BBC Two Today Friday 3 March 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Friday 3 March 2023

A full run down of everything airing on BBC Two today.

BBC News

The latest national and international stories

Politics UK

The week’s political proceedings around the UK



Game show, hosted by Rick Edwards



Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine



Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine

Best Bakes Ever


A selection of recipes from television chefs

In light of Britain’s baking obsession, actress and cake expert Jane Asher presents a selection of recipes from television chefs, including James Martin, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, the Hairy Bikers, Raymond Blanc, Nigella Lawson, Tom Kerridge, Lorraine Pascale and Rachel Khoo

Athletics: European Indoor Championships

Live coverage of the second session on day two

Live coverage of the second session on day two from Atakoy Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. The women’s pentathlon concludes with the long jump and 800m, and medals will also be decided in the men’s shot put, triple jump and 1500m, and women’s 3,000m, shot put and 60m

Secrets of the Jurassic Dinosaurs


The team unearths the remains of fearsome Jurassic predators

Part two of two. Liz Bonnin joins the palaeontologists as they unearth the remains of fearsome Jurassic predators, with the team considering if the site was a dinosaur hunting ground. They try to figure out if these predators were involved in the deaths of supersized beasts like the diplodocus buried at the site, helping to reveal why so many dinosaurs came here, and what killed them in such great numbers 150 million years ago

Gardeners’ World

Monty Don grows a plant he has never tried before – loofahs

Monty Don grows a plant he’s never tried before – loofahs. Joe Swift visits a garden where the contemporary and traditional meet. And Advolly Richmond discovers a stunning Japanese-inspired garden



More of the best moments from the ‘T’ series

Cunk on Shakespeare

Philomena Cunk presents a comedic look at Shakespeare

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe star Philomena Cunk presents a comedic documentary about William Shakespeare, despite knowing absolutely nothing about him. She leaves no stone unturned as she gets to the bottom of the Bard, visiting his birthplace, exploring the Globe, and studying priceless artefacts. The commentator also interviews six different experts, including renowned actor Simon Russell Beale, Educating Yorkshire teacher Matthew Burton, and Shakespearean scholar Professor Stanley Wells

Live at the Apollo


Tom Allen introduces sets from Rosie Jones and Kae Kurd

Tom Allen is the host for the first in a new run of stand-up showcases, performed in front of a live audience at London’s world-famous Hammersmith Apollo. Each show features sets from two of the country’s most acclaimed up-and-coming comedians, and this week it is Rosie Jones and Kae Kurd taking to the stage. Performers set to appear in this series include Sindhu Vee, Alex Edelman, Lou Sanders, Darren Harriott, Jessica Fostekew, Stephen Bailey, Desiree Burch, Paul McCaffrey, Jonny Pelham, Ardal O’Hanlon, Sara Barron, Mawaan Rizwan, Guz Khan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Rhys James, Sarah Pascoe, Chris McCausland and Flo & Joan


Headline analysis


Couples Therapy


Josh reveals a childhood experience that echoes his relationship with Molly

Couples Therapy


Yaya’s recent confidence boost reawakens Cyn’s interest

Pain and Glory

Drama, starring Antonio Banderas
2019 – Drama

Movie: Pain and Glory -

A film director in physical decline re-encounters or remembers key elements of his past, from his childhood in a small village to his first love in 1980s Madrid. In recovering his past, he develops an urgent need to recount it, and also finds his salvation. Pedro Almodovar’s drama, starring Antonio Banderas and Asier Etxeandia. In Spanish

The Human Voice

Pedro Almodóvar’s short film, starring Tilda Swinton
2020 – Drama

Movie: The Human Voice - 2019

A woman waiting for her ex-lover to collect his suitcases from her flat gets one last chance to speak to him over the phone, while the couple’s dog watches, unable to comprehend that his master has abandoned them. Pedro Almodóvar’s short film based on Jean Cocteau’s play, starring Tilda Swinton

Crisis Pregnancy Centres Uncovered – Panorama

A report on the crisis pregnancy advice centres that are giving misleading information to women

Crisis pregnancy advice centres are supposed to help women with unplanned pregnancies, but an investigation reveals evidence that some clinics, operating outside the NHS, are giving misleading information and offering counselling that could persuade women not to have abortions. Reporter Divya Talwar also uncovers links between some UK centres and the anti-abortion movement in America

Marie Antoinette


Copies of a pornographic pamphlet circulate Versailles

Copies of a pornographic pamphlet circulate Versailles depicting Chartres as the Queen’s lover and father to the unborn child, cuckolding the King. Louis locks down the château, and Antoinette’s many enemies are questioned. Yolande vies against Lamballe to be closest to the troubled ruler

Our Flag Means Death


A search for citrus leads to a run-in with a major figure from Jim’s past

Fearing an outbreak of scurvy, the crew stops in St Augustine, where the search for citrus leads to a run-in with a major figure from Jim’s past. Meanwhile, after learning that Blackbeard is ready to move on to his next adventure, Stede forces his pirate friend and Lucius on a treasure hunt. Fact-based comedy drama, starring Rhys Darby


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