BBC Two Today Wednesday 15 March 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Wednesday 15 March 2023

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

Coastal Defenders


The team have to clear a graveyard of discarded boats

The dive team are charged with clearing abandoned boats causing an eyesore and navigational hazard in a picturesque part of the river. Facing the threat of dangerous chemicals, metal boats and lots of mud the team must chase the tide in what is one of the most unusual daily commutes. But when disaster strikes, the divers are left stranded into the night on one of their most challenging jobs yet

Antiques Road Trip


Natasha Raskin Sharp and Philip Serrell hunt for bargains in the Lake District

Take a Hike


Student Sorley hosts the second walk on the Isle of Skye

24/7 Pet Hospital


The work of staff at a County Durham veterinary hospital

The work of vets and other staff at a County Durham veterinary hospital who care for their furry patients 24 hours a day. Two boxer dogs have been caught snacking on a fruit and veg box, and the vets are worried about the indigestible corn on the cob, while intern Marina deals with a cat struggling to give birth

BBC News

BBC News

The latest national and international stories

Politics Live

The latest stories from Westminster and beyond

Politics Live: The Budget

Live coverage of the UK government’s 2023 Budget statement

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British


The duo celebrate quality produce

Si King and Dave Myers celebrate quality produce that needs to be cooked with the respect it deserves, as they continue their culinary journey through time. The duo argue that, while convenience food serves a purpose, only the best ingredients and perfect cooking can produce something truly delicious

Wild West: America’s Great Frontier


A journey along America’s West coast

A journey along America’s West coast. The programme examines how the landscape is shaped by the Pacific Ocean as well as powerful forces beneath ground, particularly along the San Andreas Fault. The programme also visits the warm and sheltered waters of the Sea of Cortez, where animals including blue whales gather, and discovers how a small community in America’s westernmost point have a unique relationship with grey whales

Priceless Antiques Roadshow


Two antique-silver specialists learn the art of the silversmith

Antique-silver specialists Alastair Dickenson and Ian Pickford learn the art of the silversmith, and Marc Allum praises a notable piece of 20th-century design. Presented by Fiona Bruce

Flog It!


From Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton Art Gallery houses a wonderful collection of paintings. Turning up out of the hundreds of bags and boxes is some Aboriginal art and a 1920s tennis racket, which antiques experts James Lewis and Caroline Hawley are only too happy to appraise. Plus, presenter Paul Martin finds out about the life of footballer Billy Wright, one of the city’s most famous sons

Richard Osman’s House of Games


With Reeta Chakrabarti, Olga Koch, Andrew Maxwell and Gareth Thomas

Coast to Coast Food Festival


Colin Murray and Edith Bowman visit Ballycastle’s food fair

Colin Murray and Edith Bowman explore Ballycastle’s Ould Lammas Fair, finding out how Venezuelan street food made it to Northern Ireland. They also learn how to make money go further when it comes to meat and Colin introduces Edith to Yellowman and dulce. Ryan Hand is in Armagh on the hunt for a healthy ready meal and chef Suzie Lee finds a delicious fishy surprise in Lough Neagh.

Saving Lives at Sea


A man suffers a seizure out at sea

At Beachy Head, the Eastbourne crew have to deal with a base jumper’s disastrous takeoff. Just along the Sussex coast in Newhaven, a man faces a race against time as he suffers a seizure on board a tall ship. At Loch Ness, a Second World War sea plane runs into mechanical trouble, and in Rhyl, a dog chasing seagulls into the sea bites off more than she can chew

Great British Menu


The Northern Ireland chefs serve up their main dishes and desserts

The Northern Ireland chefs serve up their mains and desserts, competing for a place at a banquet celebrating animation and illustration. Their creative offerings include pies inspired by the Wombles and Aesop’s Fables, as well as a chocolate soil, milk sorbet and jelly worm celebrating the series Earthworm Jim and a pudding based on Guess How Much I Love You? – a book written and illustrated in Northern Ireland

Saving Lives in Leeds


Neurosurgeon Ryan Mathew rebuilds a man’s missing skull

Two years ago, patient Karl sustained a brain injury after falling downstairs, as a result of which surgeons had to leave a portion of his skull missing to stop his brain from swelling. Today, neurosurgeon Ryan Mathew intends to rebuild his skull – but at the moment, a hospital bed cannot be found. Meanwhile, consultant Sheila Fraser removes a tumour believed to be the size of a football from a patient’s abdomen and a seven-year-old has metal pins removed from his legs, now his broken limbs have healed

Live at the Apollo


Guz Khan introduces sets by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Rhys James

Man Like Mobeen star Guz Khan hosts the stand-up showcase recorded before a packed house at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Also on the bill are Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Rhys James


With Victoria Derbyshire


Betty Boothroyd: Call Me Madam

A profile of the former House of Commons speaker, who died in February

Michael Cockerell profiles the former speaker of the House of Commons Betty Boothroyd, who died in February. First broadcast in 2000, the film examines her political and private lives, and includes archive footage, interviews with colleagues and anecdotes

The Elephant Man

Fact-based drama, starring John Hurt
1980 – Drama, History

Movie: The Elephant Man -

In 1884, ambitious young surgeon Frederick Treves is intrigued by a sideshow freak billed as the Elephant Man. He finds, behind the disfigured exhibit, an intelligent person called John Merrick, whose rehabilitation he undertakes, with the severely deformed man’s life being transformed by the friendship that develops between the two. Fact-based drama directed by David Lynch, starring John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller and Freddie Jones

Saved and Remade


Items of clothing, a tea trolley, some accordions and a propeller are transformed

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job


Amanda Holden and Alan Carr set about renovating the bathrooms

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr set about renovating the bathrooms. Amanda is unconvinced about Alan’s bidet and Alan tries to veto Amanda’s disco ball installation – but neither will back down on their vision. In Alan’s quest to stay true to Sicilian culture, he treats Amanda to a visit to Marsala’s salt pans for a unique spa experience. Amanda’s dreams of a roll-top bath come crashing down as Alan sets her the task of recycling the apartment’s existing one, but karma kicks in as his DIY skills are pushed to the limit with a masterclass in floor tiling

Rip Off Britain: Holidays


Expert advice on how to keep tabs on precious holiday cargo

Angela Rippon, Julia Somerville and Gloria Hunniford go behind the scenes at one of the UK’s biggest airports to find out just how much goes missing. Plus, expert advice on how to keep tabs on precious holiday cargo. Globe-trotter Simon Calder reveals why Luxembourg may be a cheaper break than imagined


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