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Business Nightmares with Evan Davis

Episode 2: Marketing Mess-ups

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

With British business leaders, Evan Davis reveals how marketing and publicity plans can turn from clever ideas into commercial catastrophes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman

Business Nightmares with Evan Davis

Episode 3: Disastrous Decisions

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

With top business leaders including Sir Martin Sorrell and Sir Gerry Robinson, Evan Davis analyses deals that spelled disaster and projects that backfired. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Richard Bee
Director:
Richard Bee

See Hear

Series 29

Episode 18

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

See Hear marks Black History Month by meeting a group of black deaf people who want to find out more about their history. Memnos Costi has another of his Stories Behind the Signs. Show more

Business Nightmares with Evan Davis

Episode 1: Doomed Designs

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Evan Davis uncovers the scarcely believable stories of how some of the world's most successful businesses have made monumental mistakes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Presenter:
Evan Davis
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Director:
Richard Bee
Producer:
Richard Bee

See Hear

Series 29

Episode 7

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

See Hear meets budding rugby star Ryan Owen, who plays prop for Warrington. Plus there's a report on the recent UK Deaf Tennis Championships. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Two-part documentary exploring the fiercely competitive world of financial traders. This episode features the British men and women who trade online, often from their own homes. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Saskia Reeves
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Victoria Bell
Director:
Victoria Bell

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Two-part documentary exploring the fiercely competitive world of financial traders. Manhattan hedge fund manager Karen juggles a busy family life and her $200-million fund. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Saskia Reeves
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Kim Duke
Director:
Kim Duke

Business Boomers

Episode 2: Real Storage Wars

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A look at businesses that have boomed despite tough economic times. This episode discovers why Britain came to have the biggest self-storage industry in Europe. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sandi Toksvig
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Will Yearsley
Director:
Will Yearsley

The Secret History of My Family

Episode 3: The Salford Scuttlers

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Descendants of rival gang leaders in 1890s Salford and descendants of the judge who tried to stop them tell their family stories. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Series Producer:
Joseph Bullman

Duration: 9 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sam Smith presents an appeal on behalf of DEBRA, the UK's leading charity supporting people who live with a painful genetic skin condition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Smith
Executive Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Series Producer:
Alex Steinitz
Producer:
Amy James
Production Assistant:
Chloe Delanney

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford climb on board Britain's trains to find out whether, with crammed carriages, declining punctuality and high fares, they offer value for money. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Hewer
Director:
Sarah Feltes
Producer:
Sarah Feltes
Producer:
Alex Barrett
Executive Producer:
Ruth Shurman

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

Series 2

A Risk Worth Taking?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 5 months

Surgeons at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital carry out radical operations to help change patients’ lives, including the hospital’s largest ever removal of excess tissue. Show more

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

Series 2

A New Beginning?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 5 months

At Birmingham Children’s Hospital, surgeons must transplant a kidney from a father to his two-year-old son, while a three-year-old girl needs a life-changing heart procedure. Show more

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

Series 2

Getting Better

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 5 months

A surgeon performs the most complex operation in his field: removing a woman’s oesophagus and using her own stomach to replace it. Another team tackles a hard-to-reach tumour. Show more