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Happy Birthday BBC Two

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Stars and programme-makers come together to look back at landmark series from BBC Two, including the long-running arts series Arena and David Attenborough's natural history masterpiece Life on Earth.

The channel became home to hard-hitting and groundbreaking drama including Law & Order, Boys from the Blackstuff, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Empire Road, as well as classic comedies such as Fawlty Towers and Yes, Minister.

In the 1980s, documentary strand 40 Minutes was launched, politicians began to be grilled on Newsnight, Janet Street-Porter's 'yoof' slot DEF II went on air and The Late Show brought late-night cultural discussion to the nation's screens. Show less

Contributors

Participant:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Anthony Wall
Participant:
Tony Garnett
Participant:
Derek Martin
Participant:
Michael Abbensetts
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Jonathan Powell
Participant:
Ian Richardson
Participant:
Patrick Stewart
Participant:
Michael Jayston
Participant:
Jeremy Paxman
Participant:
Peter Snow
Participant:
Will Wyatt
Participant:
Alan Bleasdale
Participant:
Michael Angelis
Participant:
Duncan Campbell
Participant:
Peter Bazalgette
Participant:
Magenta De Vine
Participant:
undefined Normski
Participant:
Sarah Dunant
Participant:
John Whiston
Participant:
Michael Jackson
Participant:
Tracey MacLeod
Producer:
Mark Turnbull
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright

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