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Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 11 months

Tonight, three chefs take on the terrifying prospect of tackling Marcus's crab omelette arnold bennett - they have 20 minutes to either hold their nerve or find themselves in a terrible scramble. Show more

Pilgrimage

The Road to Rome

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Eight celebrities of differing faiths and beliefs strap on backpacks and have 15 days to tackle 1,000km of the ancient Via Francigena pilgrimage, from the Italian Alps to Rome. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lee Ingleby
Composer:
Joaquim Badia
Production Manager:
Barbara Masullo
Editor:
Luke Price
Executive Producer:
Caroline Matthews
Executive Producer:
Colm Martin
Series Producer:
Toni Williamson

Pilgrimage

The Road to Rome

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Stephen K Amos tells the group that as a gay man he struggles to find any kind of religious home. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lee Ingleby
Composer:
Joaquim Badia
Production Manager:
Barbara Masullo
Executive Producer:
Caroline Matthews
Executive Producer:
Colm Martin
Series Producer:
Toni Williamson

Pilgrimage

The Road to Rome

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

The celebrity pilgrims set off on the final challenging stretch of the Via toward Rome. When they receive an extraordinary invitation from the Vatican, emotions run high. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Lee Ingleby
Composer:
Joaquim Badia
Production Manager:
Barbara Masullo
Editor:
Luke Price
Executive Producer:
Caroline Matthews
Executive Producer:
Colm Martin
Series Producer:
Toni Williamson

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

A behind-the-scenes look at St Paul's during their busiest time of year, revealing the secrets of Christmas at the cathedral. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Katie Buchanan
Producer:
Emma Cleave
Production Manager:
Rita Cabral
Composer:
John Lemke

Talking Pictures

Albert Finney

Duration: 32 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 10 months

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by award-winning actor Albert Finney, with archive interviews and classic clips. Narrated by Sylvia Syms. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 6 months

Returning to England from Istanbul on the Orient Express, Hercule Poirot is asked to investigate a murder.

Contributors

Hercule Poirot:
Albert Finney
Mrs Hubbard:
Lauren Bacall
Princess Dragomiroff:
Wendy Hiller
Countess Andrenyi:
Jacqueline Bisset
Col. Arbuthnot:
Sean Connery
Beddoes:
John Gielgud
Writer:
Paul Dehn
Director:
Sidney Lumet

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Classic whodunnit. While on a Nile steamer, detective Hercule Poirot investigates the death of an heiress who had stolen her best friend's fiance and crossed other passengers. Show more

Contributors

Hercule Poirot:
Peter Ustinov
Louise Bourget:
Jane Birkin
Mrs Van Schuyler:
Bette Davis
Colonel Race:
David Niven
Jacqueline De Bellefort:
Mia Farrow
Mrs Salome Otterbourne:
Angela Lansbury
Miss Bowers:
Maggie Smith
Linnet Ridgeway:
Lois Chiles
Mr Ferguson:
Jon Finch
Rosalie Otterbourne:
Olivia Hussey
Manager of the Karnak:
IS Johar
Andrew Pennington:
George Kennedy
Dr Bessner:
Jack Warden
Barnstaple:
Harry Andrews
Rockford:
Sam Wanamaker
Composer:
Nino Rota
Director of photography:
Jack Cardiff

Formats

Recreating festivities from Henry VIII's era, Lucy Worsley dresses, eats, drinks, sings and parties like it is 500 years ago - discovering long-lost traditions as well as familiar customs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Production Company:
Burning Bright Productions
Executive Producer:
Susanne Curran

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Traditional Christmas celebrations from the candlelit chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The world-famous choir is directed for the first time by former King's College organ scholar Daniel Hyde. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Pamela Hossick
Executive Producer:
Hugh Faupel

University Challenge

Christmas 2019

Birmingham City University v Wadham College, Oxford

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Christmas quiz for alumni. The Birmingham City team features Carole Boyd and gardener and broadcaster Bunny Guinness, and the Wadham, Oxford, team includes Anne McElvoy and Jonathan Freedland. Show more

Contributors

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

Dragons' Den

Pitches to Riches?

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Two HD

In a catch-up special, Angela Scanlon discovers what happened next for some of the most memorable entrepreneurs to have survived the Den and relives tough and funny moments from recent series. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Samantha Davies
Executive Producer:
Chi Ukairo
Participant:
Sara Davies
Presenter:
Angela Scanlon

Gareth embeds himself in Watford General Hospital, enlisting the help of staff, patients and their families to stage a Christmas concert full of wonder for everyone to enjoy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gareth Malone
Executive Producer:
Joe Evans
Executive Producer:
Neil Crombie
Producer:
Matt Rudge
Producer:
Emma Parsons
Researcher:
Joe Fell
Production Company:
Swan Films
Director:
Matt Rudge

QI

Series Q

Quizmas

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 10 months

Sandi Toksvig hosts the seasonal quizmas quiz, with Alan Davies, Sara Pascoe, Johnny Vegas and Josh Widdicombe.

Contributors

Presenter:
Sandi Toksvig
Panellist:
Alan Davies
Series Producer:
Piers Fletcher
Director:
Diccon Ramsay
Series Producer:
John Lloyd
Production Company:
FremantleMedia
Panellist:
Sara Pascoe
Panellist:
Johnny Vegas
Panellist:
Josh Widdicombe

Brand

QI

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

British drama. With the help of a generous stranger, the poor orphan Pip tries everything to win the heart of the rich, cold-blooded Estella. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Mike Newell
Miss Havisham:
Helena Bonham Carter
Magwitch:
Ralph Fiennes
Mr Jaggers:
Robbie Coltrane
Joe Gargery:
Jason Flemyng
Compeyson:
William Ellis
Herbert Pocket:
Olly Alexander
Wemmick:
Ewen Bremner
Mr Pumblechook:
David Walliams
Young Pip:
Toby Irvine
Young Estella:
Helena Barlow
Bentley Drummle:
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Sergeant:
Ralph Ineson
Mr Hubble:
Alan Rushton

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Comedy drama adapted from a graphic novel. Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) returns to the sleepy Dorset village where she grew up, and a contest for her affections develops. Show more

Contributors

Tamara Drewe:
Gemma Arterton
Nicholas Hardiment:
Roger Allam
Beth Hardiment:
Tamsin Greig
Glen McCreavy:
Bill Camp
Ben Sergeant:
Dominic Cooper
Andy Cobb:
Luke Evans
Jody Long:
Jessica Barden
Penny Upmisnter:
Susan Wooldridge
Producer:
Alison Owen
Producer:
Paul Trijbits
Executive Producer:
Christine Langan

Genres

Formats

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Two HD

The Hairy Bikers create mouthwatering festive dishes and get into the spirit of the season with special guest Aled Jones. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Pete Lawrence
Series Editor:
Will Knott
Production Company:
Hungry Gap Productions
Presenter:
Simon King
Presenter:
Dave Myers
Interviewed Guest:
Aled Jones
Director:
Pete Lawrence
Series Producer:
Natasha Hayes

Holby City

Series 21

Be True, Be Brave, Be Kind

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Two HD

When Bea requires emergency surgery, a suspended Kian takes matters into his own hands, but at what cost? Show more

Contributors

Kian Madani:
Ramin Karimloo
Nicky McKendrick:
Belinda Owusu
Dominic Copeland:
David Ames
Sacha Levy:
Bob Barrett
Essie Di Lucca:
Kaye Wragg
Ben Sherwood:
Charlie Condou
Beatrice “Bea” Kaminski:
Rosalind Halstead
Writer:
Ed Sellek
Director:
Steve Brett

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