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Saturday 3 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Athletics: Diamond League Zurich Highlights

The best of the action from the Swiss city of Zurich, where an array of newly-crowned Olympic medallists were competing in the penultimate Diamond League meeting of the year.

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Strictly Come Dancing - The Launch Show

The costumes are ready, the shoes have been polished and the ballroom eagerly awaits, as BAFTA award-winning Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One.

Join presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman as they host the star-studded launch of the 14th series and bring back some sparkle into Saturday and Sunday nights.

Mission Fabulous is nearly complete as the class of 2016 join the presenters, judges and professional dancers on the red carpet and head into the world famous Strictly ballroom for the very first time.

Tonight the 15 celebrity contestants will discover which professional dancer they will be paired with as their journey towards the famous Glitter Ball Trophy begins. Once the pairings have been announced the celebrities and professionals will join together and take to the dancefloor for the very first time for an eye-catching group performance.

The out of this world judging panel of Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and, in his final year, Len Goodman will be presiding over matters as Strictly’s fabulous four get their first sneak peek of the class of 2016 on the dancefloor - although tonight they will be leaving their scoring paddles at home.

As well as all this there will be musical performances from Olly Murs and Rebecca Ferguson, as Strictly Come Dancing 2016 blasts off in style.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Proms Extra 2016 - Programme 7

Join Katie Derham for the final show in the current series of Proms Extra.

She's joined by celebrated soprano Lesley Garrett; the composer and musician Mark Simpson and conductor Simone Young, fresh from her Proms debut. 

Sunday 4 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Poldark

George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) is building his case against Ross (Aidan Turner) so Pascoe forces Ross to prepare a will in case the worst happens - while Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) visits their neighbour Ray Penvenen (John Nettles) to gain an ally.

Francis (Kyle Soller) seeks reconciliation but Ross refuses, and Francis takes this badly. Elizabeth (Heida Reed) attempts to negotiate a ceasefire between Ross and George too, persuading George to offer Ross his help in influencing the court. However, Ross rejects this offer as well, seeing that the price of friendship with George is too high.

The court case takes place in Bodmin, which is overwhelmed with crowds who are there for the county election. George is funding a candidate, Unwin Trevaunance (Hugh Skinner), in the hope of extending the reach of his own influence; however, Unwin is more concerned with his pursuit of Ray Penvenen’s niece, Caroline (Gabriella Wilde), who herself has taken a liking to Dr Dwight Enys (Luke Norris).

Francis, consumed with guilt for betraying Ross, tells George what he really thinks of him before making his way into Dwight’s lodgings and attempting to kill himself. George offers to stand up for Ross in court if he will accept his friendship, but Ross refuses. Demelza tries to meet Justice Lister to tell him that George is perverting justice but George has the doormen prevent her from entering.

Ross begins to realise that he may well be hanged tomorrow...

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Burghley Horse Trials

Highlights from the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials, one of the three eventing Grand Slams on the calendar, which concluded this afternoon with the showjumping phase.

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A Very British Deterrent

After the UK Government’s vote to invest billions on a new generation of nuclear weapons, A Very British Deterrent tells the extraordinary story of how Britain became a nation with nuclear-armed submarines, based in Scotland.

Using declassified files and personal testimony, the programme highlights the trade-offs, double-dealing and tortured compromises that led Britain to secure its place in the elite nuclear club that is the superpower top table.

Rooted in the tense events of 1957-62, the film looks at the forces that dictated Britain’s weapons policy, and the true cost of maintaining our ‘special relationship’ with America.

Through declassified top secret files, diaries, and expert testimony the film reveals the how Britain secured its submarine deterrent. It is also the story of how one small loch in the west of Scotland became a crucial bargaining chip.

Focussing on a cast of leading characters – Prime Minister Harold MacMillan, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and President John F. Kennedy, A Very British Deterrent tells how the British offered both Falmouth and Milford Haven as US bases for nuclear submarines, but it was President Eisenhower himself who insisted on a base on the Clyde, perilously close to the UK’s third largest city, Glasgow.

The film traces the history of the millions spent on the obsolete nuclear deterrent of Vulcan bombers and atom bombs through to the outdated ‘Blue Streak’ system and the cancellation of the air-launched nuclear missile system ‘Skybolt’ under President John F Kennedy, when Britain was then left high and dry and MacMillan humiliated.

It relates how, at critical talks in Nassau, the Americans tried to assert dual control over the Polaris missiles they gave the UK, which would have left Britain unable to launch a nuclear attack without America’s permission.

As Trident is renewed, the film, which is narrated by Siobhan Redmond and uses dramatised reconstructions, sets into context a debate which is still dominated by the events of half a century ago.

 

Dragons' Den

Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins take their seats to face a fresh batch of entrepreneurs who dare to enter through the Den doors.

In tonight’s episode a former panel-beater hopes to seal a deal with the Dragons with his innovative nail gel product.

An inventor from Dublin is looking to rinse the Dragons of some capital with his unique toilet-flushing gadget for kids, and a dapper businessman with a parking app stuns the Den with his company valuation. Will his technology impress the Dragons enough to secure investment or will they put the brakes on a deal?

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

BBC Proms 2016: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Plays Tchaikovsky

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony with their new Music Director, 30 year old Lithuanian Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla.

Mozart’s overture to The Magic Flute and a new piece by Hans Abrahamsen also feature in this broadcast presented by American soprano Angel Blue.

Written in 1877 Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony famously explores the forces of fate wrestling with human happiness, through music that is tragic, yearning and celebratory.

The curtain-raiser is Mozart's overture to his opera The Magic Flute. The overture packs a punch. Playful inventiveness, dramatic shifts between sparkling melodies, and the famous Masonic three chords which open and punctuate it.

The concert also features the London premiere of Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen's acclaimed new work "Let me tell you". The work features Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan balances vocal dexterity with emotional subtlety to create a powerful interpretation of Hamlet's troubled Ophelia.

Monday 5 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Dom On The Spot

Never before have so many on-the-spot fines been issued in Britain, with more than 30 million pounds worth of tickets issued every month. But, however frustrating, these fines are here for a reason: to protect us.

Fronted by the people’s champion Dom Littlewood, Dom On The Spot delves behind the statistics to follow the men and women charged with upholding the law.

In this new daytime BBC One show Dom accompanies speed camera operators, parking attendants and council enforcers giving fines for crimes such as dog fouling and fly-tipping, as well as Traffic Police handing out speeding tickets and fines to road tax evaders.

Dom will be on the spot accompanying these officials, exploring why the fines are dished out and questioning why we break the law on a day to day basis He’ll also be meeting the victims affected by these day-to-day crimes.

Yes Chef

In this brand new series hosted by Sheree Murphy, 16 top chefs mentor amateur home cooks to do battle in the kitchen.

Each day sees one of Britain's best chefs choose their perfect partner from four amateur home cooks; the four professional amateur duos will go head to head in the Friday final. For the amateurs, it’s a chance to work alongside the best in the business. For the professionals, it’s an opportunity to train their partner and lead them to victory in an industry where ego is king.

Monday: Today, Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth has his eye on the prize as he puts four home cooks through a series of culinary challenges - but who will thrive and who will crack under pressure? Paul will be judged by three-time Michelin-starred chef Pierre Koffmann in the Friday final, so his professional pride is at stake. 

Tuesday: Top chef Bryn Williams has his eye on the prize as he puts four home cooks through a series of culinary challenges, including how to make the perfect tartar sauce. He will be watching closely to find the perfect partner to take forward to Friday’s final, which is judged by three time Michelin starred chef Pierre Koffmann. 

Wednesday: Today, Michelin- starred chef Luke Tipping will be putting four home cooks to the test with a series of culinary challenges. Who will make the perfect crème anglaise and who will crack under pressure? Luke will be judged by three-time Michelin-starred chef Pierre Koffmann in the Friday final, so his professional pride is at stake.

Thursday: In today’s programme, Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw will task four home cooks with a series of culinary challenges, including how to fillet a fish. The pressure is on as Nathan can only take one cook through to the Friday final which will be judged by three-time Michelin-starred chef Pierre Koffmann.

Friday: Today on Yes Chef, professional chefs Paul Ainsworth, Bryn Williams, Luke Tipping and Nathan Outlaw pair up with their chosen home cook partners and go head to head in the ultimate pro-am cooking competition. And to pile on the pressure, culinary royalty in the form of three-star Michelin chef Pierre Koffmann, will judge their final dishes. Only one duo will reign supreme and claim the title of Yes Chef Champions.

Hosted by Sheree Murphy (pictured with Pierre Koffmann)

BBC Inside Out: Brexit Special

Regional current affairs programme Inside Out is back with a Brexit special, taking a close look at the impact the vote to leave the European Union has had - and will have across England.

Travelling the length and breadth of the country, Inside Out will find out how Brexit affects you and your community. Lukwesa Burak reports from BBC East Midlands on what the vote to leave the EU may mean for the region's car industry; for BBC West Midlands, Dr Ranj Singh looks at the NHS in Birmingham and finds how well it can cope if it loses EU workers; and BBC North West follows two MEPs to find out what the Brexit vote means for them, questioning them on their validity in this post-Brexit world.

This is Inside Out’s 30th series and as ever it will bring viewers the best original journalism, surprising stories and exclusive interviews. The series begins with the Brexit Special, which will air on Monday 5 September on BBC One at 7.30pm across all 11 regions, and will be available on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days.

EastEnders

All hell breaks loose for the Mitchell family - can Grant help?

Kush confides in Stacey over recent events.

Pam and Les prepare for Paul’s funeral.

Grant is played by Ross Kemp, Kush by Davood Ghadami, Stacey by Lacey Turner, Pam by Lin Blakley and Les by Roger Sloman.

Crimewatch

Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley front BBC One’s Crimewatch as it returns to the channel with a brand new look and refreshed format.

For the first time ever Crimewatch will be shown weekly, starting with a series of episodes airing live on BBC One across September. In a further first for the enduring format, Crimewatch will take viewers to the heart of key appeals across the UK, as each episode broadcasts live from a mobile incident studio based near the scene of a key crime featured that week.

The series will continue to feature the show’s well-known mix of appeals, dramatic reconstructions, CCTV footage and ‘wanted faces’ that have proven so vital to the Police Forces who turn to Crimewatch to catch the perpetrators of high-profile unsolved crimes.

Viewers will be able to respond to appeals immediately using the usual Crimewatch phoneline as well as via text and email. In another new addition to the show, audiences will be kept up to date with developments on the cases immediately after and in the week between each episode via live updates on a brand new digital platform.

For the full announcement press release please click here

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Triathlon World Series - Edmonton

Highlights from Edmonton of the elite men’s and women’s sprint races.

In the women’s event Jodie Stimpson continues her bid for her first world title by going in search of her second World Series victory of the year in the Canadian city - the last event before the Grand Final in Mexico.

In the men’s event, the rest of the field will be looking to close the gap on current world leader, Mario Mola of Spain.

Great British Menu

It's the second week of the Great British Menu, with three more chefs competing to win a place in the national finals. In the year the Queen celebrated her 90th birthday, their task is to create contemporary cuisine in honour of her reign. The incredible prize is to cook at a banquet held at the Palace of Westminster attended by everyday Great Britons who've been recognised for their work for charities, locals communities and the country.

This week it's the turn of the South West, with participants including two chefs who've tried and failed to make it to the banquet before: Josh Eggleton, the Michelin starred chef proprietor at The Pony And Trap near Bristol, and Jude Kereama, who runs Kota at Porthleven in Cornwall. They're joined by competition newcomer Chris Wheeler, originally from Swanage in Dorset and currently head chef at Humphry's in Stoke Park.

Monday: Josh Eggleton made the national finals last year where his starter was shortlisted for the banquet - but will he triumph in today's starter challenge?

Tuesday: The pressure is on as the three chefs from the South West - a region renowned for its seafood - tackle the fish course and are scored by a surprise second judge.

Wednesday: The chefs are out to impress with some challenging and theatrical main courses, including ox heart, sweetbreads and an Asian take on the classic cottage pie.

Thursday: It's show time for the dessert round, with some musical themed dishes, a vegetable ice cream and a new take on Eton Mess. Which two chefs will win a place in tomorrow's regional final?

Friday: The judges are highly entertained when an usual dish arrives in the chamber, but which chef has done enough to clinch the South West region and progress to the national finals? The panel are joined by guest judge, journalist and restaurant critic, Grace Dent.

Ripper Street

It is Reid’s first day back at H Division and the police force he once commanded is now under Inspector Drake’s authority. Despite his initial anxiety, it soon becomes clear that Reid’s investigative instinct is as sharp as ever.

He is drawn to a distressed woman who claims to have lost her child from the workhouse, but when it becomes apparent that she is losing her wits he begins to question her testimony.

Meanwhile, Susan fails to stay hidden in the dangerous dockside world of Abel Croker, and Rose begins to realise that becoming a mother to another woman’s child is no easy feat.

Pictured: Edmund Reid (Matthew MacFadyen) Leda Starling (Sonya Cassidy)

We The Jury

We The Jury is a comedy about jury duty, something William has dreamt of doing his whole life.

He’s always known he was destined to be a juror but he never imagined that when the day finally came he’d land the mother of all jury gigs - an actual murder trial.

The jury are a mismatched collection of enthusiastic fools, inconsiderate bullies and self-obsessed weirdos, constantly getting distracted from the case. Add in a demob-happy judge in her final trial and this has all the ingredients of a disaster.

William is played by Ed Easton and his fellow jurors by a stellar ensemble cast of Sophie Thompson, Diane Morgan, Oliver Maltman, David Schaal, Kenneth Collard, Kae Alexander, Vivienne Acheampong and Samson Kayo. The judge is played by Maggie Steed and the defendant by Ricky Champ. Kerry Howard also stars.

Written by the multi award-winning stand-up comedian James Acaster, We The Jury is directed by Ben Taylor, produced by Josh Cole and the Executive Producers are Kenton Allen and Saurabh Kakkar for Big Talk Productions.

CBBC

CBBC

Horrible Histories The Grisly Great Fire of London Special

For the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, Horrible Histories returns for a one-off special looking at the disaster and the events that surrounded it.

On the night of 2 September, a spark from a baker’s oven in Pudding Lane ignited a fire which roared through the tightly packed streets of London, tearing up the timber-framed houses and destroying up to a third of the city.

In true Horrible Histories fashion, this special episode explores London and Britain before the fire, full of plague and party in the raucous Restoration atmosphere personified by King Charles II. We see how London’s Mayor preferred to stay in bed during the fire because been partying the night before, and how Samuel Pepys rushed to bury his parmesan cheese for safety.

We meet Christopher Wren, astronomer and self-styled architect (Robert Webb, pictured). We see how his new St Paul’s, that rose phoenix like from the ashes, was a physical manifestation of the ideas of the age. We take a look at Isaac Newton and the Royal Society with their wonderfully crazy and gruesome experiments!

And, of course, our trusty sewer dweller Rattus to guide the way! Guest starring Robert Webb.

Shaun The Sheep

Shaun and the gang are back for a side-splitting new series, for more outrageous behaviour, sheepish shenanigans and panic in the pasture.

This series Shaun is introduced to a number of new visitors at Mossy Bottom Farm including: lazy farmhands, rock stars, troublesome moles and hedgehogs and even escaped convicts! We also see Bitzer begin to reconnect with his inner-dog, the pigs adopting a far more sophisticated persona and Shaun discovering the importance of a good hairstyle.

Episode Synopsis
Out Of Order
When the farmer gets stuck in the Loo, Bitzer has to get vital supplies to him as a matter of urgency. His is initial efforts end in failure and he drafts in Shaun and the gang to help out.

Karma Farmer
The Farmer is stressed out and has had enough of the farm and it’s inhabitants. He storms off for a break, suitcase in hand, only to reappear almost immediately, the same, but somehow different. The farm is transformed into a hippy commune where work and chores are abolished and the animals are encouraged to express themselves...

Turf Wars
Battle ensues when the pigs muscle in on Shaun’s private club and steal all the pizza. Shaun, Bitzer and the flock mount a rescue mission for Timmy, whom the pigs have taken hostage.

A Prickly Problem
Timmy decides to helps the hedghogs find a resting place for the night. His efforts, however, lead his weary friends into a series a scrapes rather than giving them a good night’s sleep.

Wanted
The farm is paid an unexpected visit from an escapee from the nearby prison who takes refuge in the Barn. After a short while with Shaun and the gang, though, prison doesn’t seem such a bad option.

Tuesday 6 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

The One Show

This week The One Show celebrates ten years of informing, educating and entertaining the Nation.

Hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker, the show will revisit a story each night selected from some of the 9,000 films broadcast over 2,000 episodes during the Show’s ten years.

EastEnders

The chaos continues for the Mitchell family.

Kim tries to get through to her sister.

Kim is played by Tameka Empson.

One Of Us

The police close in on the two families, leading to a shocking confession. Claire makes an intriguing discovery, while Juliet’s life is thrown into turmoil.

Highly suspicious of the two families, Detective Juliet interviews both Louise and Bill and finds a hole in their story. Things take a turn for the worse when Jamie decides to take matters into his own hands and contacts the police.

As the Elliot and Douglas families gather for Adam and Grace’s funeral, the police descend upon them, leading to a shocking confession - but a mysterious discovery could turn the case on its head.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

New York: America's Busiest City

In the second part of this new series, which takes viewers on an immersive trip to New York’s most iconic locations, presenters Anita Rani, Ade Adepitan, Ant Anstead and Dan Snow reveal the astonishing daily systems that allow America’s biggest and busiest city to function.

In this episode the team look at food consumption. From their base at the New Fulton fish market in The Bronx, from dusk until dawn, they uncover the hidden night time operations, hard-nosed negotiations and price fluctuations of this enormous wholesale operation.

This time, Anita, Ade and Ant trace New York’s food back to its source. Ade discovers that New York state produces an astonishing 600,000 tonnes of apples, more than 2.5 times Britain’s entire production. Meanwhile Anita visits a cattle farm that supplies the steakhouses of New York and finds their diet includes chocolate, crisps and pasta.

Ant visits the New NY Bridge, a $4 billion project that will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River and provide a new transport artery for the city. And TV historian Dan Snow heads to Freshkills on Staten Island - once the world’s biggest landfill with 150 million tonnes of rubbish, it’s now been transformed into 2,200 acres of parkland.

The team also reports on the revolution overtaking New York’s food-delivery networks, as cameras follow the takeaway delivery drivers responsible for getting 180,000 chicken wings to hungry New Yorkers in one night. New York is a city that chooses convenience over home cooking, with businesses adapting to new technology and long-running restaurants using mobile apps - it’s another example of a forward-thinking city responding to changing demands.

Pictured: Dan Snow Staten Island, New York

Motherland

Motherland is a show all about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting - not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood.

We meet the 'Alpha Mums' headed by Amanda (Lucy Punch - The Wedding Video) who is very much the Queen Bee: everything in her life is organised, clean and sparkly - even the kitchen cork board is a statement of success.

At the other end of the spectrum we meet Liz (Diane Morgan - Cunk On Shakespeare) who's totally chaotic and feels the kids should enjoy free expression. Somewhere in the middle is Julia (Anna Maxwell-Martin - Reg), who, when she forgets it’s the school holidays, realises her organisational skills are nowhere near the level of the ‘Alpha Mums’. Also in the mix is Kevin (Paul Ready Utopia), he's the stay-at-home dad, who rather than fighting against that, is embracing it with gusto - much to the irritation of the other mothers.

Motherland is written by Graham Linehan (Count Arthur Strong, Father Ted), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Pulling), Helen Linehan and Holly Walsh (Dead Boss). It is a co-production between Merman and Delightful Industries and is produced by Richard Boden and directed by Graham Linehan.

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge

All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge is a four-part series for BBC Four and BBC Two to find the orchestra that best captures the spirit of great British amateur music-making in the UK.

In episode 2 the five amateur orchestras have become four - and this week the musicians get to grips with opera. It’s hard enough for professional orchestras to play with opera singers - how will the cheesemakers, lupin-growers, and GCSE students of our amateur orchestras cope?

Each orchestra - this week the North Devon Sinfonia, London Gay Symphony Orchestra, The People’s Orchestra from Birmingham and Stirling Orchestra - get extra tuition and help from the series’ judge, renowned conductor Paul Daniel, and double-bass maestro Chi-chi Nwanoku. We follow the orchestras as they attempt to do justice to the world’s best loved arias, and keep up with their guest opera singers from the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

The show culminates in performances at the renowned Halle St Peter’s Hall in Manchester, after which one orchestra will be eliminated from the contest by Daniel.

Presented by Proms host and last year’s Strictly Come Dancing finalist Katie Derham, this series attempts to get under the skin of the real musical and personal challenges that face five amateur orchestras from across the UK as they attempt to truly come together and rise to new musical heights.

Can the players master their sheet music while also getting on with their varied days jobs as farmers, supermarket workers, carers and undertakers? Who will rise to the challenge? And who will find themselves dismissed from the contest?

Wednesday 7 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Our Girl

Lance Corporal Georgie Lane (Michelle Keegan, pictured), an experienced army medic joins Captain James (Ben Aldridge) and 2 Section on a humanitarian tour to Kenya. She has promised her fiancé, Doctor Jamie Cole (Royce Pierreson) that she’ll return home soon to marry him.

2 Section is posted to a refugee camp near the border of Somalia and as soon as they pull into the camp Georgie jumps straight to work, when an IED explodes harming many refugees.

When aid worker, Kicki (Anna Tenta), is kidnapped, Georgie’s determination to find her lands her in great danger.

Thursday 8 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

It’s the day of Paul’s funeral, but Pam struggles to face reality.

One resident finds themselves facing the wrath of an old foe.

Pam is played by Lin Blakely.

Ingenious Animals

In this second episode of this brand new series, presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and wildlife experts Lucy Cooke, Patrick Aryee and Giles Clark travel to different corners of the globe to reveal amazing stories about animal relationships.

Along the way the team uncovers the amazing bonds that animals have with each other, explore some of the remarkable relationships they can have with us, and meet the scientists who dedicate their lives to understanding these extraordinary discoveries.

In Costa Rica, Hugh looks at why capuchin monkeys have such a fantastic team spirit; biologist Patrick investigates our relationship with nature’s most infamous scavenger, finding out how vultures are saving lives.

Zoologist Lucy is in Kentucky in the US, discovering the medicine that may improve a rare pig’s relationship problems. Meanwhile, conservationist Giles ventures into the rainforests in Thailand to find out how a clever matchmaking technique could help save one of the planet’s most stunning big cats - the clouded leopard - from extinction.

On the trail of another extraordinary story, Giles also heads to Kenya to meet the people who as a result of the rhino-poaching crisis in Africa have struck up what could be one of the most emotional relationships between a man and a wild, endangered animal.

Pictured: Sudan the last male northern white rhino takes a walk with his keeper Zacharia Mutai, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue

For the first time in British Vogue’s 100 year history it has allowed TV cameras to film behind closed doors, granting documentary maker Richard Macer unprecedented access to the UK’s style bible, its cover stars, designers, and those who run it, as the magazine prepares to celebrate its centenary.

This candid two-part documentary series uncovers the world of high fashion like never before, giving viewers a fascinating insight into an ever-changing industry. Over nine months, Macer gives us his personal observations as he witnesses how the magazine is put together - from the catwalk shows to front cover shoots.

Fresh from the September 2015 shows, we meet Alexandra Shulman, Editor-In-Chief for the past 24 years. Macer follows Shulman and several of the magazine’s creative heads, including Fashion Director Lucinda Chambers, who has worked there for 36 years, Creative Director Jamie Perlman, and Editor-at-large Fiona Golfar.

Gaining access to shoots with some of fashion’s most iconic figures - Edie Campbell, Mario Testino and Kate Moss, the face of more British Vogue covers than anyone else - Macer soon discovers that neither photographers nor models are particularly comfortable with his camera.

In a significant year for the magazine, with a raft of special events and a bumper centenary issue, the films observe a world not just intent of celebrating the glories of the past, but also facing up to the challenges of an uncertain future. With Instagram and other social media starting to challenge the magazine’s exalted position, can Shulman keep it on top?

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

Hive Minds

Fiona Bruce returns with another series of Hive Minds. The challenging, word based quiz where you not only have to know the answer, you have to find it. In this episode The Cruciverbalists take on The Ortographobes.

Lost Sitcoms: Hancock’s Half Hour

Hancock’s Half Hour written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. This recreation from the original script marks 60 years since the iconic sitcom started on BBC Television.

The episode The New Neighbour is about Tony Hancock’s new neighbour who has a very, very suspicious night-time routine.

Kevin McNally (Tony Hancock) Robin Sebastian (Kenneth Williams) Jon Culshaw (Sid James) Katy Wix (Hattie Jacques) and Kevin Eldon (John Vere).

Friday 9 September

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

Pam and Les struggle to stay united.

Sonia makes a shocking revelation to an unsuspecting Dot.

Pam is played by Lin Blakley, Les by Roger Sloman, Sonia by Natalie Cassidy and Dot by June Brown.

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

BBC Proms 2016: Verdi Requiem

The penultimate concert in the 2016 Proms season features Verdi's thunderous Requiem.

Marin Alsop is at the helm conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the BBC Proms Youth Choir.

Tom Service introduces for television and talks to Marin Alsop backstage. The soloists line-up for Verdi's largest scale non-operatic work are soprano Tamara Wilson, mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova, tenor Dimitri Pittas and bass Morris Robinson.

Verdi's Requiem had its British premiere in 1875 at the Royal Albert Hall with the composer himself conducting. Its fire and brimstone depiction of death and destruction never fails to appeal, most famously of all in the tumultuous Dies Irae.

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