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TV Listings for BBC TWO NORTH IRELAND on Saturday (25.03.2017)


05 15-06 20This Is BBC Two
Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S]

06 20-07 05The A to Z of TV Gardening
8/25. Letter H: A look at some of the BBC's most popular gardening programmes and personalities, presented by Carol Kirkwood. Carol explores subjects that all begin with the letter H. [S]

07 05-08 40A Damsel in Distress
Gershwin musical-comedy. A dance star pursues an aristocratic heiress. Songs include Foggy Day in London Town, Nice Work If You Can Get It and the Oscar-winning Fun House. [B&W, 1937] [S]

08 40-10 00Hue and Cry
Classic Ealing comedy. His imagination fired by adventure stories, young Joe believes he has stumbled on a criminal conspiracy, but the police will not listen. [B&W, 1947] [S]

10 00-11 00Growing Up Wild: Natural World
4/10. Wildlife documentary. A look at the trials and challenges young animals face, from taking their first steps, finding food and avoiding predators to finally leaving home. [S]

11 00-12 00Homes Under the Hammer
Property renovation series. Martin Roberts, Lucy Alexander and Dion Dublin tour the country looking at auction buys, including a three-bedroom semi in Crewe. [S]

12 00-13 00The Conference
Live coverage of the Alliance Party's annual conference, including keynote speech by party leader Naomi Long. [S]

13 00-13 45War Films: Talking Pictures
A look back at the great British war films that boosted the nation's morale in the postwar years and launched the careers of some of our best-loved actors and directors. [S]

13 45-15 25The Wooden Horse
Dramatisation of one of the most ingenious escape bids of World War II, in which British soldiers use a wooden vaulting horse as cover when trying to get out of Stalag Luft III. [B&W, 1950] [S]

15 25-16 00Flog It!
Antiques series. Flog It! comes from Scotland's most visited attraction, the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. Paul is joined by James Lewis and Will Axon. [S]

16 00-16 30University Challenge
It is the last of the quarter-finals, where one more team will make it through to the semi-final stage of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. [S]

16 30-17 00Only Connect
35/37. Semi-Final 1: Two teams compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, in this semi-final game. Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts. [S]

17 00-17 30Final Score from Northern Ireland
A round-up of the day's action. [S]

17 30-18 00Gardeners' World
Monty starts his plans for his revamped courtyard garden, Nick explores the strange world of lichens, and Frances Tophill meets the enthusiastic gardeners of Barbados. [S] Including Weather.

18 00-18 30Home Ground
Gavin Andrews and Jo Scott present a new series of the rural affairs magazine celebrating the richness of rural life in Northern Ireland. [S]

18 30-19 30Puerto Rico: Island of...
...Enchantment - Natural World. David Attenborough tells the story of this island's exotic but vulnerable wildlife and meets the people fighting to protect it. [S]

19 30-20 00When Lynn Barber Met Phyllida...
...Barlow. Journalist Lynn Barber meets sculpture artist Phyllida Barlow. This year, Phyllida will represent Britain at the 57th Venice International Art Biennale in 2017. [S]

20 00-20 30Grand Tours of the Scottish...
...Islands. From Flottay to Sanday: War and Peace in the North: Paul Murton experiences island life. He crosses the great natural harbour of Scapa Flow and heads to Stronsay. [S]

20 30-21 00Dad's Army
3/14. The Lion Has Phones: Classic wartime sitcom. An enemy aircraft crash-lands in the local reservoir, severely testing the efficiency of Captain Mainwaring's communication system. [S]

21 00-22 30Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories
A unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter Paula Rego directed by her son, film maker Nick Willing. Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes. [AD,S]

22 30-23 15QI XL
15/16. Mix and Match: Quiz show. Stephen Fry mixes and matches a melange of M-themed subjects with Jo Brand, James Acaster, Bill Bailey and Alan Davies. Contains some strong language. [S]

23 15-00 50Short Term 12
US drama. Grace works in a shelter for young people, where she finds that juggling work and a relationship becomes harder than ever. Contains strong language. [2013] [S]

00 50-02 15Albatross
Drama. A young author is given creative writing lessons by an older German writer and the two begin an affair which will cause both of their lives to change. Contains strong language. [2011] [AD,S]

03 15-07 00This Is BBC Two
Highlights of programmes on BBC Two. [S]

06 00-06 45The A to Z of TV Gardening
9/25. Letter I: A look at some of the BBC's most popular gardening programmes and personalities, presented by Carol Kirkwood. Carol explores subjects that all begin with the letter I. [S]

06 45-07 15An Island Parish
4/6. The Wheel Has Come Full Circle: Series following the community on the island of Sark. With Easter approaching, the beginning of Sark's tourist season, it is a busy time for many. [AD,S]

07 15-08 15Around the World in 80 Gardens
6/10. China and Japan: Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens, this time in China and Japan, two of the world's oldest gardening cultures. [AD,S]