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Saturday 18 May

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

The FA Cup Show

Jason Mohammad hosts build-up to the 138th FA Cup final at Wembley, introducing analysis, features and interviews ahead of the big game between Manchester City and Watford.

MOTD Live: Manchester City v Watford

Gary Lineker hosts live coverage of the 138th FA Cup final at Wembley, with Alan Shearer and Ian Wright providing expert analysis, where Watford will try to upset the odds against Manchester City and lift the trophy for the first time.

The FA Cup is the one domestic trophy that City manager Pep Guardiola has yet to win in English football, and his team will be determined to end an impressive season on a high. City have won the FA Cup five times before, although only one of those has come in the last 50 years, with Yaya Toure earning them victory against Stoke in 2011.

Watford’s only previous FA Cup final appearance came in 1984, when they were beaten 2-0 by Everton. The Hornets will begin as underdogs against City’s superstars but will believe anything is possible, having come from 2-0 down to beat Wolves 3-2 in the semi-finals.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

The Yorkshire Dales

In this three-part documentary series adventurer and explorer Paul Rose will visit some of the most popular spots in the Yorkshire Dales, as well as discovering some hidden gems.

The Yorkshire Dales is Britain’s third biggest National Park and one of the most popular. More than 23,000 people live there and nearly five million come to visit every year.

In episode one Paul is in Wensleydale where his journey starts in Garsdale. He visits the picturesque village of Hawes, the magnificent Aysgarth Falls and the medieval Bolton Castle, before finishing up in the market town of Leyburn.

Paul will check out the hills that test the world’s best cyclists. He is joined by British racing cyclist Annie Simpson, who challenges him to cycle up one of the highest points in the Dales, the renowned Buttertubs Pass. He also meets a team of visually impaired tandem cyclists from Huddersfield and brings his own tandem to join them for a ride.

At Bolton Castle, Paul meets Tom Orde-Powlett, a man whose home is his actual castle! And in Aysgarth he has a close-up encounter with a family of beautiful Dales dormice.

Episodes two and three of The Yorkshire Dales will see Paul visit Swaledale and Wharfedale.

BBC Young Dancer Grand Final

Five exceptional dancers compete in the Grand Final of BBC Young Dancer 2019. Anita Rani and Ore Oduba present from Birmingham Hippodrome.

The finalists will perform in front of an audience and a judging panel comprised of leading figures from the UK dance sector. Competing for the title are the winners from the South Asian Dance, Contemporary, Ballet and Street Dance Finals, together with one dancer awarded the judges ‘wildcard’ place.

The panel for the Grand Final includes:

  • Emma Gladstone - Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella
  • Wayne McGregor - Founder of Studio Wayne McGregor and Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet
  • Shobana Jeyasingh - Founder of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
  • BBoy Junior - Dancer, teacher, and member of Wanted Posse crew
  • Chitra Sundaram - Dance and Theatre choreographer, performer and educator
  • Christopher Hampson – Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Scottish Ballet

For the Grand Final each dancer has been paired with a leading choreographer to create a brand new solo work for the occasion. They will also perform a solo and duet from their existing repertoire. At the end of the evening one will be named BBC Young Dancer 2019, joining previous winners Connor Scott and Nafisah Baba.

The BBC Young Dancer 2019 Grand Finalists are: Shree Savani, Matthew Rawcliffe, and Chloe Keneally. The winner of the Street Dance Category and the ‘wildcard’ will be announced in the Street Dance Final programme on 10 May.

Sunday 19 May

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

MOTD: FA Cup Highlights

Jason Mohammad presents highlights from the FA Cup final at Wembley. Victory for Manchester City against Watford will give them a second major domestic cup trophy of the season.

It's 30 years since the Hornets last beat City, who have won the 10 most recent encounters. However, Javi Gracia’s men will take heart from their incredible semi-final comeback against Wolves, as they look to lift the cup for the first time in their history.

MOTD: FA Cup Highlights

Highlights from the 138th FA Cup final at Wembley, where victory for Manchester City against Watford will give them their second major domestic cup trophy of the season.

Tennis From Wimbledon: The No.1 Court Celebration

Stars from the world of sport and entertainment will mark the re-opening of Wimbledon’s No.1 Court, as the All England Club showcases and tests a new retractable roof.

Pop singer Paloma Faith and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja will be performing live, while a number of Wimbledon champions and legends, past and present, provide the action in a series of exhibition matches in front of a crowd of 12,000 fans.

Sue Barker is joined by John McEnroe courtside, while Andrew Castle leads the commentary team.

Gentleman Jack

Halifax, 1832. Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) returns from Hastings to Shibden Hall, having discovered that her would-be companion and lover, the aristocratic Vere Hobart (Jodhi May), has accepted a marriage proposal from a man.

Despite her affection for her elderly aunt (Gemma Jones), Anne is frustrated by the shabbiness of her ancestral home and finds her father (Timothy West) and long-suffering sister (Gemma Whelan) difficult to live with. A visit from her ex-lover Mariana Lawton (Lydia Leonard) compounds Anne’s fear that she is destined to be alone.

However, when Anne discovers that her land is rich in coal, her plans to transform the estate soon provide a welcome distraction from her broken heart. On the neighbouring estate, Crow Nest, shy heiress Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) is quietly delighted to hear that charismatic Anne Lister is back.

Meanwhile, Anne’s servants and tenants have problems of their own. A hit-and-run accident on Shibden land puts a child’s life at risk, and Anne’s French maid Eugénie finds herself in trouble.

Pictured: Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle), Anne Lister (Suranne Jones)

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Athletics: Diamond League Shanghai Highlights

Gabby Logan introduces highlights of the second Diamond League event of 2019 in Shanghai.

Britain’s Reece Prescod enjoyed a breakthrough moment at last year’s meeting, beating US star Justin Gatlin in the 100m.

A host of athletics superstars will be in action, not only looking for excellent performances but also early points with the ultimate Diamond League champion in each event crowned just three weeks before the World Championships begin in September.

Great Manchester Run

Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the Great Manchester Run as some of the best athletes in the world take to the streets alongside 30,000 fun runners, many of whom are taking part to raise money for charity.

Ugandan Olympic distance runner Jacob Kiplimo leads a competitive men’s field.

The 18-year-old claimed silver at the World Cross Country Championships in March and is tipped to become a global superstar.

In the women’s race, it is Kenya versus Ethiopia with two greats going head-to-head - world and Commonwealth 5000m gold medallist Hellen Obiri lines up against Olympic 1500m silver medallist Genzebe Dibaba in what should be an electrifying encounter.

As well as the elite runners, the masses will line up for the 10k and half-marathon routes to raise money and awareness for many good causes, and along the way, we’ll hear some of the wide-ranging reasons behind their reason to run.

Commentary comes from Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe with Radzi Chinyanganya and JJ Chalmers reporting.

Great Manchester Run Highlights

The streets of Manchester were bursting at the seams today with 30,000 fun runners and a whole host of top class elite athletes s taking part over 10k and half marathon distances.

In this highlights programme we’ll see so many of the mass runners and hear from them as everyone of them had a special reason to run.

Ugandan teen Jacob Kiplimo, who won silver at this year’s World Cross Country Championships, started amongst the favourites for the men’s race while in the women’s contest, Ethiopa’s Genzebe Dibaba - the 1500m silver medallist at the 2016 Olympics - was likely to face stiff competition from Kenya’s Hellen Obiri, the reigning world and Commonwealth 5000m champion.

The Ranganation

Romesh Ranganathan is the host of a brand new BBC Two topical comedy show which takes a humorous look at the week’s biggest talking points, from front page news to trending topics, and the smaller stories you might have missed.

To help Romesh understand what the nation really think on a wide range of topics he will be consulting with his very own focus group, The Ranganation. This rambunctious group of 25 lovable, outspoken and passionate characters represent a real cross-section of modern Britain - so expect to hear from people such as 'cockney geezer', 'vicar’s daughter' and Romesh’s mum, who is a key member.

Each week he’ll also be joined by other comedians and expert guests to get their take on how current news events and themes are affecting modern Britain. Together, they workshop the lighter end of the news spectrum and discuss the stuff that we actually talk about, other than Brexit and Trump.

What We Do In The Shadows

Based on the mockumentary horror comedy film of the same name, the new series tells the story of three vampire roommates born during different eras, who have to adapt to modern times as they attempt to survive the New World on Staten Island.

The self-appointed leader of the group is Nandor The Relentless (Kayvan Novak), a great warrior and conqueror from the Ottoman Empire, who has taken the helm of the group despite many of his Old World tactics resulting in what some might politely refer to as bupkis.

British vampire Laszlo (Matt Berry) is a bit of a rogue and a dandy and a fop, he might say. He’s a lover of mischief and a great soirée, but not as much as he loves seeing Nandor fail miserably in every attempt. And then there’s Nadja (Natasia Demetriou): the seductress, the temptress, the vampiric Bonnie to Laszlo’s Clyde. Her wisdom and provocative tales from times past allow us insight into the many ups and downs of living an immortal life.

Also cohabiting in the vampire household is Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), Nandor’s familiar (a.k.a. servant/protector during the daylight hours), who wants nothing more than to be made a real vampire just like his master. Also lurking about is Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch), an energy vampire and day-walker of sorts - he feasts on humans, but not on their blood.

A frequent visitor is Nadja’s new friend, Jenna (Beanie Feldstein), a student at a nearby community college. She loves LARPing, boys, and art history, and for some reason has been rather confused lately as to why it is she so ravenously craves the flesh of the living.

After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, Baron Afanas, the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in Staten Island over a hundred years ago – total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? Our vérité camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.

What We Do In The Shadows

In this episode, the vampires get embroiled in local Staten Island politics as their first step to world domination.

After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader Baron Afanas, the vampires are reminded of what they were tasked with when they arrived in Staten Island more than 100 years ago: total and complete domination of the New World.

But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? Our vérité camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.

Monday 20 May

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Not Going Out

Sitcom following the jokes, jibes and general misunderstandings of happy-go-lucky Lee and his friends. Starring comedian and actor Lee Mack.

In episode six, unable to convince Lucy that he didn’t smash her precious heirloom, a blue and white antique vase that belonged to her grandmother, Lee summons the family to a meeting to flush out the culprit.

Ghosts

Now juggling day jobs with their endless renovations, Mike and Alison are both penniless and exhausted when a luxury hotel chain makes them an offer they can’t refuse.

But the spectre of Alison’s departure drives a wedge between the Ghosts, and the hardline Captain finds himself ostracised while Pat is voted in as reluctant leader. While the clueless spirits brainstorm money-making schemes, the Captain takes matters into his own hands.

Meanwhile, fortune smiles on Headless Humphrey in his ceaseless search for his errant body.

Back To Life

Miri wakes up in a police cell once again - this time charged with arson. Although a mystery alibi quickly clears her name, the community will take a little longer to accept her innocence.

After he secures her release, Miri agrees to meet the mysterious Scandinavian man who’s been following her since her return. He claims to know why Lara was so angry with Miri on the night that she died. His conclusion is far-fetched - but is it as far from the truth as it might first seem?

Disappointed, Miri returns home to find that the vandals have struck again. It may be Oscar’s birthday, but the Mattesons aren’t going to get a break... To make matters worse, Billy is now a target too.

Hurt and angry, Miri is still determined to move on and be judged for the person she is now, not for the terrible thing she did many years ago. Things come to a head as Miri confronts the community at a meeting held to run her out of town. As the meeting erupts in turmoil, secrets and lies are laid bare, and it turns out that Miri isn’t the only one with a dark past.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Triathlon World Series: Yokohama Highlights

Highlights from the third leg of the World Triathlon Series in Japan, where Olympic qualification is on the line for the British team competing.

A podium finish is therefore vital for the likes of Jonny Brownlee, Alex Yee, Vicky Holland and Jess Learmonth. Triple world champion Mario Mola won the men’s race in 2018 and lines up again this year. Flora Duffy was the winner of last year’s women’s event but has struggled with injury since and does not start.

Taekwondo World Championships

Highlights from the Taekwondo World Championships in Manchester. British hopefuls include Jade Jones, who despite being double Olympic champion, has yet to win a world title.

In contrast, fellow Briton Bianca Walkden, who won bronze at the Rio Olympics, is chasing her third World Championship gold.

Also keen to impress the home fans will be Lutalo Muhammad, who won Olympic bronze in 2012 and silver in 2016 - missing out on gold at the latter Games in heart-breaking fashion, with his opponent landing a crucial kick with just one second remaining.

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution

In the first episode of this series charting the irresistible rise and dramatic downfall of Margaret Thatcher, her inner circle reveals how Thatcher manages to overcome her outsider status to become a prominent political figure in Britain after a controversial policy has the press label her the 'milk-snatcher'.

Her political future is in jeopardy, but she survives when Prime Minister Edward Heath decides not to sack her.

Dismayed by his stewardship of the country in the early 1970s, Mrs Thatcher challenges Heath for leadership of the Conservatives. As a woman from a modest social background she appears unlike any of her colleagues, but with the help of canny political operators she achieves the apparently impossible and defeats Heath and the party elite who backed him.

Those closest to her at the time describe how as new leader of the Conservatives she begins to support controversial policies that will shake up the economic and political settlement that has prevailed in Britain since the Second World War. She promotes free market ideas, transforming the economy and reducing trade union power.

She also adopts a new political persona, taking on the mantle of the 'Iron Lady' - given to her by the Soviet press - and with help from advisors who change her image and her voice, seeks the support of the British electorate.

As the 1979 election approaches Margaret Thatcher embarks on an energetic campaign to unseat Labour and usher in a new era that will bring turbulent change and division and be dominated by the force of her personality and ideas.

In this opening episode we hear from*: Ken Clarke, Government Whip; Kenneth Baker, Health Minister; Jonathan Aitken, Conservative MP; Shirley Williams, Shadow Health Secretary, Labour; Michael Heseltine, Shadow Industry Spokesman; Norman Lamont, Conservative MP; Neil Kinnock, Labour MP; Bernard Ingham, Press Secretary; Michael Dobbs, Policy Advisor to Margaret Thatcher; John Hedger, Correspondence Secretary, Department of Education; Michael Cockerell, BBC Political Reporter, and Maurice Saatchi reflects on her ad campaigns from 1979.

* Titles reflecting their role held at the time.

BBC SCOTLAND

BBC SCOTLAND

River City

This week in Shieldinch…Joe manipulates Ruby to get closer to her; the connection between Angus and Dougie’s muggings stirs up Sonny’s suspicions; and facing eviction, Gabriel seeks a new home for the Brodie clan.

After making a move on Joe, Ruby feels awkward around her mum’s boyfriend and threatens to leave Shieldinch. Sensing he needs to up his game to keep Ruby close, Joe takes the day off work to spend time with Ruby under the pretence of helping her study. With Caitlin away for the day at a wine tasting event, Joe seizes the opportunity to spend some alone time with Ruby.

Lavishing attention on her, Joe lures the teenager into kissing him again - and, this time, he reciprocates, much to Ruby’s delight.

Elsewhere, at Angus’ hospital bedside, Sonny tries to piece together information about his nephew’s attack. When Lou suggests there could be a connection between Angus and Dougie’s muggings, Sonny grows increasingly alarmed.

Sonny urges Dougie to help him find Angus’ attacker, little realising his friend is responsible. Fearing Sonny is getting close to the truth, Dougie tries to thwart his suspicions but inadvertently draws attention to his guilt.

Gabriel’s stunned to discover their house has been sold from underneath them. Facing imminent eviction, Gabriel searches for a new home and is thrilled when Bernie offers the Brodies a place to stay. However, Suzie isn’t quite so accommodating.

Joe is played by Douglas Rankine, Ruby by Zindzi Hudson, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Dougie by Stewart Porter, Sonny by Jimmy Chisholm, Gabriel by Garry Sweeney, Caitlin by Gayle Telfer Stevens, Ellie by Leah MacRae, Bernie by Barbara Rafferty and Suzie by Juliet Cadzow.
River City is a BBC Studios, Scotland production for BBC One Scotland.

Tuesday 21 May

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Holby City

As Dominic (David Ames) tries to give Isaac’s (Marc Elliot) father the best treatment possible, Lofty (Lee Mead) is desperate to repair their relationship. But as Isaac becomes Dominic’s shoulder to cry on can Lofty and Dominic rebuild their marriage?

A troubled Ange (Dawn Steele) learns of Isaac and Dominic’s abusive relationship, as the truth about Dominic and Ange’s relationship spreads around the hospital. She turns to Carole (Julia Deakin) in order to protect her son.

When an old patient of Jac’s (Rosie Marcel) shows up with a tempting offer, how far will she go for personal gain?

Years And Years

The world is still reeling from the events of Hong Sha. Daniel (Russell Tovey) tries to build a new life with Viktor (Maxim Baldry), but ex-husband Ralph (Dino Fetscher) takes a terrible revenge which will have consequences for the whole family.

Edith (Jessica Hynes) is badly affected by what happened abroad, and returns home for good. Rosie (Ruth Madeley) attends Viv Rook’s (Emma Thompson) political rally, and is amazed by her power and passion - and Viv is elected to become an MP.

Celeste (T’Nia Miller) loses her job, and she’s disturbed by Bethany’s (Lydia West) fascination with technology. But that’s just the start of her problems. When Stephen (Rory Kinnear) and Celeste are woken at 4am by a series of urgent texts, they realise their entire life is about to come crashing down…

Pictured: Viktor (Maxim Baldry), Daniel (Russell Tovey)

BBC THREE

BBC THREE

Hot Property

In a brand new dating series, dropping as a boxset on BBC Three, young daters snoop around the homes and meet the mates of three potential suitors, before choosing one to go on a blind date with.

Fronted by rising star Yung Filly, known for his viral comedy and entertainment videos, no stone will be left unturned and nothing will be off-limits. With Filly as their trusted wingman they will go through the keyhole, into the drawers and under the bed to discover as much as they can about each person by rummaging through their rooms, and quizzing their nearest and dearests on what they find.

And Filly will be with them every step of the way…even on date day!

Essex
Filly is in Essex, where Ayo is looking for a party boy to go out and dance with - but will she find someone to rave with amongst a boxer, a DJ and ‘Mr Neat’?

Bristol
Filly heads to Bristol where Liam is looking for "a man, not a boy who thinks he can". But will he be able to see past keepsakes from exes, festive cardigans and politics, to find what he’s after?

Belfast
Amber is on the lookout for some good craic from a Belfast boy, but Filly is worried that she might have history with one of the suitors when he turns out to have something in common with an ex…  And things get ‘emotional’ when Filly relives his teenage heartbreak.

London
Filly is in London with Mary, who is looking for a girl to let loose with. Who will get her party started: the artist, the cosplay fan or reptile-loving Ms Tarzanette?

Leicestershire
Filly dons his wellies as he heads down to a Leicestershire farm to meet Anna. She’s hoping to find an active outdoorsy type who can match her playful humour, but will she find this in a rugby player, a young farmer or a student with some suspect toys hidden away.

Nottingham
Looking for love in Nottingham is ‘forever single’ Myalls, who has a hard choice between a scientist, a fashion designer and a lizard lover. Filly really wants to help Myalls find his first love, but gets a little distracted himself when they meet one of the friends…

Birmingham
Filly guides Birmingham boy Corey around the rooms of a female fighter, a Conor Maynard superfan and a cheerleader, but things take a turn for the worse when they find a stash of sardines under one of the beds.

Leeds
Filly meets Cam in Leeds. Cam is on the lookout for his dream woman, but they’re worried about what kind of spell might be cast when they find a book of witchcraft in one of the bedrooms.

BBC SCOTLAND

BBC SCOTLAND

#BumpBirthBaby

In this second episode, we meet four mums trying to juggle family with work while struggling to find a little ‘me-time’.

Budding mummy vlogger Ash, 24, could easily put her feet up at the start of her maternity leave, but she has other ideas. Between looking after 17-month-old Ella, creating videos for her vlog and an ongoing house-cleaning frenzy, there’s little time for rest as she prepares to welcome her second bundle of joy.

Fellow second-time mum-to-be Sarah is even busier, juggling a demanding career running her own baby disco events business with looking after three-year-old daughter Violet. She’s looking at the prospect of getting back to the daily grind just eight weeks after her new baby arrives.

On the Isle of Skye, Deirdre and Gary, mum and dad to nine-year-old Oscar, are looking forward to the arrival of their second baby, but rural parenthood presents its challenges, not least a five-hour round trip to the nearest hospital in Inverness for pre-natal scans.

Dad Gary wants to make sure he’s prepared for all eventualities. He says: “I half worry I’ll be delivering the baby in the snow by the side of the road somewhere, so maybe I should read up.”

#BumpBirthBaby is a Firecracker production for BBC Scotland.

Wednesday 22 May

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Summer Of Rockets

Set in the UK during the tumultuous summer of 1958, Summer Of Rockets follows Samuel Petrukhin, a Russian-born Jewish inventor and businessman, who specialises in manufacturing hearing aids. Following the Soviet’s launch the first intercontinental ballistic missile, and the start of the Space Race, fear permeates the lives of all.

1957. The Petrukhin family attend the Goodwood races where they meet Kathleen (Keeley Hawes) and Richard Shaw MP (Linus Roache). When their eight year-old son Sasha Petrukhin (Toby Woolf) wanders off, there is a frantic search and Kathleen eventually finds him. Over lunch, Sasha falls ill and is rushed to hospital with appendicitis.

A few months later, Sasha is preparing to go to Downham House boarding school. His 17 year-old sister Hannah ( Lily Sacofsky) is soon to be presented as a debutant to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, yet she can’t help but question the futility of learning how to courtesy in a world that is shaken by the threat of the atom bomb. Both Sasha and Hannah dread their near futures.

Kathleen unexpectedly visits Samuel Petrukhin (Toby Stephens) at his hearing aid business as she is hoping he will have a suitable device for her aunt. He shows her his latest invention, the staff locator - a new piece of equipment that will revolutionise the way people communicate within hospitals and other businesses.

In preparation for her London debutant season, Hannah begins etiquette classes. She is meant to be in Miss Laidlaw’s class - the A Class - but chooses to attend the more casual B class run by Nicholas Halliday (Matthew James Thomas).

Samuel and his colleague Courtney (Gary Beadle) become suspicious when they realise they are constantly being followed by several men as they attend hearing aid fittings.

At half term, the Petrukhins attend the Shaw’s for lunch where they meet Lord Arthur Wallington (Timothy Spall). Samuel explores the garden and discovers something curious.

Pictured: Kathleen Shaw (Keeley Hawes)

Mum

Tuesday. It’s first thing in the morning and Cathy has a hangover.

She and Michael try to piece together what happened the night before.

In the third and final series of Mum, Cathy and her family decamp to the English countryside to celebrate Derek’s birthday. Each episode observes a different day of the week, from their arrival on the Monday to the party on the Saturday, as Cathy takes a final step towards her future.

Pictured: Pauline (Dorothy Atkinson)

BBC FOUR

BBC FOUR

Victorian Sensations: Electric Dreams

Victorian Sensations explores the thrilling era of the 1890s, a decade of rapid and often bewildering discovery and change which still resonates today.

In this three-part series, mathematician Dr Hannah Fry, actor Paul McGann and psychotherapist Philippa Perry explore the technology, art and culture of the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign.

In the first episode of the series, mathematician Dr Hannah Fry (pictured) investigates how innovations in science and technology - including the X-ray, safety bicycle and proto-aeroplane - transformed Britain in the 1890s, giving rise to the modern world.

The end of the 19th century marked the beginning of a new ‘Electric Age’ and Hannah discovers how electrical energy dominated the zeitgeist, with medical quacks marketing battery-powered miracle cures, and America’s new electric chair inspiring stage magicians to electrify their illusions. Electrical light was redefining the way Victorians saw themselves, and the first houses were built specifically with electricity in mind.

With the arrival of the X-ray in Britain, Hannah delves into what astonished Victorians considered almost a superhuman power. This cutting-edge technology was a hit with the public, who found the ghoulish ability to peer under flesh endlessly entertaining. It was in the medical profession that X-rays caused a revolution and Hannah follows the story of unsung pioneer, Birmingham GP Dr John Hall-Edwards, as his work took him from everyday accidents to the Boer War.

While the unlimited possibilities of electricity ruled the imagination, it was a simple mechanical device that brought the greatest challenge to the social order: the Safety Bicycle. Bicycles offered freedom on a new scale for those that could afford them. For women they introduced a new independence.

But the Victorians still looked to the skies, and one technological landmark was seemingly in reach of engineers - the Flying Machine. Percy Pilcher led the way for British hopes of achieving powered flight. Hannah looks at how, after several successful flights, Pilcher designed a triplane with an engine he intended to fly… and then disaster struck.

Victorian Sensations (3 x 60) is a BBC Arts programme for BBC Four, produced by Academy 7 Productions. Mark Bell, Commissioning Editor, BBC Arts. Producer/Director - Andy Hall. Executive Producers, Sebastian Barfield for Academy 7 Productions and John Das.

BBC SCOTLAND

BBC SCOTLAND

Scotland's Home Of The Year

Judges Michael Angus, Anna Campbell-Jones and Kate Spiers head to two of Scotland’s islands in their final road-trip to find Scotland’s Home of the Year.

On the Isle of Skye, they find a single-storey build with breathtaking views. Its rough breeze block interior may at first look an odd choice in such a natural setting but it proves a revelation for the judges.

On Arran, there are two more houses to consider. First, there’s a custom built-home that blends the styles of the Scottish and American owners. Next, on the south of the island, there’s another bespoke property that’s been built with the main living quarters on the first floor to make the most of the stunning views. As well as the carefully considered interiors there’s an ingenius bunk room that sleeps up to six people.
Architect Michael, interior designer Anna and lifestyle blogger Kate score each of the properties out of 10 for functionality, distinctiveness and clever design.

At the end of this episode they’ll not only decide on the winner of the Islands category, they’ll also complete their list of Scotland-wide finalists who’ll be whittled down to reveal the eventual winner in next week’s last instalment of the series.

Scotland’s Home of the Year is an IWC Media production for BBC Scotland.

Friday 24 May

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

The Looming Tower

Late December 1999. Concern over potential technology failure at the turn of the millennium vies with fear of terrorism.

The security services are on high alert. A border incident nets a potential bomb-maker who provides the FBI with the details of his Brooklyn contact, Abdul Ghani Meskini (Fehd Benchemsi). Meskini is placed under surveillance as an informant tells agents Floyd Bennet (Sullivan Jones) and Kathy Shaughnessy (Virginia Kull) that he moves money for al-Qaeda.

The CIA’s Alec Station, now run by Diane Marsh (Wrenn Schmidt), learns that Saudi citizen Khalid al-Mihdhar (Tawfeek Barhom), ‘en route’ to Kuala Lumpur, has a US Visa in his passport. The FBI’s go-betweens, Vince Stuart (Louis Cancelmi) and Toni-Ann Marino (Jamie Neumann), clash over whether they should share this info with John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels) when Diane denies them permission.

FBI agent Ali Soufan (Tahar Rahim) thinks they shouldn’t be just staking out Meskini, which annoys veteran Bob Chesney (Bill Camp).

Soufan’s rule-breaking infuriates O’Neill. Refusing to let Soufan have more time to gather intel, O’Neill orders the arrest of all in Meskini’s circle, before the FBI helps police the New York celebrations.

Pictured: Diane Marsh (Wrenn Schmidt)

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