Programme Index

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The Sky at Night

Reaching for the Stars

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two England

In this edition, recorded just before his death, Sir Patrick Moore and his team offer advice to those who are discovering astronomy for the very first time. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Reporter:
Pete Lawrence
Reporter:
Paul G Abel
Reporter:
Chris North

A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 1

Episode 2: Conquest

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two England

Simon Schama recounts the saga of blood, betrayal and ambition that led up to the pivotal Battle of Hastings and describes the profound consequences that followed. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for 2 months

Film drama. Determined to lead the first expedition to reach the South Pole, naval officer Scott assembles a team to try to beat a Norwegian attempt. Show more

Contributors

Captain RF Scott:
John Mills
Director:
Charles Frend
Captain LEG Oates:
Derek Bond
Dr EA Wilson:
Harold Warrender
Petty Officer 'Taff' Evans:
James Robertson Justice
Lieutenant HR Bowers:
Reginald Beckwith
Kathleen Scott:
Diana Churchill
Oriana Wilson:
Anne Firth
Lieutenant EGR 'Teddy' Evans:
Kenneth More
Chief Stoker W Lashly:
Norman Williams
Petty Officer T Crean:
John Gregson
Surgeon Lieutenant EL Atkinson:
James Mc Kechnie
Apsley Cherry-Gerrard:
Barry Letts
Bernard Day:
Christopher Lee
Herbert Ponting:
Clive Morton
Questioner:
Noel Howlett
Caroline:
Dandy Nichols

Coast

Series 7

Episode 2: Life Beyond the Edge

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two England

Coast ventures to the farthest-flung reaches of the British Isles. Nick Crane joins the locals on the Isles of Scilly as they try to wade from island to island. Show more

Stargazing

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two England

Dara O Briain and Professor Brian Cox celebrate the night sky. They take a look at the search for the evidence for life on Mars and the latest attempts to explore the red planet. Show more

Stargazing

Series 3

Episode 3: Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two England

Dara and Brian's journey through the night sky continues with a look into our distant past, explaining how the depths of space can shine a light on to the history of the universe. Show more

Stargazing

Series 3

Episode 5: Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two England

On the final night of their astronomical adventure, Brian and Dara discuss meteors, comets and asteroids and discover what they reveal about the origins of life on Earth. Show more

Dad's Army

Series 6

Episode 2: My British Buddy

Duration: 31 minutes

on BBC Two England

Classic wartime sitcom. As the first contingent of American soldiers arrives in Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring and his troops prepare to welcome them.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Walker:
James Beck
Ivy Bandways:
Suzanne Kerchiss
Landlord:
Verne Morgan
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
US Sergeant:
Blain Fairman
Chief Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Mr Cheeseman:
Talfryn Thomas
Colonel Shultz:
Alan Tilvern
GHQ Colonel:
Robert Raglan
Producer:
David Croft

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 5: The Anniversary

Duration: 35 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. Basil plans a surprise wedding anniversary party, but when the guests arrive there is one vital element missing.

QI XL

Series J

Episode 15: Jolly

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Two England

Comedy quiz looking for quite interesting answers. Stephen Fry has a jolly good time in the company of Julia Zemiro, Tim Vine, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Participant:
Rob Brydon
Participant:
Julia Zemiro
Participant:
Tim Vine
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

on BBC Two England

The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who, in 1986, uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Formats

BBC Two England

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