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  • Big School (S1)

    Wednesdays at 20:30

    Chemistry teacher Mr Church is in his 40s, unsuccessful both in love and in engaging 30 teenage kids in his madcap experiments. Everything changes when enthusiastic French teacher Miss Postern joins the school, desperate to bring the romance and poetry of French culture to her pupils, despite having never actually been to France.

    Mr Church soon falls hopelessly in love. But in between his own cringeworthy social awkwardness, the competing attentions of would-be lothario PE teacher Mr Gunn and the degenerate nature of the rest of the staff, will Mr Church ever get his femme fatale?

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    Term-time frolics...

  • Last Tango in Halifax (S1)

    Wednesdays at 21:00

    Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited on the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple lament over what might have been as they take us on a life-affirming journey of what can still happen.

    Their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age. But this is also a story about family, and with family comes baggage…

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    Timeless love...

  • Hotel Secrets With Richard E Grant (S1)

    From Friday 5 September at 21:00

    Travelling the world, Richard reveals the stories behind the glamorous facades – from bad behaviour to sex scandals, from warring hotel dynasties to the outrageous extravagances of rich and famous guests.

    As he explores hotels such as the George V in Paris, the Four Seasons in New York, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the Savoy in London, Richard sets out to discover what makes a select number of hotels so unique.

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    A secret history...

  • Case Sensitive: The Other Half Lives (S2)

    Monday 15 September at 21:00

    When Ruth Blacksmith's new partner, Aidan, reveals that he once hurt a woman called Mary Trelease, Ruth is deeply worried. She raises her concerns with Detective Sergeant Charlie Zailer who is intrigued. But when Charlie decides to call in at Ruth's house, she finds a disturbing scene: Ruth’s ex-husband, Jason Blacksmith, has been murdered.

    Charlie and Detective Simon Waterhouse investigate the case and find themselves divided over motives and suspects. Is Aidan a violent man? Did he murder Jason Blacksmith? And who was Mary Trelease?

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    Detective thriller...

  • Way To Go (S1)

    From Saturday 27 September at 22:00

    After Scott is moved by a terminally ill neighbour’s request to die – and at the same time faced with a predatory female employer, a split from his girlfriend, and a desperate need for cash to pay off his brother gambling debts – he and his best mate Cozzo stumble towards what they think is the only solution: an assisted-suicide machine, constructed from leftover fast food dispenser parts.

    As they launch into a deeply illegal situation, which they will have to keep very quiet, the three 20-something mates find love in the strangest ways, fall out with each other and are touched by the people they come across. But it’s their own inadequacies and personal circumstances that most often lead to comedy in the darkest of situations.

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    Dark comedy...

  • Breaking Pointe (S1)

    From Saturday 27 September at 20:20

    While it may be many young girls’ dream to become a ballerina, embodying beauty, grace and elegance, the reality at the top end of ballet often combines jealousy, competition and crippling dedication.

    Breaking Pointe rips back the curtain and opens the doors of an elite American ballet company, the Salt Lake City Ballet West. Meeting the dancers who dedicate their lives and bodies to the art, and following them once the costumes come off, this reality documentary takes viewers into the heart of the company, from the gritty rehearsals, to the glamour of the dancers’ nightlife, to the vibrant and dynamic main-stage performances, obliterating any pre-conceived notions that ballet is a dated art form.

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    Ballet battles...

  • Alan Carr: Chatty Man (S13)

    From Saturday 27 September at 21:00

    Loved by both the public and his guests for his irrepressible, warm and witty approach, Alan Carr returns for another series of his side-splitting chat show.

    Each episode sees Alan welcome celebrity guests to his sofa, where the usual rules of chat shows do not necessarily apply! There's high jinks and juicy gossip, and with Alan's gentle mocking approach, who knows what the celebrities will reveal about themselves?

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    Celeb chats...

BBC Lifestyle

  • Valentine Warner Eats Scandinavia (S1)

    From Friday 5 September at 18:10

    Adventurous cook Valentine Warner sets off on a new and exclusive culinary voyage across the North Sea to Scandinavia, exploring the region that's currently the hottest thing in foodie circles.

    Working his way through the seasons, Valentine tries his hand at cooking the food eaten by locals, according to what can be sourced across Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

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    Scandi bites...

  • Come Dine With Me (S8)

    From Monday 8 September at 18:35

    Five strangers, who love to entertain, take it in turns to throw a dinner party in their own personal style. But this is no ordinary supper – after each dinner, the guests secretly score the host a mark out of ten.

    The food and the atmosphere are taken into account when scoring, and at the end of the week the top-scoring host wins £1000.

    Filmed all over the UK, hosts from all walks of life take the Come Dine with Me challenge – providing astonishing and hilarious insights into their homes and their dinner party secrets.

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    Going for culinary glory...

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