BBC Two Today Tuesday 16 May 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Tuesday 16 May 2023

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

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Bargain Hunt

Natasha Raskin Sharp visits Stirling Castle

Escape to the Country


Sonali Shah is house-hunting in Norfolk

Coast to Coast Food Festival


Sean Fletcher explores the food festival at Llangollen

Sean Fletcher explores the food festival at Llangollen, where local food experts reveal their passion for their produce. Farmer Jim Smith tests his tastebuds with some hot sauces in Edinburgh, chef Suzie Lee discovers the key to producing cider in Armagh, and the secrets behind making a homemade pie on a budget are revealed

Coastal Defenders


A ferry service is stranded when a lifeboat canister goes missing

The diving team get a late call from a boat in peril. A missing lifeboat cannister means a ferry is unable to sail, causing chaos for the passengers that use the service for their daily commute. It’s a needle-in-a-haystack hunt in near-zero visibility – and to make matters worse, local leisure cruisers create imminent danger for the diver underwater

Nicky Campbell

Calls on the day’s talking points

BBC News

The latest national and international stories

Politics Live

The latest stories from Westminster and beyond

The Super League Show

Action from the latest fixtures



Quiz, hosted by Rick Edwards



Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine

Eat Well for Less?


Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin help a family in west London lower their food bills

Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin help the Gambling family in Ealing, west London, lower their food bills. Douglas and Angella are two self-confessed ‘foodies” who like to keep their kitchen stocked up with high-quality products. Now the couple have two young children, they find themselves increasingly reliant on takeaway meals and pre-measured ingredient boxes. Can Gregg and Chris get the programme’s biggest ever spenders to change their food shopping habits?

Beechgrove Repotted


The transformation of Edinburgh’s Saughton Park

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr


The designers transform the bedrooms of a grand hotel in Surrey

The contestants are sent to Wotton House, a grand hotel in the Surrey Hills, where they must each transform one of the nine bedrooms to create a space that reflects their signature style but with an eccentric British twist. The designers relish the challenge, embracing the idea of British eccentricity, although some take a more liberal approach, leading to surprising results. Alan Carr follows their progress, while helping Michelle Ogundehin survey the spaces is guest judge Guy Oliver, who has designed the interiors for some of the best-known hotels in London

Flog It!


From Croome, a Palladian mansion in Worcestershire

Richard Osman’s House of Games


With Nabil Abdulrashid, Luke Kempner, Sarah Millican and Philippa Perry

Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip


Clive learns to make perfect pasta in Bologna

Clive visits Bologna, considered by many to be Italy’s food capital, where he leans to make perfect pasta and finds out why an osteria – an Italian wine bar – is superior to a pub. But it’s not all food and drink as he also dons his hard hat and climbs some scaffolding to learn the history of an 800-year-old tower

Digging for Britain


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

Inside the Factory


Gregg Wallace visits the Denby pottery factory in Derbyshire

Gregg Wallace visits the Denby factory in Derbyshire, which has been making pottery since 1809. Gregg follows production of one of the factory’s best sellers, the Halo Heritage mug. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey visits a cutting-edge car factory that uses clay to make life-sized models of its new designs. She also has a go at the intricate art of pattern printing onto a teapot at the Burleigh pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent

Forensics: The Real CSI


The forensics team must identify and arrest a rapist

Documentary revealing the crucial role that forensics plays in bringing criminals to justice. A woman arrives at a police station to report she has been raped. The victim agrees to undergo a forensic examination to recover potentially critical evidence and the hunt to identify her unknown attacker begins

Colin from Accounts


Ashley takes Gordon to her birthday dinner


Headline analysis with Kirsty Wark



Drama, starring Mahershala Ali
2016 – Drama

Movie cast

Movie: Moonlight -

A young African-American man in a rough Miami neighbourhood grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood. He finds support from a drug dealer and his kindly girlfriend, who can see he is being neglected and offer him sanctuary. Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning drama, starring Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes

Murder in the Pacific


Documentary examining the bombing of Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior

Documentary examining the May 1985 bombing of Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, a symbol of peace that had just returned from a visit to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where the inhabitants were suffering the effects of nuclear fallout following the 1954 testing of American H-bomb Bravo. After travelling south to Auckland harbour, New Zealand, two explosions sank the ship and killed a crew member



Nine more contenders enter the kitchen in the fourth round of heats

Nine more contenders enter the kitchen in the fourth round of heats, preparing a family favourite which Gregg Wallace and John Torode will judge blind, before granting three of the cooks a pass to the next round. The six remaining competitors face an invention test to earn their place in the contest, after which two will find themselves falling at the first hurdle

A Special School


Documentary following life at Ysgol y Der in Penarth

Documentary following life at Ysgol y Der in Penarth, the Vale of Glamorgan, which is Britain’s biggest special school. It’s the first day back after the summer holidays and headteacher Chris Britten recalls the strain of staying open during the pandemic, while some of the young pupils go on the first field trip of the year. Back at school, staff have to act quickly to try to control the situation when a sixth-former who finds it hard to control his emotions and temper has an outburst and escapes from class. Narrated by Iwan Rheon

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