BBC Two's Winter/Spring season

Tuesday 10 November 2009, 18:08

Janice Hadlow Janice Hadlow Controller, BBC Two

Tagged with:

Hello, today it gives me great pleasure as Controller of BBC Two to be able to announce the highlights of our forthcoming winter and spring season.

Today, you'll find an interview with me on the press office website, where I pick and describe several of the highlights from the upcoming schedule.

It's a great line-up that reflects what BBC Two can be at its best, with programmes that are exciting, stimulating, unafraid of being intelligent, but also never losing sight of our duty to entertain. It contains shows that span the lambing season, the history of science or the wonders of the universe; history programmes that cover subjects as diverse as our naval heritage or the recent past; explorations of literature; drama that spans the 1840s to the 1980s; star-studded comedy and cookery; in-depth looks at British family life, Barack Obama's presidential campaign and city life in the third world; as well as an offbeat history of bovine life and a couple of Christmas treats.

I think you'll be challenged, surprised and, of course, entertained by the schedule. But, above all, I hope you'll feel that BBC Two programmes give you something to think about.

Tagged with:

Comments

Jump to comments pagination
 
  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 1.

    I have watched some of "The Story of Science" programmes but will probably not watch any more because I became so fed up with the background (and often foreground) music. It is too loud, there is too much of it, and mostly it is irrelevant to the programme, and intensely irritating. Please spend more time on the subject in hand and less on distractions.

 
 

This entry is now closed for comments

Share this page

More Posts

Previous
Sheffield and beyond

Tuesday 10 November 2009, 16:07

Next
BBC Disclosure - April to June 2009

Thursday 12 November 2009, 08:32

About this Blog

This blog explains what the BBC does and how it works. We link to some other blogs and online spaces inside and outside the corporation. The blog is edited by Jon Jacob.

Follow About the BBC on Twitter

Blog Updates

Stay updated with the latest posts from the blog.

Subscribe using:

What are feeds?

External links about the BBC

S Club 7 reunion FINALLY confirmed: They’re bringing it all back for Children In Need (Metro)

Kate Moss to appear in BBC’s David Walliams adaptation (Guardian)
"Supermodel to have cameo role as herself in hour-long family drama The Boy in the Dress, which will air at Christmas"

Doctor Who's new web game aims to teach children programming skills (Guardian)
"Latest attempt to make coding fun for kids involves rescuing a Dalek and exploring the unscreened world of Sontar"

BBC boss Danny Cohen hits back at Children in Need 'hidden millions' claims: 'Vulnerable children could suffer' (Mirror)

Strictly Come Dancing triumphs over The X Factor again in ratings battle (Independent) 

The Vamps win big at Radio 1 Teen Awards (MTV)

BBC adds chat app to Ebola effort (Ariel)
"World Service has turned to instant messenger to get the latest word on Ebola out to audiences in West Africa."

Broadcasters Reveal Leaders' Debate Plan (KL.FM)
"Sky News, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have announced joint plans for a series of party leader debates across TV and the internet in the run-up to the 2015 General Election."

BBC3 orders six docs from new directors for Fresh strand (Televisual)
"BBC3 has commissioned six new one-off documentaries for its Fresh strand – the channel’s scheme for new directors looking for a break into prime-time film-making."

Brainy BAMEs upskill (Ariel)

Pharrell, One Direction, Sam Smith And Pretty Much Everyone You’ve Ever Heard Of Beautifully Cover "God Only Knows" (Buzzfeed)
"Don’t blink, you might miss Elton John covered in butterflies or Lorde wearing angel wings"

Alan Sugar's not looking for 'donkeys' (Ariel)

BBC iPlayer catch-up window extended to 30 days

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Gregg Wallace is first celebrity to leave the show (Radio Times)
"The MasterChef presenter fails to cook up enough votes to ensure his survival as Mrs Browns Boys star Jennifer Gibney beats him in the dance-off"

Martin Freeman to Star in BBC Drama About Trial of Adolf Eichmann (Hollywood Reporter)

BBC's casting coup: Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen unite (Telegraph)

BBC launches Young Dancer 2015 competition (Digital Spy)
"the BBC is working with top names in dance to develop a programme that will not only find the young dance performers of the future, but give them a real break at the very start of their professional careers"

Conway to head up BBC Studios and Post Production (Televisual)
"I’m looking forward to working with the BBC S&PP team to further stabilise the business after several years of exceptional transformation and change"

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Richard III In The Hollow Crown (Empire)

Sheila Tracy, the first woman to read the news on Radio 4, dies (Telegraph)

Sheila Tracy, the first woman to read the news on Radio 4, dies (Telegraph)

Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park attracted record 1.19m Red Button viewers (Musicweek)
"These numbers bear testimony to us having secured this broad and distinctive line-up of artists who are bang on target for our audience on air, online and on TV"

End of an era: BBC letters taken down from Television Centre in Shepherd's Bush after 54 years (Evening Standard)

Eniola Aluko makes history as first female Match of the Day pundit (Guardian)

Last updated Wednesday 22 October 2014

Blogs from across the BBC

Selected by the About the BBC Blog team.

BBC to launch 'The Doctor and the Dalek' game for kids [Doctor Who]
Weather: Redirecting mobile users to responsive [Internet]
Google's 'right to be forgotten' tour comes to London [Academy]
Encouraging your children's language and comprehension skills through shared book reading [CBeebies Grown-ups]
The vegetables of truth [Adam Curtis]


MatOf ThDay At 50: onic theme even has a banjo [TV]