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Ye Olde Dragons' Den

Packed with fascinating facts and big laughs, this spoof edition of Dragons’ Den travels through time as great (and not so great) inventors from history pitch their ingenious ideas.

Evan Davis is joined by four Dragons with more than a passing resemblance to Duncan Bannatyne, Hilary Devey, Theo Paphitis and Deborah Meaden.

Spanning hundreds of years before the invention of TV, eccentric characters aplenty dare to enter the Den in an attempt to win over the Dragons with their inventive creations.

But will the Dragons cough up for the developers of WiFi, the whoopee cushion, the toothbrush and the somewhat unusual genius of Leonardo da Vinci?

Ye Olde Dragons’ Den stars Kieran Buckeridge, Drew Cain, Phil Cornwell, Pippa Haywood, Michael Lambourne, Justin Moorhouse, Gemma Paige North, Ted Robbins and Lizzie Roper.

Saturday 18 May



Doctor Who - The Name Of The Doctor

Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax.

Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future...

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Directed by Saul Metzstein

Written by Steven Moffat

Produced by Denise Paul

Series produced by Marcus Wilson

Eurovision Song Contest

Bonnie Tyler flies the flag for the United Kingdom as the final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest gets underway in Malmö, Sweden, the country who won Eurovision for the fifth time in 2012.

Bonnie performs the anthemic song Believe in Me, and is one of 26 acts competing for the coveted title of Eurovision Song Contest winner 2013.

Graham Norton is in the commentary hot seat in Malmö, bringing his unique take on all things Eurovision.



West Is West

BBC Two will premiere West Is West, the sequel to internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning film East Is East, on Saturday 18 May at 22:15.

West Is West is a coming-of-age story about confronting one's true desires and fears, no matter the age.

Thirteen-year-old Sajid (Aqib Khan) is struggling to meet his Pakistani father’s traditions in his home of Manchester, England. When Sajid finds himself in some trouble after ditching school, his father George (Om Puri) decides to send him to Pakistan for a month to live with his first wife, whom he abandoned 30 years ago, to learn discipline and to grow-up. Upon arrival, Sajid finds that his father is not as highly regarded as he may have thought, and that Pakistan is not as idyllic as it was made to seem. George arrives at the end of the month to collect Sajid but is faced with his is own self-image issue, and realises that he himself has much to learn as well.

Directed by Andy De Emmony, West Is West stars Om Puri alongside Aqib Khan, Linda Bassett, Lesley Nicol, Ila Arun and Jimi Mistry.

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Sunday 19 May



Case Histories

Jason Isaacs reprises his role as complex and compulsive private detective Jackson Brodie in crime drama Case Histories. In this first episode, Victoria Wood plays a retired policewoman who finds herself on the wrong side of the law.

Back in Edinburgh after a child-snatching job in Munich, Jackson struggles with guilt about whether he returned the child to the right parent or if he was duped.

A new case comes calling when Hope McMaster, a woman searching for her birth parents, approaches Jackson for help. His search takes him into the dark heart of 1979 police corruption and murder – and a secret that has remained buried for nearly 35 years.

The investigation crosses paths with Tracy Waterhouse, a retired police officer turned store detective. When Tracy witnesses a little girl being physically abused by her mother, she takes a surprising course of action which stirs the past for her and former police partner Barry, and presents a moral dilemma for Jackson. He must decide whether he is brave enough to risk another mistake by doing what he feels is right, or walk away.

Motivated by his desire to help those in need and a need to atone for his recent mistake, Jackson’s investigation sees the past and the present collide dramatically with the old retired cops, Len Lomax and Ray Strickland, refusing to go down without the fight of their lives.

Meanwhile, Jackson continues to avoid speaking to a newly engaged Louise after admitting his true feelings for her. And when his daughter, Marlee, makes a shock announcement, non-committal Jackson is taken aback.

Adapted from the Kate Atkinson novels, Case Histories is a Ruby Film and Television production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.

Jackson Brodie is played by Jason Isaacs, Hope McMaster by Emma Hamilton, Tracy Waterhouse by Victoria Wood, Barry by Gary Lewis, Len Lomax by James Cosmo, Ray Strickland by Maurice Roeves, Louise by Amanda Abbington, Deborah by Zawe Ashton and Marlee by Millie Innes.



Ice Age Giants

Professor Alice Roberts goes back 40,000 years in search of the great beasts of the Ice Age.

This was the last time that giants like mammoths, woolly rhinos, and sabre-tooth cats ruled the planet. Based on the latest discoveries across the northern hemisphere, from the Siberian permafrost to American deserts, Alice reconstructs their lives in incredible detail.

In Land Of The Sabre-Tooth, Alice heads to North America which, during the Ice Age, was home to a diverse group of giant mammals. She discovers how the sabre-tooth cat’s out-sized teeth were vital for hunting, yet easily broken. Unlike today’s big cats which suffocate their prey, these terrifying predators would tear out the throat.

Surprising evidence of a bizarre giant - the Shasta ground sloth - includes tonnes of 'mummified' dung preserved in a cave in the Grand Canyon. From this, scientists can piece together how these incredible grizzly-bear-sized animals lived and died.

In the sands of Arizona, scientists are trying to piece together the remains of the strange armadillo-like Glyptodont. They are the size of a small car, and, unlike today’s armadillos, had a trunk!

One of the largest beasts of the Ice Age was the Columbian mammoth. Dwarfing both the woolly mammoth and the African elephant, its home was the prairies of North America. Alice sees remarkable evidence on a rocky outcrop on the Californian coast – shiny rocks where the animals once stopped to scratch. Their presence points to a hidden grazing ground far out to sea - in the, Ice Age sea levels were so low they exposed vast coastal plains on which mammoths could roam.

Australia With Simon Reeve

Following the success of his Indian Ocean series, Simon Reeve embarks on another epic adventure, this time travelling across Australia. On this riveting journey Simon encounters an extraordinary array of people and exotic wildlife, offering a unique insight into life in Australia in a new three-part series for BBC Two.

Simon kicks off the series in the magnificent ‘Red Centre’ of Australia, before travelling through South Australia and on via the extraordinary India Pacific railway, to the west coast city of Perth.

In the baking heart of the continent Simon discovers how an unlikely animal threatens Australia’s fragile desert ecosystem as up to a million camels are eating their way through the outback. Joining an Aussie rancher, Simon embarks on a high octane camel round-up, involving specially adapted off-road vehicles and a chopper.

Heading south, Simon learns the art of wine tasting with a legendary winemaker, but in the driest inhabited continent on Earth, large-scale agriculture requires irrigation using billions of litres of water. Simon witnesses the impact on Australia’s greatest river, the Murray. Reaching the coast, and the fishing capital of Australia, he dives with critically endangered Southern blue fin tuna, and meets the fishermen who believe they are on the verge of creating the world’s first blue fin tuna farms.

Finally, in Western Australia, Simon meets a modern-day prospector joining a 21st-century gold rush, part of the country’s huge resources boom which is making it one of the richest places on Earth. In Perth, home to a large British community, he meets a former bin man from Hull who’s swapped Britain for the dream of a better lifestyle and a house with a pool in the sun.



The Review Show

The Review Show continues its run on BBC Four on Sunday 19 May, with Martha Kearney joined on the sofa by Paul Morley, James Delingpole and Sarah Churchwell.

Topics under scrutiny on the arts and culture agenda this week are:

  • Director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby
  • New books by James Salter (All That Is) and Khaled Hosseini (And The Mountains Echoed)
  • Two new exhibitions - Rankin's Alive: In The Face Of Death at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Michael Landy: Saints Alive at the National Gallery
  • A preview of the hit supernatural TV series from France, The Returned.

There will also be a debate on whether art still has the power to shock, ahead of the centenary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite Of Spring.


The Review Show started its 2013-14 run on BBC Four in April 2013, offering a greater depth and breadth of discussion around the most exciting new offerings in the arts, music and cultural world, in its new hour-long format filmed at BBC Scotland Pacific Quay studio, Glasgow.

The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women

The gripping and shocking story of photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, who survived two world wars to become one of the world’s most highly-paid fashion photographers and a key influence on the development of photography as an art form.

Yet after a mysterious death in Rome in 1969 his name is little known today – and the reasons for this lie in his unconventional lifestyle.

In the first ever film about his life and work, BBC Four uses exclusive access to Blumenfeld’s extensive archive of stunning photographs, fashion-films, home-movies and self-portraits to tell of a man obsessed by the pursuit of beautiful women, but also by the endless possibilities of photography itself.

With contributions from leading photographers Rankin, Nick Knight, Sølve Sundsbø, and 82-year-old supermodel, Carmen Dell’Orefice, it uncovers the richly complex story of one of the 20th century's most original photographic artists.

Monday 20 May




Sharon is surprised when she realises that Jack is back in Walford.

Phil is suspicious of Sharon when he finds out she’s been keeping secrets from him.

Alice finds herself in a tricky situation when she is caught in the middle of Janine and Michael’s war over Scarlett.

Sharon is played by Letitia Dean, Jack by Scott Maslen, Phil by Steve McFadden, Alice by Jasmyn Banks, Janine by Charlie Brooks and Michael by Steve John Shepherd.



The Fall

Gibson’s worst fears are realised as Spector’s murder spree in Belfast continues and a reckless decision sees Gibson facing some very real consequences.

After a late night run in with a journalist causes friction between Gibson and ACC Jim Burns, who is due to face the Independent Policing Board, Stella finds herself in a difficult situation.

But when the posed body of Spector’s latest victim is discovered, Gibson takes control of the investigation. Joined by pathologist Professor Reed Smith, they go about making their initial examination and Gibson’s hunt for Spector continues in earnest.

Having carried out his intricately planned murder, Spector discovers that his two conflicting existences - one of a loving father and husband, and one of an obsessive killer - are in danger of colliding.

Cast: Gillian Anderson as Stella Gibson; Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector; Laura Donnelly as Sarah Kay; Archie Panjabi as Professor Tanya Reed Smith, John Lynch as Jim Burns; Niamh McGrady as Dani Ferrington; Gerard Jordan as Brian Stone, Bronagh Waugh as Sally-Ann Spector; Lisa Hogg as Marion Kay; and Aisling Franciosi as Katie.



The Flying Archaeologist: The Thames - Secret War

In the final instalment of the series, flying archaeologist Ben Robinson takes wing over the Thames and uncovers some fascinating military history.

Aerial images of The Hoo peninsula, which is invisible from the ground, have revealed a whole network of trenches situated next to the former Chattenden Barracks. Military historians confirm for the first time that they can be linked directly to trenches used in Belgium for the First World War.

Ben also learns that this area was at the centre of the development of military technology. Much of the work done here was top secret and very few records were kept. Now, thanks to the first aerial survey of the area, its part in the nation’s defence is being revealed.

And a small collection of buildings that has lain in obscurity for decades until the aerial survey are identified as a First World War anti-aircraft battery, unlike anything historians have seen before.

Tuesday 21 May




Phil is horrified when he finds Lexi in a dangerous situation. Has Sharon gone too far this time?

Ava and Billy’s date gets off to a promising start, but does Ava secretly have eyes for someone else?

Phil is played by Steve McFadden, Sharon by Letitia Dean, Ava by Clare Perkins, and Billy by Perry Fenwick.


Frankie’s world is shattered by Ian’s revelation of what he did on her birthday.

Frankie ploughs herself into her work, visiting Liana, a terminally ill patient, who is dying of Motor Neurone Disease. When the time comes, Liana has always wanted to die at home with her husband Joseph and their dog, listening to John Martyn and drinking champagne. Things take an unexpected turn when Joseph has a heart attack and needs to be taken into hospital. Joseph is reluctant to leave his wife for fear she’ll be taken into a hospice, so Frankie arranges for him to return home that night. Despite her best intentions, Frankie sets in motion a series of events that have serious repercussions for everyone involved.

Meanwhile, Andy is called out to visit Max, an oil worker with an infected amputated leg. He’s been refusing to go to his dressing clinics, to leave the flat, to do anything really. His girlfriend Melly is sick of looking after him, but they both feel trapped. Andy does his best to encourage Max to reconnect with life but Max’s frustrations boil over and the police are called, bringing Frankie and Ian face to face...

Mary is busy trying to convince one of her patients, Mrs Khan, to stop working so hard at home. She’s convinced that she’s exacerbating her diabetes by cooking rich food all day and night for the men of the house. Frustrated by what appears to be a language barrier, Mary brings in an interpreter and discovers that she has misread the situation entirely.

Through it all, Frankie realises she can rely on the friendship and support of her team to see her through difficult times... but is everyone really on her side?

Wednesday 22 May



Bankers: Payback Time

In this final episode, Bankers: Payback Time, tells the eye-opening story of how Britain’s multi-billion pound financial mis-selling scandal came about.

With first-hand accounts from bank bosses, sales staff, politicians and customers, the film charts three decades of extraordinary changes inside our high street banks. They brought us convenient, free banking services, easy credit and paid their way at the centre of the nation’s economy. But as some bankers now candidly admit, they abused the trust of their customers in the search for quick profits. Sir Philip Hampton, RBS Chairman; Antonio Horta Osorio, Lloyds Group CEO; and the Archbishop of Canterbury dissect this banking crisis and discuss how this dysfunctional system can be rebuilt.

Latest estimates suggest the compensation bill for payment protection insurance (PPI) could be £25 billion. At one point, PPI was delivering up to a third of retail banks’ profits. Payback Time unravels the astonishing story of how one of the biggest consumer rip-offs in British history came about.

The public have a paradoxical relationship with banks, wanting the revenue they contribute to the nation’s coffers and technological advances like online banking and ATMs, while simultaneously despairing at their behaviour. But as bank bosses now admit, the days of abusing customer trust in the quest for quick profits have to be over.

Bankers is a three-part series produced by the BBC in partnership with The Open University.



Great Artists In Their Own Words

Great Artists In Their Own Words is a three-part series for BBC Four that unlocks the BBC archives to tell the story of the birth of modern art, in the words of those who tore up the rule book of what had traditionally been considered art.

For centuries, art generally meant painting or sculpture. But in the 20th century a new breed of artists emerged, shaped by two world wars, sexual liberation and the consumer revolution. With the advent of television, they were able to speak about their work to a mass audience.

The final episode tells the story of how a fringe group of radical artists took on centuries of art history – and won: from the notorious ‘bricks’ of Carl Andre, to the ‘living sculptures’ Gilbert and George, from the shockingly explicit photography of Robert Mapplethorpe, to the powerful nudes of Lucian Freud and sensational pickled sharks of Damien Hirst.

Artists profiled in episode three:

  • Carl Andre
  • Richard Long
  • Christo
  • Gilbert and George
  • Lucian Freud
  • Paula Rego
  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Joseph Beuys
  • Jeff Koons
  • Damien Hirst

The final episode features archive clips, including Arena from 1978, as Carl Andre responded to his critics; one of the only television appearances by Richard Long on Omnibus in 1983, Gilbert and George as unconventional chat show guests on Wogan in 1990, and The Late Show at Damien Hirst’s Freeze exhibition whilst still a student at Goldsmiths Art College.

Credits: directed by Nico Wasserman. The executive producer is Julian Birkett

Thursday 23 May




It’s the day of Lexi’s final court hearing, but will Phil help or hinder Lola’s chances of getting Lexi back?

After giving Lauren a pep talk, Tanya is happy that his daughter is getting back on the right track - but how long will it last?

Kirsty is worried for her safety when she receives threatening voice messages from a past acquaintance.

Bianca is surprised at how serious Carol is about Masood as she prepares her big date.

Phil is played by Steve McFadden, Lola by Danielle Harold, Tanya by Jo Joyner, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa, Kirsty by Kierston Wareing, Bianca by Patsy Palmer, Carol by Lindsey Coulson and Masood by Nitin Ganatra.

Waterloo Road

Sonya has a day from hell which sees her dumped by Ndale and hospitalising Rhiannon; Lorraine and Nikki reach a crossroads in their relationship; Steve-O tightens his grip on Connor and Kevin; and an ex-pupil makes a surprise return to Waterloo Road.

On their mother’s birthday, Sonya is all out to prove she’s as much of a success as sister Lorraine. Rhiannon encourages Sonya to follow her beautician dreams and sell beauty products to the pupils. But the beauty business quickly goes awry after Rhiannon has a bad reaction to Sonya’s tanning injection and is rushed to hospital.

To make matters worse, Sonya has an argument with Lorraine and is dumped by Ndale who tells her their one night stand was a mistake – his heart belongs to Audrey.

Sonya goes to the care home to visit her mother Maureen who has dementia. It’s heartbreaking for Sonya as her mother fails to recognise her, confusing her with Lorraine. Distraught, Sonya returns to school and makes a shock announcement.

Meanwhile, Lorraine puts business before pleasure and calls time on her relationship with Nikki after growing convinced it’s interfering with work. Steve-O’s reign of terror continues as he takes on Connor’s debt to Barry Barry before warning Kevin to stay away from Dynasty.

Tom explores the risks involved in donating a kidney to Grantly and is shocked when Josh makes a surprise return to Waterloo Road. Tom struggles to tell Josh his donation plans but he’s not the only one hiding a secret.

And there’s love in the air as Ndale makes a surprise proposal to a delighted Audrey.

Sonya is played by Victoria Bush, Ndale by Richie Campbell, Rhiannon by Rebecca Craven, Lorraine by Daniela Denby Ashe, Nikki by Heather Peace, Steve-O by Jody Latham, Connor by Shane O’Meara, Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight, Audrey by Georgie Glen, Maureen by Jan Goodman, Barry by Carl Au, Tom by Jason Done and Josh by William Rush.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.



The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn

On Friday 19 May, 1536, one of the most infamous periods in Tudor history came to a gruesome conclusion: Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, became the first British queen to be executed.

Anne is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the British court, but the circumstances of her death remain shrouded in mystery and contradiction. Who was the real Anne Boleyn, and why did Henry have her killed?

The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn brings together leading authors and historians (including Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory and David Starkey) to unpick the extraordinary evidence surrounding Anne Boleyn’s journey to the executioner.

Friday 24 May




Jack and Max come up with a plan to stop Kirsty’s past from catching up with her.

Tanya is left devastated when Lauren’s lies and drunken behaviour starts to spiral out of control.

Ray is faced with a difficult decision which could drastically change his life in Walford forever.

Jack is played by Scott Maslen, Max by Jake Wood, Kirsty by Kierston Wareing, Lauren by Jacqueline Jossa, Tanya by Jo Joyner and Ray by Chucky Venn.



Henry VIII’s Enforcer: The Rise And Fall Of Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell has gone down in history as one of the most corrupt and manipulative ruffians ever to hold power in this country. A commoner turned Chief Minister, his ruthless pursuit of power and money have captured the public’s imagination for centuries, painting a dark portrait of a merciless politician who destroyed people and institutions to please and enrich his king.

But Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch (How God Made The English, A History Of Christianity), reveals another side. He argues that Thomas Cromwell was a principled and pioneering statesman: an idealist and a revolutionary, whose radical evangelism laid the foundations for the modern British state.

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