear Weekend

    Saturday 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.


    Motor madness…

  • Live at the Apollo (S8)

    Sundays 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.


    Sparkling stand-up…

  • QI (S11)

    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.


    Brain games…

BBC Knowledge

  • Top Gear (S19)

    Thursdays at 21:05

    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May return for another collection of motoring adventures, ably assisted by their tame racing driver, The Stig.

    They undertake an incredible American road trip in iconic supercars – taking in Las Vegas, Los Angeles – and race against fighter planes before ending with a hair-raising run to the Mexican border.

    Other highlights include Jeremy inventing the world’s smallest car and testing it out on the streets of London, and James finding out what the Bentley Continental GT Speed is like on a rally stage.


    Drive time…

  • Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

    Sundays at 18:00

    The latest spy cameras provide a whole new perspective on the behaviour and extreme survival tactics of the incredible and hugely charismatic penguin.

    Travelling to the freezing Antarctic and the desert-based Humbolt in South America, Penguins: Spy in the Huddle gives the inside track on all the drama and challenges they face throughout the year, as well as capturing plenty of comedy moments!


    Bird tales…

BBC Lifestyle

  • Homes Under the Hammer (S7)

    Mondays & Tuesdays at 17:15 & 22:00

    Property developers Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander accompany prospective buyers to home auctions.

    From a former caretaker's house in Kent to an awkward three-bedroom house in Staffordshire that has the promise to be a developer's dream, the experts give their opinions and follow the reactions, delight and heartbreak of the new would-be residents.

    Can the buyers turn their bargain homes brought at auction into profit-making palaces?


    Trading places…

  • Rick Stein's India

    Wednesdays at 18:10 & 22:50

    Intrepid chef Rick Stein embarks on a spectacular culinary journey through the Indian sub-continent in his quest to find the perfect curry and discover the origins of dishes, ingredients and spices that are celebrated the world over.

    This colourful series serves up a feast of delights influenced by India’s vibrant history, captivating cultures and enthralling religious communities.


    A tasty culinary tour…


  • Super Smart Animals

    Concludes Saturday 29 November at 20:00

    Could a chimp beat you in a maths test? Prepare to witness some of the most amazing examples of animal intelligence ever captured on camera as this series asks: what makes some animals smarter than others, and could they even outsmart humans?

    Other highlights include an orang-utan in a zoo is presented with a dilemma: a tasty peanut is sitting at the bottom of a tube. There is no way to get it out by hand, and there are no tools around to assist. While visitors at the zoo are baffled by the same task, the orang-utan finds an ingenious solution.


    Clever creatures…

  • Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day (S1)

    Double bills, Mondays at 16:00 & 16:25

    Nigel Slater demonstrates how he turns the contents of his weekly shop into seven delicious dishes – one for every day of the week.

    Along the way, Nigel proves that adding new flavours to everyday ingredients can make them sensational, and demonstrates how to make the most of a special offer at the shops.

    He also shares some clever recipes designed to cure cravings and offer comfort, including slow-roast leg of lamb with herb rub and parmesan mash, almond and lentil stew and tumbler trifle.


    Creative weekly cooking…

  • Doctor Who (S7)

    Saturdays at 19:15

    Matt Smith returns for his third series as the Eleventh Doctor. Each big, blockbuster-movie episode is a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes (as you’ve never seen them before).

    This series sees the Ponds (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) return for their final voyage with the Doctor. They save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in the Wild West and are even kidnapped by the Doctor's oldest enemy. But when they arrive in Manhattan, the Weeping Angels are waiting for them – will the Doctor really lose Amy and Rory forever?


    Beware the Weeping Angels…


  • Katie Morag

    Daily at 18:35

    Katie Morag is a small but feisty red-headed girl who lives with her family on a remote and beautiful Scottish island called the Isle of Struay.

    Surrounded by her annoying little brother, busy shopkeeper parents and a perfectly perfect best friend, Katie has many adventures and often gets herself into trouble – but her grandmothers are usually there to help her out of a scrape!

    Based on the books by Mairi Hedderwick, this series focuses on a sense of community, the importance of preserving the environment and the tensions and joys of family life.


    Drama for young ones…

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