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Teletubbies

Painting Swings

on BBC Two England

Fun for the under-fives. The Teletubbies watch some children painting pictures. A magic book appears in Teletubbyland.

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Balamory

Series 1

Episode 36: Sound Sculpture

on BBC Two England

Live-action series for preschool children, set in the small island of Balamory in Scotland. Josie finds a key and tries to find out who it belongs to. Show more

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Step Inside

Stone Soup

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Two England

The magic house invites viewers to step inside for a story. Boris reads a story about a hen who tricks a hungry wolf into believing she can make soup from a stone. Show more

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Dogstar

Series 1

Underdogs

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two England

Animation. The Clark kids pursue their dog, Hobart, who is trapped onboard the ship Dogstar. The Valiant is captured by robots. Show more

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The Batman

Series 1

The Big Heat

Duration: 19 minutes

on BBC Two England

Children's animation featuring the Caped Crusader. Batman pursues Firefly, an pyromaniac supervillain. Show more

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Dennis the Menace

Series 2

Oil Strike!

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Two England

The rebellious rascal from the Beano comic. A ruthless oil baron, swindles Dennis's family out of their home after discovering an oil field beneath the house. Show more

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ChuckleVision

Series 18

Episode 7: Oompah Oompah

on BBC Two England

The comic antics of the accident-prone brothers. Paul and Barry fly out to judge a music festival with very unscrupulous contestants.

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The Story of Tracy Beaker

Series 4

Episode 9: Rebel Without a Clue/The Long Run

on BBC Two England

Available for years

Drama series about a young girl in a children's home. The new care worker isn't as she first appears. Jackie is reluctant to think about change. Show more

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Sorcerer's Apprentice

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two England

A group of children are hand-picked to attend magic school where they will compete with each other for the title of the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Show more

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The Slammer

Series 1

Episode 7

on BBC Two England

Entertainment show in which a group of comedians enter a mock prison. Performing for freedom are McFly, Physical Jerks, Leo the Unicyclist and Bruce Airhead. Show more

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Beat the Boss

Series 2

Episode 8: Cereal

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Saira Khan presents as a team of children go head to head with three top business people to create a new product. The teams are challenged to create a breakfast cereal. Show more

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The Story of Tracy Beaker

Series 4

Episode 10: Independence Day/Beaker Witch Project

on BBC Two England

Available for years

Drama series about a young girl in a children's home. A wild new arrival gets tongues wagging. Tracy and the Dumping Ground kids go on holiday. Show more

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Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Two England

Children's activity series in which Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes encourage kids to find new things to do. It's hoses at the ready as Sam trains to be a firefighter.

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Nixon
Presenter:
Mark Rhodes

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What's New Scooby Doo?

Series 3

Episode 13: Reef Grief

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two England

Children's animated series about a group of teenage sleuths and their cowardly dog. Where are the teenagers from the beach disappearing to?

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Animal Park

Series 4

Episode 18

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two England

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble explore life behind the scenes at Longleat Estate and Safari Park. The elephants set off to their new home and the baby camel meets the rest of the herd. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Presenter:
Kate Humble

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Duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes

on BBC Two England

The celebrated blockbuster recounting the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, who started out as a lawyer and rose to become the leader of the Indian independence movement. Show more

Contributors

Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
The Viceroy:
John Mills
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Senior Police Officer:
Ian Bannen
Sir George Hodge:
Michael Hordern
Nahari:
Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait:
Richard Vernon
Commentator:
Shane Rimmer
European Passenger:
Peter Cartwright
Police Sergeant:
Ken Hutchison
Manager of the Mine:
John Savident
Composer:
Ravi Shankar
Director of photography:
Ronnie Taylor
Director of photography:
Billy Williams

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Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

on BBC Two England

Historical hamming from the Carry On team, including Sid James and Barbara Windsor. Lecherous Henry VIII is turned off by his wife's garlic breath and decides to replace her. Show more

Contributors

King Henry VIII:
Sidney James
Thomas Cromwell:
Kenneth Williams
Sir Roger de Lodgerley:
Charles Hawtrey
Queen Marie of Normandy:
Joan Sims
Cardinal Wolsey:
Terry Scott
Director:
Gerald Thomas
Producer:
Peter Rogers

Genres

Formats

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Wild

2003-04 Shorts

Episode 2: Secret Squirrels

Duration: 10 minutes

on BBC Two England

Bill Oddie looks at one of the last remaining strongholds in the country for red squirrels. How Formby in Merseyside has remained a home for Britain's native squirrel. Show more

Coast

Series 1

Episode 1: Dover to Exmouth

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two England

Nicholas Crane presents a journey around the coast of the UK. He investigates the once top secret constructions at the front line of Britain's air defences. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicholas Crane
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Mark Horton
Producer:
Gill Tierney

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Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two England

As part of BBC1's Outdoor Britain season, novice climber Julia Bradbury attempts to conquer three of Britain's toughest rock climbs with the help of professional climber Tim Emmett. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

on BBC Two England

Dramatisation of one of history's most unusual love stories. A grieving Queen Victoria finds herself drawn to an unconventional Highlander. Show more

Contributors

Queen Victoria:
Judi Dench
John Brown:
Billy Connolly
Benjamin Disraeli:
Antony Sher
Henry Ponsonby:
Geoffrey Palmer
Dr Jenner:
Richard Pasco
Bertie, Prince of Wales:
David Westhead
Director:
John Madden
Archie Brown:
Gerard Butler
Lady Churchill:
Georgie Glen
Lady-in-Waiting:
Catherine O'Donnell
Princess Alexandra:
Sara Stewart
Princess Helena:
Finty Williams
Princess Louise:
Claire Nicolson
Princess Alice:
Hattie Ladbury
Prince Alfred:
Oliver Kent
Prince Arthur:
Alex Menzies
Prince Leopold:
Simon McKerrell
Bertie's Valet:
Rupert Farley
Mrs Grant:
Elaine Collins
Lord Stanley:
Jason Morell
Mary Ann Disraeli:
Cherith Mellor
Speaker of the House of Commons:
George Hall
Dean of Windsor:
Oliver Ford Davies
Society Lady:
Delia Lindsay
Sir Charles Dilke:
James Vaughan
Producer:
Sarah Curtis

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British Film Forever

Episode 4: Corests, Cleavage and Country Houses: The Story of British Costume Drama

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

British Film Forever takes a look at British film's most successful genre, the costume drama. Show more

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Duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes

on BBC Two England

When Henry II appoints Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury, he hopes to lessen Church interference, but soon the friends come into conflict. Show more

Contributors

Thomas Becket:
Richard Burton
King Henry II:
Peter O'Toole
King Louis VII of France:
John Gielgud
Gilbert Folliot, Bishop of London:
Donald Wolfit
Empress Matilda:
Martita Hunt
Queen Eleanor:
Pamela Brown
Gwendolen:
Siân Phillips
Archbishop of Canterbury:
Felix Aylmer
Cardinal Zambelli:
Gino Cervi
Pope Alexander III:
Paolo Stoppa
Brother John:
David Weston

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Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

on BBC Two England

Drama adaptated from the D H Lawrence storyabout the passionate affair between a rector's daughter and a travelling fortune teller. Show more

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Farscape

Series 3

Episode 21: Into the Lion's Den: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two England

Sci-fi series. While Crichton will do anything to stop Scorpius developing wormhole technology, his companions may not be so committed. Show more

Contributors

John Crichton:
Ben Browder
Aeryn Sun:
Claudia Black
Ka D'Argo:
Anthony Simcoe

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