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  • Best of British Comedy

    Every weeknight from 20:00

    Start 2015 with a marathon of brilliant British comedy.

    Highlights include the classic sketch show Little Britain, such sparkling stand-up as Dara O Briain Live at the Theatre Royal and vintage sitcoms Fawlty Towers and Blackadder.


    Big laughs…

  • Would I Lie To You? (S8)

    Sundays at 21:45

    Welsh funnyman Rob Brydon welcomes more celebrities trying to bluff their way to victory with stories about themselves that may or may not be true. The aim of the game is to fool the opposition into mistaking fact for fiction and fiction for fact.

    Guest stars teaming up with regular captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell this series include comedians Micky Flanagan and Rhod Gilbert, TV chef Heston Blumenthal OBE, actress Emilia Fox, Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli and choir master Gareth Malone.


    Deceptively funny…

BBC Knowledge

  • Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

    Sundays at 18:30

    Comedian Bill Bailey embarks on an exotic and thrilling journey to retrace the steps of one of the greatest unsung heroes of natural science and exploration – Alfred Wallace.

    The brilliantly eccentric British explorer survived man-eating tigers, head-hunting tribesmen, pirate attacks and sinking ships to change the way we see life on Earth, but has since been written out of history.

    Following in Wallace’s footsteps, from the heart of Borneo to exotic Spice Islands, Bill discovers fabulous wildlife – from stunning birds of paradise, to frogs that fly and kangaroos that climb trees – as he undertakes his personal mission to get Wallace recognised alongside Darwin.


    Unsung hero…

  • Sky Cops (S1)

    Double bills, Mondays at 22:00

    Follow the helicopter units of the Metropolitan Police and the South Yorkshire Police as they help hunt down and capture hardened criminals.

    Dangerous drivers take desperate measures to escape from the police, but Sierra Yankee Nine-Nine – the South Yorkshire Police’s £4 million weapon – has a 95% success rate in catching these reckless criminals. In London, the Met’s fifty-strong fleet of helicopters are involved in everything from search and rescue missions, to anti-terrorist activity and crowd control. They also help keep the peace during the Notting Hill Carnival, when the capital’s criminals take advantage of the heavy police presence concentrated on one area.


    Aerial policing…

  • Deadly 60 (S1)

    Daily at 18:00

    From tiger sharks and giant centipedes, to funnel web spiders and the golden poison frog – Steve Backshall tracks down creatures others spend a lifetime avoiding.

    Travelling across six continents over a period of six months, he searches through trees, deserts, swamps and seas to find the 60 deadliest creatures on the planet.


    Fearsome beasts…

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  • Fantasy Homes by the Sea (S6)

    Fridays at 17:15 and 22:00

    Jenni Falconer travels the coasts of Britain and Europe to help ten families find their dream homes by the sea. While each episode showcases a ‘Millionaire Moment’ – the best fantasy home money can buy – it also features ‘Fantasy Finds’ to prove that living by the sea can be more affordable than you might think.

    From a retired army officer who has dreams of running a bed and breakfast business on the North Yorkshire coast to two former club holiday reps who met in Mallorca eight years ago and are now desperate to return, this series will get you dreaming of putting your house up for sale and escaping the rat race.


    Glorious living…

  • 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…


  • See the World in HD

    Mondays-Thursdays at 21:00

    Join adventurer Simon Reeve and food gurus Rick Stein and Rachel Khoo on a voyage of tastes and sights of the world.

    Experience beautiful sun-bleached shores and stunning islands with Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve. From pirates plaguing ships off the coast of Somalia, to the Tamils of Sri Lanka and the rise of militant Islam in Yemen and Sumatra, this region includes places that are extremely volatile.

    Enjoy fragrant feasts with Rick Stein’s India as the renowned chef travels far and wide in search of flavours, and savour everything from simple suppers to sumptuous patisserie and beautiful gourmet dinner with The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo.


    Explore and feast…

  • Doctor Who (S7) (Set 2)

    Saturdays at 19:15

    The Doctor kicks off this new run of adventures by searching for his companion, Clara.

    Together they find themselves battling monsters on distant alien planets, trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chasing terrifying ghosts, delving into the heart of the TARDIS, facing the Crimson Horror in Victorian Yorkshire and coming face to face with an army of upgraded Cybermen.

    The action grows and the Doctor’s oldest secret threatens to be revealed as the world’s longest running science fiction series builds toward its explosive 50th anniversary.


    More TARDIS tales…

  • Andrew Marr's History of the World

    Sundays at 20:00

    Travelling through time and across the globe, Andrew Marr reveals the crucial points and people in history that defined human civilisation.

    Using dramatic reconstruction and stunning graphics to recreate lost worlds, Marr shows how military campaigns, love stories, assassinations, medical breakthroughs and cataclysmic natural events have all had an impact on the world’s shared history.

    Featuring Caesar’s last moments, Columbus’ first sighting of America and scenes from incredible places like the Valley of the Kings, this series brings to life the events and people that shaped the world.


    Defining moments in time…


  • 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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