BBC Two Today Friday 24 February 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Friday 24 February 2023

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

06:30
Antiques Road Trip

S26E09

Items in Wiltshire include a ceramic cat and a large pair of Victorian pants

David Harper and Catherine Southon are in south-west England, where they find items including a ceramic cat and an old clothes rail able to hang a large pair of Victorian pants. In a break from the shopping, Catherine plays dress-up as she goes to war in Weymouth, while David throws a pot in Poole

07:15
Bridge of Lies

S02E24

Quiz show, hosted by Ross Kemp

08:00
Serengeti III

S03E04

Baby hippo Mafuta faces new dangers

Bakari and the rest of the baboons can see no escape when the lions take over their home – until the pride fall asleep. Baby hippo Mafuta’s mother tries to keep the crocodiles from desecrating his dead father’s body – but in the ensuing chaos the youngster is swept away down the river. Crocodile Magamba defends her hatchlings and Duma the cheetah struggles to make friends

09:00
BBC News

10:00
BBC News

The latest national and international stories

12:15
Politics UK

The week’s political proceedings around the UK

13:00
Impossible

S04E04

Game show, hosted by Rick Edwards

13:45
Eggheads

S20E20

Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine

14:15
Eggheads

S20E21

Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine

14:45
Murder, Mystery and My Family: Case Closed?

S04E05

The brutal murder of a policeman is reexamined

Sasha Wass QC and Jeremy Dein QC revisit an investigation into the 1884 murder of Co Durham police sergeant William Smith. Three men stood trial together for the crime, all desperately protesting their innocence, though only Joseph Lowson was hanged

15:30
Wonders of the Monsoon

S01E05

The relationship between nature and the people who live in monsoon regions

Exploring the relationship that has developed over thousands of years between the people who live in monsoon regions and the wildlife they share them with. In the rice paddies of Assam, India, farmers battle a herd of hungry elephants over their crops, while on the Philippine island of Palawan, near Borneo, people still hunt in the forest and live in caves for part of the year. The programme also looks at the impact of organised religion, meeting members of the Bishnoi sect who believe that all life is sacred and have even been known to lay down their lives to protect trees. Colin Salmon narrates

16:30
Make Me a Dealer

S01E06

Romano Barca from Portsmouth and Jan Griffin from Essex compete

17:15
Flog It!

S17E12

From the Old College at Aberystwyth University

18:00
Richard Osman’s House of Games

S04E90

With Ronni Ancona, Nathan Caton, Colin Murray and Sally Phillips

Ronni Ancona, Nathan Caton, Colin Murray and Sally Phillips go toe-to-toe testing their general knowledge skills in a variety of trivia-based games for the final time, prior to the week’s overall winner being declared

18:30
Rick Stein’s Cornwall

S03E10

The chef visits the fishing port of Boscastle

The chef visits the fishing port of Boscastle and finds a seafood restaurant in a building which once housed rockets used to fire safety ropes out to sinking ships. A trip to Cornwall’s only dedicated organic mushroom farm inspires him to cook a stir fry with ‘lion’s mane’ mushrooms, which it is said can regrow your neurons. Rick also discovers a reason so many Germans love Cornwall

19:00
Secrets of the Jurassic Dinosaurs

S01E01

A mysterious dinosaur graveyard in Wyoming

Part one of two. Liz Bonnin joins an international team of palaeontologists in the remote badlands of Wyoming as they investigate a mysterious dinosaur graveyard. Packed with over a dozen skeletons including predators such as the fearsome Allosaurus and giants like Diplodocus, as well as fossilised plants and footprints, the site is a treasure trove that is helping to change the way the Jurassic era is seen. The evidence also helps the team to answer why so many dinosaurs came here, and what killed them in such great numbers 150 million years ago

20:00
Gardeners’ World

The second of four compilation programmes, Monty Don plants tender annuals

In the second of four compilation programmes, Monty Don plants tender annuals for high summer colour, as well as sharing his tips for growing cherries and pruning blackcurrants. Plus, Arit Anderson discovers a paradise garden in Cambridge

21:00
QI

S20E15

A selection of the best moments from the T series

21:30
The Kemps: All True

Spoof documentary, starring Gary and Martin Kemp as themselves

Spoof documentary, starring Gary and Martin Kemp as themselves, following the brothers as they launch new careers in the wake of Spandau Ballet’s 40th anniversary celebrations. While Martin tries to get a sci-fi movie franchise off the ground, Gary has a new brand of vegan meat substitute to promote

22:30
Newsnight

With Victoria Derbyshire

23:00
Weather

23:05
Couples Therapy

S03E03

Molly admits to past betrayals that have pushed Josh away

The couples continue their weekly therapy with Dr Orna Guralnik. Molly admits to past betrayals that have pushed Josh away. Orna explores Yaya’s lack of response to Cyn’s provocations. Dale traces his discomfort with conflict to his father

23:30
Couples Therapy

S03E04

Molly begins to understand Josh in a new light

Ping and Will disclose the roots of their dynamic. Orna guides India to a truth about herself. Molly begins to understand Josh in a new light. A recent fight between Cyn and Yaya brings a moment of clarity

23:55
Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

S05E06

The surgeons operate on two women injured in road accidents

The Addenbrooke’s trauma surgeons take two patients from resus to the operating theatre to give them life-saving treatment. The first is 55-year-old Carolyn, who has been involved in a road traffic accident. Despite a cerebral bleed, her most critical injuries are to her pelvis and her heel, which has an open fracture. Meanwhile, 75-year-old Joan has been knocked over by a van, leaving her with multiple injuries. The main question is whether her foot, which has lost a lot of skin, can be saved

00:55
Sex for Work: The True Cost of Our Tea – Panorama

Reports of women being pressured to have sex in return for work on tea plantations

PG Tips and Lipton’s are world-famous tea brands and an undercover investigation reveals that women working on plantations producing them are being pressured to have sex with their bosses in return for work. The report focuses on plantations that have been owned for years by two British companies – Unilever and James Finlay and Company – who between them have produced half the tea drunk in the UK. Reporter Tom Odula has spoken to dozens of women who say they have been sexually assaulted or harassed, while undercover footage reveals how one young woman was targeted for sex at a job interview

01:25
Marie Antoinette

S01E06

To salvage the royal marriage, Antoinette’s brother Joseph intervenes

To salvage the royal marriage – and their nations’ alliance – Antoinette’s brother Joseph intervenes. Co-ruler of Austria, his bluntness is mixed with joviality, but he faces an uphill task. After seven years, Antoinette and Louis live apart and barely talk. The divorce negotiations are concluded, and Antoinette’s fate sealed, before the effect of Joseph’s efforts are felt. Drama, starring Emilia Schüle

02:20
Our Flag Means Death

S01E06

Stede enlists the Revenge crew to help intimidate an incoming merchant ship

Inspired by Blackbeard’s words of wisdom, Stede enlists the Revenge crew to help him intimidate an incoming merchant ship. Izzy confronts Blackbeard about his growing attachment to Stede, while Lucius’s flesh wound spirals out of control. Pirate comedy, starring Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi and Con O’Neill

02:50
Panorama

Following the lives of five Ukrainians during the war with Russia

Panorama follows the lives of five Ukrainians during the war with Russia over the last year including a paramedic on the frontline, a wedding-turned-war photographer, a TV presenter who rescues civilians under fire, a 19 year-old army volunteer and a young couple who’s home town has now been occupied by Russian forces. This personal and powerful documentary marks the first anniversary of the war

03:50
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