140 posts about BBC Two on this blog
Friday 7 March 2014, 10:42
'I traced every conference, every telephone call, private letter and telegram swirling around Europe.' How the research and the writing process revealed a new side to the First World War.
Monday 6 January 2014, 17:14
'What inspired a mania for monument building that lasted for a thousand years.' Archaeologist Neil Oliver on his favourite sacred site in the BBC Two history series.
Friday 3 January 2014, 10:31
'Riding of the waves, frantic rowing and adrenalin.' Dougal Jerram shares the thrills of the rapids and the rocks in his expedition diary.
Friday 13 December 2013, 18:31
'Having a TV crew with me at all times was only really difficult when we were filming Roger the alpha male.' Behind the scenes of the BBC Two documentary with a surrogate kangaroo mum.
Thursday 5 December 2013, 10:18
How to film some of the least studied forests in the world? "Without roads or helicopters, our only option was to walk."
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 10:09
"It's hard not to feel an enormous sense of awe." The impact of visiting sacred places on director Chris Mitchell and presenter Simon Reeve for BBC Two's documentary series.
Wednesday 27 November 2013, 09:59
"It was definitely going to set my hair on fire." Composer Ruth Barrett reveals the fast and furious pace behind writing music for the BBC Two Cold War spy thriller.
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 14:01
'If the dog did not earn its keep, it was worthless.' Presenter Tom Pinfold on the realities of working as a tenant farmer in the 15th Century for the BBC Two farm series.
Wednesday 2 October 2013, 12:16
Architect Piers Taylor on how a tight budget can help inspire imaginative building solutions and offers a few tips to budding self-builders.
Thursday 19 September 2013, 11:19
Actress Annabelle Wallis on the appeal of playing a woman who is "a powerhouse of strength and a match to any man" in BBC Two's Birmingham gangland drama.
Wednesday 21 August 2013, 10:03
Slimming clubs and the parallels between faith and food are explored in a new BBC Two documentary by acclaimed film-maker Vanessa Engle.
Friday 9 August 2013, 09:21
"I trust my instincts and knew I would make the right choices." New Dragon Kelly Hoppen on joining the Den and what she can offer this season's hopeful entrepreneurs.
Thursday 8 August 2013, 10:51
"They were far fitter than me in spite of their weight." Presenter Jacques Peretti found that thin doesn’t necessarily mean healthy when he joined a boot camp for his new BBC Two series The Men Who Made Us Thin.
Tuesday 6 August 2013, 09:11
“I was a failure at the hausfrau gig.” Writer Bee Rowlatt discusses her successes and failures when she challenged BBC Two to Make Me A German.
Friday 26 July 2013, 12:01
Perverted sadist or slandered by enemies? Classics professor Mary Beard investigates the notorious Roman emperor Caligula for BBC Two's history documentary.
Tuesday 23 July 2013, 10:02
Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest on how he created a fictional family tree for actors Chris O'Dowd and Nina Conti to improvise with in BBC Two’s new comedy.
Friday 12 July 2013, 10:28
Rankin reveals how different approaches gave an extended meaning to the stories behind his photography and documentary project, made in collaboration with The Culture show on BBC Two.
Wednesday 10 July 2013, 09:35
Jane Campion, award-winning writer and director of The Piano, on her mysterious and visually stunning new drama for BBC Two, starring Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.
Thursday 27 June 2013, 09:53
What made ancient Greece tick? Dr Michael Scott reveals how filming a weird and wonderful monument for the BBC Two history series didn’t go as planned.
Thursday 20 June 2013, 10:25
Who are the larger than life characters behind the low cost airline rivalry? Journalist Charles Miller explores the ethos of Ryanair and easyJet in BBC Two's documentary.
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