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The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2

Episode 1: Sheepdogs

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Two HD

James Read from Lincolnshire and Cheshire-based James Gilman compete in the sheepdog trials at the Hope Agricultural Show in the Peak District. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Executive Producer:
Karen Ross
Executive Producer:
Lucy Shepherd
Series Producer:
Lucy Hards
Production Manager:
Leanne Troop
Production Company:
Sidney Street Productions

Antiques Road Trip

Series 16

Episode 1

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Antiques experts travel across the country, competing to make a profit at auction. Charlie Ross and James Braxton start their trip in Kent and end at an auction in West Sussex. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Liam Hamilton
Series Producer:
John Redshaw
Production Company:
STV Productions

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 9

Episode 1: Gregory Porter

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Fern Britton meets American jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter, who reflects on his upbringing and speaks about how his mother's influence lives on in his music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Porter
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Production Manager:
David Potter

Coast

Series 5 (Shortened Versions)

Anglesey Geology

Duration: 9 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Nick Crane goes sea cliff climbing on the remarkable rocks of Anglesey as he explores why this part of Wales is the site of some of Britain's biggest earthquakes.

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 4 months

British comedy about a born loser who enrols at the College of Lifemanship and turns his life around by learning how to charm and cheat his way to the top with little effort. Show more

Contributors

Henry Palfrey:
Ian Carmichael
Raymond Delauney:
Terry-Thomas
Mr S Potter:
Alastair Sim
April Smith:
Janette Scott
Dunstan:
Dennis Price
Producer:
Hal E Chester
Director:
Robert Hamer

Genres

Formats

The Wonder of Animals

Episode 3: Big Cats

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 4 months

Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. What is it about big cats that makes them such good hunters? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Packham
Executive Producer:
Jonny Keeling
Director:
Emily Taylor
Producer:
Emily Taylor
Series Producer:
Aaron Paul

Duration: 54 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Veterinary science series. Vets call on a plastic surgeon to give a rhino a skin graft operation, and Rosemary the blind orangutan has microsurgery to try to restore her sight. Show more

Planet Earth II

Episode 2: Mountains

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for years

The wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough continues with a unique and intimate glimpse into the secretive lives of mountain-dwelling animals. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 9

Episode 3: Croydon to Shoreham-by-Sea

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 10 months

Michael Portillo arrives in west Croydon, where he uncovers a once-celebrated, now forgotten, mixed-race composer with an uncannily familiar name. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 11 months

Kate and her Welsh sheepdog, Teg, travel from southern Snowdonia, to
the least populated area in the UK, deep in the Cambrian Mountains.

University Challenge

Christmas 2017

Episode 8: Semi-Final 1

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. It is the first of the semi-finals. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Series Producer:
Irene Daniels
Executive Producer:
Peter Gwyn
Director:
Tracey Rooney
Production Company:
ITV Studios

Tom Kerridge's Lose Weight for Good

Series 1

Episode 1: Comfort Food

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for years

Tom Kerridge helps local dieters lose weight for good. As a self-confessed former comfort eater, Tom knows only too well the temptations which lay ahead for the group. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 7

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two HD

The team find out why fizzy drinks make you eat more, whether caffeine boosts your physical performance, what men can do about baldness and hear the psychiatrist's guide to OCD. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Mosley
Presenter:
Gabriel Weston
Presenter:
Alain Gregoire
Presenter:
Giles Yeo
Presenter:
Zoe Williams
Series Producer:
Matt Barrett
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

Rick Stein's Road To Mexico

Series 1

Episode 7: Oaxaca to Yucatan Peninsula

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 6 months

Rick Stein's journey begins to draw to a close as he heads to the Yucatan Peninsula - a place once frequented by real pirates of the Caribbean. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rick Stein
Camera Operator:
Chris Topliss
Graphic Designer:
Andy Smith
Music:
Crocodile
Re-recording mixer:
Thomas W Edwards
On-line editing:
Paul B Brown
Production Coordinator:
Natalie Brightman
Production Manager:
Olwyn Goldsmith
Production Manager:
Meg Keegan
Assistant Producer:
Liz Stone
Executive Producer:
Grace Kitto
Director:
Ben Southwell
Production Company:
Denham Productions

Mock the Week

Series 13

Episode 14: New Year's Eve Special

Duration: 31 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Dara O Briain and the team crack open the bubbly and welcome 2015 with out-takes, quizzes and favourite clips featuring guests including Ed Byrne, Sara Pascoe and James Acaster. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Participant:
Ed Byrne
Participant:
Sara Pascoe
Participant:
James Acaster
Producer:
Ewan Phillips

Inside the Factory

Series 3

Episode 4: Fish Fingers

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Documentary series. Gregg Wallace explores the Grimsby factory that processes 165 tonnes of fish a week and produces 80,000 cod fish fingers every day. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gregg Wallace
Presenter:
Cherry Healey
Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Executive Producer:
Alice Harper
Executive Producer:
Sanjay Singhal
Series Producer:
Amanda Lyon
Director:
Michael Rees
Producer:
Emma Pound
Production Manager:
Sally Finigan
Production Company:
Voltage TV Productions Ltd
Producer:
Sam Bailey
Director:
Sam Bailey
Producer:
Will Aspinall
Director:
Will Aspinall

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Two HD

The enchanting true-to-life tale of polar bear cubs and their mother on a 400-mile journey from their birth den in Svalbard to the pack ice surrounding the North Pole. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Kate Winslet
Producer:
Philip Dalton
Director:
Philip Dalton
Executive Producer:
John Downer
Executive Producer:
Lucinda Axelsson
Camera Operator:
Stephen J Downer
Camera Operator:
Matthew Goodman
Camera Operator:
Michael W Richards
Camera Operator:
Roie Galitz

Sue Perkins travels to Chimp Haven in Louisiana to meet six female ex-laboratory chimpanzees starting their retirement and meeting a group of male chimps for the first time. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Director:
Tom Currie
Executive Producer:
Sophie Leonard
Production Company:
Minnow Films

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 6 months

Rick Stein's latest travels take him to Mexico's culinary capital Oaxaca, home to Mexico's national cheese queso oaxacana. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rick Stein
Production Company:
Denham Productions
Camera Operator:
Chris Topliss
Graphic Designer:
Andy Smith
Music:
Crocodile
Re-recording mixer:
Thomas W Edwards
On-line editing:
Paul B Brown
Production Coordinator:
Natalie Brightman
Production Manager:
Olwyn Goldsmith
Production Manager:
Meg Keegan
Assistant Producer:
Liz Stone
Executive Producer:
Grace Kitto
Director:
Ben Southwell
Production Company:
Denham Productions

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