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Network TV BBC Week 33: Wednesday 17 August 2011

Wednesday 17 August 2011

National Treasures Live Ep 2/5

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 17 August
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE

Dan Snow and Sian Williams continue to bring history to life – live to the nation's living rooms. Broadcast from Britain's most striking historical locations, the series throws open the doors to some of the UK's most exciting venues, including restorations, digs and heritage sites, giving viewers unique access to events happening across the country.

Tonight, the team is in Portsmouth, on the mighty HMS Warrior. Here, they explore what was, at the time of its launch, the most sophisticated war ship ever built.

In a lively mix of film reports, a team of reporters and the nation's favourite celebrities reveal some of the country's most mysterious, surprising and compelling stories. Tonight, Gregg Wallace explores the weird and wonderful recipes people used in the Second World War to work around rationing restrictions.

National Treasures Live is part of BBC Learning's Hands On History. Details are available at


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Village SOS Ep 2/6

Wednesday 17 August
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE
The villagers at The Barge Inn
The villagers at The Barge Inn

With pubs closing by the score across the UK, it looked like the same fate awaited The Barge Inn in Honeystreet when its lease was put up for sale.

But the community had other ideas and applied for a Village SOS grant from the Big Lottery Fund to buy the lease and run the 200-year-old watering hole as a community venture.

Presenter Sarah Beeny finds that with the help of a business expert brought in to oversee the project; some sterling work from volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and rid the kitchen of years of accumulated grease; and a new chef, The Barge Inn certainly seems to be moving in the right direction.

But will a music festival planned to raise the pub's profile be the icing on the cake – or a step too far for unconvinced locals?


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