BBC Two Today Saturday 21 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Saturday 21 January 2023

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

06:30
Hey Duggee

S04E05

Happy reveals how he found his love of water

06:35
Hey Duggee

S04E06

The gang travels around in the mobile library

06:45
Supertato

S01E03

Carrot tries to become the first Veggie on the cheese moon

06:55
Shaun the Sheep

S06E16

Shaun tries to prevent the delivery of new spectacles to the Farmer

07:00
Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed!

S02E18

Rubi has a severe case of inventor’s block

07:15
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese

S02E03

Nobody else can stand the sound when Cheese takes up the bagpipes

07:25
The Football Academy

S01E03

A goalkeeper who is in remission from leukaemia

07:55
The Dengineers

S07E03

A space for siblings who are obsessed with optical illusions

08:25
Operation Ouch!

S12E03

The doctors reveal the power of mucus

08:55
Newsround

Current affairs reports

09:00
Blue Peter

Marking the Lunar New Year with a Chinese martial arts performance

09:30
Deadly Pole to Pole

S01E19

Steve Backshall hunts for a cold-blooded killer in Brazil

10:00
Robot Wars: World Series

S01E02

The second of two specials pitting champions from past series against rivals from other countries

The second of two specials pitting champions from past series against rivals from other countries. A British team comprising reigning champion Eruption, Big Nipper, Concussion and Thor takes on international contenders Cathadh from the USA, Terror Turtle from Canada, Weber from Russia, and Bash from the Netherlands

11:00
Serengeti III

S03E01

The dramatised natural history show returns, with the action centred on a beautiful lake

The dramatised natural history show returns, with the action centred on a beautiful lake, populated by flamingos and surrounded by green plains and rocky outcrops. Many families of animals have made their homes here, but when a great fire is seen building on the horizon, they face a difficult choice – stay and seek shelter, or risk fleeing across the tinder-dry plains. Narrated by Adjoa Andoh

12:00
The Hairy Bikers Go Local

S01E03

Dave Myers and Si King visit the Cotswolds

Dave Myers and Si King visit the Cotswolds, and travel to the village of Upper Slaughter to meet chef Charles Smith, who runs two restaurants at Lords of the Manor. He is keen to bring modern cutting-edge cuisine to this historic country house hotel. After sampling dishes from the 10-course tasting menu, the duo learn that Charles sources his ingredients from all over the country. So, they’re determined to find three new local suppliers who could provide equally top-quality ingredients

13:00
Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start

S01E03

Tom demonstrates ways that the whole family can help out cooking in the kitchen

Tom demonstrates ways that the whole family can help out cooking in the kitchen, and shares family favourite recipe ideas that are healthy and easy to prepare. First, Tom and his son Acey make filo pastry triangles with feta cheese, before he drops by to teach ten-year-old Nihirika and seven year-old Krish how to cook simple Asian-style glazed chicken thighs in their family home

13:30
Bowls: World Indoor Championships 2023

The opening singles semi-finals

Live coverage from Potters Resort at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk, featuring the opening singles semi-finals. Paul Foster and Les Gillett were the victorious players at this stage last year, overcoming Wayne Willgress and Alex Marshall respectively

17:00
Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job

S01E03

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr set about renovating the bathrooms

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr set about renovating the bathrooms. Amanda is unconvinced about Alan’s bidet and Alan tries to veto Amanda’s disco ball installation – but neither will back down on their vision. In Alan’s quest to stay true to Sicilian culture, he treats Amanda to a visit to Marsala’s salt pans for a unique spa experience. Amanda’s dreams of a roll-top bath come crashing down as Alan sets her the task of recycling the apartment’s existing one, but karma kicks in as his DIY skills are pushed to the limit with a masterclass in floor tiling

17:30
Flog It!

Paul Martin and the team are at Stockport Town Hall

Paul Martin and experts Mark Stacey and Philip Serrel are in Greater Manchester, where over 800 people arrived to have their items valued at Stockport Town Hall. Mark is impressed by a William De Morgan ceramic tile, Paul finds some etchings by artist John Buckland Wright and Philip discovers a gold necklace that surprises everyone at auction

18:00
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

S10E11

Martin and Shirlie Kemp are on the road with Margie Cooper and James Braxton

19:00
Waterhole: Africa’s Animal Oasis

S01E02

The team uncovers the new dynamics of night-time at the waterhole

During the hottest time of year, the waterhole becomes busier in the cool of night. Using remote cameras, the team uncovers the new dynamics of the period following sunset. Hyenas move into the area, but they are so elusive that it is hard to know how big the clan is. Their arrival has a dramatic effect on other predators in the area, and no lions or leopards are spotted while they are around. Ella Al-Shamahi discovers how the increased footfall has changed the shape of the waterhole and how, as temperatures rise, the waterhole residents’ behaviour is also changing

20:00
The Witch Hunts: Lucy Worsley Investigates

S01E01

The historian examines four dramatic chapters in British history

The historian examines four dramatic chapters in British history, exploring how changing attitudes to gender politics, class inequality, mental health and children can challenge perceptions of the past and provide new answers to each myster. She begins with the 16th-century witch hunts, when thousands of ordinary people, mostly women, were hunted down, tortured and killed across Scotland and England

21:00
Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

S01E01

Chuck D explores rap’s political awakening over the past 50 years

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D explores rap’s political awakening over the past 50 years, revealing how hip-hop became a global force for change after its emergence in the Bronx in the 1970s. In the first edition, Chuck is joined by a host of stars including Melle Mel, KRS-One, Fat Joe, John Forte and Grandmaster Caz to chart the deep roots of hip-hop, from the tumultuous 1960s, the despoliation of 1970s New York, the influence of DJ Kool Herc and socially conscious hit The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 1982

22:00
Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

S01E02

Chuck D explores rap in the 1980s

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D explores the genre in the 1980s, when police clampdowns due to the crack epidemic prompted the emergence of socially conscious rap, with his own band Public Enemy leading the way. On the West Coast, hip-hop’s reaction to racial profiling is even fiercer as NWA and Ice-T respond to increasing police brutality with lyrical rage, with the anger finally erupting onto the streets of Los Angeles in May 1992 after four LAPD officers were acquitted of using excessive force in the arrest and beating of Rodney King

23:00
Behind the Beat Special: Public Enemy

A 1988 programme focusing on the New York hip-hop group

23:30
Hip Hop at the BBC

Featuring the Sugarhill Gang, Run-DMC and Eric B & Rakim

Hip-hop performances through the decades from the BBC archives, including the Sugarhill Gang in 1979 and Run DMC, LL Cool J and Eric B & Rakim in the ’80s. Plus, Ice T, Monie Love, Fugees and the Roots in the ’90s and latterly Dr Dre featuring Eminem, Dizzee Rascal and Jay-Z

00:35
Top of the Pops

A musical review of the year

A musical review of 1990, the year that saw hip-hop and dance music hit the charts with a passion thanks to the likes of Adamski, Orbital, 808 State, Snap! and Eurodance sensations Snap! Betty Boo, Beats International and MC Tunes introduced the British take on hip-hop, Sinead O’Connor and Maria McKee took to the stage with big ballads and both John Barnes and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showed their rapping skills. Milli Vanilli got caught up in a singing scandal, and the battle for the Christmas number one saw a stand-off between Cliff Richard and Vanilla Ice

01:35
Persian Lessons

Holocaust drama, starring Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
2020 – War, Drama

Movie: Persian Lessons -

A Jewish man in 1940s Belgium tries to avoid being sent to a concentration camp by claiming to be Persian. His cover lands him in a dangerous situation, when he is forced to teach the Farsi language to a Nazi officer. Since neither of them knows any Farsi, he resorts to making up his own language word by word. Holocaust drama, starring Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Lars Eidinger. In German, French, Italian, English and Farsi

03:35
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