BBC TWO Autumn 2006
Garden designers Andre Smith
and Amanda Brooks offer a
unique service. They make
gardens for the soul –
horticultural therapists, if you
will. Their stunning garden
designs aim to have a
transformative effect upon the
owner, improving their
Each episode focuses on the
hidden psychological reasons
behind the neglected hedges
and entangled borders of a
garden which is then
transformed into the owner's
Having worked together for
eight years, Andre and Amanda
have very clear ideas about
their designs and aim to
produce a beautiful, flourishing
garden that reflects the
character and needs of its
owner. Their philosophy is to
get the owner involved, reacquainting
nature and the sensual
pleasure of gardening.
Two new dragons join the fire-breathing
millionaire investors in the third series
of the award-winning Dragons' Den,
presented by BBC Economics Editor
The series offers budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch
their idea or product to the dragons in the hope of persuading
the millionaires to part with their own cash and invest.
New dragons Richard Farleigh and Deborah Meaden line up
alongside Peter Jones, Duncan Bannatyne and Theo Paphitis for an
In addition, two new hour-long specials track the
fortunes of the entrepreneurs from the previous series.
Australian multi-millionaire Richard Farleigh made his fortune
trading the world's financial markets and is now a full-time
British multi-millionairess Deborah Meaden
launched her own export company straight out of business
college and later became managing director of her family's
holiday-park business. She recently sold the company in a deal
worth £33m, whilst retaining a 23 per cent stake.
For most people the equator is just an imaginary line around the globe but, in this series, author and broadcaster Simon Reeve comes face to face with reality. He takes viewers on a 25,000-mile journey that reveals the equator as a unique region of the planet, home to both the world's greatest concentration of human poverty and natural biodiversity.
Beneath the sweltering heat of the equatorial sun lie paradise
beaches, strange foods and exotic wildlife, along with some of the
world's most extreme terrain: dense rainforests, towering
volcanoes and perilous rapids.
Simon encounters conflict, environmental damage, dictators,
poverty, tourism, pollution, unemployment and desperation – in
a spectacular travelogue.
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's award-winning
comedy returns for a new series as Andy Millman
(Gervais) begins filming his sitcom and moves from
background artist to TV face.
Despite his burgeoning success, Andy is still surrounded by the usual cast of idiots:
his hapless best friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen), his incompetent agent Darren Lamb
(Stephen Merchant) and Barry "off EastEnders".
This new series includes appearances from Orlando Bloom, David Bowie, Daniel
Radcliffe, Chris Martin, Ronnie Corbett and Sir Ian McKellen.
Peter Davison (Doctor Who) and Pippa Haywood (Green Wing) star
in this new sitcom from Michael Aitkens (Waiting For God).
For years the baby boomers have ruled the world. But now, much
to their bewilderment, they find they are past their sell-by dates
and being shunted aside by the next generation.
Their 20-something children won't leave home and their ancient parents
won't shuffle off the stage.
They're stuck in the middle, the sandwich generation.
They had it all and spent it all and now they're screaming as they
become the new poor, with the added joys of bad backs,
hormone imbalances and fading libidos.
Still very much in love, Martin Chadwick and his wife, Julie, are
panicking as the wheels come off their lives. They try drugs,
therapy and new jobs, but Martin's unerring ability to screw up
absolutely everything, combined with Julie's rampant neuroses,
just add to the fear, the stress and the anger.
High-definition cameras and aerial
photography techniques, pioneered in
Planet Earth, present the most complete
portrait ever of these fascinating islands
made famous by Charles Darwin's Origin
of the Species.
The BBC crew spent 18 months on the remote Galapagos
Islands, which lie in the Pacific. There they witnessed a rare
eruption of the Sierra Negra volcano and captured on film
incredible animal behaviour – including short-eared owls hunting
storm petrels, unique night plankton and deep-ocean fish.
The three-part series explores the islands from the deep, from
space, by night and through time – from their volcanic beginnings
to the visit by Darwin in 1835, which shaped his theory of
evolution, to the islands as they are now.
Heston Blumenthal –
In Search Of
Famed for his snail porridge and
bacon-and-egg ice cream, culinary
alchemist Heston Blumenthal turns his
attention to the UK's staple dishes in a
new series for BBC TWO.
From sausage and mash to treacle tart and custard, Heston is on
a mission to unlock the nation's collective memory of these
Applying his unique expertise and passion
for food research, he tries to create the ultimate taste sensation
in his continuing search for perfection.
Focusing on one recipe per programme, Heston cooks up the
dishes in a purpose-built laboratory-style kitchen.
And, in a bid to
source the ultimate ingredients, viewers are introduced to
foodgrowers and providers from Europe to the United States, as well as
like-minded passionate researchers, chefs and members of
HG Wells – War With The World
HG Wells – War With The World stars Michael Sheen and tells
the fascinating story of the father of science fiction.
By the time he was in his early thirties, Wells (who was born in
1866) had earned fame from his pioneering novels The Time
Machine, The Invisible Man and The War Of The Worlds.
reputation increased further with the eerily prophetic non-fiction
writing which followed. His many uncanny predictions included
the internet, tanks and nuclear warfare.
Every word spoken by HG Wells in the film is his own, taken
from his autobiography and other writings. The film mixes
futuristic animation with drama to tell the story of this