BBC Two Today Thursday 26 January 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Thursday 26 January 2023

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

The Farmers’ Country Showdown


Two farming families take their sheep to compete in Tenbury Countryside Show

Escape to the Country


Steve Brown helps a couple look for a home in Wales

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Animated adaptation of Charlie Mackesy’s illustrated book

Animated adaptation of Charlie Mackesy’s popular illustrated book about a boy and his animal companions, who share a series of brief but profound conversations on the nature of friendship as they journey together in the youngster’s search for home. With the voices of Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Gabriel Byrne and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll

Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight for Good


Tom Kerridge offers ideas for calorie-counted special treats

This time Tom Kerridge tackles special treats, offering ideas for dishes that will hit the spot with some of the serious food-lovers and restaurant-goers among his group of dieters. The calorie-counted recipes he has created include a one-pot Mediterranean pasta dish, a rich and creamy beef stroganoff, and coffee and chocolate custard pots

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The latest national and international stories

Politics Live

The latest stories from Westminster and beyond



Quiz, hosted by Ore Oduba

Celebrity Eggheads


Five stars of comedy Still Game take part

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip


Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy are on the hunt for antiques in the dales of Derbyshire

Boy band legends Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy hunt for antiques in the dales of Derbyshire. It is a Westlife versus Boyzone battle as Keith teams up with expert Roo Irvine and Brian gets up close and personal with Margie Cooper. Keith plies the Irish charm to secure a discount on a George III silver fruit spoon, while Brian uncovers some Victorian opera glasses that gets his expert quite excited. Between the shopping, Brian and Margie get a brief history of time at a traditional clockmakers, while Keith needs to call in a mountain rescue team’s search dog to find a missing Roo. They then head to auction in Sheffield

Great Australian Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo continues his exploration of southeast Australia in Melbourne, Victoria

Michael Portillo continues his exploration of southeast Australia in Melbourne, Victoria, where he visits a home in the suburbs of Lilydale that once belonged to Dame Nellie Melba. Later, he travels through the rainforest of the Dandenong mountains across a spectacular trestle bridge, before reaching St Kilda, where he enjoys a special screening of a feature film that explores the exploits of the notorious outlaw, Ned Kelly

My Unique B&B


Transforming a 110-year-old narrowboat for rental

Master craftsman Simon Parfett and his team head to Bradford-on-Avon to help single mother Fiona transform her 110-year-old narrowboat into a thriving short-rental business. Faced with an almost empty shell, it looks like being a big job. Before long, Zoe is painting and renovating the interior, while Simon and Ian maximise the space with foldout beds and a copper-fronted bath in the stern

Saved and Remade


A beloved car and a pair of ballet shoes are among today’s transformations

Flog It!


Wedgwood plates and a gold guinea turn up in Aberystwyth

Richard Osman’s House of Games


With Jon Culshaw, Harriet Kemsley, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Verona Rose

Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes


With Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy

Former Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, is Robson’s guest on a trip to Weardale and Co Durham to explore ways of spending time in the outdoors. Lee takes Robson to a favourite spot he used to walk as a child near his Consett home, before the pair take to the water at Derwent Reservoir as they investigate the stress-relieving benefits of sailing

This Farming Life


Pumpkin season arrives at the Girvans farm in Loch Ness

Pumpkin season arrives at the Girvans farm in Loch Ness, and the family decide to put on the largest pick a pumpkin event the Glen has ever seen, just in time for Halloween. Elsewhere in Stranraer, Kayleigh’s milkshakes go down a treat, and Emma and Ewan put their new tups to the test



Michaela Strachan celebrates pink-footed geese

Michaela Strachan celebrates one of Norfolk’s most sensational winter species, pink-footed geese Chris Packham will be catching up on all the action from the live wildlife cameras. In Edinburgh, Gillian Burke and Iolo Williams move to the coast, to showcase Scotland’s marine species

Marie Antoinette


Marie is drawn into the tussle over the choice of prime minister

Becoming King initially paralyses Louis, and Marie is drawn into the tussle over the choice of prime minister. The glittering celebratory ball she holds makes her the centre of attention, against protocols. Marie is targeted by paper ‘doves’ spreading scandal. Unaware how wounded her husband’s pride has become, she learns the hard way when anger erupts. Drama, starring Emilia Schüle

The Apprentice: You’re Fired


An interview with the show’s freshly rejected candidate

Tom Allen interviews the show’s freshly rejected candidate, who reveals what it is really like to be in the firing line. Studio guests also discuss their views on what has happened in this week’s episode


Headline analysis with Victoria Derbyshire


Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World


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

Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World


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

The Mayfair Hotel Megabuild


Following a major construction project at Claridge’s

Documentary following a major construction project at Claridge’s, revealing the engineering challenges involved in digging out a five-storey basement, adding four new floors to the top of the hotel and creating London’s most expensive penthouse. In the first edition, Donegal miners work 24 hours a day to tunnel under the hotel by hand, while hotel manager Eugene tries hard to ensure loyal guests like David Walliams, Christian Louboutin and Damien Hirst remain undisturbed by the work going on above and below them

The Travelling Auctioneers


Christina Trevanion and Will Kirk help people declutter and downsize

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