BBC Two Today Friday 31 March 2023

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What’s On BBC Two Today Friday 31 March 2023

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

Hey Duggee


Tag is grumpy as he did not eat his breakfast

Hey Duggee


The squirrels learn that friends can be like family



Evil Pea wears a giant power suit

Shaun the Sheep


A pig attempts to make friends with Timmy

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed!


The gang wonders if the mythical Bash Street Bogeyman might be real

Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese


A reluctant Cat lands a role in a movie that is shooting in town

The Football Academy


U-12 players Heinzy and Marley are excited about a match against Germany

The Dengineers


Sea cadet Jonny wants a submarine-themed den

Operation Ouch!


How the brain creates maps to prevent getting lost


Current affairs reports

Blue Peter

The team joins up with Radio 2 for a gardening campaign

Deadly Pole to Pole


Steve Backshall presents a profile of his favourite animal – the wolf

Steve Backshall presents a profile of his favourite animal – the wolf. The presenter looks back at some of his past encounters with the creatures, including his search for grey wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and his quests to see the rare Ethiopian wolf and the critically endangered red wolf. He also explores man’s complicated history with the animals, and travels to a wolf conservation centre, where he demonstrates how their senses make them formidable hunters

Life in the Air


Featuring footage from within a flock of birds

The final episode of the series features footage shot from within a giant flock of birds, revealing how half a million of them can fly in a group without colliding with each other. The programme also showcases the world’s fastest airborne courtship display, a bird that savagely defends its territory, and conflict between moths and bats in the South American jungle

Supergiant Animals

Steve Backshall encounters some of the world’s largest animals

Steve Backshall travels across the world to encounter the largest animals he can find and discover the remarkable things their size enables them to do. Highlights include Steve swimming with Nile crocodiles in Botswana, dodging two-ton elephant seals in California and diving with sperm whales in the Caribbean

Coast to Coast Food Festival


Sean Fletcher and Edith Bowman visit the National Ploughing Championships

Sean Fletcher and Edith Bowman visit the National Ploughing Championships in Derbyshire on a food adventure, where they discover the story behind the Bakewell tart and are let loose on tractors. Farmer Meinir Howells reveals the secrets of one of the UK’s oldest ice-cream parlours, Ryan Hand finds out the superpowers of seeds, and farmer Jim Smith learns the art of pickling

Celebrity Best Home Cook


The contestants are challenged to prepare the ultimate Sunday roast

The competition reaches the halfway point, where the contestants are challenged by Mary Berry to prepare the ultimate Sunday roast. The only rule is that the meal must involve roasted meat and some form of potatoes – they are otherwise free to do whatever they want. Two cooks compete to produce the best pork crackling, while another adds a Morrocan twist. For the second task, Chris Bavin challenges the cooks to make banana bread without using flour, while the final round involves a classic French dessert

Dark Victory

Drama, with Bette Davis
1939 – Drama, Romance

Movie: Dark Victory -

An extravagant socialite’s discovery that she has a brain tumour prompts her to resolve to live her remaining time to the full. Drama, with Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, George Brent and Ronald Reagan

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr


The designers work in pairs to transform three independent shops

The designers work in pairs to transform three independent shops in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on a budget of £3,000 in just two days. Ry and Jack struggle to relate to the clientele of the shoe shop they’re designing and Alan wonders if Ry has lost his mojo. Tom and Temi are paired together to transform the Sheepskin shop, but a disagreement over colour schemes could derail their design before it has even been made. Monika and Peter get to work on a minimalist but functional scheme for a fashion store but Monika worries she has bitten off more than she can chew

Flog It!


Valuing antiques at Blackpool Tower Circus

Paul Martin and the team value antiques at Blackpool Tower Circus, where expert James Lewis discovers terracotta tomb figures that could be more than 1,000 years old. Plus, Anita Manning examines a collection of seaside postcards, and Paul explores the Morecambe Winter Gardens – one of Lancashire’s most famous theatres

Live Women’s Six Nations

Scotland v Wales (Kick-off 5.30pm)

Scotland v Wales (Kick-off 5.30pm). All the action from both teams’ second match of the championship, held at DAM Health Stadium. Wales claimed a narrow 24-19 victory when the teams met in Cardiff last year, with substitute Ffion Lewis’ late try proving to be the difference, and the victors went on to finish fifth in the table, while the Scots failed to win a match

Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim


A TV special from 1967, with guests Ella Fitzgerald and Antonio Carlos Jobim

A TV special from 1967 in which the singer and actor is joined by jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and bossa nova guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim. Songs performed include Ole Man River, Body and Soul, The Lady Is a Tramp, The Girl from Ipanema and What Now My Love

Frank Sinatra: At the Royal Festival Hall

A 1970 performance by the singer

A 1970 concert at the London venue by the singer and actor, with Princess Grace of Monaco introducing him on stage. Featuring performances of I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Lady Is a Tramp, My Kind of Town and My Way

Frank Sinatra: The Voice of the Century Arena Special

Profile of the singer and actor

Profile of the singer and actor, nicknamed Ol’ Blue Eyes, best known for such songs as My Way and Strangers in the Night. Featuring interviews with his friends and family that uncover aspects of his rich personal life, which included four marriages, Las Vegas business interests and alleged association with the Mafia

High Society

Musical romantic comedy, with Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
1956 – Comedy, Music, Romance

Movie: High Society -

Romantic complications arise when a playboy composer sets out to win back his ex-wife. However, she is about to marry another man – and the situation becomes even more difficult when a cynical reporter enters the fray. Musical comedy based on The Philadelphia Story with a score by Cole Porter, starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly, with Louis Armstrong appearing as himself

Bing Crosby: Talking Pictures

Memorable TV appearances by the actor and singer

Sylvia Sims narrates a retrospective look at TV appearances made over the years by American actor and singer Bing Crosby, with interviews from the archive and classic clips capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career

Wild Men

Norwegian comedy, starring Rasmus Bjerg
2021 – Comedy

Movie: Wild Men -

A man suffering from a mid-life crisis relocates his family high into the mountains, so they can live as hunter gatherers like their ancestors did thousands of years ago. Norwegian comedy, starring Rasmus Bjerg, Sofie Grabol and Zaki Youssef. In Norwegian, Danish and English

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