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Natural World

2013-2014

Episode 7: Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar

Duration: 56 minutes

on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough tells the full story of a 20-year study of the meerkat, the longest-running animal behaviour study in the world. Show more

Great British Menu

Series 11

Episode 30: London & South East Judging

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

In the the head to head, the two highest-scoring chefs from the London and south east region cook for Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith and Matthew Fort. Show more

Great British Menu

Series 11

Episode 31: North East Starter

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Creative culinary competition. Mini Patel is back for a second attempt at the north east regional title, but he is competing against two young newcomers. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Kate Roberts
Production Company:
Optomen

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Comedy with Ally Sheedy. A military robot escapes from a weapons company in search of 'input' when a lightning strike gives it a mind of its own and a wisecracking personality. Show more

Contributors

Stephanie Speck:
Ally Sheedy
Newton Crosby:
Steve Guttenberg
Howard Marner:
Austin Pendleton
Skroeder:
GW Bailey
Voice of Number Five:
Tim Blaney
Mrs Capeda:
Penny Stanton
General Washburne:
Vernon Weddle
Senator Mills:
Barbara Tarbuck
Director:
John Badham
Producer:
David Foster

Money for Nothing

Series 2 (Shortened Versions)

Episode 14

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Sarah saves a chair, some hawthorn wood, an old art deco style toy and a broken table from the nation's tips. They are all transformed with the help of three talented artisans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sarah Moore
Narrator:
Arthur Smith
Series Producer:
Kirsten Highet
Executive Producer:
Michelle Friel
Executive Producer:
Jules Kean
Production Company:
Friel Kean Films Ltd

Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Romantic drama based on the true story of a love affair by letters between an outspoken New York writer and the owner of a dusty bookshop on London's Charing Cross Road. Show more

Contributors

Helene Hanff:
Anne Bancroft
Frank Doel:
Anthony Hopkins
Nora Doel:
Judi Dench
Maxine Bellamy:
Jean De Baer
George Martin:
Maurice Denham
Cecily Farr:
Eleanor David
Composer:
George Fenton
Director:
David Jones

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Period drama. Two sisters (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith) befriend a man who they find washed up on the beach of their 1930s Cornish village. Directed by Charles Dance. Show more

Contributors

Ursula:
Judi Dench
Jan Pendered:
Freddie Jones
Luke Pendered:
Gregor Henderson-Begg
Dr Francis Mead:
David Warner
Adam Penruddocke:
Clive Russell
Olga Daniloff:
Natascha McElhone
Fisherman:
Ian Marshall
Hedley:
Toby Jones
Mrs Pendered:
Joanna Dickens
Director:
Charles Dance

Genres

Formats

Nature's Weirdest Events

Series 5: 45 Minute Reversions

Episode 4

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Chris Packham delves into the world of weird. Chris solves the puzzle of strange balls of worms on a road and fish stuck in fences in Texas. Show more

Inside the Factory

Series 2

Episode 3: Baked Beans

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Documentary series. Gregg Wallace helps to unload 27 tonnes of dried haricot beans and follows them on a journey through the world's largest baked bean factory. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gregg Wallace
Presenter:
Cherry Healey
Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Executive Producer:
Alice Harper
Executive Producer:
Sanjay Singhal
Series Producer:
Chris Parkin
Director:
Chris Parkin
Series Producer:
Amanda Lyon
Producer:
Emma Pound
Production Company:
Voltage TV Productions Ltd

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Retired bachelor Mr Hoppy is hopelessly in love with his neighbour Mrs Silver, but she is only interested in her pet tortoise Alfie - until Mr Hoppy hatches an audacious plan. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Silver:
Judi Dench
Narrator:
James Corden
Mr Pringle:
Richard Cordery
Roberta:
Pixie Davies
Pet Shop Owner:
Geoff McGivern
Keen Pet Shop Owner:
Jimmy Akingbola
Mrs Desmond:
Lisa Hammond
Mrs Desmond:
Anna Cannings
Philip's Mother:
Katie Lyons
Woman on Bus:
Polly Kemp
Mr Mavrokoukoudopolous:
Salo Gardner
Little Girl:
Emily Ralph
Trumpeter:
Ronnie Hughes
Puppy Boy:
Leo Umeh
Puppy Boy's Mother:
Lara Rossi

An intimate portrait of Judi Dench, told by some of the biggest names in entertainment - Daniel Craig, Stephen Frears, Pierce Brosnan, Samantha Bond and Sir Ian McKellen. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Colin Salmon
Participant:
Judi Dench
Participant:
Ian McKellen
Participant:
Samantha Bond
Participant:
Pierce Brosnan
Participant:
Stephen Frears
Participant:
Daniel Craig
Executive Producer:
Phil Dolling

The Real Marigold on Tour

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Documentary. Four senior citizens experience retired life in the historic city of Kyoto. They learn Japanese etiquette and, surprisingly, begin to look for jobs. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Miriam Margolyes
Participant:
Rosemary Shrager
Participant:
Bobby George
Participant:
Wayne Sleep
Series Producer:
Simon Draper
Director:
Simon Draper
Executive Producer:
David Clews
Executive Producer:
Andrew Mackenzie Betty
Executive Producer:
David Vallance

QI

Series N

Episode 10: Nature/Nurture

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Sandi Toksvig looks at nature and nurture with Ross Noble, Cariad Lloyd, David Baddiel and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Sandi Toksvig
Panellist:
Alan Davies
Panellist:
Ross Noble
Panellist:
Cariad Lloyd
Panellist:
David Baddiel
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd
Production Company:
Talkback

Brand

QI

Stag

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

An obnoxious group of friends struggle to survive the stag weekend from hell as a deer-hunting expedition in the Scottish Highlands quickly turns messy. Show more

Contributors

Ledge:
JJ Feild
Aitken:
Tim Key
The Gamekeeper:
James Cosmo
Cab Driver:
Gilly Gilchrist
Executive Producer:
Jim Field Smith
Executive Producer:
George Kay
Executive Producer:
Myfanwy Moore
Writer:
George Kay

Genres

Series

Stag

Stag

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Dark comedy. The stag weekend from hell continues as the ever-diminishing group of friends are joined by a suspicious latecomer who divides loyalties. Show more

Contributors

Ledge:
JJ Feild
The Gamekeeper:
James Cosmo
Cab Driver:
Gilly Gilchrist
Duncan Galloway:
Dan Renton Skinner
Executive Producer:
Jim Field Smith
Executive Producer:
George Kay
Executive Producer:
Myfanwy Moore
Executive Producer:
Rufus Jones
Writer:
George Kay

Genres

Series

Stag

Stag

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Dark comedy. Ever closer to learning the identity of the killer, the four remaining members of the stag party realise they must make a final stand if they are to survive. Show more

Contributors

Ledge:
JJ Feild
Executive Producer:
Jim Field Smith
Executive Producer:
George Kay
Executive Producer:
Myfanwy Moore
Writer:
George Kay

Genres

Series

Stag

Victorian Bakers

Episode 4: Christmas

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

How the Victorians invented Christmas as it's known today, through the eyes of four bakers, who make favourite festive products from a revolutionary era in British history. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Peter Sweasey
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Executive Producer:
Cate Hall
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Annie Gray
Production Company:
Wall to Wall Media

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 5 months

A year in the life of an extraordinary village, hidden away in the French countryside, showing the parallel world of tiny creatures that live side by side with unsuspecting humans. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tcheky Karyo
Producer:
Verity White
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Production Company:
BBC Natural History Unit

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