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Live action series for pre-school children based around the small island community of Balamory. It's Christmas Day in Balamory and PC Plum is busy casting for his pantomime. Show more

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Doodle Do

Beach Picture

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two England

Adventures with the Doodle Doers. Dib-Dab, Scribble and Stick make a beach picture. Join them under the sea as they sing about all the creatures that live there. Show more

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Boogie Beebies

I Wish it Would Snow - Monday

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Two England

Children's music programme. A chance for viewers to dance. Pete and the Boogie Bunch make frosty moves in this cool, snowy number.

Contributors

Presenter:
Pete Hillier

Regional Variations (2)

Tweenies

Penelope Pink

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two England

Playtime with the puppet people. Fizz meets her dream toy, Penelope Pink the Pop Princess. But Penelope isn't as sweet as she looks.

Regional Variations (2)

Postman Pat

Series 5

Episode 12: Postman Pat and the Pot Luck Picnic

on BBC Two England

Children's animation. Postman Pat and his cat Jess deliver the post to Greendale. It's the Rocket's 100th birthday and there's a pot-luck picnic. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Big Cook Little Cook

Series 3

Episode 44: Xmas Special

Duration: 20 minutes

on BBC Two England

Cookery series with Big Cook Ben and foot-high Little Cook Small. Father Christmas is their customer today and they make him a meringue snowman. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Maya and Miguel

Miguel's Wonderful Life

Duration: 23 minutes

on BBC Two England

Children's animation. It's Christmas, and in her excitement Maya manages to mess things up for Miguel, who angrily declares he wishes he never had a sister. Show more

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The Owl

Christmas Present

Duration: 5 minutes

on BBC Two England

3D animation about a pink owl. The day after Christmas, a little bird plays with his new present on the owl's tree - a really annoying remote-controlled car!

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Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble are on safari in Namibia as they meet some of Africa's wildest animals. A bull elephant faces certain death unless the wildlife vet can reach him in time. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Meerkat Manor

Series 1

Episode 1: A Family Affair

Duration: 22 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for 4 months

Wildlife documentary series. Meet the Whiskers, a family of meerkats living on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. Shakespeare is bitten by a puff adder. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Around the World in 80 Days

Episode 1: The Challenge

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for over a year

Actor Michael Palin takes up the challenge to circumnavigate the globe. The intrepid traveller sets off from London's Reform Club for Venice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Director:
Roger Mills
Series Producer:
Clem Vallance
Film Editor:
David Thomas
Camera Operator:
Nigel Meakin

Regional Variations (2)

How We Built Britain

Episode 2: The Heart of England: Living It Up

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two England

David Dimbleby goes on an architectural tour of Britain, exploring the great country houses of the reign of Elizabeth I. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 3

Episode 4: David Tennant

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two England

Series in which celebrities trace their ancestry. Actor David Tennant discovers that his Scottish grandfather was a footballer. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Celebrity MasterChef

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

John Torode and Greg Wallace are looking for the country's top celebrity chef. Matthew Wright, Lorne Spicer and Jeremy Edwards take on two tests for a place in the quarter-final. Show more

Celebrity MasterChef

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

John Torode and Greg Wallace are looking for the country's top celebrity chef. Angela Rippon, Christopher Bisson and Darren Bennett try to make it into the quarter-final. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

on BBC Two England

Multi-Oscar-winning musical about a phonetics expert who, for a bet, tries to teach a Cockney flower girl to talk like a duchess. Starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. Show more

Contributors

Professor Henry Higgins:
Rex Harrison
Director:
George Cukor
Eliza Doolittle:
Audrey Hepburn
Alfred Doolittle:
Stanley Holloway
Colonel Pickering:
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Mrs Higgins:
Gladys Cooper
Freddie:
Jeremy Brett
Zoltan Karpathy:
Theodore Bikel
Mrs Pearse:
Mona Washbourne

Formats

Regional Variations (2)

The Good Life

Silly, But It's Fun

Duration: 26 minutes

on BBC Two England

Seasonal special of the suburban sitcom. The Goods and the Leadbetters plan their respective Christmases, but neither go according to plan. Classic from 1977. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Writer:
Bob Larbey

Regional Variations (2)

When Luciano Pavarotti died, the world lost one of its finest voices. This portrait uses archive and interviews with Jose Carreras, Dame Joan Sutherland and Juan Diego Florez. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

on BBC Two England

A celebration of Christmas from King's College, Cambridge. The story of the Nativity is told in traditional Bible readings and poetry. The chapel choir sing carols old and new. Show more

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Dad's Army

The Love of Three Oranges

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

A special Christmas episode from 1976. Three oranges are to be auctioned, and Captain Mainwaring is determined to get one for his wife. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Town Clerk:
Eric Longworth
Mrs Pike:
Janet Davies
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Mrs Yeatman:
Oliver Mercer
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Director:
David Croft
Producer:
David Croft

Regional Variations (2)

Blackadder

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Two England

Seasonal comedy special. Christmas Eve, 1850. Ebenezer Blackadder is a decent, kind, generous human being - until he gets a glimpse of his loathsome ancestors.

Contributors

Blackadders:
Rowan Atkinson
Baldricks:
Tony Robinson
Queen Elizabeth I:
Miranda Richardson
Lord Melchett/Frondo:
Stephen Fry
Prince Regent/Pigmet:
Hugh Laurie
Spirit of Christmas:
Robbie Coltrane
Queen Victoria:
Miriam Margolyes
Prince Albert:
Jim Broadbent
Nursie/Bernard:
Patsy Byrne
Beadle:
Denis Lill
Mrs Scratchit:
Pauline Melville
Lord Nelson:
Philip Pope
Millicent:
Nicola Bryant
Enormous Orphan:
Erkan Mustafa
Enormous Orphan:
David Nunn
Producer:
John Lloyd
Director:
Richard Boden
Writer:
Ben Elton

Regional Variations (2)

Arena

Ken Dodd's Happiness

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Two England

A tribute to Liverpudlian comic Ken Dodd, in which he discusses his career and influences. Featuring clips of his early performances and footage of him on tour in recent times. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ken Dodd
Series Editor:
Anthony Wall

Brand

Arena

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

on BBC Two England

Nostalgia binge celebrating the Christmas special: as much a part of Christmas day as turkey and crackers. Revisits classic moments, such as Tim and Dawn's kiss in The Office. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

First transmitted in 1994, Ken Dodd entertains a celebrity audience to celebrate 40 years in show business. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ken Dodd

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Les Dawson hosts a vintage Christmas special of the comedy quiz everyone can play. Guests are Lorraine Chase, Suzanne Danielle, Ken Dodd, Russell Harty, Ruth Madoc and Derek Nimmo.

Contributors

Presenter:
Les Dawson

Red Dwarf

I

Episode 1: The End

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

The cult space comedy series by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. 168 of mining ship Red Dwarf's crew complement of 169 are about to die. Show more

Contributors

Arnold Rimmer:
Chris Barrie
Dave Lister:
Craig Charles
Todhunter:
Robert Bathurst
Captain Hollister:
Mac McDonald
Petersen:
Mark Williams
Kochanski:
Clare Grogan
Writer:
Rob Grant
Director:
Ed Bye

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Oscar-winning screwball comedy about a small-town poet whose decision to give away his 20 million dollar inheritance makes everyone doubt his sanity. Stars Gary Cooper. Show more

Contributors

Longfellow Deeds:
Gary Cooper
Director:
Frank Capra
Louise Bennett:
Jean Arthur
Cornelius Cobb:
Lionel Stander
Judge May:
HB Warner
Mabel Dawson:
Ruth Donnelly
Farmer:
John Wray

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Horror film in which a leopard being used as a publicity stunt for a New Mexico nightclub is blamed for a series of grisly murders. Starring Dennis O'Keefe. Show more

Contributors

Jerry Manning:
Dennis O'Keefe
Kiki Walker:
Jean Brooks
Dr Galbraith:
James Bell
Teresa Delgado:
Margaret Landry
Producer:
Val Lewton
Writer:
Ardel Wray

BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

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