BBC Two Today Sunday 8 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Sunday 8 January 2023

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

06:35
Countryfile

S2022E50

John Craven is at the National Hedgelaying Championships

John Craven is at the National Hedgelaying Championships where competitors create specific regional styles against the clock. John gets a lesson in the Midland Bullock style and finds out why hedgerows are so important to our countryside. He also discovers the Cornish hedge tradition reckoned to be as old as the pyramids and delves into the Countryfile archives to celebrate rural heritage skills, like the time Anita Rani met a traditional cricket bat maker and Matt Baker helped with the ancient craft of wheelwrighting

07:30
Coast Great Guides: East Anglia

S11E04

Neil Oliver and Tessa Dunlop’s guide to East Anglia’s shoreline

Neil Oliver and Tessa Dunlop present an exhaustive guide to East Anglia, from the Wash to Canvey Island. Neil takes to the seas to record new stories, and revisits some of the best Coast features from the past 10 years as he visits England’s biggest grey seal colony, and witnesses extreme erosion at Happisburgh. He also takes a trip on board a floating relic of the herring-fishing industry, and finishes his exploration at Orford Ness, where one of the region’s most distinctive landmarks is at risk of becoming a victim of the constant battle between land and sea

08:30
Weatherman Walking

S11E02

Derek Brockway meets up with singer Beverley Humphreys.

Cadair Idris is a mountain steeped in legend and mythology and also one of Wales’ most spectacular summits. Derek Brockway climbs three peaks in this range and enjoys a quick dip in its glacial lake. In the Brecon Beacons, it’s a much more relaxing route as he meets up with singer and broadcaster Beverley Humphreys for a walk in the footsteps of one of history’s most impressive sopranos – Madame Adelina Patti, exploring her former castle estate at Craig y Nos Country Park

09:00
Around the World in 80 Gardens

S01E01

Monty Don embarks on a horticultural world tour

Setting out on his horticultural tour, Monty Don finds a tasteful blend of ancient and modern landscaping in the antiquated water gardens of Mexico City, and the post-modern surreal fantasies of Luis Barragan in the Mexican rainforest. On the Caribbean island of Cuba, the intrepid gardener discovers a crumbling urban landscape playing host to a budding natural revolution

10:00
Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

Matt Tebbutt presents highlights from the series

11:30
The Hairy Bikers Go Local

S01E02

Dave Myers and Si King visit a Scottish-Malaysian fusion cafe in Glasgow

Dave Myers and Si King visit a Scottish-Malaysian fusion street food cafe called Kopitiam in Glasgow, where they meet owner Julie, who is on the lookout for fresh and exciting local produce that she can put her own unique and spicy twist on. The duo head off in search of three new suppliers, and get their hands on exciting ingredients including shellfish, venison and some very special salt

12:30
Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start

S01E01

The chef challenges eight families to ditch convenience food

The chef challenges eight families to ditch convenience food and cook from scratch at home, as he believes it will make them fitter, happier and healthier. In the opening episode, Tom meets the eight volunteer families for the first time, and introduces them to the plan he wants them to follow for the next 12 weeks. The first step of his plan is to simply get the families cooking more, and he presents all the families with a starter pack of easy recipes and the ingredients for sausage and mash. Later, Tom prepares two dishes to inspire the group, a tomato salad packed with Mediterranean flavours, and a chicken and peanut stir fry

13:00
Live Snooker: The Masters

Neil Robertson v Shaun Murphy

Neil Robertson v Shaun Murphy. Coverage of the opening match of the first round from Alexandra Palace in London, played over the best of 11 frames. Robertson is the reigning champion, having defeated Barry Hawkins 10-4 in last year’s final. It was the second time he had won the trophy, with the other coming when he defeated this afternoon’s opponent in the showpiece match of the 2012 tournament. They also met in the 2015 final, with Murphy prevailing on that occasion

17:15
Flog It!

S13E19

Valuing antiques at Wallasey Town Hall in Wirral

From Wallasey Town Hall in Wirral, where antiques experts Philip Serrell and Nick Davies select the best items to take to auction. Paul Martin gets special permission to go behind the scenes with National Museums Liverpool, to find out how they preserve the millions of often priceless objects that are in their care, at the Conservation Studios in the city centre

18:15
Ski Sunday

S2023E01

Action from the World Cup classic slalom race in Adelboden

Action from the World Cup classic slalom race in Adelboden, Switzerland, where Great Britain’s Dave Ryding hoped to be in contention. Plus, Jenny Jones travels to the USA to meet inspirational amputee skier Vasu Sojitra

19:00
Countryfile

S2022E51

Charlotte Smith investigates the impact of avian flu on shooting

Charlotte Smith is at the 12,500-acre Rhug Estate in North Wales to investigate the impact of avian flu on shooting. Sean Fletcher examines how Perthshire’s Bamff Estate has eschewed shooting for eco-tourism, while Tom Heap examines the knock-on effect of a decline in shooting on the rural economy. Plus, Adam Henson puts his new sheepdog through her paces

20:00
Digging for Britain

S10E02

Alice Roberts visits a lost medieval friary

Alice Roberts visits more archaeological digs around the country, finding out about discoveries that shed new light on British history during the prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and Tudor eras. In this edition she heads to a spectacular monument that is older than Stonehenge, a 200-year-old mine trapped in time, and a lost medieval friary

21:00
Antiques Roadshow

S43E13

Fiona Bruce and the team are at Bodnant Garden in north Wales

Fiona Bruce and the team are at Bodnant Garden in north Wales, where finds include a pair of rare Wedgewood tigers, a carved Russian chair and a silver box with a political connection. There is also some interesting artwork, with a picture by one of the great Parisian naturalist artists and an original Quentin Blake

22:00
Mary Queen of Scots

Drama, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie
2018 – Drama, History

Movie: Mary Queen of Scots -

Following the death of her husband, Queen Mary returns to Scotland after years reigning in France. Despite religious differences, she hopes to achieve peace with her English cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. However, Mary Stuart’s eventual attempt to overthrow Elizabeth finds her condemned to years of imprisonment. Director Josie Rourke’s drama, starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and David Tennant

23:55
Snooker: The Masters

Action from the opening day’s play at Alexandra Palace

00:45
Snooker: The Masters – Extra

Extended highlights from a match on day one

02:45
I’m An Alcoholic: Inside Recovery

A look inside an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in central England

Documentary offering a look inside an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in central England, sharing the deeply personal stories of the recovering alcoholics in attendance. The programme also explores the history of the AA addiction programme, which has been operating in the UK for 75 years, and questions how this organisation works in our modern society

03:45
The Travelling Auctioneers

S01E01

Christina Trevanion and Will Kirk discover treasures in everyday homes

Christina Trevanion and Will Kirk discover treasures in everyday homes. In the first episode, they head to Shropshire to help a couple with an emotional downsize following the tragic death of their teenage son 10 years earlier. They discover a collection of pieces by the famed carpenter Robert “Mouseman” Thompson, as well as breathing life back into some neglected furniture

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