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11: Sky Arts

Thu Sep 29
Discovering: Matthew...

Thursday 00:00 - 01:00

...McConaughey. Matthew McConaughey: The story of an Academy Award-winning star whose career progressed from romantic comedies to instant classics like Dallas Buyers Club. (S15, ep 2) [S]

The Movies

Thursday 01:00 - 01:55

The Eighties, Part 1: The journey through American cinema continues into the 1980s, with hits that became cult classics from E.T. to The Breakfast Club. (S1, ep 7) [S]

Willem Dafoe: Off Camera

Thursday 01:55 - 03:10

Sam Jones chats with the four-time Academy Award-nominee about his long and successful career, the intriguing roles he's chosen and how he has chosen to play them. (S2, ep 2) [S]

Play In A Day

Thursday 03:10 - 04:10

Drama: Newly graduated and deprived of opportunities, budding young performers backed by creative teams are given 24 hours to stage a 15 minute production. (2 of 3) [S]

Mystery Of The Lost Vermeer

Thursday 04:10 - 05:05

A team of ingenious art experts recreate The Concert by Johannes Vermeer, which was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 in the biggest art heist of modern times. (S1, ep 4) [S,AD]

Crowded House: Video Killed The...

Thursday 05:05 - 05:30

...Radio Star. A unique insight into the ideas and vision behind the music videos of BRIT Award-winning rock band Crowded House. (S6, ep 5) [S,AD]

ZZ Top: Video Killed The Radio...

Thursday 05:30 - 06:00

...Star. Directors and musicians reveal the ideas and inspirations that helped create ZZ Top's most memorable music videos. (S6, ep 6) [S,AD]

Beethoven: Complete...

Thursday 06:00 - 06:45

...Symphonies. A stunning traditional interpretation of all Beethoven Symphonies with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera national de Paris conducted by Philippe Jordan. (5 of 9) [S]

Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures...

Thursday 06:45 - 09:00

...In Wonderland. Sarah Lamb, Edward Watson and Federico Bonelli star in Christopher Wheeldon's take on the stunning ballet based on Lewis Carroll's fantastical adventure story. [S]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 09:00 - 09:30

The Dirty Detail: Vietnam veteran Fred Pearson is a broken man after years of punishment from his sergeant. But years later, he gets his chance for revenge. (S7, ep 1) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 09:30 - 10:00

The Best Chess Player In The World: To prove he is a gifted chess player, a man explains how he planned the perfect murder after discovering his wife was unfaithful. (S7, ep 2) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 10:00 - 10:30

Nightmare in 4-D: A man who reads too much pulp fiction finds himself playing Sir Galahad to the blonde in the apartment downstairs. It seems she's burdened with a corpse. (S2, ep 16) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 10:30 - 11:00

My Brother, Richard: District attorney Martin Ross is running for governor and learns that his brother Richard has killed the other candidate Burton Reeves. (S2, ep 17) [S]

Discovering: Janet Leigh

Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

A fascinating portrait of Janet Leigh, the American actress, singer, dancer and author who is best remembered for her Golden Globe-winning performance in Psycho. (S6, ep 11) [S,AD]

Celebrity Portrait Artist...

Thursday 12:00 - 13:00

...Of The Year 2019. Mark Gatiss and other celebrities showcase their artistic skills by painting Denise Lewis, Laurence Fox and Martha Plimpton. [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 13:00 - 13:30

Proxy: Three men are being blackmailed by a woman for money. One day she is found murdered and the three worry that they will be suspected. Her chauffeur, however, has a plan. (S7, ep 3) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 13:30 - 14:00

Have a Nice Death: A successful writer is being hounded by the feminist movement over his books. If only he was at home with his wife everything would be all right. Wouldn't it? (S7, ep 4) [S,AD]

Boswell & Johnson's Scottish...

Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

...Road Trip. Frank Skinner and Denise Mina's voyage continues as they attempt to recreate James Boswell's and Dr Johnson's trip to the Hebrides. (3 of 3) [S]

Portrait Artist Of The Year...

Thursday 15:00 - 16:00

...2017. Imelda Staunton: The six heat winners arrive for the semi-final and the pressure is on as only three artists will be chosen for the final. (S3, ep 7) [S]

Discovering: Rod Steiger

Thursday 16:00 - 17:00

An eye-opening look at the life and career of Rod Steiger, the Academy Award-winning actor noted for his roles in On the Waterfront and In the Heat of the Night. (S6, ep 12) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 17:00 - 17:30

Number Eight: A driver picks up a hitchhiker before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose. Is the man sitting next to him in the passenger seat the killer? (S7, ep 5) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 17:30 - 18:00

The Last Of The Midnight Gardeners: An adulterous magazine editor launches a competition for a story involving the perfect murder. But life soon mirrors art. (S7, ep 6) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 18:00 - 18:30

The Manacled: Shackled prisoner Stephen Fontaine tries to negotiate an escape from Sergeant Rockwell while en route to San Quentin. (S2, 18) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 18:30 - 19:00

A Bottle of Wine: Judge Connors shares a civilized conversation with the young architect about to steal his wife. But the quality of his mercy is strained. (S2, ep 19) [S]

Discovering: Marilyn Monroe

Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

Film critics discuss the life and career of Golden Globe-winning actress Marilyn Monroe, who overcame a troubled childhood to become one of Hollywood's greatest icons. (S3, ep 1) [S,AD]

Lenny Henry's Got The Blues

Thursday 20:00 - 21:00

The concluding instalment of Lenny Henry's exploration of blues music sees him perform on stage alongside Lulu, Laura Mvula and Mica Paris at a special charity gig. (3 of 3) [S,AD]

The Directors

Thursday 21:00 - 22:00

A look at the life and 50-year-long career of the Oscar-nominated director, whose notable films include Scarface, Mission: Impossible and Dressed to Kill. (S4, ep 8) [S]

New: Discovering: Nicole Kidman

Thursday 22:00 - 23:00

New. Nicole Kidman: The story of one of Hollywood's top Australian imports; an actress known for her roles in Moulin Rouge!, The Others and more across screen and television. (S15, ep 3) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 23:00 - 23:30

Jonathan: A college boy with an unnaturally close relationship to his father suspects his stepmother of foul play. (S2, ep 10) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 23:30 - 00:00

The Better Bargain: A middle-aged mobster suspects his young wife is cheating on him. He gets in touch with Harry Silver, the best hitman in the business. (S2, ep 11) [S]

Fri Sep 30
Mike & The Mechanics:...

Today 00:00 - 01:20

...Berlin Live. Mike & The Mechanics: Presenting high-energy concerts by stars of the industry, see world-famous bands and figures perform to audiences at SchwuZ, Berlin. (S3, ep 3) [S]

David Gray: White Ladder...

Today 01:20 - 02:50

...- From Then 'Til Now. Celebrate the multi-platinum-selling album from David Gray, as he details the stories behind some of the songs and the most memorable shows. [S]

Genesis: The Last Domino?

Today 02:50 - 04:05

Follow the Grammy Award-winning rock band as Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and their crew prepare to reunite for their first tour in 13 years. [S]

The Art Of Architecture

Today 04:05 - 05:00

A look at Ptolemy Dean's Weston Tower, which lies within Westminster Abbey. What went into designing the most significant addition to this historic site in 240 years? (S1, ep 5) [S]

Bjork: Video Killed The...

Today 05:00 - 05:30

...Radio Star. A fascinating look at the creative processes behind some of Bjork's most iconic music videos. (S6, ep 7) [S,AD]

Depeche Mode: Video Killed The...

Today 05:30 - 06:00

...Radio Star. An eye-opening behind-the-scenes look at the making of Depeche Mode's most notable music videos. (S6, ep 8) [S,AD]

Verdi: Stiffelio

Today 06:00 - 08:05

Themes of revenge, forgiveness and religion intertwine for this stunning production. [S]

Anyone Can Sing

Today 08:05 - 09:00

The chosen six are faced with the daunting challenge of singing in front of each other. Coaches Nicky, Sarah and Michael prepare them with one-to-one tutorials. (2 of 4) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Today 09:00 - 09:30

Proxy: Three men are being blackmailed by a woman for money. One day she is found murdered and the three worry that they will be suspected. Her chauffeur, however, has a plan. (S7, ep 3) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Today 09:30 - 10:00

Have a Nice Death: A successful writer is being hounded by the feminist movement over his books. If only he was at home with his wife everything would be all right. Wouldn't it? (S7, ep 4) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Today 10:00 - 10:30

The Manacled: Shackled prisoner Stephen Fontaine tries to negotiate an escape from Sergeant Rockwell while en route to San Quentin. (S2, 18) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Today 10:30 - 11:00

A Bottle of Wine: Judge Connors shares a civilized conversation with the young architect about to steal his wife. But the quality of his mercy is strained. (S2, ep 19) [S]

Discovering: Rod Steiger

Today 11:00 - 12:00

An eye-opening look at the life and career of Rod Steiger, the Academy Award-winning actor noted for his roles in On the Waterfront and In the Heat of the Night. (S6, ep 12) [S,AD]

The Art Mysteries

Today 12:00 - 12:30

Waldemar Januszczak begins his journey of discovery with arguably the most well-known painting there is - The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci. What surprises lurk beneath? (1 of 8) [S,AD]

The Art Mysteries

Today 12:30 - 13:00

The second stop of Waldemar's enterprise sees him take a look at an 18th century piece by Thomas Gainsborough titled Mr and Mrs Andrews, a popular favourite among so many. (2 of 8) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Today 13:00 - 13:30

Number Eight: A driver picks up a hitchhiker before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose. Is the man sitting next to him in the passenger seat the killer? (S7, ep 5) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Today 13:30 - 14:00

The Last Of The Midnight Gardeners: An adulterous magazine editor launches a competition for a story involving the perfect murder. But life soon mirrors art. (S7, ep 6) [S,AD]

Sky Arts Book Club

Today 14:00 - 15:00

Harry Parker and Meg Mason: Andi Oliver and Elizabeth Day are joined by the veteran turned author Harry Parker and writer Meg Mason as the two discuss their work. [S]

Portrait Artist Of The Year...

Today 15:00 - 16:00

...2017. Tom Courtenay: The three remaining artists hope to impress the judges as they paint celebrity sitter Tom Courtenay and win a career-changing £10,000 commission. (S3, ep 8) [S]

Discovering: Gina Lollobrigida

Today 16:00 - 17:00

An intimate portrait of Gina Lollobrigida, one of the highest profile European actresses of the 50s and early 60s. (S6, ep 13) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Today 17:00 - 17:30

The Gift Of Beauty: After killing her husband to be with her young lover, an insecure woman is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty. (S7, ep 7) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Today 17:30 - 18:00

Wet Saturday: George Princey has a high standing in the community. So when his daughter kills a man, George endeavours to cover it up to avoid facing a scandal. (S7, ep 8) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Today 18:00 - 18:30

Malice Domestic: Marital discord between writer Carl Borden and his wife Annette intensifies when poison is found in his food. (S2, ep 20) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Today 18:30 - 19:00

Number Twenty-Two: Young robber Steve Morgan is in jail for his first offense and too cocky for his own good. (S2, ep 21) [S]

Johnny Cash: The Man In...

Today 19:00 - 20:00

...Black in Britain. Documentary exploring Johnny Cash's connection with Britain, featuring testimonies from his own children and friends like Elvis Costello. [S,AD]

The Rolling Stones: Charlie is...

Today 20:00 - 21:25

...My Darling. This documentary follows the Rolling Stones' two-stop tour of Ireland in 1965, just as (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction began to grip the world's attention. [S,AD]

New: Decades: Lynyrd Skynrd...

Today 21:25 - 23:00

...Skynyrd - Rock Fuel. New. Lynyrd Skynyrd and a host of special guests, including Hank Williams, perform in front of a live audience at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. [S]

New: Patti Smith: Electric...

Today 23:00 - 00:15

New. This documentary follows the life and career of Patti Smith, as she arrived in New York to upset the codes of rock, poetry, and genre, becoming a living legend in the process.

Sat Oct 01
New: Black Rebel Motorcycle...

Tomorrow 00:15 - 01:35

...Motorcycle Club. New. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Presenting high-energy concerts by stars of the industry, see famous bands and figures perform at SchwuZ, Berlin. (S3, ep 1) [S]

Coldplay: Live in Toronto

Tomorrow 01:35 - 03:30

Coldplay's 2006 world tour arrived in Toronto where they performed at the Air Canada Centre. The concert includes performances of hits such as Speed of Sound, Fix You and Talk. [S]

Coldplay: The South Bank...

Tomorrow 03:30 - 04:00

...Show Originals. A look back at Coldplay's 2009 world tour as the band talk to Melvyn Bragg about their early beginnings and major achievements. (S7, ep 7) [S]

Discovering: Coldplay

Tomorrow 04:00 - 04:30

A look at the rise of British rock band Coldplay, from their formation in London in 1996 to their bestselling albums, sell-out tours and multiple Grammy Award wins. (S4, ep 5) [S,AD]

Simple Minds: Music Icons

Tomorrow 04:30 - 05:00

The story of the chart-topping rock band who have spent over two decades delighting fans with tracks like Don't You (Forget About Me) and Alive and Kicking. (S3, ep 12) [S]

Madness: Video Killed The...

Tomorrow 05:00 - 05:30

...Radio Star. New. A fascinating look at the secrets and ideas behind the most iconic music videos ever made. [S]

Roxy Music: Video Killed...

Tomorrow 05:30 - 06:00

...The Radio Star. New. Broadcasters Mark Ellen and Robert Elms discuss the impact of the first four Roxy Music albums. The popular British band were influential through the 70s and 80s. [S]

A Shanghai Symphony

Tomorrow 06:00 - 07:00

On a journey filled with highs and lows, this film tells the story of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China's premier classical ensemble and its extraordinary 140-year journey. [S]

Andre Rieu: On The Road

Tomorrow 07:00 - 08:00

On The Road: Fans all over the world enjoy André's performances of Radetzky March and Ave Maria, as he presents highlights of his recent global tour. (9 of 10) [S]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tomorrow 08:00 - 08:30

Youth from Vienna: Being admired by the inventor of an anti-ageing formula is handy for Caroline, who is eager to keep her looks. But a man forces her to make a big decision. (S6, ep 12) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tomorrow 08:30 - 09:00

Turn the Tide: Criminal lawyer Slade has his reasons for wanting his colleague dead. He meticulously plans the perfect murder. But there's one thing that he overlooks. (S6, ep 13) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tomorrow 09:00 - 09:30

The Dirty Detail: Vietnam veteran Fred Pearson is a broken man after years of punishment from his sergeant. But years later, he gets his chance for revenge. (S7, ep 1) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tomorrow 09:30 - 10:00

The Best Chess Player In The World: To prove he is a gifted chess player, a man explains how he planned the perfect murder after discovering his wife was unfaithful. (S7, ep 2) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tomorrow 10:00 - 10:30

Proxy: Three men are being blackmailed by a woman for money. One day she is found murdered and the three worry that they will be suspected. Her chauffeur, however, has a plan. (S7, ep 3) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tomorrow 10:30 - 11:00

Have a Nice Death: A successful writer is being hounded by the feminist movement over his books. If only he was at home with his wife everything would be all right. Wouldn't it? (S7, ep 4) [S,AD]

Inside Art Special:Alberta...

Tomorrow 11:00 - 11:30

...Whittle at Venice Biennale. At one of the world's most prestigious festivals, Alberta Whittle represents Scotland as her work is showcased at La Biennale di Venezia. [S]

Inside Art: Picasso/Ingres...

Tomorrow 11:30 - 12:00

...At the National Gallery. Take a look at two portraits, Picasso's 'Woman with a Book' and 'Madame Moitessier' by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, side by side, for the first time. [S]

Soul II Soul - Club Classics:...

Tomorrow 12:00 - 13:00

...Vol. 1: Classic Albums. Released in 1989 and featuring hits such as Keep on Movin' and Back to Life, this is a look at Soul II Soul's triple platinum album. (S1, ep 2) [S]

Guy Garvey: From The Vaults

Tomorrow 13:00 - 14:00

1980: The likes of The Selecter and The Beat lead the British Ska revival. Plus, early performances from U2 and Iron Maiden, and classic appearances from The Jam and more. (1 of 5) [S]

Guy Garvey: From The Vaults

Tomorrow 14:00 - 15:00

1983: Tina Turner's career reaches new heights thanks to The Tube. American stars like Shalamar and ZZ Top also appear. Political affairs influence the sounds of U2 and more. (2 of 5) [S]

Tina Turner: One Last Time...

Tomorrow 15:00 - 17:00

...Live At Wembley Stadium 2000. Tina Turner takes the stage at Wembley Stadium to perform live as part of her Twenty Four Seven tour. [S]

Discovering: Julie Andrews

Tomorrow 17:00 - 17:50

A wonderful look at the life and career of Julie Andrews, the Oscar-winning actress and singer famous for her roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. (S7, ep 13) [S,AD]

Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

Tomorrow 17:50 - 19:00

The late Robin Gibb and his brother Barry tell the extraordinary story of their family act, speaking candidly about their rise to fame and the tragedies that marred their superstardom. [S]

Andre Rieu: I Lost My Heart In...

Tomorrow 19:00 - 21:00

...Heidelberg. The violin sensation leads a spectacular musical tour of the German town, giving sensational performances from a romantic ruined castle and a boat on the river Neckar. [S]

Freddie Mercury: The Great...

Tomorrow 21:00 - 22:45

...Pretender. With archive footage of interviews, concerts and personal material, this award-winning documentary offers a compelling insight into the solo work of Freddie Mercury. [S]

Queen: Live In Budapest...

Tomorrow 22:45 - 00:45

...Hungarian Rhapsody. Queen's legendary 1986 concert in Budapest, Hungary, where they played hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure and We Will Rock You to 80,000 fans. [S]

Sun Oct 02
Gary Numan Resurrection

Sunday 00:45 - 02:15

Following the fascinating story of British Rock Star Gary Numan, this documentary timelines his turbulent careers - from the crushing lows to the exhilarating highs. [S]

The Art Of The Album Cover

Sunday 02:15 - 04:00

Discover the hidden stories behind today's most iconic album covers, told from the perspective of those who created the images, showing first-hand the evolution of the record industry. [S,AD]

Rolling Stone: Stories From The...

Sunday 04:00 - 05:00

...Edge. This eye-opening series takes an inside look at Rolling Stone magazine's cultural impact over the last 50 years. Contains nudity and adult themes. (1 of 6) [S,AD]

Soul Power!

Sunday 05:00 - 06:00

An eye-opening look at the origins and evolution of soul music. Musicians including Chuck D and Gregory Porter reflect on soul's roots in African-American gospel music. (1 of 4) [S]

Frank Sinatra: The Vintage Years

Sunday 06:00 - 07:00

Collection of the great Frank Sinatra's finest television performances spanning his heyday period in the 40s and 50s. Featuring Old Man River, High Hopes and Luck Be A Lady. [S]

Dean Martin: A Legend in Concert

Sunday 07:00 - 08:00

A spellbinding collection of performances by unassuming and charismatic star Dean Martin, including That's Amore, Would I Love You and Memories Are Made Of This. [S]

Elvis Presley: A Legend in Concert

Sunday 08:00 - 09:00

Sensational collection of TV performances from The King. Featuring the notorious screen debut of his famous pelvic gyrations and the time Steve Allen had him sing to a basset hound. [S]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Sunday 09:00 - 09:30

Number Eight: A driver picks up a hitchhiker before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose. Is the man sitting next to him in the passenger seat the killer? (S7, ep 5) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Sunday 09:30 - 10:00

The Last Of The Midnight Gardeners: An adulterous magazine editor launches a competition for a story involving the perfect murder. But life soon mirrors art. (S7, ep 6) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Sunday 10:00 - 10:30

The Gift Of Beauty: After killing her husband to be with her young lover, an insecure woman is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty. (S7, ep 7) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Sunday 10:30 - 11:00

Wet Saturday: George Princey has a high standing in the community. So when his daughter kills a man, George endeavours to cover it up to avoid facing a scandal. (S7, ep 8) [S,AD]

Lenny Henry's Got The Blues

Sunday 11:00 - 12:00

The concluding instalment of Lenny Henry's exploration of blues music sees him perform on stage alongside Lulu, Laura Mvula and Mica Paris at a special charity gig. (3 of 3) [S,AD]

Sky Arts Book Club

Sunday 12:00 - 13:00

Harry Parker and Meg Mason: Andi Oliver and Elizabeth Day are joined by the veteran turned author Harry Parker and writer Meg Mason as the two discuss their work. [S]

Discovering: Nicole Kidman

Sunday 13:00 - 14:00

New. Nicole Kidman: The story of one of Hollywood's top Australian imports; an actress known for her roles in Moulin Rouge!, The Others and more across screen and television. (S15, ep 3) [S]

New: Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenste

Sunday 14:00 - 15:40

... (1948). The Wolf Man tries to warn a unsuspecting porter that Dracula wants his brain for Frankenstein monster's body. Comedy directed by Charles Barton. [S]

Johnny Cash: A Legend in Concert

Sunday 15:40 - 16:30

Fantastic collection of recordings from Johnny Cash's early years, including nostalgic performances of I Got Stripes, Don't Take Your Guns To Town and Five Feet High And Rising. [S]

New: Galwad: The Week The...

Sunday 16:30 - 20:00

...Future Called: New. Blending live performance and TV drama, this innovative Welsh tale combines present and future to ask: what would happen if the future tried to contact us? (1 of 2)

New: Galwad: A Week In 2052

Sunday 20:00 - 21:00

New. Blending live performance and TV drama, this groundbreaking human story from Wales sees present and future collide to ask: what would happen if the future tried to contact us? (2 of 2) [S]

New: Stereophonics: Berlin Live

Sunday 21:00 - 22:20

New. Stereophonics: Presenting high-energy concerts by stars of the industry, see world-famous bands and figures perform to audiences at SchwuZ, Berlin. (S1, ep 3) [S]

Queen: Classic Albums

Sunday 22:20 - 23:20

A Night At The Opera: It featured hits Bohemian Rhapsody and You're My Best Friend and propelled the band to superstardom. The story of how Queen created their seminal fourth album. [S]

Freddie Mercury: The Untold...

Sunday 23:20 - 00:30

...Story. Documentary profiling the life and achievements of the flamboyant Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Featuring recollections of the legendary figure from friends and family. [S,AD]

Mon Oct 03
Nora Ephron: The Directors

Monday 00:30 - 01:30

Nora Ephron: A look at the life and career of the late Nora Ephron, a celebrated director who made a bang on debut with This Is My Life in 1992. (S7, ep 7) [S,AD]

The Other Art Show

Monday 01:30 - 02:00

Louis Jay Jordan meets Afro-beats artist Ayra Starr, Suprina Thapa explores expression through art and Maverick Sabre performs live to Aaron and Demii in the studio. (1 of 4) [S,AD]

Soundbreaking

Monday 02:00 - 03:00

The Human Instrument: Exploring the ingredients that go into a perfect vocal track. Paul Epworth and Mark Ronson discuss recording with Adele and Amy Winehouse. (S1, ep 3) [S,AD]

The Great Songwriters

Monday 03:00 - 04:00

New. Seal: The three-time Brit Award winner discusses his career and creative process. He also performs Crazy, Kiss From A Rose and Prayer for the Dying. (S2, ep 6) [S]

Rolling Stone: Stories From The...

Monday 04:00 - 05:00

...Edge. Exploring the unique relationship between John Lennon and the magazine, and how coverage of Nixon's re-election campaign disrupted political journalism. (2 of 6) [S,AD]

Soul Power!

Monday 05:00 - 06:00

An eye-opening look at the origins and evolution of soul music, with contributions from some of the world's leading artists and archive performances from the 50s and 60s. (2 of 4) [S]

Beethoven: Complete...

Monday 06:00 - 06:35

...Symphonies. A stunning traditional interpretation of all Beethoven Symphonies with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera national de Paris conducted by Philippe Jordan. (1 of 9) [S]

Beethoven's Fidelio By...

Monday 06:35 - 09:00

...Christoph Waltz. Beethoven's classic opera gets a stunning production reimagining from two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz from the Theater an der Wien. [S]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Monday 09:00 - 09:30

Number Eight: A driver picks up a hitchhiker before hearing on the radio that a serial killer is on the loose. Is the man sitting next to him in the passenger seat the killer? (S7, ep 5) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Monday 09:30 - 10:00

The Last Of The Midnight Gardeners: An adulterous magazine editor launches a competition for a story involving the perfect murder. But life soon mirrors art. (S7, ep 6) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Monday 10:00 - 10:30

Malice Domestic: Marital discord between writer Carl Borden and his wife Annette intensifies when poison is found in his food. (S2, ep 20) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Monday 10:30 - 11:00

Number Twenty-Two: Young robber Steve Morgan is in jail for his first offense and too cocky for his own good. (S2, ep 21) [S]

Discovering: Gina Lollobrigida

Monday 11:00 - 12:00

An intimate portrait of Gina Lollobrigida, one of the highest profile European actresses of the 50s and early 60s. (S6, ep 13) [S,AD]

Mystery Of The Lost Vermeer

Monday 12:00 - 13:00

A team of ingenious art experts recreate The Concert by Johannes Vermeer, which was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 in the biggest art heist of modern times. (S1, ep 4) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Monday 13:00 - 13:30

The Gift Of Beauty: After killing her husband to be with her young lover, an insecure woman is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty. (S7, ep 7) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Monday 13:30 - 14:00

Wet Saturday: George Princey has a high standing in the community. So when his daughter kills a man, George endeavours to cover it up to avoid facing a scandal. (S7, ep 8) [S,AD]

Manet From The Royal...

Monday 14:00 - 15:00

...Academy Of Arts, London. A closer look at the enigmatic, and, at times, controversial artist Edouard Manet and his captivating portraiture. [S]

Portrait Artist Of The Year...

Monday 15:00 - 16:00

...2017. Painting Graham Norton: This special film joins the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 as they collect a £10,000 commission to paint broadcaster Graham Norton. (S3, ep 9) [S]

Discovering: Orson Welles

Monday 16:00 - 17:00

Orson Welles: A look at the life and career of Orson Welles, the actor, writer and director behind iconic films such as Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons. (S7, ep 1) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Monday 17:00 - 17:30

Sauce For The Goose: Having arranged the death of her very wealthy husband in order to be with her lover Stephen, Olivia becomes increasingly annoyed by his lack of appreciation. (S7, ep 9) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Monday 17:30 - 18:00

Bird Of Prey: Jack and Edna's pet parrot dies after laying an unusually large egg. On hatching, it reveals an aggressive black-feathered bird, spelling immediate trouble. (S7, ep 10) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Monday 18:00 - 18:30

The Cream of the Jest: Broken-down actor Charles Gresham, who has a weakness for booze, demands that playwright Wayne Campbell give him a part. (S2, ep 24) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Monday 18:30 - 19:00

I Killed the Count - Part 1: A maid discovers the body of Count Victor Mattoni. It's up to Inspector Davidson from Scotland Yard to find the murderer. (S2, ep 25) [S]

Andre Rieu: In Wonderland

Monday 19:00 - 21:30

Alongside fairy tale characters in the theme park in Efteling, the famous violinist gives an enchanting family performance of songs including Heigh Ho! and Someday My Prince Will Come. [S]

Mystery Of The Lost Lempicka

Monday 21:30 - 22:30

Follow the ingenious recreation of Tamara de Lempicka's Myrto, the priceless painting that was stolen during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. (S1, ep 5) [S,AD]

Ray Charles: Music Icons

Monday 22:30 - 23:00

New. The remarkable story of Ray Charles. Blind from the age of seven, Charles became a pioneer of soul music, with hits like Hit the Road Jack and Georgia on My Mind. (S2, ep 3) [S]

New: The Other Art Show

Monday 23:00 - 23:30

New. Nayha Ahmad meets viral star Bash the Entertainer, Louis Jay Jordan speaks to comedian Gina Yashere and Demii and Aaron are treated to a performance by Sophia Thakur. (2 of 4) [S,AD]

Brian Johnson & Dolly Parton

Monday 23:30 - 00:30

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson meets up with famous friends to discuss their biggest tours, and the glory and grind of life on the road. First up is Dolly Parton. (S2, ep 1) [S]

Tue Oct 04
Patti Smith: Electric...

Tuesday 00:30 - 01:45

New. This documentary follows the life and career of Patti Smith, as she arrived in New York to upset the codes of rock, poetry, and genre, becoming a living legend in the process.

Tori Amos: Live In Concert

Tuesday 01:45 - 03:00

A flawless concert performance from the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. [S]

When Patsy Cline Was... Crazy

Tuesday 03:00 - 04:00

Documentary charting the life and career of Patsy Cline, who overcame personal issues and industry gender biases to become one of country music's most influential figures. [S,AD]

Manet From The Royal...

Tuesday 04:00 - 05:00

...Academy Of Arts, London. A closer look at the enigmatic, and, at times, controversial artist Edouard Manet and his captivating portraiture. [S]

Landscape Artist Of The Year

Tuesday 05:00 - 06:00

Chartwell House, Kent: This year's competition kicks off as six new hopefuls head to Chartwell House, once home to Winston Churchill. (S6, ep 1) [S]

Reinventing The Orchestra...

Tuesday 06:00 - 07:00

...With Charles Hazlewood. In the series finale, Charles casts an eye to the future with one question in mind: what role does the orchestra have in the modern world? (6 of 6) [S]

Hollywood In Vienna: The Sound...

Tuesday 07:00 - 09:00

...Of Space & Alexandre Desplat. A musical journey from Star Trek to Star Wars to ET, plus a tribute to The Shape of Water composer Alexandre Desplat. [S]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tuesday 09:00 - 09:30

The Gift Of Beauty: After killing her husband to be with her young lover, an insecure woman is drawn in by a flyer for an anti-ageing process known as the Gift of Beauty. (S7, ep 7) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tuesday 09:30 - 10:00

Wet Saturday: George Princey has a high standing in the community. So when his daughter kills a man, George endeavours to cover it up to avoid facing a scandal. (S7, ep 8) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Tuesday 10:00 - 10:30

The Cream of the Jest: Broken-down actor Charles Gresham, who has a weakness for booze, demands that playwright Wayne Campbell give him a part. (S2, ep 24) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Tuesday 10:30 - 11:00

I Killed the Count - Part 1: A maid discovers the body of Count Victor Mattoni. It's up to Inspector Davidson from Scotland Yard to find the murderer. (S2, ep 25) [S]

Discovering: Orson Welles

Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00

Orson Welles: A look at the life and career of Orson Welles, the actor, writer and director behind iconic films such as Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons. (S7, ep 1) [S,AD]

Fresco Secrets

Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00

Take a cinematic journey through the Chauvet Cave in France, Rome's Villa Poppaea and Giotto's frescoes as this film explores painting on stone: the first artistic gesture of humans. [S]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tuesday 13:00 - 13:30

Sauce For The Goose: Having arranged the death of her very wealthy husband in order to be with her lover Stephen, Olivia becomes increasingly annoyed by his lack of appreciation. (S7, ep 9) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tuesday 13:30 - 14:00

Bird Of Prey: Jack and Edna's pet parrot dies after laying an unusually large egg. On hatching, it reveals an aggressive black-feathered bird, spelling immediate trouble. (S7, ep 10) [S,AD]

The Art Of Architecture

Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00

Explore the inspiration behind architect Graham Stirk's stunning Macallan Distillery in Scotland. (S1, ep 6) [S]

Portrait Artist Of The Year 2018

Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00

...2018. Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell search for a new star portrait artist. The celebrity sitters opening the series are David Tennant, Michaela Coel and James Morrison. (1 of 11) [S]

Discovering: Laurence Olivier

Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00

A portrait of Laurence Olivier, the legendary English actor known for his numerous Shakespeare roles and star turns in film such as Wuthering Heights and Rebecca. (S7, ep 2) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tuesday 17:00 - 17:30

I Like It Here In Wilmington: When a clothing manufacturer finds himself on the verge of bankruptcy, he ponders the idea of murdering his wife for the insurance money. (S7, ep 11) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tuesday 17:30 - 18:00

Accidental Death: Steve and Jane are con artists who gain access to people's homes claiming to be doing research into polish. But eventually, they meet their match. (S7, ep 12) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Tuesday 18:00 - 18:30

I Killed the Count - Part 2: Inspector Davidson continues to investigate the murder of Count Mattoni. (S2, ep 26) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Tuesday 18:30 - 19:00

I Killed the Count - Part 3: Inspector Davidson continues to investigate the murder of Count Mattoni, receiving yet another confession. (S2, ep 27) [S]

Classic Literature & Cinema

Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00

Great Adventure Novel Adaptations: The most gripping crime adventure storeis are told on screen as some of the greatest works of literature are transformed into motion picture. (2 of 3) [S,AD]

Discovering: Nicole Kidman

Tuesday 20:00 - 21:00

New. Nicole Kidman: The story of one of Hollywood's top Australian imports; an actress known for her roles in Moulin Rouge!, The Others and more across screen and television. (S15, ep 3) [S]

Discovering Romance On Film

Tuesday 21:00 - 22:30

Film critics Ian Nathan, Bonnie Greer, Neil Norman and Stephen Armstrong discuss their favourite romance movies of all time, including Casablanca and When Harry Met Sally. [S,AD]

Wonderland: From JM Barrie...

Tuesday 22:30 - 23:30

...To JRR Tolkien. In a four-part series, immerse yourself in the worlds of some of history's finest authors, revealing much about their character and the time they lived in. (1 of 4) [S]

Art Traffickers: Treasures...

Tuesday 23:30 - 00:30

...Stolen from the Tombs. Through a combination of interviews and studio reconstructions, recount the gripping stories behind those who have excavated and stolen masterpieces. (2 of 4) [S,AD]

Wed Oct 05
The Directors

Wednesday 00:30 - 01:30

Explore the life of the highly influential director credited as the inventor of the Italian Western genre. His films include Once Upon a Time In America. (S3, ep 10) [S]

Kate Bush: Sensual World

Wednesday 01:30 - 02:00

The Wuthering Heights singer gives a rare interview in 1989, in which she talks about her album The Sensual World and the influence of Alfred Hitchcock on her music videos. [S]

New: Portrait Artist Of The...

Wednesday 02:00 - 03:00

New. Elizabeth Day, Khadija Mellah, Nick Grimshaw: The opening heat of 2022's search gets underway. Season premiere. (S9, ep 1) [S,AD]

Barbara Rubin And The Exploding...

Wednesday 03:00 - 04:30

...New York Underground. A portrait of the filmmaker who burst onto the NYC film scene aged just 18 and thrived, inspired and transformed. Strong language and nudity. [S]

Inside Art Special:Alberta...

Wednesday 04:30 - 05:00

...Whittle at Venice Biennale. At one of the world's most prestigious festivals, Alberta Whittle represents Scotland as her work is showcased at La Biennale di Venezia. [S]

Landscape Artist Of The Year

Wednesday 05:00 - 06:00

West Wycombe Lake, Bucks: The contestants' next challenge takes them to West Wycombe Lake as the search for Landscape Artist of the Year 2021 continues. (S6, ep 2) [S]

Darbar Festival 2018

Wednesday 06:00 - 07:00

Sky Arts presents a selection of the finest performances from the 2018 Darbar festival in London, celebrating the very best in Indian classical music. (3 of 6) [S]

Andre Rieu: I Lost My Heart In...

Wednesday 07:00 - 09:00

...Heidelberg. The violin sensation leads a spectacular musical tour of the German town, giving sensational performances from a romantic ruined castle and a boat on the river Neckar. [S]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Wednesday 09:00 - 09:30

Sauce For The Goose: Having arranged the death of her very wealthy husband in order to be with her lover Stephen, Olivia becomes increasingly annoyed by his lack of appreciation. (S7, ep 9) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Wednesday 09:30 - 10:00

Bird Of Prey: Jack and Edna's pet parrot dies after laying an unusually large egg. On hatching, it reveals an aggressive black-feathered bird, spelling immediate trouble. (S7, ep 10) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30

I Killed the Count - Part 2: Inspector Davidson continues to investigate the murder of Count Mattoni. (S2, ep 26) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Wednesday 10:30 - 11:00

I Killed the Count - Part 3: Inspector Davidson continues to investigate the murder of Count Mattoni, receiving yet another confession. (S2, ep 27) [S]

Discovering: Laurence Olivier

Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

A portrait of Laurence Olivier, the legendary English actor known for his numerous Shakespeare roles and star turns in film such as Wuthering Heights and Rebecca. (S7, ep 2) [S,AD]

National Treasures - The Art...

Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00

...Of Collecting. David Lewis is Britain's greatest collector of Old Masters. Here he shows us his favourites on his walls at home. (S1, ep 3) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Wednesday 13:00 - 13:30

I Like It Here In Wilmington: When a clothing manufacturer finds himself on the verge of bankruptcy, he ponders the idea of murdering his wife for the insurance money. (S7, ep 11) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Wednesday 13:30 - 14:00

Accidental Death: Steve and Jane are con artists who gain access to people's homes claiming to be doing research into polish. But eventually, they meet their match. (S7, ep 12) [S,AD]

Soundbreaking

Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00

The Human Instrument: Exploring the ingredients that go into a perfect vocal track. Paul Epworth and Mark Ronson discuss recording with Adele and Amy Winehouse. (S1, ep 3) [S,AD]

Portrait Artist Of The Year 2018

Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00

...2018. Comedian Noel Fielding, TV presenter Reggie Yates and model Daphne Selfe are the celebrity sitters this week as a group of artists attempts to impress the judges. (2 of 11) [S]

Discovering: Ernest Borgnine

Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00

A fascinating look at the life and career of Ernest Borgnine, the American actor who won an Academy Award for his starring role in the 1955 film Marty. (S7, ep 3) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Wednesday 17:00 - 17:30

The Reconciliation: Seeking a divorce from his wife, an unhappy husband hires a private eye in the hopes of catching her with another man. But things don't quite go as expected. (S7, ep 13) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Wednesday 17:30 - 18:00

The Mugger: When a married politician falls in love with a woman at a party, things soon go wrong and his entire career and reputation are put in jeopardy. (S7, ep 14) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Wednesday 18:00 - 18:30

One More Mile to Go: Sam Jacoby has his wife's corpse in the trunk of his car, and is menaced by a motorcycle cop, who nags him about a taillight. (S2, ep 28) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Wednesday 18:30 - 19:00

Vicious Circle: A hired killer reluctantly sets out to kill his own girlfriend as ordered by his crime boss, knowing he won't accept any failures. (S2, ep 29) [S]

Landscape Artist Of The Year

Wednesday 19:00 - 20:00

The competition heads to Paddy's Hole, South Gare, where Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell invite a new group of artists to capture the striking harbour scene. (5 of 9) [S]

New: Portrait Artist Of The...

Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00

New. Elizabeth Day, Khadija Mellah, Nick Grimshaw: The opening heat of 2022's search gets underway. Season premiere. (S9, ep 1) [S,AD]

Celebrity Portrait Artist...

Wednesday 21:00 - 22:00

...Of The Year 2019. Mark Gatiss and other celebrities showcase their artistic skills by painting Denise Lewis, Laurence Fox and Martha Plimpton. [S,AD]

The Art Mysteries

Wednesday 22:00 - 22:30

Waldemar takes a look at the The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli. What mysteries will he uncover as he dives deeper into the meanings behind the painting? (3 of 8) [S,AD]

The Art Mysteries

Wednesday 22:30 - 23:00

Up next in this eight-part series for art critic Waldemar Januszczak is The Arnolfini Marriage, by Jan Van Eyck. (4 of 8) [S,AD]

The Eighties

Wednesday 23:00 - 00:00

Raised on Television (Part 1): This eye-opening series takes a nostalgic trip through the 1980s, starting with a look at the iconic TV programmes that shaped the decade. (S1, ep 1) [S,AD]

Thu Oct 06
Discovering: Nicole Kidman

Thursday 00:00 - 01:00

New. Nicole Kidman: The story of one of Hollywood's top Australian imports; an actress known for her roles in Moulin Rouge!, The Others and more across screen and television. (S15, ep 3) [S]

The Movies

Thursday 01:00 - 01:55

The Eighties, Part 2: The journey through American cinema continues into the 1980s, with hits that became cult classics from E.T. to The Breakfast Club. (S1, ep 8) [S]

Jeff Daniels: Off Camera

Thursday 01:55 - 03:10

The Hollywood star sits down with Sam Jones for a chat about his upbringing and the highlights of his long and fruitful career. (S2, ep 3) [S]

Play In A Day

Thursday 03:10 - 04:10

Musical Theatre: Newly graduated and deprived of opportunities, budding young performers backed by creative teams are given 24 hours to stage a 15 minute production. (3 of 3) [S]

Mystery Of The Lost Lempicka

Thursday 04:10 - 05:05

Follow the ingenious recreation of Tamara de Lempicka's Myrto, the priceless painting that was stolen during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. (S1, ep 5) [S,AD]

Landscape Artist Of The Year

Thursday 05:05 - 06:00

West Reservoir, London: The artists head to West Reservoir in Hackney to wow the judges with their portraits in just four hours as the competition continues. (S6, ep 3) [S]

Arts Uncovered

Thursday 06:00 - 06:15

Arts Uncovered joins the stage managers at the Royal Opera House as they prepare for a new production at the iconic Covent Garden venue. [S]

Michael Ball: Both Sides Now

Thursday 06:15 - 09:00

Musical legend Michael Ball takes centre stage at the Hammersmith Apollo to perform the biggest hits from his recording and stage career. [S]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 09:00 - 09:30

I Like It Here In Wilmington: When a clothing manufacturer finds himself on the verge of bankruptcy, he ponders the idea of murdering his wife for the insurance money. (S7, ep 11) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 09:30 - 10:00

Accidental Death: Steve and Jane are con artists who gain access to people's homes claiming to be doing research into polish. But eventually, they meet their match. (S7, ep 12) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 10:00 - 10:30

One More Mile to Go: Sam Jacoby has his wife's corpse in the trunk of his car, and is menaced by a motorcycle cop, who nags him about a taillight. (S2, ep 28) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 10:30 - 11:00

Vicious Circle: A hired killer reluctantly sets out to kill his own girlfriend as ordered by his crime boss, knowing he won't accept any failures. (S2, ep 29) [S]

Discovering: Ernest Borgnine

Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

A fascinating look at the life and career of Ernest Borgnine, the American actor who won an Academy Award for his starring role in the 1955 film Marty. (S7, ep 3) [S,AD]

When Patsy Cline Was... Crazy

Thursday 12:00 - 13:00

Documentary charting the life and career of Patsy Cline, who overcame personal issues and industry gender biases to become one of country music's most influential figures. [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 13:00 - 13:30

The Reconciliation: Seeking a divorce from his wife, an unhappy husband hires a private eye in the hopes of catching her with another man. But things don't quite go as expected. (S7, ep 13) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 13:30 - 14:00

The Mugger: When a married politician falls in love with a woman at a party, things soon go wrong and his entire career and reputation are put in jeopardy. (S7, ep 14) [S,AD]

Wordsworth & Coleridge...

Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

...Road Trip with Frank Skinner and Denise Mina. The pair embark on a new journey, hoping to learn more about literary greats William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (1 of 3) [S]

Portrait Artist Of The Year 2018

Thursday 15:00 - 16:00

...2018. Investigative journalist Ross Kemp, actor Freddie Fox and Broadchurch star Vicky McClure strike a pose for a new group of portrait artists. (3 of 11) [S]

Discovering: Albert Finney

Thursday 16:00 - 17:00

A closer look at Albert Finney's glittering career, from his humble beginnings in Salford, Lancashire, to becoming a multi-Oscar-nominated Hollywood star. (S7, ep 4) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 17:00 - 17:30

The Open Window: When a young man climbs through the window of a Connecticut hunting lodge, he emerges on the other side in a strange new world. (S7, ep 15) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Thursday 17:30 - 18:00

People Don't Do Such Things: Trouble looms when married woman Gwen falls for a successful romantic novelist. (S8, ep 1) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 18:00 - 18:30

The Three Dreams of Mr Findlater: Ernest Findlater is constantly nagged at by his wife so he fantasizes about Lalage, an exotic lover from the South Seas. (S2, ep 30) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 18:30 - 19:00

The Night the World Ended: When a newsman shows a homeless man a fake article that says the world is going to end that night, his prank has deadly consequences. (S2, ep 31) [S]

Portrait Artist Of The...

Thursday 19:00 - 20:00

New. Elizabeth Day, Khadija Mellah, Nick Grimshaw: The opening heat of 2022's search gets underway. Season premiere. (S9, ep 1) [S,AD]

The Directors

Thursday 20:00 - 21:00

A look at the life and career of director Billy Wilder, who dominated Hollywood's Golden Age with films such as Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot and Sunset Boulevard. (S1, ep 2) [S,AD]

The Directors

Thursday 21:00 - 22:00

A look at the films of Cecil B DeMille, the director who became a giant of the 20th-century film industry, known for epics such as The Ten Commandments. (S1, ep 7) [S,AD]

New: Discovering: Christian Bale

Thursday 22:00 - 23:00

New. Christian Bale: The man behind a plethora of iconic characters; from Batman to Patrick Bateman, explore the life and career of one of Hollywood's finest. (S15, ep 3) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 23:00 - 23:30

The End of Indian Summer: An insurance investigator and his wife look into the case of Mrs Gillespie, who has been widowed twice and twice enjoyed windfalls. (S2, ep 22) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Thursday 23:30 - 00:00

One for the Road: A former nurse learns that her husband has been seeing another woman when he goes away on business trips. (S2, ep 23) [S]

Fri Oct 07
Black Rebel Motorcycle...

Friday 00:00 - 01:20

...Motorcycle Club. New. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Presenting high-energy concerts by stars of the industry, see famous bands and figures perform at SchwuZ, Berlin. (S3, ep 1) [S]

Decades: Lynyrd Skynrd...

Friday 01:20 - 02:55

...Skynyrd - Rock Fuel. New. Lynyrd Skynyrd and a host of special guests, including Hank Williams, perform in front of a live audience at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. [S]

Jimi Hendrix: Classic Albums

Friday 02:55 - 04:10

Electric Ladyland: An insight into the life, work and genius of a rock legend. Hendrix's sublime version of Dylan's All Along The Watchtower features on this iconic album. (S1, ep 9) [S]

The Art Of Architecture

Friday 04:10 - 05:05

Explore the inspiration behind architect Graham Stirk's stunning Macallan Distillery in Scotland. (S1, ep 6) [S]

Landscape Artist Of The Year

Friday 05:05 - 06:00

Chartwell Gardens, Kent: The artists take in the stunning view from the historic Kent home of Winston Churchill, and the Wildcards shoot their shots as the competition continues. (S6, ep 4) [S]

Beethoven: Complete Piano...

Friday 06:00 - 06:40

...Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37. Krystian Zimerman, Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra present Ludwig van Beethoven's five piano concertos. (3 of 5) [S]

English National Ballet In Paris

Friday 06:40 - 08:00

An in-depth look at the English National Ballet as it prepares to make history by becoming the first UK company in 60 years to perform on the Palais Garnier stage. [S]

Anyone Can Sing

Friday 08:00 - 09:00

The singers prepare to perform in public for the first time, with the scale of the audience unknown. Luckily, Welsh superstar mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins is on hand. (3 of 4) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Friday 09:00 - 09:30

The Reconciliation: Seeking a divorce from his wife, an unhappy husband hires a private eye in the hopes of catching her with another man. But things don't quite go as expected. (S7, ep 13) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Friday 09:30 - 10:00

The Mugger: When a married politician falls in love with a woman at a party, things soon go wrong and his entire career and reputation are put in jeopardy. (S7, ep 14) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Friday 10:00 - 10:30

The Three Dreams of Mr Findlater: Ernest Findlater is constantly nagged at by his wife so he fantasizes about Lalage, an exotic lover from the South Seas. (S2, ep 30) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Friday 10:30 - 11:00

The Night the World Ended: When a newsman shows a homeless man a fake article that says the world is going to end that night, his prank has deadly consequences. (S2, ep 31) [S]

Discovering: Albert Finney

Friday 11:00 - 12:00

A closer look at Albert Finney's glittering career, from his humble beginnings in Salford, Lancashire, to becoming a multi-Oscar-nominated Hollywood star. (S7, ep 4) [S,AD]

The Art Mysteries

Friday 12:00 - 12:30

Waldemar takes a look at the The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli. What mysteries will he uncover as he dives deeper into the meanings behind the painting? (3 of 8) [S,AD]

The Art Mysteries

Friday 12:30 - 13:00

Up next in this eight-part series for art critic Waldemar Januszczak is The Arnolfini Marriage, by Jan Van Eyck. (4 of 8) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Friday 13:00 - 13:30

The Open Window: When a young man climbs through the window of a Connecticut hunting lodge, he emerges on the other side in a strange new world. (S7, ep 15) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Friday 13:30 - 14:00

People Don't Do Such Things: Trouble looms when married woman Gwen falls for a successful romantic novelist. (S8, ep 1) [S,AD]

Goya: Visions Of Flesh And...

Friday 14:00 - 15:00

...Blood. A fascinating and revealing portrait of one of Spain's most celebrated artists, Francisco Goya, and the colourful world he painted. [S]

Portrait Artist Of The Year 2018

Friday 15:00 - 16:00

...2018. This week's famous sitters are model Rachel Hunter, actress Stefanie Martini and Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill as the portrait painting competition continues. (4 of 11) [S]

Discovering: Gene Hackman

Friday 16:00 - 17:00

A fascinating look at the life and career of Gene Hackman, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor in Unforgiven. (S7, ep 5) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Friday 17:00 - 17:30

In The Cards: Fortuneteller Madame Myra thinks she is on to a winner when she meets a man prophesied to come in to a lot of money before dying shortly after. (S8, ep 2) [S,AD]

Tales Of The Unexpected

Friday 17:30 - 18:00

Nothin' Short Of Highway Robbery: On a long drive through the desert, a couple get their car serviced and are handed an extortionate bill. But they plan on turning the tables. (S8, ep 3) [S,AD]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Friday 18:00 - 18:30

The Hands of Mr Ottermole: A murderer has been strangling people in the London fog. A reporter manages to continually make it to the crime scene before the police. (S2, ep 32) [S]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Friday 18:30 - 19:00

A Man Greatly Beloved: In a small Massachusetts town, precocious young Hildegarde Fell learns a secret about crusty old John Anderson. (S2, ep 33) [S]

Hitsville: The Making Of Motown

Friday 19:00 - 21:00

Rare performances, interviews and rarely seen footage come together to paint a picture of the history and origins of Motown. [S]

New: R.E.M. Live

Friday 21:00 - 23:20

New. Revisit a live performance from the American rock band R.E.M. that took place at the Point Theatre, Dublin in February 2005.

Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed...

Friday 23:20 - 00:35

...Handsome Man. Some of the greatest rock icons in history - including The Rolling Stones and The Beatles - delight fans with performances of hits written by the legend Chuck Berry. [S]

Sat Oct 08
The Great Songwriters

Saturday 00:35 - 01:35

Gary Kemp: Spandau Ballet's principal songwriter and lead guitarist Gary Kemp, who has also enjoyed a successful solo career, talks about his history and writing process. (1 of 6) [S]