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.

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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Homes Under the Hammer


Featuring properties in Birmingham, Treherbert and Swansea

Money for Nothing


The team transforms an old washstand, a sofa and vintage clothing

24/7 Pet Hospital


A labrador is rushed in with a swelling on its tongue

A labrador is rushed in with a swelling on its tongue, a spaniel’s ongoing symptoms need investigating and a Bernese mountain dog is back with joint problems and may need surgery

Take a Hike


Former make-up artist Piers hosts the last hike in north west Wales

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



Quiz, hosted by Rick Edwards



Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine

Eat Well for Less?


Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin help families lower their food bills

Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin are in Belfast, where they meet Steve Carter, who ever since his wife’s death nine years ago has been bringing up his four children alone. But the family are stuck in a food rut, eating ready meals, filling up on snacks and buying expensive protein drinks. Can the experts help Steve provide healthier meals for himself and his kids?

Secret Britain


Exploring Kent

The presenters explore Kent, with Denise Lewis abseiling off the White Cliffs of Dover in search of a rare plant, Ellie Harrison heading to Kent’s furthest outpost, and Chris Hollins discovering the secrets of the North Kent marshes

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr


The designers go back to school

The designers go back to school as they transform students’ common rooms – and Michelle Ogundehin ups the stakes by telling them that the weakest two will be eliminated this week. Arriving at Gordano School in Bristol, the contestants work in pairs to update the four tired areas – one for each house in the school – as well as adjoining teachers’ offices. Alan Carr follows their progress, while guest judge Sophie Robinson offers her thoughts on the finished designs

Flog It!


From Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire

Richard Osman’s House of Games


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

Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip


Clive learns how to make tiramisu in Treviso

Clive’s Italian adventure continues with visits to Verona, Treviso, Lake Garda and the village of Limone, along the way learning how to make tiramisu and finding out how the balcony inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet now brings lovers from all over the world. He also meets up with an old friend and learns why Italians live some of the longest lives in Europe

Digging for Britain


Alice Roberts examines a gatehouse riddled with Civil War bullets

Alice Roberts visits more archaeological digs around the country, finding out about a gatehouse riddled with Civil War bullets, a unique Iron Age shield made from bark, and Roman burials with pots where the heads should be

Designing the Hebrides


Banjo designs a rustic gin-tasting bar

To launch a new spirit distilled on the cheese farm where he lives, Banjo Beale is asked to design a rustic gin-tasting bar using salvaged materials found on the farm. This design is deeply personal journey for Banjo, as he aims to give back to the people who welcomed him and his husband Ro into their community, but with a launch party looming, and an ambitious plan to complete, will it live up to expectations?

Wales’ Home of the Year


The five regional winners go head to head for the 2022 title

The search for Wales’ Home of the Year 2022 concludes with the spotlight on the final five homes – the winners of each regional episode. However, only one of them can triumph, so judges Owain Wyn Evans, Mandy Watkins and Glen Thomas invite the owners to Llancaiach Fawr Tudor manor house in the heart of the Rhymney Valley where they assess the homes again, scoring them on architectural merit, distinctive design and original style. The five are whittled to three, and then just one – the overall winner of Wales’ Home of the Year 2022

11 Minutes: America’s Deadliest Mass Shooting


The attack on the 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas

Documentary about the attack on the 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas that left 60 dead and hundreds injured, using first-hand accounts and never-before-seen footage to chart the events. The first instalment reveals how 22,000 fans were at the celebration of country music when the gunfire started as headliner Jason Aldean opened his first set, and amid the confusion, groups of friends and families try to flee but get separated

11 Minutes: America’s Deadliest Mass Shooting


A deluge of 911 calls causes concern there are multiple shooters

A look at how a deluge of 911 calls caused concern that multiple shooters were on the Las Vegas strip, while a police officer dragged his bleeding partner to safety. Between bursts of automatic gunfire, concert-goers made a run for it if they could, while SWAT officers converged on the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where had information that the shooter was on the 32nd floor


Headline analysis with Victoria Derbyshire


Unspun World with John Simpson


The week’s major global news stories

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

Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars


The contenders are tasked to immaculately deshell lobster

Gordon celebrates the very best of British – exquisite produce and the pinnacle of fine dining. First, he invites his entrepreneurs to the Fish Society in Surrey where he tasks them with perfectly de-shelling one of the most expensive foods to be found on any menu – lobster. He then puts the contenders in charge of his high-end Mayfair restaurant, Lucky Cat. With his reputation on the line and paying diners expecting immaculate food and service, he expects them to live up to his own extraordinarily high standards in order to have any hope of proceeding in the competition

Saving Lives in Leeds


The surgeons prepare to perform a double bypass

Seventy six-year-old Barry is on the cardiac ward, waiting for a double bypass – but a shortage of beds means his operation has already been cancelled twice in two weeks. Cardiac surgeon Betsy Evans is hoping it will be third time lucky today as she prepares to take him into theatre. Others hoping their operations will go ahead are 57-year-old Dawn, who is having a cancerous tumour removed from her brain, and 15-year-old Jack, who has waited more than a year to correct his curved spine



The contestants cook a dish using leftovers

The seven best home cooks from the first rounds of the competition return to the MasterChef kitchen to face two new challenges. Jimi Famurewa, one of the country’s toughest food critics,sets the challenge for the chefs to cook a dish made of leftovers or waste. Only the best cooks will remain to go on to the second challenge, creating a dish celebrating citrus. Hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace

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