BBC Two Today Wednesday 18 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Wednesday 18 January 2023

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

The Farmers’ Country Showdown


Cattle and Goat farmers compete at the Moreton-in-Marsh Show

Make It at Market


Dom Chinea helps a glass-blower and a potter make their hobbies into businesses

Dom Chinea gives glass-blower Mark from north Wales and potter Victor from London the opportunity to turn their hobbies into money-making businesses. After being exposed to lead poisoning as a child Mark gave up his hobby of glass-blowing and spent 35 years working in the voluntary sector but when we was made redundant, Mark put his savings into setting up his own studio and getting back into glass-blowing. Victor was introduced to pottery by an art therapist during treatment for his anxiety. His clay sculptures have artistic flair but when he adds flourishes to his tableware it takes too long to make them profitable. The pair have two months to prove they have the skill and ambition to make it at market

See Hear


Julian Peedle-Calloo explores deaf representation on the silver screen

A Countryside Winter


Nigel Slater shares his lamb hotpot recipe

BBC News

BBC News

The latest national and international stories

Politics Live

The latest stories from Westminster and beyond

Bowls: World Championships

Including the first ladies’ singles semi-final

Live coverage from Potters Resort at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk, featuring an open singles match and the first ladies’ singles semi-final. Alison Merrien came from a set down to defeat Carla Banks at this stage of the 2022 tournament

Flog It!


The team visits the University of Nottingham

The team visits the University of Nottingham, where antique expert Caroline Hawley is wowed by a huge Shakespearean-themed quilt and Charles Hanson comes across an 18th-century handwritten Valentine that is hotly contested at the auction. Presenter Paul Martin visits a gorge in north Nottinghamshire called Creswell Crags, where in 2003 prehistoric cave art was discovered

Richard Osman’s House of Games


Kriss Akabusi, Grace Dent, Tim Lovejoy and Lauren Steadman test their skills

Take a Hike


Police officer Mike takes the group on a walk in Snowdonia.

This Farming Life


Emma misses two ferries with her livestock

When Emma misses not one but two ferries with her livestock, it serves as a harsh reminder that the couple are not used to island living just yet. Meanwhile, Joanna and Donald press ahead with plans for their farm shop, and young farmer Sean returns home to the family farm



Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan examine footage from the live remote cameras

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan present wildlife stories from Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, and examine footage that the live remote cameras have captured after dark. Elsewhere in Edinburgh, Gillian Burke and Iolo Williams head into a cemetery to see the wildlife that uses these city habitats as a haven, before a check-in with the live wild badger cameras in Edinburgh Zoo

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life


The specialists at Addenbrooke’s treat a man who has serious injuries after crashing his motorbike

The specialists at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge work against the clock to treat three patients, including 33-year-old Ben who has crashed his motorcycle into a fixed metal gate. He has injuries to his chest and lungs, and several serious fractures, but needs a CT scan to rule out any hidden problems. The medics also treat single mother Jasvinder, who has sustained spinal injuries after her car left the road at 70mph, and 72-year-old Jill, who has fallen down the steps of her caravan

Our Flag Means Death


Stede’s men take a trip in hope of ransoming the remaining hostage

As Stede tries to sell himself as the ‘gentleman pirate’, his men take a trip in hope of ransoming the remaining hostage. While in the Republic of Pirates, Oluwande worries that Jim will cross paths with the notorious Spanish Jackie, while Blackbeard shocks Izzy by taking an interest in Stede. Starring Rhys Darby and Samson Kayo


Headline analysis


India: The Modi Question


Two-part documentary examining tensions between Indian PM Narendra Modi and India’s Muslim minority

Two-part documentary focusing on Indian PM Narendra Modi and the persistent allegations about his attitude towards India’s Muslim population that have plagued his premiership. The programme investigates the truth behind these allegations, explores Modi’s backstory, and also examines claims about his role in 2002 riots that left over a thousand dead

See Hear


Julian Peedle-Calloo explores deaf representation on the silver screen

The Traitors


Claudia Winkleman hosts as another Faithful doesn’t make it to breakfast

Claudia Winkleman hosts as another Faithful doesn’t make it to breakfast and tensions reach boiling point as the game is turned on its head. In the mission the players require laser focus to add more to the prize pot

The Travelling Auctioneers


Will Kirk and Christina Trevanion help Somerset couple get rid of their clutter

The Love Box in Your Living Room

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse celebrate 100 years of the BBC

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse take inspiration from documentary maker Adam Curtis as they celebrate the BBC’s centenary. The duo tell the true story of Britain’s political and social evolution over the last century through the life of the BBC and by turning complete fictions into a staggering array of hard facts, they reveal details about the BBC that have been buried for decades

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