BBC TWO Autumn 2006
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
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
In the other corner, the
impassioned scientists have the
courage to speak out in favour
of research for the first time.
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
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
Viewers can take part in the Autumnwatch survey, where they can
log on and record the first sightings of six species.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.