Showcase

Our team's picks of what to watch this week and what's available on demand. Also available via Freetime – our award-winning smart TV Guide, and the Freesat app .

on demand

Saddam Goes to Hollywood

Available now

Catch the extraordinary true story of Saddam Hussein's farcical venture into the movie business, plagued by big budgets, debauchery, and controversial actor Oliver Reed.

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Chico and Rita

Available now

Spellbinding animated musical, charting the turbulent relationship between a young piano player and a sultry jazz singer, in a story that spans from 1948 Cuba to Bebop-era New York to the modern day.

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Artsnight: Val McDermid

Available now

Is fiction the best way to access the truth? On this edition of the magazine arts show, writer Val McDermid explores the relationship between fiction, video games and real-life crime documentary.

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Friday Night Dinner

Available now

The return of one of our favourite comedies, starring Paul Ritter and Tamsin Greig. Dad accidentally invites someone he hates round for dinner: a man with a habit of talking with his eyes closed.

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Clare Balding Meets... Jessica...

Available now

...Ennis-Hill. Clare catches up with the golden girl of British athletics as she prepares to defend her heptathlon title at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Athletics: London Anniversary Games

Available now

Gabby Logan presents coverage of the London Anniversary Games from the Olympic Stadium featuring star attraction Usain Bolt. Commentary from Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley.

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Gogglesprogs

Available now

What do the Gogglesprogs think of Eating Well with Hemsley + Hemsley, and Fierce? Last in the series of the Gogglebox spinoff.

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The Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home

Available now

Two-part doc about the indomitable spirit of Zaatari, a refugee camp in Jordan that has grown to a city the size of Bath, providing home to 80,000 Syrians who have fled the horrors of the civil war.

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The Investigator: A British Crime Story

Available now

Mark Williams-Thomas continues his gripping investigation of the disappearance of Carole Packman, travelling to Canada, where someone with Carole's name started working a year after the disappearance.

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Celebrity MasterChef

Available now

After four weeks of intense competition, the best cooks compete in the first of the semi-finals. First, the toughest challenge yet: there's catering to be done in the middle of a freezing field.

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Full Steam Ahead

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Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn travel across the UK reliving the golden age of steam, exploring how the introduction of railways in the early 19th century changed Britain.

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RHS: Tatton Flower Show 2016

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The first of two visits to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park in Cheshire sees the team exploring the show gardens, including designs for the small but intricate 'back-to-backs'.

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Blue Peter: Dream Big Orange Badge Show

Available now

In an Orange Badge special, the team meet the Paralympic team who have won 143 medals, Lindsey gets to grips with the science behind Wimbledon, and Imani Williams performs her new single.

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Man Down

Available now

The comedy series continues, and Dan comes face-to-face with Miss Clarke - his replacement in class. Meanwhile, Jo pitches her new shop 'idea' to the town council.

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The Joy of Data

Available now

From discs to dongles, mathematician Hannah Fry explores the word of our age – data – in this new documentary. How is it stored, shared, and made sense of? What does it reveal about us and the world?

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Secret Life of Brothers & Sisters

Available now

The children from The Secret Life of... go camping with their little brothers and sisters, in an episode exploring what it's like to be a younger sibling.

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Southern 100 Road Race Highlights

Available now

Kev Harris presents action from the other road race on the Isle of Man, possessing a unique history and character which for 60 years has been known as 'the friendly races'.

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New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands

Available now

A look at New Zealand's wildlife, left to its own devices for 80 million years. Its forests are stalked by predators from the Jurassic era: dinosaur-like reptiles, giant insects and flightless birds.

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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of

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Dr Jason Payne-James re-examines the medical facts surrounding the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown - the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.

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Brexageddon?!

Available now

Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubenstein star in this one-off satirical comedy about the EU referendum, featuring characters including a hipster campaigning for an independent state of Islington.

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The Living and the Dead

Available now

The excellent supernatural drama series continues. With the farm under threat, can Nathan and Charlotte save their crops and expose the secrets of a disturbed young man before he does any more damage?

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The Search for the Lost...

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...Manuscript: Julian of Norwich. Dr Janina Ramirez tells the story of Revelations of Divine Love - the first book written in English by a woman, the 14th-century Christian mystic Julian of Norwich.

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Rocket's Island

Available now

Here Be Dragons: New foster kid Benjamin thinks he sees a real dragon, and Rocket's reputation is put on the line when they go on a hunt for the creature.

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on tv

Inside the Factory

Tonight at 20:00

The documentary series returns. This week, Gregg Wallace gets to grips with cereal, tracking corn fresh off the boat from Argentina through to its arrival in Europe's largest breakfast cereal factory.

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Wasted

Tonight at 22:00

We can’t wait for this new comedy focusing on fantasy fanatic Morpheus and his group of twenty-something friends in the West Country (oh, and Sean Bean also stars as Morpheus' spirit guide).

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Stalker

Tonight at 22:00

Catch the pilot of the US thriller from the writer of The Following and Scream. A pair of skilled but scarred detectives are brought together to catch a fire-obsessed stalker.

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imagine... Georgia O'Keeffe: By Myself

Tonight at 22:45

To coincide with a major Tate Modern show displaying her remarkable paintings, Alan Yentob tells the story of Georgia O'Keeffe - America's first great modernist painter - 30 years after her death.

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Lovebox Festival 2016: Music on 4

Tomorrow at 00:40

Catch highlights from the annual festival in London's Victoria Park. This year featured musical performances from the likes of Major Lazer, Jungle, Run the Jewels, Stormzy and more.

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Bridge to Terabithia

Tomorrow at 16:55

Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb star in Disney's fantasy drama about two children who discover a small, magical river island where their imaginations are brought to life.

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Wild Animal Reunions

Tomorrow at 20:00

Bound to warm hearts across the nation, a group of animal keepers and caregivers who have created unique bonds with wild animals go on an adventure to reunite with their long lost friends.

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The Three Day Nanny

Tomorrow at 20:00

Nanny Kathryn Mewes deals with the nation’s troublesome tots in this new series. She is called to Northamptonshire and the Scott family, where she sees some of the worst behaviour she's ever faced.

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Masters of the Pacific Coast:...

Tomorrow at 21:00

...The Tribes of the American Northwest. From Alaska to Washington, archaeologist Dr. Jago Cooper fronts this two-part documentary exploring the extraordinary culture of the American Northwest.

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Selling Houses with Amanda...

Tomorrow at 21:00

... Lamb: As the series returns, Amanda lets three Cardiff homeowners check out each other's properties for inspiration, giving them one week and £1,000 to make the changes needed to attract a buyer.

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The Reader

Thu 28 at 01:35

Kate Winslet and German actor David Kross give magnificent performances in a powerful drama about a young man’s love affair with an older woman, who unbeknownst to him was involved in the Holocaust.

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The Big Lebowski

Thu 28 at 02:15

Enjoy this cult comedy starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. A Los Angeles hippie is mistaken for a wealthy industrialist and becomes involved in a bizarre extortion plot.

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Golf: Women's British Open

Thu 28 at 13:00

Live and uninterrupted first-round coverage of a star-studded British Open from Woburn. Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Maureen Madill and Andrew Cotter provide commentary.

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The Three Musketeers

Thu 28 at 18:45

Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans star in this steampunk retelling of Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling tale of deception and bravery in 1600s France.

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The Girls in the Band

Thu 28 at 21:00

Catch this award-winning documentary revealing the untold stories of female instrumentalists and their experiences playing with jazz bands from the late 1930s to the present day.

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Roger Bannister: Everest on the...

Thu 28 at 21:00

...Track. Told in part by the man himself, this documentary recounts Roger Bannister’s historic feat of running a mile in under four minutes and boosted Britain's morale after World War Two.

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Hugh's War on Waste: The Battle...

Thu 28 at 21:00

...Continues. It may be the last of the series, but Hugh continues his mission to change Britain's wasteful ways as he takes on Amazon and the coffee shop giants Starbucks, Costa, and Caffè Nero.

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Celeb Big Brother: Live Launch

Thu 28 at 21:00

As one door closes, another one opens: it's time for Emma Willis to unveil the celebrities entering the famous doors of the new-look CBB House. But they probably shouldn't get too comfy...

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Angie Tribeca

Thu 28 at 21:30

When a seedy dating website is hacked by a cunning cybercriminal, the FBI sends a top technical expert to help the squad crack the case.

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Jonathan Creek

Thu 28 at 22:20

Ab Fab's Julia Sawalha joins the cast in a feature-length Christmas special. When an an actress is murdered on the set of her latest film, it falls to Jonathan to investigate.

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Hellboy

Thu 28 at 23:15

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy action adventure, based on the cult comic book. A baby demon is raised by a secret US agency to battle the forces of darkness. With Ron Perlman, John Hurt and Karel Roden.

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Wynonna Earp

Fri 29 at 21:00

New drama. On the night of her 27th birthday, Wynonna Earp – descendent of the great gunslinger Wyatt – reluctantly returns to her hometown to take on the legendary family curse.

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BBC Proms 2016: David Bowie

Fri 29 at 22:15

A celebration and reinterpretation of the music of David Bowie, with Berlin-based collective Stargaze and guest singers and collaborators including Marc Almond, Laura Mvula, John Cale and Anna Calvi.

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Lip Sync Battle: Channing Tatum...

Fri 29 at 00:00

...Vs Jenna Dewan Tatum. In the musical contest, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, Channing Tatum goes head-to-head with wife Jenna Dewan Tatum - and it's amazing.

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Jamie Johnson

Fri 29 at 10:30

Three-part drama. Eleven-year-old Jamie Johnson is a seriously gifted footballer, but after his dad leaves, Jamie has to move house and start at a new school.

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Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year

Fri 29 at 20:00

From the 32 sheds that made it on to the judges' shortlist for 2016, which will take home the ultimate accolade? The Unique and Historic categories include a Saxon longhouse and rotating shed.

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Celebrity MasterChef

Fri 29 at 20:30

Tonight, one of the remaining three contestants will be crowned champion - first, though, they have to complete the Chef's Table challenge before serving up a three-course meal to John and Gregg.

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Sinister

Fri 29 at 21:00

Atmospheric supernatural shocker. A crime writer (Ethan Hawke) discovers a box of grisly Super 8 films in his attic, after relocating his family to a house where brutal murders took place.

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Friday Night Dinner

Fri 29 at 22:00

It's Dad's annual hinge oiling evening - but when there's a spillage on Mum's beloved carpet, it's a race against time to clean it up before she finds out.

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The Nutty Professor

Fri 29 at 22:40

Classic Eddie Murphy slapstick. A shy, overweight professor invents a slimming potion in order to make himself more attractive to women - but the effect is only temporary.

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Artsnight: Lynn Barber Meets John Lydon

Fri 29 at 23:00

Veteran interviewer Lynn Barber meets with the self-ordained king of punk John Lydon, 60 this year, who candidly reflects on his life, legacy and songs.

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Versus - The Life and Films of Ken Loach

Sat 30 at 21:10

Intimate biographical doc charting the life of national treasure Ken Loach, reflecting on a remarkable career spanning more than 50 years, and the making of his most famous, socially-aware films.

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Tomboy

Sat 30 at 00:35

Critically-acclaimed French drama. When ten-year-old Laure and her family move to a new neighbourhood, she's mistaken for a boy by the local children, and embarks on a double life.

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Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Sat 30 at 15:35

Cult comic adventure starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Two brain-dead students are about to flunk their finals - until they meet a guide from the future with a time-travelling phone booth.

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Napoleon Dynamite

Sat 30 at 17:05

Fabulously offbeat high-school comedy starring Jon Heder as a nerdy teen from an eccentric family, who gains unexpected kudos when he organises a Mexican friend's student election campaign.

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Tales From The Darkside

Sat 30 at 20:30

Inject some spooks into your Saturday with this horror anthology series produced by George A. Romero. A museum worker is mysteriously transported back in time where she is forced to work as a slave.

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Sweet Sixteen

Sat 30 at 23:40

Ken Loach's gritty, moving social-realist drama. Desiring a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, Greenock teenager Liam (Martin Compston) devises a plan to buy them a home.

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