BBC Two Today Friday 6 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Friday 6 January 2023

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

The Farmers’ Country Showdown


Farmers Gussie and Hayley compete at Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show

Gussie and her mum Susan are a driving force on their family livestock farm in East Sussex, where three generations muck in every day to get the work done. Gussie’s passion is her Welsh pigs and she’s keen for her pedigree team to scoop up some recognition. Meanwhile, Kent farmer Hayley and dedicated daughter-in-law Amy round up the finest members of their flock, hoping they can rack up some rosettes for their Badger Face and Kerry Hill sheep. Gussie and Hayley compete in the judging ring for prize rosettes at Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show. Narrated by Denis Lawson

Make It at Market


Izzy gives up a career in advertising to try to become a full-time potter

Aspiring makers are given the opportunity to turn their hobbies and skills into money-making businesses, by joining Dom Chinea at a life-changing training camp in the grounds of a beautifully preserved Arts and Crafts house in Leicestershire. In this episode, Izzy gives up a career in advertising to try to become a full-time potter. Meanwhile, stone carver Luke needs help overcoming a serious confidence problem that is holding him back


Margherita Taylor examines Scotland’s New Year and Burns’ Night traditions

Margherita Taylor discovers the roots and traditions of New Year and Burns’ Night in Auchindrain, Argyll and Bute, a perfectly preserved example of a Scottish Highland farm township. She also delves into the programme archive to celebrate other seasonal customs, like the time Ellie Harrison embraced `coorie” and John Craven learned about the ancient tradition of Gaelic psalm singing

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Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight for Good


Tom creates recipes to help the dieters resist temptation away from home

With some of the dieters finding it hard to resist high calorie lunch options when they are at work, Tom creates recipes to help them resist temptation away from home. The chef demonstrates how to make a low-calorie popcorn and chocolate snack bar with marshmallow, sweet potato and black bean burritos, and Mediterranean puff pastry tart

Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight for Good


The chef takes the group of dieters on a river cruise to celebrate their weight loss

In the final episode of the series, the chef takes the group of dieters on a river cruise to celebrate their weight loss over the past 12 weeks. Tom prepares a selection of sharing dishes for the special occasion, including couscous, griddled halloumi and Mediterranean vegetables, pulled pork tacos with salad, and falafels with a tzatziki dip

The Red Shoes

Powell and Pressburger’s drama, starring Moira Shearer
1948 – Drama, Romance

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A budding prima ballerina is set to achieve her dream of stardom when she decides to leave her prestigious company to marry a composer – a decision that enrages her possessive mentor, who vows revenge. Powell and Pressburger’s drama, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, starring Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, Robert Helpmann and Albert Basserman

Beechgrove Repotted


A woman who renovated a 150-year-old cottage garden

The Real Marigold on Tour


For their final adventure, the celebrities embark on a journey to Mexico

For their final adventure, Paul Nicholas and Rosemary Shrager are joined by comedy duo Ian and Janette Tough as they embark on a journey to Mexico. Beginning in the colourful city of Guadalajara, the group are keen to get to know their local surroundings, and enjoy a meal in a lively Mexican restaurant. The next day begins with a visit to a government funded institute for the elderly, before Rosemary and Paul decide to go and see one of Mexico’s most popular spectator sports, wrestling. Finally, the group swap the streets of Guadalajara for the lakeside retirement mecca of Ajijic, and waste no time in throwing themselves into the local way of life, before reflecting on the two contrasting sides of Mexican retirement

Flog It!


Paul Martin is joined by Claire Rawle and James Lewis at St Albans Cathedral

Richard Osman’s House of Games


Jayne Sharp, Adrian Chiles, Greg McHugh and Sukh Ojla test their skills

Take a Hike


Annie takes the group on walk to Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire

Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens


Monty travels to Europe to explore the influence of the Venetians

Monty travels to Europe to explore the influence of the Venetians, from their home city at the top of the Adriatic coast and on through Croatia and Greece. He begins by exploring Venice on one of the city’s famous barges, stepping out to visit green spaces large and small that are often hidden from view behind high walls

The Hairy Bikers Go Local


Dave Myers and Si King visit the Harbour Cafe in Fife

Dave Myers and Si King explore Fife, on Scotland’s east coast, and visit the Harbour Cafe. Amy is the chef who runs this place alongside husband Jack. The couple insist on using only local, seasonal produce, and fish fresh from the sea just yards from their front door. In April, they literally build the place up, and as the summer season ends, they take it down again. As the building is a temporary structure, there’s no mains power, so Amy relies on a charcoal oven



With Rose Matafeo, Lou Sanders and Ross Noble

Sandi Toksvig hosts an extended edition of the comedy panel game, with Rose Matafeo, Lou Sanders, Ross Noble and regular Alan Davis answering questions involving some ticks, a bit of tax, a few toes – and a pile of matchboxes that plays tic-tac-toe

Live at the Apollo


Ed Gamble hosts, with Tom Davis and Judi Love

Host Ed Gamble warms up the audience at London’s Hammersmith Apollo and then introduces routines by fellow stand-up comedians Tom Davis and Judi Love, who share their light-hearted views on modern life


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Thriller, starring William Petersen
1986 – Crime, Horror, Thriller

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A former FBI agent is coaxed out of retirement to track down a serial killer behind the slaughter of entire families. The detective needs an angle on the murderer’s psychology and the only way to get this insight is to face his nightmares and consult cannibalistic psychopath Dr Hannibal Lecktor in prison. Michael Mann’s thriller, based on Thomas Harris’s novel Red Dragon, with William Petersen, Dennis Farina, Tom Noonan, Brian Cox and Joan Allen

How to Crack the Class Ceiling


Part two of two. Amol Rajan investigates how Britain’s elite could create a fairer system

Part two of two. Amol Rajan investigates how Britain’s elite could create a fairer system for young people from working-class backgrounds trying to secure jobs in Britain’s most prestigious professions. He follows Seth, who wants to get into the media but thinks they don’t want white working-class candidates like him, and Adnan, who’s struggling to land a graduate job in the City of London

Imagine: Malorie Blackman – What If?

Profile of trailblazing children’s writer Malorie Blackman

Alan Yentob presents a profile of trailblazing children’s writer Malorie Blackman, as she prepares to publish her long-awaited autobiography. She revisits the key moments in the life that made her a writer, many never shared publicly till now: – from living in a homeless shelter as a teenager to a life-changing diagnosis aged 18. With contributions by Michael Rosen, Dapo Adeola, Patrice Lawrence, Jacqueline Wilson and Paterson Joseph

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