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BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

Animal Warfare

BBC TWO Autumn 2006



Programmes A-C


Animal Warfare

 

Animal rights campaigners are doing everything in their power to stop Oxford University from building a state-of-the-art, multi-million pound animal research centre.

 

The Government, the university and its scientists say that this is a war they cannot afford to lose.

 

This film provides unique insights into this riveting drama. Over the course of a year, Mel Broughton, the activist leading the campaign against Oxford, tells viewers how far the animal rights activists are prepared to go to win.

 

In the other corner, the impassioned scientists have the courage to speak out in favour of research for the first time.

 

KR

 

BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

Autumnwatch with Bill Oddie

 

Autumnwatch With Bill Oddie

 

Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King reunite to bring daily wildlife reports from across the UK. Simon reports on the red deer rut in a remote glen on the Isle of Rum, using the latest technology.

 

Kate and Bill follow the fortunes of their "Supergoose" stars satellite-tagged Brent geese returning from their breeding grounds in Canada to Northern Ireland.

 

Another first for Autumnwatch is a grey seal diary from the Outer Hebrides.

 

Viewers can take part in the Autumnwatch survey, where they can log on and record the first sightings of six species.

 

The Breathing Places campaign, which aims to transform 50,000 places around the UK in three years by improving them for both wildlife and for people, will also continue.

 

BR/LS2

 

BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

Beyond Boundaries - The African Challenge

 

Beyond Boundaries The African Challenge

 

Quicksands, predatory big game, unforgiving desert, oppressive heat, swamps and the extreme white waters of the African wilderness, as well as the usual poisonous snakes and insects, greet another intrepid team of disabled people in the second series of Beyond Boundaries.

 

In an even longer, more dangerous and far more treacherous expedition than in series one, the group has five weeks to travel 1,500km. Passing through six eco-systems, they venture where tourists never go and come face to face with lions, hippos, elephants and crocodiles.

 

En route to the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, they tackle the Zambian Bush, ride the Zambezi (one of the world's most dangerous rapids) and pass through Earth's oldest desert, the Namib, in an attempt to undertake an expedition even the great explorer Livingstone failed to complete.

 

KA

 

BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

The Catherine Tate Show

 

The Catherine Tate Show

 

Catherine Tate is back for a third series of her award-winning sketch show. This new series introduces a brand-new set of characters (including Ma Willow in Life at Ma's, pictured) and, with all of her old favourites back in force, this latest run reinforces Catherine's position as one of Britain's hottest comic talents.

 

Famed for her iconic comic creations and legendary catchphrases, Catherine has won critical acclaim for the series along with a legion of fans.

 

She's taken the nation by storm with an array of popular and endlessly quoted characters, most notably mouthy teen Lauren, the sexually confused Derek, wickedly duplicitous Nan and Bernie the Irish nurse, whose care for male patients goes way beyond the call of duty.

 

Outspoken Lauren has proved so popular that she's even stepped out of the TV show to wreak havoc on Comic Relief, Children in Need and the Royal Variety Performance.

 

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BBC TWO

Autumn

2006 

The Choir

 

The Choir

 

The Choir follows London Symphony Orchestra choirmaster Gareth Malone as he attempts to start a school choir from scratch and, in only nine months, make them capable of competing with the very best at the world choir games in China.

 

The Middlesex comprehensive Gareth chooses has no real tradition of music and no formal choir, and the kids have grown up listening to R&B and rap worlds apart from his own classical upbringing.

 

He battles to instil in them his love of choral music and teach them to sing at international competition standard. This observational documentary series follows the journey of Gareth and his choir of 30 school kids as they prepare for their trip to China.

 

GM

 

Coast

 

Last summer's hugely popular, Bafta-winning show returns for a new series as Neil Oliver and the team uncover more charm and mystery from around Britain's coastline.

 

Each programme takes viewers on a journey along a stretch of the coast, exploring the stories and meeting the people who make up the life and soul of the coast of the British Isles.

 

This time, the team explores previously unvisited areas, including parts of the Shetland Isles and Ireland, and reveals more about some of the favourite destinations from the last series.

 

Neil is joined by the rest of the Coast experts: Nicholas Crane, Dr Alice Roberts, Mark Horton and Miranda Krestovnikoff.

 

SB2

 

Cold Cold Heart

 

Adam Curtis, producer of the award-winning Power Of Nightmares, returns with a series of three one-hour films about the death of altruism and the collapse of trust trust in politicians, trust in institutions and trust in ourselves, both in our minds and our bodies.

 

KR


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