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Saturday 13 February



Six Nations: France v Ireland

Gabby Logan introduces live coverage from Paris as France host defending champions Ireland.

The Irish are undefeated in five matches against Les Bleus, including a 24-9 victory in the group stage of last year’s World Cup.

This game, against Guy Noves’ new-look French side, will provide a stern test to Ireland’s 2016 Six Nations credentials, and whether they can win three successive titles for the first time in Irish history.

Joining Gabby in the studio will be Keith Wood, Thomas Castaignede and Paul O’Connell. Match commentary comes from Eddie Butler and Brian Moore.

Six Nations: Wales v Scotland

John Inverdale introduces live coverage from the Millennium Stadium as Wales meet old adversaries Scotland.

Wales have won the last eight meetings between the countries, all of them during the tenure of head coach Warren Gatland. He has led the Welsh to three Six Nations titles, with his 2012 side the last team to complete the Grand Slam.

Scotland finished with the wooden spoon last season and are yet to win the Six Nations title this Millennium. However, buoyed by an encouraging display at last year’s World Cup, where they lost to Australia in the quarter-finals by a single point, they are primed for a better showing this time around.

Andy Nicol, Martyn Williams and Jeremy Guscott provide expert analysis, with match commentary from Andrew Cotter, Jonathan Davies and Chris Paterson.

The Voice

Superstar coaches, Boy George, Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson return for the sixth blind auditions as they search for this year’s potential winner.

The coaches hear from former Eurovision representative for the UK, Paul Phoenix, but can he impress the superstar panel? The coaches also meet Mike Berry, former pop star and actor known for his roles on classic British sitcom Are You Being Served? and children’s series Worzel Gummidge.

This week’s episode also sees the return of two previous The Voice hopefuls, 21 year-old Jolan from Cumbria and Luton singer Mia Sylvester, who missed out on turns in the past. Will either singer have what it takes to get through to the next stage?

Rocker Rick Snowdon tells of his past challenges as he impresses the coaches with a unique voice, while Jordan Gray hopes to be an inspiring example with her performance on the show.

Casualty - Hearts And Flowers

It’s Valentine’s Day and not everyone’s feeling the love - but guess who gets their romantic ending?

Grace and Sam are back in Holby. It transpires that Sam’s girlfriend Emma hasn’t been well and it’s now down to Connie to save her life. Grace develops a new respect for her mother when she sees her performing an impressive operation to save Emma, but it’s not enough, and Sam arrives to take Grace back to New York.

Ethan is furious with Cal for his deception, and the anger brews as they are forced to work together on a case. A punch-up erupts in resus, and Ethan says what Cal has been dreading.

Elsewhere Big Mac becomes an overnight celebrity, Lofty struggles with the management element of his job and Max sets up a date with a Zoe look-alike - but it doesn’t go to plan.

Cast: Connie (Amanda Mealing), Sam (Tom Chambers), Grace (Emilie Carey), Jack (Alistair Brammer), Jac (Rosie Marcel), Jacob (Charles Venn), Ethan (George Rainsford), Cal (Richard Winsor), Big Mac (Charles Dale), Noel (Tony Marshall), Robyn (Amanda Henderson), Max (Jamie Davis), Lofty (Lee Mead), Zoe (Sunetra Sarker), Dylan (William Beck), Iain (Michael Stevenson).




In a small Icelandic fishing port, a ferry docks. That same day a dismembered body is found in the river, sparking an investigation and a call to Reykjavik for detective reinforcements to assist the small local police force.

Episode One, 9pm - 9.50pm
With the ferry held in dock and a bad snowstorm threatening to cut off the town, chief of police Andri is under pressure to deliver results quickly.

Starring: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir and Ingvar E. Sigurðsson.

Written by Sigurjón Kjartansson and Clive Bradley. Created by Baltasar Kormákur. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

Episode Two, 9.50pm - 10.40pm
With no police support able to arrive from Reykjavik until the snowstorm clears, Andri and his colleagues need to work fast. It seems a hopeless situation, but with a suspect in custody awaiting questioning and a body awaiting forensic tests Andri is desperate for them to prove themselves and make a breakthrough in the case.

Starring: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir and Ingvar E. Sigurðsson.

Written by Sigurjón Kjartansson and Clive Bradley. Created by Baltasar Kormákur. Directed by Baldvin Z.

Sunday 14 February



Nature's Miracle Orphans

Zoologist Lucy Cooke and biologist Patrick Aryee uncover more remarkable stories of baby animals whose futures lie in the hands of the people who rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals back to their natural habitat.

In Costa Rica Patrick meets Monster, an orphaned three-toed sloth who was found alone by the roadside and has been in the care of sloth expert Sam for the past 18 months. It’s now time for Monster to return to her jungle home so Sam puts her through her paces in a specially designed boot camp, to see if she has the skills to survive on her own.

In Zimbabwe, Lucy is meeting lion cubs Africa and Alika, who were bred as part of a lion conservation programme and now have to learn how to hunt like wild lions. Harriet the Serval is also trying to hone her hunting skills, but can she prove to her carer Sarah that she’s ready for a wilder existence?

Pictured: Lucy Cooke with Africa and Alika

Call The Midwife

With modern advances starting to change things for the better, will medical professionals like Dr Turner and Shelagh look again at their own lifestyles? As the couple fight for better respiratory health for their patients, Timothy realises that his parents are putting themselves at risk by continuing to smoke.

When a back injury forces Violet to put her beloved shop in Fred’s care, their relationship grows stronger - but with unforeseen consequences.

Across Poplar another family unit appears to be broken before it’s begun, as new mother Roseanne’s past wreaks havoc on her family life. Nurse Crane, concerned about Roseanne's mental state, draws on her own experiences to help her.

Pictured: Timothy Turner (Max MacMillan), Dr Turner (Stephen McGann)

EE British Academy Film Awards

Stephen Fry takes centre-stage at London’s Royal Opera House, as he returns to host one of the world’s most prestigious film ceremonies, the EE British Academy Film Awards.

Leading the charge for the famous Bafta masks are Steven Spielberg’s film Bridge Of Spies and Todd Haynes’ film Carol, with a total of nine nominations each including Best Film, Director and Cinematography. The Revenant is nominated in ten categories. Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations. Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.

Idris Elba has received his first Bafta nomination as Supporting Actor for Beast Of No Nation. Brie Larson who is also nominated for the Rising Star Award has received her first nomination as Leading Actress in Room. Dame Maggie Smith marks her 13th nomination with The Lady In The Van, being nominated for Leading Actress.

Produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment and Bafta Productions for BBC One.



Ski Sunday

Ski Sunday this week comes from Crans Montana, Switzerland, for the women's downhill.

Chemmy Alcott joins presenters Ed Leigh and Graham Bell with all eyes on American Lindsey Vonn, who is nearing the record for all-time World Cup victories. Ed also travels to Alaska for an epic big mountain free-riding adventure.

Six Nations Rugby Special

John Inverdale presents highlights from week two of the 2016 Six Nations.

Champions Ireland travelled to France, Wales entertained Scotland whilst England took on Italy in Rome.

Jonathan Davies and Lewis Moody provide analysis on all the action.

Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration On Earth

This extravagant, eye-opening and astonishing series immerses us in one of the most spectacular events on earth, getting to the heart of what it is to be Chinese in the 21st century. With Kate Humble, The Hairy Bikers, actress and presenter Jing Lusi and Ant Anstead presenting across three fantastically rich episodes, we will mark China’s extraordinary annual celebration.

In episode one, Kate Humble, Jing Lusi and Ant Anstead follow the lead up to New Year at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival - an extraordinary sub-zero celebration in China’s far north east. It’s an ice wonderland, full of people braving the cold, diving into frozen water and enjoying themselves at minus 30 degrees.

The three also experience the New Year transport rush and crush in Beijing, following an Anglo-Chinese family back to China, joining the baggage handlers at the train station and battling through Beijing traffic.

2016 is the Year of the Monkey and Kate goes in search of the extremely rare Snub-Nosed Monkeys of Yunnan. She goes on a 'poo hunt', looking for monkey faeces to test for their health. Jing experiences the spectacular showers of sparks from ancient fireworks made from liquid metal by Mr. Xue, the last practitioner of this dying craft - his only protection is a sheepskin coat and straw hat. Ant finds out how an entire ice city is made from just frozen river water, sculpted to make full-sized buildings that are illuminated beautifully at night.

Meanwhile, the Hairy Bikers, Dave and Si, join the largest motorbike flotilla on earth, as thousands of migrant workers in Guangdong province head for home as New Year approaches. It’s an extraordinary scene as workers from the city go back to their home villages, often for the only time in a year. The Bikers join the volunteers helping the motorcyclists as they head carefully back home on bikes loaded high with people and presents.



EE British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Show

The BBC’s exclusive coverage of the EE British Academy Film Awards begins on BBC Three, where viewers will be given a front row seat to the glamorous red carpet event.

Presenter and fashion-stylist Angela Scanlon will provide a sneak peak into the behind-the-scenes action and gossip, as the Bafta team prepares for the first A-list arrivals.

She will also be live from the red carpet to capture the buzz and excitement of the event as the stars arrive. She’ll be chatting to the nominees and other A-list celebrities as they arrive for the prestigious awards ceremony.

Nominees this year include Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julie Walters, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Mark Ruffalo, Benicio Del Toro, Idris Elba, Kate Winslet and Maggie Smith.

Produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment and BAFTA Productions for BBC Three.

Monday 15 February




Ben is faced with a tough decision.

Kush attempts to help Martin but will all go to plan?

Denise ignores her family’s advice and continues to make contact with Lucas.

Ben is played by Harry Reid, Kush by Davood Ghadami, Martin by James Bye, Denise by Diane Parish and Lucas by Don Gilet.

The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On

Ten years since Stephen Fry’s The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive started a national conversation about mental health, The Not So Secret Life Of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On looks at the experiences of Stephen and others with bipolar (as it is now called) now.

As a society, do we need to do more for those with the illness? Is the treatment better? Has the stigma reduced?

In the new film we see how different people of all ages deal with bipolar: we meet Alika, whose manic episode on the London Underground became a YouTube sensation - damning evidence that the stigma of mental illness isn’t diminishing quickly enough; Scott, who is battling to hold down his job as a chef and his role as a husband and father, but whose early attempts to control his bipolar with medication caused intolerable side-effects; and Rachel, whose first manic episode at age 19 led to life-changing injuries when she believed she could fly, leaving her in a wheelchair.

And we return to meet Cordelia who featured in the original series, an academic high-achiever struggling to find a place for herself in the world. Now in her 30s, Cordelia is still battling with bipolar so powerful that it eclipses even the cancer she is dying from.

Interviews with Stephen Fry give a privileged insight into what living with bipolar really means: he talks about the time he attempted suicide when he was filming in Uganda in 2012; how his busy lifestyle exacerbates his condition and the moment he realised his condition couldn't be cured, but only managed.

Stephen is now the president of Mind. Looking at the changes of the past decade, he finds cause for optimism in the increased awareness of bipolar, especially among the young. And the film gives a powerful insight into what it meant to live with bipolar in the past, what it means in the present and - most significantly for the contributors - in the future.



Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration On Earth

The Hairy Bikers, Dave and Si, take us to New Year’s Eve in Beijing, following an extraordinary day in China’s capital.

They experience life in the mega-city on this special day: from preparations at the bell tower (which can only ever ring on the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve) to a Beijing family, the Zhangs, who are getting ready for the biggest family get-together of the year. The whole city comes to a halt as everyone gathers round dinner tables to tuck into the traditional Reunion Dinner.

Meanwhile Jing Lusi goes behind the scenes at the world’s most popular television show, CCTV’s Chunwan Gala, watched by 800 million viewers. For the performers this is a make-or-break opportunity. Kate Humble takes part in a huge flower auction in Yunnan as bales of flowers (mostly lucky red roses) are sold to hit the shops in time for New Year. And Ant Anstead discovers how the world’s best-selling spirit, baijiu, is made in 450 year-old pits and learns the subtle etiquette that surrounds its drinking.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a ten-part series that takes audiences inside the OJ Simpson trial, with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the American football legend of double homicide.

Based on the book The Run Of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the series explores the chaotic, behind-the-scenes dealings and manoeuvring on both sides of the case, and how a combination of the prosecution's over-confidence, the defence's shrewdness, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s incendiary history with the city’s African-American community, gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

Starring Cuba Gooding Jr as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as defence attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as defence attorney Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran.

In Episode One the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman lead the LAPD to the home of O.J. Simpson.



The Renaissance Unchained

Have we got the Renaissance wrong? Waldemar Januszczak thinks so, and in this four-part series for BBC Four he challenges the traditional view of art’s most important epoch.

According to Giorgio Vasari, the first art historian, the Renaissance was centred on a revival of interest in classical art that began and flourished in Italy. Waldemar disagrees, and accuses Vasari of errant jingoism. In fact, the most significant early developments in Renaissance art took place not in Italy, but in the ‘barbarian’ lands of Flanders and Germany. Instead of understanding the Renaissance as a return to classical models, we should see it as a climax of medieval values - an epoch of huge religious passions and powerful human emotions.

The series will celebrate material that is new to television. Waldemar will include art that is not usually thought of as Renaissance art. This will involve 're-classifying' what is sometimes called Late Gothic, and showing it off as a marvellous and native artistic tradition, particularly in the remarkable field of polychrome sculpture. On top of all the new art to be introduced, Waldemar will also look from fresh and intriguing angles at many of the established Renaissance giants, including Michelangelo in the Vatican, Leonardo in the Louvre, Botticelli in the Uffizi and Van Eyck in Ghent.

In the first episode Waldemar will challenge the southern ‘myth’ of the Renaissance, and showcase the pioneering achievements of the north. With the invention of oil paints and the development of optics and lenses, artists such as Van Eyck, Memling, Van der Weyden, Cranach, Riemenschneider and Durer took art into marvellous new territories.

Botticelli's Venus: The Making Of An Icon

In this 1x30’ film for BBC Four, artist and entrepreneur Sam Roddick, founder of Coco de Mer, explores the enduring appeal of a Renaissance masterpiece: Botticelli’s Birth Of Venus. A joyous celebration of female sexuality, its journey to worldwide fame was far from straightforward and it lay in obscurity for centuries.

Botticelli’s Birth of Venus was perceived as radical, unknown and shocking in its day, yet is now one of the most celebrated paintings in Western art. Not just as a symbol of sublime, feminine beauty but a worldwide icon; reproduced, modified, imitated and reflected on in the work of countless artists, fashion designers, graphic artists, advertising directors and film-makers.

Sam explores the impact of Botticelli's masterpiece with one of many artists to have popularised the image - Terry Gilliam, who used it to memorable effect in his Monty Python's Flying Circus animation.

Sharing her own long-held fascination with Botticelli, Sam also reveals the beguiling and surprising story behind this remarkable painting. Although lauded in Botticelli’s lifetime both the work and its creator were largely forgotten for almost 300 years, until the painting was progressively rediscovered in the 19th century.

Since then it has inspired multiple re-births by eminent artists such as Rossetti, Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites (who first brought an unknown Botticelli to the public’s attention long after his death) - along with Degas, Moreau, William Morris and Magritte. In more recent times Venus has also inspired Andy Warhol, David LaChappelle, Monty Python and Dolce & Gabbana, and has found a place on more prosaic everyday objects such as postcards and T-shirts. But has its ubiquity overshadowed the original?

Sam Roddick explores the appeal of the image today, talking to artists, curators, designers, and historians about the remarkable potency of this image and its ability to offer successive generations something that seems to fit their age. Traveling to the Uffizi gallery in Florence, she reflects on the birth of the painting itself, and reveals the radical and explosive nature of the original, which although intended to be hung in private was in fact a revolutionary work that, once launched on an international stage, would embed itself in the consciousness of the public for centuries to come.



Dixi:3 - Game Of Dixi

CBBC’s award-winning interactive drama Dixi will return for a third series on 9 February.

The launch of Dixi:3 - Game of Dixi will coincide with Safer Internet Day, with new vlogs, profiles and interactive content uploaded daily until 5 March.

The first full episode of the groundbreaking series will be available on the CBBC website on 15 February and further episodes will be available from 3pm weekdays and 1pm at weekends.

Returning cast include Claudia Jessie (Call The Midwife , WPC 56 and Their Finest Hour And A Half), April Hughes (Holding On), Kerry Boyne and Jordan Loughran (Disney’s Evermoor) and new characters are played by Chloe-May Cuthill (Channel 4’s Dates) and Shaquille Ali-Yebuah (BBC Radio 4’s What Does The K Stand For?)

In keeping with Dixi’s central message of staying safe online, series three explores the havoc wreaked by internet trolls, not only looking at practical issues of online safety, but delving into the emotional fall-out that comes from cyber-hate.

The plot sees the arrival of a new online menace, when the gang are thrown together with a rival set of students to put on a showcase. An anonymous troll is determined to stop the show, but Shari tries to expose them and save the play before the curtain goes up.

Dixi:3 - Game of Dixi is made by Kindle Entertainment.

Pictured: Shari (Claudia Jessie), Isa (Kerry Bojne), Mimi (April Hughes)


Danger Mouse

Following Danger Mouse’s critically acclaimed comeback to CBBC in the autumn, the world’s greatest secret agent is back on duty to carry out a new series of top secret assignments as he protects the world, its parallel universes, and Willesden Green from a host of villainous rogues.

Action and comedy collide in these animated adventures, which see Danger Mouse and his ever-faithful sidekick Penfold take on more mind-blowing missions, aided by old and new allies and all manner of tech-defying gadgets, including the trusty iPatch with its multiple state of the art functions.

There’s serious monkey business in Monday’s episode when Danger Mouse and Penfold have to thwart a Victorian time-travelling chimp, Isambard King Kong Brunel, from uninventing the world.

On Tuesday Danger Mouse considers a change of career when all the other Danger Agents become super-smart, due to a batch of genetically enhanced celery.

There’s double trouble in Wednesday’s episode when an evil version of Danger Mouse escapes from a parallel dimension and joins forces with Baron Greenback.

On Thursday Danger Mouse and Penfold become reluctant parents when it appears the Baron has accidentally wiped his own memory in his bid to fill London with memory-wiping gas.

And Friday sees the return of the villainous vegetarian vampire Count Duckula, who is determined to take over the world with a chorus-line of formidable dancing vegetables…

Danger Mouse features the voices of Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry, Shauna Macdonald, Rasmus Hardiker, Kayvan Novak and Dave Lamb in the role of The Narrator.

Pocket Money Pitch

Budding young entrepreneurs pitch their fashion and accessories ideas to this week’s Business Guru, Myleene Klass.

The youngsters must first impress the Business Buddies as they go head to head to pitch their ideas, which include: handmade jewellery, a gadget-filled backpack, a customised school bag, a fashion label for tall teenagers, an upcycling business and personalised lockets.

Three of the ideas go forward, and the pitchers work with a Buddy to shape their business plans before they present them to the Guru.

Only one idea can come out on top, securing a year’s worth of pocket money - £322.40 - to invest in the idea and the chance to spend time with Myleene Klass (pictured), learning how to make their idea stand out from the crowd.

Steph McGovern presents.



Tree Fu Tom: Ranger Tom And The Musha Rangers

There are some slimy surprises in store for mini but mighty superhero Tree Fu Tom today, as he continues his brand new series of adventures from the enchanted world of Treetopolis.

Collecting slime for one of their schemes, the naughty Mushas disturb a colony of slime-sipper beetles, forcing them to leave their home and causing a mother and her egg to become separated. This inspires them to cause some Musha mischief and they concoct a cloud-squirting machine designed to rain slime all over Treetopolis.

As a massive slime cloud heads menacingly towards the castle, there’s nothing left but for Tom to call upon some Big World Magic. Can our little hero stop the slime, reunite the mother and baby slime-sipper beetle and restore order to Treetopolis once more?

Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures

Andy is back at the National Museum, and with the help of his trusty old time-travelling grandfather clock he’s about to set off on an epic journey to visit the dinosaurs and the ice age beasts that once roamed our planet.

Helped by his new, tech-savvy assistant Jen (Puja Panchkoty) and hindered by the accident-prone Janitor (Les Bubb), Andy’s adventures stretch across 170 million years of pre-history, as he searches for the last piece needed for his latest museum exhibit. But can he find it and get back to the museum before his new boss Mrs Pickles (Elaine Claxton) turns up?

The innovative and exciting factual drama series vividly brings the prehistoric world and its inhabitants to life. Through steaming swamps and scorching deserts, Andy comes face to face with ferocious predators, such as the carnivorous Spinosaurus, bigger than a T-Rex; and meets the mighty Argentinosaurus, a 30-metre-long giant, one of largest animals ever to have walked on land.

But this time it’s not just dinosaurs on Andy’s sightseeing list: there are also the weird and wonderful beasts that followed in their footsteps – Woolly Mammoths, Sabre Toothed Cats, even our very own ancient relatives, the Neanderthals.

Whether Andy finds himself in the depths of an ancient ocean, swimming with the graceful Plesiosaurs, or high in volcanic skies with Hatzegopteryx, a flying reptile as tall as a giraffe, he’s always ready to take us on a thrilling and enlightening adventure into our planet’s prehistoric past.

In the first episode, Andy embarks on another exciting prehistoric adventure, travelling back 95 million years in search of an eggshell belonging to one of the biggest animals to ever walk the Earth.

Tuesday 16 February




Kathy is confronted by an unexpected face.

Les takes desperate action to win Pam back but will he succeed?

Tensions simmer between two of the residents.

Kathy is played by Gillian Taylforth, Les by Roger Sloman and Pam by Lin Blakley.

Happy Valley

While she remains a suspect in the Lynn Dewhurst investigation, Catherine focuses on a human trafficking case.

Following a successful police raid, Catherine ensures all the women are taken to safe houses. Ilinka, who has vital information on those behind the trafficking, is given refuge with Catherine’s neighbour Winnie and reluctantly agrees to speak to the police. But has Catherine inadvertently put her in danger?

As Vicky's threats continue, John struggles to get a handle on the murder case. Feeling under pressure at work and at home he takes drastic measures to save both his marriage and reputation.

When Tommy is granted special leave to attend his mother’s funeral, Catherine has an inexplicable compulsion to attend - bringing him face to face with him once more. Meanwhile Clare, feeling vulnerable at Helen’s funeral, turns to an old friend for comfort.

My Baby, Psychosis And Me

My Baby, Psychosis And Me reveals the frightening rollercoaster journey of two mums, for whom childbirth triggers Postpartum Psychosis, one of the most severe forms of mental illness there is, but from which there can be recovery with the right treatment.

It is a condition most expectant mothers and their families have never heard of, but it affect around one in every 500 women who give birth. The sudden onset of a psychotic episode causes new mothers to be overwhelmed by extreme low or high moods, strange and dangerous thoughts, paranoia, delusions such as the belief that they have given birth to Jesus or the devil. This is the untold story of what it means to battle this terrifying condition. Filmed over six months, we closely follow the intense experiences of two women, Jenny and Hannah, and their families, as they are cared for at Winchester’s Mother And Baby Unit.

Behind the closed doors of this specialist psychiatric ward, Dr Alain Gregoire and his expert team give women the care and intensive treatment needed to bring them back to recovery. While psychosis is the most severe form of mental distress psychiatrists see, with the right medication and psychological support most women can return home within six weeks. And round-the-clock support with childcare enables mums and their babies to stay together, rather than face a damaging separation.

From the bedroom to the nursery, the hospital theatre to the psychiatrist’s chair, we see the most personal moments of motherhood and mental illness play out for Jenny and Hannah, as Dr Gregoire and his team face two of the most challenging cases they’ve experienced. But in one respect Jenny and Hannah are fortunate - they have access to the expert treatment they desperately need. With a severe shortage of specialist psychiatric care for mums-to-be and new mothers, it’s a postcode lottery whether women get the expert help they urgently need.



Back In Time For The Weekend: The 1970s

In episode three the Ashby Hawkins strut into the 70s and discover there were some unexpected upsides to the economic and political turmoil the decade is so often remembered for.

Rob and Steph share more time together, playing darts with 70s legend Eric Bristow and taking on some period-appropriate home improvement (cork tiles anyone?).

Daughter Daisy lets her hair down at a roller disco with DJ Trevor Nelson, who recalls his own 70s childhood, and the family receive a visit from Top Gear’s original presenter Angela Rippon, who brings them a brand new Renault 5 and the opportunity to go camping - 1970s style.

Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration On Earth

Kate Humble and Ant Anstead present the final programme from Hong Kong, looking at what happens right after New Year. This great port city is a strange mix of ultra-modern and traditional.

Kate trains with a top Dragon Dancing Troupe and discovers that not only is it a highly demanding Kung Fu-based art, it is also taken very seriously, as Hong Kong people sincerely embrace the tradition of the lucky dragon at New Year.

Meanwhile The Hairy Bikers are in Beijing at the Temple Fair, where they explore a tradition from Imperial China where the Emperor starts the New Year by renewing his mandate of heaven.

And finally - Chinese New Year wouldn't be complete without fireworks. Their loud bangs are believed to ward off evil spirits at this time of year. Ant goes to Liuyang, the city that produces nearly all of China’s fireworks. They even have a temple here to the inventor of fireworks, where workers still pay homage to the monk, Li Tian, who started it all.

And back in Hong Kong we experience the most extraordinary fireworks display on the planet, as millions of Hong Kong dollars go up in smoke over the famous harbour.

Phone Shop idol: The Five Phone Challenge

It’s the Grand Final and 12 finalists have made the grade in the competition to find Britain's best mobile phone salesperson. Over six months they have faced a series of challenges - each designed to test their sales ability, their product knowledge and their industry insight.

At a top London hotel, the remaining candidates will battle it out for the ultimate prize. They all claim to have expert product knowledge, by how will they fare in The Five Phone Challenge?

For Andy Gray the final is an even more personal affair as he is missing his Nan’s funeral to be there, but he has vowed to go all the way in her memory.

Others must battle their own personal demons as the judges once again ruthlessly expose every gap in knowledge. There is no place for weakness in this penultimate episode and contestants start to crash and burn.

Can anyone bring it back and show they have what it takes to win?



Life And Death Row

Life and Death Row tells the story of capital punishment through the eyes of young people whose lives have been shaped by it. With unprecedented access inside prison walls, it discovers what it's like to live with the threat of the death chamber, as well as hearing from victims and their families, and the family of those on death row - some praying for execution, some hoping for a reprieve. Each episode focuses on different aspects of the system: execution, punishment and the complex nature of ‘truth’.

On March 11, 2009 Daniel Lopez (pictured) was pulled over for driving erratically in the US state of Texas and the following car chase that ensued ended with the death of a police officer. 27 year-old Daniel was charged with striking and killing the officer with his vehicle and was subsequently given the death penalty.

Unusually for a death row prisoner, he is resisting all appeals to block his execution. The state appointed attorneys for Lopez are arguing that their client is using the justice system as a form of suicide and his family are pleading with him to fight the execution and stay alive for them.

With access to Daniel Lopez himself, his lawyers, his parents as well as the widow of the police officer that Daniel killed, this film follows the lead up to ‘execution day’. Will Daniel go to his death as he insists he wants to do or will the people who love him be able to save him?



Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures

Andy travels 100 million years back into prehistoric times to meet spinosaurus, a massive meat-eating dinosaur even bigger than a T-Rex. On his adventure he rides a speedy ouranosaurus and takes a dip in a prehistoric river.


Wednesday 17 February



One Child

Adopted as a baby from China, Mei (Katie Leung) has had a contented upbringing in the UK. She's grown up knowing little about her beginnings, but is the love of her parent's life.

Out of the blue Mei gets a message from a journalist in China called Pan Qianyi, who tells Mei that her birth mother wants to meet her. She is desperate for Mei's help. Her son, Ajun, the brother Mei has never met or even knew existed, is on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Suddenly questions of abandonment and identity overwhelm Mei. Qianyi asks her to come to Guangzhou immediately. Telling her adoptive parents only that her mother wants to meet her, Mei is relieved when they agree she should go and must take this journey alone.

When Mei arrives in China, Qianyi takes her to meet her birth mother, Liu Ying, but their first meeting is not what she expected or hoped for. Her mother can't look her in the eye because she's too ashamed of giving Mei up as a result of the one child policy.

Qianyi and Ying explain the desperate situation. Ajun has been convicted of killing an African man outside the nightclub where he works, but he was only an innocent bystander - the real killer is a rich Chinese 'princeling' whose wealthy father has corrupted the other witnesses into lying. With no connections Ying has little hope of fighting back, and they want Mei to help them get justice for Ajun before it's too late. Mei is overwhelmed: she has no connections or idea what to do.

Mei worries she has made a mistake in coming, and her parents urge her to come home. But then a meeting with the Citizen's Justice Movement offers hope, and when Qianyi introduces her to Ajun, the emotional connection between them is instantaneous - and makes Mei decide to stay.

One Child is co-produced by BBC In-House Drama England Production and Sundance TV. 

Pictured: Mei (Katie Leung), Ajun (Sebastian So)



My Life

The critically acclaimed My Life series returns to CBBC with seven brand-new films, featuring incredible children with amazing, inspiring, poignant and thought-provoking stories.

The first episode, Never Give Up, is the story of horse-obsessed 13 year-old Kai. He dreams of being an Olympic show jumper but the odds are stacked against him. He has ADHD, has been expelled from school and he and his mum don’t have the money needed to fund his ambition.

Kai discovered his talent for horse riding and, with lessons paid for by a charity, he soon realised that horses keep him calm. He knows that to get to Olympic level he must test himself and with his first ever competition looming he will finally get the chance to see if he has what it takes.

The film follows his journey as he mentally and physically prepares for the competition. He gets taught how to walk a course with professional show jumper Tim Stockdale, while his sponsor, top international dressage rider and trainer Emile Faurie, gives him some invaluable words of advice.

Even though Kai has lots of support, he knows that when the competition day comes around it will just be him and his favourite horse Gypsy against other riders with a lot of experience. How will he cope when the pressure is on, and how does he react when obstacles are thrown in his way? Will it all be too much for him or will he keep going?

More in the series...

My Life: Marvellous Messy Minds (Weds 2 March, 5.15pm - 5.45pm)
Mental illness affects thousands of people in the UK. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in our lives, but it’s a condition we usually associate with adults - little is heard about children with conditions like anxiety and OCD, despite numbers being on the rise.

This insightful and remarkably honest film follows Libby, Oliver and Ethan to find out how their mental health affects their lives and their determination not to let it hold them back.



Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures

Andy travels through time on another prehistoric adventure, this time landing 30 million years ago in Mongolia, where he meets the paraceratherium, a giant mammal five times the size of a rhinoceros.




Private View: Neelam Gill On Vogue

In this BBC iPlayer exclusive, highly sought-after British model Neelam Gill takes viewers on a Private View of the Vogue 100: A Century Of Style showcase at the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition will celebrate 100 years of cutting edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue, and Neelam, the first British-Indian model to be cast by leading fashion brands, will take the audience on an exclusive tour of the collection.

At only 20 years old Neelam is hot property in the world of fashion, and this programme will see her share insights on the last century of British Vogue, including her own personal experiences, lifting the lid on one of the fashion world’s greatest institutions.

Neelam Gill says: “I can’t wait to get inside the National Portrait Gallery and uncover some of the greatest work ever done by British Vogue.”

Vogue 100: A Century of Style showcase will be open from 11 February - 22 May 2016 at The National Portrait Gallery.

Thursday 18 February




Tina shares her concerns to Sonia about their relationship.

Martin reaches breaking point.

Abi begins to have doubts.

Tina is played by Luisa Bradshaw-White, Sonia by Natalie Cassidy, Martin by James Bye and Abi by Lorna Fitzgerald.


Having identified Jacob Marley’s killer, Inspector Bucket faces a moral dilemma which threatens to challenge the foundations of the New Detective.

Meanwhile Arthur Havisham is devastated and fears he has lost any chance of reconciling with his sister. He is also stricken with guilt at setting her up with Compeyson. Then out of the blue, his possible salvation arrives -Matthew Pocket back from America and determined to prevent Amelia’s doomed wedding.

Pictured: Inspector Buckett (Stephen Rea)

Death In Paradise

Whilst on a successful mission to unearth the legendary Saint Marie silver, a marine salvage teams’ celebrations come to an abrupt halt when its Captain, Tosh Walker, is found dead on the beach with a stab wound to his chest. With the rest of the group seeming to have watertight alibis, the attention turns to rival treasure hunter Newton Farrell.

The investigation sees DI Humphrey Goodman and his team dive into the murky world of treasure hunting - to find that not everything is as it seems. With Catherine confirming Farrell’s whereabouts at the bar at the time of the murder, and each of Tosh’s companions - son Sam, wife Naomi and assistant Addison - providing an alibi for each another, will this case ever be solved?

Meanwhile, Dwayne is on Best Man duty as he organises the ultimate stag do for a terrified JP, whilst Florence is determined to find out what Humphrey got up to the night before his own wedding.

Pictured: Naomi (Jill Halfpenny)



Sea Cities: Liverpool

Around the coast of Britain are cities where the sea shapes people’s lives. In tonight’s episode we head to the North West of England - Liverpool.

Liverpool’s iconic waterfront is the backdrop to a resurgent cruise industry and home turf for Angie Redhead (pictured), the city’s Cruise Terminal Manager. A true ambassador for Liverpool, she offers a friendly welcome to tourists and ships’ crews alike. But she has a big day ahead of her. After four years of planning, Cunard Line’s Three Queens cruise ships are rendezvousing in the Mersey for the company’s 175th anniversary. Thousands of people turn out to watch a choreographed River Dance by the ships in a memorable display that rekindles Liverpool’s pride in its shipping heritage.

The Mersey is also the backdrop for an annual charity swim, but the rainy weather, tides, cold water and even jellyfish conspire against the brave souls raising cash for their favourite causes. Two people head for hospital afterwards - but all recover.

And the marine industry is a family affair for Carmet Tug Company. Three generations of Metcalfs run the Merseyside firm that operates up and down the Manchester Ship canal as well as further afield. Grandad Ian founded the company – but now his son and grandson shoulder most of the responsibilities while he claims to do the crossword in the office!

The Clare Balding Show

The weekly show where Clare Balding interviews some of the biggest names in sport.

Tonight’s programme features England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart. The 28 year-old has won 57 caps and appeared in three major tournaments for his country, and lists two Premier League titles amongst his domestic honours.

Also appearing is England netball coach Tracey Neville, the twin sister of Phil Neville and younger sibling of current Valencia coach Gary Neville. Tracey was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to netball, having spent several years involved in the sport in various capacities.



Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures

Andy goes on another prehistoric adventure in search of the tiny leptictidium. a furry mammal that used to bounce around the forests of Europe 50 million years ago.


Friday 19 February




Stacey makes a life-changing decision.

Sharon comes up with an idea to solve all her problems, but will all go to plan?

Stacey is played by Lacey Turner and Sharon by Letitia Dean.


It is the day before the Havisham Wedding and Satis House is being prepared. All must be perfect. While Arthur distracts Compeyson at the pub, Matthew arrives at Satis House with members of the board of the brewery to try and put a stop to the wedding.

When Compeyson arrives at Satis House he plays a high-risk game, declaring himself fed up with all the suspicions around him, and calls off the wedding. How will Amelia react to this turn of events?

The Bumbles prepare for the arrival of the Board with anticipation of success beyond promotion. With much at stake for Mr Bumble, will all run smoothly?

Meanwhile, Edward has arranged for Sir Leicester to visit and Honoria knows that she must face a difficult decision - one that will affect the future of her entire family.


Perez continues to investigate the double murder case, while struggling to deal with the attack on Tosh. And a shocking discovery leads him to the identity of the person that victim Michael Thompson was going to testify against.

Barefoot and traumatised, Tosh finally turns up in a local Glasgow police station. Despite her initial claim to have only been kidnapped, Tosh eventually confides in Perez the shocking truth of what really happened to her.

Perez recognises that the attack was an attempt to warn him off lines of enquiry that he and Tosh were pursuing regarding Glasgow club Level Nine, but Tosh is determined to carry on regardless.

Tosh unearths an assault that took place in Level Nine over a decade ago, but her investigation stalls when she finds that all records regarding the incident are missing or incomplete. Suspecting a cover-up, Perez, Tosh, Sandy and Billy dedicate themselves to tracking down the assault victim - Kelly Paterson.

As they search for Kelly, Perez is approached by Calvin Sarwar, McCall’s lawyer, who reveals that he no longer wants to work for the gangster but fears reprisals if he walks away. In an attempt to show good faith, Calvin then provides Perez with a clue to the identity of Tosh’s attacker.

Kelly finally comes forward and recounts the horrific details of her assault. The name of the man who attacked her is a shocking revelation for Perez and sends the case in a new direction, with powerful repercussions.

Perez is played by Douglas Henshall, Tosh by Alison O’Donnell, Sandy by Steven Robertson, Billy by Lewis Howden, Kelly Paterson by Claire Dargo and Calvin Sarwar by Ace Bhati.

An ITV Studios production for BBC One through BBC Scotland, Shetland is adapted from characters based on the award-winning novels by writer Ann Cleeves. 

Pictured: DI Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall), Kelly (Claire Dargo)

Tracey Ullman's Show

Episode three of Tracey Ullman’s sketch show, and it’s a big day for Security guard Leah. She’s the last line of defence at a small factory on an industrial estate, but in these heightened times anything could happen.

Meanwhile Nicola Sturgeon is so keen on Angela Merkel’s style that she will go to any length to get the look; health-nut Mabel has a new blender (you can put anything in it) and top New York producer Bernice Rubin is over in the UK trying to secure some Shakespeare for Broadway.

All of this plus a song about pulling the plug on the technology that stops us talking to each other, and Dame Judi Dench in a shop full of fragile china - what could possibly go wrong?




Andrew Graham-Dixon has been a professional art critic for nearly three decades. But for his edition of Artsnight he wants to explore what people outside the ‘art bubble’ make of the kinds of sculptures and paintings he writes about.

In a unique experiment with the Tate, a cross-section of British society reveal exactly what they think of some of our most famous public art works. Using concealed cameras, we eavesdrop on their often frank conversations as they come face to face with a range of works that deal with love, family and friendship.



Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures

Andy sets off on another time-travelling adventure after an accident at the museum ruins his new prehistoric exhibit. Arriving 150 million years in the past he tracks down the peculiar camptosaurus and plays hide and seek with a fierce allosaurus.


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