BBC Two Today Thursday 16 March 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Thursday 16 March 2023

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

Bargain Hunt


Danny Sebastian presents the show from Blackpool’s newest museum

Antiques Road Trip


Natasha and Phil continue on their antiquing adventure

Digging for Britain


Alice Roberts visits the excavation of one of Henry VIII’s lost forts in Hull

Alice Roberts heads to a farmer’s field in Rutland to examine evidence of a Roman barn conversion, featuring a three-room spa, including underfloor and in-wall central heating. She also finds out about the excavation of one of Henry VIII’s lost forts in Hull, and hears from a team that discovered stunning 10,000-year-old hunting tools near Scarborough

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Politics Live

The latest stories from Westminster and beyond



Game show, hosted by Rick Edwards



Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine



Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine

Hairy Bikers’ Best of British


Classic puddings

Si King and Dave Myers create classic puddings and explore the history and traditions behind Britain’s favourite desserts. They also take part in the world black-pudding throwing competition in Lancashire

Land of the Lost Wolves


Two-part documentary about wolves in north-west America

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan presents a two-part programme documenting the return of wolves to the snowy peaks of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. He charts the fortunes of first pack to live in the north-west of America in 70 years after all but being wiped out across the country

Priceless Antiques Roadshow


Lennox Cato offers tips on collecting

Highlights of the long-running TV series, featuring furniture expert Lennox Cato offering tips on collecting, and Penny Brittain learning about textile conservation. Presented by Fiona Bruce

Flog It!


From Margam Country Park in South Wales

Mark Stacey and Catherine Southon assess items at Margam Country Park in South Wales, while presenter Paul Martin visits the birthplace of one of his heroes, a Welshman who took Hollywood by storm

Richard Osman’s House of Games


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

Coast to Coast Food Festival


Sean Fletcher and Edith Bowman explore Cockermouth’s food festival

Sean Fletcher and Edith Bowman explore the food festival in Cockermouth in Cumbria, meeting passionate food producers and getting tips on homemade pitta bread from a MasterChef winner. Food journalist Leyla Kazim reveals the secrets of tomato growing and heads to Northumbria in search of the best local fish at the best price. Baker Briony May Williams finds out why Cumbria is the home of sticky toffee pudding

Saving Lives at Sea


A cargo ship loses all power and is drifting towards rocks

On Ireland’s south-east coast, the three RNLI crews at Dunmore East, Kilmore Quay and Rosslare battle to save a cargo ship that has lost all power and is drifting towards rocks. In Hoylake, on the Wirral, a vast multi-agency effort is required to rescue a mother and daughter who have got stuck in the mud and, 65 miles to the west, in the coastal village of Porthdinllaen, the crew respond to a mayday call from a yacht five miles out in the Irish Sea that is requesting an immediate medical evacuation

Great British Menu


The two highest scoring chefs from Northern Ireland cook their six-course menus again

The two highest scoring chefs from Northern Ireland go head to head and cook their six-course menus again, hoping to impress judges Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona and Ed Gamble with their creations. The pair will also have to dazzle guest judge Oliver Jeffers, the award-winning author and artist, as he helps to decide which chef will make it to the final

Murder in the Pacific


The bomber reveals how he planted bombs on the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior

In the final part of the story, we hear from the bomber, how he came to plant the bombs on the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, and the measures he took to escape New Zealand after the attack. He and another suspect reveal the origins of the mission – the French government convincing them that the KGB had infiltrated Greenpeace

The Apprentice: You’re Fired


Tom Allen talks to the latest candidate to leave the competition

The latest candidate to leave the competition joins Tom Allen to talk about their time on the show, while a panel of celebrity fans and business experts give their thoughts on the unfortunate entrepreneur’s progress


Headline analysis with Kirsty Wark


Slammed: The Seventies


Expectation levels are at an all-time high when the Welsh players return home

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

The Warship: Tour of Duty


A rescue is launched after an F35 pilot has to eject

After six months at sea on its first operational deployment, HMS Queen Elizabeth departs the Pacific for the long voyage home. After crossing the Arabian Sea, the ship stops at Duqm in Oman to replenish stores, before proceeding up the Red Sea, through the Suez canal and into the eastern Mediterranean. An F35 jet on a routine launch loses power at a critical moment and the pilot has to eject, and HMS Queen Elizabeth launches a search and rescue mission to locate the airman

Rip Off Britain: Holidays


Top tips on how to travel safely

Angela Rippon, Julia Somerville and Gloria Hunniford investigate consumers’ disastrous holidays and travel troubles – from caravans that didn’t live up to the marketing material, to world cruises that proved tricky to insure. Plus, top tips on how to travel safely

Scarlett’s Driving School


A 25-year-old aims to pass her first driving test after eight years of lessons

Fatemah has still never taken a driving test despite learning to drive for eight years. It has fallen to the 25-year-old’s adoring but nerve-shattered dad Akil to instruct her. But as Scarlett Moffatt’s experts discover, the driving may not be the problem

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