BBC Entertainment

  • Absolutely Fabulous

    From Monday 4 August, times vary

    With awards in double figures, including two international Emmys, Absolutely Fabulous is a comedy phenomenon.

    Edina (Jennifer Saunders) is a Sixties teenager who never grew up. She and her sex-mad friend Patsy (Joanna Lumley) are still into drink, drugs and partying, while her stuffy student daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha) swots and keeps house.

    Part of the Summer Nights of Comedy season, laughs are a-plenty in this award-winning comedy.

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    Fabulous, darling...

  • Spooks (S9)

    Mondays at 21:00

    New recruits shake things up as Section D, once again, are left wondering who can really be trusted.

    The team are tracking suspected terrorist, Abib, on a boat from Tangiers. When Somalian pirates storm the boat, a mysterious Eastern European prostitute saves Lucas’ life. This is Beth Bailey, who soon becomes a new recruit, along with former British Special Forces officer Dimitri and data analyst Tariq.

    The newly formed group must gel quickly as relations between the CIA and MI5 reach breaking point over some mysterious hackers. They will have to work together if they are to come out on top in what eventually leads to the ultimate game of cat and mouse.

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    Spy action…

  • Him & Her (S3)

    Saturdays at 22:20

    Steve and Becky are still young, unemployed and very, very lazy. Lazing around in Steve’s bedsit, this loved-up couple are happy to spend their days achieving nothing – except watching DVDs and constantly teasing each other.

    Series three sees Steve wanting to take their relationship to the next level – he’s going to ask Becky to marry him. The only problem is finding the right time. With everyone discovering the ring except Becky, will she find out before Steve has had a chance to ask?

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    Bedsit shenanigans…

  • Sinbad (S1)

    Saturdays at 19:15

    A thrilling, modern and magical reinvention of the famous legend from Arabian Nights.

    How do you become better than the worst thing you’ve done? When Sinbad inadvertently kills a man and causes the death of his beloved brother, he is cursed and escapes to sea as a stowaway. An impetuous young man on a quest for redemption, Sinbad is condemned to keep searching for a way to lift the curse that chains him to the seas, until he can find the goodness in himself.

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    Sea tales…

BBC Lifestyle

  • Nordic Cookery with Tareq Taylor (S2)

    Wednesdays at 18:10 & 22:45

    Tareq Taylor continues his exploration of New Nordic Cuisine, travelling around the Nordic countries to meet local food producers, chefs and specialists.

    He heads off the tourist track to experience local cultures through their food, searching out fantastic ingredients, meeting extraordinary people and preparing his own versions of delicious recipes along the way.

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    Scandi bites...

  • DIY SOS: The Big Build (S23)

    From Wednesday 13 August at 17:20 & 22:00

    Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team issue a call to arms and recruit friends, family and local trades to help transform the homes of struggling families across Britain.

    They visit a host of inspiring folk, including a family in Worksop whose house extension was put on hold after a shock redundancy, and an Enfield sportsman with motor neurone disease who is struggling to live in his home. In Wales they help a widower and his young daughter to complete their new home, and give a wounded paratrooper his independence back in Maidstone.

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    Life-changing builds…

  • Antiques Roadshow (S35)

    Mondays at 20:20

    Fiona Bruce and a team of experts invite members of the public to bring along their antiques for examination and valuation.

    Artefact highlights include a portrait of Shakespeare discovered hidden beneath another painting, a touching carved tribute to a Spitfire pilot who was killed in action, a ring with a grim family story attached to it, some intriguing early medical instruments and a rare work by the artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth.

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    Yesteryear treasures…

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