BBC Two Today Saturday 4 March 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Saturday 4 March 2023

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

Athletics: European Indoor Championships

Live coverage of day three

Live coverage of the morning session on day three from Atakoy Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. The men’s heptathlon continues with the 60m, long jump and shot put, and the men’s 60m heats also take place

Deadly Pole to Pole


Steve Backshall’s global journey comes to an end in Antarctica

Steve Backshall’s global journey culminates in a visit to Antarctica, the land of extremes. The presenter tackles freezing conditions to explore the underwater world of an iceberg, has an encounter with a group of humpback whales, and fulfils a lifelong ambition by diving with one of the greatest predators to inhabit the waters – the leopard seal

Serengeti III


A newborn giraffe takes its tentative first steps

As the drought ends and the land returns to its former beauty, newborn giraffe Twiga takes his tentative first steps, trying to control his gangly legs – and he must learn quickly as lioness Kali is on the prowl. Another baby enters the elephant herd, and shortly after the newborn’s father appears to greet his son in an awe-inspiring moment. Mafuta and the rest of the hippos return to the river, only to find the crocodiles have laid claim to the riverbank – so the hippos try to evict their old enemies

Beavers Behaving Badly: Natural World


A relocation programme for beavers in Wyoming

The Wyoming Wetlands Society is a non-profit organisation that relocates beavers that have been damaging expensive landscaped areas and flooding yards and roads with their dam-building activities in Teton County. This documentary follows the work of Drew Reed as he traps the problem animals and takes them to drainage areas of the Gros Ventre River, where the beavers help to restore and enhance wetland habitats, providing many direct and indirect benefits to both wildlife and people. Rob Brydon narrates

Rick Stein’s Cornwall


Rick catches up with actor and comedian Barry Humphries

Rick meets his good friend, the actor and comedian Barry Humphries, who fell in love with Cornwall in the 1960s when he escaped London to develop his famous character Dame Edna Everage. Barry talks about his friendship with British poet John Betjeman, and asks Rick to review his home-made fishcakes. Rick also goes fishing for crab, before cooking a simple yet delicious crab omelette. The host then takes a dip in the chilly north Atlantic with an eccentric group of wild water swimmers called the Perranporth Blue Tits

Celebrity Best Home Cook


Claudia Winkleman hosts a star-studded version of the culinary contest

Claudia Winkleman hosts a star-studded version of the culinary contest, which sees Mary Berry, Chris Bavin and Angela Hartnett judging 10 famous cooks. Taking part are Ferne McCann, Gareth Thomas, Desiree Burch, Ed Balls, Karim Zeroual, Ruth Madeley, Tom Read Wilson, Shobna Gulati, Ed Byrne and Rachel Johnson. In this first edition, Mary wants to know what home cooking means to the contestants, so she challenges them to produce their ultimate home-cooked dinner

War Films: Talking Pictures


The British war films released in the aftermath of the Second World War

Sylvia Syms revisits some of the great British war films that helped boost the nation’s morale in the difficult years that followed the end of the Second World War. Among the silver screen gems highlighted are In Which We Serve, Reach for the Sky, Bridge on the River Kwai and The Dam Busters. The programme includes archive interviews with stars including Noel Coward, Richard Attenborough, David Lean, Alec Guinness, Kenneth More and John Mills, and Sylvia shares her memories of filming her own contribution to the genre, Ice Cold in Alex

The Eagle Has Landed

Second World War spy adventure, with Michael Caine
1976 – Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, War

Movie: The Eagle Has Landed -

A Nazi secret agent plans to kidnap Winston Churchill while the prime minister spends a weekend in the Norfolk countryside, and plants covert operatives in the area ready for his arrival. Second World War adventure, adapted from Jack Higgins’ novel, starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle and Jean Marsh

Athletics: European Indoor Championships

Further live coverage of the second session on day three

Gabby Logan presents further live coverage of the second session on day three from Atakoy Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. Medals are decided in the women’s triple jump, 1500m and 400m and the men’s 400m and 600m. Reigning Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs of Italy claimed an emphatic victory over 60m when the event was last held two years ago in Poland. With analysis by Jessica Ennis-Hill and Denise Lewis, and commentary from Steve Cram and Andrew Cotter

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip


Comedian Lucy Porter and Chaser Jenny Ryan visit antique shops in south Wales

Comedian Lucy Porter and Chaser Jenny Ryan visit antique shops in south Wales. On hand to help are experts Serhat Ahmet and Steven Moore. An alcohol-themed spending spree sees both celebrity trippers purchasing items once used for marketing boozy products. However, they buy classy objects too, including something originating from Buckingham Palace and some quite pricy oak library steps



Professor Brian Cox explores the Milky Way

Professor Brian Cox explores the Milky Way, using data from a cutting-edge space telescope to reveal the dramatic history of Earth’s galaxy, and predict its cataclysmic future. The European Space Agency’s Gaia Space Telescope painstakingly measures the true position of over a billion stars, producing the most accurate map of the Milky Way ever created, while also measuring their movement, allowing their positions to be tracked back through time

Dionne Warwick – Don’t Make Me Over

A celebration of the singer’s career

Profile of the singer whose career has spanned more than four decades with hits such as Alfie, Walk On By and That’s What Friends Are For. Featuring contributions from friends, family and collaborators including Burt Bacharach, Tom Jones, Gloria Estefan, Quincy Jones and Michael Caine

Dionne Warwick at the BBC

A selection of performances by the singer

A selection of performances on BBC programmes by the singer, featuring Heartbreaker, Always Something There to Remind Me, Anyone Who Had a Heart, All the Love in the World, and That’s What Friends Are For with Elton John

Fern Britton Meets Dionne Warwick


The singer discusses her life

The singer looks back on her 50-year career, which began with the release in 1962 of her first single Don’t Make Me Over and has most recently seen her re-record some of her best-known hits. The entertainer also discusses the death of her cousin Whitney Houston earlier this year, fighting racism, and the importance of her Christian faith

What We Do in the Shadows


The Baron demands to be taken on a night out in Manhattan

The Baron awakens from his deathly slumber, and demands the other vampires show him the wonders of life in the New World – so the housemates treat him to a night out in Manhattan. Supernatural sitcom, starring Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry and Natasia Demetriou

What We Do in the Shadows


The housemates are put on trial by an international tribunal of vampires

The housemates awaken to an unexpected crisis with no memory of how it happened, and find themselves put on trial by an international tribunal of vampires. Tilda Swinton heads up a star-studded guest cast, including Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), Danny Trejo (Machete), Wesley Snipes (Blade), Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), and the stars of the original movie, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement and Jonny Brugh, reprising their roles

What We Do in the Shadows


Nandor applies for American citizenship

What We Do in the Shadows


The housemates prepare to host an orgy

Tensions run high as the housemates prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy – and Guillermo fears that an old friend of his will end up being killed during the party. Comedy, starring Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, and Natasia Demetriou

What We Do in the Shadows


Nandor visits one of his living descendants

Nandor pays a visit to one of his living descendants, while Nadja is reunited with her continually reincarnated lover Gregor, still in the guise of nightwatchman Jeff. Comedy, starring Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, and Natasia Demetriou


Biopic of writer Tove Jansson, starring Alma Poysti
2020 – Drama

Movie: Tove -

Biopic of writer and artist Tove Jansson, following her newfound creative and personal freedom in the wake of the Second World War. As the Moomin stories evolve from the tales she used to tell children in the bomb shelters, she is torn between her love for a theatre director and her open relationship with a married politician. Starring Alma Poysti and Krista Kosonen. In Swedish, Finnish, English and French


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