BBC Entertainment

  • Friday Night Dinner (S2)

    Tuesdays at 19:55

    Spend some more Friday nights with the Goodman family as Friday Night Dinner returns for a second helping of groundbreaking comedy.

    In series two, Adam goes on a date with a girl who smells like Mum, Jonny starts going out with an older woman, Mum is forced out of the house by a mouse, Dad starts drying fish in the downstairs cupboard, Jim makes a birthday cake for his dog Wilson, Grandma has an affair with a married man, and we meet Dad’s mother, horrible Grandma.

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    Family comedy...

  • Live At The Apollo (S9)

    Tuesdays at 21:35

    The roll call of stand-ups who have performed in front of a live audience at the world famous Hammersmith Apollo plays out like a who’s who of comedic royalty, and the new season is no different.

    Each episode sees a stand-up legend act as compère and perform to the audience before introducing two of the best stand-ups currently on the comedy circuit.

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    A lot of laughs...

  • Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip

    Wednesday 20 August at 20:00

    Seven days, more than 1,000 miles, 20 cars, two boats, a motorbike and one dream...it all adds up to the perfect road trip for Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

    Their aim is to select the ideal mode of transport for each leg of a pilgrimage from Venice, Italy to Pau in France - home to a legendary street circuit and the origins of Grand Prix racing. On the way they prepare by taking to the track at Monza, home of Italian Formula One, and try to get noticed on the road course in Monaco. After cruising the canals in Venice they take to the tarmac in the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Mercedes SLS Black.

    As well as driving a mind-blowing selection of iconic cars in stunning locations, Jeremy and Richard sample the culinary delights of Italy and France before they turn up the heat even more with a Top Gear race... and the worst forfeit in Top Gear television history!

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    Motor mayhem...

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (S9)

    From Thursday 21 August at 20:15

    Presenter Ty Pennington brings the makeover bus to a host of new families across the United States, each of whom has faced incredible, heart-breaking hardships with inspirational strength.

    In just seven days, the Extreme Makeover team race against the clock to give them a beautiful new home in which they can face the future together. It takes a massive crew of designers, contractors and neighbourly helping hands to pull it all off, but somehow it always comes together on time.

    In this series the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, makes an appearance, and struggling families from Utah and New York, Oregon and Maryland (and everywhere in between) are gifted with the home of their dreams.

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    Home transformation...

  • Top Gear Festival Special: Sydney

    Wednesday 27 August at 20:00

    As Top Gear tours the world creating new and ground breaking motoring festivals, this episode lands at the Sydney Motorsport Track.

    This newly redeveloped race circuit will be hosting the world’s fastest cars, madcap Top Gear challenges and legendary Australian sporting heroes. Presented by David Coultard and featuring Jeremy Clarkson, James May and the Stig, the programme journeys though a weekend at the most ambitious Top Gear Festival to date.

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    Motors down under...

BBC Lifestyle

  • The Great British Bake Off (S4)

    Tuesdays at 20:00

    A new batch of baking hopefuls take on tricky tasks and battle it out to be crowned The Great British Bake Off champion, all under the watchful gaze of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

    This series, the contestants must show a huge variety of skills, from producing amazing angel food cakes, to creating deceptively difficult fruit pies and a savoury picnic pie.

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    Going for gastronomic gold…

  • Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA (S7)

    Mondays at 20:00

    American restaurants receive a wake-up call they’ll never forget as week by week a struggling restaurant receives the Gordon Ramsay treatment.

    There’s no time for polite small talk as Gordon reveals a few home truths to the exhausted, emotional restaurant owner or manager and embarks upon his mission to turn things around.

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    It's getting hot in the kitchen...

  • Rick Stein's India (S1)

    Tuesdays at 21:00

    In this series, chef Rick Stein sets out on an Indian odyssey to discover the different cuisines that are celebrated world over.

    Follow Rick as he begins his journey by exploring the regions that began our love affair with curry, before taking in the art of temple cooking and perfecting the knack of eating with his hands.

    Finally, as his journey ends, Rick meets India's first Masterchef winner in Lucknow to observe the making of dum machli, a sophisticated fish dish served at royal tables.

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    Spicey Indian delights...

  • Don't Tell the Bride: Specials

    Sundays at 19:00

    Don’t Tell the Bride is back for not one, not two, but three special episodes.

    In Don’t Tell the Bride Best Ever 2012, Radio 1’s Scott Mills presents a countdown to the best episode ever, as chosen by viewers. Will it be sci-fi Charlie, who took his long-suffering bride Lauren to a place no bride has gone before? Or will it be risk-taking Simon, who gambled on a Vegas wedding? Tune in to find out.

    The most put-upon brides get their own back in Don’t Tell the Bride Christmas Revenge, giving their hapless grooms a Christmas ‘gift’ to remind them who’s back wearing the trousers.

    In Don’t Tell the Bride Christmas on Ice, will Rosie's fiancé, Nick give his little princess a very merry Christmas? Or will he be skating on thin ice and receive a frosty reception?

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    Confetti at the ready...

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (S9)

    From Sunday 24 August at 18:00

    Presenter Ty Pennington brings the makeover bus to a host of new families across the United States, each of whom has faced incredible, heart-breaking hardships with inspirational strength.

    In just seven days, the Extreme Makeover team race against the clock to give them a beautiful new home in which they can face the future together. It takes a massive crew of designers, contractors and neighbourly helping hands to pull it all off, but somehow it always comes together on time.

    In this series the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, makes an appearance, and struggling families from Utah and New York, Oregon and Maryland (and everywhere in between) are gifted with the home of their dreams.

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    Home transformation...

  • Grand Designs (S11)

    From Sunday 24 August at 17:00

    Passionate designer and architecture enthusiast Kevin McCloud meets another host of colourful characters looking to create the buildings of their dreams from the ground up.

    In series 11, Kevin follows a project to renovate and extend a classic 1920s cinema in Thorne. In Tiverton he meets a veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan who lost three limbs and is looking to create a home in which he can live independently. A master craftsman in Devon reveals his plans to build a castle entirely out of mud, and in Monmouthshire a couple are hoping to turn a forester’s lodge into a Japanese house complete with roof bath.

    These are passion projects for the people behind them, and when things go wrong emotions can run high. Luckily McCloud is always on hand to offer sage advice and a sympathetic ear.

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    Dream homes...

  • The Secrets of South America: Generation Sex

    Sunday 17 August at 21:00

    Young journalist Billie JD Porter travels to Argentina to unlock the secrets behind the South American’s biggest passion – sex.

    In this episode, Billie explores the conflict between a nation torn by the traditional values of the Catholic Church, and the modern freedom desired by people who want to have fun.

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    A nation's secrets...

BBC Knowledge

  • Supermarket Secrets (S1)

    Fridays at 22:00

    Go behind the scenes with Britain’s biggest supermarket chains to find out how they find, make and move the foods we all buy – on an epic scale.

    Joining supermarket insiders, this revelatory documentary gets to the heart of how supermarkets bring us the food we love to eat across four of the biggest events in their calendars: Easter, the summer barbecue season, Halloween, and Christmas.

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    Food, glorious food...

  • Nature's Weirdest Events (S3)

    Sundays at 17:00

    Nature’s Weirdest Events returns to delve deep into the far-flung corners of the globe and show bizarre, strange and utterly peculiar natural oddities and anomalies.

    Watch everything from fish walking out of the water in Florida, bees in France making shocking multi-coloured honey, killer sharks on an Australian golf course, a possum that fakes its own death and a snake with two heads.

    This is the show that proves that, in nature, fact is often a lot stranger than fiction!

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    Seriously strange...

  • Embarrassing Bodies: From the Clinic (S1)

    Mondays at 21:00

    There's nothing that the Embarrassing Bodies team haven't seen before...

    The team of doctors, including Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Dawn Harper, are on-hand to provide patients with specialist advice, consultations and even diagnoses.

    Meanwhile, Dr Pixie McKenna hits the road in the Embarrassing Bodies truck, reporting back on her day’s cases each evening.

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    Don't be shy...

  • Hidden Kingdoms (S1)

    From Sunday 31 August at 18:00

    These superheroes may be small, but they certainly pack a punch.

    With a cast all less than a foot in size, including chipmunks, elephant shrews and scorpion mice, the series explores the world in miniature from a unique perspective. When you're this small, raindrops fall like meteorites and a breeze feels like a tornado!

    Watch our mini-heroes face challenges and gigantic enemies against some of the planet's most iconic landscapes, including savannah, jungle, forest and the cities of Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro.

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    A whole new world...

CBeebies

  • Andy's Dinosaur Adventures (S1)

    Saturdays and Sundays at 07:35

    Each adventure begins with Andy at work in a local museum with his new sidekick dinosaur expert, Hatty. Together, they bring the museum to life with their comedy antics, and with Andy’s time-travelling clock, he finds any excuse to go on a prehistoric adventure with dinosaurs, returning, just in time, with whatever’s needed for his day job.

    On his adventures, Andy meets a baby diplodocus, takes to the skies on the back of a pterosaur and comes jaw to jaw with a T-rex!

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    Dino time travels...

  • Dinopaws (S1)

    Weekdays at 11:05 & 15:05

    Dinopaws follows three very inquisitive dinosaurs on a mighty mission to go everywhere that can be gone, see everything that can be seen, feel everything that can be felt and do everything that can be done!

    Combining colourful animation with stimulating storytelling and charming characters, this series is a magical programme for pre-schoolers who, like the Dinopaws, are exploring the world they live in for the first time and discovering exciting new experiences, objects, places and feelings every day.

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    Dinosaur adventures…

BBC World News

  • Focus on Africa

    Weeknights at 19:30

    With news, business and sport from in and around Africa, this daily show delivers compelling coverage of all the issues, achievements, aspirations and challenges shaping an ever-changing continent.

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    Bringing Africa to the world, and the world to Africa!

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  • The Great British Sewing Bee

    Competition time!

  • The Great British Bake Off series 4

    On your marks...get set...bake!

    Tuesdays at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle

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