BBC Two Today Sunday 26 February 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Sunday 26 February 2023

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

Gardeners’ World

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



Adam Henson and Charlotte Smith head to Bakewell Livestock Market in Derbyshire

Adam Henson and Charlotte Smith head to Bakewell Livestock Market in Derbyshire, as hundreds of sheep and cattle are auctioned. Among the farmers looking to make a penny or two is Keith Harrop, who is hoping to get top dollar for one of his beef cattle, but will business be brisk enough? As well as following a busy market day, Charlotte discovers the history of markets and how Bakewell is adapting for the future with pop-up shops and also a pop-in health clinic, while Joe Crowley is in East Anglia, where a proposed new multi-billion pound power grid has been met with stiff opposition

Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein


Advice on how to look after plants during the winter

Winter has arrived and harsh frosts have shattered the tulip pots and ruined the brick paths, so Carol takes shelter in the potting shed and prepares her garlic for spring planting. On finer days, she begins pruning late-flowering clematis, and begins a major revamp in the borders when the thaw comes. While the trees and shrubs are still in their dormancy in February, a local woodsman arrives to lay a native hedge

Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast


Derek Brockway walks from Ynyslas to Aberystwyth

Derek Brockway’s walk in Cardigan Bay has something for everyone. For the first half he’s at one with nature as he explores one of Britain’s largest and oldest raised peat bogs. His route then takes him to a unique railway museum, filled with nostalgia and he also discovers the legend of Cantre Gwaelod at Sarn Cynfelyn where the shingle spit stretches an incredible 11kms out to sea. He finishes at the university town of Aberystwyth with its Victorian cliff-top pleasure park, complete with camera obscura. Derek also has a go at paddle-boarding – which has its challenges

Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

Matt Tebbutt presents more highlights from the series

Rick Stein’s Cornwall


The chef visits one of the UK’s last live cattle markets

The chef glimpses life in Cornwall 2,000 years ago as he explores the atmospheric ruins of the ancient village of Carn Euny. Rick also cooks his favourite Sunday lunch, a hearty steak and kidney pudding, and goes for a bracing ride on a beautiful hand-built boat

Mary Berry’s Fantastic Feasts


Mary helps three novice cooks to prepare a special birthday feast

Mary helps three novice cooks to prepare a special birthday feast for a London teacher. The students learn to prepare blinis with three toppings, salmon en croute with a spinach and herb sauce, and a birthday chocolate ganache cake. Meanwhile, Scarlett Moffatt and Janette Manrara are on hand to help, hitting the sweet shops on a special mission to help the birthday boy’s pupils make a special contribution to the festivities

The Hairy Bikers

The food lovers visit Romania

Italy’s Invisible Cities


Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore Florence

Using new 3D technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the Italian city of Florence, and with the help of historian Ross King and the team, they discover the hidden secrets of Florence’s great cathedral and its architectural genius. The pair also learn more about the Medici’s fraught relationship with Michelangelo, as he fell from favour when he supported a rebellion against his own masters, and visit the world-famous Uffizi – including the Botticelli room

MOTD Live: Women’s FA Cup

Chelsea v Arsenal (Kick-off 2.00pm)

Chelsea v Arsenal (Kick-off 2.00pm). All the action from the fifth-round tie at Kingsmeadow. Chelsea are the holders of the competition, having defeated the Gunners 2-0 in last season’s semi-finals before overcoming Manchester City after extra time in the showpiece match. The sides also met in the 2021 final, with the Blues also taking the honours on that occasion with a 3-0 win

Flog It!


Making a profit at auction

Chariots of Fire

Oscar-winning fact-based drama, starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson
1981 – Drama, History

Movie: Chariots of Fire -

Oscar-winning drama based on the true story of British runners Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, going for gold at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. The two athletes are driven by very different impulses – Liddell is inspired by his devout Christian faith, while Abrahams hopes to triumph over the anti-Semitism he has endured all his life. Starring Ian Charleson, Ben Cross, Nigel Havers, John Gielgud and Ian Holm. Vangelis provides the soundtrack

Six Nations Rugby Special

Action from the third round of fixtures

Action from the third round of fixtures, featuring Italy v Ireland at Aviva Stadium, Wales v England at Principality Stadium and France v Scotland at Stade de France. Ireland and Scotland were the only teams who still had a chance of winning the Grand Slam after the first two rounds, but England and France will both have felt they could stay in championship contention with a win

Secrets of the Jurassic Dinosaurs


The team unearths the remains of fearsome Jurassic predators

Part two of two. Liz Bonnin joins the palaeontologists as they unearth the remains of fearsome Jurassic predators, with the team considering if the site was a dinosaur hunting ground. They try to figure out if these predators were involved in the deaths of supersized beasts like the diplodocus buried at the site, helping to reveal why so many dinosaurs came here, and what killed them in such great numbers 150 million years ago

The Warship: Tour of Duty


A rescue is launched after an F35 pilot has to eject

After six months at sea on its first operational deployment, HMS Queen Elizabeth departs the Pacific for the long voyage home. After crossing the Arabian Sea, the ship stops at Duqm in Oman to replenish stores, before proceeding up the Red Sea, through the Suez canal and into the eastern Mediterranean. An F35 jet on a routine launch loses power at a critical moment and the pilot has to eject, and HMS Queen Elizabeth launches a search and rescue mission to locate the airman

The King’s Speech

Fact-based drama, starring Colin Firth
2010 – Drama, History

Movie: The King

The younger son of George V struggles to cope with an uncontrollable stammer, prompting his wife to enlist the aid of an eccentric Australian speech therapist. The support and friendship of the doctor prove invaluable when a crisis places the repressed prince on the throne, just as the outbreak of the Second World War leaves the country in need of a strong king. Oscar-winning fact-based drama, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pearce

Tulip Fever

Historical romance, starring Alicia Vikander
2017 – Drama, Romance

Movie: Tulip Fever - 2010

In 17th-century Amsterdam at the height of tulip mania, an artist falls in love with a married woman whose portrait he has been commissioned to paint. Historical romance based on Deborah Moggach’s novel, starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Jack O’Connell

Question Time

Fiona Bruce hosts the political debate from Cardiff

Fiona Bruce presents the topical debate, inviting a panel of politicians and other guests in Cardiff to answer questions from an invited audience on subjects that have made the headlines over the past week

Sort Your Life Out with Stacey Solomon


Stacey helps the Harris-Hawley family transform their home

Stacey and her team help the Harris-Hawley family transform their home. Childhood sweethearts Dan and Char along with their daughters Mia and Cece realise just how much unnecessary clutter they own when they take everything out and see it displayed in front of them. The family go through their most treasured items full of emotion, reflecting on the tough times they’ve come through ahead of their wedding which is just one week away

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