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BBC Two: Your sneak preview of new programmes

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Janice Hadlow Janice Hadlow | 12:55 UK time, Wednesday, 14 July 2010

If you're interested in a sneak preview of what will be hitting your screens on BBC Two later this year and in early 2011, here's a quick peek at some of our highlights.

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Watching it now, I don't think there's any other channel that would offer such a diverse picture of what intelligent TV looks like, or attempt to provide such a steady and consistent supply of the unexpected, the thoughtful and the entertaining.

There's a bit of everything in there - from Matt 'The Doctor' Smith in a very different role as Christopher Isherwood in 1930s Berlin for Christopher And His Kind, to Sue Perkins causing mischief with an well-aimed udder in Giles And Sue Live The Good Life.

There are moments that made my eyes fill with tears of laughter, like Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan arguing over who does the best Michael Caine impression in The Trip, and moments that made them fill with tears of sadness, like witnessing the raw emotion of Neil Morrissey - Care Home Kid.

After the success of the recent year of science, I'm really looking forward to a focus on history, which is something of a passion for me.

We have a host of new programmes and some very exciting presenters including Behind Closed Doors with Amanda Vickery and Pompeii with Mary Beard (more on those with this blog post), plus the return of Brian Cox - the man who made the solar system sexy - with a new series called Wonders Of The Universe.

I really hope you enjoy it.

Janice Hadlow is controller of BBC Two.

For a full list of programmes on BBC Two in autumn 2010 and winter 2011 please visit the BBC Press Office.


  • Comment number 1.

    I would say that BBC2 looks promising this Autumn & Winter.

  • Comment number 2.

    I really enjoyed the series 'The Silence' but feel that the end came too soon. I hope that in the not too distant future that there will be a follow up, There were a lot of questions unanswered. Did Jim survive, did Amelia have a life of fear and did Rocky do all he could to help? I will be checking my 'Radio times' to see if there is a much anticipated follow up/conclusion. I hope you take this on board, otherwise, Excellent programme with excellent actors/actresses.

  • Comment number 3.

    My Partner and I were quite dissapointed with the ending of 'The Silence'.
    Having watched this very good drama unfold over the past 3 days we felt cheated that we did not see the 'explosive ending' which the commentator mentioned before the last episode came on. We assume now we have to work out ourselves what happened to the characters.
    We would like to feel that there will be a conclusion episode in the future.
    other then that it was very well acted and each episode was gripping veiwing.

  • Comment number 4.

    I just finished watching The Silence and have to say I was VERY disappointed with the ending, so many questions left unanswered, I realise that may have been the point, however in this case I think the makers short changed the audience. This was not one of those series that should have been left hanging in the balance, however brilliant the rest of the series was.

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi everyone - thanks for your comments. If you wanted to talk about The Silence, please look at this blog post written by Genevieve Barr. There are lots of audience comments about the programme and you're welcome to join in there.

    Fiona, TV blog editor


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