BBC Two Today Tuesday 28 February 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Tuesday 28 February 2023

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

Bargain Hunt

The teams trawl the antiques shops in Shepton Mallet in Somerset

Antiques Road Trip


Irita Marriott buys a very rare tea-set, while Mark Hill invests in mid-century Italian ceramics

The Hairy Bikers Go Local


Dave Myers and Si King find local produce for an Indian restaurant on the outskirts of Leeds

Dave Myers and Si King go in search of great Yorkshire produce for vegetarian Indian restaurant Prashad in Drighlington on the outskirts of Leeds, coming away with mushrooms, rhubarbs and beetroots. They then make garlic mushroom pakoras, beetroot-stuffed paratha and rhubarb, rose and cardamom kulfi. Willl the restaurant owners be impressed by the ingredients?


Claudia Winkleman appeals on behalf of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

BBC News

BBC News

The latest national and international stories

Politics Live

The latest stories from Westminster and beyond

The Super League Show

Action from the second round of fixtures



Quiz, hosted by Jeremy Vine



Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine

Holding Back the Years


Featuring a 101-year-old man who suffered a horrific burglary

Big Cats


How cats adapt to different environments

The second documentary looks at how cats have adapted to the challenges of life in almost every environment on Earth. The margay leaps through the treetops in the Central American jungle, while the pregnant jaguar waits for thousands of turtles to arrive on a remote Pacific beach. In the Karoo region of South Africa, a tiny black-footed cat stakes its claim to the title of the world’s deadliest feline, and in Outer Mongolia, the Pallas’s cat is able to disguise itself as a rock – a useful trick while hunting

Make Me a Dealer


Contestants from Sussex and Northamptonshire take part

Flog It!


Making a profit at auction

Richard Osman’s House of Games


With Nihal Arthanayake, Jake Humphrey, Patsy Kensit and Mae Martin

Coastal Defenders


The team responds to a callout to a tugboat with a jammed propeller

Cargo in a British port grinds to a halt when a tugboat picks up a mystery object in its propeller. The divers respond to a callout to get the tug moving again, and end up using everything at their disposal – even a kitchen knife – in an attempt to free the propeller from whatever has been dumped in the river

Saving Lives at Sea


The RNLI rushes to the rescue of a man in the water in the Thames

The crew at Tower, on the River Thames in London, is the busiest of all the lifeboat stations, averaging more than 500 shouts a year and aiming to launch to any emergency in under 90 seconds. When a call comes in about a man in the water near the Thames Barrier, they reach him with just moments to spare. In Fleetwood, on the Lancashire coast, a desperate 999 call alerts the crew to a bait digger – out looking for worms on the sand flats – who has been caught out by the incoming spring tide and is in danger of being submerged and swept out to sea

Great British Menu


Chefs from Scotland serve up their starters and fish dishes

Chefs from Scotland serve up their canapes, starters and fish dishes on an animation and illustration theme. The vegan starters includes a posh prison porridge inspired by the time Dennis the Menace’s mischief landed him behind bars and a celebration of Bananaman using plantain three ways. The fish course, meanwhile, includes a delicately barbecued salmon belly with a caramelized whey sauce and bilberry gel, inspired by a scene in Disney’s Brave, while another chef has fun with celebrated Scottish comic strip Oor Wullie, creating a scallop and crab lasagne bucket with a shellfish bisque and stuffed razor clam

The Mormons Are Coming

Following three young missionaries through training

Following three young missionaries through training, as they give up their names and become Elders and Sisters who live under a strict time table with limited contact with family, will any of them go the distance? This documentary brings a unique insight into who the Mormons are from young believers who are passionate about their faith



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The parole board considers the cases of two serious offenders

The parole board considers the cases of two serious offenders. Fifteen years ago, Matthew violently murdered a young woman on a public street. A recently converted Christian, he now has the chance to move to an open prison where he will come into contact with the public. After being convicted for arson, 26-year-old Simran was caught dealing class A drugs. Halfway through his four-and-a-half year sentence, he has the chance to be released into the community. Will his history of mental health problems compromise this opportunity?

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

Tokyo Vice


Samantha risks everything to rescue Polina.

With few other options, Samantha decides to risk everything to get Polina back safely. Jake receives a threatening visit from Tozawa’s men, and the message is clear – stay away. But Katagiri has a plan to deal with Tozawa

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life


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

Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job


Amanda Holden and Alan Carr create a luxury holiday home

Amanda Holden purchases two dilapidated apartments nestled in the sun-kissed hills of rural Sicily, intending to raise them from their ruins and create luxury holiday homes. The hope is that she and workmate friend Alan Carr to make a huge profit they can donate to charity. After arriving at the crumbling property for the first time, the piles of rubbish and abandoned junk suggest to both that that this visit will be no holiday

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