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Saturday 18 July



Olympics Rewind: London 2012

The first of a two-part look back at one of the most memorable events in British sporting history - the London 2012 Olympics.

The first programme focuses on the first eight days of the Games, the centrepiece of which was Britain’s incredible 'Super Saturday'.

Led by the face of the Games, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Britain won six gold medals in one day, including two others in the Olympic Stadium from Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford.

This programme will also look back on other iconic moments such as Lizzie Armitstead claiming Britain’s first medal of the Games in the women’s road race, and the first of fellow cyclist Chris Hoy’s two London gold medals in the team sprint.

Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer

This week, Mo Gilligan and Anne-Marie pop by for a chat and a game of musical VAR, Jamie Redknapp takes on Dina Asher-Smith in The Sporting Fix, and Zara Larsson Saves Our Summer with an exclusive performance in The Garden Sessions.

Peter Crouch, Maya Jama and Alex Horne join forces to Save Our Summer, by bringing us the biggest names from the world of sport, comedy and music back into our lives.



The Open 2019: How Shane Won The Claret Jug

The Open made a dramatic return to Northern Ireland in 2019 after a 68-year absence, and Royal Portrush served up a treat, with Irishman Shane Lowry emerging as the winner.

The Open made a dramatic return to Northern Ireland in 2019 after a 68-year absence, and Royal Portrush served up a treat with Irishman Shane Lowry emerging as the winner.

Lowry could not have chosen a better venue to claim his first major title and he soared to the top of the leaderboard after shooting a magnificent 63 in the third round, to set a new course record in one of the greatest rounds in Open history. He held firm on the final day, as his rivals faltered, to claim the Claret Jug by six shots.

Patriotic fans, some appalling weather and a home golfer trying to contain his emotions all combined to make the 148th Open Championship one of the best.

Eilidh Barbour introduces all the action, while Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt narrates the story of Lowry’s magical triumph.

Sunday 19 July



Olympics Rewind: London 2012

BBC Sport takes a look back at one of the most memorable events in British sporting history - the London 2012 Olympics.

This programme focuses on the second half of the Games - a hectic eight days in which the British gold rush continued in east London.

Cyclist Chris Hoy claimed a second gold medal of the Games in the keirin, taking his overall Olympic gold haul to six.

Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt was also celebrating a multiple medal moment, claiming his second and third gold medals in the 200m and the 4 x 100m.

The Luminaries

Anna Wetherell (Eve Hewson) is tried for murder.

Emery Staines (Himesh Patel), her alibi for the night of the murder, is still missing and Walter Moody (Michael Sheasby), a lawyer, refuses to act in her defence believing the case to be indefensible.

Due to a mix-up with the wreckage from the Godspeed, Moody ends up with Lauderback’s (Benedict Hardie) trunk. In it, he discovers a series of letters from Crosbie (Ewen Leslie) to Lauderback that reveal the two are brothers.

Lydia (Eva Green) hosts a séance to make contact with Emery (Himesh Patel), intending to implicate Anna further. Instead she channels the spirit of Sook (Yoson An) and inadvertently accuses Carver (Marton Csokas) of murder. Emery is found at last by Tauwhare (Richard Te Are). Tauwhare reunites the lovers, and when Emery is restored to Anna’s touch, the magical transference happens in reverse, and they become themselves again.

Together with Moody, Anna and Emery concoct an elaborate defence that exposes Lydia and Carver’s crimes. Carver sacrifices himself for Lydia in the witness box. Anna is found not guilty, but Emery is sentenced for the part that he has played.

Lydia has lost everything and Anna heads to the hills to make her fortune.

Pictured: Francis Carver (Marton Csokas), Lydia Wells (Eva Green)



Today At The Test: England v West Indies

Home Test cricket continues its return to the BBC with day three highlights of the second Test between England and the West Indies from Old Trafford.

It is the first time Old Trafford has hosted a Test match since last September, when England lost the fourth Test of the 2019 Ashes series to Australia. That defeat ended England’s 11-match unbeaten Test run at the venue dating back to 2001.

Isa Guha presents the action alongside lead analyst Michael Vaughan, while commentary comes from England’s record Test run-scorer Sir Alastair Cook, West Indies’ 2016 Twenty20 World Cup final hero Carlos Brathwaite, former England spinner Phil Tufnell and broadcaster Alison Mitchell.

Coverage continues on BBC Two throughout the week.



The Young Offenders

Created by Peter Foott, The Young Offenders tells the coming-of-age adventures of loveable rogues Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) and their mother/guardian Mairéad (Hilary Rose) as she tries to keep them on the straight and narrow.

Set in Cork, Ireland, the best friends continue to navigate their awkward teenage years as they hatch plans to help distract from their tough home lives, work on sustaining their relationships and try to care for the newest family member baby Star.

With Conor and Jock now expelled from school, they must find their way as young adults and learn to support their unconventional family unit.

Pictured: Mairead Mac Sweeney (Hilary Rose), Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley), Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy)

Monday 20 July



The Secrets She Keeps

Agatha and Hayden attend an emotional vigil for missing baby Ben.

Megan and Jack's relationship is deteriorating under the strain, while Agatha begins to panic when she realises that 'Rory' is becoming seriously unwell - but is unwilling to seek medical help.

Pictured: Agatha Fyfle (Laura Carmichael), Hayden Cole (Michael Sheasby), Meghan Shaughnessy (Jessica de Gouw)


Reunited after confronting racist gentrifiers, a terrifying 12 year-old and a magic fox, series two finds Kazim and Jeremiah in the red. It's time to start hustling.

Their delivery service Speedi-Kazz may be growing in popularity, but times are still tough: Kazim's been kicked out of his mum's house and Jeremiah's savings are vanishing by the minute. Instead they'll use their street smarts to get ahead, making deals with everyone, including dangerous market stall holders, unpredictable music producers and over-friendly CEOs.

Plus, there's a new addition to the team - wily teenager Simi, who splits her time between doing drop-offs and revising for her GCSEs. Keep it Speedi!

Enterprice is written and created by Kayode Ewumi and is a Fudge Park Production. The producer is Phil Gilbert, the executive producer is Simon Wilson, and Gregor Sharp is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.

Episode one
Kazim and Jeremiah are heading out on a double date. Kazim’s in love, but Jeremiah is a reluctant wingman.

After the date, events take a sinister turn when they meet a young girl on the run from a gang. Kazim and Jeremiah’s willingness to assist leads them into territory they’ll come to regret.

Pictured: Jeremiah (Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge), Simi (Fatou Sohna), Kazim (Kayode Ewumi)



Olympics Rewind: Rio 2016

BBC Sport takes a look back at the 2016 Rio Olympics - Britain’s most successful Games since 1908 which featured an incredible 67 medals.

The first of four programmes looking back on the action focuses on the opening six days, which included Adam Peaty’s 100m breaststroke gold medal in the pool.

Also catching the eye early on in Brazil was Joe Clarke’s surprise canoe slalom victory and a diving gold for Jack Laugher and Chris Mears in the 3m synchronised springboard competition.

Olympics Rewind: Rio 2016 continues on BBC Two throughout the week.

Once Upon A Time In Iraq

When Lieutenant Colonel Nate Sassaman (pictured) arrived in Iraq in 2003, his belief in the task ahead - of delivering democracy and stability to the Iraqi people - was unquestioning.

Sassaman was an inspirational leader to his men, and many felt that he was destined one day to become a general. Six months into his tour, caught in the political and literal cross fire of the insurgency, his good intentions and belief systems were shattered. Unprepared for the hostile environment he found himself in, with little support coming from Washington and taking daily attacks from insurgents, Sassaman was pushed to the very darkest regions of his psyche.

Alaa Adel was 12 years old in the summer of 2003, when she too was caught in cross fire on the streets of Baghdad. She suffered life changing injuries when she was hit in the face by shrapnel from one of the first roadside bombs, planted by insurgents and intended for American forces.

Looking back at that time, both Sassamen and Alla question the benefits of the war in Iraq. While one struggles with the guilt of their actions, the other lives with bristling resentment and ongoing anger.

Strasbourg 1518

The world premiere of Strasbourg 1518, the latest film from Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth, Under The Skin, The Fall) will take place on BBC Two at 10pm on Monday 20 July.

Inspired by a powerful involuntary mania which took hold of citizens in the city of Strasbourg just over 500 years ago, Strasbourg 1518 is a collaboration in isolation with some of the greatest dancers working today.

Devised and directed by Jonathan Glazer, with music by Mica Levi, Strasbourg 1518 was co-commissioned by Artangel and Sadler’s Wells and produced by Academy Films for BBC Films and BBC Arts.

The film is part of BBC Arts Culture In Quarantine - bringing the arts into the homes of the nation at a time of national lockdown.



River City Rewind

A beautiful, much-loved episode from the 2012 archives is featured in this week’s River City Rewind, as Malcolm and Liz say ‘I do!’, becoming Mr and Mrs Hamilton on the banks of Loch Lomond.

It's the day of Malcolm and Liz's loch-side wedding, but with emotions running high and Malcolm's illness causing confusion, a happily-ever-after isn’t guaranteed.

After discovering Malcolm has handed over power of attorney to Liz, Eileen fears her father isn’t thinking straight. Despite all Eileen’s best efforts to delay the day, Malcolm is determined to marry Liz - but the tension between Eileen and Liz threatens to dampen the wedding.

Each week on River City Rewind, viewers can take a walk down Shieldinch’s memory lane with a unique look back over River City’s history, meeting faces from the past and sensational storylines. This episode first aired on 24 March 2012.

River City is a BBC Studios, Scotland production for BBC One Scotland.

Pictured: Eileen (Deirdre Davis), Malcolm (Johnny Beattie), Liz (Eileen McCallum), Gina (Libby McArthur)

Tuesday 21 July



Holby City

Kian (Ramin Karimloo) returns to Darwin Ward, determined to make amends with Jac (Rosie Marcel).

But when forgiveness doesn’t come easy, Kian goes into self-destruct mode - with almost fatal consequences.

A broken Essie (Kaye Wragg) searches for her purpose, but where will she find the answer she seeks?

Ric (Hugh Quarshie) suspects Guy (John Michie) has fallen off the wagon and sets out to stop him working at Holby, once and for all.

The Secrets She Keeps

With no money and Rory's health faltering, Agatha finds refuge in the storeroom of her old workplace.

Meghan and Jack are at breaking point until Agatha makes a phone call to Hayden, who is in police custody.

Pictured: Agatha Fyfle (Laura Carmichael)



Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby

Monica Galetti and Giles Coren visit the Scottish Highlands to work at The Torridon, Britain's most northerly five star hotel.

In this episode of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby, Monica Galetti and Giles Coren visit the Scottish Highlands to work at The Torridon, Britain's most northerly five star hotel.

Its need to balance a luxury stay with being self-sufficient has Monica collecting seaweed for the kitchen and helping to herd Highland Cattle. Meanwhile Giles learns to change toilet seats and joins the staff on their afternoon off for a swim in the beautiful but freezing cold loch.

Pictured: Monica and Giles at The Torridon Hotel

The Rise Of The Murdoch Dynasty

Episode two: The Rebel Alliance. An unlikely alliance willing to take on the Murdoch Empire forms, and a huge scandal threatens Rupert’s dream of passing on the family business to one of his children.

This is the sensational story of the scandal that almost ruined Rupert Murdoch, and resulted in "the most humble day" of his life. After Murdoch’s incredible rise, this episode charts his fast fall from grace that left him an isolated figure, and tells the story of how Murdoch’s huge political influence in the UK was finally challenged, revealing a closeness between Murdoch and politics that was suggested to distort democracy, and eventually saw four living prime ministers face questioning at the Leveson Inquiry, changing British politics and press forever.

Amid calls of nepotism, Rupert Murdoch gives his son a senior role within his organisation, a move that many see as a test to see if his son is fit to one day take over. Would-be Prime Ministers continue to court Murdoch in the hope of winning his support, but whilst Murdoch is being treated like a renaissance pope by the political elite, an unlikely alliance begins to form that aims to bring down his Empire.

When an investigative journalist receives an anonymous tip-off, the information he receives is so explosive that it sets in motion an incredible sequence of events. His investigation reveals crime, corruption and scandal at the heart of the Murdoch Empire, leading all the way to one of the Prime Ministers key advisers. An alliance begins to form around the investigative journalist and includes actor Hugh Grant and politician Tom Watson.

In response to the revelations, the Murdoch Empire goes on the offensive and the alliance come under sustained pressure, but whistle-blowers begin to emerge, then a bombshell revelation completely changes public opinion. A sequence of disastrous events leave Murdoch’s business plans in ruins, he closes a newspaper, employees are thrown under the bus and to top it off his son finds himself at the heart of the scandal, ruining Rupert’s plans for succession.

Murdoch and his son are hauled in to Parliament to face a reckoning. The eyes of the world are trained on Murdoch and his son. Rupert is humiliated, his once-friendly political allies desert him, and his reputation is left in tatters.

Wednesday 22 July



Bears About the House

Conservationist Giles Clark continues his mission to tackle the illegal wildlife trade and to help build a pioneering new bear sanctuary in Laos. The team are on the road for 14 hours after rescuing two terrified moon bear cubs that were taken from the wild a week ago.

The cubs called David and Jane are five months old and were seized by the authorities after they were discovered for sale illegally online. Giles takes the cubs home as they need around-the-clock specialist care.

At the sanctuary, Mary the sun bear is now nine months old. Growing in confidence she is becoming extremely determined. Mary learns to forage for food, use her climbing skills in trees and even picks up a unique skill to a sun bear - jumping! The sanctuary doesn't have contact with bears as they get older, and as Mary graduates from the nursery and moves into her permanent home she meets another sun bear, a four year-old female called Noy.

David and Jane develop well and move to the sanctuary. But Giles returns from the road just as the sanctuary has received shocking news: there has been a break-in and the moon bear cubs are missing. The team are distraught. A two-week investigation by the local police brings no answers and the search for David and Jane is called off.

After security is stepped up, the sanctuary picks up the pace with construction once more. Finally, the quarantine building is finished which means that the sanctuary is now ready to receive bears from bear bile farms in Laos. The Laos government has committed to closing these farms when they have somewhere to put the rescued bears.

At the end of an eventful year, Giles is more determined than ever to help bears and get them out of the illegal wildlife trade.

Pictured: Moon bear cub siblings David and Jane play-fighting



Race Revolution? Britain After George Floyd

The viral video footage of a Black man being held down by US police, with a knee on his neck, sent shockwaves around the world. Despite a global health pandemic, George Floyd’s killing in Minnesota brought thousands of people out to protest, including right here in the UK.

Britain prides itself on being a place of equality and tolerance - but the demonstrations sweeping the nation are highlighting the scale of racial inequality in this country.

BBC reporter Daniel Henry has been on the ground at marches, speaking to organisers, protestors and the police, about Britain’s record on race - asking if these multiracial demonstrations will lead to action from those in power.

The worldwide response to George Floyd’s death has given confidence to a new generation who believe that change is coming.

The people behind the protests in Britain say the demonstrations here aren’t just about George Floyd - they say the Windrush Scandal, Grenfell, Black deaths in police custody and a recent rise in far-right terror plots, have exposed uncomfortable truths about Britain that need to be tackled head on.

They believe that they have the tools, allies, language and technology to create a new reality - but is this country ready to move beyond tolerance, to become an actively anti-racist society?

George Floyd’s death is forcing people to think about the scale of racism in their communities and explore what can be done to eliminate it for good. From Premier League football clubs, to superstar actors like John Boyega, the message is loud and clear: Black Lives Matter.

Pictured: Venus, protest organiser

Thursday 23 July



Dear NHS Superstars

Dear NHS Superstars is a collection of often deeply personal stories from some of Britain’s best loved stars to celebrate the incredible people who work for the NHS.

Writer, comedian, and former doctor, Adam Kay will guide us through the programme which will cover everything life can throw at us, from cradle to grave.

From the heartfelt to the hilarious, the celebrities share stories of the personal encounters they’ve had throughout the years with healthcare workers.

They speak candidly as they show their admiration, respect and thanks to the incredible doctors, nurses, midwives, porters, and other NHS staff who have touched their lives.

The celebrities expressing their gratitude include presenter Amanda Holden, dancers AJ & Curtis Pritchard, comedians Lenny Henry, Jo Brand, Jack Whitehall, Phil Wang, Rosie Jones and Kevin Bridges, former Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Strictly judge Shirley Ballas, presenter and writer Katie Piper, actor and performer Adrian Lester, presenters and journalists Victoria Derbyshire and Alex Brooker, presenter Konnie Huq, comedian and ‘Chaser’ Paul Sinha, and presenters and comedians Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc.

Pictured: Adrian Lester


Lemn Sissay: The Memory Of Me. This is the story of the boy whose name meant Why.

Lemn Sissay's writings are a source of inspiration to huge numbers of people around the world - from the landmark poems on the walls and buildings of Manchester and beyond, to the contemplative dawn verses, published each morning on social media, his words bring solace and light to readers across the globe.

Following the publication of his new memoir My Name Is Why, he tells Alan Yentob what it was like to grow up as the only black child in a sleepy market town outside Wigan in the 1970. Before being catapulted into the broken care system at the dawn of the 1980s, he discusses how he was separated from his foster family at the tender age of 12 and left to fend for himself. His journey since has been one of discovery, learning, not just that his name was Lemn, but that his parents were Ethiopian, a country he returns to for this film to find out more about his roots.

Featuring contributions from some of the well-known names Lemn has shared the stage with, such as Steve Coogan, Benjamin Zephaniah, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Julie Hesmondhalgh, as well as his close network of friends and supporters from his years in care. This is the story of the boy whose name meant Why.

imagine … Lemn Sissay: The Memory of Me is a BBC Studios production, commissioned for BBC Arts and BBC One by Mark Bell. Alan Yentob is the Series Editor, Executive Producer is Tanya Hudson and the Producer/ Director is John O’Rourke.



Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star

In the second episode of BBC Three’s hit make-up series, hosted by Stacey Dooley and judged by Val Garland and Dominic Skinner, the nine remaining MUAs take on London Fashion Week, working alongside this week’s guest judge and fashion designer, Henry Holland.

The contestants must replicate make-up on their models, shown to them by Henry Holland’s Key Make-up Artist and Glow Up judge Dominic Skinner, working under pressure and with tight deadlines meeting the high standards expected in Fashion Week.

Back at Glow Up HQ the two MUAs who failed to impress must complete this week’s Creative Brief from the red ‘Face Off’ chairs, suffering a 15-minute time penalty. In this week’s challenge they must create a look based on their own personal icon - famous, fictional, fantasy or even someone they know.

The two weakest MUAS go head to head in the elimination Face Off, where they are asked to create realistic freckles on identical twin models. One MUA is sent packing and leaves the competition.

* This is a network repeat of the 2020 BBC Three series

There She Goes

Episode three: Head Space. Em (Jessica Hynes) is getting excited about her favourite night of the year - Si’s (David Tennant) annual pub quiz.

As Si prepares his questions, Rosie (Miley Locke) distracts Em by repeatedly asking her to draw a copy of a new picture they’ve hung up at home. On the day of the quiz, Em’s father ‘Gandalf’ (Nigel Planer), has a fall and can’t babysit, leaving Em to choose between missing the quiz or taking Rosie along to the pub, too.

In the early timeline, Em goes back to work and puts Rosie into a nursery. But this new found normality is shattered when Rosie suffers a frightening medical emergency.

Pictured: Simon (David Tennant), Barney (Justin Edwards)

Friday 24 July



Jack Whitehall's Sporting Nation

Episode three: The Cult Of The Underdog. In this episode Jack irreverently dives into Britain’s undying love for the plucky, humble outsider, looking at how when it comes to sport, we can’t help ourselves but get behind the underdog.

From 5000-1 Premier League winners to the biggest upset in 1980s snooker, from Kelly Holmes defying the odds to Torvill and Dean turning ice-dance into a national phenomenon, Jack examines our passion for giant-killing and why there’s no better or more satisfying a sports story than one that goes against the script.

The Young Offenders

Created by Peter Foott, The Young Offenders tells the coming-of-age adventures of loveable rogues Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) and their mother/guardian Mairéad (Hilary Rose) as she tries to keep them on the straight and narrow.

Set in Cork, Ireland, the best friends continue to navigate their awkward teenage years as they hatch plans to help distract from their tough home lives, work on sustaining their relationships and try to care for the newest family member baby Star. With Conor and Jock now expelled from school, they must find their way as young adults and learn to support their unconventional family unit.

Conor and Jock join forces with Billy Murphy (Shane Casey) who has masterminded an amateur heist of luxury televisions. Baby Star unexpectedly becomes involved which leads to further chaos and some valuable lessons are learned.

Pictured: Jock O Keeffe (Chris Walley), Star O'Keeffe (Penny Nola Richardson), Conor Mac Sweeney (Alex Murphy)



Canada's Drag Race

As they compete for the title of Canada’s First Drag Superstar, the queens turn trash into treasure in an eco-inspired design challenge.

This week’s guest host is Canadian fashion designer Biddell, who joins judges Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Stacey McKenzie, as a fourth queens exits the competition.



Rodney P’s Jazz Funk

UK rap legend, Rodney P, tells the untold story of Britain’s first home-grown black music culture. He reveals how the first generation of British-born black youth who, inspired by the avant garde musical fusions of 70s black America, laid the foundations of modern day multiculturalism by creating the first black British music culture with the Jazz Funk movement.

Jazz Funk resists any simple description. It’s a scene, not a genre; an attitude not a sound; a movement not a fashion. To understand how black British culture has gone on to have such deep impact on youth culture in Britain, and beyond, you need to understand Jazz Funk.

Rodney discovers how the scene emerged out of the cultural void of the early 1970s when the children of Windrush Generation parents were coming of age, only to find there was nothing to reflect their new cultural identity. They’d been born and gone to school here, grown up in the same working class inner city neighbourhoods as their white friends. But as they entered their teenage years the lack of a culture that spoke to them became apparent so they wanted to make a space for self-expression that they could truly call their own.

The arrival of American DJ Greg Edwards, legendary host of Capital Radio’s Soul Spectrum - one of only two radio shows that played black music on legal radio in the 1970s - changed everything.

As new clubs sprang up around these new sounds, the culture split into two scenes: an older, mainly white scene growing in the south east suburbs of Kent and Essex, based on the more commercial end of the soul, jazz and funk sound; while in London a younger, more multicultural movement built around the deeper, more experimental music, gave birth to a wildly creative, expressive dance culture which was both inspired by and inspirational to the music.

With original performance from veteran Jazz Funk dancers and rare archive of their heyday, Rodney meets many from the heart of the scene: superstar DJ Carl Cox, whose first gig was running a Jazz Funk mobile disco; Robert Elms, a central figure at the Blitz Club who was a soul boy before he was a new romantic; Leee John, lead singer of chart-topping Imagination; and Kenny Wellington of Light Of The World, one of the key acts who created a uniquely British sound which went on to influence the New Romantics and other cultures that came out of early 80s Britain.

Super producer Morghan Khan created a roster of Black British artists, and deep bonds emerged between young marginalised Black clubbers and the still-underground gay scene, as both communities fought to express themselves on their own terms and have their voices heard.

Although the Jazz Funk scene created the first commercial platform for a generation of DJs, dancers, artists and clubbers, it was eclipsed in the early 80s with a new wave of youth culture movements. But long before the later rave scene and later global club culture, it was in the 70s Jazz Funk scene that all-dayers, all-nighters, superclubs and superstar DJs first appeared.

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