Clemency Burton-Hill reveals the story of the black British swing musicians of the 1930s. (R)
BBC Two Scotland
Current artists recreate the session that resulted in the Beatles album Please Please Me. (R)
2/3 How music came under state control in the 1930s and serialism took over after the war. (R)
3/15 An oil on canvas piece entitled 'National Anthem' goes before the hanging committee. (R)
BBC Two except Scotland
Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by actor, director and producer Danny DeVito. (R)
Birds of a Feather stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are in the studio.
Mark Kermode's antidote to the Oscars with Sam Mendes, Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander.
7/15 A discussion of all things Oscar, plus reviews of Cloud Atlas and To the Wonder.
BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Wales, Wales HD
1/3 Waldemar Januszczak explores St Peter's in Rome, and details the birth of Baroque. (R)
BBC One Wales, Wales HD only
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only
How mankind's struggle with winter has been reflected in western art throughout the ages. (R)
Thursday 21 February 2013