BBC Two Today Saturday 18 March 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Saturday 18 March 2023

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

Hey Duggee


The squirrels help Chipmunk deliver his packages

Hey Duggee


Peggee and the Hummingbirds journey up the river to deliver a parcel



Shaun the Sheep


Bitzer is left with a mountain of work when the farmer is rendered incapable

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed!


A mysterious species of over-sized hamsters causes mayhem

Deep in the caverns below Beanotown town hall, a mysterious species of over-sized hamsters may or may not exist, so may or may not be at risk of being hunted down and turned into fluffy slippers

Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese


The kids get a chance to run Miss Skippy’s new food kiosk

The Football Academy


Attacking midfielder Dream gets the chance to play up for the senior U18s team

The Dengineers


Goalkeeper and football fan Tristan wants a den to help him recover

Operation Ouch!


The doctors investigate how lungs move


Current affairs reports

Blue Peter

The presenters kick-off Red Nose Day

Deadly Pole to Pole

Steve Backshall discovers how animals survive in sub-zero temperatures

Deadly Pole to Pole


A look at some of the most deadly forces of nature

Life in the Air


Bats, birds and flying insects

The series turns to animals that fly, including footage of half a million mother bats, an agile sparrowhawk raiding for food, and large beetles taking to the sky as part of their mating ritual. The programme also reveals how peregrine falcons are able to reach speeds of 200mph, and why an albatross’s nose helps it to fly. Narrated by Suranne Jones

Rick Stein’s Cornwall


The chef catches up with bestselling author Patrick Gale

The chef travels to the far west of Cornwall to meet a potter whose work captures the rugged beauty of her surroundings. Then to the far east, on the trail of the poet Charles Causley, who spent his life in the Cornish border town of Launceston. There, Rick meets another Cornish writer, Patrick Gale, who has written a book on Causley’s life, and considers him this country’s greatest Second World War poet. Rick also whips up his favourite seabass dish

Coast to Coast Food Festival


Edith Bowman and Colin Murray head to the Stranraer Oyster Festival

Presenters visit food festivals across the UK, beginning with Edith Bowman and Colin Murray at the Stranraer Oyster Festival, as celebrations mark the start of the native oyster season. They sail into Loch Ryan to Scotland’s largest oyster bed to discover why they’re so special. Chef Julie Lin discovers bargains in the World Food aisles, and gets the lowdown on low fat, semi-skimmed and full fat milk, while farmer Jim Smith gets stuck into some sticky sweets

Celebrity Best Home Cook


The contestants are challenged to prepare the perfect breakfast

Mary Berry challenges the celebrity cooks to prepare the perfect breakfast for houseguests. Two of the contestants adopt a Mexican theme, pitting quesadillas against breakfast burritos, while another presents the judges with an edible crossword. Mary and fellow judges Angela Hartnett and Chris Bavin each select their favourite dish, but even this is no protection against being eliminated from the contest. Claudia Winkleman presents

Doctor Zhivago

Epic drama, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie
1965 – Drama, Romance, War

Movie: Doctor Zhivago -

A married Russian physician falls in love with another woman, but as their passionate affair plays out against the raging backdrop of the First World War and the Bolshevik revolution, he is torn between his desires and his loyalty to his wife. David Lean’s epic drama based on Boris Pasternak’s novel, starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Ralph Richardson, Tom Courtenay and Klaus Kinski

The Real Marigold on Tour


The group embark on an adventure in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires

Paul Nicholas, Sheila Ferguson, Wayne Sleep and Jan Leeming embark on an adventure in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, first paying a visit to a late night Tango event where they spend the night dancing with the locals. The following day, the group explore what the cultural capital of Argentina has on offer. Having duetted together in the past, Sheila and Paul book a Tango singing lesson, while Wayne and Jan enrol in a life drawing class. For their final night in Buenos Aires, Sheila and Paul find a venue where they can perform the Tango song they learned earlier in the week

Flog It!


From London Zoo in Regent’s Park

Thomas Plant and Catherine Southon value items at London Zoo in Regent’s Park, while presenter Paul Martin visits the Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington to examine its fascinating history and explore the architecture gallery

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip


Comedians Rufus Hound and Chris McCausland take part

Comedians Rufus Hound and Chris McCausland join antiques experts Margie Cooper and Ochuko Ojiri in Merseyside. There are lots of laughs and bags of buys, but will there be profits aplenty?

Saving Lives at Sea


A crew rescue a boy who has got into difficulties after jumping off rocks

In Portrush, Co Antrim, the crew race to rescue a boy who has got into difficulties after jumping off rocks, and one of the crew volunteers enters the water to save him. On the Pembrokeshire coast, the lifeguard team at Whitesands Beach join forces with the St David lifeboat crew to rescue someone who has been found unconscious in the water



Brian Cox explores how cutting-edge space missions have revealed the origin of the universe

In the final episode of the series, Brian Cox asks how the universe came to be. Throughout the programme, he explores how cutting-edge space missions have revealed the origin of the universe, how discoveries have helped scientists understand how we came to be here and the technology they have used along the way, from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to the European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope

Chaka Khan at the BBC

Archive performances by the American singer

A selection of appearance by the American singer on the BBC over the course of five decades, featuring her number one hit I Feel For You, as well as I’m Every Woman, and Ain’t Nobody in partnership with Rufus

Aretha Franklin: Duets

A 1993 concert from Manhattan’s Nederlander Theatre

Admirers including Elton John, Gloria Estefan, Smokey Robinson, PM Dawn, Bonnie Raitt and Rod Stewart share a stage with the Queen of Soul. The concert took place at Manhattan’s Nederlander Theatre in 1993, as an AIDS benefit. Elton, Smokey and Rod provide backing vocals on the first number Chain of Fools

Randy Crawford at Drury Lane

A 1981 concert by the American jazz and R&B singer

Queens of Soul

Celebration of the female singers who define the genre

A compilation of archive footage to celebrate the critically-acclaimed female singers whose voices have come to define the soul genre, including Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, Randy Crawford, Angie Stone, Mary J Blige and Beyonce

Northern Soul

Drama, starring Elliot James Langridge

A teenager living in a Northern town in the 1970s finds his horizons expanded when he discovers American soul music. He develops an inseparable friendship with a fellow devotee and the pair hope to achieve a brighter future beyond their bleak daily life. Drama, starring Elliot James Langridge, Josh Whitehouse, Steve Coogan and Ricky Tomlinson



Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finds out that Lil Dicky made a song about him



Elz and Dave perform together at a bar mitzvah



An exclusive online dating app leads to Dave being matched with pop star Doja Cat

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