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  • Ashes to Ashes (S2)

    Saturdays at 21:30

    It’s 1982, and DI Alex Drake is still haunted by sudden visions. Unable to prevent the death of her parents, she is still no nearer to returning to her own time. But there’s a new man in these visions, unseen but offering a glimmer of hope of a return home to her daughter. Could he be real?

    Meanwhile, DCI Gene Hunt has his own problems when an investigation into the death of a policeman reveals an intricate web of corruption that could stretch to the top of the force...

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    Retro crime time…

  • 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)

    From Saturday 26 July 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…

  • Little Dorrit (S1)

    Tuesdays at 21:00

    Andrew Davies, master adaptor of classic literature, brings to life Charles Dickens’ powerful story of struggle and hardship in the 1820s.

    When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, his curiosity is piqued by the presence in his mother’s house of a young seamstress, Amy Dorrit. The forbidding Mrs Clennam isn’t usually given to charity, so why has she made an exception in taking on Amy?

    Arthur’s quest to discover the truth takes him to the Marshalsea Prison for Debt, where he meets Amy’s father. And he soon discovers that the dark shadow of debt stretches far beyond the walls of the Marshalsea Prison…

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    A Dickens classic…

  • 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…

  • A Young Doctor's Notebook (S1)

    Tuesdays at 20:30

    Based on the semi-autobiographical short stories by Bulgakov, Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star in this wry comedy drama about a young doctor’s fledgling career as he begins his new life in a small, backwards Russian village.

    Set on the eve of the Russian Revolution, it tells the story of the young medical graduate’s turbulent and brutal introduction to his practice, narrated by his older, more experienced self. Dealing not only with the superstitious and poorly educated patients, but also with his own inner demons, the young doctor reveals doubts about his own competence and struggles with the immense burden of medical responsibility.

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    Soviet medical drama…

  • Starlings (S1)

    Wednesdays at 21:00

    Every family has their ups and downs, and the Starling family are no exception.

    Tomboy Charlie shares a bedroom with her Grandad, while Mum and Dad manage to keep life ticking over with a combination of ingenuity and competition winning. Older brother Gravy has a heart of gold and a penchant for reptiles and his games console. Daughter Bell has just given birth to baby Zac, and is now a full-time single mum – until she might actually admit that father Reuben is the one for her. Then there’s Uncle Loz, Grandad’s long-lost son and the artist of the family. And Fergie, who can be found camping in the garden.

    Candid, funny and very sweet, Starlings will warm your heart with familiar family eccentricities.

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    Family funnies…

BBC Lifestyle

  • Bargain Hunt (S33)

    Mondays at 21:15

    Join presenter and antiques expert Tim Wonnacott for another series of the popular antiques-based game show.

    Two teams of amateur collectors have an hour at an antiques fair in which to acquire the best bargains possible with £300.

    This series sees Tim and the gang head to Wightwick Manor in Wolverhampton, where they discover its traditional 'olde English' style. Later, they scour the Welsh Royal Showground for bargains, before heading to Norfolk in search of more great buys.

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    Yesteryear treasures…

  • Nordic Cookery with Tareq Taylor (S2)

    Wednesdays at 18:10

    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...

  • How to Cook Like Heston (S1)

    Wednesdays at 18:35

    After years of passionately seeking culinary perfection, Heston Blumenthal demonstrates not just how to cook, but why certain things do or don’t work, as he dispels some of the myths inherited from our mother’s kitchen.

    Each episode concentrates on one everyday ingredient – eggs, chicken, beef, chocolate, cheese and the humble potato – and features recipes for big favourites such as roast chicken, the perfect steak and how to pull off the ultimate chocolate cake.

    The series is packed with straightforward advice, while special cameras show what actually happens to food as it hits the pan or roasts in the oven.

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    Culinary brilliance…

  • Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day (S1)

    Tuesdays at 18:10

    Nigel Slater demonstrates how he turns the contents of his weekly shop into seven delicious dishes – one for every day of the week.

    Along the way, he proves that adding new flavours to everyday ingredients can make them sensational, shows how he makes the most of a glut or a special offer at the shops and how to create culinary magic in just one pan.

    Nigel also shares some clever recipes designed to cure cravings and offer comfort, including slow-roast leg of lamb with herb rub and parmesan mash, almond and lentil stew and tumbler trifle.

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    Creative weekly cooking…

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