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Natural World

2011-2012

Episode 8: Tiger Dynasty

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Documentary following a pair of tigers released in a nature reserve. They must fight for territory and learn to hunt. Will they mate and start a family, or will they be killed? Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 2

Episode 2: Turin to Venice

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Michael Portillo takes the train from Turin to Venice. Along the way, he recreates the Italian Job, follows fashion in Milan and visits Shakespearean Verona. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two HD

Kate Humble and Simon King report from Zambia. It's been the longest dry season in living memory but the rains have finally come and now everything has changed. Show more

Africa

Episode 1: Kalahari

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two HD

Available for 6 months

David Attenborough explores two deserts in Africa's south west, where he encounters meerkats, black rhinos, giant insects and the greatest giraffe battle ever filmed. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Series Producer:
James Honeyborne
Producer:
Hugh Pearson

Series

Africa

Duration: 3 hours, 18 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Lavish adaptation of Tolstoy's novel concerning the complex story of two men's love for one woman, set against Napoleon's attempt to conquer Russia. Show more

Contributors

Pierre Bezukhov:
Henry Fonda
Natasha Rostova:
Audrey Hepburn
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky:
Mel Ferrer
Napoleon:
Herbert Lom
Helene Kuragina:
Anita Ekberg
Anatol Kuragin:
Vittorio Gassman
Nikolai Rostov:
Jeremy Brett
Prince Mikhail Andreevich Rostov:
Barry Jones
Field Marshal Kutuzov:
Oskar Homolka
Platon Karataev:
John Mills
Lisa Bolkonskaya:
Milly Vitale
Prince Bolkonsky:
Wilfred Lawson
Maria Bolkonskaya:
Anna Maria Ferrero
Sonia Rostova:
May Britt
Director:
King Vidor
Composer:
Nino Rota
Director of photography:
Jack Cardiff

Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Epic western about three generations of a pioneer family, showing how its fortunes fluctuated during the dynamic westward expansion of America during the 19th century. Show more

Contributors

Lilith Prescott:
Debbie Reynolds
Cleve Van Valen:
Gregory Peck
Linus Rawlings:
James Stewart
Eve Prescott:
Carroll Baker
Zeb Rawlings:
George Peppard
Jethro Stuart:
Henry Fonda
General William Tecumseh Sherman:
John Wayne
Mike King:
Richard Widmark
Julie Rawlings:
Carolyn Jones
Zebulon Prescott:
Karl Malden
Abraham Lincoln:
Raymond Massey
Charlie Gant:
Eli Wallach
Marshal Lou Ramsey:
Lee J Cobb
Roger Morgan:
Robert Preston
Narrator:
Spencer Tracy
Dora Hawkins:
Brigid Bazlen
Colonel Jeb Hawkins:
Walter Brennan
Rebecca Prescott:
Agnes Moorehead
General Ulysses S Grant:
Harry Morgan
Agatha Clegg:
Thelma Ritter
Confederate Deserter:
Russ Tamblyn
Director:
John Ford
Producer:
Bernard Smith
Composer:
Alfred Newman
Director of photography:
William H Daniels
Director of photography:
Milton Krasner
Director of photography:
Charles Lang Jr
Director of photography:
Joseph LaShelle

Formats

Celebrity Eggheads

Series 5

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Dermot Murnaghan hosts the quiz show. Can a team from theatreland including Derek Jacobi, Frances Barber, Neil Dudgeon, Fiona Laird, and Emma Fielding triumph over the Eggheads? Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Rob Dean
Executive Producer:
Andy Culpin
Participant:
Dave Rainford
Participant:
Pat Gibson
Participant:
Barry Simmons
Participant:
Judith Keppel
Participant:
Chris Hughes
Participant:
Kevin Ashman
Participant:
Daphne Fowler
Participant:
Derek Jacobi
Participant:
Frances Barber
Participant:
Neil Dudgeon
Participant:
Fiona Laird
Participant:
Emma Fielding

University Challenge

Christmas 2013

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Festive version of the quiz. Suzy Klein and Rowan Pelling represent St Hugh's, Oxford, as they play the University of Stirling, represented by Paul Lewis and Richard Lochhead. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two HD

Continuing his exploration of how cars and culture have been influenced by speed, Idris learns about the technology and skill involved in driving at a professional level. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Idris Elba
Executive Producer:
Rick Murray
Executive Producer:
Tim Whitwell
Participant:
Ari Vatanen

Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Adventure drama starring Tom Hanks. An obsessive executive for a delivery company finds himself stranded on a desert island after his flight home for Christmas ends in disaster. Show more

Contributors

Chuck Noland:
Tom Hanks
Kelly Frears:
Helen Hunt
Jerry Lovett:
Chris Noth
Bettina Peterson:
Lari White
Maynard Graham:
Geoffrey Blake
Pilot Jack:
Michael Forest
Pilot Gwen:
Viveka Davis
Kelly's Mother:
Nan Martin
Anne Larson:
Anne Bellamy
Wendy Larson:
Wendy Worthington
Virginia Larson:
Valerie Wildman
Elden Madden:
Elden Henson
Joe Wally:
Joe Conley
Producer:
Tom Hanks
Producer:
Jack Rapke
Producer:
Steve Starkey
Director of photography:
Don Burgess

Ambassadors

Episode 1: The Rabbit Never Escapes

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two HD

Comedy following diplomats to the fictional Tazbekistan. Keith tries to secure an arms contract for UK industry but a human rights activist causes trouble. Show more

Contributors

Keith Davis:
David Mitchell
Neil Tilly:
Robert Webb
Jennifer:
Keeley Hawes
The Prez:
Igal Naor
Caitlin:
Susan Lynch
French Ambassador:
Oliver Dimsdale
Stephen Pembridge:
Elliot Cowan
Simon Broughton:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Sergei:
Andy Lucas
Ludmilla:
Debbie Chazen
US Ambassador:
Lachele Carl
Short surveillance man:
Sevan Stephan
Mrs Petrova:
Jenny Galloway
Tall surveillance man:
George Lasha
Director:
Jeremy Webb
Producer:
Chris Carey
Writer:
James Wood

Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Horror. In 1895, an archaeological team discovers the tomb of an Egyptian princess. The tomb is guarded by a mummy which will avenge all who desecrate the site. Show more

Contributors

John Banning:
Peter Cushing
The Mummy/Kharis:
Christopher Lee
Isobel/Ananka:
Yvonne Furneaux
Inspector Mulrooney:
Eddie Byrne
Stephen Banning:
Felix Aylmer
Joseph Whemple:
Raymond Huntley
Mehemet Bey:
George Pastell

imagine...

Winter 2013

Episode 6: Who's Afraid of Machiavelli?

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two HD

Marking the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli's book The Prince, which has been a manual for tyrants from Napoleon to Stalin. Featuring performances from Peter Capaldi. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Capaldi
Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Tim Collins
Participant:
Hilary Devey
Participant:
Alastair Campbell
Participant:
George RR Martin
Producer:
Clare Beavan
Director:
Clare Beavan
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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